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Search: Posts Made By: lostatsi
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-06-2012
Replies: 24
Views: 2,491
Posted By lostatsi
Re: easier diesel bleeding

SchockT
Yes WD40 is flammable, but compared to starting fluid it's edible,LOL!
A diesel has about 20 to 1 compression ( twice that of a gas motor) and no spark plugs. It makes fire by...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-05-2012
Replies: 24
Views: 2,491
Posted By lostatsi
Re: easier diesel bleeding

I hope I don't get too much flack for this but here go's.
I have been around diesel's for at least 20 years. Take what you will from this information, all based on real experience.
Think of...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-05-2012
Replies: 23
Views: 2,634
Posted By lostatsi
Re: Autopilot replacement recommendations

I don't know how big or heavy your boat is,how much and what kind of sailing you do. I can tell you this. My 40' at about#20000 came with a raymarine that was driven off the wheel. It worked fine...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-05-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 453
Posted By lostatsi
Single side band radio

I am considering the KAITO KA1102 AM/FM SHORTWAVES SSB radio to listen to ssb weather forecast or just whatever. Has anyone had experience with these? Do they really work? They seem so inexpensive I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-12-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 363
Posted By lostatsi
Re: Weights and Measures

Paulk
Theres no doubt she sets lower than when we first got her. Soooo much stuff when you live aboard. I even raised the paint a touch when we repainted the bottom. I've kept the weight as...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-12-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 363
Posted By lostatsi
Weights and Measures

I'm not sure where this question belongs but I'll start with "general". There is quite a bit of lead weight in the back of my boat near the rudder post or sleeve. I am guessing they are some sort of...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-07-2012
Replies: 0
Views: 227
Posted By lostatsi
Help with Info on dingy

Tried the google thing with no luck. Have you heard of a RIB called "Guardian Yacht Tender". About 9' hard bottom. Tiring to find out if it is PVC or Hypo. And maybe weight.
Thanks for any help on...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-07-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 733
Posted By lostatsi
Re: Yanmar not starting

There is no harm in shutting off the salt water (cooling supply) sea **** and working strictly on the starting issue first ( no need to run long once fixed). Very basic on a deisel, fuel at injector...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-19-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 515
Posted By lostatsi
2 part dingy paint

I have an old Achillies RIB. I am considering using the 2 part paint offered by a couple of different manufacturers. Oddly enough their web sites state that it will make the old dingy like new yet...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available 09-19-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 1,998
Posted By lostatsi
Re: Coastal Sailor Wanted

Capttb I'm so jealous $300 for a slip. I will say that in S.D. finding a slip is no problem anymore but expect about $600 or more. Salina in Mexico which is North of Ensenada is a Very nice Marina...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available 09-19-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 1,998
Posted By lostatsi
Re: Coastal Sailor Wanted

At the risk of sounding like Sarah Palin you are sailing from LA. or L.A. ? Long Beach south to Mission Beach in S.D. ( not South Dakota!) is a good trip with a self serve yard. Also a little further...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-28-2012
Replies: 1
Views: 354
Posted By lostatsi
Water maker Pickling

I would like some input on water maker pickling(NOT A Spectra) chemicals.
I have been told
1 Sodium Metabisufite
2 Sodium Bisulfite
3 Potassium Metabisufite
If you have used one or more of...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-22-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 513
Posted By lostatsi
Re: West Marine Dingy

Thanks P and V PVC might not be so good in Mexico. It's in great shape and looks great but I am shocked how the glue seems to be, for the lack of better words not glue. The tube seams are fine but...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-22-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 513
Posted By lostatsi
West Marine Dingy

I just bought a dingy at a swap meet. West marine Model # FRU 2.9. Would anyone know if it is Hypo or PVC? It reminds me of a buddies West marine dingy in that you can pretty much pull it apart! And...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-17-2012
Replies: 23
Views: 2,609
Posted By lostatsi
Re: Electric Winch Handle

Sv ad Capt Ron
Thanks again, now I'm leaning that way too. The WinchRight is a clean looking unit but at $600 the Milwaukee sounds like a better choice.Having the "8 electric winch" option sounds...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-16-2012
Replies: 23
Views: 2,609
Posted By lostatsi
Re: Electric Winch Handle

svHyLyte
Point well taken on the 120 volt drill. I have no concerns as to my inverter as it will handle more than enough along with more than enough battery bank but I like your input on the ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-15-2012
Replies: 23
Views: 2,609
Posted By lostatsi
Re: Electric Winch Handle

Capt Ron
What voltage is your rechargeable? We did a run through several hardware stores, Home Depot and such down here in PV Mexico and the only thing I found in a right angle 1/2" was a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-14-2012
Replies: 23
Views: 2,609
Posted By lostatsi
Re: Electric Winch Handle

Gary
Thanks, Don't mind the cord as I don,t plan on using it to sail, just to hoist the main. I was looking at the Milwaukee site and their Right angle 1/2 is gear reduction as you mentioned at...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-14-2012
Replies: 23
Views: 2,609
Posted By lostatsi
Electric Winch Handle

Hello All
I am hoping to get some feed back on what has become a popular use of a rechargable right angle 1/2 drill (Millwakee 18 or 24volt seems to be the one) to raise the main sheet.
My...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 05-06-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 1,366
Posted By lostatsi
Re: Sailing around Mexico

We have been in the bay (anchored off Mita). Have gotten a lot of info from here and other cruisers. Don't feel the need to rush off any more, which is a relief as this place is our favorite so far....
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 04-30-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 1,366
Posted By lostatsi
Re: Sailing around Mexico

Thanks both for the reply. We are in anchored off mita now, and will look into those links and check out your blog. Hearing more and more stories like yours. Glad to hear as we like it here and...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 04-29-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 1,366
Posted By lostatsi
Sailing around Mexico

Being new to the coastal cruising(7 months) of Mexico from the Banderas bay and Sea of Cortez and the Baja coast I would like to have some HANDS ON (only please) insight on the following.
1 It seems...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-12-2011
Replies: 18
Views: 6,173
Posted By lostatsi
Shogan50 Charger has equalizing feature,...

Shogan50
Charger has equalizing feature, isn't that the same as the desulfator. Are you suggesting I try this on my old batteries? Instructions say it's not normal to do this on gel batteries, but...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-11-2011
Replies: 18
Views: 6,173
Posted By lostatsi
noworries Not familiar with golf cart...

noworries
Not familiar with golf cart batteries. To achieve the same performance as 2 "working" 8G4Ds what should i expect as far as cost and the amount of room I would need to accommodate...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-11-2011
Replies: 18
Views: 6,173
Posted By lostatsi
Gel Batteries Vs Sealed Lead acid

I would appreciate some opinions based on ACTUAL experience with house batteries. I have two 8G4D 12 volt Gel batteries on my live aboard under the bed. They are shot and I have looked into...
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