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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.
Thanks,
Claude
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 www.lasalinamarina.weebley.com
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:
Thanks
cem

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

SAILBOAT FOR SALE (http://sandiego.craigslist.org/csd/boa/5705484152.html)
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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