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Search: Posts Made By: Edo Kazumichi
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-21-2009
Replies: 27
Views: 9,831
Posted By Edo Kazumichi
Good stuff, folks. The expression "modern...

Good stuff, folks.

The expression "modern design" begs a lot of question. For one, just because the technical know-how exists doesn't mean that it was employed in the construction of any...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-18-2009
Replies: 27
Views: 9,831
Posted By Edo Kazumichi
Jeff_H, Excellent stuff. I understand...

Jeff_H,

Excellent stuff.

I understand that boats typically meet their end at the bottom line of a cost/benefit analysis. But my question has to do with safety, i.e., the structural integrity...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-18-2009
Replies: 27
Views: 9,831
Posted By Edo Kazumichi
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Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-07-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 5,559
Posted By Edo Kazumichi
Thanks guys. I guess I'll just have to get...

Thanks guys. I guess I'll just have to get something at the local hardware store and hope it works long enough for me to get back to civilization.

Cheers!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-07-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 5,559
Posted By Edo Kazumichi
I guess my real question is, is there a specific...

I guess my real question is, is there a specific adhesive for hypalon or could I use something else, say, the stuff that came with my PVC repair kit?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-07-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 5,559
Posted By Edo Kazumichi
Crazy Glue?! Really?! I'm currently in the...

Crazy Glue?! Really?!

I'm currently in the MON (Middle of Nowhere). East Timor, to be precise. There's not a chandlery within two week's sailing of here! So I was looking for the specific...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-06-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 5,559
Posted By Edo Kazumichi
Hypalon adhesive

Can someone tell me what kind of adhesive to use for patching hypalon? The stuff that Achilles put in their repair kit came out more or less completely congealed and it doesn't say on the tube what...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-06-2009
Replies: 1
Views: 621
Posted By Edo Kazumichi
Balmar regulator and combiners

Hello all!

I've got a Balmar Series 7 alternator and an ARS regulator. It feeds my Lifeline AGM batteries through two West Marine combiners. I've got the regulator set for "AGM" (i.e., I haven't...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-18-2009
Replies: 0
Views: 320
Posted By Edo Kazumichi
Feeding my watermaker

Hi folks,

When underway my PUR 40E watermaker makes a clunking sound and the output falls off. I assume this is the pump cavitating because of insufficient flow. The manual says to install a...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 07-10-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 932
Posted By Edo Kazumichi
Enroute Weather Service

Can someone recommend a good enroute weather service for me.

Here's my deal. I am leaving on a 10-day passage between Bali and Western Australia in early August. I have a sat phone and would...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-25-2008
Replies: 7
Views: 552
Posted By Edo Kazumichi
Sat phones - Plan C

In addition to an EPIRB my abandon ship bag will have a sat phone and a handheld GPS. I believe in having Plan Bs for my Plan Bs. The thinking being that while lounging in my life raft and enjoying...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-25-2008
Replies: 14
Views: 824
Posted By Edo Kazumichi
Search and Rescue - Who's payin'?

So lets say you've been saved from watery annihilation by a SAR agency. Will you be handed a bill? If so, are there insurance policies that cover such things? The costs for one of these little...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-25-2008
Replies: 4
Views: 411
Posted By Edo Kazumichi
EPIRBs - Who's comin'?

Poke around the COSPAS-SARSAT website and you will find nice diagrams of the system and an explanation of how it works. EPIRB goes off, satellites pick up the signal and relay it to "Mission Control...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-22-2008
Replies: 38
Views: 6,281
Posted By Edo Kazumichi
Wow. I had no idea that little green bottles...

Wow. I had no idea that little green bottles were such a popular topic. Many thanks to all of you. I've decided that they're more trouble then they are worth .

Thanks!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-10-2008
Replies: 38
Views: 6,281
Posted By Edo Kazumichi
Those little green Coleman propane bottles

I've got a Magma grill and an "offshore stove" both of which use those little green Coleman propane bottles. My questions:

1. Can these bottles be refilled or do you just pitch them when they're...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-06-2008
Replies: 10
Views: 988
Posted By Edo Kazumichi
Okay. So, if I get a transformer of at least (20...

Okay. So, if I get a transformer of at least (20 x 14.5 =) 290 watts then it should work, right? Any other problems that you can see?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-06-2008
Replies: 10
Views: 988
Posted By Edo Kazumichi
Transformers

Hi ya'll!

I've got a Xantrex Truecharge 20 connected to a Marinco power inlet. Problem is that I'm in a 220V country.

I've also got a 100 watt transformer. Seems to me that I could simply...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-18-2008
Replies: 3
Views: 2,933
Posted By Edo Kazumichi
Dyeing Sunbrella

Probably impossible but maybe someone has a solution:

I don't like the color of my Sunbrella dodger, sail cover, etc. Is there any way I can change it? Specifically, it's a light green and I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-15-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 752
Posted By Edo Kazumichi
Big Honking Rust Stain

My beloved new-to-me fiberglass boat has an unsightly blemish. Someone used the wrong fastener on a fitting and it has bled a huge, brown rust stain onto my coach roof.

Is there any way to get...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-15-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 5,179
Posted By Edo Kazumichi
Thanks guys! Your input has saved me lots of $$...

Thanks guys! Your input has saved me lots of $$ not to mention work!

So, what kind of paint do people usually use for this kind of job? I know you said to use whatever kind of paint is on there...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-09-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 5,179
Posted By Edo Kazumichi
Masts and Paint

The boat I just bought has a mast and spars painted an awful color that I would very much like to remove/change.

Question is, do these things really NEED paint? Why do I see both painted and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-24-2008
Replies: 7
Views: 670
Posted By Edo Kazumichi
Internet Access On Board

Now, don't accuse me of being one of those guys that when they get away from it all likes to take it all with them but.......

What are my options for getting Internet access on my boat? Is...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-23-2006
Replies: 6
Views: 6,955
Posted By Edo Kazumichi
Great stuff, guys. After much sweating and...

Great stuff, guys.

After much sweating and craning of the neck the only numbers I could come up with on the engine itself were "855cc". So I guess that means I have a D850. Or perhaps it's a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-23-2006
Replies: 8
Views: 1,181
Posted By Edo Kazumichi
It's an Ericson 32 with a Kubota 3-banger. I...

It's an Ericson 32 with a Kubota 3-banger.

I don't think I made it clear. Every other bolt was tightened down to the shoulder but the shoulder did not end inside the coupling. Picture the two...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-23-2006
Replies: 8
Views: 1,181
Posted By Edo Kazumichi
It's an Ericson 32 with a Kubota 3-banger. I...

It's an Ericson 32 with a Kubota 3-banger.

I don't think I made it clear. Every other bolt was tightened down to the shoulder but the shoulder did not end inside the coupling. Picture the two...
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