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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-27-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 1,041
Posted By Jetexas
Re: what is this goo in my bilge?

Mineral oil from an in-hull transducer?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-27-2015
Replies: 1,103
Views: 282,353
Posted By Jetexas
Re: Lets get some good sunrise/sunset pictures....

We watched the sun sink below the horizon as we were sailing west back to Kemah Saturday night.

46969

http://www.svgimmeshelter.wordpress.com
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-14-2015
Replies: 99
Views: 5,395
Posted By Jetexas
Re: Flying drones

So the sound of drones is unacceptable, but the sound of wind generators are ok?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-26-2015
Replies: 41
Views: 3,165
Posted By Jetexas
Re: Coast Guard Documentation process times.

When we did ours two years ago, it took almost a year to finally get our official documents. They were extremely backed up at that time.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   03-24-2015
Replies: 24
Views: 1,920
Posted By Jetexas
Re: Flagship marine?

I installed a new 12,000 btu Flagship Marine unit in February 2014. Has worked great so far.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-23-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 1,349
Posted By Jetexas
Re: Lewmar 40 ST; 1970's Spring Jaw

Got a note back from a gentleman at Lewmar this morning with instructions and a PDF. Apparently you're supposed to tap the tailing arm with a rubber mallet counterclockwise to loosen the nut before...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-23-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 1,349
Posted By Jetexas
Re: Lewmar 40 ST; 1970's Spring Jaw

Did the pipe wrench work? I just picked up an old pair of Lewmar 44ST Springjaws, and ended up completely stumped.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-17-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 1,622
Posted By Jetexas
Re: Edson pedestal brake question

If I remember correctly the last time that happened to me I had to fish the brakes out with a magnet on a string.

On that boat only my compass would come off, not the top of the pedestal, so I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-10-2013
Replies: 151
Views: 13,063
Posted By Jetexas
Re: Lets choose SmackDaddy's new boat...

Smack, the Seahorse is for sale as my girlfriend just talked me into an O'day 34.

1984 Starwind 27 Sailboat (http://houston.craigslist.org/boa/3730265308.html)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-10-2013
Replies: 46
Views: 2,723
Posted By Jetexas
Re: What made you buy your boat?

My first boat purchase was inspired by the Free Yacht Saga on Instructables.com. My brother and I were basically looking for something floating we could get as cheaply as possible, so we ended up...
Forum: Living Aboard   04-09-2013
Replies: 31
Views: 3,711
Posted By Jetexas
Re: Looking for blog posts by/about new liveaboards, or those about to move aboard

My girlfriend and I just started a blog about our new-to-us O'day 34.

Gimme Shelter (http://www.svgimmeshelter.blogspot.com)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-03-2013
Replies: 30
Views: 4,144
Posted By Jetexas
Re: Edson Pedestal Paint?

My pedestal was actually black. When I repainted it I actually used either Krylon or Rustoleum High Heat Barbecue Grill paint from the hardware store. Three years going and it still looks great.
...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-05-2012
Replies: 1,103
Views: 282,353
Posted By Jetexas
Re: Lets get some good sunrise/sunset pictures....

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7246/8154690303_83bea41abf_c.jpg

Marina Del Sol in Kemah, Texas this weekend.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-01-2012
Replies: 38
Views: 5,647
Posted By Jetexas
Re: Custom Engine Panel Design

I had to make a panel from scratch for my boat.

I used Adobe Indesign to mock the size of the panel and then lay out the placement of the gauges, switches, etc. Then I printed it and taped the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-23-2012
Replies: 171
Views: 29,404
Posted By Jetexas
Re: How "afraid" should we be of sailing?

Disclaimer, I didn't read the entire thread, so my apologies if these two points have already been covered.

Statistically less accidents are going to happen in rough weather because less people...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-20-2012
Replies: 1,103
Views: 282,353
Posted By Jetexas
Re: Lets get some good sunrise/sunset pictures....

Saturday morning started like this:

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8291/7825186866_b17ab9e1bc_c.jpg

But the rest of the day looked pretty much like this:
...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-14-2012
Replies: 26
Views: 6,980
Posted By Jetexas
Re: 1981 Evinrude 9.9hp 2str starts but won't run

My first guess is the vent on the fuel tank isn't open.

However, if it's flooding, not starving, I would second the float level diagnosis.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-13-2012
Replies: 1,103
Views: 282,353
Posted By Jetexas
Re: Lets get some good sunrise/sunset pictures....

Had some nice sunsets in Kemah lately.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8025/7721956338_2df7b3857f_c.jpg

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7138/7714488714_f2d64e6c96_c.jpg
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-13-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 398
Posted By Jetexas
Re: Perseid meteor shower

I tried last year, but even out on the bay, there's way too much light pollution in the Houston area to see much of anything.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-13-2012
Replies: 17
Views: 1,192
Posted By Jetexas
Re: Why are all local outfitters terrible?

If it gets unplugged, it goes straight to the bottom. It's sunk twice this year already. There's a bunch of legal issues with it. It's driving everyone in the marina crazy.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-13-2012
Replies: 17
Views: 1,192
Posted By Jetexas
Re: Why are all local outfitters terrible?

We have a new West Marine superstore, a competing marine wholesale store, and a somewhat disorganized but well-stocked resale shop all within about a mile from each other. However, when it comes to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-10-2012
Replies: 41
Views: 3,311
Posted By Jetexas
Re: replacing the wood on the cabin side of a classic sailboat

Why not go the three strip method as previously mentioned but add in a couple strips of a different wood for contrast? Make it look like it's meant to have multiple planks, know what I mean?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-09-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 10,145
Posted By Jetexas
Re: Smallest Diesel Generator Carrying Sailboat

There's a big cockpit locker on my Starwind 27 that could accomdate a diesel genset. Especially a tiny one like this: NEXT-GEN - Marine Power Units (http://www.nextgenerationpower.com/3kwmarine.html)...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-09-2012
Replies: 18
Views: 1,130
Posted By Jetexas
Re: pointing

What size jib are you using? My Starwind 27 only came with a 70% storm jib and wouldn't point worth crap. I finally put a 100% on her, and now I can close haul to just a few degrees off the wind....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-08-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 1,712
Posted By Jetexas
Re: Bimini/Boom height

My Starwind 27 has a low boom, so I only have 5' clearance under the bimini, you can't really stand up, but you don't get baked. It's a tradeoff.

It does help keep people from getting whacked in...
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