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Search: Posts Made By: Duke 7184
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 12-07-2008
Replies: 0
Views: 337
Posted By Duke 7184
Inland Cruising Guides

My wife and I are planning to take our boat south going from KY Lake to Mobile Bay. We would appreciate your recommendations for cruising guides covering this area.
Thanks
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-01-2008
Replies: 4
Views: 567
Posted By Duke 7184
CAMARADERIE - Please define "good" MPPT...

CAMARADERIE - Please define "good" MPPT regulator.
Duke
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-01-2008
Replies: 4
Views: 567
Posted By Duke 7184
Solar Panels and Voltage Regulators

I am looking add about 200 to 250 watts of electrical solar panels during the non-sailing (winter) season. Beyond my power needs, what should I consider to get the best return for my investment? Do...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-13-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 650
Posted By Duke 7184
timbandit, I think you are right. Hopefully,...

timbandit, I think you are right.
Hopefully, this turns out to be no more than a lost nut and spacer. If I can get any kind of visibility, I am going to into the water for a good look. In the mean...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-11-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 650
Posted By Duke 7184
Rudderstock Bearing / Bushing

My Morgan 32 has a full-skeg mounted rudder. Resently the steering became sutck. With some extra coaxing the rudder freed up enough for me to steer, but turning the wheel took more effort. I checked...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-13-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 2,066
Posted By Duke 7184
I am not familar with this furler. However,it may...

I am not familar with this furler. However,it may be helpful to run a messenger line inside the "luff-tube" (probally not the right technical name) to attach to and guide the headstay, espically if...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 06-08-2008
Replies: 31
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Views: 3,435
Posted By Duke 7184
Quoting My Wife: Be positive!!! What good are...

Quoting My Wife:
Be positive!!! What good are low hopes???
Make a plan and work toward your goals. Failures / shortcomings are going to happen. Do not be discoraged. Learn from these events. These...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-01-2008
Replies: 31
Views: 4,886
Posted By Duke 7184
OKAY! I agree tinned wire is an excelent way to...

OKAY! I agree tinned wire is an excelent way to prevent corrosion.
"Pratical" is (in this case) another situation. For many years I work for a coal mining company. The wiring for the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-01-2008
Replies: 29
Views: 1,960
Posted By Duke 7184
Do you get the feeling: A ) Your marina doesn't...

Do you get the feeling:
A ) Your marina doesn't want to do any small jobs. Using over-pricing as a deturant?
B) They are running short on work for the week / Month and need to make up income for...
Forum: Sailnet.com Polls 05-11-2008
Replies: 298
Views: 29,248
Posted By Duke 7184
1982 Morgan 321: The perfect boat or me.

1982 Morgan 321: The perfect boat or me.
Forum: Sailnet.com Polls 05-11-2008
Replies: 45
Views: 5,428
Posted By Duke 7184
The increse in fuel prices hasn't had much of an...

The increse in fuel prices hasn't had much of an impact on the cost of opperating our boat - yet. However, fuel cost for the trip to / from the marina are becomming worthy of note. Also, as inland...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-11-2008
Replies: 4
Views: 727
Posted By Duke 7184
Thanks for the recoommendations. The adventurer...

Thanks for the recoommendations. The adventurer (bone head) that I am - I found a piece of Poly Carb on E-bay for $5.00 that I will use to continue this project.
Duke
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-10-2008
Replies: 4
Views: 727
Posted By Duke 7184
This is a vert good suggestion and I will keep it...

This is a vert good suggestion and I will keep it as an option. However, I enjoy playing in glass and this project is a personal challenge. Duke
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-10-2008
Replies: 2
Views: 564
Posted By Duke 7184
There is another optuion. Cutting the plug off of...

There is another optuion. Cutting the plug off of one end leaving enough wire (pigtail) attached to the plug to allow re-attachment of the wires. In doing this I would consider: 1. which end to cut...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-10-2008
Replies: 4
Views: 727
Posted By Duke 7184
Question Custom Fixed Portlight

I am going to add a fixed portlight to my existing V-berth hatch if I can find a source for reasonably priced Lexan / Poly Carb. The hatch has compound curves and cannot be easily replace by an...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-22-2007
Replies: 0
Views: 859
Posted By Duke 7184
Improving the V-berth hatch

The hatch over the v-berth on my 82 Morgan 321 doesn't seat properly. Before I start repairing / remodeling, it would help to see pictures or drawings that would show me the proper INSIDE...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-17-2007
Replies: 6
Views: 1,392
Posted By Duke 7184
Question Depth Finder

My old Standard Harizon depth finder went south this last weekend. As this model has been discontinued I am looking for recomendations. I would like to stay with the simple panel mount depth finder...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-08-2007
Replies: 5
Views: 857
Posted By Duke 7184
Thanks for the input. You have given me several...

Thanks for the input. You have given me several ideas on how I want to put together my maintenance and operating logs. Knowing me as I do I will probably have to revise the system a time or two...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-08-2007
Replies: 9
Views: 2,043
Posted By Duke 7184
The boat / motor is 26 years old.. My God Old...

The boat / motor is 26 years old.. My God Old Boat. The engins starts instantly and runs smoothly. The only issues I have had with the "engine" has been it running cold. I have had the boat for about...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-08-2007
Replies: 5
Views: 857
Posted By Duke 7184
Maintenance Log

What type of system do you use to keep track of the maintenance aboard your boat: memory, log book, computer, check book? What is the most important information to record: date, device, symptoms,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-07-2007
Replies: 9
Views: 2,043
Posted By Duke 7184
Engine Running Cold

From what I have seen in the forum this must be the day for discussing engine probolems. I my case the engine appears to be running cold. The temp gauge only comes up to about 100. And, for what it...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-13-2007
Replies: 7
Views: 1,384
Posted By Duke 7184
Thanks for the input it may be of some help. Duke

Thanks for the input it may be of some help. Duke
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-12-2007
Replies: 7
Views: 1,384
Posted By Duke 7184
Angry Yanmar Engine Parts

How do I get engine parts that I need for my Yanmar Diesel when my area dealer says that what I need wont be enough to meet the minumum order they need to place with their distributor?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-04-2007
Replies: 9
Views: 1,168
Posted By Duke 7184
I have already checked the water temp. sensor. It...

I have already checked the water temp. sensor. It checks good. If I had reasonable access to compressed air I would disconnect the plumbing at the HWH and check for clarity in the lilnes and inside...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-04-2007
Replies: 9
Views: 1,168
Posted By Duke 7184
The problen is not that the thermostat would be...

The problen is not that the thermostat would be stuck closed instead it would be stuck open.
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