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Search: Posts Made By: micheck
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-05-2012
Replies: 45
Views: 4,515
Posted By micheck
Re: Do you personally get seasick?

Do you take any seasickness prevention type medicines? Some have said they do starting a day or so before they head out
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-21-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 971
Posted By micheck
Re: Good (cheap) source for stainless pipe

Many on Google --- try Speedy Metals Online Industrial Metal Supply (
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-13-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 1,778
Posted By micheck
Ditch Bag Contents

I have the following in my 'Ditch Bag' --- what am I missing??

PRIPB (from cabin)
SPOT Hug or competitor (from cabin)
binoculars (from cabin)
waterproof portable VHF (from cockpit)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-03-2012
Replies: 31
Views: 6,736
Posted By micheck
Re: Where to get Butyl tape?

I saw in another thread that someone was quite satisfied with Butyl tape they had purchased from a funeral home or funeral home supplier; this tape - 2.5" wide and .25" thick is used to seal caskets...
Forum: Diesel 05-03-2012
Replies: 37
Views: 3,234
Posted By micheck
Re: cordless drill and socket "starter"

In one of their writings, the Pardeys discuss using a spring starter as an electric starter backup like Startwell Mechanical Starters - Startwell Mechanical Starters - Diesel Engine starting -...
Forum: Bristol 04-24-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 672
Posted By micheck
Re: Looking to run antenia coaxal

Not to start a fight ... why don't you use a cable from the radio through the bulkhead fitting and at the mast connect to the mast coaxial cable with a male/female connector there - saves a connector...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-01-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 693
Posted By micheck
Re: Problems with chartplotter accuracy

That big blue/white marble is really going to screw up your celestial fix - I'd just ignore it
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-10-2012
Replies: 17
Views: 1,478
Posted By micheck
Lighting ...

I am considering night sailing - I understand that you are required to show some red/green/white lights.

I am interested in responses from present or past sailors of large vessels

What gets...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-09-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 2,785
Posted By micheck
Re: Can't find Mast Sheaves replacement

Not aluminum but ... might look at ... Zephyrwerks - The Sheave Factory (
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-07-2012
Replies: 24
Views: 1,765
Posted By micheck
Re: Lead 'boot' - yes/no?

OK - the wisdom has spoken - I will move on to some other silly project - Thanks

Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-07-2012
Replies: 24
Views: 1,765
Posted By micheck
Re: Lead 'boot' - yes/no?

I was visualizing a 'C' shaped lead channel (with the open part of the 'C' facing upward); I would bolt it through the existing fiberglass keel and existing lead ballast

What about thoughts on...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-07-2012
Replies: 24
Views: 1,765
Posted By micheck
Lead 'boot' - yes/no?

One additional question and then I will go in a corner and think!

I am 'considering' adding a lead 'boot' to the bottom of my fin keel; this would serve as a sacrificial element protecting my...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-07-2012
Replies: 1
Views: 802
Posted By micheck
Designing a Jordan drogue chainplate

I am designing the two horizontal chainplates that will connect my 12,000# boat to a bridle for a Jordan Drogue. I understand that each chainplate should be able to handle 6,000# with a substantial...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-07-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 578
Posted By micheck
Re: Battery Chargers

Bunch of Costco 6V lead-acid golf cart batteries (225 AH/).
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-07-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 578
Posted By micheck
Re: Battery Chargers

A slightly related question: I have a single, large house battery (900 AH) and a 12 V starter battery; I keep the starter battery charged with a VCR (voltage controlled relay). I am looking for an AC...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-04-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 508
Posted By micheck
Adding reflector to augment Solar

I am considering adding two reflector panels (that will only be deployed in low wind days) alongside my solar panels mounted on the Bimini. They will have limited movement for some hourly adjustment....
Forum: Pearson 01-24-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 1,578
Posted By micheck
I have seen mentioned several times to pressurize...

I have seen mentioned several times to pressurize the interior with a shop vac or like and coat the exterior with a soapy water mix to spot bubbles - see for example: How to find that leak!...
Forum: Learning to Sail 01-13-2012
Replies: 146
Views: 19,747
Posted By micheck
In 1962, while in college in Southern California,...

In 1962, while in college in Southern California, I took a girlfriend to Newport Beach for some sailing. Neither of us had been sailing before but how difficult could it be ... We left the pier in...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-27-2011
Replies: 34
Views: 5,382
Posted By micheck
Might also look at John Letcher's "Self-Steering...

Might also look at John Letcher's "Self-Steering for Sailing Craft" - long out of print but I got one from Amazon's used books; he covers the engineering part and shows many simple ways to accomplish...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-20-2011
Replies: 1
Views: 625
Posted By micheck
Dacron Nylon Polyolefin

traditionally - Running rigging - Anchoring - backup anchoring...

Heck of a difference in price - does prestretch work?? does bigger work? What about extra cranks on the winch? Is price the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-14-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 541
Posted By micheck
Changing fuel tank configuration...

I am contemplating changing my diesel fuel tank configuration from one small tank near the engine to two larger tanks located about 20 feet away from the engine.

1: Is remote tankage OK?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-30-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 1,248
Posted By micheck
Source for Alarm Clock?

Does anyone have a source for the "Watch-keeping Alarm Clock" that one sets for say 15 minutes; after 15 minutes it rings; you stop it and go look around; you hit "Reset/Restart" and go back to sleep...
Forum: Diesel 09-12-2011
Replies: 12
Views: 4,418
Posted By micheck
Can you hand-crank a Yanmar 15 hp?

Can I feasibly hand-crank a Yanmar 2 cylinder 2YM15?

Forum: Living Aboard 09-12-2011
Replies: 74
Views: 31,680
Posted By micheck
Has anyone tried the "Robin Lee Graham" litter...

Has anyone tried the "Robin Lee Graham" litter box solution?

He used two nesting plastic litter boxes with the inner one having small holes drilled in in the bottom; he partially filled the...
Forum: Cal 08-08-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 2,229
Posted By micheck
If you haven't come across it yet --- the log of...

If you haven't come across it yet --- the log of the Mandolin (a Cal 34) traveling from the PNW to Mexico ... South Pacific ... New Zealand might give you some ideas

Sailing Vessel Mandolin...
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