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Forum: Electrical Systems   11-10-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 919
Posted By SanDiegoChip
Re: No Solenoid box, now what?

Hi,
Well it has been all summer but we are getting ready to cruise again now that hurricane season is over. So we inflated our dinghy and brought it up on the davits with the Borland winch.
Here...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-06-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 380
Posted By SanDiegoChip
Re: Boarding ladder brackets

Thanks for all the good information.
We will build a system for us to use now.
We will post it when done however it will be a while before we get started on it. We are getting ready for another...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-03-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 380
Posted By SanDiegoChip
Re: Boarding ladder brackets

Hi,
Yes looks like it, without measuring.
I did not think of using a screw head. We could possibly make a of teak board that would fit the two brackets and attach the step to that?
So I am...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-03-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 380
Posted By SanDiegoChip
Boarding ladder brackets

Hi,
As you can see in the picture we have two boarding ladder brackets on the side of our hull. They have been on the boat since we have owned it (7 years) and are for (I think) those nice wooden...
Forum: Electrical Systems   07-07-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 919
Posted By SanDiegoChip
Re: No Solenoid box, now what?

So how do you loose something this size on a 36' sail boat?
Well it has happened before but still. Yes we found our Bandlands 2500 winch control box that we thought we never got with the winch. I...
Forum: Electrical Systems   06-30-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 919
Posted By SanDiegoChip
Re: No Solenoid box, now what?

OK possibly these items will go together to work?

http://s25.postimg.org/5un007uov/Winchsolinoed_1.jpg
MotoAlliance ATV/UTV Replacement Contactor/Solenoid 1500lb-5000lb Winches
...
Forum: Electrical Systems   06-29-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 919
Posted By SanDiegoChip
No Solenoid box, now what?

Hi,
Ok, the dinghy davit motor is missing a Solenoid box. We are in Paradise Village Marina in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. We received this motor from some cruisers who brought it down just before we...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   12-19-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 2,753
Posted By SanDiegoChip
Re: Sailing at night with head sail?

Hi,
Thanks everyone for their help. We will be leaving Barra-Bahia de Navidad for Manzanillo today. It is just a day sail so no overnight sail testing. After a few days there we will be heading to...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   12-15-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 2,753
Posted By SanDiegoChip
Re: Sailing at night with head sail?

H,
And thank you for that, we have tried to answer the questions we had before we left for cruising and now as we are cruising. Hoping it helps others in the out fitting etc.
Chip
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   12-15-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 2,753
Posted By SanDiegoChip
Re: Sailing at night with head sail?

Hi,
We do have a stack type pack.

We sail during the day and as night approaches have been reefing the main. Then when one person is off watch and sleeps we furl the genoa and turn on the motor....
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   12-15-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 2,753
Posted By SanDiegoChip
Re: Sailing at night with head sail?

Hi,
Yes, I sure do appreciate and love my wife Debbie greatly. You guys donít get any ideas :)! 
We are trying to avoid (for now) going up on deck at night. We are coming up on our first mutable...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   12-15-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 2,753
Posted By SanDiegoChip
Re: Sailing at night with head sail?

HI,
What does a better passage mean?

If we motor sail with the genoa\jib out, any down side to that do you think?

Yes we are in the lagoon with three other boats. The hotel is mostly empty...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   12-14-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 2,753
Posted By SanDiegoChip
Sailing at night with head sail?

Hi,
We are two cruisers on s\v Elegant’sea, an Islander Freeport 36’ sailboat. Our boat does not have the lines led aft. To do sail handling, my wife goes up on deck and raises, lowers or reefs the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-26-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 1,195
Posted By SanDiegoChip
Installing tapered scuppers?

Hi,
First off I am in PV, Mexico and my wife is in the US and while visiting our daughter, she is also of course picking up some parts so I do not know all the details of the scupper yet.

We...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-06-2014
Replies: 83
Views: 9,420
Posted By SanDiegoChip
Re: Any ideas on this Hooka type dive compressor system?

OK my wife Debbie corrected me. We used the SS scrubbing pad on the water line and it worked great. I tried it on the prop and it worked lousy.
We will get some steel wool and try it out on the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-06-2014
Replies: 83
Views: 9,420
Posted By SanDiegoChip
Re: Any ideas on this Hooka type dive compressor system?

Thanks for the zinc help.
So if it is 50% or over gone replace it or the screws are showing.
I did try that but it did not help, I will try again then go for the fine grit sand paper?
Chip
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-06-2014
Replies: 83
Views: 9,420
Posted By SanDiegoChip
Re: Any ideas on this Hooka type dive compressor system?

Hi,
http://i957.photobucket.com/albums/ae58/elegantsea1/IMG_3735_zps5e208db6.jpg
http://i957.photobucket.com/albums/ae58/elegantsea1/IMG_3734_zps2f9ceeae.jpg...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-02-2014
Replies: 83
Views: 9,420
Posted By SanDiegoChip
Re: Any ideas on this Hooka type dive compressor system?

Hi,
For us, using the compressor with the accumulator tank works good. We do not use the system but a couple hours every two weeks, if that. We are going down to clean the bottom this coming...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-28-2014
Replies: 83
Views: 9,420
Posted By SanDiegoChip
Re: Any ideas on this Hooka type dive compressor system?

Hi,
Well the Thomas compressor is way more $$ than the DeWalt and your lucky to have one. We are on a single SS income. Remember we are not pro divers. Just want to clean the bottom. This system...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-28-2014
Replies: 83
Views: 9,420
Posted By SanDiegoChip
Re: Any ideas on this Hooka type dive compressor system?

Hi,
http://i957.photobucket.com/albums/ae58/elegantsea1/Diving/IMG_3213_zps1dfb5fda.jpg
Water traps on a dock divers setup. This DeWalt was a divers (Ernesto) in La Cruz marina....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-27-2014
Replies: 83
Views: 9,420
Posted By SanDiegoChip
Re: Any ideas on this Hooka type dive compressor system?

Hi,
Thanks for the input. We will move the compresser away from the generator for saftey. I will be going under again this next week to replace the shaft zinc. My first time replacing a zinc!
...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-26-2014
Replies: 83
Views: 9,420
Posted By SanDiegoChip
Re: Any ideas on this Hooka type dive compressor system?

Hi,
We found our solution.
After watching this video I decide the 12v system was just to rinky dink.

I do not see how to embed a video in this post so here is the URL.

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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-13-2014
Replies: 83
Views: 9,420
Posted By SanDiegoChip
Re: Any ideas on this Hooka type dive compressor system?

Hi,
Can anyone find this compressor on line?
12v compressor at eBay...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-12-2014
Replies: 83
Views: 9,420
Posted By SanDiegoChip
Re: Any ideas on this Hooka type dive compressor system?

Hi,
Just put together the tank and hose etc checking for leaks at the boat.
http://i957.photobucket.com/albums/ae58/elegantsea1/Diving/IMG_3639_zps64b21eef.jpg
No leaks but it looks like the red...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-11-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 1,613
Posted By SanDiegoChip
Re: Twisted Chain

Hi,
We have been slowly bring the chain up. About two feet at a time. We wire brush it and wash it off with the salt water wash down then do a couple more. We have found that about 7 days we can go...
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