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Search: Posts Made By: xtatico1404
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-11-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 3,994
Posted By xtatico1404
Yanmar's are know to put out some smoke, we have...

Yanmar's are know to put out some smoke, we have a 3GM30 and it does smoke a little. We have the same thing happen when we have a dirty hull or prop and the engine has to do some extra work.
...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-18-2008
Replies: 13
Views: 1,348
Posted By xtatico1404
I'm gonna chip in based on my experience in the...

I'm gonna chip in based on my experience in the power industry......not based on marine environment, but at least the same theory applies.

Connector manufacturers recommend the application of...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-03-2008
Replies: 57
Views: 4,227
Posted By xtatico1404
Something to mention that I didn't see with a...

Something to mention that I didn't see with a quick scan of the topic is that part of the inefficiency of inverters, besides the power factor issue, is also that most inverters are made with...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-21-2008
Replies: 15
Views: 7,235
Posted By xtatico1404
The reason why frequency is so closely controlled...

The reason why frequency is so closely controlled at the utility level is that the useful life of a generator (utility sized generators are in the millions of dollars dependeing on the MW output) is...
Forum: Learning to Sail 09-19-2008
Replies: 29
Views: 4,274
Posted By xtatico1404
zz4gta, cool tips for the J24. I've never had...

zz4gta, cool tips for the J24. I've never had the opportunity to sail in one. As I said on my post, this goes to show that everyone has to experiment with their own boat, there is no single recipe...
Forum: Learning to Sail 09-17-2008
Replies: 29
Views: 4,274
Posted By xtatico1404
Sailboy nailed it right in the head :D :D

Sailboy nailed it right in the head :D :D
Forum: Learning to Sail 09-17-2008
Replies: 29
Views: 4,274
Posted By xtatico1404
I agree with Keel in light winds, you need twist...

I agree with Keel in light winds, you need twist in your sail and that is where the playing with the traveler becomes more important. More than a matter of the location of the boom relative to the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-11-2008
Replies: 26
Views: 4,979
Posted By xtatico1404
ours has a split backstay, however I do not know...

ours has a split backstay, however I do not know if that was the original setup and I have to say that in our case it makes great sense. The helm on our boat is really all the way back, I actually...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-11-2008
Replies: 19
Views: 1,032
Posted By xtatico1404
I will never forget.....I was on my way to a...

I will never forget.....I was on my way to a clients office for a bid when my wife called about the 1st airplane crashing. I remember exactly where I was at the time. Respects to those that lost...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-28-2008
Replies: 7
Views: 928
Posted By xtatico1404
Blisters aside, what needs to be done is directly...

Blisters aside, what needs to be done is directly related to the type of bottom paint on the boat. If it is ablative, then build up is not such a concern/problem, since it "wears" away over time,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-02-2008
Replies: 18
Views: 1,937
Posted By xtatico1404
what does the zinc protect?......pretty much the...

what does the zinc protect?......pretty much the metal to which it is attached. Zinc "sacrifices" itself in order to prevent corrosion on the metal that it is contact with, usually steel or...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-02-2008
Replies: 31
Views: 4,826
Posted By xtatico1404
In all fairness, I have not read the article yet....

In all fairness, I have not read the article yet. I certanly agree that tinned wire is the way to go, 100%. No matter what I am re-wiring, I use tinned wire. However, for "practial purposes",...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-07-2008
Replies: 17
Views: 2,721
Posted By xtatico1404
A powerboater has a similar one in our marina,...

A powerboater has a similar one in our marina, different, but the same idea. There is a "control unit" on the dock, similar to a dock box, which has an air compressor and you fill the black...
Forum: Sailnet.com Polls 03-26-2008
Replies: 194
Views: 20,788
Posted By xtatico1404
Gib'Sea 105 = 34 ft.

Gib'Sea 105 = 34 ft.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-25-2008
Replies: 114
Views: 5,376
Posted By xtatico1404
I don't think there should have been many out...

I don't think there should have been many out there Zanshin, the seas were pretty rough. Although by Saturday things had calmed down quite a bit, but the long weekend was wasted. Sunday was really...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-25-2008
Replies: 157
Views: 24,458
Posted By xtatico1404
There is no way to get rid of the "old boat...

There is no way to get rid of the "old boat smell" completely. You can manage it, but can't completely get rid of it. It's just part of the sailing experience. Once you open the hatch and step...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-25-2008
Replies: 42
Views: 2,462
Posted By xtatico1404
very good looking, great work

very good looking, great work
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-25-2008
Replies: 114
Views: 5,376
Posted By xtatico1404
yes, the Caribbean was very tought this last...

yes, the Caribbean was very tought this last week, with a peak on Wednesday. The north shore of Puerto Rico was 10-15 ft, with some areas reporting almost 20 ft waves. Surfers were having a hell of...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-24-2008
Replies: 157
Views: 24,458
Posted By xtatico1404
Now that someone mentioned the solar vents, does...

Now that someone mentioned the solar vents, does anyone has any long term experience with them? I mean, they are not cheap, but not expensive either.

One of the PO's (last PO said he got it just...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 03-24-2008
Replies: 29
Views: 2,298
Posted By xtatico1404
I will give you my our idea, I'm sure that...

I will give you my our idea, I'm sure that someone has already tried it and can tell if it works. We have two Dalmatians (about 50-55 lbs) and have been thinking of taking them on a short trip, with...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-21-2008
Replies: 132
Views: 47,539
Posted By xtatico1404
halekai, like always, props for the research, top...

halekai, like always, props for the research, top notch!

There are places in the tool box for cheaper tools, that is for sure. I have many cheap tools. But there are a couple of tools that I go...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-21-2008
Replies: 55
Views: 15,337
Posted By xtatico1404
I agree that boat names say a lot about the...

I agree that boat names say a lot about the owner. I also think that just like everyone is different, you will see some crazy names. Some can be insulting to some people, others OK, but that's the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-15-2008
Replies: 31
Views: 2,228
Posted By xtatico1404
yes agree that there are some things that need to...

yes agree that there are some things that need to be marinized....but a lot of things do not. I guess it depends on the object, and of course there will be regions where corrossion is harsher, such...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction 03-13-2008
Replies: 50
Views: 3,953
Posted By xtatico1404
Stillraining......I also hear that, I mean, what...

Stillraining......I also hear that, I mean, what fun would it be to be sailing without any heel at all, which brings us back to Giu showing lots of heel on his pics....hey, Alex is just having a good...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-01-2008
Replies: 82
Views: 3,927
Posted By xtatico1404
Down here (Puerto Rico), we pay $450/month for a...

Down here (Puerto Rico), we pay $450/month for a 40ft slip (Ouch!) with 24/7 security, water, electricity, wireless internet...really nice place. Of course, good thing is that we have year round...
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