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Search: Posts Made By: Mary51
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 05-10-2009
Replies: 1
Views: 775
Posted By Mary51
I would also like to know if it's safe to anchor...

I would also like to know if it's safe to anchor overnight off the beaches south of Santa Barbara.

All you Channel Islands Harbor/Ventura/ Santa Barbara sailers, what do you think?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-29-2008
Replies: 42
Views: 4,264
Posted By Mary51
A quote from Hal Roth on the subject . . .

From "How to Sail Around the Word," Hal Roth, talking about the first s/v Whisper:

"With her traditional hull form - a long keel and attached rudder - Whisper sailed and steered well. Her...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-20-2008
Replies: 7
Views: 866
Posted By Mary51
One reason to wait . . .

Thanks, Hellosailor. Having different regulators for different power sources wouldn't be too hard for me. I'm pretty methodical and use a checklist in situations where needed (always).

I am...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-19-2008
Replies: 7
Views: 866
Posted By Mary51
Point taken. Something else for the "later" list.

Thanks, Cam. I'll just put that on the upgrade list for later. My electrical system will always be simple, but an external regulator [I]could[I] happen. I will definitely be adding some solar and...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 08-19-2008
Replies: 26
Views: 5,963
Posted By Mary51
Engine hours & fuel log would be great.

I know. I'm one sick puppy. but that's the stuff that matters.

But I do look forward to the video! Thanks.

Mary
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-18-2008
Replies: 7
Views: 866
Posted By Mary51
Longer life, more amp hours - or so I thought . . .

Well, I figured it was not gonna work. I'll just get a couple more Group 27's.

Thanks!

Mary
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-18-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 785
Posted By Mary51
Flares! Of course! Doh!

Thanks. I'll also put that nice orange canister with the other pyrotechnics in a bag with a strap so it's easy to haul along.

Mary
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-18-2008
Replies: 7
Views: 866
Posted By Mary51
Battery (Odyssey) question no. 92,458

I need to replace 2 Trojan 27TM flooded cell batteries in the next few months.

I've been looking at the PC 1400 Odyssey batteries, available in Group 25 and 35. Each would fit in my battery...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-18-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 785
Posted By Mary51
Strobe, spare VHF (zip lock bagged), survival blanket,

(the tin foil looking thing), 1 small bottle water, 1 nutrition bar, sat phone (zip lock bagged) when I have one (I rent one when I'm off alone for a while - keeps the family from whining too much),...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 08-18-2008
Replies: 26
Views: 5,963
Posted By Mary51
Thanks for the log entries, sailboy21

sailboy21:

This was great reading! I'd like to make the same trip some time in the future, without any deadlines. I've also thought of S. Calif - Hawaii - Alaska.

Any particular reason you...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-06-2008
Replies: 13
Views: 2,788
Posted By Mary51
Thanks.

Thanks for all responses & info & suggestions. This weekend, I'll try the foil fix and try to pinpoint the leak.

Mary
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-06-2008
Replies: 13
Views: 2,788
Posted By Mary51
Not the "oil pan," the catchment pan.

Thanks for replies. I used to listen to Cartalk, but haven't tuned in for while.
I really can't get at all the leaking places and/or get it clean enough for the JB weld, I don't THINK. I may yet...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-05-2008
Replies: 13
Views: 2,788
Posted By Mary51
What's a "jb weld?"

Not happy to see the word "weld." Trying to stay in my area of competence here (no, not cooking).

Besides it's leaking from several different places. . .

Mary
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-05-2008
Replies: 13
Views: 2,788
Posted By Mary51
Leaking oil drip pan - liner?

I have an oil leak (working on it) and finally figured out how oil gets into the bilge. The oil drip pan is two pieces welded together and I can see daylight at the cross-pan weld. It looks like...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-04-2008
Replies: 24
Views: 8,889
Posted By Mary51
Mast top lights

I just spent a night in a crowded anchorage with a number of large boats with mast top lights only. Several times during the night I would see a bright light waaaay up high and wonder "what the hell...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-05-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 2,761
Posted By Mary51
Thanks, all.

Thanks for all the info. Argle Bargle, you make me look like a piker in the conservative ground tackle department! I doubt I could haul all that without a windlass.

My sloop is 10,500 lb...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-04-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 2,761
Posted By Mary51
Rocna anchor use questions

I'm thinking of adding a Rocna as a second or back-up anchor. (I have no complaints about my Delta, holds like a champ.) If I cash in my retirement account, I can almost afford it.

I'm concerned...
Forum: herSailNet 06-26-2008
Replies: 70
Views: 12,528
Posted By Mary51
"Camp Soap" - good for dishes, hair, everything!

This is a liquid soap I find at sporting goods stores in the camping supplies section. It's in a plastic bottle with pull up spout. It's good for washing in cold water and salt water, washing...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-25-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 4,418
Posted By Mary51
"valances" from a curtain catalog

I've used curtains sold as "valances" from a curtain catalog. The po had shockcord fixed above the large portlights, and I hung them from the shock cord as if it were a curtain rod. You can get a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-21-2008
Replies: 42
Views: 4,264
Posted By Mary51
Ah, the full keel sailboat in reverse . . .

rtbates said it all. You just never know where she'll go in reverse.

Things that have helped me, over 3 +- years of owning a modified full keel:

Getting some speed in reverse and putting her...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-13-2008
Replies: 20
Views: 3,864
Posted By Mary51
The perfect pants - $15.00

www.landsend in the overstock section

shed water. UV protective, light weight,cool, and great over other pants when its cold.
...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-26-2008
Replies: 20
Views: 3,092
Posted By Mary51
Lose the screen, spray vinegar into the vent

According to the "Head Mistress," urine + saltwater = calcium. I had exactly the same vent cover with screen and the screen was completely solid with calcium deposits.

I removed the vent cover...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 03-08-2008
Replies: 26
Views: 1,474
Posted By Mary51
Sunny. 63 degrees. Wind west 10-20.

Oh, California. I'm headed out for 8-10 days, harbor hopping south, a week from today.

I so envy Giulietta his cruising grounds with NO moorings. But I will refrain from repeating my Catalina...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-03-2008
Replies: 104
Views: 33,473
Posted By Mary51
Accessing the charts . . .

CaptKermie:

I had the same problem until I pretended to calibrate the charts. At the time, I just wanted the chart up on the screen and didn't care about using the program as a chart plotter. I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-16-2008
Replies: 229
Views: 21,401
Posted By Mary51
For hanging clothes, on hangers.

The padding is to prevent any annoying rattling noise.

Anal-retentive has a hyphen. What with the special place to store this, and two hose clamps, I'm thinking the po has a hyphen too.

Mary
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