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Search: Posts Made By: floatsome
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-28-2011
Replies: 24
Views: 13,186
Posted By floatsome
We are very happy with our sailboat's Fusion...

We are very happy with our sailboat's Fusion 2-zone system: one in the cockpit, one in the main cabin. Easy to install and use, very flexibile digital options. Second season.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-28-2011
Replies: 103
Views: 12,287
Posted By floatsome
First rule of navigation: know your position at...

First rule of navigation: know your position at all times.
Second rule: you can't never know enough about the sea.
Principle of maritime law (I'm not a lawyer, so this is just my own...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-23-2010
Replies: 16
Views: 1,903
Posted By floatsome
Used to happen in a prior boat we owned, even...

Used to happen in a prior boat we owned, even when I replaced the hot water tank for a different reason (so it was not the anode in that case). But I had been told not to use more than a few ounces...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-19-2010
Replies: 67
Views: 30,174
Posted By floatsome
We installed that nifty Harken kit (#7404...

We installed that nifty Harken kit (#7404 (http://www.harken.com/CatalogPDF/172-headsail-accessories.pdf)) start of last season to replace a more cumbersome failing old set of fairleads and blocks,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-14-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 2,232
Posted By floatsome
Here's my experience, if it is of any help. ...

Here's my experience, if it is of any help.

The deck on the old boat we bought couple of years ago was structurally sound but cosmetically problematic, and needed a bit of repair here and there,...
Forum: Atomic 4 08-29-2010
Replies: 1
Views: 797
Posted By floatsome
Gasketing & Sealing List - Moyer Marine Atomic 4...

Gasketing & Sealing List - Moyer Marine Atomic 4 Community (http://www.moyermarine.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1736)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-21-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 3,646
Posted By floatsome
Couldn't resist breaking into your thread to...

Couldn't resist breaking into your thread to mention the stunning photo of your refitted and newly launched boat in your album. I know the great feeling you folks must have had when the refit reached...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-21-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 1,480
Posted By floatsome
Only sure way to know is to remove the bolts and...

Only sure way to know is to remove the bolts and carefully inspect each hole to look for core. If wet and black: hmmm -- options include cutting back and rebuilding dry core. If core is OK: pot with...
Forum: Atomic 4 08-05-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 842
Posted By floatsome
See Gasketing & Sealing List - Moyer Marine...

See Gasketing & Sealing List - Moyer Marine Atomic 4 Community (http://www.moyermarine.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1736) for Don Moyer's note on gasket installation.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-05-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 1,573
Posted By floatsome
Check the wiring supplying the system to see if...

Check the wiring supplying the system to see if it was done correctly, or if a connection is undone (draw a schematic and follow all the wires visually). Senders can sometimes be faulty. If the alarm...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-05-2010
Replies: 23
Views: 5,801
Posted By floatsome
I got a tube of Duralac before I tracked down...

I got a tube of Duralac before I tracked down some Tef-Gel. It works great, but I find it fussier to use than Tef-Gel. It separates into a yellow liquid, and it stains things that it gets on. Tef-Gel...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-04-2010
Replies: 23
Views: 5,801
Posted By floatsome
A small tube of Tef-Gel did all of the refit on...

A small tube of Tef-Gel did all of the refit on our 27-foot boat, with a cm left over. Just ordered second tube in two years: should last five or more.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-03-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 912
Posted By floatsome
Most car decks don't draw much amperage....

Most car decks don't draw much amperage. Apparently they don't draw near the advertised 50 watts per channel that is standard spec. Check out the Fusion RA-200 if you're looking for a digital...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-25-2010
Replies: 17
Views: 2,768
Posted By floatsome
I'm happy with the Blue Sea Automatic Charging...

I'm happy with the Blue Sea Automatic Charging Relay, but there are lots of options now.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-22-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 992
Posted By floatsome
Beautiful work! It'll be very reassurring to have...

Beautiful work! It'll be very reassurring to have all that done.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-22-2010
Replies: 364
Views: 126,466
Posted By floatsome
Brilliant!

Brilliant!
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-17-2010
Replies: 21
Views: 6,161
Posted By floatsome
I've been reading and re-reading that most...

I've been reading and re-reading that most interesting article in July Practical Sailor. It arrived just after I installed our new audio system, but fortunately it confirmed what I did.

They set...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-21-2009
Replies: 32
Views: 11,847
Posted By floatsome
Average 10% purchase price of the boat per year.

Average 10% purchase price of the boat per year.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-05-2009
Replies: 14
Views: 1,984
Posted By floatsome
Start of last summer we put the Harken kit on our...

Start of last summer we put the Harken kit on our 27' boat. Very neat and simple. Only comes in 1", but I split stainless steel tubing to act as spacer for those stanchions that are 7/8" (we have a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-12-2009
Replies: 20
Views: 1,715
Posted By floatsome
One of the first things I've done on the boats...

One of the first things I've done on the boats I've owned is crawl around and draw schematics of the wiring while visually inspecting every wire and connection -- always very enlightening, given the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-18-2009
Replies: 13
Views: 2,605
Posted By floatsome
Put priority on the critical survivability...

Put priority on the critical survivability systems: hull integrity, steering, propulsion (engine and wind), communication, spares, navigation, etc.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-11-2009
Replies: 44
Views: 10,669
Posted By floatsome
All good questions that I am still trying to...

All good questions that I am still trying to figure out. Re your #2: I just learned about what seems to be new Garmin software called HomePort: "Use your existing BlueChart® preprogrammed card, or...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-11-2009
Replies: 44
Views: 10,669
Posted By floatsome
? - I thought MapSource was simply a BlueChart...

? - I thought MapSource was simply a BlueChart map viewer that would only allow the user to plan routes and build/maintain waypoints, but not display moving map real time with positioning from a GPS...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-27-2009
Replies: 19
Views: 3,240
Posted By floatsome
I was told by two suppliers last week that...

I was told by two suppliers last week that Raymarine no longer supplies the D169 refurbish kit for the ST4000.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-27-2009
Replies: 17
Views: 1,530
Posted By floatsome
The ONLY reason I'm smiling is to stop myself...

The ONLY reason I'm smiling is to stop myself from remembering the last refit. The good news: It will come to an end, and you will be sailing that boat eventually. Then it will seem so long ago and...
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