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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-19-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 1,279
Posted By onestepcsy37
Re: Why Hose Between Shaft Log and Packing Gland?

Your picture makes it perfectly clear. You have a one-piece packing gland/stern tube, so no need for a hose to join what on my boat is two pieces. Yours looks much stronger/better/leakproof. The...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-19-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 1,279
Posted By onestepcsy37
Re: Why Hose Between Shaft Log and Packing Gland?

Keeps the boat from sinking. Not sure about your setup, but on mine the cutless bearing is embedded in the hull. A "hub" sticks out inside the boat. The packing gland is next in line on the shaft....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-20-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 3,455
Posted By onestepcsy37
Re: Prop shaft / cutlass bearing overhaul

a few months ago, while i was hauled out, i decided to replace my cutlass bearing.

it had only the slightest amount of play in it, and i guessed it would be good for maybe two more years, but i...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-18-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 836
Posted By onestepcsy37
Re: Refrigerator

yes you can. do it all the time.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   05-15-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 1,996
Posted By onestepcsy37
Re: Water purification

i clean the water tanks every year with a heavy dose of chlorine and a brush (very good access to the inside). i add a bit of chlorine to the tank whenever i take on water. i also have a rec...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-15-2013
Replies: 19
Views: 1,889
Posted By onestepcsy37
Re: Coleman stove in the cockpit?

no problem.

many years ago i sold my albin vega to a young couple who wanted to take it to the bahamas. it had a kenyon two burner kerosene stove (you're probably not old enough to remember...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available   05-13-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 1,399
Posted By onestepcsy37
crew needed florida to bahamas

i'm looking for one crew to help me take my 37' cutter from west palm beach florida to the abacos. my regular crew will not be able to make the time slot this year and will be flying over to meet me...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-24-2012
Replies: 1
Views: 470
Posted By onestepcsy37
Christmas At Sea

Christmas At Sea

The sheets were frozen hard, and they cut the naked hand;
The decks were like a slide, where a seaman scarce could stand;
The wind was a nor'wester, blowing squally off the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-10-2012
Replies: 102
Views: 8,007
Posted By onestepcsy37
Forum: Learning to Sail   11-10-2012
Replies: 28
Views: 5,051
Posted By onestepcsy37
Re: First boat, no experiance, what to get?

get a sunfish on craigslist. a good one will be under $2000, probably under $1000. you'll learn more about sailing on a sunfish than a volvo ocean racer. when you're ready to move up, put it back...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-09-2012
Replies: 71
Views: 4,945
Posted By onestepcsy37
Re: Running a portable generator at an angle of heel

i think you should go with the honda 1000. i can't imagine any kind of big loads you would have on a hunter 25 with a small battery bank. if you truly need the additonal power the 2000 is not much...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-13-2008
Replies: 109
Views: 17,634
Posted By onestepcsy37
if you truly want to live on 12 volts, a honda eu...

if you truly want to live on 12 volts, a honda eu 1000 and an automobile battery charger will do fine. we spent the spring in the bahamas on our 37 foot no frills cruiser and relied on that...
Forum: Provisioning   01-13-2008
Replies: 123
Views: 28,905
Posted By onestepcsy37
canned chicken. have bought several different...

canned chicken. have bought several different brands and they're all good - even the walmart 'house' brand.
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