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Search: Posts Made By: boydgatlin
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-29-2009
Replies: 18
Views: 6,583
Posted By boydgatlin
Anchoring in Washington Channel

I called them on the phone upon arrival. They simply wanted the name and length of the boat, my name, address, and phone number, and the planned date of departure. They require two anchors off the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-14-2008
Replies: 40
Views: 6,627
Posted By boydgatlin
Details & update

Still adrift apparently.
Carolina Currents | Crew of Carolina Catamaran Kekoa Rescued (http://www.carolinacurrents.com/detail.php?1020)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-13-2008
Replies: 40
Views: 6,627
Posted By boydgatlin
KEKOA (http://www.losttrades.com/KEKOA.html) ...

KEKOA (http://www.losttrades.com/KEKOA.html)
Here are details on the vessel.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-03-2008
Replies: 197
Views: 13,805
Posted By boydgatlin
Are you this rude to everyone, or just your...

Are you this rude to everyone, or just your fellow sailors?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-10-2008
Replies: 20
Views: 1,793
Posted By boydgatlin
Thanks for the suggestion, J-L. The bilge pump...

Thanks for the suggestion, J-L. The bilge pump wiring is not what it should be, but wires aren't getting wet. Besides they would not be energized with all batteries completely disconnected, as they...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-09-2008
Replies: 20
Views: 1,793
Posted By boydgatlin
I did the testing with both the positive and...

I did the testing with both the positive and negative leads disconnected on all four batteries. The batteries are all AGM, about 18 mos old and are seated in a perfectly dry compartment. The...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-07-2008
Replies: 20
Views: 1,793
Posted By boydgatlin
No wind or solar; just a genset and Trace...

No wind or solar; just a genset and Trace inverter/charger. I have four batteries (two house, two starter). With all four disconnected, the reading remain unchanged.
I did make some measurements...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-07-2008
Replies: 20
Views: 1,793
Posted By boydgatlin
Thanks for the thought. I measure the same...

Thanks for the thought.

I measure the same thing from any grounded point on the boat that I can
reach (e.g., mast, AC receptacle plate). My thru-hulls are not bonded, but everything else on the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-07-2008
Replies: 20
Views: 1,793
Posted By boydgatlin
Current mystery

I've trying to find the reason the boat I bought 18 months ago eats prop zincs like candy. Today I disconnected all four batteries and both shore ties, and I still measure about 40 milliamps between...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-19-2008
Replies: 10
Views: 8,249
Posted By boydgatlin
Minimum bending radius

I claim no expertise beyond my experience in replumbing the two heads on my Beneteau. It turned out that several of the high-end 'odor proof' hoses were too stiff to make the turns required in my...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-28-2008
Replies: 8
Views: 8,620
Posted By boydgatlin
Jamestown Distributors ( Boat Building and...

Jamestown Distributors ( Boat Building and Woodworking Supplies (http://www.jamestowndistributors.com) ) is a source for Tef-Gel.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-27-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 2,255
Posted By boydgatlin
Just went through similar problem with my ST60. ...

Just went through similar problem with my ST60. You might first check the set screw where the vane sits on the shaft of the sending unit, as well as the connections to the display. But...chances...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-26-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 2,233
Posted By boydgatlin
When the tach on my Yanmar 4JH3E quit, I found...

When the tach on my Yanmar 4JH3E quit, I found the problem to be nothing more serious than a bit of corrosion on the wire disconnects at the sensor. A bit of cleaning restored full functionality.
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction 04-25-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 2,836
Posted By boydgatlin
Question Bilge pump dump below water line

Why on earth would a sailboat designer/manufacturer put the thru-hulls for both the manual and automatic bilge pumps below the water line? Seems like asking for unnecessary risk. This is exactly...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-11-2008
Replies: 11
Views: 930
Posted By boydgatlin
Where to keep the bell?

Since many of us are required either by the USCG or state laws to keep a bell on board, I am curious as to where most skippers keep it. Mine was in a locker and had a good case of green pox when I...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 04-26-2007
Replies: 13
Views: 1,442
Posted By boydgatlin
USCG Seeks Comments on Weather Broadcasts

The notice below is from the US Coast Guard:

The US Coast Guard is seeking public comment on the need to continue
providing high frequency (HF) radio broadcasts of weather forecasts and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-16-2007
Replies: 6
Views: 695
Posted By boydgatlin
Thanks for the responses and solid advice. I ...

Thanks for the responses and solid advice. I should have provided more details initially. We have been bareboat chartering for about five years--Fl Keys, Tampa Bay, Sarasota Bay, BVI. But this is...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-16-2007
Replies: 6
Views: 695
Posted By boydgatlin
FL==>NC advice needed

My wife and I are purchasing our first boat, a 42-ft Beneteau, in Fort Lauderdale and plan to move it this spring to North Carolina. We have friends who have taken a boat up the outside route...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10-26-2006
Replies: 2
Views: 566
Posted By boydgatlin
Check out this site

http://www.retirementliving.com/RLtaxes.html
Forum: Chartering 01-12-2006
Replies: 6
Views: 1,477
Posted By boydgatlin
Chartering in Florida

Tim,
Let us know how it went when you get back from your charter.
Boyd
Forum: Chartering 11-28-2005
Replies: 6
Views: 1,477
Posted By boydgatlin
Chartering in Florida

Tim,
My family and I have chartered several times out of Ft Lauderdale, then sailed outside down to Miami, where, depending on the weather, we either went inside and down through Biscayne Bay and...
Forum: Chartering 05-24-2005
Replies: 0
Views: 1,011
Posted By boydgatlin
Whittaker Creek Yacht Harbor Charters

Anybody every chartered from Whittaker Creek Yacht Harbor at Oriental, NC? If so, I''d appreciate any comments, pro or con, you might have. They have a very nice web site, but have not been very...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-31-2005
Replies: 34
Views: 2,384
Posted By boydgatlin
Creative ideas for loading 38''''er on trailer w/out crane?

Check with Chris Rooke at Rooke Sails ( http://www.rookesails.com/ ). He routinely loads yachts up to 38'' without a crane.
Forum: Learning to Sail 10-27-2004
Replies: 1
Views: 1,197
Posted By boydgatlin
Classes in Ft. Lauderdale, FL in January?

My family (wife and daughter) and I did those courses in December 2002 with BWSS. We had good weather. But on a charter there in December of last year, a couple of cold fronts made us appreciate the...
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