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Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   09-18-2014
Replies: 91
Views: 9,396
Posted By xymotic
Re: generator a good idea?

You're right, but it's also a mistake. My boat's PO was big on Ham radio and spent a buttload of $$$ on solar wind and battery.

It never occurred to him to get a LED bulb.

This boat BLEEDS...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-14-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 965
Posted By xymotic
Tig welders

I havent played with tig on mine yet, but I am extremely happy with my Miller multimatic. It does mig tig and stick, it's very light for a mig and makes Beautiful welds. If you want tig only I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-25-2014
Replies: 52
Views: 4,904
Posted By xymotic
Re: sailing with my dog

To the OP; there's no point in worrying about ramps or whatnot until you get the dog. When we moved aboard My dalmation was probably 6 or 7 and had never seen a boat.

I carried him up and down...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-21-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 1,685
Posted By xymotic
Re: Cheap boating gear. Too good to be true?

While I appreciate the point you are making; I don't think you could have possibly picked a worse example than craftsman.

The tool industry is all very convoluted; but as I understand it Home...
Forum: Diesel   03-20-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 1,372
Posted By xymotic
Re: how to pull a motor?

I kinda want to leave it intact because I have not 'decided' anything and I might want to do a compression test or something before I decide to spring for a rebuild (my cheapness rears its ugly head...
Forum: Diesel   03-19-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 1,372
Posted By xymotic
Re: how to pull a motor?

Also did you find a second use for the beam or did you ditch it after the swap?


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Forum: Diesel   03-19-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 1,372
Posted By xymotic
Re: how to pull a motor?

How did you mount the I beam? If i do that it sure would be nice to have it extend past the threshold.


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Forum: Diesel   03-18-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 1,372
Posted By xymotic
Re: how to pull a motor?

The second eye is barely visible just to the right of the red throttle cable

560# straight up with a comealong? man that sounds scary! :eek:

HF sells a chain fall with a 500 pound max and I'm...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-18-2014
Replies: 124
Views: 11,792
Posted By xymotic
Re: Where should we retire with our boat?

It's exactly 1.6354

I too would vote Oxnard before LA but in truth there's not a lot of destination type sailing

When I moved there from the PNW I was AMAZED that there are no next to zero...
Forum: Diesel   03-18-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 1,372
Posted By xymotic
Re: how to pull a motor?

I'm pulling the masts (ketch) and since I have the crane I'm thinking I'm going to take it out completely

It runs flawlessly but it has 3700 hours so I may rebuild it just preventatively (man...
Forum: Diesel   03-18-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 1,372
Posted By xymotic
Re: how to pull a motor?

I'm pulling the masts (ketch) and since I have the crane I'm thinking I'm going to take it out completely

It runs flawlessly but it has 3700 hours so I may rebuild it just preventatively (man...
Forum: Diesel   03-18-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 1,372
Posted By xymotic
how to pull a motor?

I've decided I want to pull my masts and refurb them as well as the steps since I'm spending that $$ I figured I might as well pull the motor to refurb/paint the engine room too

There's an eye...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-25-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 836
Posted By xymotic
Re: airmar thru hull transducer on pole

I put a garmin in hull in a Pearson 424 where the hull was angled pretty good and 1+ inch thick (I think more like 1.25) and it worked very well to 800 feet


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Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   01-25-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 2,540
Posted By xymotic
Re: Pearson 422 as offshore cruiser/liveaboard?

I just saw a 424 for sale at the Seattle boat show for about 50k which struck me as a pretty good deal. Let me know if interested and I'll see if I can find more info on it


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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-19-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 460
Posted By xymotic
Re: Seen any cool workshops?

LOL not Quite what I had in mind While I do love it I'm thinking that ain't gonna fit aboard :)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-17-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 460
Posted By xymotic
Seen any cool workshops?

I'm getting real tired of never finding a tool or worse having to buy a too that I know I already own

I'm also now finally moved out of my house and refitting the boat it seems like the perfect...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-08-2013
Replies: 30
Views: 2,023
Posted By xymotic
Re: Beneteau Loves Silicone?

Just wait til all your brass thru hulls start turning to chalk The silicone will seem like the good old days
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-05-2013
Replies: 1,126
Views: 77,066
Posted By xymotic
Re: Is flying a pirate flag lame?

There's nothing technically wrong with a swastica It's an ancient symbol with different meanings but you better believe you'd get a response flying one

To many Americans a confederate flag shows...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-29-2013
Replies: 1,126
Views: 77,066
Posted By xymotic
Re: Is flying a pirate flag lame?

The other day it was raining pretty hard, and the temp dipped to the 40's. Generally crappy weather.

I suited up in my rain gear and MX boots and rode my dirt bike to a local sports bar. I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-23-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 2,544
Posted By xymotic
Re: Full Electronics package plan.

Except it's not $50-100 more it's more like 200, which is 1/2 the cost of a proper transiever.

I agree with you that if it's an either/or thing that RX is 'better than nothing' but IMO this is...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-23-2013
Replies: 1,126
Views: 77,066
Posted By xymotic
Re: Is flying a pirate flag lame?

Just slightly less lame than a confederate flag IMO.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   11-21-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 2,540
Posted By xymotic
Re: Pearson 422 as offshore cruiser/liveaboard?

I had a 424 which I really liked until I saw a 422 :) They are very nice well made boats. Not fast, but a nice boat.

the fuel tanks were installed badly, they have a copper strap holding down...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-21-2013
Replies: 35
Views: 2,191
Posted By xymotic
Re: Have a workbench?

wow, that's impressive.

I have a metal boat, a LOT more room than you, and now curse you for giving me ideas!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-21-2013
Replies: 60
Views: 4,539
Posted By xymotic
Re: P.O.'s are Idiots!

Hi ChucklesR!

Thanks for sharing, I know that must have been tough. We've all been there. One day at a time brah one day at a time.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-21-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 2,544
Posted By xymotic
Re: Full Electronics package plan.

The exact opposite of my reccomendadion. I would strongy suggest a Class B transciever.

Just not one of the chartplotter brands,
em-trak - em-trak B100...
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