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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-22-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 1,259
Posted By BluemanSailor
Re: Marina personnel attached battery wrong

In 40 years of being around sailboats in the US, I've never seen a yellow negative battery cable. Just saying..
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-21-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 1,259
Posted By BluemanSailor
Re: Marina personnel attached battery wrong

A very good reason to have colored wires .. red - positive, Black - negative.
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available   04-10-2015
Replies: 67
Views: 5,049
Posted By BluemanSailor
Re: Crew Needed: Chsapeake Bay to Panama

Just one question which I haven't seen asked.. how much sailing have you done?? in the ocean??
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-10-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 1,054
Posted By BluemanSailor
Re: Question About Accidental Gybes

In my 2 solo transatlantics I never heaved to except in a storm, sailed 24 hours a day. In the trade winds from the Canaries to Tobago my monitor steered the boat all day and night all I did was reef...
Forum: Electrical Systems   02-13-2015
Replies: 1
Views: 352
Posted By BluemanSailor
Re: Dome light mini switches

https://www.parts-express.com/cat/switches/77
have used a lot of these- great selection, price and nice switches,
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-05-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 513
Posted By BluemanSailor
Re: Working Man's DIY yard in northern Chesapeake

Try Gregg Neck Boatyard on the Sassafrass River, dirt cheap and a total DYI boatyeard
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-22-2014
Replies: 42
Views: 2,112
Posted By BluemanSailor
Re: very small batches of resin???

He's talking about using pumps- actually he didn't specif either one.. would help!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-22-2014
Replies: 42
Views: 2,112
Posted By BluemanSailor
Re: very small batches of resin???

get a small electronic scale and weigh it out in grams.
Here's a weight chart -

http://www.duckworksbbs.com/supplies/epoxy/marinepoxy/MarineEpoxyChartByWeight.pdf

it's for a mixture of 2:1...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-10-2014
Replies: 39
Views: 2,887
Posted By BluemanSailor
Re: Sailboat interior seaworthy design

Hey chrisncate
what kind of self steering is that on your boat, looks great, robust and not as large as some.

thanks
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-16-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 904
Posted By BluemanSailor
Re: Dear Annapolis...

pcmm- parking 2 hours really. We arrived at 10:30 on saturday, and parked in a lot that was about half full about 2 blocks from the show entrance. $20.00 for the day.
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   10-16-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 1,287
Posted By BluemanSailor
Re: Water filter for filtering tank water

Check out Water Filters: Replacement Water Filter Cartridges for Culligan, Everpure, Samsung, Pur, Brita, Pentek, GE, and more (http://www.waterfilters.net/).
good supply, choice and price.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-13-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 837
Posted By BluemanSailor
Re: Centrifigal fuel water separator

Being a full time liveaboard in the northeast- with the cold winters, I get a bit of water in my fuel tank. This past summer I built a fuel-polishing system - have to look for a photos. Use a Racor...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-04-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 1,873
Posted By BluemanSailor
Re: Sail boat crashes and starts sinking after hitting a bridge!

wow that's some strong current.. where was this? anyone know?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-16-2014
Replies: 110
Views: 33,258
Posted By BluemanSailor
Re: Why paint instead of gelcoat?

there are a couple of gelcoat additives - besides wax- that you can add to the gelcoat before spraying so that you don't have to cover the gelcoat for it to cure- one is Duratec Hi-gloss additive -...
Forum: Electrical Systems   07-07-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 989
Posted By BluemanSailor
Re: Battery charger - small, medium, or large?

10% of the battery bank is standard. 200 amp bank, 20 amp charger.
Here's a great article about marine battery chargers and installation..

Installing A Marine Battery Charger Photo Gallery by...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-03-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 989
Posted By BluemanSailor
Re: boat salvage yard?

Try Greg Neck boatyard at the end of the Sassafrass river- had lots of boats around the yard and in the woods..
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   05-29-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 797
Posted By BluemanSailor
Re: Plugged scupper hose

I had the same problem recently- tried blowing air through didn't work but then used a shop vac - - totally cleared it out.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-19-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 3,124
Posted By BluemanSailor
Re: Will epoxy stick to PVC pipe?

I had to glue up 2 layers of starboard - needed a thicker piece, used a specific epoxy,(I believe it was Lord 363) but I also had to pass a flame over the 2 pieces before I applied the epoxy. Strong...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-06-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 991
Posted By BluemanSailor
Re: Radar reflector questions

On my last boat and present boat I have a Mobri reflector at my spreaders. My last boat I did a transAtlantic crossing, Bristol 32, I was approaching the coast of Portugal when I saw a large sailing...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   04-23-2014
Replies: 30
Views: 2,930
Posted By BluemanSailor
Re: Baba and Tayana 37 fans

Great Read- thanks
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-21-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 796
Posted By BluemanSailor
Re: Prop Shops close to Philadelphia

Sorry Jim- the only one I know of is the one in Riverton NJ, if their still open. Also PBS-- had one dealing with them.... .......
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-17-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 535
Posted By BluemanSailor
Re: Filling voids prior to gel coat ?

If your going to gelcoat afterwards the best product, especially for adhesion and sand ability is Evercoat 27.
Sands easily and great for fairing out any voids. Then gelcoat.

Stay away from...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-15-2014
Replies: 79
Views: 4,875
Posted By BluemanSailor
Re: Stupid questions about launch day

Jim - my BF keeps his boat at Haven Harbour also- been there for about 8 years, after they totally screwed up almost every project he gave them, he's been taking his boat to Annapolis for any work...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   12-09-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 866
Posted By BluemanSailor
Re: Electric heaters and boat connections

I did look into them, but they where 2x as much and I still have a lot of refitting and stuff to buy for the boat.

But they do look great! But the new Furrion are really nice..
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   12-09-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 866
Posted By BluemanSailor
Electric heaters and boat connections

To all my fellow live boards in the cold Northeast and PNW area, PLEASE CHECK ALL your power cord connections this winter. There was a fire last winter at out marine due to the poorly maintained...
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