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Forum: Electric/Hybrid   1 Week Ago
Replies: 49
Views: 1,637
Posted By Bradhamlet
Re: Comparing diesel vrs electric propulsion(DIY/Production) in terms of resell value

Just throwing my .02 cents in on the topic of old diesels my is 35 years old runs well. It did get a total rebuild at the 25 year mark. So 50 years seams right, hopefully more.

Brad
Lancer 36...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-14-2015
Replies: 82
Views: 4,286
Posted By Bradhamlet
Re: Anyone dive to clean their own bottom?

I also use a deck unit/hooka set up. In the longer days of the summer in about 4-5 weeks it needs to be cleaned, winter months it's more like 6-8 weeks. But to tell you the truth, no bottom paint...
Forum: News Feeds   08-21-2015
Replies: 1
Views: 263
Posted By Bradhamlet
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-09-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 1,135
Posted By Bradhamlet
Re: Favorite Bosun Chair

I don't have a bosun chair, I have the Mastclimber from ATN. Love the fact that weather it is blowing hard or not you stay right next to the mast and you can even get to the mast cap way up top for...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-09-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 1,067
Posted By Bradhamlet
Re: Autopilot selection advice

Had the Simrad wheel pilot for ten+ years with great performance, when it died and I was unable to find parts for repairs I went with the Raymarine SPX-5 W-P. Have enjoyed the advancements in this...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-13-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 1,273
Posted By Bradhamlet
Re: GFO packing

What do you think of a "moldable dripless" shaft packing? I have been looking at it for a year or so waiting for the next haul out.

Brad
Lancer 36
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-03-2015
Replies: 39
Views: 4,695
Posted By Bradhamlet
Re: Missing Sailor Rescued

From what I gathered he went 180 lost the rig and waited out the ride with the keel pointing down. I think when a non-sailor says capsize they mean forever, not just for a moment until the keel does...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-03-2015
Replies: 39
Views: 4,695
Posted By Bradhamlet
Re: Missing Sailor Rescued

ABC news is reporting the boat was an Alberg 35, no sure myself but that's what is being reported.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-27-2015
Replies: 22
Views: 1,902
Posted By Bradhamlet
Re: Manual Toilet Questions

I did the rebuild kit from Groco over the summer, it went well, works great no leaks. However the new Jabsco are very economical. You might want to contact Groco directly about a part and they were...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-18-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 784
Posted By Bradhamlet
Re: water lift suspect

My Yanmar 3GM raw water cooled runs at about 150-165. Just a few days ago I used some Barnical Buster to clean the water passages on it. It worked well, lots of crud came flowing out the back end....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-09-2015
Replies: 19
Views: 1,311
Posted By Bradhamlet
Re: Dirty deed done,

Capt. had some "chain mites" It was a good little thread a few weeks/months back.

Brad
Lancer 36
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-09-2015
Replies: 31
Views: 2,861
Posted By Bradhamlet
Re: Hi everyone

Thanks for the up date, how are the kido's doing? Hope all is well, sounds like it is getting better. I had concussion syndrome for a year or longer. It went away, just took time.
Brad
Lancer 36
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-19-2014
Replies: 69
Views: 5,100
Posted By Bradhamlet
Re: Some people's children...

Just funny things non-sailors say... One of the best was my buddy comes down to the boat and steps aboard and says " man it feels like were are floating..." ya funny ha?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-31-2014
Replies: 193
Views: 13,607
Posted By Bradhamlet
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-25-2014
Replies: 31
Views: 2,446
Posted By Bradhamlet
Re: Your Favorite U.S. Coastline

A South Pacific/Mexico/Alaskan cruiser and I were just talking at the dock about how great the Channel Islands off the Southern California coast are. They are close, just 12-25 miles away depending...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   10-10-2014
Replies: 27
Views: 3,537
Posted By Bradhamlet
Re: USCG Boarding Procedures

My experince has shown the same. As I was leaving the harbor they asked me to keep course and speed which I did, and the whole thing was 10-15 min. Just the usual safty inspection. The only thing I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-10-2014
Replies: 40
Views: 2,984
Posted By Bradhamlet
Re: Are you a dock person or a mooring person?

Lot's to ponder, however if you are worried about what will happen to your keel if it hits the bottom of the slip at minus tide not to worry.(no rocks of course) Our boat with it's 6'2" draft has dug...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-24-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 1,208
Posted By Bradhamlet
Re: Nine knots! My fastest day so far

The fastest speed I saw on our GPS was 13.9 kts. I do not recommend nor do I want to see this speed again on our boat. I still haven't posted the sail on BFS but I can tell you this the wife was on...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-03-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 678
Posted By Bradhamlet
Re: new bottom paint

So many variables but for my Lancer 36 it was just about $1250.00 for haul, sand and bottom paint. Your boat would be about $1000.00 give or take, as of 2012. but California prices might be more than...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-21-2014
Replies: 79
Views: 8,325
Posted By Bradhamlet
Re: What do you pay for Slip Fees??

We have a slip in Channel Islands Harbor (apx 40-50 miles from L.A. CAL.) We are in the cheep seats at just under $10/ft. I can't get out at anything lower than .5 minus tide, (LOL)so there is no...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-28-2014
Replies: 169
Views: 13,864
Posted By Bradhamlet
Re: How not to make a tricky harbor approach...

So how would you take this inlet? Yes I read the wait offshore idea, however let's say you thought it wasn't too bad and you just went for it. Sure get all hands clipped in or down below. Would it...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   02-24-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 2,502
Posted By Bradhamlet
Re: Google Earth?

I also use it to orient myself with an anchorage or harbor. It helps you get a visual feel for the place. Not that we don't use charts but it's another aid to help you out.

Brad
Lancer 36
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-24-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 1,582
Posted By Bradhamlet
Re: Pic of 1 year old aluminum anode

When mine look like that I replace them. I use zinc anodes so not sure how much better/worse it would be but that looks like mine after 6 months or so. I have been told I am in a "hot" marina but I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-15-2014
Replies: 32
  Poll: Sailplan Poll
Views: 2,539
Posted By Bradhamlet
Re: Sailplan Poll

It might be an asymmertric sail instead of full blown spinnaker especially if it is a single handed cruse. Other than that a storm, main, and head sails would get it done without too much trouble....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-12-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 1,592
Posted By Bradhamlet
Re: I'm Sick Of Bird Poo

The kido and I went to WM for that owl and they only had a hawk. So we went with it and it does work. We get cormorants, the great blue heron, (really beautiful bird) and gulls, it repeals them well....
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