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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-27-2013
Replies: 1
Views: 531
Posted By dtempleton
Sharing through-hulls and pumps

My 50' custom sloop has lots of bells and whistles some of which that I wouldn't have selected in bought new, but do want to maintain. For example, three AC units, water cooled refrigerator, and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-05-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 1,736
Posted By dtempleton
12V Air Conditioning

My 120V AC is on its last legs and in keeping with trying to move everything to 12V I am considering replacing it with a 12V unit such as the one from Cruise N Comfort. Cruise N Comfort USA Marine...
Forum: Electronics   09-24-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 1,526
Posted By dtempleton
Thanks, other than the 'hammer' suggestion this...

Thanks, other than the 'hammer' suggestion this has been very helpful.

D
Forum: Electronics   09-13-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 1,526
Posted By dtempleton
Radar newbie communication question

Getting ready to do some offshore sailing I'm thinking I need at least low end radar. My central nav system is GPS-NavX which I'm pretty happy with, but doesn't integrate directly into a radar,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-21-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 3,448
Posted By dtempleton
Wooden Tender

My 12 foot RIB tender has probably another year or two of life in her. I have the skills and shop to make a wooden dinghy in the off season to replace her but I haven't a clue if a wooden dinghy...
Forum: Chesapeake Bay   08-19-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 1,004
Posted By dtempleton
Thanks, all! May see you there this weekend!...

Thanks, all!

May see you there this weekend!

D
Forum: Chesapeake Bay   08-18-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 1,004
Posted By dtempleton
We're near Deltaville, so are looking in the...

We're near Deltaville, so are looking in the middle western and eastern shore.
Forum: Chesapeake Bay   08-18-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 1,004
Posted By dtempleton
Dinghy-accessible beaches or walks?

With the crew asking for time ashore I'm looking for a list of accessible beaches or nature walks that are not crowded with powerboaters. Found the one in Little Bay (Fleets Bay) but it was 80%...
Forum: Electronics   08-16-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 2,104
Posted By dtempleton
No, I've looked for a RAM mic, and it doesn't...

No, I've looked for a RAM mic, and it doesn't seem to; the existing radio is not a top line item. The wiring is not hard; the cockpit location is just 10 feet of service space from the current nav...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-16-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 1,826
Posted By dtempleton
The final diagnosis

OK, answering my own question.
HyLyte came pretty close with the keyway comment.

I took the capstan apart last week; it took a heavy bar and a lot of pounding on it with a hammer to loosen...
Forum: Electronics   08-16-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 2,104
Posted By dtempleton
Second VHF- antenna splitter??

Sorry if this is elsewhere in the forum, I couldn't find it.

I have a serviceable iCom VHF at the nav station of our 50' sloop but want a radio at the cockpit. I have selected what seems like an...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-02-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 1,826
Posted By dtempleton
Follow up

Thanks all;

I found a series of manuals for Maxwell windlasses (and capstans) here:

User Manuals (http://www.maxwellmarine.com/support_resources.php)

Yes, it is a vertical capstan (one...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-02-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 1,826
Posted By dtempleton
Feeble Windlass

Our sloop carries a 80# Danforth anchor with 3/8 inch chain. We have a a Maxwell 2200 windlass that reportedly had the 'motor rebuilt' in 2009, just before we purchased it.

However, the beast is...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-26-2010
Replies: 3
Views: 2,105
Posted By dtempleton
Used Garmin card with Bluechart

Hi;

I have just moved S/V Jeanne Marie to the Chesapeake, but my older Garmin 178C doesn't have active charts of the area. I see I can get Chesapeake charts on the older Garmin cards for about...
Forum: Chartering   06-27-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 1,490
Posted By dtempleton
If you can afford it, get a captain and cook. A...

If you can afford it, get a captain and cook. A good captain will let you and spouse sail all you want and pick up skills, and the cook will make life easier for all.

d
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   06-22-2009
Replies: 3
Views: 575
Posted By dtempleton
Corporate ownership?

Hi;

I'm nearing the purchase of a 39' Freedom, that I can afford to buy with cash (the loan rates are outlandish, compared even with second mortgages). When I called to get an insurance quote, I...
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