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Forum: Propellers & Drive Systems 03-03-2021, 06:30
Replies: 14
Views: 721
Posted By Tomodore
Re: Probably a simple question - is the shaft size inside the boat same as outside?

A new shaft, same diameter with correct taper is not too expensive if it comes to that. Just one option.
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 27-02-2021, 20:47
Replies: 18
Views: 956
Posted By Tomodore
Re: Bilge pump to pump out below waterline

We ran our bilge pump lines aft and up since even on a heavy cruising boat sometimes the rail is in the water and any line out midships would be a liability.
Just my 2 cents.
Forum: General Sailing Forum 27-02-2021, 20:38
Replies: 83
Views: 4,338
Posted By Tomodore
Re: Beneteau, Jeanneau, Bavaria, Elan, etc. mass production boats that circumnavigate

Look at some of the wooden boats that were one sprung plank from disaster that made it around. Setting out, seamanship, and luck are huge factors, the boat matters of course but it is only a part of...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 26-02-2021, 21:37
Replies: 36
Views: 2,896
Posted By Tomodore
Re: This might not go well but here goes...

Use it as is and you will add adapt as you gain experience. PNW is pretty forgiving with mainly light air and good holding during normal cruising season. Get some cruising guides and see if you can...
Forum: General Classifieds (no boats) 23-02-2021, 06:05
Replies: 7
Views: 514
Posted By Tomodore
Re: the SSB Radio You Never Use (Icom M802)

Good luck QOD my wife and I consider our HF radio a huge asset to our cruising lifestyle by connecting to the community. We see lots of boats with HF antennas and have never heard them on local nets...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 23-02-2021, 05:51
Replies: 8
Views: 446
Posted By Tomodore
Re: My boat is sinking - on land.

SeanPatrick you are a detail person, thanks for the smile!
Forum: Auxiliary Equipment & Dinghy 20-02-2021, 17:55
Replies: 2
Views: 242
Posted By Tomodore
Re: Don't need no stinkin' dinghy

Lots of different options for getting to shore, lots of different models on how often and where you use the boat. If you are smiling then you are doing it right.
Forum: General Sailing Forum 12-02-2021, 05:23
Replies: 169
Views: 16,880
Posted By Tomodore
Re: Weirdest things you've seen on the water.

We were motoring in the Northern Sea of Cortez and were stopped by 2 fin whales for 45 minutes while they swam next to and under the boat. We stopped and drifted till they left. Whales are cool in...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 10-02-2021, 11:27
Replies: 13
Views: 719
Posted By Tomodore
Re: Adding a Bow pulpit

What Shrew said! If your point is to get the anchor out away from hull and ready to deploy no need to build it to handle stress at anchor. That is what bridle back to forward cleat is for. If you do...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 09-02-2021, 15:21
Replies: 11
Views: 433
Posted By Tomodore
Re: Fuel polishing cost

Wow a boat project done by others under $500, the piece of mind would be worth it to me.
Forum: Anchoring & Mooring 08-02-2021, 12:01
Replies: 28
Views: 4,685
Posted By Tomodore
Re: Collision While at Anchor

Good point about anchor ball, I don’t use mine often although I did display it yesterday after going for a morning sail we got a call from our dock mate that we had forgotten our hose. I said we were...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 03-02-2021, 17:52
Replies: 23
Views: 894
Posted By Tomodore
Re: Diesel capacity/range

On our 34 sloop we have a 55 gal capacity plus 20 gallons on deck in jugs. On a simple long passage say from San Diego to Cabo not much diesel required since wind is fair. (Unless you need to rush to...
Forum: Atlantic & the Caribbean 01-02-2021, 10:56
Replies: 24
Views: 1,669
Posted By Tomodore
Re: Insurance for Mexico and Cuba

