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Forum: Multihull Sailboats 04-05-2020, 04:06
Replies: 8
Views: 404
Posted By BilgeRat
Re: Health and learning

Some Cats will pound going to weather, especially if the undercarriage is flat. But you will not get that rolling motion like on a mono unless you’re in really big seas.
But should be OK on your...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 04-05-2020, 03:55
Replies: 15
Views: 1,108
Posted By BilgeRat
Re: bilge compartments not connected

Better yet epoxy in a piece of FG tubing. Some stringers in the bilges are hollow, some are wood cored, some are foam cored. What ever it is, you donít want water getting inside the stringer. Once...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 04-05-2020, 03:44
Replies: 12
Views: 974
Posted By BilgeRat
Re: bottom job for PNW

Iíve always had good luck with the Pettit Trinidad HD. A little expensive but it rejects the barnacles really well.
I always go with the light blue so I can see if there is any moss along the...
Forum: Classifieds Archive 28-06-2013, 07:52
Replies: 18
Views: 3,185
Posted By BilgeRat
Re: TackTick T101 Wireless Wind Instrument

A quick question.
How far away can the sender (wind vane) be from the display?
Forum: Our Community 25-02-2013, 22:17
Replies: 63
Views: 4,946
Posted By BilgeRat
Re: CF members to seek advice from

So, does this make other Seaman's opinions worthless? :rolleyes:
Forum: Propellers & Drive Systems 03-02-2013, 14:31
Replies: 17
Views: 2,638
Posted By BilgeRat
Re: replacing shaft hub

I get it! And, actually, I think it's been pretty much answered. ;)
Forum: Health, Safety & Related Gear 09-01-2013, 10:44
Replies: 223
Views: 22,164
Posted By BilgeRat
Re: A Damn Mouse

Yep! Someone put out the word that poison was aboard. So, we high tailed it outa thar. :whistling:
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 07-11-2012, 21:50
Replies: 6
Views: 3,431
Posted By BilgeRat
Re: lehr propane outboard at west marine

It's not that it's safer but you can get more fuel in it. Propane expands with heat and that's what causes the pressure. If you use a hose and submerge the 1# in ice water you'll get your best fill...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 07-11-2012, 21:27
Replies: 16
Views: 2,072
Posted By BilgeRat
Re: Mystery!

Yalza massa!
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 26-04-2012, 09:49
Replies: 1,339
Views: 465,644
Posted By BilgeRat
Re: And So it Begins . . . Knottybuoyz' New Project

Deck apes, is as low as they go. That's where they put the undesirables with little value.
But once in a while one of then becomes a Rose and is able to guide the unknowing. :viking:
Forum: Challenges 07-01-2012, 11:15
Replies: 6
Views: 2,070
Posted By BilgeRat
Re: Japanís Debris affect on PNW

You're fortunate that you have a sail boat.
1) It's not so fast that it would do much damage if hit something fairly small.
2) You can sail through the debris with worrying about your prop.

I...
Forum: Pacific & South China Sea 23-02-2011, 19:49
Replies: 38
Views: 3,662
Posted By BilgeRat
Re: Christchurch, NZ Hit with a Major Earthquake

They appear to be the porch roof supports. :)
Forum: Cruising News & Events 23-02-2011, 19:33
Replies: 13
Views: 2,366
Posted By BilgeRat
Re: The "QUEST"

Good on the Old Man! Wish I could have been there for the rescue effort. ;););)

Going sail'n...
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 28-12-2010, 14:43
Replies: 12
Views: 2,588
Posted By BilgeRat
You could fill the old valves with epoxy filler...

You could fill the old valves with epoxy filler and use those as the caps. :confused::confused::confused:

Or a couple possible sources: BSP Threaded Fittings, Buttweld Pipe Fittings, Fasteners,...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 28-12-2010, 13:54
Replies: 4,794
Views: 863,714
Posted By BilgeRat
Wink European Standard Language is coming!

The European Commission has just announced an agreement whereby English will be the official language of the European Union rather than German, which was the other possibility.

As part of the...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 27-12-2010, 21:31
Replies: 29
Views: 16,837
Posted By BilgeRat
The grease used in plug valves for saltwater is...

The grease used in plug valves for saltwater is very thick. Kind of like a black grease mixed with bees wax.

If you goto a valve shop they would be able to supply you with some. Let them know...
Forum: Seamanship & Boat Handling 26-12-2010, 21:44
Replies: 30
Views: 3,971
Posted By BilgeRat
Have a mate that uses a system similar. He has...

Have a mate that uses a system similar. He has 60' of chain on 5/8" mulyi-plat.
He attempts to anchor in 5 fathoms, drops the hook until all the chain settles on the ground extended, then pulls up a...
Forum: Classifieds Archive 26-12-2010, 21:28
Replies: 2
Views: 1,081
Posted By BilgeRat
If your around the fishing fleets somewhere, talk...

If your around the fishing fleets somewhere, talk to those guys. I get old charts from them all the time to use as gift wrapping.
Forum: Marine Electronics 26-12-2010, 21:19
Replies: 49
Views: 12,909
Posted By BilgeRat
Wouldn't it be easier to spend the $150? Plus, If...

Wouldn't it be easier to spend the $150? Plus, If you don't give the inventor/manufacturers their dues then no one will be able to buy them.
Just the amount of time spent on the forum here, ones...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 24-12-2010, 16:16
Replies: 173
Views: 16,534
Posted By BilgeRat
Excuse me, but show me in documentation where is...

Excuse me, but show me in documentation where is says we can not protect ourselves at sea. And how is it taking the law into your own hands if you're protecting yourself?
Sound like jiberish and I...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 07-09-2009, 10:27
Replies: 33
Views: 4,291
Posted By BilgeRat
Rats?????

Wait until you get a cockroach infestation.

One time I walk into the head and here was this rat backed off into a corner, shaking. That seemed strange until I looked up under the sink where the...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 20-01-2009, 17:25
Replies: 128
Views: 10,641
Posted By BilgeRat
He'll be just like any other politician! You...

He'll be just like any other politician! You won't be able to trust him with your money or property.

Those who WANT to lead are full of greed!
Forum: Meets & Greets 31-12-2008, 17:17
Replies: 8
Views: 1,322
Posted By BilgeRat
Retired Merchant Marine-Engineer. :D

Retired Merchant Marine-Engineer. :D
Forum: Meets & Greets 31-12-2008, 17:03
Replies: 8
Views: 1,322
Posted By BilgeRat
Happy New YearS! Got left out for the past few....

Happy New YearS! Got left out for the past few. :D:D:D
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 14-10-2008, 17:34
Replies: 48
Views: 10,546
Posted By BilgeRat
Thumbs up Mighty fine work thar Mate! But didn't I...

Mighty fine work thar Mate!

But didn't I read somewhere you are nearly 60. You should be out there chasing the wind by now. Or is this ole gal feeding you some mickies. What a man won't do to to...
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