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Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 02-12-2020, 20:28
Replies: 121
Views: 8,090
Posted By Compactorguy
Re: Welding Cable - Any Downsides when used for Starter Motor???

Welding cables are not designed for marine environments. That said I work on waste equipment and my cables are always laying in hydraulic oil and harsh conditions. Except for developing tears in the...
Forum: Boats For Sale and Wanted 22-11-2020, 14:33
Replies: 14
Views: 2,282
Posted By Compactorguy
Re: Make our dream a reality.... Looking to buy a Bluewater boat.

Lots of marriages have ended while cruising
I suggest finding a nice boat to sail and live aboard locally. Remember it’s a boat not a house so you need to develop minimalist life style. As a live...
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 24-01-2020, 09:36
Replies: 56
Views: 10,433
Posted By Compactorguy
Re: CALIFORNIANS: Where are you buying alcohol for your alcohol stove now?

Governor Newsom wants to pass a law that makes exhaling illegal due to all the CO2 emissions. I’m sure our state legislators will go a long with it.
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 10-09-2019, 19:20
Replies: 10
Views: 1,838
Posted By Compactorguy
Re: Only one power cord is getting power from my shore power.

Question
Does your boat require both 30amp plugs to be used to charge batteries and provide shore power?
Your resent issue probably has more to do with a combination of the marina power and the...
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 20-05-2019, 11:54
Replies: 153
Views: 11,302
Posted By Compactorguy
Re: RV After Cruising???

Sail boat, power boat, motor home, rest home as the saying goes
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 22-04-2019, 19:40
Replies: 71
Views: 10,794
Posted By Compactorguy
Talking Re: Can anyone identify this tool?

Throw it away and in a few months you will find out what it was for
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 05-08-2018, 12:25
Replies: 19
Views: 1,643
Posted By Compactorguy
Re: Pressure water system won’t hold pressure, runs continuously

Had a similar problem pressure pump running continuously and fresh water filling bilge
Found water heater relief stuck open and not sealing off. Went to hardware store and replaced. Problem solved
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 21-05-2018, 08:24
Replies: 53
Views: 6,589
Posted By Compactorguy
Re: Converting diesel to gas engine? Need help!

Leave them alone or supply them with spare parts for their existing motors
Forum: Pacific & South China Sea 11-05-2018, 09:53
Replies: 26
Views: 3,384
Posted By Compactorguy
Re: Hawaii Forum & Buddy Boat From Mexico

Your lucky you didn't say you would make the passage in a Hunter.

There are not a lot of Marinas to keep your vessel if you are going to be there a while.
A friend of ours took his Cat Double...
Forum: Families, Kids and Pets Afloat 08-01-2018, 22:35
Replies: 13
Views: 3,723
Posted By Compactorguy
Just got a cat, but not a Lagoon

We just acquired a cat. No not a Lagoon but a domestic shorthair. We need tips on sailing with her to keep her safe and comfortable
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 01-08-2017, 09:49
Replies: 10
Views: 1,370
Posted By Compactorguy
Re: private boat yard in so cal

Call local yacht clubs and let them know they can put a notice on their bulletin boards or put a notice in the Log
Forum: Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 24-03-2017, 17:59
Replies: 5
Views: 1,462
Posted By Compactorguy
Re: wire & rope to rope halyard

Went to dyneema from wire on my Morgan 27. Works great
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 24-03-2017, 17:53
Replies: 75
Views: 9,895
Posted By Compactorguy
Re: Replaced wire/rope halyard with poly

I went from wire to Dyneema on my Morgan 27 for the main halyard and have had no problems and love it
Forum: Provisioning: Food & Drink 27-01-2017, 09:56
Replies: 306
Views: 57,186
Posted By Compactorguy
Re: How to Make Perfect Coffee?

Whole bean 100% Kona medium roast with a press. You have to order the beans online from a reputable grower such as Langenstein Farms. Most wont pay $30 a pound but IMHO since I drink it black the...
Forum: Crew Positions: Wanted & Available 05-01-2017, 10:35
Replies: 7
Views: 1,741
Posted By Compactorguy
Re: Long Beach, CA help wanted

message me and I will forward a contact who would be interested. I think he is on R dock
Forum: Navigation 17-12-2016, 11:59
Replies: 108
Views: 14,887
Posted By Compactorguy
Re: They Are Closing the Waters to Everyone!

Coast Guard locks down waterway access ahead of Trump holiday visit to Mar-a-Lago | WFTV...
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 15-12-2016, 11:13
Replies: 25
Views: 4,059
Posted By Compactorguy
Re: Globally fillable scuba diving tanks?

3442's are referred to as HP. I don't understand the desire to side mount dive when not needed.
Forum: Our Community 07-11-2016, 17:14
Replies: 50
Views: 7,464
Posted By Compactorguy
Re: Are you a small boat cruiser?

More headroom than I have. When you are logged in click on your user name, there is a menu on the side bar where you can fine your group memberships.
Forum: Our Community 07-11-2016, 10:28
Replies: 50
Views: 7,464
Posted By Compactorguy
Re: Are you a small boat cruiser?

I joined. We are in Long Beach Ca., SYC and WECC members. We take our Morgan 27 to the island all the time (Catalina) and have sailed up to Marina Del Rey and down to San Diego.
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 31-08-2016, 17:32
Replies: 21
Views: 2,691
Posted By Compactorguy
Re: Liability Ins for borrowing a car?

What kind of cruisers are you? 😏 Buy a bike and take public transportation.😜


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Forum: Monohull Sailboats 21-08-2016, 15:51
Replies: 11
Views: 2,984
Posted By Compactorguy
Re: sailing caribbean fresh water

On this site I saw a nice portable water maker for $4000. Buy that and a good ice maker and sell the ice to other cruisers to fiancé your trip 🤑
Forum: Auxiliary Equipment & Dinghy 10-08-2016, 09:56
Replies: 43
Views: 6,002
Posted By Compactorguy
Re: Good SCUBA eq package deal in USA?

Scuba.com and Leisure Pro.com have good prices.
I'm an instructor and use scuba pro regulator and fins, a custom back horse shoe style BCD from SSA here in California, Mares mask, Suunto computer,...
Forum: Our Community 14-07-2016, 13:57
Replies: 69
Views: 8,575
Posted By Compactorguy
Re: Needing suggestions on sailing from California and ending somewhere in Europe

Sevenseas55 buy Captain Fatty Goodlanders book
https://www.amazon.com/Outfit-Sail-Capn-Fatty-Goodlander-ebook/dp/B00638SJII


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Forum: Our Community 14-07-2016, 13:49
Replies: 69
Views: 8,575
Posted By Compactorguy
Re: Needing suggestions on sailing from California and ending somewhere in Europe

The sarcasm from this post, a little over the top. Good thing she didn't say they were going to do this in a Hunter


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Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 21-05-2016, 09:45
Replies: 10
Views: 1,450
Posted By Compactorguy
Re: What's the best hydraulic hose specification?

Dealing with hydraulics for a living hoses are recommended to last a year by most hose manufacturers even though they can last for decades without any problems.
Most low pressure hydraulic systems...
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