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Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   11-12-2010
Replies: 17
Views: 2,826
Posted By CliffL
Great ideas...heat tape, wrap, keep water...

Great ideas...heat tape, wrap, keep water moving...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   11-11-2010
Replies: 17
Views: 2,826
Posted By CliffL
Thanks for the advice thus far. My fresh water...

Thanks for the advice thus far. My fresh water tanks are in a locker in front (outside) the boat...catamaran. There's no heat there from inside the boat. I'm going to live aboard, so need the...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   11-10-2010
Replies: 17
Views: 2,826
Posted By CliffL
Winterizing Fresh Water Tanks

Hell all,

I'm a recent owner and am going to live on my new purchase. I'm trying to figure out how to winterize my two big 80 gal fresh water tanks for the winter. They're fairly exposed and I'm...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-08-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 664
Posted By CliffL
Thanks all. I'll continue to look for clogs,...

Thanks all. I'll continue to look for clogs, lubricate, and do some minor maintenance. The head is 7 years old...but it was working just dandy the day before it became almost impossible to move. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-07-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 664
Posted By CliffL
Argh....Head Issue

OK, probably a simple fix (I hope)

My pump handle on my standard marine toilet won't move up or down without a tremendous amount of force. I thinks something's blocked, creating pressure. I've...
Forum: Electrical Systems   11-07-2010
Replies: 13
Views: 2,174
Posted By CliffL
All, thanks for the advice. I'm going to go with...

All, thanks for the advice. I'm going to go with portable inverters much like I used in my home in England when I lived there....it's the cheapest and easiest idea. If that proves a PITA, I'll...
Forum: Electrical Systems   10-26-2010
Replies: 13
Views: 2,174
Posted By CliffL
Thanks for the thoughtful replies

Thanks all. I will check the Westerbeke Generator (7KW)...I'll check the model.

I'm working with an electrician at Ocean Options in Annapolis, so have a certain degree of confidence in what...
Forum: Electrical Systems   10-26-2010
Replies: 13
Views: 2,174
Posted By CliffL
Thanks for the replies. I'll ask the Westerbeke...

Thanks for the replies. I'll ask the Westerbeke folks in town...probably best to leave as is. The AC system on the boat is set up for 220V and all embeded (freezer, air conditioner, etc.) are good...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-26-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 915
Posted By CliffL
Thanks all

As I suspected. Thanks for the advice all...will move to the dingy davits!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-25-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 915
Posted By CliffL
Stern lights on HF antenna

This justs sounds wrong...

I had my almost new boat surveyed. The stern lights were hidden by the dinghy when on the davits.

The owner said he'd move the lights. He mounted a braket with...
Forum: Electrical Systems   10-25-2010
Replies: 13
Views: 2,174
Posted By CliffL
Yanmar Generator, can you change Hertz

I've a 220/50 Hz generator on my almost new boat (previous owners and boat from S. Africa). Question, is it possible to change the HZ on the generator to 60 Hz? If so, how?
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   01-26-2009
Replies: 222
Views: 17,931
Posted By CliffL
more the merrier

MidLife and BadSanta, nice meeting you yesterday ...

Good conversation about direction...I'm willing to go with the flow...so to speak, but do prefer sailing to motoring. The time of arrival in...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   01-21-2009
Replies: 222
Views: 17,931
Posted By CliffL
Enjoyed reading all. If I can get time off, I'm...

Enjoyed reading all. If I can get time off, I'm in...either as crew or with my boat (Beneteau 361 in Annapolis...lots of room for beer and ice!) More than likely, I'll simply join the gang over the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-14-2008
Replies: 21
Views: 1,856
Posted By CliffL
Oh yea...Bay Ridge Wines and Spirits offers a 10%...

Oh yea...Bay Ridge Wines and Spirits offers a 10% military discount if you've got creds...retired creds work too.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-14-2008
Replies: 119
Views: 20,165
Posted By CliffL
Actually the use of less than pure water was used...

Actually the use of less than pure water was used by Dougal Robertson's wife, Lyn via enemas to her two young children while they were adrift in the Pacific for 38 days. The children were suffering...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-12-2008
Replies: 21
Views: 1,856
Posted By CliffL
Stop in Annapolis

Heck...you gotta go to Davies Pub, just got back.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-07-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 779
Posted By CliffL
Thanks for the quick reply. Any ideas when it's...

Thanks for the quick reply. Any ideas when it's simply time to replace? With the cost in mind, I don't want to do so too early, but it beats having a line crumble in your hands...which I've...
Forum: Learning to Sail   02-07-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 2,508
Posted By CliffL
Last year I paid an instructor a couple of...

Last year I paid an instructor a couple of hundred bucks (plus some beers) for an afternoon helping me with the intricacies of docking. Money well spent. One of the technicians at the brokerage...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-07-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 779
Posted By CliffL
Care of Lines

Anyone do anything special to protect your running rigging? Do any of you remove your lines for the winter? My boat is seven years old and some of the lines are a bit rough (mostly the in and...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   01-08-2008
Replies: 279
Views: 86,500
Posted By CliffL
Annapolis area...one very expensive year of...

Annapolis area...one very expensive year of experience owning a mid-sized sailboat, certainly no expert.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-04-2007
Replies: 20
Views: 1,989
Posted By CliffL
Fred, Yea, whatever.... Hey, I'm...

Fred,

Yea, whatever....

Hey, I'm thinking of buying a 50' boat for blue water cruising...my budget is $5,000. I've never sailed before and would like to leave next season with my family of...
Forum: Racing   08-30-2007
Replies: 0
Views: 611
Posted By CliffL
An addict

Giu was right...racing is addictive, and I'm hooked.

Here's what I love:

The start...it's exactly like leading a four-ship of fighters, trying to hit a target (bombs on target), exactly at the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-16-2007
Replies: 32
Views: 8,348
Posted By CliffL
WTFO...what the f..., Over?...as in, "You just...

WTFO...what the f..., Over?...as in, "You just bought a power boat...WTFO!"

YGBSM...You gotta be sh..ing me...as in, "That small piece of electronic equipment cost $xxx hundred, YGBSM."
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-06-2007
Replies: 11
Views: 1,237
Posted By CliffL
All, Thanks for the advice. tomaz...Bud...

All, Thanks for the advice.

tomaz...Bud Light ok? Remember, the boat is in...uhhh...Solomon's Island
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-06-2007
Replies: 11
Views: 1,237
Posted By CliffL
two weeks away from my boat

I'm off to visit inlaws with my kids for two weeks. I'm leaving my boat tied to its dock in Annapolis. Any particular boat prep I should consider, or should she be ok for 14 days?? Can I leave her...
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