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Search: Posts Made By: alturia
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-05-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 717
Posted By alturia
Re: iPad and harming global probs

You need an app to display the NOAA charts you download. And the same app should show your position so you can verify whether it is correct.

There are lots of places to find ipad...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-04-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 1,059
Posted By alturia
Re: Painted prop

The grey paint is probably Pettit's Prop Coat Barnacle Barrier - see link for more info - Prop Coat Barnacle Barrier (

This product does a pretty good...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-17-2014
Replies: 62
Views: 4,451
Posted By alturia
Re: Headset intercom vox

I'll add my vote for the Marriage Saver from Cruising Solutions. We've used them when anchoring and retrieving the anchor for the last 6 or 7 years and they are great! They are so inexpensive that we...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 12-14-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 2,873
Posted By alturia
Re: How long (reasonably) does a tank of CNG last?

During the 13 weeks we lived on the boat last summer we went through 2 1/2 tanks of CNG.
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-20-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 911
Posted By alturia
Re: Problem with new batteries keeping the charge

Depending on the capacity of the new house batteries and the capacity of your charger, there is a very good chance that 3 to 4 hours of charging is not bring the batteries to a 100% charge as several...
Forum: Living Aboard 10-20-2013
Replies: 50
Views: 8,478
Posted By alturia
Re: Live aboard legal address

Nobody here has advocated using a "fraudulent address". For purposes of receiving mail you can use any address you want and people here have suggested a number of different alternatives, such as a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-02-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 1,041
Posted By alturia
Re: Less Cruising Traffic in 2013?

we were in Maine and New Brunswick from this year from mid-June until mid-August and it seemed to us that there were a lot fewer out of state (that is non-Maine) and foreign boats then in previous...
Forum: Electronics 06-04-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 493
Posted By alturia
Re: Cracked screen on Furuno radar.

Your best bet to answer that question is to contact Furuno USA directly. They have great customer service. Support Home (
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-30-2013
Replies: 43
Views: 2,291
Posted By alturia
Re: NE Insurance Rates - Reasonable?

That seems high. We are in Rhode Island and pay about $950 a year for a boat valued at $185,000. Contact an insurance agency that specializes in boats to see what they can do for you. We use
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-08-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 1,071
Posted By alturia
Re: What's with these flat-bottom mooring buoys?

I switched to one of these buoys so the mooring shackles don't scratch my hull. The flat bottom buoy doesn't lay over on its side as much as a round buoy and so it is less likely that the shackles...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-22-2012
Replies: 61
Views: 15,811
Posted By alturia
Re: Dripless Shaft Seal versus Stuffing Box

Not all dripless shaft seals use bellows like PSS. Take a look for instance at the Lasdrop Gen II dripless shaft seal. There is no bellows to tear or give way.

Nautical Specialties manufacturer...
Forum: Electronics 08-22-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 564
Posted By alturia
Re: Radar from stern to Mast help

Why not splice the original cable - the one that does have a connector and was used to on the stern mount - into the new cable that goes up the mast? Not sure is the wqires in the two cables are...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-19-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 1,165
Posted By alturia
Re: Jamestown Dist. Select Water Based Ablative Paint

eherlihy, you are right of course! Thanks for the reminder.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-19-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 1,165
Posted By alturia
Re: Jamestown Dist. Select Water Based Ablative Paint

Algee - Regardless of the forum you use, if you ask a question that is open to interpretation you will likely get the types of answers you received here. ARF145 is right - what is your definition of...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-17-2012
Replies: 23
Views: 1,810
Posted By alturia
Re: Approaching a marina.

Well, in New England you will have more luck using Channel 9 to contact a marina rather than Channel 16. And some marinas and most yacht clubs in New England only monitor their working channel. So...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-15-2012
Replies: 42
Views: 3,800
Posted By alturia
Re: Knapps Narrows Incident - Post Mortem

Approaching a dock with the wind & current behind you is always problematic. Is there a reason why you could not approach the dock heading into the wind and current?
Forum: US Northeast 06-25-2012
Replies: 36
Views: 2,636
Posted By alturia
Re: Marthas Vinyard

I've taken an Island Packet 37 into Lake Tashomoo many, many times and at low tide there is a LOT more than 2 to 3 feet of water and that was before the dredging that was done about 2 or three years...
Forum: US Northeast 06-20-2012
Replies: 36
Views: 2,636
Posted By alturia
Re: Marthas Vinyard

If you want privacy then Oak Bluffs is not the the place to go. Oak Bluffs requires you to raft on their moorings so you will end up rafted to people you do not know.
Forum: Mass Bay Sailors 05-30-2012
Replies: 18
Views: 1,747
Posted By alturia
Re: Relocating from Chesapeake to New England

I believe the use tax ONLY applies if you purchased your boat recently (within 2 years) AND did not pay the sales tax in the state in which you purchased it. At least that is the way it works in...
Forum: Mass Bay Sailors 05-21-2012
Replies: 18
Views: 1,747
Posted By alturia
Re: Relocating from Chesapeake to New England

Why not keep the boat in Maine? The best cruising in all of New England and mooring/slip charges and storage charges are probably less than the Boston, Buzzards Bay and Narragansett Bay area.

Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-20-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 2,037
Posted By alturia
Re: Shower sump pump failure

I'm confused. Why don't you wire the float switch directly to the Whale pump? I ask because all sump pumps I've had had the float switch directly wired to the pump. What purpose does the "frenmch"...
Forum: Electronics 05-06-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 1,493
Posted By alturia
Re: AIS-B questions

A number of companies make VHF/AIS antenna splitters and their web sites provide quite a bit of information. Some of them have built in features that aid in any troubleshooting, such as Vesper...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-03-2012
Replies: 17
Views: 829
Posted By alturia
Re: Help...Relocating stands

Move one stand at a time. That is loosen one of the stands and move it to one side or the other then retighten. Then move the next one and retighten and so on. To make sure that the stands don't...
Forum: Electronics 04-05-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 1,246
Posted By alturia
Re: Threading radar wire through the mast

I cut the cable (this was a Raymarine radar) leaving one piece long enough so that it would go from the radome on the mast down to the bottom of the mast. The other piece ran from the mast step aft...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-18-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 1,891
Posted By alturia
Re: Provincetown Mooring

We've stayed at Provincetown Mooring lots of times. Last time was in 2010 and I think the fee for a transient mooring $45 a night. They do operate a launch service which comes with the mooring. The...
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