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Search: Posts Made By: leecarlson
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-11-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 2,383
Posted By leecarlson
hello Mjak, It really depends on how you use your...

hello Mjak, It really depends on how you use your boat and what you want hot water for. If you're always at the dock, plugged into shore power, definitely get an electric hot water heater. If you...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-10-2008
Replies: 19
Views: 2,927
Posted By leecarlson
Those pics of your project are amazing: quite the...

Those pics of your project are amazing: quite the job removing all the deck coring and replacing. I'm hoping we don't have to go that route. Everyone say a prayer for our decks....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-09-2008
Replies: 13
Views: 2,244
Posted By leecarlson
Oh yeah, Chuckles brings up another good point...

Oh yeah, Chuckles brings up another good point regarding lead acid batteries: ventilation. If you have kids, you don't want those tender developing brains sleeping near lead acid batteries and their...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-09-2008
Replies: 13
Views: 2,244
Posted By leecarlson
Also, as far as a charger goes, where do you keep...

Also, as far as a charger goes, where do you keep the boat? On a mooring or at a dock? What kind of shore power is available? What shore power, if any, do you currently have on the boat? When you go...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-09-2008
Replies: 13
Views: 2,244
Posted By leecarlson
First to answer one of your original questions:...

First to answer one of your original questions: yes, I think East Penn makes the West Marine house brand, although I can't remember where I heard that, probably from the same guy in the bar who swore...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-08-2008
Replies: 19
Views: 2,927
Posted By leecarlson
Thanks!

Thanks to all for responding; it sounds like epoxy to really fill the actual holes to ensure not water penetration of the deck into the core, and polyester is ok for fairing. I was pretty sure about...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-08-2008
Replies: 13
Views: 2,244
Posted By leecarlson
batteries first

Before you can pick a charger, you need to pick your batteries, and before you pick your batteries, take a serious look at AGM or Gel batteries: you'll no longer need a distinction between "house"...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-08-2008
Replies: 19
Views: 2,927
Posted By leecarlson
epoxy resin vs. polyester resin for hole repair

I'm getting ready to rip up old teak decks, fair and put down non-skid (still not sure what kind, but that's another story). I was just assuming I'd fill all the old screw holes with West System...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 12-08-2007
Replies: 44
Views: 5,415
Posted By leecarlson
I wasn't planning on promoting the product, just...

I wasn't planning on promoting the product, just wanted to give the website so others might be able to read about it and weigh in on whether the product's claims sounded reasonable or not.

I'm...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 12-06-2007
Replies: 44
Views: 5,415
Posted By leecarlson
Aqua Salveo

Does anyone have any experience with a product called Aqua Salveo, from South Africa? It's supposed to do everything bleach does, and more, to clean out water systems, while being totally non-toxic...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-05-2007
Replies: 6
Views: 1,603
Posted By leecarlson
Startron works for me

I have a "project boat," at 62-ft. ketch that was left high and dry in a yard for several years in the Caribbean, and I'm sure was not stored properly (no biocide in tanks, etc.)

When we first...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-15-2007
Replies: 39
Views: 8,350
Posted By leecarlson
Sand, don't scrub

Hello Dennis, just found this thread while I was searching for something else, so sorry about the late reply; hope it still helps. Definitely the only right way to do it is strip, sand and bleach....
Forum: Living Aboard 10-02-2007
Replies: 2
Views: 3,584
Posted By leecarlson
Liveaboard Marinas Eastern Long Island

Anyone know of any liveaboard marinas on Eastern Long Island? Say from Port Jefferson east? May find ourselves living on the boat out that way this winter.

Or, alternatively, recommendations for...
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