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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-09-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 836
Posted By sorcerer33
Re: ICOM M-710 Lights up my electrical panel

Hmmm.... Didn't realize the frequency could make a difference. I will check that.

I do have a through hull ground plate near the transmitter. I will double check that 20 year old connection. I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-09-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 836
Posted By sorcerer33
Re: ICOM M-710 Lights up my electrical panel

The Pilot lights did not light up in the past year on the marine band. They are circa 1993 & may not be diodes(?). I transmitted by mistake without the flat copper strip for a brief time recently...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-08-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 836
Posted By sorcerer33
ICOM M-710 Lights up my electrical panel

When I transmit my ICOM M-710 lights up most of the pilot lights on my electrical panel. The stronger my modulation the brighter the lights are. I get good signal reports but I wonder if I'm...
Forum: Hunter   02-18-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 8,549
Posted By sorcerer33
1979 33 ft Hunter Cherubini

I owned a 1982 Hunter 33 for several years. I loved the layout and liked the way it sailed. There were some problems with the engine mounts. I think the rubber mounts were the wrong hardness and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-20-2012
Replies: 10
  rigging
Views: 828
Posted By sorcerer33
rigging

Distantly related question - how many years is your standing rigging good for? I'm thinking I may have to consider replacing my 1993 rigging because it is getting old like me.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-19-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 630
Posted By sorcerer33
Yachts Hasseled By The Tax Man In Eruope

So what's the story with all the yachts with the home port of Bikini or Georgetown CI? Are the owners Americans who own foreign companies?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-23-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 1,013
Posted By sorcerer33
What do I do with my old mainsail?

I have a new mainsail that I hope will not jam in my in-mast furling system the way the old one did. Does my old sail have any value - I'm in a marina in FL on my way to the Bahamas. Do I just...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-23-2012
Replies: 55
Views: 3,433
Posted By sorcerer33
blog

Here another site -

http://sailingsymphony@blogspot.com

but Windtraveler is one of the best blogs.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-19-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 9,812
Posted By sorcerer33
How can I find the Gates equivalent fan belt for...

How can I find the Gates equivalent fan belt for my Yanmar 4JH2E? I'm going through fan belts fast because my 80 amp alternator is not aligned exactly with the belt. I need the toughest belts I can...
Forum: herSailNet   12-01-2011
Replies: 263
Views: 89,884
Posted By sorcerer33
WOW -- How many hits does this thread have? Why...

WOW -- How many hits does this thread have? Why would that be?
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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-28-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 875
Posted By sorcerer33
Bladders

Thanx for some good information. Now I really don't know what to do! I am concerned about keeping bladders clean and about leaching. I thought the bladder might be preferable to the jerry jugs.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-28-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 875
Posted By sorcerer33
Using a bladder to transport water

Someone told me that they saved themselves a whole lot of trouble by putting a bladder in their dinghy and connecting a spare water pump to it. They fill the bladder at the dock in Georgetown and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-27-2011
Replies: 23
Views: 3,293
Posted By sorcerer33
I had a Hurley 27 with full headroom and a Moody...

I had a Hurley 27 with full headroom and a Moody 33 without. It would be hard for me to choose the Moody again. I'm 6'5 and I own a Caliber 40. I would have bought an Island Packet if it had the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-27-2011
Replies: 1
Views: 987
Posted By sorcerer33
Hamilton Ferris Wind Generator Max Speed

I'm trying to decide whether or not to buy a brake for my WP-200 Hamilton Ferris wind generator. Does anyone know what the maximum wind speed that the generator can tolerate before I have problems...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-17-2009
Replies: 18
Views: 14,500
Posted By sorcerer33
Chlorinated water in aluminum tank

SailingDog: The area I'm in has a previous owner who told me he had flushed the tanks of my boat and left bleach in the tanks to shock them. He succeeded in shocking me too. I'm afraid this was...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-15-2009
Replies: 18
Views: 14,500
Posted By sorcerer33
cleaning aluminum tank additional question

My 1993 boat has aluminum water tanks. There is so much aluminum oxide debris in the water that it clogs a screen before it gets to a water filter I would like to use. One owner says he just...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-27-2008
Replies: 20
Views: 10,652
Posted By sorcerer33
I am getting a frigoboat system installed. One...

I am getting a frigoboat system installed. One of the guys in my club with an old system found frigoboat to be helpful with support. Another installed it himself - said it was straightforward - but...
Forum: Caliber   08-11-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 5,399
Posted By sorcerer33
I'm with you on the stretchier more flexible...

I'm with you on the stretchier more flexible adhesive. I don't know what the original material was but it was horrible. Wish I had heard from you before I started the job! We'll see in couple of...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   08-11-2008
Replies: 56
Views: 9,364
Posted By sorcerer33
Plywood core

I'm looking for a boatyard in the Long Island N. Shore area that can repair a rotted plywood cored cockpit sole on a 1993 Caliber 40. The binnacle guard is the culprit in this situation. I'm seeing...
Forum: Caliber   08-11-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 5,399
Posted By sorcerer33
I have rebedded all the chainplates on my 1993...

I have rebedded all the chainplates on my 1993 Caliber 40 this summer. The yard owner (also a sailor) told me to do this every 2 years if I am doing offshore cruising less often if I am doing...
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