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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-09-2015
Replies: 29
Views: 6,249
Posted By Jetexas
Re: Shipmate Gimbaled Gas Range

I was just lighting mine with a match or lighter. I'd lift the floor of the oven out, click on the lighter, turn on the gas, then set the floor back in once it was lit. There were no flints or...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-27-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 1,328
Posted By Jetexas
Re: what is this goo in my bilge?

Mineral oil from an in-hull transducer?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-27-2015
Replies: 1,143
Views: 294,989
Posted By Jetexas
Re: Lets get some good sunrise/sunset pictures....

We watched the sun sink below the horizon as we were sailing west back to Kemah Saturday night.

46969

http://www.svgimmeshelter.wordpress.com
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-14-2015
Replies: 99
Views: 7,313
Posted By Jetexas
Re: Flying drones

So the sound of drones is unacceptable, but the sound of wind generators are ok?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-26-2015
Replies: 41
Views: 4,122
Posted By Jetexas
Re: Coast Guard Documentation process times.

When we did ours two years ago, it took almost a year to finally get our official documents. They were extremely backed up at that time.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   03-24-2015
Replies: 24
Views: 2,548
Posted By Jetexas
Re: Flagship marine?

I installed a new 12,000 btu Flagship Marine unit in February 2014. Has worked great so far.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-23-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 1,481
Posted By Jetexas
Re: Lewmar 40 ST; 1970's Spring Jaw

Got a note back from a gentleman at Lewmar this morning with instructions and a PDF. Apparently you're supposed to tap the tailing arm with a rubber mallet counterclockwise to loosen the nut before...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-23-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 1,481
Posted By Jetexas
Re: Lewmar 40 ST; 1970's Spring Jaw

Did the pipe wrench work? I just picked up an old pair of Lewmar 44ST Springjaws, and ended up completely stumped.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-17-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 1,887
Posted By Jetexas
Re: Edson pedestal brake question

If I remember correctly the last time that happened to me I had to fish the brakes out with a magnet on a string.

On that boat only my compass would come off, not the top of the pedestal, so I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-10-2013
Replies: 151
Views: 13,912
Posted By Jetexas
Re: Lets choose SmackDaddy's new boat...

Smack, the Seahorse is for sale as my girlfriend just talked me into an O'day 34.

1984 Starwind 27 Sailboat (http://houston.craigslist.org/boa/3730265308.html)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-10-2013
Replies: 46
Views: 2,927
Posted By Jetexas
Re: What made you buy your boat?

My first boat purchase was inspired by the Free Yacht Saga on Instructables.com. My brother and I were basically looking for something floating we could get as cheaply as possible, so we ended up...
Forum: Living Aboard   04-09-2013
Replies: 31
Views: 3,948
Posted By Jetexas
Re: Looking for blog posts by/about new liveaboards, or those about to move aboard

My girlfriend and I just started a blog about our new-to-us O'day 34.

Gimme Shelter (http://www.svgimmeshelter.blogspot.com)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-03-2013
Replies: 30
Views: 4,665
Posted By Jetexas
Re: Edson Pedestal Paint?

My pedestal was actually black. When I repainted it I actually used either Krylon or Rustoleum High Heat Barbecue Grill paint from the hardware store. Three years going and it still looks great.
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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-05-2012
Replies: 1,143
Views: 294,989
Posted By Jetexas
Re: Lets get some good sunrise/sunset pictures....

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7246/8154690303_83bea41abf_c.jpg

Marina Del Sol in Kemah, Texas this weekend.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-01-2012
Replies: 38
Views: 7,885
Posted By Jetexas
Re: Custom Engine Panel Design

I had to make a panel from scratch for my boat.

I used Adobe Indesign to mock the size of the panel and then lay out the placement of the gauges, switches, etc. Then I printed it and taped the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-23-2012
Replies: 174
Views: 34,168
Posted By Jetexas
Re: How "afraid" should we be of sailing?

Disclaimer, I didn't read the entire thread, so my apologies if these two points have already been covered.

Statistically less accidents are going to happen in rough weather because less people...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-20-2012
Replies: 1,143
Views: 294,989
Posted By Jetexas
Re: Lets get some good sunrise/sunset pictures....

Saturday morning started like this:

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8291/7825186866_b17ab9e1bc_c.jpg

But the rest of the day looked pretty much like this:
...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-14-2012
Replies: 26
Views: 9,142
Posted By Jetexas
Re: 1981 Evinrude 9.9hp 2str starts but won't run

My first guess is the vent on the fuel tank isn't open.

However, if it's flooding, not starving, I would second the float level diagnosis.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-13-2012
Replies: 1,143
Views: 294,989
Posted By Jetexas
Re: Lets get some good sunrise/sunset pictures....

Had some nice sunsets in Kemah lately.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8025/7721956338_2df7b3857f_c.jpg

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7138/7714488714_f2d64e6c96_c.jpg
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-13-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 432
Posted By Jetexas
Re: Perseid meteor shower

I tried last year, but even out on the bay, there's way too much light pollution in the Houston area to see much of anything.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-13-2012
Replies: 17
Views: 1,252
Posted By Jetexas
Re: Why are all local outfitters terrible?

If it gets unplugged, it goes straight to the bottom. It's sunk twice this year already. There's a bunch of legal issues with it. It's driving everyone in the marina crazy.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-13-2012
Replies: 17
Views: 1,252
Posted By Jetexas
Re: Why are all local outfitters terrible?

We have a new West Marine superstore, a competing marine wholesale store, and a somewhat disorganized but well-stocked resale shop all within about a mile from each other. However, when it comes to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-10-2012
Replies: 41
Views: 3,680
Posted By Jetexas
Re: replacing the wood on the cabin side of a classic sailboat

Why not go the three strip method as previously mentioned but add in a couple strips of a different wood for contrast? Make it look like it's meant to have multiple planks, know what I mean?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-09-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 12,587
Posted By Jetexas
Re: Smallest Diesel Generator Carrying Sailboat

There's a big cockpit locker on my Starwind 27 that could accomdate a diesel genset. Especially a tiny one like this: NEXT-GEN - Marine Power Units (http://www.nextgenerationpower.com/3kwmarine.html)...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-09-2012
Replies: 18
Views: 1,226
Posted By Jetexas
Re: pointing

What size jib are you using? My Starwind 27 only came with a 70% storm jib and wouldn't point worth crap. I finally put a 100% on her, and now I can close haul to just a few degrees off the wind....
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