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Search: Posts Made By: kentobin
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 18 Hours Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 336
Posted By kentobin
Re: Groco Seacocks BV vs. FBV

Link for Spartan Seacocks:
Seacocks (UL Approved) | Robinhood Marine Center (

They have another page with listings of...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 51
Views: 2,335
Posted By kentobin
Re: Your anchor is too big

No one's mentioned the cost of an over sized anchor is way cheaper then the cost of a new boat if it's that one day in your life you really need it.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 1,022
Posted By kentobin
Re: Mantus anchor raffle

Want some cheese with that whine? :rolleyes:
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 555
Posted By kentobin
Re: Replacing the seacocks ...

I just remembered this article in Good Old Boat about using an adjustable hole cutter to make a tapered shoulder, bevel cut, for a seacock. I've never used this method so I'd advise trying it out on...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 555
Posted By kentobin
Re: Replacing the seacocks ...

If you're not familiar with Compass Marine's "How To" Articles they're definitely worth a look:

Compass Marine "How To" Articles Photo Gallery by Compass Marine at
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 1,022
Posted By kentobin
Re: Mantus anchor raffle

They did maybe 1 to 2 years ago. They've also had some great discount sales in the past one of which which also coincided with their anchor giveaway. Who would have thought. :-)

Haven't seen any...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 626
Posted By kentobin
Re: Prop shaft Zinc - how often?

I'd never heard of aluminum indium anodes before. Couldn't find any definitive information but some of the blogs indicated that zinc anodes were old tech and that the aluminum indium was good in both...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-15-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 413
Posted By kentobin
Re: What battery should I buy?

Do you have a charger that can charge anything other than wet cells? Even if it's a smart charger and does different battery types many can only be configured for only one type of battery type at a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-12-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 352
Posted By kentobin
Re: Anchoring in Drakes bay?

"the anchorage becomes troublesome in northwest weather"
Cruising the Northwest Coast by George Benson
Cruising The N.W. Coast | George M. Benson (

Not affiliated...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 03-06-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 1,016
Posted By kentobin
Re: Storage Unit?

Sell it or give it away. I could have replaced everything I had stored in my two lockers and still had money left over after 6 years at $100/locker.

Some of my friends kept larger power tools for...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-03-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 786
Posted By kentobin
Re: A solar game-changer

Living in an urban area with marinas where most boat owners have to work it's been my experience that boats usually never leave the dock. Those that do are usually away for 2-4 days and a good...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-23-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 1,113
Posted By kentobin
Re: Installing dodger questions

When I had a dodger made for my boat 6 years ago I just asked if using velcro rather than zippers was an option. I was told that velcro just didn't hold up.

For attaching the dodger to the cabin...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-10-2014
Replies: 52
Views: 2,314
Posted By kentobin
Re: Sunbrella: What color is used on your boat?

The guy who built my dodger said that his unscientific survey indicated that Captain Navy sunbrella held up better than any of the others. That's what I went with. Still in good condition 7 years...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-04-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 638
Posted By kentobin
Re: bottom pressure wash

Several years ago someone in the marina tried using a power washer on the waterline and I immediately saw the ablative paint start washing away. Definitely not recommended.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-02-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 803
Posted By kentobin
Re: Survey for sailors...

How you repair a sail is predicated on a number of factor such as a) are in the middle of the ocean or in the marina, b) how old the sail is, c) how bad the damage is, d) etc.

Your pricing was in...
Forum: Apps & Authors 11-15-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 465
Posted By kentobin
Re: Knot Booklet

Hello Forbes also known as 75RR, :-)

Thanks a lot.

I really enjoyed your commentary on the different knots, bends, and hitches.

Most of the diagrams were easy to follow. Until I try and tie...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 10-22-2013
Replies: 24
Views: 1,642
Posted By kentobin
Re: Shore power and lights

I was using Xeon bulbs that I liked a lot and switched to some type of highly reviewed 'warm' led.

The led's don't illuminate as large an area. They do seem brighter if you look directly at them...
Forum: News Feeds 10-21-2013
Replies: 1
Views: 199
Posted By kentobin
Re: VIDEO: BASE jumping from a sailboat mast - Scuttlebutt Sailing News

I just have to agree with the top comment about this video on youtube: lame.

I also used to know a jumper who freaked when he thought his chute might get wet. He said it permanently changes the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-01-2013
Replies: 44
Views: 2,716
Posted By kentobin
Re: $95.00 an hour. phew

I used to know a tv repair guy who went out of business 30+ years ago. He had a collection of tv's that the owners wouldn't pay for after he repaired them.

What he told me was people need their...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-19-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 606
Posted By kentobin
Re: Guess What Day It is

Thanks for the warning. :-)

Welcome to the Official site for Talk Like A Pirate Day - September 19 (
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-18-2013
Replies: 25
Views: 1,131
Posted By kentobin
Re: Fitting Punishment?

If he goes in to find it would you please ask him to look for a 9/16 inch wrench and an old blackberry cellphone. I'm also sure there's a lot more of my stuff down there.

After a while you just...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 09-18-2013
Replies: 32
Views: 3,490
Posted By kentobin
Re: what wrong with this pic, or look before you......

Boa Constrictor. I think they look really neat but they're not very interactive as a pet and some of them don't domesticate very well and bite. When they're small the bite isn't very bad, like a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-17-2013
Replies: 25
Views: 1,727
Posted By kentobin
Re: Inflatable kayak as a small boat tender

Hello Ferretchaser

My comment was generic and not directed specifically at you but thanks for posting the added information I'm sure someone will find it helpful. :)

Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-17-2013
Replies: 70
Views: 5,617
Posted By kentobin
Re: Jerk of the Week?

There are to many people everywhere so he should follow the posted rules. That being said why is there never a cop when you need one and there might be a valid reason he's anchored there though I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-16-2013
Replies: 25
Views: 1,727
Posted By kentobin
Re: Inflatable kayak as a small boat tender

Tracking on flat water with no current is one thing but hit any tidal flows or wind and what you thought was a good boat can turn into a nightmare.

Just make sure you define in what conditions you...
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