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Forum: Crew Wanted/Available   09-10-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 1,350
Posted By aeventyr60
Re: This might sound nuts to you but...

You could always buy your own boat...In for a penny in a for a pound...
Forum: Electrical Systems   08-17-2015
Replies: 40
Views: 1,490
Posted By aeventyr60
Re: Start electrics problem

^Maybe in all this testing/trouble shooting/aggravation you may want to simplify your system, eliminate several connections/wires/switches.....Sounds like a real charlie foxtrot.
Forum: Diesel   08-13-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 1,133
Posted By aeventyr60
Re: Perkins 4.108 Purging the fuel system

Same issue on my installed Perkins, I just crack the first injector and turn over the engine, all the air comes out and the she fires out. Another thing, when changing the engine mounted fuel filter,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-10-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 509
Posted By aeventyr60
Re: 10 year anti fouling... seriously?

^ Exactly, after talking to a number of cruisers here in Asia I tried the Kossan KO9 bottom paint at 65 bucks for 5 liters. Works just fine, on my third two to 2-2 1/2 year cycle.

Kossan Paint...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   08-05-2015
Replies: 247
Views: 14,938
Posted By aeventyr60
Re: Modern convenience and boat size

I get 8-10 weeks out of my 20 lb. propane tank. I carry two tanks plus a 6 lb tank dedicated for the bbq. Cook for two. 3 burner stove with oven. Cook most of the time. Nice to be able to roast a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-12-2015
Replies: 66
Views: 6,067
Posted By aeventyr60
re: Privacy considerations for ignorant powerboaters

^well at least you get to practice your heavy weather skills for a few moments and then it's over...
Forum: Islander   07-10-2015
Replies: 63
Views: 4,199
Posted By aeventyr60
Re: The Old Islander Web Site is Back!

Interior coming along...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-06-2015
Replies: 152
Views: 24,665
Posted By aeventyr60
Re: Is the sailboat market really this bad?

" I have spent tons of money on a variety of things in my life and nothing has given me back more enjoyment that sailing, that's all the reason I need to justify the costs. "

Bravo Robert! Some...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-17-2015
Replies: 43
Views: 4,157
Posted By aeventyr60
Re: solar recommendations

^You may want to consider the affect of your boat pointing East in the morning and West in the afternoon...the stay 'shadow' is is N or S...for the pointy end....The sun seems...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-16-2015
Replies: 37
Views: 1,412
Posted By aeventyr60
Re: Trash compactor

The trouble you 50 footer guys have to deal with. Lack of storage, trash compactors, dishwashers, washing machines, three heads, 38 thru hulls.....maybe a condo by the sea would be easier?
Forum: Engines   06-02-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 314
Posted By aeventyr60
Re: Mitsuboshi Belts

[QUOTE=obelisk;2822529]yeah, i guess i could probably not bring myself to toss the out but I definitely am tired of having to retension or replace every 20-30 hours. this was never a problem with my...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   04-27-2015
Replies: 57
Views: 6,561
Posted By aeventyr60
Re: Drinkingwater while cruising?

Used water makers go for a song out here, folks upgrading and getting rid of gear they can't or won't maintain, question in remote spot is being able to get the parts to make it work. Since your...
Forum: Living Aboard   04-27-2015
Replies: 32
Views: 2,235
Posted By aeventyr60
Re: Retiring soon...

Sea of Cortez sounds like a better place and and a bit closer to home...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available   04-27-2015
Replies: 28
Views: 2,002
Posted By aeventyr60
Re: SE Asia to New zealand (or near by)

So young Kris, I am at the Reebak Island Resort in Langkawi, malaysia. I will be looking to depart here for Thailand at the end of the week, I don't leave on Fridays, Saturday night good crusierr...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-22-2015
Replies: 41
Views: 2,721
Posted By aeventyr60
re: Safety considerations for Great Lakes solo sailor

Check out this Thread:
Christian Hess is a circumnavigator and sails a merit 25 on a lake in the deep south....
Forum: Living Aboard   04-15-2015
Replies: 516
Views: 45,069
Posted By aeventyr60
Re: How poor is the average liveaboard cruiser?

The historical average per person is 1.1 gallons a day per person, EXCLUDING showers. We kept special note during our Summer in the Sea of Cortez, average temperatures well over 100F. Now that sound...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-11-2015
Replies: 139
Views: 7,892
Posted By aeventyr60
Re: Good Small Boat for Older, Fatter Woman to learn on

A versatile boat that fits your theme is the:
Portland Pudgy Sailing Dinghy - Portland Pudgy Safety Dinghy (
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-11-2015
Replies: 139
Views: 7,892
Posted By aeventyr60
Re: Good Small Boat for Older, Fatter Woman to learn on

Well the Fatty Knees Dinghy may help:

Fatty Knees Dinghy Design: A solid dinghy that's fun to sail (
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-25-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 723
Posted By aeventyr60
Re: I bought a Japanese registration boat.

Top Marine is a good insurance company for these water, usually 1% of hull value per year, full coverage...USCG documentation is a good idea..or check out the langkawi small ships...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-12-2015
Replies: 308
Views: 38,469
Posted By aeventyr60
Re: Smackdaddy needs your thoughts/prayers

Leaving the light on for you in distant anchorages! I may just catch up with you.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-11-2015
Replies: 2,880
Views: 290,470
Posted By aeventyr60
Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

I'll leave the light on for you in plenty of deserted anchorages....Go West!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-12-2015
Replies: 57
Views: 5,377
Posted By aeventyr60
Re: Dinghy theft protection

Paint your motor hot pink. Have the ugliest dinghy at the dock. Thieves like the shiny pennies.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-08-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 1,108
Posted By aeventyr60
Re: Trivia question .

I resisted google...first thing that came to my mind. It works on dinghies too.
Forum: Electronics   02-07-2015
Replies: 37
Views: 1,775
Posted By aeventyr60
Re: Pactor Modem

Homework for you:

Winlink Weather Sites/ Franks-Weather | The Weather Window (
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-05-2015
Replies: 1
Views: 286
Posted By aeventyr60
Re: perkins 4108 heat exchanger

I think you are having trouble fitting the socket over the bolt because of the clearance between the exchanger body and the bolt head. If so you will have to use open end wrench.
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