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Forum: Introduce Yourself   5 Days Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 463
Posted By nccouple
Re: Can a retired marine be a sailor?

Google and sailnet is your friend. After 10 post you can post some photos and these guys will tell you right quick. You'll get it figured out. Congratulations on becoming a seaman. Btw, there are a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   1 Week Ago
Replies: 49
Views: 1,966
Posted By nccouple
Re: How many times a season do you get to your boat

Every other weekend in the summer. About once a month in the winter. Lots of 3 and 4 day weekends in the summer. 5 Hours from boat. We call it our vacation condo.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 1,338
Posted By nccouple
Re: Oriental to Ocracoke

We got her at Sailcraft on the hard now. The two issues were unrelated. Steering had some corrosion and some broke bolts I was unaware of. The engine apparently sucked up some sand and mud when we...
Forum: Diesel   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 353
Posted By nccouple
Re: Fuel flow question Universal diesel

Yea it's possible to get air from sitting or it could have been clogged. It definitely needs to be bled good since its been changed. Those old diesels are tough and it was running good when you left...
Forum: Diesel   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 353
Posted By nccouple
Re: Fuel flow question Universal diesel

New fuel filter was a good idea. Sounds like you just got air in the system now. Just do a google search on how to bled a diesel engine and I'll bet you'll be on your way.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 1,699
Posted By nccouple
Re: Tell me why this was stupid

Alright, I'm no outboard expert but it sounds to me like you have a blockage somewhere in the foot. Last time I pulled the foot of my old Mercury it was full of sand and gunk. It's only a couple...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 1,338
Posted By nccouple
Re: Oriental to Ocracoke

I'll mark this one up as a great learning experience. I do fell a lot more confidant after this. Over all trip was great.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 1,338
Posted By nccouple
A couple photos.

A couple photos.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 1,338
Posted By nccouple
Had a wonderful time Ocracoke is a must to visit...

Had a wonderful time Ocracoke is a must to visit at least once. Very unique little village. I would recommend the public docks. Seems to be the best option there. Meet lots of other very nice...
Forum: Watkins   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 443
Posted By nccouple
Re: Watkins 23 or 23XL

Watkins, slow but comfy. I love mine.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 1,338
Posted By nccouple
Re: Oriental to Ocracoke

We got our wheels for the week. This is not our last time here. Just awesome.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 1,338
Posted By nccouple
Re: Oriental to Ocracoke

Got in about 1:30 today. Only one other sailboat at the public dock, is that you Solar54? Was a good ride. Following seas about 2 foot the whole way.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 1,338
Posted By nccouple
Re: Oriental to Ocracoke

We're sitting in Oriental. Stuck in the mud at the docks for the moment. SW wide has got the water blown right out of the river. Heading out in the morning for Ocracoke.
Forum: Learning to Sail   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 766
Posted By nccouple
Re: Newbie seeking HELP

4 girls on a boat will make for some interesting weekends. Congrats and enjoy.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 1,338
Posted By nccouple
Re: Oriental to Ocracoke

Yep third one in a week at the outer banks. I think I'll probably still wonder in but not to far.


WBTV : 68-year-old man bitten, pulled underwater by shark along NC coast...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 1,338
Posted By nccouple
Re: Oriental to Ocracoke

Good information guys, thanks. No one mentioned the nudist on the beach though. lol. Really looking forward to this trip.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 1,338
Posted By nccouple
Re: Oriental to Ocracoke

Thanks guys, looks like we'll be using 9 foot slough on our approach. Will definitely call ahead to the anchorage inn before we head out. Just not going to make reservations until were sure of our...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 442
Posted By nccouple
Re: Where did the air go?

Air will work it's way out by its self. I regularly service heavy equipment. Just keep the pedal to the floor after changing the filters. Most of the time they smooth out after about 10 seconds. Then...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 892
Posted By nccouple
Re: DIY Boat "Weekender"

Little Cruiser (http://www.microcruising.com/lc1.htm) Check these guys out. I would love to build one if I had more time.
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 44
Views: 2,897
Posted By nccouple
Re: visit Cuba

No, I wear it as a badge of honor. lmao
Edit. I just keep my political views to myself now. Haven't stepped foot in the political section in a few years.
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 44
Views: 2,897
Posted By nccouple
Re: visit Cuba

I knew I was following this thread for a reason. Politics is always a hoot, hence my banned status. Carry on gentlemen.
Forum: Electrical Systems   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 642
Posted By nccouple
Re: Coldmachine failure

Agreed 10.8 volts is extremely low. If the batteries are new and you don't have a battery draw. Probably a bad connection somewhere. I'd retest your new batteries first, if there low, you have a bad...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 1,338
Posted By nccouple
Oriental to Ocracoke

Heading out next week, have the week after the 4th off. Going to head out to Ocracoke for the first time. This is our 1 year wedding anniversary, spent the honeymoon last year at cape lookout. Have...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   06-23-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 943
Posted By nccouple
Re: Newbie with observations

I'm the same mindset. Most experience is learned hands on. I've been in boats since I was in diapers. No formal training here, just hands on and Internet reading. If you understand the water, not...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-23-2015
Replies: 24
Views: 1,822
Posted By nccouple
Re: Has anybody towed kayaks behind....

Yea the off the shelf kayak has no good place to toe it. I've reinforced mine. Stainless eye, 1/4 20 stainless toggle bolts and New England sta set for the tow rope. I think I would have been ok if I...
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