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Search: Posts Made By: silverbeard
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-15-2012
Replies: 17
Views: 1,463
Posted By silverbeard
Re: diesel fuel

E diesel is a blend of standard No. 2 diesel fuel containing up to 15% ethanol and a proprietary additive to maintain blend stability and certain fuel properties, which may comprise from 0.2% to 5.0%...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-13-2012
Replies: 17
Views: 1,463
Posted By silverbeard
Re: diesel fuel

What in the world is "farm diesel" and why should I watch my filters if I use it? Just asking.
Forum: Lake Superior 06-29-2012
Replies: 17
Views: 1,916
Posted By silverbeard
Re: Apostle Islands Trip

Stockton Island, though a popular place, does have a couple of nice anchorages and some hiking trails. Raspberry has a lighthouse, hiking trails and a nice anchorage on the east side but you need to...
Forum: Atomic 4 06-29-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 2,574
Posted By silverbeard
Re: Fuel Additives for Ethanol

Just curious , when was the last time you sat down to a meal of #2 yellow corn? Here in North America, that is the main feedstock for making ethanol. Ethanol is made from the starch in corn,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-08-2012
Replies: 46
Views: 3,519
Posted By silverbeard
Re: Cruising/sailing with musical instruments... ?

I guess there isn't room on my boat for the drum kit but I've been thinking about taking the djembe. I have the same concerns about moisture affecting the drum head (it's goat skin) and the drum...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-10-2012
Replies: 31
Views: 2,483
Posted By silverbeard
I too have had good success with progressives but...

I too have had good success with progressives but also trouble when working on stuff in tight quarters getting my head in the right place so that what I want to see is in focus. When I got new lens...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-07-2011
Replies: 48
Views: 3,416
Posted By silverbeard
I use the Wind Finder app on my iPad(not sure if...

I use the Wind Finder app on my iPad(not sure if it is available for iPhone). It is way more accurate than NOAA is. Wind Finder will give you wind forecasts and current conditions. I hardily agree...
Forum: Lake Superior 07-26-2011
Replies: 17
Views: 1,916
Posted By silverbeard
First of all, Bonnie Dahl's book " Superior Way"...

First of all, Bonnie Dahl's book " Superior Way" is a great resource. Anchorages at Stockton Island are roomy but all so popular, so both Presque Isle Bay and Julian Bay can get crowded on the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-22-2011
Replies: 27
Views: 2,655
Posted By silverbeard
I have been following this discussion with great...

I have been following this discussion with great interest as I am still trying to perfect my docking skills. No big disasters yet, but have provided the marina with some entertainment in the last...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-20-2011
Replies: 22
Views: 2,236
Posted By silverbeard
You asked about the Great Lakes. I have done a...

You asked about the Great Lakes. I have done a little bit of sailing around the Apostle Islands in Lake Superior and have found the area fascinating. It is easy to spend four days sailing around...
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