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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-30-2010
Replies: 285
Views: 86,929
Posted By sandcruiser
in the end, you don't *have* to make the...

in the end, you don't *have* to make the connections in any specific manner.

soldered w/ shrink wrap is much better than twisted together and electrical taped, but for a very small investment in...
Forum: SailNet FAQ   03-18-2010
Replies: 23
Views: 2,608
Posted By sandcruiser
if you are in doubt about the steel drum, use 2...

if you are in doubt about the steel drum, use 2 drums. That'll support the weight for sure.

Depending on your needs and region, it might be possible to scuttle the drum(s) with the anchor. Or...
Forum: Gear and Maintenance Articles   03-18-2010
Replies: 16
Views: 19,184
Posted By sandcruiser
Interesting. I did not know that. Oil takes...

Interesting. I did not know that.

Oil takes a long time to evaporate in warm conditions- I have a drum that is not sealed, sitting in my garage for nearly 3 months.... still quite full of oil

I...
Forum: Gear and Maintenance Articles   03-18-2010
Replies: 16
Views: 19,184
Posted By sandcruiser
oil/diesel isn't likely to evaporate any time...

oil/diesel isn't likely to evaporate any time soon... gas might
Forum: Gear and Maintenance Articles   03-18-2010
Replies: 16
Views: 19,184
Posted By sandcruiser
soap or other dispersal agents don't really get...

soap or other dispersal agents don't really get rid of the oil/fuel, they just break it up into smaller particles
Forum: Gear and Maintenance Articles   03-05-2010
Replies: 16
Views: 19,184
Posted By sandcruiser
here's another one: it is dirtier to start/stop...

here's another one: it is dirtier to start/stop the motor frequently than to let it run for a couple of minutes. Some people seem to want to kill the motor instead of just letting it idle, under...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-17-2010
Replies: 285
Views: 86,929
Posted By sandcruiser
"might be overkill" just maybe but I'm not...

"might be overkill"

just maybe
but I'm not surprised to hear that you haven't had failures
I don't think I would have the patience to do that many steps.
Forum: herSailNet   02-16-2010
Replies: 13
Views: 2,957
Posted By sandcruiser
if her hair doesn't look great to you, you need...

if her hair doesn't look great to you, you need another pain killer

easy
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-16-2010
Replies: 285
Views: 86,929
Posted By sandcruiser
Yup Could have been that as well. I don't...

Yup
Could have been that as well.

I don't recall the brand name of the crimps that I bought, but I did get them from a 'reputable' source and they were not particularly low priced.

Still......
Forum: Learning to Sail   02-16-2010
Replies: 25
Views: 12,727
Posted By sandcruiser
so far my learning curve has been anything but...

so far my learning curve has been anything but smooth:
summer camp Laser many moons ago. got me very interested.
windsurfer sailing in Spain one summer when I was 18, also some time on other...
Forum: Chartering   02-16-2010
Replies: 31
Views: 6,481
Posted By sandcruiser
Congratulations! I'm including a shot or two...

Congratulations!
I'm including a shot or two from our BVI vacation 2 years ago... just in case someone else comes reading for more info.

We almost didn't go to Anegada. I'm so glad that we did-...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-16-2010
Replies: 285
Views: 86,929
Posted By sandcruiser
one note of importance: lower-priced (maybe...

one note of importance: lower-priced (maybe higher priced as well) ratcheting crimpers are almost always designed for insulated crimps/terminals. They won't get tight enough on a bare...
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