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Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar Today, 19:14
Replies: 36
Views: 1,708
Posted By Nicholson58
Re: Warm white led lighting

Marine beam - fixtures or bulbs. Replaced all cabin & nav lights & deck lights.
Marine LED Bulbs for your boat (http://store.marinebeam.com/find-your-led-bulb/)

IMTRA also has good replacement...
Forum: General Sailing Forum Today, 18:40
Replies: 19
Views: 1,929
Posted By Nicholson58
Re: Help identifying these items please

HMMMMMMMMMM Thong?? Can't imagine e heavy duty-beauty that could wear it. Wouldn't need the electric winches with a power wench.
Forum: Meets & Greets Yesterday, 17:00
Replies: 3
Views: 133
Posted By Nicholson58
Re: Retired Coasty

While we lived in Cleveland, the CG visited/taught marine safety anywhere they were invited. The CGsman noted that 9 of 10 drowning were young males with their fly open and with high alcohol...
Forum: Fountaine Pajot Yesterday, 15:39
Replies: 4
Views: 288
Posted By Nicholson58
Re: Where to buy replacement for sail slides?

You should be able to find names on the parts. Otherwise, send photos to sail makers or riggers for assistance.

You can often find the Torlon balls from McMaster Carr.
Forum: General Sailing Forum Yesterday, 15:30
Replies: 19
Views: 1,929
Posted By Nicholson58
Re: Help identifying these items please

Agree on that one. Looks like sheet bags - first two.

Dinghy dodger on the orange item may be possible. Also - Possibly for covering an anchor?

We have a bunch of these treasures on our...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 25-07-2015, 17:15
Replies: 27
Views: 541
Posted By Nicholson58
Re: Westerbeke 33 overheating

Just a silly thought but my Westerbeke is a pain to install the impeller. It may take several tries before I get the raw water impeller on WITH the woodruff key properly in place - BAD DESIGN !!! ...
Forum: Rules of the Road, Regulations & Red Tape 25-07-2015, 17:02
Replies: 10
Views: 682
Posted By Nicholson58
Re: Immigration and Cruising permit for Bahamas

For all of these related questions, Noonsite is a great source with specific help for each country.
Forum: General Sailing Forum 25-07-2015, 16:56
Replies: 8
Views: 955
Posted By Nicholson58
Re: Summer winds in southwest Florida

He is pretty much on except for hurricanes. It all averages out.


Check the charts for your area and pick a boat with a draft that will not be a problem. If by SW FL you mean Naples or so,...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 25-07-2015, 16:53
Replies: 17
Views: 1,468
Posted By Nicholson58
Re: Yet another solar wiring question

TOTALLY agree :thumb:


I suggest you run nothing less than #6 AWG & parallel on all four.
Forum: Recreation, Entertainment & Fun 24-07-2015, 15:54
Replies: 73
Views: 4,853
Posted By Nicholson58
Re: Boat Names...point of view

ByPass - owned by a heart doctor
Last Nickel
Tax Dodge

Boat names should be short, easy to say and hear on the radio & easy to spell.

We are ROXY, after the admiral's mom.
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 24-07-2015, 15:33
Replies: 11
Views: 852
Posted By Nicholson58
Re: European power - 32A from two 16A outlets

I would prefer to see the OP use a piece of well protected gear than to hand make a combiner with plugs & wire. Read the original post.

There are lots of sources for how to deal with...
Forum: Great Lakes 24-07-2015, 15:23
Replies: 32
Views: 2,394
Posted By Nicholson58
Re: Best boats for the North Channel

Water was lower. The location was not far east of Bear-Drop. Sorry, no coordinates. Always be careful up there. We had electronic charts show us sailing through an island. Other places showed 50+...
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 21-07-2015, 19:45
Replies: 27
Views: 2,149
Posted By Nicholson58
Re: Stripped thread in impeller housing. Now What ??!!

