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Search: Posts Made By: jwms
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 12-09-2009
Replies: 41
Views: 9,398
Posted By jwms
The single most important thing you can do to...

The single most important thing you can do to reduce maintenance is to use the boat a lot.

Yes, this is counter-intuitive and it is more likely that you are simply keeping up with maintenance...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-31-2008
Replies: 338
Views: 14,847
Posted By jwms
In the US, would mandatory licensing increase or...

In the US, would mandatory licensing increase or decrease the number of Coast Guard boardings?
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 08-04-2008
Replies: 14
Views: 1,084
Posted By jwms
If you tie up at the Coast Hotel marina they'll...

If you tie up at the Coast Hotel marina they'll take you to a supermarket in their courtesy van. The rates are high at the Coast but you get full use of hotel facilities like the pool and hot tub.
...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-14-2008
Replies: 16
Views: 2,952
Posted By jwms
The first climb was tough but I've been up many...

The first climb was tough but I've been up many times since and it is quite easy. Is it possible something is rigged wrong in your setup?

I like to run the climbing rope close to the mast and...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 03-07-2008
Replies: 42
Views: 3,891
Posted By jwms
If you can find a used symmetrical spinnaker you...

If you can find a used symmetrical spinnaker you can tack it to your forestay, over the rolled headsail, with an ATN tacker or a North tack strap. You could even do something with a short rope to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-06-2008
Replies: 2
Views: 971
Posted By jwms
Great thread: - LEDs for all cabin lights...

Great thread:

- LEDs for all cabin lights from SuperBrightLEDs.com. Much cheaper than upgrading electrical-storage system and much the same result. You can also get red ones to put into normal...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-30-2008
Replies: 34
Views: 6,178
Posted By jwms
WM puts the Trawler Jr. lamps on eBay once in a...

WM puts the Trawler Jr. lamps on eBay once in a while. I don't know if it's overstock or not but I was able to pick up my second one last fall for about $100.

I can get 4 to 8 hours from a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-24-2008
Replies: 50
Views: 4,577
Posted By jwms
You can find Fujitsu Stylistic LT 500 "tablet"...

You can find Fujitsu Stylistic LT 500 "tablet" laptops on eBay for around $150. I have three of them all with identical software. Two are vacuum-bagged and stored. The "production" unit is in a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-07-2007
Replies: 29
Views: 8,217
Posted By jwms
Air-n-water (.com) have them online. This is...

Air-n-water (.com) have them online. This is where I got mine - the "ADS 300". (No affiliation, etc.)

It's not as quiet as I'd like but it really okay.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-27-2007
Replies: 29
Views: 8,217
Posted By jwms
West by North (.com) has little AC/DC...

West by North (.com) has little AC/DC dehumidifiers that will collect several cups of water in a weeks time. I keep one in my 34' boat, moored in Tacoma, and have to empty it once or twice a week. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-27-2007
Replies: 9
Views: 2,141
Posted By jwms
How likely is it that some or all of the...

How likely is it that some or all of the lifelines are electrically connected to that stanchion? My thought is that you're seeing an induced voltage into an "antenna" system. This would not...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-15-2007
Replies: 51
Views: 4,372
Posted By jwms
1981 C&C 34, Pacific Northwest. Just...

1981 C&C 34, Pacific Northwest.

Just removed two group 29 deep cycle batteries (90ah each), one starting, one house, and replaced them with an AGM 8D for house (250ah) and an AGM group 24 for...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-13-2007
Replies: 38
Views: 4,521
Posted By jwms
Outfitting and upgrading a Catalina 36 would be a...

Outfitting and upgrading a Catalina 36 would be a series of great lessons in what makes a boat "seaworthy." Those lessons would be very useful when looking for your next, more expensive, "offshore"...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 11-12-2007
Replies: 4
Views: 840
Posted By jwms
Matt Harris is a good surveyor, baed in...

Matt Harris is a good surveyor, baed in Bellingham, and I know he goes at least to Anacortes. Reisner, McEwen & Harris (888)647-6966.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-10-2007
Replies: 12
Views: 7,283
Posted By jwms
The 26 year old Espar in my current 34' boat is...

The 26 year old Espar in my current 34' boat is very satisfactory (touch wood). It is able to quickly warm the entire boat with only one air outlet, under the quarterberth. (1981 C&C 34, pretty...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-10-2007
Replies: 16
Views: 2,486
Posted By jwms
My old Marshal 22 catboat had a Force 10 propane...

My old Marshal 22 catboat had a Force 10 propane plumbed to use the 1lb cylinders. On low a cylinder would last about 12 hours and on high closer to 8.

I got a fan designed to put on top of a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-07-2007
Replies: 11
Views: 2,311
Posted By jwms
Define "best" :) An "interesting location"...

Define "best" :)

An "interesting location" would be somewhere like Port Townsend, La Conner, Friday Harbor, even Olympia. We live south of Seattle and kept a boat in Friday Harbor for many...
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