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Search: Posts Made By: SVTatia
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Days Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 314
Posted By SVTatia
Re: Vented loop on head intake line

Is the head above or below the waterline?
The vented loop is usually on the "push" side of the pump, so between the pump and the bowl. If you put it before the pump it will suck in air.
...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 68
Views: 2,406
Posted By SVTatia
Re: Found This Bristol for Sale - Thoughts for New Sailors?

I am sure most companies will insure older boats, but they do ask for a survey before they do.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 68
Views: 2,406
Posted By SVTatia
Re: Found This Bristol for Sale - Thoughts for New Sailors?

Solid built boat and looks well kept. Good price too.
As mentioned before, get a survey to check the deck, the bottom, engine, rigging and sails.
Also: are the pictures recent and how long has it...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 1,031
Posted By SVTatia
Re: Fiberglass Gelcoat

Most strippers do not harm gelcoat - are you sure your boat has never been painted? Check it out and see if there is any primer under the topcoat.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 992
Posted By SVTatia
Re: MedSailor's first weekend out...

...hence the need for a tow.;)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 313
Posted By SVTatia
Re: switching to WR2 for lifeline, reuse pelican hooks?

here

Johnson Marine Hardware Online Virtual Catalog: SpreadPages Cover (http://www.csjohnson.com/marinecatalog/s00001.htm)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 347
Posted By SVTatia
Re: The Sapphire will sail again...

Impressive! To do this work on the water is a bit more gratifying, but just as hard. The Cheoy Lee Richards are one my favorites, very nice designs. How is the rest of the boat, the interior and the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 550
Posted By SVTatia
Re: Stringer/Floor repair

I agree. Before you fix, try to determine what is stressing the joint. Check how deep the crack is and whats around it - including outside. When sailing hard upwind, take a quick peak to check for...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 1,192
Posted By SVTatia
Re: Marina personnel attached battery wrong

May not have ever seen one, but they could be out there.

As per ABYC code: http://www.defender.com/pdf/abyc-wire-color-chart.pdf
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 1,192
Posted By SVTatia
Re: Marina personnel attached battery wrong

Indeed, but negative could also be yellow.

Even when a proper color code is used, a human being still needs to do the connection - someone that knows what to do hopefully.
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 409
Posted By SVTatia
Re: Looking to sail from New York to south America

No offense Gosmina, but to sail to South America from New York on the 5th of May and be back in the UK on the 22nd is a very ambitious plan to say the least.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 57
Views: 5,118
Posted By SVTatia
Re: Drinkingwater while cruising?

Are you inquiring about drinkable water (potable) as the title indicates or water management in general?
Two different things. You may have a large water tank but may not be potable... but good...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-17-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 947
Posted By SVTatia
Re: Removing Diesel smell

disconnect the vent hose from the holding tank and leave it for a few days....
Diesel will smell sweet after you reconnect.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-14-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 563
Posted By SVTatia
Re: What to use as a mast wiring fitting?

Something like this:

DirectoValve Straight Hose Barb Flanges - Custom Spray Solutions - Florida Sprayers, Inc....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-14-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 563
Posted By SVTatia
Re: What to use as a mast wiring fitting?

You could use the same thru-hull at the mast and deck. Plastic would be better at the mast than metal.

Edit: never mind - just realized your mast is up...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-11-2015
Replies: 40
Views: 2,633
Posted By SVTatia
Re: Cracked bow (pic), would you buy?

Smack, are you saying this is un-repairable?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-11-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 879
Posted By SVTatia
Re: GFO packing

I also have a SS shaft and bronze stuffing box (don't we all?). I chose Ultra X which is also mentioned in the article.

Duramax Shaft Sealing Systems...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-11-2015
Replies: 40
Views: 2,633
Posted By SVTatia
Re: Cracked bow (pic), would you buy?

It depends where you are and the year of the boat. Prices vary from $4K to $25K depending on location, boat shape etc.
Not sure what the rust stain is and and what caused the crack, but it could be...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-02-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 1,741
Posted By SVTatia
Re: Obama Executive Order Declaring Sailingboats Tax-free

The joke could be worse - someone could have seen a barge with a bunch of cows on it wondering if there are restrictions affecting boats with livestock....:D
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-01-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 1,741
Posted By SVTatia
Re: Obama Executive Order Declaring Sailingboats Tax-free

in a surprise move, the Canadian government followed suit and went one step further: will provide a grant of up to $15K for owners that want to upgrade or install solar panels and convert lighting to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-27-2015
Replies: 30
Views: 1,115
Posted By SVTatia
Re: Wood identification?

Ipe.

A Brazilian hardwood that is becoming very popular...

I think its both - Ipe and Mahogany, but its hard to distinguish because of lighting, etc.
Beautiful woodwork nevertheless, there's...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-25-2015
Replies: 47
Views: 4,158
Posted By SVTatia
Re: What's the *second* best way to keep spiders off your boat?

Believe me, I'm warned, and if I go to these areas I would NOT trust the Avon product! But.... for me and a lot of people I know it has worked in other areas of the world where nothing else did. ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-25-2015
Replies: 47
Views: 4,158
Posted By SVTatia
Re: What's the *second* best way to keep spiders off your boat?

Nah Gary, they assumed you were heading to Florida and they were boycotting the State due to their anchoring regulations.;)

BTW - Avon skin so soft is one of the best mosquito repellent on the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-25-2015
Replies: 31
Views: 2,585
Posted By SVTatia
Re: Defender's Annual Warehouse Sale!

Yes I agree... but it seems to me that Amazon is just a distribution channel, as most of the stuff is shipped by other sellers (the marine outfits). Also, due to this, shipping charges are sometimes...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-24-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 1,405
Posted By SVTatia
Re: Confession time...

My previous boat was a cutter and I sailed it extensively.
I only used the running backs when there was any kind of sea, and the wind forward of the beam mostly on long passages.
When sailing with...
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