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Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 09-07-2018, 06:24
Replies: 10
Views: 639
Posted By fryewe
Re: Lifeline clothes clips

In my early Navy days (a few years after “iron men and wooden ships”), we were taught to use small stuff (another old Navy term) as clothes ties. The method uses ten or twelve inch long pieces of...
Forum: Crew Positions: Wanted & Available 29-06-2018, 07:25
Replies: 95
Views: 8,958
Posted By fryewe
Re: Looking for gay couple to crew catamaran

Why younger? And younger than who? Than the catamaran? That seems to be over 50? (BTW, Same hiring rules governing sexual orientation also apply to age.😁)
Forum: Rules of the Road, Regulations & Red Tape 13-06-2018, 17:04
Replies: 22
Views: 2,639
Posted By fryewe
Re: Help me pick State of Registration

State registration is required for USCG documented boats. Not required to display state registration numbers, and none will be assigned, but display of the yearly registration decal is required.
Forum: Off Topic Forum 13-06-2018, 05:40
Replies: 26
Views: 2,169
Posted By fryewe
Re: The biomass distribution on Earth

And if it did melt, the weight of all the redistributed dihydrogen oxide (10 to the 16th power kg...ten million billion kg) that is now concentrated near the poles would subsequently be uniformly...
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 11-06-2018, 08:46
Replies: 335
Views: 22,369
Posted By fryewe
Forum: General Sailing Forum 11-06-2018, 08:32
Replies: 198
Views: 14,089
Posted By fryewe
Re: Using headphones on night watch?


This is my opinion. Take it for what you’ve paid for it.

The first time I came across the phrase “weeks of boredom, punctuated by moments of sheer terror” was in the book Blow Negative...
Forum: General Classifieds (no boats) 10-06-2018, 17:34
Replies: 1
For Sale or Trade: Sails
Views: 411
Posted By fryewe
Re: Sails

Old Tom...
If you talk to Hunter at Schurr Sails on So. L Street, he might help you out. He evaluated about a dozen sails for me, and repairs to three that needed work were very reasonable.
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 10-06-2018, 16:48
Replies: 335
Views: 22,369
Posted By fryewe
Re: Composting toilet: rules, regulations, and "real life" use etc.?

Living in the Gulf South, bugs are a fact of life. When we began using our C-head, the little flying critters found it within days.

Diatomaceous earth stopped them almost immediately. A couple of...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 06-04-2018, 18:18
Replies: 34
Views: 3,517
Posted By fryewe
Re: Best glue for repairing teak wood on deck

BTW, I get resorcinol from Aircraft Spruce on the web. (No affiliation)
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 06-04-2018, 18:16
Replies: 34
Views: 3,517
Posted By fryewe
Forum: Product or Service Reviews & Evaluations 09-02-2018, 10:06
Replies: 34
Views: 6,220
Posted By fryewe
Re: Avoid Rig -Rite!

Been dealing with Rig Rite for years...perhaps a dozen transactions. I’m a satisfied customer.

It’s true that the voice on the phone is more business-like than the table server smoozin’ you for...
Forum: Provisioning: Food & Drink 04-02-2018, 21:39
Replies: 207
Views: 21,216
Posted By fryewe
Re: 27ft cruising reality

If you peruse Chuck and Laura Rose’s YouTube channel, your questions and many others will be answered. Good luck.
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 26-01-2018, 16:22
Replies: 29
Views: 2,445
Posted By fryewe
Re: Yanmar 3JH5E - difficult starting - advice please

Symptoms seem to indicate that you have a very small leak in the fuel supply.

They can be the devil to find. Work sequentially and carefully and you’ll solve the problem. Shrink wrap or Saran Wrap...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 26-01-2018, 16:15
Replies: 12
Views: 974
Posted By fryewe
Re: Need Starter Replacement Help

Belizesailor’s advice is spot on. Take it to an electrical shop and ask them to fix it for you.

A good shop will disassemble it and reassemble it with quality parts at a good price. If a piece is...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 22-01-2018, 16:53
Replies: 13
Views: 1,076
Posted By fryewe
Re: 2QM15. Before I go electric...

I went through this same exercise in late 2016. I took two approaches. First, I did my homework and talked to various mechanics who were familiar with the transmission. 3K$ to overhaul.

I talked...
Forum: Provisioning: Food & Drink 12-04-2017, 20:14
Replies: 71
Views: 5,845
Posted By fryewe
Re: Ketogenesis friendly provisioning without refrigeration?

Submariners eat eggs. Eggs that were loaded aboard a few days prior to underway. That came from a farm. And were washed there. And then sold to the government. Agents of which sent them to the base...
Forum: Auxiliary Equipment & Dinghy 11-04-2017, 04:31
Replies: 28
Views: 2,150
Posted By fryewe
Re: Hypalon Dinghy -- Question about Loss of Value.

Your dinghy was no longer new after the first use. It's still the same age, only patched.

Your dinghy is no longer is whole. You had a pre-holed used you have a post-holed...
Forum: Provisioning: Food & Drink 01-04-2017, 11:24
Replies: 149
Views: 13,257
Posted By fryewe
Re: Propane, alcohol or kerosene stoves?

Iwatani single burner butane stove if you're sailing locally in the US. Highest output burner and convenient spray-paint sized cans that last about three-fours hours on high and cost two bucks when...
Forum: Boat Ownership & Making a Living 17-03-2017, 21:04
Replies: 34
Views: 3,470
Posted By fryewe
Re: How Long Have You Owned Your boat?

I bought my first boat, a Nor'sea 27, in 1983, when it was 5 years old and I was 35. I still own it, and sail it, 34 years later. It's a good boat, beautiful to look at, comfortable for two, and it...
Forum: Dollars & Cents 17-03-2017, 18:03
Replies: 65
Views: 8,813
Posted By fryewe
Re: Westmarine is insane

Daniel, McMaster-Carr is my go-to for all fasteners. is a treasure trove of deals on MANY other items. Orders ship same day or next, usually out of the Atlanta warehouse, and are in hand...
Forum: Product or Service Reviews & Evaluations 09-03-2017, 12:34
Replies: 60
Views: 8,800
Posted By fryewe
Re: Looking at Portable Freezer Fridges

Bought the Dometic CFX-50 in December. I considered ARB and Engel, but in the end, it appeared the Dometic was comparable in every way, but at a much lower price.

I've used it on the road in my...
Forum: The Sailor's Confessional 03-02-2017, 16:07
Replies: 30
Views: 7,597
Posted By fryewe
Re: D.I.Y or Hire a Professional?

Hire someone or do it myself?

If I pay someone to do it, by definition that makes him a professional.

But paying someone doesn't mean he's more qualified nor more meticulous nor schedules the...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 01-02-2017, 09:41
Replies: 22
Views: 2,864
Posted By fryewe
Re: Is My Battery Dead or Not?

NOCO G2600 has defulfator built into it's charging cycle. Don't know whether it's useful or not, only that the charger has restored two batteries that I have been having trouble charging up with a...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 31-01-2017, 19:01
Replies: 22
Views: 2,864
Posted By fryewe
Re: Is My Battery Dead or Not?

Don't know the answer to your specific question...

But I had two batteries that were giving me similar problems. One was two 6V Duracell EGC2s in series; the other, a 12V Group 29 Duracell deep...
Forum: Propellers & Drive Systems 27-01-2017, 17:08
Replies: 17
Views: 3,630
Posted By fryewe
Re: Kanzaki Clutch box failure

If your prop is in an aperture between hull and outboard rudder, make sure you have at least a couple of inches clearance to pull the shaft aft so you can get the transmission stub shaft out of the...
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