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Search: Posts Made By: nighthawk
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 6 Days Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 652
Posted By nighthawk
Re: Winch Free Spins

Crap!!!! I was going to rebuild my winches this weekend, but now I have to stop and go shopping for a cat! I'm glad I stopped in here today. Have you every tried to find a cat when you needed one...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 6 Days Ago
Replies: 1,133
Views: 359,903
Posted By nighthawk
Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

Like the cutouts. And if you can find a local upholestry shop you the will probably carry that rubberized edge strip that slips on over the edges. They normally sell it by the foot, so you can cut...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 312
Posted By nighthawk
Re: Trying to ID this small sail/row boat

Either keep posting here until you have enough or go to the Song Chain, or some other thread and post there until you can post pictures. Your descprition could be one of hundreds (maybe even...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 781
Posted By nighthawk
Re: Appropriate Size cockpit tank for small outboard

I can get you within .5 gallons of what you are looking for:

Vintage Hiawatha 2 5 Gal Outboard Marine Gas Fuel Tank Force Chrysler Sea King | eBay...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 68
Views: 3,569
Posted By nighthawk
Re: Sailing around the world on a Sunfish - non stop

If anyone ever tries to say it better, I wish them luck. Here's to keeping dreams alive and well. And to making them a reality one day!
:)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 781
Posted By nighthawk
Re: Appropriate Size cockpit tank for small outboard

Unfortunately, their wesite says they don't sell them in US
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 68
Views: 3,569
Posted By nighthawk
Re: Sailing around the world on a Sunfish - non stop

I think you may need to combine systems--I'm sure with a little ingenuity you can build a tow behind device that will roll in your wake and generate electricity, determine speed, and either grind...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 781
Posted By nighthawk
Re: Appropriate Size cockpit tank for small outboard

I have an 8HP outboard on my boat and the gas tank is a 3 gal nissan vented metal tank. The PO had it in the bottom of the port locker, but since it was open to the rest of the boat below, it stank...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 68
Views: 3,569
Posted By nighthawk
Re: Sailing around the world on a Sunfish - non stop

That thing has almost more motor than boat. I think the boat may actually jsut be a gas tank for the OB. He probably just slept on deck!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 543
Posted By nighthawk
Re: Tiny washing machine

KS-

Maybe you can try one of these instead

Amazon.com: MobileWasher - Hand Operating Washing Machine - Perfect for Camping, Dorms, Emergencies and more:...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 68
Views: 3,569
Posted By nighthawk
Re: Sailing around the world on a Sunfish - non stop

I happen to know from personal experience that a sunfish is just big enough to hold a full case of beer in the hull with you! You just need to plan your waypoints very, very carefully:D!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 1,552
Posted By nighthawk
Re: What the heck is this?

Sooooo...What you're really saying is that you did a shoddy job of removing the old fathometer??? :laugher
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 543
Posted By nighthawk
Re: Tiny washing machine

You could try one of the following:

Tech Review: wonder wash travel washing machine - San Jose Photojournalist | Examiner.com...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-10-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 910
Posted By nighthawk
Re: Help me please, advice also helpful

The first thin I thought was, "Sell the damn Fiat off and buy what you need to make the boat ready--then head out to the briny blue." At 30, you are still young enough to recover from the adventure...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-09-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 248
Posted By nighthawk
Re: Depth Sounder ID Help

That's always possible. The boat is a 77.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-09-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 248
Posted By nighthawk
Depth Sounder ID Help

Okay, here's a stumper.

Cleaning out my new to me boat and digging around in the aft end area, I found a transducer that I did not know was there, presumably for depth sounder or fish finder/depth...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-07-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 620
Posted By nighthawk
Re: Man steals 80-foot Three Million Dollar Boat

You know, if I turned back to port every time Gene Simmons told me to, I'd never get anywhere fun!
:laugher
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-03-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 553
Posted By nighthawk
Re: Sailboat Junkyard - Apple Valley

I really wish people would post better pictures on craigslist sometimes. Caqn't tell from the ones shown if he has any brightwork, stanchios, winches or anything esle of value. Maybe if you needed...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-02-2014
Replies: 41
Views: 1,462
Posted By nighthawk
Re: Handheld GPS Advice Needed...

My apologies--I thought the OP was asking for cheap and easy. Apparently i forgot that he said he was going to circumnavigate this weekend. Next time I'll make sure to recommend something that...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-02-2014
Replies: 41
Views: 1,462
Posted By nighthawk
Re: Handheld GPS Advice Needed...

Eric-If you possess an iPhone, there actually is as app called iNavX that has worked failry well for me. Costs about 50 bucks to purchase.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-30-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 250
Posted By nighthawk
Re: Rigging Specifications

Thank you very much Delta. That has got to be the simplest explination I have seen so far. My compliments to Giu.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-30-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 465
Posted By nighthawk
Re: Zippered Pocket on Foot of Main Sail??

I wish I had a couple of those on my main--I'd keep some spare wind in there for emergencies!:laugher
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-30-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 250
Posted By nighthawk
Rigging Specifications

Where does one find the proper rigging tolerances for a 37 year old sailboat? I can adjust for straight/centered and prebend, but how tight does everything need to be? Something tells me this has...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-30-2014
Replies: 63
Views: 5,850
Posted By nighthawk
Re: Sailing Dog's Boat Destroyed By Fire

Sorry for the loss SD. Hope you find a new wind catcher soon.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-23-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 209
Posted By nighthawk
Zyrex Bottom Coating

Need to put a bottom coating on Wind Angel prior to taking her to a premanent slip. She has never had anything done below the waterline and I have been researching options. Has anyone had...
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