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Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   40 Minutes Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 1,354
Posted By hellosailor
Re: Cruising ICW on low budget

No, the ICW is entirely man-made and therefore not organic.

Plutonium is entirely natural and therefore organic. As is cyanide, which is present in apple seeds. A half cup of them should contain...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   16 Hours Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 500
Posted By hellosailor
Re: Rotten egg smell

So there IS a nearby holding tank, which must have hoses to a head someplace. If those hoses aren't top quality they may have gone permeable and the stink may be coming through the hoses themselves....
Forum: Electrical Systems   19 Hours Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 451
Posted By hellosailor
Re: Costco 6 Volt batteries

You might ask the local golf course where they get theirs. Costco stores carry different stock (and they never seem to know which batteries will be on the shelf) based on local demand. So if you are...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   1 Day Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 500
Posted By hellosailor
Re: Rotten egg smell

Might be better off with sodium metabisulfite (?) found at brewing supply stores. Non-toxic to us after rinsing, no harsh smell, and it won't damage copper or aluminum tubing in the heater.

Then...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   1 Day Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 500
Posted By hellosailor
Re: Rotten egg smell

Anything that is sealed has seals and seals can always leak.

But a rotten egg smell is normally sulphur compounds, given off by anaerobic bacteria decomposing something in the absence of oxygen....
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   1 Day Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 1,354
Posted By hellosailor
Re: Cruising ICW on low budget

Well, technically...if it came from trees that were grown in pesticide-free soil, and no pesticides were applied to the trees...it probably would qualify as organic.

Folks can afford to drive six...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   2 Days Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 1,354
Posted By hellosailor
Re: Cruising ICW on low budget

"Does he stand by his ethics and get his car repossessed or does he squirt his crop?"
Mark, not to say we don't have our share of whores and thieves in the Colonies...and a long proud tradition of...
Forum: Electric/Hybrid   2 Days Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 660
Posted By hellosailor
Re: Battery choices for offshore use

With a 100W solar panel as the primary charging source, that's about 35AH per day in the best case. So charge acceptance rates probably would not be significant here, and if there's a Genasun charge...
Forum: Bristol   2 Days Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 335
Posted By hellosailor
Re: Companionway Lock

Delta's pix might be misleading. The silver "bar" he has is the deluxe model that pivots, so it doesn't always stick out to impale you.

All you need is a flat stainless plate that screws onto the...
Forum: Electronics   2 Days Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 250
Posted By hellosailor
Re: new boat owner VHF issues

Offhand, aside from reading the many similar older threads?

Call Standard Horizon, make sure the radio, AIS, DSC are configured properly. If an external gps is needed, ask them about that too.
...
Forum: Electrical Systems   2 Days Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 537
Posted By hellosailor
Re: low alternator output current

I would say "What overbored said" but I'm not allowed to practice math on the internet.(G) That's what online calculators are for.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   2 Days Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 709
Posted By hellosailor
Re: what should I do? and how should I do it?

"Many locations will tell you that if you can get it out of here, it's your"
Maybe in your state, but in mine they'll tell you that until and unless they file a lien and have the title reissued to...
Forum: Electrical Systems   3 Days Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 537
Posted By hellosailor
Re: low alternator output current

IIRC you don't need an oscilloscope to see if there's AC coming out of your alternator. Just use a cheap DMM in either the AC voltage mode, or the resistance mode. Disconnect the batteries, check the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   3 Days Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 709
Posted By hellosailor
Re: what should I do? and how should I do it?

best way to save money:
Cancel the luxury cruise on the sailboat.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   3 Days Ago
Replies: 94
Views: 13,021
Posted By hellosailor
Re: Any Albin Nimbus 42 owners out there

As Tom Chapin used to say to his brother Harry during concerts, "That sucks."

Dinicyl, or whatever the plastic curlicues are, might be hard to match up if recoring. But then again, in theory it...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 1,144
Posted By hellosailor
Re: How does spending an extra 50,000 on a boat cost

And that's ignoring storage, dockage, maintenance, insurance...

Not to disappoint you but Google's stock price went up over 16% on Friday, so I suppose you could say a clever fellow who read ahead...
Forum: Long Island   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 450
Posted By hellosailor
Re: finding a boat to crew on for LI regatta

The ALIR web site *always* has provision for "Crew needed" and "want to crew" so you might try directly at the source.

I've also seen folks literally walking around with a seabag and a sign on...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 94
Views: 13,021
Posted By hellosailor
Re: Any Albin Nimbus 42 owners out there

Just keep in mind, caulking portlights and hatches is only a temporary fix. If they leak, they really need to be rebidded properly, and completely. Caulking is a step better than slapping duct tape...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 94
Views: 13,021
Posted By hellosailor
Re: Any Albin Nimbus 42 owners out there

Three years, wow. I thought that looked familiar.

"The non-skid paint that was applied needs a bit of help in a few spots." Sp they fiberglassed over the foredeck but left the teak on the side...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 496
Posted By hellosailor
Re: Pop Rivets

Rivet? Why not drill & tap, and use flush head machine screws with nuts inside?
And use a wire brush and epoxy before putting the padeye inside, so it was glued as well as bolted?
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 495
Posted By hellosailor
Re: Experience with Boat Co-Ownership or Partners

So dude, if your real name is Lebowski and that movie was about you and you've found a soul mate who never disappoints or upsets you, go for it.

On the other hand if you're not a top judge of...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 1,003
Posted By hellosailor
Re: EPA now mandating 15% Ethanol blends .... marine fuels?????

Ethanol might be better than MBTE, but the question is always "Better at what?"

Better at raising octane? Irrelevant, engines can be built for lower octane.
Better at emissions? Irrevelant, there...
Forum: Chartering   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 5,150
Posted By hellosailor
Re: Tipping?

Tipping is normal on charters and even on sailing schools/trips, but I think there's a difference between coming out and saying "Oh by the I expect..." and replying, if asked, as to what people...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 34
Views: 6,932
Posted By hellosailor
Re: Electric distress light? Where to buy

Daylight distress flag: Kind of a clever kludge to stretch into daylight certification, isn't it?

Think that flag is the FIRST choice of anyone during daylight distress? Ever seen one being used,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 710
Posted By hellosailor
Re: Shortening a mast to replace one. How and where?

The OP is kinda asking folks to shoot crap in the dark and then rely on a man with heavy gloves to tell how the dice landed.

Top of mast, bottom of mast, that's all irrelevant.

What you need...
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