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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   8 Hours Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 302
Posted By aeventyr60
Re: How to template stainless tubing?

Two trade guys for that simple job? Run away fast as you can. This stuff is not rocket science. Tube size could be for strength or aesthetics....What do you want to support? 1'' is usually the call...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   8 Hours Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 302
Posted By aeventyr60
Re: How to template stainless tubing?

Having the dudes come to your boat is even better. They know how things fit and can probably do a better job on site. Also, they will not be responsible when it doesn't fit according to your plan,...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   4 Days Ago
Replies: 1,117
Views: 50,852
Posted By aeventyr60
Re: Steel vs Fiberglass

There are always a few Van De Stadt designed steel boats around:

Van de Stadt Design - Yacht Designers and Naval Architects (http://www.stadtdesign.com/pages/list_of_all_designs)

Think we see...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   5 Days Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 452
Posted By aeventyr60
Re: Air conditioner issues

Guess you'll have to turn the pizza oven off tonight.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   5 Days Ago
Replies: 57
Views: 1,410
Posted By aeventyr60
Re: Questions for Patreon Users

Here is a cruisers patreon offering:

https://www.patreon.com/followtheboat?ty=c
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   1 Week Ago
Replies: 245
Views: 12,069
Posted By aeventyr60
Re: Modern convenience and boat size

^I think Outbound was spot on in his comment. Many will ask the questions and not like the responses from those that do have the experience...We see see the same thing thread after thread...Nobody...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   1 Week Ago
Replies: 245
Views: 12,069
Posted By aeventyr60
Re: Modern convenience and boat size

^Get out on the water more. That way you will have good reason to have wet panties. Grow a thicker skin too.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   1 Week Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 499
Posted By aeventyr60
Re: Spinglines When Along Side--Nylon or Polyester?

^Sometimes it's my dock lines holding the damn dock together.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   1 Week Ago
Replies: 86
Views: 3,357
Posted By aeventyr60
Re: Do You Pole out your Jib?

^We had a poled out headsail and tuck in the main for 15 days on the way to the Marquesas, hardly touched a sheet either.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   1 Week Ago
Replies: 245
Views: 12,069
Posted By aeventyr60
Re: Modern convenience and boat size

I sealed off my butcher block style side opening door many moons ago, never missed it once. Over time learned about packing the fridge and freezer for long term offshore use. Usually the bottom of...
Forum: Electrical Systems   1 Week Ago
Replies: 38
Views: 1,057
Posted By aeventyr60
Re: Start electrics problem

^Maybe in all this testing/trouble shooting/aggravation you may want to simplify your system, eliminate several connections/wires/switches.....Sounds like a real charlie foxtrot.
Forum: Electrical Systems   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 598
Posted By aeventyr60
Re: Simple Electrical System

Enjoy your boat as is. Don't think it is worth spending the time and money on this type of upgrade. By the time your done it will be at least a BOAT buck.
Forum: Electrical Systems   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 38
Views: 1,057
Posted By aeventyr60
Re: Start electrics problem

Those 1 2 both off switches do go bad, the swing contact gets worn. Not too expensive to replace either.

Blue Sea Systems e-Series Battery Switch...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 330
Views: 30,945
Posted By aeventyr60
Re: Advice From Young Punks

^Jaime & Liz were at the boat yard here in Satun, Thailand, always a lot of laughs with these folks. They also have a section of "interview with cruisers" an interesting take on the cruising life.
...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 587
Posted By aeventyr60
Re: Boat life hack, bottom paint.....?

You might not want to wait to careen your boat in the wild, it takes a bit of practice, and is just another part of practiced seamanship. Sailors have been doing it for centuries, not sure why it's...
Forum: Diesel   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 492
Posted By aeventyr60
Re: Perkins 4.108 Purging the fuel system

^Even better if she is left handed. Also, take some time between cranking the engine over, it may take a few times for all the air to come out
Forum: Diesel   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 492
Posted By aeventyr60
Re: Perkins 4.108 Purging the fuel system

Same issue on my installed Perkins, I just crack the first injector and turn over the engine, all the air comes out and the she fires out. Another thing, when changing the engine mounted fuel filter,...
Forum: Diesel   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 270
Posted By aeventyr60
Re: is too much trannie fluid bad?

Flush with ATF. Keep it at the mfg. suggested level. Change once a year. A whopping 5 bucks here to do it right.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 515
Posted By aeventyr60
Re: Interior wood refinishing

^Five coats of polyurethane on the floor...maybe another two.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 245
Views: 12,069
Posted By aeventyr60
Re: Modern convenience and boat size

^maybe if you explained in a bit more detail the issues you are having using and interpreting the data shown on your radar screen you'd get get some ideas on what you might do to increase your...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 515
Posted By aeventyr60
Re: Interior wood refinishing

TOA varnish on most, Beger polyurethane on the floor. Had to use some light colored woodstain on the starboard side horizontal wood to get the new wood to match up with the older mahogany. A few...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,117
Views: 50,852
Posted By aeventyr60
Re: Steel vs Fiberglass

^think Popular Mechanics got me to thinking...but then I just bought one of your boats...much easier.
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,117
Views: 50,852
Posted By aeventyr60
Re: Steel vs Fiberglass

Surely, there are some plans of note for the home builder?

Sure, many a cruising dream were fueled by the ads at the back of "Popular Mechanics" in the 70's...
...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 4,852
Posted By aeventyr60
Re: Lee sails any recent experience?

I visited the Lee sail office in Hong Kong a few years back. My 110% jib still going strong after 8 years and quite a few miles.... Yes, you have to do the measuring and make sure everything is to...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 245
Views: 12,069
Posted By aeventyr60
Re: Modern convenience and boat size

^must be hard to get away on 3k a month budget....
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