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Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   04-28-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 1,434
Posted By bmunse
Hunter 24 and 26 water ballast boats are light to...

Hunter 24 and 26 water ballast boats are light to trailer but still sail fast and close to the wind. The mast raising system is a one man affair with practice. The boat is tender so reef early. For...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-13-2007
Replies: 12
Views: 9,904
Posted By bmunse
Ok, I'll bet your grandma has older gas in her...

Ok, I'll bet your grandma has older gas in her 1978 olds than November 06. Your gas is usable unless it is starting to turn to varnish or if someone has used alcohol/heet in it. Drain the water off...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-13-2007
Replies: 12
Views: 9,904
Posted By bmunse
I would argue the point with you sailingdog, of...

I would argue the point with you sailingdog, of which is simpler. Just draining the water off the bottom or pushing it through a filter that you have to go buy. I would agree with your ethanol/heet...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-13-2007
Replies: 12
Views: 9,904
Posted By bmunse
install a valve in the small bung and position...

install a valve in the small bung and position the drum so that the valve is the lowest part of the drum. Let things settle down and then open the valve to let the water off. If the gas has been...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-05-2007
Replies: 85
Views: 4,473
Posted By bmunse
I thought the show was good. John Kretschmer and...

I thought the show was good. John Kretschmer and Bob Bitchin were entertaining. I thought the re-e-power, www.re-e-power.com , booth was really good. The owner/ founder has quit his job and...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   01-08-2007
Replies: 6
Views: 12,026
Posted By bmunse
I own a Hunter 26 and sail on the Mississippi. I...

I own a Hunter 26 and sail on the Mississippi. I had cast iron swing keel Windrose prior to the H26. The swing keel is a great thing to have in rivers and lakes. I have found the Hunter to be stable...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-08-2007
Replies: 16
Views: 4,882
Posted By bmunse
Please don't put a pipe wrench on the prop shaft....

Please don't put a pipe wrench on the prop shaft. I normaly use a 2x4 or other wood block and put it between the blades and the cutlass or blade and the hull. I applaud your drive to change prop...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-25-2006
Replies: 24
Views: 2,282
Posted By bmunse
1. A 1947 boxed edition of "Two years before the...

1. A 1947 boxed edition of "Two years before the mast"
2. "The Venetians" from the Seafarers colection of Time-Life Books.( I was pleasantly surprised with the quality of the writing of this series...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   12-08-2006
Replies: 23
Views: 3,717
Posted By bmunse
Since you want to chill the plates with your...

Since you want to chill the plates with your engine rather than off the batteries, you should add an engine driven compressor instead of an electric compressor/condensing unit. I have a friend here...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-08-2006
Replies: 5
Views: 730
Posted By bmunse
I think that any bottom paint will come off when...

I think that any bottom paint will come off when you rub it against the beach. I used Micron csc and it came off. Of course ablative will falll off as soon as it dries out.
I boat on the Mississippi...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-20-2006
Replies: 39
Views: 5,431
Posted By bmunse
This last memorial day I was racing in the...

This last memorial day I was racing in the Leukemia cup in Lake Carlyle (just east of St louis) As I was shoping for stores for my crew, one is named Jerry, I found "Sailor Jerry" spiced Navy Rum....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-10-2006
Replies: 11
Views: 1,907
Posted By bmunse
okkkkey, we have lots of marine experts on duty...

okkkkey, we have lots of marine experts on duty here. So many solutions!
So few real details.
It wouldn't start after prolonged cranking,,,,, but was it cranking fast enough? And was it now too...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-10-2006
Replies: 2
Views: 653
Posted By bmunse
Boats often get modified in strange ways by...

Boats often get modified in strange ways by handyman owners. If you don't have a marina that you can trust,your best bet is to hang out on the dock until you see someone who looks like they may know...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-03-2006
Replies: 6
Views: 1,567
Posted By bmunse
DId you check the water inlet grills and the...

DId you check the water inlet grills and the passage to the pump? They could be clogged with crud and closing off as it runs. Was the pump housing smooth where it meets the impeller? Why did you...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   05-03-2006
Replies: 6
Views: 1,680
Posted By bmunse
We are planning a trip to Grand Traverse Bay in...

We are planning a trip to Grand Traverse Bay in July. Our lack of any great lake sailing experience made us choose this seemingly protected area. Irwin 32, can you suggest a notable marina or must...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   05-01-2006
Replies: 3,410
Views: 890,025
Posted By bmunse
Mississippi river just upriver from St ...

Mississippi river just upriver from St



Louis Missouri
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