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Search: Posts Made By: lostatsi
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-21-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 451
Posted By lostatsi
Re: Nova Kool Refer

new haul
Sorry. The first numbers were the size of the evaporator (box) which is inside the box of the second set of numbers. I didn't mean to confuse anybody about math or insulation or...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-20-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 451
Posted By lostatsi
Re: Nova Kool Refer

denise
Will the Engel unit work in a 12 cubic foot box. The current set up is a 12x6x16 vertical box inside the fridge. Whats inside freezes, outside stays plenty cold. ( of course not any more)....
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-19-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 451
Posted By lostatsi
Re: Nova Kool Refer

Maybe it isn't the original unit. It is clearly marked 134. But thanks for the tip on the swing compressor, I'll look into that.
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-19-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 1,428
Posted By lostatsi
Re: Portable Generator

I don't want to ruffle any feathers but I will give you my Personal experience with the Honda 2000. I have lived on the hook in Mexico with my wife on a 40' sail boat for 2 of the best years of my...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-19-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 451
Posted By lostatsi
Nova Kool Refer

I am researching replacement Air Cooled Condensers and Box shaped Evaporators to replace my current set up. I have always been very satisfied with all aspects of my current refrigeration set up. It...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-06-2012
Replies: 24
Views: 2,909
Posted By lostatsi
Re: easier diesel bleeding

SchockT
Yes WD40 is flammable, but compared to starting fluid it's edible,LOL!
A diesel has about 20 to 1 compression ( twice that of a gas motor) and no spark plugs. It makes fire by...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-05-2012
Replies: 24
Views: 2,909
Posted By lostatsi
Re: easier diesel bleeding

I hope I don't get too much flack for this but here go's.
I have been around diesel's for at least 20 years. Take what you will from this information, all based on real experience.
Think of...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-05-2012
Replies: 23
Views: 3,058
Posted By lostatsi
Re: Autopilot replacement recommendations

I don't know how big or heavy your boat is,how much and what kind of sailing you do. I can tell you this. My 40' at about#20000 came with a raymarine that was driven off the wheel. It worked fine...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-05-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 485
Posted By lostatsi
Single side band radio

I am considering the KAITO KA1102 AM/FM SHORTWAVES SSB radio to listen to ssb weather forecast or just whatever. Has anyone had experience with these? Do they really work? They seem so inexpensive I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-12-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 387
Posted By lostatsi
Re: Weights and Measures

Paulk
Theres no doubt she sets lower than when we first got her. Soooo much stuff when you live aboard. I even raised the paint a touch when we repainted the bottom. I've kept the weight as...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-12-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 387
Posted By lostatsi
Weights and Measures

I'm not sure where this question belongs but I'll start with "general". There is quite a bit of lead weight in the back of my boat near the rudder post or sleeve. I am guessing they are some sort of...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-07-2012
Replies: 0
Views: 252
Posted By lostatsi
Help with Info on dingy

Tried the google thing with no luck. Have you heard of a RIB called "Guardian Yacht Tender". About 9' hard bottom. Tiring to find out if it is PVC or Hypo. And maybe weight.
Thanks for any help on...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-07-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 773
Posted By lostatsi
Re: Yanmar not starting

There is no harm in shutting off the salt water (cooling supply) sea **** and working strictly on the starting issue first ( no need to run long once fixed). Very basic on a deisel, fuel at injector...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-19-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 635
Posted By lostatsi
2 part dingy paint

I have an old Achillies RIB. I am considering using the 2 part paint offered by a couple of different manufacturers. Oddly enough their web sites state that it will make the old dingy like new yet...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available 09-19-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 2,085
Posted By lostatsi
Re: Coastal Sailor Wanted

Capttb I'm so jealous $300 for a slip. I will say that in S.D. finding a slip is no problem anymore but expect about $600 or more. Salina in Mexico which is North of Ensenada is a Very nice Marina...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available 09-19-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 2,085
Posted By lostatsi
Re: Coastal Sailor Wanted

At the risk of sounding like Sarah Palin you are sailing from LA. or L.A. ? Long Beach south to Mission Beach in S.D. ( not South Dakota!) is a good trip with a self serve yard. Also a little further...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-28-2012
Replies: 1
Views: 428
Posted By lostatsi
Water maker Pickling

I would like some input on water maker pickling(NOT A Spectra) chemicals.
I have been told
1 Sodium Metabisufite
2 Sodium Bisulfite
3 Potassium Metabisufite
If you have used one or more of...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-22-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 549
Posted By lostatsi
Re: West Marine Dingy

Thanks P and V PVC might not be so good in Mexico. It's in great shape and looks great but I am shocked how the glue seems to be, for the lack of better words not glue. The tube seams are fine but...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-22-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 549
Posted By lostatsi
West Marine Dingy

I just bought a dingy at a swap meet. West marine Model # FRU 2.9. Would anyone know if it is Hypo or PVC? It reminds me of a buddies West marine dingy in that you can pretty much pull it apart! And...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-17-2012
Replies: 23
Views: 2,929
Posted By lostatsi
Re: Electric Winch Handle

Sv ad Capt Ron
Thanks again, now I'm leaning that way too. The WinchRight is a clean looking unit but at $600 the Milwaukee sounds like a better choice.Having the "8 electric winch" option sounds...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-16-2012
Replies: 23
Views: 2,929
Posted By lostatsi
Re: Electric Winch Handle

svHyLyte
Point well taken on the 120 volt drill. I have no concerns as to my inverter as it will handle more than enough along with more than enough battery bank but I like your input on the ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-16-2012
Replies: 23
Views: 2,929
Posted By lostatsi
Re: Electric Winch Handle

Capt Ron
What voltage is your rechargeable? We did a run through several hardware stores, Home Depot and such down here in PV Mexico and the only thing I found in a right angle 1/2" was a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-14-2012
Replies: 23
Views: 2,929
Posted By lostatsi
Re: Electric Winch Handle

Gary
Thanks, Don't mind the cord as I don,t plan on using it to sail, just to hoist the main. I was looking at the Milwaukee site and their Right angle 1/2 is gear reduction as you mentioned at...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-14-2012
Replies: 23
Views: 2,929
Posted By lostatsi
Electric Winch Handle

Hello All
I am hoping to get some feed back on what has become a popular use of a rechargable right angle 1/2 drill (Millwakee 18 or 24volt seems to be the one) to raise the main sheet.
My...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 05-06-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 1,511
Posted By lostatsi
Re: Sailing around Mexico

We have been in the bay (anchored off Mita). Have gotten a lot of info from here and other cruisers. Don't feel the need to rush off any more, which is a relief as this place is our favorite so far....
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