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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 71
Views: 10,600
Posted By DRFerron
Re: Sailnet 2014 Lost at Sea

I moved those posts into Off Topic. None of that belongs here.
Forum: Electric/Hybrid   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 36
Views: 1,366
Posted By Irunbird
Re: Battery choices for offshore use

As long as you get a good mppt controller, the 100w panel Renogy makes should be able to both recharge and keep them topped up. I bought the Genasun gv-10, which I believe is rated up to 140 watts...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-27-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 1,401
Posted By Mechsmith
Smile Re: Trailer brake fire!

Here is a list of things that I have found wrong with disc type brakes on varying equipment.

Your specific problem was most likely a damaged hose leading to the caliper that didn't release. They...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-25-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 1,401
Posted By Delezynski
Re: Trailer brake fire!

THAT, is the system I was using, but I added a quart "BALL" jelly jar in it. One hose from the break bleeder fitting to the jar, and sealed with silicone. Then one hose from the jar to the vacuum...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-17-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 1,401
Posted By hellosailor
Re: Trailer brake fire!

Greg, don't worry about delivery. If you have an AIS transponder on, the drones can find you.(G)

Grease or brake fluid residue wouldn't be bad, except it picks up dirt and that can jam things....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-03-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 1,032
Posted By Maine Sail
Re: GPS a bit bigger then I expected

One should ideally be thinking in terms of product service life. Older models or discontinued models are the first ones to run out of parts and become obsolete and not even repariable.

Once they...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-03-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 551
Posted By kellysails
Re: USCG multi term Documentation

This link goes directly to the gov Regulation comment site for this specific proposal. (!documentDetail;D=USCG_FRDOC_0001-4831)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-01-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 1,302
Posted By vega1860
Re: de-humidifier recommendation?

By itself, it doesn't do much of anything. Combined with a well designed ventilation system, we find, it works quite well when the boat is unoccupied.

In Hawaii, where the hatches were open all...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   02-03-2015
Replies: 200
Views: 18,670
Posted By mepowers
Re: Chucking my propane stove, what to replace it with

I have an Origo 6000 and it has worked out pretty well. It is definitely small but even use it to bake bread. Originally this boat had CNG which i would prefer over propane. However, availability is...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-01-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 1,153
Posted By PorFin
Re: Got My Orders...


Have you thought about calling the auto crafts shop at Belvoir? They've got a pretty big yard, and as a bonus the wood shop is in the same building. If the boat's gonna stay on the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-29-2015
Replies: 31
Views: 4,512
Posted By BarryL
Standard Horizon HX851 quick review


I bought the SH radio last year. It works as advertised.

Things I like:
GPS - I use it to display the speed so I don't go too fast in my dink on my way to my boat. The speed limit in the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-23-2015
Replies: 72
Views: 4,710
Posted By MarkSF
Re: Boat wire: is SAE tinned "good enough"?

Boat wire is defined by meeting the standards of UL 1426. The construction standards, and the tests the wire is subjected to, are detailed in the standard :
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-23-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 1,767
Posted By BarryL
Re: West Marine BIG sale on line

Where? I usually buy from Defender, who I think has the best prices and shipping. I also buy from Annapolis Performance Sailing ( who also has great prices on rigging. APS is even having a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-13-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 1,153
Posted By Delezynski
Re: Got My Orders...


I forgot you had the aft cockpit. But, you still should be able to do it in the storage yard. Just move the engine out before you cut the floor.

Just take your time. :)

Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-13-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 1,153
Posted By Slayer
Re: Got My Orders...

Arguably not a mechanical repair.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-25-2014
Replies: 30
Views: 2,394
Posted By Maine Sail
Re: propane furnace opinions please

Price out all the bits and pieces you'll need then compare the price. I have quoted two of these Propex units and every time they lost to Espar or a bulkhead heater like the Dickenson.. I believe...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-16-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 922
Posted By SVAuspicious
Re: Dear Annapolis...

Not on Saturday - football game.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-24-2014
Replies: 2,833
Views: 267,480
Posted By mrhoneydew
Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

Guess I'm in the "can't take it with you" crowd. Had a house years ago and the maintenance was far more time consuming between the yard and house. Had the well-paying desk job too. Neither of which...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-24-2014
Replies: 2,833
Views: 267,480
Posted By travlineasy
Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

WOW! Just catching up on the thread this morning. Had to read four pages to do this, but I'm amazed, like Mike, at the cranky posts. Cruising is supposed to be fun and exciting, and for the most part...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-02-2014
Replies: 62
Views: 3,208
Posted By mitiempo
Re: High out put alternator

An ACR is a very simple 3 wire installation. Positive to each battery (large cables) and a negative small wire. It is totally automatic - parallels the battery banks when a charging current is...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-02-2014
Replies: 62
Views: 3,208
Posted By deniseO30
Re: High out put alternator

I did it.."2 weeks max!". took over 2 months LOL Links to my discussions.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-23-2014
Replies: 1,419
Views: 518,176
Posted By TakeFive
Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

I made a fenderboard out of 2" schedule 40 PVC pipe. The pipe is actually about 3" OD, very thick, sturdy, and stiff. I bought a 10' length and cut it into two pieces and made two of them like this:...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-23-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 2,326
Posted By casey1999
Incredible Restoration and Sailing Yacht

Found this on the net. Incredible restoration and look at the speed she sails- magnificent. It is nice people who have the money, can and do restore such works of art. Much better return on...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-10-2014
Replies: 83
Views: 10,666
Posted By dvuyxx
Re: Before and After Photos - Show Us!

Rhapsody, this is where the Lifesling cover came from:
Lifesling Cover (
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-09-2014
Replies: 36
Views: 2,889
Posted By Captainmeme
Re: Why Are Aluminum Mast Painted?

There is an anodizing process that imparts color to the metal. So you can have your mast anodized and the looks of painted too.

Daniel, check out AAA Custom Anodizing & Metal Finishing. They are...
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