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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 86
Views: 39,227
Posted By CapnRon47
Re: Nicro Day-Night 2000 solar vent repair

SV!
Happy New Year. I have repaired both of my Nicro solar vents using your suggestions (they are both going on 7 years old). One is running fine, they other one was giving me fits with...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-06-2015
Replies: 22
Views: 1,186
Posted By CapnRon47
Re: bluetooth speakers

All,
These bluetooth speakers are all very competitive in terms of features. The ECOXGEAR speaker is also has two sided speakers, has a USB charging port, and aux input (plus a flashlight). I have...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-04-2015
Replies: 22
Views: 1,186
Posted By CapnRon47
Re: bluetooth speakers

All,
That seems to be the case. I spoke with a Sony rep concerning their marine receivers and he indicated that the Bluetooth capability is limited to the source streaming music to the device. The...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-03-2015
Replies: 22
Views: 1,186
Posted By CapnRon47
Re: bluetooth speakers

All,
Let me open this thread up again and ask, doesn't a Bluetooth Receiver (like a Sony Bluetooth Marine Receiver at West Marine) mean that it will broadcast to Bluetooth Speakers or does it only...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-21-2015
Replies: 22
Views: 1,186
Posted By CapnRon47
Re: bluetooth speakers

thanks all for these ideas. I will have to do some more research before I add one of these to my Xmas list.

thanks,
Ron
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-21-2015
Replies: 22
Views: 1,186
Posted By CapnRon47
bluetooth speakers

Are there any comments or recommendations for bluetooth speakers on a sailboat. There seems to be a number of waterproof bluetooth speakers available, I am wondering if anyone is using these in the...
Forum: Weather   10-01-2015
Replies: 87
Views: 5,040
Posted By CapnRon47
Re: TS Joaquin

Hmmm,
Don't know what happened to her post, it was here a minute ago?? Oh, well.

Good Luck all,
Ron
Forum: Weather   10-01-2015
Replies: 87
Views: 5,040
Posted By CapnRon47
Re: TS Joaquin

Catherine,
I am in Oriental. If you come thru Oriental (before taking the Minnesott Ferry) you might check the Marine Consignment store for used anchors, chain and rode, they usually have a supply....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-28-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 683
Posted By CapnRon47
Re: Taking the boat north next spring

Jon,
Yeah, with my 1'10" draft I can go lots of places others cannot. I need to start laying some of these routes out on a computer and get an idea of length and time.

RichH,
When it comes to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-26-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 683
Posted By CapnRon47
Re: Taking the boat north next spring

All,
thanks for all your inputs. We have already discussed that late May to early June is a better window. I did the NYC trip on the way down, but I am not sure the other crew members, for this...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-25-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 683
Posted By CapnRon47
Re: Taking the boat north next spring

Thanks for that. I had not considered they might not be open! Down here in NC we sail year round (well almost).

regards,
Ron
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-23-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 683
Posted By CapnRon47
Taking the boat north next spring

I am looking for advice on making the trip from Oriental, NC to Buzzards Bay next spring. I have a 35' Clearwater (swing Keel) sailboat which I bought in Milford, CT and we sailed it down to NC...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-04-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 497
Posted By CapnRon47
maintaining gelcoat

The deck on the boat is starting to get chalky. It is white and if you rub up against it you get white on your clothing or shoes. It is not yellowing, just chalky. I live in NC and the boat stays...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-19-2015
Replies: 56
Views: 2,893
Posted By CapnRon47
Re: My Autopilot is posessed by Satan!

I mounted my compass mid ship away from any metal, but the line to the computer ran thru a chase that had other wires and that was causing problems. I simply doubled back the line from the compass...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-26-2015
Replies: 65
Views: 5,603
Posted By CapnRon47
Re: Boom Vang and Preventers (renamed)

All, thanks for this thread. I am trying to size the equipment for a preventer. what kind of loads might I expect with these dimensions: P: 36.6 ft, E: 13.3 ft main area: 244 sq ft.?

thanks,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-24-2015
Replies: 43
Views: 3,708
Posted By CapnRon47
Re: Yanmar 3GM 30 Cooling Water Mystery

All these comments are valid. I know last year when I overheated I went thru the engine cooling system looking for problems. I never found any, it was torn, but not broken, impeller that looked ok...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-23-2015
Replies: 43
Views: 3,708
Posted By CapnRon47
Re: Yanmar 3GM 30 Cooling Water Mystery

I check the water entry elbow to the mixing elbow every year around this time. It just collects debris, not sure why it should be partial to higher rpm other than as the flow increases the water...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-20-2015
Replies: 65
Views: 5,603
Posted By CapnRon47
Re: Boom Vang and Preventers (renamed)

Jon,
thanks, that is what I was thinking but just wanted to confirm with you. I don't have perforated aluminum toerails, I do have hefty forward SS cleats that I could run the preventer line thru...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-19-2015
Replies: 65
Views: 5,603
Posted By CapnRon47
re: Boom Vang and Preventers (renamed)

Jon,
Since this thread has already been 'sidetracked' to preventers let me ask; the line from the bow to the end of the boom runs outside the lifelines but the line aft, from the bow, runs inside...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-15-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 927
Posted By CapnRon47
Re: What is this?

Looks like it might be used as a preventer. Does that saddle fit the boom?

Ron
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-26-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 1,279
Posted By CapnRon47
Re: bilge pumps in series, ok?

York,
You probably are right. I have a mast boot so the leak is pretty much limited to the track. If someone made a rubber 'thingy' that plugged the sail track that would be convenient. I don't...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-25-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 1,279
Posted By CapnRon47
Re: bilge pumps in series, ok?

Ok, Thanks.

I was wondering about check valves, but was not sure how many were needed, but it makes sense that the Jabsco has an output check valve already. It looks like the Rule needs a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-24-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 1,279
Posted By CapnRon47
bilge pumps in series, ok?

The bilge on our boat collects water from rain down the sailtrack, nothing serious but it does fill up one isolated bilge compartment when we get a good soaking. I have a Jabsco belt driven...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-25-2014
Replies: 92
Views: 16,435
Posted By CapnRon47
Re: Lifting Keel Yachts

BobPerry,
I know of one in the PNW and of 4 here on the east coast, I am not sure where the other 2 are. One of the 7 Clearwater 35's has circumnavigated, from my understanding, which says almost...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-24-2014
Replies: 92
Views: 16,435
Posted By CapnRon47
Re: Lifting Keel Yachts

All,
I also own a lifting keel "Clearwater," mine is hull #5 (they only made 7). Our fuel vent is on the topsides, but much higher up, almost 2' above the water line. I have never had any water in...
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