Same happened to us. I noted that the bolts were blind tapped into bronze with only about 1 diameter of engagement. Very bad practice for bolts that are routinely removed/replaced. I had enough...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 21-07-2015, 19:34
Replies: 11
Views: 852
Posted By Nicholson58
Re: European power - 32A from two 16A outlets

We have the Hubbell smart Y thing. It checks phases when you plug into two 30 amp 120 VAC. If the phases are correct, you get a green light. If green, plug in the 50 amp cord and get 240 out. It...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 21-07-2015, 19:23
Replies: 17
Views: 1,109
Posted By Nicholson58
Re: New (to me) boat, and engine maintenance

I have heard this condensation 'myth' before. Its been discussed on other threads. According to our marina engine geeks, most water enters at your deck fitting because nobody ever replaces the...
Forum: Great Lakes 21-07-2015, 18:43
Replies: 32
Views: 2,394
Posted By Nicholson58
Re: Best boats for the North Channel

Only a few days after we left a couple years ago, our fiends happened onto a power cruiser on a bolder in the marked channel (Whalesback), not on the charts. There are places that until recently, ...
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 18-07-2015, 18:34
Replies: 21
Views: 3,163
Posted By Nicholson58
Re: I've gone and bought a cat

Keep the cucumbers away. They find them terrifying.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hXp9Di4Ggy0
Forum: Europe & Mediterranean 18-07-2015, 18:29
Replies: 16
Views: 2,144
Posted By Nicholson58
Re: Flying with a mainsail

The sail bag will arrive dirty and scuffed & possibly with handles & lines ripped out. You will be chapped. Does it exceed the airline weight number? Perhaps better to ship? Will the battens fit...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 18-07-2015, 18:26
Replies: 11
Views: 1,641
Posted By Nicholson58
Re: help with wiring solar setup

24 or 12 VDC? No matter series or parallel, use bigger wire than you would plan. I have 3 X 220 Watt in parallel with #6 from each one to the MPPT charge controller. Keep the wire from the charge...
Forum: Crew Positions: Wanted & Available 18-07-2015, 18:20
Replies: 2
Views: 414
Posted By Nicholson58
Re: Take me with you on your next sailing adventure! Short notice OK!

If you are simply looking for boat time and experience, consider posting as race crew at the local Yacht clubs. Usual schedules are weekly club races and occasional distance races.
Forum: Health, Safety & Related Gear 18-07-2015, 18:16
Replies: 59
Views: 5,681
Posted By Nicholson58
Re: Offshore Sailing in Thunderstorm far from land

Does not need to be grounded - best if it is not. Faraday cage is as close as possible to a metal surround. Electrons repel one-another so they stay in the 'cage'. Here is the most awesome...
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 18-07-2015, 18:02
Replies: 11
Views: 727
Posted By Nicholson58
Re: Aluminum Water Tank Repair

On the paint, take a look at Sherwin Williams in one of their own stores. They sell two versions of water tank water-proofing 2-part epoxy. I use the white for the inside of the hull in all...
Forum: Marine Electronics 18-07-2015, 16:51
Replies: 61
Views: 4,018
Posted By Nicholson58
Re: Windows 10 and mandatory updates

I "UPDATED" to 7 because XP was no longer supported. Not only do they require updates, You cannot own the new office suit. My old OFFICE will not load by their $$ extraction plan. You must rent it...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 16-07-2015, 18:23
Replies: 19
Views: 1,537
Posted By Nicholson58
Re: pay VAT or not

1984 Camper & Nicholson - no listing. NO CHARGE? :biggrin:
Forum: Marine Electronics 16-07-2015, 18:11
Replies: 38
Views: 1,747
Posted By Nicholson58
Re: Looking for a Barograph

We have NASA Meteoman. LCD recording 7-day. Shop around, prices vary a lot.

NASA Marine Clipper MeteoMan Barometer | CL-BAR...
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