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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   2 Days Ago
Replies: 61
Views: 1,485
Posted By Delezynski
Re: Computer Upgrade

To keep this on topic........
When we are out cruising, we are often beyond cell range and no chance for WiFi. But even at anchor we like to watch a show or hear music.

I bought a "Wireless...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   2 Days Ago
Replies: 61
Views: 1,485
Posted By MastUndSchotbruch
Re: Computer Upgrade

Yes, pretty much. I have gone through more than my share of Linuxes (from the time when Slackware was a major improvement over the state of the art which was called SLS and required more than 50...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   1 Week Ago
Replies: 38
Views: 2,734
Posted By alanr77
Re: Catalina 30', How seaworthy?

These threads are always fun aren't they? I think the number one spot for reoccurring threads has got to be taking a production boat offshore or not. Some would have you believe that a Catalina 30...
Forum: Electric/Hybrid   06-01-2015
Replies: 26
Views: 1,866
Posted By mbianka
Re: Installing an electric motor

1) I operate it on deck usually in the aft port side of the cockpit with the exhaust pointing off the stern. If it looks like I am going to be using it for a while because of no wind. I will carry it...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-13-2015
Replies: 22
Views: 3,598
Posted By eherlihy
Re: Oil pan for Universal Diesel

Because I pulled the oil pan with the intent of replacing it last fall;

Universal Marine Oil Pan - 4 qts to full;
Note the drain in the CENTER, and the dipstick port brazed onto the side....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-07-2015
Replies: 30
Views: 2,743
Posted By Melrna
Re: Check-In:S/V Moondance: Melrna

Jim
I don't have one. Overprice from the dealer and can get it way cheaper. I don't like OEM Doyle Sails that Catalina offers hence I didn't' buy them. I was not impressed with the sail loft in St...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   05-05-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 899
Posted By SHNOOL
Re: Buoys in action

There is always this too.. Dirty jobs.
https://youtu.be/-1HCo2NMxv0?t=24m15s
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-05-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 1,178
Posted By Maine Sail
Re: Practical Sailor AGM Test, questions?

I can say I am impressed enough to have four sitting in my shop getting installed this morning on a customers boat.. They are very impressive batteries for sure when it comes to fending off damage...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   05-03-2015
Replies: 30
Views: 2,676
Posted By MastUndSchotbruch
Exclamation This PFD could have killed me!

Starting the new season, I thought it would be a good idea to test the inflatable PFDs. So, I took them home and inflated them through the oral inflator.

Big 'Oh shite' moment: One of them, the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-23-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 1,485
Posted By RichH
Re: cleaning out water tanks

Mike
For a 200 gallon tank, the standard shock sanitization schedule using laundry grade (5%) Clorox would be ~80 ounces of Clorox per 200 gallons. Then a soak for one hour ... 2 hours Max. This...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-21-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 1,303
Posted By manatee
Re: Make Cushions Without Sewing

Found these threads by googling
{like this:
site:http://www.sailnet.com/forums/ "cushions tape"
}

http://www.sailnet.com/forums/gear-maintenance/122098-best-way-get-cushions.html
...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-20-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 1,303
Posted By miatapaul
Re: Make Cushions Without Sewing

I think there was an article last summer or so in Good old boat. The guy used contact cement. He stretchered the fabric around the foam and glued it to the back after the cement on both surfaces....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-20-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 775
Posted By miatapaul
Re: Beautiful Alberg on the cover of GOB is

Well eBay claims that it is easy to get your money back, but it seems that neither buyers nor sellers are happy with the process. So for me, it would have to be "cheap enough" to not be bothered by a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-12-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 462
Posted By eherlihy
Re: anyone a surveyor in NJ? or can recommend

In fairness, and correcting my personal statement above; if you click on the link to the services section, it is easier to navigate.

Here is the link again: eBoatCards...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-20-2015
Replies: 33
Views: 1,824
Posted By bratzcpa
Re: How to cut stainless steel railing

I have ordered most of the fittings from this place. Good prices and (so far), I've been pleased with all of the various things I have ordered from them over the years.

They just have a simple...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-20-2015
Replies: 33
Views: 1,824
Posted By smackdaddy
Re: How to cut stainless steel railing

I got my tubing from Grainger (http://www.grainger.com/content/about-us). Fittings on eBay from Aurora Canvas.

Pretty cheap. And it seems to be holding up well.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-20-2015
Replies: 33
Views: 1,824
Posted By Captainmeme
Re: How to cut stainless steel railing

I found a supplier in Knoxville willing to sell me 1 inch OD, .065 thick wall
304/304L at $3.25 per ft and 316/316L at $3.90 per ft. The down side is the length is 24 feet. They were found by...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-18-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 955
Posted By SVTatia
Re: Hillerange Seaward Princess Hinge Repair

Check Sure marine.

Could you identify your parts in the diagram?
If so, scroll down the page for the part number.

Sure Marine Service, Inc. | Seaward Replacement Parts for Models 2172 & 2372...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-06-2015
Replies: 48
Views: 5,209
Posted By travlineasy
Re: Stay away from Key Colony Beach...Sailing Related version.

Jim, I'll try to get some good videos of the setup and interior of the boat before they leave for Bimini.

Gary :cool:
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-29-2015
Replies: 31
Views: 4,062
Posted By BarryL
Standard Horizon HX851 quick review

Hey,

I bought the SH radio last year. It works as advertised.

Things I like:
GPS - I use it to display the speed so I don't go too fast in my dink on my way to my boat. The speed limit in the...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   01-17-2015
Replies: 19
Views: 2,595
Posted By Multihullgirl
Re: Taking my Precision 23 to the KEYS!

The crossings that I know of, west to east:

Moser Channel/7 Mile Bridge (63ish')
Channel Five Bridge (65')
Snake Creek Bascule Bridge
Angelfish Creek (Key Largo)
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   01-15-2015
Replies: 19
Views: 2,595
Posted By Multihullgirl
Re: Taking my Precision 23 to the KEYS!

Every Christmas week, we used to trailer our F-27GS trimaran down to the Keys. We'd only have about a week, and this is what we'd do. I don't know what you draw, so this advice might not be any good....
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   01-15-2015
Replies: 19
Views: 2,595
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: Taking my Precision 23 to the KEYS!

You are a lucky man, you're gonna have a blast... :-)

Good advice from Gary, but one recommendation I'd make... On your way down there, don't dismiss spending some time in the Upper Keys, as...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   01-14-2015
Replies: 19
Views: 2,595
Posted By travlineasy
Re: Taking my Precision 23 to the KEYS!

It pretty much depends upon how far you want to venture in a single day. It's a bit over 22 miles out to the marquesses Keys, so it's a good day sail, with an overnighter inside Mooney Harbor. The...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   01-14-2015
Replies: 19
Views: 2,595
Posted By travlineasy
Re: Taking my Precision 23 to the KEYS!

Snorkeling in Marathon is somewhat limited to Sombrero Reef light area, visibility about 30 feet on most days. Much better at Sand Key near Key West, about 50 feet on average. Much better at Cosgrove...
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