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Forum: Watkins   12-16-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 1,344
Posted By XPatriot
On the site....'84 watkins 25, galena, md.

On the site....'84 watkins 25, galena, md.
Forum: Chartering   08-28-2014
Replies: 34
Views: 3,718
Posted By XPatriot
Re: Dismasted in the Aegean - lessons to learn

Just be thankful no one got hurt, then you'd be writing a very different post.
Forum: Diesel   08-23-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 592
Posted By XPatriot
Re: 1GM10 won't run over ~2500rpm

All things I'll check next time in at the boat. Thx PV.
Forum: Diesel   08-22-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 592
Posted By XPatriot
Re: 1GM10 won't run over ~2500rpm

Hello. In drive.

To be honest I didnt think to do this in neutral.

The boat needs a bottom job, but was power washed and the prop was relatively clean.
Forum: Diesel   08-22-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 592
Posted By XPatriot
1GM10 won't run over ~2500rpm

Here is what I know about the boat/engine:

-1gm10 w/410 hrs. Not sure of service history.
-boat sat from fall 2013 to May when I bought it.
-it had about 2/3 tank of diesel, I filled it in May...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-15-2014
Replies: 123
Views: 5,255
Posted By XPatriot
Re: What do you do for food on a day cruise?

Can I be a guest on your boat please?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-13-2014
Replies: 93
Views: 4,648
Posted By XPatriot
Re: If you live in Hawaii.....GET YOUR BOAT OUT OF THE WATER ASAP!!

If you look at the first 10 seconds of this CNN version of the story you can see the boat pre-dammage.

Hurricane destroys boat, strands sailors - CNN.com Video...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-11-2014
Replies: 3,066
Views: 393,350
Posted By XPatriot
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-11-2014
Replies: 93
Views: 4,648
Posted By XPatriot
Re: If you live in Hawaii.....GET YOUR BOAT OUT OF THE WATER ASAP!!

newhaul,

I think what you are missing is boats are safer at sea, but people aren't. There's no point in going to sea to save your boat and then risk your own life (and others). No one can...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-05-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 928
Posted By XPatriot
Re: Wires in mast banging

Thanks for the advise, I'll take a closer look this weekend.
Forum: Watkins   08-05-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 1,344
Posted By XPatriot
Re: Watkins Owners

Here and active!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-05-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 928
Posted By XPatriot
Re: Wires in mast banging

Yes it's a Watkins 25, deck stepped, but really don't want to drop the mast over this.

I noticed there is a Isomat plate on the front of the mast with two rivets holding it in place....I guess I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-05-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 928
Posted By XPatriot
Wires in mast banging

Hi!

The wires that run up (down?) inside my mast knock with a nice clang when the boat rocks. I think there are two....a power cable for lights and coax for the radio antenna.

I basically see...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-01-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 1,579
Posted By XPatriot
Re: Wiring a Bilge Pump

I doctored a plastic solo cup so the connectors don't lay in the water that collects in the bilge.

Basically it sits upside down and the wire connector is threaded through it at the top with a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-03-2014
Replies: 34
Views: 3,128
Posted By XPatriot
Re: Stuck in the middle of the ocean with a broken rudder on your boat

He didn't loose the rudder, it's right there in the cockpit.
Forum: Learning to Sail   06-03-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 804
Posted By XPatriot
Re: Maiden Voyage

And the moment the wind filled the sails, it was completely worth it right? :):)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-23-2014
Replies: 73
Views: 5,311
Posted By XPatriot
Re: Yacht capsizes on launch

Thru hulls not connected?
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   05-18-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 2,074
Posted By XPatriot
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-16-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 4,029
Posted By XPatriot
Re: Best Cell Phone/Data Coverage East Coast, AT&T or Verizon??

AT&T seems to have better coverage in populous areas, verizon seems to have better coverage in the sticks.

My work phone is AT&T but my iPad (personal) is Verizon. My iPad is my principal...
Forum: Electrical Systems   05-16-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 621
Posted By XPatriot
Re: Battery Charging Question

Thank you both for your replies and although I'm not that good at electrical stuff I understand the logic and also very much appreciate the advice on not switching with the engine running.

It...
Forum: Electrical Systems   05-15-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 621
Posted By XPatriot
Battery Charging Question

I'm sorry for starting another charging thread!!

I have two batteries, house and starter and simple 1-2-both-off dial for selecting which battery to use.

My question is (and I realize this...
Forum: Learning to Sail   05-15-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 3,155
Posted By XPatriot
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-10-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 1,519
Posted By XPatriot
I'm guessing the asking price just went down!

I'm guessing the asking price just went down!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-09-2011
Replies: 68
Views: 28,296
Posted By XPatriot
WindAlert is a good free app. I also use...

WindAlert is a good free app. I also use BuoyData and Navionics Marine.

Weather Bug is also a good radar app, sailing in the Chesapeake it works well for me.

I have to give a shout out to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-09-2011
Replies: 45
Views: 5,428
Posted By XPatriot
Am I being naive in thinking that the lower cleat...

Am I being naive in thinking that the lower cleat on my boom vang could be removed from the base of the mast and tightened down to the deck rail thus forming a stable arm hanging over the side of...
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