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Search: Posts Made By: braidmike
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-14-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 989
Posted By braidmike
Thanks for the comments. The Torrid was a new...

Thanks for the comments. The Torrid was a new one to me, and after checking out the Raritans, I'm considering them. Little bit nervous about the Isotherms. They were my first choice, but the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-14-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 989
Posted By braidmike
Question Water Heater Question

My Force 10 6 gallon water heater has apparently sprung a tank leak after only 3 years. The shiny SS case still looks good:( . At least it went before the cruise launch date...
Looks like Force...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-04-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 1,580
Posted By braidmike
Thanks for the ideas... It is almost time for...

Thanks for the ideas...
It is almost time for the spring re-coat, it will have a bit of extra attention in a few areas. I think you are correct Dwayne; the blisters look like its all the way...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-03-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 1,580
Posted By braidmike
Varnish blister?

Here's one I haven't experienced before: in two places on the exterior woodwork (one on the toe rail and one on the inside of the cockpit coaming) there have appeared 1 1/2" blisters. The varnish...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-07-2010
Replies: 19
Views: 2,609
Posted By braidmike
SD, Can't say long term, as mine were done just...

SD,
Can't say long term, as mine were done just two years ago. So far, so good. Many aluminum boats in Europe are left bare and fare well, which was the source of my thoughts on leaving the mast and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-07-2010
Replies: 23
Views: 2,793
Posted By braidmike
Wire, chain, resin, and other critical material...

Wire, chain, resin, and other critical material for our purposes is definitely a tough one. In many manufacturing environments, high quality inspected products are made on the same line as low cost...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-06-2010
Replies: 80
Views: 6,276
Posted By braidmike
You are correct, but that wire is EXPENSIVE!!...

You are correct, but that wire is EXPENSIVE!! Just looking to clarify the trade-off, $25 extra for wire makes the batteries last an extra 6 months-probably worth it.:laugher
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-06-2010
Replies: 23
Views: 2,793
Posted By braidmike
Capt, just to point out a common fallacy: the...

Capt, just to point out a common fallacy: the numbers identifying stainless steels do not relate to good, better, best. There are many (probably over a hundred) 'types' of stainless steels. they vary...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-06-2010
Replies: 80
Views: 6,276
Posted By braidmike
Just a quick question, as it sounds like you...

Just a quick question, as it sounds like you really know your stuff: With properly sized wire and a few feet difference in length, is it a 'practical' concern? I know the formulas for voltage drop,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-06-2010
Replies: 19
Views: 2,609
Posted By braidmike
Here is a little done idea: blast it clean and...

Here is a little done idea: blast it clean and leave the aluminum bare. Several advantages: no prep/paint issues, and the big one, you can see anything going on with the metal. Aluminum oxides to...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 02-27-2010
Replies: 29
Views: 3,065
Posted By braidmike
Update: at 1400 local, almost 1:40 past...

Update: at 1400 local, almost 1:40 past predicted first landing, we have had several .75M changes in water level inside the Long Beach, CA Shoreline Marina. It is like a very fast tide change, or a...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 02-27-2010
Replies: 29
Views: 3,065
Posted By braidmike
Past one hour ago in Los Angeles. Did not notice...

Past one hour ago in Los Angeles. Did not notice any change here (tide is at -1.2, pretty low)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-27-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 863
Posted By braidmike
Update at 'wave-arrival' + 1 hour in SoCal: ...

Update at 'wave-arrival' + 1 hour in SoCal: Nothin! Me & the dog had our lifevests ready to go...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-27-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 5,370
Posted By braidmike
You may already do this, but keep an eye on Ebay...

You may already do this, but keep an eye on Ebay & Craigs list. If you are not in a hurry, some good deals sometimes pop up. Like anything else in life, it's 'buyer beware'. I've been lucky in a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-26-2010
Replies: 15
Views: 1,627
Posted By braidmike
One of the often overlooked advantages of an...

One of the often overlooked advantages of an older boat: There is no resale value anyway!!

It still makes me nervous drilling holes in the deck or hull, but Tager has it right! Look at it this...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-26-2010
Replies: 54
Views: 10,373
Posted By braidmike
This is going to turn into one of the best...

This is going to turn into one of the best threads on Sailnet!!

Tager, glad to hear all is well with the new pug.

John, you have the second cutest dog I've ever seen!

Thanks to all for...
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-26-2010
Replies: 13
Views: 1,181
Posted By braidmike
Bill, I agree with your answer about the answer...

Bill, I agree with your answer about the answer not being quick!
I read the article you referenced by Stan Honey with interest. There is much good info there. My problem is a little nagging voice...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-26-2010
Replies: 27
Views: 1,644
Posted By braidmike
FWIW: I'm a pretty good tinkerer, and have an...

FWIW:
I'm a pretty good tinkerer, and have an electric drive. My suggestion when you need to scale back on the requirements to match 2010's physical realities is to drop the requirement for hull...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-26-2010
Replies: 17
Views: 2,100
Posted By braidmike
Had a similar experience. My mast is deck...

Had a similar experience. My mast is deck stepped, and the lowest opening was 2" up from the base. I would occasionaly squeeze in a sponge to try to keep it dry. When I had the mast rebuilt, the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-26-2010
Replies: 20
Views: 1,812
Posted By braidmike
Your posts always get me laughing!!:laugher...

Your posts always get me laughing!!:laugher Thanks...

We actually use ours for DVDs from Netflix, and the occasional news show to balance out NPR on the radio.:p

And in keeping with our rule...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-25-2010
Replies: 20
Views: 3,201
Posted By braidmike
SD Yeah, but you know... looking at the price,...

SD
Yeah, but you know... looking at the price, and looking at some leftover Sunbrella... A little bit of tenara thread and several hours of work (that I personally did NOT do), and it is a cover...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-25-2010
Replies: 20
Views: 3,201
Posted By braidmike
Lifesling Cover Replacement

OK, just slightly to the left of the topic at hand...:D

I like the lifesling, packaging is great, seems like a well made product. BUT the covers last about two years in Southern California sun &...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-25-2010
Replies: 32
Views: 3,051
Posted By braidmike
System voltage is 60VDC for the electric drive,...

System voltage is 60VDC for the electric drive, switchable to 12VDC for house loads.

They are actually sitting in the bilge! The original Ericson 35 hull is identical (very interesting story...)...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-24-2010
Replies: 32
Views: 3,051
Posted By braidmike
It is not less expensive... I have my electric...

It is not less expensive... I have my electric drive installed, so this is real world experience. Replacing the A4 with a diesel would have been about the same after new tanks, etc. You also must...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-24-2010
Replies: 20
Views: 1,812
Posted By braidmike
It has been a game on our dock since the digital...

It has been a game on our dock since the digital TV switch to see who can actually watch a half hour show all the way through. I think we kept the local BestBuy in the green trying out this or that...
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