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Search: Posts Made By: SaltyGirl
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-12-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 5,105
Posted By SaltyGirl
Diaphragm Bilge Pump - Best choice?

We have a Jabsco diaphragm bilge pump (this one) (

This was put on by a PO long ago and I am wondering if it is best for our situation.

The pump...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-17-2011
Replies: 38
Views: 5,048
Posted By SaltyGirl
Take a look at River Dunes Marina...

Take a look at River Dunes Marina ( This marina was planned & designed by an experienced world-sailor (who is now the dock master) to be a 1st class marina. I...
Forum: Chesapeake / Central US east coast 06-24-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 1,227
Posted By SaltyGirl
Gulf Stream: Hindsight 20/20...what would you do?

I just returned from a Charleston to Beaufort offshore trip. We headed easterly out of Charleston hoping to catch the Gulf Stream flow. Thinking that we were taking too much time heading east, we...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-08-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 2,916
Posted By SaltyGirl
We use our drifter on our 2nd head stay (hanks...

We use our drifter on our 2nd head stay (hanks on) whenever the wind is under 15kts. It is a 150% tri-radial design made of 1.5 oz. nylon. It definitely moves us along in light winds! I've never used...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-22-2009
Replies: 19
Views: 4,451
Posted By SaltyGirl
Smile Thinking outside the box!

Those hard plastic organizers are what I have used, and my categorizing and labeling varies from none to extreme. I'm trying to find storage that takes up less space and is still easy to access,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-11-2009
Replies: 19
Views: 4,451
Posted By SaltyGirl
How Do you Organize screws?

For every boat project it seems that I need a different type or size of screw. I'd like to have an assortment onboard, but I need an efficient, space-saving method of organizing. The hard plastic...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-30-2008
Replies: 8
Views: 2,382
Posted By SaltyGirl
Pam, don't hold back...please share your...

Pam, don't hold back...please share your restaurant reviews from your recent any others that you may have!:)
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 07-26-2008
Replies: 24
Views: 3,404
Posted By SaltyGirl
They will love Mystic, CT. We just went there -...

They will love Mystic, CT. We just went there - we lucked out and it happened to be the week of the wooden boat show at Mystic Seaport, but you might want to check their website. They have lots of...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-19-2008
Replies: 21
Views: 2,313
Posted By SaltyGirl
We have been using our Force 10 connected to our...

We have been using our Force 10 connected to our main LPG tanks in our propane locker. The Force 10 has served our purposes, but as it has also served as an extra stern fender, it is time for a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-01-2008
Replies: 59
Views: 5,850
Posted By SaltyGirl
I love my A6, but I agree with the service part....

I love my A6, but I agree with the service part. I am just glad our boat doesn't have one of those "check engine" lights. It comes on about two days after I have the car serviced for anything. I am...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-30-2008
Replies: 18
Views: 1,519
Posted By SaltyGirl
OK That's over my head. How do I get email when...

OK That's over my head. How do I get email when I am on my boat?
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction 04-30-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 2,774
Posted By SaltyGirl
Tried it with a staysail which is self-tending...

Tried it with a staysail which is self-tending and main and it didn''t work too well...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-09-2008
Replies: 30
Views: 3,521
Posted By SaltyGirl
Safety and the right communication equipment

Don't skimp on your safety! This is coming from the neurotic/female who loves sailing. :)
For those of you with hesitant spouses, your focus on safety can be your greatest ally towards getting...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-02-2007
Replies: 14
Views: 1,185
Posted By SaltyGirl
Major Oil leak

This major oil leak has happened twice with my Yanmar 4JH-HTE (6500 hrs) and I'm trying to determine the source of the problem. We purchased the boat in October and motored many hours before this...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-16-2006
Replies: 4
Views: 862
Posted By SaltyGirl
Hampton VA Marinas

I am considering moving my boat (s/v 43') to Hampton VA. What are the best marinas, and what are the sailing conditions? What is the atmosphere of the town and marina community? Any recommendations...
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