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Search: Posts Made By: Lothario
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-23-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 763
Posted By Lothario
What is this thingy?

Hi all, this is gonna probably be a dumb question to some, but I found this in a cabinet in my Islander 32. The black knob screws so I assume that something goes inside the tube and the knob secures...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 01-17-2014
Replies: 52
Views: 6,078
Posted By Lothario
Re: Was the freighter messing with me, or did I mess up?

Often I perceive others actions are directed specifically AT ME..when quite often they aren't. Usually there is a common sense reason for ppl to do what they're doing that has nothing to do with me....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-09-2014
Replies: 2,738
Views: 229,608
Posted By Lothario
Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

Love this thread..i'm in the same boat...(sorry I couldn't resist!) Moving onto my 32 Islander by the end of this month from a well appointed apartment. I read a book called, "Do what you love, and...
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-19-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 894
Posted By Lothario
Re: Gas gauge/sensor problem

Update: Well, I did the tests provided by olddog60 (thanks again!) and it turned out to be the sending unit after all, its ordered and on the way.
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-11-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 894
Posted By Lothario
Re: Gas gauge/sensor problem

I tried to take a pic but my crappy phone doesn't have flash and the pen light didn't do anything..and btw all the gauges work, even the gas gauge lights up as previously mentioned, the needle just...
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-11-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 894
Posted By Lothario
Re: Gas gauge/sensor problem

Thanks you guys! I checked it today and there is power going to all four connections in the back of the gauge and at the sensor itself. Gonna try olddog60's test procedure on it next. I should have...
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-09-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 894
Posted By Lothario
Gas gauge/sensor problem

Hi All, I have a 77' Islander 32 and the gas gauge lights up but the needle doesn't move, even after I fill the tank. My question is: could this be the sensor in the tank, and if so, where would it...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-07-2013
Replies: 80
Views: 17,693
Posted By Lothario
Re: Abandoned Boat 100+ miles at sea.

And what if there was a couple and they happen to be 'napping'..#awkward!
Forum: Introduce Yourself 11-03-2013
Replies: 1
Views: 282
Posted By Lothario
Future liveaboard with 'new' boat

Hi all! Just bought a Islander 32 currently docked in Long Beach and plan to move into her next month! Freaking out? Nahhh! Way past the freaking out part and into the full panic mode :eek:. Never...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-31-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 6,754
Posted By Lothario
Re: Sailing to Catalina Island

Prevailing conditions would be the wind blowing from the island, so you'll be beating all the way there. A lot of locals leave early and motor over, and then sail back. The wind usually picks up in...
Forum: Living Aboard 09-30-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 1,580
Posted By Lothario
Re: Liveaboard Sail upkeep

Once upon a time, I actually took my main n jib to the Laundromat! Gentle wash, gentle rid of the mold. It was not a big risk then since they were both very old and I was intending to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-15-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 787
Posted By Lothario
Re: Erie Canal Sinking Sept 2013

Doesn't the bridge owner, local/state govt, bear responsibility for this? Being negligent could get me in trouble, why not them? If a govt Dept of Transportation is responsible for building a bridge,...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 09-09-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 2,376
Posted By Lothario
Re: Sailing 201 Quiz

I actually hopped over the bow once and forced the boat back; this was a 26' Cobalt speed boat tho! But couldn't this theoretically be done in a small sail boat, assuming it not the fin..
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