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Search: Posts Made By: Minnewaska
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 4 Days Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 316
Posted By Minnewaska
Re: best way to ship 55# foldable dinghy?

Isn't there a US Post Office in the middle of the shopping zoo on ST Thomas?

If so, how small a package can it be folded into? I think USPS will ship up to 9 or 10 ft of combined height + width...
Forum: Diesel 4 Days Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 468
Posted By Minnewaska
Re: If the diesel tank is done for...

Tank bladders are another topic that comes up frequently. They can work, but they need to fit properly and be properly adhered.

However, in this case, if the OEM tank is that rusted, I would be...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 5 Days Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 652
Posted By Minnewaska
Re: Block Island for Memorial Day weekend

Great Salt Pond is our annual shakedown destination, targeting the first weekend in May. We made it this year!! Only ourselves and our friends, two boats, in the entire pond when we awoke on Sunday...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 1 Week Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 1,565
Posted By Minnewaska
Re: "Most common" boat - Lake Ontario

If one's first consideration is price, then there has to be a reason for it. Either the location isn't good, or the facility isn't good. No free lunch.

I would choose location first, then find...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 1 Week Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 1,565
Posted By Minnewaska
Re: "Most common" boat - Lake Ontario

The OP says that the boat they describe would not be the be all and end all, implying they may want to move up to a larger boat at some point. Is that correct?

The best idea to exit quickly is to...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 1 Week Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 1,565
Posted By Minnewaska
Re: "Most common" boat - Lake Ontario

I know of no boat that is certain to be quick and easy to sell. Buy what you'll be comfortable holding onto, if you can't sell.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 1 Week Ago
Replies: 39
Views: 1,748
Posted By Minnewaska
Re: Single handed sailing in BVI

Your boat is going to sail away, with or without an autopilot, if you fall off. Assuming you were underway at the time. Even if she eventually turns up into the irons, it's likely it will get...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 1,535
Posted By Minnewaska
Re: Raw water cooling - walk away?

I highly prefer fwc, but would not turn down the right boat over it. Maybe a tad more attention to the thermostats, or just replace them right out of the gate. Circulate descaler more often. The...
Forum: Diesel 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 39
Views: 869
Posted By Minnewaska
Re: Raw water question

I've purchased impellers for outboards that didn't, but I've not seen an inboard/genset impeller that didn't come with a little tube. The tube is typically a little packet, with a tear off top and...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 1,620
Posted By Minnewaska
Re: Blog about going south on the East Coast ICW to FL?

Not helpful to learn much, but search for the "Wicked Salty" channel on YouTube. Couple of kids from New England that ran the ditch southbound this past Fall/Winter. They made an attempt at...
Forum: Chartering 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 2,206
Posted By Minnewaska
Re: Sailing USVI/BVI from CYOA Yacht Charters

Certainly Far Cry will have more input. The short answer is, sure, plenty of places to go. However, it really depends on what you're looking to do ashore, if anything. Most of St Johns anchorages...
Forum: Looking for Companionship... 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 1,513
Posted By Minnewaska
Re: Trouble being a dude looking for a girl? Try being a dude looking for a dude...

Just a year or two ago, the NHIS surveyed tens of thousands of US adults and determined the percentage that identify as gay is less than 2%. Slightly more, if you add bi-sexual. The old 10% rule of...
Forum: Diesel 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 39
Views: 869
Posted By Minnewaska
Re: Raw water question

I've certainly had my share of impeller/water pump trouble. Here's a few thoughts in random order.

Some systems do need/prefer to be primed. I prime mine, both at the sea strainer (above the...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 04-19-2015
Replies: 53
Views: 3,513
Posted By Minnewaska
Re: How to get back in after falling overboard solo...

Without an autopilot or locked tiller, a boat should round up into the wind. However, windage will push it off the wind and it will start sailing again, until it rounds up again. A dinghy would...
Forum: Chartering 04-17-2015
Replies: 54
Views: 3,463
Posted By Minnewaska

I bet the situation is pretty complicated and who wants to out all the details of their Mother's drinking problem. Unusual it came out this much.
Forum: Living Aboard 04-12-2015
Replies: 19
Views: 1,323
Posted By Minnewaska
Re: Order of operations

Motorless houseboats may be a different beast or have different insurance issues.

If it's not a boat at all, but just a floating platform, it may be stuck in no mans land. Many municipalities...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-10-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 924
Posted By Minnewaska
Re: How much battery charge to start engine

Are they flooded wet batteries (all common battery types are lead acid)? I'm betting the start battery is. That would seem to be normal self discharge. Next winter, I would stop by to top them off...
Forum: Living Aboard 04-10-2015
Replies: 41
Views: 2,033
Posted By Minnewaska
Re: First boat.. need advise!!

Education comes at a price. Start with time spent on internet research, like you are. There are some good self-survey threads here. Ultimately, you are going to need the help of a professional...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-08-2015
Replies: 87
Views: 3,248
Posted By Minnewaska
Re: What to take, toss, sell or store

Ive never sold on eBay, but have purchased. I believe that's where to go with items in higher demand and, more importantly, easily shipped. Craig's list has worked for my wife, selling old...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 04-08-2015
Replies: 66
Views: 4,923
Posted By Minnewaska
Re: Uh-oh, sounds like a new Production Boat might have found its limit...

The PYIinc (makers of the MaxProp) have good floor anchors that run about $11 each. For most boards, you'll require at least one on each end, unless one end has a tab that holds it down. I've had a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-08-2015
Replies: 86
Views: 5,089
Posted By Minnewaska
Re: Lifespan of a Diesel Engine

Here's the way I see it.

If you start with a brand new diesel, maintain it very well and run it properly, you will get substantial life out of it.

However, buying one run by another is a crap...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-07-2015
Replies: 87
Views: 3,248
Posted By Minnewaska
Re: What to take, toss, sell or store

Done all the time by long distance hikers. They're called bump boxes or bounce boxes.

At least in the US, you can also mail a package to yourself for pickup at a specific Post Office. I'm not...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 04-07-2015
Replies: 34
Views: 1,994
Posted By Minnewaska
Re: Wetsuit recommendations

The water is cooler in the winter, but quite tolerable with nothing. Nevertheless, a shorty or something with 2mm core and skin sleeves/legs would make one very comfortable. I don't ever recall a...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-02-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 396
Posted By Minnewaska
Re: Marine Electrical

Good to study up. Electrical systems are the number one cause of boat fires, by more than all other causes combined. Be obsessive with quality connectors, wire sizes, fuses, chafe protection, etc....
Forum: US Northeast 03-31-2015
Replies: 45
Views: 1,417
Posted By Minnewaska
Re: NY/CT/LIS Boatyard & Marina help?

Hey, my family was a member of the New Hamburg Yacht Club in the 70s for one year. Alternative to LIS, but went right back the next year. I spent a spring weekend helping launch the docks and...
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