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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-25-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 471
Posted By AmicaJim
Re: How do I get this swivel off?

If you intend to reuse and/or save the swivel, try an impact screwdriver. If you don't want to save it, an air driven (or maybe a Dremel) carbide cutting tool would do the job.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-09-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 1,632
Posted By AmicaJim
Re: New bottom coating perhaps?

I recently read about this product somewhere else and thought of the same thing. I would be concerned about durability, since the video indicates it is susceptible to abrasion. How long would it...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-18-2011
Replies: 43
Views: 6,520
Posted By AmicaJim
Had an 8 lb. calico Persian long ago named Hobie....

Had an 8 lb. calico Persian long ago named Hobie. She kept us company for 24 years.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-16-2008
Replies: 29
Views: 5,112
Posted By AmicaJim
Sounds like a statement that you can't substitute...

Sounds like a statement that you can't substitute ATF for oil to me. One contradiction makes the statement false. You didn't specify only marine transmissions. My suggestion for all is to RTFM...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-16-2008
Replies: 29
Views: 5,112
Posted By AmicaJim
Sailboy, I have added a qt. of ATF to my oil a...

Sailboy, I have added a qt. of ATF to my oil a week prior to changing it and it does clean things up. got 260K+ miles on it and will be rebuilding this month (just a leaky rear main seal).
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-16-2008
Replies: 29
Views: 5,112
Posted By AmicaJim
Hi all. I read this site a lot and love the...

Hi all. I read this site a lot and love the information. To NOLA, I worked on cars in the 70's -80's and there were some manufacturers (I specifically remember Chrysler) that put ATF in their...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-04-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 930
Posted By AmicaJim
btrayfors - Beat me to it. I also don't type fast.

btrayfors - Beat me to it. I also don't type fast.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-04-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 930
Posted By AmicaJim
Check out WWW dot USCGBOATING dot ORG (I don't...

Check out WWW dot USCGBOATING dot ORG (I don't have enough posts to do a link yet). I have used it many times and it's pretty good. They have an interactive vessel safety check (see Get a Free...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-04-2008
Replies: 78
Views: 15,632
Posted By AmicaJim
I have always liked 'Never Again II'. I saw it...

I have always liked 'Never Again II'. I saw it on a boat in San Deigo back in the 70's.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-30-2007
Replies: 6
Views: 723
Posted By AmicaJim
Very interesting! It could even be delivered as...

Very interesting! It could even be delivered as a kit for survival use to power a small transmitter. Like Sasha, when I watched the demo, the first thing that I thought of was noise, much like a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-13-2007
Replies: 24
Views: 3,173
Posted By AmicaJim
You probably won't find it at the usual stores...

You probably won't find it at the usual stores (West, Boaters World, etc.). Try looking for a local shop for woodworking supplies. The one I use has all sorts of fine woods like teak, holly,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-09-2007
Replies: 17
Views: 2,255
Posted By AmicaJim
I got the same Garmin 12 with my EPIRB (ACR...

I got the same Garmin 12 with my EPIRB (ACR RapidFix) as a package 5 yrs ago, and I use it all the time now since my Garmin 48 (7 yrs old) external antenna has gotten a little flaky. Both Garmins...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   11-26-2007
Replies: 3,424
Views: 918,359
Posted By AmicaJim
Tampa Bay, West Central Florida

Tampa Bay, West Central Florida
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