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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-28-2015
Replies: 80
Views: 6,878
Posted By nighthawk
Re: Whats your best bit of kit??

How the hell can one take a picture of free wi-fi???:laugher
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-10-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 1,296
Posted By nighthawk
Re: Recommend a decent Hand Salve?

I have had good luck with using Avon's Silicone glove as a preventative cream. My hands would crack someting terrible and then get filled with dirt and grime I couldn't get out. That stuff worked...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-10-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 1,912
Posted By nighthawk
Re: Sailing Around the World And Getting By Without Cash

Never heard about those free range chicks although I am kind of interested in one of those battered ones--I've been eating them plain for so long now, I don't know if I could make the switch now!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-13-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 1,039
Posted By nighthawk
Re: Interior Carpeting

Wow--I really like the look you ended up with there. I imagine you could also expand some storage off of that with hooks and nets if needed. How much weight do you think you added to the boat?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-04-2014
Replies: 124
Views: 7,012
Posted By nighthawk
Re: Why do people still use depth sounders?

Very smart--just in case the sudden stop and grinding noises are caused by grazing a sea turtle or manatee. Or even a hoard of zombies on the sandy bottom below the boat! Wake up the zombie...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-03-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 403
Posted By nighthawk
Re: Makeshift 'marine' lift?

I love the idea and it sure would make maintenance easier, but I would recommend you purchase some actual nylon lifting slings. They would be about three or four inches wide, which would spread the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-03-2014
Replies: 47
Views: 4,614
Posted By nighthawk
Re: Important boat stuff you forget

Either way, those tea towels are ruined!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-03-2014
Replies: 124
Views: 7,012
Posted By nighthawk
Re: Why do people still use depth sounders?

Captain Obvious to the rescue!!!! So, if I understand the OP correctly, he wants to know why he needs a depth sounder because he has a ...dare I say it...DEPTH SOUNDER. The two devices perform...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-14-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 972
Posted By nighthawk
Re: Winch Free Spins

Crap!!!! I was going to rebuild my winches this weekend, but now I have to stop and go shopping for a cat! I'm glad I stopped in here today. Have you every tried to find a cat when you needed one...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-14-2014
Replies: 1,410
Views: 502,775
Posted By nighthawk
Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

Like the cutouts. And if you can find a local upholestry shop you the will probably carry that rubberized edge strip that slips on over the edges. They normally sell it by the foot, so you can cut...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-22-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 431
Posted By nighthawk
Re: Trying to ID this small sail/row boat

Either keep posting here until you have enough or go to the Song Chain, or some other thread and post there until you can post pictures. Your descprition could be one of hundreds (maybe even...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-22-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 1,152
Posted By nighthawk
Re: Appropriate Size cockpit tank for small outboard

I can get you within .5 gallons of what you are looking for:

Vintage Hiawatha 2 5 Gal Outboard Marine Gas Fuel Tank Force Chrysler Sea King | eBay...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-22-2014
Replies: 86
Views: 9,667
Posted By nighthawk
Re: Sailing around the world on a Sunfish - non stop

If anyone ever tries to say it better, I wish them luck. Here's to keeping dreams alive and well. And to making them a reality one day!
:)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-21-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 1,152
Posted By nighthawk
Re: Appropriate Size cockpit tank for small outboard

Unfortunately, their wesite says they don't sell them in US
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-21-2014
Replies: 86
Views: 9,667
Posted By nighthawk
Re: Sailing around the world on a Sunfish - non stop

I think you may need to combine systems--I'm sure with a little ingenuity you can build a tow behind device that will roll in your wake and generate electricity, determine speed, and either grind...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-21-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 1,152
Posted By nighthawk
Re: Appropriate Size cockpit tank for small outboard

I have an 8HP outboard on my boat and the gas tank is a 3 gal nissan vented metal tank. The PO had it in the bottom of the port locker, but since it was open to the rest of the boat below, it stank...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-21-2014
Replies: 86
Views: 9,667
Posted By nighthawk
Re: Sailing around the world on a Sunfish - non stop

That thing has almost more motor than boat. I think the boat may actually jsut be a gas tank for the OB. He probably just slept on deck!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-17-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 671
Posted By nighthawk
Re: Tiny washing machine

KS-

Maybe you can try one of these instead

Amazon.com: MobileWasher - Hand Operating Washing Machine - Perfect for Camping, Dorms, Emergencies and more:...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-17-2014
Replies: 86
Views: 9,667
Posted By nighthawk
Re: Sailing around the world on a Sunfish - non stop

I happen to know from personal experience that a sunfish is just big enough to hold a full case of beer in the hull with you! You just need to plan your waypoints very, very carefully:D!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-17-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 2,126
Posted By nighthawk
Re: What the heck is this?

Sooooo...What you're really saying is that you did a shoddy job of removing the old fathometer??? :laugher
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-17-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 671
Posted By nighthawk
Re: Tiny washing machine

You could try one of the following:

Tech Review: wonder wash travel washing machine - San Jose Photojournalist | Examiner.com...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-10-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 1,140
Posted By nighthawk
Re: Help me please, advice also helpful

The first thin I thought was, "Sell the damn Fiat off and buy what you need to make the boat ready--then head out to the briny blue." At 30, you are still young enough to recover from the adventure...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-09-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 344
Posted By nighthawk
Re: Depth Sounder ID Help

That's always possible. The boat is a 77.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-09-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 344
Posted By nighthawk
Depth Sounder ID Help

Okay, here's a stumper.

Cleaning out my new to me boat and digging around in the aft end area, I found a transducer that I did not know was there, presumably for depth sounder or fish finder/depth...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-07-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 876
Posted By nighthawk
Re: Man steals 80-foot Three Million Dollar Boat

You know, if I turned back to port every time Gene Simmons told me to, I'd never get anywhere fun!
:laugher
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