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Search: Posts Made By: SanDiegoChip
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 6 Days Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 1,706
Posted By SanDiegoChip
Re: Sailing at night with head sail?

Hi,
Thanks everyone for their help. We will be leaving Barra-Bahia de Navidad for Manzanillo today. It is just a day sail so no overnight sail testing. After a few days there we will be heading to...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 1 Week Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 1,706
Posted By SanDiegoChip
Re: Sailing at night with head sail?

H,
And thank you for that, we have tried to answer the questions we had before we left for cruising and now as we are cruising. Hoping it helps others in the out fitting etc.
Chip
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 1 Week Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 1,706
Posted By SanDiegoChip
Re: Sailing at night with head sail?

Hi,
We do have a stack type pack.

We sail during the day and as night approaches have been reefing the main. Then when one person is off watch and sleeps we furl the genoa and turn on the motor....
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 1 Week Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 1,706
Posted By SanDiegoChip
Re: Sailing at night with head sail?

Hi,
Yes, I sure do appreciate and love my wife Debbie greatly. You guys donít get any ideas :)! 
We are trying to avoid (for now) going up on deck at night. We are coming up on our first mutable...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 1 Week Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 1,706
Posted By SanDiegoChip
Re: Sailing at night with head sail?

HI,
What does a better passage mean?

If we motor sail with the genoa\jib out, any down side to that do you think?

Yes we are in the lagoon with three other boats. The hotel is mostly empty...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 1 Week Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 1,706
Posted By SanDiegoChip
Sailing at night with head sail?

Hi,
We are two cruisers on s\v Elegant’sea, an Islander Freeport 36’ sailboat. Our boat does not have the lines led aft. To do sail handling, my wife goes up on deck and raises, lowers or reefs the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-26-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 827
Posted By SanDiegoChip
Installing tapered scuppers?

Hi,
First off I am in PV, Mexico and my wife is in the US and while visiting our daughter, she is also of course picking up some parts so I do not know all the details of the scupper yet.

We...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-06-2014
Replies: 83
Views: 5,974
Posted By SanDiegoChip
Re: Any ideas on this Hooka type dive compressor system?

OK my wife Debbie corrected me. We used the SS scrubbing pad on the water line and it worked great. I tried it on the prop and it worked lousy.
We will get some steel wool and try it out on the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-06-2014
Replies: 83
Views: 5,974
Posted By SanDiegoChip
Re: Any ideas on this Hooka type dive compressor system?

Thanks for the zinc help.
So if it is 50% or over gone replace it or the screws are showing.
I did try that but it did not help, I will try again then go for the fine grit sand paper?
Chip
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-06-2014
Replies: 83
Views: 5,974
Posted By SanDiegoChip
Re: Any ideas on this Hooka type dive compressor system?

Hi,
http://i957.photobucket.com/albums/ae58/elegantsea1/IMG_3735_zps5e208db6.jpg
http://i957.photobucket.com/albums/ae58/elegantsea1/IMG_3734_zps2f9ceeae.jpg...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-02-2014
Replies: 83
Views: 5,974
Posted By SanDiegoChip
Re: Any ideas on this Hooka type dive compressor system?

Hi,
For us, using the compressor with the accumulator tank works good. We do not use the system but a couple hours every two weeks, if that. We are going down to clean the bottom this coming...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-28-2014
Replies: 83
Views: 5,974
Posted By SanDiegoChip
Re: Any ideas on this Hooka type dive compressor system?

Hi,
Well the Thomas compressor is way more $$ than the DeWalt and your lucky to have one. We are on a single SS income. Remember we are not pro divers. Just want to clean the bottom. This system...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-28-2014
Replies: 83
Views: 5,974
Posted By SanDiegoChip
Re: Any ideas on this Hooka type dive compressor system?

Hi,
http://i957.photobucket.com/albums/ae58/elegantsea1/Diving/IMG_3213_zps1dfb5fda.jpg
Water traps on a dock divers setup. This DeWalt was a divers (Ernesto) in La Cruz marina....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-27-2014
Replies: 83
Views: 5,974
Posted By SanDiegoChip
Re: Any ideas on this Hooka type dive compressor system?

Hi,
Thanks for the input. We will move the compresser away from the generator for saftey. I will be going under again this next week to replace the shaft zinc. My first time replacing a zinc!
...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-26-2014
Replies: 83
Views: 5,974
Posted By SanDiegoChip
Re: Any ideas on this Hooka type dive compressor system?

Hi,
We found our solution.
After watching this video I decide the 12v system was just to rinky dink.

I do not see how to embed a video in this post so here is the URL.

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Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-13-2014
Replies: 83
Views: 5,974
Posted By SanDiegoChip
Re: Any ideas on this Hooka type dive compressor system?

Hi,
Can anyone find this compressor on line?
12v compressor at eBay...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-12-2014
Replies: 83
Views: 5,974
Posted By SanDiegoChip
Re: Any ideas on this Hooka type dive compressor system?

Hi,
Just put together the tank and hose etc checking for leaks at the boat.
http://i957.photobucket.com/albums/ae58/elegantsea1/Diving/IMG_3639_zps64b21eef.jpg
No leaks but it looks like the red...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-11-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 1,000
Posted By SanDiegoChip
Re: Twisted Chain

Hi,
We have been slowly bring the chain up. About two feet at a time. We wire brush it and wash it off with the salt water wash down then do a couple more. We have found that about 7 days we can go...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-11-2014
Replies: 83
Views: 5,974
Posted By SanDiegoChip
Re: Any ideas on this Hooka type dive compressor system?

Hi,
We just left Vallarta UnderSea (http://www.vallartaundersea.com.mx)and Armando calibrated both of our regulators. The one originally on the yellow hose had a small leak. He corrected it and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-11-2014
Replies: 83
Views: 5,974
Posted By SanDiegoChip
Re: Any ideas on this Hooka type dive compressor system?

Our plan here is this:

Check and fix any leaks from the dive tank to the regulator.
http://i957.photobucket.com/albums/ae58/elegantsea1/Diving/IMG_2734_zps396c9b7d.jpg
We put this one on the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-11-2014
Replies: 83
Views: 5,974
Posted By SanDiegoChip
Re: Any ideas on this Hooka type dive compressor system?

Is this the Sea Breathe Model 130-D and 230-D deck units (https://www.seabreathe.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1&products_id=2)? If so they are quite expensive for us. Nice though! ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-11-2014
Replies: 83
Views: 5,974
Posted By SanDiegoChip
Re: Any ideas on this Hooka type dive compressor system?

Thanks for your help on this. We will need some better WiFi to watch these videos.
Thanks,
Chip
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-11-2014
Replies: 83
Views: 5,974
Posted By SanDiegoChip
Re: Any ideas on this Hooka type dive compressor system?

Here is what was being used in Paradise Village Marina in Banderas Bay Mexico (http://www.paradisevillagemarina.com/) when we were there this last summer:
This equipment was used to clean our and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-10-2014
Replies: 83
Views: 5,974
Posted By SanDiegoChip
Re: Any ideas on this Hooka type dive compressor system?

We want to use 12v DC as a power source. We have plenty of solar and a 10 amp draw is not much. We have seen some bigger dive 12v compressors at 26 amps and that is too much. Our water maker draws 8...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-10-2014
Replies: 83
Views: 5,974
Posted By SanDiegoChip
Re: Any ideas on this Hooka type dive compressor system?

We have friends Mike and Holly on S\V Wanuskewin (http://www.wanuskewin.net/wordpress/?page_id=2) who have a 1995 Catalina 42 MKII with a dive compressor mounted on their deck. They are avid divers....
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