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Forum: Monohull Sailboats 21-09-2020, 07:47
Replies: 49
Views: 3,464
Posted By Islander53
Re: Top Down Asymmetrical Spinnaker Furler

I have not contacted harken. After so much effort trying to unfurl it and getting nowhere. It's hard to imagine someone being able to explain in words without seeing it in person, what I should do.....
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 19-09-2020, 23:52
Replies: 49
Views: 3,464
Posted By Islander53
Re: Top Down Asymmetrical Spinnaker Furler

Top down furlers are amazing until there not.

I have a harken reflex furler on a 53' boat with a very big spinnaker . When working properly it was easy to single hand the spinnaker. I used it...
Forum: General Classifieds (no boats) 17-09-2020, 21:48
Replies: 19
Views: 2,548
Posted By Islander53
Re: Sailrite LSZ-1 Sewing Machine

Wow lots of interest.

Just making sure you know that I'm %100 ready to buy it and I was the first person in line if that makes a difference. Sent you a pm
Forum: General Classifieds (no boats) 16-09-2020, 07:18
Replies: 19
Views: 2,548
Posted By Islander53
Forum: Crew Positions: Wanted & Available 05-08-2020, 08:11
Replies: 19
Views: 2,863
Posted By Islander53
Re: father/son seeking ocean passage (will donate $10,000)

I called and left you a message, but I thought I'd respond here as well because I'm very interested in your offer. We are a young sailing family on a 53' boat. Here is a rough estimate for our...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 30-12-2019, 22:44
Replies: 9
Views: 409
Posted By Islander53
Re: Alternator questions

I have that book and carry it everywhere I go..
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 30-12-2019, 22:43
Replies: 9
Views: 409
Posted By Islander53
Re: Alternator questions

The big issue is the language barrier... They only speak Spanish and I am only learning Spanish and trying to translate.. This wasn't the most professional looking shop, and no receipt or invoice. I...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 30-12-2019, 21:11
Replies: 9
Views: 409
Posted By Islander53
Alternator questions

I have recently taken my prestolite 100 amp 12v externally regulated alternator to a repair shop to be rebuilt in Mexico.

I received the alternator back, and now it only puts out about 40 amps...
Forum: Emergency, Disaster and Distress 22-12-2019, 11:14
Replies: 9
Views: 1,647
Posted By Islander53
Re: Monster Waves!

Where did you loose the boat? ?
If you get more than enough hand outs to buy a new boat maybe you could pass some my way , I'm almost out of money.
Forum: Boats For Sale and Wanted 22-12-2019, 07:47
Replies: 10
Views: 1,314
Posted By Islander53
Re: Ensenada - 10' RIB Dinghy AB Hypalon

Sent you a pm
I am interested in the dinghy asap
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 10-12-2019, 19:16
Replies: 40
Views: 2,071
Posted By Islander53
Re: Welder on board?

I've had my harbor freight pro tig 200 on board for 2 years, I own several machines, Lincoln , Miller , and esab and the harbor freight machine has really impressed me, just as good as the Lincoln...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 09-12-2019, 13:10
Replies: 40
Views: 2,071
Posted By Islander53
Re: Welder on board?

I have a welder I carry in my 4x4, called ready-welder.it is a spoolgun type welder, It uses batteries, 6 volt, 12 volt or in series up to 48 volts . So you adjust the power by how many batteries...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 09-12-2019, 13:00
Replies: 40
Views: 2,071
Posted By Islander53
Re: Welder on board?

I think a small suitcase style arc welder like mentioned above would be the best for diy / emergency repair . Very very portable... small 110v mig welders/fluxcore have very little penetration and...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 09-12-2019, 12:41
Replies: 40
Views: 2,071
Posted By Islander53
Re: Welder on board?

I carry many stainless and aluminum stick welding rods for use with no argon. But only use for emergency type repairs where Tig is not practical or necessary.
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 09-12-2019, 12:25
Replies: 40
Views: 2,071
Posted By Islander53
Re: Welder on board?

I carry a 200 amp ac/DC Tig welder aboard and use it from my "32000" watt 240v Chinese inverter. Works pretty good but I need to run the main engine while welding to prevent too much voltage drop at...
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 26-11-2019, 07:51
Replies: 32
Views: 2,564
Posted By Islander53
Re: TITANIUM CATARMARAN

Will someone explain to me why the decks would be built out of composite material and not titanium?
Forum: Powered Boats 17-11-2019, 08:56
Replies: 13
Views: 803
Posted By Islander53
Re: SigmaDrive experience

Sigma drive is well worth the money. I thought my engine was smooth before installing, I noticed a huge difference in noise and vibration reduction. Everything this company makes is really well...
Forum: Crew Positions: Wanted & Available 20-10-2019, 22:57
Replies: 9
Views: 1,475
Posted By Islander53
Re: San Diego to San Carlos quick trip

I appreciate the advice, I've got Mexican liability insurance, will get my tip and Visa in ensenada .
Forum: Crew Positions: Wanted & Available 17-10-2019, 15:15
Replies: 9
Views: 1,475
Posted By Islander53
Forum: Crew Positions: Wanted & Available 17-10-2019, 12:20
Replies: 9
Views: 1,475
Posted By Islander53
Re: San Diego to San Carlos quick trip

What does your insurance have to do with me?
Forum: Crew Positions: Wanted & Available 17-10-2019, 06:18
Replies: 9
Views: 1,475
Posted By Islander53
San Diego to San Carlos quick trip

Looking for someone to help me bring my boat from San Diego to San Carlos area. .
My plans of cruising Mex this winter changed and now I need to get down there asap and haul out.

If weather...
Forum: Rules of the Road, Regulations & Red Tape 16-10-2019, 07:26
Replies: 40
Views: 4,786
Posted By Islander53
Re: Help - Mexican insurance

I have received a quote from novamar yesterday for $440 per year for $100,000 and $330 for $50,000 Mex liability insurance.
Does this sound like the going rate??
Forum: General Classifieds (no boats) 26-09-2019, 07:26
Replies: 4
Views: 798
Posted By Islander53
Forum: General Classifieds (no boats) 12-09-2019, 23:09
Replies: 4
Views: 798
Posted By Islander53
Lofrans Tigres 12v windlass- San Diego

Freshly rebuilt with 0 hours

3/8 g43 / BBB chain gypsy

Manual override

Reversible motor Bosch 1500 watt 12 volt

$650 firm firm firm
Forum: Marine Electronics 06-09-2019, 07:55
Replies: 18
Views: 1,950
Posted By Islander53
Re: Electric self steering windvane help

I have practiced mine. I would not want to have to use it especially if I was solo....

It was originally designed to come up through the aft cabin hatch and be used in the center cockpit. But I...
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