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Search: Posts Made By: OPossumTX
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 6 Days Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 772
Posted By OPossumTX
Forum: Outboard 1 Week Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 188
Posted By OPossumTX
Re: Impeller replacement Merc 5hp

Around here, any stoppage involving a small hole should be checked to rule out mud dauber infestation. These pests will fill any small hole with their mud nests, spiders and their eggs/larva. I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 1,413
Posted By OPossumTX
Re: Wave powered propeller

Might power the instrument lights if they are LED.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 93
Views: 3,783
Posted By OPossumTX
Re: Vhf/ham

There are some features of the Winlink system that could be blocking your incoming messages. I believe you may be bumping into these safeguards. There is a "white list" feature to exclude spam. ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 1,724
Posted By OPossumTX
Re: should I be offended?

Only if you want to. If you are looking to snap at some one, here is your chance.

You could just ignore them. Or you could explain what a rare jewel she is and educate the tourist, Your choice...
Forum: Learning to Sail 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 36
Views: 1,869
Posted By OPossumTX
Re: Should I learn the sextant?

Go ahead and get one. Learn to use it. Keep the updated charts and tables. One day flying rocks in space or a solar storm may take out all the satelites. You will be the sucker who can find his...
Forum: Electronics 03-04-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 208
Posted By OPossumTX
Re: need help from the HAMS

Any of these suppliers will more than likely have what you want.

The original part may have axial leads (out the ends) or even be surface...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 03-03-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 391
Posted By OPossumTX
Re: Selling a boat slip in Anacortes. Any advice?

One very important thing to remember with real estate agents of any stripe, they get paid faster if it sells faster. Some of them will recommend a low asking price to simply get the sale. In this...
Forum: Electronics 02-24-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 537
Posted By OPossumTX
Re: HAM v. SSB Frequencies (check radio is unlocked for HAM)?

You may also find more information at: American Radio Relay League | ARRL - The national association for AMATEUR RADIO (
The ARRL is the U.S. national amateur radio organization.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-24-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 525
Posted By OPossumTX
Re: Blocked Raw Water Intake

Fin fishes seem to be one way operations. They go in just fine but don't come out backwards worth spit. Their fins get suck if the hole is too small. Not much applicable experience with jelly fish.
Forum: Outboard 02-22-2014
Replies: 46
Views: 1,487
Posted By OPossumTX
Smile Re: Lightest dinghy motor available

The oars I have used could either fix or finish off a bad back. It wasn't from carrying them either.

It helped me but that does not mean it would work for everyone. I got so much better that I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-18-2014
Replies: 203
Views: 7,043
Posted By OPossumTX
Re: Beaufort South Carolina no longer a free anchor

The problem is that so many laws are not enforced, and when they are enforced, they are enforced to suit those who seem to be in power at the time. This is all part of the "Some animals are more...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-17-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 282
Posted By OPossumTX
Re: Using a heat gun on teak

The ones that go on sale at Harbor Freight for $9 or so have weak switches and tend to go out after a little while. ;)
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-17-2014
Replies: 43
Views: 2,546
Posted By OPossumTX
Re: Is this pro wiring?

Having everything nicely tied with wire ties and the harness neatly bundled can make heating problems and cross talk issues real bears to sort out. I have fought these problems in marine and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-15-2014
Replies: 92
Views: 1,773
Posted By OPossumTX
Re: trolling motors

If I have missed someone else commenting on this, I apologize.

The idea of using a trolling motor power plant as an inboard is going to flop just about the time the motor goes up in smoke!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-30-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 811
Posted By OPossumTX
Exclamation re: Oops!!!

I've hit stuff on the water before, but never nearly that effectively!
Forum: Electronics 12-24-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 474
Posted By OPossumTX
Re: VHF Radio - static on transmit not recieve

It could be the mike or mike cord. Try a repeat with the mike and cord held against something so there is no relative movement between the mike, cord and radio.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-16-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 445
Posted By OPossumTX
Re: Drilling Out Screws

I have had trouble finding #2 Permatex. I used it for sealing split cases on outboard and motorcycle engines years ago. I used to keep a half pint bottle of the stuff thinned with alcohol. I would...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-29-2013
Replies: 410
Views: 33,573
Posted By OPossumTX
Re: Would a sailboat be a good place to be

I was told that the zombies would appear just after the trucks and trains stopped bringing food to the cities.

I have never seen them for real but New Orleans after Katrina might be a good...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-18-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 535
Posted By OPossumTX
Re: water heater element replacement

It looks to me like the temperature controller is the black box mounted on the element bracket. Could be wrong but...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-18-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 813
Posted By OPossumTX
Re: Handheld vhf suggestions

Or carry a backup antenna, an adapter to match the antenna connector of your handheld VHF and you are good to go if your main rig/antenna gets lightning struck, bridge bonked or just quits working. ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-14-2013
Replies: 24
Views: 1,637
Posted By OPossumTX
Re: Falling asleep at the tiller

If you need a settable alarm that can wake all except the stone deaf and dead, Google "Truckers sleep alarm" I have one and it is louder than the smoke/fire alarms in my house. You can also pick one...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-13-2013
Replies: 69
Views: 2,789
Posted By OPossumTX
Re: Things lost in the water

Those things used to cost more than a good car!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-11-2013
Replies: 69
Views: 2,789
Posted By OPossumTX
Re: Things lost in the water

Uncounted hats and Sun glasses, numerous tools, an outboard motor cover, a couple of umbrellas, a folding chair, a solar panel, several hats and lately an outboard which I recovered. For some...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-28-2013
Replies: 29
Views: 1,849
Posted By OPossumTX
re: I hit a &%@#!* abandoned mooring block.....

Put a sign on it, "FREE MOORING BLOCK", and see if it doesn't disappear.
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