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Search: Posts Made By: hopcar
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 605
Posted By hopcar
Re: Bent shank on my Danforth Anchor

I once chartered a trawler in the Florida Keys. The anchor it came with was a Danforth and the shank had a slight bend in it. The first night we anchored several squalls came through and we dragged...
Forum: Outboard 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 44
Views: 1,917
Posted By hopcar
Re: Propane Powered Outboard Engine Experience??

"The only thing that bothers me is having an automatic shut off for the propane. Especially if you store the outboard on the stern rail, if it starts leaking propane could easily find it's way to the...
Forum: Outboard 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 44
Views: 1,917
Posted By hopcar
Re: Propane Powered Outboard Engine Experience??

"I don't think that he can afford the down time to schlep them back to WM, and then have WM send them out to get serviced... not until the winter anyway."

No need to schlep them to WM. Call Lehr,...
Forum: Outboard 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 44
Views: 1,917
Posted By hopcar
Re: Propane Powered Outboard Engine Experience??

Paul, Lehr is actively looking for dealers and service centers. They pay well for warranty work. You may want to talk to them about it. Give David Kurens in their customer service a call. There is...
Forum: Outboard 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 44
Views: 1,917
Posted By hopcar
Re: Propane Powered Outboard Engine Experience??

"We have had reports of the LP bottles icing up in the lower Niagara river when the J70's were running WOT for a time. Aside from that, they seem to run very well."

When the small bottles are more...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 1,107
Posted By hopcar
Re: Best North American boat show?

I work both the Miami and Ft. Lauderdale shows.
Miami has a pretty good selection of sailboats. Ft. Lauderdale not so much.
I've always heard that Annapolis was the sailboat show but I've never...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-30-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 520
Posted By hopcar
Re: Surveyor near Ft. Lauderdale?

I've always used Butch Pliske. I've know him for about forty years. He knows what he's doing and has a lot of experience with sailboats.
World Yacht Survey - Pliske Marine - Mega Yacht Surveys Fort...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 07-22-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 1,853
Posted By hopcar
Re: How not to get wet

Attach a long trip line to the anchor so you can pull it to shore after the last trip.
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 07-19-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 1,853
Posted By hopcar
Re: How not to get wet

This is what you need to make a dry beach landing.
Forum: Learning to Sail 07-09-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 1,821
Posted By hopcar
Re: Sailboat that can be beached???

I've been thinking of building one of these to make a solo trip around the south end of Florida. It is a Sharpie design so it is suited for shallow water. Both the daggerboard and rudder are designed...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-07-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 683
Posted By hopcar
Re: Best Outboard for 24 San Juan

"No modifications were needed, just some tweaking of the carb jets. In fact, it would run on regular gas, just not as smooth."

While it's possible to make a gasoline engine run on propane, the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-03-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 683
Posted By hopcar
Re: Best Outboard for 24 San Juan

You might want to consider the Lehr 5hp. It runs on propane so it avoids the carburetor problems of gasoline engines. No need to drain the gas each time. It can sit for months without use but will...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-25-2014
Replies: 35
Views: 1,554
Posted By hopcar
Re: ebay purchase gone bad: 1/4" G43 anchor chain

HRD imports inexpensive marine products from China. They have a very pretty catalog. Their address is in an industrial area west of Miami International Airport.

The following information comes...
Forum: Outboard 06-21-2014
Replies: 44
Views: 1,917
Posted By hopcar
Re: Propane Powered Outboard Engine Experience??

I'm a Lehr dealer and I'll try to answer some of your questions.
Reliability: The first container load to hit the US were not good. Lehr just gave everybody a new one. I'm afraid it hurt their...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-21-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 619
Posted By hopcar
Re: chemicals!

"Where can I get all three: PB Blasters, Barkeepers Friend, and Goof Off?"
Almost any hardware store. Also look for Whink as a rust stain remover. ...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 06-15-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 244
Posted By hopcar
Re: Hey folks - Newbie in Florida

Welcome aboard. Sounds like you need at least two boats, but why stop there?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-11-2014
Replies: 36
Views: 1,281
Posted By hopcar
Re: Fiberglassing a wooden hull

I think a lot of the failures you hear about from the sixties and seventies were because they were done with polyester resin. I think you have a pretty good chance of it working if you use epoxy...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-11-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 755
Posted By hopcar
Re: New Ideas for using water heads?

Juan, when you say you have two heads I think you mean two faucets. The word "Head" on a boat usually refers to the bathroom or toilet.

As to your problem, the water system should be strong enough...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-10-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 941
Posted By hopcar
Re: "Spurs" Line Cutter or similar

Note that "Spurs" is a brand name for a particular line cutter. There are many different brands of line cutters available. Some may not work as well as others. My experience is with the Spurs brand...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-09-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 941
Posted By hopcar
Re: "Spurs" Line Cutter or similar

I've had a set of Spurs on my boat for about twenty five years now. I once found a few strands of polypro rope tangled in my running gear when I hauled the boat. I've never been stopped or even...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-07-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 724
Posted By hopcar
Re: Trolling motor to mooring

I use a little 30 lb thrust Minnkota with two jet ski batteries to push various small boats and inflatables. I run it on one battery until that battery dies. When I switch batteries, I know it's time...
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-05-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 415
Posted By hopcar
Re: Newmar chargers

Take a look at the Newmar Phase Three chargers if you decide to replace your old ferro charger. As you've found out, Newmar makes very reliable equipment.
If you have any questions about chargers,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-05-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 515
Posted By hopcar
Re: Deck Wash Down Pump won"t prime

The C-80 should give you a good volume of water at medium pressure range, 20-40 psi. If you want more pressure look at the ShurFlo Blaster and Jabsco Wash Down pumps.

I'm wondering if the vented...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-24-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 629
Posted By hopcar
Re: Flexible Holding Tank, Nauta vs Vetus?

I had a Nauta holding tank on my boat and I'm familiar with the Vetus tank. I don't think there is much difference. At best they're ok.

I think Aero Tec Labs (ATL) makes the best flexible tanks....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-13-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 1,435
Posted By hopcar
Re: Smallest planing dingy/motor

"So alright I'll take it apart again, it's not that hard. And since the first time I've found the service manual online and bought some carb cleaner. So I can do a better job this time."

If you've...
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