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Forum: Marine Electronics 27-11-2020, 11:27
Replies: 53
Views: 3,858
Posted By basenay
Re: Anyone install their own electronics package?

Peel,
In 2005 replaced non-functioning 20 year old Simrad masthead unit with a wireless unit b/o PIA of running cable thru mast. Less than 2 weeks later unit lost sync and trip up the mast to...
Forum: Our Community 27-11-2020, 11:08
Replies: 0
Views: 86
Posted By basenay
Cuban registered sportfisher information?

Anyone have any information on this Havana, Cuba registered sportfisher docked here in La Cruz, Mexico? Sports a USA & Mexican courtesy flags. In all my years of cruising don't ever remember seeing...
Forum: Marine Electronics 23-11-2020, 10:50
Replies: 53
Views: 3,858
Posted By basenay
Re: Anyone install their own electronics package?

Sounds like you have enough basic knowledge to do it. Take your time with it. If you need further incentive get a quote from a marine engineer which should give you plenty. Before we sold my wife's...
Forum: Health, Safety & Related Gear 14-10-2020, 11:03
Replies: 7
Views: 644
Posted By basenay
Re: Jim Bouygues Life Ring Rope Replacement

I replaced mine with left over Dyneema from lineline replacement with end to end splice. Straps to ring were still good. New Dyneema is easy to splice. Plenty of YouTube videos show spicing Dyneema...
Forum: Marine Electronics 28-09-2020, 08:54
Replies: 19
Views: 1,791
Posted By basenay
Re: Need oppinion on this device

Agree with others that very unlikely to be effective. Twenty-six years ago researched boat lightning protection systems in depth for months. Conclusion then and I think still true any of the systems...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 28-09-2020, 08:40
Replies: 49
Views: 3,742
Posted By basenay
Re: Sailing in Tampa Bay?

Having lived and sailed on & off in Tampa Bay area for nearly 30 years and having watched West coast sailors adjust to skinny water I would strongly suggest you sell ( or store)your boat before...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 21-09-2020, 09:35
Replies: 17
Views: 2,313
Posted By basenay
Re: How much below asking price should we offer

Be careful what you offer unless you are positive you want that boat. Years ago my ex found a house she wanted for $175 K and dragged me to see it and insisted I make an offer. I didn't want that...
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 13-09-2020, 09:04
Replies: 26
Views: 1,262
Posted By basenay
Re: Troubleshooting Danfoss BD35 / 101N0210 unit where compressor fails to start

Have you read or watched Youtube videos on start & run capacitors? That is apparently common cause for compressors not starting as it was in my case. Few $ and easy change out by myself here in...
Forum: Dollars & Cents 10-09-2020, 08:20
Replies: 17
Views: 1,484
Posted By basenay
Re: Certifications or Licensing for insurance

I'm with Stewie12 that a license never brought down my insurance premiums. More than one agent told me NOT to list my 6 pack license as some companies think it opens you & them to greater liability...
Forum: Our Community 27-08-2020, 09:51
Replies: 20
Views: 1,533
Posted By basenay
Re: Carbon fiber and lightning

From my own experience, every time you think you know the full extent of the damage something new will pop up that in retrospect becomes pretty clear. Had major lightning strike in 2005 that fried...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 27-08-2020, 09:26
Replies: 31
Views: 5,398
Posted By basenay
Re: Advice requested on these 4 blue water yachts for a circumnavigation

Having completed a 5 yr circumnavigation (1997-2002) with my ex & 10 yo daughter my advice is buy a boat that you are comfortable going anywhere you think you might want to go then go. Our trip was...
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 02-07-2020, 10:08
Replies: 33
Views: 3,148
Posted By basenay
Re: Maintaining Florida residency while cruising

Either on our own or if you are away from Florida St Brendan's Isle will file your domicle paperwork ( small fee ) as they did for us so you can prove your Florida residence in the future. The longer...
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 23-06-2020, 10:30
Replies: 18
Views: 1,123
Posted By basenay
Re: Salt water pump continuous flow 110volts for air conditioning recommendations

Decided to go with the March LC-3CP-MD rated at 500 GPG or up to 24,000 BTU at around $250 vs the larger 48,000 BTU 1000 GPH at over $1000. We have 26,000 BTU split between 3 units and usually only...
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 21-06-2020, 11:50
Replies: 18
Views: 1,123
Posted By basenay
Re: Salt water pump continuous flow 110volts for air conditioning recommendations

Thanks all for the replies.

