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Search: Posts Made By: MedSailor
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Day Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 454
Posted By Alex W
Re: Traveler Alternatives

Dinghies use a simple bridal arrangement that allows you to centerline the boom without a traveler. It won't allow you to bring the boom beyond center, but allows you to get to the centerline unlike...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,174
Views: 378,507
Posted By SloopJonB
Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

Door skins work better than cardboard for patterns like that.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 61
Views: 4,653
Posted By emcentar
Re: Docking for Dummies

It's been a little over a year since I posted about my docking woes, and I thought I would update this thread, for any others in similar circumstances.

I did get a little better at docking during...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 374
Posted By Multihullgirl
Fairly affordable IRIDIUM setup

looks the go (ha ha) at first glance. Discuss amongst yourselves.

Iridium GO via PredictWind...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 41
Views: 1,782
Posted By SVAuspicious
Re: Radar Talk

I agree with Maine Sail. I'm seeing new installs of lots of Garmin and some JRC (which is often cheapest).

With regard to 2kW v. 4kW the biggest issue is that the higher power domes generally...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 44
Views: 1,768
Posted By Alex W
Re: Puget Sound, San Juans sailing tips and warnings?

If you've already been sailing in Vancouver then you've probably spent time in the Gulf Islands. Sailing in the San Juans is quite similar. You need to be comfortable planning around tides and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 1,821
Posted By travlineasy
Re: Ever had a MEDICAL EMERGENCY while at SEA?

Back in the late 1960s, the University of Washington kick started it's PA program. The vast majority of the students were GIs and RNs. At the time, I was teaching Cardio Pulmonary Technology at...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 732
Posted By smurphny
Re: Anchor Bridle Advice

Last year I started using an Amsteel soft shackle for the snubber attachment and will never go back to a grab hook. Grab hooks almost invariably fall off when the line becomes slack at current...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 1,821
Posted By capta
Re: Ever had a MEDICAL EMERGENCY while at SEA?

When I began my circumnavigation, my father, a surgeon, put together a med kit for me. One of the big surprises was no suture equipment. When queried he stated emphatically that even if it was calm...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 1,821
Posted By travlineasy
Re: Ever had a MEDICAL EMERGENCY while at SEA?

To be perfectly honest, if you are single handed, and 1,500 miles offshore, it doesn't make a damned bit of difference - THERE'S NOTHING YOU CAN DO OTHER THAN HOPE FOR THE BEST!

Now, if you have a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2,415
Views: 161,825
Posted By killarney_sailor
Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

People are talking about provisioning as if it were one thing. Every place you go it is a different set of parameters - what is available, what are costs like, are there new things for sale that you...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 52
Views: 1,943
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: Inspecting fire extinguishers

I endured several weeks of BS over our, then, 6 month old Kidda ABC Fire Extinguishers with our insurance company after a Surveyor (for an insurance survey) added his "opinion" that having our...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-19-2014
Replies: 52
Views: 1,943
Posted By hellosailor
Re: Inspecting fire extinguishers

"Regardless, even $20 is cheaper than a new one"
$17.87 at your local Wal-Mart, among other places. Of course, they may be hiding in the kitchenware or hardware section, they're one of the products...
Forum: Cruising and Sailing with Children 08-18-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 587
Posted By engineer_sailor
Re: VERY dissapointed with Mustang Lil' Legends lifejacket!

We have two of the now earlier Mustang Lil Legend jackets for our 4 and 2 year olds.

We experienced a similar fit issue with both out kids between ages 1 and 2. Now that the older one is...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-18-2014
Replies: 52
Views: 1,943
Posted By pdqaltair
Re: Inspecting fire extinguishers

Slightly off topic, but...

A soaked towel or fire blanket can make a lot of sense in the galley.

Water, unless fuel, 110v, or electroninics are involved, is effective and available. And the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-16-2014
Replies: 73
Views: 3,025
Posted By smurphny
Re: Salts in the oil

While my exhaust has a flapper gizmo, I don't believe these are at all effective in a following sea. I made up some tapered foam plugs for the exhaust with an eye bolt through them that can be...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-15-2014
Replies: 52
Views: 1,902
Posted By Delta-T
Re: The WTF challenge!

Shop The Hillman Group 8-Count 5/16-in-18 Stainless Steel Standard (SAE) Brad Hole Tee Nuts at (
Shop The Hillman...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-15-2014
Replies: 52
Views: 1,902
Posted By capta
Re: The WTF challenge!

OK, thanks.
Perhaps the easiest way then, would be to use a hole saw completely removing what is there, and rebuild each hole. Then you could redrill for new bolts/machine screws in the repair.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-15-2014
Replies: 52
Views: 1,902
Posted By bblument
Re: The WTF challenge!

They look pretty messed up, but I thought I'd throw another idea at you. It might be too late for this if you've already gone the "vice-grip smash" route.

Penetrating oil for a day or two...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-15-2014
Replies: 52
Views: 1,902
Posted By eherlihy
Re: The WTF challenge!

The ones that you have drilled pilot holes into may be a problem. However, you MAY be able to key them directly into the chuck of the above pictured drill/driver.

If you cannot use the drill,...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 08-15-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 655
Posted By DRFerron
Re: Hello and I need help finding a trader


You are floating on thin water. First, the trade was not removed because we really have no rules against it, only outright selling stuff. Which you cannot do because you have not been here...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-14-2014
Replies: 73
Views: 3,025
Posted By mitchbrown
Re: Salts in the oil

This is what I used.

Racing Digital Temperature Controller Sensor Engine Alarm Oil Water Gauge Meter | eBay...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 08-08-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 1,618
Posted By killarney_sailor
Interesting little video

This was in the Newsfeeds and I think many people have this blocked. It is worth eight minutes of your time.

The Pros and Cons of Living on a Sailboat in the Caribbean
The Atlantic
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-05-2014
Replies: 72
Views: 4,246
Posted By outbound
Re: Concussions

Provocative post Medsailor and appreciated. Never heard of this D30 stuff. Very intriguing.
To simplify. There is a major difference between what you experience as full recovery and what's going on...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-26-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 846
Posted By newhaul
Re: Powering hot water heater with dedicated 12v

Here is a dedicated direct replacement 12 v heating element that meets all of Brad's requirements and a lot cheaper han a new heater 6 Inch 12 Volt DC Submersible Water Heater Element...
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