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Search: Posts Made By: Sinuous
Forum: Introduce Yourself 02-01-2010
Replies: 3,269
Views: 455,856
Posted By Sinuous
Still here in Chucktown, heading for the Keys in...

Still here in Chucktown, heading for the Keys in about a month.
Forum: Introduce Yourself 03-07-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 324
Posted By Sinuous
I was just curious to see someone online who was...

I was just curious to see someone online who was actively claiming not to be a ninja. :cool: Welcome!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-16-2009
Replies: 14
Views: 1,721
Posted By Sinuous
Dang, also good to know. Ours has the...

Dang, also good to know.

Ours has the hardwired outlet in the engine/battery space, and the charger is mounted there as well. Looks like I get to rewire and relocate those.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-16-2009
Replies: 14
Views: 1,721
Posted By Sinuous
Roy1948: Well, I got twofold lucky on the book;...

Roy1948: Well, I got twofold lucky on the book; found it for $20 at McKay's Used Books, where I also had hundreds of dollars in credit from recently trading in the brazillions of books, movies, and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-16-2009
Replies: 14
Views: 1,721
Posted By Sinuous
Tager: Good to know about the soldering; I was...

Tager: Good to know about the soldering; I was planning to do a lot of that.

Ajari: I have Calder's book, second edition, not sure if that's the most recent. Sought it out at the local used...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-16-2009
Replies: 14
Views: 1,721
Posted By Sinuous
Rewiring a relic--power advice? Electrical gurus?

We've got a 1968 Soverel 33 with several generations of kludged-together antiquated wiring and it's a general confusing mess (Lucas electrics FTL); I'm planning to totally redesign and rewire the...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 02-12-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 271
Posted By Sinuous
Dave, we're hoping to put her in the water this...

Dave, we're hoping to put her in the water this weekend.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-11-2009
Replies: 63
Views: 3,884
Posted By Sinuous
Electronics tech here, about to shift focus to...

Electronics tech here, about to shift focus to marine electronics.
Forum: Introduce Yourself 02-10-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 271
Posted By Sinuous
Good luck! My wife and I took the plunge just a...

Good luck! My wife and I took the plunge just a few weeks ago and are still working on getting the boat in the water. We're going small, a 33-footer.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-06-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 572
Posted By Sinuous
Suggestions for DIY maintenance/repair books?

We're starting our renovation afloat, and we have what I think is an excellent printed resource: Boatowner's Mechanical and Electrical Manual, by Nigel Calder. Expensive but worth it.

I'm...
Forum: Sailnet.com Polls 02-05-2009
Replies: 298
Views: 28,248
Posted By Sinuous
1968 Soverel, one year younger than me...

1968 Soverel, one year younger than me...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 02-04-2009
Replies: 13
Views: 1,383
Posted By Sinuous
I have no useful advice whasoever, being brand...

I have no useful advice whasoever, being brand new to this as well. But my wife and I just bought an old 33-footer and are ecstatic about it.
Forum: Living Aboard 02-04-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 518
Posted By Sinuous
Yeah, a phone call did. Being new to all...

Yeah, a phone call did.

Being new to all this, I figgered it was something everyone knew about but didn't tell me. :D
Forum: Soverel 02-03-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 1,471
Posted By Sinuous
Wilco! Once we get the drawings we'll scan...

Wilco!

Once we get the drawings we'll scan 'em in and I'll put them up online somewhere.
Forum: Soverel 02-03-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 1,471
Posted By Sinuous
I PM her all the time, she's my wife. ;-) ...

I PM her all the time, she's my wife. ;-)

And I think we lucked out. Apparently the guy who's going to repaint the vessel name for us was watching the boat price fall, waiting to snag it. He...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 02-03-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 959
Posted By Sinuous
Hi, hon!

Hi, hon!
Forum: Living Aboard 02-03-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 518
Posted By Sinuous
Dangit. Sorry, my bad. We just questioned...

Dangit. Sorry, my bad.

We just questioned marina management; they resent the CORRECT quote. It is a one-time fee for a partial month at the slip. They messed up their own quote and I jumped too...
Forum: Living Aboard 02-03-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 518
Posted By Sinuous
Yes, but they charge a separate $150/month fee...

Yes, but they charge a separate $150/month fee for that as well; this $325 is the mystery.
Forum: Living Aboard 02-03-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 518
Posted By Sinuous
Pro-rated slippage?

Well, we just got our first rude shock--I think.

We found a home for our 33-footer at the Charleston City Marina, a 35' slip at $13/foot/month, plus enviro fee, all sounds pretty normal, exactly...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 02-03-2009
Replies: 4
Views: 272
Posted By Sinuous
I'm a clueless newbie here, and glad to hear...

I'm a clueless newbie here, and glad to hear others' stories of how it can be done.
Forum: Introduce Yourself 02-03-2009
Replies: 32
Views: 1,249
Posted By Sinuous
Thanks! And I bookmarked your blog, been a good...

Thanks! And I bookmarked your blog, been a good read so far.
Forum: Introduce Yourself 02-03-2009
Replies: 32
Views: 1,249
Posted By Sinuous
Nah, check cleared, we're solid. :cool: We...

Nah, check cleared, we're solid. :cool:

We drive down Friday to finish the paperwork and move her to the marina Saturday, then we spend a long weekend aboard assessing the situation. Moving a...
Forum: Sailnet.com Polls 02-02-2009
Replies: 109
Views: 9,395
Posted By Sinuous
5.5 hours at the moment; in a month, though,...

5.5 hours at the moment; in a month, though, we'll be living aboard.
Forum: Sailnet.com Polls 02-02-2009
Replies: 122
Views: 11,792
Posted By Sinuous
In theory, yes. Just bought our first boat. ...

In theory, yes. Just bought our first boat.

I know engines, I know electrics. I'm not so strong on plumbing and woodwork...yet.
Forum: Living Aboard 02-02-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 2,154
Posted By Sinuous
I was a Navy ET and never learned that stuff...

I was a Navy ET and never learned that stuff either. But as a shadetree gearhead gearhead, yes, it should be putting out nearly 14VDC.

As for lighting, I've been looking at 12V LEDs. I'm...
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