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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   22 Hours Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 637
Posted By nccouple
Re: Oriental to Ocracoke

We're sitting in Oriental. Stuck in the mud at the docks for the moment. SW wide has got the water blown right out of the river. Heading out in the morning for Ocracoke.
Forum: Learning to Sail   2 Days Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 516
Posted By nccouple
Re: Newbie seeking HELP

4 girls on a boat will make for some interesting weekends. Congrats and enjoy.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   3 Days Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 637
Posted By nccouple
Re: Oriental to Ocracoke

Yep third one in a week at the outer banks. I think I'll probably still wonder in but not to far.


WBTV : 68-year-old man bitten, pulled underwater by shark along NC coast...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   4 Days Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 637
Posted By nccouple
Re: Oriental to Ocracoke

Good information guys, thanks. No one mentioned the nudist on the beach though. lol. Really looking forward to this trip.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   4 Days Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 637
Posted By nccouple
Re: Oriental to Ocracoke

Thanks guys, looks like we'll be using 9 foot slough on our approach. Will definitely call ahead to the anchorage inn before we head out. Just not going to make reservations until were sure of our...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   4 Days Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 387
Posted By nccouple
Re: Where did the air go?

Air will work it's way out by its self. I regularly service heavy equipment. Just keep the pedal to the floor after changing the filters. Most of the time they smooth out after about 10 seconds. Then...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   4 Days Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 620
Posted By nccouple
Re: DIY Boat "Weekender"

Little Cruiser (http://www.microcruising.com/lc1.htm) Check these guys out. I would love to build one if I had more time.
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available   4 Days Ago
Replies: 34
Views: 1,434
Posted By nccouple
Re: visit Cuba

No, I wear it as a badge of honor. lmao
Edit. I just keep my political views to myself now. Haven't stepped foot in the political section in a few years.
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available   4 Days Ago
Replies: 34
Views: 1,434
Posted By nccouple
Re: visit Cuba

I knew I was following this thread for a reason. Politics is always a hoot, hence my banned status. Carry on gentlemen.
Forum: Electrical Systems   5 Days Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 533
Posted By nccouple
Re: Coldmachine failure

Agreed 10.8 volts is extremely low. If the batteries are new and you don't have a battery draw. Probably a bad connection somewhere. I'd retest your new batteries first, if there low, you have a bad...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   5 Days Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 637
Posted By nccouple
Oriental to Ocracoke

Heading out next week, have the week after the 4th off. Going to head out to Ocracoke for the first time. This is our 1 year wedding anniversary, spent the honeymoon last year at cape lookout. Have...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   1 Week Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 542
Posted By nccouple
Re: Newbie with observations

I'm the same mindset. Most experience is learned hands on. I've been in boats since I was in diapers. No formal training here, just hands on and Internet reading. If you understand the water, not...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   1 Week Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 1,729
Posted By nccouple
Re: Has anybody towed kayaks behind....

Yea the off the shelf kayak has no good place to toe it. I've reinforced mine. Stainless eye, 1/4 20 stainless toggle bolts and New England sta set for the tow rope. I think I would have been ok if I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   1 Week Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 1,729
Posted By nccouple
Re: Has anybody towed kayaks behind....

I'm bring back another old thread to share my experience. We swamped her this past weekend. I was lucky had my son and his Navy buddy with me or I don't think I would have been able to recover it. It...
Forum: Electronics   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 608
Posted By nccouple
Re: What to do with an I-Pad?

That's it. It's my best boating app.
Forum: Electronics   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 608
Posted By nccouple
Re: What to do with an I-Pad?

Navtronics is an awesome app. It's a $10 download but worth every penny. Maps, charts, gps, speed and etc. have it on my iPhone. It's my backup chart plotter.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 278
Posted By nccouple
Re: Nicro 4" Solar Vent Cutout - 5" OK?

I replaced my old Nicro with this one. About half the price and much better reviews. It's still going strong.
Forum: Chesapeake / Central US east coast   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 879
Posted By nccouple
Re: Sharks in the Chesapeake Bay

Here's to swimmin with bow legged women.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 516
Posted By nccouple
Re: Demand for a self-leveling portable grill?

Now that's a great idea. Who hasn't had bags of trash stuffed in some corner after an extended trip.
Forum: Learning to Sail   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 287
Posted By nccouple
Re: Reasonable to Crew for Experience?

I don't see why not. It's a passion for most of use. Apparently your passion also. Just be honest with the Captain and tell him your experience. From what you've said so far, hell I'd take ya.
Forum: Gas   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 342
Posted By nccouple
Re: Atomic 4 Gas engine, is this cracked wire dangerous?

Yep what everyone else said. It's your batt pos cable. Tape it up at least, needs replacing. Probably not going to an issue just running it but if you're working on it and cross a wrench to ground...
Forum: Maintenance/How-to Videos   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 612
Posted By nccouple
Re: Replacement Buttons for Cushions

I second sailrite. If they don't carry what you need. You probably won't find it.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 945
Posted By nccouple
Re: autohelm 3000

Awesome autocorrect fubar. I almost wrote something nasty when I first read it but I restrained myself. Just funny as hell now. Thanks for the good laugh.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 945
Posted By nccouple
Re: autohelm 3000

I guess because I'm a mechanic I prefer to do my own work. I've seen the shortcuts other mechanics take sometimes. How many of you have ended up with a striped oil pan plug? Think jiffy lube for...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 945
Posted By nccouple
Re: autohelm 3000

Well shoot son. What did he charge ya?
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