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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-05-2007
Replies: 24
Views: 1,883
Posted By mpraca
The article I mentioned on the first post says...

The article I mentioned on the first post says the pump cost $70. It was bought at an autoparts store and has a pass through valve so it can be in line when not activated.
Off course, the dual...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-02-2007
Replies: 24
Views: 1,883
Posted By mpraca
Thanks, all good points. The dual racor system is...

Thanks, all good points. The dual racor system is expensive. Nice to have when cruising...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-01-2007
Replies: 24
Views: 1,883
Posted By mpraca
recirculating fuel pump

On the latest Latitudes and Attitudes issue there is an article on the instalation of a recirculating fuel pump and a bypass valve that can direct the fuel back to the tank (p.73). Anybody tried...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   07-01-2007
Replies: 184
Views: 14,711
Posted By mpraca
"I can imagine other evidence of the same sort...

"I can imagine other evidence of the same sort which might convince me, but so far as I know, no such evidence exists." -Bertrabd Russel
That all makes sense, maybe, perhaps, because he is a...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   07-01-2007
Replies: 184
Views: 14,711
Posted By mpraca
If believing in God helped anybody get over...

If believing in God helped anybody get over cancer, that's good for them. It only supports my point that people have resources that they interpret as being outside of themselves. Should I be scared...
Forum: Racing   07-01-2007
Replies: 30
Views: 2,804
Posted By mpraca
Fred! Great pictures and great story. Can't win...

Fred! Great pictures and great story. Can't win all the time even when you're the best but it's great fun to compete. Keep it up!
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   06-30-2007
Replies: 16
Views: 3,903
Posted By mpraca
You should focus on the basics. Replace any...

You should focus on the basics. Replace any seacocks that show corrosion problems. Check engine and rigging. The instrumentation can wait. Get a portable GPS, it will give the best value for the...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   06-30-2007
Replies: 184
Views: 14,711
Posted By mpraca
I agree, there's something out there. From my...

I agree, there's something out there. From my observation, that something is... us.
People who study the "placebo effect", don't know how it works, but they have seen people curing themselves with...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-29-2007
Replies: 13
Views: 2,591
Posted By mpraca
I had a problem with my previous boat, a Caliber...

I had a problem with my previous boat, a Caliber 33, where the shaft could not be removed because it went straight to the skeg. I had to raise the motor and slide the shaft in.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   06-29-2007
Replies: 184
Views: 14,711
Posted By mpraca
I have to say, you got me there! Suddenly it is...

I have to say, you got me there! Suddenly it is clear that the only possibility that can be contemplated by me, in the enlightened state that your argument brought to me, is that God is behind all...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   06-26-2007
Replies: 184
Views: 14,711
Posted By mpraca
BF, I hope they don't say the COnstitution was...

BF, I hope they don't say the COnstitution was written by God. But it would be interesting to see them, because in those days they were leaders, not politicians, and therefore more coherent with...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   06-26-2007
Replies: 184
Views: 14,711
Posted By mpraca
Thanks Valiente. It is a lot easier to find...

Thanks Valiente. It is a lot easier to find coherence in the quotations of men than the quotations of God that can be used to sustain any point of view from human sacrifice to the slaughter of...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   06-25-2007
Replies: 184
Views: 14,711
Posted By mpraca
The founding fathers have been hijacked by the...

The founding fathers have been hijacked by the fundamentalists who spread lies. They were the wisest most liberal minds of the time. These are quotes from them and others. Draw your own conclusions....
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   06-25-2007
Replies: 184
Views: 14,711
Posted By mpraca
From what I hear heaven is not all that it's...

From what I hear heaven is not all that it's craked up to be. There's no sex, no booze... the music is terrible...
Tell me Mish, what in that deal did they offer you that caught your interest?
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   06-24-2007
Replies: 184
Views: 14,711
Posted By mpraca
I just got here recently... this group is not...

I just got here recently... this group is not typical at all.
Well, I for one have faith in cruising.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   06-24-2007
Replies: 184
Views: 14,711
Posted By mpraca
Fear is the mother of all gods. Nature does all...

Fear is the mother of all gods. Nature does all things spontaneously by herself without their meddling.
Lucretius 99-55BC
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-24-2007
Replies: 18
Views: 1,371
Posted By mpraca
I hardly think that the water can come in with...

I hardly think that the water can come in with such pressure that it will bypass the pump. In any case, for engines with closed circuit cooling that is not even an issue.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-23-2007
Replies: 13
Views: 5,428
Posted By mpraca
The Euro is at 1.34 USD. 250 Euro is 330 USD......

The Euro is at 1.34 USD. 250 Euro is 330 USD... plus tax.:o
Neat device!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-23-2007
Replies: 2
Views: 1,452
Posted By mpraca
The black spots are a type of mold and will...

The black spots are a type of mold and will always come back as long as it is moist. One trick is to wash with salt water. I believe that keeps the mold out if you want to keep the teak natural....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-23-2007
Replies: 17
Views: 1,533
Posted By mpraca
I tried both previous methods combined, although...

I tried both previous methods combined, although I used masking tape - I admit - and I pulled the old halyard until I felt a little resistance at the sheeve, at which point I was compelled to yank...
Forum: Chartering   06-22-2007
Replies: 27
Views: 4,247
Posted By mpraca
We had a group chartering 3 boats in Croatia in...

We had a group chartering 3 boats in Croatia in 2003 between Dubrovnik and Split. Half the time we had to motor but we had a couple of good days for sailing. The water is perfectly clear and warm for...
Forum: Learning to Sail   06-22-2007
Replies: 25
Views: 4,378
Posted By mpraca
Most boats have tracks on deck along which a a...

Most boats have tracks on deck along which a a fairlead is positioned depending on the sail size. The sheet goes through that fairlead before going to the winch by the cockpit.
Some boats have those...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-22-2007
Replies: 104
Views: 7,767
Posted By mpraca
I don't know why it would get stuck but one time...

I don't know why it would get stuck but one time I had a problem and you should check if it is not the same.
At one point I started to have difficulty engaging forward. On one day finally, I could...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-21-2007
Replies: 24
Views: 1,578
Posted By mpraca
Thanks Werebeagle! I look forwad to your review.

Thanks Werebeagle! I look forwad to your review.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-21-2007
Replies: 26
Views: 2,923
Posted By mpraca
For a temporary solution I suggest (warning:...

For a temporary solution I suggest (warning: about to promote my product again) use a tie like shown at the bottom left here Hitchcraft | Applications: boom preventer...
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