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Search: Posts Made By: deltaten
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 18 Hours Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 430
Posted By deltaten
Re: West Marine & SCUBA Gear?

SCUBA at WM??
Wouldn't that be like sourcing spacesuits at Advance Auto?

Sorry.....dive gear is already spendy enuff (as I recall). No need to drive it up more ;)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Day Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 639
Posted By deltaten
Re: Protecting Tools

IMHO..no!
Plastic bags will cause more/worse corrosion.Unless they are the type specially designed by Uncle Sugar for stowing arms..
I found a product years ago, might not be avail anymore. IIRC,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Day Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 1,310
Posted By deltaten
Re: Sailboat, new vs used

With extreme patience, a lotta look-see time and a modicum of $$, you can find a previously owned boat that will exceed specs on a new one.

Take your time. Look twice, then look twice again.....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Days Ago
Replies: 1,201
Views: 392,946
Posted By deltaten
Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

Tired of burning up AAA batts in my LED "track" lighting; I set about to source a power supply. Rummaging around in the bin, I spied one of those component phone charger cig plugs. 5 v in either 1 a...
Forum: Cruising Videos 1 Week Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 859
Posted By deltaten
Re: Singlehanded LA to Kaua'i and Return

Impressive! On soooo many levels.
thanx
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 1 Week Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 417
Posted By deltaten
Re: Bronze Oval Portlights

New Found Metals? Priced sorta like 'em ;)
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 1 Week Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 760
Posted By deltaten
Re: Water filter for filtering tank water

I installed an under-sink, "spool o'string" filtterwhich IIRC is 5 micron? I'd like to say it cleans the water; but only gets out the errant wads, a few spiders and other float-y bits that end up...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 452
Posted By deltaten
Re: First Month stories

PO had the new engine installed. Yard I got it from never checked it ( or didn't qon up to water/oil problem!) post move. No anti-siphon break installed and it . acted up mid-first season. Needed to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 382
Posted By deltaten
Re: Oil stained Sunbrella???

Already tried armor-all upholstery cleaner and Dawn dish detergent. Looks like the local. Tractor Supply might have it in stock; so that's next!
The piece in question is big enuff to fab up my...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 382
Posted By deltaten
Oil stained Sunbrella???

I was given a pile of Sunbrella boatcover last weekend. The PO needed a tarp for some engine work and used a large piece of the set for spill-catcher! :eek: Now there are several large , hand size...
Forum: Announcements and Suggestions Box 1 Week Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 282
Posted By deltaten
Re: Form additions

Agreed; as G&M is not necessarily the spot to have a DIY/build/repair section anyways. Perhaps a sub-section or a general "build" section?
Stickies? waaay too much of them use as it is, most...
Forum: Chartering 1 Week Ago
Replies: 44
Views: 2,233
Posted By deltaten
Re: Making experienced sailors/boat owners get an ASA 104 to charter

*note to self*
DO NOT reserve charter or cruise in Croatia.
;)
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 1 Week Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 2,088
Posted By deltaten
Re: Does the gaff rigged, double ender Tancook 30 exist??

hi Jim. glad ta see ya here.
welcome aboard
:)
Forum: Watkins 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 39
Views: 7,216
Posted By deltaten
Re: Going to look at a Watkins 27.....

Hopefully, there's another w/e or so left to crack on the canvas. This past , we motored out incold, windy . conditions; and proceeded to motor back into the slip before raising any sail. Choppy,...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 487
Posted By deltaten
Re: Type 4 tied to stern pulpit

"Right way?"
Hmmm.....
As far as I know; and I'm by no means an 'expert'; but.....
Toss the horseshoe (edit* or any other floating object that's to-hand. I don't recall any boater being chastised...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 656
Posted By deltaten
Re: Shatterproof glass on hatch?

What (actual) size is a #70?

Even "bullet proof" glasscan be broken/gotten thru. Could be cost/return factor against?

Try AIN Plastics; now a different name; but should come upwith a search. ...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 1,175
Posted By deltaten
Re: Watkins 27 thoughts and advice

William,
the w27 was conceived, designed and built as a coastal cruiser. Blue-water? not so much the build as size. What passages do you want to make? SoPac, themed, UK?
Up and down theICW and a...
Forum: Cruising and Sailing with Children 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 33
Views: 1,091
Posted By deltaten
Re: How soon are they out of diapers?

Congrats on the "new crew" !
Ain't it grand? :D

All four of mine were potty-wise by about age three. My son was ready to leave diapers behind at 3 plus a.month or so, and never went back.

I...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 117
Views: 6,101
Posted By deltaten
Re: Chucking my propane stove, what to replace it with

My findings also, BFN.
WHile I like the "handiness" of propane; I cringe at the prospect of the costs to have it plumbed to 'spec'.
Once added up , the cost of parts alone well exceeds the price...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 435
Posted By deltaten
Re: boat guy builds an rv

Ain't it wunnaful watchew kin do with unlimited bux! ;)
and here I wuz hoping to see a sailing garbage truck :)
Forum: Introduce Yourself 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 812
Posted By deltaten
Re: Little Maid of Kent (Atkins & Co) Plans

Ahhhhhh, dreams.
the stuff sailbooats are made of
:)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-12-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 575
Posted By deltaten
Re: Catalina 22- Patching Sail, Weathered rigging & Teak, Hull stain cleaning?

Dots of sail repair tape mebbe 1inch each side.
Replace the running rigging a couple hundred bucks should see ya right
Stains *might* be removed with oalic.ooops, no "echs"..hull stain remover...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 09-11-2014
Replies: 64
Views: 3,406
Posted By deltaten
Re: Coastal sailing without depth finder?

DF is he only permanent inst. I have aboard!:) It,lall be cheaper than using a centeboardto measure depth;)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-10-2014
Replies: 60
Views: 2,658
Posted By deltaten
Re: Marina Electrical Problems

Your boat moves, doesn't it?
Use that option and "vote" with your wallet.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-10-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 435
Posted By deltaten
Re: questions. stern pulpit and more , new to sailing !

Timo;

Welcome :D

I have had the good fortune to see a boat (that I believe is) like yours. If I'm not mistaken, member "Ulladh" (?) has one.. I'm surprised that they had an inboard, though....
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