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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   23 Hours Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 649
Posted By travlineasy
Re: Easy Solar Panel Mount

Less than $20 for the parts to construct mine. Mostly Bimini top connections from Marine Parts Depot.

http://i973.photobucket.com/albums/ae216/travlin_easy/SAM_0302_zps9b2867b6.jpg

Gary :cool:
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   6 Days Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 1,642
Posted By travlineasy
Re: Looking for a boat of live aboard

Paul, the survey of my Morgan 33 was just $495 and very, very extensive, comprehensive and accurate. I saved a lot of money on the asking price by having it done. Granted, I still spent a fair amount...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   6 Days Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 774
Posted By travlineasy
Re: Your Opinion on Storm Tactics

Having been at sea during Hurricane Hazel, while serving aboard the USS Newport News, CA148, our 760-foot heavy cruiser was tossed around like a damned cork. To me, it was idiotic, but that's what...
Forum: Outboard   6 Days Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 436
Posted By travlineasy
Re: Long or extra-long shaft?

In your case, with the design of the boat, the cavitation plate would have to be, obviously, beneath the water's surface, the deeper the better. The secret here is to mount the motor away from...
Forum: Chesapeake Bay   1 Week Ago
Replies: 244
Views: 12,907
Posted By travlineasy
Re: 2015 Sailing Season on the Chesapeake

Most of the good outboard shops have, unfortunately, long since closed down. About the only place I still know that services the older outboards is a shop at Tidewater Marina in Havre de Grace.
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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   1 Week Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 341
Posted By travlineasy
Re: Cleaning fuel and water tanks. How often

When you ran the bleach through the tank it cleaned it. Chlorine bleach kills all living cells - ALL! There is nothing that can survive a heavy dose of Chlorox. I dump a cup full in my tank every...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   1 Week Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 1,075
Posted By travlineasy
Re: wifi reception

Jim, this is the antenna I've been using for more than 4 years, works like a champ, and I have received signals from 5 miles away many times. I'm really amazed at just how well it functions.

Gary...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   1 Week Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 4,471
Posted By travlineasy
Re: advice on sailing around Cape Hatteras?

Take the ditch - it's a nice motor trip that is quite safe this time of year. I fished quite a bit out of Hatteras and Morehead City and I can tell you first hand that when the weather gets nasty it...
Forum: Chesapeake / Central US east coast   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 859
Posted By travlineasy
Re: Sharks in the Chesapeake Bay

About 20 years ago, the best place to catch sharks along the entire east coast, north of Florida, was the mouth of Chesapeake Bay. Early in the season, 30 to 55-pound spiny dogfish arrived on the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 0
Views: 343
Posted By travlineasy
3G and 4G radar - awesome!

I posted this on the Maintenance section of this site, but thought it would be of interest to folks that may not go to that area of the site.

Well, I took the boat out for a trial run using the...
Forum: Gas   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 249
Posted By travlineasy
Re: Atomic 4- Thermostat Gasket Sealant

You can get away with making your own thermostat gasket - no problem there. However, you should only use the gasket supplied from Moyer Marine for the water pump. The clearance is critical and the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-19-2015
Replies: 35
Views: 1,644
Posted By travlineasy
Re: Serious BBQ

I just got off the telephone with Magma and they want me to check a couple things on the regulator to determine which one I have. Apparently, there are two models of regulators, one of which is...
Forum: Chesapeake Bay   05-18-2015
Replies: 41
Views: 1,403
Posted By travlineasy
Re: Memorial Day Weekend

Donna, you can use my boat on Monday, Memorial Day - I have to work.

Gary :cool:
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-10-2015
Replies: 71
Views: 2,950
Posted By travlineasy
Re: Found This Bristol for Sale - Thoughts for New Sailors?

For it's age, the boat appears very well maintained. This might be a great deal, but as stated previously, have it surveyed - and be sure the engine is in good shape. One of the things a good...
Forum: Outboard   05-07-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 428
Posted By travlineasy
Re: Where do you store your gas can?

When I traveled with the dink, I stored the 2-gallon gas can on the foredeck and it was strapped securely to one of the stanchions. I also had three 5-gallon gas cans there as backup fuel for my A4....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-30-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 1,200
Posted By travlineasy
Re: Repainting non skid only

As long as it is the consistency of mayonnaise it's still good.

Good luck,

Gary :cool:
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   04-29-2015
Replies: 22
Views: 2,057
Posted By travlineasy
Re: Blog about going south on the East Coast ICW to FL?

Ain't exactly a blog - just my trip down the ditch a couple years ago. http://www.sailnet.com/forums/general-discussion-sailing-related/93788-icw-single-handed-well-almost-19.html

There's also a...
Forum: Living Aboard   04-27-2015
Replies: 32
Views: 1,667
Posted By travlineasy
Re: Retiring soon...

Don is right - sailing isn't rocket science. The sailing part is easy, navigation is only slightly more difficult, but keeping the boat in good operating condition requires a lot of time, patience...
Forum: Living Aboard   04-27-2015
Replies: 32
Views: 1,667
Posted By travlineasy
Re: Retiring soon...

Colin hit the nail on the head. How much sailing experience is of paramount importance. Living aboard in that part of the world is not as easy as some folks think. And, you have to be able to get out...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-20-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 595
Posted By travlineasy
Re: Someone help the fishing newbie, plz!

The Rod you are looking at is a standup tuna stick, rated as a IGFA 50-pound class with a single stripper roller guide. It is made specifically to catch large, pelagic species, bluefin tuna,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-17-2015
Replies: 23
  Poll: Cruising Gear #2
Views: 1,321
Posted By travlineasy
Re: Cruising Gear #2

Keep in mind that if it were not for beer, most of us would not be alive today, America would not have been discovered because old Chris would have died of thirst while crossing the Atlantic, we...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-17-2015
Replies: 139
Views: 6,527
Posted By travlineasy
Re: Good Small Boat for Older, Fatter Woman to learn on

I go for younger women
I've lived with several a while
Though I ran em away they'd come back someday
Sure could manage a smile
Just takes a while
Just takes a while

(Jimmy Buffett - A Pirate...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-16-2015
Replies: 139
Views: 6,527
Posted By travlineasy
Re: Good Small Boat for Older, Fatter Woman to learn on

Get it fixed - it's a relatively quick repair and recovery.

Gary :cool:
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-16-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 655
Posted By travlineasy
Free books...

I stumbled across a link that provided me with lots of neat books to read, many about sailing. They can be downloaded in several formats, which makes it nice for those that Kindles and other...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-16-2015
Replies: 24
  Poll: Cruising Gear
Views: 1,521
Posted By travlineasy
Re: Cruising Gear

I want everything on the boat - including cold Margarettas, hot senoritas, TV, Radar, Internet, flush toilet, shower, hot and cold running water, refrigerator/freezer, Heat Pump, dinghy, generator,...
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