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Forum: Boat Ownership & Making a Living 02-02-2021, 06:28
Replies: 37
Views: 2,193
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Re: BEWARE THE FORUMS

Thread winner!
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 03-01-2021, 04:39
Replies: 55
Views: 4,425
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Re: Using pipe cutter on bimini tubing

I can second the Rigid pipe cutter. Inexpensive, available from Home Depot, clean and easy. With the limited shore access we had at the time, the angle cutter would have been a mess.
Forum: Off Topic Forum 16-12-2020, 15:17
Replies: 209
Views: 10,229
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Re: A call for mod action and user restraint

I know I'm just a newbie here, but the epiphany for me was to hit "ignore" on the ENTIRE Covid forum.

Night and day difference in the forum experience [emoji3]

Dan
Forum: General Sailing Forum 16-12-2020, 06:48
Replies: 158
Views: 9,406
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Re: collision avoidance

A question that sort of fits in this thread: I've been using a lensmatic style hand compass for quite some time. (It's what I had when getting started cruising).

It works well, a bit fiddly but...
Forum: Auxiliary Equipment & Dinghy 14-12-2020, 06:35
Replies: 36
Views: 1,280
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Re: Depth Finders

There should be DIP switches under the cap that allow you to change to meters.
Forum: Anchoring & Mooring 01-12-2020, 14:26
Replies: 3
Views: 364
Posted By Off Trail
Re: Unusual Anchor

Thanks. Indeed; interesting design seems to echo a bit of CQR thinking. Don't necessarily like the long lever point that the tip can exert, though. Anyway, I find it fun to see some of the less...
Forum: Anchoring & Mooring 27-11-2020, 12:25
Replies: 3
Views: 364
Posted By Off Trail
Unusual Anchor

Anyone know what this is? Sort of a one-armed Danforth/CQR
mix:

227739
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 27-11-2020, 10:44
Replies: 4
Views: 209
Posted By Off Trail
Re: Tar tape?

Wrapping with cloth is called "parcelling"

Traditionally the grooves are first "wormed" with thin cord, then covered with parcelling, and finally served.

"Worm and parcel with the lay, turn and...
Forum: Propellers & Drive Systems 26-11-2020, 12:20
Replies: 4
Views: 316
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Re: Folding Prop Size?

FWIW when we switched to a Flexofold, the manufacturer's recommendation was the same diameter, pitch and blade count as our existing fixed prop. Not sure how true this is generally....
Forum: Meets & Greets 14-11-2020, 18:29
Replies: 20
Views: 1,000
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Re: 12 volt TV

Many flat-panel, nominally 120 V TV monitors actually run on 19 VDC using an AC-DC converter. You can get inexpensive 12-to-19 volt DC-DC converters that will let you run off 12V ship's power, which...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 14-11-2020, 18:06
Replies: 17
Views: 775
Posted By Off Trail
Engine Room Blower

My engine compartment has a small (3" flex hose) blower system. The engine itself is a 4-cylinder Yanmar diesel. Although it functions, my owner's manual makes no mention of the blower, and I have...
Forum: Navigation 13-11-2020, 18:16
Replies: 4
Views: 402
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Re: St. Augustine, Fl. Inlet

Was in and out today... strong easterly swell left over from ETA made for a robust ride even near slack.

In terms of buoys there is one red marker, accurately placed as far as we could tell, at...
Forum: Provisioning: Food & Drink 13-11-2020, 16:22
Replies: 65
Views: 5,531
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Re: Where is Everything on the Boat?

No software here, but we too use a rough "department " breakout. Augmented of course with profanity-laced random searching when we can't remember what group some random item might belong to.
...
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 12-11-2020, 11:22
Replies: 66
Views: 4,713
Posted By Off Trail
Re: Watermaker Noise

Funny how different people react to sound. For me, the clicking/cycling of the Clark pump is no problem. It's the boost pumps that are bugging me and I'm trying to find a quieter place to mount them!
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 08-11-2020, 09:38
Replies: 3
Views: 526
Posted By Off Trail
Re: Convert freezer section to refrigerator

This is what we do since we have a separate dedicated freezer. I added a fan to the edge of the former freezer compartment. This moves the cold air into the rest of the fridge. The freezer is still...
Forum: Marine Electronics 26-10-2020, 14:47
Replies: 210
Views: 13,812
Posted By Off Trail
Re: Do you calibrate you depth sensor to water level or keel?

We set for water depth, not depth under keel. Makes it more straightforward to navigate against charted depths when comparing charts to sounder readings.
Forum: Anchoring & Mooring 20-10-2020, 09:09
Replies: 51
Views: 5,944
Posted By Off Trail
Re: Anchor bridle aka snubber - advise please

Dsanduril has a good link on the soft shackle. Beware that these can become addictive :biggrin:

Our snubber is 40 feet of 1/2 inch 3-strand nylon. Drew Frye did some good analysis on sizing for...
Forum: Anchoring & Mooring 20-10-2020, 05:26
Replies: 51
Views: 5,944
Posted By Off Trail
Re: Anchor bridle aka snubber - advise please

What you've listed will work. We've settled on a single nylon snubber. The rode end has a spliced eye that we soft-shackle to the chain. I like the soft-shackle rather than hooks or hardware to avoid...
Forum: Seamanship & Boat Handling 19-10-2020, 08:17
Replies: 54
Views: 3,769
Posted By Off Trail
Re: Fender inventory. Care to share?

We carry 5; have used them all a couple of times but never needed more. The kind with eyes on the end that can be used vertically or horizontally. And a fender board which we've only used once.
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 19-10-2020, 08:01
Replies: 11
Views: 1,451
Posted By Off Trail
Re: Month 49 Expenses of Cruising and Living on the Boat

Thanks for the post!

If you don't mind: what bikes did you get, and how are you storing them on the boat?

cheers - Dan
Forum: Dollars & Cents 06-10-2020, 10:45
Replies: 248
Views: 21,015
Posted By Off Trail
Re: How much cash to retire?

Check out the Cruisers' Forum sister site https://www.early-retirement.org/ for endless discussion and some great advice on this exact topic.


Other great planning sites for retirement nest-egg...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 18-05-2020, 17:01
Replies: 8
Views: 456
Posted By Off Trail
Re: Premature Flotation? Two controllers one one bank

Just wanted to follow up. Installed the bluetooth battery sensor and it seemed to make the two controllers stay in lockstep. Whether I'm getting significantly more power will take some time to tell....
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 14-05-2020, 12:13
Replies: 18
Views: 645
Posted By Off Trail
Re: Cockpit drainage blocked

We had a similar blockage with mud/sand in our anchor locker drain. Small homemade snake (like a bent wire coat hangar) from outside did the trick.
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 11-05-2020, 10:06
Replies: 8
Views: 456
Posted By Off Trail
Re: Premature Flotation? Two controllers one one bank

Thanks. Looks like an inexpensive solution! Will give it a try.
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 10-05-2020, 11:19
Replies: 8
Views: 456
Posted By Off Trail
Re: Premature Flotation? Two controllers one one bank

Thanks two-rocks! I've also been really pleased with the Victron kit, but it can be hard to figure out all the different parts. Are you talking about the SmartShunt to get the controllers to sync?
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