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Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   02-05-2017
Replies: 45
Views: 2,397
Posted By Bill-Rangatira
Re: Galley Remodel

http://i.imgur.com/Kgui9Og.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/V5QS9cK.jpg

I am not attached to having a refrigerator but wanted the holdover plate for when ice is in short supply
my cruising area is the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-05-2017
Replies: 56
Views: 32,739
Posted By Bill-Rangatira
Re: best bilge pump switch

Just got one of these

http://www.groco.net/SVC-MAN-07/Sec3/pdfs/AS-100.pdf

got the idea from here
https://youtu.be/BQ8PltyaT80
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   01-28-2017
Replies: 45
Views: 2,397
Posted By Bill-Rangatira
Re: Galley Remodel

i use the quarter berth alot on both sides the icebox is starboard as is the galley i can have 1/2 of the countertop still useable and the lid of the icebox will be flush as well i have about 24" of...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   01-22-2017
Replies: 45
Views: 2,397
Posted By Bill-Rangatira
Galley Remodel

I have pretty much decided I need to do a remodel / redesign of my Galley. One of my primary concerns is the icebox is under the starboard quarterberth and thinkin if i give up some storage under the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-11-2016
Replies: 35
Views: 1,658
Posted By Bill-Rangatira
Re: Refurbing my old alcohol stove

they are cool the only down side is the amount of battery power i need to start it
it has an internal glow plug/coil to preheat the burner takes a few seconds at 10 amps every time i turn it on...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-28-2016
Replies: 35
Views: 1,658
Posted By Bill-Rangatira
Re: Refurbing my old alcohol stove

I just put in an old wallas kerosene stove to replace my old pressurized alcohol and it is far better no flame no smell and the chimney means no smoke inside either ... even though they dont smoke...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-01-2016
Replies: 339
Views: 21,685
Posted By Bill-Rangatira
Re: Real Cruisers verse Internet Arguers

there one was a sailor from nantucket....

does this count as cruiser verse?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-25-2016
Replies: 20
Views: 1,055
Posted By Bill-Rangatira
Re: How to UNBEND an evaporator plate

I would advise against bending it ... the tube crack from metal fatigue and will leak toxic coolant into the food
Forum: Introduce Yourself   03-25-2016
Replies: 24
Views: 1,218
Posted By Bill-Rangatira
Re: New kid from Victoria, BC

i have been collecting contact # from all the boats in eyesight from me so if i see something amiss i can call
Forum: Introduce Yourself   03-21-2016
Replies: 24
Views: 1,218
Posted By Bill-Rangatira
Re: New kid from Victoria, BC

sounds great i will be leaving for northern waters end of may
but if you see me i am the moorong straight in front of Van isle Fuel Dock and paul is one neighbor i like tyo know all the neighbors in...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   03-11-2016
Replies: 24
Views: 1,218
Posted By Bill-Rangatira
Forum: Introduce Yourself   03-11-2016
Replies: 24
Views: 1,218
Posted By Bill-Rangatira
Re: New kid from Victoria, BC

Welcome to the group from annother memebr in Victoria BC I'm in Tsehumn Harbuor just north of sidney

Bill
SV Rangatira
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-10-2016
Replies: 44
Views: 2,034
Posted By Bill-Rangatira
Re: VHF Antenna Placement

or better yet divert the lighnening to the flux capacitor and use it for time travel
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-10-2016
Replies: 44
Views: 2,034
Posted By Bill-Rangatira
Re: VHF Antenna Placement

Have a spare antenna and radio so if you get hit you can use the backup
Forum: Diesel   03-08-2016
Replies: 19
Views: 6,058
Posted By Bill-Rangatira
Re: Farymann Diesel A30M Replacement Flexible Coupler

ok sounds like a deal for the flex coupling is pending i have a box of old farymann parts some new some used for an A40 engine
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-02-2016
Replies: 45
Views: 56,501
Posted By Bill-Rangatira
Re: Total Cost of owning a sailboat

I would venture to say as much as you can easily afford and add 10 boat bux
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   03-02-2016
Replies: 5,175
Views: 458,705
Posted By Bill-Rangatira
Re: Production Boats and the Limits

just a side note but this would be a fine application for a magnetic drive
... no holes at all
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-22-2016
Replies: 30
Views: 2,712
Posted By Bill-Rangatira
Re: Best sunglasses for sailing on bright days

I used to buy the cheap sunglasses but have since been converted to maui jim's. i will never go back and the have a waranty on all the bits that tend to break
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-25-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 1,260
Posted By Bill-Rangatira
Re: Organizing tools idea

Fon't forget plumbing stuff, sail repair stuff and rig stuff
Forum: Diesel   12-21-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 640
Posted By Bill-Rangatira
Re: Corrosion

never have steel wool on a boat
bronze wool is better and will not cause further rust of at worst cas use stainless wool
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-21-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 989
Posted By Bill-Rangatira
Re: Soft Shackles

Load testing (http://bethandevans.com/load.htm)
i like the design they use here The 'loop' stopper. also some good load testing data
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-21-2015
Replies: 339
Views: 21,685
Posted By Bill-Rangatira
Re: Real Cruisers verse Internet Arguers

ok so this ties in to the production boats thread lol
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   11-15-2015
Replies: 5,175
Views: 458,705
Posted By Bill-Rangatira
Re: Production Boats and the Limits

getting back to the point though if Bob would sell me one of his custom boats for the price i paid for my production boat then i would definitely buy but even custom boats have shortcomings
i have...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   10-17-2015
Replies: 798
Views: 69,832
Posted By Bill-Rangatira
Re: Bob Perry's Carbon Cutters

have been following this thread intently
a couple of questions
the first regarding the choice of core materials
why did you choose foam over other alternatives?
and the second is about the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-26-2015
Replies: 37
Views: 2,823
Posted By Bill-Rangatira
Re: Bilge pump blues

Simple Sump Pump Controller - Water (http://www.reuk.co.uk/Simple-Sump-Pump-Controller.htm)
might consider a dual float switch like this one
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