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Search: Posts Made By: Gary1
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-20-2009
Replies: 28
Views: 2,147
Posted By Gary1
The USCG responded in what I thought was a proper...

The USCG responded in what I thought was a proper fashion. Two petty officers spent most of yesterday tracking down the current owner by doing a little bit of leg work. Supposedly he's going to tow...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-19-2009
Replies: 13
Views: 750
Posted By Gary1
Prop-Speed, fellers. It really works if you...

Prop-Speed, fellers.
It really works if you put it on EXACTLY per the instructions--and then keep your diver from scraping it off.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-19-2009
Replies: 28
Views: 2,147
Posted By Gary1
Dog, I'm shocked that you could say that...

Dog,

I'm shocked that you could say that about me. When I was younger, I never sold a used car without first wiping it down with a coat of diesel fuel to make the oxidized paint shine, or adding...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-19-2009
Replies: 28
Views: 2,147
Posted By Gary1
You're right, Dog. So in the interest of...

You're right, Dog. So in the interest of convincing someone to come and take this fine yacht off to a new home, I'll be happy to charge someone for the information. :laugher

Here are a few...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-19-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 1,440
Posted By Gary1
The simple bottom line is that you have to stop...

The simple bottom line is that you have to stop the RF from a transmitter from touching the mast. That means insulators. If the RF does get to the mast, standing rigging, etc., it's not going to do...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-19-2009
Replies: 359
Views: 39,447
Posted By Gary1
SD, Kelpie? That nasty little Irish/Scottish...

SD,

Kelpie? That nasty little Irish/Scottish critter that comes and breaks things?

I used to sail on a schooner named 'Kelpie'. Odd things happened. Winches blew up (literally), brand new...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-19-2009
Replies: 39
Views: 26,104
Posted By Gary1
For what it's worth: I've single handed the...

For what it's worth: I've single handed the boss's 56 foot cutter. A LOT. That being said, it has electric winches, roller furling everything, bow thruster, etc. The only real problem is coming into...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-19-2009
Replies: 28
Views: 2,147
Posted By Gary1
Exclamation Free Boat, no kiddin'

If anyone would like to take on a real project boat, there's an old ketch that is currently adrift and aground about 100 feet from the boss's private dock. It had been anchored out around 500 yards...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-08-2009
Replies: 20
Views: 2,693
Posted By Gary1
David- Keep putting on coats. You're getting...

David-

Keep putting on coats. You're getting close. You need to have a uniformly smooth surface after sanding. Also, use a sanding block, not the palm of your hand. Once you get the uniform,...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-07-2009
Replies: 2
Views: 921
Posted By Gary1
Not much good news here. Those clips are made of...

Not much good news here. Those clips are made of spring steel, so they REALLY don't like being removed. They usually break in the process. The good news is you can usually get replacements at NAPA...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-07-2009
Replies: 2
Views: 3,336
Posted By Gary1
That sounds like one of two things: either a bad...

That sounds like one of two things: either a bad instrument, and nothing will work but pulling it for repair. The other thought is that the problem may be a loose/corroded/oxidized connector pin....
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 01-07-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 771
Posted By Gary1
Good luck with Green Cove Springs. They have a...

Good luck with Green Cove Springs. They have a 'good ol' boy' system--if they don't know you, you can expect a call from them sometime after Hades freezes over.

Personally, I'd stay away from Ron...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-07-2009
Replies: 19
Views: 1,537
Posted By Gary1
The top picture is a stress fracture, caused by...

The top picture is a stress fracture, caused by something big, heavy, etc., falling on or hitting the glass. They usually go all the way down. They can be repaired, but it's a pain.

The third...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-07-2009
Replies: 2
Views: 458
Posted By Gary1
Have the owner suck about two ounces of oil out...

Have the owner suck about two ounces of oil out of the engine, and take it to a good engine analysis company, spend the bucks and let them tell you what the engine is like. Just make sure the owner...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-07-2009
Replies: 20
Views: 2,693
Posted By Gary1
David, If you're after really good, durable...

David,

If you're after really good, durable varnish, try reading my post in this thread:

http://www.sailnet.com/forums/gear-maintenance/44692-finishing-cockpit-table.html

Varnish work takes...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-07-2009
Replies: 25
Views: 2,334
Posted By Gary1
Hiya, Chuckles. It's been a while. I'll give...

Hiya, Chuckles.

It's been a while. I'll give you a serious suggestion or two.

First off, a little background. The Raymarine wind direction contraption is nothing but a precision potentiometer...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction 09-05-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 780
Posted By Gary1
Wow! I'm with TJK on this one. You're braver...

Wow!

I'm with TJK on this one. You're braver than I am.

About the only piece of advice I can give you, seriously, is to make sure you have lots of bilge pumps ready when you splash her. Back...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction 09-05-2008
Replies: 21
Views: 2,530
Posted By Gary1
Eric, You're correct, strictly speaking,...

Eric,

You're correct, strictly speaking, however, in the case of small wire, the voltage stays the same, the load (current) stays the same, and the high resistance of small wire stays the same....
Forum: Sailnet.com Polls 09-05-2008
Replies: 44
Views: 7,057
Posted By Gary1
He also forgot: Getting drunk on rum and...

He also forgot:
Getting drunk on rum and falling off the boat.
Ooops. That's a power boater's favorite pass time. Upstanding and moral sailors would never do such a thing.
Never mind... :D
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-05-2008
Replies: 16
Views: 1,199
Posted By Gary1
If you're in the Chesapeake area and want to take...

If you're in the Chesapeake area and want to take a sail on a big boat, let me know via personal message. I'll hook you up with the boss the next time he goes up to play on Island Breeze, a 56...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-05-2008
Replies: 3
Views: 628
Posted By Gary1
You absolutely have the right idea. The only fly...

You absolutely have the right idea. The only fly in the ointment is running two thirty amp, 120 lines into the boat. You can do it that way, but you'd be much better off running a single 50amp,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-05-2008
Replies: 23
Views: 4,415
Posted By Gary1
Here be the story on exhaust soot: The 'wax'...

Here be the story on exhaust soot:

The 'wax' you put on your boat is a hydrocarbon compound, in most cases. The soot is also a hydrocarbon, and has an affinity for sticking to other hydrocarbons,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-05-2008
Replies: 17
Views: 1,814
Posted By Gary1
SR I don't know, man. Our most recent...

SR

I don't know, man. Our most recent purchase of Lewmar stuff was a pair of heavy duty genoa rollers to replace the old ones on Breeze. We bought them about three years ago. The boss tried to get...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-04-2008
Replies: 28
Views: 3,454
Posted By Gary1
I've never seen a container, but I've seen more...

I've never seen a container, but I've seen more than a fair number of pilings, oil drums, large chunks of fishing nets with floats on them, and other things that you don't want to tangle with.

As...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-04-2008
Replies: 24
Views: 1,441
Posted By Gary1
Fooey. I'm about over storms and the...

Fooey.

I'm about over storms and the season's just getting warmed up.

Giu--it was bad enough they started adding Hispanic names. Personally, I think they oughta go back to naming them all...
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