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Search: Posts Made By: Captainmeme
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 33
Views: 1,392
Posted By Captainmeme
Re: How to cut stainless steel railing

I found a supplier in Knoxville willing to sell me 1 inch OD, .065 thick wall
304/304L at $3.25 per ft and 316/316L at $3.90 per ft. The down side is the length is 24 feet. They were found by...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 886
Posted By Captainmeme
Re: electrical

Just how much power do you need to push across the transformer? If all you are running is a battery charger then maybe just a few hundred watts are required in which case the isolation transformer is...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 01-26-2015
Replies: 19
Views: 1,630
Posted By Captainmeme
Re: What Questions Would You Want Answered?

Bugs, tell us about the bugs both on board and on shore.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-01-2015
Replies: 35
Views: 1,434
Posted By Captainmeme
Re: Wood filler?

Ship the boards to me, I'll joint them properly then ship them back to you at no cost. You pay shipping. I really don't like seeing wood mutilated this way.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-04-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 1,567
Posted By Captainmeme
Re: 30 Year Old Propane Stove

Even if the stove runs on butane or CNG the burner's orifice can be resized to use propane. I did it on my own stove switching from CNG to propane. There are kits available to make the switch.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-28-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 682
Posted By Captainmeme
Re: Drilling out bungs

I use a bit that is smaller than the bung. When I used a bit the same diameter as the bung sometimes I would get splintering around the hole from wood glued real good to the bung. With the smaller...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-14-2014
Replies: 620
Views: 50,688
Posted By Captainmeme
Re: I hate boats...

Sitting here watching the rain come down I recalled the Bumfuzzles had a similar problem with a Ford Lehman engine. They too had water in the oil. You can read all the hoops Pat jumped through or you...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-18-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 1,151
Posted By Captainmeme
Re: Electrical system

You will need:
big battery
solar panel
MPPT solar charger
circuit breaker/fuse panel
Good crimpers
Ancor wire
good terminals
fuse on positive battery post
two buss bars,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-09-2014
Replies: 36
Views: 2,484
Posted By Captainmeme
Re: Why Are Aluminum Mast Painted?

There is an anodizing process that imparts color to the metal. So you can have your mast anodized and the looks of painted too.

Daniel, check out AAA Custom Anodizing & Metal Finishing. They are...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-20-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 845
Posted By Captainmeme
Re: Shore power receptacle

" Thanks Captainmeme. The redirect showed exactly what I needed to know. Problem solved. "

You are welcome.

If it was me rewiring the receptacle, I would look at least a few more sources. Not...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-26-2014
Replies: 44
Views: 2,057
Posted By Captainmeme
Re: Advice on redesigning cabin layout

I'll add my two cents before I spend it at Defender. We are using cherry to trim out the boat. Here in east TN cherry goes for $1.00 a board foot rough, log run at the saw mill.

I use foam...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-16-2013
Replies: 40
Views: 4,330
Posted By Captainmeme
Re: Sewing machine corner

" Do sail fabrics also require taping? "

Yes. Sailrite included 250 yards of double sided sticky tape in the two sail kits I recently purchased. The Dacron is very slick. I don't see how one could...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-03-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 1,000
Posted By Captainmeme
Re: Survey for sailors...

And great wine, food and art.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-07-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 1,071
Posted By Captainmeme
Re: Resawing 1 x 4 mahogany

I resawed cherry on my 16 inch Walker Turner with a 3/4 inch resaw blade. I'm using the cherry to finish the interior of my boat. Give this guy a call and explain what you want to do....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-30-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 1,507
Posted By Captainmeme
Re: rebuilding compass

OK, the magic plastic goop is "Meguiar's PlastX" .
Here is a link to some place.
Meguiar's PlastX Clear Plastic Cleaner and Polish - 10 oz | Free Shipping Available - Detailed Image...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-23-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 401
Posted By Captainmeme
Re: In Need of a 4 Stroke 9.9 HP engine

Mmmmm..........Honda dealer?
Russell's Marine 345 U. S. Rt 1 Stockton Springs, ME (207)567-4270

About 6 miles from you? I have no connection with Russell. I found them on the Honda outboard web...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-28-2013
Replies: 63
Views: 7,011
Posted By Captainmeme
Re: Cost to Replace Chainplates? Should I Walk Away?

Whats to prevent the OP from replacing the chain plates one at a time? Couldn't the work be done while the mast is still up, the boat is in the water and the yard doesn't have to know about it? That...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-11-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 643
Posted By Captainmeme
Re: trailerable boat

Nor'sea 27.
Several for sale on the Yahoo Nor'sea group. One located in Juneau Alaska.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-03-2013
Replies: 32
Views: 1,904
Posted By Captainmeme
Re: Dinghy Downer

You know about this place?: - Inflatable Boat parts, repair kits and accessories for Zodiac, Achilles, Caribe, AB, Avon and Walker Bay Inflatables. - Inflatable Boat Parts...
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