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Search: Posts Made By: priscilla
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 12-17-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 2,795
Posted By priscilla
Re: Sail From Nova Scotia To The Bahamas

If this isn't just a death wish, and your serious, you should provide us with some imfo. on this 50 footer. The design, rig, nav.gear, sails etc. You will get good helpfull imfo. on this net from...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-13-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 760
Posted By priscilla
Re: Raw water intake

Westerbeke's Installation Manual has all the data on hose sizes and material for their engines and generators and thats available on their website. However, at your suggestion ,we will now add it to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-16-2013
Replies: 91
Views: 13,487
Posted By priscilla
Re: " All Is Lost" movie

I Started this post and finally saw the movie...The previous writer is correct: Redford is a bum, and the movie isn't very good. Our sailnet sailors have done a good job finding all the defects. I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-13-2013
Replies: 69
Views: 3,372
Posted By priscilla
Re: Things lost in the water

I lost myself, at anchor. My wife, docking. And a mistress, she's still out there!
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 11-08-2013
Replies: 37
Views: 5,217
Posted By priscilla
Re: Kaufman 47 cutter, anyone have anything on these boats?

There is a new book just out "Sailing A Serious Ocean" by John Kretschmer. His boat is a Kaufman 47, he has been all over the world with it, ( and also a very good author ).
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-25-2013
Replies: 91
Views: 13,487
Posted By priscilla
Smile " All Is Lost" movie

Let us have some fun....for those who can get to see this film with Robert Redford, as sailors, how many things can we discover that are wrong? Its due out this week.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 10-14-2013
Replies: 59
Views: 4,857
Posted By priscilla
Re: U.S.-Bahamas, Crossing the Stream

Where are you entering the Bahamas? The approach from the north is difficult, reefs and sandbanks. The Walkers cay channel is narrow and shallow and local knowledge is critical. . My boat draws...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-04-2013
Replies: 60
Views: 2,800
Posted By priscilla
Re: I need advice ..off shore or Intracoastal NJ to Florida

These sailnet people are correct' a sailboat, without its rig is very unstable. It could get very unpleasant even in the waterway. She must draw less without her rig! If you go you'll need...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-09-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 1,112
Posted By priscilla
Re: Diesel Starting

The start sequence on my Westerbeke...key on and preheat pressed heats the glow plug and primes the electric fuel punp (you can hear it ticking). Usually about 20 seconds. Not necessary if it was...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-07-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 1,164
Posted By priscilla
Re: What was Westerbeke in a former life ?

My Westerbeke 63 is a Mazda tractor engine. The block and internal parts are Mazda external parts are by Westerbeke. Their current blocks are from Kubota. The Japs engineering and precision...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-25-2013
Replies: 34
Views: 3,596
Posted By priscilla
Re: Sailing NE Florida to the Abacos

NightOwl is right! Stick close to the coast or use the waterway, Cross to the little Bahama Bank and you can sail in the dark to Great Sale Cay. Leave from W.Palm Beach for the 60nm voyage to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-30-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 962
Posted By priscilla
Re: oops

Perhaps he planned on tying up at the bridge since he had all his fenders out!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-22-2013
Replies: 25
Views: 1,229
Posted By priscilla
Re: which genset

"Chuck53" is right...WESTERBEKE, and they have several small models. Also the best manuals!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-16-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 467
Posted By priscilla
Anything new on our missing nina?

A scrap of wood...? piece of cloth...? Has anyone heard anything?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-09-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 659
Posted By priscilla
Re: Water pressure systems

"PRISCILLA" thanks you all....thats good imformation.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-08-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 659
Posted By priscilla
Re: Water pressure systems

My pump location is well aft in the steering compartment so noise won"t be a problem. My plastic fittings however are vintage 1970 so to avoid a zillion leaks I better go with 4.0 or less. Do you...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-08-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 659
Posted By priscilla
Water pressure systems

Replacing a Par (belt drive) pump that runs our fresh water system. We have 3 faucet (sets) to serve. The Par was 4.0GPM and 40PSI. Whats everyone using these days? ...and what works?
Forum: Announcements and Suggestions Box 07-08-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 297
Posted By priscilla
Re: Water pressure systems

I can't tell you over the years how many times I've rebuilt that pump....The bolt holes in the bakerlite housing no longer hold the bolts thus I can't tighten enough. My bilge and sump pumps are the...
Forum: Announcements and Suggestions Box 07-08-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 297
Posted By priscilla
Water pressure systems

I need to replace my belt driven PAR water pump. Now available only on special order (at $500), I'm wondering if one of the newer water pressure pumps (ShurFlo, Jabsco, West) would do the job? I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-30-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 1,199
Posted By priscilla
Re: calcium buildup in sanitation hoses

I sailed and lived aboard in the Bahamas for a lot of years and once I pounded the calcium out of those hoses vineger kept them clean from then on! Also it keeps the bowl white. If you leave the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-25-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 1,288
Posted By priscilla
Re: Would this forecast keep you in port?

Thats a summer forecast around here, and most thunderstorms die out when they reach the NE coast, If its the leading edge of a cold front its a different story.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-25-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 858
Posted By priscilla
Re: Joker valve?

Denise, "Dog Ship" is right...Vinegar keeps the calcium from building up thru the hose and when you leave the boat flush some cooking oil into the valves.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-24-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 8,550
Posted By priscilla
Re: Westerbeke W58 Perkins 4-154

Both the W-58 and the W-52 were both Mazda tractor engines...Westerbeke hasn't used Perkins blocks since the 1960's.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-29-2013
Replies: 47
Views: 1,991
Posted By priscilla
Re: Sailing with friends for a week, expenses?

Yeah, it certainly matters. Smoke has ashes, its messy, and it stinks, and has no place on a sailboat. As a guest he should be more considerate. As far as expenses they should offer to help out,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-23-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 521
Posted By priscilla
Re: Anchor help

FASTER, Yes, I did see those advertised...there about $1000 higher then the "Plowmaster" for the 46lb. They don't seem to have the ability to pivot, well perhaps that dosn"t matter. My boatyard is...
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