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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-04-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 1,174
Posted By saillife
Re: Sleeping on Deck

I guess I'm one of those freaks too. I have no problems sleeping in the cockpit. In fact on a trip from Trinidad to Annapolis I slept in the cockpit every time it wasn't raining.....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-02-2015
Replies: 66
Views: 6,071
Posted By saillife
Re: Privacy considerations for ignorant powerboaters

Just to add a little levity to this. On my trip down the ICW with the wife a few years back we had only two really bad passing experiences. One in Florida and the other in N.C.

The N.C. one was...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   08-01-2015
Replies: 42
Views: 3,746
Posted By saillife
Re: Cruising ICW on low budget

Just an FYI. I have no dog in this fight but a lot of people think organic means no pesticides........

"Organically grown" food is food grown and processed using no synthetic fertilizers or...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-10-2014
Replies: 132
Views: 6,132
Posted By saillife
Re: How does the marine industry price?

Take a look at the rebuild kit price for the Jabsco and you'll feel it's price is more 'marine'. As others said Jabsco makes a lot of toilet bowls and salt water isn't going to corrode the bowl.
Forum: Learning to Sail   08-26-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 2,360
Posted By saillife
Re: 25lb anchor on 22' boat?

That is plenty for a 22' boat. Like the previous poster said 'Bigger is better'.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-24-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 716
Posted By saillife
Re: Advice on mooring setup...

Why not go with a regular mooring? That is a screw or heavy mushroom. Using an anchor even a heavy one is mot the best solution for a permanent mooring.
I don't know what you gain by also tying it...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   08-24-2014
Replies: 48
Views: 3,662
Posted By saillife
Re: Anyone ever sold at a profit?

There is one group of people that do it all the time. They are called boat brokers......:eek:

Seriously, my dad has a friend who did make money for a while flipping boats. He'd go crusing around...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-24-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 945
Posted By saillife
Re: Turning turtle

I was in the same situation as a kid. My dad made me capsize to prove I could right the boat and the mast dig in deep. Took both of us to right it. The moral of the story was that if I capsized the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-24-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 680
Posted By saillife
Re: Keeping Ospreys off stern rail

Owls are good against small birds like barn swallows (if you keep moving it) but not an Osprey. If you have a bimini you might string fishing line between the rail and the bimini to keep them away.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-22-2014
Replies: 46
Views: 8,804
Posted By saillife
Re: Scared of inboards and the Volvo md7a

If I had the choice I'd go with a Beta or Yanmar. Never had a volvo but I've heard the horror stories about part costs.

The real question on a diesel is hours. Seems 5000 hours is about the time...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-19-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 1,083
Posted By saillife
Re: Throttle won't hold position!

Actually what you want is a cable brake like this


Note that the bolt...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-16-2014
Replies: 52
Views: 3,233
Posted By saillife
Re: Inspecting fire extinguishers

My surveyor said what PaulinVictoria said. As long as they are green and under 12 years your OK. He did say you should turn them upside down and shake them a couple of times a year to keep the powder...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-12-2014
Replies: 51
Views: 8,793
Posted By saillife
Re: scrapping a sailboat

I've been watching a Cal that's being broken up for parts. Don't cry too much over this one, no updates in twenty plus years and she has sunk in her slip at least a half dozen times.

One note on...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-09-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 1,102
Posted By saillife
Re: Winterizing Questions?

Lots of good comments on winterizing. This is how I do it. Empty holding tank (duh). First two steps are in the haul out slip.

1. Winterize engine. On my boat the raw water intake is a 'T'...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-07-2014
Replies: 97
Views: 5,911
Posted By saillife
Re: How do I handle insurance claims?

More likely he saw a lawyer who told him not to talk. Doubt we'll here anything until this is all settled.
Forum: Learning to Sail   08-07-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 3,348
Posted By saillife
Re: knockdown vs. capsize vs. broach

Knockdown - Storm comes up and you didn't reef, drop sails quick enough. Strong wind gust, your boat is knocked on its side i.e. 90 degrees. Usually come right back up but can lead to .....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-31-2014
Replies: 28
Views: 1,577
Posted By saillife
Re: What do you stow after sailing? After the season?

Everything from the cockpit goes into a canvas bag (chartplotter, binocs, horn, gloves, chart). Jib sheets are coiled and draped over the winches, cushions go inside. Only things left out are two...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-31-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 1,822
Posted By saillife
Re: Wiring a Bilge Pump

What you really want is a ratcheting crimper. Wire nuts are a no no on a boat but, any port in a storm. Soldering is not recommended for wire connections (there are numerous debates on the web about...
Forum: Diesel   07-22-2014
Replies: 60
Views: 3,922
Posted By saillife
Re: Yanmar 1GM issues

As a previous poster said your prop is probably over pitched. That is why your seeing black smoke and the engine is lugging when you go above 2400 rpm. A properly pitched prop will have you at hull...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-21-2014
Replies: 49
Views: 2,837
Posted By saillife
Re: smoke filling up the cabin

Full throttle does not necessarily mean max rpm. The OP can tell us what he meant. In the navy you have full speed and flank.... Doesn't really matter, I still stand by my original post. Which was...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-20-2014
Replies: 49
Views: 2,837
Posted By saillife
Re: smoke filling up the cabin

No one. Much like no one in this thread said max rpm except you. What is your point?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-20-2014
Replies: 49
Views: 2,837
Posted By saillife
Re: smoke filling up the cabin

I don't know about running at "max rpm", I don't know why people would want to. I wouldn't unless I'm in deep trouble.

Having said that I would note that a diesel engine while cruising should be...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-15-2014
Replies: 46
Views: 2,932
Posted By saillife
Re: Passenger sick for two days after day sail???

Have a high school friend who is like that. Was out of it for days afterwards. Some people just can't handle the motion.
Forum: Diesel   07-11-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 481
Posted By saillife
Re: Fuel leak

What kind of engine do you have? As posted earlier a leak in the return shouldn't affect your starting.

Older Yanmars for instance, if it's cold, want the throttle advanced when starting. Remeber...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-08-2014
Replies: 88
Views: 5,924
Posted By saillife
Re: Icw

Georgia was the worst by far when we did the trip two years ago. Tides there are extreme, 5'+ and there are places where you'll need to go through on rising tide. Going outside in Florida to avoid...
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