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Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 09-08-2018, 08:58
Replies: 16
Views: 1,581
Posted By hobopacket
Re: Checkbook Yard or Contractor in Ft. Lauderdale

I second going north. Further south, further the cost. Get up north of Jupiter and you wonít regret it.
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 09-08-2018, 08:54
Replies: 5
Views: 528
Posted By hobopacket
Re: Intermittend starting problem

I guess is at the binnacle or shifter. The neutral safety switch. Easy to find. First look at the transmission. See a switch? Wires? If not there. Look at the shift lever it self. Wires going in?...
Forum: Navigation 06-07-2018, 05:07
Replies: 2
Views: 770
Posted By hobopacket
Re: help! lake Okeechobee and St Lucie canal w 5 1/2 draft

You would be good. But whatís your air draft?
Clearance is 48í at the railroad bridge. Near port mayaca. Also. Lots of toxic blue green water. Donít touch the water.
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 13-06-2018, 09:42
Replies: 27
Views: 4,053
Posted By hobopacket
Re: Tohatsu 5hp 2 stroke runs fine for 20mins then quits and won't restart!

Sounds like an ignition issue to me. Like the coil gettting warm. Or ignition module or whatever that engine has.
Also. Just my 2 cents. Donít use starting fluid on a 2 stroke. Doesnít have the oil...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 02-05-2018, 07:17
Replies: 10
Views: 4,971
Posted By hobopacket
Re: Tohatsu 18hp 2-stroke - FRUSTRATED - Please help!!

Good advice there. If it were me I would do the carb and fuel pump. Might as well. You can usually by rebuild kits for both that come with everything you need. Then YouTube away for people that have...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 02-05-2018, 06:40
Replies: 10
Views: 4,971
Posted By hobopacket
Re: Tohatsu 18hp 2-stroke - FRUSTRATED - Please help!!

Sounds to me like the float and float pin ( itís what regulates the amount of fuel getting from the carb bowl through the jets) need replaced in the carb. Easy enough job. While you have the carb off...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 25-04-2018, 07:44
Replies: 70
Views: 9,430
Posted By hobopacket
Re: Sailing Shoes ?

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=XEne36YxyKI

Best sailing shoes I have seen :)
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 24-04-2018, 12:31
Replies: 19
Views: 7,571
Posted By hobopacket
Re: Catamarans with Big Outboard Motors

Any sort of cruising cat will do that for ya. Not with outboards though. Stick to diesel inboards imo.
Leopard... something like that. Basically the sail cat without the stick.
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 07-04-2018, 05:06
Replies: 95
Views: 25,822
Posted By hobopacket
Re: Wet balsa core repair options?

Nope. Tear it off. Replace. Regales to seal. Honestly if you have worked with glass before know how to use a grinder. Itís not a big deal. Just takes lots of patience and hard work. Good may and...
Forum: Rules of the Road, Regulations & Red Tape 24-03-2018, 17:03
Replies: 2
Views: 934
Posted By hobopacket
Re: Registering a Dinghy necessary?

While traveling what I have noticed is no. I never see registered dingys. As you know though. In the us, all boats under power have to be.
When I travel. No I wouldnít bother. Up to how much risk...
Forum: Destinations 23-02-2018, 13:53
Replies: 20
Views: 5,250
Posted By hobopacket
Re: Trip from Tampa around Miami to Stuart

If I remember. Isnít the railroad bridge on the ockeechobee 49í? How many degrees heel do you need to gain 9í air draft? Test it before you go!
Forum: Boats For Sale and Wanted 07-02-2018, 19:39
Replies: 18
Views: 5,598
Posted By hobopacket
Re: C&C 30 PRICE REDUCTION

Canít be in Raleigh. Used to live there. I am hoping Wilmington?
Forum: Boats For Sale and Wanted 07-02-2018, 18:08
Replies: 18
Views: 5,598
Posted By hobopacket
Re: C&C 30 PRICE REDUCTION

Where is it located?
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 29-01-2018, 18:52
Replies: 11
Views: 1,889
Posted By hobopacket
Re: Worth it to get a rub rail?

I do have an older Boat and abuse it since well itís old. But the rub rail comes in handy so much. I can soft touch a piling while docking and it makes sooo much easier when I am by myself.

Get...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 29-01-2018, 18:12
Replies: 19
Views: 17,331
Posted By hobopacket
Re: Advice? 8 hp vs 9.9 Yamaha 4 stroke

I retract that. I think the newer 2 strokes can idle for a while. My older ones you have to run up after a bit to clear all the oil off the plugs.
Forum: General Sailing Forum 29-01-2018, 17:59
Replies: 19
Views: 17,331
Posted By hobopacket
Re: Advice? 8 hp vs 9.9 Yamaha 4 stroke

I have lots of experience with smaller engines in my old job. A dingy doesnít idle that often making a two stroke attractive. A two stroke 9.9 or 15 would be ideal.
Forum: Health, Safety & Related Gear 24-01-2018, 15:09
Replies: 34
Views: 6,006
Posted By hobopacket
Re: Sea Sickness Solution - Anyone Tested?

To the Mary Jane. Yes, works great for real. Did wonders to the wife. But on the counter part, she was useless for anything else lol. Getting high really dulls down the senses. Plus she just stares...
Forum: Health, Safety & Related Gear 22-01-2018, 15:28
Replies: 34
Views: 6,006
Posted By hobopacket
Re: Sea Sickness Solution - Anyone Tested?

So the idea is to cut down on the noise to make the sight sense heightened?

Or is it to mess with your balance?
Forum: Emergency, Disaster and Distress 20-01-2018, 13:50
Replies: 27
Views: 5,776
Posted By hobopacket
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 20-01-2018, 13:42
Replies: 56
Views: 6,827
Posted By hobopacket
Re: Where in South Eastern Fl to hang out for a Month?

The mooring field in KW can be painful in a North breeze. Went through on my 25í powerboat. I wouldnít have wanted to sleep through that rocking and rolling.
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 20-01-2018, 03:21
Replies: 56
Views: 6,827
Posted By hobopacket
Re: Where in South Eastern Fl to hang out for a Month?

I was just there 3 weekends ago. Water was nice and clear. Actually this summer didnít have the algae blooms as last one did.

After study. It was waste runoffs from leaky sewage systems. Gross....
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 16-01-2018, 16:34
Replies: 56
Views: 6,827
Posted By hobopacket
Re: Where in South Eastern Fl to hang out for a Month?

Anywhere in there. Can move depending on the wind direction
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 16-01-2018, 16:34
Replies: 56
Views: 6,827
Posted By hobopacket
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 16-01-2018, 16:32
Replies: 56
Views: 6,827
Posted By hobopacket
Re: Where in South Eastern Fl to hang out for a Month?

Right north of west palm beach. Was 73 today :). Right south of peanut island. Can short dingy to waterfront restaurants. Publix. Can anchor a boat in good shape for extended periods. Just canít be...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 15-01-2018, 08:58
Replies: 8
Views: 812
Posted By hobopacket
Re: New bottom paint- New diesel outboard

Is horse power really a good comparison between diesel and gasoline? I would the torque at certain rpms versus engine displacement and Economy would be a better stat for comparison. For instance, my...
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