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Search: Posts Made By: LakePirate
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-18-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 546
Posted By LakePirate
Re: NauticEd

I too have taken the NauticEd course and found them very informative and a great source of information. The further you go in the courses the deeper the information goes also.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10-28-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 816
Posted By LakePirate
Re: Possible Upgrade!

I had an Oday 23 for many years and loved it too. Sometimes even wish I still had it since the lake I'm on is down due to the drought. I traded up to an Islander 30. Tons more room and creature...
Forum: Islander 10-01-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 543
Posted By LakePirate
Re: New Indigo Prop for Islander 30

My islander 30 has a Yanmar 2gm. Where did you contact them about which prop you needed? I don't find any contact info during a search.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-19-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 2,359
Posted By LakePirate
Re: Where to retire?

My plan is to down size on the current house and property to a condo in a mixed community area (shop, restaurants, bars and condos). Then travel to the places of relaxing like the BVI's, PNW and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-10-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 949
Posted By LakePirate
Re: Favorite Nautical Themed Books

I've been ready the "blue water series" by CLR Daughtry. Maybe not the best literary work I've read but interesting and the story is based in the Caribbean.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-02-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 314
Posted By LakePirate
Re: Wheel Pilot part needed

I did order one of the packs. After I receive them I'll be able to tell you which size I need. I''m taking off the wheel that came on my Islander and putting on a folding wheel. The spokes on it are...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-02-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 314
Posted By LakePirate
Wheel Pilot part needed


The connectors circled in yellow is what I need.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-26-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 1,081
Posted By LakePirate
Prop walk combined with wind

I moved to a new slip and started backing stern in. I haven't had to deal with heavy wind while doing it yet, but some high winds this past weekend got me thinking about the ramifications of it. My...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-17-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 511
Posted By LakePirate
Re: Reverse cycle compressor leak

Thanks for the response Denise.
so you are saying that is normal? Yes it was in heat mode and hasn't been heating as well as it has in the past. The water temp is in the high 50's, I'm at Texoma. I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-17-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 511
Posted By LakePirate
Reverse cycle compressor leak

Looks like I've got a leak. Is there a product to stop the leak or does the unit need to be replaced?
Forum: Introduce Yourself 10-31-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 1,588
Posted By LakePirate
Re: Islander 30 seeking other Islander 30 people

Hi Jerry,
Yes there are quite a few of us islander 30 owners here. I've owned mine since 07. I'm on Texoma. The marina I'm at (Cedar mills) has at least 8 islander 30's that I know of.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-12-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 1,052
Posted By LakePirate
Any experience with a Habitent

I'm looking for an inexpensive way to close off the cockpit occasionally. Saw this product - "The Habitent" and am wondering if anyone on here has one? Looks like it could work but watching the...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 09-26-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 697
Posted By LakePirate
Re: OK, I'll try again :-S

I had a 15 ft mutineer several years ago. It was a fun boat to sail and fairly easy to trailer. The hardest part was connecting the forestry. I had to scoot up into the bow to latch it down. A big...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-02-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 454
Posted By LakePirate
"Taylor Made" bimini cover

Has anyone ever had a Taylor made Bimini cover? I want to replace my Sunbrella cover due to it has a hole the canvas guy at my marina said would cost $300 to repair. I bought the Taylor made one from...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-18-2012
Replies: 23
Views: 2,014
Posted By LakePirate
Re: Broached this weekend (video)

See, Thats why I don't race. How do you hold your drink and do all that?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-22-2012
Replies: 96
Views: 21,454
Posted By LakePirate
Re: Latts & Atts is GONE!

What could have BB been doing that would warrent Sextant publishing to close its doors and go belly up? If he was in breach of contract why would they not sue for damages and keep on going?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-20-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 810
Posted By LakePirate
Do Sailboats scare birds!!?

This is one of the craziest things I have heard of.
America's Cup controversy (
Forum: Chartering 06-17-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 1,448
Posted By LakePirate
Re: BVI owners time

I'm curious, does this happen? And why would an owner want to sell their time cheaper than the leasing company would get for it? If it does and they do is there a site to link the parties that anyone...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-16-2012
Replies: 18
Views: 3,936
Posted By LakePirate
Re: Mast height question

Sailboat Rig Dimensions at Mauri Pro Sailing ('s a link to measurements. You can look up your boat.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-09-2012
Replies: 64
Views: 4,760
Posted By LakePirate
Re: Guitar or Other Instrument Players

I play a real mean radio.
Forum: Cruising Videos 05-04-2012
Replies: 50
Views: 6,027
Posted By LakePirate
Re: Swan 48 Bella Luna tour and sailing adventure series

Very nice boat and video. I hope you are going to post the below and a in transit video soon.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-08-2011
Replies: 15
Views: 3,695
Posted By LakePirate
Draft vs water depth

My boat is on Lake Texoma and the water level is continuing to drop and to all time lows. When I was at the boat last Monday the depth finder read 8.3 feet. My draft is 5.5 feet. My question is since...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-17-2011
Replies: 44
Views: 4,197
Posted By LakePirate
Thanks for the turn off inf. I'm outta there. ...

Thanks for the turn off inf. I'm outta there.
By the way, what do people chat about on that feature they are not chattering about on the forum?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-07-2011
Replies: 20
Views: 8,106
Posted By LakePirate
The way I understand it is a high out put...

The way I understand it is a high out put altenator and a say 450 hr battery bank with a 2000 watt inverter would still not do what a honda ue2000i will do. It seems like what ever is inside the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-07-2011
Replies: 20
Views: 8,106
Posted By LakePirate
How does a Honda Generator work?

I'm not really questioning how it works, but more of if it has a generator of some sort that can produce 2000 watts of power off a small gas engine why has someone not figured out a way to make a...
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