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Search: Posts Made By: fourknots
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-21-2003
Replies: 2
Views: 1,018
Posted By fourknots
fiberglass water tank

After you clean off the amine blush (soap and water) most epoxies are FDA approved for potable water. Ask the manufacturer.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 11-20-2003
Replies: 2
Views: 1,010
Posted By fourknots
Florida costs

Anywhere on the east coast is more expensive due to hurricane risk. Florida is the highest. Andrew was not that bad for recreational boats - Hurricane Isabel was more expensive for insurers when it...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 11-20-2003
Replies: 41
Views: 6,461
Posted By fourknots
Pirates and defense

When we cruised Central America we had a couple of defenses. Guns was not one of them. Once, when boarded in the middle of the night in bad weather off of Nicaragua by two men dressed in shorts, I...
Forum: Living Aboard 11-18-2003
Replies: 5
Views: 1,525
Posted By fourknots
HELP! Mouse on board

Try a Havaheart live trap - always worked for me. Use peanut butter.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 11-18-2003
Replies: 5
Views: 905
Posted By fourknots
anyone out there cruising with a teenager?

Send me an email and I can give you my daughter''s email. She cruised with us for a few years and is now a 17 year-old college student. I think she''d be happy to talk to your daughter.

If your...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-10-2003
Replies: 14
Views: 4,904
Posted By fourknots
Ladder question

I''d err on the side of more in the water. Our last boat had 24" in the water and the four of us (two strong young adults and two kids) had no problem. I''d want 3 rungs on the water for someone who...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-10-2003
Replies: 11
Views: 6,121
Posted By fourknots
best folding prop?

I''ve got a Max Prop as well and I think you''ll find even a two blade will be superior to anything you have now, especially in reverse.

PYI can repair and service Max-props - it''s good to know...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-10-2003
Replies: 6
Views: 10,488
Posted By fourknots
freezing point of kerosene?

No worries about kerosene - it won''t gel until it''s below minus 40F. It''s often added to diesel to keep it flowing in really cold areas.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-24-2003
Replies: 6
Views: 999
Posted By fourknots
Re-bedding deck hardware

Best way -
overbore each hole by using an bit 1/8th inch larger than the hole. Fill with thickened epoxy (use clay underneath to stop drips). Redrill correct size. Don''t tighten all the way till...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-03-2003
Replies: 9
Views: 834
Posted By fourknots
Because I know better than the designer... right...

When I first met Nigel Calder, he had moved the mast a few inches forward in his Ingred 38 to try to get her to balance better. He''s one of the few people I know that could put the energy into a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-01-2003
Replies: 3
Views: 576
Posted By fourknots
Paint Stainless?

jparker is right - don''t paint! You''ll only encourage corrosion and they don''t need it.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 10-01-2003
Replies: 8
Views: 1,571
Posted By fourknots
6-9mo cruise from Vancouver down Westcoast

I left Seattle on Sept 1 which turned out to be a good time. The trip down can be quite an adventure. We stopped in Newport, Oregon and several cities in Cal. since we had a rough go, and made it to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-12-2003
Replies: 2
Views: 1,434
Posted By fourknots
Ultra Tuff non skid

I''m doing an experiment with a similar paint from BoatUS.

It''s water based latex I think. Apllication is tricky since it''s full of rubber particles and needs two coats. I put it on a small...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-12-2003
Replies: 1
Views: 761
Posted By fourknots
liquid fuel bottle ?

I use kero too, but I''ve never seen a tank that size. You can buy the standard Taylor''s size that hold a gallon with space for air, but they''re closer to a foot in diameter. You can probably find...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 09-12-2003
Replies: 23
Views: 3,012
Posted By fourknots
1995-1998. 30-ft simple, well-found boat, two...

1995-1998. 30-ft simple, well-found boat, two adults and two kids. Few marinas, occasional eating out in cheap places. A couple of inland trips. No major repairs, but two haulouts for paint. 3 years...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 09-12-2003
Replies: 1
Views: 897
Posted By fourknots
Liability Insurance for crusing in Mexico

It is a requirement, though like most things in Mexico it''s realtive.

I was in Mexico for a year total in 96-97 and was never asked for proof of insurance (or the $200 fishing license). But it...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 09-05-2003
Replies: 4
Views: 896
Posted By fourknots
Bahamas & ICW with 5''''-8"

I second what Jeff said. I had 5'' and still ran aground in the ICW and Bahamas, but it wasn''t too much of a problem. I have 6 now, and I know I couldn''t go to some of the places I went to before.
Forum: herSailNet 09-04-2003
Replies: 23
Views: 4,520
Posted By fourknots
just can''''t help it.

I agree with the last posters. It''s your life. Use it. Your child is not old enough to be involved in the decision making - you and your wife do it for her as the people with the most knowledge of...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-04-2003
Replies: 2
Views: 2,784
Posted By fourknots
pilot house add

Here''s a website about someone who added a hard dodger to a 40-foot boat.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-03-2003
Replies: 10
Views: 1,367
Posted By fourknots
Lauralee: Here''''s your fix.

AJS is right. I owned an MD2B for years, and after every fuel filter change, that''s what I did.

I you have a hand start crank (and you need one, since one of the beauties of these engines is...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 08-15-2003
Replies: 3
Views: 664
Posted By fourknots
Depth of coastal fog?

That''s a tough question to answer. I''ve spent a few weeks in the Oregon coast and quite alot of time in Puget Sound. My experience was that the fog bank was pretty large. Partly it depends on the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-12-2003
Replies: 4
Views: 765
Posted By fourknots
the lowdown on free-wheeling shaft generators?

FWIW, I have a water powered generator for sale that hangs off the back like an outboard motor. It''s basically an alternator geared to a housing that looks like a small outboard. Not much...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 08-07-2003
Replies: 13
Views: 2,950
Posted By fourknots
Input from Cruisers please.

As usual, Jeff makes some very good points. However, I have a unique perspective in that I have cruised in a 30 foot boat (12k lbs) with 4 (2 children) for three years, and now have a 45 foot boat.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 08-06-2003
Replies: 7
Views: 1,908
Posted By fourknots
Cruising parnoia - valid?

I haven''t been to all parts of the Carib - mostly western, so I can''t be specific about the eastern part. I''ve also been all over central America. It saddens me to say that when I returned to the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-04-2003
Replies: 12
Views: 2,294
Posted By fourknots
non toxic bottom paint

Dolphinite is a non-toxic bottom paint. Unfortunately, due to the fact that it dosen''t work, it makes a pretty poor choice. See their website:
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