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Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   01-06-2016
Replies: 150
Views: 69,494
Posted By Captainmeme
Re: Downloadable PRINTABLE NOAA Charts

I just reloaded NOAA RNC charts and re-installed openCPN. Works much better, looks like it will be usable. Guess there was an issue with the original install. All I need now is a USB GPS device and...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   01-05-2016
Replies: 150
Views: 69,494
Posted By Captainmeme
Re: Downloadable PRINTABLE NOAA Charts

For some reason or another the resolution and response time of OpenCPN on this laptop was just awful. It would get stuck on a chart view and not respond, resolution reminded me of pong on a black...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   01-05-2016
Replies: 150
Views: 69,494
Posted By Captainmeme
Re: Downloadable PRINTABLE NOAA Charts

Is there anyway to download all of the files the links point towards so it will work off line?
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   01-05-2016
Replies: 150
Views: 69,494
Posted By Captainmeme
Re: Downloadable PRINTABLE NOAA Charts

Thank you original poster for this. Perhaps some one would be so kind as to inform me on how to download and have working on a laptop the graphical chart selector that NOAA has at Interactive Catalog...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-04-2016
Replies: 131
Views: 5,818
Posted By Captainmeme
Re: Composting Head

Yea and I bet he never runs aground either. :rolleyes:
Forum: Diesel   01-03-2016
Replies: 23
Views: 1,669
Posted By Captainmeme
Re: Modern Yanmar Diesel Sat for 3-4 years

When our 2gm20 fires up it runs for about 30 seconds (haven't put a stop watch on it) then sounds like it loads down. Turns out that is exactly what happens, the alternator starts putting out current...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-02-2016
Replies: 20
Views: 811
Posted By Captainmeme
Re: Handrail woes

Any chance the outside head is an allen or some other type of screw head? Have you tried to dig out any material that may have filled in the head? It looks like there is part of a star pattern on...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-30-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 367
Posted By Captainmeme
Re: Engine Starting Issue

" I have to hit the button multiple times to get it to turn over. "
Maybe the stater button has dirty/worn contacts?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-30-2015
Replies: 28
Views: 1,377
Posted By Captainmeme
Re: MAN OVERBOARD!!! (Stories)

The only overboard story in the locker is a power boat owner whose hat went flying as I passed. As he came about to retrieve I yelled "Hat overboard".
Forum: Diesel   12-29-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 297
Posted By Captainmeme
Re: Yanmar 2QM15 starter not engaging

Are all the contacts between the battery and the starter clean? Have you measured the voltage at the battery while the starter is being engaged? Also measure the voltage at the starter motor. Could...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-29-2015
Replies: 33
Views: 1,231
Posted By Captainmeme
Re: Are Fake Cannons Lame?

Are you saying eye patches are lame?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-29-2015
Replies: 53
Views: 2,886
Posted By Captainmeme
Re: Pulling up the anchor single handed. Tips?

I installed the windlass on our boat. While the thread was started with a question of how to rise the anchor single handed I must include the equipment on the boat as it is part of the system. We...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-28-2015
Replies: 1,492
Views: 556,014
Posted By Captainmeme
Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

We own a Nor'sea 27. I did the main and jib kit from Sailrite using a Sailrite machine. You will need room. Difficult? Not really, I compare sewing a Sailrite kit to painting a paint-by-number oil...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-28-2015
Replies: 131
Views: 5,818
Posted By Captainmeme
Re: Composting Head

I think the biggest problem of installing a composting head is the removal of the existing holding tank & hoses if there is one. Installing a compositing head consist of
securing the head to the...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   12-27-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 738
Posted By Captainmeme
Re: Through Okachobee or the keys?

We went around Florida several years ago. The trip was across Okeechobee, out to Fort Jefferson, back to Key West then up the ICW to Melbourne. I vowed to never ever go thru Miami/Fort Lauderdale ...
Forum: Living Aboard   12-20-2015
Replies: 44
Views: 2,215
Posted By Captainmeme
Forum: Diesel   12-19-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 468
Posted By Captainmeme
Re: Corrosion

Ospho, is a water based phosphoric acid, which I believe turns iron oxide, rust, into iron phosphate . Then you can paint over it, read the instructions on the bottle.
Forum: Introduce Yourself   11-14-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 760
Posted By Captainmeme
Re: 1982 Cape Dory 36

Welcome to Sailnet. Congrats on the new boat. There is a CD user group, Welcome to the Cape Dory Sailboat Owners Association's Home Page (http://www.capedory.org/) When I have general questions I...
Forum: Other Brands   11-12-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 320
Posted By Captainmeme
Re: Midships 25 Hull number 65 shall rise again

She cleans up nice. Do the cushions smell funky? The companionway boards look like aromatic cedar, is that the case?
Forum: Other Brands   11-09-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 457
Posted By Captainmeme
Re: Nor'sea 27

Well this just ruined my day. :crying The owner is not ready to give up the dream. The Nor'sea abuse police should be notified. ;)
Forum: Engines   11-09-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 344
Posted By Captainmeme
Re: Yanmar 2gm20 leaking fuel into the bay

First question, how do you know its diesel and not crankcase oil?
Was the material ejected by exhaust or bilge pump?
Forum: Other Brands   11-09-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 457
Posted By Captainmeme
Re: Nor'sea 27

Greetings sirtang. I once read that boats sell by the pound. The Nor'sea is some where around 8100 pounds so that might explain why the price is high. Also the quality of the materials that go into...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available   11-07-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 746
Posted By Captainmeme
Re: Another couple of dreamers trying to cross the Pacific

Maybe you could catch an oil tanker out of Japan headed for Alaska, or a container ship out of China.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-06-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 1,000
Posted By Captainmeme
Re: Lowrance 3G Radar

Once you got back to the marina did the unit operate normally?
And have you been in that 6 mile area before and experienced similar symptoms?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-06-2015
Replies: 25
Views: 1,053
Posted By Captainmeme
Re: collapsible shopping cart?

The 2 wheel version has a better than 10 to 1 approval rating in the review section. Have to keep that one in mind. Thanks.
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