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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-24-2007
Replies: 10
Views: 1,592
Posted By Goodnewsboy
Do the yellow glue thing, but use epoxy, perhaps...

Do the yellow glue thing, but use epoxy, perhaps something like Git-Rot, to fully saturate the delaminated area.

The coating on the bottom is probably resin. You are experiencing the same...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-12-2007
Replies: 19
Views: 6,190
Posted By Goodnewsboy
a Shipmate stove was the premier brand and is...

a Shipmate stove was the premier brand and is very well made. If you can live with alcohol and you learn to do it, it will be fine.

As an alternative to trading it, you may want to consider...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   10-30-2007
Replies: 14
Views: 1,490
Posted By Goodnewsboy
Talk to the agent who handles your homeowners...

Talk to the agent who handles your homeowners insurance about your 25. You may be pleasantly surprised.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-10-2007
Replies: 88
Views: 8,843
Posted By Goodnewsboy
Aren't you all being a little anal-retentive...

Aren't you all being a little anal-retentive about the USCG?

1. They draw from the same pool of young talent as everyone else.
2. I think they do their jobs pretty well. The job seems to be law...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-07-2007
Replies: 9
Views: 4,142
Posted By Goodnewsboy
An electric fuel level sender is less than $40...

An electric fuel level sender is less than $40 (Tempo)

http://www.iboats.com/Sending_Units/dm/category_id.238171--view_id.238171

Add about the same for a matching gauge and you don't have to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-05-2007
Replies: 9
Views: 4,142
Posted By Goodnewsboy
What is the problem that worries you? If there...

What is the problem that worries you? If there is a screen over the fuel pickup tube, or if the wood is larger than said pickup tube, you shouldn't have any problem getting fuel.

BTW, when you...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-03-2007
Replies: 89
Views: 5,560
Posted By Goodnewsboy
Despite the gratuitous insults, I will...

Despite the gratuitous insults, I will respectfully disagree.

The induced potential depicted in your illustration exists between cloud and earth surface.

Difference in potential that may exist...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-03-2007
Replies: 89
Views: 5,560
Posted By Goodnewsboy
You didn't answer the question. I guess I'm...

You didn't answer the question.

I guess I'm still confused.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-03-2007
Replies: 89
Views: 5,560
Posted By Goodnewsboy
SD, you have made a statement that different...

SD, you have made a statement that different electrical potentials can simultaneously exist at opposite ends of the same conductor.

My question to you is how exactly does that happen?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-03-2007
Replies: 89
Views: 5,560
Posted By Goodnewsboy
You make exactly my point and we are in...

You make exactly my point and we are in agreement. There is no significant current flow prior to a strike, and thus the ends of the conductive path must be at equal potential.

The lightning...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-03-2007
Replies: 89
Views: 5,560
Posted By Goodnewsboy
Quoting SD: "Basic physics says that having a...

Quoting SD: "Basic physics says that having a good conductive path from the ground to a high point on a structure, regardless of whether it is a boat or a house, is going to increase the likelihood...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-03-2007
Replies: 89
Views: 5,560
Posted By Goodnewsboy
Anything that is prominent (in the sense of...

Anything that is prominent (in the sense of elevation) with respect to the surface of the earth will accumulate static charge. Unless a conductive pathway exists to equalize that charge with that of...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-03-2007
Replies: 89
Views: 5,560
Posted By Goodnewsboy
I believe that the protective effect derived from...

I believe that the protective effect derived from a lightning protection system is attributable to continuously draining off accumulated static charge to or from the surrounding earth. Lightning...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-01-2007
Replies: 89
Views: 5,560
Posted By Goodnewsboy
I fall into the "wire the mast to every available...

I fall into the "wire the mast to every available underwater fitting you can" school.

The more conductive paths that a lightning strike can find, the less it will dissipate itself through normally...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-24-2007
Replies: 44
Views: 6,485
Posted By Goodnewsboy
Charge the batteries completely, lift the...

Charge the batteries completely, lift the positive lead and leave them in the boat. (I am lazy about lifting heavy objects.)

Check them with your trusty digital multimeter during a midwinter...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-24-2007
Replies: 89
Views: 5,560
Posted By Goodnewsboy
Lightning is very high voltage electricity. When...

Lightning is very high voltage electricity. When it strikes, it seeks a ground. If there is no ready path to ground, it will make one. It is from the making of this path that the majority of the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-24-2007
Replies: 42
Views: 3,448
Posted By Goodnewsboy
My $.02 worth: Don't do the trip if you...

My $.02 worth:

Don't do the trip if you aren't competent and equipped to sail the boat in most any weather, and navigate, and have competent crew as well. Three is probably minimum.

Rent a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-24-2007
Replies: 9
Views: 955
Posted By Goodnewsboy
Lights out? You have me confused with the...

Lights out?

You have me confused with the inhabitants of the state house.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-23-2007
Replies: 9
Views: 955
Posted By Goodnewsboy
Six years is often cited as good battery life,...

Six years is often cited as good battery life, but who really knows. If a battery will take and hold a good charge, and if it can handle the loads you put on it, you are probably good to go,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-19-2007
Replies: 5
Views: 934
Posted By Goodnewsboy
My Yanmar has an overtemp alarm that goes off if...

My Yanmar has an overtemp alarm that goes off if the cooling system is not full. It is controlled by a thermal switch. Check your manual. Make sure the system is topped up.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-19-2007
Replies: 27
Views: 2,365
Posted By Goodnewsboy
Take it out and give it a go. Two tips from me: ...

Take it out and give it a go. Two tips from me:

1. Get a service manual for that engine and study it.

2. Find a good auto/marine engine machine shop. If you get into any serious rebuilding...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-18-2007
Replies: 14
Views: 1,763
Posted By Goodnewsboy
What is a galvanic leak? If everything is indeed...

What is a galvanic leak? If everything is indeed switched off, I'd say you have a plain old short circuit somewhere.

Get out your multimeter and start checking individual circuits for resistance...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-16-2007
Replies: 44
Views: 3,995
Posted By Goodnewsboy
Glad you haven't been beating up on...

Glad you haven't been beating up on anyone...other than the missing Texas idiot...whoever that may be. Oh, and those evil oil and tobacco people.

So what is causing global warming in your view,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-15-2007
Replies: 44
Views: 3,995
Posted By Goodnewsboy
Long ago, it was written of men and governments...

Long ago, it was written of men and governments who vainly imagine themselves capable of altering the creation that:

"He who sits in the heavens shall laugh; the Lord shall hold them in derision....
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   09-14-2007
Replies: 49
Views: 4,668
Posted By Goodnewsboy
I'm with Hellosailor (p. 1). One reason that...

I'm with Hellosailor (p. 1). One reason that many of us go to sea is to escape government strictures that apply to us on the land.

The "there ought to be a law" crowd does away with our freedoms....
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