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Search: Posts Made By: mitchbrown
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 8 Hours Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 559
Posted By mitchbrown
Re: Salts in the oil

I think you have a problem with your alarm. if it didn't go off till 245 or 250 that's way to hot. I have 2 temp alarms on my boat one is factory and I don't know what temp it trips at and the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 9 Hours Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 469
Posted By mitchbrown
Re: New Sails arrived any tips?

i have a new 8 oz Dacron and it is quite stiff and difficult to flake on the boom. Also it is quite slippery and the flakes want to slide off of each other. May take a second look at lazy jacks.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 20 Hours Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 1,101
Posted By mitchbrown
Re: This is getting ridiculous

I agree that they need training on a continuing basis. I for one would not want our coast guard guys and gals out there at all if we were not willing to provide them with the resources to train....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Day Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 639
Posted By mitchbrown
Re: Sail Drives?

I would not discount any saildrive if you could get it cheap enough for the simple reason that glassing the hole closed and putting on a 9.9 hp outboard is a pretty good solution for a 27/28 foot...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Day Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 253
Posted By mitchbrown
Re: Need PNW experience with Wanda Fuca

August is called Fogust around here. I sailed from Seattle to San Francisco in late August early September. We had fog in the straight as well as going south. We had Radar and was happy to have it....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 1,374
Posted By mitchbrown
Re: Hot Sun, Warm Beer!! Help needed!!! (fridge failure)

I installed a isotherm unit about 3 years ago and it works great. very energy efficient and easy install to boot. here's a link to the one I bought at just over 1000 bucks or one boat buck. ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 679
Posted By mitchbrown
Re: open cpn issues(cm93)

You probably know this but when you add new charts you have to tell open cpn to redefine its database. Go to the tools menu and then the charts tab and at the bottom of the page you will see the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-20-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 652
Posted By mitchbrown
Re: Shore power receptacle

green is ground. white is common. black is hot
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-17-2014
Replies: 48
Views: 2,143
Posted By mitchbrown
Re: Starting engine with charger on

I'm sure whats happening is when you turn off the charger the alternator sees the decrease in voltage and increases its charge rate causing the motor to be loaded I don't see any problem. Sounds...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-24-2014
Replies: 60
Views: 3,507
Posted By mitchbrown
Re: Grampian flip over?

There are several people on sailnet whom would rather jump in and give someone a bunch of crap for asking a question that isn't up to their standard. Sad really. My advice, toughen up or don't come...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-24-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 1,183
Posted By mitchbrown
Re: Old gelcoat chalking

Here again you have to rub out the hull each year. this removes some gel coat each year. in time you will have fiberglass matting showing through. At this point it will be time for a very expensive...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-24-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 1,183
Posted By mitchbrown
Re: Old gelcoat chalking

Scotchguard ??? isn't that fabric treatment???
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-24-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 1,183
Posted By mitchbrown
Re: Old gelcoat chalking

I've not had that problem. Having removed it for re-coat several times with the poly prep remover. Not saying you didn't have a problem with it. just wondering why. Did you scrub all the old...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-23-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 1,183
Posted By mitchbrown
Re: Old gelcoat chalking

Poly glow is the way to go. It is a clear acrylic coating that looks really good and lasts way better than Wax. I have never been able to figure out why people work their butts off with rubbing...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-10-2014
Replies: 69
Views: 2,762
Posted By mitchbrown
Re: What's the right thing to do?

You seem to be forgetting the fact that the OP didn't ask him to come over and really has no right telling him to leave
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-10-2014
Replies: 69
Views: 2,762
Posted By mitchbrown
Re: What's the right thing to do?

Maybe he thought one of the lines you were untangling was his anchor line
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 04-09-2014
Replies: 565
Views: 31,118
Posted By mitchbrown
Re: Ocean baby rescue underway off Mexico

I was thinking the same thing. I've never heard of a child dying or even getting sick until now.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-09-2014
Replies: 32
Views: 2,571
Posted By mitchbrown
Re: Yanmar 4JH4AE catastrophic breakdown experience

some engines use 2 springs on each valve (one inside of the other) but this still has nothing to do with a valve seat. Unless the valve springs broke allowing valve retainers to fall out dropping...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 04-06-2014
Replies: 565
Views: 31,118
Posted By mitchbrown
Re: Ocean baby rescue underway off Mexico

Here's what I have to say to all the people who will be criticizing. Let he whom is without sin cast the first stone. have you ever put a kid in a car without proper seat belt then you are an...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-03-2014
Replies: 300
Views: 8,224
Posted By mitchbrown
Re: safe cooking

its amazing how the disinformation keeps being injected into these threads. I feel like people just post without having followed the thread from the beginning
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-02-2014
Replies: 300
Views: 8,224
Posted By mitchbrown
Re: safe cooking

Your home range is an unfair comparison. You need to compare Origo to a marine Propane stove. As I showed in my post a couple pages back they are similar in BTU. Most marine propane stoves have a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-01-2014
Replies: 300
Views: 8,224
Posted By mitchbrown
Re: safe cooking

FYI copied these specs from a force 10 propane marine stove.

3,400 BTUs per small top burner

8,200 BTUs per large top burner

5,100 BTUs oven burner
5,500 BTU Broiler

So you can see...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-30-2014
Replies: 300
Views: 8,224
Posted By mitchbrown
Re: safe cooking

Thanks for the tip
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-30-2014
Replies: 300
Views: 8,224
Posted By mitchbrown
Re: safe cooking

The Origo manual states 6 to 7 hrs per full canister. It takes one quart to fill each canister. My experience is in line with what the manual states. If you don't use your stove much you will find...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-30-2014
Replies: 300
Views: 8,224
Posted By mitchbrown
Re: safe cooking

Propane low pressure regulators are factory set at 3 PSI. if you can blow 100 times more PSI than that, id have to say you have been practicing.:)

Also someone mentioned that he/she only opens...
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