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Search: Posts Made By: miatapaul
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 518
Posted By miatapaul
Re: Humidity smell

Good run down. I have a question about the one penny spray do you use real TSP or is the TSP commonly sold as phosphate free TSP as good? I know some places the real stuff can be very hard to find,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Day Ago
Replies: 140
Views: 8,545
Posted By miatapaul
Re: Islander 36 projects in paradise!!!!!

I would try to get my money first as he may run out trying to fix the house!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Day Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 496
Posted By miatapaul
Re: Grandad's Boat FW514 Fleetwind Sailing Dinghy

Well the internet can be kind of cool, can't it!
Forum: Electrical Systems 1 Day Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 371
Posted By miatapaul
Re: micro Jump Starters - anyone tried them on your boat?

If it uses Lithium cells it might not be very good, as they do not like heat. Boats, especially some of the lockers with little ventilation get quite hot. I worry about laptop batteries as they can...
Forum: Learning to Sail 1 Day Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 394
Posted By miatapaul
Re: New to Sailing

Size is relative as well based on where and who you are. If you are in an area that has cold water you will want to learn on a small keel boat as you will stay dryer. Also age and physical condition...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Day Ago
Replies: 140
Views: 8,545
Posted By miatapaul
Re: Islander 36 projects in paradise!!!!!

From my understanding of the way it works down there I imagine they have no insurance what are the chances they will make good on the damage? Suck for sure even if they do the right thing and have...
Forum: Living Aboard 1 Day Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 1,342
Posted By miatapaul
Re: Boat Sitting - Is it really an outrageous proposition?

It could happen but is very unlikely, unless you know them already and well.

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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Day Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 1,155
Posted By miatapaul
Re: This is getting ridiculous

Since when has CG become TowBoat US? I have never heard of them.towing a vessel, especially that far. Why sis they tow it and not leave it out there? I can see picking up the people as thier mission...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Day Ago
Replies: 159
Views: 6,188
Posted By miatapaul
Re: Help me plan my cruise North!

Wow looks like a great time! your girls are adorable! Lucky you that they sail with you, enjoy it while you can. It does not last long at all before they want to do there own thing and horror of all...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Day Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 649
Posted By miatapaul
Re: Sail Drives?

This is what dooms them for me, no parts, no support, and generally poor design to begin with.

And as far as not having a stuffing box, well I would rather have a leaking, mostly filled two inch...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 1 Day Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 518
Posted By miatapaul
Re: Humidity smell

Well there is really only one solution is to find the source of the moisture. If it is just from normal living on board, then you need to set up some solar vents to get the air moving and fresh air...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Days Ago
Replies: 47
Views: 1,672
Posted By miatapaul
Re: smoke filling up the cabin

Could be a cracked exhaust mixer as well. I looked at a boat once with one and it belched out a bit of steam and smoke. but did it all the time.
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 3 Days Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 453
Posted By miatapaul
Re: Interested in buying a sail boat

Sounds like a solid plan to me. But HC 42 is a LOT of Boat for a first time boat owner and someone who does not know how to sail. I would concentrate on a quality mid 30 foot boat as the biggest for...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 5 Days Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 1,773
Posted By miatapaul
Re: Warning!!!!!!

I think boats are more like Lincoln Logs, as nothing really fits!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 5 Days Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 907
Posted By miatapaul
Re: Need Help With Fix Up

Well lots of people think boats are worth a lot, and will sink money into them and when they try to sell them they are shocked at how little they are worth. Just want the OP to know that a small 13...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 5 Days Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 967
Posted By miatapaul
Re: Chain plate

So you live in a Nautical Commune? Cool.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 6 Days Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 907
Posted By miatapaul
Re: Need Help With Fix Up

It depends on the boat. Keep in mind it will never have any value no matter how much work you put into it. You could have an already fixed up boat that size with a trailer for a few hundred dollars....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 6 Days Ago
Replies: 354
Views: 110,236
Posted By miatapaul
Re: Bedding Deck Hardware With Butyl Tape

That us good to know as it can be an add on to other orders.

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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 6 Days Ago
Replies: 54
Views: 2,467
Posted By miatapaul
Re: How big is too big for one man?

OH no it is the Brent Brewery.....

You can brew beer with harbor water for less than 10 cents a pint!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 54
Views: 2,467
Posted By miatapaul
Re: How big is too big for one man?

Yes, wine casks are more elegant for sure, but they are wood so they leak, and there is a ton of varnish work to maintain. that is why he recommended a beer keg. Now if you take aesthetics over...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 36
Views: 1,890
Posted By miatapaul
Re: solar recommendations

Mainesail is now a Solbain dealer, and they look like top notch stuff. Semi rigid, he has an install on a Bimini, almost invisible.

Installing A Solbian Solar Panel Photo Gallery by Compass...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 1 Week Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 218
Posted By miatapaul
Re: Watssup and then some!

Honor Cats are hard to beat. There are others as well. As long as the kids are very comfortable in the water as they will be going in! But to get more stable you would need to step up to a keel boat....
Forum: Electronics 1 Week Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 423
Posted By miatapaul
Re: Will Solar Panel Trickle Charge Battery?

Do you have refrigeration? That is the big energy hog if you plan on leaving it on, but not insurmountable for a solar panel. Otherwise likely a small panel will do, unless your boat leaks a lot, but...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 1 Week Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 1,165
Posted By miatapaul
Re: Downsizing & looking for some ideas

now that is a pretty boat, but wow, lots of wood!

I think it would be really hard to beat an Pearson Ensign. I think they are nice looking, and have enough wood to give you a varnish fix. They...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 852
Posted By miatapaul
Re: Help me please, advice also helpful

Yea my father is still working at 83, but if he sailed he may have retired years ago!

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