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Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   4 Days Ago
Replies: 34
Views: 824
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Drugs after Expiry Use or Chuck? New Research

During a long cruise some drugs expire and they can be hard to replace in weird countries, and very expensive in others (USA!!!).

We have had a couple of threads where its mentioned. Some folks...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   1 Week Ago
Replies: 39
Views: 1,118
Posted By Tanski
Re: Small rechargeable batteries (AAA, AA, C,D)

Charge rate and charge control are different for nimh batteries vs ni-cad. Not really interchangable.
Another vote for Enerloops, also into rc, what I use in my tx's.
Just went to charge one of my...
Forum: Weather   10-16-2014
Replies: 107
Views: 10,180
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: Tropical Storm Gonzalo... Ooops!

Ok, this GE is just one section of the Lagoon between Explorer Island, upper left, the Airport runway, lower part, and Witches Tit (sorry girls!) top right and the Causeway Bridge lower right.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-05-2014
Replies: 61
Views: 5,270
Posted By tdw
Re: W D Schock called me a freeloader for asking for info about my boat

We will never reach agreement on this. For sure the OP's request was very poorly worded but the response was less than diplomatic and very short sighted.

I'm a small business owner and will...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   08-27-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 701
Posted By nwsaildude
Navigators Piloting and Charting Reference Card

This is a card I came up with that has some common formulas for standard Coastal navigation, Time / distance -TVMDC - common charting symbols - it is two sided but prints two up on letter sized...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger   04-08-2014
Replies: 53
Views: 6,225
Posted By Mimsy
Rebel Heart- Keeping positive

Firstly, Charlotte of Rebel Heart is my friend so not only has the huge criticism thrown at them and all cruising families by the public riled me up as a sailing mom but it's hurt me right where it...
Forum: herSailNet   11-25-2013
Replies: 39
Views: 17,962
Posted By WinterRiver
Re: Wrapping a Steering Wheel

I posted this project in the low-bucks project thread, and am happy to repeat it here.

The leather wrap on our wheel had seen better days. I searched online and in books for an easy, good-looking...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-25-2013
Replies: 19
Views: 2,592
Posted By Cruisingdad
Ode to a sailor...

Ode to a sailor…

Over the many years in our travels, we have had the pleasure of meeting many different men and women; only occasionally do we meet other families. You see, families aboard a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-16-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 763
Posted By Faster
Re: Need help getting propane fitting off

Usually/often if a fitting is reverse thread there's a 'notch' in the nut like so:
Forum: Electrical Systems   11-13-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 755
Posted By mitiempo
Re: wise or unwise: replace 1 of 4 batteries in house bank?

With a properly wired battery bank this isn't necessary. Properly wired the negative is from one end of the bank and the positive from the other. This draws across the bank evenly as shown below.
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   10-28-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 568
Posted By smurphny
Storm Prediction Center WebPage

I've been watching this NOAA site for a while now and find it useful for trying to predict storm tracks and weather systems across the US. It gives a bigger picture than Wfax graphics and shows...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-23-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 393
Posted By Delta-T
Re: 2 part epoxy

I have used many. I found the Oatey works the best. Can be found in the plumbing dept at Lowes. I have never had a crusting issue. Kept wrapped up it lasts for at least a year. Epoxy Putty...
Forum: Announcements and Suggestions Box   10-17-2013
Replies: 60
Views: 4,024
Posted By Cruisingdad

As of today, all signatures which reflect a political stance will need to be removed. THis includes gun control, political party affiliations, I hate Obama, I hate republicans, etc.

Keep the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-12-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 681
Posted By Sabreman
Re: What kind of interior finish

I find that wiping the interior with any oil looks good for a time but eventually needs to be re done. Many oils attract dirt and make the wood look even worse after a number of years. This was...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-29-2013
Replies: 19
Views: 1,052
Posted By davidpm
Float Plan Central

Good resource

Float Plan Central - Official Site of the Float Plan (
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-29-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 1,161
Posted By Maine Sail
Re: Stewart-Warner tachometer?

What you need is an alternator/AC Tap/Stator tap driven alternator. They are often called "diesel" tachs.

There are a number of generic ones out there made by companies such as WEMA, Faria,...
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