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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-27-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 1,315
Posted By Mechsmith
Smile Re: Trailer brake fire!

Here is a list of things that I have found wrong with disc type brakes on varying equipment.

Your specific problem was most likely a damaged hose leading to the caliper that didn't release. They...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-25-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 1,315
Posted By Delezynski
Re: Trailer brake fire!

THAT, is the system I was using, but I added a quart "BALL" jelly jar in it. One hose from the break bleeder fitting to the jar, and sealed with silicone. Then one hose from the jar to the vacuum...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-17-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 1,315
Posted By hellosailor
Re: Trailer brake fire!

Greg, don't worry about delivery. If you have an AIS transponder on, the drones can find you.(G)

Grease or brake fluid residue wouldn't be bad, except it picks up dirt and that can jam things....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-03-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 1,013
Posted By Maine Sail
Re: GPS a bit bigger then I expected

One should ideally be thinking in terms of product service life. Older models or discontinued models are the first ones to run out of parts and become obsolete and not even repariable.

Once they...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-03-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 543
Posted By kellysails
Re: USCG multi term Documentation

This link goes directly to the gov Regulation comment site for this specific proposal. (!documentDetail;D=USCG_FRDOC_0001-4831)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-01-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 1,244
Posted By vega1860
Re: de-humidifier recommendation?

By itself, it doesn't do much of anything. Combined with a well designed ventilation system, we find, it works quite well when the boat is unoccupied.

In Hawaii, where the hatches were open all...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   02-03-2015
Replies: 200
Views: 18,359
Posted By mepowers
Re: Chucking my propane stove, what to replace it with

I have an Origo 6000 and it has worked out pretty well. It is definitely small but even use it to bake bread. Originally this boat had CNG which i would prefer over propane. However, availability is...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-01-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 1,135
Posted By PorFin
Re: Got My Orders...


Have you thought about calling the auto crafts shop at Belvoir? They've got a pretty big yard, and as a bonus the wood shop is in the same building. If the boat's gonna stay on the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-29-2015
Replies: 31
Views: 4,056
Posted By BarryL
Standard Horizon HX851 quick review


I bought the SH radio last year. It works as advertised.

Things I like:
GPS - I use it to display the speed so I don't go too fast in my dink on my way to my boat. The speed limit in the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-23-2015
Replies: 72
Views: 4,599
Posted By MarkSF
Re: Boat wire: is SAE tinned "good enough"?

Boat wire is defined by meeting the standards of UL 1426. The construction standards, and the tests the wire is subjected to, are detailed in the standard :
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-23-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 1,710
Posted By BarryL
Re: West Marine BIG sale on line

Where? I usually buy from Defender, who I think has the best prices and shipping. I also buy from Annapolis Performance Sailing ( who also has great prices on rigging. APS is even having a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-13-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 1,135
Posted By Delezynski
Re: Got My Orders...


I forgot you had the aft cockpit. But, you still should be able to do it in the storage yard. Just move the engine out before you cut the floor.

Just take your time. :)

Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-13-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 1,135
Posted By Slayer
Re: Got My Orders...

Arguably not a mechanical repair.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-25-2014
Replies: 30
Views: 2,356
Posted By Maine Sail
Re: propane furnace opinions please

Price out all the bits and pieces you'll need then compare the price. I have quoted two of these Propex units and every time they lost to Espar or a bulkhead heater like the Dickenson.. I believe...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-16-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 902
Posted By SVAuspicious
Re: Dear Annapolis...

Not on Saturday - football game.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-24-2014
Replies: 2,781
Views: 255,679
Posted By mrhoneydew
Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

Guess I'm in the "can't take it with you" crowd. Had a house years ago and the maintenance was far more time consuming between the yard and house. Had the well-paying desk job too. Neither of which...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-24-2014
Replies: 2,781
Views: 255,679
Posted By travlineasy
Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

WOW! Just catching up on the thread this morning. Had to read four pages to do this, but I'm amazed, like Mike, at the cranky posts. Cruising is supposed to be fun and exciting, and for the most part...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-02-2014
Replies: 62
Views: 3,118
Posted By mitiempo
Re: High out put alternator

An ACR is a very simple 3 wire installation. Positive to each battery (large cables) and a negative small wire. It is totally automatic - parallels the battery banks when a charging current is...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-02-2014
Replies: 62
Views: 3,118
Posted By deniseO30
Re: High out put alternator

I did it.."2 weeks max!". took over 2 months LOL Links to my discussions.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-23-2014
Replies: 1,412
Views: 508,387
Posted By TakeFive
Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

I made a fenderboard out of 2" schedule 40 PVC pipe. The pipe is actually about 3" OD, very thick, sturdy, and stiff. I bought a 10' length and cut it into two pieces and made two of them like this:...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-23-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 2,224
Posted By casey1999
Incredible Restoration and Sailing Yacht

Found this on the net. Incredible restoration and look at the speed she sails- magnificent. It is nice people who have the money, can and do restore such works of art. Much better return on...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-10-2014
Replies: 83
Views: 10,488
Posted By dvuyxx
Re: Before and After Photos - Show Us!

Rhapsody, this is where the Lifesling cover came from:
Lifesling Cover (
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-09-2014
Replies: 36
Views: 2,830
Posted By Captainmeme
Re: Why Are Aluminum Mast Painted?

There is an anodizing process that imparts color to the metal. So you can have your mast anodized and the looks of painted too.

Daniel, check out AAA Custom Anodizing & Metal Finishing. They are...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-21-2014
Replies: 53
Views: 6,655
Posted By travlineasy
Incredible hull cleaner, dirt cheap and fast.

It's rare that I post in this area of the forum, but I thought this would be very beneficial to everyone.

Last week, I was looking to begin the arduous, annual task of cleaning and waxing my...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-04-2014
Replies: 43
Views: 5,260
Posted By Shinook
Re: Sailing around the world on a $10,000 sailboat

What were they asking for her?

If they interior is missing, at least they saved the next person the effort of taking it out :) The deck was definitely stripped down and left out, you can tell the...
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