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Search: Posts Made By: XPatriot
Forum: Diesel 16 Hours Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 241
Posted By XPatriot
Re: 1GM10 won't run over ~2500rpm

All things I'll check next time in at the boat. Thx PV.
Forum: Diesel 19 Hours Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 241
Posted By XPatriot
Re: 1GM10 won't run over ~2500rpm

Hello. In drive.

To be honest I didnt think to do this in neutral.

The boat needs a bottom job, but was power washed and the prop was relatively clean.
Forum: Diesel 19 Hours Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 241
Posted By XPatriot
1GM10 won't run over ~2500rpm

Here is what I know about the boat/engine:

-1gm10 w/410 hrs. Not sure of service history.
-boat sat from fall 2013 to May when I bought it.
-it had about 2/3 tank of diesel, I filled it in May...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 118
Views: 3,502
Posted By XPatriot
Re: What do you do for food on a day cruise?

Can I be a guest on your boat please?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 93
Views: 3,406
Posted By XPatriot
Re: If you live in Hawaii.....GET YOUR BOAT OUT OF THE WATER ASAP!!

If you look at the first 10 seconds of this CNN version of the story you can see the boat pre-dammage.

Hurricane destroys boat, strands sailors - CNN.com Video...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 2,862
Views: 326,096
Posted By XPatriot
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 93
Views: 3,406
Posted By XPatriot
Re: If you live in Hawaii.....GET YOUR BOAT OUT OF THE WATER ASAP!!

newhaul,

I think what you are missing is boats are safer at sea, but people aren't. There's no point in going to sea to save your boat and then risk your own life (and others). No one can...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 582
Posted By XPatriot
Re: Wires in mast banging

Thanks for the advise, I'll take a closer look this weekend.
Forum: Watkins 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 370
Posted By XPatriot
Re: Watkins Owners

Here and active!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 582
Posted By XPatriot
Re: Wires in mast banging

Yes it's a Watkins 25, deck stepped, but really don't want to drop the mast over this.

I noticed there is a Isomat plate on the front of the mast with two rivets holding it in place....I guess I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 582
Posted By XPatriot
Wires in mast banging

Hi!

The wires that run up (down?) inside my mast knock with a nice clang when the boat rocks. I think there are two....a power cable for lights and coax for the radio antenna.

I basically see...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 980
Posted By XPatriot
Re: Wiring a Bilge Pump

I doctored a plastic solo cup so the connectors don't lay in the water that collects in the bilge.

Basically it sits upside down and the wire connector is threaded through it at the top with a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-03-2014
Replies: 34
Views: 2,419
Posted By XPatriot
Re: Stuck in the middle of the ocean with a broken rudder on your boat

He didn't loose the rudder, it's right there in the cockpit.
Forum: Learning to Sail 06-03-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 589
Posted By XPatriot
Re: Maiden Voyage

And the moment the wind filled the sails, it was completely worth it right? :):)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-23-2014
Replies: 73
Views: 3,997
Posted By XPatriot
Re: Yacht capsizes on launch

Thru hulls not connected?
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 05-18-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 1,664
Posted By XPatriot
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-16-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 1,483
Posted By XPatriot
Re: Best Cell Phone/Data Coverage East Coast, AT&T or Verizon??

AT&T seems to have better coverage in populous areas, verizon seems to have better coverage in the sticks.

My work phone is AT&T but my iPad (personal) is Verizon. My iPad is my principal...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-16-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 443
Posted By XPatriot
Re: Battery Charging Question

Thank you both for your replies and although I'm not that good at electrical stuff I understand the logic and also very much appreciate the advice on not switching with the engine running.

It...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-15-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 443
Posted By XPatriot
Battery Charging Question

I'm sorry for starting another charging thread!!

I have two batteries, house and starter and simple 1-2-both-off dial for selecting which battery to use.

My question is (and I realize this...
Forum: Learning to Sail 05-15-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 1,710
Posted By XPatriot
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-10-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 1,444
Posted By XPatriot
I'm guessing the asking price just went down!

I'm guessing the asking price just went down!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-09-2011
Replies: 67
Views: 25,861
Posted By XPatriot
WindAlert is a good free app. I also use...

WindAlert is a good free app. I also use BuoyData and Navionics Marine.

Weather Bug is also a good radar app, sailing in the Chesapeake it works well for me.

I have to give a shout out to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-09-2011
Replies: 45
Views: 4,889
Posted By XPatriot
Am I being naive in thinking that the lower cleat...

Am I being naive in thinking that the lower cleat on my boom vang could be removed from the base of the mast and tightened down to the deck rail thus forming a stable arm hanging over the side of...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-08-2011
Replies: 13
Views: 4,993
Posted By XPatriot
Looking for one too.....I can't believe there...

Looking for one too.....I can't believe there aren't hundreds somewhere with all the abandoned boats around.

Anyone....25' Hunter with a 150 Genoa?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-07-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 790
Posted By XPatriot
It's not as easy as just determining what...

It's not as easy as just determining what temperature the rig was exposed to and what can 'withstand'.

Boats are made up of many different materials that burn at different temperatures than...
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