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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-24-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 1,024
Posted By Tree
Re: Is this autopilot behavior normal?

Sorry everyone, but I still think that the solution to this problem is both relocating the auto pilot forward... and getting the tiller in an at rest position where the tiller and autopilot
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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-20-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 1,024
Posted By Tree
Re: Is this autopilot behavior normal?

I would agree with Rich that raising the tiller to a point where there was not full contact with the tiller head would cause excess wear. But when I look at the video, I see that the tiller...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-20-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 1,024
Posted By Tree
Re: Is this autopilot behavior normal?

In my opinion, your setup looks wrong in more than one way. 1. you should not need a bracket (black thing) like you have between your Auto Pilot and the tiller. the Auto Pilot pin should be...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   05-05-2015
Replies: 25
Views: 3,907
Posted By Tree
Re: Where to winter (In SE Alaska)

Not been there for several years. Hoona used to be a viable and reasonably priced alternative.
Forum: Bristol   04-27-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 1,880
Posted By Tree
Re: Bristol 27 rudder damage

I am not sure about the exact way to jump in here......
but there is no need to remove the rudder shoe. Just remove the Pin that holds the rudder in place. There is a lot of information on...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-25-2014
Replies: 30
Views: 2,618
Posted By Tree
Re: propane furnace opinions please

with your size of sailboat, I recommend this...
DickinsonMarine.com - Propane Fireplaces (http://www.dickinsonmarine.com/propane.php)

Shop around, they are available for less than what you are...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-09-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 2,641
Posted By Tree
Re: Anyone have experience with Force 10 heaters

They are pretty much old tech

I'd look at Dickenson's closed systems

which are much better in my opinion.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-18-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 574
Posted By Tree
Re: Bedding mast deck plate

Butyl wins..... did it, so it's done. Got to admit, I forgot how easy this stuff is to work with. Anyway, sorry about the silicone advice, I've never seen that stuff work for very long. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-17-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 574
Posted By Tree
Bedding mast deck plate

I have a deck stepped mast on my Bristol 27. While I have the mast down, I removed the mast deck plate. (I had noticed a small leak last season and found it was where the ant. cable passť through) ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-05-2013
Replies: 36
Views: 2,419
Posted By Tree
Re: Worlds best anchor

nah...... the best anchor is a Manson Supreme (then strangely, the poster quickly ducks) ;-)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-13-2013
Replies: 134
Views: 10,181
Posted By Tree
Re: Would you rather own a sailboat or a RV?

Personally I'll go with the sailboat 'till I'm too old to get the anchor up by hand. Then I'd go RV. But it'll have an anchor tied on the front of that RV. Every campground I stop at, I'll get...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   02-11-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 639
Posted By Tree
When is sailing season in the Greek islands>

What part of the year is gererally considered "sailing season" in Greece? Or, do people cruise there year round?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-30-2012
Replies: 21
Views: 3,704
Posted By Tree
Battery Cable Crimper

Would anyone care to steer me toward a good crimper when making battery cables? I've looked around abit and see everything from "bang on it" kind, compound giant pliers, hydralic type rated in...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-24-2012
Replies: 74
Views: 9,670
Posted By Tree
Re: 35 year old standing rigging - but rigger says it's ok

Northern climates...... some amount of a slower deteriation of your standing rigging.

Second thought... do you know if its had some amount of time out of the marine environment? (stored on the...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   09-04-2012
Replies: 25
Views: 3,907
Posted By Tree
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-27-2012
Replies: 8
  Iceberg
Views: 701
Posted By Tree
Re: Iceberg

Actually, that's not an ice berg. It's a "bergy bit" If you approach them very very slowly, you can push them around. Ice bergs are much larger.

:)
Forum: Bristol   04-22-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 1,837
Posted By Tree
Re: Can someone help me out with the dimensions of the outboard well of a Bristol 27?

First, do you know about this web group of Bristol boat owners? It's pretty active and a great resource.

bristolboatowners : Bristol Boat Owners...
Forum: Bristol   04-22-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 1,837
Posted By Tree
Re: Can someone help me out with the dimensions of the outboard well of a Bristol 27?

Hi..... my 27 is parked outside. I can go measure things tomorrow if you could be more specific. ...... I'm not sure what measurements you want. The outboard well is the hole that the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-29-2012
Replies: 1
Views: 829
Posted By Tree
7/16 inch masthead sheave?

I'm exploring the possibility of replacing my wire/rope halyard sheaves with an all "rope" sheave. Current sheaves are only 7/16 wide. Does anyone know of a source for a 7/16 wide by 2 1/2...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-14-2012
Replies: 43
Views: 6,112
Posted By Tree
Re: Non-perishable food to keep on the boat?

a couple I forgot.....

canned tuna (again, kirkland from Costco)
Pilot bread
tortillas last a long time....
crackers ..... if well sealed
canned ham
canned stew..... Not bad if you add a cup...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-14-2012
Replies: 43
Views: 6,112
Posted By Tree
Re: Non-perishable food to keep on the boat?

Costco Kirkland caned chicken
nuts (cashews, peanuts, pecans, etc.)
salsa.... la vic, Pace, Safeway select green sausa, etc.
instant oatmeal
real rice, not instant
instant potatoes
powdered...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-09-2012
Replies: 41
Views: 5,308
Posted By Tree
Re: Cruising/sailing with musical instruments... ?

oh.... and as for guitars on board, the solution is garage sales. Find one for 20 bucks and throw it away if you ruin it..... but you probably won't for quite awhile. With little invested, you...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-09-2012
Replies: 41
Views: 5,308
Posted By Tree
Re: Cruising/sailing with musical instruments... ?

I'll second the djembe suggestion. Doesn't have to be a big one. Also the egg shaker or a cabasa.

But, as far as a bomb proof melody instrument, look at an Irish whistle (sometimes called a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-09-2012
Replies: 66
Views: 8,371
Posted By Tree
Re: Honda generator(s) in lieu of running auxiliary

I don't want to argue with anyone. My experience is different that most of the comments I've read here. Maybe it's because I have a small boat. My battery bank is only 230 amps. I cruise...
Forum: Electrical Systems   09-23-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 1,160
Posted By Tree
So I put the Guest 2607 on the batteries after...

So I put the Guest 2607 on the batteries after charging them up.

After one hour, my little volt meter showed 13.4.
After twentyfour hours it's reading 13.8 Does that seem high?

I...
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