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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   1 Week Ago
Replies: 65
Views: 2,717
Posted By mikel1
Forum: Introduce Yourself   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 238
Posted By mikel1
Re: New to sailing

Welcome aboard! A few more details and of course some pics would be very helpful . . . current condition, your experience . . . . tell us more . . .
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 1,311
Posted By mikel1
Re: Engine rebuild

I keep seeing engines on Facebook site Sailboat Swap Shop . . . .worth a look a 2 cylinder diesel just got listed $400
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 1,311
Posted By mikel1
Re: Engine rebuild

You might also look into a marine consignment store . . . the one near me always has some engines laying around . . . .
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 567
Posted By mikel1
Re: Here we go

Got it, slow on the uptake . . . .
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 567
Posted By mikel1
Re: Here we go

Dolphin? Really..?
Forum: Introduce Yourself   12-14-2016
Replies: 3
Views: 309
Posted By mikel1
Re: Hey there

Welcome aboard! Don't be shy . . . . tell us more, ask ANY question you want we have many wise men here . . . . and women . . .
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger   12-06-2016
Replies: 5
Views: 578
Posted By mikel1
Re: Vendee Globe race vessel Bastide Otio taking on water.

Wow! Glad he is safe . . . These guys have serious balls . . .
Forum: Introduce Yourself   12-02-2016
Replies: 23
Views: 879
Posted By mikel1
Re: New sailor, new boat.

Welcome aboard! Ask lots of questions and send us some pics . . . You're right, ALL question are answered here . . . with varying degrees of opinion . . . .
Forum: Maintenance/How-to Videos   11-28-2016
Replies: 24
Views: 1,022
Posted By mikel1
Re: Alcohol Stove Flare Ups

Don't even THINK about gasoline in a stove . . . . denatured alcohol only in mine and it works great.
Forum: Introduce Yourself   11-27-2016
Replies: 9
Views: 325
Posted By mikel1
Re: Greetings from (currently cold) upstate NY

Welcome aboard! We love pictures here . . . .
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   11-25-2016
Replies: 45
Views: 2,830
Posted By mikel1
Re: Solid boats to look out for

Take a close hard look at any of the Ericsons . . . . great initial build quality, good reputation, nice interiors . . .
Forum: Introduce Yourself   11-25-2016
Replies: 3
Views: 1,994
Posted By mikel1
Re: Captndave1

Welcome aboard! Tell us more . . . is that your boat in the picture? . . . .
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-24-2016
Replies: 26
Views: 1,370
Posted By mikel1
Re: West Marine PRU-3 Performance Roll-Up Inflatable $499

At that price and based on your post needs, I say go for it . . . .
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-06-2016
Replies: 65
Views: 4,000
Posted By mikel1
Re: Boat Killers

Ignoring the health of through hulls, hoses and clamps. . . .
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-31-2016
Replies: 17
Views: 730
Posted By mikel1
Re: Winter storage cover

At the least go with the blue or silver tarps . . . beware of dips for puddling . . . what about your lifeline stations . . . I have done it over the boom with rubber pads for stations made from foam...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   10-31-2016
Replies: 39
Views: 1,973
Posted By mikel1
Re: How to clean your anchor chain from mud in one minute

How about a long handled brush, and scrub it at the surface as she comes . . . .a bit at a time . . .
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-27-2016
Replies: 13
Views: 681
Posted By mikel1
Re: Unpainting mast

There was a thread where someone covered the mast with stripper, then covered that with plastic wrap (Saran wrap) let it sit overnight . . the next day peel off and ALL the paint just falls off . ....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-23-2016
Replies: 9
Views: 389
Posted By mikel1
Re: Looking for my great grandfathers gaff rig

Check with the library in Mystic Conn. Wealth of info there . . . I traced a 1926 Consolidated for a friend and found the whole history . . . . an obscure boat with no reason to find anything . . .
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-22-2016
Replies: 21
Views: 1,041
Posted By mikel1
Re: Diesel fuel stabilizers

I've ONLY ever used road diesel in my boat, it has a Vetus diesel, and runs just great . . . no fuel issues . .
Forum: Electronics   10-21-2016
Replies: 23
Views: 1,436
Posted By mikel1
Re: Defender?

Thank you Maine Sail . . . Good to know . . . .
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   10-20-2016
Replies: 19
Views: 961
Posted By mikel1
Re: Seeking suggestions for small cruiser

While your shopping, be sure to look at the Ericsons . . . great build quality, nice interiors, good looking . . and of course they come in all sizes . .
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-17-2016
Replies: 26
Views: 1,015
Posted By mikel1
Re: Bilge Pump Overflow?

Dry bilge is good . .. . .find the switch or get power (elec) to the bilge pump, no engine does not have to be running . . . just get the water out, so much to say on bilge pumps I'll let others...
Forum: Mirage   10-17-2016
Replies: 6
Views: 362
Posted By mikel1
Re: Hello to all

Welcome aboard!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-17-2016
Replies: 13
Views: 747
Posted By mikel1
Re: nice boat

A new world record on how much you can spend on ugly . . . I mean nobody spoke up between paper and build about maybe kinda make a few changes on the general shape and look?
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