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Search: Posts Made By: Pamlicotraveler
Forum: Caribbean 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 242
Posted By Pamlicotraveler
Re: Where to leave boat in Lower Caribbean

St. Lucia appears to have cheap and convenient flights to US....I don't know why. Rodney Bay is full with ARC boats except for Moorings. I'm not sure if I'd feel comfortable leaving a boat on a...
Forum: Caribbean 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 242
Posted By Pamlicotraveler
Where to leave boat in Lower Caribbean

Howdy folks,

I would like some good suggestions for a good safe place to leave a boat for a few weeks while returning to US after crossing from Med. Approximate timing would be Mid December and...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 1,116
Posted By Pamlicotraveler
Fire and deaths in Mallorca - PortoColom (Spain, Baelerics)

There was an awful fire here in PortoColom on the island of Mallorca in the Spanish Baelerics. The fire was at midnight last night. Somehow we missed seeing the fire at midnight - we had been...
Forum: Other Destination 06-04-2014
Replies: 1
Views: 223
Posted By Pamlicotraveler
Re: Cyprus marina choices

For the record, the marina prices and the entrance fee convinced me Cyrus was not worth it. We ended up going straight to Herzliya Marina, the largest in Israel.

We instead docked right outside...
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-04-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 326
Posted By Pamlicotraveler
Re: Can you "recondition" an AGM Battery?

Just to follow up....this had something to do with the AC charger. I finally got around to installing the replacement "echo" charger and the battery seems to be absolutely fine.

I guess the moral...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-26-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 326
Posted By Pamlicotraveler
Can you "recondition" an AGM Battery?

I have a 2-year old AGM Battery that will suddenly not accept a charge. It is showing a standing voltage of 12.1 volts, but my Vector Smart charger reports an F02 and F03 error code. F02 is...
Forum: Other Destination 05-23-2014
Replies: 1
Views: 223
Posted By Pamlicotraveler
Cyprus marina choices

I will be passing Cyprus on the way to Israel from Turkey. It is logical to stop there to break up the passage. When I checked the mooring rates for Limassol marina in Southern Cyprus I was shocked...
Forum: Diesel 05-09-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 1,127
Posted By Pamlicotraveler
Re: How often to change impeller?

I still wonder why Yanmar has made it so difficult to change something that should be an annual maintenance item. On my 4jh I have to remove the water pump and alternator.

I watched some whiz at...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-06-2014
Replies: 226
Views: 12,446
Posted By Pamlicotraveler
Re: Why All the Absurd Circumnavigation Threads?

Another related question is why is the fantasy often a "circumnavigation," which implies a start and a finish point. Why not just go to places you want to go on your boat; take your home into...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-04-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 1,320
Posted By Pamlicotraveler
Re: Seagull IV Water Filter - why so expensive?

Thanks capta, but we are talking about water filters...not the British Seagull outboard. :)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-04-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 1,320
Posted By Pamlicotraveler
Re: Seagull IV Water Filter - why so expensive?

Rich,
Great explanation and very helpful.

I am thinking standard filters before going into the boat would be helpful, but the TESTING GRID on Gen'l Ecology site...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-04-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 1,320
Posted By Pamlicotraveler
Re: Seagull IV Water Filter - why so expensive?

I am convinced there is a difference in filter construction. I know the General Ecology are more than just a carbon or charcoal filter and is claimed by them...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-04-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 1,320
Posted By Pamlicotraveler
Seagull IV Water Filter - why so expensive?

I have an old Seagull IV that is leaking at the output fitting. I'm trying to fix it with sealant again, but thought about buying a new one.

When I look at what a new Seagull IV is priced at, I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-13-2013
Replies: 0
Views: 175
Posted By Pamlicotraveler
Advanced Duplex System (international) Antifoul

The Advanced Duplex System by International (Interlux) looks like it's for ships but says it is "designed for vessels that require a 60 month antifouling scheme, combines the high performance of...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-09-2012
Replies: 16
Views: 1,173
Posted By Pamlicotraveler
Epoxy Filler needed?

Thanks for all of the help all! I needed some help and I got it! Cool.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-07-2012
Replies: 16
Views: 1,173
Posted By Pamlicotraveler
Epoxy Filler needed?

I am in the process of removing some handrails and reinstalling after varnishing. I think I am going to get some West Epoxy - something I have never used before. So I need some opinions on the best...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-24-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 1,136
Posted By Pamlicotraveler
Re: Seacock Drip (Spartan)

Still wondering if there is any way to grease the Spartan seacock while it is in the water. Can you put grease in via the winter drain plug?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-05-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 1,136
Posted By Pamlicotraveler
Re: Seacock Drip (Spartan)

Just saw this Barq.... Wow.... What happened to that? That's scary. Is that A Spartan? Looks to be heavy duty bronze.

Still haven't solved my issue yet, but am planning to follow Mainesail's...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-01-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 1,136
Posted By Pamlicotraveler
Seacock Drip (Spartan)

I am kind of at a loss. I have a seacock that I can not stop from dripping, about 2-3 drips per second, so it's significant. It is an old Spartan and was removed and lapped within the last year by...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-24-2012
Replies: 219
Views: 13,233
Posted By Pamlicotraveler
Re: Is sleeping OK?

We recently passed a sailboat at 3AM between the Balearics and Sardinia. They had all Nav lights on, an ais transponder sending out his(her?) position. We tried and tried to contact them via VHS to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-14-2012
Replies: 16
Views: 1,133
Posted By Pamlicotraveler
Re: Low Bridges

Have the area under the bridge dredged for additional clearance.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-22-2012
Replies: 1
Views: 288
Posted By Pamlicotraveler
Metz Antenna - product warranty info

I have bought a bunch of these things over the years and they are good antennas.

The company says

I just learned from Dick Metz that the antenna is waranteed only for the original owner and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-06-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 1,027
Posted By Pamlicotraveler
Re: Water makers.

It would be nice if it was a watermaker.....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-22-2012
Replies: 32
Views: 1,909
Posted By Pamlicotraveler
I can sympathize with the dealer, quite frankly....

I can sympathize with the dealer, quite frankly. I can only imagine how often they would get jerked around by tire kickers, and taking a boat out for a sail requires a lot of time and effort. There...
Forum: Electronics 02-07-2012
Replies: 17
Views: 6,346
Posted By Pamlicotraveler
You can have the MMSI reset by the manufacturer....

You can have the MMSI reset by the manufacturer. Not sure it's worth it since VHF radios are pretty cheap, but you can do it.
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