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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-16-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 988
Posted By bristol299bob
Re: Preventive Maintenance

I used to use a notebook, but now I use Evernote.

I considered this
Intelligent Maintenance? - A ShipShape Sailboat (PC) (http://www.intelligentmaintenance.com/products/shipshape-sailboat-pc)
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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-27-2014
Replies: 1,102
Views: 282,268
Posted By bristol299bob
Re: Lets get some good sunrise/sunset pictures....

sunset,overnight crossing of the pamlico sound
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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-21-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 1,563
Posted By bristol299bob
Re: What does this do?

windlass handle to either operate a manual windlass or to manually operate an electric one?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-01-2014
Replies: 45
Views: 3,571
Posted By bristol299bob
Re: advice for first solo, overnight, offshore

I have internet for the first time on my trip and thought I'd take a moment to share my experience. I'll post pics when I get back home later this weekend.

The good news: It. Was. Awesome.
The...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-08-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 475
Posted By bristol299bob
Re: sealing deck

I'm no so sure that the particular choice of hardener and filler will matter all that much in this case. I generally use #105 resin, #205 hardener and colloidal silica (406) filler because that's...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-30-2014
Replies: 1,406
Views: 501,215
Posted By bristol299bob
LED galley lighting

My boat has LED lighting throughout the cabin, but it was older tech and the color was too "cool" for my taste. Changing out most bulbs with newer "warm white" replacements was a 2 minute job and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-08-2014
Replies: 1,406
Views: 501,215
Posted By bristol299bob
Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

> Impressive work, but why not just run a hose to a sink drain? Then it can pull
> out lots and lots of water.

I close all below waterline seacocks, including sink drains, when I leave the boat....
Forum: Learning to Sail   08-31-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 2,663
Posted By bristol299bob
Re: DDW and bailing out

I think it's great that you are out the learning and doing. It's the only way. Mistakes happen along the way, it's ok. It's part of it.

Ill disagree respectfully, with your lessons. Nothing wrong...
Forum: Diesel   08-25-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 748
Posted By bristol299bob
Re: Yanmar 2QM transmission failure

I have the same engine and transmission as you. I replaced the transmission this past march. My symptoms were different. The transmission was slipping and slowly getting worse.

I'd disconnect the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-01-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 947
Posted By bristol299bob
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-20-2013
Replies: 190
Views: 14,611
Posted By bristol299bob
Re: My Horror Story

In regards to your yanmar running away, I've seen happen a few times. The cause is generally due to the engine sucking in engine oil and combusting it as fuel. That's why the fuel shut off does not...
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