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Forum: Learning to Sail   06-05-2002
Replies: 9
Views: 5,049
Posted By Don Foley
Question about marine diesels

Brad,
First, let me say that I know VERY little of auto diesels, so what follows is based on my intimate knowledge of my Volvo 2002 (in my boat) and what little I know of my neighbor''s truck.
...
Forum: Provisioning   06-05-2002
Replies: 6
Views: 5,444
Posted By Don Foley
Shack BBQ Sauce

I made a batch of this up yesterday, and it was fantastic. I got it off the Latt and Atts board, posted by Dick Price.

The only revision I would make is to use lots of small bottles of ketchup, so...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-04-2002
Replies: 21
Views: 3,716
Posted By Don Foley
What should I budget for annual maintenance costs?

Well, um.

As I was telling my wife the other day when I wanted to replace my keel bolts "I think I''ll yank her out and do it"

"What" she replied "That boat''s been hauled out of the water...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-04-2002
Replies: 13
Views: 1,861
Posted By Don Foley
On-board waste treatment

Scott,
Hmm, didn''t know about Vacuflush. So I did a quick GOOGLE search and went to their web page. The first image that comes to the screen is a bucket.

I laugh. Been there, done that.
...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-04-2002
Replies: 21
Views: 3,716
Posted By Don Foley
What should I budget for annual maintenance costs?

Bottom paint WAS in my 10%, I said most, not all, of the 10% was overhaul related. In fact, I had the boat hauled, stripped, ten blisters repaired, two barrier coats put on, a couple gelcoat deck...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-29-2002
Replies: 20
Views: 2,830
Posted By Don Foley
Capsize Questions

Donald Crowhurst came up with an interesting anti-turtle device that involved quickly deploying floatation bags fixed to the top of the map and a sensor device below that would (in theory) inflate...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   05-23-2002
Replies: 7
Views: 1,243
Posted By Don Foley
How much does it really take???

For a $50,000 boat in the 35'' range, you could be facing...

$10,000 down payment (20% for used boat is pretty standard)

$500 for insurance (coastal)

$500 for bank fees, registration...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-23-2002
Replies: 6
Views: 902
Posted By Don Foley
Electric cooking

Another thing I like about Propane is that I have a line that I run to my Magma Grill. I know ''purists'' like charcoal, but there''s something to be said for speed.

After 7 hours of...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-22-2002
Replies: 6
Views: 902
Posted By Don Foley
Electric cooking

It really wouldn''t be practical at all unless you ran a genset while you ran the stove.

When you''re on the hook the game you play is to watch every amp to KEEP from running the genset as much...
Forum: Provisioning   05-16-2002
Replies: 1
Views: 2,405
Posted By Don Foley
Helpful books

One of my favorites is Lin Pardey''s The Care and Feeding of a Sailing Crew. It covers not only 50 days worth of meals, recipes and provisioning (from Japan to Canada) but lots of other helpful...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-16-2002
Replies: 2
Views: 1,705
Posted By Don Foley
volvo engine

http://www.penta.volvo.se/t/005.asp?id=612&p=18

That will get you the parts listing. Use the dealer locator to find someone near you, you can order the parts through them. If there''s a cheaper...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   05-15-2002
Replies: 9
Views: 834
Posted By Don Foley
Best Mower

And don''t forget resell value! Your standard single-piston four stroke blade push mower costs about $200 new, but five years later you''d be lucky if you can get $20 for it at a garage sale (90%...
Forum: Provisioning   05-15-2002
Replies: 8
  Snacks
Views: 3,147
Posted By Don Foley
Snacks

Snacking, either for day sails or cruising is part of our routine. Popcorn at night, trail mix, grapes and strawberries (in season) during the day. Pretzels are always around.

What does everyone...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   05-15-2002
Replies: 9
Views: 834
Posted By Don Foley
Best Mower

There really isn''t a "best" mower, as people have many different needs. By and large, however, most people think the mower they bought is the best, and the rest of the world are idiots for buying...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-12-2002
Replies: 33
Views: 5,273
Posted By Don Foley
which type dinghy is the better

I''ve got a Walker Bay 10, and it makes a fine Dingy for light-weather use. I power it with a 2.5 outboard and it moves along just fine. It tows great.

Reasons to buy the Walker Bay:

1) I''ve...
Forum: Provisioning   05-10-2002
Replies: 14
Views: 6,666
Posted By Don Foley
Menu Planning

I''ve read of cruisers who can their own meats. I''ll admit, though, that I have some trepidations. No about the process, but about my ability to actually carry out the process without wiping out my...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-10-2002
Replies: 15
Views: 6,277
Posted By Don Foley
Got an old Autohelm 3000 remote?

The new remotes will work with the old units? I sent a question to the Autohelm folks, but haven''t heard back.

If the new remotes work, that would be great, I can go that route.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-09-2002
Replies: 15
Views: 6,277
Posted By Don Foley
Got an old Autohelm 3000 remote?

Anyone got a remote to an Autohelm 3000 autopilot laying around in the garage, gathering dust, that they''d like to sell?

I''m looking for the optional hand-held unit.

Thanks,

Don
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-08-2002
Replies: 21
Views: 3,716
Posted By Don Foley
What should I budget for annual maintenance costs?

Last year I hit 10% right on the money. But since most of it was overhaul related, this year has been less painful.

I keep having fantasies about making a run on the boat without any trips to the...
Forum: Provisioning   05-08-2002
Replies: 14
Views: 6,666
Posted By Don Foley
Menu Planning

Let me dive in and simply ask folks about provisioning for their cruising. We generally are out a week (7-9 days) once a month. While we may go ashore, seldom do we re-provision. Fresh meat is...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-07-2002
Replies: 8
Views: 2,509
Posted By Don Foley
Need infor on anchor/mooring GA/SC Coast

They''re FREE? Man, I like this place even more. I''ll need some help loading them into my van, though.

Now all the lounge needs is a free bar and I may never leave.

Don
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   05-07-2002
Replies: 3
Views: 972
Posted By Don Foley
Boat buying slowing down?

I''m seeing the same here in the south. I talked to a broker friend last week who told me that she''s having a fantastic year and business has been non-stop. She said the high-end used boat market...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-07-2002
Replies: 2
Views: 624
Posted By Don Foley
Food for thought

Duane,
That''s the beauty of this cold brew tea...it only took 3 minutes.

I like the sun tea concept, but I tend to break things, and pretty much anything on deck that isn''t strong enough...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-07-2002
Replies: 2
Views: 624
Posted By Don Foley
Food for thought

I''d post this under "Provisioning" if there was a category thus labeled. Maybe the folks who run this board could create one and see how it goes. I spend a fair amount of time planning, buying,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-07-2002
Replies: 7
Views: 1,128
Posted By Don Foley
Size Does Matter

It''s not the size of the boat, it''s the size of the wallet that bought the boat.
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