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Forum: Challenges 29-04-2021, 07:37
Replies: 56
Views: 5,880
Posted By darylat8750
Re: Removed check valve from bilge pump- now it won't stop running

I was helping a friend move his new 30 foot sailboat from Philadelphia to Florida. Motoring down the Chesapeake on a calm day I went below and stepped into water. The bilge pump was not working. ...
Forum: Challenges 29-04-2021, 07:27
Replies: 56
Views: 5,880
Posted By darylat8750
Re: Removed check valve from bilge pump- now it won't stop running

I wrestled with this after testing a bilge pump (1 of 4 this one rather high in the aft end of the boat) that would not move any water. It turned out that the bronze check valve was frozen closed....
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 11-04-2021, 11:35
Replies: 15
Views: 1,164
Posted By darylat8750
Re: Refrigeration system replacement - need help

I think you should reconsider your bias against the air-cooled units. I was also biased but was convinced by an engineer to go with air-cooled 10 years ago. I would not go back.
One disadvantage...
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 10-04-2021, 07:04
Replies: 5,345
Views: 391,190
Posted By darylat8750
Re: Northern Europe during Pandemic -- Summers 2020 & 2021

I agree. I'm not scientificly trained but about 1/4 of the way through the Classen thing it started to smell, by the last couple of paragraphs it stunk..:trash:
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 09-04-2021, 07:47
Replies: 32
Views: 5,381
Posted By darylat8750
Re: Stolen ballast, how important is it really?

This.... It would be well worth a consultation fee to get it right!
Forum: Flotsam & Sailing Miscellany 02-04-2021, 09:29
Replies: 14,966
Views: 2,381,976
Posted By darylat8750
Re: The New Joke Thread

Come on Gord. Gun control legislation is political....
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 01-04-2021, 09:37
Replies: 5,345
Views: 391,190
Posted By darylat8750
Re: Northern Europe during Pandemic -- Summers 2020 & 2021

Not a large sample but my Doctor and Nurse neighbors (he works in a hospital and she in a long term care facility ) both got the Moderno vaccine. She had very mild side effects. He had mild side...
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 01-04-2021, 07:18
Replies: 5,345
Views: 391,190
Posted By darylat8750
Re: Northern Europe during Pandemic -- Summers 2020 & 2021

My feelings exactly. I am old but have a good immune system and no other high risk factors. I haven't gotten the flu in more than 20 years. I did get a flu vaccine about 15 years ago and got...
Forum: Flotsam & Sailing Miscellany 31-03-2021, 19:10
Replies: 436
Views: 27,868
Posted By darylat8750
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 02-03-2021, 21:20
Replies: 20
Views: 1,304
Posted By darylat8750
Re: Texas cancels covid

Well, they have a choice. Stay at home. Have food delivered. When you have to go out wear a mask. WASH your hands. Stay at home. The folks with low risk factors should make their decisions. The...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 27-02-2021, 10:02
Replies: 127
Views: 24,446
Posted By darylat8750
Re: Frustrated Seller - Tartan 37

I think the idea that the sale price should reflect the money spent is missing an important fact of life. The market price does not care about how bad you are getting hurt $$$. The buyers only care...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 26-02-2021, 16:48
Replies: 58
Views: 5,164
Posted By darylat8750
Re: Seller replaced ice chest w dorm fridge - should it bug me soo much?

I've had an apartment sized fridge powered by batteries and inverter for more than 10 years on a larger boat. After 9 years I left it on the hard with food in it when I thought I would be back in a...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 25-02-2021, 10:10
Replies: 268
Views: 28,733
Posted By darylat8750
Re: What was/is your bug out number?

Inflation is a cost on value whether you have paid other tax or not.
Forum: General Sailing Forum 25-02-2021, 09:16
Replies: 268
Views: 28,733
Posted By darylat8750
Re: What was/is your bug out number?

"In other words (and I've said this before), we worked on the expense side of the ledger, not just the income/asset side. People always focus on the revenue side, but a dollar not spent is the same...
Forum: Powered Boats 23-02-2021, 10:44
Replies: 96
Views: 11,984
Posted By darylat8750
Re: Please help a sailor make the switch to power.

None of the cats that meet the $$ figure will meet the living and storage room that would be provided by a 46-50 foot trawler.
Forum: Powered Boats 19-02-2021, 07:21
Replies: 96
Views: 11,984
Posted By darylat8750
Re: Please help a sailor make the switch to power.

"I'm stocking that one away. Thank you.
"I visually follow the water path from through hulls to where it is injected into the exhaust."
Is this to check for leaks?"

Yes. I actually do the same...
Forum: Powered Boats 18-02-2021, 11:05
Replies: 96
Views: 11,984
Posted By darylat8750
Re: Please help a sailor make the switch to power.

The previous owner of my Ocean Alexander bought it in San Fransisco and brought it through the Panama canal to the east coast of the U.S.

There is noticeably less engine noise and vibration on...
Forum: Powered Boats 17-02-2021, 19:41
Replies: 96
Views: 11,984
Posted By darylat8750
Re: Please help a sailor make the switch to power.

Salty Cracker,
My weather decisions are really based on our comfort. Long before safety is threatened I would be puking and my wife would refuse to get back on the boat. Obviously we are basically...
Forum: Powered Boats 17-02-2021, 16:22
Replies: 96
Views: 11,984
Posted By darylat8750
Forum: Powered Boats 17-02-2021, 16:12
Replies: 96
Views: 11,984
Posted By darylat8750
Re: Please help a sailor make the switch to power.

I made the switch about 10 years ago. I have a Ocean Alexander 42'6" on deck Ocean 44. Twin 120HP Ford/Lehman diesels. 3 gallons an hour at 7.5 kts with 550 gallons of fuel gives 1000+ range with...
Forum: Anchoring & Mooring 04-02-2021, 20:23
Replies: 82
Views: 10,724
Posted By darylat8750
Re: Why Do We Drag Our Anchor?

Twice: Once with a plow in the soupy mud of the Chesapeake . I knew it hadn't set at all after multiple attempts so slept on deck and sure enough the wind came up. Second one was a serious /...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 14-01-2021, 09:09
Replies: 20
Views: 2,350
Posted By darylat8750
Re: IP 40 Chainplates

Is there a way to nondestructively test to find out which metal you have? Perhaps file off a little bit and send in to a lab?
Forum: General Sailing Forum 13-01-2021, 10:56
Replies: 40
Views: 5,132
Posted By darylat8750
Re: Update on my trip, for those who may be curious :)

Thanks for the update. The first time you see water over the floorboards is a high adrenaline moment. Well done when under pressure! :)
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 11-01-2021, 13:33
Replies: 112
Views: 10,942
Posted By darylat8750
Re: Covid 19 Struggle: Southern California

Me walking down the street is not swinging my fist. Just sayn'
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 01-01-2021, 13:38
Replies: 1,011
Views: 54,959
Posted By darylat8750
Re: Vaccine Certification Restriction of Travel

I'm going to let you guys figure this out. I'm going back to 2x4s and engines. :)
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