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Forum: Product or Service Reviews & Evaluations 03-08-2020, 12:44
Replies: 47
Views: 4,692
Posted By piloto
Re: What do you all think of "Flex Seal"

For what itís worth, Iíve been painting the stuff on my ancient (thread bare, in some places) hypalon dinghy and it stops the leaks for the season in the Carribean. Seems to work quite well.
Forum: Off Topic Forum 16-07-2020, 19:21
Replies: 12,111
Views: 1,676,114
Posted By piloto
Re: The New Joke Thread

Methinks they must have contracted the Covid and lost their sense of taste and smelt
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 13-07-2020, 19:01
Replies: 71
Views: 7,493
Posted By piloto
Re: Is it okay to leave cheap Vodka in water tank?

Anything less than Titoís will corrode the tank and the lines unless you drink it right away.
Forum: Our Community 15-06-2020, 07:30
Replies: 127
Views: 8,454
Posted By piloto
Re: Dealing with parents disagreement

Many people crave and depend on conditional uniformity and somehow feel threatened when others engage in what they consider risky or different (read out of box unconventional) life choices. Most...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 08-06-2020, 19:28
Replies: 61
Views: 3,584
Posted By piloto
Re: Yanmar 3GM30 running well but using a lot of oil.

Ok, at the risk of sounding not too clinical, before you tear everything apart, pour some Marvel Mystery Into the oil or fuel, or both. Iíve used it in my plane and it frees up carbon deposits, which...
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 08-06-2020, 18:43
Replies: 19
Views: 1,963
Posted By piloto
Re: RIP Patrick Childress

Did they contract the C-19?
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 13-04-2020, 15:57
Replies: 83
Views: 6,159
Posted By piloto
Re: Hurricane Season June 1

you can correct me if I'm wrong Ann, but it seems to me that the US (& Carribean USVI) don't issue departure documents, the rest of the island nations do so, technically, if you happen to be in the...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 20-03-2020, 08:41
Replies: 10
Views: 429
Posted By piloto
Re: Outboard fuel leak?

Check/change your fuel filter, fuel line for cracks and also check the flat plate diaphragm fuel pump on the side of the carburetor for tightness of screws.
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 29-12-2019, 08:40
Replies: 2
Views: 302
Posted By piloto
Re: Cleaning surface of 5200

Spray with WD40, wipe with soapy warm water wet cloth, then clean warm water cloth.
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 26-12-2019, 21:28
Replies: 2,544
Views: 318,509
Posted By piloto
Re: Single Men Living Aboard and Cruising... an honest look.

Merry Christmas and to all a good life.
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 20-12-2019, 14:21
Replies: 61
Views: 5,224
Posted By piloto
Re: Seeking Recommendations for Life raft

Switlik makes liferafts that do double duty, air and sea. Thatís whatís on my Christmas list. Hi [emoji112]
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 13-12-2019, 13:02
Replies: 61
Views: 7,598
Posted By piloto
Re: Best place to buy solar panels

Best vs. cheapest: the prices should remain about the same, warranties being pretty much standard across the board at 25 years (though keep in mind many, if not all of the module companies, havenít...
Forum: Boats For Sale and Wanted 13-12-2019, 09:44
Replies: 75
For Sale or Trade: 43 foot Bruce Roberts
Views: 11,690
Posted By piloto
Re: 43 foot Bruce Roberts

Maybe the guy just left out a zero?
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 13-12-2019, 09:37
Replies: 61
Views: 7,598
Posted By piloto
Re: Best place to buy solar panels

Things are not as bad as the above portrayal makes them appear. As someone whoís been in the renewable energy business for over 35 years my advice would be to shop around for a standard land based...
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 17-09-2019, 12:20
Replies: 4
Views: 490
Posted By piloto
Re: RARITAN LEAKING

Thereís. Replacement piece available on marine wholesale. Cost about $20. The sea water inlet valve.
Forum: General Sailing Forum 17-09-2019, 12:17
Replies: 6
Views: 480
Posted By piloto
Re: Virgin Islands update

Checking into the BVIís probably took all of 1 hr. Back into USVI, maybe 30 minutes with CBP roam online. Thinking something will always go wrong usually ends up with something always going wrong....
Forum: General Sailing Forum 17-09-2019, 10:04
Replies: 6
Views: 480
Posted By piloto
Re: Virgin Islands update

The Virgin Islands are fine. Many businesses are up and running again. Me thinks ye worry too much. Most of the charter yachts have been replaced with new (via insurance), people are helpful and...
Forum: The Sailor's Confessional 08-08-2019, 04:49
Replies: 212
Views: 75,335
Posted By piloto
Re: Dating sites for sailors looking for companionship and love

Well, at least thereís the irregular sex to fall back on. The attraction part seems more or less instinctive, spontaneous and a matter of timing. Sharing the same interests helps and being open to...
Forum: The Sailor's Confessional 07-08-2019, 20:30
Replies: 212
Views: 75,335
Posted By piloto
Re: Dating sites for sailors looking for companionship and love

Jeeze Gama, arenít we all vulnerable from the same conditions? See, I hope you stumble (the stumble bumble method) into someone who you appreciate and that appreciates you. To all others, the same...
Forum: The Sailor's Confessional 07-08-2019, 20:05
Replies: 212
Views: 75,335
Posted By piloto
Re: Dating sites for sailors looking for companionship and love

Hell, I was just looking to get lucky (or unlucky-Iím not sure I can tell the difference anymore til the dust settles.
Forum: The Sailor's Confessional 07-08-2019, 05:43
Replies: 212
Views: 75,335
Posted By piloto
Re: Dating sites for sailors looking for companionship and love

And... I think I agree with you, being one of the good ones that isnít-but the rareness of the happily partnered is best recognized by those who tried and that have friends who they admire for having...
Forum: Vendor Spotlight - Great Deals for CF Members! 06-08-2019, 05:33
Replies: 326
Views: 17,214
Posted By piloto
Re: MANTUS MARINE GIVEAWAY - ends 8/12/19

[QUOTE=smith8273;2941810]I wanna this:

https://www.mantusmarine.com/product/35-lbs-m2-galvanized-steel-mantus-anchor/

And this:

https://www.mantusmarine.com/mantus-snap-on-light/

And:
Forum: Rules of the Road, Regulations & Red Tape 14-07-2019, 19:54
Replies: 99
Views: 5,960
Posted By piloto
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 04-07-2019, 19:07
Replies: 100
Views: 10,888
Posted By piloto
Re: asking price VS realistic price.

When you ask the seller the condition of the boat and if there are any issues or work needed and he or she gives you an honest answer, it will be reflected in the condition you see the boat in when...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 04-07-2019, 17:25
Replies: 49
Views: 6,390
Posted By piloto
Re: What's the top paint stripe on some boats called?

So you know which part of the boat to keep up.
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