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Search: Posts Made By: nighthawk
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-10-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 1,083
Posted By nighthawk
Re: Recommend a decent Hand Salve?

I have had good luck with using Avon's Silicone glove as a preventative cream. My hands would crack someting terrible and then get filled with dirt and grime I couldn't get out. That stuff worked...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-10-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 1,657
Posted By nighthawk
Re: Sailing Around the World And Getting By Without Cash

Never heard about those free range chicks although I am kind of interested in one of those battered ones--I've been eating them plain for so long now, I don't know if I could make the switch now!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-13-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 879
Posted By nighthawk
Re: Interior Carpeting

Wow--I really like the look you ended up with there. I imagine you could also expand some storage off of that with hooks and nets if needed. How much weight do you think you added to the boat?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-04-2014
Replies: 125
Views: 5,937
Posted By nighthawk
Re: Why do people still use depth sounders?

Very smart--just in case the sudden stop and grinding noises are caused by grazing a sea turtle or manatee. Or even a hoard of zombies on the sandy bottom below the boat! Wake up the zombie...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-03-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 342
Posted By nighthawk
Re: Makeshift 'marine' lift?

I love the idea and it sure would make maintenance easier, but I would recommend you purchase some actual nylon lifting slings. They would be about three or four inches wide, which would spread the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-03-2014
Replies: 47
Views: 4,196
Posted By nighthawk
Re: Important boat stuff you forget

Either way, those tea towels are ruined!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-03-2014
Replies: 125
Views: 5,937
Posted By nighthawk
Re: Why do people still use depth sounders?

Captain Obvious to the rescue!!!! So, if I understand the OP correctly, he wants to know why he needs a depth sounder because he has a ...dare I say it...DEPTH SOUNDER. The two devices perform...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-14-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 801
Posted By nighthawk
Re: Winch Free Spins

Crap!!!! I was going to rebuild my winches this weekend, but now I have to stop and go shopping for a cat! I'm glad I stopped in here today. Have you every tried to find a cat when you needed one...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-14-2014
Replies: 1,264
Views: 425,076
Posted By nighthawk
Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

Like the cutouts. And if you can find a local upholestry shop you the will probably carry that rubberized edge strip that slips on over the edges. They normally sell it by the foot, so you can cut...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-22-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 361
Posted By nighthawk
Re: Trying to ID this small sail/row boat

Either keep posting here until you have enough or go to the Song Chain, or some other thread and post there until you can post pictures. Your descprition could be one of hundreds (maybe even...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-22-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 962
Posted By nighthawk
Re: Appropriate Size cockpit tank for small outboard

I can get you within .5 gallons of what you are looking for:

Vintage Hiawatha 2 5 Gal Outboard Marine Gas Fuel Tank Force Chrysler Sea King | eBay...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-22-2014
Replies: 87
Views: 6,796
Posted By nighthawk
Re: Sailing around the world on a Sunfish - non stop

If anyone ever tries to say it better, I wish them luck. Here's to keeping dreams alive and well. And to making them a reality one day!
:)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-21-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 962
Posted By nighthawk
Re: Appropriate Size cockpit tank for small outboard

Unfortunately, their wesite says they don't sell them in US
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-21-2014
Replies: 87
Views: 6,796
Posted By nighthawk
Re: Sailing around the world on a Sunfish - non stop

I think you may need to combine systems--I'm sure with a little ingenuity you can build a tow behind device that will roll in your wake and generate electricity, determine speed, and either grind...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-21-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 962
Posted By nighthawk
Re: Appropriate Size cockpit tank for small outboard

I have an 8HP outboard on my boat and the gas tank is a 3 gal nissan vented metal tank. The PO had it in the bottom of the port locker, but since it was open to the rest of the boat below, it stank...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-21-2014
Replies: 87
Views: 6,796
Posted By nighthawk
Re: Sailing around the world on a Sunfish - non stop

That thing has almost more motor than boat. I think the boat may actually jsut be a gas tank for the OB. He probably just slept on deck!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-17-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 612
Posted By nighthawk
Re: Tiny washing machine

KS-

Maybe you can try one of these instead

Amazon.com: MobileWasher - Hand Operating Washing Machine - Perfect for Camping, Dorms, Emergencies and more:...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-17-2014
Replies: 87
Views: 6,796
Posted By nighthawk
Re: Sailing around the world on a Sunfish - non stop

I happen to know from personal experience that a sunfish is just big enough to hold a full case of beer in the hull with you! You just need to plan your waypoints very, very carefully:D!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-17-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 1,850
Posted By nighthawk
Re: What the heck is this?

Sooooo...What you're really saying is that you did a shoddy job of removing the old fathometer??? :laugher
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-17-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 612
Posted By nighthawk
Re: Tiny washing machine

You could try one of the following:

Tech Review: wonder wash travel washing machine - San Jose Photojournalist | Examiner.com...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-10-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 1,011
Posted By nighthawk
Re: Help me please, advice also helpful

The first thin I thought was, "Sell the damn Fiat off and buy what you need to make the boat ready--then head out to the briny blue." At 30, you are still young enough to recover from the adventure...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-09-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 292
Posted By nighthawk
Re: Depth Sounder ID Help

That's always possible. The boat is a 77.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-09-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 292
Posted By nighthawk
Depth Sounder ID Help

Okay, here's a stumper.

Cleaning out my new to me boat and digging around in the aft end area, I found a transducer that I did not know was there, presumably for depth sounder or fish finder/depth...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-07-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 737
Posted By nighthawk
Re: Man steals 80-foot Three Million Dollar Boat

You know, if I turned back to port every time Gene Simmons told me to, I'd never get anywhere fun!
:laugher
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-03-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 694
Posted By nighthawk
Re: Sailboat Junkyard - Apple Valley

I really wish people would post better pictures on craigslist sometimes. Caqn't tell from the ones shown if he has any brightwork, stanchios, winches or anything esle of value. Maybe if you needed...
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