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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 771
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: Cheap Electrical Tools = False Economy

My Multi-meter is one of those really cheap generic ones - but it does have a continuity tester - and I know I "need" a clamp meter...

But Flukes are crazy expensive for the li'l poor cruiser....
Forum: Electrical Systems   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 721
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: Modular wiring terminals -- help!

Yes they are spring loaded. They are an excellent and inovative design when you work out how to use them :)

See your photo cropped, below.

Note below each red wire coming in from above is a...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 83
Views: 10,257
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: 4 lost as 40.7 sinks off Azores 15/May/14

Iron keel on mine. I think its an option on the first. If you wanted to win a race you'd go the lead.... Thinner, deeper etc.

I was looking at how thin the keel looked in the photos. Mine is much...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-19-2015
Replies: 29
Views: 4,672
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Cape Hatteras has a perfect go around... go into...

Cape Hatteras has a perfect go around... go into Norfolk and use the ICW to Morehead City.
if you have EXCELLENT weather on board to show if there's a hurricane brewing then you may get to go around...
Forum: Racing   06-14-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 893
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: Lazy sheet in your lap as rail meat?

Its great you have an eye to safety. It takes a split second for a casual slip or trip to turn into a limb breaking disaster.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-09-2015
Replies: 114
Views: 7,095
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: I'm off! St Martin -> New York

I used about 10 gallons/40 litres

Hers the video!!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-18-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 445
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: Installing new sink faucet

That looks like a Beneteau 393. :)

Before you go screwing around: there is a serious lack of space behind the sink to get the nuts on the faucets threads.

I changed mine about 5 tpyears ago and...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   05-08-2015
Replies: 57
Views: 5,796
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: Drinkingwater while cruising?

In the tropics most squalls only last a few minutes. In that time you close the hatches, romove the cockpit cushions, rinse the salt, bird poop off the deck, open your filler port.... the rain stops....
Forum: Chartering   04-15-2015
Replies: 54
Views: 4,319
Posted By MarkofSeaLife

I would charter a Sunsail or Moorings sailing boat with a Captain in a place like Antigua and sail to the virtually deserted Barbuda fir a week of snorkelling, sailing and beaches. The only town is...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-14-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 1,055
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: Filming whilst sailing...

Each filmmakers style is going to be unique.
My way of doing on board vids (before my video camera died in the butt) is to have the style allow otherwise unacceptable camerawork and shots. One...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   04-12-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 523
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: Advice on Sailing Southbound From MD.

I don't know where MD is. But I know NC is Near Connetecate.
The East Coast of the USA is pretty easy for coast hopping. The choices are inside the ICW or outside, or a mix of both depending on the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-30-2015
Replies: 40
Views: 2,938
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: Any Solo Sailors?

If I wait for someone else I would never do it as I would wait forever.

I sail alone because no one can get off their ass and come sail with me.

Forum: Learning to Sail   03-09-2015
Replies: 33
Views: 3,345
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: Mainsail twist & traveller position

In light winds the sail is nice and floppy with lots of curves (think of a planes wing with flaps down).
In stronger winds the sail nice and tight and as flat as possible (think of a plane a full...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   02-24-2015
Replies: 19
Views: 2,454
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: My Boat Deal Offer Fell Through

Don't fret it. Another boat will come along at the right time, with the right deal.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   02-23-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 1,054
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: 6 years of cost data

And here it is if you wish to download it. Right Click and Save As... (

Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   02-23-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 1,054
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: 6 years of cost data

Or email it to me and i will host it on my website as a dowloadable XLS then people can adjust figures, calcs themselves for their own use but they wont be able to adjust the original on my site.

Forum: Outboard   02-18-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 390
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: Mercury 3.3 2-stroke question

The lever just needs to be pulled hard. The rod of metal the catch goes around will probably break off as mine corroded through.

Just drill a new, slim, bolt through to let the catch hook onto...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-18-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 1,003
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: Travel plan in Mediterranean Sea

Yes, avoid cold weather, winter, storms, machine guns, illegal immigrants.

There are no safe countries in North Africa. Tunisia last night had an ISIS attack.

Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-17-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 1,003
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: Travel plan in Mediterranean Sea

Iv'e zigged and zagged across most of it.
As a rule say 120 nms per day.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-28-2015
Replies: 42
Views: 1,983
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: Sacrificing virgins to pagan gods (sailing related)

Talking of virgins... I read the bible once (ok, I am already) and it mentioned an idiot and his money are soon parted (it could have been an Aesop's Fable!).

anyway, the point is, you...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   01-26-2015
Replies: 24
Views: 3,353
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: What Questions Would You Want Answered?

Looks like its good you asked. You were gunna talk about the theoretical details of nav, electrics etc but people want the personal stuff, the lifestyle, costs etc.

It looks like if you just talk...
Forum: Electronics   01-09-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 579
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: Repeater Chartplotter Screens

Repeaters are very inaccurate because of electronic chart dissolution (in the ether... Some use an ether net to try and hold 'em in).
Its much better to rely on a sextant and a paper chart. Nothing...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-06-2015
Replies: 35
Views: 1,901
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: New computer selection help??

I like small PC laptops with a mouse for nav software.

About $300 new.
Forum: Electronics   12-15-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 1,072
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: iPad 4 as a GPS ?

Yes, the Abacos are as far as GPS goes.

It used to cover the whole world but that Obama bloke (I'm not American, we have a Queen) nerfed it because Russia shot out a few satellites. No one knows...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-11-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 1,478
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: Perfect gift for the navigator in your life

You abbreviated!!! Shame on you!

I, myself, prefer the cushion. :p its comfortable to sit on while the Auto Pilot gets NMEA sentences...
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