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Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 09-09-2015, 07:15
Replies: 2
Views: 1,321
Posted By bchaps
Difficulty checking Yanmar oil level

Having worked early teen years at a gas pump along with completely overhauling an auto engine at that time, one would expect reading oil level on a dipstick as quite elementary.

However, that is...
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 20-10-2014, 18:40
Replies: 38
Views: 6,290
Posted By bchaps
Re: 'Clicking' Noise That Moves Around Boat

At First Sight...five years ago, while docked at New Smyrna Beach, FL, I heard the same crackling.....searched lockers, cabinets, the bilge...nothing. But when I flushed the toilet, the noise...
Forum: Marine Electronics 22-10-2012, 16:53
Replies: 31
Views: 7,297
Posted By bchaps
Re: Dragging anchor alarm on handheld GPS

We've been using iPhone app "Anchor Alert" for about a year now. Yes, with GPS running it's a power hog and is kept plugged in all night, but must draw less than the big Chartplotters.

We drop...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 14-10-2012, 17:52
Replies: 49
Views: 4,532
Posted By bchaps
Re: Purchase tax, laws, and state stay time questions

This subject totally exasperates me....

Every taxing authority is looking for revenue... and searching through Coast Guard Documentation is just another method of grabbing more bucks. I am a...
Forum: Navigation 11-10-2012, 17:42
Replies: 0
Views: 765
Posted By bchaps
Where is Garmin's Magenta line for routing?

It's been over a year since I plotted any routes on the Garmin 5212. But now when I make a route, the magenta route line is visible ONLY while in "edit route" mode, then select review and finally...
Forum: Navigation 18-08-2012, 19:05
Replies: 4
Views: 2,860
Posted By bchaps
Approximate Fee for Devils Backbone Pilot?

We're well into our planning for our first Bahama trip. The Pavlidis guide strongly recommends hiring a Pilot to take the boat through Devils Backbone from Spanish Wells. I'm certainly not adverse...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 02-08-2012, 11:32
Replies: 40
Views: 5,787
Posted By bchaps
Re: How Often Do You Dismantle / Check Raw Water Pump ?

An earlier post referred to an Impeller Puller. I first saw this puller at the Annapolis Boat Show but felt the $40 was too much. After struggling again to get the impeller out by levering dental...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 31-07-2012, 11:43
Replies: 14
Views: 7,748
Posted By bchaps
Re: Island Packet 35 or 38 owners honest opinions.

Charbonneau is an IP 40...not exactly what you specified but very similar performance wise. I generally agree with the earlier posts. If the wind is around 10 kts, I get 3kts forward and since I'm...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 31-07-2012, 11:25
Replies: 26
Views: 7,727
Posted By bchaps
Re: Finishing Exterior Teak

Hi Teneicm...my wife and I returned to the boat in March 2012, six months after the original application of TeakGuard. It generally appeared to have lost some of the original lustre and heavy wear...
Forum: Fishing, Recreation & Fun 14-07-2012, 08:32
Replies: 16
Views: 2,548
Posted By bchaps
Bicycling in the Bahamas

We are planning our first Bahama sailing adventure for this Fall (2012) and anticipate visiting the major ports from Lucaya to Georgetown as an overview of the islands. A number of "salty" cruisers...
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 31-05-2012, 16:42
Replies: 38
Views: 6,376
Posted By bchaps
Re: Vent loop on head

The vented loop for the mascerator pump is in the corner of our clothes closet. If someone claims I smell like sxxx, they aren't far from the truth. I have disassembled the air valve to be sure the...
Forum: Boat Ownership & Making a Living 18-04-2012, 18:53
Replies: 71
Views: 28,627
Posted By bchaps
Re: Learning to Sail on Your Own Boat

Hello Jill & Brian...My wife and I did exactly what you are contemplating. We sailed for 45 minutes on my son's 31 footer and said "this could be fun!". Within three months we closed on a beautiful...
Forum: Crew Archives 07-02-2012, 20:14
Replies: 34
Views: 23,359
Posted By bchaps
Re: Delivery Captain Rates?

