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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-28-2015
Replies: 51
Views: 1,993
Posted By Delezynski
Re: Best tablet for sailing

I just want to say THANKS for being part of the OpenCPN team!!! I have no connection other than I love it. I can't understand how some people don't like it???

Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-28-2015
Replies: 61
Views: 2,016
Posted By Delezynski
Re: Computer Upgrade

To keep this on topic........
When we are out cruising, we are often beyond cell range and no chance for WiFi. But even at anchor we like to watch a show or hear music.

I bought a "Wireless...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-24-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 3,933
Posted By Delezynski
Re: Porta-bote as tender/dinghy

Just a bump to the thread. We are currently cruising the west coast of Florida. We stopped in Pelican Bay and as I set up our PortaBoat, I videoed it. :D

I just posted a YouTube video of how I set...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-12-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 686
Posted By Delezynski
Re: Waterproof Epoxy?


We carry this aboard. It's called Splash Zone

Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-25-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 1,516
Posted By Delezynski
Re: Trailer brake fire!

THAT, is the system I was using, but I added a quart "BALL" jelly jar in it. One hose from the break bleeder fitting to the jar, and sealed with silicone. Then one hose from the jar to the vacuum...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-24-2015
Replies: 74
Views: 6,436
Posted By Delezynski
Re: Our first good video

We also use Sony to edit our videos, Youtube and full length DVDs, I type all text into a word processor first, then cut & past into Vegas, then Jill reviews it once more. The ONLY way I can get it...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-27-2015
Replies: 43
Views: 2,420
Posted By Delezynski
Re: Refrigerator Box Design

Just a note.....

Ours made ice in the summer in the Sea of Cortez, Air temps over 100 F. (day AND NIGHT) and water temps well over 95 F.

We have been to Panama, Tahiti, Easter Island, Australia...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-15-2015
Replies: 47
Views: 3,340
Posted By Delezynski
Re: Trolling

Yo-Yo in action.....
Fishing YoYo Mini Op-Eval - YouTube

Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-13-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 1,197
Posted By Delezynski
Re: Got My Orders...


I forgot you had the aft cockpit. But, you still should be able to do it in the storage yard. Just move the engine out before you cut the floor.

Just take your time. :)

Forum: Electrical Systems   01-10-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 809
Posted By Delezynski
Anybody see the CES bit about .....

Astronautics Corporation of America, magnetocaloric heat pump?

Another good reason for using a removable (portable) refrigerator on our boats! ;)

They are making a new refrigerator that uses...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-03-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 800
Posted By Delezynski
Re: Mounting GoPro for Halyard

I think the best way to do that is with a "pig stick". It's an old nautical device for raising a flag, (or even a Christmas tree) above the mast top.

It's like a stick that has a lift point about...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-18-2014
Replies: 39
Views: 2,882
Posted By Delezynski
Re: Diving from Sailboat

I was SCUBA certified back in 1968. Been a diver for quite some time now. When we departed in 2004 we took a Hookah system and LOVE it! It works off 12 volts. When diving the boat, I hook to the...
Forum: Electric/Hybrid   12-12-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 817
Posted By Delezynski
Re: Battery (and solar) for weekender


You say it's a week end boat. Do you keep it at a dock, with power available? Or on a mooring or place with no power?

I agree, you shoul pick up another battery, like a group 27 deep...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-10-2014
Replies: 136
Views: 14,608
Posted By Delezynski
Re: Single-handed tips and tricks

I have a yarn to tell......Sorry, just had to say that. ;)

I no longer sail alone, but back when I did I used the quick tip I posted on Youtube at;

It's an easy...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-03-2014
Replies: 1
Views: 442
Posted By Delezynski
First WEMA failure

We installed our WEMA quantity system back in 02 or 03. We have one gauge for two water tanks, and one for one fuel tank.

This year we had the first failure of a part of our WEMA quantity system....
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   11-26-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 2,652
Posted By Delezynski
Re: How old is too old and how cheap too cheap

I don't agree. :(

We found the correct cruising boat for us. Bought it in 1992. It could have taken off as it was.

But, we worked on making it more comfortable for us. Moved aboard full time...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-04-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 981
Posted By Delezynski
New way of cruising??????

Man in floating bubble rescued in Atlantic Ocean.

See it at;

"The Coast Guard received a report that Reza Baluchi, a U.S. citizen, was...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-27-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 2,851
Posted By Delezynski
Re: Funding retirement boat

I guess I am approaching this subject different.

As I see it, if you are renting a place to live in, you are doing two things. One, you are giving away money that could better be spent on the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-27-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 2,851
Posted By Delezynski
Re: Funding retirement boat


It all depends on what type/size of "retirement" boat you are talking about.

We bought our boat quite some time before we retired. Instead of moving up to a bigger boat, we were able to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-17-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 6,074
Posted By Delezynski
Lost a dear friend to Odile

JUST got word that hurricane Odile, in La Paz Mexico took Gunter from us.

His body was found in his boat, sunk from the storm. He was last heard from when he was knee deep in water in the boat (I...
Forum: Gulf of Mexico   08-14-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 702
Posted By Delezynski
Re: Gulf of Mexico video cruising reports

GOOD ONE! Went right over me. :) My spelling is SOOOOO BAD.

My very FIRST sailing took place in Galveston Tx. I remember that most of the water off of Tx. was brown and not so clear.

We wanted...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-05-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 1,729
Posted By Delezynski
Re: standing rigging replacement


If you do have, "I have good mechanical skills" DO IT YOURSELF. It's NOT that hard and often times you will get a better job. I can't tell you how many times over the years that I have seen a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-06-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 873
Posted By Delezynski
Re: radar gun

Hey Wingnut, have you gotten your patent on that? If not, why not?

Hey Wingnut, I'm tired of hearing about the labor pains, come back when I can see the baby!

Wingnut,how long till you go...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-06-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 873
Posted By Delezynski
Re: radar gun

I guess I am a geezer around here..... :)

Some (many) years back there was a hand held radar unit. Don't remember who made it now. I was always sorry I did not purchase one! But was broke at the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-03-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 3,020
Posted By Delezynski
Re: 5200 vs Sikaflex

For what application??

I like Sikaflex (for some applications) MUCH better than 5200. I NEVER use 5200 as I expect some day to have to remove parts from the boat.

BUT, having said that, I MUCH...
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