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Search: Posts Made By: fryewe
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Days Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 506
Posted By fryewe
Re: packing nut

If you go to Maine Sail's excellent tutorial at

Re-Packing A Traditional Stuffing Box Photo Gallery by Compass Marine How To at pbase.com (http://www.pbase.com/mainecruising/stuffing_box)

you...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Days Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 465
Posted By fryewe
Re: Best I-Phone App

Nancy, you don't need a TV, just a smartphone and the TV station app that can be downloaded to your phone...and a cell phone signal to observe the weather radar on your phone.

Perhaps an Albany or...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Days Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 465
Posted By fryewe
Re: Best I-Phone App

My most responsive weather radar app is provided free by the local TV station. I'd check the local station websites.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 6 Days Ago
Replies: 267
Views: 13,219
Posted By fryewe
Re: 1 rescued, 1 dead, 4 missing in Mobile Bay Regatta

Only three missing now. One found near one of the oil rigs near the bay entrance.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 6 Days Ago
Replies: 267
Views: 13,219
Posted By fryewe
Re: 1 rescued, 1 dead, 4 missing in Mobile Bay Regatta

Local news just ran short interviews with crew of both boats...the boat shooting the video stated they did go look in the area they saw the smaller boat, but were ibnable to locate the boat or any...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 6 Days Ago
Replies: 267
Views: 13,219
Posted By fryewe
Re: 1 rescued, 1 dead, 4 missing in Mobile Bay Regatta

I have watched strong thunderstorms similar to this blow across Santa Rosa Sound with 50+ knot winds. The sound is only 2-3 nm wide and a storm blowing out of the north can put you on the beach in...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 6 Days Ago
Replies: 267
Views: 13,219
Posted By fryewe
Re: 1 rescued, 1 dead, 4 missing in Mobile Bay Regatta

The skipper who shot the video was interviewed. He expressed regret for not more aggressively checking on the welfare of the smaller vessel's crew.

Turns out the smaller vessel turtled and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 267
Views: 13,219
Posted By fryewe
Re: 1 rescued, 1 dead, 4 missing in Mobile Bay Regatta

One of the reported five missing as of yesterday afternoon was found, at home.

Citizen help today on the bay being discouraged due to another squall line headed this way, and unrelated heavy rain...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 267
Views: 13,219
Posted By fryewe
Re: 1 rescued, 1 dead, 4 missing in Mobile Bay Regatta

Reports are incomplete...but there were light, open craft in the regatta.

Local footage and interviews with two groups tonight. Showed them collecting the parts of their trapeze catamaran that...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 267
Views: 13,219
Posted By fryewe
Re: 1 rescued, 1 dead, 4 missing in Mobile Bay Regatta

The morning coastal marine forecast included likely afternoon thunderstorms, and the 1342 forecast included a severe thunderstorm (>50 winds) watch. The local TV weather predictions included severe...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 267
Views: 13,219
Posted By fryewe
Re: 1 rescued, 1 dead, 4 missing in Mobile Bay Regatta

Wind at Middle Bay lighthouse (confirmed by sensors on a boat at the center of the cell-affected area) was 73 mph a bit after 1500.

Two storm fronts came through yesterday...one before daylight,...
Forum: Weather 1 Week Ago
Replies: 0
Views: 626
Posted By fryewe
Tragedy in Mobile Bay

Dauphin Island regatta hit by massive thunderstorm...one dead, five missing...search continues.

1 confirmed dead; several boaters missing after severe weather capsized boats at Dauphin Island...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 409
Posted By fryewe
Re: Marine fan woes

Check out the Caframo 757. I have two, and they are quiet, and low current draw (two speeds), and safe (no fan guard because the blades are "soft."
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 1,360
Posted By fryewe
Re: jib track bolts, big phillips?

+1. That's my shorthanded method as well. You have to make a trip below between fasteners, and with a large number of fasteners it's a PITA, but you gotta do what you gotta do.

The advice given...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 522
Posted By fryewe
Re: Painting Bronze???

Painting is done for preservation or to improve appearance.

Bronze doesn't need it for preservation and paint on bronze is sure to flake and degrade appearance.

I would leave it bare and keep...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 895
Posted By fryewe
Re: Pedro tube

You've just made that sh*t up, haven't you? Or did someone ask you to start this post on SN as a little joke on you?
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 603
Posted By fryewe
Re: My first sail

I have no answers to your questions, but wish you a good sail.
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 52
Views: 4,937
Posted By fryewe
Re: Sailor missing 66 days found! Breaking News.

Well, I'll be the first to admit the guy's story is at best incomplete...but the first thing that comes to mind after reading the posts on this thread is how similar some of them are to the thread on...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 34
Views: 2,528
Posted By fryewe
Re: Tanker goes out of control on Delaware River

Had to be more than the "loss of propulsion" mentioned. Looks more like a rudder jammed hard over.

I dont know the area and havent checked the charts, but with the substantial way the ship had...
Forum: Electrical Systems 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 558
Posted By fryewe
Re: Does everything need to be on a switch?

Run a fused 12V receptacle off the panel switch if you like. The stereo is both fused and switched, most likely.

An issue such an installation is that the programmer/clock in the stereo (which...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-25-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 1,114
Posted By fryewe
Re: Trailer brake fire!

My mityvac pump draws a vacuum quickly. Hose connections have to be leak free. I use an eight oz jelly jar for the brake fluid reservoir, which I keep full enough to continuously cover the bitter end...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-25-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 1,114
Posted By fryewe
Re: Trailer brake fire!

I've used a mityvac vacuum pump kit with good success for about ten years. Works a treat. Simple. No power. Hand pump. Tubing. Hose. Vacuum gauge.

Mityvac Offers Two New Automotive Test & Bleed...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 03-24-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 456
Posted By fryewe
Re: Olympia WA area with a Westwight Potter

Congratulations...great boat...great cruising grounds...and welcome to Sailnet.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-21-2015
Replies: 123
Views: 6,415
Posted By fryewe
Re: Can anyone give me a valid reason to carry a firearm?

Wrt the original question, nccouple...in a separate post...discusses the difficulty he is having getting the nut-stains out of his foresail...caused by squirrels storing nuts in the folds of the sail...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-12-2015
Replies: 69
Views: 2,529
Posted By fryewe
Re: Recommendations for Battery Monitor

Trojan Battery Company (http://www.trojanbattery.com/BatteryMaintenance/Testing.aspx)

Trojan guidance on s.g. testing of flooded batteries is at the link.
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