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Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   03-29-2009
Replies: 15
Views: 4,259
Posted By Slooptattoo
NW Channel Light

Your route looks good, the weather doesn't look like it's going to co-operate much. When you can get out, leave and just plug away at it, incidently, NW Channel light does show up good on most small...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   03-28-2009
Replies: 15
Views: 4,259
Posted By Slooptattoo
NW Chanel Light at Night for first timers

Having sailed this route for over 30 years and living in Chub Cay for 7 years I have sailed this route more times than I can recall. IMHO I would anchor around Mackie Shoal area for a few hours,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-27-2009
Replies: 27
Views: 1,330
Posted By Slooptattoo
Best Wishes

Best wishes to you and your family, will say a little prayer, but looks like all is going well.

Mike and Joyce
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-10-2009
Replies: 180
Views: 12,806
Posted By Slooptattoo
Our prayers are with you, you're a fighter and...

Our prayers are with you, you're a fighter and modern medicine and techniques are doing wonders. God Bless you and your family.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-12-2008
Replies: 47
Views: 4,653
Posted By Slooptattoo
Happy Birthday Fred

Happy Birthday Fred, we hope you do well with your new boat and gear. Enjoy it and most importantly, have fun.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-05-2008
Replies: 20
Views: 1,523
Posted By Slooptattoo
Wood

Have a look at Afromosia, it's what Hatteras uses on all of their bulkheads and counters, and call it teak interior.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-20-2008
Replies: 11
Views: 4,978
Posted By Slooptattoo
Rotation

Yes and Yes, check with your local prop shop (the larger the better) and have them do a computer analasis of horsepower and wieght of the boat and desired cruising hull speed to determine if your...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-05-2008
Replies: 17
Views: 1,305
Posted By Slooptattoo
Living in Lauderdale

Basicly, if you want to day sail, consider Biscayne Bay area of Miami. From Hollywood to Pompano property values are as low as I believe they are going to go, and negotiating bridges are part of the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-20-2008
Replies: 4
Views: 1,537
Posted By Slooptattoo
Install as the first connection coming from the...

Install as the first connection coming from the fuel supply line from the tank. This way it keeps any contaminants from the fuel lift pump, secondary fuel filters and the fuel injection pump. If...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-29-2008
Replies: 23
Views: 6,842
Posted By Slooptattoo
Use mirror glaze, it comes in differnt grits. ...

Use mirror glaze, it comes in differnt grits. Primarly used on aircraft windows but used extensively in the yachting industry to clean eisenglass.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-25-2008
Replies: 36
Views: 7,418
Posted By Slooptattoo
Noreaster, In order to keep your nonskid...

Noreaster,
In order to keep your nonskid moulded pattern you would have to put in a minimal amount of silica sand added to your paint. You have to do several test patches to determine the...
Forum: Living Aboard   01-21-2008
Replies: 37
Views: 6,821
Posted By Slooptattoo
Hoffa, I'm not sure of the "brand names" but we...

Hoffa, I'm not sure of the "brand names" but we bought 6" memory foam, the kind advertised that you can jump up and down and not spill your wine (as if I leave my wine glass on my bed). We cut it...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-14-2008
Replies: 9
Views: 3,237
Posted By Slooptattoo
PM me your email address and I'll send you a...

PM me your email address and I'll send you a picture of the signet depth display I have.
Forum: Living Aboard   01-14-2008
Replies: 8
Views: 5,255
Posted By Slooptattoo
Try Sunset Harbor Marina, Rickenbacker Marina,...

Try Sunset Harbor Marina, Rickenbacker Marina, Crandon Park Marina on Key Biscayne, Miami Beach Marina, Bayside Marina, Coral Reef Yacht Club (if you have a reciprocity membership at a recoginized YC...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-14-2008
Replies: 9
Views: 3,237
Posted By Slooptattoo
I'm pretty sure I have an old one in working...

I'm pretty sure I have an old one in working order in storage. I'll check and get the model number this pm after work. If I do, you can have it.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-30-2007
Replies: 7
Views: 1,983
Posted By Slooptattoo
SH, in looking at your deck it appears to have a...

SH, in looking at your deck it appears to have a molded in "square" nonskid surface laminated into the deck pattern. The only drawback of using just a two part epoxy (ie awlgrip) is that it gets...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-16-2007
Replies: 18
Views: 3,413
Posted By Slooptattoo
Building an excellent reputation. Per West...

Building an excellent reputation. Per West Marine Associates, the returns have been virtually non -existant and are used primarily by the racing crowds. Pretty well standard on Star Boats racing in...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-13-2007
Replies: 45
Views: 4,529
Posted By Slooptattoo
Gardner, an english diesel engine, is not...

Gardner, an english diesel engine, is not uncommon in high end custom built larger motorsail boats. The have a decompression release for each cylinder and a hand crank. Obviously installed in stand...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-09-2007
Replies: 14
Views: 1,138
Posted By Slooptattoo
Merry Christmas, I'm glad that you are happy and...

Merry Christmas, I'm glad that you are happy and appreciate what you have and enjoy sharing with others. Keep up the hard work and we hope we can follow your path to the olympics! Feliz Navidad!
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   12-08-2007
Replies: 31
Views: 3,662
Posted By Slooptattoo
Hurricane Holes

You need to re check your source about dockage being easy to get during hurricane season. Not quite how it works in So. Fla. There are NO hurricane holes in south Fla. Most smart boats head up the...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   12-07-2007
Replies: 31
Views: 3,662
Posted By Slooptattoo
Dockage in Miami

If you are going to have an actual Miami address (within corporate limits) you can get on the primary list at Coconut Grove Marina (city owned). Call ASAP, second choice is Crandon Park Marina, Key...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-05-2007
Replies: 2
Views: 538
Posted By Slooptattoo
Higher Prices

Done mainly to keep the crowds down and weed out tire kickers. Free tickets can usually be gotten from brokerage houses if you have a broker you are working with. It is actually worth going on...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-05-2007
Replies: 4
Views: 1,909
Posted By Slooptattoo
Link

Don't know if this is the manual you have, but you may want to check here. It sounds like it needs to be re set. I used to have one but can't remember the sequence for set up after I installed it. ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-03-2007
Replies: 3,281
Views: 227,175
Posted By Slooptattoo
Pegasus, I'm avidly watching and enjoying the...

Pegasus, I'm avidly watching and enjoying the photos, I just don't know any of these places..........Google got me into the same area once by trying to find a particular ferry, oh well, I'll keep...
Forum: Living Aboard   12-02-2007
Replies: 96
Views: 14,677
Posted By Slooptattoo
Smile Rum

and for the fellow with the ft. lauderdale bragging rights, let's all follow his advice and every last one of us move next door to him. hope he's got lots of rum:D[/QUOTE]

You're welcome anytime,...
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