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Search: Posts Made By: boatbum
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-15-2005
Replies: 4
Views: 3,979
Posted By boatbum
Flexible Water Tank Installation

Ditto on the Plastimo''s. Put two in five years ago, still good, no leaks, no bad water taste.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-10-2005
Replies: 7
Views: 1,812
Posted By boatbum
Pumping out a flat bilge

There are switches with two probes that will function in very little water, but the typical Rule pump itself has about a 3/4" threshold to be able to move water and depending on the hose size, some...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-06-2005
Replies: 4
Views: 3,979
Posted By boatbum
Flexible Water Tank Installation

I have two Plastimo Bladders for extra water when I plan to be on the hook for more than a few days. They do not need vents. In answer to the original question, no they will not take the pressure. ...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 06-15-2005
Replies: 12
Views: 6,488
Posted By boatbum
Mast height restrictions on the ICW

In which area of the 1000 miles would you have interest.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-23-2005
Replies: 2
Views: 888
Posted By boatbum
VHF/UHF Ham Radio aboard

I use the std Marine VHF, it works fine in the 2 Meter Spectrum. So the SWR isn''t perfect, it isn''t on an antena tuned for 2 Meter either unless you are right in the middle. I experimented with...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 05-16-2005
Replies: 6
Views: 2,087
Posted By boatbum
Getting Dog from Water into Sailboat

Ah, rubber steak on a stick.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-11-2005
Replies: 6
Views: 1,286
Posted By boatbum
Sulphated batteries

At this point you have nothing to loose by dropping a heavy charge, caps off, say 50 amps at 14.2 volts or slightly above on them for an hour or so. Then drop back to a normal charge overnight. ...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 05-03-2005
Replies: 6
Views: 5,811
Posted By boatbum
Gulfstar or Endeavour (37''''s)

A little something for you to think about. About every early model Endeavour, 32''s, 37"s and 43''s that I have known, have had their fuel tanks corode through. That is because they sit in the bilge...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 04-28-2005
Replies: 6
Views: 5,811
Posted By boatbum
Gulfstar or Endeavour (37''''s)

Had an Endeavour 32 for 9 years, dock mate a 37 and still does. Much better built than the Gulfstar. They were all built on "sailboat row" here in Largo, Fl. The man that designed the Endeavour,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-20-2005
Replies: 8
Views: 1,053
Posted By boatbum
Radio Check

Yes, finally someone with some brains about the assinine radio checks. Everyone knows where ST and BUS hang out, but no, let''s clutter 16 with the idiotic radio check. In the Tampa Bay area, there...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-17-2005
Replies: 3
Views: 589
Posted By boatbum
Interior cushion cleaning

Now there you go, trying to make sence of boat builders. You would think they would be washable, and they may be. I imagine the tags have long since been removed or are unreadable so you''ll need...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-16-2005
Replies: 3
Views: 589
Posted By boatbum
Interior cushion cleaning

Having owned an 82 Catalina, the plaid covers will not only shrink if you remove them, but you will have a fun time getting them back on.

Egads, plads are out. I can''t imagine the condition...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-13-2005
Replies: 5
Views: 2,959
Posted By boatbum
how to tell if sails are blown out?

They will be like a fat girls underwear, not able to contain any shape other than round and baggy. No matter what you do with adjustments, you will not get the airfoil flow shape. Mostly noticeable...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-10-2005
Replies: 8
Views: 1,053
Posted By boatbum
Radio Check

Only the clueless clog 16 with radio checks. If you want a real radio check, listen for a while on the working chnnels, find a boat that is out there, and call them directly, but not on 16.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-20-2005
Replies: 26
Views: 3,515
Posted By boatbum
Why has this board gone stale?

Couldn''t agree more.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-17-2005
Replies: 26
Views: 3,515
Posted By boatbum
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-13-2005
Replies: 8
Views: 2,361
Posted By boatbum
Golf cart batteries

They''ll start a high compression turbo diesel, not to worry.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-01-2005
Replies: 11
Views: 2,433
Posted By boatbum
High capacity alternators

Mark, the best thing you can do is externaly regulate it with a new three stage regulator. It will bring the bank back to full status where as a standard automotive type will take forever to do it. ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-28-2005
Replies: 4
Views: 1,790
Posted By boatbum
Building a galley stove

With the "rigging" you''ve done, and using 2 lb. disposable propane tanks below decks, no sniffer or safety devices, but what the hell, you did it cheap, how about just sending an e-mail once a month...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-26-2005
Replies: 8
Views: 2,361
Posted By boatbum
Golf cart batteries

You will need two 6v Golf Cart Batteries, T-105''s or T-135''s. You wire them in series, plus to minus. You then have 12 volts. The reason to use them is that they are one of the few, and have no...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-26-2005
Replies: 4
Views: 1,672
Posted By boatbum
Best A/C system

Any one of the Marine Units today, the industry has weeded out the junk. Cruise Airrrrr is a good one, many like Mermaid. Do the install yourself. You will learn your system, and it is not...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-12-2005
Replies: 11
Views: 2,999
Posted By boatbum
Refrigeration Conversion

Put your question to www.kollmann-marine.com the most knowledgable site on refigeration.
Forum: Provisioning 01-08-2005
Replies: 2
Views: 1,441
Posted By boatbum


Forum: Crew Wanted/Available 01-08-2005
Replies: 2
Views: 810
Posted By boatbum
Aragggggghhhhh.

Aragggggghhhhh.
Forum: herSailNet 01-08-2005
Replies: 2
Views: 1,147
Posted By boatbum
no nada , like the commercoal, NO.

no nada , like the commercoal, NO.
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