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Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 26-09-2014, 15:42
Replies: 10
Views: 880
Posted By Nicholson58
Re: New Isotherm Fridge arrived with swiss cheese sides

COSMETIC - Maybe. So would 20-some holes in his new car?
Forum: General Classifieds (no boats) 26-09-2014, 14:32
Replies: 5
Want To Buy: WANTED: Pedestal
Views: 260
Posted By Nicholson58
Re: WANTED: Pedestal

Check with Torresen Marine in Muskegon, Michigan. Salvaged equipment. - Also, Wolf's marine in Benton Harbor, Michigan.
Forum: General Sailing Forum 25-09-2014, 19:35
Replies: 42
Views: 1,750
Posted By Nicholson58
Re: How to prepare for lightening strike???

Pretty good description of our vessel. Heavy 3-inch wide copper strip throughout the boat as "equalizer" and all rigging & internal metal stuff bonded to it. All connected to several ground plates...
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 25-09-2014, 18:58
Replies: 48
Views: 2,554
Posted By Nicholson58
Re: Black Water Discharging. What really happens?

Nature's Head or Air Head are the two popular models. The geometry regarding installation is slightly different but they work pretty much the same.

Nature's Head...
Forum: Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 25-09-2014, 18:30
Replies: 41
Views: 1,701
Posted By Nicholson58
Re: Bent Mast Repair

The yard where we store our boat has racks of salvaged masts. You might find one at Torresons in Muskegon Michigan. (or other yard)

If you try to straighten, you will likely loose a significant...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 24-09-2014, 18:54
Replies: 4
Views: 276
Posted By Nicholson58
Re: A Dance To Make Your Brain Hurt. Video.

Do you know how many stupid videos that links up to if you view on YouTube? Possible fun ideas for my daughter's wedding on Halloween.:devil:
Forum: Auxiliary Equipment & Dinghy 24-09-2014, 17:40
Replies: 13
Views: 482
Posted By Nicholson58
Re: Steel jon boat for dinghy?

Great suggestion. There are many used small Whalers here (Great Lakes) with center console. Positive flotation is a plus & known for stability. I see 3 to 4 per year around town for sale. ...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 10-09-2014, 18:28
Replies: 46
Views: 1,652
Posted By Nicholson58
Re: Fuel hose - requirement for insurance

The vent shown (for gasoline) with a flame arrestor, is often mistakenly used for holding tanks & other stuff. I can't comment on the technical atributes of the actual unit shown. They are...
Forum: Our Community 10-09-2014, 16:01
Replies: 29
Views: 1,472
Posted By Nicholson58
Re: Cheap Courtesy Flags

We have bought or been gifted, many from Landfall. Some affordable, some ridiculous. Many flags on board when we bought the boat were hand made by crayon on suitable material. OK if your artistic...
Forum: Our Community 08-09-2014, 18:49
Replies: 76
Views: 2,589
Posted By Nicholson58
Re: Help us Name our Boat


Forget the cute stuff only insiders might get. Make it something everyone can remember AND easy to pick up on the radio. For town name, maybe you can find one with the I-P reference...
Forum: Health, Safety & Related Gear 08-09-2014, 17:35
Replies: 23
Views: 1,013
Posted By Nicholson58
Re: Where to keep lifejackets tidily and to hand

We keep ours around our collective necks. Having found myself in deep water once where the jackets went down with the ship, one realizes the only place it does any good is on you. When we have...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 07-09-2014, 07:48
Replies: 24
Views: 763
Posted By Nicholson58
Re: Zincs - Salvaging NPT Brass Plugs

Make your own bottom tap by grinding off the tapered end. Its what we do in the machine shop. Also, if you change the zincs sooner you can avoid the problem. If there is no zinc, look in your heat...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 07-09-2014, 07:39
Replies: 46
Views: 1,652
Posted By Nicholson58
Re: Fuel hose - requirement for insurance

