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Search: Posts Made By: bottleinamessage
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-16-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 789
Posted By bottleinamessage
Cleaning stainless

is not my favorite task. I recently heard about and tried a new product for removing rust from stainless. Amazing results without rubbing. NO elbow grease, just brush on and wait. WOW!

I have...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-31-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 1,720
Posted By bottleinamessage
I had a 30' Catalina that I hit something and...

I had a 30' Catalina that I hit something and bent the post. New rudder quote was like $2K! My wife sewed a "rudder catch bag" with two dock lines attached. I dropped the rudder at the dock into...
Forum: Provisioning 10-27-2009
Replies: 44
Views: 20,301
Posted By bottleinamessage
We've had a Dickenson Sea BQ for 5+ years now and...

We've had a Dickenson Sea BQ for 5+ years now and we're very happy with it. Large cooking area, even heat and rarely blows out. Their quick release rail mount is very handy for stowage when making...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 10-01-2009
Replies: 14
Views: 3,137
Posted By bottleinamessage
We've taken our dog over for several years now...

We've taken our dog over for several years now and will again this year. Order permit for $10. Have local vet check dog and fill out and sign form a week or so before departing. Declare upon...
Forum: Provisioning 09-23-2009
Replies: 60
Views: 7,928
Posted By bottleinamessage
The best bargain we've ever encountered is the...

The best bargain we've ever encountered is the liquor store in Eastport, MD next to West Marine. Every year, right around boat show time, they have a huge sale on everything! Prices are just a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-19-2009
Replies: 43
Views: 6,713
Posted By bottleinamessage
I also bought a Viking Rescue Pro 4 person. The...

I also bought a Viking Rescue Pro 4 person. The price was attractive, but another point that influenced me was that it's the only raft that is self righting upon deployment. Also being vacumn...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-04-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 4,221
Posted By bottleinamessage
Ours was a dark blue color. The stitching rotted...

Ours was a dark blue color. The stitching rotted after about 5 years in, first TX then Bahamas hot sun. We took it all down and resewed it. Now, after spraying the fabric numerous times with 303...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-02-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 787
Posted By bottleinamessage
It doesn't look like the dripless I've seen of...

It doesn't look like the dripless I've seen of late, but I'm not an expert (can't you tell?). Aside from that, if it we're my boat, I'd replace the cracked rubber hose. Last year in Georgetown a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-02-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 787
Posted By bottleinamessage
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y2/bottleinamessa...

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y2/bottleinamessage/packing.jpg

The camera flash make it appear much worse than it is/was. I came apart pretty easy. As you can see, I don't have a ring or nut to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-02-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 787
Posted By bottleinamessage
That is a great link. Thanks. Mine is a...

That is a great link. Thanks. Mine is a different setup. It resembles a muffler flange with two studs (one on each side of the shaft). I'll try to post a picture.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-02-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 787
Posted By bottleinamessage
Propshaft packing question

Our Jeanneau has a 30mm shaft. I had the packing replaced a couple years ago and it leaks. I tightened the flange as tight as it will go and it still leaks. I disassembled and found four wraps of...
Forum: Provisioning 08-27-2009
Replies: 60
Views: 7,928
Posted By bottleinamessage
I have to admit I'm a bit of a wine snob,...

I have to admit I'm a bit of a wine snob, however, Black Box Cab (current vintage) is not bad and we found a wine in Sam's Club called Veo ( $6.68)which is also not bad. Our preferred choice, when...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 08-27-2009
Replies: 50
Views: 10,216
Posted By bottleinamessage
Sign up for BoatUS unlimited towing before you...

Sign up for BoatUS unlimited towing before you depart. Not being a smart ass. It will pay for itself on the first tow!
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 08-27-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 1,330
Posted By bottleinamessage
FWIW, we've done the swamp twice and draw 5'8"+....

FWIW, we've done the swamp twice and draw 5'8"+. Never touched. Also ran the ICW with all the friggin bridges twice and did $3K of rudder damage while waiting for a bridge in a pack of boats!
...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 08-21-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 1,330
Posted By bottleinamessage
We've made that trek several times. We stage in...

We've made that trek several times. We stage in Sandy Hook, NJ then make a run for Cape May. If things get bad or late, go in at Atlantic City. Next day to Chesapeake City in the C& D canal. Next...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-21-2009
Replies: 18
Views: 1,561
Posted By bottleinamessage
jonh@co.lake.ca.us The DA's email address. ...

jonh@co.lake.ca.us

The DA's email address. Everybody send him an email telling him what you think!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-19-2009
Replies: 13
Views: 1,866
Posted By bottleinamessage
Sailboat wreckage washes ashore in FL

Reports show the wreckage of a boat washed up on the shore of a New Smyrna Beach this morning.

The remains of the boat are located north of Beachway Avenue near Surf Street. It appears to be a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-10-2009
Replies: 14
Views: 1,905
Posted By bottleinamessage
We have propane and love it. Force 10, 3 burner...

We have propane and love it. Force 10, 3 burner stove w/oven and a SeaBQ grill. All fed by the same 10# (which lasts between 2 and 3 months) propane bottle in the locker w/ a spare mounted on the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-28-2009
Replies: 17
Views: 7,743
Posted By bottleinamessage
I'll second your comments about SWWP. My AirX...

I'll second your comments about SWWP. My AirX failed a few days before we were to depart to the Bahamas for the winter. The unit was still under warranty so I called them. I was told they were...
Forum: Sailnet.com Polls 10-03-2008
Replies: 2
Views: 1,372
Posted By bottleinamessage
A few years ago I asked Raymarine the same...

A few years ago I asked Raymarine the same question. They replied that the new scanners could be used as a "pillow" to rest your head on with no medical worries.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-06-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 595
Posted By bottleinamessage
I have a So 42.1 and the aft water tank cracked. ...

I have a So 42.1 and the aft water tank cracked. I could find no way to seal the leak. Had a new tank fabricated (stainless) as a second fuel tank. Trying to use a water tank for fuel, IMHO, is...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-22-2008
Replies: 9
Views: 1,318
Posted By bottleinamessage
Most likely the source of the odor is the intake...

Most likely the source of the odor is the intake hose. One of the heads began "smelling" during/after the flush cycle. Turned out to be the intake hose. If it was the discharge hose, it would...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-11-2008
Replies: 13
Views: 4,918
Posted By bottleinamessage
A friend of mine just had his 55HP Yanmar...

A friend of mine just had his 55HP Yanmar replaced at around 8500 hours.
A well maintained engine should last somewhere in that range, maybe more, as it will somewhat depend on how "hard" the engine...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 07-07-2008
Replies: 4
Views: 856
Posted By bottleinamessage
I visited Honfluer (by car) about 10 or 12 years...

I visited Honfluer (by car) about 10 or 12 years ago. Always wanted to sail into that harbor and stay for a while. Normandy was a real experience as well.
Nice pictures...thanks.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 06-02-2008
Replies: 15
Views: 2,620
Posted By bottleinamessage
We're big fans of SeaBQ by dickinson. Their...

We're big fans of SeaBQ by dickinson.
Their rail mount makes it easy to take off the rail and store when not in use.
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