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Search: Posts Made By: SOVT
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 1,875
Posted By SOVT
Re: Cabin comfort when motoring

Make sure you have a marine quality CO detector installed. learned that lesson the hard way.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-06-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 730
Posted By SOVT
Re: Holes.... Everywhere, holes...

The short answer is, West says to coat fillers with a coat of neat epoxy. I apply the epoxy and then use a spreader to clean it down to a thin skim coat. Don't forget to de-blush.
As stated above...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-28-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 475
Posted By SOVT
Re: help needed in Lancaster PA

Can't help with the shipping but I was down in Oriental NC last month and the marine store in town had two used ones for sale.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-15-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 462
Posted By SOVT
Re: MoD’s ‘quantum compass’ to replace GPS

The plane I fly has three IRS (Inertial Reference System) units on board. Backed up by two GPS and VHF triangulation from a Flight Management System
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-15-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 1,374
Posted By SOVT
Re: You are not welcome

I travel internationally for a living.

It is a rare event in which I have felt that someone dislikes me for being an American. Although I never offer, when asked about our politics or my...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-08-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 1,090
Posted By SOVT
Re: Just getting back from Catalina!

Nice blog.
I really like the format of the "Quick Look" weather forecast. What service did it come from.
Great pictures of your adventure.
Mike
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-15-2014
Replies: 39
Views: 2,867
Posted By SOVT
Re: Mantus anchor raffle

Well, I for one think it's a nice offer.

Thanks
Forum: Diesel 01-27-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 1,097
Posted By SOVT
Re: Transmission removal

I suppose it is some sort of sickness. But I really enjoy the work.
Forum: Diesel 01-27-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 1,097
Posted By SOVT
Re: Transmission removal

Thanks for all the suggestions. I ended up drilling a 2" hole in the adapter plate. The 1/2" steel was loads of fun to cut thru, lots of cutting oil helped . Of course the bolts were safety wired and...
Forum: Diesel 01-13-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 1,097
Posted By SOVT
Re: Transmission removal

Thanks for the follow up message.
Mike
Forum: Diesel 01-12-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 1,097
Posted By SOVT
Re: Transmission removal

Mechsmith

Thats a great idea. Now I just have to figure out what the bolt pattern dimensions are so I know where to drill.

Thanks

Mike
Forum: Diesel 01-11-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 1,097
Posted By SOVT
Re: Transmission removal

Faster
Thanks for the response. It is the Paragon P200 in the link you posted.

I got pretty aggressive with it this afternoon, no luck. I pulled the starter and think I'm going to squirt a can of...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-11-2014
Replies: 44
Views: 2,588
Posted By SOVT
Re: Offshore?

Paulo

Out of curiosity. Is there a source that defines what credentials would be acceptable on Portugal? As you know there are several organizations that provide credentials here in the US. would...
Forum: Diesel 01-11-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 1,097
Posted By SOVT
Transmission removal

I am trying to separate a Paragon 23R transmission from a Perkins 4.270 engine. The best I've been able to do is get the adapter plate about 1/4" away from the bell housing. Yes, I've looked very...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-13-2013
Replies: 26
Views: 1,440
Posted By SOVT
Re: How Do You Move a Mast Over the Road

Here is how I transported my (wood) 40' main and slightly smaller mizzen. There are two turntables, one on the trailer support and one on the lumber rack padded with carpet. The masts were solidly...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 11-08-2013
Replies: 918
Views: 52,241
Posted By SOVT
Re: Rallies Gone Wrong

From Noonsite.

http://www.noonsite.com/Countries/USA/24th-arc-caribbean-1500-heads-offshore

"By Thursday evening, with the pre-departure social programme in full swing for ralliers, the...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 09-24-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 1,048
Posted By SOVT
Re: Is Schengen visa extension possible?

Back to the original question. How did you make out with the extension?

A long time ago I used to spend some time in Keflavik flying early warning stuff for the AF. I remember the winters being...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 09-16-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 1,048
Posted By SOVT
Re: Is Schengen visa extension possible?

Hope it works out for you. I spend a lot of time in Northern Ireland and the weather gets pretty dicey this time of year. Lots of powerful lows.

If you do get to Ireland consider resting up in...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-16-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 600
Posted By SOVT
Re: Speedo Help Please

If you do find a parts source for the Kenyon Spedometer please post it. I have both the spedo and the Knot Logger but the paddle wheel unit is dead. These are pretty units, it would be nice to make...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-16-2013
Replies: 24
Views: 1,380
Posted By SOVT
Re: Schengen - Help

You might want to try www.noonsite.com. They have pretty good info on cruising.
Good luck
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 09-11-2013
Replies: 51
Views: 13,928
Posted By SOVT
Re: Boat Angel

Sorry to hear that. My experience was good but that was several years ago. Good luck getting things straightened out.
Mike
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-01-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 1,218
Posted By SOVT
Re: oil vs varnish vs epoxy

Epoxy cannot be used as a finish because of it's lack of UV protection. As I understand it the primary reason for using epoxy is to fill the grain and prevent moisture from pushing the varnish off...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-27-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 633
Posted By SOVT
Re: Cutting an aluminum boom

I use the above and some cutting oil to make the blade stay sharp longer.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-18-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 462
Posted By SOVT
Re: Replacements for old instruments?

David
I've been looking for a parts source for Kenyon instruments as well, so far no luck. They've been out ov business for a long time.
Good luck.
Mike
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-11-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 319
Posted By SOVT
Re: Charlotte > Miami Transport Recommendation

Forget his company name but Bob moved my boat from Savanna to New Jersey a couple of years ago. Long time in the business. Came recommended by Thunderbolt Marine. He is a real character but...
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