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Search: Posts Made By: Thermal
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-12-2011
Replies: 30
Views: 3,674
Posted By Thermal
You had me scratching my head for a while, til it...

You had me scratching my head for a while, til it dawned on me that most people don't clean their bottoms themselves.
Did you edit out the part where you drop the screws for the zinc?
Da reggae...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-05-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 2,173
Posted By Thermal
That is how mine are set up now, more or less... ...

That is how mine are set up now, more or less...
I mounted everything to a 3/16 piece of 1" SS flat bar. The 500 gph pump at the bottom, then the float switch for the 500gph, and then the 2000 gph...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-05-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 2,173
Posted By Thermal
I had a check valve but got rid of it for the...

I had a check valve but got rid of it for the reasons already mentioned, besides which those things do leak a bit so it would just slow down the cycling. I had thought of necking down the output to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-05-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 2,173
Posted By Thermal
Bilge pump switch

I have two bilge pumps, one 600 gph one controlled by a switch, and a 2000 gph above it that I can turn on manually. When the 600 gph one died like they often do, I replaced it but the new one had a...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 06-20-2005
Replies: 8
Views: 2,197
Posted By Thermal
On demand propane hot water heaters

I have one of these, though not on my boat. I would think that it would not be practical on a boat since they use quite a bit of propane, those little 20# bottles would not last very long. They also...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-08-2005
Replies: 10
Views: 1,597
Posted By Thermal

The multi-stranded AC wire you have in there is probably ther because that was all the previous owner of your boat could find. The chandlers where I live only carry boat cable with green, white and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-13-2005
Replies: 9
Views: 1,281
Posted By Thermal
Turn Buckle Threads

I got the impression that Kimberlite was suggesting using a macine screw instead of the cotter pin, not instead of the clevis...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-29-2005
Replies: 31
Views: 9,090
Posted By Thermal
ATN Topclimber

I have also use mountain climbing gear to go up but with a different method: Attach one ascender to your climbing harness, use another ascender with about a 4ft loop of tubular webbing above that...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-29-2005
Replies: 2
Views: 661
Posted By Thermal
Waterline higher

Are you in a marina or anchored near a stream or river? I have noticed that after heavy rainstorms the fresh water coming down tends to lower salinity of the seawater for a while, and my boat will...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-23-2005
Replies: 6
Views: 923
Posted By Thermal
Sailing Expedition?

You may be able to find something by checking yacht club bulletin boards, or you might look into the "Baha haha" cruisers rally that leaves around halloween - usually a number of cruisers...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-16-2004
Replies: 6
Views: 1,029
Posted By Thermal

Last time I went digging around Minney''s yacht surplus (Newport Beach, Ca.) they had a number of brand new Lewmar hatches and portlights a lot cheaper than list. Worth a call to see if they have a...
Forum: Living Aboard 07-27-2004
Replies: 10
Views: 4,465
Posted By Thermal
Living Aboard - What''''s Important in a Marina?

You should also get a feel for the kind of people that live there. Although most liveaboards are great neighbors, there are some places where people live aboard just because it''s cheap, not because...
Forum: Living Aboard 06-25-2004
Replies: 224
Views: 92,956
Posted By Thermal
Who''''s living on what??

Live aboard an S211.0 center cockpit in Honolulu. Great boat for living aboard,
but this state (government) is pretty boater-unfriendly!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-05-2004
Replies: 10
Views: 4,755
Posted By Thermal
Lewmar maintenance

I had the same problem a few months ago. Info on the newer lewmar winches can be found on their website, but not for older models. Went to a local rigging shop that has some lewmar stuff, and he just...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 03-22-2004
Replies: 26
Views: 2,770
Posted By Thermal

i recently renewed my registration with a PO Box as an address, and it was rejected. Hed to put down the address of the marina where I was at, but fortunately you can keep the PO Box as a mailing...
Forum: Learning to Sail 03-16-2004
Replies: 11
Views: 8,143
Posted By Thermal
Liveaboard Sailing Classes

I think Guaymas is only about 200 miles south of the border, a one or two day drive from LA. The road was in fairly good condition once you get through the mess at Mexicali. Cheaper than flying and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-19-2004
Replies: 8
Views: 4,728
Posted By Thermal
202 Solvent vs. Acetone

But MEK is essentially lacquer thinner, but when it''s called lacquer thinner, it''s half that price!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-29-2003
Replies: 22
Views: 3,715
Posted By Thermal
Slipping at Anchor

The math on this is something I do understand: The only way to get the pull on the anchors to exceed the pull on one anchor alone would be it they are both loaded equally and they are set over 120...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-29-2003
Replies: 9
Views: 879
Posted By Thermal
Deck hardware

If the holes are in the same place and the right size and not damaged, they could be reused and sealed with 4200 - BUT, I get the impression that you are talking about screws, and not bolts that go...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-24-2003
Replies: 22
Views: 3,715
Posted By Thermal
Slipping at Anchor

I have read about this tandem arrangement you mention several times, but have always wondered about how you go about setting such a setup. Seems to me that when you back down on it, one of...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-09-2003
Replies: 13
Views: 1,696
Posted By Thermal
Picking a surveyer

I agree with hamiam - the broker has a vested interest in see the deal go through, and a survey that reveals too many problems would be counterproductive to that interest. The vast majority of...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-08-2003
Replies: 6
Views: 2,855
Posted By Thermal
Mast Ladders

I got some ascenders and a climbing harness to go up my mast a few times and it worked fine, except that I was tied to a dock in a marina. Dangling 50'' over my deck, I thought this wouldn''t be so...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-03-2003
Replies: 11
Views: 2,152
Posted By Thermal
Lifelines - need help

I have been thinking about this myself recently and was considering getting some Tee fittings for 1" stainless tube and a few lengths of tube to take the place of the top lifeline. This seems more...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-25-2003
Replies: 3
Views: 764
Posted By Thermal

I have a Air-Marine - came with the boat when I bought it. Wasn''t working though, and after examining it I found that crimped but not soldered connections on the output wires had heated to the point...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-05-2003
Replies: 4
Views: 2,529
Posted By Thermal
Whisker Pole Fittings

One of end fittings on my whisker pole isn''t working very well any more so I need to remove it and either repair or replace it. Have seen the fittings at West Marine (pretty big bucks for a simple...
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