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Forum: Diesel   07-23-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 3,608
Posted By tattoosteve
the saildrive for the kubota/betamarine is made...

the saildrive for the kubota/betamarine is made by technodrive in italy, the whole package (engine and saildrive) looks like a brilliant design, in fact i liked it so much i just installed one in my...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-19-2011
Replies: 198
Views: 13,412
Posted By tattoosteve
zero minutes, liveaboard

zero minutes, liveaboard
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-19-2011
Replies: 122
  Sticky: Product Reviews
Views: 76,644
Posted By tattoosteve
Talking i totally agree on the multi tool, absolutely...

i totally agree on the multi tool, absolutely indispensable. i thought it paid for itself the first time i used it. also the finger sanding attachment can get to places you would not believe,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-19-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 2,507
Posted By tattoosteve
i have an air-x with both sets of blades. dont...

i have an air-x with both sets of blades. dont see too much difference in noise level, but the standard blades seem to track the wind better without "spinning off", while the srpeco's seem to operate...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-19-2011
Replies: 0
Views: 411
Posted By tattoosteve
prop question

i just replaced my old volvo saildrive with a new betamarine 30/technodrive saildrive and i need to replace the prop. my boat is a flying dutchman 37. 17,000 lbs. 30 ft. waterline max r.p.m. 3600....
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   07-16-2011
Replies: 22
Views: 4,111
Posted By tattoosteve
very funny!:laugher i might also suggest that...

very funny!:laugher i might also suggest that once you rid yourself of your unwanted guests, never bring cardboard boxes or brown paper bags aboard.
Forum: Living Aboard   06-01-2011
Replies: 1
Views: 1,606
Posted By tattoosteve
i live in the san leandro marina there are...

i live in the san leandro marina there are probably liveaboard slips available. but do not move here unless you are friendly and personable, as most everybody here is and we dont want no darn...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   05-30-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 840
Posted By tattoosteve
diesel knowledge will not only save you money on...

diesel knowledge will not only save you money on repairs but can make you money out there. But you need to sail, sail, sail and not on freshwater. there is NO replacement for ocean sailing...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-30-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 943
Posted By tattoosteve
recently replaced my dead adler barbor with a...

recently replaced my dead adler barbor with a frigoboat it is quieter and uses less power than the a. b. unit also was rated as better by pratical sailor. plus the install was easier than removing...
Forum: Living Aboard   05-28-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 2,234
Posted By tattoosteve
joy still works best

joy still works best
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   05-25-2011
Replies: 31
Views: 3,446
Posted By tattoosteve
i think people who live on land are the crazy...

i think people who live on land are the crazy ones!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-20-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 2,710
Posted By tattoosteve
being as you are there already there are 2 good...

being as you are there already there are 2 good pizza places on moorea both fanily run and quite reasonable both very good pizza.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-15-2011
Replies: 26
Views: 2,926
Posted By tattoosteve
a good indicator of low freon is if your freezer...

a good indicator of low freon is if your freezer does not frost evenly up the sides, if you have more frost on the bottom half it is a good bet your freon is low.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-15-2011
Replies: 26
Views: 2,926
Posted By tattoosteve
solar

even in the s.f. bay i usually get more than 5 hrs. charging location is important of course but even at less than optimal you should get more than 40 amps per day from a 100 watt panel, having said...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-15-2011
Replies: 26
Views: 2,926
Posted By tattoosteve
solar

your a.b. draws 5.5 amps while running and usually runs 50% of the time, due to charging losses you probably need 100 watts. two 50 watters would probably be easier to place than one 100 due to...
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