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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-21-2014
Replies: 53
Views: 4,469
Posted By capta
Re: BoatUS membership worth it?

Even as a professional mariner, I've always carried the towing insurance from Boat US, since it became available. The CG will assist as far as lifesaving goes, but they will not tow or make much of...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-21-2014
Replies: 53
Views: 4,469
Posted By hellosailor
Re: BoatUS membership worth it?

800-395-2628
boatus.com/membership
Special Offer Code HQ102T
$19.00 instead of $25.00, when joining ONLINE.

From their "BoatUS Guide to Marine Service" which is still online as a PDF file,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-20-2014
Replies: 47
Views: 3,330
Posted By FDR14127
Thumbs up Re: Transom Lettering Height?

I would bet that it would show thru the paint, although this is often the solution used in our yard. I would run out and buy a Shurhold orbital polisher and a quart of 3M Imperial and polish it out....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-31-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 848
Posted By Boredop
Re: Help with Barient 10's?

The guts should be pretty much the same, and service procedures for a single speed winch are pretty much the same across the board once you get them apart. Either the clip around the shaft or a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-31-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 848
Posted By Boredop
Re: Help with Barient 10's?

http://www.lewmar.com/assets/img/dataset/Manual-Winch%20Service%20Manual%20B2304%20iss6.pdf
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-25-2014
Replies: 93
  Vhf/ham
Views: 5,377
Posted By hellosailor
Re: Vhf/ham

That Baofeng might also be a problem on the marine channels, because sIIRC ome of them are actually "channel pairs" with a different frequency for transmit and receive. Marine radios have that offset...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-25-2014
Replies: 93
  Vhf/ham
Views: 5,377
Posted By btrayfors
Re: Vhf/ham

What you bought is a dual-band VHF/UHF radio which is capable of receiving and transmitting on several VHF and UHF bands, including the ham bands (144-148mHz and 440mHz) and the marine band...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-18-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 1,666
Posted By bobmcgov
Re: What size winches?

Single speed #7s or #8s should do just fine if your leads are fair; if they aren't, bigger winches won't make life much better, as chafe & hardware strain will still be there. For even quite large...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-17-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 1,666
Posted By deltaten
Re: What size winches?

Eric;
If it's any help; my 27 footer has Lewmar 7's for jib winches and a Barlow #6 for the halyards .
I donn't seem to need much more and hardy use theJibbers. anyway ;) EEither would be a nice...
Forum: Outboard   01-31-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 2,348
Posted By FourthCoast
Re: Anti-Fouling Paint on an outboard?

Hi Ericb,

I suspect my situation is different since my boat was in a slip on a freshwater river last year. However -- everything that touches that river for more than a couple hours comes out with...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-23-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 1,417
Posted By rhr1956
Re: Optimal halyard length?

Eric,
They used the wire halyards back in the day because it didn't stretch. With the advances in rope making technology, the wire became obsolete. They are using the high-tech stuff nowadays to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-05-2013
Replies: 54
Views: 5,889
Posted By SchockT
Re: WTF is this?

based on the fact that the fuse is a "slow-blow" that is typically used on loads that have high in-rush current on starting, such as a motor, and the heavy gauge of the wire I would say it is meant...
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