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Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 05-11-2018, 22:19
Replies: 27
Views: 932
Posted By J Clark H356
Condensation

Condensation is present when the surface temperature hits the dewpoint. In the summer, hot air carries a lot more moisture. In the winter the cold air carries much less. If warm moist air hits a...
Forum: Great Lakes 28-10-2018, 07:01
Replies: 12
Views: 1,207
Posted By J Clark H356
Alabama to Great Lakes

From Mobile to Kentucky Dam and in to Cairo, you will have some currents in the early to late spring if the Tenn-Tom is flooded. Many (including me) make the trip north from Florida after wintering...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 07-10-2018, 18:57
Replies: 49
Views: 5,729
Posted By J Clark H356
Bruce Roberts barn find- is it worth it?

I have a friend who had a steel boat. It sounds great until you try to keep it painted. Sailed like a tank. They rust unless it is not regular steel and some variant that is Corten that rusts and...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 28-09-2018, 17:04
Replies: 35
Views: 2,495
Posted By J Clark H356
Re: Speed sensor question - pulling out

It wonít let in near as much water as you think, but be careful not to cross thread when getting the plug back in. Once you push in the plug, not much water comes in and even with the plug out,...
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 14-09-2018, 13:54
Replies: 31
Views: 1,510
Posted By J Clark H356
Re: Finding drain plugs.... for sinks (galley)

Have you tried to find out who,made,the original sink,and if they are still in business? Another option is to look for a hurricane damaged totaled boat that is like yours and see if you can buy...
Forum: Our Community 02-09-2018, 18:09
Replies: 69
Views: 7,972
Posted By J Clark H356
Re: Does it damage a boat leaving it in the water all year?

Older fiberglass boats used a different layup than the newer boats. If your hull used vinylester it is much less prone to any osmosis or blistering.
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 02-09-2018, 17:53
Replies: 11
Views: 1,451
Posted By J Clark H356
need a rear walk through stern sailboat

I keep my dinghy on the foredeck and use a 5HP propane Lehr with a hoist pole that holds my KVH Satellite Antenna for Dish Network. We have towed my Avon dinghy across GOM twice (motor on bracket on...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 02-09-2018, 17:04
Replies: 11
Views: 1,451
Posted By J Clark H356
Re: need a rear walk through stern sailboat

Hunter 356 or 36. I have a 2003 356 and have sailed just under 10,000 miles in KY Lake and to SW Florida and back. No Bahamas, but would not hesitate to sail all over Bahamas. Great boat. Some...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 31-08-2018, 09:22
Replies: 34
Views: 1,863
Posted By J Clark H356
Usual location of generator on a monohull

My Northern Lights 5KW is installed in my port lazarette of our 2003 Hunter 356. It didnít have enough room for the standard Northern Lights sound shield so we had a custom unit made from a company...
Forum: Seamanship & Boat Handling 22-08-2018, 17:24
Replies: 17
Views: 2,463
Posted By J Clark H356
How to estimate roughness of sea?

Get Sailflow and it will give you the forecast period and wave height. A good rule of thumb is a wave with a period the same as the height = period 1 will be rough.
A period of 1.5 x wave height...
Forum: Product or Service Reviews & Evaluations 04-08-2018, 08:48
Replies: 40
Views: 26,478
Posted By J Clark H356
Re: Anyone using Rainman water maker

Thanks for the feedback. I plan to get a watermaker before I make another cruise to Florida - maybe winter of 19/20. On previous cruise there, I had ready access to good water, but I like the idea...
Forum: Product or Service Reviews & Evaluations 04-08-2018, 07:36
Replies: 40
Views: 26,478
Posted By J Clark H356
Re: Anyone using Rainman water maker

I have wondered if using a water maker makes the water ďsoftĒ which has that slippery feeling that feels like you canít get the soap off. Any users of water makers experience this or is it like...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 29-07-2018, 11:06
Replies: 9
Views: 616
Posted By J Clark H356
Re: Lehr Propane 5 HP outboard

HopCar is the one who told me about the paper clip. Iíd highly recommend the Lehr. Bought mine in January 2014.
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 29-07-2018, 06:18
Replies: 9
Views: 616
Posted By J Clark H356
Lehr Propane 5 HP outboard

They are the solution to bad gas. I have one and bought it after spending all kinds of money keeping my Yamaha 4HP 4 stroke running. I had a little initial problem getting it tuned right, but after...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 15-07-2018, 15:31
Replies: 37
Views: 3,023
Posted By J Clark H356
Re: ZuluWaterways is it the new AC?

