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Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 17-08-2020, 09:16
Replies: 11
Views: 532
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Re: Plumbing problem: ball on sink leaks

Richard -

Hoping for the best - I've not found the reversing gasket, but I have overtightened the threaded portion of #1 which holds the ball inside the drain-pipe, thus cracking the plastic...
Forum: Marine Electronics 22-06-2020, 09:47
Replies: 40
Views: 2,412
Posted By S D Sailor
Re: Eliminating static on SSB

My M802 is most sensitive to my Vitrifrigo refrigerator/freezer RFI (& marina “static” noise levels).
Like several respondents, I get very poor radio transmit and/or reception service in any of the...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 30-05-2020, 08:43
Replies: 12
Views: 845
Posted By S D Sailor
Re: Yanmar 3ym30 starting troubleshoot

Man! I sure feel for your frustration.
We motored on the starboard 3YM30 only for 10 "looonng" days & nights from Roatan to the Panama Canal because the port engine wouldn't restart after a short...
Forum: Marine Electronics 15-05-2020, 09:01
Replies: 16
Views: 1,360
Posted By S D Sailor
Re: Garmin autopilot constantly turning wheelnleft and right

Sounds like you have a solution.
Just an added question/note: the best of my recollection, my GHC 10/GHP 12 sensitivity settings seem counterintuitive....100% is slowest reaction-time and...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 27-04-2020, 15:35
Replies: 22
Views: 1,926
Posted By S D Sailor
Re: Which countries are better/cheaper for some things than others

In Ensenada I'm getting Yanmar Saildrive oil, gaskets & seals replaced at $33/hr. Also, fuel is now $ were ordered from US so no savings (actually more due to international shipping -...
Forum: Marine Electronics 25-10-2019, 11:28
Replies: 8
Views: 1,215
Posted By S D Sailor
Re: ICOM radio fix... advice??

I have been looking for a charger for my standard Verizon VHF 100… Would you mind sharing the resource you discovered, please?
Forum: Leopard Catamarans, Robertson & Caine 17-10-2019, 07:49
Replies: 3
Leopard 38: Leopard 38 year 1999+
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Posted By S D Sailor
Re: Leopard 38 year 1999+

Apparently the Yahoo group is shutting down...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 18-08-2019, 13:08
Replies: 84
Views: 8,099
Posted By S D Sailor
Re: Full or empty water tank in tropical temperatures

+1 for full & capful bleach.
Since 2015 I have left Luna Sea for 2 to 3 months in Belize & Rio Dulce with tanks full and a couple tablespoons of bleach in each hundred gallon tank and 1 tablespoon...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 11-08-2019, 10:41
Replies: 80
Views: 9,238
Posted By S D Sailor
Re: Baja Bash / Hunter 45 Center Cockpit

I may be qualified to reply (if I have understood all the caveats) noted above, you decide: about a crew of two Bashing (in April....don't go in April!)? An idyllic two days from La...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 10-08-2019, 10:35
Replies: 96
Views: 8,864
Posted By S D Sailor
Re: Running Diesel tank empty?

Please excuse my ignorance, but is it possible to shine a light into the inspection plate of a fuel tank and see debris or impurities? My tanks have a drain "tap" at the bottom (in a most...
Forum: Fishing, Recreation & Fun 31-07-2019, 05:32
Replies: 19
Views: 3,079
Posted By S D Sailor
Re: Small integrated SCUBA outfit

Thanks for the many contributions here and on other similar threads.

Apparently the "bail-out" bottle/mini-Scuba (James Bond) industry is heating up with several recent additions on the same...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 28-07-2019, 11:50
Replies: 29
Views: 4,291
Posted By S D Sailor
Re: Anyone using the Spry waterproof drone?

I've seen it used for reef navigation....out in front of your yacht.

Have wondered if it could be used to investigate pangas before they're alongside...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 30-05-2019, 08:01
Replies: 9
Views: 1,355
Posted By S D Sailor
Re: Yanmar 3YM30 Oil Pressure Issue

I've had a variety of gauge, alarm and other electrical problems centered around the switch panel/dashboard at my helm station (2010 Leopard 384....not the B Panel, the old one with 2 rocker...
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 10-01-2019, 21:43
Replies: 1
Views: 657
Posted By S D Sailor
Buddy boat from Belize to Panama Canal

Hello all,
I've searched for any info on how to find a Buddy Boat for a cruise from Belize to Panama Canal (or anywhere) and there is very little info - is there a different forum for...
Forum: Our Community 10-01-2019, 21:40
Replies: 1
Views: 479
Posted By S D Sailor
Re: Buddy boat Norfolk to Cape Lookout

Sorry to be unable to go with you....sounds like a great trip!

I'm trying to determine how to post a request like yours for buddy boat in to originate a post?

Thanks for any help,...
Forum: Navigation 14-10-2018, 20:40
Replies: 10
Views: 4,070
Posted By S D Sailor
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 10-10-2018, 22:26
Replies: 17
Views: 3,336
Posted By S D Sailor
Re: Yanmar idiot lights - Part 2

Thank you all for this thread....I'm going to look for the original (part one) in the morning....
Questions: four winds - the toggle to test idiot lights on your 3GM30F was located where? (or are...
Forum: Sailor Logs & Cruising Plans 11-10-2015, 14:03
Replies: 34
Views: 11,099
Posted By S D Sailor
Re: Needing advise on safe marinas in Belize

I've just returned from Placencia and would 'second the motion' regarding Roberts Grove. Also, you might contact Thunderbird Marine to see if they have a transient area you could use/rent for a day...
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