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Search: Posts Made By: olddog60
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 1,023
Posted By olddog60
Re: Is it possible; no more toxic antifouling?

Looks like you can get it now. Problem is how much?

Products | CMP ???? (http://www.cmp.co.jp/en/products_en.html)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 45
Views: 1,766
Posted By olddog60
Re: Blocks, Sheaves and Pulleys: Did I screw up???

Triple block is fine 6 to 1 purchase. I use them with my 11 ft. Zodiac its about 130 lbs and can lift it easily with one hand.. I suspect you don't have the reeving right or the block is too small....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-19-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 1,151
Posted By olddog60
Re: Cracked Mast

Most of those welds are Electron Beam or Laser welds. I would not take the risk of ruining my mast with a hand weld. Talk to the mast manufacturer.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-18-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 1,151
Posted By olddog60
Re: Cracked Mast

Most reputable rigging operations know how to deal with this. You can check with the Mast maker. Having said that, most minor cracks are drill stopped and a sleeve or collar is place in the area for...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 11-07-2014
Replies: 47
Views: 2,505
Posted By olddog60
Re: Anchor swivels... yea or nay?.. and how?

Just a rookie comment.. always use a short piece of chain between the swivel and the anchor. The helps with side loading and stops some failures. As with all anchor equipment one size up from...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-20-2014
Replies: 114
Views: 6,468
Posted By olddog60
Re: Boat Us conducts anchor tests

Not sure if links are ok. If not mods can take it down.

The Fine Art Of Anchoring Page 2 - Seaworthy Magazine - BoatUS...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-20-2014
Replies: 114
Views: 6,468
Posted By olddog60
Re: Boat Us conducts anchor tests

Given a soft mud test the results are not surprising. That's why I have two anchors.
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-11-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 778
Posted By olddog60
Re: Gas gauge/sensor problem

95% of the time it will be the sender. Check the resistance of the sender at the fuel tank. 240 to 30 for American and 30 to 0 for EU.
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-09-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 778
Posted By olddog60
Re: Gas gauge/sensor problem

I found this some where and used it to test my gauges.

Test Procedure For Fuel Gauges Used By Catalina Yachts
There are four components in the fuel gauge system on Catalina Yachts and therefore...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-09-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 1,354
Posted By olddog60
Re: Funny Sailboat-for-Sale Ad

I thought it was entertaining and funny. He put a lot of thought into it.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-29-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 1,275
Posted By olddog60
Re: CQR Anchor

I have two CQR's I will sell for 100.00 each. One is currently on the bow the other in the chain locker. I just boat a new Mantus and no longer want or need the CQR's. Located Kemah, TX.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-13-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 1,093
Posted By olddog60
Re: Insurance on GULF COAST: Boats over 30+years ONLY

Wow, I just had my 42 footer with USAA/Progressive. The only reason I changed was when I moved aboard.
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available 10-15-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 573
Posted By olddog60
re: Gaslveston, TEXAS: Harvest Moon Regatta

I think the ditch is gonna be full of boats coming back id the wind don't shift.
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-07-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 946
Posted By olddog60
Re: Trickle charger for winter storage

I've used Battery Tenders for several years now that I learned the hard way about Trickle charges. They can and do ruin batteries. Get a good tender that does not over charge.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-05-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 821
Posted By olddog60
Re: Carburetor Rebuild

Finding parts by serial number is not unusual for Mercury. I would think you will be fine with this route. Me, I'm lazy I would try some Berrymans B12 shot directly into the carb if it will run at...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-01-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 1,162
Posted By olddog60
Re: sextant

Just find youself a used Davis sextant unless you just like spending money.
Sextant Davis | eBay (http://www.ebay.com/bhp/sextant-davis)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-12-2013
Replies: 86
Views: 5,222
Posted By olddog60
Re: Need Opinion: Chart plotter, north up or course up?

I was an Arty guy for 10 years. North up for orentation and course up for travel. Now everything is done by Inertia and GPS. Move shoot and communicate.....guess you were Arty as well.:)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-15-2013
Replies: 88
Views: 5,921
Posted By olddog60
Re: Drinking water tank water.

Yes, I drink, cook, shower with my water tank supply. I get my water from a safe shore supply. But here are a few things that I have done or currently do to ensure my water is safe.

Water tank...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 06-15-2013
Replies: 59
Views: 7,547
Posted By olddog60
Re: Don't "drive" your boat like it's a car!

I have made entry and exits that were perfect, then again sometimes i am glad no one saw that. There is a young fellow that that just finished a circumnavigation on my dock. He docks like a rookie....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-19-2013
Replies: 33
Views: 2,127
Posted By olddog60
Re: ssb v.satphone ?who's the winner

I have been waffling on this as well. But went with SatPhone. SSB is just too much pain. If you can live without the newest/greatest you can get used SatPhones very cheap. Do you really care if it is...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-07-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 663
Posted By olddog60
Re: No more Pirates

I think this is the real case. The commercial guys have armed security and can in most cases fend them off or out run them. Yachts just don't go there.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 04-24-2013
Replies: 88
Views: 3,883
Posted By olddog60
Re: AWESOME Banana Bread Recipe...

Me either. This one is tried and true. Try it!

Banana Nut Bread

Ingredients
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1/2 cup softened unsalted butter
1 1/2...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-22-2013
Replies: 40
Views: 2,244
Posted By olddog60
Re: Insurance and cruising...

300k at my place in Kemah.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-02-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 1,219
Posted By olddog60
Re: CO alarm on boats ?

I have two. One on salon and the other in main berth. Cheap insurance.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-31-2013
Replies: 50
Views: 13,160
Posted By olddog60
Re: shoal draft keel vs regular keel

Love that boat. But....Out of my price range.
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