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Forum: Caliber   04-14-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 1,203
Posted By janders
Re: Caliber 40 Refrigeration overhaul

We went through this on our 1993 Caliber 40 a year ago. We ended up rebuilding the entire fridge box (painful project) and installing an air-cooled SeaFrost 12V compressor. Very happy with the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-07-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 771
Posted By janders
Thanks Tim! If you're in the neighborhood, stop...

Thanks Tim! If you're in the neighborhood, stop by for a beer. :)

Please let me know how the chain plates project goes. We're going to do that this spring.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-07-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 771
Posted By janders
For anyone researching this issue, here's what I...

For anyone researching this issue, here's what I ended up doing:
Fridge Box Construction (http://blog.svhelloworld.com/2011/12/fridge-box-construction.html)

The short version, I used lots of...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-07-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 2,414
Posted By janders
built a new fridge box

While we were sailing in Mexico not running our AC refrigeration because it was such a power hog, I thought it would be a great idea to rip our existing giant fridge box out, rebuild it and install a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-30-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 771
Posted By janders
new fridge box - what finish for interior?

I'm building a fridge box for Hello World. I've finished the fiberglassing on the interior of the box and I'm ready to put a finish on. I was planning on using epoxy mixed with white pigment to...
Forum: Electronics   09-12-2010
Replies: 28
Views: 7,800
Posted By janders
In regards to the cost of this app: We were...

In regards to the cost of this app:

We were anchored in a bay south of La Paz, MX this past May during a healthy blow. We saw a consistent 35 knots gusting to 40 all night. A motor boat next to us...
Forum: Pacific Northwest & Alaska   08-01-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 1,595
Posted By janders
There's a customs dock in Victoria next to the...

There's a customs dock in Victoria next to the dock where the sea planes load passengers. Just pull up there, walk up to the phone with your crew's passports and answer all the questions. We've never...
Forum: Diesel   11-10-2009
Replies: 27
Views: 14,235
Posted By janders
Amen! Definitely not the crew's fault. This...

Amen! Definitely not the crew's fault. This screwup is all mine.

Thanks for the feedback, everyone.
Forum: Diesel   11-09-2009
Replies: 27
Views: 14,235
Posted By janders
accidentally added gasoline to our diesel tank

OK, OK. Before you really slap me up side the head: we gave our diesel jerry cans (yellow, says DIESEL on the side) to pangas in Turtle Bay and told them we need DIESEL. But what they gave us was, of...
Forum: Pacific Northwest & Alaska   04-12-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 5,832
Posted By janders
You'll probably end up going through the small...

You'll probably end up going through the small locks (to the south). We usually just turn circles in the area behind the dam waiting for the locks to open. They will light up a stoplight green when...
Forum: Pacific Northwest & Alaska   03-31-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 6,445
Posted By janders
These posts are fantastic, thanks! We are leaving...

These posts are fantastic, thanks! We are leaving in May to head north from Seattle and you've added a few places on our must-stop list.

Jason
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-05-2009
Replies: 16
Views: 1,726
Posted By janders
Thanks all. It sounds like I'm looking for either...

Thanks all. It sounds like I'm looking for either a formica laminate or formica to make my own laminate.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-04-2009
Replies: 16
Views: 1,726
Posted By janders
Here's a picture of my boat and the panel I'm...

Here's a picture of my boat and the panel I'm replacing:
http://photos.svhelloworld.com/photos/484097082_h54Gw-M.jpg
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-04-2009
Replies: 16
Views: 1,726
Posted By janders
Actually, the material I'm after is the plastic...

Actually, the material I'm after is the plastic laminated plywood that makes up the portion of the nav desk that the 12v panel and electronics are mounted on. I don't have all that shiny fancy wood...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-03-2009
Replies: 16
Views: 1,726
Posted By janders
mounting nav desk electronics

Hey all,

I'm redoing our nav desk electronics area. I'm trying to find a source for the material to mount the electronics onto. I don't know if this is something you buy pre-laminated or if you...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-05-2009
Replies: 20
Views: 5,306
Posted By janders
I'm reading lots of reports of people who did...

I'm reading lots of reports of people who did this very thing and ended up with pink and blue nav lights. All the recommendations I ran across while researching the same thing were pretty adamant...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-12-2009
Replies: 155
Views: 16,704
Posted By janders
Hello World (with her former name) on the hard in...

Hello World (with her former name) on the hard in San Carlos, Mexico getting prepped to be put on a truck:

http://photos.svhelloworld.com/photos/340228256_JqYyS-M.jpg

Upon delivery to Seattle:...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-12-2009
Replies: 14
Views: 1,779
Posted By janders
I don't fall into the category of "owned boats...

I don't fall into the category of "owned boats for much longer" but I've been doing loads of research into anchor rodes as we're up for a new one as well. Unless a pre-existing windlass is in play, I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-22-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 6,079
Posted By janders
That's funny, Valiente, our plans are to do...

That's funny, Valiente, our plans are to do exactly that. We have a small Garmin 176 (https://buy.garmin.com/shop/shop.do?pID=144) that we will mount at the helm just to get heading, SOG, and maybe...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-18-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 6,079
Posted By janders
[slaps forehead] This...

[slaps forehead]

This (http://products.ram-mount.com/rammount/productdetail.aspx?partnumber=RAM-109VU) is totally what I was looking for. Thanks fellas.

Jason
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-18-2008
Replies: 38
Views: 7,636
Posted By janders
Judging by the number of question marks you used,...

Judging by the number of question marks you used, there's clearly a large difference between oil radiant and oil radiator. :) My bad. Yep, oil radiator. The only thing I worry about with the heater...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-18-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 6,079
Posted By janders
chartplotter/mfd swing arm mount

Hey all,

We did a delivery awhile back on a nicely appointed Caliber 47. They had a Garmin chartplotter/radar combo. The setup was great but the problem was that the chartplotter was mounted at...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-18-2008
Replies: 38
Views: 7,636
Posted By janders
We liveaboard in Seattle. During this latest cold...

We liveaboard in Seattle. During this latest cold snap, we've left our electric oil radiant heater going all day long. We also have a Dickenson diesel heater but I don't like leaving that going. I've...
Forum: Caliber   11-18-2008
Replies: 9
Views: 4,451
Posted By janders
Right on! I'm really happy to see an active...

Right on! I'm really happy to see an active owner's forum!
Forum: Pacific Northwest & Alaska   10-02-2008
Replies: 0
Views: 1,597
Posted By janders
First outing - Blake Island

We took our shiny new (to us) Caliber 40, Hello World, out for her first sail. We hit an unbelievable Seattle fall weather window and had what was likely the best time I've ever had sailing.

We...
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