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Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures Yesterday, 19:21
Replies: 1
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Posted By Nicholson58
Re: Propane Tank Location for Heater

On-deck storage compartments are made for this.
Forum: Monohull Sailboats Yesterday, 19:08
Replies: 17
Views: 1,886
Posted By Nicholson58
Re: Midships ladder

Ours is a MarQuipt MarQuipt ... A Reputation for Quality,*Service, and Reliability ( that came with the boat. It is about 8 feet long. It folds in half &...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit Yesterday, 18:49
Replies: 16
Views: 458
Posted By Nicholson58
Re: Ballast help needed

I would be surprised to find the ballast compromised. Your survey would surely note that. It has a long, keel (full) with encapsulated ballast. Ballast may not be lead in these boats. They are...
Forum: Rules of the Road, Regulations & Red Tape Yesterday, 13:57
Replies: 182
Views: 4,017
Posted By Nicholson58
Re: Do you think recreational boats should be licensed?

We find there is little difference as long as its power boats. The fact that enough money will put you in command of a 60 foot SeaRay with no understanding of the rules is not acceptable. (In our...
Forum: Our Community Yesterday, 13:17
Replies: 2
Views: 136
Posted By Nicholson58
Re: Boat name change?!?

If it is documented you go to the CG documentation site and follow the directions for name change & send $$. I can't remember how much but it was not too bad (5 years ago).

If the PO didn't...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar Yesterday, 13:06
Replies: 24
Views: 1,453
Posted By Nicholson58
Re: Mounting solar panels on a Ketch

We are planning to mount ours above the Bimini, below the main boom. We have a boom gallows. With the mizzen boom hanging past the transom and our old style narrow transom the stern is a no-go. ...
Forum: Lagoon Catamarans Yesterday, 11:56
Replies: 13
Views: 677
Posted By Nicholson58
Re: Gas struts - Help!!!!

ALWAYS trust your wife - and be happy for the rest of your life. :biggrin:

again - NM is newton-meter - a measure of torque, not force.

Struts are installed using the geometry of the...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit Yesterday, 09:41
Replies: 16
Views: 458
Posted By Nicholson58
Re: Ballast help needed

1978 CT 41 Sail Boat For Sale - (

Here is one on Yachtworld. I suspect you will spend more than this to...
Forum: Auxiliary Equipment & Dinghy Yesterday, 09:35
Replies: 45
Views: 2,406
Posted By Nicholson58
Re: Dock steps are expensive

This is probably not enough lift but we find it useful as a foot rest at the throne. It is the right height also for reaching the high points in the Solon. Fold-away handle. We use it on deck...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar Yesterday, 09:24
Replies: 111
Views: 3,622
Posted By Nicholson58
Re: Running 220v water heater on 110v supply

This is the correct Answer. You win the star :smile:

The 1200 Watt rating is only realized at the rated voltage. The heater will not draw more amps at lower voltage (like an induction motor). ...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats Yesterday, 08:55
Replies: 17
Views: 2,033
Posted By Nicholson58
Re: Insurer Ask Me For A Captain

You might also consider working towards USCG credentials too. The minimum program is Known as a 6-pack. You can probably find a program offered locally. Ours was conduced at a hotel conference...
Forum: Lagoon Catamarans Yesterday, 08:36
Replies: 13
Views: 1,978
Posted By Nicholson58
Re: Dinghy swamped by following sea and davits bent

We have a small jib hoist on the aft stbd with an 8-part tackle. This easily lifts the OB to the storage bracket. I can do it myself up or down in less than 5 minutes. If you did get in a nasty...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems Yesterday, 07:54
Replies: 40
Views: 1,968
Posted By Nicholson58
Re: Automatic transmission fluid in diesel fuel

I agree ATF is an aggressive solvent. Is this possibly a problem regarding elastomers? I would be a bit concerned about the mechanical lift pump diaphragm.
Forum: The Sailor's Confessional Yesterday, 06:53
Replies: 62
Views: 9,100
Posted By Nicholson58
Re: Well, key west is a dump...moving on

I visited with my parents 45 years ago. We were all negatively impressed. 'Dump' described it well.
Forum: Atlantic & the Caribbean 22-03-2015, 20:49
Replies: 47
Views: 2,246
Posted By Nicholson58
Re: Documented Boats in Florida

Antique boat here. What a deal, we pay 450 in Michigan. Most states have the 60 -90 day rule. Its about the same as for cars if you move into the state. It is a bit puzzling They make you...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 22-03-2015, 20:29
Replies: 40
Views: 1,785
Posted By Nicholson58
Re: Outboard dies when throttling up from idle

New engine - take it in for service. It wounds like it is not getting enough fuel. Fuel filter, fuel pump water in the fuel. We now use only non-ethanol fuel and our outboard runs better. We also...
Forum: Challenges 22-03-2015, 19:20
Replies: 185
Views: 11,206
Posted By Nicholson58
Re: 2015 bahamas gun check-in update

The statute says revolver. That is a pretty specific mechanism. Does that mean other hand gun loading mechanisms are permitted or perhaps the officials are reading it literally?
Forum: Forum Tech Support & Site Help 22-03-2015, 19:05
Replies: 40
Views: 1,172
Posted By Nicholson58
Re: SAE or Metric???

CRESCENT makes the very popular adjustable metric wrench. It also fits SAE hexes. Channel Lok & Vice Grip are similarly flexible.

I carry full sets of all sockets, deep & shallow and Allen...
Forum: Atlantic & the Caribbean 22-03-2015, 18:55
Replies: 16
Views: 1,445
Posted By Nicholson58
Re: Bahamas Sticker Shock

Flat fee at our marina on Muskegon Lake (Lake Michigan) is $5.00. Difficult to get excited. $40 is mote like a city sewer bill. Glad to have a composter.
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 22-03-2015, 18:50
Replies: 23
Views: 1,929
Posted By Nicholson58
Re: Which Portable Generator Is Suitable?

I was in Harbor Freight today guying lots of fine Chinese stuff. They have some ridiculously cheap gas generators. If all you want to do is charge batteries there is an 800 Watt name plated gas unit...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 17-03-2015, 20:17
Replies: 30
Views: 1,883
Posted By Nicholson58
Re: Lithium costs: comparison and sanity check?

I think that if you search this on the CF you will find recent discussions. They looked like 50 kilobucks for us when I last looked. I believe they have come down somewhat. It would be akin to...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 17-03-2015, 20:09
Replies: 27
Views: 1,725
Posted By Nicholson58
Re: Filling and drilling holes using West System Epoxy

Absolutely! Oversize the holes - chip out some core. I usually use Marine-Tex. If the hole is through, duct tape the inside and then fill it. You can easily drill through with any drills. If...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 17-03-2015, 20:00
Replies: 38
Views: 2,167
Posted By Nicholson58
Re: New Pirate threat. .. uninvited bording

Found these pirates in Green Bay at the Tall Ships festival. They were boarding the neighbor's boat & demanding rum - or whatever. I had plenty of whatever but Lynn somehow managed to keep them off...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 17-03-2015, 19:27
Replies: 15
Views: 2,440
Posted By Nicholson58
Re: Camper Nicholson 31

Check out our rudder rebuild & bottom job on our 1984 Nicholson 58.

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Forum: General Sailing Forum 17-03-2015, 08:38
Replies: 15
Views: 2,440
Posted By Nicholson58
Re: Camper Nicholson 31

There is a Yahoo group for Nicholson owners you might like.
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