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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-13-2010
Replies: 25
Views: 3,777
Posted By I33
Rigid Inflatable Dingy

Saw one of those Walker Bay dingys with the inflatable collar today. It looks like it might have the best of both the hard dingy and inflatable worlds. Anybody out there have any experience with...
Forum: Diesel   07-20-2010
Replies: 2
Views: 3,865
Posted By I33
Fuel line and fittings assembly

My new fuel system has many fittings between the tank and the lift pump--filters, valves, electric pump, etc. Most of these pipe fittings are 1/4-inch brass with standard pipe threads. In all my...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-09-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 902
Posted By I33
1/4-28 bolts

1/4-28 is "Fine" thread, also called SAE thread. Try your local autoparts store.
Online, McMaster-Carr should have them.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-21-2010
Replies: 3
Views: 4,881
Posted By I33
Will epoxy glue pvc to metal

The deck fill for my water tank places the screws that secure the fill plate to the deck too close to the edges of the hole. When the screws are installed, they do not get good purchase. I want to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-17-2010
Replies: 13
Views: 6,465
Posted By I33
Aluminum vs Stainless water tanks

I have stainless water tanks, 30 years old with broken baffles and beginning crevice corrosion. Repairing the broken baffles is going to run $600 per tank. That still leaves me with old thin-wall...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-16-2010
Replies: 2
Views: 545
Posted By I33
New Fuel Tanks--Paint or not?

Just got my new aluminum diesel tanks. Is painting the exterior worth the cost and effort?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-14-2010
Replies: 1
Views: 559
Posted By I33
Fuel Polishing connections

I will be adding diesel fuel polishing to my list of things to maintain/repair. The top of my fuel tank has a pickup and a return connection. Can I Tee into these lines to run the polishing system...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-20-2010
Replies: 20
Views: 2,054
Posted By I33

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It is inexpensive compared to the powered ones.
I love mine.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-17-2010
Replies: 19
Views: 9,869
Posted By I33
sender and gauge work together

I've seen this before. The sender and the gauge need to be matched. It sounds like your old VDO is not matched to the new sender. Swap one or the other, but get a matching set and you should be...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-16-2010
Replies: 17
Views: 5,140
Posted By I33
33CFR is for gasoline

I cannot find any mention of diesel tankage in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 33. If anyone knows different, please speak up.

Now, what about ABYC? Do they have standards for diesel...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-16-2010
Replies: 17
Views: 5,140
Posted By I33
USCG diesel tank regulations

I need to replace my fuel tanks. The original steel tanks have developed leaks. I thought to go with stainless tanks, but I am being told that stainless is not approved by the Coast Guard for fuel....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-02-2010
Replies: 16
Views: 3,109
Posted By I33
Not if the sister is in Texas

A bill of sale from a person in Texas won't work as the boat should have been registered in Texas. If the sister is in Florida, well then that's where you bought it right?;)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-30-2010
Replies: 2
Views: 696
Posted By I33
Microbial fuel decontamination

A company called ESI has a product they claim decontaminates diesel microbial growth by filtering it thru ceramic magnets. If you Google "ESI De-bug decontamination system" there are lots of hits. ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-14-2009
Replies: 3
Views: 752
Posted By I33
SSCA board blacklisted!

When I try to access the Seven Seas Cruising Association's discussion forums, I get a notice that says they have been blacklisted/blocked for distributing virus and trojan malware. Anyone else...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-29-2009
Replies: 13
Views: 3,048
Posted By I33

Tried to post this yesterday, but I must have fat-fingered the submit button.

I am seeking an inverter/charger for our 900ah house bank. I am considering the Prosine 2000 and would like to hear...
Forum: Electrical Systems   11-28-2009
Replies: 4
Views: 2,712
Posted By I33
Prosine 2000 Inverter/Charger

Looking for an inverter/charger to go with our 900ah house bank. Any opinions on the Xantrex Prosine 2000? How noisy is it in operation?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-07-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 4,625
Posted By I33
I like my boatenna

Of all the fancy, bulky, and powered antennas I have tried, I like the Boatenna best. Google it for their website.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-30-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 1,712
Posted By I33
Cheap solar & wind power

This is too good to be true, so obviously it isn't. I wonder how much of this could be adapted to marine use. But the claims for home use are so obviously BS that I don't want to invest the $49.00...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-18-2009
Replies: 15
Views: 1,652
Posted By I33
Small correction

Yes, lines do burst from the pressure. However if the line size remains the same the pressure must increase to deliver more volume. To put it another way, the line size causes the resistance to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-08-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 677
Posted By I33
Wash em?

I plan to take an old line, tie it in a pillowcase and wash it in a commercial front loader machine, so it tumbles rather than agitates. Thanks for the tip regarding the bleach--I didn't know it...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-15-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 754
Posted By I33
Squeaky sole

I get up early, my wife sleeps later. Is there a good cure for the squeaks and creaks the sole/engine hatches make when I walk over them? I was thinking maybe candle wax.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   02-24-2009
Replies: 22
Views: 2,179
Posted By I33
Cfr 33-159

The governing law is pretty plain:

159.7 Requirements for vessel operators.

(a) No person may operate any vessel equipped with installed toilet facilities unless it is equipped with:
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-30-2009
Replies: 4
Views: 10,211
Posted By I33
How to bleed hydraulic steering?

I had replacements made for all 4 hoses on my Teleflex hydraulic steering. The boat is a Formosa 51. All the hoses had "aneurysms" and I figured it was only a matter of time before failure. Now I am...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-14-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 1,185
Posted By I33
More info

Here is some more information--this is looking better and better.

"Does A Solar PV System For My Recreational Cabin Qualify?
The law states that the system must relate to a dwelling you use...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-13-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 6,108
Posted By I33
dezincification is ?

Ok, so what is going on here? Dezincification to me would mean a loss of zinc, but we are talking about bronze are we not? Or is this some kind of transfer of zinc from the anode to the bronze...
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