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Search: Posts Made By: PopeyeGordon
Forum: Sailnet.com Polls 04-07-2011
Replies: 72
Views: 7,061
Posted By PopeyeGordon
New uses for LED backlit TV's - underwater video monitor and more

Continued advances on performance and features of flat panel LCD tv's give them amazingly low power consumption and versatility.

A 32 inch Samsung flat panel LED backlit tv uses only 42 watts at...
Forum: Electronics 03-30-2011
Replies: 25
Views: 5,256
Posted By PopeyeGordon
Current draw of stereo

Measuring with a meter is inexact for two reasons - the bass notes and constantly varying levels with music will cause irregular spikes in the draw that are too fast for most meters to register. Also...
Forum: Provisioning 03-28-2011
Replies: 18
Views: 3,567
Posted By PopeyeGordon
Barrel usage history

An interesting aspect of barrel use is the ancient history of it and the fact that newly made barrels have almost no difference from those used 500 years ago. It's a timeless art and an improvement...
Forum: Provisioning 03-28-2011
Replies: 18
Views: 3,567
Posted By PopeyeGordon
Thumbs up The storing of spirits aboard in oak barrels or captain's sea chest

I kept a 1 gallon oak barrel aboard my last boat. Pour in any cheap rum and it would quickly improve in flavor. Also eliminates breakable glass. Carved my boat's name into the top end of the barrel....
Forum: Electronics 03-28-2011
Replies: 25
Views: 5,256
Posted By PopeyeGordon
Post Stereo current draw

The 15 amp number would represent wiring capacity for maximum possible peak current - Full volume, deepest bass notes. You could measure your approximate current draw by putting power lead in-line...
Forum: Provisioning 03-19-2011
Replies: 14
Views: 8,434
Posted By PopeyeGordon
I am a fan of the butane stoves....

I posted this elsewhere on the site - there are two west coast Asian supermarket chains that have stoves from $14. About $25 for a stainless steel cabinet version. Also made in two burner models. $5...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 03-16-2011
Replies: 17
Views: 8,960
Posted By PopeyeGordon
Safety and nutrition

Some good questions. Instinctively I feel that anywhere open to seafood gathering should be safe for eating kelp. The blanching process clears off surface slime and that chould clear any algae bloom...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 03-15-2011
Replies: 17
Views: 8,960
Posted By PopeyeGordon
Thumbs up How to harvest, prepare and eat Northwest kelp leaves

I first published this method in the 48 North sail magazine about two years ago. My Korean girlfriend always begged me to bring home fresh kelp leaves.

Pacific Northwest Bull Kelp leaves are...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 03-15-2011
Replies: 64
Views: 6,628
Posted By PopeyeGordon
Thumbs up This an enjoyable thread to read....

Some tips from my galley experience in the Pacific Northwest.....

On smaller boats the butane stove is very convenient and the most affordable. The same stoves that are $40 or more at marine...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 03-11-2011
Replies: 128
Views: 47,672
Posted By PopeyeGordon
Reply to question about chart books

As stated in my last post, I have not tried printing yet. I think the idea of this NOAA experiment is that you simply hit the print button and get an 8x11 format complete with front cover and page...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 03-11-2011
Replies: 50
Views: 11,422
Posted By PopeyeGordon
I row or use solar powered e-motor

I row hard or inflatable. Seems silly to shatter the peace and quiet of an anchorage with a gas engine for a short distance to the dock, more trouble than it's worth. You see more wildlife when...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 03-11-2011
Replies: 128
Views: 47,672
Posted By PopeyeGordon
Post Official NOAA Booklet Charts free online link

I looked through this thread but did not see mention of the NOAA link to their charts that have been formatted for easy printing into a book form. Can be done doublesided. Boat/US published a story...
Forum: Living Aboard 03-10-2011
Replies: 26
Views: 6,200
Posted By PopeyeGordon
Question Staying cool....

I am reading this thread with extreme interest as I intend to move to Florida and retire on an old 30 footer this year. I am chunky, take the sun poorly and will need to develop methods to cope with...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 03-08-2011
Replies: 24
Views: 7,800
Posted By PopeyeGordon
Reply to bljones - I also found FarmTek...

Reply to bljones - I also found FarmTek ventilated fabric in silver or white. I think it was suggested for protecting chicken coops. Looked like it would be much more reflective than black. Some...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 03-08-2011
Replies: 24
Views: 7,800
Posted By PopeyeGordon
Post Must be nice.....

I plan to buy a used 30 footer if Fla this year. Due to limited sun and heat tolerance I need a Bimini if the boat has none and I want to experiment with solar screen shields to cut sun by half in...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 03-08-2011
Replies: 26
Views: 4,377
Posted By PopeyeGordon
Post Use of induction hotplate burner

I am very pleased with the performance of the newer magnetic induction hot plates. If you are in the tropic belt, spend any time with shore power or have a good solar panel bank, keep reading.

If...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-07-2011
Replies: 80
Views: 10,602
Posted By PopeyeGordon
Piss'in in the wind

I was a corporate peon for 30 years. Constantly pissed on. Now it's my turn to go piss in the ocean. ;)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-07-2011
Replies: 80
Views: 10,602
Posted By PopeyeGordon
Post Update to my original thread post

I just remembered that I was boarded and had a CG inspection last summer.:eek: I just added this to page one. The inspection included a look at the portapotti and in the same compartment was the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-07-2011
Replies: 80
Views: 10,602
Posted By PopeyeGordon
Not sure how the subject of how a head is plumbed...

Not sure how the subject of how a head is plumbed turns into a challenge about pissing on someone else's decks but if you have been singlehanding in bad weather you have been forced to do it in your...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-07-2011
Replies: 80
Views: 10,602
Posted By PopeyeGordon
More interesting feedback. Thank you. ...

More interesting feedback. Thank you.

Sterile urine from healthy people has no germs, that's what makes it sterile. The ammonia, minerals and drug residue are always going to find their way back...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-07-2011
Replies: 80
Views: 10,602
Posted By PopeyeGordon
Answer to bljones - I would be the last to...

Answer to bljones - I would be the last to dispose of motor oil incorrectly! A big reward of boat living is it's low impact which I value highly in an attempt to justify my continued existence on...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-07-2011
Replies: 80
Views: 10,602
Posted By PopeyeGordon
As expected my thread has provided some strong...

As expected my thread has provided some strong opinions.

I neglected to mention the context of my idea, which is that I will be living aboard full time, unable to afford marina rent most of the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-06-2011
Replies: 80
Views: 10,602
Posted By PopeyeGordon
Question Urinal plumbed directly overboard ?

My last boat was 25 years old when I bought it. The head was an illegal and smelly mess. Tore out everything and installed a full size portapotti MSD with deck pumpout. No more smells.

I was left...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-06-2011
Replies: 24
Views: 15,487
Posted By PopeyeGordon
Post Reminder - WD40 is not a lubricant!

Water Displacement formula #40 was developed for the Atlas missile program in the 60's. There was a problem with condensation in electronics from morning dew. The idea was to use surface tension...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-06-2011
Replies: 43
Views: 6,695
Posted By PopeyeGordon
Lightbulb Shading of panels - a test please

I agree with MarkOfSeaLife. I will repeat that I have observed an almost righteous obsession with sailnet participants that panels must never be shaded. Please indulge me in the following two views:...
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