Thanks for putting this together. I just downloaded the app. I have used Active Captain and contributed information. I will contribute information to this app. I like Active Captain, but now it...
Forum: Powered Boats 11-07-2018, 19:15
Replies: 19
Views: 1,664
Posted By J Clark H356
Re: ICW CRUISE

Youíre responsible for your wake. Never make it there and back in two weeks and not get fined and do damage to shore/other boats. Donít think people take it lightly getting damaged by wakes. They...
Forum: Emergency, Disaster and Distress 11-07-2018, 13:05
Replies: 40
Views: 4,184
Posted By J Clark H356
Re: Does satphone lessen or cancel need for EPIRB?

I have Spot, Personal Eprib and Globalstar. Am considering changing spot to InReach. Redundancy is good. I have CG numbers on speed dial.
Forum: Marine Electronics 09-07-2018, 07:50
Replies: 95
Views: 6,547
Posted By J Clark H356
Re: Anyone using iNavX for iPad?

I use INAvX and really like it as a backup. My primary use is for AIS sinc my old Pathfinder Chartplotter wonít display AIS. I also like the route functions. It is simple to set up routes. ...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 24-06-2018, 22:43
Replies: 8
Views: 376
Posted By J Clark H356
Re: Fuel metering options

Only problem I see with this unit is 2 l/hr is .52 gal/hr. My generator only burns about .25 and my Yanmar .4 to .5 gph for total around .75 net with both running. What happens if the flow is less...
Forum: Seamanship & Boat Handling 24-06-2018, 08:18
Replies: 52
Views: 5,175
Posted By J Clark H356
How Far Have You Sailed?

I log just about everything since I was an Air Force Pilot almost 50 yearís ago. I have been sailing 20 years and on all boats have sailed 12,087 NM, 13,908 SM.

On Persistence, my second...
Forum: Marine Electronics 24-06-2018, 07:50
Replies: 27
Views: 1,501
Posted By J Clark H356
AIS and Radar

I have both and had radar much longer than AIS. Mine is old 2003 Raymarine Pathfinder still going. Radar and AIS are complimentary and I want both. They give similar information, but once you use...
Forum: Auxiliary Equipment & Dinghy 11-06-2018, 20:36
Replies: 14
Views: 1,834
Posted By J Clark H356
Re: Experience w Transom Mounted Dinghy?

Either put it forward upside down on the deck and use a halyard to put it in the water with a sling or just hook to the front towing handle on the deck with the halyard and lower it stern first into...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 02-06-2018, 21:49
Replies: 29
Views: 3,169
Posted By J Clark H356
How to track maintenance?

Keep a log in excel for everything on my 2003 Hunter 356. I log NM/SM, Times docked, times anchored, engine/generator hours, fuel consumption, oil changes, impeller changes, fuel filter changes,...
Forum: Destinations 31-05-2018, 22:41
Replies: 9
Views: 1,675
Posted By J Clark H356
Re: Miami,Fl to Ft Walton,Fl

Watch West Tampa 42036 Buoy. If forecast is less than 10 knots and less than 2 feet waves for your intended crossing then go. Donít go until these conditions exist. Have crossed twice in these...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 23-05-2018, 04:41
Replies: 7
Views: 617
Posted By J Clark H356
Table Top Repair

Until a permanent fix I would spray with this Mohawk product that comes with Hunters when they are commissioned. Small scratches just disappear when sprayed with this. It wonít fix it but will mask...
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