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Search: Posts Made By: olddog60
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-11-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 634
Posted By olddog60
Re: Gas gauge/sensor problem

95% of the time it will be the sender. Check the resistance of the sender at the fuel tank. 240 to 30 for American and 30 to 0 for EU.
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-09-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 634
Posted By olddog60
Re: Gas gauge/sensor problem

I found this some where and used it to test my gauges.

Test Procedure For Fuel Gauges Used By Catalina Yachts
There are four components in the fuel gauge system on Catalina Yachts and therefore...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-09-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 1,312
Posted By olddog60
Re: Funny Sailboat-for-Sale Ad

I thought it was entertaining and funny. He put a lot of thought into it.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-29-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 1,244
Posted By olddog60
Re: CQR Anchor

I have two CQR's I will sell for 100.00 each. One is currently on the bow the other in the chain locker. I just boat a new Mantus and no longer want or need the CQR's. Located Kemah, TX.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-13-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 1,000
Posted By olddog60
Re: Insurance on GULF COAST: Boats over 30+years ONLY

Wow, I just had my 42 footer with USAA/Progressive. The only reason I changed was when I moved aboard.
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available 10-15-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 513
Posted By olddog60
re: Gaslveston, TEXAS: Harvest Moon Regatta

I think the ditch is gonna be full of boats coming back id the wind don't shift.
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-07-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 787
Posted By olddog60
Re: Trickle charger for winter storage

I've used Battery Tenders for several years now that I learned the hard way about Trickle charges. They can and do ruin batteries. Get a good tender that does not over charge.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-05-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 735
Posted By olddog60
Re: Carburetor Rebuild

Finding parts by serial number is not unusual for Mercury. I would think you will be fine with this route. Me, I'm lazy I would try some Berrymans B12 shot directly into the carb if it will run at...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-01-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 1,109
Posted By olddog60
Re: sextant

Just find youself a used Davis sextant unless you just like spending money.
Sextant Davis | eBay (http://www.ebay.com/bhp/sextant-davis)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-12-2013
Replies: 86
Views: 4,713
Posted By olddog60
Re: Need Opinion: Chart plotter, north up or course up?

I was an Arty guy for 10 years. North up for orentation and course up for travel. Now everything is done by Inertia and GPS. Move shoot and communicate.....guess you were Arty as well.:)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-15-2013
Replies: 88
Views: 5,579
Posted By olddog60
Re: Drinking water tank water.

Yes, I drink, cook, shower with my water tank supply. I get my water from a safe shore supply. But here are a few things that I have done or currently do to ensure my water is safe.

Water tank...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 06-15-2013
Replies: 59
Views: 7,214
Posted By olddog60
Re: Don't "drive" your boat like it's a car!

I have made entry and exits that were perfect, then again sometimes i am glad no one saw that. There is a young fellow that that just finished a circumnavigation on my dock. He docks like a rookie....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-19-2013
Replies: 33
Views: 2,010
Posted By olddog60
Re: ssb v.satphone ?who's the winner

I have been waffling on this as well. But went with SatPhone. SSB is just too much pain. If you can live without the newest/greatest you can get used SatPhones very cheap. Do you really care if it is...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-07-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 648
Posted By olddog60
Re: No more Pirates

I think this is the real case. The commercial guys have armed security and can in most cases fend them off or out run them. Yachts just don't go there.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 04-24-2013
Replies: 88
Views: 3,578
Posted By olddog60
Re: AWESOME Banana Bread Recipe...

Me either. This one is tried and true. Try it!

Banana Nut Bread

Ingredients
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1/2 cup softened unsalted butter
1 1/2...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-22-2013
Replies: 40
Views: 2,106
Posted By olddog60
Re: Insurance and cruising...

300k at my place in Kemah.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-02-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 1,157
Posted By olddog60
Re: CO alarm on boats ?

I have two. One on salon and the other in main berth. Cheap insurance.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-31-2013
Replies: 50
Views: 11,658
Posted By olddog60
Re: shoal draft keel vs regular keel

Love that boat. But....Out of my price range.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-31-2013
Replies: 50
Views: 11,658
Posted By olddog60
Re: shoal draft keel vs regular keel

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Distant_Shores_(Sailing_TV_series)

In Series five they finally buy a Southerly 42, named Distant Shores in which they travel from England to the Caribbean and the...
Forum: Beneteau 03-29-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 2,018
Posted By olddog60
Re: Beneteau Cyclades 50 manuals and diagrams

I would just call Beneteau they have been very helpful.

BENETEAU AMERICA, INC.
1313 HIGHWAY 76 WEST
MARION, SC 29571
TEL: (843) 629 5320
FAX: (843) 629 5329

Some info I found:
Forum: Chesapeake Bay 03-27-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 486
Posted By olddog60
Re: Fly fishing the Bay

You can Fly fish for almost any small to medium species. Its the line and and rod size that will best determine if you can actually land what you hooked. Try to match the lure with the commom diet to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-20-2013
Replies: 56
Views: 3,794
Posted By olddog60
Re: Totally inadequate chain

That chain is about right for those anchor bouys.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-19-2013
Replies: 277
Views: 26,996
Posted By olddog60
Re: Smackdaddy Update

Smack, please accept my deepest condolences.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-17-2013
Replies: 129
Views: 7,941
Posted By olddog60
Re: anchorage etiquette

That article was dated 2009. You would think some one would be pushing this technology if it were available.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-15-2013
Replies: 129
Views: 7,941
Posted By olddog60
Re: anchorage etiquette

U can anchor up wind of me anytime. Bacon , coffee at the same time. I 'll be right over.
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