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Search: Posts Made By: bassviking
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 03-18-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 862
Posted By bassviking
Re: Looking for Mooring in San Diego

The aforementioned San Diego Mooring Comany is the place to call. Call ASAP and get yourself put on a list for one of the mooring fields. You can only be on one list for one field.
While you're...
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-11-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 1,396
Posted By bassviking
Re: Running a fridge on a mooring...

I've been running an Adler Barbour on a Mooring In SD for a few months on a solar setup with no problems. 230 Watt Panel with a Morningstar 15a MPPT controller and 4 CG2 batteries. I never see the...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 07-01-2012
Replies: 163
Views: 12,398
Posted By bassviking
Re: Solar power ~ no more running the engine

I've been living aboard in a marina in San Diego for at least 3 months on solar only.

Back in March I put a 230 watt panel flat on top of the bimini and ran that to a Morningstar Sunsaver MPPT...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-11-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 722
Posted By bassviking
Check your local craigslist. I picked up a new...

Check your local craigslist. I picked up a new 240 watt panel for $335 here in San Diego. I also found a local place that would sell me 85 watt panels for $107.
Forum: Living Aboard 03-27-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 1,210
Posted By bassviking
Re: Anyone living in a marina in San Diego Bay?

I'm living abaord down in Chula Vista. The good parts are that its cheap as far as SD goes. Its pretty quiet in my book. Its like a block or two off I-5.

The bummer part is its WAY WAY away...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-27-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 2,035
Posted By bassviking
Re: Sam's Club Battery

If there anything like the Sam's Club Duracells that I bought a couple of months ago they have some fine print that says they're made by or distributed by Johnson Controls.

I'm assuming that...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-23-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 543
Posted By bassviking
Re: Sunforce 12 Volt 10 Amp Controller

If you have under around 140 watts of solar panel the Genasun 10 amp mppt controller might be your best bet to ge the max out of them. If you have between 140 and 240+ or so watts you should probably...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-11-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 1,358
Posted By bassviking
Rangernewell is right on the money in regards to...

Rangernewell is right on the money in regards to flipping and love taps with a mallet. I've been in the fire service for a while in various military and government installions around the world and...
Forum: Diesel 01-24-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 1,210
Posted By bassviking
Universal M25 and a Cascade 36

I'm looking at repowering my Cascade 36 and I'm wondering what the opinion is of doing this with a Universal M25. The boat currnetly has an old Volvo MD2B @ 25hp. The MD2B has some oil leaks and has...
Forum: Diesel 01-03-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 734
Posted By bassviking
Transmission Issue?

Engine is a Volvo MD2B with a type MS reverse gear.

The issue is that after motoring for say an hour or so when I take the transmission out of gear it will not go back into forward. It will go...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-19-2011
Replies: 416
Views: 46,867
Posted By bassviking
In San Diego, 34, and just bought my first legit...

In San Diego, 34, and just bought my first legit boat, a Cascade 36. Started out with a Southcoast 22 in NE Oklahoma. It was pretty basic and I liked to call it my glorified dinghy. The Cascade...
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-04-2011
Replies: 1
Views: 494
Posted By bassviking
Is it time for an upgrade to the ol` TC40+?

My boat has an older Xantrex Truecharge 40+ (the yellow one) and I'm going to be buying new batteries soon. Are there any reasons to update the TC40+ as well? I just now noticed that Xantrex has a...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 12-03-2011
Replies: 14
Views: 5,800
Posted By bassviking
This boat sold on eBay a couple of days ago in a...

This boat sold on eBay a couple of days ago in a BoatAngel Auction for under $5000. I looked at it 2 months ago when it was listed for $15k and then I ended up buying a Cascade 36. I still...
Forum: Diesel 12-01-2011
Replies: 21
Views: 2,562
Posted By bassviking
To close the issue it was the belt. I change it...

To close the issue it was the belt. I change it out this morning and cleaned off the pulleys. Fired it up and it ran fairly well. No crazy noises only a little excessive grey smoke.

The boat is...
Forum: Diesel 11-29-2011
Replies: 21
Views: 2,562
Posted By bassviking
Alright, to clear the air, the filter was half...

Alright, to clear the air, the filter was half fiilled (horizontal mount) with Delo 15w-40. Then 3 quarts of the Delo went into the crank case.
Yesterday the engine was working just fine before...
Forum: Diesel 11-29-2011
Replies: 21
Views: 2,562
Posted By bassviking
Did I just do a $10,000 oil change?

I changed the oil in my Volvo MD2B yesterday. Didn't have the time to fire it up after as i had to go to work. Today when I started it for the first time since the change it made the most horrible...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 07-09-2011
Replies: 0
Views: 950
Posted By bassviking
Living on the Hook in SoCal...

Is it even possible or practical?

I know that there are several places on the coast (outside of the Islands) where you can technically drop an anchor at for a few days at a time. But does it...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 04-19-2011
Replies: 17
Views: 2,209
Posted By bassviking
Part time is exactly what I hope to be doing...

Part time is exactly what I hope to be doing soon. I currently work overseas from late February until October and hope to be hanging on a boat the rest of the time.

Still looking for a boat...
Forum: Boat Buyers & Sellers Forum 02-10-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 2,233
Posted By bassviking
Documented Vessel with a lien.

Last summer I was about to buy a sailboat that had been USCG Documneted in the past but was not at the time of the proposed sale. I spent money on a survey and haulout and was very happy with the...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 03-31-2010
Replies: 14
Views: 5,800
Posted By bassviking
I guess the issue is basically that you have an...

I guess the issue is basically that you have an unknown vs a known. The Islander 34 is something of an unknown. I haven't been able to find much of any information about them. I don't think there...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 03-31-2010
Replies: 14
Views: 5,800
Posted By bassviking
Islander 34 or Pearson 303

Alright, after my trip to Southern California I've found two boats that I really like. I'd like to hear some opinions.

1976 Islander 34, Isuzu Pisces 27hp, Super Nice Interior, generally great...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 03-19-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 808
Posted By bassviking
One last reply to close it up. I called JR...

One last reply to close it up.

I called JR Overseas to have one shipped out ASAP. They are out of them and will be until April. However she looked around and came up with a loaner. She is going...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 03-19-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 808
Posted By bassviking
There are CT33's listed on ebay but they are from...

There are CT33's listed on ebay but they are from the Electrophysics Canada people.

If a loaner doesn't come through by mid-day I'll probably call up JR Overseas and have one sent out. It'll...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 03-18-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 808
Posted By bassviking
Moisture Meter Assistance Needed Southern California

On the 20th I'm flying to California to look at some boats. I would love to have a meter to take with me to help with the choices. However I just remembered about the meter thread today. I called the...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 01-24-2010
Replies: 13
Views: 1,343
Posted By bassviking
Thanks to all for all the responses. I'm...

Thanks to all for all the responses.

I'm partial to SoCal because that is the place I am most familiar with and I have a good friend in Long beach so that would give me a little bit of suppourt...
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