Getting back to the#2 post in this thread, Mexico doesn't require hull insurance. You may opt to insure your boat but only liability insurance is required. We stopped our hull insurance 7 years ago...
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 24-01-2021, 12:49
Replies: 60
Views: 6,045
Posted By Tomodore
Re: Do It YOurself Distilled Water

Cassidy, No doubt in New Zealand drinking water is also mineral water and not fit for batteries. In Mexico drinking water is often RO water with tds of about 10 and works well for batteries. I never...
Forum: Anchoring & Mooring 23-01-2021, 13:09
Replies: 43
Views: 3,851
Posted By Tomodore
Re: Total anchor length to carry in the Med

Stainless Steel vs Galvanized chain strength
Suncor SS chain from Defender 5/16” WLL 2400lb $14.99 ft
Ketten Walder 8 mm 5/16ish WLL 3420lb $16.58 ft
Acco grade 43 galv. 5/16 from Defender WLL...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 22-01-2021, 18:34
Replies: 12
Views: 490
Posted By Tomodore
Re: Winch pad exploded

G 10 sounds like a fine upgrade. We carry a 4/1 tackle for man over board retrieval and use it for lifting our dinghy with less stress on our system.
Forum: Propellers & Drive Systems 22-01-2021, 18:28
Replies: 20
Views: 1,487
Posted By Tomodore
Re: Fouled Prop: Potential Transmission/ shaft Damage.

Might have damaged transmission, try changing fluid anyway it won’t hurt and look for any problems in drained fluid. Good luck
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 22-01-2021, 18:14
Replies: 60
Views: 6,045
Posted By Tomodore
Re: Do It YOurself Distilled Water

In the first world buying distilled water is easy and cheap. Here in Latin America however I have found agua batterie to be anywhere from 4 ppm (great) to 1100 ppm (not even potable by UN standards)...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 17-01-2021, 13:29
Replies: 6
Views: 400
Posted By Tomodore
Re: getting ready for some boat repairs

You mention the headsail, repairing a newer sail that was mistreated and damaged makes a lot of sense. Repairing a 15-20 year old sail that won’t perform is a waste. We have had our boat 20 years and...
Forum: Our Community 17-01-2021, 13:15
Replies: 1
Views: 227
Posted By Tomodore
Re: Outfitting for a 1-year cruise

Good question Bill. So easy to cram tons of spares and as you know it really effects performance on a cat. A couple years ago we spent the summer off the boat traveling in Europe and had one bag and...
Forum: Marinas 17-01-2021, 13:05
Replies: 1
Views: 143
Posted By Tomodore
Re: Astoria vs Port Townsend

Not sure what remainder months means but we were hauled out for 11 months in boat haven Port Townsend and it was great. Understand that it was 2013 so the details may be different but lots of quality...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 16-01-2021, 14:36
Replies: 21
Views: 994
Posted By Tomodore
Re: Seasickness Questions

I also had side effects to scopolamine but stugeron has worked wonders for my wife and I with no side effects. We used to get it in the states through shipping online from Canada but here in Mexico...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 16-01-2021, 12:53
Replies: 26
Views: 1,589
Posted By Tomodore
Re: Question about replacement of engine - Contessa 35 sailboat

We repowered our 34’ sailboat from a Volvo 2002 with a Beta 38 and when we were trying to decide between Volvo, Beta and Yanmar the Volvo mechanic that worked on our Volvo told us that any of the new...
Forum: Training, Licensing & Certification 16-01-2021, 11:10
Replies: 7
Views: 1,147
Posted By Tomodore
Re: Ham Radio License available on line USA

Wow I can only imagine if the USA or Mexico for that matter required passing a test to use VHF! Consider how bored the Coast Guard radio operators would be not having to explain about using working...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 15-01-2021, 21:42
Replies: 20
Views: 807
Posted By Tomodore
Re: Looking to convoy from Van Island to San Diego Fall 2021

Good luck Rob, I expect you already know about Blue Water Cruising Association based in Victoria and Vancouver.The classes and support we had from them before we sailed south was amazing.In...
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