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Search: Posts Made By: Skipper Joe
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 04-11-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 709
Posted By Skipper Joe
Re: Skipper Joe in the Galley Show

Thanks Minnewaska. I am nervous! You should see the stuff I cut out... We're learning and every little bit helps. Stay tuned for a Galley Tour show soon.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 04-10-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 709
Posted By Skipper Joe
Re: Skipper Joe in the Galley Show

Minnewaska, if I turn the cutting board over to scrape, won't all my stuff spill on the counter? But, seriously thanks for the tip. Cooking, as is sailing is always an exercise in learning. ...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 04-08-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 709
Posted By Skipper Joe
Skipper Joe in the Galley Show

Hey Gang, I have been working on a new cooking show. I would love to hear what you think, and I know I can get some honest feedback here! If you like it, please thumbs up, subscribe, like and...
Forum: Maintenance/How-to Videos 10-07-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 1,974
Posted By Skipper Joe
Bamboo Planking

Hi everyone, I recently made this video for a project replacing my hull boards and headliners with bamboo planks. It came out very nice. Let me know what you think.
...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available 06-19-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 627
Posted By Skipper Joe
Experienced crew needed asap. Puerto Rico to Bermuda to NYC

Hey guys and gals, we are two men sailing a well equipped 2001 Beneteau 411. Hoping to leave thursday. Our third just dropped out on us. All expenses paid.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-27-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 891
Posted By Skipper Joe
Re: Solar Conundrum

Hi TQA, auto would be great, but manual would be fine too. Bruce, the 12v idea is interesting. Trying to wrap my mind around switches to go back and forth between series and parallel. Oh, and I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-19-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 891
Posted By Skipper Joe
Solar Conundrum

HOwdy folks,

I have two battery banks. One 48v 400ah bank for my electric motor. One 12v 270ah for the house bank. I want to get some solar panels, but don't fully get it. I have read and read...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-25-2012
Replies: 369
Views: 148,049
Posted By Skipper Joe
Great post! I have been using butyl to bed...

Great post! I have been using butyl to bed hardware. Nothing leaks, ever. One thing I have noticed is that after you clean off the excess, in a few days there is more excess forever squeezing out. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-26-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 724
Posted By Skipper Joe
Am I barking up the obsolete tree?

Am I barking up the obsolete tree?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-25-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 724
Posted By Skipper Joe
I was looking at that. Then I looked at $27 per...

I was looking at that. Then I looked at $27 per foot. Then I stopped looking at that.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-24-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 724
Posted By Skipper Joe
The right track for sail track

Looking hard for internal sail track for my 1977 Orion S&S 35. Any ideas?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-16-2011
Replies: 442
Views: 72,467
Posted By Skipper Joe
Pee Smell

We use tea tree oil. A drop in the empty pee jar. and a drop in the squirt bottle for rinsing. fffresssh. Our composter is the best money we have spent so far.
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-16-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 947
Posted By Skipper Joe
There are two battery banks. A 48v for the Elec...

There are two battery banks. A 48v for the Elec motor and a 12v for house. Should they be grounded together using the negative post? Where should the AC ground go in that case?
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-13-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 947
Posted By Skipper Joe
Common Ground without an engine...

Hey guys n gals

I am installing an electric motor into my Fiberglass 1977 Orion S&S 35. All I have read about grounding says that the engine's negative is the common ground for both DC and AC. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-19-2010
Replies: 28
Views: 3,103
Posted By Skipper Joe
Depending on your style of sailing, you might...

Depending on your style of sailing, you might consider going electric. We are making the switch as we speak. Getting very excited.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-17-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 1,209
Posted By Skipper Joe
Hey Thanks guys! I'll snap some photos to show...

Hey Thanks guys! I'll snap some photos to show you what I mean.

Caleb, come on out. She's still a major work in progress.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-17-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 1,209
Posted By Skipper Joe
anyone? Just wondering what the deck plate is...

anyone? Just wondering what the deck plate is called where the tiller goes into the deck and where I can get one? Is it something I have to make? This pic is an example...
...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-15-2010
Replies: 17
Views: 2,115
Posted By Skipper Joe
This is why we are switching to an electric...

This is why we are switching to an electric motor. We have removed the diesel. A friend popped by just yesterday and said, "hey. why doesn't your boat stink?" I just smiled and said, "I dunno."
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-15-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 1,209
Posted By Skipper Joe
Wheel to Tiller Conversion

I know, it seems crazy, but I am a little off. :laugher

1977 Orion S&S 35. Was originally drawn with a tiller. Upon inspection the wheel seems like it was an after thought and not original. ...
Forum: Living Aboard 11-15-2010
Replies: 45
Views: 4,690
Posted By Skipper Joe
We love it too. Our old boat was in pretty bad...

We love it too. Our old boat was in pretty bad disrepair, but it is coming along. We have been aboard now for 3 winters (NYC). We have two oil radiators, a big one in the main cabin and a little...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-26-2010
Replies: 2
Views: 925
Posted By Skipper Joe
bilge paint with Barrier Coat?

Hey guys,

We are making the switch to electric! Motor is out, and now is a good time to make the engine compartment perty. I read here once about using barrier coat instead of bilge paint. Am I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-22-2010
Replies: 3
Views: 500
Posted By Skipper Joe
I needa propeller

I am looking for a 3 blade fixed bronze propeller, 7/8" shaft, 16" diameter, 12" Pitch clockwise rotation. Anyone recently removed theirs?

If I should post this elsewhere let me know.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-22-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 1,774
Posted By Skipper Joe
A bean bag on a boat! Awesome!

A bean bag on a boat! Awesome!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-27-2010
Replies: 2
Views: 659
Posted By Skipper Joe
My Mast suffers from the PAST

Hey guys. We are finally working on our poor old mast. (1977 Orion S&S 35)
Almost have all the paint stripped off. It's pretty under there. I have noticed a small bit of pitting at the base and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-19-2010
Replies: 16
Views: 2,494
Posted By Skipper Joe
Welp, I am going with Jim and Knothead's advice. ...

Welp, I am going with Jim and Knothead's advice. Thanks both. One quick question, brand names for the appropriate acid wash? I am googled out!
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