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Search: Posts Made By: richardb123
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-08-2013
Replies: 55
Views: 5,448
Posted By richardb123
Re: How many insure their boat with only liability insurance?

Thanks for the lecture on what responsible boaters do. I don't tie up in marinas, I don't run and hide, and yes, I have liability insurance. So you can relax a bit.
I don't think I'm exaggerating....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-08-2013
Replies: 55
Views: 5,448
Posted By richardb123
Re: How many insure their boat with only liability insurance?

Excellent. You are one of the 70-80% that has their claims accepted. A clear, cut and dry situation. But rest assured, if it were not so simple, an agent would have appeared, looking for ways not to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-07-2013
Replies: 55
Views: 5,448
Posted By richardb123
Re: How many insure their boat with only liability insurance?

Some may 'sleep well at night' with full insurance, but consider this. I have done much consulting for insurance people. The claims agents are paid bonuses based on how many claims they DENY. Yes,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-27-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 647
Posted By richardb123
Re: Can't figure out this rudder tube arrangement. Help please!

Above those threads is what I call a packing nut. It's a bronze fitting, screwed on to those threads, with two nuts. I always thought the stuffing box was that, along with a section of rubber hose. I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-26-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 647
Posted By richardb123
Re: Can't figure out this rudder tube arrangement. Help please!

Yes, but there is no tube to extend. The threads emerge from the hull. Something must be installed on the outside of the boat? The other reply, with the picture, is kind of the idea, but mine has no...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-26-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 647
Posted By richardb123
Can't figure out this rudder tube arrangement. Help please!

I'm working on a friend's 32' sailboat boat with an inboard rudder. Water is coming in (very slowly, thank goodness) where the bronze rudder shaft enters the hull, and there is a bit of rudder...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-19-2013
Replies: 113
Views: 8,048
Posted By richardb123
Re: Composting Toilets vs. Holding Tank

In my opinion the composting toilet is so much better than the holding tank system. It smells less, nothing in fact on my boat. It takes up less space. It's cheaper than a good toilet tanks hoses...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-08-2013
Replies: 162
Views: 17,685
Posted By richardb123
Re: Air Head Composting Toilet or Similar Mfg.

Glad you like it. The main thing is that it is working for you. The emptying once a week bit comes from the builder, not me. If you are getting more out of yours, that is great. The longer you can...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-08-2013
Replies: 162
Views: 17,685
Posted By richardb123
Re: Air Head Composting Toilet or Similar Mfg.

Good points...but if I may clarify a bit...according to the Humanure Handbook, the hot composting is only required to make absolutely 100% certain that absoultely no pathogens whatsoever exist in the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-15-2012
Replies: 162
Views: 17,685
Posted By richardb123
Re: Air Head Composting Toilet or Similar Mfg.

It sounds like your friend installed or used his toilet incorrectly. There is a tight seal on the compost chamber. A fan creates negative pressure, so there is literally no way odor can escape into...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-15-2012
Replies: 162
Views: 17,685
Posted By richardb123
Re: Air Head Composting Toilet or Similar Mfg.

The C head is a very different concept, that looks similar, so be careful there. For starters, the C head holds only 10-15 solid uses. The Nature's Head and Airhead hold 40-60. So the c-head has to...
Forum: Bristol 12-14-2012
Replies: 35
Views: 6,544
Posted By richardb123
Re: Marine Toilet (good, bad, and ugly)

No, sorry, not true. Composting begins right away in the toilet. It begins to break down and dry out almost immediately, because of the fan and vent. Yes, the composting process will not be complete...
Forum: Watkins 12-14-2012
Replies: 40
Views: 8,957
Posted By richardb123
Re: Going to look at a Watkins 27.....

I used to own one. Roomy cruiser. Quite slow. Mine had considerable weather helm.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-14-2012
Replies: 162
Views: 17,685
Posted By richardb123
Re: Air Head Composting Toilet or Similar Mfg.

The above statement is bizarre. I have the Nature's Head. It's built like a brick. It could fall off the back of a truck at 50mph and it would probably just bounce. My neighbour has the Airhead. I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-13-2012
Replies: 162
Views: 17,685
Posted By richardb123
Re: Air Head Composting Toilet or Similar Mfg.

Yes, they are sanitary. If there are any marks in the bowl after use, you moisten a paper towel with water, maybe a little vinegar, and clean it. Or spray a little water in the bowl, then wipe clean....
Forum: Bristol 12-10-2012
Replies: 35
Views: 6,544
Posted By richardb123
Re: Marine Toilet (good, bad, and ugly)

Sorry if this shows up twice - I have a computer issue today...

Thank you for your reply. A few clarifications:

Poop dumped properly offshore is fine. However poop dumped in inshore waters is a...
Forum: Bristol 12-09-2012
Replies: 35
Views: 6,544
Posted By richardb123
Re: Marine Toilet (good, bad, and ugly)

A composting head is so superior, in so many ways, that it's almost ridiculous. The reason why people still buy complex, insanely expensive, space consuming and smelly holding tank systems is that...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-04-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 562
Posted By richardb123
Re: Holding tank repair/replacement

Try a Nature's Head or similar. It is the biggest advance to our sport since self steering.
Nature's Head composting toilets (http://sustainable-solutions.info/)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-04-2012
Replies: 68
Views: 3,295
Posted By richardb123
Re: Poly Holding Tank

The best solution is, by far, a composting toilet.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-04-2012
Replies: 139
Views: 19,391
Posted By richardb123
Re: Have you ever hit a shipping container?

My fear is one is just submerged below the surface. So much for "engineered" hulls with very thin walls and a grid to stiffen. They will puncture like a tire.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-04-2012
Replies: 139
Views: 19,391
Posted By richardb123
Re: Have you ever hit a shipping container?

Hee in BC we prefer to hit logs. One lightweight racer on the way back from the Vic-Maui a few years back hit a log and promptly sank.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-04-2012
Replies: 1,256
Views: 420,557
Posted By richardb123
Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

No pic yet, but two of my boats steered wonderfully with a shet to tiller system made from surgical hose. Cost almost nothing. Steered for hundreds of coastal miles.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-04-2012
Replies: 162
Views: 17,685
Posted By richardb123
Re: Air Head Composting Toilet or Similar Mfg.

We've had ours (Nature's Head) for several years, and it has performed well. My neighbour has the Airhead, which he also likes. All marketing hoo haa aside, they are both good units that do what they...
Forum: There's This Place... 02-23-2011
Replies: 32
Views: 5,861
Posted By richardb123
and add..

a depth sounder if your mate can't use a lead line!
Forum: There's This Place... 02-23-2011
Replies: 32
Views: 5,861
Posted By richardb123
costs

There is a vast range. The Pardey's still cruise on about $1,000 per month. Larry tells me there are young people out there doing it on $600. Annie Hill did it for years for about $3,000-$4,000 per...
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