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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-25-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 1,334
Posted By SVFlyingEagle
Re: Dry Flush head installation/use experience?

Already researched the disposal issue. Turns out its the same as for diaper disposal. In fact there's a similar product which wraps used diapers, called Diaper Genie, that's been marketed for years....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-24-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 1,334
Posted By SVFlyingEagle
Dry Flush head installation/use experience?

Dry Flush (an apparent alternative to both wet and composting marine toilets) claims to have sold units to boaters, but I have yet to find even one boater that has pulicly said anything about their...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-07-2013
Replies: 164
Views: 21,813
Posted By SVFlyingEagle
Re: Air Head Composting Toilet or Similar Mfg.

There's a non-composting waterless toilet that claims to be odor free and does let you wrap it up and throw it away, in much the same manner as baby diapers can be contained and disposed of. Its...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-21-2013
Replies: 1
Views: 467
Posted By SVFlyingEagle
Exclamation New FCC rules for wireless signal boosters

They're here: http: wireless.fcc.gov signal-boosters faq.html
(substitute forward slashes for the spaces)

and as I read them, many current marine cell phone booster...
Forum: Electronics   02-18-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 1,120
Posted By SVFlyingEagle
Re: How's the GSM coverage on Chesapeake Bay?

Thanks for the helpful info. The AT&T map makes it look just fine, marginal, and absent from place to place in the mid-Bay area.
Forum: Electronics   02-13-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 1,120
Posted By SVFlyingEagle
How's the GSM coverage on Chesapeake Bay?

I'm considering the relatively new YachtPhone as an on-board backup. Its an unlocked GSM phone that's waterproof. But I haven't found a map with sufficient GSM coverage detail to indicate where it...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-31-2012
Replies: 24
Views: 2,130
Posted By SVFlyingEagle
Didn't use Marvel Mystery for my Palmer. Do use...

Didn't use Marvel Mystery for my Palmer. Do use it for my rebuilt Atomic 4 as recommended by the rebuilder (Moyer Marine), at 2 ounces per 5 gallons. Probably would have been just as useful for the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-30-2012
Replies: 24
Views: 2,130
Posted By SVFlyingEagle
Had a Palmer 1980-2002. You need to use a "lead...

Had a Palmer 1980-2002. You need to use a "lead substitute" additive; MDR offers one; there are many others. Also need to use pure unleaded, i.e. no ethanol.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-05-2011
Replies: 18
Views: 1,680
Posted By SVFlyingEagle
For what its worth, my headsail winch is a...

For what its worth, my headsail winch is a 50-year old (1962) bronze Merriman that continues to perform just fine and needs minimal maintenance. Production of Merriman winches ceased 20-ish years ago.
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