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Search: Posts Made By: Geoff54
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-25-2015
Replies: 72
Views: 3,772
Posted By Geoff54
Re: Boat wire: is SAE tinned "good enough"?

The OP quoted the advertising copy. Google will find you a web page with the same wording - of course you can't be sure that it's the same company. I hope that it's someone else because I thought...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-09-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 501
Posted By Geoff54
Re: Parts help!

Manual winch to raise a tabernacle mast?? Inquiring minds want to know.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-09-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 501
Posted By Geoff54
Re: Parts help!

I had another thought. It could be a manual winch to crank a small boat onto a trailer.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-09-2015
Replies: 67
Views: 3,491
Posted By Geoff54
Re: Dinghy mods

http://i1277.photobucket.com/albums/y482/Geoff54photos/WalkerBayupgrade01_zpsc0b38704.jpg

http://i1277.photobucket.com/albums/y482/Geoff54photos/WalkerBay02RIDkit_zps4bd9ab3b.jpg
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-09-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 501
Posted By Geoff54
Re: Parts help!

Looks like a crank and drum from a jib crane or similar.
Globe General Industries.
Google is your friend :-)
I was bored so I looked and found it in about 20 seconds.
Did you even bother to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-06-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 1,161
Posted By Geoff54
Re: Best tow service/package?

I signed up for Seatow last year. We had just bought a bigger boat that had to be moved quickly, so we had a short handed, five day self delivery, to a new home, which was new to us as well, in an...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-23-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 664
Posted By Geoff54
Re: Sail Bags

Brilliant! I need sail bags... I'll have to take a look. Thank you.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-22-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 826
Posted By Geoff54
Re: Foot switches for an Anchor Windlass

We have foot switches on our new to us boat and I donít like them at all. Too easy to stand on the wrong switch especially in a bit of a swell (one cover for both buttons), or accidentally step on a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-23-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 1,351
Posted By Geoff54
Re: Vocabulary help - Two Years Before the Mast

From the Dictionary of Naval Terms
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-12-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 845
Posted By Geoff54
Re: diesel fuel funnel with filter

I was recently on the Parker-Racor site looking up something else and noticed that they have a new range of filter funnels. One of the them is rated at 50micron 12GPH. Not exactly what you are...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-11-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 910
Posted By Geoff54
Re: Shaft log? How's it disassemble?

Just use a proper stuffing box hose like Buck Algonquin.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-04-2014
Replies: 61
Views: 4,224
Posted By Geoff54
Re: W D Schock called me a freeloader for asking for info about my boat

Isn't member WDS123 (Boatbuilder - WdSchock) banned?
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-14-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 751
Posted By Geoff54
Re: Auction Boats?

If it's an auction, how do you know the price?

I bought my present boat at auction (at the second attempt) and before that bid on but didn't win a couple. It is usually strictly "as is, where...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-24-2014
Replies: 81
Views: 4,113
Posted By Geoff54
Re: Music Etiquette at the Dock

At home I have a nice sound system and enjoy listening to it. On the boat, I just don't feel the same need. I do have cockpit speakers, they came with the boat - I suppose one day I might try them to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-22-2014
Replies: 4,915
Views: 378,631
Posted By Geoff54
Re: Contest/Game - Identify this picture

Well donít I look stupid?

Iíve picked up an end-tie in Alamitos Bay a few times, most years at Christmas used to walk round the Naples canals when they were all lit up and spent many an evening...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-21-2014
Replies: 4,915
Views: 378,631
Posted By Geoff54
Re: Contest/Game - Identify this picture

Maybe the perspective is deceiving and those cars aren't on the beach, but I lived is SoCal for 30 years and I can't think of anywhere in the L.A. area where you can park on the beach.

I does...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-20-2014
Replies: 4,915
Views: 378,631
Posted By Geoff54
Re: Contest/Game - Identify this picture

There are a couple of waterfalls that look something like that on the north coast of Oz... I'm on a really slow connection and can't seem to find them. But, don't I recall from earlier in this thread...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-20-2014
Replies: 4,915
Views: 378,631
Posted By Geoff54
Re: Contest/Game - Identify this picture

Well, that looks looks a powerboat to me, so don't forget... High maintenance girls like powerboats. Interesting women love sailing. :)
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 06-10-2014
Replies: 32
Views: 2,315
Posted By Geoff54
Re: Cruising Permit

I don't think you can enter Mexico on a state registration.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-09-2014
Replies: 4,915
Views: 378,631
Posted By Geoff54
Re: Contest/Game - Identify this picture

http://i1277.photobucket.com/albums/y482/Geoff54photos/Cambria_zps24c7b91c.jpg

I used to know the Cambria and Bob Roberts who sailed her, but that's not the Cambria that I know :D The Cambria...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-09-2014
Replies: 36
Views: 2,476
Posted By Geoff54
Re: Why Are Aluminum Mast Painted?

The corrosion resistance of aluminum varies tremendously, depending on the specific alloy. Think about a cheap generic bracket (Home Depot style) that develops the white pox in a few months, and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-02-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 955
Posted By Geoff54
Re: Does anything remove Sikaflex 291?

I had a thought (such a rare event that I decided to share it).... depending on thickness, temperature and humidity, 291 can take several days to cure fully - might still be worth trying mineral...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-01-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 955
Posted By Geoff54
Re: Does anything remove Sikaflex 291?

291 is a polyurethane. Mineral spirits works before it's cured. After cure I don't know of any solvent. BTW, it comes in black or white.

Edit: here you go....
Uncured Sikaflexģ-291 may be...
Forum: Chartering 05-31-2014
Replies: 35
Views: 4,267
Posted By Geoff54
Re: Charter fleet ownership

I think that was intended for SailBeat.
Forum: Chartering 05-31-2014
Replies: 35
Views: 4,267
Posted By Geoff54
Re: Charter fleet ownership

I though it would be fun to keep a boat in the Caribbean, so I looked at this a few years ago. For me, the numbers didn’t make sense - yes it’s 9% income (it was 10% not that long ago) but that’s on...
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