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Search: Posts Made By: Tree
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 1,875
Posted By Tree
Re: propane furnace opinions please

with your size of sailboat, I recommend this...
DickinsonMarine.com - Propane Fireplaces (http://www.dickinsonmarine.com/propane.php)

Shop around, they are available for less than what you are...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-09-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 1,543
Posted By Tree
Re: Anyone have experience with Force 10 heaters

They are pretty much old tech

I'd look at Dickenson's closed systems

which are much better in my opinion.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-18-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 425
Posted By Tree
Re: Bedding mast deck plate

Butyl wins..... did it, so it's done. Got to admit, I forgot how easy this stuff is to work with. Anyway, sorry about the silicone advice, I've never seen that stuff work for very long. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-17-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 425
Posted By Tree
Bedding mast deck plate

I have a deck stepped mast on my Bristol 27. While I have the mast down, I removed the mast deck plate. (I had noticed a small leak last season and found it was where the ant. cable passť through) ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-05-2013
Replies: 36
Views: 1,914
Posted By Tree
Re: Worlds best anchor

nah...... the best anchor is a Manson Supreme (then strangely, the poster quickly ducks) ;-)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-13-2013
Replies: 134
Views: 7,458
Posted By Tree
Re: Would you rather own a sailboat or a RV?

Personally I'll go with the sailboat 'till I'm too old to get the anchor up by hand. Then I'd go RV. But it'll have an anchor tied on the front of that RV. Every campground I stop at, I'll get...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 02-11-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 529
Posted By Tree
When is sailing season in the Greek islands>

What part of the year is gererally considered "sailing season" in Greece? Or, do people cruise there year round?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-30-2012
Replies: 21
Views: 2,565
Posted By Tree
Battery Cable Crimper

Would anyone care to steer me toward a good crimper when making battery cables? I've looked around abit and see everything from "bang on it" kind, compound giant pliers, hydralic type rated in...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-24-2012
Replies: 74
Views: 8,081
Posted By Tree
Re: 35 year old standing rigging - but rigger says it's ok

Northern climates...... some amount of a slower deteriation of your standing rigging.

Second thought... do you know if its had some amount of time out of the marine environment? (stored on the...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 09-04-2012
Replies: 22
Views: 2,414
Posted By Tree
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-27-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 592
Posted By Tree
Re: Iceberg

Actually, that's not an ice berg. It's a "bergy bit" If you approach them very very slowly, you can push them around. Ice bergs are much larger.

:)
Forum: Bristol 04-22-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 1,354
Posted By Tree
Re: Can someone help me out with the dimensions of the outboard well of a Bristol 27?

First, do you know about this web group of Bristol boat owners? It's pretty active and a great resource.

bristolboatowners : Bristol Boat Owners...
Forum: Bristol 04-22-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 1,354
Posted By Tree
Re: Can someone help me out with the dimensions of the outboard well of a Bristol 27?

Hi..... my 27 is parked outside. I can go measure things tomorrow if you could be more specific. ...... I'm not sure what measurements you want. The outboard well is the hole that the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-29-2012
Replies: 1
Views: 649
Posted By Tree
7/16 inch masthead sheave?

I'm exploring the possibility of replacing my wire/rope halyard sheaves with an all "rope" sheave. Current sheaves are only 7/16 wide. Does anyone know of a source for a 7/16 wide by 2 1/2...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-14-2012
Replies: 43
Views: 4,318
Posted By Tree
Re: Non-perishable food to keep on the boat?

a couple I forgot.....

canned tuna (again, kirkland from Costco)
Pilot bread
tortillas last a long time....
crackers ..... if well sealed
canned ham
canned stew..... Not bad if you add a cup...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-14-2012
Replies: 43
Views: 4,318
Posted By Tree
Re: Non-perishable food to keep on the boat?

Costco Kirkland caned chicken
nuts (cashews, peanuts, pecans, etc.)
salsa.... la vic, Pace, Safeway select green sausa, etc.
instant oatmeal
real rice, not instant
instant potatoes
powdered...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-09-2012
Replies: 46
Views: 3,990
Posted By Tree
Re: Cruising/sailing with musical instruments... ?

oh.... and as for guitars on board, the solution is garage sales. Find one for 20 bucks and throw it away if you ruin it..... but you probably won't for quite awhile. With little invested, you...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-09-2012
Replies: 46
Views: 3,990
Posted By Tree
Re: Cruising/sailing with musical instruments... ?

I'll second the djembe suggestion. Doesn't have to be a big one. Also the egg shaker or a cabasa.

But, as far as a bomb proof melody instrument, look at an Irish whistle (sometimes called a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-09-2012
Replies: 66
Views: 7,412
Posted By Tree
Re: Honda generator(s) in lieu of running auxiliary

I don't want to argue with anyone. My experience is different that most of the comments I've read here. Maybe it's because I have a small boat. My battery bank is only 230 amps. I cruise...
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-23-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 983
Posted By Tree
So I put the Guest 2607 on the batteries after...

So I put the Guest 2607 on the batteries after charging them up.

After one hour, my little volt meter showed 13.4.
After twentyfour hours it's reading 13.8 Does that seem high?

I...
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-21-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 983
Posted By Tree
not altitude, .... latitude ;-)

not altitude, .... latitude ;-)
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-21-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 983
Posted By Tree
oops..... sorry, not enough info. The...

oops..... sorry, not enough info.

The answere to your question is: At home. ..... AC is available.
Also, I'm located at a very high latitude, so solar is not a good option.

I have a...
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-21-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 983
Posted By Tree
Cheapest way to "maintain" batteries

two cheap group 27 bats..... one bank. 220amp hrs. Long winter. What would you use to keep them pumped up?
(looking for an afordable battery maintainer)
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 09-11-2011
Replies: 12
Views: 2,034
Posted By Tree
My opinion is that you should have moved a...

My opinion is that you should have moved a little.

First of all, ......If you droped anchor 75 feet from shore and let out 100 feet of rode..... I'll guess you were counting on a current to keep...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-13-2011
Replies: 31
Views: 3,405
Posted By Tree
Looking for opinions on this "Anchoring Etiquette"

This was posted on another forum mostly visited by power boaters (of a specific region). I'd love to hear opinons of this practice from members of this group. Thoughts about if this is common...
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