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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-19-2007
Replies: 38
Views: 3,391
Posted By PassionKid
I'm no mechanic, but the 4 cycle 9.9 shouldn't be...

I'm no mechanic, but the 4 cycle 9.9 shouldn't be a problem - but how would ethanol react with the oil mixture in a 2 stroke?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-19-2007
Replies: 14
Views: 3,859
Posted By PassionKid
Never seen a self-righting boat?

I was browsing the web and came across the Spirit of Canada and its self-righting capibilities. I have never seen this before. It looks like the keel actually moves to one side, causing the centre of...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-16-2007
Replies: 32
Views: 6,435
Posted By PassionKid
There was a post not too long ago with a...

There was a post not too long ago with a suggestion to repowering with a Diesel ... The Most Powerful Diesel Engine in the World (http://people.bath.ac.uk/ccsshb/12cyl/) - however it may be slightly...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-16-2007
Replies: 12
Views: 942
Posted By PassionKid
Also with AC breakers - sometimes just a visual...

Also with AC breakers - sometimes just a visual inspection isn't enough to see if it was tripped - you have to turn it "OFF" then "ON" again to reset it ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-16-2007
Replies: 33
Views: 2,165
Posted By PassionKid
Not to mention you'll never loose that pencil...

Not to mention you'll never loose that pencil when your looking for it to update your charts late at night ... and when you do ... whoa!! A flashlight ... I can now see the chart, and update it too...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-16-2007
Replies: 33
Views: 2,165
Posted By PassionKid
I would think that would go without saying,...

I would think that would go without saying, especially at night!

Wonder if they have glow-in-the-dark tell-tales? That would be a good idea.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-16-2007
Replies: 22
Views: 2,338
Posted By PassionKid
It would be a bit of work, but why not take...

It would be a bit of work, but why not take advantage of the very water you are floating on? I've often thought of rigging up a form of rad / pump / fan system that will pump cool water through a rad...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-16-2007
Replies: 33
Views: 2,165
Posted By PassionKid
Better spend it ON the water rather then IN the...

Better spend it ON the water rather then IN the water I suppose!

I think it is also important to wear a brightly coloured life jacket -- and most importantly, a life harness if/when you ever need...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-04-2007
Replies: 13
Views: 1,240
Posted By PassionKid
BTW PBzeer - wave - I think I see you on Google...

BTW PBzeer - wave - I think I see you on Google Earth :) Enjoy Manteo! Wish I was there rather then work!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-28-2007
Replies: 42
Views: 2,684
Posted By PassionKid
Only sailers would have so much time to come up...

Only sailers would have so much time to come up with all these terms -- sitting around over a few drinks trying to come up with names which don't correlate with any regular word of the English...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   06-28-2007
Replies: 3,445
Views: 950,476
Posted By PassionKid
Lake Ontario, Bronte Area

Lake Ontario, Bronte Area
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-28-2007
Replies: 10
Views: 1,307
Posted By PassionKid
... or, you could do the old camping trick and...

... or, you could do the old camping trick and fill up 2 liter pop bottles with water, then freeze them at home. So doing this you not only have a large mass of ice, but when it thaws you have great...
Forum: Learning to Sail   06-28-2007
Replies: 23
Views: 3,057
Posted By PassionKid
I'm still very new at sailing -- so concentrating...

I'm still very new at sailing -- so concentrating on actually keeping the boat in control takes my attention. When I'm approaching another boat -- I have one rule, and one rule only: give them the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-28-2007
Replies: 10
Views: 1,307
Posted By PassionKid
We very easily solved this problem - with a bag...

We very easily solved this problem - with a bag of ice costing $2.50 - $3 ... we purchased a cheap 12-volt cooler (you know the type - with the built-in refrigeration unit in it). We waited until it...
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