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Search: Posts Made By: islands50
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-17-2011
Replies: 18
Views: 3,986
Posted By islands50
For a great read about the adventures of a...

For a great read about the adventures of a Gemini.
The Slapdash | No Fixed Address (http://www.theslapdash.com/)

newbies around the world
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-12-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 3,181
Posted By islands50
Best way to power a tv

What is the best way to power a tv/dvd on the boat? Should I purchase a 12 volt tv/dvd or a 120 volt and use a inverter. I do not have access to shore power. Does anyone know what would use less...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-14-2010
Replies: 3
Views: 1,228
Posted By islands50
Sailboat race ratings

Anybody know a good website to find race ratings on sailboats. I have a Bristol 29.9 and would like to know my PHRF number and DPN number.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-11-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 817
Posted By islands50
It looks like Torresen has a kit to fit my...

It looks like Torresen has a kit to fit my engine. Do I need a pump for this kit or can I just use gravity if the oil pan is above the end of the hose?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-10-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 817
Posted By islands50
Easy oil drain

I have a Bristol 29.9 with a universal diesel model 20 (5416) and would like to replace the oil pan drain plug with a fitting that I could attach a hose to for an easier way to drain the oil. Pumping...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-26-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 837
Posted By islands50
What is the best month for weather to cruise the northeast coast of the US?

Planning a cruise up the coast. Would like to go when the weather is the best. Leaving from the Chesapeake. Favorite destinations? Best Month?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-19-2010
Replies: 2
Views: 535
Posted By islands50
I have one alternator charging which ever...

I have one alternator charging which ever battery selected. Also a 2 output AC charger. After one bank is charged does the charger go down to a trickle charge for both?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-19-2010
Replies: 2
Views: 535
Posted By islands50
Battery Banks

Is it OK to have different sized battery banks. I have two banks. One with 2 batteries and one with one battery. All duel purpose wet cells. 3 batteries at 65 amp each. (195 amp hrs) I need to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-18-2010
Replies: 21
Views: 2,222
Posted By islands50
Standard cruising main built from Bainbridge 7...

Standard cruising main built from Bainbridge 7 oz. Dacron. Talking to Max out of Havre de Grase. 10 minute drive from my boat. To be built in Ohio. Is this a quality sail?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-17-2010
Replies: 21
Views: 2,222
Posted By islands50
Just recieved a great price quote for a Ullman...

Just recieved a great price quote for a Ullman sail. Anybody out there have a reveiw on Ullman sails ?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-17-2010
Replies: 21
Views: 2,222
Posted By islands50
Thanks for the great advice. The least expensive...

Thanks for the great advice. The least expensive sail from National sounds like a good way to go. I am waiting on an estimate from Ullmans. The original sail was from there and it lasted 30 years. I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-14-2010
Replies: 21
Views: 2,222
Posted By islands50
New mainsail

I could use some advice on buying a new mainsail for my 30 foot sloop. I do coastal cruising. Looking for a heavier cruising sail rather than racing. What do you know about these sailmakers I am...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-18-2010
Replies: 16
Views: 8,498
Posted By islands50
Thanks for the replies. I think I will try the...

Thanks for the replies. I think I will try the Minwax Helmsman spar urethane. Has anyone else tried using a coat of satin on top of 3 coats of gloss?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-14-2010
Replies: 16
Views: 8,498
Posted By islands50
Best choice for sailboat interior wood finish

I have a 1981 Bristol 29.9 with a mahogany interior. After 30 years it could use a little work. Does anyone know what was used on the wood originally. I was planning to give it a light sanding and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-08-2010
Replies: 33
Views: 6,663
Posted By islands50
Full or partial battens?

I am in the process of buying a new mainsail for cruising. Full or partial battens?
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available 02-09-2008
Replies: 7
Views: 1,081
Posted By islands50
intercoastal waterway

I am looking for some info on cruising down the intercoastal waterway this spring. Starting in the upper Chesapeake , how long should I expect it to take to cruise to Florida and back?
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