When the Delivery Captain I hired realized I had no experience, he immediately put me on the helm and was "instructing" me for the next three days. His price was $250 per day and I gave him $1,000....
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 31-01-2012, 14:21
Replies: 25
Views: 11,801
Posted By bchaps
Re: fresh water pump wont quit

Hello JWalk...if you have good pressure and see no leaks, the only remaining variable is the pressure switch. I recently installed a Sureflo...think it may have been a 4 gal model, but somewhere it...
Forum: Rules of the Road, Regulations & Red Tape 30-01-2012, 19:44
Replies: 74
Views: 8,567
Posted By bchaps
Re: Marathon's Message To Visiting Boats

During the winter of 2010/2011 we moored at Marathon for 10 weeks. We enjoyed the facilities but did learn from Richard, the Dockmaster, that the town fathers simply see cruisers as a supplement to...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 17-01-2012, 15:20
Replies: 95
Views: 16,057
Posted By bchaps
Re: Urgent - Raw Water Pump Not Working!

Other than the frustration for Don, this was a great thread! It forced me to mentally consider the steps of diagnosis as suggested. This is CF at its finest!

Great job everyone,
Bill

s/v...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 25-12-2011, 16:24
Replies: 5
Views: 3,030
Posted By bchaps
Re: Hanging the Hammock

WE hung the hammock from a spare halyard and then attached the blue line to pull it clear of the mast. I think she's hanging rather nicely.

Bill
Forum: General Sailing Forum 30-11-2011, 09:13
Replies: 23
Views: 3,422
Posted By bchaps
Re: From Annapolis to Jacksonville

Congratulations Fabrik! You will learn so much on this southern trip. Be safe and have fun!

Bill
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 27-11-2011, 18:36
Replies: 26
Views: 7,727
Posted By bchaps
Re: Finishing Exterior Teak

Bloodhound...My wife and i asked the same questions and have "tried" something other than Cetol or Epiphanes. We thoroughly scraped and sanded the old Cetol off and then using a relatively obscure...
Forum: OpenCPN 19-11-2011, 14:08
Replies: 10
Views: 1,162
Posted By bchaps
Re: Charts Do NOT Open Promptly when Building Routes

Thank you everyone! At least I now know why it's happening.

As a test ENC charts were added and the database rebuilt. WOW..great detail...but does it have to update every time the cursor moves...
Forum: OpenCPN 18-11-2011, 16:02
Replies: 10
Views: 1,162
Posted By bchaps
Re: Charts Do NOT Open Promptly when Building Routes

Thank you for your comments. Just finished downloading new charts for the East coast...CG Regions 1,5,7. After removing all BSB and KAP files from their individual folders, the charts are now...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 18-11-2011, 09:34
Replies: 23
Views: 3,422
Posted By bchaps
Re: From Annapolis to Jacksonville

Fabrik..here's another idea. Like you, we took possession of the boat in November (but 2009). Because most sailing schools are closed at this time, I contracted an ASA captain to teach my wife and...
Forum: OpenCPN 17-11-2011, 19:25
Replies: 10
Views: 1,162
Posted By bchaps
Charts Do NOT Open Promptly when Building Routes

I'm sure there is another setting or something that needs to be tweaked. As I move my position to the edge of an existing chart, I enter the "black" edge of world area. It takes some clicking and...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 17-11-2011, 19:09
Replies: 23
Views: 3,422
Posted By bchaps
Re: From Annapolis to Jacksonville

Fabrik...My wife and I made the trip last year in mid-December. The ICW can be thought of as a "school". Your mind and sight must be focused on markers, currents, depths, channels, and traffic 100%...
Forum: Atlantic & the Caribbean 12-11-2011, 19:20
Replies: 12
Views: 9,329
Posted By bchaps
Re: intercoastal or outside

Irwi28..From south Ga on the Intracoastal to Miami...Two words: Bridges and Depths. There are places in South Ga where the ICW channel seems to disappear at low tide so the journey must be...
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