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Search: Posts Made By: UsailIbail!
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 07-02-2012
Replies: 53
Views: 8,101
Posted By UsailIbail!
Re: Difference between alcohol & kerosene stove?

Hi cktalons,

No problem hijacking this thread. Any and all discussion of these stoves is welcome. I started the thread because I know little about the alcohol and diesel stoves and am comparing...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 06-15-2012
Replies: 53
Views: 8,101
Posted By UsailIbail!
Re: Difference between alcohol & kerosene stove?

Seriously... Denise,
You are correct... I could purchase a new-in-the-box diesel stove for $3,000.00 and have it installed by a "professional" for another $1,200.00 at the marina while tied up the...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 06-14-2012
Replies: 16
Views: 4,876
Posted By UsailIbail!
Re: Diesel cook stoves and heaters - teach me the basics!

Got it Treilly... good thoughts and copied for the future. "Out through the transom" how cool is that.
Love the internet!

Thanks.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 06-14-2012
Replies: 53
Views: 8,101
Posted By UsailIbail!
Re: Difference between alcohol & kerosene stove?

Thank you all very much. Your replies give me a very solid start and now at least I have an idea what direction I can move in.

I did not know about the aviation fuel being kerosene... a very good...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 06-14-2012
Replies: 16
Views: 4,876
Posted By UsailIbail!
Re: Diesel cook stoves and heaters - teach me the basics!

If installed correctly, can a diesel heater be used in the big nasties? (BIG waves and wind?) or is back drafting so bad the interior becomes a CO death zone?

You are mentioning drip systems and...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 06-14-2012
Replies: 16
Views: 4,876
Posted By UsailIbail!
Re: Diesel cook stoves and heaters - teach me the basics!

Fascinating reading your posts. Thank you.

I am clearly falling in favor of the diesel heaters, especially when coupled with hot water! I have learned from you about the virtues of DRY air in the...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 06-13-2012
Replies: 16
Views: 4,876
Posted By UsailIbail!
Diesel cook stoves and heaters - teach me the basics!

I recently posted questions about kerosene stoves and was reminded about the possibility of diesel stoves. I assume a kerosene cooker can run on diesel in a pinch. Any thoughts? I imagine they will...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 06-13-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 3,043
Posted By UsailIbail!
Re: Evironmentally-friendly hand/dish soap

I just discovered the magic of coffee grounds for hand soap. Next time you make a pot just set aside the grounds in a container and when your hands are afoul later take a palm full of grounds with a...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 06-13-2012
Replies: 53
Views: 8,101
Posted By UsailIbail!
Re: Difference between alcohol & kerosene stove?

erps, great video! A whale under the keel.... explain that feeling to the nautically challenged! Wonderful...

In following everyones thoughts further it occurred to me that the way to look at this...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 06-13-2012
Replies: 53
Views: 8,101
Posted By UsailIbail!
Re: Difference between alcohol & kerosene stove?

yes, that is very much what I have in mind. However, the price tag is not in my league. I am not wealthy.. but I am very handy brazing, fitting, welding, etc. That is why I purchased this vessel in...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 06-13-2012
Replies: 53
Views: 8,101
Posted By UsailIbail!
Re: Difference between alcohol & kerosene stove?

Thanks for your replies. There is no question that I will be ripping the LPG system out - for many reasons, firstly being availability of LPG worldwide. I plan on departing the US within months of...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 06-12-2012
Replies: 53
Views: 8,101
Posted By UsailIbail!
Difference between alcohol & kerosene stove?

Hi all,
I am starting a 9 year restoration of a steel yacht which currently has LPG fuel systems on board which I plan on discarding. I sailed for a few years with a wonderful European kerosene...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-12-2012
Replies: 23
Views: 2,753
Posted By UsailIbail!
Peter, Thank you very much for the offer for...

Peter,

Thank you very much for the offer for the manuals. Just moments ago I downloaded the entire users manual that a new internet friend found... he just purchased a boat that has the same...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-06-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 618
Posted By UsailIbail!
The designer is Henk Tingen. This particular...

The designer is Henk Tingen. This particular design was one of his last. It was built by the Kompier yard and finished privately. The steel has held up very well except for the teak decking over...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-05-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 618
Posted By UsailIbail!
Ha! It must be just as tricky to find an empty...

Ha! It must be just as tricky to find an empty mooring in Bennington as it is in Norwich! Normally I would have to ask why ANYONE would have such a boat so far in-state but truth is.... I am probably...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-05-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 618
Posted By UsailIbail!
Emergency triage for sails. Advice to save them?

I purchased a 42' 1980 steel sailboat in Florida a couple of months ago and it has arrived at my home in Vermont recently. I am working on minimizing damages due to past neglect and am now easing...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-13-2011
Replies: 23
Views: 2,753
Posted By UsailIbail!
Thanks for the good wishes. The hull is in...

Thanks for the good wishes. The hull is in excellent shape in general. The problem is that in the early 80's in was common to lay teak decks over steel. It was not until the 90's everyone realized...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-12-2011
Replies: 23
Views: 2,753
Posted By UsailIbail!
Brief update....

Hi all..
You have already met my 13 year old son. He posted a question on our Samofa diesel. Thanks very much for your replies. We are looking into the new information resources you have provided....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-12-2011
Replies: 23
Views: 2,753
Posted By UsailIbail!
The only reason it was about to be scrapped was...

The only reason it was about to be scrapped was because of an estate settlement... The lady selling it couldn't find a buyer so she was going scrap it instead. It was quickly surveyed and we were...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-12-2011
Replies: 23
Views: 2,753
Posted By UsailIbail!
Does that mean that we can get parts thru...

Does that mean that we can get parts thru Mitsubishi for Samofa engines?

ebben
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-12-2011
Replies: 23
Views: 2,753
Posted By UsailIbail!
thank you very much! that's way more than we've...

thank you very much! that's way more than we've done.... please keep suggestions coming, because we need all the help we can get!

thanks!
ebben
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-11-2011
Replies: 23
Views: 2,753
Posted By UsailIbail!
'81 Samofa 4 cyl DQ45 Diesel

Hi all,

We just purchased a 42' steel ketch made in Holland in '81. It is a very well built boat... built to the top standards for the era, but last week it was one step away from the scrap yard!...
Forum: Diesel 11-11-2011
Replies: 2
Views: 891
Posted By UsailIbail!
New to me....

Hi all,

We just purchased a 42' steel ketch made in Holland in '81. It is a very well built boat... built to the top standards for the era, but last week it was one step away from the scrap yard!...
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