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Search: Posts Made By: wildcard
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-20-2007
Replies: 17
Views: 1,949
Posted By wildcard
Yanmar also makes small diesel gensets....

Yanmar also makes small diesel gensets....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-20-2007
Replies: 17
Views: 1,949
Posted By wildcard
I have the same problem with my inverter starting...

I have the same problem with my inverter starting my watermaker. Go big or dont buy!
Here are real marine generators. http://www.watermakerstore.com/Generators/Generators2.html
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-20-2007
Replies: 16
Views: 1,171
Posted By wildcard
That was a very nice reply...

That was a very nice reply...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-19-2007
Replies: 16
Views: 1,171
Posted By wildcard
Why is there no pump in the engine compartment?...

Why is there no pump in the engine compartment? Not that it was the cause but did you have you tranny in gear?
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 07-19-2007
Replies: 42
Views: 11,957
Posted By wildcard
With the cost of fuel anymore, how could that not...

With the cost of fuel anymore, how could that not be even more true than ever?
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-19-2007
Replies: 29
Views: 4,231
Posted By wildcard
How young is young? Run some web around the...

How young is young? Run some web around the cockpit and put in a baby monitor if you feel the need to keep an ear on them in front. Just to make this clear, baby monitor is so you can hear what the...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 07-19-2007
Replies: 16
Views: 1,282
Posted By wildcard
No disrespect intended but 90% of the docs out...

No disrespect intended but 90% of the docs out there are so totaly lost in an emergency situation it's usualy better to not have them. It's just not what they do. But I guess it's better than...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-19-2007
Replies: 42
Views: 2,613
Posted By wildcard
Fiberglass aganst rock. The wife asking "is...

Fiberglass aganst rock.
The wife asking "is there supposed to be water coming in here?"
And to top the list, the sound of an empty beer cooler....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-19-2007
Replies: 4
Views: 768
Posted By wildcard
Don't CV joints need sone misalignment to work...

Don't CV joints need sone misalignment to work right? How much was the whole package?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-19-2007
Replies: 4
Views: 768
Posted By wildcard
Motor mounts and engine couplers, oh my!

So it's long past time to replace my 20 Y/O motor mounts. Im looking at the R&Ds in West. They are rated by weight. Is this for each mount or as a group of four? IE, 100 lb rating, is that 25 lbs...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-19-2007
Replies: 3
Views: 1,423
Posted By wildcard
Motor mounts and shaft couplers, oh my...

It's long past time to replace my 20Y/O motor mounts. Im looking at the R&Ds. They are listed by capacity. Is that for each mount, ie 200lbs is for an 800lb engine or are they 50lbs each? (Not real...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-19-2007
Replies: 3
Views: 1,423
Posted By wildcard
I have a 100 amp water generator on my boat that...

I have a 100 amp water generator on my boat that looks a lot like a trolling motor. I dont think it would be real hard to make the motor into a charger. For $50, try it and let us know how it works.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-19-2007
Replies: 6
Views: 787
Posted By wildcard
The easy way is to put in a battery isolator...

The easy way is to put in a battery isolator switch then just shut off the starting battery when not in use.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-18-2007
Replies: 85
Views: 6,235
Posted By wildcard
First, we must shoot all the lawyers! I think...

First, we must shoot all the lawyers!
I think people have become way to afraid of the lawyers. If someones boat is in trouble and I can help, I will. If a lawyer decides to sue me for it, I will...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-18-2007
Replies: 85
Views: 6,235
Posted By wildcard
Call the coast guard, tell them you think you see...

Call the coast guard, tell them you think you see oil leaking. They will be right out to take care of the situation.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 07-17-2007
Replies: 16
Views: 1,282
Posted By wildcard
Im going to second the wilderness first aid as...

Im going to second the wilderness first aid as the best single class you can take for offshore sailing. EMT is good but the training does not focus on long term care like the WFA class will....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-17-2007
Replies: 32
Views: 1,689
Posted By wildcard
Sure but Im not sailing back to Calif for three...

Sure but Im not sailing back to Calif for three years yet and Im going home to Alaska first, from hawaii.
We realy dont know anything about the boat or the skipper. Thats why I suggested going down...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-17-2007
Replies: 32
Views: 1,689
Posted By wildcard
Thats the river bar currents not the ocean...

Thats the river bar currents not the ocean current.Like any nasty bar, you go with the tides and dont be stupid. All y'all candyasses just stay in your ponds then and leave the Pacific to me....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-16-2007
Replies: 32
Views: 1,689
Posted By wildcard
I FRIKKIN MADE MY LIVING THERE! Storms dont come...

I FRIKKIN MADE MY LIVING THERE! Storms dont come up much in the summer and when they do they are from the NW. Only West wells present a problem and they pass in a day or two in the worst of...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-16-2007
Replies: 32
Views: 1,689
Posted By wildcard
There are safe easy ports along the west coast...

There are safe easy ports along the west coast every 100-150 miles, no need for dozens of jerry cans either. People have been trolling salmon this time of year for the last 100 yease in 26 foot...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-16-2007
Replies: 32
Views: 1,689
Posted By wildcard
Ive never seen the current break 2.5 and people...

Ive never seen the current break 2.5 and people cross the bar daily. I don't know when you did this trip but summer conditions are almost always calm. 30kt winds? Very unlikely. People cross the bar...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-16-2007
Replies: 13
Views: 5,199
Posted By wildcard
Thanks for the advice! Sounds like the way to go.

Thanks for the advice! Sounds like the way to go.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-16-2007
Replies: 32
Views: 1,689
Posted By wildcard
I just looked this route up in "world cruising...

I just looked this route up in "world cruising routes" and it says exactly what Im saying. northerly winds becalmed most of the time, lots of fog.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-16-2007
Replies: 32
Views: 1,689
Posted By wildcard
Id use 100 as a rule of thumb. The reason they...

Id use 100 as a rule of thumb. The reason they will need to motor is that the winds, when they are there will be from the west to NW. If they are lucky they will get some sail time close hauled.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-16-2007
Replies: 32
Views: 1,689
Posted By wildcard
7kts X 24 hours is 168 miles a day. I know this...

7kts X 24 hours is 168 miles a day. I know this coast, your problem will not be big seas it will be fog and no wind. Thus the expect to motor a lot statement. If you get going and want to bail out,...
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