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Search: Posts Made By: StormBay
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 232
Posted By StormBay
Re: head ache

Lavac.. Simple, reliable, and small (pump is mounted separate from the bowl) As full time live-aboards our head gets a lot of use and we simply love our Lavac.
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 547
Posted By StormBay
Re: Seeking sailing experience for my father's 80th birthday.

You may want to check out www.sailopo.com (http://www.sailopo.com) I would give Hank Schmitt a call and see if he could find something for you.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-09-2014
Replies: 71
Views: 5,910
Posted By StormBay
Re: Before and After Photos - Show Us!

I am also a big fan of before and after photo sets; I can look at them for hours. Looking forward to seeing everyone else's projects. Here are a few of my own from the past 2 years.
Plumbing and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-06-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 919
Posted By StormBay
Re: Rules of thumb

I would add the rule of three's. "Any project an owner attempts on a boat will cost three times as much and take three times as long to complete as the original estimate. In the course of working on...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-05-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 893
Posted By StormBay
Re: Painted prop

Correction, your right. Its Interlux Primocon that is recommended for underwater metals not the 2000. I got confused; its also a grey primer from Interlux.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-04-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 893
Posted By StormBay
Re: Painted prop

The gray could be Interlux 2000. At our yard, they will often apply a barrier coat (to prevent contact between the bronze prop and copper in the antifouling) followed by 3 coats of regular...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-01-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 505
Posted By StormBay
Man overboard rescued after 1.5 hours at sea

Crazy video from the Clipper race. Man overboard rescued after 1.5 hours at sea | GrindTV.com (http://www.grindtv.com/outdoor/outposts/post/man-overboard-rescued-after-1-5-hours-at-sea/)
Lucky guy!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-25-2014
Replies: 32
Views: 1,701
Posted By StormBay
Re: Osmosis conspiracy theory

So your saying it wasn't a hammer but rather getting hammered that was the potential cause. Well, the OP was almost right than...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-13-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 404
Posted By StormBay
Re: Corrosion Reference Electrode and User's Guide??

Yes, absolutely... The booklet that it comes with explains the process very well. You can always install a galvanic isolator on your boat if you are worried about stray current form either the marina...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-13-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 404
Posted By StormBay
Re: Corrosion Reference Electrode and User's Guide??

Just used it today actually, to check our boat and a friends boat. What do you want to know?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-12-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 531
Posted By StormBay
Re: hull and deck no core?

Our boat also has no core in the hull or deck, and for that I am very great full. Not as common as boats that at least have cored decks. As said before, no wet core issues are a big plus!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-12-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 995
Posted By StormBay
Re: Strength Training for Sailors

The only strength training I do onboard, is with these Amazon.com: Set of 3 Heavy Grips Hand Grippers - 200, 250 & 300 lbs of resistance: Sports &...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-11-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 605
Posted By StormBay
Re: Is anyone using a flow meter to know how much water they've used?

We are using one of these low flow meters http://shop.watermeters.com/Cold-Water-Meters-with-Pulse-Output_c5.htm It looks to be the same meter thats being used in MikeOReilly link but a lot cheeper....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-09-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 592
Posted By StormBay
Re: Chainplate Fabricator Recommendations?

Check out howdy bailey yacht services 7930 Turner Rd Norfolk VA 23518-2446 Tel: 757-480-0058. He built metal boats for many years under the name marine metals and global yachts. Take a look at...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 03-02-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 1,122
Posted By StormBay
Re: How long does it take to settle into the live aboard life.

We both enjoyed it straight away however, it took around 6 months for me to feel fully adjusted and around a year or so for my wife. Coming from an apartment in NYC to a boat in fl was a fairly big...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-02-2014
Replies: 93
Views: 4,949
Posted By StormBay
Re: Watches

I do not currently own a nice watch, nor do I see my self allotting that kind of money to one any time in the near future. However I am surprised that no one has mentioned Ulysess Nardin yet. They...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-17-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 630
Posted By StormBay
Re: Using a heat gun on teak

I use the cheapest one that I could find at home depot..
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-17-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 630
Posted By StormBay
Re: Using a heat gun on teak

A heat gun and sharp scraper work wonders! Much easier than sanding. Heat it until the varnish just starts to bubble than scrape. It will take a few minutes to find your rhythm between heating and...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 02-07-2014
Replies: 61
Views: 4,172
Posted By StormBay
Re: WiFi Connectivity On-Board

Island time wifi sells all of the components you would need in one simple package at a reasonable price. They also come with easy to understand instructions Marine WiFi Systems...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 02-07-2014
Replies: 61
Views: 4,172
Posted By StormBay
Re: WiFi Connectivity On-Board

We have a Ubiquiti Bullet II wifi booster and are extremely happy with it. We pick up signals more than a mile away. The Bullet is run to a regular home router that is set up as a bridge allowing...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-21-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 697
Posted By StormBay
Re: Is this swaged fitting failing?

Its hard to tell what would have caused that especially without seeing it in person, but you are correct that its not right. If I found that during a rigging inspection I would defiantly recommend...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-13-2014
Replies: 34
Views: 2,358
Posted By StormBay
Re: Teak substitutes. Why not?

The same exact thing happened on our boat with Plas-teak that was less than 5 years old. They also blamed a bad batch of glue however it was clear that the material itself had shrunk in the sun as...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-12-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 1,611
Posted By StormBay
Re: Solid fiberglass decks.

Our Hans Christian 41 has 3/8" solid glass decks with 1.5" glass stringers every 12" I know that not all Hans Christians are built this way and that its not even consistent within each model. I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-28-2013
Replies: 39
Views: 2,457
Posted By StormBay
Re: Favorite Boat Shoe???

If I'm not barefoot, I usually wear a pair of Pumas on deck. Grippy and light. I found them on sale at Marshalls for $20 and bought the 4 pairs in different colors that were my size. That was 3...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-11-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 443
Posted By StormBay
Re: Securing Drop Boards in place? Ideas?

I would do something like this guy did..
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-yBGQy9KUdkc/T5H01K1mVhI/AAAAAAAAAFs/0s8nW1896Bg/s320/PICT0003.JPG
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