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Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   1 Week Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 357
Posted By Skipper Joe
Re: liveaboard near Nyack, NY

Thanks guys. I am in Liberty Landing. I have enjoyed it very much. I just have a gal up river now. I'd like to be closer to her. Will check out Haverstraw Marina.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   1 Week Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 357
Posted By Skipper Joe
liveaboard near Nyack, NY

Hey gang,

I have been down by the city for many moons. Thinking of moving up the river in my Orion S&S 35 sailboat with a 6 foot draft. Any marinas up there that are 365days that don't mind...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   04-11-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 789
Posted By Skipper Joe
Re: Skipper Joe in the Galley Show

Thanks Minnewaska. I am nervous! You should see the stuff I cut out... We're learning and every little bit helps. Stay tuned for a Galley Tour show soon.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   04-10-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 789
Posted By Skipper Joe
Re: Skipper Joe in the Galley Show

Minnewaska, if I turn the cutting board over to scrape, won't all my stuff spill on the counter? But, seriously thanks for the tip. Cooking, as is sailing is always an exercise in learning. ...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   04-08-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 789
Posted By Skipper Joe
Skipper Joe in the Galley Show

Hey Gang, I have been working on a new cooking show. I would love to hear what you think, and I know I can get some honest feedback here! If you like it, please thumbs up, subscribe, like and...
Forum: Maintenance/How-to Videos   10-07-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 2,134
Posted By Skipper Joe
Bamboo Planking

Hi everyone, I recently made this video for a project replacing my hull boards and headliners with bamboo planks. It came out very nice. Let me know what you think.
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Forum: Crew Wanted/Available   06-19-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 657
Posted By Skipper Joe
Experienced crew needed asap. Puerto Rico to Bermuda to NYC

Hey guys and gals, we are two men sailing a well equipped 2001 Beneteau 411. Hoping to leave thursday. Our third just dropped out on us. All expenses paid.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-27-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 927
Posted By Skipper Joe
Re: Solar Conundrum

Hi TQA, auto would be great, but manual would be fine too. Bruce, the 12v idea is interesting. Trying to wrap my mind around switches to go back and forth between series and parallel. Oh, and I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-19-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 927
Posted By Skipper Joe
Solar Conundrum

HOwdy folks,

I have two battery banks. One 48v 400ah bank for my electric motor. One 12v 270ah for the house bank. I want to get some solar panels, but don't fully get it. I have read and read...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-25-2012
Replies: 393
Views: 163,773
Posted By Skipper Joe
Great post! I have been using butyl to bed...

Great post! I have been using butyl to bed hardware. Nothing leaks, ever. One thing I have noticed is that after you clean off the excess, in a few days there is more excess forever squeezing out. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-26-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 757
Posted By Skipper Joe
Am I barking up the obsolete tree?

Am I barking up the obsolete tree?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-25-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 757
Posted By Skipper Joe
I was looking at that. Then I looked at $27 per...

I was looking at that. Then I looked at $27 per foot. Then I stopped looking at that.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-24-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 757
Posted By Skipper Joe
The right track for sail track

Looking hard for internal sail track for my 1977 Orion S&S 35. Any ideas?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-16-2011
Replies: 442
Views: 74,491
Posted By Skipper Joe
Pee Smell

We use tea tree oil. A drop in the empty pee jar. and a drop in the squirt bottle for rinsing. fffresssh. Our composter is the best money we have spent so far.
Forum: Electrical Systems   05-16-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 964
Posted By Skipper Joe
There are two battery banks. A 48v for the Elec...

There are two battery banks. A 48v for the Elec motor and a 12v for house. Should they be grounded together using the negative post? Where should the AC ground go in that case?
Forum: Electrical Systems   05-13-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 964
Posted By Skipper Joe
Common Ground without an engine...

Hey guys n gals

I am installing an electric motor into my Fiberglass 1977 Orion S&S 35. All I have read about grounding says that the engine's negative is the common ground for both DC and AC. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-19-2010
Replies: 28
Views: 3,153
Posted By Skipper Joe
Depending on your style of sailing, you might...

Depending on your style of sailing, you might consider going electric. We are making the switch as we speak. Getting very excited.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-17-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 1,260
Posted By Skipper Joe
Hey Thanks guys! I'll snap some photos to show...

Hey Thanks guys! I'll snap some photos to show you what I mean.

Caleb, come on out. She's still a major work in progress.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-17-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 1,260
Posted By Skipper Joe
anyone? Just wondering what the deck plate is...

anyone? Just wondering what the deck plate is called where the tiller goes into the deck and where I can get one? Is it something I have to make? This pic is an example...
...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-15-2010
Replies: 17
Views: 2,168
Posted By Skipper Joe
This is why we are switching to an electric...

This is why we are switching to an electric motor. We have removed the diesel. A friend popped by just yesterday and said, "hey. why doesn't your boat stink?" I just smiled and said, "I dunno."
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-15-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 1,260
Posted By Skipper Joe
Wheel to Tiller Conversion

I know, it seems crazy, but I am a little off. :laugher

1977 Orion S&S 35. Was originally drawn with a tiller. Upon inspection the wheel seems like it was an after thought and not original. ...
Forum: Living Aboard   11-15-2010
Replies: 45
Views: 4,786
Posted By Skipper Joe
We love it too. Our old boat was in pretty bad...

We love it too. Our old boat was in pretty bad disrepair, but it is coming along. We have been aboard now for 3 winters (NYC). We have two oil radiators, a big one in the main cabin and a little...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-26-2010
Replies: 2
Views: 989
Posted By Skipper Joe
bilge paint with Barrier Coat?

Hey guys,

We are making the switch to electric! Motor is out, and now is a good time to make the engine compartment perty. I read here once about using barrier coat instead of bilge paint. Am I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-22-2010
Replies: 3
Views: 513
Posted By Skipper Joe
I needa propeller

I am looking for a 3 blade fixed bronze propeller, 7/8" shaft, 16" diameter, 12" Pitch clockwise rotation. Anyone recently removed theirs?

If I should post this elsewhere let me know.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-22-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 1,819
Posted By Skipper Joe
A bean bag on a boat! Awesome!

A bean bag on a boat! Awesome!
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