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Search: Posts Made By: desert rat
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 870
Posted By desert rat
Re: electrical

Sorry Mitempo, what fries an isolation transformer is a short or drawing to much current on the secondary (a short again). With the secondary open you could connect the smallest transformer with no...
Forum: Cal 12-13-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 446
Posted By desert rat
re: Turnbuckles Cal 30

The gadget for tightening your standing rigging? Turnbuckle I think. At least as strong as the originals.
I can't spell and I am a native speaker.
Forum: Living Aboard 11-10-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 1,200
Posted By desert rat
Re: How to buy

Looks as if I am the killjoy this time. If you had a car house that the same house on the market was selling for 70K and someone offered one just like it for 15K well uhm. I would at least take a...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 07-03-2014
Replies: 1
Views: 219
Posted By desert rat
Re: Salty Navy Sailor, New to real Sailing.

Tech to Mech, I am no sailor, no boat either, collected info, Sailboat, sail boat listings, yachtworld, ebay sailboats, look and think. Then when you can, walk the docks and look at...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-08-2014
Replies: 90
Views: 4,163
Posted By desert rat
Re: anchor tips to get it to catch?

As a technician I think that Mikes description is beautiful, I can't use words
that well.
Forum: Racing 06-07-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 588
Posted By desert rat
Re: New amewricas cup rules favour the deafender

The Americas cup rues have always favored the defender.
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction 06-04-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 654
Posted By desert rat
Re: Books on sailboat design?

Understanding Boat Design by Ted Brewer, Skene's Elements of Yacht Design By Francis S. Kinney, Ted Brewer Explains Sailboat Design, you better be able to read mathematics.
lots of boat designs,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-14-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 603
Posted By desert rat
Re: One Motor mount or all ?

I am the stingiest man alive but, He,doubbble,l How much more do three motor mounts cost compared to the labor?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-18-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 426
Posted By desert rat
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-04-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 916
Posted By desert rat
Re: VHF Antenna Fiberglass Splinters

Repair it the same way you would any other fiberglass on the boat. Prep, prime, and
whatever kind of pant suits you best.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-11-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 1,075
Posted By desert rat
Re: Engine trouble

At first it sounded like rocker arm prob, but if it is the trany anything other than removal is
going to be a godsend.
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction 02-02-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 897
Posted By desert rat
Re: samson c lord

Try forums ferrocement , It appears that a good two part barrier coat then antifouling is the way to go on the outside. keeping oil and other hydrocarbons away from the cement on the inside appears...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 02-02-2014
Replies: 37
Views: 2,961
Posted By desert rat
Re: Looking at Sailboats
sailboat listings
lovely sites to browse.
I don't own a boat, I am only learning.
welcome aboard, read learn get all your ducks in a row.
Forum: Introduce Yourself 08-16-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 414
Posted By desert rat
Re: Author in research mode needs help

Read the Annapolis book of seamanship by John Rousmaniere, and A voyage for
Madmen by Peter Nichols for language and perspective then ask some questions.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-02-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 1,012
Posted By desert rat
Re: Tough decision

I like heavier boats. Which one weighs the most?
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