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Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   04-25-2015
Replies: 53
Views: 4,645
Posted By Woodvet
Re: How to get back in after falling overboard solo...

The reality is being over weight is not advisable and when up to your neck in the water you find that out. I was dinghy sailing and caught a puff and she went over. I did manage to get back aboard...
Forum: Good Old Boat   12-19-2014
Replies: 56
Views: 38,436
Posted By Woodvet
Re: LEDs afloat

Note: All LEDS are DC not AC. If they are AC they must be adapted for input and of course converted to DC.
Forum: Good Old Boat   12-18-2014
Replies: 56
Views: 38,436
Posted By Woodvet
Re: LEDs afloat

I buy mine with good results from this place http://www.dx.com/s/led+light Direct from China and it has the higher end LEDs for the price of lower end. It takes weeks to get here in California...
Forum: Good Old Boat   12-18-2014
Replies: 56
Views: 38,436
Posted By Woodvet
Re: LEDs afloat

I think you missed the context of what I spoke. I was thinking in times of emergency when lightning fries your "legal" nav lights.
Some light is needed... Not so much to save you from the coasties...
Forum: Good Old Boat   12-18-2014
Replies: 56
Views: 38,436
Posted By Woodvet
Re: LEDs afloat

I have had considerable trouble with bulbs at my house and they do burn out. I will return them now and again having bought them at Cosco.
Glass bulbs of any kind are never a good idea on a boat,...
Forum: Good Old Boat   12-15-2014
Replies: 56
Views: 38,436
Posted By Woodvet
Re: LEDs afloat

The look forward will see better LEDs and if you have the expertise a 'driver' is advised. Glass in the bilge is always undesired end with bulbs since it is invisible to the eye, it is bound to...
Forum: Good Old Boat   12-15-2014
Replies: 56
Views: 38,436
Posted By Woodvet
Re: LEDs afloat

That link to Bibe electronics (LEDs) in Fiji is is gone. A government take over there scared them off. You can edit message and take the link out, if you like
Forum: Good Old Boat   12-15-2014
Replies: 56
Views: 38,436
Posted By Woodvet
Re: LEDs afloat

The problem with standard bulbs is more than just outage.
The amount of pull on the battery is as much as ten times that of LEDs.
The free standing solar powered LEDs or the batt types can be...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-30-2014
Replies: 58
Views: 14,576
Posted By Woodvet
Re: Rawson 30- A Blue Water Cruiser?

Thank you both.
I am thinking the big boat too but I like to finish what I start and while my wife will be on board when on the hook she will not be making a crossing or on big transits...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-30-2014
Replies: 58
Views: 14,576
Posted By Woodvet
Re: Rawson 30- A Blue Water Cruiser?

Hi Bob, I have worked on the bow sprit so long (almost a year) I am sick over it. It's 2 feet long, the U' shaped anchor rest combo platform and changing it to three feet would be most troublesome...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-11-2014
Replies: 58
Views: 14,576
Posted By Woodvet
Re: Rawson 30- A Blue Water Cruiser?

Thanks for the answer. I have put as much into the bow sprit as the boat cost me. With what I have spent, I might have bought a Perry design, no pocket pissing intended.
New 5/16 chain and SS...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-11-2014
Replies: 58
Views: 14,576
Posted By Woodvet
Re: Rawson 30- A Blue Water Cruiser?

Motel spelled backwards spells "let'om..."
Not sure but the yawl idea was to help steer the boat but I have a monitor for it. Increase the jib... OK.
The weather helm was blamed on the rudder not...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-08-2014
Replies: 58
Views: 14,576
Posted By Woodvet
Re: Rawson 30- A Blue Water Cruiser?

Thank you Mr Perry,
I am thinking if you are the legendary Bob Perry I am in awe... Huge fan of yours. and if my funding committee (wife 34 years) had, had less say so I would have gone larger and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-08-2014
Replies: 58
Views: 14,576
Posted By Woodvet
Re: Rawson 30- A Blue Water Cruiser?

To add stability to my Rawson 30+2 I was thinking I would sandwich two half's of a lead bulb to the bottom of the keel.
This would both lower the weight and increase density. But.... Will it...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   10-31-2014
Replies: 27
Views: 1,656
Posted By Woodvet
Re: Just set sail

Sorry, see now how you lean... Won't further any replies to this.
Forum: Introduce Yourself   10-29-2014
Replies: 27
Views: 1,656
Posted By Woodvet
Re: Just set sail

Sorry if I seem rash. I was looking for conversation really. I hate to be a bore. Rather defeats the purpose of my efforts.
Most of the battles fought to keep the sea out are fought in boatyards or...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   10-27-2014
Replies: 27
Views: 1,656
Posted By Woodvet
Re: Just set sail

Heather.
Leaning over on a sail boat is good. It means you don't have to buy the gas and you are moving. A sailboat will actually go anywhere in the world while a motor boat is simply a...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available   10-18-2014
Replies: 1
Views: 666
Posted By Woodvet
Re: Available ready and need the help

Mr. Smith,
Life is divided up into two categories. One the reality and two: the dream. While you appear to be from the later I am not here to judge you.
I will not break into the dialog of what...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available   10-18-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 1,769
Posted By Woodvet
Re: help needed

Must be a "South Islander" if not a sailor. I have plenty of experience. Know how to sail and how much work is involved not just the (pretty picture of paradise).
If I said let me think on it, you...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available   10-18-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 2,598
Posted By Woodvet
Re: Crew Wanted SW Florida to Caribbean

FYI, In case you don't know -a Flicka is a tiny sailboat known as a pocket cruiser. It is so small it can be rowed...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-12-2014
Replies: 37
Views: 23,593
Posted By Woodvet
Re: Thoughts on Nicro vs. Sunforce solar vents?

No fan made is better than the ones being marketed from China at the moment. I shopped around and saw how far behind the manufactures in the marine market are in vents, solar and otherwise.
Some...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-11-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 7,768
Posted By Woodvet
Re: Nicro Solar Vents dying on me

BTW, the old fan worked NOT at all and when I heard for the first time -the one that did I was depressed.
I already ordered fans that were far superior to this rink-a-dink... Any computer fan is at...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-11-2014
Replies: 37
Views: 23,593
Posted By Woodvet
Re: Thoughts on Nicro vs. Sunforce solar vents?

I decided to send these silly solar fans back to Defender.
After all the investigation into the battery is was found one was half dead and the other one was dead it would not turn on...
Marinco...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-11-2014
Replies: 37
Views: 23,593
Posted By Woodvet
Re: Thoughts on Nicro vs. Sunforce solar vents?

Not a Rosie picture you paint but now they don't sound so slick as before. There's a gun oil I was told that is the best.
So why do sturgeons like it so much if it's a synthetic?
"Because...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-09-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 7,768
Posted By Woodvet
Re: Nicro Solar Vents dying on me

Thanks guys.
Marinco which is now moved to Wi is sending a new batt.
I saw that Kwalter, the gasket was sealed in grease and the screw o'rings aren't yet... Batteries are an easy fix but if the...
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