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Search: Posts Made By: Frogwatch
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Days Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 1,129
Posted By Frogwatch
Re: .25 gal/hr. Really???

My 28' S2 sailboat originally came with a Yanmar 1GM with 6.5 hp. In calm water, it could almost get to 5 kts but normal cruising speed was 4.5 kts. It burned less than .25 gal/hr and in fact...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 1 Week Ago
Replies: 62
Views: 2,759
Posted By Frogwatch
Re: Coastal sailing without depth finder?

I sailed for several years in N. FL coastal waters with 2' 10" draft without a depth sounder but it is all sand and oyster bars, not rocks. However, how much do rocks move around? So, it is a nice...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 1,297
Posted By Frogwatch
Re: Bahamas

I am somewhat surprised at that report of a 25' surge in the bahamas because most of the bahamas dont have the sort of geography that would cause such a surge. In most cases, the water surge simply...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 650
Posted By Frogwatch
Re: Florida Panhandle Coastal Cruiser

Who needs sarcasm? I think the Mac26X is the future of sailing and the numbers sold prove it. With her extreme shoal draft with board up and ability to get home quickly, I thinks she is actually...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 650
Posted By Frogwatch
Re: Florida Panhandle Coastal Cruiser

Sarcasm? Not at all. I did significantly exceed his price range though. However, I truly think the 26X is the ideal boat to cruise the Florida Panhandle.
Trailerable, extreme shoal draft, fast...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 650
Posted By Frogwatch
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 73
Views: 3,387
Posted By Frogwatch
Re: When Do You Reef?

I have reefed when my crew thought I shouldnt and I think I am correct. Going from Green Turtle to marsh harbor, I went below and took a nap while crew sailed. About an hour later, looked out and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 73
Views: 3,387
Posted By Frogwatch
Re: When Do You Reef?

8.5M (28') S2. Two answers: I reef when logic tells me to, ie. when she is overpowered and I can tell it. I reef when I am worried. 2nd reason applies more often.
I find that if I am worried...
Forum: Diesel 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 399
Posted By Frogwatch
Re: 1GM10 won't run over ~2500rpm

I had this exact problem on my old 1GM (not the 1GM10) and I changed EVERYTHING, reset timing, adjusted valves, checked compression, clean prop, nothing worked. Finally hired a mechanic who pointed...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 573
Posted By Frogwatch
Re: Throttle won't hold position!

My throttle has been like that for years. I tied a cord to it and the other end goes thru a cam cleat on the bulkhead near it. I can set it anywhere I want. Works so well I'd completely forgotten...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 08-12-2014
Replies: 65
Views: 6,059
Posted By Frogwatch
Re: How to go for 1 or 2 year cruise?

Get a Mac 26 with water ballast and 65 hp OB. You could trailer it anywhere. Take it Florida, sail the Keys for experience. Watch the weather and hop across to West End in Bahamas UNDER POWER at...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-12-2014
Replies: 79
Views: 2,321
Posted By Frogwatch
Re: I Equate it to Driving in a Bad Snow Storm!

Was once committee boat for a race. One boat was clearly carrying too much sail while practicing before the race. Very close to the wind heeled waaaaay over and he said his weather helm was makingn...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-12-2014
Replies: 79
Views: 2,321
Posted By Frogwatch
Re: I Equate it to Driving in a Bad Snow Storm!

So.............When a redneck says, "Hey Y'all, watch this" and does something stupid and gets hurt, we think he's a candidate for a Darwin Award but the same idea doesn't apply to sailors?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-12-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 410
Posted By Frogwatch
Re: 2 vs 3 blade prop

A. My prop strut is bronze so needs a zinc to protect it.
B. I went with the PerfectPitch prop because I had corrosion problems and the Plastic PerfectPitch worked well.
C. I made a direct...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-12-2014
Replies: 79
Views: 2,321
Posted By Frogwatch
Re: I Equate it to Driving in a Bad Snow Storm!

Anyone who doesn't reef when he knows he should is a damnfool and I'd not sail with him. Yer gonna break your boat and maybe require rescue. Is it really a case of "Hey, look at me, I'm doing...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-12-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 410
Posted By Frogwatch
Re: 2 vs 3 blade prop

Here is my "pitch" for PerfectPitch. The PerfectPitch are fixed blade massive plastic castings. When you order, you tell what boat and motor and they decide if you can handle a larger diameter. If...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-12-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 410
Posted By Frogwatch
2 vs 3 blade prop

Someone askd about 2 vs 3 blade props on the same boat. My 28' S2 came with the original yanmar 1gm engine with 6.5 hp, not the bigger 1 gm10 of today and it was just too small with a 2 blade and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-12-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 3,723
Posted By Frogwatch
Re: Autopilot AH800

The electrical plug I made from an off the shelf plug from West Marine.
The female thing into which the non moving end of the Ah800 fits I simply made from brass on a small lathe.
The innards of...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-11-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 3,723
Posted By Frogwatch
Re: Autopilot AH800

I still use an AH800 on my 28' S2. I have replaced the electrical plug threetimes. The female bronze (brass) plug into which it fits was lost so I made another. It does not interface to anything...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-11-2014
Replies: 55
Views: 3,080
Posted By Frogwatch
Re: Lets talk about dinghies y'all

I tried 5 diff types of dinghy for my not so roomy 28' S2 till I was happy. I finally bought a used 8' Porta-bote and find it is very easy to assemble on the foredeck, it is relatively lightweight....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-06-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 478
Posted By Frogwatch
Re: The Grand Adventure

If I remember right, you're the guy from Man o War in the bahamas who had weird diesel probs.

I cannot address your sailing plans but, for your "backpacking " adventure you might consider...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-04-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 611
Posted By Frogwatch
Re: Keeping insulin cool

I may have mis-read the table for heats of solution because I see that it is urea oxalate that seems much better than Ammonium nitrate. Urea nitrate is also much better but it is also a high...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-04-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 611
Posted By Frogwatch
Re: Keeping insulin cool

My table shows a greater heat of solution for urea.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-04-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 611
Posted By Frogwatch
Re: Keeping insulin cool

Even better, try explaining to the Coast Guard why you have a huge sack of Ammonium Nitrate next to your diesel fuel tank and you are sailing up next to a natural gas unloading facility.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-04-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 611
Posted By Frogwatch
Re: Keeping insulin cool

I'd think that if you tried to carry Ammonium Nitrate on an airplane you'd immediately go on the 'no fly" list whereas urea is harmless.
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