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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-28-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 706
Posted By wungout
Quick paint question

I know much is said about finishes, but I've searched and not found specific reference to my question. I will be the first to admit, I may have missed it, because I'm cross-eyed from reading and will...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-01-2007
Replies: 2
  Gps Ii
Views: 469
Posted By wungout
Gps Ii

Now I'm getting somewhere, thanks to your help so far untangling the GPS issues. On my previous boat, I used a laptop with Nobeltec software hooked to the old-style, position-only GPS receiver. This...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-28-2007
Replies: 68
Views: 4,248
Posted By wungout
Very good overview! Thanks to all. I'm very...

Very good overview! Thanks to all. I'm very fortunate to have a lot of new toys with this boat--more than I've ever had--and I'm looking forward to seeing it all work.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-27-2007
Replies: 68
Views: 4,248
Posted By wungout
GPS proliferation!

I'm gearing up after a few years off the water and am struck by the ubiquity of GPS these days. Radar takes GPS input, navigation software takes GPS input, even the VHF takes GPS input. And I assume...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-03-2007
Replies: 1
Views: 749
Posted By wungout
Tanks & Last-Minute Glitches

I have a friend who's worked hard to depart Florida for distant shores this month. He has, however, discovered a slow leak in one of his water tanks. His boat is a Baba 36. The tank is stainless...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-19-2006
Replies: 14
Views: 8,680
Posted By wungout
Excellent points! I should add, the bow pulpit...

Excellent points! I should add, the bow pulpit was smashed along with the stanchions in Hurricane Ivan. The stern pulpit is a custom-made, cage affair and very tall. No problem there. This is what...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-19-2006
Replies: 14
Views: 8,680
Posted By wungout
Lifeline stanchions

Decisions, decisions. I have to replace the storm-battered lifeline system on a Nicholson 32. I want to err on the side of strength and safety (assuming I'll always err!). The original stanchions...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-19-2006
Replies: 20
Views: 3,060
Posted By wungout
Valiente, could you please expound on this a bit?...

Valiente, could you please expound on this a bit? I've been curious about the concept of sea chests (?) and manifolds. What do you mean, "tops above the waterline?" How does one prevent the engine...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-18-2006
Replies: 22
Views: 4,507
Posted By wungout
Lazy Jacks and regulators

I have two unrelated questions, but since they are both gear-related, I'm going to save time and space by posting them together.

1) For the short-handed sailor, are lazy Jacks worthwhile?

2) If...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-13-2006
Replies: 22
Views: 2,873
Posted By wungout
Anyone know this boat?

This seems like a good thread for this question. While bottom feeding among the online boat ads one rainy night, I came upon this:

http://www.sailingtexas.com/sbacchant36a.html

It's a European...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-26-2006
Replies: 23
Views: 1,952
Posted By wungout
That battery thing

I've been out of sailing a while, but now I'm upgrading a Nicholson 32 for my cruising purposes and am pondering the battery situation. On my previous boat, I had a dual-output alternator and was...
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