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Search: Posts Made By: argalax
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-13-2015
Replies: 35
Views: 1,745
Posted By argalax
Re: " switch to dyneema?: It is probably more...

Re: " switch to dyneema?:
It is probably more superior to SS (?), but it looks like a plain rope...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-13-2015
Replies: 35
Views: 1,745
Posted By argalax
Thanks for the replies. Aside from replacing...

Thanks for the replies.
Aside from replacing the lines, I am thinking just striping the covering and leaving the bare wire. Are there reasons against this?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-08-2015
Replies: 35
Views: 1,745
Posted By argalax
Question Rusting lifeline - what to do?

The white coating shows signs of rusting lifelines underneath. See attached pictures.
What can be done?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-12-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 1,330
Posted By argalax
Re: In-mast (un-)furling problems

Thanks all for replies - will try few suggestions.

Yes, the sail is old and stretched, with a notable pocket on the middle.
I was hoping the problem could be alleviated using some furling...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-11-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 1,330
Posted By argalax
Re: In-mast (un-)furling problems

I thought about it too. What is the solution - $500 to sailmaker? :confused:
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-11-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 1,330
Posted By argalax
Question In-mast (un-)furling problems

Hi All,

My sailboat (Beneteau 411) has the in-mast furling system.
For some reason, the mainsail jams when being un-furled - see the attached picture.

I am easing boomvang spar tension,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-06-2014
Replies: 28
Views: 1,848
Posted By argalax
Re: Where to get Class 4D flooded batteries in Miami FL area?

Just an update:
I ended up getting golf card batteries from Atlantic Battery.
Thanks all for the input.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-21-2014
Replies: 28
Views: 1,848
Posted By argalax
Question Where to get Class 4D flooded batteries in Miami FL area?

Seeking local knowledge. Does anyone know a supplier / dealer / depot where I can purchase lead-acid deep-cycle Class 4D house batteries, in Miami FL, hopefully close to dockage? We will be cruising...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-23-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 1,561
Posted By argalax
Re: Diesel engine strange problem

Just an update.

Cleaning the tank (there was quite a bit of sludge there) and replaced with fresh fuel filters did the trick - didn't have the problem since.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-13-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 1,561
Posted By argalax
Thanks for the replies - very helpful. Looks...

Thanks for the replies - very helpful.
Looks like I will have to clean the tank - the primary filter seem to collect the sludge quickly.
Also, someone sent me a WB service bulletin on the subject -...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-11-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 1,561
Posted By argalax
Question Diesel engine strange problem

Hi all.

My sailboat has a Westerbeke 42B4 diesel engine.
It starts normally, and can run for hours at cruising speed. Later, when I need to wait for as bridge opening, I would witch between...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-17-2014
Replies: 88
Icw
Views: 4,943
Posted By argalax
Re: Icw

Good point to consider (first timers :o ). We are planning to have an insurance.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-17-2014
Replies: 88
Icw
Views: 4,943
Posted By argalax
Re: Icw

Very informative thread.
We also plan to go South ICW this fall (we're 60' tall, 6' deep). It's going to be our first... and we are not familiar with various sections of the ICW.

If we aim to...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 05-29-2014
Replies: 40
Views: 2,005
Posted By argalax
Re: Boat sale and SELLER finance issues?

It's not a unique boat - a production boat of our choice, size and layout we seek, in acceptable condition, in its typical price range that can afford, etc., just happen to stand out among others we...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 05-29-2014
Replies: 40
Views: 2,005
Posted By argalax
Re: Boat sale and SELLER finance issues?

Thank you all for replies - they help.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 05-29-2014
Replies: 40
Views: 2,005
Posted By argalax
Re: Boat sale and SELLER finance issues?

The boat is registered and being sold in MD, I will be re-registering (re-flagging) it in Canada.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 05-29-2014
Replies: 40
Views: 2,005
Posted By argalax
Re: Boat sale and SELLER finance issues?

To answer some of the questions:
- Yes, the seller is under water - he owes more than the boat current value, and proceeds of the sale will not cover his loan. That's why he needs to arrange bridge...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 05-29-2014
Replies: 40
Views: 2,005
Posted By argalax
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 05-29-2014
Replies: 40
Views: 2,005
Posted By argalax
Re: Boat sale and SELLER finance issues?

jameswilson29,

You misunderstood: As a buyer, our finances are not the issue here. It's the seller of the boat who has financial issues.
Also, the boat is in US and being purchased through a...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 05-29-2014
Replies: 40
Views: 2,005
Posted By argalax
Unhappy Boat sale and SELLER finance issues?

We have made an offer for a boat, conditional to a satisfactory survey, sea trial and ... SELLER being able to secure a bridge loan.

At a time we were assured that it's a just a matter of seller...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-30-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 1,460
Posted By argalax
Re: Tohatsu 18hp tale of woe

Sounds like a cooling issue.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-11-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 1,507
Posted By argalax
Re: Bahamas

I wonder how common for cruisers to stay during hurricane season in Bahamas. Percentage guesstimate?

Also, can someone share their first (or second) -hand experience?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-07-2014
Replies: 47
Views: 2,614
Posted By argalax
Re: Silly oil change question

I wonder if anyone used Amazon.com: Shoreline Marine Oil Changer, 12 Volts: Sports & Outdoors@@AMEPARAM@@http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51DSBi9FbZL.@@AMEPARAM@@51DSBi9FbZL?
Cheaper than many...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-10-2014
Replies: 290
Views: 44,374
Posted By argalax
Re: Another "Next Generation" anchor enters the market...

Two things I don't like about the anchor (pictured in the original post of the thread):
1). Bolt assembly makes me nervous too - bolts may/WILL go loose at some point, when you least expect it....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-10-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 3,683
Posted By argalax
Re: Looking for some sailing statistics

Writerhall,
Please keep us posted on results of your findings.
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