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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-01-2015
Replies: 26
Views: 1,547
Posted By kentobin
Re: Don't buy a windlass from these people

Nice to know the USofA isn't the only country with parasitic politcians. We also use some other adjectives to describe them as well.

Thanks for the heads-up. :-)
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   07-05-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 969
Posted By kentobin
Re: The anchor wars are over we have a winner.

Port of Baltimore mooring accident - Baltimore Sun (
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-25-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 1,281
Posted By kentobin
Re: Respect the prop

Hello davidpm,

I have to assume you posted because you wanted the attention. :-)

Glad you and the D are doing well.

Get well soon.

Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-01-2015
Replies: 89
Views: 6,142
Posted By kentobin
Re: My boat was boarded (and messed with) at anchor!

The lady reminds me of a co-worker described as a latent schizophrenic. The doctor who verified the behavior also commented "if they're not on meds they should be and if they are they need to be...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-23-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 1,264
Posted By kentobin
Re: PB Blaster on my stuffing box?

Why does vinegar make copper coins all pink and shiny? (
Black copper oxide CuO reacts with acetic acid CH3COOH (inside vinegar)...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-04-2015
Replies: 22
Views: 2,262
Posted By kentobin
Re: This is for everyone who gave the Flyin' Hawaiian a hard time....

Maybe they did their shopping at Lowe's and not Home Depot? :D
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-13-2015
Replies: 28
Views: 2,778
Posted By kentobin
Re: Do customs officials mind being filmed?

Best to ask. In this Brave New World it may be considered a security breach not just for smugglers but for terrorists. If you're in a designated check-in area even if there are no signs restricting...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-08-2015
Replies: 24
Views: 1,090
Posted By kentobin
Re: 12 volt hifi numpty needs MP 3 help

The KD-320 looks like a JVC player not Kenwood. It has a port in the back for a JVC adapter cable that will let you hook it to a mini din audio connector or standard audio connectors. The part...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-07-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 1,836
Posted By kentobin
Re: fill in old screw holes on boom?

Another option is using Aluminum Threaded Rod: install with some loctite, fair it, and then paint.
WP168722 T6061 Aluminum Threaded Rod - Grainger Industrial Supply...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-18-2014
Replies: 39
Views: 2,884
Posted By kentobin
Re: Diving from Sailboat

I would recommend a hookah. No certification needed and no tanks to worry about where and when to fill.

You can make your own hookah from parts or buy a complete unit. When I looked into building...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-03-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 928
Posted By kentobin
Re: Fuel tank repair

I know it's after the fact but:

You weren't clear but it sounds like you put the patch on the inside of the tank? That's usually the preferred method unless not accessible.

I'm have no clue if...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-28-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 973
Posted By kentobin
Re: Private Rocket Launch to Deliver Space Station Supplies Delayed by Boat

The reason they stop launches when someone is in the flight path is if there is an accident anyone downwind of rocket fuel is at risk of getting a dose of very poisonous chemicals let alone rocket...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-04-2014
Replies: 33
Views: 3,075
Posted By kentobin
Re: Hookahs Gas vs 12V DC - Which is better and why?

When I was younger I used to tank dive. After one season I gave it up. The tanks are heavy and I was lucky to get 25 minutes of downtime on them before they needed a refill. The dive boats have a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-04-2014
Replies: 61
Views: 5,066
Posted By kentobin
Re: W D Schock called me a freeloader for asking for info about my boat

Well I'm with those of you that feel both bigbird and Schock were politically incorrect.

If bigbird really wanted Schock's help it would have been less grating to not make statements like "I guess...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-29-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 1,606
Posted By kentobin
Re: Quarter Berth Conversion

From Quarterberth to Cockpit Locker
James Baldwin describes converting a quarterberth to a cockpit locker on a Columbia 8.7
Atom Voyages - Columbia 8.7 Cockpit Locker from Quarterberth Conversion...
Forum: Maintenance/How-to Videos   07-29-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 2,148
Posted By kentobin
Re: This video is absolutely riveting...

For the newbies if using stainless steel rivets in an aluminum pole be sure to coat the rivets with tef-gel or something similar to prevent galvanic corrosion.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   07-02-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 2,050
Posted By kentobin
Re: Which type of boat is best?

When you do a liveaboard you have two aspects to consider: 1) finding a boat you like living in and 2) how well does it sail for the type of sailing you will be doing. These items are not mutually...
Forum: Diesel   07-02-2014
Replies: 46
Views: 3,173
Posted By kentobin
Re: Hans Christian 39 Pilothouse; Rebuild oldd engine versus repower with new

New engine especially if you're planning on traveling to areas with minimal support facilities.

If you think you'll be motoring extensively that engine is under powered for your boat especially...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-17-2014
Replies: 47
Views: 5,290
Posted By kentobin
Re: What's the *second* best way to keep spiders off your boat?

For spiders I've had good luck with The Ortho Home Defense MAX. No idea how long it will last. Picked up a gallon a Home Depot.

My boat is on the hard in a storage yard by a wetlands area in...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-19-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 1,029
Posted By kentobin
Re: Groco Seacocks BV vs. FBV

Link for Spartan Seacocks:
Seacocks (UL Approved) | Robinhood Marine Center (

They have another page with listings of...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-01-2014
Replies: 51
Views: 3,898
Posted By kentobin
Re: Your anchor is too big

No one's mentioned the cost of an over sized anchor is way cheaper then the cost of a new boat if it's that one day in your life you really need it.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-17-2014
Replies: 39
Views: 3,528
Posted By kentobin
Re: Mantus anchor raffle

Want some cheese with that whine? :rolleyes:
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-17-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 930
Posted By kentobin
Re: Replacing the seacocks ...

I just remembered this article in Good Old Boat about using an adjustable hole cutter to make a tapered shoulder, bevel cut, for a seacock. I've never used this method so I'd advise trying it out on...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-17-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 930
Posted By kentobin
Re: Replacing the seacocks ...

If you're not familiar with Compass Marine's "How To" Articles they're definitely worth a look:

Compass Marine "How To" Articles Photo Gallery by Compass Marine at
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-16-2014
Replies: 39
Views: 3,528
Posted By kentobin
Re: Mantus anchor raffle

They did maybe 1 to 2 years ago. They've also had some great discount sales in the past one of which which also coincided with their anchor giveaway. Who would have thought. :-)

Haven't seen any...
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