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Forum: Monohull Sailboats 17-05-2018, 09:27
Replies: 22
Views: 1,457
Posted By Cowpoke
Re: Non-hydraulic auto pilot suggestions

I have been very pleased with my Alpha 3000 unit for some 30 years now.
Linear actuator. One end attached to the hull with the other driving a lever arm attached to the rudder shaft and has a manual...
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 14-05-2018, 14:12
Replies: 218
Views: 13,889
Posted By Cowpoke
Re: Composting toilet: rules, regulations, and "real life" use etc.?

Real life experience:
We have been using the Air Head on a boat for about 4 years now and overall quite happy with it once we got it's proper use figured out. We use coco peat which works...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 09-04-2018, 11:42
Replies: 0
Views: 159
Posted By Cowpoke
Marina Palmira Topolobampo SO

Can anyone supply current information for this marina? Have found numerous references to it but they all date 2012 - 2014.
Up to date reviews would be awesome.
SV Camelot...
Forum: Boats For Sale and Wanted 31-08-2017, 12:56
Replies: 64
Views: 14,686
Posted By Cowpoke
Re: Looking for 40-50' Bluewater Monohull Sailboat <$200k

check today's ads. 46 Erickson for sale.
Forum: Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 12-08-2017, 07:58
Replies: 20
Views: 1,742
Posted By Cowpoke
Re: Winch Pawl for 1969 Columbia 22

If you can not find a replacement, take a good one to a machine shop and they should be able to fab one. One off jobs can take some time and be rather pricey but will get you going again.
Forum: General Sailing Forum 01-08-2017, 10:24
Replies: 60
Views: 4,510
Posted By Cowpoke
Re: Mexico or BC for me?

Check out
Very motivated seller. Nice boat in good condition. Currently documented. Well equipped with lots of spares. Excellent liveaboard or passagemaker. Already in...
Forum: General Classifieds (no boats) 17-07-2017, 08:16
Replies: 4
Views: 1,087
Posted By Cowpoke
Re: Ultra Stainless Anchor + 100m SST Chain - New

Have a friend in Southern California with a very large SS anchor and very motivated to sell. If interested let me know and I will forward his email.
Forum: General Classifieds (no boats) 17-07-2017, 08:12
Replies: 4
Views: 1,124
Posted By Cowpoke
Re: Standalone Watermaker

When was the last time the unit was used? Was it stored pickled?
Forum: OpenCPN 01-06-2017, 10:30
Replies: 125
Views: 16,036
Posted By Cowpoke
Re: OpenCPN Version 4.6.1 Released

Running Windows 7. When trying to install 4.6.1 I receive the following message:

Installer integrity check has failed. Common causes include incomplete download or damaged media....
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 04-01-2017, 08:21
Replies: 42
Views: 6,882
Posted By Cowpoke
Re: Firefly vs Lithium ?

Since they are a lead based battery is there any data showing degdration on the Firefly batteries while sitting on the shelf as there is with conventional lead acid batteries?
Forum: Classifieds Archive 30-07-2016, 12:41
Replies: 54
Views: 8,614
Posted By Cowpoke
Re: Wanted: 38+ liveaboard sailboat, center cockpit, aft cabin

Forum: OpenCPN 13-08-2015, 11:12
Replies: 55
Views: 12,733
Posted By Cowpoke
Re: OpenCPN on Android Tablet

Sorry if I am duplicating but I can not find a definitive answer to whether OpenCPN can be used with the Android Lollipop operating system. If it is possible, could someone point me to an...
Forum: OpenCPN 21-08-2014, 09:14
Replies: 3
Views: 1,285
Posted By Cowpoke
Open CPN User Manual

I am a totally new user and have very intermittent internet service at my location.
Is there a way to download the manual so I can study offline?
Did a copy and paste to Microsoft Word but many of...
Forum: OpenCPN 18-09-2009, 07:51
Replies: 1,343
Views: 219,108
Posted By Cowpoke
Can the NOAA charts be downloaded directly or...

Can the NOAA charts be downloaded directly or does one have to go through a dealer and pay?
If they can be done directly, could someone give a quick lesson or provide a tutorial?
Thanks much,
Forum: Pacific & South China Sea 19-08-2009, 14:08
Replies: 9
Views: 2,082
Posted By Cowpoke
Question Crusing the Galapagos

Would like to set sail for the Galapagos sometime next year from southern California.

So far, all I can find on the net is commercial enterprises selling cruises. Can't even find a website for the...
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