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Search: Posts Made By: Neosec
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-27-2013
Replies: 80
Views: 11,134
Posted By Neosec
Re: All is Lost

Yes, agreed, wait to see the movie before making conclusions. My bad.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-26-2013
Replies: 80
Views: 11,134
Posted By Neosec
Re: All is Lost

Why go to sea without HF, Sat, etc? ...it was in the moviescript. Hard to build the drama when the star has all the gizmos to avoid disaster. The setup can work if the sailor (Redford) is cast as a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-26-2013
Replies: 37
Views: 2,676
Posted By Neosec
Re: Docking Disaster

Lesson to be learned?
Well, I don't know about a lesson but for a new sailor like myself it is now something I will watch out for and if it ever happens to me I may recognize it just a few seconds...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-29-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 291
Posted By Neosec
Re: Engel 27 or 35

You realize the Engel 34 quart is only 15% smaller than the 40 quart Coleman? 15% isn't much of a reduction from something that was way too big. Either you would be better off with the 22 quart...
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-23-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 831
Posted By Neosec
Re: Color of wire between batteries in series?

Perhaps grey would be a good color then... Or whatever matches the curtains. :D
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-20-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 1,005
Posted By Neosec
Re: prices prices, what are they thinking

There's a sucker born every minute?
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-20-2013
Replies: 272
Views: 18,417
Posted By Neosec
Re: What Is A Boat Really Worth?

IMHO,
Every boat is worth exactly ZERO. Unless someone wants wants to buy it. Then it is worth the agreed upon price of those PEOPLE. Without people, nothing has any (monetary) value. So lets...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-19-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 1,467
Posted By Neosec
Re: Trailer light genius needed

Excellent! It is so very often the ground on trailers.
Forum: Introduce Yourself 07-19-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 299
Posted By Neosec
Re: Cat Dreamer

Thanks Chuckles, will do.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-19-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 1,467
Posted By Neosec
Re: Trailer light genius needed

Yes, That is highly suspicious. I think your closing in on the problem. Keep us informed.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-19-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 4,830
Posted By Neosec
Re: Got my hands on the new propane outboard today...

Seems like a cool idea. I have a Propane heater (Mr. Heater) that uses disposable green propane bottles. I refill them using an adapter...
...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 07-18-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 299
Posted By Neosec
Re: Cat Dreamer

Well, I have almost no experience with boat maintenance and repair. I'm drawing on experience from more than 40 years of general maintenance and repair on all sorts of other things. A diesel in a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-18-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 1,467
Posted By Neosec
Re: Trailer light genius needed

Be mindful of the ground wiring. Often the problems with trailer wiring is with the ground at the lights or vehicle. I can always tell when someone skipped hooking up the ground wire for trailer...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-17-2013
Replies: 272
Views: 18,417
Posted By Neosec
Forum: Diesel 07-17-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 1,848
Posted By Neosec
Re: Yanmar Oil Pressure Pegged

Electrical oil pressure sending units typically work by changing the resistance in proportion to the oil pressure. As the oil pressure rises the resistance, in OHMs, goes up. This change in...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 07-17-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 299
Posted By Neosec
Cat Dreamer

Hello all,
I've posted in a few threads but thought I'd introduce myself. I've been interested in sailing for many many years. I used to buy sailing magazines and get sailing how-to books from the...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 07-17-2013
Replies: 60
Views: 7,277
Posted By Neosec
Re: How much maintenance and repair, really?

How does a casing crack sitting in the bilge? I suspect I'd pend 80 hrs a month redesigning and building stuff for higher reliability.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 07-17-2013
Replies: 60
Views: 7,277
Posted By Neosec
Re: How much maintenance and repair, really?

Wow! Thank you all for the examples and advice! Real world data is quite useful for pondering the whole boat-owning equation. I'm the DIY type through and through so I'll lean to the 10% figure. Used...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 07-17-2013
Replies: 60
Views: 7,277
Posted By Neosec
Re: How much maintenance and repair, really?

Ah, Thanks!
Seven items in two months! Then there is time for Margaritas! ;)
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 07-17-2013
Replies: 60
Views: 7,277
Posted By Neosec
Re: How much maintenance and repair, really?

Thanks for the replies all. I know this is like trying to define how far is up.

does that 20% annually mean doing the work yourself, having a marina do it or a combination of the two?
Let me...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 07-17-2013
Replies: 60
Views: 7,277
Posted By Neosec
How much maintenance and repair, really?

I'm new here and have been reading through the forums; much is written about maintenance and repair. The visions I have in my head are that something(s) break(s) every day and a couple nights each...
Forum: Diesel 07-16-2013
Replies: 19
Views: 1,202
Posted By Neosec
Re: Yanmar 2QM15: strange overheating incident

There's no rule that says it has to be one thing. Maybe a weak thermostat AND a slightly clogged intake AND a missing impeller blade...
Forum: Diesel 07-16-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 1,848
Posted By Neosec
Re: Yanmar Oil Pressure Pegged

When troubleshooting anything try to split the system in half and isolate the problem to one side (of the half) or the other. In this case the problem could be in the engine that the pressure IS too...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-16-2013
Replies: 86
Views: 6,970
Posted By Neosec
Re: What do I do if someone anchors too close?

Funny thing that some humans have a need to be so close. Not anchoring but another story of a deserted beach at one of the Greek isles. After putting down the beach towels to soak up the sun another...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-11-2013
Replies: 131
Views: 6,574
Posted By Neosec
Re: Do you use dinghy lights?

Does anyone make solar powered Red/Green and white light kits I can put on logs as I see them... Just to be safe.
:D
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