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Search: Posts Made By: MikeOReilly
Forum: Announcements and Suggestions Box 22 Hours Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 559
Posted By MikeOReilly
Re: experience to start a thread

The search tool in vBulletin is very crude and mostly useless. You can search, and then do searches within searches to get to info you're looking for, but it's far better to use an external site...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Day Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 1,218
Posted By MikeOReilly
Re: Lake Ontario rendezvous

Sadly, our plans have completely changed this year such that we won't even get on the water. Family crisis combined with moving out of our house. But at least I'll have more time to install new solar...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 1 Day Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 769
Posted By MikeOReilly
Re: Alcohol Stove and Heater

Right ... alcohols are not hydrocarbons. Going a bit too fast. My bad. It's still a carbon-oxygent combustion reaction that will produce CO2 and H2O in complete combustion, but as far as I recall...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 2 Days Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 769
Posted By MikeOReilly
Re: Alcohol Stove and Heater

Exactly

Complete hydrocarbon combustion results in carbon dioxide (CO2) and water (H2O). Carbon monoxide (CO) is the product of incomplete combustion. Can happen with any hydrocarbon, and is...
Forum: Announcements and Suggestions Box 2 Days Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 559
Posted By MikeOReilly
Re: experience to start a thread

It's a fine suggestion, I just don't think it's a problem that needs addressing. And you did start a thread, so you did want to discuss it, right :).
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Days Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 779
Posted By MikeOReilly
Re: Favorite inflatable and colapsable kayaks

To try and save this thread for pdqaltair ;), here's one kayak that I would have wished had been around when I was doing my research.The Oru Kayak (http://www.orukayak.com) is a folding boat that...
Forum: Announcements and Suggestions Box 2 Days Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 559
Posted By MikeOReilly
Re: experience to start a thread

+1 on this perspective.

Unless the original post is a very specific question I tend to view the discussion as something that belongs to everyone, and that everyone can potentially benefit from (or...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Days Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 779
Posted By MikeOReilly
Re: Favorite inflatable and colapsable kayaks

Keep this up and I WILL post a photo of me wearing a mankini :eek:. THEN you'll all be sorry.

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/f4/The_Scream.jpg/249px-The_Scream.jpg
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 2 Days Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 769
Posted By MikeOReilly
Re: Alcohol Stove and Heater

We have an Origo alcohol heater on our boat. Works as advertised. Heats our 37-footer well while cruising Lake Superior's cold waters, although we only use it on passage or when weather turns damp...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Days Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 779
Posted By MikeOReilly
Re: Favorite inflatable and colapsable kayaks

My Rafiki is very similar to your Tayana lancelot, and we're not dissimilar in our girths ;). I board our AE boats (either the Convertible or the smaller Expedition) from the side boarding ladder....
Forum: Diesel 2 Days Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 545
Posted By MikeOReilly
Re: fuel tank leaking...

Yes, that's what I assume, and keep hearing. But I've never actually heard from anyone who has retrofitted a fuel bladder and then had problems.

I did use a water bladder as a primary tank for...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Days Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 779
Posted By MikeOReilly
Re: Favorite inflatable and colapsable kayaks

Yes, storage. There's no reasonable way for us to carry two decent-sized (15' and 13') kayaks on our 37-foot cutter. We only blow them up when we're staying put for at least a week. It takes some...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Days Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 779
Posted By MikeOReilly
Re: Favorite inflatable and colapsable kayaks

Hi pdqaltair. We bought two Advanced Elements AdvancedFrame boats a couple of years ago; a Convertible and an Expedition. I am satisfied with the way they paddle, track and maneuver. They are built...
Forum: Diesel 3 Days Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 545
Posted By MikeOReilly
Re: fuel tank leaking...

Not to hijack your thread Rockter, but I wonder if anyone has any actual experience with a bladder insert. I've considered this option for our secondary diesel tank which was decommissioned before we...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Days Ago
Replies: 39
Views: 1,377
Posted By MikeOReilly
Re: Auto vs manual inflate lifejackets

Where I used to sail up on Lake Superior the joke/reality is that lifejackets were just so they could find the body. The fact is, even in the heat of summer with water temperatures in the 4-8 C...
Forum: Electronics 4 Days Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 373
Posted By MikeOReilly
Re: VHF with AIS/GPS

Exactly. It is my responsibility to avoid collisions. Avoid erratic behaviour. If you're going to make a course change, do it clearly and well in advance. Hold your course or alter it depending on...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Days Ago
Replies: 39
Views: 1,377
Posted By MikeOReilly
Re: Auto vs manual inflate lifejackets

That's one heck of a nice and hefty looking lifejacket Med. But I sure as heck would not want to wear it except when dealing with really difficult conditions. And maybe that's the best approach.

I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Days Ago
Replies: 39
Views: 1,377
Posted By MikeOReilly
Re: Auto vs manual inflate lifejackets

You're probably right Donna, and I was happy not to get the ticket :). But it still struck me as crazy.

I agree with you about the reliability of inflatables (whether manual or auto) vs good old...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Days Ago
Replies: 39
Views: 1,377
Posted By MikeOReilly
Re: Auto vs manual inflate lifejackets

Same in Canada. As I mentioned, I learned this during a routine CCG boarding/check. They were friendly and professional, but I was running around on the deck with my inflatable sitting in the...
Forum: Electronics 4 Days Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 373
Posted By MikeOReilly
Re: VHF with AIS/GPS

I know you're not saying this exactly, but your reference to the "benefit" of assigning liability after the fact just brought to mind this piece of wisdom:

"Here lies the body of Johnny O'Day
Who...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Days Ago
Replies: 39
Views: 1,377
Posted By MikeOReilly
Re: Auto vs manual inflate lifejackets

Auto seems to me to be a no-brainer on a cruising sailboat. Seems to me the most likely method of me falling off the boat is from a sudden and likely violent movement, or from a blow from the boom....
Forum: Electronics 5 Days Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 373
Posted By MikeOReilly
Re: VHF with AIS/GPS

Another happy SH GX2200 owner here. Don't have it wired to a plotter so just use the built in screen. Seems fine to me, although I just got a Garmin 721 plotter so might try and connect them. So far...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 41
Views: 1,957
Posted By MikeOReilly
Re: Safety considerations for Great Lakes solo sailor

I haven't read through all the suggestions, but I agree that some of the suggestions are way over-kill. Unless you're cruising the north shore of Lake Superior, or doing east-west crossings of the...
Forum: Diesel 1 Week Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 378
Posted By MikeOReilly
Re: Running engine on the hard

What Gary and Minnewaska say. If the engine uses a closed-loop cooling system with a heat exchanger you can run a diesel for a short period without providing raw water to the heat exchanger. I've...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 6,113
Posted By MikeOReilly
Re: Shipmate alcohol stoves....

Fun to have this old thread revived. For the sake of those who might be researching the topic, I'll add my experience. Our previous boat came with a Kenyon pressurized alcohol stove/oven. We used it...
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