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Search: Posts Made By: kentobin
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 709
Posted By kentobin
Re: Private Rocket Launch to Deliver Space Station Supplies Delayed by Boat

The reason they stop launches when someone is in the flight path is if there is an accident anyone downwind of rocket fuel is at risk of getting a dose of very poisonous chemicals let alone rocket...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-04-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 1,118
Posted By kentobin
Re: Hookahs Gas vs 12V DC - Which is better and why?

When I was younger I used to tank dive. After one season I gave it up. The tanks are heavy and I was lucky to get 25 minutes of downtime on them before they needed a refill. The dive boats have a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-04-2014
Replies: 61
Views: 3,849
Posted By kentobin
Re: W D Schock called me a freeloader for asking for info about my boat

Well I'm with those of you that feel both bigbird and Schock were politically incorrect.

If bigbird really wanted Schock's help it would have been less grating to not make statements like "I guess...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-29-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 891
Posted By kentobin
Re: Quarter Berth Conversion

From Quarterberth to Cockpit Locker
James Baldwin describes converting a quarterberth to a cockpit locker on a Columbia 8.7
Atom Voyages - Columbia 8.7 Cockpit Locker from Quarterberth Conversion...
Forum: Maintenance/How-to Videos 07-29-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 845
Posted By kentobin
Re: This video is absolutely riveting...

For the newbies if using stainless steel rivets in an aluminum pole be sure to coat the rivets with tef-gel or something similar to prevent galvanic corrosion.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 07-02-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 1,429
Posted By kentobin
Re: Which type of boat is best?

When you do a liveaboard you have two aspects to consider: 1) finding a boat you like living in and 2) how well does it sail for the type of sailing you will be doing. These items are not mutually...
Forum: Diesel 07-02-2014
Replies: 46
Views: 1,694
Posted By kentobin
Re: Hans Christian 39 Pilothouse; Rebuild oldd engine versus repower with new

New engine especially if you're planning on traveling to areas with minimal support facilities.

If you think you'll be motoring extensively that engine is under powered for your boat especially...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-17-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 1,888
Posted By kentobin
Re: What's the *second* best way to keep spiders off your boat?

For spiders I've had good luck with The Ortho Home Defense MAX. No idea how long it will last. Picked up a gallon a Home Depot.

My boat is on the hard in a storage yard by a wetlands area in...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-19-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 593
Posted By kentobin
Re: Groco Seacocks BV vs. FBV

Link for Spartan Seacocks:
Seacocks (UL Approved) | Robinhood Marine Center (

They have another page with listings of...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-01-2014
Replies: 51
Views: 3,191
Posted By kentobin
Re: Your anchor is too big

No one's mentioned the cost of an over sized anchor is way cheaper then the cost of a new boat if it's that one day in your life you really need it.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-17-2014
Replies: 39
Views: 2,921
Posted By kentobin
Re: Mantus anchor raffle

Want some cheese with that whine? :rolleyes:
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-17-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 712
Posted By kentobin
Re: Replacing the seacocks ...

I just remembered this article in Good Old Boat about using an adjustable hole cutter to make a tapered shoulder, bevel cut, for a seacock. I've never used this method so I'd advise trying it out on...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-17-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 712
Posted By kentobin
Re: Replacing the seacocks ...

If you're not familiar with Compass Marine's "How To" Articles they're definitely worth a look:

Compass Marine "How To" Articles Photo Gallery by Compass Marine at
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-16-2014
Replies: 39
Views: 2,921
Posted By kentobin
Re: Mantus anchor raffle

They did maybe 1 to 2 years ago. They've also had some great discount sales in the past one of which which also coincided with their anchor giveaway. Who would have thought. :-)

Haven't seen any...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-16-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 1,095
Posted By kentobin
Re: Prop shaft Zinc - how often?

I'd never heard of aluminum indium anodes before. Couldn't find any definitive information but some of the blogs indicated that zinc anodes were old tech and that the aluminum indium was good in both...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-15-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 556
Posted By kentobin
Re: What battery should I buy?

Do you have a charger that can charge anything other than wet cells? Even if it's a smart charger and does different battery types many can only be configured for only one type of battery type at a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-12-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 767
Posted By kentobin
Re: Anchoring in Drakes bay?

"the anchorage becomes troublesome in northwest weather"
Cruising the Northwest Coast by George Benson
Cruising The N.W. Coast | George M. Benson (

Not affiliated...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 03-06-2014
Replies: 28
Views: 1,970
Posted By kentobin
Re: Storage Unit?

Sell it or give it away. I could have replaced everything I had stored in my two lockers and still had money left over after 6 years at $100/locker.

Some of my friends kept larger power tools for...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-03-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 955
Posted By kentobin
Re: A solar game-changer

Living in an urban area with marinas where most boat owners have to work it's been my experience that boats usually never leave the dock. Those that do are usually away for 2-4 days and a good...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-23-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 1,517
Posted By kentobin
Re: Installing dodger questions

When I had a dodger made for my boat 6 years ago I just asked if using velcro rather than zippers was an option. I was told that velcro just didn't hold up.

For attaching the dodger to the cabin...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-10-2014
Replies: 52
Views: 3,471
Posted By kentobin
Re: Sunbrella: What color is used on your boat?

The guy who built my dodger said that his unscientific survey indicated that Captain Navy sunbrella held up better than any of the others. That's what I went with. Still in good condition 7 years...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-04-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 799
Posted By kentobin
Re: bottom pressure wash

Several years ago someone in the marina tried using a power washer on the waterline and I immediately saw the ablative paint start washing away. Definitely not recommended.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-02-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 947
Posted By kentobin
Re: Survey for sailors...

How you repair a sail is predicated on a number of factor such as a) are in the middle of the ocean or in the marina, b) how old the sail is, c) how bad the damage is, d) etc.

Your pricing was in...
Forum: Apps & Authors 11-15-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 709
Posted By kentobin
Re: Knot Booklet

Hello Forbes also known as 75RR, :-)

Thanks a lot.

I really enjoyed your commentary on the different knots, bends, and hitches.

Most of the diagrams were easy to follow. Until I try and tie...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 10-22-2013
Replies: 24
Views: 2,003
Posted By kentobin
Re: Shore power and lights

I was using Xeon bulbs that I liked a lot and switched to some type of highly reviewed 'warm' led.

The led's don't illuminate as large an area. They do seem brighter if you look directly at them...
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