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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 461
Posted By Minnewaska
Re: Identify Dripless Seal Manufacturer?

I think replacing the bellows on schedule increases the odds that the flange is not corroded to the shaft too.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 75
Views: 4,301
Posted By Minnewaska
Re: Marine Head Suggestions for long term cruising

No chemicals should ever be put into a holding tank. I agree that many dummies do so anyway, but ironically, they only make it worse.

Nevertheless, formaldehyde is not a variable that should...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 1,537
Posted By Minnewaska
Re: Trouble in Rockland, ME

Capta, next time you're nearby, drop me a line. I will send you to as many free and wonderful anchorages as you have time to visit. The dinghy dock by the firehouse in Bristol, RI, has no time...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 256
Posted By Minnewaska
Re: Bene First 285

Correct, it doesn't matter which direction you turn them. Vertical is on and horizontal is off.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 369
Posted By Minnewaska
Re: Reviews of electric heads?

The place our Jabsco Quiet Flush are most likely to give a slow leak is at the mating surface of the waste pump. Especially, after one services the o-ring! It was fine before I messed with it! If...
Forum: Engines   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 462
Posted By Minnewaska
Re: Cut this waterlogged line & plastic bushing off the prop shaft, am I in trouble?

Is that a bushing inside the fur ball of braided line or just melted nylon? How would you have cut it off in one piece like that, without sliding it down the shaft, past the prop?

What's the max...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-01-2015
Replies: 89
Views: 5,625
Posted By Minnewaska
Re: My boat was boarded (and messed with) at anchor!

If she was hot, the story would have involved the sauna. Actually, it wouldn't have been told at all, since I believe Med is married.

So, channeling Sherlock Holmes, I say, not hot.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-28-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 792
Posted By Minnewaska
Re: Help with anchoring for storms.

If I was commissioning ground tackle from scratch or upgrading to liveaboard in all conditions, there is no mistaking that I would go with all chain and a next-gen style anchor (Rocna, MS Supreme,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-27-2015
Replies: 30
Views: 951
Posted By Minnewaska
Re: Sisyphustine Bilge Pump Cycle

They clog with bilge gunk and stick, possibly rendering your bilge pump useless or much less effective.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   05-20-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 382
Posted By Minnewaska
Re: best way to ship 55# foldable dinghy?

Isn't there a US Post Office in the middle of the shopping zoo on ST Thomas?

If so, how small a package can it be folded into? I think USPS will ship up to 9 or 10 ft of combined height + width...
Forum: Diesel   05-20-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 600
Posted By Minnewaska
Re: If the diesel tank is done for...

Tank bladders are another topic that comes up frequently. They can work, but they need to fit properly and be properly adhered.

However, in this case, if the OEM tank is that rusted, I would be...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-19-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 1,056
Posted By Minnewaska
Re: Block Island for Memorial Day weekend

Great Salt Pond is our annual shakedown destination, targeting the first weekend in May. We made it this year!! Only ourselves and our friends, two boats, in the entire pond when we awoke on Sunday...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   05-14-2015
Replies: 29
Views: 1,910
Posted By Minnewaska
Re: "Most common" boat - Lake Ontario

If one's first consideration is price, then there has to be a reason for it. Either the location isn't good, or the facility isn't good. No free lunch.

I would choose location first, then find...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   05-14-2015
Replies: 29
Views: 1,910
Posted By Minnewaska
Re: "Most common" boat - Lake Ontario

The OP says that the boat they describe would not be the be all and end all, implying they may want to move up to a larger boat at some point. Is that correct?

The best idea to exit quickly is to...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   05-13-2015
Replies: 29
Views: 1,910
Posted By Minnewaska
Re: "Most common" boat - Lake Ontario

I know of no boat that is certain to be quick and easy to sell. Buy what you'll be comfortable holding onto, if you can't sell.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   05-12-2015
Replies: 39
Views: 2,050
Posted By Minnewaska
Re: Single handed sailing in BVI

Your boat is going to sail away, with or without an autopilot, if you fall off. Assuming you were underway at the time. Even if she eventually turns up into the irons, it's likely it will get...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   05-02-2015
Replies: 26
Views: 1,662
Posted By Minnewaska
Re: Raw water cooling - walk away?

I highly prefer fwc, but would not turn down the right boat over it. Maybe a tad more attention to the thermostats, or just replace them right out of the gate. Circulate descaler more often. The...
Forum: Diesel   05-01-2015
Replies: 39
Views: 984
Posted By Minnewaska
Re: Raw water question

I've purchased impellers for outboards that didn't, but I've not seen an inboard/genset impeller that didn't come with a little tube. The tube is typically a little packet, with a tear off top and...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   04-30-2015
Replies: 22
Views: 2,080
Posted By Minnewaska
Re: Blog about going south on the East Coast ICW to FL?

Not helpful to learn much, but search for the "Wicked Salty" channel on YouTube. Couple of kids from New England that ran the ditch southbound this past Fall/Winter. They made an attempt at...
Forum: Chartering   04-29-2015
Replies: 25
Views: 2,926
Posted By Minnewaska
Re: Sailing USVI/BVI from CYOA Yacht Charters

Certainly Far Cry will have more input. The short answer is, sure, plenty of places to go. However, it really depends on what you're looking to do ashore, if anything. Most of St Johns anchorages...
Forum: Looking for Companionship...   04-28-2015
Replies: 30
Views: 2,602
Posted By Minnewaska
Re: Trouble being a dude looking for a girl? Try being a dude looking for a dude...

Just a year or two ago, the NHIS surveyed tens of thousands of US adults and determined the percentage that identify as gay is less than 2%. Slightly more, if you add bi-sexual. The old 10% rule of...
Forum: Diesel   04-27-2015
Replies: 39
Views: 984
Posted By Minnewaska
Re: Raw water question

I've certainly had my share of impeller/water pump trouble. Here's a few thoughts in random order.

Some systems do need/prefer to be primed. I prime mine, both at the sea strainer (above the...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   04-19-2015
Replies: 53
Views: 3,814
Posted By Minnewaska
Re: How to get back in after falling overboard solo...

Without an autopilot or locked tiller, a boat should round up into the wind. However, windage will push it off the wind and it will start sailing again, until it rounds up again. A dinghy would...
Forum: Chartering   04-17-2015
Replies: 54
Views: 4,001
Posted By Minnewaska
Re: SOBER SAILING *help*

I bet the situation is pretty complicated and who wants to out all the details of their Mother's drinking problem. Unusual it came out this much.
Forum: Living Aboard   04-12-2015
Replies: 19
Views: 1,452
Posted By Minnewaska
Re: Order of operations

Motorless houseboats may be a different beast or have different insurance issues.

If it's not a boat at all, but just a floating platform, it may be stuck in no mans land. Many municipalities...
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