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Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   10-12-2004
Replies: 9
Views: 1,580
Posted By JoseASantin
Best Coastal NC base for cruising?

You had better check into the State taxes if you plan on having a boat, I read in boat US that dome states have a personal property tax, either nort or south carolina had an outrageous tax on boats (...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-27-2004
Replies: 9
Views: 5,737
Posted By JoseASantin
Use of Teflon Tape on fuel fittings

Teflon in a fuel system is a bad idea all together. It would be safer to use some of the gasket compounds(silicones) that are sold in auto parts stores, make sure they are formulated to be used with...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-13-2004
Replies: 2
Views: 2,042
Posted By JoseASantin
Fresh Water System Cleaning and Maintenance

A carbon filter will remove all the chlorine in the water thus allowing it to go stale quickly. Use a sediment filter to fill the tanks and put an under the sink carbon filter at the output of the...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   07-08-2004
Replies: 5
  SSB
Views: 1,279
Posted By JoseASantin
SSB

Grundig makes a nice SSB reciever, it''s called the Yacht Boy. No need for antenna or tuner or installation, it runs on batteries.
Sounds like it should be adequate for the task at hand.
Forum: Diesel   06-04-2004
Replies: 18
Views: 4,905
Posted By JoseASantin
Balmar Alternator Eating Belts

Another reason for the belt dust is that the load on the belt has been significantly increased. Try using a gates green stripe belt or another high quality belt. Use the 1/2 inch belt.

Lots of...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-18-2004
Replies: 15
Views: 2,927
Posted By JoseASantin
batteries

Four batteries are sufficient for normal cruising use. As for location, are you aware that seawater and battery acid produce chlorine gas when combined? That is the only major drawback to wet cell...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-17-2004
Replies: 15
Views: 2,927
Posted By JoseASantin
batteries

If you are worried about quality buy TROJAN or DEKo(spelling) batteries. Normal life expentancy under normal use is three years. After that you are living on borrowed time. I got this info from a...
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