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Search: Posts Made By: hpeer
Forum: Diesel 5 Days Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 263
Posted By hpeer
Re: Zinc in Volvo MD7A?

IIRC this has been brought up a few times here and elsewhere.

If ther is one I don't know of it.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 1,839
Posted By hpeer
Re: Diamond in the rough?

That's right, you just have to go get it!

Rainmaker, if I'm being too obtuse.
Forum: Chesapeake Bay 1 Week Ago
Replies: 75
Views: 2,998
Posted By hpeer
Re: 2015 Sailing Season on the Chesapeake

Pretty much. Nothing hidden here.

We live on half time, when we are on the boat we run the Espar. When we are off the boat our neighbors run the Espar for us at about 45F (the damn controller...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 1,839
Posted By hpeer
Re: Diamond in the rough?

You laugh, but right at this moment its value is a bit higher than that of a certain Gunboat I can think of.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 34
Views: 2,222
Posted By hpeer
Re: So this happened here yesterday.

One is lead to believe the greater bit of fog was within the captains head.

I just hate boats like that. IIRC there is very little speed advantage to triple motors and almost none to four. Simply...
Forum: Chesapeake Bay 1 Week Ago
Replies: 75
Views: 2,998
Posted By hpeer
Re: 2015 Sailing Season on the Chesapeake

For years I had a persistent leak in my boat, but only during winter on the hard!

One year it was so bad I had water almost up to my sole. I kept the boat at a remote place, so I could not check...
Forum: Chesapeake Bay 1 Week Ago
Replies: 75
Views: 2,998
Posted By hpeer
Re: 2015 Sailing Season on the Chesapeake

Delaware City Marina today.

It was 1°F here the other night. Espar did its trick and kept the saloon at 70°F.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 36
Views: 1,900
Posted By hpeer
Re: Making a living while cruising...

I'm an engineer, I work part time now, 24 hours a week. I'll retire in December and will try out doing a bit of work. My company has a "casual" status where you work by the hour with no benefits,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 595
Posted By hpeer
Re: fasteners in inaccessible hollow structure

There are also rivit nuts.

Rivet Nuts | Threaded Inserts - Rivnuts For Sale (http://www.rivetsonline.com/rivet-nuts-and-threaded-inserts.html)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 54
Views: 2,073
Posted By hpeer
Re: Plasti Dip as a bottom paint

Not the first time I've heard something similar.

Truck bed liner has also been mentioned, to me, after drinks, a few.
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 76
Views: 5,975
Posted By hpeer
Re: Dumbest passage plan since the BOUNTY sailed straight into Sandy?

Just a couple of observations.

First it's interesting that the three recent rescues all involved father/son combinations. Rain maker, Sedona, and this. What odds?

But also, in my short...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 200
Views: 16,482
Posted By hpeer
Re: Chucking my propane stove, what to replace it with

It was 2°F at the boat the other morning. The kerosene stove worked just fine.:)
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 76
Views: 5,975
Posted By hpeer
Re: Dumbest passage plan since the BOUNTY sailed straight into Sandy?

I saw the thread title on CF and thought "Dumb!" I never views the thread.

I was in CG aviation, but before the time of the rescue swimmer.

It would be interesting to see how things changed.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 48
Views: 1,831
Posted By hpeer
Re: Squirrel Karma

I've on.y cooked hog once. Made a stew out of it, only thing I know! Anyway I got some frozen. Daughter (16ish) asks, whatcha got to eat. Mrs. smiths frozen chicken, frozen pirogues, or squirrel...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 1,356
Posted By hpeer
Re: New Jersey sailing

I grew up in Manahawkin, Little Egg Harbor. Spent a good part of my youth mucking around out there.

Thanks for reminding me why I left.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 1,196
Posted By hpeer
Re: South New Jersey Liveaboards!?

Delaware City has 4 full time live aboards and us, we are there every other week.

Above description is accurate.

We like it cause it is quiet and there is a lot of nature around. In the few...
Forum: Living Aboard 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 254
Views: 14,841
Posted By hpeer
Re: How poor is the average liveaboard cruiser?

Jack,

FWIW I grew up poor too. Dad was a waterman in NJ, tonger. Back when there were clams there. Later he was a janitor at my high school. I graduated college at 39.

Just cause you were...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 48
Views: 1,831
Posted By hpeer
Re: Squirrel Karma

Dad had flying squirrels in his attic. Somehow he managed to catch a youngun. He had it as a pet for a couple of years, but it was in a stout cage. Dad was in his 60's and I thought HE was crazy. ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 41
Views: 3,033
Posted By hpeer
Re: Sailing single handed best size, not brand

This guy likes a heavy 35' cutter. Devotes a chapter to it.

Singlehanded Sailing: The Experiences and Techniques of the Lone Voyagers: Richard Henderson: 9780070281646: Amazon.com:...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-28-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 1,067
Posted By hpeer
Re: Is rusty metal infectious??

My suspension is that rust spots are inadequately cleaned, especially towards the margins. They they seem to take a life of their own.

I've had a couple of instances where dissimilar metals seem...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 01-27-2015
Replies: 200
Views: 16,482
Posted By hpeer
Re: Chucking my propane stove, what to replace it with

BINGO!

Got a set of metric O rings from Harbor Freight. 397 pieces for like $10 with shipping. Now what to do with the 396 unneeded spares?:laugher
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 01-26-2015
Replies: 19
Views: 1,632
Posted By hpeer
Re: What Questions Would You Want Answered?

When and how do I sign up?

Very topical for us.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-26-2015
Replies: 24
Views: 1,095
Posted By hpeer
Re: Single hand timer

Hell, I've gotten to using a kitchen timer during the day, just to remind me to stop and look around.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-24-2015
Replies: 70
Views: 3,678
Posted By hpeer
Re: Greatest fear?

Getting " cheated" outta my retirement and a sail bums life.

But loosing my Wife is truly my greatest fear.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-24-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 632
Posted By hpeer
Re: And here I thought Murphy owned 2 boats!

Hey, I own two boats! You telling me something?
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