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Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 27-01-2021, 10:06
Replies: 1
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Posted By bix85
Spare alternator for Yanmar 3gm30

I replaced two 3gm30s with two 3ym30s, and I have a spare alternator for the old engines. The alternator has a v-pulley, but the new engines use serpentine belts. Is it feasible to refit the spare...
Forum: Atlantic & the Caribbean 25-11-2017, 00:04
Replies: 5
Views: 1,412
Posted By bix85
Re: Furuno 1263 Radar value in the Caribbean?

Haha, thanks Jim. It should be 1623. No wonder there haven't been any comments. Any idea how to edit the post title?
Forum: Atlantic & the Caribbean 24-11-2017, 20:33
Replies: 5
Views: 1,412
Posted By bix85
Forum: Atlantic & the Caribbean 24-11-2017, 08:44
Replies: 5
Views: 1,412
Posted By bix85
Furuno 1263 Radar value in the Caribbean?

We just upgraded to a 4G radar. The 2012 Furuno works well, but does not integrate into our new B&G system. Will anyone in the Bahamas or Caribbean be interested in a 5 year-old radar?

Ron
Forum: Rules of the Road, Regulations & Red Tape 05-08-2017, 13:53
Replies: 2
Views: 1,052
Posted By bix85
Re: St. Augustine, FL is no longer a customs port.

We called that office and the guy referred us to Jacksonville, saying that they were no longer clearing in boaters. The Jacksonville office cleared us in and apologized for the inconvenience. The...
Forum: Rules of the Road, Regulations & Red Tape 05-08-2017, 12:26
Replies: 2
Views: 1,052
Posted By bix85
St. Augustine, FL is no longer a customs port.

We were directed by the airport customs office to Jacksonville, which is 52 miles away by car. A guy at the marina had to do the same thing yesterday, so this appears to be a real policy change. It...
Forum: Training, Licensing & Certification 31-07-2016, 06:58
Replies: 10
Views: 2,823
Posted By bix85
Re: Help!! Is this realistic?

Chris and Skipmac both have good information. I never took classes, and I was able to baseboard, but I started with extensive dingy sailing experience. My lack of large boat experience was a concern...
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 04-04-2016, 15:48
Replies: 16
Views: 4,065
Posted By bix85
Re: Fishing in the Chesapeake

Great information! We have the Maryland boat license, and I know that visitors need to register. I now have a medium and a light pole, and some of the great suggested. We'll be trying it out soon....
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 01-04-2016, 03:41
Replies: 16
Views: 4,065
Posted By bix85
Re: Fishing in the Chesapeake

I'll be casting and trolling. There is a trolling reel attached to the rail at the stern, but I need to learn how to use it.

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Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 31-03-2016, 16:31
Replies: 16
Views: 4,065
Posted By bix85
Fishing in the Chesapeake

I've made the plunge and We (Mindy and I) will be cruising the Chesapeake and beyond. I'd love some suggestions for a basic fishing setup. I hope to have frequent visitors, so part of this is for...
Forum: Meets & Greets 11-01-2016, 21:59
Replies: 4
Views: 1,040
Posted By bix85
Re: Greetings from Sunny Island Singapore

Welcome aboard, Scottz!

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Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 19-12-2015, 09:25
Replies: 36
Views: 4,359
Posted By bix85
Re: Cabin heat from diesel engines

Great info. Thanks for the replies. Do all diesel heaters have a blower on the exhaust? If so, I can safely extract chimney heat.

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Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 17-12-2015, 21:01
Replies: 36
Views: 4,359
Posted By bix85
Re: Cabin heat from diesel engines

Great replies! Thanks to all. I'm trying to digest it all. Tstano, I'll definitely get a good jacket.

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Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 17-12-2015, 07:13
Replies: 36
Views: 4,359
Posted By bix85
Re: Cabin heat from diesel engines

Thanks for all of the replies. Much appreciated! Now, I'm trying to decide about hot water for dishes and showering. A forced air system won't help me there, but is nice otherwise.

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Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 16-12-2015, 10:12
Replies: 36
Views: 4,359
Posted By bix85
Re: Cabin heat from diesel engines

Thanks for the info. I'll focus on diesel, since I have plenty on board, and because propane is heavier than air.

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Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 16-12-2015, 08:53
Replies: 36
Views: 4,359
Posted By bix85
Cabin heat from diesel engines

I'm considering a refit of an older catamaran that has a Yanmar 3gm30 (raw-water cooling - no secondary closed cooling system) in each hull. The engines need to be overhauled, so adding an additional...
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 08-08-2015, 17:48
Replies: 25
Views: 5,041
Posted By bix85
Re: Opinions on Catamaran configurations

Alansmith, can you recommend a way to locate these cheaper boats? Can I identify some on yachtworld, then travel to the Caribbean? Or must I go there just to identify likely boats?

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Forum: Classifieds Archive 05-03-2015, 22:04
Replies: 14
Want to Rent: Looking to try sailing.
Views: 2,192
Posted By bix85
Re: Looking to try sailing.

Try southwest Florida yachts. They are not the fancy linens and gourmet food kind of place. I've chartered with then twice and have been pleased both times. They are cheaper than the fancy charter...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 04-06-2013, 11:56
Replies: 185
Views: 16,689
Posted By bix85
Carolina, Much of what you need to learn can be...

Carolina,
Much of what you need to learn can be learned on an inland lake, but not everything. You can start the process there, but it's a good idea to get some ocean experience before you commit....
Forum: Meets & Greets 19-04-2013, 12:49
Replies: 25
Views: 2,081
Posted By bix85
Try Alum Creek reservoir. It's not lake Erie, but...

Try Alum Creek reservoir. It's not lake Erie, but we have some fun.
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 11-04-2013, 12:18
Replies: 2
Views: 1,134
Posted By bix85
Make sure you don't use to much, and definitely...

Make sure you don't use to much, and definitely allow plenty of space for it to ooze out. If it expands in a closed area, it will push on, and possibly bulge the panels.
Forum: Health, Safety & Related Gear 31-01-2013, 13:49
Replies: 13
Views: 4,305
Posted By bix85
Even without hydrogen gas production, ventilation...

Even without hydrogen gas production, ventilation is imperative!!!!
Forum: Sailor Logs & Cruising Plans 26-01-2013, 08:02
Replies: 10
Views: 1,670
Posted By bix85
Thanks for the video! Looks like great fun. ...

Thanks for the video! Looks like great fun.
Nice boat, by the way.
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 30-05-2012, 13:40
Replies: 64
Views: 57,508
Posted By bix85
I've only sailed a Gemini in protected waters, so...

I've only sailed a Gemini in protected waters, so I can't help with the offshore part, but it sailed well, and I found it easy to handle. It's small enough (beam) that it will fit in a standard slip....
Forum: Great Lakes 17-05-2012, 01:43
Replies: 45
Views: 11,909
Posted By bix85
11,000 miles of coastline would take a year if...

11,000 miles of coastline would take a year if you didn't spend much time in any one place. In addition to the beautiful scenic areas, there are some pretty cool cities.
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