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Search: Posts Made By: Delezynski
Forum: Electric/Hybrid 6 Days Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 280
Posted By Delezynski
Re: Battery (and solar) for weekender


You say it's a week end boat. Do you keep it at a dock, with power available? Or on a mooring or place with no power?

I agree, you shoul pick up another battery, like a group 27 deep...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 315
Posted By Delezynski
First WEMA failure

We installed our WEMA quantity system back in 02 or 03. We have one gauge for two water tanks, and one for one fuel tank.

This year we had the first failure of a part of our WEMA quantity system....
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 1,716
Posted By Delezynski
Re: How old is too old and how cheap too cheap

I don't agree. :(

We found the correct cruising boat for us. Bought it in 1992. It could have taken off as it was.

But, we worked on making it more comfortable for us. Moved aboard full time...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-04-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 773
Posted By Delezynski
New way of cruising??????

Man in floating bubble rescued in Atlantic Ocean.

See it at;

"The Coast Guard received a report that Reza Baluchi, a U.S. citizen, was...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-27-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 2,045
Posted By Delezynski
Re: Funding retirement boat

I guess I am approaching this subject different.

As I see it, if you are renting a place to live in, you are doing two things. One, you are giving away money that could better be spent on the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-27-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 2,045
Posted By Delezynski
Re: Funding retirement boat


It all depends on what type/size of "retirement" boat you are talking about.

We bought our boat quite some time before we retired. Instead of moving up to a bigger boat, we were able to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-17-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 5,441
Posted By Delezynski
Lost a dear friend to Odile

JUST got word that hurricane Odile, in La Paz Mexico took Gunter from us.

His body was found in his boat, sunk from the storm. He was last heard from when he was knee deep in water in the boat (I...
Forum: Gulf of Mexico 08-14-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 488
Posted By Delezynski
Re: Gulf of Mexico video cruising reports

GOOD ONE! Went right over me. :) My spelling is SOOOOO BAD.

My very FIRST sailing took place in Galveston Tx. I remember that most of the water off of Tx. was brown and not so clear.

We wanted...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-05-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 1,202
Posted By Delezynski
Re: standing rigging replacement


If you do have, "I have good mechanical skills" DO IT YOURSELF. It's NOT that hard and often times you will get a better job. I can't tell you how many times over the years that I have seen a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-06-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 679
Posted By Delezynski
Re: radar gun

Hey Wingnut, have you gotten your patent on that? If not, why not?

Hey Wingnut, I'm tired of hearing about the labor pains, come back when I can see the baby!

Wingnut,how long till you go...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-06-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 679
Posted By Delezynski
Re: radar gun

I guess I am a geezer around here..... :)

Some (many) years back there was a hand held radar unit. Don't remember who made it now. I was always sorry I did not purchase one! But was broke at the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-03-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 1,263
Posted By Delezynski
Re: 5200 vs Sikaflex

For what application??

I like Sikaflex (for some applications) MUCH better than 5200. I NEVER use 5200 as I expect some day to have to remove parts from the boat.

BUT, having said that, I MUCH...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-01-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 426
Posted By Delezynski
Important change for hurricane warnings in 2014

Just saw this on Yahoo. Looks like a bit more info for those that may be in the way...

Link to the story; Yahoo!...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-02-2014
Replies: 42
Views: 2,677
Posted By Delezynski
Re: Ham Radio a Necessity?


Sounds like a GREAT plan! That's the way to make it very successful, take your time and ENJOY at YOUR pace. Also, with that general direction you have plenty of time for YOU to decide on the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-02-2013
Replies: 107
Views: 7,201
Posted By Delezynski
Re: That's a pretty cheap boat heater!

Close to that, I did a short (7 min) Youtube video on how we insulated our boat. It's at;
Hull Insulation - YouTube

Ours is a 27 foot, but if it's not freezing outside, the heat of the 2 of us...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-29-2013
Replies: 107
Views: 7,201
Posted By Delezynski
Re: That's a pretty cheap boat heater!

Are you talking about this?

As I said in an old message in this thread, I now put an oil lamp in it for heat, or a nice effect.
Forum: Diesel 11-26-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 2,031
Posted By Delezynski
Re: Yanmar loses RPM in gear


Once you have checked out the fuel supply, check your exhaust mixing elbow.

It clogs up slowly over time and restricts the engine due to back pressure buildup.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-23-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 643
Posted By Delezynski
Re: Fresh water tank quantity indicating

Wema is your friend. :)

We use 3 on board. Installed them back in 03 or so and they have been working GREAT ever since. Including full time live aboard and cruising. We have one gauge in the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-18-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 1,581
Posted By Delezynski
Re: Porta-bote as tender/dinghy


We are now (just) on our second 8 foot PB. LOVE IT!!

It's so ugly, nobody wants to steal it. ;)
It's light by 8 Ft dink standards. :)
It will plane (with one of us in it) with our 3.5...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-02-2013
Replies: 34
Views: 7,440
Posted By Delezynski
Re: Solo Mast Stepping System

We also have a Nor'Sea 27 and use the boom to raise & lower our mast. We towed it back to Az. in the US from Guaymas, Mexico and Ed & Ellen helped us. There DVD is a GREAT place to start. You don't...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-01-2013
Replies: 216
Views: 10,480
Posted By Delezynski
Re: Sailing, safety, & size

By the way Barefoot,

A photo just for you.... :D

And as we have on our web page......
Cruising should be entirely for pleasure, and when it ceases to be so it no longer makes sense. Of course...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-27-2013
Replies: 34
Views: 2,779
Posted By Delezynski
Re: Tea Tree Oil Recipe

Progress Report from this end.....

As I said I made about 6 or so ounces. The smell worked well for a time, then, in about one week the gel skimmed over and it stopped working. I removed the HARD...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-08-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 2,674
Posted By Delezynski
Re: Handheld depth sounder?

We have one like the one at; Vexilar Inc. Hand Held Sonar: Sports & Outdoors@@AMEPARAM@@

Have had it for may...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-08-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 500
Posted By Delezynski
Re: AC wiring for plugin charger (Iota)


Aboard Guenevere, we went with option 1. The box is in the engine compartment and is a GFI type. I use it to plug in the charger and I also use it to plug in the cord for our Engel reefer....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-02-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 2,284
Posted By Delezynski
Re: Tips or Suggestions, Sailing from San Diego to San Francisco


We have sailed that coast a bit in our Nor'Sea 27. Zeehag is correct, South is MUCH MORE FUN! North is an uphill climb. Is the boat outfitted for open ocean? If not, it may cost less to...
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