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Search: Posts Made By: oldfurr
Forum: Diesel 1 Week Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 918
Posted By oldfurr
Re: Should I dump my fuel?

With your time constraints for when you want to do the big tank clean-out and needing to get hours on the engine to see what might break before your warranty expires have you considered just sealing...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 1 Week Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 1,616
Posted By oldfurr
Re: What do I need to enter Mexico by sailboat from Key West, FL?

Regarding getting USCG documentation for a recreational boat as of 5/08/2015 they are processing the initial (first time) applications submitted on 02/13/2015 so for the OP's timeline, nope on...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-16-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 600
Posted By oldfurr
Re: Waterproof Epoxy?

Looks like Splash Zone is specifically recommended for application in the water according to what I found at Pettit paint, "It can be applied in or out of water to repair boat hulls, buoys, seawalls,...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 12-14-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 2,698
Posted By oldfurr
Re: Growing tired of cold water dripping on me

When trying to come up with a solution for a similar problem in the same conditions & construction materials I came up with but never implemented the following: 1) spray-in closed cell foam...
Forum: Diesel 11-30-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 866
Posted By oldfurr
Re: Timray engines

If you had any doubt about the meaning or intent of Dog Ship's comment saying bless their hearts: Urban Dictionary: Bless your heart ( ...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-30-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 1,366
Posted By oldfurr
Re: Tidy electrical wiring

If you can spare the time to sort through it and have the interest this Cable Porn; The Art of Tidy Data Centers ( while mostly low voltage oriented has massive...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 07-18-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 1,630
Posted By oldfurr
Re: Something to Watch for New Battery Technology

PDF link to the article if you are interested. I Will be very interested in seeing if this can be commercialized in the next few years, it sounds like a lot of potential there.

An Inexpensive...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-02-2014
Replies: 62
Views: 4,336
Posted By oldfurr
Re: Alternative to Solar

Within the stated limits my answer is:
#1) assuming measurements are in mm, a. If cm, b or c.
#2) a,b or c are all acceptable to me.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-14-2013
Replies: 83
Views: 8,890
Posted By oldfurr
Thumbs up Re: Amuse me, sailing small boat offshore.

Hey northoceanbeach, at In Memoriam Walt Murray ( you can find downloads of a lot of interesting home built self steering gear...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-09-2013
Replies: 25
Views: 1,942
Posted By oldfurr
Re: Crisis! Head is clogged!

DRANO? If it turns out that you have to tear the system down PLEASE use a swim-mask (not vented goggles). Although it can take more than 2 days to show full effects/damage from a splashing that stuff...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 05-30-2013
Replies: 19
Views: 2,567
Posted By oldfurr
Re: Ditch bag

Due to in port theft concerns I would be leery of having a high limit credit card in the bag, but would go to some lengths to have a hand pump r/o watermaker & Epirb there or packed in the raft.
Forum: Diesel 03-12-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 2,200
Posted By oldfurr
Re: Installing engine gauges

I know this is an old thread but....
I would avoid an ammeter like the plague, I had two '60s vintage cars charging systems totally cut out with no obvious reason due to gauges with the entire...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-12-2013
Replies: 35
Views: 3,850
Posted By oldfurr
Re: Chain Plate Replacement

Thanks for the fast come-back.
I asked about that alloy as I remember it from a few decades ago being touted by (Bruce Roberts?) a build it yourself boat plans outfit as a no coating needed...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-12-2013
Replies: 35
Views: 3,850
Posted By oldfurr
Re: Chain Plate Replacement

Does anyone have info or experience with common copper-nickel alloys like 70/30 or 90/10 in this sort of application?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-03-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 907
Posted By oldfurr
Exclamation Re: Selling a boat in Florida

FL. has been getting really aggressive about going after the last known owners of abandoned boats causing some real pain for honest sellers, sometimes many years after the sale. The FL. DMV form for...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-03-2013
Replies: 35
Views: 2,444
Posted By oldfurr
Re: Affordable GPS-EPIRB w/10 Year Battery Life

I just Googled this item, on AU. E-bay it is showing for AU.$322.50 to $337-- as a buy it now item. Looks like one heck of a safety bargain.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-05-2013
Replies: 26
Views: 14,708
Posted By oldfurr
Re: Looking For Very Tiny Pocket Cruiser - help?

Not a suggestion of any particular boat but I have seen many interesting and low cost pocket cruisers (often W trailer and much other gear) in/near your part of Florida simply by doing a search of E...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-25-2012
Replies: 34
Views: 5,679
Posted By oldfurr
Re: Solar deck instead of solar panels

Completely flexible plastic stick on solar cells with the same output as regular cells are now coming out of the lab & could be in production within a few years, should be a real game changer for...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-24-2012
Replies: 43
Views: 13,301
Posted By oldfurr
Re: Roll-up solar panels

Just thought I'd mention that completely flexible plastic stick on solar cells with the same output as regular cells are now coming out of the lab & should be in production within a year or two,...
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