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Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 20-09-2019, 19:18
Replies: 107
Views: 8,684
Posted By Mainebristol
Re: Sewing a new boom bag, thread choices

These threads are very slippery, which means that it pays to take a little time to adjust your machine. In particular, bobbin tension needs to be reset, and then thread tension to match that. It's...
Forum: Marine Electronics 19-09-2019, 18:43
Replies: 19
Views: 6,165
Posted By Mainebristol
Re: Garmin gWind issues

I'm going to buy some unit or other in the spring. Thanks for the data point. I'm leaning toward the calypso wireless job with the ultra-sonic sensor, but I still don't know... I can't find very many...
Forum: Product or Service Reviews & Evaluations 16-09-2019, 12:08
Replies: 14
Views: 22,302
Posted By Mainebristol
Re: Raymarine Evolution EV-100 Wheel Autopilot review

I have an old Wheel Pilot. Has to be at least ten years old. I found it a true pain to install, largely because of the rudder sensor. There is no room in the butt end of a B32.
Also, the wire...
Forum: Marine Electronics 16-09-2019, 09:29
Replies: 36
Views: 4,913
Posted By Mainebristol
Re: How to use a radar effectively?

The starpath book opened my eyes to the fact that a radar can be used for far more than dodging silly people in the fog. It is also a very powerful navigation tool that is not your GPS. Another very...
Forum: Flotsam & Sailing Miscellany 16-09-2019, 06:26
Replies: 14,966
Views: 2,368,694
Posted By Mainebristol
Re: The New Joke Thread

The answer to your question is obvious. And like Sand Crab, I could poke fun at Trump, but that would be just shooting fish in a barrel. Plus, it would upset a lot of people, most of whom I respect,...
Forum: Flotsam & Sailing Miscellany 16-09-2019, 05:45
Replies: 14,966
Views: 2,368,694
Posted By Mainebristol
Re: The New Joke Thread

Oh boy. I felt a little bad while picking on the moderators a couple of pages ago, but this should be out of bounds.

Tell you somethin'. I work as a pilot. We fly around for hours, two at a time,...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 15-09-2019, 18:45
Replies: 7
Views: 706
Posted By Mainebristol
Re: 2gm20F Oil Consumption

I have a 2GM20F. You don't say how many hours this thing has. As for oil consumption, they do burn a little, but in my experience, not that much. HOWEVER, my engine only just has a thousand hours. If...
Forum: Families, Kids and Pets Afloat 13-09-2019, 04:09
Replies: 11
Views: 2,681
Posted By Mainebristol
Re: Cushion Hacks

This is not too difficult of a sewing job. You would need a decent machine, but really you would probably wreck only the first cover, and then after that any reasonably competent person could turn...
Forum: Flotsam & Sailing Miscellany 13-09-2019, 03:42
Replies: 14,966
Views: 2,368,694
Posted By Mainebristol
Re: The New Joke Thread

A catamaran cruises slowly across the Pacific Ocean on a broad reach, flying only its jib. Making a stately four knots, the boat is coasting along under clear sunny skies across a vast blue ocean....
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 12-09-2019, 16:01
Replies: 100
Views: 44,767
Posted By Mainebristol
Re: Origo Stoves have been discontinued??

Very sad. We love our little Origo! I still have the old pressurized alcohol Kenyon stove that it replaced. It sits in my shed, a monument to poor engineering. Let me know if you want it. Just don't...
Forum: Provisioning: Food & Drink 12-09-2019, 03:40
Replies: 32
Views: 21,544
Posted By Mainebristol
Re: Non pressurized alcohol stoves besides Origo??

We love our little Origo, as well. We don't have the oven, either. If you have a substantial electrical system, you might consider going that route.
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 11-09-2019, 18:51
Replies: 51
Views: 4,775
Posted By Mainebristol
Re: First boat for new sailor

Ha! A Beneteau. that right there was funny.
Forum: General Sailing Forum 11-09-2019, 15:24
Replies: 1,593
Views: 253,621
Posted By Mainebristol
Re: FREE, or close to free!

