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Forum: Diesel   05-17-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 1,431
Posted By mikefossl
Re: Dual Racors - recommended model(s)?

It's nice to be able to quickly switch to a backup filter while the engine is running. Here is what I set up for our Westerbeke 44A.
Forum: Diesel   02-06-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 578
Posted By mikefossl
Fuel Leak?

I have a Westerbeke 44a which has been running fine. I recently noticed a small amount of fuel accumulating in the pan. After wiping everything down, I used a few small pieces of blue towel to try...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-02-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 2,502
Posted By mikefossl
If you comparing the Colligo end fittings to...

If you comparing the Colligo end fittings to StaLok or similar end fittings they don't seem spendy at all. For the offshore cruising crowd, where always looking for something we can deal with...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-28-2012
Replies: 22
Views: 2,321
Posted By mikefossl
Spectra Ventura 150, draws about 10 amps and...

Spectra Ventura 150, draws about 10 amps and makes 6 gal per hour.

We've had ours for the past three years. I've pickled it once during a 6 month layup in Mexico. Apart from that we've run or...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-28-2012
Replies: 45
Views: 16,774
Posted By mikefossl
1/4" Amsteel. I used the same fittings with some...

1/4" Amsteel. I used the same fittings with some suitable replacement with eyes. I also used the existing turnbuckles which had plenty of travel. The hardest part was estimating the construction...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-24-2012
Replies: 36
Views: 2,888
Posted By mikefossl
All three depending on the weather.

All three depending on the weather.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-23-2012
Replies: 36
Views: 2,888
Posted By mikefossl
We sailed with our miniature schnauzer (Mexico to...

We sailed with our miniature schnauzer (Mexico to Japan). He was great, right sized for our boat and didn't love the water which kept the MOB opportunities to a minimum.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   01-15-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 5,282
Posted By mikefossl
We spent several months in the Baha and Mexico is...

We spent several months in the Baha and Mexico is generally very dog friendly. You have to have all the shots (rabies, heartworm, ticks & fleas). You can check out our blog:...
Forum: Central America   01-10-2012
Replies: 19
Views: 1,984
Posted By mikefossl
In Lapaz, I can recommend Cafe Exquisito on the...

In Lapaz, I can recommend Cafe Exquisito on the Malacon right next to the Kettle Corn place south of Banuelos. They have excellent fresh whole bean coffee. In Mazatlan the best place we found was...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   10-27-2011
Replies: 14
Views: 2,722
Posted By mikefossl
I have a toughbook CF-52 which I've been really...

I have a toughbook CF-52 which I've been really happy with. I'm running Fugawi, OpenCPN, Nexus race, Visual Passage Planner, SeaTTY, JVComm32 and IC PCR1500 which are all only Windows applications. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-24-2011
Replies: 19
Views: 4,497
Posted By mikefossl
I second the RAM mount. Very versatile. Shown...

I second the RAM mount. Very versatile. Shown is an HDS8.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-24-2011
Replies: 20
Views: 3,468
Posted By mikefossl
I would be inclined to replace the aluminum...

I would be inclined to replace the aluminum "center stem" with an bronze version (from the Ocean Series) if it's possible. I'll have to hear from Lewmar on that one. As it stands I'm chalking this...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-24-2011
Replies: 20
Views: 3,468
Posted By mikefossl
The center stem is definitely aluminum. The...

The center stem is definitely aluminum. The winch is a 40STOR model. Lewmar's mounting instructions do suggest orienting the base so that the openings are lateral to the load on the winch. This...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-24-2011
Replies: 20
Views: 3,468
Posted By mikefossl
Looks like it's a racing version meaning the...

Looks like it's a racing version meaning the center stem is cast aluminum. Given that I can get a replacement stem for arround $200 is it worthwhile trying to repair it?

Thanks,
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-23-2011
Replies: 20
Views: 3,468
Posted By mikefossl
All my lines lead aft over the cabin top to a set...

All my lines lead aft over the cabin top to a set of 8 clutches. I have three 40ST winches to handle the chores. My sheet winches are 54ST with an obvious higher load capacity. The center stem has...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-22-2011
Replies: 20
Views: 3,468
Posted By mikefossl
The center stem is that part of the winch that's...

The center stem is that part of the winch that's bolted to the deck. The drum fits over it (with roller bearings between) and the main spindle (the part the winch handle fits into) fits inside it...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-21-2011
Replies: 20
Views: 3,468
Posted By mikefossl
Lewmar Winch Repair

I've found a serious crack in the center stem of a Lewmar 40ST winch. Is this something I can have welded?

thanks...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   10-20-2011
Replies: 54
Views: 5,455
Posted By mikefossl
I have to say that boats provide endless...

I have to say that boats provide endless opportunities for projects irrespective on how old or how well maintained. It may be better to fine something that is fundamentally sound so that you can...
Forum: Electrical Systems   10-19-2011
Replies: 33
Views: 2,809
Posted By mikefossl
I've just gone through as similar exercise to...

I've just gone through as similar exercise to increase my charging capacity. I jumped back and forth from generator to bigger alternator to second alternator. I'm not sure how your boat is set up...
Forum: Provisioning   10-12-2011
Replies: 22
Views: 3,691
Posted By mikefossl
Lightweights. We roast our coffee with...

Lightweights. We roast our coffee with FZ-RR-700: Motorized Home Roaster | COFFEE-TECH ENGINEERING (http://www.coffee-tech.com/products/fz-rr-700-motorized-home-roaster) (notice 12v motor) then...
Forum: Electrical Systems   10-12-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 923
Posted By mikefossl
I've added two 185w Kyocera panels plus a...

I've added two 185w Kyocera panels plus a Morningstar 45 amp MPPT controller. It's more then enough to keep the 12v refrigeration going even after a few days of cloudy weather. When we're on the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-08-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 5,103
Posted By mikefossl
Hi Dean, The heading info comes from the...

Hi Dean,

The heading info comes from the "Nexus network through Actisense" :-) I have a Nexus instrument package including depth, log, wind, fluxgate compass and autopilot. It uses a proprietary...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-07-2011
Replies: 13
Views: 3,685
Posted By mikefossl
Just got word from the shop...they installed a...

Just got word from the shop...they installed a new exciter coil and everything works. Apparently it was very corroded. It's the one thing I couldn't check without a flywheel puller so it all worked...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-07-2011
Replies: 13
Views: 3,685
Posted By mikefossl
After installing the new coil the motor started...

After installing the new coil the motor started up first try. Once I got everything set up on the dinghy for a test drive...nothing. Next morning I tried again and it started but again only once. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-07-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 5,103
Posted By mikefossl
In installed the Lowrance HDS 8 two years ago...

In installed the Lowrance HDS 8 two years ago before crossing the Pacific and I've been really happy with it. Pluses have been low cost (including charts), brilliant display, regular software...
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