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Forum: Challenges 27-03-2022, 13:47
Replies: 34
Views: 3,306
Posted By CelestialMelody
Re: What to put in empty hole from old instrument

I had two speaker holes that I repurposed with Beckson Stowaway Deck Access PPlats with Storage Bag. Good place for misc stuff like sun screen, signal horn etc
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 27-03-2022, 13:32
Replies: 24
Views: 1,864
Posted By CelestialMelody
Re: Looking for a good mast boot

I have been totally dry finally using rubberized adhesive window flashing from Lowes. Go figure
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 11-03-2022, 12:34
Replies: 41
Views: 3,489
Posted By CelestialMelody
Re: What tools are appropriate?

Lots of great suggestions. I would add a Dremel with cutoff wheels and bits
Forum: Vendor Spotlight - Great Deals for CF Members! 22-11-2021, 13:46
Replies: 56
Views: 5,630
Posted By CelestialMelody

I have an Ultra Marine swivel and it has been great! I would love to add an Ultra anchor, with another swivel and the anchor ring to aid as both a kellet and retrieval device and finally the flat...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 28-09-2021, 13:13
Replies: 30
Views: 2,763
Posted By CelestialMelody
Re: NYC to Phil Navigation

Highly recommend South Jersey Marina, I'm there now and draw 6.5 ft. They have diesel at the docks and perhaps the best showers on the east coast! They are on Dockwa
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 21-09-2021, 12:07
Replies: 18
Views: 1,594
Posted By CelestialMelody
Re: Solar panel and controller sources

I've had good luck with

For panels and PKYS for controllers
Forum: Marinas 23-04-2020, 18:32
Replies: 48
Views: 9,724
Posted By CelestialMelody
Re: Looking for Affordable Good Marina in North Carolina

One of the best Marinas I have ever stayed at is Northwest Creek Marina, also in New Bern. The staff pay great attention to all the boats, whether stored(in water), live aboard or home base Marina....
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 03-02-2020, 07:44
Replies: 119
Views: 13,970
Posted By CelestialMelody
Re: Repower costs... what am I missing?

I know in my case, going from a Perkins to a Yanmar, the biggest challenge on my Passport 42 was going from 2" exhaust to 3 inch. There were bulkhead openings to enlarge, and a larger muffler to...
Forum: Health, Safety & Related Gear 09-11-2019, 09:35
Replies: 49
Views: 12,001
Posted By CelestialMelody
Re: wire lifelines versus tubed rails

Perhaps one of best upgrades we did on our Passport 42 was replacing the top life lines running from the stern arch to the midship gate with 1 1/4: inch rail. It provides excellent protection esp...
Forum: Atlantic & the Caribbean 06-08-2019, 11:18
Replies: 11
Views: 3,266
Posted By CelestialMelody
Re: Canary Islands--Best place to live aboard for 2 months

Check out Placido Blanco in Maspalomas on Gran Canaria
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 15-06-2019, 08:12
Replies: 54
Views: 5,497
Posted By CelestialMelody
Re: Propane tank recertification along East Coast

Techair, formerly Corp Brothers, Niantic Avenue
Providence RI 02907, USA, 0.234.1286
Handles propane etc for most of New England. Recertified my aluminum tanjs
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 27-10-2018, 10:36
Replies: 13
Views: 2,524
Posted By CelestialMelody
Re: Why an Amp meter there?

To make matters worse, Catalina runs the charging circuit from the alternator to the panel then to the batteries using generally undersized wire.
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 11-02-2018, 11:07
Replies: 75
Views: 8,571
Posted By CelestialMelody
Re: Engine Spares For Remote Cruising

Don't forget spares for your tender, the usual engine parts and fluids as well as fuel hose and fittings and spare prop or two.
Forum: Seamanship & Boat Handling 23-01-2017, 21:38
Replies: 72
Views: 12,637
Posted By CelestialMelody
Re: Communicating On Deck From Bow To Stern

We use "My Team Talks” Bluetooth Headsets on our Passport 42 and have been very happy with them. They hold a charge a long time and have no radio type interference. the only downsides is that they...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 17-12-2016, 09:41
Replies: 85
Views: 10,790
Posted By CelestialMelody
Re: Is this as bad as it looks?

I would pay attention to it. There will be a gasket under the flange to replace. PB Blaster to loosen will help. The most common place for failure is where the cooling water injects and is hidden...
Forum: Propellers & Drive Systems 01-11-2016, 09:34
Replies: 19
Views: 3,465
Posted By CelestialMelody
Re: North Carolina boat repair facility needed

I would second Sailcraft in Oriental, NC. Good talented folks. 252-249-0522
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