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Search: Posts Made By: TXS-ALAMO
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-05-2007
Replies: 0
Views: 639
Posted By TXS-ALAMO
Cool Blister Repair

Has anyone had any experience with the "HOT VAC" method of blister repair. Their website seems to promise greatly reduced drying times for blisters.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-17-2007
Replies: 4
Views: 791
Posted By TXS-ALAMO
Issue number 44 of Good Old Boat has an story...

Issue number 44 of Good Old Boat has an story about mast collar repair and replacement of the collar and step.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 07-16-2007
Replies: 8
Views: 759
Posted By TXS-ALAMO
Great Geoff!!

Great Geoff!!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-16-2007
Replies: 33
Views: 1,936
Posted By TXS-ALAMO
Maglights are not waterproof, water resistant...

Maglights are not waterproof, water resistant yes. My police experience proved they make great billyclubs and tail-light destructors,(probable cause you know). The best "flashlight" around is the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-12-2007
Replies: 9
Views: 751
Posted By TXS-ALAMO
I am a liveaboard. But this doesn't explain the...

I am a liveaboard. But this doesn't explain the difference in zinc loss between now and the previous 2 years. There is a home-built aluminium hull ketch that moved in about 6 months ago. The...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-11-2007
Replies: 9
Views: 751
Posted By TXS-ALAMO
Question zinc replacement

I just had the hull cleaned, thru-hulls checked, prop cleaned and zincs replaced. The zincs had been replaced the 1st of April this year with three donut zincs on my 1-1/4 inch diameter shaft. They...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 06-29-2007
Replies: 25
Views: 2,722
Posted By TXS-ALAMO
SailingDog, as a matter of fact she was very...

SailingDog, as a matter of fact she was very cute. How did you guess?
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 06-28-2007
Replies: 25
Views: 2,722
Posted By TXS-ALAMO
A friend's boat just returned from a three week...

A friend's boat just returned from a three week trip to Mexico. On his return, he did't go to the Galveston Yacht Club to check in with customs, but proceeded directly to our marina. The next day a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-15-2007
Replies: 7
Views: 719
Posted By TXS-ALAMO
The ultimate defense to charges of slander and...

The ultimate defense to charges of slander and libel is TRUTH. Unfortunately this DEFENSE usually requires the services of a DEFENSE lawyer. That can be real, real expensive! :)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-15-2007
Replies: 17
Views: 1,117
Posted By TXS-ALAMO
Sailingdog. One of my dockmates recently...

Sailingdog. One of my dockmates recently replaced all his standing ss rigging. Per his rigger, the wire was swaged at the top and Staylock used at the deck fittings. Anhydrous lanoline was also...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-07-2007
Replies: 10
Views: 1,881
Posted By TXS-ALAMO
Try hanging a weighted sea anchor from the bow...

Try hanging a weighted sea anchor from the bow about 4 feet under. Works better than a riding sail.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-04-2007
Replies: 4
Views: 571
Posted By TXS-ALAMO
Dear yotphix, to buy a new "EverStart" battery,...

Dear yotphix, to buy a new "EverStart" battery, which is what these batteries are, at WallMart's advertised sale price requires a "trade-in" of the old battery. If West Marine", which of course has...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-02-2007
Replies: 4
Views: 571
Posted By TXS-ALAMO
Cool DC loss

This morning tried to turn on the dc lights over the galley counter. No luck. Checked the cabin light with the same lack of response. Since I live on shore power, I seldom have any use for battery...
Forum: Apps & Authors 06-01-2007
Replies: 522
Views: 121,394
Posted By TXS-ALAMO
Kernix, to the fiction list add the historical...

Kernix, to the fiction list add the historical fiction of the American and British 18th Century navies by: James L. Nelson and Dewey Lambdin.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-01-2007
Replies: 16
Views: 2,592
Posted By TXS-ALAMO
Aberchrisxx obviously doesn't know what a "Spell...

Aberchrisxx obviously doesn't know what a "Spell Checker" is; but perhaps a "Reasoning Checker" might be of equal use.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-24-2007
Replies: 5
Views: 660
Posted By TXS-ALAMO
Close Valiente, but this rig has the leeches...

Close Valiente, but this rig has the leeches forward of the bow, the reverse of most twin headsails sharing a luff. The theory is that this spills the wind forward and prevents the rock and roll of...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-23-2007
Replies: 5
Views: 660
Posted By TXS-ALAMO
Downwind Sails

Has anyone had any experience using the TWISTLE dual headsail rig as recommended by John Vigor in his books? If so, what is your opinion?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-24-2007
Replies: 114
Views: 7,405
Posted By TXS-ALAMO
Two skinless chicken breasts, lemon juice,...

Two skinless chicken breasts, lemon juice, paprika, butter. Microwave safe dish. Cover with plastic wrap. Bomb 5 minutes. Results, chicken so tender you don't use your knife, only your fork. No...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-04-2007
Replies: 71
Views: 3,143
Posted By TXS-ALAMO
Cool Solar Flares and GPS

The Associated Press has just released a report today, 4-4-07, that a solar flare on December 6th disrupted satellite GPS signals and prevented some receivers from locking on. They say that the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-31-2007
Replies: 19
Views: 1,104
Posted By TXS-ALAMO
Tigerregis, You Are Putting Us On And April...

Tigerregis, You Are Putting Us On And April Fool's Day Isn't Until Tomorrow!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-27-2007
Replies: 123
Views: 7,316
Posted By TXS-ALAMO
I'm not sure any light would protect you from the...

I'm not sure any light would protect you from the 50knot power boat freaks. The only light that might be effective and this only with someone on watch, might be the laser light mounted under the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-23-2007
Replies: 24
Views: 2,209
Posted By TXS-ALAMO
Cool freezer

You are welcome anytime, but note that we are short on Beluga caviar and DomPeregion.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-23-2007
Replies: 24
Views: 2,209
Posted By TXS-ALAMO
I had the same problem and had no drain at all. ...

I had the same problem and had no drain at all. I followed Cruisingdad's advice and filled the freezer compartment with shrimp and lobster. No problem. You will of course note that I placed a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-19-2007
Replies: 6
Views: 439
Posted By TXS-ALAMO
Wink Kiwi prop

I don't have a three blade prop, just two blades. When I back down, I turn in circles even with the wheel in the opposite direction. I just keep circling until the bow is pointed where I want and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-19-2007
Replies: 6
Views: 439
Posted By TXS-ALAMO
Question New prop

I have been reading about a feathering composite prop called. KIWI PROP. On line recomendations are positive but are from the company website. The US price is listed as $1250. Does anyone have any...
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