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Search: Posts Made By: kimberlite
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-31-2007
Replies: 18
Views: 1,350
Posted By kimberlite
we have mini-m and iridium

The mini-m is 100 % all the time from africa to the carib to the usa. never dropped a call, iridium is ok but i wind up repeating myself and a number of times .
my shipmate uses globalstar. he says...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-31-2006
Replies: 3
Views: 924
Posted By kimberlite
pictures

how do i post a picture to the website without having a link to a picture?
fair winds,
eric
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-29-2006
Replies: 13
Views: 1,116
Posted By kimberlite
some of my bad weather log last month heading south to st martin

Saturday
Well they say you are hit with a huge wave one in 100,000 times.
Tonight was the night. We were running down wind with the wind to our stern most of the day. The seas are running about...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-29-2006
Replies: 4
Views: 1,036
Posted By kimberlite
questions

How big is your boat ?
what is the displacement.
are you using the s3 or the s3g.
what type of drive are you using?
hydraulic, linear, or rotary?
is it a type 2 or type 3 drive?
where do you...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-26-2006
Replies: 7
Views: 918
Posted By kimberlite
mizzen

we use the mizzen for many things.
first it allows a sail plan with a lot of canvas and shorter masts.
i believe this is better for offshore work.

secondly, we regularly sail with Jib and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-24-2006
Replies: 19
Views: 3,063
Posted By kimberlite
giueletta

The grey plastic thing on the alternator and raw water pump side of the engine is a water lift muffler--probably made by vetus.
this is just a silencer for the exhaust and prevents a water siphon....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-24-2006
Replies: 19
Views: 3,063
Posted By kimberlite
4jh3hte

Hi,
i have the 4jhshte 100+ hp turbo intercooled engine on kimberlite.
thete is just a metal screen on the silencer to keep out big particles.
there is no filter on this engine.
fair winds,
eric
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-23-2006
Replies: 7
Views: 1,090
Posted By kimberlite
nand held autopilot control

We had our autopilot control go out on a trip to the caribbean. without the remote it would have been hand steering for 10 days.---get one.

we also now have a second control head mounted at the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-23-2006
Replies: 19
Views: 3,063
Posted By kimberlite
4jh air filter

I have had a 4jh engine on two boats.
15,000 miles on one and 21,000 miles on the other all without a filter. my curent engine has a turbo also without a filter element.
it is not necessary...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-20-2006
Replies: 10
Views: 1,880
Posted By kimberlite
cockpit vent

we have 2 3 inch vents in our cockpit.
one runs when the enfgine is running on 12 volts and the other runs on 220 volts when the genset is running.
they both vent into a sideways vertical plenum on...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-26-2006
Replies: 19
Views: 3,936
Posted By kimberlite
Dress Code

The only place i have ever had to wear long pants and a collared shirt is Peter Island for Dinner.
In better restaurants shorts are acceptable, but out of respect for the locals i usually wear long...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-26-2006
Replies: 6
Views: 588
Posted By kimberlite
we will see what the weather guru says

i always go along with herbs prediction.
so we will see what he says Sat Night.
fair winds,
eric
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-25-2006
Replies: 6
Views: 588
Posted By kimberlite
we like 25-35 knots

Looks like we will leave late Saturday night to catch the wind going east down long island sound.
by late Sunday afternoon we should be off soundings and on our way.
thanks for the input
fair...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-25-2006
Replies: 6
Views: 588
Posted By kimberlite
anyone headed to St Martin this weekend?

Hi, we are planning on heading south to St Martin from Long Island this weekend. anyone else headed that way? any advanced weather reports? the 96 hour faxes look piss poor. fair winds, eric
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-02-2006
Replies: 10
Views: 1,715
Posted By kimberlite
Crossed the Atlantic Twice

Last crossing was from Grand Canaria to Guadeloupe.
5 crew.
i1cook 4 to run the boat. one on watch at all times. 3 hours on 9 hours off.
53 foot amel. 1000 liters water with 40 gallon an hour...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-01-2006
Replies: 6
Views: 824
Posted By kimberlite
92 footer VS coal carrier

Any news updates as to how the accident happened?
fair winds,
eric
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-30-2006
Replies: 20
Views: 3,650
Posted By kimberlite
yes it is still made

For the life of me i cant remember the name or find it on the web.
The company that makes it has many that retrofit to your current
through hull. i just can't find them again. my only issue was...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-26-2006
Replies: 8
Views: 1,923
Posted By kimberlite
Try A See-me

The See-me Radar Unit Is Not A Reflector It Is A Transponder And Sends Back A Bigger Signal When Hit By Radar.
One Time Off The Coast Of Portugal A Trawler Called Me And Said My White Bow Light. On...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-16-2006
Replies: 22
Views: 2,297
Posted By kimberlite
crocs have a heel strap

i have about 8000 miles on mne and they work great in the dinghy, on deck or dancing.
$30- us on the internet.
fair winds,
eric
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-16-2006
Replies: 3
Views: 516
Posted By kimberlite
very small laptops

I have seen some very small laptops last winter in the carib, but forgot to ask the brand . they are not pda's and are about 8x5 inches with a full keyboard.
any ideas?
eric
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-16-2006
Replies: 22
Views: 2,297
Posted By kimberlite
crocs

i have had many deck shoes--these are my favorite for moderate to warm weather.
fair winds,
eric
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-16-2006
Replies: 17
Views: 3,325
Posted By kimberlite
this is not the twistle rigs that i have seen.

The twistle rigs that i have seen have the poles attached to the clews of the twin headsails aft of the forestay. the twin headsails sit in the port and starboard grooves of the headstay foil.
the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-14-2006
Replies: 17
Views: 3,325
Posted By kimberlite
paul k

upon re-reading your post, i don't see the relevancy to an autopilot and soar panels to a twistle rig. you still have to steer this rig, the benefit is that you have twin poled out headsails and they...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-14-2006
Replies: 17
Views: 3,325
Posted By kimberlite
i have seen a few

i almost went for one on an atlantic crossing but went with a gennaker and mizzen spinnaker instead.
i think it is a very efficient rig and keeps down the rolling found in the trades. i have seen...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-12-2006
Replies: 61
Views: 10,178
Posted By kimberlite
they also had the wrong medical kit

the bigger offshore medical kit contains
Trimethobenzamide 200mg Suppositories (Tigan).
make sure you keep these in the reefer--the first time we pulled these out they were like vaseline--kind hard...
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