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Search: Posts Made By: Snboard976
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-06-2011
Replies: 15
Views: 1,677
Posted By Snboard976
Some of the tape was either scotch or 3m brand,...

Some of the tape was either scotch or 3m brand, there was some that was another brand. I believe its called painters tape. The fact that it was on a vertical surface made it difficult to soak. The...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-06-2011
Replies: 15
Views: 1,677
Posted By Snboard976
Just spent 8hrs at the boat and got most of it...

Just spent 8hrs at the boat and got most of it off. WD-40 Didn't pentrate the tape even with several applications and time. It worked almost as well as the adhesive remover for any residue left...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-05-2011
Replies: 15
Views: 1,677
Posted By Snboard976
Blue tape hell

I left on blue painters tape longer than I should have. Does anyone have a tip for how to remove it? I am removing it now at a rate of about 5 feet/hour.

I have tried:

-holding a sponge with...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 05-29-2011
Replies: 2
Views: 1,651
Posted By Snboard976
No V-Berths

I am looking for a 37-45 foot sailboat that has either a center line or pullman master berth. That is a non negotiable for the admiral. The budget is 80k for a sail away boat. I would like to sail it...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-20-2010
Replies: 148
Views: 9,219
Posted By Snboard976
Free water in Nassau with purchase of gas at the...

Free water in Nassau with purchase of gas at the station in between the bridges. Stretch it to Georgetown where there is free water at the dinghy dock.

Make a spear for fishing (it is legal). Buy...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-20-2010
Replies: 67
Views: 5,557
Posted By Snboard976
I'd go, but I have to work. Need to save up for...

I'd go, but I have to work. Need to save up for my next boat.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-16-2010
Replies: 18
Views: 12,083
Posted By Snboard976
I wonder if I'm looking at aluminum oxide or...

I wonder if I'm looking at aluminum oxide or calcium deposits in my aluminum tank? Removing the tank is not an option - teak & holly floor would have to be removed as well as sink cabinetry etc. ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-31-2010
Replies: 87
Views: 7,669
Posted By Snboard976
I can't imagine single handing on an overnight...

I can't imagine single handing on an overnight passage. I have had too many near collisions. I don't need another competent sailor aboard, just someone to watch for lights on the horizon. I also go a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-30-2010
Replies: 21
Views: 4,531
Posted By Snboard976
I like the one gallon chemical sprayer we have....

I like the one gallon chemical sprayer we have. It is a shower and fresh water wash down. It great not to hang anything up.
Forum: Destinations 07-26-2010
Replies: 3
Views: 1,926
Posted By Snboard976
Thanks, we went with Chincoteague after dark....

Thanks, we went with Chincoteague after dark. Like you said, it was not fun. The first green is unlit and slightly further south than the chart shows. The next red is also not lit. After that there...
Forum: Destinations 07-25-2010
Replies: 3
Views: 1,926
Posted By Snboard976
Great Machipongo Inlet Delmarva Coast

Does anyone have local knowledge of the Great Machipongo Inlet on the Delmarva Coast? I am about 2.5 hours away and thinking of breaking a trip to Ocean City in half by stopping there tonight.

I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-23-2010
Replies: 29
Views: 6,728
Posted By Snboard976
I just wrote about Transderm SCOP on my blog. I...

I just wrote about Transderm SCOP on my blog. I had been using Dramamine for years, but I am a convert. I could do things with the Scopolamine that would have made me incredibly sea sick. Dramamine,...
Forum: Chartering 07-23-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 1,656
Posted By Snboard976
I guess they read sailnet.

I guess they read sailnet.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-23-2010
Replies: 34
Views: 5,299
Posted By Snboard976
Matt has the best advice. Ask if he is...

Matt has the best advice. Ask if he is interested in selling. Don't tell him you have been on board and don't discuss money yet. When he says he is interested you can ask to go aboard, then you can...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-05-2010
Replies: 9
Views: 3,191
Posted By Snboard976
AIS / VHF combo

Does anyone use the Standard Horizon VHF/AIS combo unit. It seems like a great deal at $350 when the stand alone AIS receiver is $700. What is the catch? Does it interface with a chart plotter? ...
Forum: Diesel 06-27-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 740
Posted By Snboard976
Problem fixed. For some reason I wasn't able to...

Problem fixed. For some reason I wasn't able to prime the fuel hoses until I turned over the engine. After that the electric pump did its job and I bled the engine normally.

All is well and I...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 06-26-2010
Replies: 14
Views: 1,197
Posted By Snboard976
I agree... There have been several posts in...

I agree... There have been several posts in different threads about insurance companies requiring a rigging inspection. I have never heard of an insurance company requiring it. Some may ask when the...
Forum: Diesel 06-26-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 740
Posted By Snboard976
Alright, I have spent the day tracing the fuel...

Alright, I have spent the day tracing the fuel line from the tank to the Racor and I haven't found any clogs. Blew into the fuel tank and hear bubbles and blew threw all of the high pressure hoses to...
Forum: Diesel 06-26-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 740
Posted By Snboard976
Surge and Die

As a was entering a cut in the reef in the engine surged and died. I was able to sail in and anchor safely, but I am having trouble fixing it.

I replaced the Racor filter and tried to prime it...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 06-25-2010
Replies: 14
Views: 1,197
Posted By Snboard976
My survey was $19/ft in Long Island, NY 2008. ...

My survey was $19/ft in Long Island, NY 2008. That represented about 1 percent of the asking price which is not cheap. However, to make you feel better, you can count on getting at least part of the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-13-2010
Replies: 3
Views: 594
Posted By Snboard976
Renting Sat Phone

I am leaving on an offshore passage from the Bahamas to North Carolina. Right now I have an SSB reciever which I have used to listen to the weather and download weather faxes but it is not very...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-14-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 2,207
Posted By Snboard976
I was a launch operator for 6 years through high...

I was a launch operator for 6 years through high school and part of college. Without the tips the base salary would not have been enough to keep me at the job.

I wouldn't expect a tip every...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 03-12-2010
Replies: 1
Views: 1,184
Posted By Snboard976
Dominican Republic Boat Storage

Does anyone have experience having a boat hauled and stored in the Dominican Republic? Where did you do it? Did insurance cover you during the Hurricane season?
Forum: Caribbean 03-05-2010
Replies: 0
Views: 999
Posted By Snboard976
Great Iguana to The Caymans

Has any American boat had a problem with the Navy or Coast Guard sailing from Great Iguana to The Caymans? I am particularly interested with the southern coast of Cuba off of Guantanamo Bay.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-25-2010
Replies: 1
Views: 391
Posted By Snboard976
Air Breeze Problem

A few months ago my air breeze started having problems. The unit would start spinning at a high speed then come to a shuddering halt. It would continue doing this every few seconds. I tried to...
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