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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-04-2005
Replies: 11
Views: 2,914
Posted By almostbroke
Stern anchor suggestions

Since this has turned into an all-around discussion on anchors(not just stern anchoring), I''ll throw in a few cents worth. A 35 lb CQR with all chain rode never let us down in Florida, the Bahamas,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-20-2004
Replies: 21
Views: 2,256
Posted By almostbroke
GPS & Computer

I would highly recommend a Panasonic Toughbook. I purchased a used one over 6 years ago, and it just won''t die. There aren''t as many bells and whistles as newer laptops(I can''t play DVD''s, only...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-07-2004
Replies: 2
Views: 745
Posted By almostbroke
fuel tank woes

I have a rusty "black iron" fuel tank that needs replacing. It can''t be removed in one piece because of the interior. That means the replacement can''t go in either in one piece. I have a few...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-21-2004
Replies: 5
Views: 2,229
Posted By almostbroke
stanchion repair on teak deck

Thanks for the info- Is thiokol(sp?) the caulk of choice? Any brand names or sources for it? I do plan to glass a much larger area for strength, as well as beefing up the backing for the stanchion....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-20-2004
Replies: 5
Views: 2,229
Posted By almostbroke
stanchion repair on teak deck

I would appreciate some expert knowledge on a deck repair. I have a stanchion base that has completely broken through the deck(Thanks Ivan!). The deck consists of approximately 3/8" teak, over...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   09-29-2004
Replies: 0
Views: 872
Posted By almostbroke
replacement boat

Greetings- Hurricane Ivan beat up our beloved Nicholson 32. We have cruised and lived aboard her for years, and now need to find a replacement. We were thinking of going bigger, somewhere between...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-26-2004
Replies: 5
Views: 916
Posted By almostbroke
tillerpilots

Yes, I have found that it does definitely help to trim. I have been pleased with the 2000 so far(about 4000 miles), but the times where it is beginning to be overpowered worry me. Any other...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-25-2004
Replies: 5
Views: 916
Posted By almostbroke
tillerpilots

Greetings- I currently have an Autohelm ST2000 tillerpilot for my 32'' Nicholson. It does well in most conditions, but with lots of wind or current it struggles(especially with quartering current on...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-04-2004
Replies: 10
Views: 3,645
Posted By almostbroke
transmission question

I have yet to find any type A atf anywhere. I have been using Chevron Dex III. Can you recommend an easily found brand and type to use? Is synthetic actually that bad to use in this case? I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-02-2004
Replies: 10
Views: 3,645
Posted By almostbroke
transmission question

Hello Bob- We shift it at idle speed deliberately, not lightning fast, but with a normal shifting motion. You can hear the "clunk" engage when shifting.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-26-2004
Replies: 10
Views: 3,645
Posted By almostbroke
transmission question

Doesn''t anyone out there know what would cause wear on the spindles and damper plate?
Anyone? Anyone? Bueller?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-19-2004
Replies: 10
Views: 3,645
Posted By almostbroke
transmission question

Greetings-Here''s a question I would love to have answered. The background first: Perkins M30 28hp 3 cyl Perama engine. Hurth 50 (now ZF) gearbox. With about 690 hrs on the engine and...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   03-25-2004
Replies: 1
Views: 995
Posted By almostbroke
security zone permit

Greetings- Does anyone know if a USCG security zone permit is needed for a trip from FL to Mexico via the NW coast of Cuba? I will not be stopping in Cuba(I would love to!), but will be near the NW...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-24-2004
Replies: 4
  greaser
Views: 1,762
Posted By almostbroke
greaser

Greetings Jack- Thanks for the tip on the greaser grease. I found out that Lubriplate now packages Marine-Lube-A as Multi-Lube-A. Same product, just a different name now.
Fair winds,
Jim
Forum: Living Aboard   03-11-2004
Replies: 13
Views: 6,194
Posted By almostbroke
What''''s the best Head (toilet).....

I would also highly recommend the Lavac. I have had three different heads over the years, and the Lavac is definitely my throne of choice. It is simple to operate, and can be worked on easily. ...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   03-11-2004
Replies: 5
  malaria
Views: 769
Posted By almostbroke
malaria

Thanks for the replies- It looks like chloroquine is it, since we aren''t going south of Guatemala. I checked out Canadian Rx prices, and it is amazing how much cheaper they are than US prices......
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   03-11-2004
Replies: 4
Views: 1,455
Posted By almostbroke
Renting your home while cruising...advice?

Hey again Stacey- There is one more bad bit of news when renting out the house. In most states you will lose your homestead exemption. That means your property tax may be a little higher than...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   03-11-2004
Replies: 5
Views: 1,014
Posted By almostbroke
Bill-paying while cruising....

Hey Stacey- I would add only one thing to the above good advice. If you have a relative( or friend) that you can rely on, it would be a good idea to give that person Power of Attorney. That way...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-10-2004
Replies: 1
Views: 833
Posted By almostbroke
electronic charts

Does anyone have electronic charts of the Yucatan(Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, Honduras) that they would want to trade for some of the eastern Caribbean or Bahamas?
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   03-10-2004
Replies: 5
  malaria
Views: 769
Posted By almostbroke
malaria

Hola- Any thoughts on malaria prevention in Central America? Chloroquine? Buy it in US, or pick some up in the Yucatan? We plan on spending a year in Mexico, Belize, and mostly Guatemala. Any...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-04-2004
Replies: 1
Views: 501
Posted By almostbroke
looking for a book

I finally found one....
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   03-02-2004
Replies: 1
Views: 820
Posted By almostbroke
marinas on the Rio Dulce

Greetings- We plan on spending the upcoming hurricane season on the Rio Dulce. It sounds like staying at a marina is a good idea. We would like to do lots of inland traveling to see the Mayan...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-02-2004
Replies: 4
  greaser
Views: 1,762
Posted By almostbroke
greaser

Thanks Bruce and Jack, now I know what to look for....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-01-2004
Replies: 1
Views: 501
Posted By almostbroke
looking for a book

Does anyone have a copy of Nigel Calder''s Cruising Guide to the Northwest Caribbean? I am in the panhandle of Florida, and would love to borrow it for a short time.
Thanks,
Jim
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-01-2004
Replies: 4
  greaser
Views: 1,762
Posted By almostbroke
greaser

Greetings- I have a greaser fitted to my stuffing box. I used up the grease in the greaser and in the can that came with the old girl(the can was unreadable, and probably not the original...
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