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Search: Posts Made By: Frogwatch
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Days Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 1,048
Posted By Frogwatch
Re: U.S. Navy Creates Hydrocarbon Fuel From Seawater

Serious face palm time here.
What they are doing is using available energy from other sources such as a nuclear reactor aboard a carrier to produce jet fuel. A nuclear carrier rarely needs...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 5 Days Ago
Replies: 69
Views: 2,381
Posted By Frogwatch
Re: What's the right thing to do?

Offering any money implies responsibility, do not do it. You are not responsible in any way. This guy had an unusual disability and it is not your responsibility to be aware of such. He knowingly...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 6 Days Ago
Replies: 64
Views: 2,520
Posted By Frogwatch
Re: The run aground poll

Sailin in the Gulf of Mexico, If I don't run aground at least once when I'm out sailing, it means I'm not trying hard enough to have fun.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 6 Days Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 632
Posted By Frogwatch
Re: Lower rudder bushing

Here is another idea and I'm not sure where I read of it. Inject graphite loaded epoxy into holes drilled around the circumference. Of course you'd have to keep the rudder moving as it set to keep...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 37
Views: 871
Posted By Frogwatch
Re: Gasoline with ethanol question (again)

Many non-marine stations in Florida sell non-ethanol gas and most marinas sell ethanol free gas.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 37
Views: 871
Posted By Frogwatch
Re: Gasoline with ethanol question (again)

Use it up and you'll be fine. Just don't let it sit for a long time. Run the motor dry after taking off the gas line (for a carburated motor). Prob is that eventually, somehow, it sits in the carb...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 67
Views: 3,579
Posted By Frogwatch
Re: The Benefits of Bottom Feeding

There is a saying that is certainly true: "The bigger the boat the less it is used". It is true because a bigger boat requires more maintenance hence less sailing time. Further, one has to make...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 383
Posted By Frogwatch
Re: Right shape for the ultimate self-righting boat

I thought about buying one too till I saw the price...............HOLY CRAP.
I do have Kleins Bottle and would love to have a Curta Calculator but cannot afford one.
Readin this stuff makes it so...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 67
Views: 3,579
Posted By Frogwatch
Re: The Benefits of Bottom Feeding

I've just about decided that even very used boats are not to low enough standards for me. I want SIMPLE. This means just a porta-potti, no stove except a BBQ, almost no electrical systems except...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 67
Views: 3,579
Posted By Frogwatch
Re: The Benefits of Bottom Feeding

Lookin outside to see if hell has frozen over or if I see Flying Pigs cuz Bj and I agree.

EXCEPT........I have lower standards.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 383
Posted By Frogwatch
Right shape for the ultimate self-righting boat

For those interested in geometyr:

The ultimate self righting boat should be named "Gomboc".
The story of the Gömböc | plus.maths.org (http://plus.maths.org/content/story-goumlmboumlc)

Does...
Forum: Engines 1 Week Ago
Replies: 0
Views: 117
Posted By Frogwatch
Aluminum heat exchanger on a marine diesel?

Somebody brought a heat exchanger into the shop to see if we could do anything with it. I think he said it was from either a Westerbeke or Perkins and it is a big Aluminum casting made to fit on the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 586
Posted By Frogwatch
Re: $500 for a throttle cable and a hose clamp

Considering that he already had the stand and knows what to look for, I'd say his total time would have been less than an hour. He already knew it wasn't frozen. I would have been happy to spend...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 586
Posted By Frogwatch
$500 for a throttle cable and a hose clamp

Found time to look over my old 9.8 Merc I use as a backup engine for my 20' Tolman Skiff. Mechanic had looked at it and said it would cost $500 to fix and I decided to do it myself.
Most...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 351
Posted By Frogwatch
"Uh oh", that sinking feeling

Decided to take my remaining home built 12' MiniCup sailboat out on the lake this afternoon. I built two of em 10 yrs ago and managed to keep one from rotting till now. The original plans say to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 954
Posted By Frogwatch
Re: Good Gawd, I'll fix it myself

Davidpm, Yer prob right. Dunno what the correct solution is here.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 954
Posted By Frogwatch
Re: Good Gawd, I'll fix it myself

The problem is that you cannot DIY to everything because it requires too much mental overhead. Time spent figuring out how to get something to screw into the odd sized fitting on the old merc flush...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 321
Posted By Frogwatch
Kinda understandable misdiagnosis

With my sailboat being where I can't easily get to it (Marsh Harbor, Abaco), I need something to kill time so I work on my homebuilt 20' Tolman powerboat.
My fishfinder died, it was only a cheap...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 954
Posted By Frogwatch
Re: Good Gawd, I'll fix it myself

This so called mechanic wanted to sell me a $2300 motor that I would almost never use.
Instead, i can spend some time figuring out how to fix the 9.8 Merc so when it does go bad I can fix it again. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 954
Posted By Frogwatch
Good Gawd, I'll fix it myself

I have an ancient 9.8 hp Merc as a secondary motor on my 20' Tolman Skiff in case the 90 hp Yamaha goes bad. I almost never use it but last time I did it made awful noises, died and smelled as if it...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 556
Posted By Frogwatch
Re: DIY Engine Work

There is almost nothing on a small diesel you cannot do yourself. Get the shop manual and peruse it. Vow to never call a mechanic because if you ever do you will be at their mercy and then what if...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 1,412
Posted By Frogwatch
Re: Wave powered propeller

I think this exists. I remember a towed device with a propeller attached to a generator to produce electricity. A variation that may be more practical might be to allow your prop to spin while...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 647
Posted By Frogwatch
Re: "FrogSuit" waterproof cases for iPads

Here is what I have settled on:

A micro-USB feedthru that is water resistant when charging. Then when you remove the charging cord and screw the cap on the micro-USB it becomes waterproof to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 647
Posted By Frogwatch
Re: "FrogSuit" waterproof cases for iPads

One could go from 30 pin to micro USB. The feed\thru would be micro-USB and then back to USB. I am trying to avoid the labor of soldering to commercially available feedthrus.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 647
Posted By Frogwatch
Re: "FrogSuit" waterproof cases for iPads

Am not aiming for scuba as I do not know the effect of a lot of water pressure on an iPad or Iphone and the FrogSuit case is not rigid so the pressure might crush it.
NOW, I find that Apple says...
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