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Search: Posts Made By: mcain
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-27-2003
Replies: 5
Views: 1,323
Posted By mcain
looking for new GPS

I like it. Garmin 162 fixed mount with external antenna (decent sized display, will accept blue charts if you want, has a nice GPS data display and tides), with Garmin GPSMAP 76 (or 76S) will accept...
Forum: Learning to Sail 12-27-2003
Replies: 34
Views: 5,733
Posted By mcain
The perfect sailing beverage

Underway, nothing. Firm rule.
After anchor is suitably set, Gin & Tonic is great if no ice is available. Brits developed this drink for ice-less "colonial" environments.
If ice is available, the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-24-2003
Replies: 4
Views: 759
Posted By mcain
stuffing box

Boat was on the hard when I repacked the rudder stuffing box. It appears to me that the stuffing box was above or near the waterline and it mostly leaked when under way. However, I was not willing...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 12-24-2003
Replies: 69
Views: 11,674
Posted By mcain
cape hatteras in february what gear should I bring?

Hopefully the 47'' boat has less than a 65'' mast and can use the ICW. If so, duck into the ICW well south of Hatteras and finish the trip via ICW--whatever the weather forecast. Morehead City is a...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 12-24-2003
Replies: 15
Views: 2,086
Posted By mcain
BROKERS!!

Interesting thought about email in the previous post, and how some unqualified or not-serious buyers may "hide behind email. I believe as time has gone on, and people are more comfortable with the...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 12-20-2003
Replies: 69
Views: 11,674
Posted By mcain
cape hatteras in february what gear should I bring?

That is raw BS. No boat can stand up to the worst that can be thrown at it by Mother Nature. No "competant sailor" or "experience[d] blue water sailor" would try that cape in February in a 47 foot...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-20-2003
Replies: 126
Views: 11,342
Posted By mcain
Firearms

To get more practical for a moment, and suspending the moral issues of firearms, I would like to ask a specific question. Does anyone have current information about bringing in firearms (i.e. a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-20-2003
Replies: 4
Views: 759
Posted By mcain
stuffing box

Mystery is over. 2.25" rudder shaft took 5/16" flax packing. 5 rows. Not that hard to repack either.
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 12-20-2003
Replies: 69
Views: 11,674
Posted By mcain
cape hatteras in february what gear should I bring?

Having been caught by a Nor''easter just north of there (off the coast of Delaware) one winter many years ago--when I was very young and foolish--I would second the previous posts. The most...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-17-2003
Replies: 3
Views: 787
Posted By mcain
water heaters

Sailmc has the arithmetic right on the water heater. For example: We just installed an 11 Gallon electric water heater tank. Has a 1500 watt element. At 120V this is 13Amps. (All arithmetic here...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 12-17-2003
Replies: 14
Views: 4,360
Posted By mcain
Endeavour 37, Aft Cockpit

Duane, I highly agree with you. I too highly value Jeff and Jack''s opinions--they are among the most thoughtful and experienced people on this or any other net--and all of us benefit from the time...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-16-2003
Replies: 4
Views: 1,144
Posted By mcain
Keel coming off?

The lead shot is potentially a concern. There have been documented cases of manufacturers filling a keel with lead shot for ballast. Some boats have grounded, put a hole in the keel, and watched...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-16-2003
Replies: 4
Views: 759
Posted By mcain
stuffing box

I am about to repack the rudder packing gland. Shaft diameter is 2.25". Anyone hazzard a guess as to the flax width I need? I would guess somewhere from 1/4" to 3/8", but manual is silent and too...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-08-2003
Replies: 20
Views: 2,747
Posted By mcain
Batteries

Very good analysis and I agree with Jeff''s assessment, including the benefits and tradeoffs of the multiple/since house bank(s). However, I do have a different view of the idea that multiple banks...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-30-2003
Replies: 3
Views: 1,180
Posted By mcain
noseums

Noseeums are supposed to be worse at dusk. But we have not seen them respect the time of day. They are all "teeth". A decent breeze keeps them away.
On a full enclosure--if you get the very fine...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-30-2003
Replies: 11
Views: 1,701
Posted By mcain
Onboard Laptop

Laptops could use a serial port and a PCMCIA slot (or two). Modern laptops seem to be leaving off the serial port, in favor of USB ports. There are separate USB-Serial adapters, by Belden and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-26-2003
Replies: 9
Views: 3,240
Posted By mcain
Autostream Feathering Propellers

No, but you might also consider the Kiwi prop. THere is another posting that has a lot more detail. I just bought one and it came within a week. It has composite and bronze parts and looks well...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-26-2003
Replies: 3
Views: 1,033
Posted By mcain
In-Mast Furlers

You really need to check previous posts. Lots of people weighed in with very educated and reasonable (and wildly differing) opinions.
FWIW, I have an extrusion riveted to the back of my normal...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 11-26-2003
Replies: 2
Views: 5,101
Posted By mcain
utm vs lat/long

Lat Long is a universal measurement of earth coordinates, in theory independent of map projection. A map projection (e.g. UTM, Albers Equal Area, etc) is a method of mapping the ellipsoid onto a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-20-2003
Replies: 4
Views: 3,405
Posted By mcain
Nobeltec radar?

You are not the first infuriated with Nobeltec. There was a previous post about a limitation of 3 installs and then the software is dead. I emailed Nobeltec about it, since I was also considering...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-19-2003
Replies: 6
Views: 2,550
Posted By mcain
Honda EU2000i

I got the 2000 because I just had to draw the line somewhere on boat stuff, and a diesel gen set was over the line. The internal gen set is bad enough to buy, but the installation is a pain and it...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-18-2003
Replies: 6
Views: 2,550
Posted By mcain
Honda EU2000i

Yeah. I''ve got a Honda eu2000i. Quiet, not too heavy, will run a medium sized (12K) air conditioner, if it is a newer, efficient model. Output is about 15 amps at 120V. Easiest way to connect it...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 11-18-2003
Replies: 27
Views: 4,444
Posted By mcain
45 CC cutters are the most popular cruising boats...huh?

Sometimes postings can take on a tone the writer did not intend, and would not have occured in person, with body language, tone, etc more visible.
Sorry if my post seemed defensive. It was not...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 11-18-2003
Replies: 27
Views: 4,444
Posted By mcain
45 CC cutters are the most popular cruising boats...huh?

While the tone of the last post was moderately negative about the 45CC boat, the facts are for the most part right. Count me in the 40-45CC early retiree class. Early 50''s couple wanting to retire...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-17-2003
Replies: 12
Views: 4,760
Posted By mcain
Rebedding leaking lexan ports

There is a product called "release" which, when applied to old caulk, tends to help it come off. Appears to be at least somewhat effective on silicone and polysulfide. There is another liquid for...
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