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Forum: Chartering   05-24-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 548
Posted By ebs001
Re: Abaco early/mid November?

The earliest I've been to the Abacos is very late November but the weather then was the best you'll see all winter. The cold fronts usually don't start until January. You'll have the area to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-27-2014
Replies: 34
Views: 1,724
Posted By ebs001
Re: picking a new motor for the job!

I do agree that 15 is overkill. Six boats are listed on Yachtworld. Five of them have 9.8 or 9.9 Hp. And one has a 15 Hp. My guess is that they all can't be wrong.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-27-2014
Replies: 34
Views: 1,724
Posted By ebs001
Re: picking a new motor for the job!

From what I've read it is indeed made in China. The reviews are very mixed with the biggest complaint being they won't start. Parts will be difficult if not impossible to get.

The other problem I...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   04-12-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 1,488
Posted By ebs001
Re: Travel to Cuba

It always amazes me that in this internet age so many people rely on message boards to ask questions that may have very serious consequences if you get it wrong.

Here is a quote I got from the a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-15-2014
Replies: 51
Views: 3,913
Posted By ebs001
Re: Active Captain question

I certainly inferred that he, Smack, was recommending staying clear of Active Captain. Otherwise there was no reason for Smack's post. While I understand that you may not want to rehash the issue of...
Forum: Diesel   01-08-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 1,087
Posted By ebs001
Re: One tiny piece of metal is ruining my life.

My internet is really slow, I wanted to add that these are marinized Kuboto engines so the part would be available from a small tractor Kuboto dealer. This plug is used a number of times in the...
Forum: Diesel   01-08-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 1,087
Posted By ebs001
Re: One tiny piece of metal is ruining my life.

According to my Universal Diesel Engines, Repair Parts Manual, a 299356 is a threaded plug. These engines are metric so it looks like if you can find a metric bolt about 1/2" long it should do the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-28-2013
Replies: 25
Views: 2,150
Posted By ebs001
Re: Heard of laser flare lights?

If you follow the link provided in post #17 by knuterikt it answers most of the questions people are posing here.

The signal lasers are different than the pointer lasers. They have a broader beam...
Forum: Provisioning   09-06-2013
Replies: 29
Views: 3,454
Posted By ebs001
Re: Coleman Propane coffee maker

I make my coffee with a stovetop percolator and then pour it into a thermos. I bought the percolator for $15 at Walmart in the camping section. I have a stove but as bljones pointed out a stove make...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-31-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 949
Posted By ebs001
Re: Pleasure Craft Operator Card

I cannot find this site using the URL This Web site coming soon (http://www.boatingsafetycourse.ca). I also tried googling the National Boat Safety School and could not get unto their site. It looks...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-25-2013
Replies: 80
Views: 3,429
Posted By ebs001
Re: When someone lists cook as a skill what is expected?

I think we are getting a little carried away here. The OP asked what to expect when a person applying for a crew position lists one of his skills as cooking. The person is applying to crew on a boat...
Forum: Temporary SN Changes Forum   07-12-2013
Replies: 69
Views: 3,627
Posted By ebs001
Re: Feedback and questions please...

Came across a thread today that was started 13 years ago and did not receive its first reply until April of this year. This sort of thing has happened before where you read a thread and only after...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-11-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 538
Posted By ebs001
Electric shock drowning

Here is an important article for all boaters to read especially fresh water boaters.

Electric Shock Drowning (ESD) Explained - Seaworthy Magazine...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-10-2013
Replies: 112
Views: 5,943
Posted By ebs001
Re: spent my life savings on a boat, looking for work.

http://jobspress.com/sites/files/classifieds/20359651_20130705094102_000+20359651_Ad.jpg?10611316
Although it's Alberta it probably represents the shortest path to your financial goal.

There are...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   06-21-2013
Replies: 19
Views: 2,508
Posted By ebs001
Re: Need Help Outfitting for Cruising. :)

While it's true watermakers are expensive they allow you freedom to cruise to remote areas that otherwise will be inaccessible. We use about 6 gallons a day. I don't know how but that's what it...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-13-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 1,102
Posted By ebs001
Re: cam cleat removal

You need something like this. Ryobi #1 Steel Spiral Screw Extractor-A96SE06 at The Home Depot (http://www.homedepot.com/p/Ryobi-1-Steel-Spiral-Screw-Extractor-A96SE06/202972059)
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