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Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   12-12-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 953
Posted By MSter
Re: Morgan 416 early 80s. Opinions / information??

Great info CF! Regarding #2-Corrosion at mast step...this seems to be a common building practice with several of the builders in FL (Morgan, Irwin, Endeavour, etc.). It is my intention to have this...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   12-11-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 953
Posted By MSter
Re: Morgan 416 early 80s. Opinions / information??

We just purchased a 1983 OI 416 and are absolutely happy with our decision. All boats have compromises…you have to decide which ones you can live with. This boat provides all the storage, tankage and...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   10-23-2013
Replies: 30
Views: 3,084
Posted By MSter
Re: Galley Oven

Well...both luck and timing are on my side! My new slip neighbor purchased an OI41 just a few days after I purchased mine. He is wanting to get rid of the alcohol stove and has offered to swap for my...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   10-06-2013
Replies: 30
Views: 3,084
Posted By MSter
Re: Galley Oven

While I did contemplate that one, I found one just down the coast near Ft Myers. What a smooooth sail home today!
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   10-04-2013
Replies: 30
Views: 3,084
Posted By MSter
Re: Galley Oven

All good points...much appreciated. I have taken possession and am underway back to Tampa bay. In looking at the electric unit currently installed, I can easily retro fit the propane Force 10 but the...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   10-03-2013
Replies: 30
Views: 3,084
Posted By MSter
Re: Galley Oven

Well....when you put it that way perhaps it is penny smart, pound foolish to go the route I was thinking...the smart move is to keep the wifey happy...it all comes around!

This sounding board has...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   10-03-2013
Replies: 30
Views: 3,084
Posted By MSter
Re: Galley Oven

Agreed. My thought was to refill the 1lb canisters using an available adapter. I was going to install a 20lb cylinder in a vented locker on deck but am trying to avoid plumbing anything below if at...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   10-03-2013
Replies: 30
Views: 3,084
Posted By MSter
Re: Galley Oven

I admit, I am being swayed by short term costs vs long term convenience/use. My Citation has the propane Force 10 and the wife has gotten used to its idiosyncrasies (hot spots, etc). Maybe I will get...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   10-03-2013
Replies: 30
Views: 3,084
Posted By MSter
Re: Galley Oven

Good points to ponder, thanks!....

"Where would the gas cylinder be when it the stove is in use?" It appears the regulator attaches in the back of the unit which I believe could be extended.
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Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   10-03-2013
Replies: 30
Views: 3,084
Posted By MSter
Galley Oven

I have recently purchased a Morgan 41 Out Island which was originally equipped with an electric stove/oven. In my opinion, this was not the best choice as it requires either shore power or running...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-02-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 1,150
Posted By MSter
Re: Waterspouts

They are a regular occurrence this time of year in Tampa Bay. I would not want to experience one of those up close while boating, but they are certainly fascinating to watch.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   07-25-2013
Replies: 44
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Views: 5,533
Posted By MSter
Re: Dogs?

We have a ~70 lbs Golden which is not quite used to the boat. We have taken her out a few times over several days but she refuses anywhere but in the grass. Our friends have a dog which they have...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-24-2013
Replies: 38
Views: 2,588
Posted By MSter
Re: Window AC Unit

Although 10 degrees does not sound like a big temperature drop, it really is when you also consider the reduction in humidity. We have a 5500 btu unit on our 39' Irwin Citation and are very...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-23-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 13,663
Posted By MSter
Re: Costco - Smarter Tools 2000W Gen by Yamaha

Our previous boat was also a Watkins 27'. We got into the habit of putting the generator in dink as there was too much noise/vibration with it on deck and no way was I going to try running it in the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-23-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 13,663
Posted By MSter
Re: Costco - Smarter Tools 2000W Gen by Yamaha

CO is always a concern while running our Honda Gen at night. We typically put it in the dink as it eliminates the vibration and greatly reduces the risk of poisoning ourselves. We have 2 CO detectors...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-23-2013
Replies: 38
Views: 2,588
Posted By MSter
Re: Window AC Unit

I also use a window unit in the companionway. I have long since done away with hatch boards in favor of a swing-out door. During the spring/summer/fall in Florida, I replace my teak/lexan door with...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   07-19-2013
Replies: 121
Views: 10,076
Posted By MSter
Re: do you carry an acoustic Guitar?

I think its just a bad idea as humidity would not only affect the neck/body but the electric components as well. They are just not built to withstand that environment. The general cruiser rule of...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   07-12-2013
Replies: 121
Views: 10,076
Posted By MSter
Re: do you carry an acoustic Guitar?

While I only keep my guitar on board when cruising (a few weeks at a time), I have found the Martin LXM (little Martin) has held up well. This is not the backpacker but more of a standard 3/4 sized...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-11-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 730
Posted By MSter
Re: Inverter w battery charger

Not to make light of your situation but perhaps you could slip ashore for a cup of coffee? I have worked for more than a few hours while sitting in a Dunkin Donuts or Panera Bread with my laptop and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-11-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 730
Posted By MSter
Re: Inverter w battery charger

As previously mentioned, would look for a DC option for your electronics if available. Most laptop manufacturers have a 12v option and you can even find many aftermarket power supplies. You might...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-11-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 730
Posted By MSter
Re: Inverter w battery charger

Hey Sully...

I assume (dangerous word) you have a modified waveform inverter? While this type may provide A/C for small devices, it is not optimal for battery chargers, motors, and laptops for...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   07-05-2013
Replies: 38
Views: 6,086
Posted By MSter
Re: Bicycle on Sailboat

After some research, I see some powered (gas/ele) scooters come with a seat and mountable cargo basket. I agree, with the larger pneumatic wheels, shocks, and a basket for the grog...this becomes a...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   07-04-2013
Replies: 38
Views: 6,086
Posted By MSter
Re: Bicycle on Sailboat

Although easier to store, the push scooters would be problematic and accident prone if the area does not have decent roads or sidewalks. Carrying provisions may also be difficult as they offer no...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   06-22-2013
Replies: 38
Views: 6,086
Posted By MSter
Re: Bicycle on Sailboat

The Admiral and I purchased two 6 spd folding road bikes from Camping World which have served us well for the past few years. They fold and fit into their own storage bags and are kept in our cockpit...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-10-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 1,437
Posted By MSter
Re: Marina Fuel Nozzle Too Big

I too have this problem. I do not know if the PO of the boat changed the deck fill but it is indeed too small. I have been looking an adapter (intended for automotive use) which is certainly cheap...
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