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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-23-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 1,996
Posted By Brewgyver
Re: 30 Year Old Propane Stove

Actually, Propane has a lower boiling point than Butane, and is better suited for cold climates.

Boredom alert: the following may be more than you care to know.

The problem isn't freezing. ...
Forum: Electrical Systems   11-11-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 1,118
Posted By Brewgyver
Re: Reverse Polarity

Hmmm. I don't think I'd want to stay at that marina. It's actually a serious matter. As in, could kill somebody. Pick up a receptacle tester for a few bucks...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-28-2014
Replies: 39
Views: 2,735
Posted By Brewgyver
Re: Cruising California. Experiences and advice.

Westsail (Mark?) That is one beautiful boat!
North, seems you really have two goals 1. Find and buy your boat and 2. Find a place to hole up and work on it fur just a little while.

I would...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-28-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 1,240
Posted By Brewgyver
Re: Replacing faucets - how to connect water hose?

The short answer is that you can get female pipe threades to hose barb adapters at HD, Lowes, etc. The faucet stem threads will be 1/2", and of course the barb size should match the ID of your...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-09-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 1,066
Posted By Brewgyver
Re: Air Conditioner Issue

if you have an analog meter, it MAY work, but a digital, forget it. This advice is guaranteed for one million times the fee paid for it. :)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-09-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 942
Posted By Brewgyver
Re: port light leaking catalina 30

Unless they're highly experienced in fixing anything with nothing, they'll probably need to buy something. :)

Used to see a sign to that effect:

"We, the unwilling,
led by the unknowing,
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-02-2014
Replies: 35
Views: 2,290
Posted By Brewgyver
Re: Using these as jerry cans

The short answer is they COULD be wores, if they are insulated from ground.

Static charges typically build up on non-conductive surfaces, or on conductive surfaces that are insulated, with no path...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-04-2014
Replies: 300
Views: 13,379
Posted By Brewgyver
Re: safe cooking

Funny, but there was a post in the"Spot" thread with a link to an article in
Latitude 38 (
about a "well known single...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-06-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 873
Posted By Brewgyver
Re: radar gun

Mark, never mind the pic that Delezynski posted, it's a thermal imager, and has nothing to do with radar. I have one at work, single hand held model, that can see moisture inside walls, see HVAC...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-06-2014
Replies: 31
Views: 1,554
Posted By Brewgyver
Re: What classes to take

Not to be a killjoy, but if you want to start tinkering with refrigeration systems, you'll need to get the EPA 608 Certification. For the very small sized systems (size based on refrigerant...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-15-2014
Replies: 92
Views: 3,655
Posted By Brewgyver
Re: trolling motors

It is definitely not true. Electric, gas, diesel, steam, doesn't matter, one horsepower is one horsepower, no matter the source. As a couple of people have mentioned, 1 hp is about 750 watts. The...
Forum: Atomic 4   12-05-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 980
Posted By Brewgyver
Re: Sailing while A-4 is in gear

Eric, that is correct. If you don't hold the shift lever back (in reverse gear position), it will slip. A little detail my Cat30's PO neglected to mention to me, but I figured out the second time I...
Forum: Diesel   12-03-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 1,554
Posted By Brewgyver
Re: Westerbeke Oil Pan leak

While you might be able to reach all the pan bolts, and maybe even remove them (without breaking one off :eek: ), you may very well find that you still won't be able to remove the pan with the engine...
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