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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   1 Week Ago
Replies: 33
Views: 1,089
Posted By hellosailor
Re: Where to buy plexiglass for drop boards?

"What would be considered to have strength comparable to 3/4" plywood "
I'd look up the strength of 3/4" solid core marine plywood online, and then check the the specific type of acrylic you are...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-29-2015
Replies: 88
Views: 4,448
Posted By hellosailor
Re: Why buy new rigging?

Looking on the bright could just be that they swaged those fittings using the normal steel tooling. Which would leave some of the tooling material embedded in the surface of the stainless,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-26-2015
Replies: 154
Views: 6,934
Posted By hellosailor
Re: Refurbishing CCA boats

You could say that the old 60's FRP boats were all the same, the same way you could say all the 60's Detroit cars were the same. No CD player, no seat belts, no rear defroster....

But they weren't...
Forum: Electrical Systems   08-14-2015
Replies: 40
Views: 1,273
Posted By hellosailor
Re: Start electrics problem

The electrician was definitely right, in that HE COULDN'T FIND anything wrong.

If you are getting sufficient power (volts and amps) to the starter assembly, which you can confirm (and presumably...
Forum: Electrical Systems   08-13-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 701
Posted By hellosailor
Re: Simple Electrical System

greggy, it is generally not a good idea to install an electrical system until and unless you understand how all the parts work and go together. Any chandlery or Amazon has good basic books on 12v...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-02-2015
Replies: 43
Views: 1,535
Posted By hellosailor
Re: Rotten egg smell

Anything that is sealed has seals and seals can always leak.

But a rotten egg smell is normally sulphur compounds, given off by anaerobic bacteria decomposing something in the absence of oxygen....
Forum: Islander   06-26-2015
Replies: 63
Views: 3,662
Posted By hellosailor
Re: The Old Islander Web Site is Back!

The are "site snatchers" that will dl a complete copy of a site for you, to make sure it is preserved. Also, The Wayback Machine (aka the internet takes full backups of almost...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   06-25-2015
Replies: 40
Views: 3,005
Posted By hellosailor
Re: Looking for a boat of live aboard

Of course, if the boat is IN the water, it has to be hauled for the survey. Either hauled and allowed to hang for a fast "lunch" survey, or hauled and allowed to hang overnight and dropped back in...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   05-18-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 1,231
Posted By hellosailor
Re: "Acceptance of the Vessel" question

If the contract does not specifically say that your deposit can or cannot be returned, and under what circumstances it may or may not (shall not?) be returned, then tear it up and find a new one.
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   05-09-2015
Replies: 25
Views: 2,123
Posted By hellosailor
Re: is VHF STILL the only way to contact bridges?

Since 13 is designated by the Fed as being the mandatory vessel bridge to bridge channel, I would not be surprised if drawbridge (etc) operators did not want to hear all that commercial ship-to-ship...
Forum: Chartering   05-08-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 11,091
Posted By hellosailor
Re: Free WIFI in BVI

Using a cell phone for the internet connection would be more secure, in theory, since it is less common for cellular connections to be intercepted--although the cost of doing that has also become...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-30-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 887
Posted By hellosailor
Re: Pole end jamming

Candle wax & mineral oil is still just paraffin. (US not UK, where paraffin is kerosene.)

You can go to any pharmacy and buy soft paraffin, premade and prepacked, sold for use in "hot wax"...
Forum: Electrical Systems   04-29-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 446
Posted By hellosailor
Re: Plugs for DC Electronics?

A little high temperature silicon grease (sparingly!) can prevent corrosion, but the plugs are not meant as permanent connections, you are intended to plug the device in and unplug it every time you...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   04-24-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 763
Posted By hellosailor
Re: Logistics, USA

If you mean, how do you deal with the legal obligations on a US citizen?

Doesn't matter if you're cruising, they pretty much stay the same. The only question is WHERE ARE YOU and does that change...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-22-2015
Replies: 139
Views: 7,133
Posted By hellosailor
Re: Good Small Boat for Older, Fatter Woman to learn on

Good point. In theory you might want to get the trailer registered over to you (do they title trailers? I don't think so.) and it might need to be inspected (?) before it became covered under you...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-22-2015
Replies: 139
Views: 7,133
Posted By hellosailor
Re: Good Small Boat for Older, Fatter Woman to learn on

If you think the drive from Binghamton to Lake George isn't so short...bear in mind how much longer the return trip can be, if the trailer isn't in shape. If you don't know how to check a...
Forum: Chartering   04-15-2015
Replies: 54
Views: 4,766
Posted By hellosailor

Having known a few alcoholics and how clever they can be about getting booze...I wouldn't consider anything on a cruise ship. The ship is too big, the staff work for peanuts. "Hey, I'll give you...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-11-2015
Replies: 139
Views: 7,133
Posted By hellosailor
Re: Good Small Boat for Older, Fatter Woman to learn on

Find out if the school has or knows or a rental program.
Forum: US Northeast   03-28-2015
Replies: 45
Views: 1,870
Posted By hellosailor
Re: NY/CT/LIS Boatyard & Marina help?

Forgive me if this is od news but there are some bureaucratic issues to deal with too. If the boat is USED in the waters of NJ (which means half of NY harbor too, of course) the...
Forum: Electronics   03-27-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 501
Posted By hellosailor
Re: Which SAT phones are good/best?

Well, Dave, if you get a Fisher-Price satphone, everyone around you will be re-assured and calm down when they see you using it, and there are no pesky subscription airtime fees to worry about. (G)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-20-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 1,564
Posted By hellosailor
Re: noob question

"if I were to try to get a job in the sailing world, where should I start to best prepare to live my dream?"

1-What kind of "job" had you in mind? Are you familiar with the specifics of what...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   03-19-2015
Replies: 41
Views: 3,041
Posted By hellosailor
Re: what to check for before boat delivery?

FWIW, towing insurance may not provide coverage until 30 days AFTER you start the policy, so that's something to do well in advance.

Also wrt battery voltage, I'd make sure to bring a known-good...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-18-2015
Replies: 99
Views: 5,803
Posted By hellosailor
Re: Take Your Shoes Off in the Cabin

Frank Lloyd Wright was once asked about why he designed such clunky chairs. Take a look, they ALL have heavy cross-bars down low on the legs. He said, that's to that you can lean back in the chair,...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   03-18-2015
Replies: 41
Views: 3,041
Posted By hellosailor
Re: what to check for before boat delivery?

"If you had to deliver a boat you are not familiar with what do you check and bring besides the normal? "

Stem to stern, eyes and hands on, in, and under every piece of the boat. Test everything...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-17-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 1,443
Posted By hellosailor
Re: Trailer brake fire!

Greg, don't worry about delivery. If you have an AIS transponder on, the drones can find you.(G)

Grease or brake fluid residue wouldn't be bad, except it picks up dirt and that can jam things....
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