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Search: Posts Made By: CascoBay
Forum: US Northeast 07-10-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 645
Posted By CascoBay
Forum: US Northeast 07-09-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 645
Posted By CascoBay
Casco Bay to Penobscot Bay Maine

I am leaving Casco Bay on August 1st and plan to make a direct run to Penobscot Bay. I will have 5 days total, and the goal is to anchor each night.

I will need to get fuel, food, and water along...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-09-2012
Replies: 0
Views: 297
Posted By CascoBay
Please delete.

Please delete.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-07-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 1,045
Posted By CascoBay
After thinking about it for a few days I think I...

After thinking about it for a few days I think I will replace the 6 gallon unit and get a sunshower bag as recommended. This way I can use engine heat to warm the water as we travel and use the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-06-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 1,045
Posted By CascoBay
Thanks for the info guys. Eccotemp told me...

Thanks for the info guys.

Eccotemp told me that the L5 uses a copper heat exchanger. How long should I expect copper to hold up in sea water? The unit is $110 so I suppose if I get at least 2-3...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-05-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 1,045
Posted By CascoBay
The one I posted uses propane for fuel. I figure...

The one I posted uses propane for fuel. I figure I would just adapt a 1 lbs disposable tank to it to make it easier to use. It appears that it uses 1 lbs of propane for every hour of use.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-05-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 1,045
Posted By CascoBay
I could go along with that! I am planning a...

I could go along with that! I am planning a cruise to Penobscot Bay this next summer and I am trying to get my ducks in a row.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-05-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 1,045
Posted By CascoBay
I have never used the solar shower type products,...

I have never used the solar shower type products, but I think I would rather have something a but more consistent. Maybe I should just go back to the Atwood 6 gallon heater and run the generator to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-05-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 1,045
Posted By CascoBay
Water heater options

My boat has a 15 gallon fresh water holding tank and I am trying to figure out the best way to get hot water. Originally I had one of those Atwood 6 gallon heaters that used engine heat to warm the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-19-2010
Replies: 9
Views: 1,286
Posted By CascoBay
Seriously? Anyway- to everyone else, thanks...

Seriously?

Anyway- to everyone else, thanks for all the input.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-18-2010
Replies: 9
Views: 1,286
Posted By CascoBay
I may have a diver check the mushroom, although...

I may have a diver check the mushroom, although its a mute point because I am not using the mooring next season and then in the spring of 2012 it will need to be inspected which will probably mean...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-18-2010
Replies: 9
Views: 1,286
Posted By CascoBay
I am at Willard Beach in South Portland. My...

I am at Willard Beach in South Portland.

My bottom chain is 30' of 5/8" (4.25lbs per ft) and my top chain is 20' of 1/2", the boat is 25' on a 300lbs mushroom.

My mooring was set in May by an...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-18-2010
Replies: 9
Views: 1,286
Posted By CascoBay
More Mooring Questions

As I am concluding my first year of being on a mooring, I am concerned about the mooring chain wrapping around the mushroom stem. My neighbors boat has wrapped the mushroom to the point that the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-29-2010
Replies: 1
Views: 1,499
Posted By CascoBay
Winterizing a mooring

I am about a month or so away from pulling my boat out for the year and I need to start thinking about how to properly winterize the mooring.

I am going to remove the top hardware (buoy, swivel,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-11-2010
Replies: 26
Views: 2,697
Posted By CascoBay
I am just wondering how I can use the bow eye...

I am just wondering how I can use the bow eye without having to unhook the line from within the dinghy?

Also, thanks for the info on the anchor mount.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-11-2010
Replies: 26
Views: 2,697
Posted By CascoBay
Sailingdog, I don't know what your problem with...

Sailingdog, I don't know what your problem with me is but if your just going to sling insults around or post negative comments please don't bother posting a reply.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-10-2010
Replies: 26
Views: 2,697
Posted By CascoBay
I use my dinghy to go back and forth. Next...

I use my dinghy to go back and forth. Next weekend I will pull that mooring away and see where it ends up :)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-10-2010
Replies: 26
Views: 2,697
Posted By CascoBay
Here is what I ended up doing for the anchor: ...

Here is what I ended up doing for the anchor:

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b42/johnshan/IMG_5086.jpg

Not sure what the long term fix will be. I think hooking to the bow eye is the best...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-10-2010
Replies: 26
Views: 2,697
Posted By CascoBay
As a 27 year old in my prime I can assure you...

As a 27 year old in my prime I can assure you that 20lbs is not a problem, the problem is where it is located, but thanks for your input :rolleyes:

To everyone else, thanks I will be heading down...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-09-2010
Replies: 26
Views: 2,697
Posted By CascoBay
I am not sure who is on the mooring next to me,...

I am not sure who is on the mooring next to me, but my mooring guy said he did drag the chain out to make sure it would work out okay with a boat hooked to it, but it still makes me nervous.

He...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-09-2010
Replies: 26
Views: 2,697
Posted By CascoBay
Thank you for the input, I really appreciate it. ...

Thank you for the input, I really appreciate it.

Here are some pictures of the boat on the mooring, be warned, it is not a sailboat, hope that doesn't stop the wealth of info here!
...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-09-2010
Replies: 26
Views: 2,697
Posted By CascoBay
New to mooring- do I have a problem?

I just had my mooring set last weekend and put my boat on it yesterday. Today we had some strong winds and I went down to the beach to see how my boat was doing.

I found a couple problems, the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-12-2010
Replies: 40
Views: 5,263
Posted By CascoBay
Would a pendant breaking strength of 16,000 lbs...

Would a pendant breaking strength of 16,000 lbs be safe?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-30-2010
Replies: 40
Views: 5,263
Posted By CascoBay
I hear ya- your setup looks great. I was trying...

I hear ya- your setup looks great. I was trying to get the right sized shackle to do this and asked for their opinion when they told me the single Yale was the way to go. I do not recall the guys...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-30-2010
Replies: 40
Views: 5,263
Posted By CascoBay
Just went to Hamilton Marine and spoke with...

Just went to Hamilton Marine and spoke with someone about the pendant situation.

They advised not to use 2 pendants due to chafe issues under the ball and the problem of the pendants wrapping...
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