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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-02-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 1,024
Posted By ericb760
Re: Moving to California...(living on a sailboat)

Sorry. Those days are long gone from California. No marina "welcomes" live-aboards unless you're sailing a million dollar yacht. Even then it's iffy.

If you think you're going to move here, buy a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-17-2015
Replies: 123
Views: 7,149
Posted By ericb760
Re: Can anyone give me a valid reason to carry a firearm?

I found the post relevant to me in the U.S. Did it specifically address sailing? Maybe not. But, it did expose me to relevant laws that may, or may not, be relevant to sailing in U.S. waters.

Why...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-17-2015
Replies: 123
Views: 7,149
Posted By ericb760
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-17-2015
Replies: 123
Views: 7,149
Posted By ericb760
Re: Can anyone give me a valid reason to carry a firearm?

So, this is what fresh air smells like! I crawled out of the sewer to post in this thread and, perhaps, give some of you something to think about.

First, one of the first gun threads I was ever...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-08-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 1,355
Posted By ericb760
Re: Recommend a decent Hand Salve?

In my day job I am a nurse, so washing my hands sometimes dozens of times a day can't be avoided. My hands dry out when I'm not on the boat, but seem even worse when I am. I keep a box of exam gloves...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-08-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 1,355
Posted By ericb760
Recommend a decent Hand Salve?

With the weather cooling, it's time for me to tackle maintenance that I've been putting off. A day working on the boat leaves my hands thrashed, cracked, bloody, and sore. Looking for some...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-04-2014
Replies: 270
Views: 27,732
Posted By ericb760
Re: Around the world on a 500-buck San Juan 24? He's got guts for sure..

I think, with his lack of an outboard, and his lack of anything that would translate to actual sailing experience, he's simply too embarrassed to ask for the help it would take to land at...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-03-2014
Replies: 270
Views: 27,732
Posted By ericb760
Re: Around the world on a 500-buck San Juan 24? He's got guts for sure..

According to his Facebook feed, he had 75 days worth of food, 85 days ago. He skipped Hawaii, and is now skipping Kiribati, on his way to....some point South? His plan when he left NorCal was to...
Forum: Outboard   08-25-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 1,176
Posted By ericb760
Re: Impeller Replacement 1976 Evinrude 6hp

Am I right in assuming that I will first drain the oil using the plug in the lower unit. Then I'll tip the motor upside down to remove the bolts holding it on? I've never done this type of...
Forum: Outboard   08-25-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 1,176
Posted By ericb760
Re: Impeller Replacement 1976 Evinrude 6hp

Thanks! As I pull the lower unit off, I'm bound to have questions...
Forum: Outboard   08-25-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 1,176
Posted By ericb760
Impeller Replacement 1976 Evinrude 6hp

I've decided I'm going to keep the old Evinrude that came with my boat. Since it isn't my primary engine, I can work on it when I have the time to do so. The last time I started it I did not see any...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-08-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 572
Posted By ericb760
My longest sail batten broke....

Went sailing today in moderate winds (10-12 knots). Had a light sail and nothing broke, and nothing appeared to be stressed to anything beyond normal. Until I got back to the slip. While securing the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-29-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 868
Posted By ericb760
Re: Installing Stereo in my H23

I just spent three days on my boat with my wife and kids. Sailed Saturday and Sunday. I'm usually onboard mid-week to avoid the crowds. I think you may have me confused with another boat...
Forum: Outboard   07-29-2014
Replies: 27
Views: 1,873
Posted By ericb760
Re: Mercury 4hp four stroke first use report oil overheat.

Sometimes things get lost in translation. If I understood it properly, you remove the prop and tape over the water inlet on the bottom of the shaft? Really, who is going to do that after every use?...
Forum: Outboard   07-29-2014
Replies: 27
Views: 1,873
Posted By ericb760
Re: Mercury 4hp four stroke first use report oil overheat.

I did just that. Ran it til' it died using up the little bit of gas that was left in the tank. I figure that it's flushed as well as it can be...
Forum: Outboard   07-29-2014
Replies: 27
Views: 1,873
Posted By ericb760
Re: Mercury 4hp four stroke first use report oil overheat.

I just ran out and bought a quart, and I'll top it off.

Now, to flushing the motor. Seems I need a "flushing attachment" that, to my dismay, did not come with the motor.
Forum: Outboard   07-29-2014
Replies: 27
Views: 1,873
Posted By ericb760
Re: Mercury 4hp four stroke first use report oil overheat.

This, I will do religiously...

The manual states 10W-30 for "general purpose" oil, but that 25W-40 can be used if it is "preferred". I live in SoCal so I don't need to worry about cold weather. Do...
Forum: Outboard   07-29-2014
Replies: 27
Views: 1,873
Posted By ericb760
Re: Mercury 4hp four stroke first use report oil overheat.

As it was new, I was monitoring the engine the entire time. It never got overly hot, as I touched it several times right before it stalled. The pee hole shot a constant stream the whole time as well....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-29-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 868
Posted By ericb760
Re: Installing Stereo in my H23

I have a bookshelf unit velcro'd to the wall above my settee. It's got a radio, CD, and iPod port. At anchor it's more than enough. At sea it's enough for some background music.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-28-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 868
Posted By ericb760
Re: Installing Stereo in my H23

I don't like cutting holes in my boat...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-28-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 983
Posted By ericb760
Re: dinghy motor lifts

Not long ago I saw a setup that I wish I would have photographed. It was on a boat owned by an elderly woman. She designed the lift around a heavy duty jack, like an old Smittybilt Trail Jack I had...
Forum: Outboard   07-28-2014
Replies: 27
Views: 1,873
Posted By ericb760
Re: Mercury 4hp four stroke first use report oil overheat.

In hindsight I'd say I was closer to 50% WOT than I was to 75%. WNL = Within Normal Limits. That said, when I checked the oil today, it was just below the midpoint on the dipstick, well WNL.

One...
Forum: Outboard   07-28-2014
Replies: 27
Views: 1,873
Posted By ericb760
Mercury 4hp four stroke first use report oil overheat.

My slip lies about 3 miles from open water. This weekend I had a chance to use my brand new outboard for the first time. Checked the oil, good to go. I was using the internal tank, and I had three...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-10-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 580
Posted By ericb760
The ULTIMATE Cooler...

This really is so cool! This would be perfect on a daysailor that does not have a full galley. I hope he get's the funds needed to start production.
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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-08-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 2,456
Posted By ericb760
Re: Best place in California to sail and live on your boat?

If you want to live aboard in SoCal, your only real choice is San Pedro/Wilmington, like socal25 said, unless you have a couple of years to kill waiting for a live aboard slip in a city marina. Even...
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