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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-01-2005
Replies: 9
Views: 1,405
Posted By tumbleweed35
Texas to Key West

I have done this in late may-early june and this is one of the best times to go. Go south first and don''t tack untill you get almost to the yucatan. By the way, the gulf is choppy even in 12000 ft...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-02-2004
Replies: 6
Views: 1,469
Posted By tumbleweed35
replacing a broken mast

Shop around, I replaced my mast 2yrs ago and got prices from 3k-10k for 40ft deck stepped mast on a 35ft boat. I had it built at the spar shop at sailnet to my specs and was very pleased with the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-23-2004
Replies: 3
Views: 1,131
Posted By tumbleweed35
Solar Panels

I have used a kyocera 80 watt for about 3yrs now and it provides all the electricity I need except for that hog called refrigerator.Try northern arizona wind and sun for best prices and knowledgable...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-03-2004
Replies: 2
Views: 1,502
Posted By tumbleweed35
Routing Galveston to Miami

I have a bit of experience departing from galveston at various times of the year. Can tell you what works and what doesn''t. Email me and we can discuss in detail
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-23-2004
Replies: 4
Views: 2,608
Posted By tumbleweed35
Bristol Finish

I used it about a year and a half ago and in 6 mos it was in pretty bad shape. Cracking and peeling in spots. I stripped to bare wood and followed the instructions. I was disappointed in the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-13-2003
Replies: 6
Views: 3,646
Posted By tumbleweed35
Atomic 4 fuel economy

At a little above idle speed my A4 pushes 13,000 disp at 3.5 kts and uses .5 gal per hour. Increase speed to 4.5 kts and use between .75 and 1 gal per hour. This is with a three blade 12x6 prop
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-01-2003
Replies: 27
Views: 4,354
Posted By tumbleweed35
atomic 4

How much for the monster?
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