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Search: Posts Made By: MedSailor
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 117
Views: 3,252
Posted By MedSailor
Re: What do you do for food on a day cruise?

For me it depends, and food tastes vary so much, what works for me, possibly won't apply to you at all. I'm a middleweight foodie, and I tend to want to eat better when out on the boat than when at...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 762
Posted By MedSailor
Re: Powering hot water heater with dedicated 12v

Not what you asked for, but it could be an option. Portable cheap on demand propane heater. Plumb it to a big tank and leave the unit outside (because of CO concerns).

Coleman - Hot Water On...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 446
Posted By MedSailor
Re: Packing gland question

Be thankful. The mechanism of damage is friction which wears away at the shaft and creates a groove. No/little friction = no/little heat. I've used the teflon stuff before with no drips and had no...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-12-2014
Replies: 87
Views: 2,229
Posted By MedSailor
Re: Ah!quick help. Extender plate under furler?

I met northoceanbeach in person last night at his boat, and It's true, the rig came down. Couldn't have happened to a nicer person either. North doesn't drink, but when he heard I was coming he...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-01-2014
Replies: 63
Views: 5,850
Posted By MedSailor
Re: Sailing Dog's Boat Destroyed By Fire

Posting a direct link is a little too close to "outing someone's personal information" for my comfort, but I will say that if you search Facebook for "sailingdog" and you know his real name, his FB...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 06-26-2014
Replies: 162
Views: 7,666
Posted By MedSailor
Re: We have fallen for the Cheoy Lee 40 Offshore

Yeah... sure can be. The NC33 is going to be more motor than sailor, but the ability to sail from inside the warm (espar heater) cabin up in AK would extend your cruising season by months I would...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 06-24-2014
Replies: 31
Views: 1,653
Posted By MedSailor
Re: How is boat beer made?

I used to brew quite often, and since I lived aboard, it was always on the boat. In fact, at the homebrewtalk forum I go by the name "brewonboard".

The trend in the USA homebrew scene is to...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 06-24-2014
Replies: 73
Views: 4,318
Posted By MedSailor
Re: Rediscovering one's "Self"

Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-19-2014
Replies: 62
Views: 3,043
Posted By MedSailor
Re: MedSailor's New Ride! (maybe I am a power-boater after all...)

I had hopes that it would be workable from the pictures, but the reality of the thing is that it's only use is as a spare rock-anchor. The thing was really exotic, with tubing and zippers absolutely...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 06-18-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 1,083
Posted By MedSailor
Re: Ocean kayak rescue

Yeah, but a well planned expedition and a poorly planned one are completely different animals. This guy couldn't find California once his chartplotter died, so I'm going to put him squarely in the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-18-2014
Replies: 62
Views: 3,043
Posted By MedSailor
Re: MedSailor's New Ride! (maybe I am a power-boater after all...)

Sure will. There's a LOT involved that you wouldn't necessarily think of and there are definitely ways for it to end very poorly. I'm still hoping that I've made enough good choices that it still...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-16-2014
Replies: 81
Views: 3,164
Posted By MedSailor
Re: Inflatable PFD Failures?


I've never handled one of these myself to see if the harness is the right type of harness for our applications, but if you search "rescue PFD" or "swiftwater rescue pfd" you'll get some...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-05-2014
Replies: 30
Views: 1,326
Posted By MedSailor
Re: Boat Consultant vs Broker

The consultant may be of use, but what I fear is that he's probably just a live (and expensive) version of all the "how-to" cruise books that are out there. I've read probably between 100 and 200 or...
Forum: Diesel 05-08-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 616
Posted By MedSailor
Re: Morse single-arm engine controls

No, I don't recall any. Man up already and take the damn thing apart! ;) I'm scratching my head trying to remember if there was a split ring involved somewhere..... Not sure that there was. Even...
Forum: Diesel 05-08-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 616
Posted By MedSailor
Re: Morse single-arm engine controls

I have a unit with a slightly different handle but the internal bits are the same. My previous boat also had the same internal bits but with a wooden hatchet handle for a lever. :)

It's pretty...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-08-2014
Replies: 420
Views: 37,180
Posted By MedSailor
Re: Would a sailboat be a good place to be

That, my friend, was the best 1:42 seconds of time I've spent in recent memory. :laugher

Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-07-2014
Replies: 226
Views: 12,446
Posted By MedSailor
Re: Why All the Absurd Circumnavigation Threads?

Great post, and welcome to SailNet. For your efforts you win this.... :)

Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-06-2014
Replies: 51
Views: 2,699
Posted By MedSailor
Re: Boat BBQ tips and recommendations...

Not sure about their hoses either and their adapter won't work for what you need. The adapter is for low pressure propane, ie something plumbed in after the regulator that goes from your tank to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-05-2014
Replies: 51
Views: 2,699
Posted By MedSailor
Re: Boat BBQ tips and recommendations...


Here is a rail mount for the dickenson that might work well. If you were to turn the block part of it 90deg, and didn't have it clamped on bar-tight, it looks like you could swivel it...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 05-04-2014
Replies: 34
Views: 3,214
Posted By MedSailor
Re: Cruising and career

It's absolutely true that you have to "start at the bottom", but the new bottom starting point can be a lot higher than your previous seniority earned you. Ultrasound techs and Echocardiology techs...
Forum: Learning to Sail 05-04-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 1,236
Posted By MedSailor
Re: Proper winch technique?

Great question. It's not a matter of a more slippery jib sheet, as you want it to be as grippy as possible for both you and the winch.

Before you even get ready to start un-cleating or...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-29-2014
Replies: 74
Views: 3,611
Posted By MedSailor
Re: Why don't boats have headlights?

Wow!:eek: I'm really surprised at the emotion and rancor raised by headlights of all things.... Really? Ok.

I get the argument that you can ruin your night vision, but beyond that the backers of...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-22-2014
Replies: 204
Views: 15,124
Posted By MedSailor
Re: 1989 Hunter 40 - A million questions.

Try it before you need it, and while you can still take it back to west marine. These things vary massively in their actual ability to start an engine. Most of them (especially the cheap ones with...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 04-19-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 2,434
Posted By MedSailor
A lesser known gale prediction trick

I don't know if I've actually read, or heard this anywhere, but I have an observation that I make from time to time that I find is very accurate in predicting gales.

When the weather is...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-18-2014
Replies: 2,862
Views: 325,906
Posted By MedSailor
Re: Big Freakin' Sails

Yesterday I had a short but Big Freakin' Sail. :)

My friend Mike and I arranged to go sailling with the local club. The club changed things on us and only small boats (dinghys) were going to do...
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