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Search: Posts Made By: deltaten
Forum: Endeavour 10 Hours Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 198
Posted By deltaten
Re: 80+ gallons of storage for the Endeavour 37..

Nicely done!
a nightmare of bits and pieces; but still,
nicely done! :)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Day Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 308
Posted By deltaten
Re: Side Gangway

will do...
....and finding two would be better!
my first mate has stability issues and i,even been attempting something similar.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Day Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 417
Posted By deltaten
Re: Installing tapered scuppers?

That would be a counter-sunk or flush fitted scupper. A hole saw would work for the body of the fitting; but you would need a matching angle counter sink bit for the flange. THat might be a tough bit...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Day Ago
Replies: 163
Views: 11,199
Posted By deltaten
Re: Islander 36 projects in paradise!!!!!

Huzzah!
Ya finally got 'er going. Goodonya! :D

GA to. El Salvador is one helluva commute for daysails! Finish 'er off enuff to take 'er along?! ;)

regards,
Paul
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 5,320
Posted By deltaten
Re: North Carolina - best place for sailing???

tagger for future ref.
looking into locating there at some point. thanks for the suggestions.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 7,058
Posted By deltaten
Re: Making Companionway Doors

I'm luvvin mine!
made em from 1/2" HDPE matl. sheet, saorta red woodish brown....dark teak! :) cutt panel to fit HUGE (36" w@ to, 30@ bott) opening. reduced by 3" on each side, to slide in DB slot....
Forum: herSailNet 1 Week Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 948
Posted By deltaten
Re: For Us Female Navigators Out There

Yep! "old school" works here too. :D.. In sight of land .. HH compass to shoot bearings to charted objects an. BINGO! location!
Coastal Nav. in bigger waters where ya just might need to...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 1 Week Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 687
Posted By deltaten
Re: Central vac

Whenever I need to vac the boat, I consider the same idea.. Shouldn't be a whole lotta trouble to mount a small wet'n'dry vac underneathy somewheres and tube to a convenient loc. Moreroom to...
Forum: Electrical Systems 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 487
Posted By deltaten
Re: Zinc Consumption question

because its on the point. last point of contact, and smallest, with surrounding "cathode/ground. CNT remember name of principle? me be an EE can help?
Forum: Watkins 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 427
Posted By deltaten
Re: help please watkins 36cc

new;
Didja ever find out when/who it was *actually* built?. Seems there's some conjecture about model years annsd date sold ??? HIN should be a big clue; but.... :shrugs:
I read thru some WOG...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 817
Posted By deltaten
Re: self contained battery powered LED interior lights

I found and use a couple battery-powered, three LED, 4 head "track" llights from Ace hardware.. On sale at $12.89 last year. They take two sets of three AAA batts; but willwork with one set....
Forum: Provisioning 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 41
Views: 1,659
Posted By deltaten
Re: Provisioning for a small boat

I gettum for just over two bux ata Wally Worldprrtty hi in salt; but ya need that in the heat anyways.
Careful with MRE. They can bind ya up tighter thanna frogs butt ;)lotsa water for either.
I...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 1,493
Posted By deltaten
Re: Size vs. Condition/Amenities?

In this instance, I'd vote. size
You can always fix/refinish/refit a boat.
You cannot make it bigger; regardless how much you clean/polish !
Forum: Diesel 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 666
Posted By deltaten
Re: Volvo Engines

I worked as a mechanic in a small Volvoshop back in 70-71. The early imports; the B-16thru B-18 and 20 were cast iron workhorses. Engines as late as 1968 and were difficult to get parts for. It...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 628
Posted By deltaten
Re: Working the engine controls

Mine's to Stbd; but same-o, same-o. I was exasperated to the point of trying to find bulkhead mounted shifter/throttle. Price and time saw to it that I became used to the low mounts.. I still might...
Forum: Provisioning 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 41
Views: 1,659
Posted By deltaten
Re: Provisioning for a small boat

On water.........

While I have yet to source a filter for nasty water. I do have an under-=sink cartridge type in line with the tank feed. We etnd to use bottled water and keepa supply aboard....
Forum: Provisioning 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 41
Views: 1,659
Posted By deltaten
Re: Provisioning for a small boat

Make a menu plan ahead of time.. Do not figure on three squares a day; you'll be busy sailing ;) Figure a hi-carb, hearty. b-fast, snacks and fruit for lunch on the fly and a simple evening meal. ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 488
Posted By deltaten
Re: Looking for a boat bbq?

My similar grill from Lowe's has roughly 280 sq. in. of space. Bought last year at $75, now disco'd and replaced by a smaller unit with a couple addn'l features for $85.
Is it chinzier than Magma?...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 877
Posted By deltaten
Re: What do you stow after sailing? After the season?

I re-purposed old sails into box-shaped "bags" to stow the mainsheet when not aboard.. I currently stow removed jib sheets in the wet locker to Stbd whenever I leave the boat. I will soon have bags...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 510
Posted By deltaten
Re: From the "what were they (the designers) thinking" category.

nice work. good thinking. excellent execution
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 296
Posted By deltaten
Re: looking at a watkins w36c help please

Reading the entire history; rather than just the specs, it does sound confusing. I guess it hinges on the HIN prefix being AJC or WYM.
My '80 is on the cusp and has some features of previous...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 296
Posted By deltaten
Re: looking at a watkins w36c help please

newhaul;
Find specs at Watkins* Owners Home Page (http://www.watkinsowners.com) . A cornucopia of information, indeed !
like my 27, the keels were formed as part of the hull then filled with...
Forum: Diesel 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 301
Posted By deltaten
Re: Transmission goes CLUNK!

If it goes "clunk" when you do *this; don't do*this* ! ;)
We seem to ask a lot from our equipment. Abuse, overrun, maint..or lack of. Best to do everything. you can to minimize. damage whenever...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 448
Posted By deltaten
Re: help needed in Lancaster PA

Hmmmm?
What Donna says. Does sound a bit odd. Toogood a deal to pass for $200 over asking? shipped?
Makes me wonder. :hmm:

If after some thought and a few more posts , all seems to be on the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 501
Posted By deltaten
Re: Cheapo water tanks

Regardless of how good the tank; ya still hafta deal with stale/musty water, if left too long. clorox flavored coffee is NOT an option ;)

Keep your tankage smaller and refresh mo'oftener!
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