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Search: Posts Made By: TQA
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 778
Posted By TQA
Re: Electrical - I did a bad bad thing (alternator / regulator)

Occams razor Check for a bad connection between the alternator and the battery.

If you have the Balmar manual for the regulator it has an excellent fault finding section.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 49
Views: 2,338
Posted By TQA
Re: Do you make guests wear PFDs?

If they can not swim 50 yards and tread water for 10 mins then they wear one in the dinghy.

Otherwise it is up to them but even guests who arrive with their own inflatable PFDs tend not to wear...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 1,645
Posted By TQA
Re: Advice

VHF you can use from the helm. Handheld is fine.
Paper charts and pilot guides.
Basic GPS [Garmin 72 does the biz for me.]
Depth sounder.
A pair of binoculars.
A cockpit cheat sheet on...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 38
Views: 1,450
Posted By TQA
Re: Inflatable Stand Up Paddleboard recommendations

Fine in settled conditions, but if you are running downwind with a big following sea then the dinghy will start to surf and will make determined attempts to join you in the cockpit.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 38
Views: 1,450
Posted By TQA
Re: Inflatable Stand Up Paddleboard recommendations

Lots around in the liveaboard community and lots with leaks.

I am looking at maybe getting a SUP but think I will go for a solid one.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 1,007
Posted By TQA
Re: Chikungunya Virus

I am a full time liveaboard based in the Eastern Caribbean. My post [ 2 ] sounded like I was not concerned. Well I got it and so did the majority of the liveaboards and I believe that a high...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 776
Posted By TQA
Re: 12 volt hifi numpty needs MP 3 help

The set I am looking at is 35$ US - cheap as chips.

OK here is where I prove that I know just enough to be dangerous.

I find I am overdriving the car stereo. What about heating up the poker and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 776
Posted By TQA
Re: 12 volt hifi numpty needs MP 3 help

hullosailor

I have a little Scandisk MP 3 the sound quality is good enough for my aged ears. I can set all the playlists etc that I want on it.

My understanding is that i can store the music...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 776
Posted By TQA
Re: 12 volt hifi numpty needs MP 3 help

OK It looks like the best route for me might be to go with a modern non CD in dash car stereo like this -

Boss Audio 612UA - MP3 Compatible Solid State Receiver, AM/FM Receiver, USB/SD -...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 776
Posted By TQA
Re: 12 volt hifi numpty needs MP 3 help

How can you select what track to play if your music is on a USB drive.

If it is on a MP3 player you can have playlists etc.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 776
Posted By TQA
12 volt hifi numpty needs MP 3 help

OK here is the current installation. Kenwood KD G320 car set with a single CD slot 12 disk remote CD changer 2 Bose 151 speakers in the saloon and two waterproof ones in the cockpit. Both CD players...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 1,647
Posted By TQA
Re: Anybody ever go too big?

Well I am 67 and my boat is fairly lightweight 44ft. I am happy single handing her but think that she is as big as I would want to go.

I do see couples with bigger boats and they clearly are...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 319
Posted By TQA
Re: outboard HP for 9ft rib

Well I have a 9 ft rib but a heavy GRP one. I have a 18hp Tohatsu 2st which rarely gets used above 1/2 throttle. But it does need full throttle three up to get it on the plane.

It is worth noting...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 729
Posted By TQA
Re: Helping an old head

If you think you will be using the head a lot and have people on board who would be horrified at the idea of using a bucket having a spare complete pump assembly is a good idea.

West Marine have...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 910
Posted By TQA
Re: Discount Head Choices...

Jabsco is by far the best budget head.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 41
Views: 3,009
Posted By TQA
Re: Sailing single handed best size, not brand

Surely a cutter gives you most of the above AND a big hard pulling genoa. I am a cruiser I don't get involved in light wind tacking duels in fact not in tacking duels of any sort. In my sort of...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 1,463
Posted By TQA
Re: The Flying Hawaiin broke up about 120 miles off Montery

Just when you think it's over and things can't get any crazier you get this right out of left field. This is unconfirmed and honestly it is so wacky I have doubts about it being real.

However...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 41
Views: 3,009
Posted By TQA
Re: Sailing single handed best size, not brand

I am on my forever boat which I single hand about half the year It is a light 44 ft cutter. It is about the biggest I feel I can handle. By this I mean I could recover the anchor or wrestle the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 45
Views: 2,485
Posted By TQA
Re: ICW - Worth the Trip?

I think the key thing is the OP is going to run it on a schedule, so there will be little time to enjoy the sites.

I did Key West to the Chesapeake and up the Potomac to Washington DC then back...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 53
Views: 5,913
Posted By TQA
Re: How to run aground properly

If you had given them an extended masthead line [ at least 200 ft ] and asked them to pull sideways to heel you they might have been successful.

I have pulled myself off a couple of times using...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 641
Posted By TQA
Re: Repairing the luff on our jib

WHOA THERE Do not use sail repair tape in the region UNLESS you sew the top and bottom edges.

Without that there is a near certainty that the tape will ball up and jam the sail in the foil track.
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 1,463
Posted By TQA
The Flying Hawaiin broke up about 120 miles off Montery

Hotrod's dream of the Islands is over. He left Richardson Bay with a benign forecast made about 200 miles in 5/6 days and was about 120 miles off Monterey.

The FH started to break up and someone...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 3,042
Posted By TQA
Re: Mistake #4: *Getting the Wrong Catamaran for Your Voyaging Agenda.

Well I kind of agree with the trailer sailer thing [ maybe not 9 years ] but others have bought catamarans and set off with little experience.

Google bumfuzzle for one pair of happy...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 3,042
Posted By TQA
Re: Mistake #4: *Getting the Wrong Catamaran for Your Voyaging Agenda.

Eastern USA to Bermuda and the Caribbean is very definitely offshore and those passages are often the recipient of some really nasty storms that whip up from nowhere.

There are lots of people...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 33
Views: 1,813
Posted By TQA
Re: When is a dirty bottom hopeless

I am curious about this. I have dealt with some pretty severe fouling in tropical water and never come across anything that was 'uncleanable'. The worst I have come across was on propellers and it...
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