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Search: Posts Made By: CarbonSink62
Forum: Electrical Systems 1 Week Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 541
Posted By CarbonSink62
Re: West Marine 15A Battery Charger

Well, that's horrible news.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 1,177
Posted By CarbonSink62
Re: Automotive Heater

I haven't done it, but I've seen it done in other boats.

The big issue, of course, is that we use our engines so little.

It would be good for my boat because I have an hour of motoring to get...
Forum: Electrical Systems 1 Week Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 541
Posted By CarbonSink62
Re: West Marine 15A Battery Charger


Finding the issue is on my list (nice pun!).

Maybe my Schumacher isn't dead, it might have just sensed that the battery was too far gone. Funny how the old Sears and Roebuck...
Forum: Electrical Systems 1 Week Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 541
Posted By CarbonSink62
Re: West Marine 15A Battery Charger

Thanks, MaineSail.

I was working on the boat until Thanksgiving weekend. Finally decided I was done for the year and went to get the batteries out.

My 'good' charger was a Schumacher; maybe...
Forum: Electrical Systems 1 Week Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 541
Posted By CarbonSink62
Re: West Marine 15A Battery Charger

Thanks, HS.

I found a replacement for what I had on Amazon for about $30, but the negative reviews were pretty, well... negative. I know I can't expect much for $30.

So here's the deal....
Forum: Electrical Systems 1 Week Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 541
Posted By CarbonSink62
West Marine 15A Battery Charger

I brought the boat batteries home and hooked the house bank up to the charger and the charger failed after about 2 hours.

So I need a new charger. My old one was probably a piece of junk but at...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 968
Posted By CarbonSink62
Re: Safe clearance from overhead high V lines?

I have worked with high voltage equipment in the past. The rule of thumb was one inch for every 10,000 volts. This was DC voltage, the overhead wires are AC. I don't know if that makes a difference....
Forum: Introduce Yourself 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 516
Posted By CarbonSink62
Re: Hi sailnet! I need help finding a good trailer able sailboat that is ocean worthy

I 'trailer sailed' a Catalina Capri 18 for several seasons. Even at that size, I would only put in for a weekend, not worth all the trouble for just one day. Maybe if you had a second person who you...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 33
Views: 2,183
Posted By CarbonSink62
Re: Best Coastal Cruiser under 37 ft

I'm biased (of course) but have you considered the second generation Bristols?

I believe these were semi-custom boats when they were in production and were very well constructed.

The 35.5 and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-31-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 2,655
Posted By CarbonSink62
Re: Not your normal ship launch

My guess is that the stresses involved in having an 800-1200 foot hull half in and half out of the water would compromise the hull integrity (I'm just guessing).

The sideways launch would be more...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10-30-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 421
Posted By CarbonSink62
Re: Marine Surveyor Marion, MA

I used Peter Hunt this spring:

Peter A Hunt, Marine Surveyor
Office: 508-285-4984
Cell: 508-243-5247

I was very happy with his work.

Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-30-2014
Replies: 193
Views: 10,386
Posted By CarbonSink62
Forum: Diesel 10-28-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 651
Posted By CarbonSink62
Re: canal turbulence - a word of warning

I'm guessing #1.

When there's lots of rainwater runoff it often contains lots of debris. I've seen plastic shopping bags float by at the same depth as my raw water intake.

Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-22-2014
Replies: 610
Views: 44,962
Posted By CarbonSink62
Re: I hate boats...

I'm running out to the lobby for popcorn; don't start until I get back.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-17-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 515
Posted By CarbonSink62
Re: Boats on the hard and all wrapped up

I'm also on the hard.

Winterizing the diesel and wet systems this weekend.
Forum: Introduce Yourself 10-13-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 230
Posted By CarbonSink62
Re: Introduction

Welcome aboard, Charlton!
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10-10-2014
Replies: 95
Views: 6,463
Posted By CarbonSink62
Re: Pacific Seacraft 63' ketch nears completion

That's a beautiful design, Bob.

Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-18-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 1,212
Posted By CarbonSink62
Re: RI Broker?

I just bought a 1978 Bristol 29.9 from Ken Hilton of Standish Boat Yard in Tiverton, RI.

He made the process very easy for me.

FYI the Bristol 29.9 is a 30ish family cruiser; I think they are...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-07-2014
Replies: 36
Views: 1,991
Posted By CarbonSink62
Re: Sudden inability to sail upwind

Did you raise the CB for the downwind leg?

Did it go back down for the upwind leg?

Did you try turning everything off and back on again? ;)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-02-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 1,422
Posted By CarbonSink62
Re: Climbing into boat on a Mooring

My new boat also has high freeboard.

I'm going with the FenderStep as soon as my checkbook recovers from my line wrapping issue. Probably the single.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-02-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 928
Posted By CarbonSink62
Re: Anyone in the keys....

I agree with the approach. Why bother with the money for a surveyor when a fellow SailNetter can dismiss the boat in 2 minutes for free?

I'd never buy a boat based on the review of an SN member,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-30-2014
Replies: 62
Views: 4,253
Posted By CarbonSink62
Re: What is proper dingy etiquette?

I wouldn't think twice about climbing over someone's dinghy to get to mine.

I would (and have!) borrowed a bailer from the dink next door.

I would never untie someone else's boat and take it...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-30-2014
Replies: 27
Views: 1,215
Posted By CarbonSink62
Re: Ways to Get Boat From Long Island to Upstate NY

Hi Nancy,
Sounds like you've given up on the 22' O'Day, but FYI when I moved my 25' keel boat it was $580 for 60 miles:

($7 per foot to load/unload) + ($6.75 per road mile)

Don't give up on...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-16-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 1,023
Posted By CarbonSink62
Re: "Spurs" Line Cutter or similar

Thanks for all the replies.

I've decided to go with the Shaft Shark rotary cutter.

I believe that Spurs is a better system, but the install is more involved and it is more expensive. I'd have...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-16-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 423
Posted By CarbonSink62
Re: Stern Tube Repair on Bristol 29.9

I got started yesterday.

I sanded everything back to expose some epoxy all around the damage; then another little bit to expose the barrier coat. I also sanded the damaged area as smooth as I...
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