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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-25-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 1,157
Posted By jimgo
Re: Moving to MD

Thanks everyone for the feedback!

Jim, I see changes are "in the wind" for you as well. Congrats and good luck!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-17-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 1,157
Posted By jimgo
Moving to MD

Sorry I've been away so long. Last season was a bust, and life kind of got in the way. Anyway...I'm starting a new job in a few weeks, and my family and I will eventually be relocating to Maryland....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-19-2014
Replies: 1
Views: 624
Posted By jimgo
A different kind of watermaker

This could be interesting. I wonder how a slightly larger version would work on a boat, especially if it were solar powered:
Bicycle Bottle System Condenses Humidity From Air Into Drinkable Water |...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   11-19-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 1,501
Posted By jimgo
Re: Columbia 28

C22's are great boats, but I'd also include the C25 in there. Still trailerable, but more comfortable for a small family, especially if you're going to be staying overnight on the boat.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-19-2014
Replies: 700
Views: 66,017
Posted By jimgo
Re: I hate boats...

Just getting caught up on this thread. VERY glad to hear you had better luck than me, Med! I've been on the sidelines cheering you on!
Forum: Electrical Systems   11-06-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 1,449
Posted By jimgo
Re: Tidy electrical wiring

Very timely questions; thanks for asking!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-06-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 1,815
Posted By jimgo
Re: Wife says icebox is disgusting

I'd try a magic eraser and some bleach before resorting to anything else. You'll be amazed at how good a job it does. Let the bleach dry and then clean the are well, and repeat with some white...
Forum: Electronics   11-04-2014
Replies: 0
Views: 380
Posted By jimgo
Opening/sealing an electric motor (AutoHelm ST3000)

I managed to get an AutoHelm ST3000. It is broken, but from the sounds of it, I think I just need to replace the brushes and the drive motor should work again. I'm having trouble, though, prying up...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-31-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 589
Posted By jimgo
Re: Need a good digital tachometer.

One more link for you, too:
Digital Photo Sensor Tachometer (http://www.harborfreight.com/digital-photo-sensor-tachometer-66632.html)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-31-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 589
Posted By jimgo
Re: Need a good digital tachometer.

Med, you might want to check this thread:
http://www.sailnet.com/forums/gear-maintenance/125194-adapting-automobile-tachometer.html
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-31-2014
Replies: 227
Views: 23,989
Posted By jimgo
Re: Islander 36 projects in paradise!!!!!

Christian, the fact that you don't have a boat (or that yours is for sale) doesn't mean you have to stop coming here.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-31-2014
Replies: 227
Views: 23,989
Posted By jimgo
Re: Islander 36 projects in paradise!!!!!

I think the sale is a sanity sale, too. I know you put a lot of work into her, but in the end I think this is a wise move.
Forum: Electrical Systems   10-28-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 934
Posted By jimgo
Re: Which banks should I wire my alternators to?

It's been a while since I've done any work along these lines, but what about putting diodes in line with the chargers/alternators? The diode would keep the current from finding its way out of one...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-28-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 3,455
Posted By jimgo
Re: Not your normal ship launch

Ouch!

Med, the Youtube version says it is Wisconsin. Ship Launch gone wrong at Marinette Wisconsin dock - viral - YouTube
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-28-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 2,108
Posted By jimgo
Re: Foam for cushions?

We saw BottomSiders at the Annapolis show...pretty slick. If/when we replace our cockpit cushions, I think that's the way I'd go. I'm a bit leery about their ability to withstand pointy objects,...
Forum: Electrical Systems   10-28-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 934
Posted By jimgo
Re: Which banks should I wire my alternators to?

OK, more seriously, why not add a battery for the genset? Then you have nice, redundant power systems.
Forum: Electrical Systems   10-28-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 934
Posted By jimgo
Re: Which banks should I wire my alternators to?

I prefer credit unions over banks, especially when wiring things.
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   10-28-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 1,666
Posted By jimgo
Re: Raw water anti-syphon valve

For posterity purposes, here's a link to the "I hate boats" thread (http://www.sailnet.com/forums/gear-maintenance/168849-i-hate-boats.html).
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-28-2014
Replies: 27
Views: 1,800
Posted By jimgo
Re: Time for bed

Denise, the party is really tempting! But I think I'm going to head out to Dragon Wing to start prepping her for her trip in the slings. Although, it's going to be windy, and it WOULD be nice to...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   10-28-2014
Replies: 42
Views: 4,053
Posted By jimgo
Re: First Boat Help: 1984 Hunter 34 or 1983 Catalina 30

Yeah, I'm actually kind of envious! I wanted a C27 with a wheel when I was looking. Should be a nice boat, looks pretty clean. Good luck with her!
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   10-27-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 1,529
Posted By jimgo
Re: Boat insurance

Our first boat was totaled in Hurricane Sandy. Progressive had a surveyor out to her reasonably quickly (given the number of boats that had been it) and paid us reasonably quickly (I think we had...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   10-27-2014
Replies: 42
Views: 4,053
Posted By jimgo
Re: First Boat Help: 1984 Hunter 34 or 1983 Catalina 30

Congratulations Ted! Now we need pictures!!!
Forum: Learning to Sail   10-27-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 1,372
Posted By jimgo
Re: Fitting place for this post....

Congratulations! Sounds like a very successful day!
Forum: Introduce Yourself   10-26-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 706
Posted By jimgo
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-26-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 936
Posted By jimgo
Re: Heading South

Good luck! I'll try to keep checking the site to see if/when you're in our area.
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