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Search: Posts Made By: Undadar
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-25-2013
Replies: 34
Views: 2,975
Posted By Undadar
Re: Washington State - Sailing? Living?

I would appreciate it if someone would comment on the availability of cell phone and data service on the waterways. Not worried about the service near the cities but the small town, quieter areas. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-01-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 1,574
Posted By Undadar
Thanks guys. In my case, the silicone was not...

Thanks guys. In my case, the silicone was not under the rail but rather on the inboard side of the rail. I've added a couple photos to this post on my blog...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-31-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 1,574
Posted By Undadar
Toe Rail

Howdy,

My boat is a Hunter 34 with an aluminum toe rail. The PO had "sealed" between the toe rail and hull (inside of rail) with clear silicone. I know this is nearly always a bad thing. I have...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 01-18-2012
Replies: 28
Views: 2,498
Posted By Undadar
You've given me a great idea! I am now going to...

You've given me a great idea! I am now going to name my boat something like "Never Aground" - I should then be very safe, right? ;)

Yes, I've touched the bottom - thankfully at low tide and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-06-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 825
Posted By Undadar
Brian makes an excellent point. Each time we...

Brian makes an excellent point. Each time we "convert" electrical energy from AC to DC or vice-versa we lose approximately 15% of the power. If you are on a tight power budget, this can make a huge...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-05-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 825
Posted By Undadar
As with most things, there are a variety of...

As with most things, there are a variety of options - depending on your budget. Assuming a moderate budget...

It is usually best to mount the inverter near the battery bank to keep the DC runs...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-05-2012
Replies: 43
Views: 7,994
Posted By Undadar
H'girl, This is a question in which many of...

H'girl,

This is a question in which many of us are very, very interested as it is the key to being able to "afford" a 'sailing life'. Obviously, that means different things to different people. To...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-02-2012
Replies: 21
Views: 1,453
Posted By Undadar
Great stuff people! Mine are to simplify,...

Great stuff people!

Mine are to simplify, move aboard the boat, and start living again.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-29-2011
Replies: 420
Views: 37,695
Posted By Undadar
LMAO!!!! :laugher

LMAO!!!! :laugher
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-27-2011
Replies: 1
Views: 699
Posted By Undadar
Question Bottom Cleaning Recommendation - Fort Myers??

I need a diver in Fort Myers, FL to clean the bottom of my boat. Anyone have experience with a particular outfit/person that you would like to share/recommend?

Thanks!!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-19-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 637
Posted By Undadar
Depends which fire she is better at stoking! ;) ...

Depends which fire she is better at stoking! ;)

Congrats on the first night on the boat!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-12-2011
Replies: 16
Views: 6,924
Posted By Undadar
That might be the problem. Typically you want the...

That might be the problem. Typically you want the buzzer to come on when there is a problem - not go off. :D

No idea if they have it but McMaster-Carr might be a place to look (McMaster-Carr...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-12-2011
Replies: 34
Views: 8,805
Posted By Undadar
Great question. I am slowly learning several...

Great question. I am slowly learning several things but am a newbie so I'm sure I have lots more to learn.

First, hard cases waste a lot of space due to packing them into odd compartment shapes...
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-12-2011
Replies: 28
Views: 4,352
Posted By Undadar
It's probably all the carbon monoxide that is...

It's probably all the carbon monoxide that is helping you sleep so well!!! :-)

I'm glad to hear positive reports of runing the CPAP from battery. I must admit, I am probably too much of an...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 11-25-2011
Replies: 21
Views: 4,573
Posted By Undadar
Please share the marina names that have wet slips...

Please share the marina names that have wet slips for liveaboards for this price. I am looking hard on the west coast of FL but all that I've found are in the $600 and up range (35' boat) - most...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-25-2011
Replies: 14
Views: 1,719
Posted By Undadar
That's what I thought too and this was the reason...

That's what I thought too and this was the reason for my confusion since the raised vertical clearance is NOT listed on the chart (see the example).

I'm not sure what NOAA's definition is of a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-24-2011
Replies: 14
Views: 1,719
Posted By Undadar
Doh! I feel like an idiot... For some reason, I...

Doh! I feel like an idiot... For some reason, I had it in my head that a bascule bridge was a vertical lift bridge where the whole roadway remains level and is just raised up. Obviously, that is...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-23-2011
Replies: 14
Views: 1,719
Posted By Undadar
Bascule Bridge Raised Vertical Clearance???

Is it possible to determine the raised vertical clearance of a bascule bridge from a chart? If not, how does one obtain this information? I understand that I can hail the operator but am an...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 10-19-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 418
Posted By Undadar
Welcome aboard Geoff! Sail often and in...

Welcome aboard Geoff! Sail often and in conditions that you are comfortable with and you'll be an old hand in no time.
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-17-2011
Replies: 28
Views: 4,352
Posted By Undadar
That is excellent. I recently saw a TV program on...

That is excellent. I recently saw a TV program on which some folks were reporting that learning to play the Didgeridoo (from Australia) stregthens the muscles in the mouth/throat which then...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-14-2011
Replies: 28
Views: 4,352
Posted By Undadar
I use a ResMed CPAP but never on the boat, yet....

I use a ResMed CPAP but never on the boat, yet. This isssue is also a concern of mine as I would like to liveaboard. My ResMed unit has both 110V/12V input. The 12V is listed at 2.5 amps....
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-13-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 1,131
Posted By Undadar
Oops, sorry. I read 650 and it went into my head...

Oops, sorry. I read 650 and it went into my head as a 650 amp-hour bank.
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-13-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 1,131
Posted By Undadar
I'm not an expert but it is my understanding that...

I'm not an expert but it is my understanding that such a small charge (35 watt = maximum of about 2.5 amps) is not going to hurt such a large battery bank even if it is at full charge. So, you are...
Forum: C22 10-10-2011
Replies: 2
Views: 662
Posted By Undadar
All fuses/circuit breakers protect the wiring...

All fuses/circuit breakers protect the wiring between the switch and the device. The wire should be sized to support the device and distance (voltage drop). Once this has been done, you select an...
Forum: Announcements and Suggestions Box 10-09-2011
Replies: 214
Views: 16,643
Posted By Undadar
I've not read this entire thread so apologize if...

I've not read this entire thread so apologize if this has already been mentioned...

It would be great if it were possible to select 'No Politics/No Off-Topic' on the android app like can be done...
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