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Search: Posts Made By: mitchbrown
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 18 Hours Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 10,891
Posted By mitchbrown
Re: Air Head Composting Toilet

You are either kidding or you are hanging your rear end over the side. Foolproof hah.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 6 Days Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 1,297
Posted By mitchbrown
Re: Pimp my dinghy!

Seems to me that the 7-7 rule applies.

Vessel under 7 meters and speed not to exceed 7 knots may use one all around white light. Where does engine come into play?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 425
Posted By mitchbrown
Re: Which Portable Ice maker works w/ a water maker?

Something else interesting about RO water compared to Distilled. The Ph of RO is 4 and the Ph of distilled is 6. Neutral Ph is 7.3. The Big RO machine I was running (7 GPM) had dissolved solids of...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 425
Posted By mitchbrown
Re: Which Portable Ice maker works w/ a water maker?

At my last job I ran and maintained 2 RO systems. One for the peoples house and one for their 80 foot yacht. this was the only water supply for both. They have several ice makers that work fine.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 57
Views: 1,838
Posted By mitchbrown
Re: Salts in the oil

This is what I used.

Racing Digital Temperature Controller Sensor Engine Alarm Oil Water Gauge Meter | eBay...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 39
Views: 1,498
Posted By mitchbrown
Re: Battery Acid!

Back in the old days when I sold batteries, they were shipped with no acid in them at all. The dealer would add the electrolyte at the time of sale. Made for a nice fresh battery. We would poor in...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 530
Posted By mitchbrown
Re: Cabin heater?

Most engines have plugs where the heater hoses can be attached. one on the fresh water pump and the other on the or near the thermostat housing. Do a search on ebay for red dot heater and you should...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-23-2014
Replies: 57
Views: 1,838
Posted By mitchbrown
Re: Salts in the oil

I think you have a problem with your alarm. if it didn't go off till 245 or 250 that's way to hot. I have 2 temp alarms on my boat one is factory and I don't know what temp it trips at and the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-23-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 828
Posted By mitchbrown
Re: New Sails arrived any tips?

i have a new 8 oz Dacron and it is quite stiff and difficult to flake on the boom. Also it is quite slippery and the flakes want to slide off of each other. May take a second look at lazy jacks.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-23-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 1,432
Posted By mitchbrown
Re: This is getting ridiculous

I agree that they need training on a continuing basis. I for one would not want our coast guard guys and gals out there at all if we were not willing to provide them with the resources to train....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-22-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 751
Posted By mitchbrown
Re: Sail Drives?

I would not discount any saildrive if you could get it cheap enough for the simple reason that glassing the hole closed and putting on a 9.9 hp outboard is a pretty good solution for a 27/28 foot...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-22-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 334
Posted By mitchbrown
Re: Need PNW experience with Wanda Fuca

August is called Fogust around here. I sailed from Seattle to San Francisco in late August early September. We had fog in the straight as well as going south. We had Radar and was happy to have it....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-09-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 1,414
Posted By mitchbrown
Re: Hot Sun, Warm Beer!! Help needed!!! (fridge failure)

I installed a isotherm unit about 3 years ago and it works great. very energy efficient and easy install to boot. here's a link to the one I bought at just over 1000 bucks or one boat buck. ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-07-2014
Replies: 28
Views: 828
Posted By mitchbrown
Re: open cpn issues(cm93)

You probably know this but when you add new charts you have to tell open cpn to redefine its database. Go to the tools menu and then the charts tab and at the bottom of the page you will see the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-20-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 695
Posted By mitchbrown
Re: Shore power receptacle

green is ground. white is common. black is hot
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-17-2014
Replies: 48
Views: 2,212
Posted By mitchbrown
Re: Starting engine with charger on

I'm sure whats happening is when you turn off the charger the alternator sees the decrease in voltage and increases its charge rate causing the motor to be loaded I don't see any problem. Sounds...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-24-2014
Replies: 60
Views: 3,597
Posted By mitchbrown
Re: Grampian flip over?

There are several people on sailnet whom would rather jump in and give someone a bunch of crap for asking a question that isn't up to their standard. Sad really. My advice, toughen up or don't come...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-24-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 1,239
Posted By mitchbrown
Re: Old gelcoat chalking

Here again you have to rub out the hull each year. this removes some gel coat each year. in time you will have fiberglass matting showing through. At this point it will be time for a very expensive...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-24-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 1,239
Posted By mitchbrown
Re: Old gelcoat chalking

Scotchguard ??? isn't that fabric treatment???
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-24-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 1,239
Posted By mitchbrown
Re: Old gelcoat chalking

I've not had that problem. Having removed it for re-coat several times with the poly prep remover. Not saying you didn't have a problem with it. just wondering why. Did you scrub all the old...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-23-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 1,239
Posted By mitchbrown
Re: Old gelcoat chalking

Poly glow is the way to go. It is a clear acrylic coating that looks really good and lasts way better than Wax. I have never been able to figure out why people work their butts off with rubbing...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-10-2014
Replies: 69
Views: 2,821
Posted By mitchbrown
Re: What's the right thing to do?

You seem to be forgetting the fact that the OP didn't ask him to come over and really has no right telling him to leave
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-10-2014
Replies: 69
Views: 2,821
Posted By mitchbrown
Re: What's the right thing to do?

Maybe he thought one of the lines you were untangling was his anchor line
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 04-09-2014
Replies: 590
Views: 33,708
Posted By mitchbrown
Re: Ocean baby rescue underway off Mexico

I was thinking the same thing. I've never heard of a child dying or even getting sick until now.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-09-2014
Replies: 32
Views: 2,711
Posted By mitchbrown
Re: Yanmar 4JH4AE catastrophic breakdown experience

some engines use 2 springs on each valve (one inside of the other) but this still has nothing to do with a valve seat. Unless the valve springs broke allowing valve retainers to fall out dropping...
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