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Search: Posts Made By: hellosailor
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 4 Hours Ago
Replies: 39
Views: 1,264
Posted By hellosailor
Re: Boat Loan

"My bank (USAA) "
USAA generally is not open to the general public, but only to servicemen and their families. So for most of the public, USAA doesn't exist.
Or is their banking and loan...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Hours Ago
Replies: 39
Views: 853
Posted By hellosailor
Re: Why are wheels so big?

"Yup; but also too, these 'fat assed' broad-beamers NEED two rudders "

Rich, surely you are jesting, you know better than that.

Those boats don't NEED two rudders. But the fact is that having...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 9 Hours Ago
Replies: 39
Views: 853
Posted By hellosailor
Re: Why are wheels so big?

I don't like wheels that are set in slots. Somehow, something small but important (or messy) will always get in there at the least convenient moment and then you've got to figure out how to get it...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Day Ago
Replies: 54
Views: 2,263
Posted By hellosailor
Re: Really, $1000.00 for foulies?

Started sailing in a really affordable [read: cheap] set of foulies in the assumption that I didn't plan to be out in the rain much, haha.

Sat at a table with a friend for a late lunch after a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Day Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 334
Posted By hellosailor
Re: Where to get Class 4D flooded batteries in Miami FL area?

I think Atlantic Batteries is the Deka wholesale distributor for Miami.
ATLANTICBATTERY.COM, WHOLESALE, RETAIL, BATTERY, BATTERIES, DEKA, MARINE, BOAT, AGM, GEL, MIAMI FL, 33166, 305 883-6001...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 1 Day Ago
Replies: 39
Views: 1,264
Posted By hellosailor
Re: Boat Loan

The IRS doesn't care if your home floats, flies, or falls. They've got some pretty clear rules posted on their web site, and their phone support can explain them exactly the same way.

If the place...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Day Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 425
Posted By hellosailor
Re: Henri Lloyd Ocean Explorer Jacket Sizing

There is a lot of variation among makers. Some will give a chest size for XL that others say is just L while some call it XXL. When in doubt, you have to go by the sizing chart that particular maker...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Days Ago
Replies: 42
Views: 1,632
Posted By hellosailor
Re: What is the life span of a chart plotter???

"does not seem to be possible to make a profit. "
Not really. All that you need to do is to have a failure rate that is low enough, so that a small slice off every sale adds up to enough to cover...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Days Ago
Replies: 42
Views: 1,632
Posted By hellosailor
Re: What is the life span of a chart plotter???

nc-
The sad fact is that many things are not engineered or built carefully. The bulk of your chartplotter, the electronics, should literally have a working lifetime of 1000 years for integrated...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Days Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 425
Posted By hellosailor
Re: Henri Lloyd Ocean Explorer Jacket Sizing

They used to be sized to accommodate a layer of warmer clothing under them, but there's usually a link to a size chart on the web pages of any reputable vendor. If not, ask HL for their size chart.
...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Days Ago
Replies: 171
Views: 9,146
Posted By hellosailor
Re: Copper sheeting & CopperCoat anti-fouling

Shhh! Don't tell the TSA, but stone aged civilizations made plenty of edged weapons from obsidian. And the sharpest surgical scalpel blades in the world (at least used to be) made from it as well....
Forum: Diesel 4 Days Ago
Replies: 33
Views: 1,001
Posted By hellosailor
Re: Engine running cool

" It's an "anti-scalding" device someone came up with. "
Twenty years ago you got that in high-priced shower fixtures, when "one handle" valves were all the new rage. And when you could adjust...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Days Ago
Replies: 181
Views: 8,689
Posted By hellosailor
Re: What's your favorite sailing term? One word only, no explanations.

Some merchant mariner help me out here. There's a rotating glass disc that is set in the forward window on a large ship's bridge, which spins to throw off spray and rain instead of using a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Days Ago
Replies: 171
Views: 9,146
Posted By hellosailor
Re: Copper sheeting & CopperCoat anti-fouling

Minne-
Is all obsidian the same? Or should you be peskering your fish store to find out what kind you've got?
Could be the glassly texture deters critters, but if it was the mineral...
Forum: Diesel 5 Days Ago
Replies: 33
Views: 1,001
Posted By hellosailor
Re: Engine running cool

Dave-
"other than the hot water out of the faucet is REALLY HOT! "
At 106F flesh turns into protein soup. That's one reason a 106F fever will kill you pretty quickly.
But most municipal codes...
Forum: Chartering 6 Days Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 1,505
Posted By hellosailor
Re: Tips for not getting cheated on fuel when chartering.

Tips, yes, pour gravel in the tank and you won't need as much fuel to fill it.
(Who said that?!)

Or you could check the gauge and use a dipstick when you take the boat, after all you should be...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 6 Days Ago
Replies: 144
Views: 6,116
Posted By hellosailor
Re: Synthetic Motor Oil for my Diesel?

Med-
I haven't kept up with the oil wars, and note in passing that Mobil1 dates back to the early 80's at least, so synthetics, like all oils, may have changed.

But "How long is the film of oil...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 6 Days Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 2,293
Posted By hellosailor
Re: West Marine pulling out of Canada

Someone, presumably West Marine, is selling goods on Amazon under the merchant name "West Marine". So who needs hundreds of expensive stores, when they can give a percent to Amazon and have the...
Forum: Electronics 6 Days Ago
Replies: 160
Views: 22,861
Posted By hellosailor
Re: SSB Installation

"So, how is the KISS superior to a conductive mass like my keel"

IIRC the KISS has been autopsied in an older thread, and it is just a very nicely made bunch of wires, each cut to a different...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 6 Days Ago
Replies: 36
Views: 1,739
Posted By hellosailor
Re: Looking for a source of (first-aid) Medical Supplies

Crazy glue solvent? AKA Acetone, in case someone needs a fast nail job.(G)

The generic stuff will still do better than nothing, but the veterinary & surgical grades are supposed to cause less...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 6 Days Ago
Replies: 36
Views: 1,739
Posted By hellosailor
Re: Looking for a source of (first-aid) Medical Supplies

Thanks, Gary. The ointment dressings are something I had only heard of recently (year ago?) for this purpose. Like so many things (CPR with vs without breathing) there's always something new being...
Forum: Living Aboard 6 Days Ago
Replies: 107
Views: 6,125
Posted By hellosailor
Re: Personal Security Aboard

The grid really IS nice, and more ventilation than anything else. I'd like to take a set of white translucent plexi boards and have them "slotted", sort of making them into a louvered-glass-door but...
Forum: Living Aboard 1 Week Ago
Replies: 107
Views: 6,125
Posted By hellosailor
You can often drill a hole, from in d ide the...

You can often drill a hole, from in d ide the boat, through the edge of the companionway and into the hatchboard. One from each side into the top board, then slip a 1/4" fastpin into each one. Voila...
Forum: Living Aboard 1 Week Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 810
Posted By hellosailor
Bravehaart, I'm sure there real steals out there....

Bravehaart, I'm sure there real steals out there. But if the 'classified' and 'by owner' ads for boats are anything like the classified ads for cars? Year after year the Nooze find those are about...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 36
Views: 1,739
Posted By hellosailor
Maybe some of you folks can clear something up...

Maybe some of you folks can clear something up for me. For a large skin tear or abrasion, traditionally you cleaned it and covered it, let it scab over and heal "dry".
More recently, sprinkling...
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