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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-25-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 1,140
Posted By DearPrudence
Re: Consequences of complete battery discharge

I just had the same thing happen to me. The batteries had 0% charge, but when I checked them they had 11.5 volts across the posts. The young man at Auto Zone said he would suspect the charging system...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   04-22-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 1,397
Posted By DearPrudence
Re: Thoughts on this Macgregor 25

Our first boat was a Mac 25. We loved it. Trailered it all over the place.

Jeff
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-21-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 609
Posted By DearPrudence
Re: De-humidification

"Damp Rid" also has a hanging unit that is completely self-contained. Large capacity and works great. We deploy three of them on our 30' foot when it's hot out and we're away. Never an issue with...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-17-2014
Replies: 31
Views: 2,351
Posted By DearPrudence
Re: Drilling out stainless steel screws :(

I only wanted to add that I loved KC's descriptive prose!! :D

Jeff
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-15-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 1,569
Posted By DearPrudence
Re: Upper shrouds and spreaders

Th wire is called "seizing wire." You can find it on Ebay and other places on the net cheaply enough. Of course I bought mine at WM and paid a premium. :)
The wire is wrapped loose enough so that...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-31-2014
Replies: 27
Views: 2,838
Posted By DearPrudence
Re: Cetol Marine Finish Woes

Having just completed my exterior teak re-finishing project this winter, I will say that when I saw bubbles, I would use a 3M Scotch Brite pad between coats of Cetol. It slowed me down some, but, the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-31-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 577
Posted By DearPrudence
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-20-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 1,685
Posted By DearPrudence
Re: Yet another teak thread

I followed this gentleman's advice and have been extremely happy with the results.

INTEGRITY FINISHING INC, Boat teak restoration - YouTube

Jeff
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-20-2014
Replies: 85
Views: 4,711
Posted By DearPrudence
Re: Any options for recovering lifelines?

Then your course is clear.

Jeff


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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-20-2014
Replies: 85
Views: 4,711
Posted By DearPrudence
Re: Any options for recovering lifelines?

For God's sake, yes inspect them. Make a determination as to their efficacy, then select your course of action.

Jeff
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-20-2014
Replies: 85
Views: 4,711
Posted By DearPrudence
Re: Any options for recovering lifelines?

Search result for 'cable cover' - Binnacle.com (http://us.binnacle.com/advanced_search_result.php?keywords=cable+cover&osCsid=nkdf9ud7omldi2ilevds7ojoe1&search.x=22&search.y=9)

:)

Jeff
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-05-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 1,326
Posted By DearPrudence
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-01-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 1,601
Posted By DearPrudence
Re: Plastic transducer leaking

Can't you just use an in hull transducer as opposed to a thru-hull one? That way you can avoid drilling holes altogether.

Jeff
Forum: Chartering   02-01-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 1,630
Posted By DearPrudence
Forum: Chartering   01-31-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 1,630
Posted By DearPrudence
Re: Need someone to join me on a BVI charter in Feb or March

Ahoy Capn

My wife and I could be interested depending cost, time, etc.
We are noobs, having sailed Lake Erie for the past 3 years aboard our Catalina 30. We have much to learn and would consider...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-18-2014
Replies: 42
Views: 5,143
Posted By DearPrudence
Re: Do you think there's a philosophical aspect to sailing

I tested out as an explorer. :) Onward!

Jeff
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-18-2014
Replies: 42
Views: 5,143
Posted By DearPrudence
Re: Do you think there's a philosophical aspect to sailing

Perhaps this will shed some light on the topic.

HelloQuizzy.com: Helen Fisher Personality Type Test (http://www.helloquizzy.com/tests/helen-fisher-personality-type-test/)

Jeff
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-10-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 1,649
Posted By DearPrudence
An indelicate question

My wife and I enjoy sailing Lake Eire's islands. Each year,(3 now) we set modest goals designed to improve our skills and build confidence. Last year, one of our goals was to spend some time on the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-01-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 3,946
Posted By DearPrudence
Re: Catalina Direct

My experiences with them has been first rate. The exact part for your boat shipped promptly. Highly recommended! :)

Jeff
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-27-2013
Replies: 36
Views: 3,260
Posted By DearPrudence
Re: Boat naming conventions

Mandolin Wind, Rod Stewart.
Summer Wind, Frank Sinatra.

Two great tunes about great loves. I've considered them and will again for the next boat.

Jeff
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-09-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 1,483
Posted By DearPrudence
Re: Funny Sailboat-for-Sale Ad

He certainly has a literary "gift" and a unique perspective concerning salesmanship! Would I buy his boat, probably not. Was I amused by his take? Absolutely!
Jeff
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-01-2013
Replies: 91
Views: 15,220
Posted By DearPrudence
Re: " All Is Lost" movie

Not showing ANYWHERE in Ohio...wtf!!
Jeff
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-27-2013
Replies: 76
Views: 3,372
Posted By DearPrudence
Re: What Band Will Play At Your Sail Party?

Ry Cooder. What a talent!
Jeff
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-27-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 1,158
Posted By DearPrudence
Re: Hull on a Catalina 30

Don't know armandolio, but, if you can use an in hull transducer wouldn't it be better than drilling a hole in your boat? I just installed an in hull transducer in my 30 (AirMar 79(?) for my Garmin...
Forum: Provisioning   09-06-2013
Replies: 29
Views: 3,449
Posted By DearPrudence
Re: Coleman Propane coffee maker

[quote Here is a relatively inexpensive solution for you Seaward Princess Portable Butane Cooktop (http://www.defender.com/product3.jsp?path=-1|2276204|2276209|2276214&id=2247437) It's a butane stove...
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