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Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   12-03-2008
Replies: 7
Views: 870
Posted By captainfrank
Alcohol available in Mexico?

I read recently, that when cruising Mexico, Alcohol might be difficult to come by. It seams that Kerosene is the fuel of choice in remote areas. I was thinking of installing an Orego alcohol stove...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-14-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 3,012
Posted By captainfrank
Help with wiring house and starting bateries

I need to replace my batteries (group 27) which now are wired as bank one and bank two through a three postion switch. I would like to create a system which keeps the two group 27 batteries for...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-08-2008
Replies: 3
Views: 4,578
Posted By captainfrank
Mixing 6-volt and 12-volt Batteries?

I need to replace my two 12-volt batteries. They are setup as two independent banks with a standard 1-2-both master switch. I would like to replace these with the more durable and higher amp/hr...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   09-30-2008
Replies: 2
Views: 818
Posted By captainfrank
New to Sailnet but not sailing

I'm captain Frank Brauch, hence the captainfrank. I have been sailing about 20 years and have been a sailing instructor at Pacific Yacthing and Sailing in Santa Cruz, CA for just over eight years. I...
Forum: Learning to Sail   09-29-2008
Replies: 10
Views: 1,795
Posted By captainfrank
Heaving to off the wind

Im curious to find out if anyone has ever heard of this method for heaving to while on a broad reach or run. I found that by taking the boat onto a run the headsail collapses behind the main. When...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-27-2008
Replies: 16
Views: 1,362
Posted By captainfrank
Cool I've changed pitch twice to reach max rpm

I have just repowered my Golden Gater 30 from a 10 hp BMW to an 18hp Westerbeke. The original prop was 12"x10pitch. With this prop on the new motor the max rpm was only 2900. I purchased a new...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-26-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 3,727
Posted By captainfrank
Pur Survivor 35 - Used or New

I have found a number of so-called "new" Pur Survivor 35 water desalinators on Ebay. They are offerred for half the price of an online store. Even though they are advertised as new it seems that...
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