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Forum: General Sailing Forum 15-07-2016, 03:58
Replies: 26
Views: 2,414
Posted By Nicholson58
Re: Free Rum Party NYC Monday 18th on my boat!

We are at the Weland canal but will not make it unless we add a few kilo-horse powers. Later and sailing your way.
Forum: General Sailing Forum 15-07-2016, 03:53
Replies: 31
Views: 3,819
Posted By Nicholson58
Re: UFC Mooring Ball FIGHT!!!

Lost the one my wife made in Green Bay. Your track makes her feel much relieved.
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 06-07-2016, 10:27
Replies: 21
Views: 2,719
Posted By Nicholson58
Re: Here We Go!! Almost

I hate autocorrect.

Simrad help came through. System required total reset to factory defaults and enter all boat data again. Auto pilot then went live but no rudder. We found also a broken...
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 06-07-2016, 09:02
Replies: 21
Views: 2,719
Posted By Nicholson58
Re: Here We Go!! Almost

We have been under way now for bout two weeks. Started in Muskegon, Mi. Now at Put In Bay on Lake Erie. This place used to be a quaint village with a bar and pizza shop. It is now Coney Island....
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 30-06-2016, 19:59
Replies: 21
Views: 2,719
Posted By Nicholson58
Re: Here We Go!! Almost

Mizzen rewire done.

Boat splashed Friday June 24. In the morning there was two feet of water in the bilge fron the fridge condenser. Easy fix but hard to find. We went under the Mac today...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 28-06-2016, 16:36
Replies: 44
Views: 2,528
Posted By Nicholson58
Re: Epoxy .... "What", is a "Drop"?

If you are mixing resin ang acellorator by drops I suspect you are using polyester resin, not epoxy. I suggest you use US Composites.com 635 THIN resin and fillers. This is epoxy 2 to1.
Forum: Crew Positions: Wanted & Available 22-06-2016, 19:47
Replies: 6
Crew Wanted: Sailing Great Lakes
Views: 901
Posted By Nicholson58
Re: Sailing Great Lakes

Suggest you do Georgian bay and the north channel.
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 21-06-2016, 19:03
Replies: 6
Views: 305
Posted By Nicholson58
Re: Porthole Windows

Ours are similar and OLD. I cleaned the seal and then finger wiped with a coat of 3M 4200 black. The new surface seals well.
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 21-06-2016, 18:57
Replies: 12
Views: 1,046
Posted By Nicholson58
Re: Advice I/O on a 400-Watt Wind Turbine

I did not see specs. You really need technical details. My basic concern is what is the blade diameter? 400 watts is high enough to question the area swept by the blades. Is it 3 phase? What is...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 21-06-2016, 18:48
Replies: 21
Views: 1,780
Posted By Nicholson58
Re: DYI Fuel Polishing Issues

We lost our HP injector pump from silted oil and dirt. I studied this for awhile and found good discussion on trawlers forum and for over the road truckers. I installed a FRANZ filter with a 45 gph...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 20-06-2016, 20:03
Replies: 44
Views: 3,297
Posted By Nicholson58
Re: A gift from the bilge monster

It's a SS pin 25 mm long!
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 20-06-2016, 19:58
Replies: 21
Views: 2,719
Posted By Nicholson58
Re: Here We Go!! Almost

Big progression over the last few days. Motor started after two years of inaction. We have added fuel polishing and crankcase oil polishing. The HP injector pump was rebuilt and the entire fuel...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 20-06-2016, 08:31
Replies: 30
Views: 2,215
Posted By Nicholson58
Re: Diesel dying after running at 2k RPM few hours.

If you are sure that air is getting in then look for faulty fittings, hose, or gaskets. The other possibility is a leaky diaphragm in the lift pump. If you have crud in the tank I highly recommend...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 16-06-2016, 17:55
Replies: 14
Views: 1,094
Posted By Nicholson58
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 14-06-2016, 18:53
Replies: 11
Views: 407
Posted By Nicholson58
Re: Awlgrip touch up

Very difficult to patch Awlgrip. We have a few dock scrapes. I will making the best of it by thinning and hoping for it to flash over.
Forum: Our Community 13-06-2016, 18:29
Replies: 14
Views: 2,167
Posted By Nicholson58
Re: Yes, that is a chicken on a sailboat

Why. Not? The only problem is it dedicates everywhere. Eggs are nice. How about check in?
Forum: Off Topic Forum 12-06-2016, 19:59
Replies: 63
Views: 5,482
Posted By Nicholson58
Re: Sailing During an Electrical Storm

We have bee hit three times I think. We have observed that devices with local two pole rocker switches that disconnect both plus and negative with an air gap have survived. Most modern electronics...
Forum: Product or Service Reviews & Evaluations 11-06-2016, 17:55
Replies: 20
Views: 4,146
Posted By Nicholson58
Re: Discount marine supplies

I have bought from them. No problems.
Forum: Navigation 09-06-2016, 20:18
Replies: 16
Views: 726
Posted By Nicholson58
Re: Looking for Canadian Maritimes Chart book

I have found that there are many guide books but no Richardson-like chart books. Canada Hydrographic seems to hold a monopoly on the charts. No big deal if you cruise a confined area. This makes it...
Forum: Anchoring & Mooring 09-06-2016, 20:08
Replies: 2
Views: 308
Posted By Nicholson58
Re: Galvanising Hi Tensile chain

We re coated ours with armor galvanize. This is a franchise you may find in many places. Favorable as less environmentally bad and is more durable than plain hot tank zinc. Used by the navy for...
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 02-06-2016, 17:19
Replies: 21
Views: 2,719
Posted By Nicholson58
Re: Here We Go!! Almost

Stick to it. We worked 8 years on this Ivan damaged boat. Lots of work, punctuated by fun and Great Lakes cruises. Quite a few learning and humbling moments. More to come for sure. Passing on my...
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 31-05-2016, 17:46
Replies: 14
Views: 1,111
Posted By Nicholson58
Re: Fresh Water Tank / Paint

I have used Serwin Williams Tile Clad for many water proofing tasks. It is sold as water tank lining. It is two part epoxy high build, gloss white. I have painted most of the hull interior. Our...
Forum: Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 31-05-2016, 17:40
Replies: 57
Views: 6,191
Posted By Nicholson58
Re: Do you use Winch for Roller Furler?

We are 58 ft with 80 ft mast The 135 on a Pro Furl 52 needs both a winch and a powered winch driver. We keep an eye on the drum all of the way in. We must part furl to tack. We let off the sheet...
Forum: Marine Electronics 30-05-2016, 19:35
Replies: 9
Views: 379
Posted By Nicholson58
Re: Fuse Panel Labels

Try label makers for electrical wires and components. The sticky is good and small text is the norm.
Forum: Off Topic Forum 30-05-2016, 16:59
Replies: 1,396
Views: 176,243
Posted By Nicholson58
Re: The New Joke Thread

A woman salesman traveling through The desert southwest picks up a Native American hitchhiker. The hitchhiker puzzles over the bag on the seat. The sales woman says, "It's a bottle of wine I got for...
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