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Search: Posts Made By: dacap06
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-26-2014
Replies: 53
Views: 5,885
Posted By dacap06
Re: Incredible hull cleaner, dirt cheap and fast.

Oh, agreed, Faster! I use it on vertical and near-vertical surfaces only. I do topsides, the vertical surfaces in the cockpit, and the sides of the cabin. It quickly deteriorated on smooth parts...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-25-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 537
Posted By dacap06
Re: stainless steel snake?

For that use, a light duty stainless steel snake like this one at "" might work for you. Don't use it for...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-25-2014
Replies: 53
Views: 5,885
Posted By dacap06
Re: Incredible hull cleaner, dirt cheap and fast.

Thank you Gary! You have done us all a service pointing out LA's cleaner. I bought some at Dollar Tree today and then used it full strength to clean Tranquility Base four times faster. I applied...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-11-2014
Replies: 137
Views: 10,481
Posted By dacap06
Re: Smallest boat you can live with

This is a very interesting question, as it greatly occupied my thoughts for over a year.

Before you can determine boat size, you need to determine what you want to do with it. I knew I wanted to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-09-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 1,087
Posted By dacap06
Re: I've never splashed before

You have received some good advice already. But to answer your question, the BoatUS safety publication, Seaworthy, publishes Spring and Autumn checklists. Here is the recently published Spring...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-09-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 1,050
Posted By dacap06
Re: light duty vs heavy duty


Swing keels have tradeoffs as all designs do. They allow the use of shallow water as full keel boats do but provide the pointing and lifting efficiencies of modern low aspect deep draft...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-06-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 1,031
Posted By dacap06
Re: Awlgrip cleaner/wax


Awlgrip is not like regular paint. It stratifies as it cures. The resin tends to rise to the suface of the paint as it dries, giving the paint a thin skin, while the pigment part sinks...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-04-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 580
Posted By dacap06
Re: New Main Sail for a Good Ol' Boat, who has em?

I had an excellent experience buying a used genoa at Bacons (but I went in person). I got a good value, and they put a UV cover and penant on it for me (at extra cost, of course).

Regarding the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-04-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 225
Posted By dacap06
Recommended Rigger Near Baltimore?

Can anyone recommend a good rigger near Baltimore, MD they like working with? I'd like to get my standing rigging inspected and maybe replaced.
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-03-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 1,282
Posted By dacap06
Re: Charging with generator

Agreed. You will need to build a cord with the correct ends.
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-03-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 1,282
Posted By dacap06
Re: Charging with generator

It is possible in terms of voltage -- The generator will deliver 120 Volts of alternating current at 60 Hz, exactly what the battery charger uses.

The generator's capacity may be inadequate;...
Forum: Diesel 04-03-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 4,886
Posted By dacap06
Re: Yanmar Parts Catalogs

Airwin, I have a 2GMF, the same engine plus freshwater cooling. I downloaded the manuals as PDFs -- long enough ago that I don't remember where I got them.

Just be aware that there are a few...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-29-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 1,030
Posted By dacap06
Re: closed loop Shower

That's an interesting idea.

I don't think there's a boat market for it at any price that makes sense for the equipment involved (for the reasons already mentioned -- a water maker provides far...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-28-2014
Replies: 48
Views: 3,240
Posted By dacap06
Re: Mutiny has its reward, perhaps???

Naturally not. It wasn't Cruisingdad's boat. ;)
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-26-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 334
Posted By dacap06
Re: A/C Fan Motor Issue

80% of problems with any electromechanical system are mechanical, especialy with solid state electronics in a rough and tumble environment. I'm wondering about broken wiring from years of flexing. ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-24-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 1,101
Posted By dacap06
Re: Fiberglass blisters... Boat Leprosy??

Boat pox? No, I don't think it is so serious, as others noted. All blisters are all repairable, even the serious ones (although they are a lot more trouble). Even better, most blisters don't need...
Forum: Islander 03-15-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 1,613
Posted By dacap06
Re: Leak detection help-- I30 Bahama

I do the same thing, Chuckles, but I use talcum powder. It smells better and it is easier to clean up.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-15-2014
Replies: 39
Views: 2,883
Posted By dacap06
Re: What kind of weapon to keep aboard my new dinghy?

That brought to mind a little shanty I read somewhere a long time ago:

The sailor never shaves his beard.
He rarely bathes as well.
If there's a girl in any port,
She has no sense of smell!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-27-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 2,200
Posted By dacap06
Interesting Galley Idea: Build It In!

Now, this looks like the sort of thing I'd like to see in galley design!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-25-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 395
Posted By dacap06
Whole Lotta (Icebox) Sweatin' Goin' On!

Fellow Sailnetters, I have a quandry. Apprently rodents of some sort overwintered in a cubby on my boat, the one where I kept my coffee filters, zip lock bags, and whatnot. They chewed up...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-08-2013
Replies: 24
Views: 1,701
Posted By dacap06
Re: Look at that!!!!! The Greek are crazy..or Brave

Well of COURSE they're crazy! I knew immediately they were crazy when I saw the way the Greek Navy maneuvered those old FRAM destroyers back in the '70s. It comes from drinking all that Ouzo, I...
Forum: Islander 05-06-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 567
Posted By dacap06
Re: Reusing a prop

Good point! Whenever you provide the prop's setup info to determine pitch, you must also provide the transmission's gear ratio. Islander used several different ones with the Yanmar, so you can't...
Forum: Islander 05-05-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 567
Posted By dacap06
Re: Reusing a prop

I think that's the right thing to do. They should be able to tell you whether it needs to be re-pitched (assuming it can be).
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 04-25-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 1,159
Posted By dacap06
Re: More ballast

Why, Jim, then we all know what happens then. His solution becomes set in stone!
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 04-25-2013
Replies: 25
Views: 1,960
Posted By dacap06
Re: If I needed rescue, send these guys!

The RNLI does amazing work under the very worst of conditions. It is truly a worthy organization full of admirable people! If you Google for RNLI, you'll find numerous stories of life saving and...
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