The gimbal requirement is one I've also never heard of. I recently added gimbal locks to prevent ours from swinging. The constant motion can prematurely fail the hose. So far, we have never had...
Forum: Families, Kids and Pets Afloat 06-09-2014, 17:23
Replies: 15
Views: 767
Posted By Nicholson58
Re: Cat chomping on fishing lines

hang up, put away. leave them in rod holders. We have ceiling mounted rod holders in the cabin. Heavy rail mount rod holders on the aft pulpit.
Forum: Marinas 05-09-2014, 15:32
Replies: 5
Views: 383
Posted By Nicholson58
Re: Looking for Ft. Lauderdale Marina Recommendations

I extricated ours form River Bend. $TAY AWAY!!

Pricing we found suggests you get well north of Lauderdale or prepare to be worked over.
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 05-09-2014, 14:33
Replies: 40
Views: 1,533
Posted By Nicholson58
Re: Painting a mast?

first question: is it currently painted? If NO then absolutely leave it alone.

If it is in need, plan it at your next stretch on the hard.

Remove everything that easily comes off. We used a...
Forum: Rules of the Road, Regulations & Red Tape 04-09-2014, 18:59
Replies: 82
Views: 4,320
Posted By Nicholson58
Re: AIS now compulsory for foreign yachts in Thailand

I am a firm believer & user of AIS. Great here where piracy is nearly unknown. What will be our position when the criminals can pick & choose a victim based on who/what you are and how many boats...
Forum: Vendor Spotlight - Great Deals for CF Members! 03-09-2014, 19:52
Replies: 297
Views: 5,960
Posted By Nicholson58
Re: Sept Giveaway: Mantus Beats a Thousand Again!

Happy to have an opportunity at any of the Mantus equipment. I noticed there were a few new things added since the last time I visited the site.

Large bridle for large boat and large hook. (7/16...
Forum: Atlantic & the Caribbean 30-08-2014, 15:22
Replies: 71
Views: 3,127
Posted By Nicholson58
Forum: Seamanship & Boat Handling 30-08-2014, 14:36
Replies: 67
Views: 5,722
Posted By Nicholson58
Re: off shore swimming

Yes, you missed this one. Pretty well sums it up.
Forum: Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 28-08-2014, 19:25
Replies: 31
Views: 1,924
Posted By Nicholson58
Re: Offshore Sails - Are High-end Worth the $$

Dacron for Main, Mizzen, storm trisail, cutter storm jib, #2 genoa factional hoist. AS spinnaker, mizzen staysail.

We added a 5-layer Quantum Fusion Membrane high cut genoa (Yankee) as the new...
Forum: Seamanship & Boat Handling 28-08-2014, 19:06
Replies: 67
Views: 5,722
Posted By Nicholson58
Re: off shore swimming

we do it often in Lake Michigan. I don't mind a cold dip but most guests want mid-70's F or higher. I swam in Marquette harbor In July - 54 F.

From the boat, I prefer everyone wears flotation....
Forum: Atlantic & the Caribbean 28-08-2014, 18:54
Replies: 71
Views: 3,127
Posted By Nicholson58
Re: Is it really that HOT in America and the Caribbean?

Not hot here. All of the great Lakes froze over for the first time in several years. People were paddling SUP icebergs in Marquette harbor in May wearing cramp-ons.

Forum: Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 27-08-2014, 18:34
Replies: 10
Views: 457
Posted By Nicholson58
Re: Replacement Sheave source

If you draw a blank, I suggest Moly filled Nylatron. Find a machine shop or access to a lathe and make one & a spare. I have been making spares to rebuild the sun-baked disintegrating Lewmar wheels...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 26-08-2014, 17:37
Replies: 19
Views: 1,326
Posted By Nicholson58
Re: Would a RIB with motor be too heavy on davits all the time?

Leave the lift. Its useful to hoist all sorts of stuff on board. Its worth it just to load batteries.
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