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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-10-2008
Replies: 4
Views: 852
Posted By kavakava
Fuel line sucking air

We had a diesel genset installed last year. There's a dedicated pickup from the fuel tank, that goes a few feet to the primary fuel filter, and then another 6-8 feet to the genset. Genset is only a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-02-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 1,428
Posted By kavakava
I've used many different type anchors here on the...

I've used many different type anchors here on the Chesapeake, but the newer spade anchors have converted me. The Bay can be silty in spots, and plows drag easily. I happen to use a Manson Supreme...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   01-14-2008
Replies: 2
Views: 2,666
Posted By kavakava
Smile Seafarers were originally kit boats of dubious...

Seafarers were originally kit boats of dubious quality, but then a Brit named Brian Ackworth started making them in Huntington, Long Island. All the boats were designed by McCurdy and Rhodes, who...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-10-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 1,466
Posted By kavakava
Digital TV

With digital tv signals coming soon, those of us with standard antennas on top of our masts will have to find a way to convert. Any tech wizard with an idea how to go about this process is welcome...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-27-2007
Replies: 16
Views: 2,149
Posted By kavakava
The 6 batteries installed are wet cell Exide...

The 6 batteries installed are wet cell Exide GC-5's. According to the Exide website, the reserve capacity minutes @ 25 amps are 480, and minutes @ 75 amps to 5.25v are 135. How does this work out...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-26-2007
Replies: 16
Views: 2,149
Posted By kavakava
Thanks for the input. I already installed a...

Thanks for the input. I already installed a 1000w Prosine inverter this year, for I prefer to seperate the charger from the inverter. I'll double check the amp hour capacity of the 6v batteries I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-26-2007
Replies: 16
Views: 2,149
Posted By kavakava
Question Sizing battery charger

I replaced my house bank of 2 4d's with 6 6v batteries that total about 750 amps, and continue to have one group 27 as a starting battery. My current charger is a 50 amp Promariner multistep. Is...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-27-2007
Replies: 14
Views: 11,027
Posted By kavakava
Kerosene mixed into diesel fuel?

A local mechanic suggested mixing a few gallons of kerosene into the diesel fuel tank helps the fuel keep better. Anyone heard of this or tried it?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-05-2007
Replies: 78
Views: 25,613
Posted By kavakava
Been real happy with our 45# MS. Much better...

Been real happy with our 45# MS. Much better than the Delta that came with the boat. Sets quicker and holds better, and I sleep better.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-01-2007
Replies: 24
Views: 3,269
Posted By kavakava
Flooded, 245 ah per pair

Flooded, 245 ah per pair
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-30-2007
Replies: 24
Views: 3,269
Posted By kavakava
Crown batteries

I'm thinking of replacing my 2 4D house batteries with 4 6v Crowns that are made for industrial use, such as floor polishers The rep stated he was concerned that my 40 amp charger and 120 amp...
Forum: Cruising and Sailing with Children   04-22-2007
Replies: 31
Views: 4,278
Posted By kavakava
I used to work for a large school system in MD,...

I used to work for a large school system in MD, and part of my job was to evaluate home school programs and make sure families were truly educating their kids, not just allowing them to stay home. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-17-2007
Replies: 10
Views: 1,506
Posted By kavakava
We added a Powerline 120 amp alternator with a...

We added a Powerline 120 amp alternator with a smart regulator to our 56 hp Yanmar last Fall. Purchased at a package price from e-marine. Seems to work very well, but haven't had it too long. We...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-03-2007
Replies: 36
Views: 4,282
Posted By kavakava
Could one buy a r/o watermaker intended for home...

Could one buy a r/o watermaker intended for home use and boost the pressure up to 60 lbs with an auxiliary pump and use it on a boat?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-21-2006
Replies: 35
Views: 12,333
Posted By kavakava
What are the recommendations for boats without...

What are the recommendations for boats without backstays, such as Hunters?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-21-2006
Replies: 24
Views: 3,269
Posted By kavakava
I believe the other caps are called Water Miser...

I believe the other caps are called Water Miser Caps.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-21-2006
Replies: 24
Views: 3,269
Posted By kavakava
I understand you can buy special battery caps for...

I understand you can buy special battery caps for wet cells that return most of the vaporized water back to the battery, therefore taking less maintenance. Has anyone used them?
Forum: Chesapeake Bay   12-16-2006
Replies: 16
Views: 2,449
Posted By kavakava
Choptank to La Trappe Creek. Just inside Martin...

Choptank to La Trappe Creek. Just inside Martin Pt is a long sandbar and good anchorage.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-16-2006
Replies: 45
Views: 3,270
Posted By kavakava
We'll be cruising to the Bahamas next year. ...

We'll be cruising to the Bahamas next year. Would SSB or Ham be a better choice? Also, what's the best method of rigging an antenna on a boat with no backstay? Thanks.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   12-15-2006
Replies: 23
Views: 5,008
Posted By kavakava
The Chessy Bay has many active Catalina groups,...

The Chessy Bay has many active Catalina groups, and dealers too. The 30 is a solid, stable boat for the Bay. Check out how each boat is equiped too. Will you need to spend boat bucs upgrading? ...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   12-11-2006
Replies: 23
Views: 3,739
Posted By kavakava
We had a Gulfstar 36 with icebox. I drilled...

We had a Gulfstar 36 with icebox. I drilled about 30 holes in the shell of the box and inserted low expansion foam in the holes until the foam came out of adjacent holes, and then epoxied over the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-09-2006
Replies: 9
Views: 934
Posted By kavakava
Our h41 came with a Delta 45#, and our previous...

Our h41 came with a Delta 45#, and our previous boat had a CQR 45#, both plows. In the muddy conditions in the Chesapeake, they both dragged in wind over 15+ knots, especially if the bottom was a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-05-2006
Replies: 20
Views: 2,095
Posted By kavakava
Don't forget to check your insurance. It's...

Don't forget to check your insurance. It's getting harder to get if you charter your boat, and you'll need frequent surveys.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-04-2006
Replies: 11
Views: 3,353
Posted By kavakava
I installed a Technautics cold plate system in my...

I installed a Technautics cold plate system in my old Gulfstar. Installation was easy for this novice, an it worked great. After I reinsulated the box by drilling 40 holes and squirting in foam...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   11-07-2006
Replies: 7
Views: 11,696
Posted By kavakava
Initially Seafarers were kit boats of dubious...

Initially Seafarers were kit boats of dubious construction. However, a Brit named Brian Ackworth started building them in a factory in Huntington, NY, and quality and consistency improved. Most of...
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