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Search: Posts Made By: osirissail
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-27-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 1,659
Posted By osirissail
Although your boat can get into the USA without...

Although your boat can get into the USA without much difficulty, you will not be able to enter the country unless you have a valid USA B1/B2 visa in your passport.
- - The rules for visiting the USA...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-26-2009
Replies: 52
Views: 6,499
Posted By osirissail
Not really, 'blasting' is not uniform. The air...

Not really, 'blasting' is not uniform. The air pressure and material ejection from the gun along with variable distances from gun nozzle to hull results in areas getting too much "blasting" and other...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-18-2009
Replies: 39
Views: 3,697
Posted By osirissail
- - Nobody seems to be answering your question as...

- - Nobody seems to be answering your question as you stated it about getting a unit that will assist you in racing or maintaining a course. What you need is a portable unit that will accept...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-18-2009
Replies: 17
Views: 1,670
Posted By osirissail
knuterikt - I very strongly suggest that you...

knuterikt - I very strongly suggest that you immediately remove the block you have in the second photo, the one that is attached to the starboard shroud turnbuckle. Instead install a folding ring...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-16-2009
Replies: 52
Views: 6,499
Posted By osirissail
cutter orient - - sand blasting, soda blasting is...

cutter orient - - sand blasting, soda blasting is well known to cause those little craters you got. As with any material, organic or man-made there are hard areas and soft areas and the "blasting"...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-16-2009
Replies: 52
Views: 6,499
Posted By osirissail
- - They should be able to do a magnificent job...

- - They should be able to do a magnificent job if they have experience and the equipment for doing auto refinishing. If you go that route the preparation work before they show up with their HVLP...
Forum: Diesel 11-16-2009
Replies: 16
Views: 1,167
Posted By osirissail
- - For engine paint go to the local discount...

- - For engine paint go to the local discount hardware store or automobile parts store and you will find "Engine" spray paint. It is high temperature resistant paint that will blister when the engine...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-16-2009
Replies: 52
Views: 6,499
Posted By osirissail
Try using commercial / hardware store paint...

Try using commercial / hardware store paint removers. If it is normal house paint or typical enamel paint it comes off with the paint strippers. Look for the strippers with high percent of methylene...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-15-2009
Replies: 52
Views: 6,499
Posted By osirissail
- - Try to get automobile refinishing sandpapers...

- - Try to get automobile refinishing sandpapers - not the hardware store stuff. Find a automobile paint supply store and get your sandpaper there.
- - It comes on two types - dry and wet sanding....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-14-2009
Replies: 52
Views: 6,499
Posted By osirissail
- - Here is a better solution to the gouges,...

- - Here is a better solution to the gouges, blisters, discoloration, etc. Sand down to fair then fill all the stuff possible and apply a hi-build primer to the topsides. The find an artistic...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-13-2009
Replies: 20
Views: 1,674
Posted By osirissail
- - For some reason only known the man(woman)...

- - For some reason only known the man(woman) upstairs, cruising boaters tend to get obsessive about their batteries. If only they took as much concern about the wives/cruising partners . . .
- -...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-12-2009
Replies: 23
Views: 2,575
Posted By osirissail
Unless you feel you must pay twice the price or...

Unless you feel you must pay twice the price or must have the unit tomorrow - go to eBay and look up the units at auction. A little patience and bidding can save an awful lot of money.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-12-2009
Replies: 20
Views: 1,674
Posted By osirissail
Sailak - As a fellow pilot, you know how...

Sailak - As a fellow pilot, you know how important it is that wires, cables and such be properly secured and supported again vibration in an airframe. Pre-flight inspections includes examining...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-12-2009
Replies: 20
Views: 1,674
Posted By osirissail
>>>>> Originally Posted by sailak View Post ...

>>>>> Originally Posted by sailak View Post
I'm not sure of how the charger is connected to the batteries -- what difference does/would it make?<<<<<<<<<

- - It can make a "life or death"...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-12-2009
Replies: 52
Views: 6,499
Posted By osirissail
As Maine Sail stated you do not use any form of...

As Maine Sail stated you do not use any form of rotating sander including your hand. You will get "dishes" - circular hollows that when anybody looks down the the length of your hull will be very...
Forum: Diesel 11-11-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 907
Posted By osirissail
Very good link to an old post. One factor that...

Very good link to an old post. One factor that may or may not apply is whether your boat is insured or not. Building your own engine mounts on an insured boat guarantees that you will not get a...
Forum: Diesel 11-11-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 1,573
Posted By osirissail
- - The cost of an exchange or replacement diesel...

- - The cost of an exchange or replacement diesel is mitigated by your already having a fuel tank, filters and hoses, etc. left over from the old engine.
- - The cost of switching to electric...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-11-2009
Replies: 52
Views: 6,499
Posted By osirissail
Gelcoat blisters vary in size from pinpoint - as...

Gelcoat blisters vary in size from pinpoint - as yours seem to be - to 1/4" or larger. They are characterized as blisters that do not penetrate deeper than the gelcoat layer of the boat. (They do not...
Forum: Diesel 11-11-2009
Replies: 16
Views: 1,167
Posted By osirissail
- - You need to just add the word "Electric" to...

- - You need to just add the word "Electric" to the description -> electric impact socket "wrench" (there is a formal name for the tool, but I forgot what it is). Having the proper tools available...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 11-11-2009
Replies: 22
Views: 2,031
Posted By osirissail
It seems all banks from the super largest ones to...

It seems all banks from the super largest ones to the little ones and every size in between are having problems as almost 200 have gone out of business in this year of financial meltdown. So keeping...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 11-11-2009
Replies: 35
Views: 4,650
Posted By osirissail
- -Very true there is no such thing as a free...

- -Very true there is no such thing as a free XXXX - you will have to invest time and money in cleaning and bringing the vessel up to functional status again. It is only the initial purchase that is...
Forum: Diesel 11-11-2009
Replies: 16
Views: 1,167
Posted By osirissail
- - The cleaning and painting is also a most...

- - The cleaning and painting is also a most excellent idea as rust is a major problem in the salt water atmosphere we live in. And more than anything a clean painted engine/transmission will show...
Forum: Diesel 11-11-2009
Replies: 16
Views: 1,167
Posted By osirissail
- - Not doubt about it, a photo is worth a...

- - Not doubt about it, a photo is worth a thousand words - - and with those most excellent photos you have a hundred thousand or so's worth of wonderful explanations of how to do the job.
- - The...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 11-10-2009
Replies: 22
Views: 2,031
Posted By osirissail
Yes, if you were honorably discharged. Check out...

Yes, if you were honorably discharged. Check out the qualifications page at:
https://www.usaa.com/inet/ent_utils/McStaticPages?key=why_choose_usaa_eligibility_main&wa_ref=wcu_main_is_usaa_for_you
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 11-10-2009
Replies: 35
Views: 4,650
Posted By osirissail
You can get sub-30 footers in Florida for free to...

You can get sub-30 footers in Florida for free to less than a grand. Just look for abandoned boats, hurricane beached boats, or especially in the Keys, boats in slips/marinas that the owner cannot or...
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