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Search: Posts Made By: ollie820
Forum: Chartering 09-30-2009
Replies: 20
Views: 2,822
Posted By ollie820
You do not need certification to Charter. They...

You do not need certification to Charter. They usually want a "resume" of experience. I would be comfortable anchoring, picking up a mooring and depending where you go you may not need to even dock...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-05-2009
Replies: 32
Views: 7,493
Posted By ollie820
Just FYI: Spiders do what is called "ballooning"....

Just FYI: Spiders do what is called "ballooning". When the eggs hatch the little guys spew out a thread of silk and let the wind carry them to their next destination. Rigging and masts make for...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-10-2009
Replies: 1
Views: 1,624
Posted By ollie820
Check out the Water Witch switch or place a block...

Check out the Water Witch switch or place a block of wood or similar under the switch to allow more depth.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 07-09-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 2,260
Posted By ollie820
I do not think you will be able to get into the...

I do not think you will be able to get into the pond. I was told there is only about 3' of depth and someone ran aground while I was there. The "harbor" has 2-3 moorings and you will most likely...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-27-2009
Replies: 4
Views: 921
Posted By ollie820
I have used Rig Rite. Rig-Rite Inc. - Masts,...

I have used Rig Rite. Rig-Rite Inc. - Masts, Booms, Spars, Rigging, and Hardware for Sailboats. (http://www.rigrite.com) They were in Warwick but the site does not have their location so they may...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 08-07-2007
Replies: 569
Views: 134,500
Posted By ollie820
I left my slip under power and forgot to untie...

I left my slip under power and forgot to untie the other side of my tiller tamer. I was on a collision course with the bow of a large sailboat. At the last minute I was able to free it and throw it...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-03-2007
Replies: 48
Views: 6,584
Posted By ollie820
Go with the Bene. The Ip's are geriatric.

Go with the Bene. The Ip's are geriatric.
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 08-01-2007
Replies: 7
Views: 1,310
Posted By ollie820
Every boat is different so you may have to...

Every boat is different so you may have to experiment what works for you. I do not think you can make a statement for all sailing vessels. I have seen their storm tactics video and they explain...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-08-2007
Replies: 10
Views: 879
Posted By ollie820
How about installing some chocks to feed the...

How about installing some chocks to feed the lines to a better location farthur forward. You could also install stainless rub strakes to eliminate wear. They are about 1/2" wide and 10" long but...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-17-2007
Replies: 9
Views: 1,127
Posted By ollie820
I would suggest following the line from the tank....

I would suggest following the line from the tank. If you don't have a vent line creating suction is the least of your worries. You will have a geiser when you open the cap due to pressure build up....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-06-2007
Replies: 14
Views: 2,780
Posted By ollie820
There was some information in practical sailor...

There was some information in practical sailor regarding this in last months issue. The problem is that biodiesel breaks down quickly and as marine diesel can sit in the tank for a while it can...
Forum: Learning to Sail 06-04-2007
Replies: 32
Views: 5,374
Posted By ollie820
All sailors are boaters but not all boaters are...

All sailors are boaters but not all boaters are sailors.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-03-2007
Replies: 12
Views: 1,413
Posted By ollie820
Search under "vented loop" at West or...

Search under "vented loop" at West or Defender.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-25-2007
Replies: 37
Views: 4,423
Posted By ollie820
Use a brass brush in the drill if you are worried...

Use a brass brush in the drill if you are worried about rust from a steel brush.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-24-2007
Replies: 11
Views: 4,558
Posted By ollie820
As GC stated the signal probably comes from the...

As GC stated the signal probably comes from the AC tap on the alternator. The Tach may be fine and the problem lies at the source. Check the output voltage to ensure that it is putting out enough...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-23-2007
Replies: 28
Views: 4,446
Posted By ollie820
I think autoinflate is the way to go. The...

I think autoinflate is the way to go. The thought being if you were knocked out on the way over at least you would be floating. Proponents site that if you were in an overturned cabin filled with...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-11-2007
Replies: 13
Views: 1,633
Posted By ollie820
I prefer the injection method as the holes are...

I prefer the injection method as the holes are smaller. I drilled two holes at each side of the delam and injected. I injected in one hole and stopped when the epoxy came out the other. I would...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 05-06-2007
Replies: 5
Views: 985
Posted By ollie820
Check out the Pearson 30 or Catalina 30. They...

Check out the Pearson 30 or Catalina 30. They fit the bill. I hope everyone gets along as it will be tight. Go to Boat and Yacht Sales, Buy Boats and Yachts - YachtWorld.com...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-05-2007
Replies: 6
Views: 549
Posted By ollie820
You may want to try and get a job in a boat yard...

You may want to try and get a job in a boat yard helping with rigging, getting boats ready for launch, maintenance, etc. This way you could see what you like and don't like. I can tell you that...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 05-05-2007
Replies: 15
Views: 1,890
Posted By ollie820
Met allows your boat to be included on your...

Met allows your boat to be included on your homeowners policy. It is in the basic language so there is no added cost. The boat has to be 25' or less. I had a 23 at the time so I lucked out.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-03-2007
Replies: 23
Views: 1,932
Posted By ollie820
I purchased a 42'er with 2.5 inch toe rails. The...

I purchased a 42'er with 2.5 inch toe rails. The dealer wanted 8K to do it with Bristol Finish. I laughed. it is now a nice silvery grey.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-02-2007
Replies: 35
Views: 15,244
Posted By ollie820
Ok. I know it is a little like snake oil but I...

Ok. I know it is a little like snake oil but I thought I would give it a try. I will be back in a couple of months to report the results. If anything the smell should keep something away. Stay...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-02-2007
Replies: 35
Views: 15,244
Posted By ollie820
I am applying anhydrous lanolin, Lanocote from...

I am applying anhydrous lanolin, Lanocote from Forespar, to the prop this season as a test. I have read several articles that claim it is effective. It is a sticky wax like substance made from...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 05-01-2007
Replies: 21
Views: 1,540
Posted By ollie820
Typically you should do both. The documentation...

Typically you should do both. The documentation will designate you as the owner and your state probably requires registration. Most people do not put the reg numbers on the hull from what i have...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-30-2007
Replies: 11
Views: 1,662
Posted By ollie820
The cloth covering is insulation. This is the...

The cloth covering is insulation. This is the section that is high temp as it is before the cooling water injection. I cannot tell if it is cast iron but many of these fittings are. You should...
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