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Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   04-11-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 2,031
Posted By sailandoar
I have the same question. Clearing in to US...

I have the same question.
Clearing in to US when coming from Bahamas and arriving on Sat or Sunday.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-04-2008
Replies: 18
Views: 8,106
Posted By sailandoar
If you end up drilling out the bolt be sure to...

If you end up drilling out the bolt be sure to use 'cobalt steel' drill bits. Easily available and not too expensive but light years ahead of HSS (high speed steel) common drill bits for stainless...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-19-2008
Replies: 11
Views: 2,476
Posted By sailandoar
3M 5200 is moisture activated and as long as it...

3M 5200 is moisture activated and as long as it is applied to a dry surface (wipe down with alcohol/acetone) it will stick and cure. The issue remaining is hydrostatic pressure, will the water...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-14-2007
Replies: 93
Views: 9,555
Posted By sailandoar
Our project: ...

Our project:
http://lh6.google.com/georgelewisray/R2HsPEAQ-MI/AAAAAAAAAME/M2jtFPOF-Vo/s800/is_00134b.jpg
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   11-28-2007
Replies: 60
Views: 6,160
Posted By sailandoar
Look for a Gemini cat, 34' long 18" draft ,...

Look for a Gemini cat, 34' long 18" draft , well regarded.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   11-20-2007
Replies: 34
Views: 5,891
Posted By sailandoar
Richard Hudson's schooner web site

Check out Richard Hudson's web site, with his personal schooner stories and his notes on sailing small schooners!! His current boat is a sister ship to our pinky schooner and I have been fortunate to...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   11-20-2007
Replies: 34
Views: 5,891
Posted By sailandoar
Could be great and exciting. Send pictures!!!! ...

Could be great and exciting. Send pictures!!!!

Schooners are not harder to handle, it's just that nearly everyone has forgotten how. At LOD:40' and total SA 1072 ft-sq we are set for single...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-17-2007
Replies: 33
Views: 9,108
Posted By sailandoar
Bump...

Inquiring minds want to know!

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From Pardey website:

Series Drogues: Can They Work Like a Para-anchor?

We have had several folks ask if a Series Drogue...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-23-2006
Replies: 59
Views: 11,833
Posted By sailandoar
Armada

I'm not a fan of Cetol but I have never heard anything bad about it except not liking the way it looks. Longevity seems very good.

I am using Armada and like it.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-17-2006
Replies: 2
Views: 3,752
Posted By sailandoar
Look into Hydrocaps as well as Watermisers

http://store.solar-electric.com/batwatmiscap.html

http://www.backwoodssolar.com/newsletter/pdf/ALL%20About%20BATTERIES.pdf#search=%22water%20miser%22


Compares Hydrocap and watermiser...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-16-2006
Replies: 31
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Views: 3,679
Posted By sailandoar
Panasonic Toughbook

http://www.panasonic.com/business/toughbook/home.asp

http://www.mobiletechreview.com/notebooks/panasonic-toughbook-W4.htm
The Panasonic Toughbook W4 lives at the lonely intersection of good looks...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-16-2006
Replies: 3
Views: 565
Posted By sailandoar
Sony makes a TR , TX series that is a bit bigger...

Sony makes a TR , TX series that is a bit bigger than you describe but SMALL. I think they recently came out with a micro mini and that might be the one you saw.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-15-2006
Replies: 3
Views: 982
Posted By sailandoar
Check the sheet lead

One way to get an idea is to take a scale drawing of your boat (could be a side view in an advertisment) and then cut a scale sail and lay it on the picture and see how the sheet would lead. (bisect...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-15-2006
Replies: 22
Views: 2,507
Posted By sailandoar
Alternatively

Put a grating inthe bottom of the dink so you are above the slosh. You have to rig a pump as it is then hard to scoop the water up. This is the old fashioned way to stay dry. Other wise BOOTS.
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   09-11-2006
Replies: 15
Views: 2,272
Posted By sailandoar
Skipper Bob's book !!!! Coast Pilot !

Skipper Bob's book !!!!
Coast Pilot !
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-10-2006
Replies: 31
Views: 4,626
Posted By sailandoar
Slow speed => long life

Our 22hp Sabb '2GZ' is said to go 40,000+ hours between major overhauls. (Redline is 1,800 RPM)

Check back in a few years.
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   09-09-2006
Replies: 15
Views: 5,793
Posted By sailandoar
Reeds

Nautical Almanac (pick one -> east/west/carribbian): tide-pilot stuff -radio weather fax freqs - current tables/charts - etc
Nautical Companion: nav-piloting- rules_of_road-etc-celestial sight...
Forum: Living Aboard   09-09-2006
Replies: 17
Views: 6,886
Posted By sailandoar
Gemini 34'

14' bean fits marina slips
18" draft gets you anywhere
Used prices in your ballpark
Many years in production

?challanging to haul overland?
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   09-09-2006
Replies: 43
Views: 6,688
Posted By sailandoar
Radar Transponder (aprox$850) , [s-band only]

http://www.sea-me.co.uk/

http://www.sea-me.co.uk/images/seamepic.jpg

The disadvantage of the passive reflector lies in the many directions in which its radar cross section is low, resulting in...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-08-2006
Replies: 14
Views: 1,906
Posted By sailandoar
I have never heard of a problem in a dry engine room....

Conductive electrolyte is what allows dissimilar metals to interact. If you mix metals and the boat sinks "IN SALT WATER" and a year or two later the boat is salvaged then the EXTERIOR of the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-08-2006
Replies: 18
Views: 3,077
Posted By sailandoar
Making amps! / Storing Amps ?

A little light reading. Don't have any ties to these folks but the info seems resonabley complete, clear and good.
I have L-16's and a place to put them, however at 124lbs and 16+" tall, I would not...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-07-2006
Replies: 79
Views: 12,651
Posted By sailandoar
A little lite reading !

A little light reading. Don't have any ties to these folks but the info seems resonabley complete, clear and good.
For a good compromise on size and weight and until the "buy a small 2Volt cell...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-07-2006
Replies: 79
Views: 12,651
Posted By sailandoar
Pictures! / Stats! / Sources!

Hellosailor,
Of all the posters in this thread, you seem to be the most familiar with single cells. While I realize that every battery is just 'bank in a box' it is still a sort of wierd and foriegn...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-07-2006
Replies: 8
Views: 2,137
Posted By sailandoar
Where are you?

Storage costs vary a lot depending on your location. Here in coastal carolina one is prety much stuck with marina docks fees that run $8 to $14 per foot per month and there is often a minimum footage...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   09-06-2006
Replies: 1
Views: 1,588
Posted By sailandoar
Post a picture

If you have a proper blue flame at the burner why is the yellow flame a problem?
I am not trying to give you a hard time but more wondering if the unit is functioning 'well enough'. Have you...
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