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Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   05-01-2015
Replies: 57
Views: 5,758
Posted By rdw
Re: Drinkingwater while cruising?

Any body know where to buy what I would need to attach a garden hose to my sun shad awning to direct water into fill caps.
rdw
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-29-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 635
Posted By rdw
Re: Replace Edson chain-wire setup

I have heard people say to replace the chain and wire every 6 years no matter what it looks like. I am an old farm boy and there are chains on balers that get a ton more abuse for years and years. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-07-2015
Replies: 86
Views: 5,446
Posted By rdw
Re: Lifespan of a Diesel Engine

What is done in an engine survey? I am thinking if it is very invasive you might be better off to done some replacement work while it is apart.
Is there a good no invasive way to tell much?
Is an...
Forum: Learning to Sail   03-08-2015
Replies: 30
Views: 4,978
Posted By rdw
Re: Physics of Sailing

That said, the main trick is good flat sails. Expensive, yes, and something very very rarely seen on cruising boats.[/QUOTE]

I am just learning but does it not depend a lot on the type of boat you...
Forum: Living Aboard   03-08-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 1,252
Posted By rdw
Re: Being a good guest/crew member

contact boat owner and see if they need any spare parts etc. you could arrange to get them and bring them with you which I think would be a tremendous help. I am not saying you have to buy them. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-01-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 1,406
Posted By rdw
Re: One-Piece Hatch Board

screen depending on the mesh cuts out a lot of ventilation, might want to consider Velcro attached screen.
rdw
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-01-2015
Replies: 22
Views: 1,664
Posted By rdw
Re: Manual Toilet Questions

I would be tempted to do a composting head if I were having to replace stuff.
Have you looked into that?
rdw
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-23-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 1,061
Posted By rdw
LD light strips

My wife is getting a led lighting strip put in under her cabinets. It is a strip about 1/3 inch wide with a sticky back and a small LED about every inch or so. There are places to cut it every 2-3...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-19-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 1,052
Posted By rdw
Re: World ARC

thank you
very interesting
RDW
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-17-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 1,052
Posted By rdw
World ARC

I would be interested to here anyone's who has completed a World ARC in the past 5 years, their opinion on doing the World ARC. Very vague question but give me your thoughts and would you do it...
Forum: Weather   11-04-2014
Replies: 52
Views: 2,057
Posted By rdw
Re: Rallies again.

Interesting question about routing. I have done the Caribbean 1500 in 2011 and 2013. I think I have decided the beeline is the best. My thoughts are that I am going south or north and weather is...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger   09-11-2014
Replies: 956
Views: 68,755
Posted By rdw
Re: Rallies Gone Wrong

I have been watching and reading for a long time and could not resist finally commenting. I did a Caribbean 1500 in 2012 and 2014.
I did a lot of preparation: good boat, good crew that had done...
Forum: Electronics   03-03-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 1,052
Posted By rdw
Re: What to do while mast is off?

If you have ssb you could consider putting a DSC (recieve) acknowlegement antenna on the top of the mast. You whould get better advice than me but a separate antenna is something that is overlooked...
Forum: Beneteau   02-21-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 825
Posted By rdw
Re: B45 Oceanis, added redundant bilge pump

fuse is in the last picture, to the right, with the top off
my best guess
RDW
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-01-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 1,586
Posted By rdw
Re: Educated decision.

You need to buy a boat that fits your needs. I do not think you have figured out your needs yet. From the outside I would say including the wife and daughter in any of your decisions as to boating...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-27-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 633
Posted By rdw
Re: Replacement Nav Lights

In process of asking Morris
Thanks
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-27-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 633
Posted By rdw
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-27-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 633
Posted By rdw
Replacement Nav Lights

I have an older boat (1997 Morris 46) and need to replace a bicolor navigation light. I would like to replace it with the same light so that I will not have to alter any fittings. My light to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-30-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 2,134
Posted By rdw
Re: Solenoid switch does not shut off propane

I am no expert on solenoids for propane but I do know that they are supposed to close via a spring when they fail or when there is no energy to they. I wonder if it were put in backwards (in the...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   06-26-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 1,666
Posted By rdw
Re: Marina Slips in Caribbean

Mark of SeaLife, The question is not what marina in the USA it is what is the probability of finding vacancies on short notice. I am considering just taking my chances and wandering thru the...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   06-25-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 1,666
Posted By rdw
Marina Slips in Caribbean

I plan to do the Caribbean 1500 in November. I will keep my boat there until May. Unfortunately I am not retired and do not live on my boat so I will have to leave it probably half the time. I am...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-05-2013
Replies: 1
Views: 273
Posted By rdw
Icom 504 to HM 157 hardwire

I have an ICOM 504 VHF radio with a HM 157 remote microphone. The connector that connects the wire from the radio to the remote was damaged. I was just going to hard wire the two together but after...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-29-2013
Replies: 34
Views: 6,129
Posted By rdw
Re: Paint to mark anchor chain?

I painted my chain every 30 feet. First 30 I made one mark and then two marks at 60, 3 at 90. I used a orange red paint used for auto engines just because I had it in the garage. I did clean the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-13-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 2,520
Posted By rdw
Re: Dinghy protective cover

Are you talking a cover for it while not in use or chaps to cover when in use. Sailrite has video to make chaps which I successfully followed. The chaps seem to be the way to go. They were not...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-22-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 3,037
Posted By rdw
I am sure you know this. There are excellent...

I am sure you know this. There are excellent videos and instructions availible at Sailrite.
I made my own with Sunbrella. They were very nice looking but got dirty easily and you hated to step on...
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