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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-03-2011
Replies: 39
Views: 10,106
Posted By bb32
At Panbo.com there are some new weather sites: ...

At Panbo.com there are some new weather sites:
Panbo: The Marine Electronics Weblog: iPad GRIB viewers, Weather4D & WeatherTrack...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-11-2010
Replies: 635
Views: 131,656
Posted By bb32
There is a saying in aviation, that every Federal...

There is a saying in aviation, that every Federal Air Regulation is written in blood. Three weeks ago some was added to make the print in this rule a little bolder: NEVER, FRACKIN EVER, ATTEMPT AN...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-24-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 742
Posted By bb32
Aerials Only is based in Wareham, MA, they cover...

Aerials Only is based in Wareham, MA, they cover all of New England.
Got a beautiful picture of the island I live on from them.
Aerial Photography of the United States and Caribbean by Aerials...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-10-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 6,514
Posted By bb32
If your surfaces are flat enough this might work,...

If your surfaces are flat enough this might work, might be a couple percent less efficient but sounds a whole lot easier:

"Rather than using "Blue Board" which is Dow's trademark for expanded...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-08-2010
Replies: 1,009
Views: 68,096
Posted By bb32
Little did I know how utterly, sadly, tragically...

Little did I know how utterly, sadly, tragically and exactly right George Carlin, one of the most astute and HONEST observers of the human condition there has ever been, got it when he said this:...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-08-2010
Replies: 1
Views: 1,066
Posted By bb32
OMC Tripleguard grease is recommended by Teleflex...

OMC Tripleguard grease is recommended by Teleflex cable tech support for their outboard steering cable ends because it is specifically designed not to dry out or gum up in salt water. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-06-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 5,085
Posted By bb32
Here's what you're looking for: Fulton...

Here's what you're looking for:

Fulton Transom Adapter Fulton Boat Trailer Parts FTA6000134 (http://www.etrailer.com/pc-BTA~FTA6000134.htm?utm_source=shopzilla&utm_medium=ppc)

Note that you...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-05-2010
Replies: 1,009
Views: 68,096
Posted By bb32
"Only when the last tree has died and the last...

"Only when the last tree has died and the last river been poisoned and the last fish been caught will we realise - we cannot eat money."
Cree Indian Proverb


"What does a man need ---really...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-17-2010
Replies: 1,009
Views: 68,096
Posted By bb32
Here is a link to the best article I have seen,...

Here is a link to the best article I have seen, by far, explaining the whole situation as it stands: Great Analysis Of Exactly What Is Going On (http://rense.com/general90/analy.htm)

I'm sure the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-05-2010
Replies: 1,009
Views: 68,096
Posted By bb32
Seems some are not quite so sanguine about the...

Seems some are not quite so sanguine about the safety and efficacy of chemical dispersants;

Oil Spill Surface Cleanup Ignores Fish Below : Discovery News...
Forum: Diesel   05-02-2010
Replies: 25
Views: 3,088
Posted By bb32
Supposedly C rated oil is slightly more alkaline...

Supposedly C rated oil is slightly more alkaline to buffer the acids produced by the sulfur in the fuel that gets into the crankcase past the rings. If you use
Ultra Low Sulfur fuel this shouldn't...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-02-2010
Replies: 1,009
Views: 68,096
Posted By bb32
Anybody on the East Coast thinking this won't...

Anybody on the East Coast thinking this won't affect them might want to look at this:Gulf Stream May Send Oil Spill Up East Coast...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-23-2010
Replies: 74
Views: 58,076
Posted By bb32
The even simpler math is I can't afford the...

The even simpler math is I can't afford the price, weight and space required for a diesel generator or a Mastervolt Combi so this workaround is good enough for me.
This accomplishes exactly what the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-22-2010
Replies: 74
Views: 58,076
Posted By bb32
The Gemini catamaran has a propane refrigerator,...

The Gemini catamaran has a propane refrigerator, so that load is not factored in. Might be too much for a Honda 2000 with both AC and 12V fridge going at once.
Running the circulator and fan off the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-22-2010
Replies: 74
Views: 58,076
Posted By bb32
Here's another method from the Gemini 105 forum: ...

Here's another method from the Gemini 105 forum:

"I solved the problem.

How do you use a Honda EU2000i Generator to run a 16,500 btu Mermaid AC on econo-mode?

Answer: Run the AC saltwater...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-21-2009
Replies: 64
Views: 16,639
Posted By bb32
Just found this thread the other day while trying...

Just found this thread the other day while trying to fix my friend's Tohatsu 3.5 2 stroke. What the problem turned out to be was the petcock was blocking the fuel flow to a few drops a minute when...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-29-2008
Replies: 41
Views: 3,743
Posted By bb32
From "Thoughts on a Final Passage" ...My...

From "Thoughts on a Final Passage"

...My life, on the whole, has been joyful, and my passages at sea have been pleasures so marked, that I thought it impudent to suppose that, as though it...
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