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Search: Posts Made By: TomS
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-10-2005
Replies: 2
Views: 817
Posted By TomS
shaft couplings

A general rule is that rust is ten times thicker than the metal that produced it. In other words, .001 inches of metal rusting will produce a layer of rust .010 inches.

Wire brush, paint with...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-10-2005
Replies: 6
Views: 1,351
Posted By TomS
Sulphated batteries

Drynoc, unless you are planning on some serious cruising, do yourself a favor. Go down to your local WallyWorld and get some new RV/Marine deep-cycle batteries. They''ll last 2-3 years then you buy...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 05-07-2005
Replies: 4
Views: 1,668
Posted By TomS
Cruising: A Way of Life or Vacation?

If you''re ever in the Clear Lake,Texas area,(for awhile) look me up. I''m sure I can find someything for you to do to get you out of your wife''s hair for awhile.(big grin)

Perhaps there is a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-30-2005
Replies: 10
Views: 1,597
Posted By TomS

Sorry to be so long in getting back to you.
If you have two bulbs, each is going to require power. Now, you already have one power wire and a ground. All you need to add is another power...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-25-2005
Replies: 6
Views: 1,398
Posted By TomS
Morgan 27 sail/stanchion problem

My experience is that it will faded away on its on in about two weeks. At least thats the way it works here on the Gulf Coast.

I assume you have already washed the rest of the excess off, now sit...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-25-2005
Replies: 10
Views: 1,597
Posted By TomS

Is your "steaming light also a deck light? If it is, two wires carry power to there respective lights, and the other is a ground. There isn''t any way to decide which is ground and which carries...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 04-21-2005
Replies: 4
Views: 1,668
Posted By TomS
Cruising: A Way of Life or Vacation?

It has been years since I read Capt. Slocum''s book, but I do seem to recall him hauling some freight at one point. However, I may very well be wrong.

Be that as it may, I stand by my point that...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-18-2005
Replies: 1
Views: 1,008
Posted By TomS
12 volt to 24 volt conversion

It is the total amperage of your battery system that determines how much power you have available. Increasing the voltage is only advantagous if you are powering heavy current demanding loads;ie,...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 04-17-2005
Replies: 4
Views: 1,668
Posted By TomS
Cruising: A Way of Life or Vacation?

When I started my cruising life, "cruising" meant living aboard a sea-worthy vessel and supporting yourself as you voyaged from port to port. Most did some sort of repairs to the yachts that...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 04-15-2005
Replies: 24
Views: 5,155
Posted By TomS
Dreams of Sunsets, Rum & Island Life

Twenty years ago, I dropped out of "the race"to become a sailor. I had a twenty-three foot Columbia sailboat. After I gave away my suits and ties,and sold my car,tv, steroe, and everything else...
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