Will check out the Ena.

Found this in my searching: MARCH PUMPS (https://www.westmarine.com/march-pumps)–Seawater Circulation Pump 1000gph 115V For 45000Btu...
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 20-06-2020, 09:24
Replies: 18
Views: 1,123
Posted By basenay
Salt water pump continuous flow 110volts for air conditioning recommendations

Looking for recommendations for reliable 110 v AC salt water pump for my AC system. For most of the last 26 years have used Little Giant 900-1200 GPH pumps which the first lasted 10 years, next 5 yrs...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 08-10-2019, 10:54
Replies: 58
Views: 4,794
Posted By basenay
Re: All purpose waterproof digital camera

My wife has had 3 Nikon Coolpix AW130 over the years and absolutely loved them. First "lost" on board for several years until showed up during refit. Second stolen. Third still working great...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 10-08-2017, 10:55
Replies: 13
Views: 3,706
Posted By basenay
Re: Mexico Pacific coast marinas

Roland,
Have been in Paradise Village since end of April. Is very sheltered from weather. Might get something from TS Franklin as passes over Mexico. Might want to get reservation as rebuilding...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 09-06-2017, 09:02
Replies: 13
Views: 5,506
Posted By basenay
Re: Solar charging while also charging via shore power?

While not a problem leaving both on it makes sense to turn off shore charger during daylight & every 1-7 nights depending on number of panels, weather, etc turn shore charger while it is dark No use...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 05-06-2017, 11:58
Replies: 13
Views: 3,145
Posted By basenay
Re: carrying several months of exogenous testosterone aboard while cruising?

Having spent 1997-2002 circumnavigating & 2010 to present cruising east & west sides of Central America & northern South America I have never had any trouble with customs either flying in or sailing...
Forum: Our Community 29-05-2017, 08:55
Replies: 18
Views: 2,320
Posted By basenay
Re: pin hole in my inox diesel tank

The more specific information you post the more likely you will get the best information.
1. Boat make, model & year?
2. Tank capacity?
3. Are you looking for temporary fix to get through summer...
Forum: General Classifieds (no boats) 09-02-2017, 10:48
Replies: 19
Views: 2,458
Posted By basenay
Re: Wanted: Windvane self steering la Paz

Goat,
I have a complete Monitor wind vane with regular & light wind vane, spare parts kit, manual, wheel adapter & spare tube in good condition. Did great job on my circumnavigation years ago....
Forum: General Sailing Forum 06-11-2016, 09:19
Replies: 102
Views: 8,654
Posted By basenay
Re: Does anyone measure distance in "Cables"?

In 50 years of boating including 12 full time cruising including a circumnavigation I have heard it over the radio for the 1st time 4 years ago in NW Passage near Nassau on a Friday night. AIS had us...
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 29-10-2016, 10:35
Replies: 15
Views: 2,499
Posted By basenay
Re: Cats (Felines) entering New Zealand

In 1999 we imported our cat into NZ and looking over Adelie's post not much has changed but probably even more expensive. Started with 3 vet visits to boat in Tahiti for rabies blood test sent to...
Forum: Rules of the Road, Regulations & Red Tape 28-10-2016, 09:08
Replies: 93
Views: 10,242
Posted By basenay
Re: What can't I name my boat?

1. If USA based might want to check out Office of Science and Technology (https://www.st.nmfs.noaa.gov/st1/CoastGuard/VesselByName.html) to be sure lots of others have not already used your clever...
Forum: Pacific & South China Sea 24-10-2016, 08:58
Replies: 7
Views: 4,357
Posted By basenay
Re: Safe marina in or near Lima Peru

If the main goal is to hike the Inca Trails would suggest leaving boat much further north or go all the way to Chile then bus, plane or drive where you want to go. Sailing down west coast to Ecuador...
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