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Search: Posts Made By: Minnewaska
Forum: Living Aboard 6 Days Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 1,138
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...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 867
Posted By Minnewaska
Re: How much battery charge to start engine

Are they flooded wet batteries (all common battery types are lead acid)? I'm betting the start battery is. That would seem to be normal self discharge. Next winter, I would stop by to top them off...
Forum: Living Aboard 1 Week Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 1,422
Posted By Minnewaska
Re: First boat.. need advise!!

Education comes at a price. Start with time spent on internet research, like you are. There are some good self-survey threads here. Ultimately, you are going to need the help of a professional...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 87
Views: 3,076
Posted By Minnewaska
Re: What to take, toss, sell or store

Ive never sold on eBay, but have purchased. I believe that's where to go with items in higher demand and, more importantly, easily shipped. Craig's list has worked for my wife, selling old...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 1 Week Ago
Replies: 60
Views: 3,319
Posted By Minnewaska
Re: Uh-oh, sounds like a new Production Boat might have found its limit...

The PYIinc (makers of the MaxProp) have good floor anchors that run about $11 each. For most boards, you'll require at least one on each end, unless one end has a tab that holds it down. I've had a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 86
Views: 4,705
Posted By Minnewaska
Re: Lifespan of a Diesel Engine

Here's the way I see it.

If you start with a brand new diesel, maintain it very well and run it properly, you will get substantial life out of it.

However, buying one run by another is a crap...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 87
Views: 3,076
Posted By Minnewaska
Re: What to take, toss, sell or store

Done all the time by long distance hikers. They're called bump boxes or bounce boxes.

At least in the US, you can also mail a package to yourself for pickup at a specific Post Office. I'm not...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 1 Week Ago
Replies: 34
Views: 1,709
Posted By Minnewaska
Re: Wetsuit recommendations

The water is cooler in the winter, but quite tolerable with nothing. Nevertheless, a shorty or something with 2mm core and skin sleeves/legs would make one very comfortable. I don't ever recall a...
Forum: Electrical Systems 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 327
Posted By Minnewaska
Re: Marine Electrical

Good to study up. Electrical systems are the number one cause of boat fires, by more than all other causes combined. Be obsessive with quality connectors, wire sizes, fuses, chafe protection, etc....
Forum: US Northeast 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 36
Views: 989
Posted By Minnewaska
Re: NY/CT/LIS Boatyard & Marina help?

Hey, my family was a member of the New Hamburg Yacht Club in the 70s for one year. Alternative to LIS, but went right back the next year. I spent a spring weekend helping launch the docks and...
Forum: Electrical Systems 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 578
Posted By Minnewaska
Re: How to charge a SEALED lead acid battery?

I had a similar desire to keep a motorcycle battery charged. It is stored in a shed away from power, so I researched solar panels and charge controllers. They were fairly readily available.
...
Forum: US Northeast 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 36
Views: 989
Posted By Minnewaska
Re: NY/CT/LIS Boatyard & Marina help?

Sales/Use, etc taxes are nothing to be afraid of. Just follow the rules. Whatever you may owe in NY would not be that different in CT. Put your boat wherever you will enjoy it most.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 908
Posted By Minnewaska
Re: Mast Shipping fall 2015-South from Oswego or Chicago

Is your plan to do the loop or only to get south? If the latter, I would highly recommend taking the Erie over to the Hudson river, putting the stick back on and heading south. If your 60ft mast is...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 976
Posted By Minnewaska
Re: Lights for boat without a battery?

If you are just learning to sail, I wouldn't expect to be sailing at night this summer. Maybe you're wisely preparing for an accidental return to the marina at night. Otherwise, stick to daytime. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 976
Posted By Minnewaska
Re: Lights for boat without a battery?

Or, avoid sailing at night. Although, if you anchor out, you'll need an anchor light.
Forum: Introduce Yourself 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 566
Posted By Minnewaska
Re: Hello from Connecticut

I can recommend Offshore Sailing School. Closest is NYC, but I more highly suggest taking a week and going south. I know two graduates of their Fast Track course (one is my wife) who went from zero...
Forum: US Northeast 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 36
Views: 989
Posted By Minnewaska
Re: NY/CT/LIS Boatyard & Marina help?

I would not recommend the Hudson. Sailed it as a kid and it felt pretty confining after only one season. The Lower Hudson may be less confining, but traffic will be greater, as pointed out.
...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 03-14-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 325
Posted By Minnewaska
Re: Sailors moving from Cali to LIS, need new boat friends!

Welcome. Ask away. I started my maritime life at the western end of LIS and have been in RI for the last 20 years. Most of my early life experience in LIS may not be all that applicable anymore....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-11-2015
Replies: 259
Views: 18,548
Posted By Minnewaska
Re: Advice From Young Punks

Just used a go pro for the first time on sailing vacation. Took a bunch of random 5sec to 60sec vids.

Had no idea what I was doing really. When home, I strung them all together into one big...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 02-23-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 548
Posted By Minnewaska
Re: Tayana 55 Shoal Draft

I'm not an engineer, but I would have a hard time believing the 8" would make much of a difference. I have no complaints with our ability to point our boat with 6.5ft of draft. In fact, when it's...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-16-2015
Replies: 57
Views: 3,937
Posted By Minnewaska
Re: Dinghy theft protection

We may have a winner. :)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-11-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 1,055
Posted By Minnewaska
Re: Liability question

That's going to be too complicated to answer. It will depend on the corporate structure and jurisdiction for starters. Then, there is the form over substance issues, such as whether a corporation...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-10-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 1,054
Posted By Minnewaska
Re: Chikungunya Virus

Looks to me like the number of newly reported cases has dropped off to near zero.

http://www.healthvi.org/news/chik-weekly-report/wk53_chikungunyasurveillanceweeklyreport_usvi.pdf
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-09-2015
Replies: 30
Views: 2,469
Posted By Minnewaska
Re: Huge price drop on Standard Horizon HX851

Thought I would post a recollection of my HX851. I needed to replace the rechargeable battery pack after the first year. As I mentioned above, I keep it in the ditchbag and, therefore, probably not...
Forum: Chartering 02-01-2015
Replies: 129
Views: 6,724
Posted By Minnewaska
Re: Head dumps directly into sea?

Here is a perfect example of my point. We've observed the earth is flat, therefore, it must be flat.

I take no exception to humans having impacted our water quality (air quality too). The...
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