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Search: Posts Made By: scove
Forum: Cruising and Sailing with Children 06-26-2011
Replies: 23
Views: 2,463
Posted By scove
We are in the Exumas now (Staniel Cay today) but...

We are in the Exumas now (Staniel Cay today) but will cross to Palm Beach in a couple days then head up to Stuart. Looks like we'll just miss CD but maybe others are in the area? We've never been to...
Forum: Cruising and Sailing with Children 06-22-2011
Replies: 23
Views: 2,463
Posted By scove
hawaiisun: we'll be in FL in 10 days or so. PM me...

hawaiisun: we'll be in FL in 10 days or so. PM me if you want to meet up.
Forum: Cruising and Sailing with Children 06-12-2011
Replies: 37
Views: 5,390
Posted By scove
No experience with day sailers either but have...

No experience with day sailers either but have some comments for bigger boats. We started out in a Catalina 27 with a 3 month old. That was easy, he slept a lot and the v-berth worked great as a...
Forum: Cruising and Sailing with Children 06-12-2011
Replies: 23
Views: 2,463
Posted By scove
Be sure to keep a lookout for the cat Day...

Be sure to keep a lookout for the cat Day Dreamer. They are north of you now but should be heading south again in the fall.
Forum: Cruising and Sailing with Children 05-23-2011
Replies: 23
Views: 2,463
Posted By scove
Have you looked at this website? Kids4Sail...

Have you looked at this website?
Kids4Sail (http://us.kids4sail.org/)

We managed to find one other boat using this site this season. We found that most of the kid boats we me we just ran into...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-11-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 1,150
Posted By scove
Replacing cracked swaged fitting

I have a swaged eye fitting that has a crack radiating out from the eye and was considering cutting it off and replacing it with a compression fitting (Hi-MOD + extender look attractive). I'm looking...
Forum: Cruising and Sailing with Children 04-21-2011
Replies: 23
Views: 2,463
Posted By scove
We're cruising the Caribbean with 3 boys

It doesn't look like the original question about cruising with 3 boys was answered.

My suggestion, try it and see if you can make it work. It worked well for us. We also met another boat with 3...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-08-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 2,397
Posted By scove
And the caution about gassing and avoiding sparks...

And the caution about gassing and avoiding sparks is still valid :)


Yup, that's the program we're running for everyday charging.

Agreed. I've left a message with them but I like to know what...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-08-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 2,397
Posted By scove
Thanks LSG! I'm curious to know what...

Thanks LSG!



I'm curious to know what they do with these batteries to prevent or get rid of sulfation?



Yes, we have 4 GC15's. Where did you get these figures if you don't mind sharing?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-08-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 2,397
Posted By scove
Unfortunately the manual for the regulator just...

Unfortunately the manual for the regulator just says, "consult the battery manufacturer for voltage and timing". It won't go into equalization mode unless you specify the volts and time. This info...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-08-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 2,397
Posted By scove
Equalizing 6v batteries

Does anyone know if there are any gotcha's with performing an equalization charge on 6v Deka golf cart batteries? I can't find any documentation from them specifying what voltage/amps to use or if...
Forum: Diesel 01-25-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 1,512
Posted By scove
Transmission manual ... yeah, good suggestion but...

Transmission manual ... yeah, good suggestion but boat didn't come with one :( Need to try and track one down.

I'm going to start by changing the oil. I'm going to use my oil extraction pump to...
Forum: Diesel 01-22-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 1,512
Posted By scove
Thanks Faster. I checked there on the way down...

Thanks Faster. I checked there on the way down but unfortunately Uwe was out of town at the time and it's not on our itinerary on the way back :( I wish it was as it's a wonderful little island. We...
Forum: Diesel 01-21-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 1,512
Posted By scove
Thanks Northeaster. I've managed to reproduce the...

Thanks Northeaster. I've managed to reproduce the problem with the cable disconnected and yes, it's a cone clutch design (or so I'm told). I'm not equipped to take it apart at the moment but will...
Forum: Diesel 01-12-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 1,512
Posted By scove
Reverse only partially engaging

Reverse is only partially engaging in our Kanzaki KM4A (transmission for Yanmar 4JH3E). When engaging reverse the shaft starts to spin in reverse but doesn't spin any faster as more throttle is...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 09-01-2009
Replies: 4
Views: 2,594
Posted By scove
We were not really looking to upgrade but the one...

We were not really looking to upgrade but the one in HSB caught my eye as a possible small, affordable step up (looks faster than our C27) and is in a much better location for us (assumable moorage)....
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 09-01-2009
Replies: 4
Views: 2,594
Posted By scove
Does anyone have experience or information on Martin 32's?

All google was able to help me find was this:

MARTIN 32 Sailboat details on sailboatdata.com (units English) (http://www.sailboatdata.com/VIEWRECORD.ASP?CLASS_ID=1640)

Does anyone have any...
Forum: Pacific Northwest & Alaska 06-10-2009
Replies: 3
Views: 2,113
Posted By scove
Tips for Anchoring in Buccaneer Bay?

We've never been there but have been told by many that it's a great place and one that the kids will really enjoy. However, at first glance the anchorage looks like it's not all that well shelterd...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-09-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 895
Posted By scove
Sorry for the confusion, I was also looking at...

Sorry for the confusion, I was also looking at cleaning some brass and mistyped. Bronze it is.

I was very careful to stop turning them at any sign of resistance so I'm hoping that the threads are...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-08-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 895
Posted By scove
turnbuckle thread cleaning

Any suggestions on a safe product or process to clean the threads on brass turnbuckles? I took mine apart this year to lube in Lanacote. 3 of the 4 lowers went well but the 4th seems to have more...
Forum: Pacific Northwest & Alaska 04-23-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 4,794
Posted By scove
Fantastic pics Faster! Very inspirational. We...

Fantastic pics Faster! Very inspirational. We have nearly a month off in July and are hoping to make our way up to Desolation Sound. For now we're going to finally try and get over to Plumper Cove...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 03-02-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 4,925
Posted By scove
I had read on some other board that the Farymann...

I had read on some other board that the Farymann pumps were not user serviceable. What was your experience.


Do you still have a Farymann? If not, what kind of engine do you have now?

thx!!
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 03-02-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 4,925
Posted By scove
Thanks. Do you know which is easier to...

Thanks. Do you know which is easier to maintain/prevent? I've only worked with outboards.



No problem. This engine isn't on my boat. I just have a basic 15hp 2 stroke ob.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 03-02-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 4,925
Posted By scove
Farymann fresh water cooled diesel?

Has anyone had any experience with these? What about fresh water cooling systems in general?

Thx.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-18-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 3,639
Posted By scove
Personal experience with a Whitby 42?

We're looking for an affordable (to buy and maintain) long term cruiser that is safe, comfortable and sails reasonably well. We're a family of 5 so having the right layout is important. We're...
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