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Search: Posts Made By: TQA
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 16 Hours Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 600
Posted By TQA
Re: Moving to California...(living on a sailboat)

Whatever you do at least LOOK inside a Catalina 30 before you buy anything.

Here is one that you might get cheap 1983 Catalina 30 Sail Boat For Sale - www.yachtworld.com...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 16 Hours Ago
Replies: 258
Views: 12,403
Posted By TQA
Re: 1 rescued, 1 dead, 4 missing in Mobile Bay Regatta

I have been sailing a while and never had radar and mostly sail in areas where there is no minute to minute VHF weather radio and I am not sure that I would trust my life and boat to some one else s...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 1 Day Ago
Replies: 46
Views: 2,906
Posted By TQA
Re: Drinkingwater while cruising?

Sew in a funnel at the low point. Attach a line to hold it own. Go buy a plastic funnel that is a push fit into funnel and in turn pushes into your garden hose. No need to clever with disconnects but...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Days Ago
Replies: 258
Views: 12,403
Posted By TQA
Re: 1 rescued, 1 dead, 4 missing in Mobile Bay Regatta

I think the life jacket does get blown away.

The boat is moving downwind at some speed so apparent wind over the deck is less.

There are times it looks pretty windy to me.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Days Ago
Replies: 258
Views: 12,403
Posted By TQA
Re: 1 rescued, 1 dead, 4 missing in Mobile Bay Regatta

Bernard Moitessier sailed from France to Tahiti via the Southern ocean. He describes the passage in his book The Logical Route. He survives several southern ocean gales storms and severe storms. He...
Forum: Living Aboard 3 Days Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 1,066
Posted By TQA
Re: Retiring soon...

Hi Eric welcome to Sailnet.

I am a 67 year old retired full time liveaboard on a 44 ft monohull cruising in the Eastern Caribbean. This is the biggest boat that I feel I can manage singlehanded.
...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 5 Days Ago
Replies: 258
Views: 12,403
Posted By TQA
Re: 1 rescued, 1 dead, 4 missing in Mobile Bay Regatta

The video in post 59 raises a number of interesting points.

First the storm is clearly visible and telegraphs it's presence at least 3 to 5 minutes before it hits. These black walls coming out of...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 5 Days Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 516
Posted By TQA
Re: Stringer/Floor repair

I would not bodge anything into the crack. It is important that you can see if they progress. I would keep the photographs handy and keep checking the cracks. If they get bigger then you need to...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 5 Days Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 842
Posted By TQA
Re: List of Fast, Offshore-Capable Cruising Boats?

The above is so very true. But get a big boat and it will carry the weight better.

My idea of a bigger boat is at least 44 ft and up to 50 ft. My boat is 44 ft and I do my passage planning at 6...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 6 Days Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 408
Posted By TQA
Re: Marine fan woes

Another vote for Caframo. They are quiet , have low current drain and are fairly reliable. I have 4 in use and carry a spare set of blades plus a complete spare fan.

They don't really need a cage...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 42
Views: 1,583
Posted By TQA
Re: I need more horsepower

You can get more power out of your existing engine and it is a simple adjustment to the fuel pump altering the end stop of the rack which controls fuel delivery. This assumes a conventional fuel pump...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 489
Posted By TQA
Re: Propane Stove Puzzle

If it is a Force 10 you need to remove the burner cap by unscrewing the two small Philips screws. If you have not touched them for a while the screws will be so stiff the cross head will strip...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 1,021
Posted By TQA
Re: Gremlins in the chain locker

I had about 3 lengths of maybe 2 feet each time out of the 200ft. All three were exhibiting flaking corrosion but only the one area that I show in the pic had serious wasting with 5 or 6 links...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 1,342
Posted By TQA
Re: jib track bolts, big phillips?

TopTip for working on the boat off the grid. Take one of these old drills with a dead pack. Anything from 9.6v to 14.4v. Discard battery and add some cable and croc clips to allow you to run it...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 1,021
Posted By TQA
Re: Gremlins in the chain locker

I had the same problem with Italian 10 mm x 28 mm chain. Some of it looked like this after 26 months. It was bought new from a major Caribbean chandler who refused any form of recompense.
...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 1 Week Ago
Replies: 46
Views: 2,906
Posted By TQA
Re: Drinkingwater while cruising?

While people have made long passages with such small tankage it is unusual

I would never rely on a flexible bladder tank especially on a trade wind circumnavigation. The continuous rolling does...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 39
Views: 2,059
Posted By TQA
Re: Need Help with Neglected Boat

Another brilliant idea by yours truly sucks donkey breath.

Wait a minute. flash of inspiration version 2.

How about doing the same with the canister on and letting it fill up and squirt it out...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 464
Posted By TQA
Re: Windlass foot switch alternatives?

The Lofrans foot switch last for a year to 18 months for me. The clone generic noname one manages about the same.

Here is a pic of the one I just removed. ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 39
Views: 2,059
Posted By TQA
Re: Need Help with Neglected Boat

Why not run the shop vac without the bucket? Tie it to the dock just above the water and drop the weighted hose into the boat.

Should work. :rolleyes:

One word of warning if you do decide to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 38
Views: 1,372
Posted By TQA
Re: My New MOB Procedure

IMHO step one should be;-

Press the MOB button on the GPS or GPS Plotter.

You can can only rescue someone if you can find them.

I have done this once for real single handed when the cat...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 1 Week Ago
Replies: 53
Views: 3,114
Posted By TQA
Re: How to get back in after falling overboard solo...

I am a full time liveaboard and like those quiet deserted anchorages where I can jump over for a swim before breakfast.

I always worried that I might not deploy the clip on ladder that came with...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 1 Week Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 804
Posted By TQA
Re: How to dock while towing dinghy

Absolutely essential that the tow line is shortened so it is near vertical. A longer line risks the dinghy going somewhere it should not, like the wrong side of a mooring pole. I have seen it happen...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 39
Views: 2,059
Posted By TQA
Re: Need Help with Neglected Boat

Get the water out.

Inspect the interior, if is all glass then it might be worth fixing.

If there is any interior timber/ply that is structural it is going to be rotten and the boat is done.
...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 291
Posted By TQA
Re: Repairing RIB pantoon attachment to Aluminum

3M 5200 works.

Allow to cure for a reasonable [temp dependent] time.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 472
Posted By TQA
LPG ALARM SENSOR. Where do I fit it.

I have a Force 10 cooker with oven mounted on gimbals in the usual 3 sided alcove. There is a locker directly underneath the stove but there is no opening from the alcove into the locker. There is a...
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