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Search: Posts Made By: miatapaul
Forum: Electrical Systems 2 Days Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 445
Posted By miatapaul
Re: Electrical 101

I would start the year off with just adding a modest charger. After a season or two you will understand your needs better. Often you get caught up in buying toys for the new baby and much of what you...
Forum: Living Aboard 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 729
Posted By miatapaul
Re: looking for marina

I don't have any specific options for you, just some general suggestions. One note too is to actually visit the marina. Many will say no over the phone. Also photos of a well maintained boat to show...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 183
Posted By miatapaul
Re: New boat owner of a Mariner 36

I really like the Mariner 36 and have looked at a few. Great boat congratulations!

Sent from my NookColor using Tapatalk
Forum: Electronics 03-10-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 254
Posted By miatapaul
Re: NAV/RADAR Monitor Size

Big thing is daylight readability. Most monitors, including your note will not be readable in direct sunlight. But I can't see the need for anything more than 10 or perhaps 12 inches on a boat. That...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-04-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 1,295
Posted By miatapaul
Re: Forgive me Father for I have sinned....

Yes, be careful, I stopped off at a car dealership to look at a new car. My car on the way home blew a serpentine belt and some pulleys to the tune of $650 on the way home. A boat will do it too and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-22-2014
Replies: 34
Views: 921
Posted By miatapaul
Re: Making wooden spreaders. Material?

Yup, I think as teak ages, it would tend to split and crack under the stress of the rigging. Softer woods are lighter and will flex more and not crack or split. Since they are aloft they tend to dry...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-20-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 956
Posted By miatapaul
Re: Nature's Head or Airhead

Between the big three as I see it from my research:

Air Head:
+urine bottle changing
-I believe there were some cracking issues when they first came out (use cation if you buy used)

Forum: Morgan 02-09-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 281
Posted By miatapaul
Re: 1977 west indies 46 ketch info needed

I don't know if the 46 has it, but the 36 had steel framing, and they almost always rust out. That will be a big job to fix. The one I looked at you could stick a pen through them. I walked away...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-08-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 626
Posted By miatapaul
Re: Marina Frozen

Well I would not use a light bulb for heat, they do not give off much, and are quite fragile and can cause fires if they break. At this point there is not much you can do. if you are in protected...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-03-2014
Replies: 87
Views: 3,442
Posted By miatapaul
Re: composting toilet-should we do it

Seems to me there are real advantages of the desiccating head (It really does not compost in normal use) and few real disadvantages. Sure it takes some education, but a normal nautical head takes...
Forum: Engines 01-29-2014
Replies: 99
Views: 3,177
Posted By miatapaul
Re: Ethanol in gasoline questions

Well the only really well documented issues seem to be with the "new" outboards. For various reasons including emissions and fuel mileage (both good things to be concerned about) the carburetors have...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-28-2014
Replies: 30
Views: 1,432
Posted By miatapaul
Re: Pete Seeger died today

Well you are the one who turned it political. I was simply stating that a popular sailor died. You make it sound like none of the right wing supported dictators killed people. I would like to see it...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-28-2014
Replies: 30
Views: 1,432
Posted By miatapaul
Pete Seeger died today

Pete Seeger died last night. He was 94 years old. I am sure all the older folks here know his music and activism, but he was an avid sailor as well. He was so disturbed by the pollution on the Hudson...
Forum: Announcements, Suggestions Box and Site Issues 01-23-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 200
Posted By miatapaul
Re: tapatalk error

Yes it is now working again!

Sent from my ADR6425LVW using Tapatalk
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-17-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 1,520
Posted By miatapaul
Re: Pearson 34 - Talk me out of it

I don't know about the cored hull, but I would have a hard time talking anyone out of a Pearson. Even with a cored hull, Pearson does a good job with laminates so I would not worry unless the hull...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-16-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 382
Posted By miatapaul
Re: Coastal weekender

Seems it should be totally doable. I think Dylan's keep turning left has a much smaller budget than this. He is a bit of a DIY type but for that money I think you should be able to find something to...
Forum: Boat Buyers & Sellers Forum 01-09-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 373
Posted By miatapaul
Re: Hypothetical Q for all the Old Salts

I think in that size range, you will be happy with what ever you come across at a price you can afford. You obviously don't need a lot of creature comforts so I would just find something you like...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-08-2014
Replies: 1,024
Views: 305,422
Posted By miatapaul
Re: Dehumidifer with large reservoir

Impressive work, but why not just run a hose to a sink drain? Then it can pull out lots and lots of water.
Forum: Boat Buyers & Sellers Forum 01-07-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 473
Posted By miatapaul
Re: Engine Hours. How Many Is Too Many?

Yes Blackstone is good. A good oil analysis may not tell you everything, but if there are bad bearings or something like that then it will likely show up. If they have just changed the oil things may...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 12-30-2013
Replies: 45
Views: 11,273
Posted By miatapaul
Re: What is the best Microwave oven for boat?

Put popcorn in pan with a few drops of oil. Put on stove and done in the same amount of time as the microwave. If you want to get real fancy use a whirly pop, but any pan will work, no electricity at...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 12-18-2013
Replies: 43
Views: 3,101
Posted By miatapaul
Re: Newbie buying a dirt cheap liveaboard...

So if you are going to have the boat towed to the dock? So it sounds like you won't be taking it out, just get a house boat. Sure they are as attractive as a 1970's mobile home, but who cares they...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-09-2013
Replies: 30
Views: 1,530
Posted By miatapaul
Re: Beneteau Loves Silicone?

3M 4200 and 5200 are both polyurethane, not silicone, at least per 3m's web site. It has fumed silica as a thickener, but not silicone. But yes butyl is much better for hull to deck and most hardware...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-09-2013
Replies: 30
Views: 1,530
Posted By miatapaul
Re: Beneteau Loves Silicone?

Biggest issue with silicone is that it has "oils" that leach out of it and are extremely hard to clean off. This residue makes it very difficult to get anything else to seal. This residue is very...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-04-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 971
Posted By miatapaul
Re: Great Dane on Board

Wow you beat Lyle Lovet, he only wanted to ride his pony on his boat...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-02-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 804
Posted By miatapaul
Re: Survey for sailors...

Well you may not have ocean, you do have skiing!
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