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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-17-2008
Replies: 50
Views: 4,862
Posted By Bill Mc
Hope this helps.

First you need to bleed the filters. They should be gravity feed and the small screw should be loosened till you no longer see air and have a steady stream of fuel. Next you should loosen the screw...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-23-2007
Replies: 83
Views: 6,434
Posted By Bill Mc
Howz about Bubba Gumps and say your looking for...

Howz about Bubba Gumps and say your looking for the sailnet group.:D

Last year I was the broke babbling drunk in the Tilly carrying a whole lot of cool stuff for the boat that I really didn't...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-08-2007
Replies: 16
Views: 2,958
Posted By Bill Mc
I have mine in my boat year round. I also have a...

I have mine in my boat year round. I also have a smart charger and leave the boat hooked up to shore power during the winter. No problems thus far.

Fair Winds,

Bill
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   11-05-2007
Replies: 45
Views: 4,471
Posted By Bill Mc
I use both mooring ball and motoring cone when...

I use both mooring ball and motoring cone when appropriate. I comply with the rules, It is all part of the sailing experience. For those folks that motor around oblivious I say God Bless You... If...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-05-2007
Replies: 7
Views: 2,375
Posted By Bill Mc
Ditto, Makes a good floating debris field...

Ditto,

Makes a good floating debris field for MOB drill. Also used for swimming floats.

Fair Winds,

Bill
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-05-2007
Replies: 9
Views: 1,213
Posted By Bill Mc
Our boat had a condensation problem that would...

Our boat had a condensation problem that would manifest itself beneath our cushions. Our solution was, that when we left the boat we would stand to cushions on their edge to allow for air...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-04-2007
Replies: 18
Views: 2,814
Posted By Bill Mc
Try using On & Off, this product can be obtained...

Try using On & Off, this product can be obtained at West Marine. Wear Safety glasses and rubber gloves. Works great but it is not bunny friendly.

Fair Winds,

Bill
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-31-2007
Replies: 146
Views: 14,267
Posted By Bill Mc
Dream boat...

Dream boat http://www.yachtworld.com/privatelabel/listing/pl_boat_detail.jsp?currency=USD&units=Feet&id=1774620&lang=en&slim=pp240683&

Next boat...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   10-31-2007
Replies: 22
  Poll: Boat Showers
Views: 5,874
Posted By Bill Mc
No Biggie here. Our shower is separated from the...

No Biggie here. Our shower is separated from the head area by a divider and curtain arrangement. When we finish our shower we wipe down the walls, sink and head area leaving our privey very clean...
Forum: Living Aboard   10-25-2007
Replies: 33
Views: 4,417
Posted By Bill Mc
Good evening Group. My name is Bill, and I'm a...

Good evening Group. My name is Bill, and I'm a misfit. See the therapy of salt water is working. Being branded a misfit, different or wierd is more appealing to me than being a Sheeple. I am the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-24-2007
Replies: 119
Views: 20,441
Posted By Bill Mc
Where is this thread going? and how is drowning...

Where is this thread going? and how is drowning a gerbil, going to save you in a life raft ? Baaaaad..

Fair Winds,

Bill
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   10-24-2007
Replies: 16
Views: 1,619
Posted By Bill Mc
http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j320/SV_Tumblewe...

http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j320/SV_Tumbleweed/canofworms.jpg

Fair Winds,

Bill
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-24-2007
Replies: 119
Views: 20,441
Posted By Bill Mc
To much information

Great, Now I need an enema bag in my emergency ditch bag. What will the other occupants of my raft think?? Hell, if the boat goes down, someone please shoot me. If necessary, you can eat me too..:D ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-24-2007
Replies: 7
Views: 2,335
Posted By Bill Mc
Ditto, my Yanmar uses the same oil as the...

Ditto, my Yanmar uses the same oil as the engine..

Fair Winds,

Bill
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   10-23-2007
Replies: 58
Views: 8,679
Posted By Bill Mc
I keep my 5 watt handheld in the cockpit with me...

I keep my 5 watt handheld in the cockpit with me and the main 25 watt radio is in scan mode which includes wx, 16, 22a, 13, 68 and 72 the radio has DSC capabilities, position data can be exchanged...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available   10-20-2007
Replies: 118
Views: 11,730
Posted By Bill Mc
Thank you, It is a Legend 35.5 I really enjoy it...

Thank you, It is a Legend 35.5 I really enjoy it for Coastal Cruising Its like a high perfomance pool toy. Not at all bad for a production boat.:D No thread hijack intended..

Fair Winds,

Bill
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available   10-19-2007
Replies: 118
Views: 11,730
Posted By Bill Mc
Alex, ...

Alex,

http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j320/SV_Tumbleweed/100_0579.jpg

When my boat grows up its going to be just like yours. :)

Fair Winds,

Bill
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available   10-19-2007
Replies: 118
Views: 11,730
Posted By Bill Mc
Giulietta

Giu,

pick me, pick me, pick me, pick me, pick me, pick me, pick me, pick me, pick me, pick me, pick me, pick me, pick me, pick me, pick me, pick me, pick me, pick me, pick me, pick me, pick me,...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available   10-19-2007
Replies: 118
Views: 11,730
Posted By Bill Mc
Hey, I want to work for FREE with the...

Hey,

I want to work for FREE with the possibility of an authentic mid ocean disaster/drowning. Where do I sign up ??? and could you throw in a little verbal abuse once we get underway?? Aww shucks...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-12-2007
Replies: 13
Views: 2,508
Posted By Bill Mc
It was recommended to me by Gordon West. 2yrs now...

It was recommended to me by Gordon West. 2yrs now no problem. Easy to remove and install.

Fair Winds,

Bill
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-11-2007
Replies: 13
Views: 2,508
Posted By Bill Mc
Antenna's vs Anchors?

http://www.gamelectronicsinc.com/

I will let you read this for yourself. This is what I prefer and if you ask about antenna's to us radio Nut's:D That is like asking "What is the best anchor for...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-28-2007
Replies: 34
Views: 6,244
Posted By Bill Mc
Overtons

Two of these will hurt your ears as well as your pocket book. However, you will never be ignored should a fog roll in.
...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-28-2007
Replies: 30
Views: 8,230
Posted By Bill Mc
I have the PSS shaft seal, so no bind there. I...

I have the PSS shaft seal, so no bind there. I will however replace the thermistat. I think that this is a great idea, low cost and so obviosly overlooked :o I will keep ya'll posted. But, do to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-26-2007
Replies: 14
Views: 1,600
Posted By Bill Mc
Dirty contacts or bad connection translates into...

Dirty contacts or bad connection translates into increased amps an heat.

Just my 2

Fair Winds,

Bill
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-26-2007
Replies: 30
Views: 8,230
Posted By Bill Mc
Still scratch'n me noggin..

Prop is original size and pitch and clean, no barnacles.
Fresh water cooled engine, so no internal zincs.
Impeller is fresh, Just replaced by yours truley so I know at least this is right.
Only...
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