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Forum: Electrical Systems   09-06-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 2,518
Posted By Zingaro
Are all 8D batteries standard size?

I am back in the states and my boat is on the other side of the globe. I lost my notes with my battery dimensions that I need to replace. I don't have any experience with these batteries because...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   09-06-2011
Replies: 22
Views: 4,101
Posted By Zingaro
Exclamation Warning!!!

Setting off three bug bombs on your boat can be very dangerous. With that much aerosol in the air any spark from a bilge switch or anything else can blow you boat sky high. A boat is a very small...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-14-2010
Replies: 21
Views: 4,103
Posted By Zingaro
Thanks Sam I'll think I can get that mag here. ...

Thanks Sam I'll think I can get that mag here.

@poly By time frame I meant how long you could use it under power. It was suggested earlier that it shouldn't be used for long periods of time. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-10-2010
Replies: 21
Views: 4,103
Posted By Zingaro
Okay so I have been doing some homework. ...

Okay so I have been doing some homework. Sailingdog's comment about connecting to the GPS got me all confused when I thought I understood. Yes the tiller-pilots have internal Fluxgate compasses and...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   05-10-2010
Replies: 13
Views: 1,699
Posted By Zingaro
Thanks for all the input. Been busy the past...

Thanks for all the input. Been busy the past week. Travelled to New Zealand and Purchased my "new" sweetheart. She is a Kelly Peterson 44. Will be sailing up to Palau next month and have to get...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-30-2010
Replies: 21
Views: 4,103
Posted By Zingaro
Thanks I over looked that. They give very...

Thanks I over looked that. They give very conflicting info on their website.

http://www.selfsteer.com/products/monitor/autoPilot.php

When there is no wind and you are under power, or in...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-29-2010
Replies: 21
Views: 4,103
Posted By Zingaro
Thanks I'll look it over. I don't clearly...

Thanks I'll look it over. I don't clearly understand how a tillerpilot that isn't connected to the chartplotter holds any course?

My understanding is that the purpose of using a tiller pilot on...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   04-20-2010
Replies: 13
Views: 1,699
Posted By Zingaro
What insurance do you salts use when Cruising...

What insurance do you salts use when Cruising outside the Carib?
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   04-20-2010
Replies: 13
Views: 1,699
Posted By Zingaro
I have a quote request in right now with IMIS and...

I have a quote request in right now with IMIS and haven't heard back yet. I have been trying to find Lloyds but a google search brought up several small companies underwritten by Lloyds. Can you...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   04-20-2010
Replies: 13
Views: 1,699
Posted By Zingaro
Question Insurance Woes

Hello

I am a US citizen residing in Palau. I am in the process of purchasing my first boat, a '77 Kelly Peterson 44, and having difficulty finding insurance for it. "At this time I do not have a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-19-2010
Replies: 442
Views: 73,588
Posted By Zingaro
FWIW This is the review from the person I am...

FWIW This is the review from the person I am considering buying a boat from and the catalyst for my search for info on the comp heads. The owners lived aboard and cruised from the Pac NW to New...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-19-2010
Replies: 21
Views: 4,103
Posted By Zingaro
So my lack of experience will shine through here...

So my lack of experience will shine through here but. From what I have read here on the forum. 90% of sailors with a wind vane use it to steer the boat 95% of the time. I know being able to steer...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-19-2010
Replies: 21
Views: 4,103
Posted By Zingaro
Question Which Tiller Pilot for a Monitor Windvane?

On a Kelly Peterson 44 with a Monitor wind vane what kind of tiller pilot should I be looking for? Specifically I am looking at TPs and they are rated for the size of the boat. I believe, but maybe...
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