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Search: Posts Made By: hellosailor
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10 Hours Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 437
Posted By hellosailor
Re: What is this and how do I use it?

Those screws may have been some PO's kludge job, instead of using a proper "cone" to expand the wire. And it could have worked.

I'd try stopping by some rigging shops, or emailing (cropped &...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10 Hours Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 1,142
Posted By hellosailor
Re: Sugar scoop transom safety in big seas

Appendages outside the hull, like swimming platforms, should be considered expendable at sea. Consider the forces if a 10-20' wave breaks and drops a nice "block" of green water, around 64# per cubic...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12 Hours Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 1,040
Posted By hellosailor
Re: anchoring in florida water.

Gary-
"according to the US Census Bureau, it ends at land's edge, "
Understand that the key criteria behind all USCB actions is enumerating voters.
I had some discussion with them regarding the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12 Hours Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 929
Posted By hellosailor
Re: Manual Toilet Questions

After days of seeing questions about MANUAL TOILETS I finally realized this is all so lame.

Who cares about manual toilets, when there are so many fine AUTOMATIC ones that will jump out of the...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 13 Hours Ago
Replies: 409
Views: 39,035
Posted By hellosailor
Re: $3000/mo cruising budget

Forget the additives, look at the cans.
ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1279489/
There's considerable debate and suspicion that lead, leaching from the newfangled CANNED foods that were supposed...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Day Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 1,040
Posted By hellosailor
Re: anchoring in florida water.

"I like to believe that those less impacted by the issue at hand tend to vote according to the most reasonable explanation they've heard recently, "
OK, gents, you're right to vote is hereby...
Forum: Electronics 1 Day Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 13,749
Posted By hellosailor
Re: Long Range Wifi -- Antenna Tests

The bullet, like other Wifi devices, doesn't really have any "range".

Range depends on the signal strength and sensitivity being equally matched by the sending AND receiving stations, if you have...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Day Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 858
Posted By hellosailor
Re: My case for Why you should ditch your engine on a daysailor

No one "needs" an engine. Or a boat. Or to go sailing.

So when you don't know how to use something, which includes maintaining it, it is rather foolish to say "I don't need that."

Maybe you...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Days Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 1,040
Posted By hellosailor
Re: anchoring in florida water.

Well, if you're anchored in an area that is legal, but they don't like it? You can expect them to use any leverage (coercion, intimdation, unrelated charges like illegal fishing) to move you.
...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Days Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 693
Posted By hellosailor
Re: Can bleach damage FRP

I'm not a chemist, nor have I ever played one on TV, although I have had some dramatic results "mixing up stuff".

I'd guess Chlorox, hydrogen peroxide ($$), any of the "Oxy" cleaners, all would...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Days Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 1,040
Posted By hellosailor
Re: anchoring in florida water.

Dunno about Floriduh, but in the more progressive northern states, if you're fishing without a license and you're in possession of something that's under or over the limits (too small, or too many,...
Forum: Electrical Systems 3 Days Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 331
Posted By hellosailor
Re: Solar Panel installation with 3M 4200

An interesting dilemma, since the ideal adhesive would have to be both permanent AND removable for maintenance. You might be able to do something like this:
Get a thin (2mm?) sheet of white EDPM...
Forum: Electrical Systems 4 Days Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 611
Posted By hellosailor
Re: Charging Woes

As my friend Julius said two thousand years ago, "Divide and conquer."

Works just as well on silicon life forms as it did on Gauls.

With all the individual cells in a panel, they can't all die...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 5 Days Ago
Replies: 409
Views: 39,035
Posted By hellosailor
Re: $3000/mo cruising budget

Chef Boyardee ?! Gary, you're dating yourself.

We called that Purina Bachelor Chow in the 70's, but the kids eat Ramen Noodles now.

They're too naÔve to realize they can buy the same noodles,...
Forum: Electrical Systems 5 Days Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 437
Posted By hellosailor
Re: Protecting an electrical connection

A great way to prevent accidental contact (like a wrench shorting things out) and a great way to keep hay off the tractor battery BUT absolutely no use at keeping moisture off marine connections....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 6 Days Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 643
Posted By hellosailor
Re: Can you run a dehumidifier too much?

I don't pretend to be a woodworker but suspect you'd need to steam them and bend them, the same way straight lumber is made curved. Except what you want to do would be to steam them till they were...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 6 Days Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 1,145
Posted By hellosailor
Re: Always take a camera...

I'm thinking, chipotle sauce on that?

Camera's all well and good, but a NET or a spear, now that's more useful.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 6 Days Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 1,130
Posted By hellosailor
Re: Coast Guard Documentation process times.

Take hostages.

Or, pay the expedited fee for rush service, I heard recently that gets it done in under a week.
Forum: Electrical Systems 6 Days Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 437
Posted By hellosailor
Re: Protecting an electrical connection

Clean metal to metal contact, using a "contact enhancer" if possible or simply a little silicon grease (sparingly!) just between the contacts as that will also ensure no corrosion. Then you want to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 6 Days Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 643
Posted By hellosailor
Re: Can you run a dehumidifier too much?

"Can you run a dehumidifier too much? "
Sure can! Too dry and you will ruin all the woodwork, as you're finding.
The US Navy used to keep the Polaris submarines at 74*F, 45% RH, as being the most...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 6 Days Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 1,021
Posted By hellosailor
Re: de-humidifier recommendation?

A wee dehumidifier? I thought that's what the camphor block in the bottom of the urinal was for.

Um, no, even a "basement" model like they used to sell cheap in Sears, had a "humidistat" on it. No...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 6 Days Ago
Replies: 409
Views: 39,035
Posted By hellosailor
Re: $3000/mo cruising budget

"So Social Security says that I'm going to last to 77.42 years old,"
I find it comforting to know that the government knows my expiry date, down to the tenth of a day. Takes a lot of worry out of...
Forum: Apps & Authors 1 Week Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 1,289
Posted By hellosailor
Re: Good writing

Paul-
I don't say the ISSUU is a particular or even probable virus problem. But in the last 30 years I've seen a lot of malware (not just viruses) and in the last 5-10 years there are new ones that...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 669
Posted By hellosailor
Re: Shore power question

At some point you may haul the boat & want to plug into power in a storage yard, or go to another marina. So having your own GFI in your own cord (they also sell foot-long cords with a GFI, so you...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 1 Week Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 883
Posted By hellosailor
Re: Fair condition?

Mint.
Excellent.
Very Good.
Good.
Fair.
Poor.

That's about 6 classes of condition for anything from stamps to race cars, and "fair" means one step above a gaping hole in the ocean. It means...
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