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Search: Posts Made By: Jiminri
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 6 Days Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 1,204
Posted By Jiminri
Re: Marine Air Conditioning Install

How loud are the marine a/c units?

I've considered having an a/c unit installed on my boat. My yard advises that the best location would be up high in the wet locker in the forward stateroom. It...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-11-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 250
Posted By Jiminri
Bascule bridge, Knapps Narrows, MD question

Ok, going under a bridge is not my favorite thing because from the perspective of the cockpit it always looks like the mast is going to hit the bridge. :eek: But at least with a fixed bridge I know...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-03-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 438
Posted By Jiminri
Re: Deck Wash Down Pump won"t prime

Could you replace the tee with a Y-valve? That would isolate the anti-siphon when you set the Y-valve to use the washdown.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-03-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 495
Posted By Jiminri
Re: Consequences of complete battery discharge

The only thing that was on was the bilge pump. Over those weeks we had some tremendous rains and water can come down the mast and into the bilge. The bilge pump appears to be operating normally. I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-02-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 495
Posted By Jiminri
Re: Consequences of complete battery discharge

Maine, the meter was reading, if I recall correctly, 11.5, not 0. I did restore power right away.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-02-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 495
Posted By Jiminri
Consequences of complete battery discharge

Came back to the boat after 5 weeks away and found the two AGM group 31 batteries (1 year old) completely discharged. Boat was plugged into show power, BUT the marina had some work done on the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-23-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 1,872
Posted By Jiminri
Re: Houseboat sinks at anchor Daytona

Why not write it? I'd read it. I'm sure you must have some eye opening or entertaining stories.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-16-2014
Replies: 41
Views: 1,717
Posted By Jiminri
Re: What are the pros/cons of the Max Prop

I put a 2-blade Maxprop on my previous boat and was very happy with it. Power in reverse was great and there were never any problems with the blades opening/closing. I did not have it long enough...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-11-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 666
Posted By Jiminri
Re: Won drawing for mooring on city lake!

Have fun out there! (But make sure you have a working EPIRB first.) Seriously, congratulations.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-30-2014
Replies: 300
Views: 8,219
Posted By Jiminri
Re: safe cooking

Fine in the cockpit, I suppose. But I would not bring that stove into the cabin. I do not trust those cylinders. I have encountered leakers that could not be shut off.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-30-2014
Replies: 300
Views: 8,219
Posted By Jiminri
Re: safe cooking

Checking for a leak on propane lines is so easy and fast that it can (and should be) done periodically.

Turn tank valve on. Immediately turn it off. Note reading on pressure gauge. Wait 5...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-30-2014
Replies: 300
Views: 8,219
Posted By Jiminri
Re: safe cooking

If the flame goes out then appliances with a thermocouple will automatically stop the flow of gas.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-30-2014
Replies: 300
Views: 8,219
Posted By Jiminri
Re: safe cooking

Can propane explode? Sure. Is it too risky? Do its benefits outweigh its risks? Well, that's an entirely subjective calculation that everyone has to answer for himself.

I will note that lots...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-26-2014
Replies: 35
Views: 1,991
Posted By Jiminri
Re: "The 2 happiest days of a boatowners life are..."

Nah, not happening. Boats are common. Wife is one in a million. Happily married for 34 years and want to keep the happy streak going on...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-25-2014
Replies: 35
Views: 1,991
Posted By Jiminri
Re: "The 2 happiest days of a boatowners life are..."

I sold my old sailboat on Saturday and it definitely was not a happy day. Had to be done because I've had my new sailboat for a year. The old boat was, and always will be, special because it was my...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-17-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 716
Posted By Jiminri
Re: Patching a holding tank

After I bought my previous boat, I discovered that the plastic holding tank had cracked at the fitting just like you described. Apparently the PO tried to repair it with something, not sure what. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-20-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 1,144
Posted By Jiminri
Outboard - new or used?

I'm considering getting an outboard motor to go with an 8 foot inflatable roll-up dink. Just need to get from anchorages in Chesapeake Bay to shore or town--so short distances and I suspect 2 - 3 hp...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-13-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 800
Posted By Jiminri
Re: Converting a Catboat to a sloop

Robert, seems to me that once you move the mast the result is a sloop, not a cat.

Mad, is this what you mean? I'm not sure what the tiny jib adds. (You did notice the jib, right? :laugher )
...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-22-2014
Replies: 272
Views: 16,730
Posted By Jiminri
Re: What Is A Boat Really Worth?

Everyone has different priorities.

A bit more than 3 years ago I purchased my first "big" boat...one with a head and galley, etc. A bit more than 1 year ago, I put that boat up for sail and...
Forum: Learning to Sail 01-14-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 464
Posted By Jiminri
Re: Reccomendation for ASA 103/4 in NYC or MD

I would take a good look at the Maryland School of Sailing and Seamanship in Rock Hall, MD. They offer a full range of ASA classes and specialize in teaching cruisers. I took a 2 day docking class...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-13-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 830
Posted By Jiminri
Re: Uscg nvdc

People's Republic of Maryland made me register the boat in MD while I waited the 3 months or so for the USCG to process the documentation. Had to pay $24 and get MD state numbers for the boat. I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-13-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 830
Posted By Jiminri
Re: Uscg nvdc

I agree! When I purchased my previous boat I used an agent to transfer the documentation. I did not know any better and that's what the seller (it was a private sale) advised as that is what he had...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-07-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 429
Posted By Jiminri
Re: DR led

I replaced the bulbs in my dome lights with a different Dr. LED kit:

Dr. LED Mars Disk Dome LED Light Conversion Kit (http://www.defender.com/product3.jsp?path=-1|65136|2312566|2312568&id=1293615)...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-05-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 424
Posted By Jiminri
Re: Evaluating sails in off season

I really appreciate the time you spent to explain with such details. Helps a lot. Very clear. Many, many thanks!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-05-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 424
Posted By Jiminri
Re: Evaluating sails in off season

Good question. I've been having difficulty getting consistent/straight answers. I think because most owners don't pay that much attention to the details...they just sail. Still, I've come across...
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