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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-06-2007
Replies: 24
Views: 15,352
Posted By capbillh
my switch is "2" "both" "1" "off" from left to...

my switch is "2" "both" "1" "off" from left to right & it is a make before break once it is left of "off". The alternator and starter is only connected when the switch is other than "off".
Unless...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   06-06-2007
Replies: 40
Views: 4,609
Posted By capbillh
Captain's license

I took it at marinaschool.com office in Princton, NJ. They do hold classes in other states. They give the exams also. The instructors proctor the exams. They point out the "sandbox" questions...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-06-2007
Replies: 16
Views: 1,979
Posted By capbillh
With my Universal 5411 I see a big draw when...

With my Universal 5411 I see a big draw when turning the glow plugs on for 5-20 secs before stating then a good charge for about 20 minutes then about 0+ while the engine is running. The ampmeter is...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-06-2007
Replies: 16
Views: 1,608
Posted By capbillh
some months ago there was a discussion on an...

some months ago there was a discussion on an other net or maybe this one about leaving the battery switch on "both". One guy did that & measured the actual currents between batteries for several...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   04-28-2007
Replies: 18
Views: 4,147
Posted By capbillh
2 of us just did Annapolis to Forked River a...

2 of us just did Annapolis to Forked River a couple of days ago. I did the trip last year 3 times. Left Annapolis at 0915 Monday, had the flood up the Bay 6 knots thru the water & 7-8 across the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-18-2006
Replies: 4
Views: 677
Posted By capbillh
AC: south side before the bridge about 2 miles...

AC: south side before the bridge about 2 miles in. Cape May about 3-4 miles in south side before the marinas & first bridge. Good resturant south of Urth's(?) Marina.
I am envious.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-06-2006
Replies: 9
Views: 1,150
Posted By capbillh
Practical Sailor had an article in May 7, 1987...

Practical Sailor had an article in May 7, 1987 issue. one survey by a reader gave emperical data. The conclusion was that at lower speeds lock the prop & let it freewheel at higher speeds. but...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-06-2006
Replies: 13
Views: 16,123
Posted By capbillh
I had been told $150 to rebuild a Gemini 5"...

I had been told $150 to rebuild a Gemini 5" compass with new fluid & dome so I bought a new Richie for $115.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   10-01-2006
Replies: 37
Views: 3,433
Posted By capbillh
"Sarah" is my name for a Simrad Autopilot. It is...

"Sarah" is my name for a Simrad Autopilot. It is surely female because you have to be careful to push her buttons the right way. Once I became a little disoriented & initiated a jibe. She slapped...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   09-29-2006
Replies: 37
Views: 3,433
Posted By capbillh
Hi, you are never too old to start. I started 30...

Hi, you are never too old to start. I started 30 years ago with a 16' Comet, then 2 years later moved to a 22' Oday with a 1 yr son. My daughter, son & wife tried it over the years with my wife...
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