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Search: Posts Made By: hellosailor
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 5 Hours Ago
Replies: 67
Views: 2,821
Posted By hellosailor
Re: Some people's children...

bubblehead-
Years ago I went to Big Black Dog School. A very oatient, black, and big dog taught me all the things I missed in kindergarten. Here's one rule that really needs to be kept in mind:
...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 6 Hours Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 394
Posted By hellosailor
Re: Stinky Foul Weather Gear

I'd strongly suggest reading the care instructions and if they are gone, ask Timberland. Random chemicals, harsh cleaners, strong detergent or even hot water can permanently ruin some waterproofing...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 6 Hours Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 259
Posted By hellosailor
Re: Stereo Power Installation

Chris-
Either you drain the battery, let the memory get wiped, buy a marine stereo, or do something else to handle the problem.
You could add in an "alarm" battery to supply backup power to the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 6 Hours Ago
Replies: 44
Views: 1,669
Posted By hellosailor
Re: Water vs Gas

The Nissan GT-R, a very underappreciated beast of a car, on the Japanese Domestic market versions, has the GPS fitted to the ECU and will not allow the driver to engage full speeds unless it is...
Forum: Electrical Systems 1 Day Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 528
Posted By hellosailor
Re: West Marine 15A Battery Charger

"This one has gone psychotic and delusional, could you swap it for a more rational one?"

You never know.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 1 Day Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 859
Posted By hellosailor
Re: Sailboat Insurance

Al Golden's folks at IMIS.

They are professionals who have been in business a long time. They won't try to lowball you, and they'll be glad to explain the details and options that can make a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Day Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 521
Posted By hellosailor
Re: Reality check

Ground tackle is cheap and simple in the scheme of things. You buy what you want and tie it in, you're done.

When those boat were new, electric windlasses were about as common as Blu-Ray players....
Forum: Electrical Systems 1 Day Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 528
Posted By hellosailor
Re: West Marine 15A Battery Charger

I'm thinking those errors would both be caused by the charger seeing too much resistance in the "battery". Which could just be a corroded contact, in the wiring or the charger?

Or you could tell...
Forum: Islander 1 Day Ago
Replies: 49
Views: 4,718
Posted By hellosailor
Re: Compresion post repaired

FWIW-
You can also rent a "lally column jack" cheaply at many hardware stores. That's the tall steel screw jack you often see holding up beams in basements. The advantage is that you don't have to...
Forum: Electrical Systems 1 Day Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 528
Posted By hellosailor
Re: West Marine 15A Battery Charger

What does the West manual say an F3 fault is all about?

Remember, you're not in trouble until the display goes into countdown mode. In that case, "CUT THE BLUE WIRE!"

:-)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Day Ago
Replies: 149
Views: 10,945
Posted By hellosailor
Re: Boat sank at the dock

"Why on earth would anyone who wanted to sell the boat anyway want to deal with the hassle of buying it back and doing all the repairs, then the added hassle of trying to sell it with its tainted...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Days Ago
Replies: 149
Views: 10,945
Posted By hellosailor
Re: Boat sank at the dock

"Apparently the boat was pumped out and there is no evidence of where the water came from. "
Were there any SONY videos or DVDs on the boat? Could have been North Korean hackers, trying to sink...
Forum: Good Old Boat 2 Days Ago
Replies: 56
Views: 35,404
Posted By hellosailor
Re: LEDs afloat

"Drivers are tiny voltage spike protectors."
Nope. They could have a spike protector in them, although I've never heard of that. An LED "driver" module converts raw power from whatever source into...
Forum: Atomic 4 2 Days Ago
Replies: 44
Views: 1,357
Posted By hellosailor
Re: Carb Problem?

IIRC the 3M "pads" were actually invented by Philips (Petroleum) in the very early 60's, and designed as road underlayment to ensure drainage.

But the modern ones from 3M are actually color coded,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Days Ago
Replies: 44
Views: 1,669
Posted By hellosailor
Re: Water vs Gas

A thousand liters of water...2200 pounds, that's about the same weight as TWELVE ADULT SOULS ON BOARD.

Ain't gonna happen on a 30' sailboat.

At least, not often, and not by choice.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Days Ago
Replies: 39
Views: 1,675
Posted By hellosailor
Re: Diving from Sailboat

smurph-
By all means, go for it. If you can swim, hold your breath underwater, etc. the technical additional skills aren't very intense. A good SCUBA course will take you through the technical...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Days Ago
Replies: 44
Views: 1,669
Posted By hellosailor
Re: Water vs Gas

If the OP literally means gasoline for an A4 rather than diesel fuel oil, that pretty much triples or quadruples the size of the fuel tankage compared to a diesel engine.

Isntalling Vetus bladders...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Days Ago
Replies: 67
Views: 2,821
Posted By hellosailor
Re: Some people's children...

Bubblehead, the FEMA guidelines say that when those kind of people burst into your office, you are supposed to evacuate the facility if possible. Shelter in a locked room or under your desk, if you...
Forum: Good Old Boat 2 Days Ago
Replies: 56
Views: 35,404
Posted By hellosailor
Re: LEDs afloat

"LEDs used to fade out from over heating."
That hasn't changed, they still can and do. Typical numbers are sometimes listed 100,000 hours of life, brightness down to 50% at 50,000 hours. Others...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Days Ago
Replies: 43
Views: 1,980
Posted By hellosailor
Re: US, Cuba seek to normalize relations - Sailing Related

I thought the only thing that was certain, as of now, was that at some indefinite but "soon" date, we'd be opening an embassy in Havana. All the rest being TBA.

Or should I have read the whole...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Days Ago
Replies: 49
Views: 6,023
Posted By hellosailor
Re: Practical Sailor has deaf ears

XM radio...poor guys. When you can put a thousand albums in high quality audio on a $50 USB stick these days...I guess they'll have to make money servicing the sports and talk show fans, huh?
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 4 Days Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 541
Posted By hellosailor
Re: Live aboard Plan

X-
Coupla problems with dreams. Except when they come true.(G)

You need to find out if you like sailing. It can be cold, wet, slow, boring. Or, a nice methodical way to enjoy peace and quiet....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Days Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 1,132
Posted By hellosailor
Re: Automotive Heater

Mortals call it a "hot water" heater, as opposed to steam radiators or forced air.

Homeowners often call it "baseboard" heaters because that's where they clutter up the house.

To the industry...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Days Ago
Replies: 49
Views: 6,023
Posted By hellosailor
Re: Practical Sailor has deaf ears

They aren't the only ones. I got a "twist my arm please!" deal from National Geographic, all of ten or twelve bucks for a year, plus a bonus. Great! But the credit card would automatically be...
Forum: Beneteau 4 Days Ago
Replies: 81
Views: 5,056
Posted By hellosailor
Re: Beneteau Halts Production?

"Also the dealer is bending over backwards to make this a positive experience."
Cool! So he's going to give you a Hinckley instead?
(WEG)
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