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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   1 Week Ago
Replies: 125
Views: 3,515
Posted By travlineasy
Re: Rethinking Jacklines

They may be dinosaurs, but they still work very well and you could pick up a building with one.

All the best,

Gary :cool:
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 2,274
Posted By travlineasy
Re: Maintaining Good Vision

Most of the time, my dodger is not in place - I really don't like looking through that wavy plastic, either. However, when the weather is cold, and rainy, the dodger goes on and so does the full...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 741
Posted By travlineasy
Re: sounder vs fishfinder

No, it will not work unless the boat is in the water. Well, some of the real powerful ones will, but the less expensive ones don't have sufficient power to obtain a reading through the air and to the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 52
Views: 1,709
Posted By travlineasy
Re: Pure Sine Inverters...

Smurf, here's the one I purchased. The main reason I purchased it was for running my wife's C-pap machine and the boat's microwave oven. Now, the microwave oven does interfere with the SSB radio, but...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 1,614
Posted By travlineasy
Re: Easy Solar Panel Mount

Sorry I didn't get around to this until today, but here's the video of the solar panel mount.

The solar panel was purchased from Home Depot, it's a 100-watt panel that is encased in an aluminum...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 1,614
Posted By travlineasy
Re: Easy Solar Panel Mount

Good looking rig.

Here's the link SAILvertise Solar Mount (http://www.sailvertise.org/sfreebie_form.php)

Gary :cool:
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 741
Posted By travlineasy
Re: sounder vs fishfinder

Most of today's fish finders/depth sounders are very high powered, yet draw very low current. As such, there is no longer any need to bore a hole in your fiberglass hull to mount the transducer....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 1,614
Posted By travlineasy
Re: Easy Solar Panel Mount

Less than $20 for the parts to construct mine. Mostly Bimini top connections from Marine Parts Depot.

http://i973.photobucket.com/albums/ae216/travlin_easy/SAM_0302_zps9b2867b6.jpg

Gary :cool:
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 39
Views: 2,672
Posted By travlineasy
Re: Looking for a boat of live aboard

Paul, the survey of my Morgan 33 was just $495 and very, very extensive, comprehensive and accurate. I saved a lot of money on the asking price by having it done. Granted, I still spent a fair amount...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 912
Posted By travlineasy
Re: Your Opinion on Storm Tactics

Having been at sea during Hurricane Hazel, while serving aboard the USS Newport News, CA148, our 760-foot heavy cruiser was tossed around like a damned cork. To me, it was idiotic, but that's what...
Forum: Outboard   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 506
Posted By travlineasy
Re: Long or extra-long shaft?

In your case, with the design of the boat, the cavitation plate would have to be, obviously, beneath the water's surface, the deeper the better. The secret here is to mount the motor away from...
Forum: Chesapeake Bay   06-22-2015
Replies: 276
Views: 14,942
Posted By travlineasy
Re: 2015 Sailing Season on the Chesapeake

Most of the good outboard shops have, unfortunately, long since closed down. About the only place I still know that services the older outboards is a shop at Tidewater Marina in Havre de Grace.
...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-22-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 379
Posted By travlineasy
Re: Cleaning fuel and water tanks. How often

When you ran the bleach through the tank it cleaned it. Chlorine bleach kills all living cells - ALL! There is nothing that can survive a heavy dose of Chlorox. I dump a cup full in my tank every...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-20-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 1,185
Posted By travlineasy
Re: wifi reception

Jim, this is the antenna I've been using for more than 4 years, works like a champ, and I have received signals from 5 miles away many times. I'm really amazed at just how well it functions.

Gary...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-19-2015
Replies: 29
Views: 4,652
Posted By travlineasy
Re: advice on sailing around Cape Hatteras?

Take the ditch - it's a nice motor trip that is quite safe this time of year. I fished quite a bit out of Hatteras and Morehead City and I can tell you first hand that when the weather gets nasty it...
Forum: Chesapeake / Central US east coast   06-16-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 1,133
Posted By travlineasy
Re: Sharks in the Chesapeake Bay

About 20 years ago, the best place to catch sharks along the entire east coast, north of Florida, was the mouth of Chesapeake Bay. Early in the season, 30 to 55-pound spiny dogfish arrived on the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-14-2015
Replies: 0
Views: 378
Posted By travlineasy
3G and 4G radar - awesome!

I posted this on the Maintenance section of this site, but thought it would be of interest to folks that may not go to that area of the site.

Well, I took the boat out for a trial run using the...
Forum: Gas   06-08-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 306
Posted By travlineasy
Re: Atomic 4- Thermostat Gasket Sealant

You can get away with making your own thermostat gasket - no problem there. However, you should only use the gasket supplied from Moyer Marine for the water pump. The clearance is critical and the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-19-2015
Replies: 35
Views: 1,773
Posted By travlineasy
Re: Serious BBQ

I just got off the telephone with Magma and they want me to check a couple things on the regulator to determine which one I have. Apparently, there are two models of regulators, one of which is...
Forum: Chesapeake Bay   05-18-2015
Replies: 41
Views: 1,504
Posted By travlineasy
Re: Memorial Day Weekend

Donna, you can use my boat on Monday, Memorial Day - I have to work.

Gary :cool:
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-10-2015
Replies: 71
Views: 3,057
Posted By travlineasy
Re: Found This Bristol for Sale - Thoughts for New Sailors?

For it's age, the boat appears very well maintained. This might be a great deal, but as stated previously, have it surveyed - and be sure the engine is in good shape. One of the things a good...
Forum: Outboard   05-07-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 464
Posted By travlineasy
Re: Where do you store your gas can?

When I traveled with the dink, I stored the 2-gallon gas can on the foredeck and it was strapped securely to one of the stanchions. I also had three 5-gallon gas cans there as backup fuel for my A4....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-30-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 1,220
Posted By travlineasy
Re: Repainting non skid only

As long as it is the consistency of mayonnaise it's still good.

Good luck,

Gary :cool:
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   04-29-2015
Replies: 22
Views: 2,188
Posted By travlineasy
Re: Blog about going south on the East Coast ICW to FL?

Ain't exactly a blog - just my trip down the ditch a couple years ago. http://www.sailnet.com/forums/general-discussion-sailing-related/93788-icw-single-handed-well-almost-19.html

There's also a...
Forum: Living Aboard   04-27-2015
Replies: 32
Views: 1,775
Posted By travlineasy
Re: Retiring soon...

Don is right - sailing isn't rocket science. The sailing part is easy, navigation is only slightly more difficult, but keeping the boat in good operating condition requires a lot of time, patience...
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