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Forum: Diesel   08-29-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 376
Posted By dm567
dual racor selector valve

I installed dual racor 75500MAX2 and have forgotten how the selector valve works.

I have also misplaced the manual and cannot find one online.

Does anyone know what the three positions are...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-13-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 2,348
Posted By dm567
I've given it quite a bit of time. At first I...

I've given it quite a bit of time. At first I thought it might be my ground plane which initially was copper foil. Then I installed the Kiss. Same problem. More loud static as soon as I attach...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-13-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 2,348
Posted By dm567
SSB installion problem

I purchased a furuno fs1503 ssb radio with a tuner box. I bought a GAM electronics Split lead antenna that slips over the backstay of the sailboat. My ground plane is a Kiss SSB ground plane.
...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available   03-20-2008
Replies: 19
Views: 3,140
Posted By dm567
I have a fisher 34 that the previous owner took...

I have a fisher 34 that the previous owner took from Alaska to Florida and back so it can do the miles. However, I don't feel comfortable enough to attempt an ocean crossing and I don't want to do...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available   03-19-2008
Replies: 19
Views: 3,140
Posted By dm567
I'm having a good time on the coast of CA and...

I'm having a good time on the coast of CA and still have an interest of an ocean crossing. Perhaps I should just find some able bodied seamen and take my boat for the ride. Its been from Alaska to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-26-2007
Replies: 33
Views: 5,553
Posted By dm567
Perhaps I can rephrase for the illiterate? Is...

Perhaps I can rephrase for the illiterate? Is there anyone in the SF area with a SSB that I can arrange to communicate with me in order to test my system installation?

If your not willing or not...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-24-2007
Replies: 33
Views: 5,553
Posted By dm567
I asked if there was anyone in my area who could...

I asked if there was anyone in my area who could help?
Giulietta, are you in my area? Or perhaps you can't read. I didn't go into the problem because I was hoping one of the nice sailers out...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-24-2007
Replies: 33
Views: 5,553
Posted By dm567
Need help with Furuno FS 1503 SSB

I just installed a Furuno FS 1503 SSB in my sailboat and I can't figure out how to use it.

Is there anyone in San Francisco area that can help?

Dominic
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-24-2007
Replies: 0
Views: 619
Posted By dm567
Need help with Furuno FS 1503 SSB

I just installed a Furuno FS 1503 SSB in my sailboat and I can't figure out how to use it.

Is there anyone in San Francisco area that can help?

Dominic
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-20-2007
Replies: 7
Views: 1,776
Posted By dm567
Inflatable Dinghy storage

OK sailors, I need some help figuring out what to do with my new avon 10 foot soft dinghy. It folds up real compact but still takes up space.

I could have sworn I saw a locker for sale that goes...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-13-2007
Replies: 0
Views: 1,039
Posted By dm567
Plastimo 240H tender

There is a Plastimo 240h tender for sale for $650.00 and I'm wondering if its any good. Its Hypalon. Anyone have any experience with Plastimo tenders?

I was looking for an Achilles LT4 but the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-08-2007
Replies: 7
Views: 18,959
Posted By dm567
take a look at:...

take a look at: http://www.lbifiberglass.com/lbiproducts/gelcoatsandpigments.html#anchor534030

Look at the Gelcoat Plus. It can be brushed, rolled, or sprayed, dries tack free, and then is wet...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-08-2007
Replies: 7
Views: 18,959
Posted By dm567
New Gelcoat vs Painting

I'd like to know if anyone has considered re gelcoating their hulls instead of painting. I've heard some people claim that awlgrip is the best because some fine boatbuilders use it as a stock...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   07-10-2007
Replies: 9
Views: 830
Posted By dm567
Actually, I've read about 20 of the 40 your speak...

Actually, I've read about 20 of the 40 your speak of but none i found were specific as to brands of stowaway inflatable tenders that can be easily stored below deck.

I agree that I should have...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   07-10-2007
Replies: 9
Views: 830
Posted By dm567
help with buying a dinghy

I'm looking for an easy to pack and store dinghy (isn't everybody) that will store below deck when not in use. I'd like it to seat 4 people.

What are the best choices? I've seen advertisements...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-10-2007
Replies: 44
Views: 6,811
Posted By dm567
Don't forget to take pictures and post them. ...

Don't forget to take pictures and post them. Before during after!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-10-2007
Replies: 44
Views: 6,811
Posted By dm567
bestfriend, When are you going to build test...

bestfriend,

When are you going to build test your homebuilt? I interested in seeing how it works?

Dom
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-10-2007
Replies: 44
Views: 6,811
Posted By dm567
Which UFO specifically were you refering to? ...

Which UFO specifically were you refering to?

Also, anyone tried the boatenna? Sounds like a refinement of the bicycle rim that was suggested.

www. boatenna.com if I'm allowed to post it. I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-09-2007
Replies: 44
Views: 6,811
Posted By dm567
I already spend $100 a month at home for Dish...

I already spend $100 a month at home for Dish Network.

I'm looking for just broadcast channels.

Dominic
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-09-2007
Replies: 44
Views: 6,811
Posted By dm567
tv antenna

What are most of you using for tv reception? There doesn't seem to be many choices out there.

There is the boatenna, and then there is the plastic discs that require 12 volts as made by...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-16-2007
Replies: 23
Views: 5,081
Posted By dm567
I think you should do this for a living!

I think you should do this for a living!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-16-2007
Replies: 33
Views: 3,237
Posted By dm567
I talked with the original owners of the Fisher...

I talked with the original owners of the Fisher and they used to use a Spinnaker with results.

In addition to taking full advantage of what I already have by trimming properly I'd like to try a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-16-2007
Replies: 23
Views: 5,081
Posted By dm567
did you post the finished pictures yet?

did you post the finished pictures yet?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-16-2007
Replies: 23
Views: 5,081
Posted By dm567
columbia Does the plastic sheeting you used...

columbia

Does the plastic sheeting you used to cover the bottom paint come with adhesive pre attached? What is it called and where did you buy it?

If it doesn't come preattached how did you...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-15-2007
Replies: 33
Views: 3,237
Posted By dm567
Rich, Your are absolutely right. I have...

Rich,

Your are absolutely right. I have never tried to maximize sail performance thru trim and now is a good time to start. I'll buy the book/guide you suggested.



DM
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