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Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   01-21-2013
Replies: 37
Views: 24,022
Posted By Somekindofaviking
Re: Woud YOU take a Newport 30 offshore?

If it has been done before in a similar boat, and you think you have the guts/experience to do the same.. Go ahead...
Make sure the boat is in as good shape as it can get..
Rigging, sails and a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-31-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 2,286
Posted By Somekindofaviking
Re: "Rubberize" base of Propane tank(s)?

Too bad that composite won't fit.....
I know that most sailors "over here" have switched to composite, because of they don't rust/corrode...
You might consider Plasti Dip for coating your existing...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-31-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 2,286
Posted By Somekindofaviking
Re: "Rubberize" base of Propane tank(s)?

Don't you have composite tank's "over there"??
They are lighter, and won't rust... Ever..
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-10-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 1,048
Posted By Somekindofaviking
Re: Am I Nuts?.....And if so, what do I do now?

You are not alone....
Most people don't realize that, just because we share the same interest/hobbies don't make us the alike....
Just because i have a Harley, and lots of tattoo's does not mean i...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-20-2012
Replies: 23
Views: 3,594
Posted By Somekindofaviking
Re: rebedding my hatch lexan (if that's what it is)

Maybe something like this?

Noah's Marine Supplies Online Store - Sikaflex 295uv...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-20-2012
Replies: 46
Views: 4,294
Posted By Somekindofaviking
Re: cruise ship captain ignores distress signals

Not quite sure what Hitler has to do with this..
I was just saying what WE get to read.... (Not all of us read news in English)

I was also saying that the stories are different, depending on...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-20-2012
Replies: 46
Views: 4,294
Posted By Somekindofaviking
Re: cruise ship captain ignores distress signals

Norwegian news, report that the captain never got the message at all...
So there are several stories "wandering" the news...
Anyways..

Despicable....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-09-2012
Replies: 49
Views: 2,272
Posted By Somekindofaviking
Re: Battery identification

Just a tip....
Stinger (stingerelectronics.com) has alternators ranging from 150-440Amp's...
Heavy gauge tinned wire also....
And they claim to have one of the strongest batteries in the world......
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-08-2012
Replies: 49
Views: 2,272
Posted By Somekindofaviking
Re: Battery identification

I am a little surprised, that none of those high output alternators have forced air cooling...
Like some of the big trucks have...

It gets very hot in most engine bay's...
And i suspect a simple...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-08-2012
Replies: 49
Views: 2,272
Posted By Somekindofaviking
Re: Battery identification

I think you have some of these....
Sonnenschein Gel Cell Batteries (http://www.sonnenschein.org/)

Over here in Europe, they are commonly used in electric wheel chair's and such..

Pricey...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   04-05-2012
Replies: 846
Views: 107,595
Posted By Somekindofaviking
Re: Full or fin keel?

Makes me think that those "dreaded bendytoys" can't be so bad at all...
Of curse I would not want to loose the keel. (If it was there to begin with)
But it is kind of reassuring to know, that...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-04-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 2,212
Posted By Somekindofaviking
Re: wheel grip material

Why not just do it yourself ??

Industrial Protective Coatings & Adhesives, Plastic Coatings, Protective Foam Coatings (http://www.plastidip.com/)

If you take off the steering wheel, and let it...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-04-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 2,212
Posted By Somekindofaviking
Re: wheel grip material

Just Google : wrap steering wheel with rope- Or leather, Or .......
Plenty of hint's tricks, and video's......;)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-04-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 2,212
Posted By Somekindofaviking
Re: wheel grip material

Something like this??
Looks awesome in my opinion..
But i suspect it is quite a job on such a large steering wheel...

Coxcombing...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   04-04-2012
Replies: 846
Views: 107,595
Posted By Somekindofaviking
Re: Full or fin keel?

DO we really need keel's at all???
Just joking. But..
Have anyone seen this???

CHARTER BOAT LOSES KEEL: And No One Noticed...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-02-2012
Replies: 17
Views: 1,334
Posted By Somekindofaviking
Re: Pointy End's Miscellaneous Newbie Boat Questions

I think the throttle control/gearshifter is supposed to work that way.....
You should not be able to (accidentally) yank the shifter to neutral/reverse, when the engine is doing 3000rpm..
Now that...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-28-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 5,494
Posted By Somekindofaviking
Re: JRC 1000 Radar won't power on??

Keep in mind..
A voltmeter is not always the best tool, troubleshooting 12v systems..
They are sometimes too sensitive for the task..
I have been fooled more than once, by a digital voltmeter.....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-28-2012
Replies: 49
Views: 3,654
Posted By Somekindofaviking
Re: Prop and cutlass bearing issue

The groove in the shaft, is for the other part of the plate that is hidden by the nut...
The hole in the "lockingplate" is not round.
It has a small "tab" that fits in the groove, locking it to the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-28-2012
Replies: 49
Views: 3,654
Posted By Somekindofaviking
Re: Prop and cutlass bearing issue

There is a Thin steel washer between the prop, and the nut...
You can see it in the first picture....
It "folds back" over one of the flat spots on the nut, and locks it in place...
Don't know the...
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