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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-06-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 782
Posted By hopcar
Re: secondary bulge pump

Like Rich said, go big and mount it a little higher than your primary pump. It will only come on if water is coming in faster than your primary can handle. My secondary pump is a Rule 3000. I don't...
Forum: Watkins   05-28-2015
Replies: 1
Views: 600
Posted By hopcar
Re: A little woodworking today

It's very satisfying to do a job like that. You might try bleaching that top board with oxalic acid or Tip Top Teak to get a more even color.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-15-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 1,317
Posted By hopcar
Re: Jabsco-12v-Electric-Conversion for Head

Jabsco makes four conversion kits. Avoid this one as it is very noisy.
The others are all pretty good.
You can also reuse your bowl with a Raritan Sea Era conversion kit.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-25-2014
Replies: 35
Views: 2,672
Posted By hopcar
Re: ebay purchase gone bad: 1/4" G43 anchor chain

HRD imports inexpensive marine products from China. They have a very pretty catalog. Their address is in an industrial area west of Miami International Airport.

The following information comes...
Forum: Outboard   06-21-2014
Replies: 46
Views: 4,009
Posted By hopcar
Re: Propane Powered Outboard Engine Experience??

I'm a Lehr dealer and I'll try to answer some of your questions.
Reliability: The first container load to hit the US were not good. Lehr just gave everybody a new one. I'm afraid it hurt their...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-07-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 1,091
Posted By hopcar
Re: Trolling motor to mooring

I use a little 30 lb thrust Minnkota with two jet ski batteries to push various small boats and inflatables. I run it on one battery until that battery dies. When I switch batteries, I know it's time...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-28-2014
Replies: 33
Views: 2,017
Posted By hopcar
Re: Bottom slime

Did you use Trinidad paint by Pettit or were you in Trinidad when the paint was applied?

Slime seems to cause anti fouling paint to become ineffective and hard growth to form quicker that it would...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-01-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 1,065
Posted By hopcar
Re: Are Jabsco marine head joker valves interchangeable?

There are actually two sizes of Jabsco joker valves. There is a small one used on electric toilets with a 1" discharge and a larger one used on toilets with a 1-1/2" discharge.

Practical Sailor...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-15-2013
Replies: 75
Views: 39,157
Posted By hopcar
Re: New Lehr propane outboard

Davidpm, Many years ago I sold Johnson and Seagull outboards. I have no current experience with selling other brands. I do own a Yamaha 70 hp on a larger boat and I like it very much. I bought a Lehr...
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