I've sent him a text. I love my B32, but I know people who could put that to good use. The thing is, somebody after the main chance will come along and take it for the ballast and the engine. And...
Forum: Rules of the Road, Regulations & Red Tape 11-09-2019, 10:54
Replies: 49
Views: 11,921
Posted By Mainebristol
Re: Boat on my mooring

Nah, I don't want it. I didn't recognize the design, but it has a cheapish look to it. The hull-deck joint is one of those cover-it-up with an aluminum extrusion sort of thing, usually an indicator...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 11-09-2019, 09:09
Replies: 51
Views: 4,775
Posted By Mainebristol
Re: First boat for new sailor

Go sail on a friend's boat. Or, if that is not possible and you are reasonably flush, take a crewed charter somewhere fun. I hear Greece is nice.

The point is, experience, any experience, is far...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 11-09-2019, 07:11
Replies: 1,593
Views: 253,621
Posted By Mainebristol
Re: FREE, or close to free!

Nah. Can't be. He must want something for that. The Yanmar is practically brand new!
Forum: Rules of the Road, Regulations & Red Tape 11-09-2019, 07:00
Replies: 49
Views: 11,921
Posted By Mainebristol
Boat on my mooring

Came back from a four hour daysail to find a sailboat on my mooring. Maybe thirty feet or so, named 'Ortelius.' My mooring is in South Freeport Harbor, Maine. The harbor is jammed. No room for...
Forum: Marine Electronics 10-09-2019, 14:01
Replies: 4
Views: 467
Posted By Mainebristol
Re: ST 60 Raymarine broken from osprey

ya know, the ospreys have almost reduced me to getting an airgun. almost...
Forum: Marine Electronics 10-09-2019, 12:31
Replies: 470
Views: 43,031
Posted By Mainebristol
Re: New iPhones and the imminent death of the MFD

Might as well hold a TV to your head to make a phone call...
Forum: Marine Electronics 10-09-2019, 12:27
Replies: 57
Views: 19,750
Posted By Mainebristol
Re: What's the Best Wind Sensor?

I too am interested in wind sensors. It would have to be wireless for me to install it. I have no experience with any of these, and as it is soon going to be fall here in Maine, I have the winter to...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 10-09-2019, 08:02
Replies: 112
Views: 9,765
Posted By Mainebristol
Re: Fuel additives? Yes or no

Oh. I guess that makes sense. Not much difference between the two, anyway.
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 10-09-2019, 07:54
Replies: 112
Views: 9,765
Posted By Mainebristol
Re: Fuel additives? Yes or no

I have to say, I add, but then all the local marinas sell number 2 heating oil instead of diesel. That way, they don't have to pay the road taxes. For as long as I can remember, every drop of diesel...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 07-09-2019, 18:48
Replies: 31
Views: 3,270
Posted By Mainebristol
Re: Suitable Sized Diesel

There are other factors at play. On my little old Bristol 32, I have a yanmar 2gmf. It makes 18 horses at full throttle. Everybody in my harbor tells me I'm underpowered, and should have the three...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 07-09-2019, 18:17
Replies: 90
Views: 8,745
Posted By Mainebristol
Re: Yanmar blowing black, then eventually stopped

I have a 2gmf. Love it. My max rpm in gear at speed is about 3,100 rpm. I feel I am slightly overpropped, but not by much. If you can only manage 2,800 rpm, then I think you are clearly overpropped. ...
Forum: Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 14-03-2018, 18:03
Replies: 11
Views: 1,313
Posted By Mainebristol
Re: Sailrite jib kit

To begin with, Sailrite suggests that you begin by first basting and then sewing the sail into several large assemblies. I started off with the foot, first rolling the basted section and then...
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