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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   21 Hours Ago
Replies: 2,832
Views: 266,484
Posted By Bob142
Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

Mike if you go West...When you get to Vancouver do a small detour to the North and come to Lund...It is the start or end of Highway 101 the other end is the tip of South America...My boat is in the...
Forum: Diesel   2 Days Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 350
Posted By Bob142
Re: Diesel stalls at idle and won't restart hot

I just saw the same thing a few days ago...about a 30 footer died as he approached the fuel dock in Lund...A helpful small power boat tied along side and rafted him up to mine... newer 3 cyl...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 587
Posted By Bob142
Re: Boat life hack, bottom paint.....?

Wake from a passing power boat could change the angle of heel and or set up an interesting pendulum effect...just a possibility of something could go wrong...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 657
Posted By Bob142
Re: Transporting Sailboat by land

You might want to check for height restrictions a flat deck trailer plus a cradle is going to add a bit to overall height...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 712
Posted By Bob142
Re: Problem with pressure water system on PS 34

Rather than trying to get to the pump itself it is easy to test for power a short distance back in the wire...12 volt test lights have a sharp pointy end...attach the clip to a convinent ground and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 393
Posted By Bob142
Re: Volvo Penta MD7a - Worn water passage

Worth a try...nothing to lose other then your time...keep posting...even a failure is something learned...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-08-2015
Replies: 41
Views: 2,224
Posted By Bob142
Re: We just cannot get it apart

Anhydrous lanolin is also the best hand cream that you can get...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-30-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 984
Posted By Bob142
Re: How to survive a shipwreck

Does Velcro have any food value???
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-16-2015
Replies: 24
  Poll: Cruising Gear
Views: 1,584
Posted By Bob142
Cool Re: Cruising Gear

You left out the built in vacuum cleaner....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-09-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 1,012
Posted By Bob142
Re: How much battery charge to start engine

More than enough unless as mentioned there is another issue keeping the engine from starting thus needing a lot of cranking...the booster is practical just in case...after everything up and running...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   03-24-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 2,808
Posted By Bob142
Re: True and Apparent Wind Question

Same speed over ground feature is available on most smart phones...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-12-2015
Replies: 700
Views: 66,008
Posted By Bob142
Re: I hate boats...

Bad luck but good attitude....stay the heading...

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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-09-2015
Replies: 2,832
Views: 266,484
Posted By Bob142
Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

People already are finding out about our sailing and scenery and now you are promoting our weather...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-04-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 810
Posted By Bob142
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-04-2015
Replies: 700
Views: 66,008
Posted By Bob142
Re: I hate boats...

That is the natural state of wooden boats...good luck ... with friends like you...he will be able to postpone...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   02-22-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 1,271
Posted By Bob142
Re: Soft Hull problem on prospect boat

A small drill hole...If done from the inside you will know if it is cored without making a hole in the outside...If it is solid then you will have a small hole to patch on the outside...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   02-22-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 1,271
Posted By Bob142
Re: Soft Hull problem on prospect boat

I don't understand the 1000 dollar install unless it is a new install and the boat newer had an engine... no engine beds and shaft...with engine beds and such it is just a lot of grunt work and a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-11-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 1,735
Posted By Bob142
Re: Can this knotmeter be leaking?

Rather then fill the whole bilge...for a little more work you could put a small container with the bottom cut out around the unit and fill that with water ...temporarily sealing around the base...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-08-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 1,350
Posted By Bob142
Re: Recommend a decent Hand Salve?

Ask at a drug store for pure lanolin...I find it too sticky by itself but mixed with a lighter hand cream it is good....it is the main ingredient in bag balm...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-03-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 1,134
Posted By Bob142
Re: generator auto-shutoff

In that case...Faster's post is the answer...flow sensor...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-13-2014
Replies: 700
Views: 66,008
Posted By Bob142
Re: I hate boats...

Yes the sequence can change with different systems but the oil in the cooler is always under pressure when the engine is running...That is why people were saying that normally when a cooler fails you...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-07-2014
Replies: 700
Views: 66,008
Posted By Bob142
Re: I hate boats...

800 Dollars to fill with oil and let it sit for a couple of days...Are they on drugs???
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-05-2014
Replies: 69
Views: 5,668
Posted By Bob142
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-05-2014
Replies: 700
Views: 66,008
Posted By Bob142
Re: I hate boats...

I disagree about an overfilled crankcase being able to stop the piston... as the piston comes down it would force the oil or water out the dipstick tube and make a big mess ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-04-2014
Replies: 700
Views: 66,008
Posted By Bob142
Re: I hate boats...

I'm with the don't panic crowd...engine maybe stuck rather then siezed...by putting a wrench on the front of the crankshaft or by pulling the starter and using a bar on the ring gear it may be...
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