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Search: Posts Made By: WanderingStar
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 878
Posted By WanderingStar
Re: please help me iD my boat

I don't recognize it. Look on the inside and outside of the transom (back). There should be a number, like the vehicle ID on a car. The first few characters are a manufacturer's code. Google can...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 02-16-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 956
Posted By WanderingStar
Re: Part-time Live-aboard SE Florida Mooring?

Thanks Gary. I've visited Marathon by car, we liked it. My only concern with the city marina there is that the rules state: "Full time liveaboards only". Which I am not. Do you know how flexible that...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 02-16-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 1,192
Posted By WanderingStar
Re: Spot, DeLorme Trackers?

Thank you all, good information.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 02-15-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 1,192
Posted By WanderingStar
Spot, DeLorme Trackers?

I plan to sail south this fall. I am considering a Spot Tracker so that my wife will know my location, and get "We're Okay" messages if offshore. I don't have or want SSB or satellite phone. When...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 02-15-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 956
Posted By WanderingStar
Part-time Live-aboard SE Florida Mooring?

I plan to bring my boat back to Florida this fall. When it was there before, I docked it at private houses and stayed at motels while visiting. This time I plan to stay aboard occasionally with my...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-24-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 840
Posted By WanderingStar
Re: Water Heater: 5 or 6.5 Gallons?

Thanks for the constructive replies. The boat doesn't have a shore tie, this will be strictly on heat exchange. The units I'm looking at are Isotemps by Isotherm. They come with mixing valves. Mostly...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-24-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 840
Posted By WanderingStar
Water Heater: 5 or 6.5 Gallons?

I plan to install a water heater in my boat. It never had one, but I can use a storage bin in the engine room. A 6.5gal will fit, but just. A 5 will be easier to install, leave a little storage...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available 01-23-2015
Replies: 0
Views: 343
Posted By WanderingStar
Available to Crew Daysailing, Fort Lauderdale

I'll be in Ft Lauderdale for a week early february. I'd like to get out for a sail. Do you want a good hand but can't get your friends or family to go out with you? I'm your man. I've owned and...
Forum: Diesel 01-15-2014
Replies: 1
Views: 546
Posted By WanderingStar
Jabsco 3270 Leak Perkins 4-107

There is a steady drip from the raw water pump on my 4-107. It seems to be coming from behind the body, in the shaft area. I suspect the shaft seal or the bearing seal. Has anyone repaired this...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available 03-03-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 880
Posted By WanderingStar
Re: florida to NY

Wind, I found good crew here, you can too. I posted my own qualifications too. From about twenty applicants I picked three finalists, three more on standby. We brought my ketch from Fl-NY in May '09.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 01-23-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 1,148
Posted By WanderingStar
Re: "RAHNGHILD"

Pretty cool.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-23-2013
Replies: 31
Views: 2,678
Posted By WanderingStar
Re: Overpropped; What to do?

My boat is also overpropped. I was going to change back to the two blade that came stored onboard. I did wonder why the original owner changed it though. I learned why, motoring into a steep chop....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-23-2013
Replies: 130
Views: 7,355
Posted By WanderingStar
Re: What are your other passions?

I don't understand the question!
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available 01-23-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 1,156
Posted By WanderingStar
Re: Crew

Try posting in the "Crew wanted" section lower down. Post your own qualifications, the boat's equipment, and whether the crew will be asked to contribute to supplies. Some owners will pay for...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-11-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 945
Posted By WanderingStar
Re: Frozen Sail Slide

I like Kroil, but with any penetrating oil, time is your friend. Reapply and wait. Bronze, aluminum, and salt are a bad mix, good luck.
Forum: Introduce Yourself 11-16-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 327
Posted By WanderingStar
Re: the next chapter

Welcome, thank you for your service, and good luck with your sailing ambitions.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-05-2012
Replies: 81
Views: 8,233
Posted By WanderingStar
Re: Hurricane Sandy: How did you do?

Broken mizzen boom, broken boom gallows. A few other dents. Home undamaged.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-05-2012
Replies: 264
Views: 17,681
Posted By WanderingStar
Re: Halloween Hurricane

Power back tonight, seven days out. House seems warm, bright, noisy. Home and family fared well, boat took a beating, but still floats. She will be repaired. Hopes and prayers for those that lost...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-29-2012
Replies: 71
Views: 6,225
Posted By WanderingStar
Re: Will Hurricane Sandy Affect You?

Power is off here. Internet and phone come and go. Best wishes to all. I'll report back in a couple of days.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-29-2012
Replies: 264
Views: 17,681
Posted By WanderingStar
Re: Halloween Hurricane

For a slight change of direction, I just went down to look at LI Sound. I've never seen it so ugly.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-28-2012
Replies: 71
Views: 6,225
Posted By WanderingStar
Re: Will Hurricane Sandy Affect You?

Storm surge is probably the biggest threat here. I'm in that 6-11' area. But all sails are stowed below, decks cleared, pendant tripled.
Prepare your boats, but by all means protect your life. You...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-21-2012
Replies: 1
Views: 429
Posted By WanderingStar
Re: rope grommets?

You are more likely to find traditional sailmaking on the Woodenboat Forum. Good luck.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-09-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 839
Posted By WanderingStar
Re: extending the season a bit

I use my boat every winter. I winterize the fresh water system and head when temps drop consistently below freezing. The engine not until water temps are in the low thirties and the air is below...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-09-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 987
Posted By WanderingStar
Re: Zeeschouw

Way cool. I have no experience with the type, but every boat I've owned was designed before 1962, a couple before 1914. I suggest patience in learning her handling. Don't try to make her something...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available 09-30-2012
Replies: 49
Views: 6,659
Posted By WanderingStar
Re: Curiosity About These "Crew Wanted" Posts

Certainly if they have any doubt they should call the skipper. And I have been awakened. But going up and down the US coast one may see several contacts every watch. The skipper needs to sleep...
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