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Search: Posts Made By: RobGallagher
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Days Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 436
Posted By RobGallagher
Re: VHF Connections

+1

Don't think there is a single female bit. You need a male on each end and a double ended female bit in the middle. All sounds rather kinky but that's how those old men in the radio shack must...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Days Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 960
Posted By RobGallagher
Re: Best spray on / spray off deck cleaner for sailboats

Thanks for the science lesson. :) Seriously, I learned something today. I thought caustic was used for strong acids or bases that burned.

I'll have to try some of the other less harsh stuff...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Days Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 960
Posted By RobGallagher
Re: Best spray on / spray off deck cleaner for sailboats

On and Off seems to work pretty good. It's caustic, so be careful.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 6 Days Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 1,312
Posted By RobGallagher
Re: Avoiding marinas

I can't comment on world cruising, but I can comment on travel. I filled my last passport and found myself in lots of interesting places. For every real crook you will pass 100,000 nice people. ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 888
Posted By RobGallagher
Re: Block Island for Memorial Day weekend

You will probably be OK if you arrive on Thursday. Chances are probably slim if you arrive Friday, but the Anchorage will probably be pretty quiet.

Seems like BI doesn't really get crazy until...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 1 Week Ago
Replies: 63
Views: 10,492
Posted By RobGallagher
Re: Kaufman 47 cutter, anyone have anything on these boats?

I clicked the clicker... holy crap is that coming along nicely. I'd like to know how much you will have into it and how that would have compared to buying new/restored.

Anyway, what a beauty.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 1 Week Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 1,218
Posted By RobGallagher
Re: Advice needed....or are these excuses??

Drinking too much can be a problem for many retired/semi retired people. Expats under many situations tend to gravitate towards other expats. The drinking is social, but when all your socializing...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 1,429
Posted By RobGallagher
Re: solid vs inflatable dinghy

Stability and weight capacity is why I use an inflatable. I'd love a hard dink that rows and sails well, but they are too tippy and don't have the capacity I need.

I'm on a mooring and when I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 640
Posted By RobGallagher
Re: Bottom paint question

Probably need to sand/grind off all the old stuff and start with a fresh coat.

Type of boat, how you store it, how you intend to use it, location, etc. will help you get more answers.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 1,118
Posted By RobGallagher
Re: PSS Dripless maintenance

It's much easier to work on out of the water :)

Double check the vented loop and all your hose clamps.

While the boat is in the water you can adjust the collar to add more pressure to the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 821
Posted By RobGallagher
Re: New idea for stern thruster in sailing boat

Very nicely done.

I'm sure it will be a big help when in a tight med-mooring situation!

We don't do that in my part of the world; so the concept of anchoring while backing into a tight spot...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 34
Views: 1,829
Posted By RobGallagher
Re: slip vs. mooring

My two cents :)

The 5000 boat bucks you will spend in the next couple of years on a slip could be invested in a nice inflatable with a lovely electric start engine w/ bilge pump, etc. Or, you...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 1,546
Posted By RobGallagher
Re: Raw water cooling - walk away?

Installing a FWC system should end any further deterioration on a RWC engine. Give it a good acid flush and instal a quality system, then you should be fine for many years.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 1,224
Posted By RobGallagher
Re: Groton CT to Branford CT

Hi,

I sail that stretch often. You are getting good advice so far as to currents and US Navy traffic and some basic equipment to have onboard. There's also the ferries and a couple of things you...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 53
Views: 3,563
Posted By RobGallagher
Re: How to get back in after falling overboard solo...

That video made me appreciate my fold down transom. If I was crossing oceans, maybe I would feel different, but for my lifestyle it works.
Forum: Racing 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 1,530
Posted By RobGallagher
Headwind on a bike will slow your speed by...

Headwind on a bike will slow your speed by 20-30%. Biking experts please correct me if I'm wrong. :)
Forum: Racing 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 1,530
Posted By RobGallagher
Re: How fast is an F18 ?

errrr.... I guess you have never ridden a bike into headwinds.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 1,394
Posted By RobGallagher
Re: Furling line death trap

hmmm... Maybe that is what that cleat is for? My boat has a small cleat on the toe rail, too small for any load. I think the boat spent most of it's life on a dock and has a fold down transom...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-21-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 857
Posted By RobGallagher
Re: Hard tiller steering Cal 36

You might find a zerk fitting on the rudder tube. If so, pump some grease into the bearings. Work the heck out of it and then pump in more.

Old grease can be worse than no grease. It turns to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-20-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 857
Posted By RobGallagher
Re: Hard tiller steering Cal 36

Probably prop pushing on the rudder... Let me guess... as long as you had the rudder exactly dead center it was OK, a tiny bit port or starboard and it got worse.

Does the tiller swing freely when...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-20-2015
Replies: 38
Views: 1,454
Posted By RobGallagher
Re: My New MOB Procedure

Point taken. That issue is covered by redundant equipment. There is always a handheld at the helm.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 04-20-2015
Replies: 53
Views: 3,563
Posted By RobGallagher
Re: How to get back in after falling overboard solo...

None of us plan on going over, or have crew that would go over. It's human error (and nature) that come into play. Humans are dumb. We all take certain risks when there is no reason to or make...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-20-2015
Replies: 38
Views: 1,454
Posted By RobGallagher
Re: My New MOB Procedure

I'd like to reiterate here that throwing a floating handheld into the water is not, meant to replace any steps in one's MOB procedures.

Part of my MOB procedure is to throw any cockpit cushions...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 04-19-2015
Replies: 53
Views: 3,563
Posted By RobGallagher
Re: How to get back in after falling overboard solo...

I wonder if anyone towing an inflatable has ever been able to grab it, hold on and climb in? I'm usually towing mine if I go anyplace overnight. I'm sure it's harder than one would imagine. ...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 04-19-2015
Replies: 53
Views: 3,563
Posted By RobGallagher
Re: How to get back in after falling overboard solo...

Thinking about this thread today at work reminded me of a stories from years ago. My last boat had no permanently attached boarding ladder. I had friends from Turkey with me for a short cruise and...
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