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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-29-2013
Replies: 44
Views: 6,771
Posted By delan
Re: Grease on Propeller for Anti Fouling?

Lanocote works great, if you put your prop in the oven and get it hot, it sucks the lanocote into the pores as it cools. In Miami, the thing I've found works best is a thick black sharpie, again, I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-29-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 1,224
Posted By delan
Re: Teak cockpit table treatment question

I've used hundreds of gallons of bartop (usually called table top) resin over the years, it is not uv resisitant.
But, for my cockpit table, I sanded it, poured it with table top resin, let it cure...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-20-2013
Replies: 35
Views: 3,416
Posted By delan
Re: Storing spare propane tank

The main reason you don't want propane inside is that it is heavier than air, so in the event of a leak or heat expansion it will roll down to the deepest part of the bilge and stay there until it is...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-04-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 4,426
Posted By delan
Re: Anchor Roller Setups and Ideas

This shows in great detail the ideal setup for a rocna
SetSail Blog Archive Forepeak & Anchoring System (http://setsail.com/forepeak-anchoring-system/)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-04-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 1,613
Posted By delan
Re: compressed natural gass

You don't mention where you're located, I'm in Miami and there's a company that carries a large tank in a pick up and refills me dockside for $20.
Much safer than LPG, it floats out of the cabin in...
Forum: Living Aboard   04-29-2012
Replies: 22
Views: 17,899
Posted By delan
Re: Cheap DIY boatyard with Dry Dock storage Florida/Georgia

Indiantown, as mentioned in the first response allows liveaboards on the hard and is a great hurricane hole if you're leaving the boat.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-29-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 1,734
Posted By delan
Re: Catalina 30 Bahama bound

it will collect a lot of sea grass
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-29-2012
Replies: 39
Views: 3,972
Posted By delan
Re: favourite marine battery

The 6volt batteries sold at costco and BJ's are identical the trojan t-105's I just replaced. they were $80 each at costco.
more importantly, you need a good charger.
Iota engineering make good...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-08-2012
Replies: 257
Views: 42,971
Posted By delan
Re: Can I sail to the Bahamas with NO experience?

For an Immersion course in Sailing, Join a yacht club, at the Miami Yacht club (where I'm a member) you'll spend all day and all night around boats and sailors with tons of knowledge.
When you find...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-21-2011
Replies: 12
Views: 2,734
Posted By delan
I have a 44 with a swingkeel, we swaged a...

I have a 44 with a swingkeel, we swaged a stainless cable right onto the keel five years ago, no signs of wear or corrosion yet
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   09-24-2011
Replies: 41
Views: 5,746
Posted By delan
Four times in the past five weeks. I have a...

Four times in the past five weeks.
I have a waterfront restaurant and run back and forth on a 23 ft mako to my liveaboard sailboat five nights a week. It's about a five mile run.
I'm always the...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   03-14-2011
Replies: 44
Views: 7,278
Posted By delan
Here you go 1986 Scandi Yachts Deerfoot Sail...

Here you go
1986 Scandi Yachts Deerfoot Sail Boat For Sale - www.yachtworld.com (http://www.yachtworld.com/boats/1986/Scandi-Yachts-Deerfoot-2234633/Ft-Lauderdale/FL/United-States)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-26-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 5,039
Posted By delan
I just had mine filled I'm in Miami, and recently...

I just had mine filled I'm in Miami, and recently called wise gas.
They referred me to a guy, unfortunately didn't write down his name, but he works in Miami. I met him and he filled and checked it....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-23-2011
Replies: 74
Views: 18,517
Posted By delan
Larkshead has always been my preference, but I...

Larkshead has always been my preference, but I checked out some of the soft shackles at the boat show this weekend and the specs are impressive.

Then again, I've never once had a larkshead hang up...
Forum: Learning to Sail   01-12-2011
Replies: 102
Views: 19,417
Posted By delan
My first and current sailboat, a 44ft cutter. I...

My first and current sailboat, a 44ft cutter.
I read prolifically whilst installing the mast, standing rigging etc.
bought a set of used sails, motored out into Biscayne bay by myself, took a good...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   01-02-2011
Replies: 30
Views: 4,462
Posted By delan
you need a catboat. by definition, the beam is...

you need a catboat.
by definition, the beam is half the length
often full keeled, with a hinged mast.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   12-28-2010
Replies: 39
Views: 8,115
Posted By delan
I use a Compressed Natural Gas or CNG system,...

I use a Compressed Natural Gas or CNG system, unlike propane, it's lighter than air, so in the event of a leak, it dissipates, instead of laying in the bilge like propane.
I forget the make, but I...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   12-26-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 1,563
Posted By delan
I had the exact same thing happen at night, on a...

I had the exact same thing happen at night, on a trip from Miami to West End.
We were sailing, I imagine the shaft was being turned by the fixed prop, and all of a sudden the helm got really heavy,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-26-2010
Replies: 19
Views: 2,380
Posted By delan
I leave my boat at Hopetown for up to a month at...

I leave my boat at Hopetown for up to a month at times, it's a $20 ferry ride from Marsh Harbor.
Yellow Air Taxi, is the way to go for cheap flights.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-26-2010
Replies: 285
Views: 86,401
Posted By delan
We build nightclubs. Our sound engineer solders...

We build nightclubs.
Our sound engineer solders every connection that carries audio signal, these connections spend their lives in an air conditioned Amp room, no physical abuse, no load, we just...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-26-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 1,197
Posted By delan
Marty, as you have accommodations in Lauderdale,...

Marty, as you have accommodations in Lauderdale, you might want to consider anchoring or docking in Miami, Key Biscayne or Coconut Grove. the bay sailing offers a bit more diversity down here.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-26-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 1,197
Posted By delan
Melrna, we have our own slips at RFC that are...

Melrna, we have our own slips at RFC that are free for our guests.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-26-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 1,197
Posted By delan
We use Angelfish creek a lot, plenty of depth, if...

We use Angelfish creek a lot, plenty of depth, if you like a quite place to anchor,
the little creeks directly to the north have 6ft clear, you probably won't see another boat all night.
then it's...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-25-2010
Replies: 15
Views: 3,118
Posted By delan
I'd like my 5 minutes back please

I'd like my 5 minutes back please
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-23-2010
Replies: 30
Views: 4,536
Posted By delan
Why are you buying a boat in the Bahamas? ...

Why are you buying a boat in the Bahamas?
There's much better deals in Miami.
Just 40 miles from the Bahamas.

Just curious.
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