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Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 10-11-2018, 09:21
Replies: 13
Views: 1,180
Posted By LooseGoose
Re: Y valve on waste system

Heat gun, hot water, hair dryer. A hose pick can be handy depending on orientation....check autozone for that. Be aware the hose is usually spiral ribbed...therefore it will loosen or tighten...
Forum: Vendor Spotlight - Great Deals for CF Members! 09-11-2018, 11:37
Replies: 323
Views: 6,912
Posted By LooseGoose
Re: MANTUS GIVEAWAY ends Nov 20th | Enter Now!

I would love to be able to dive my boat to inspect and dream products are:
Forum: Lagoon Catamarans 04-10-2018, 09:19
Replies: 12
Views: 1,098
Posted By LooseGoose
Re: Water damage to laminate in galley

It is possible to do a repair , but a small hairline will be seen. Cut the new matching (try to match the grain pattern and color) veneer to the exact size using a new exacto knife blade. Securely...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 03-08-2018, 17:28
Replies: 77
Views: 5,278
Posted By LooseGoose
Re: Nervous About North Channel Canada

I agree you will be up there in the perfect part of late summer. You might like it so much you should look into leaving the boat at a yard around Mackinac for the winter, so you can go back next...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 26-07-2018, 20:43
Replies: 77
Views: 5,278
Posted By LooseGoose
Re: Nervous About North Channel Canada

One of the top ten cruising grounds in the world. If you really want top quality info, join the Great Lakes Cruising Club to access Anchorage by Anchorage member reports. The best way to spend extra...
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 20-07-2018, 15:58
Replies: 81
Views: 10,965
Posted By LooseGoose
Re: Time to Brag on Your #liveaboard hacks

3 great foodie items we use:

1- a good set of Ceramic rust, amazingly sharp, last surprisingly long time, easy to clean

2- Handheld tiny vacuum food bagging system....
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 29-06-2018, 06:55
Replies: 20
Views: 1,587
Posted By LooseGoose
Re: A question about varnishes

two things to be aware of are the mil thickness of the current coating, and color matching.

If the scratch has resulted in a much lighter color of the wounded wood, you can experiment on scrap...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 19-06-2018, 10:03
Replies: 42
Views: 4,168
Posted By LooseGoose
Re: Motor oil replaced by Diesel - what do I need to fix?

Cut open the oil filter to check for metal filings.....and save that bit of oil for a subsequent oil analysis....both will tell you a lot about whether you had significant abnormal wear during the...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 28-05-2018, 13:33
Replies: 47
Views: 10,392
Posted By LooseGoose
Re: Electric Sailboats Illustrated Guide to Boats Converted For Sale and Tips

Hope this is appropriate for your forum.

I thought you might be interested in this machine I spotted in the Georgia ICW, cruising along at 2 knots or so on solar energy. Quite remarkable....there...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 27-05-2018, 07:25
Replies: 44
Views: 2,877
Posted By LooseGoose
Re: Plastic Polishing/Cleaning Tips Wanted...

Automobile bumpers are plastic, and various cleaners, prep practices, adhesive promoters, paints and clear coat systems may be worth a looksee
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 24-05-2018, 15:39
Replies: 29
Views: 2,522
Posted By LooseGoose
Re: Non Yanmar coolant ok?

diesel engines require diesel rated coolant.
Find your leak, fix it, top up with water just for the trip,

Then flush and fill with the recommended type and mixture. Use distilled water.
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 19-05-2018, 13:04
Replies: 16
Views: 1,317
Posted By LooseGoose
Re: shot of hot water from cold water taps

What color is your hull? I have a dark blue hull which gets very hot in the Caribbean sun....some cold water lines run close to and along the hull, resulting in hotter than ambient water at the cold...
Forum: Anchoring & Mooring 13-05-2018, 12:10
Replies: 169
Views: 16,764
Posted By LooseGoose
Re: Yep - we dragged!

Glad you pulled out of the situation OK.

Many anchors set and hold well on initial deployment, but have trouble re-setting after a tide reversal for instance.

Check out this video for excellent...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 04-05-2018, 15:42
Replies: 10
Views: 1,055
Posted By LooseGoose
Re: battery combiner w 12V starting batt and 2x6V house bank

Right.....the combiner is rated at 120's the circuit breaker that's rated at 30 amps....all working well within their electrical capacities.
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 02-05-2018, 10:36
Replies: 10
Views: 1,055
Posted By LooseGoose
Re: battery combiner w 12V starting batt and 2x6V house bank

Cirix battery combiner can handle up to 30 amps, visible on the left, can prioritize either battery, fully automatic.
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 28-04-2018, 11:04
Replies: 13
Views: 1,564
Posted By LooseGoose
Re: Keep boat clean during engine maintenance

Cut off the bottom of a water bottle and place below and beyond the lip of the oil won't spill even one drop. Use a bigger jug with a handle on big filters like Cat 3208 filters.168854
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 25-04-2018, 14:02
Replies: 16
Views: 1,563
Posted By LooseGoose
Re: Helm enclosure front window zipper?

our centre panel flips up and clips to the top's rolling up, no scratches, very pleased. Did the same with 2 side panels for ventilation.
Forum: Our Community 16-04-2018, 11:31
Replies: 47
Views: 5,259
Posted By LooseGoose
Re: Surprising Tools You Can't Live Without

Hose Pick, epoxy, nut drivers for hose clamps, hose clamp spares, esp. in larger sizes, a large adjustable wrench, gasket material, breaker bar, torque wrench.
Forum: Boat Ownership & Making a Living 13-04-2018, 16:37
Replies: 30
Views: 3,505
Posted By LooseGoose
Re: Buying an American boat as Canadian

Used Boat Registration

Taxation table Days % Max tax previously
Grace Tax Amount paid Titlle
State Period Rate Credit...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 07-04-2018, 11:42
Replies: 12
Views: 2,106
Posted By LooseGoose
Re: diesel bug tank cleaner

Pri-D is the only additive recommended on it for years with new fuel, had o filter the asphaltenes out over many seasons in sporty weather......fact of life if you don't go...
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 07-04-2018, 11:36
Replies: 27
Views: 3,369
Posted By LooseGoose
Re: Cleaning a Freash Water Tank on a 1977 Morgan 41

Pick a very sporty day, buy 4 big bags of ice cubes, dump the cubes in the tanks and then motor around in the most uncomfortable manner......pump em dry.
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 26-03-2018, 18:50
Replies: 26
Views: 2,394
Posted By LooseGoose
Re: Small air cooled generators, installations, handling. Examples anyone?

I saw a post recently where they stored the Honda on deck inside a weatherproof but heavy duty manufactured plastic doghouse!!!!!
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 19-03-2018, 10:08
Replies: 127
Views: 9,521
Posted By LooseGoose
Re: How many Amps Hours do you use a day?

get yourself one of these:
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 07-03-2018, 12:25
Replies: 34
Views: 3,117
Posted By LooseGoose
Re: Bimini top out of aluminum ?????

Check out Atlantic Towers and Hard To Top for ideas.
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 27-02-2018, 18:38
Replies: 53
Views: 4,372
Posted By LooseGoose
Re: How do I avoid "discharging oil"?

Don't pump oil into the water. Figure the rest out so the boat complies. :whistling:
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