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Search: Posts Made By: Wandersome
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 5 Days Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 472
Posted By Wandersome
Re: Unstep Mast

A lot of buckets have a material handler built into them. A material handler is basically a mast with a winch. The amount of weight they will lift depends on the angle of the boom. Having worked out...
Forum: Learning to Sail 06-01-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 1,471
Posted By Wandersome
Re: Sailing simulator

OK so how about a simulator that works with Mac?

Wandering...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-07-2013
Replies: 90
Views: 5,583
Posted By Wandersome
Re: Hat recommendations

I've spent a lot of year deep bush and high winds. I've used cheap and moldy for much of it. About 3 years ago I picked up a Tilley at REI. Love it and it does not rot or mold. It also comes with a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-03-2013
Replies: 33
Views: 1,694
Posted By Wandersome
Re: Sunglasses suggestions

I use pyramex V2 bifocal safety glasses. These are ballistic impact with full uv protection wrap around with a bifocal. You can get them without the bifocal. They run about $8.00 and I've had pairs...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-15-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 1,047
Posted By Wandersome
Re: Drilling into fiberglass...

I've never had to do it in a location I was concerned about but this URL has a how to...

How to Drill Fiberglass | eHow (http://www.ehow.com/how_4425956_drill-fiberglass.html)

I'm sure there...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 09-03-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 685
Posted By Wandersome
Re: sailboatlistings blocked

Thanks Jimgo, I'll try to get through using the email. Perhaps they have a login that will get me around the google block.

Take care!
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 09-03-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 685
Posted By Wandersome
Re: sailboatlistings blocked

Thanks Jimgo, I'll try to get through using the email. Perhaps they have a login that will get me around the google block.

Take care!
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 09-03-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 685
Posted By Wandersome
sailboatlistings blocked

OK, many of you folks know I work overseas. Over the last few months..., being a part of sailnet has been awesome. I hope to meet and or sail with many of the folks I have met on Sailnet...

While...
Forum: Temporary SN Changes Forum 08-19-2013
Replies: 69
Views: 3,106
Posted By Wandersome
Re: Feedback and questions please...

I miss chat on my iPad.... Can't use it during the day on my laptop and I don't open my laptop at night when I have the time to visit the forum.... :(... Jmo
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-18-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 1,806
Posted By Wandersome
Re: Westerly 33 Ketch as a cruiser/live aboard?

Look up the westerly in the boat review forum. What I've seen so far is that those that like Westerly's love them and swear by them... Blue water... I don't know.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-17-2013
Replies: 277
Views: 26,987
Posted By Wandersome
Re: Smackdaddy needs your thoughts/prayers

Steve, know you and yours are in our prayers. We are on your side through times of trouble. Fair weather buddy.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-04-2013
Replies: 50
Views: 2,008
Posted By Wandersome
Re: Rescue at Sea: How it SHOULD be done.

I teach a lot of rescue. Please note I will not Side with either side of this event.... But.... The first and formost rule in rescue is do not create another victim. If I can't save you without...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-04-2013
Replies: 60
Views: 3,804
Posted By Wandersome
Re: Power Outlet Sizzle - Help Please

When did flipping become code? I like to install them ground down.... :(
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-03-2013
Replies: 60
Views: 3,804
Posted By Wandersome
Re: Power Outlet Sizzle - Help Please

MS, I looked at the Smart Plug. I suspect it would work well. It looks like it has a lot better seal than the old nema garbage. As for warm to the touch, define warm..... But I agree, hot or hot...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-03-2013
Replies: 60
Views: 3,804
Posted By Wandersome
Re: Power Outlet Sizzle - Help Please

Yep, I'm actually dealing with that here. Ok not connectors on a boat, but power line. A poor connector consumes power. An undersized conductor also consumes power. Both, create heat. If you replaced...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-03-2013
Replies: 60
Views: 3,804
Posted By Wandersome
Re: Power Outlet Sizzle - Help Please

Ok and keep cords away from birds.... They (the birds) will eat the currents.... Warm is subjective. Do not coil a cord with power flowing. A coil and a wire can make a transformer. Coiled extension...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-02-2013
Replies: 60
Views: 3,804
Posted By Wandersome
Re: Power Outlet Sizzle - Help Please

After reading mainsails info I would follow his advice as well.... Crimping over tinning. Solder is not exactly the same as tinning. Acid is used to clean the copper in solder. It's just called flux....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-02-2013
Replies: 60
Views: 3,804
Posted By Wandersome
Re: Power Outlet Sizzle - Help Please

Ok, as someone who has changed out more than my fair share of outlets.... And trouble shot more connectors than most folks, I'll drop my two cents.... We have several factors involved. The reason we...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 01-19-2013
Replies: 3,294
Views: 536,811
Posted By Wandersome
Forum: Introduce Yourself 01-14-2013
Replies: 3,294
Views: 536,811
Posted By Wandersome
Re: Sailnet Members from around the world check-in please.

A wannabe sorting out what to do when this gig is done in Pakistan..... hoping for at least a few months of good weather on the Atlantic or Florida before the next gig starts... Unless I can swing a...
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