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Search: Posts Made By: Puddin'_Tain
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 1 Day Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 457
Posted By Puddin'_Tain
Re: Buehler Emily

Looks like a wood-buring stove. Homemade, probably.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Days Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 1,286
Posted By Puddin'_Tain
Re: New Gen water ballasted anchor

This wouldn't be from the same outfit that was marketing infinite shelf-life packets of dehydrated drinking water, would it?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 45
Views: 1,719
Posted By Puddin'_Tain
Re: Which 27 ??

With older boats (1970s/1980s) it's often a matter of how well the boat has been maintained, rather than who the original builder was. That said, some makes tend to hold up much better than others....
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 1 Week Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 1,570
Posted By Puddin'_Tain
Re: Cal 27 deal of the century or total lemon...

Some places are certainly that expensive, but I imagine that you can find over-priced moorage for you boat just about anywhere if you look hard enough. We pay about $3700/year to keep a 27' boat in a...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 192
Views: 13,765
Posted By Puddin'_Tain
Re: Chucking my propane stove, what to replace it with

I wouldn't let my insurance agent know about that, if I were you.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 384
Posted By Puddin'_Tain
Re: Marelon seacocks- with/without base

The ones with the base are made to bolt through the hull (or at least through a backing plate), in addition to threading on to the thru-hull fitting. The ones without the base just screw on to the...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 192
Views: 13,765
Posted By Puddin'_Tain
Re: Chucking my propane stove, what to replace it with

I think you need to be clear as to what fuel you are discussing. You referred to "Coleman gasoline", which as far as I know doesn't exist. Coleman fuel is basically naphtha. Just about any Coleman...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 192
Views: 13,765
Posted By Puddin'_Tain
Re: Chucking my propane stove, what to replace it with

I doubt that you'll find good quality naphtha for much less than Coleman brand fuel (Coleman fuel is mostly naphtha); certainly not for anything approaching $3.50/gal. In any case, I wouldn't use...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 34
Views: 2,121
Posted By Puddin'_Tain
Re: Marina unplugged my dock cord and damaged my boat

I have to agree with MaineSail on this. Even the small water heaters found on boats should take quite a long time to freeze. Between the thermal capacity of the water itself, and the insulation of...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 839
Posted By Puddin'_Tain
Re: Where Do Marine Electronics Companies Get GPS

You can buy a GPS chip set at Fry's. The technology is dirt cheap these days. My guess is that translating the GPS data to NMEA is more expensive to do than getting the GPS data itself.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 511
Posted By Puddin'_Tain
Re: Here's to You All

Happy Winter Solstice (it is, after all, the real reason for the season).

http://www.toonpool.com/user/589/files/its_a_girl_689975.jpg
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-20-2014
Replies: 36
Views: 1,884
Posted By Puddin'_Tain
Re: Mast steps

Personally, I wouldn't trust cast aluminum. When it fails it tends to break without warning. Given that the advertised breaking strength is only about twice the weight of many a middle-aged sailor...
Forum: Diesel 12-19-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 706
Posted By Puddin'_Tain
Re: engine size?....

Yup.

There used to be a M26 docked next to our boat. He could get that sucker up on a plane and do maybe 20kts. But our Ericson 27 (not a particularly fast boat) could sail circles around him in...
Forum: Diesel 12-19-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 706
Posted By Puddin'_Tain
Re: engine size?....

There are (or at least were) a few designs that could get up on a plane, if fitted with a big enough engine. For sailboats they are pretty good powerboats, and for powerboats they are pretty good...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 12-18-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 829
Posted By Puddin'_Tain
Re: Bye Bye Jet Skis?

Looks a bit like a bathtub on stilts. ;)

Seriously, cool concept. But I wonder how it performs when the water isn't glassy smooth, or a bit of kelp gets tangled around one of the foils, or a foil...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-17-2014
Replies: 36
Views: 2,729
Posted By Puddin'_Tain
Re: A Not so Good Experience with a Sailnet(er) transaction

In god we trust. All others, please pay cash.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-16-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 862
Posted By Puddin'_Tain
Re: Face mask for sailing?

But, how are you gonna embarrass your kids wearing that?
Forum: Diesel 12-16-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 706
Posted By Puddin'_Tain
Re: engine size?....

For a 9000 lb boat you could probably get away with a bit less power, maybe 14 to 16hp. But 20 hp wouldn't be terribly excessive, IMHO. It would probably be a good idea to take a long, careful look...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-16-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 862
Posted By Puddin'_Tain
Re: Face mask for sailing?

There's always good old zinc oxide:
http://tanacceleratorstore.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/Zinc-oxide-on-face.jpg
Forum: Announcements and Suggestions Box 12-15-2014
Replies: 225
Views: 20,629
Posted By Puddin'_Tain
Re: Sailnet Suggestion Box

They would still be under the control go the holder of the copyright. Whether it is for-profit, non-profit, or whatever, the copyright holder has the legal authority to control any reproduction (with...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-13-2014
Replies: 136
Views: 9,755
Posted By Puddin'_Tain
Re: Single-handed tips and tricks

Yes. The "what if?" game. I play it all the time when sailing solo, often almost unconsciously. I also use it as a tool when teach others to sail ---
-- "See that tug? Once he passes that buoy over...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-12-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 963
Posted By Puddin'_Tain
Re: Spray-on solar panels in the future?

I think that the "spray on" aspect of this invention is more of a new manufacturing process to reduce the cost of producing solar panels than a way to make the deck of a boat one big solar panel. The...
Forum: Cal 12-12-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 681
Posted By Puddin'_Tain
Re: Numbers in V-berth from router: Hull #?

Looks like the official number of a documented vessel (assigned by the USCG).
see:http://www.uscg.mil/nvdc/nvdcfaq.asp

But I always thought that they were supposed to be in a visible location,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-12-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 1,296
Posted By Puddin'_Tain
Re: trailer sailor vhf

When I had a trailed boat I used a West Marine handheld (I think it was a rebranded Uniden). It worked fine, although I hardly ever used it. Eventually the batteries gave out and it was too old to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-12-2014
Replies: 136
Views: 9,755
Posted By Puddin'_Tain
Re: Single-handed tips and tricks

Ah, but that is the thing that many folks forget to do. The technicalities of sailing solo aren't all that different from sailing with a crew. It's just that YOU have to do everything yourself, and...
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