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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-29-2014
Replies: 27
Views: 1,539
Posted By jentine
re: Ways to Get Boat From Long Island to Upstate NY

I would sail down the Sound, up the Hudson and through the Erie Canal.

:)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-26-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 2,898
Posted By jentine
Re: Blue Water Boat??? Pearson 365

WOW!!!! I am really impressed by all those numbers. How many numbers have you seen out sailing and how many of those have crossed oceans. Get serious. Any boat can sink and any boat can cross...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-15-2012
Replies: 24
Views: 2,997
Posted By jentine
Re: how important is overboard discharge for your head?

You are offshore and your discharge pump fails hundreds of miles from the nearest pumpout station. What do you do? Well, the problem is simple. You remove the pump and hopefully stem the flow of...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-04-2012
Replies: 44
Views: 3,755
Posted By jentine
Re: First time bottom painting

I just painted the bottom of my MacGregor 25 last week and I used the other half of the gallon of and still have a little left over. Two quarts is more than enough. As for how many...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-03-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 4,419
Posted By jentine
Re: How to calibrate a voltage meter

What is so critical that you require a calibrated volt meter. Most of the jobs on a boat merely require a test light. Either you have power or you don't.

Jim
Forum: Electrical Systems   06-03-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 1,586
Posted By jentine
Re: KISS wind-generator bearings shot after 2 years ?

Fortunately, most of the parts are off the shelf and finding a replacement bearing should be easy.
Jim
Forum: Electrical Systems   06-03-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 1,012
Posted By jentine
Re: Does anyone else use Powerstride batteries?

Look at the weight of the batteries. Similar numbers is not sufficient data. The weight of similar sizes is the key. Heavier batteries obviously have more lead and therefore will last longer in...
Forum: Electrical Systems   06-03-2012
Replies: 18
Views: 907
Posted By jentine
Re: Residential Energy Credits

I took the solar credit a couple of years ago as a second home without problems.

Jim
Forum: Electrical Systems   06-03-2012
Replies: 27
Views: 4,527
Posted By jentine
Re: Lifeline Batteries

Few if any cruising sailors don't have a means of maintaining the charge in their batteries. Personally I have solar, wind, a generator and of course, the main engine. Since the state of charge...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   06-03-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 249
Posted By jentine
Back after a 4 year hiatus

I have been very busy sailing for the past four years but am now back for a little while, the summer at least, and then back to the sea.

Jim
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   06-03-2012
Replies: 37
Views: 3,792
Posted By jentine
Re: Barnegat Light vessel lost

The oil will evaporate but the loss of the lightship is a shame.

Jim
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-03-2012
Replies: 33
Views: 7,895
Posted By jentine
Re: Florida: Stuart or Jupiter

Fort Pierce and West Palm Beach are the best outlets in the area. I would look at a place where I could come and go with the least time in the ICW.

Jim
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-03-2012
Replies: 21
Views: 5,297
Posted By jentine
Re: Stripping the bottom paint

A proper sanding vacuum system will make the job cleaner and safer.

Jim
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-03-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 280
Posted By jentine
Smile Re: Collectable Boat Building Book

Dean,
I would like the book would you please PM me with your information.

Jim
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-03-2012
Replies: 40
Views: 4,906
Posted By jentine
Re: Canadian resident registering boat in US. Duty question

Let me see if I understand the problem correctly: An American citizen wants to take a US flagged vessel from a US port through Canada to a US port and Canada requires import and GS taxes. What am I...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   01-18-2008
Replies: 46
Views: 6,910
Posted By jentine
Register the boat in Rhode Island. There is no...

Register the boat in Rhode Island. There is no sales tax for resident boats. The registration fee is determined by the length of the boat and is for two years. Everything can be done by mail.
...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-11-2007
Replies: 3,281
Views: 224,564
Posted By jentine
Rockport, Maine Jim "Blackthorn"

Rockport, Maine

Jim
"Blackthorn"
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-09-2007
Replies: 17
Views: 2,190
Posted By jentine
I still use my Magellan 320 to provide data to...

I still use my Magellan 320 to provide data to the Yeoman Chart Plotter. Works great inside the boat. No exterior antenna needed.
Jim
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-02-2007
Replies: 11
Views: 2,072
Posted By jentine
I sailed aboard someone elses boat last November...

I sailed aboard someone elses boat last November who had an Echopilot but it was in a box below. I asked what the bare mount on the bulkhead was for and he told me of the Echopilot and mentioned...
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