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Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 18-12-2019, 14:53
Replies: 21
Views: 1,752
Posted By DMBOS
Re: Help Identifying Propane Fitting

Google " Propane supply hose adapter for European stoves" @ $20

This brass adaptor connects the left-hand threaded male G1/4 threaded fitting on your European stove - for example an Eno stove...
Forum: Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 04-12-2019, 13:26
Replies: 61
Views: 3,842
Posted By DMBOS
Re: Whose traveller would you want?

Lewmar makes a "sliding bolt" track - you match your existing holes - They distribute out of Connecticut I think ? I have Lewmar on a Beneteau 50 - and can get most parts through Mauri Pro Sailing...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 27-11-2019, 15:26
Replies: 84
Views: 9,761
Posted By DMBOS
Re: What tool to sand the bottom?

Porter Cable 6”
“random orbital sander” with dust collection hood and interface pad. I would do the first pass with 36 grit and end up with 80 grit that Epoxy Primer recommends for paint. You...
Forum: Vendor Spotlight - Great Deals for CF Members! 07-08-2019, 07:56
Replies: 326
Views: 17,778
Posted By DMBOS
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 12-12-2018, 12:07
Replies: 18
Views: 3,634
Posted By DMBOS
Thumbs up Re: Sanitizing Fresh Water Tanks

Thetford Fresh Water Tank Sanitizer - I didn't believe it, then I used it - $10 on Amazon 1 kit [ 24 ounce cleaner and 24 ounce sanitizer ] does around 100 gallon tank.
Forum: Vendor Spotlight - Great Deals for CF Members! 08-11-2018, 05:47
Replies: 336
Views: 29,239
Posted By DMBOS
Re: MANTUS GIVEAWAY ends Nov 20th | Enter Now!

Thank You Mantus - I need to do this - a Delta just isn't getting it done for me !
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 22-07-2018, 16:11
Replies: 19
Views: 2,716
Posted By DMBOS
Re: Pumping out possibility required for holding tanks in US coastal waters?

I believe that since 2013 all Massachusetts waters are officially declared a "No Discharge Zone" If you go for the deck fitting, I recommend a cap you remove with a winch handle - no searching for...
Forum: Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 22-04-2018, 14:29
Replies: 9
Views: 1,509
Posted By DMBOS
Re: Old Profurl, strange new noise... advice?

I believe that there is a “cup” that the extrusions sit in on the torque tube - which if it fails, let’s the extrusions ride on the turnbuckle ???????
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 11-04-2018, 05:22
Replies: 28
Views: 2,691
Posted By DMBOS
Re: Problems with bad fuel

If you have a spin on Racor filter, there is probably a little ball that gets clogged on the top of the filter housing with a plastic cover you remove with a slotted screwdriver - ?????
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 18-01-2018, 08:40
Replies: 29
Views: 3,878
Posted By DMBOS
Re: New to Florida..need advice on marina's

Dinner Key - Miami "city marina" adjacent to Coconut Grove - damaged from Hurricane, but I would get in touch with them.
Forum: General Sailing Forum 17-01-2018, 10:32
Replies: 54
Views: 7,768
Posted By DMBOS
Re: The reality of finding a place to anchor or moor

Provincetown on Cape Cod in Massachusetts is now $2.50/foot for a mooring
Forum: Atlantic & the Caribbean 02-02-2017, 11:25
Replies: 16
Views: 5,152
Posted By DMBOS
Re: Cheap, secure marinas in Boston and NYC?

On Boston's "Inner Harbor" there are 2 mooring fields - both on the Downtown waterfront off of the Aquarium.

1.) Water Boat Marina has 12 deep water moorings, well spaced, and a dinghy dock
Forum: Mantus Anchors 10-04-2016, 08:35
Replies: 122
Views: 39,249
Posted By DMBOS
Re: Giveaway April2016 MANTUS

Mantus Anchors | 55 lbs Galvanized Steel Mantus Anchor - Mantus Anchors (
Mantus Anchors | 5/16 Galvanized Steel Hook -...
Forum: Anchoring & Mooring 02-04-2016, 08:31
Replies: 122
Views: 20,960
Posted By DMBOS
Re: Are my anchors obsolete? CQR 60 Lbs, Delta 55 Lbs, Bruce 20 kg

I use Delta and Fortress now -
Delta 35 chain rode with Fortress FX23 chain/brait rode on 42' 20K# Lacoste
Delta 55 chain rode with Fortress FX37 chain/brait rode on 50' 30K# Beneteau

Forum: Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 02-04-2016, 07:43
Replies: 41
Views: 4,774
Posted By DMBOS
Re: Recommend Me a Headsail Furler.

ProFurl on several boats and never had a problem - bullet proof ! -
bearings and seals are standard, replaceable and available.
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 20-03-2016, 01:48
Replies: 91
Views: 9,984
Posted By DMBOS
Re: Any Ideas What This Is?

Google Navtec - reserve tank for closed hydraulic system on backstay, vang, out haul etc - I'm with "notiesbob" #23
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 11-02-2016, 13:00
Replies: 16
Views: 3,302
Posted By DMBOS
Re: Help me identify these gadgets

The electrical part is a brush holder for a Delco 10DN and therefore fits Older Balmar alternators - 91 series and others
The bottom pics are of the front sealed bearing, and the rear needle roller...
Forum: Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 26-01-2016, 15:23
Replies: 46
Views: 4,967
Posted By DMBOS
Re: When is rigging too big?

So, the person, probably well educated, involved in the design of said boat - enough to be selected in the first place - and I am guessing that that the present specs of 5/32" lasted longer than...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 21-01-2016, 02:20
Replies: 46
Views: 6,489
Posted By DMBOS
Re: What is this metal rod for?

It is a "panting rod" - rigging tension etc is pulling the beam inwards and forcing the deck upwards and the keel down ( making your hull tall and skinny ) - less beam / more headroom below. The...
Forum: Mantus Anchors 14-12-2015, 10:29
Replies: 164
Views: 47,525
Posted By DMBOS
Re: Dec15 Giveaway: Mantus

Go Mantis !

Lacoste 42 ( ...
Forum: Our Community 25-11-2015, 13:42
Replies: 42
Views: 4,887
Posted By DMBOS
Re: Am I being to sensitive regarding a prop sellers online selling policy?

I don't really object to the sales pitch before the price - let them give me all the reasons why their product is better and worth more - then give me the price, and they even can have a second...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 11-11-2015, 13:46
Replies: 39
Views: 6,016
Posted By DMBOS
Re: Marina: we want to move you and you're paying

Are we arguing $100 or $1000. Somewhere in between everyone decides which side they are on. Speak to the Marina - see if any of your concerns can be addressed - Forget the principle - move on,...
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 11-11-2015, 12:52
Replies: 111
Views: 12,463
Posted By DMBOS
Re: How stupid is this idea?

Keep heading in that direction - get serious - do your homework - and go for it ! If you change your mind after the first leg are young, you'll recover ! Better than playing video games for...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 26-10-2015, 22:57
Replies: 14
Views: 3,793
Posted By DMBOS
Re: Injector line nut size for Yanmar 2qm15?

I would not loosen the lines at the injector pump end - bleed at the injector end of the lines. If you have some reason to do the pump end of the lines, you have to hold the lower flats with a 19mm...
Forum: Vendor Spotlight - Great Deals for CF Members! 09-10-2015, 14:02
Replies: 134
Views: 20,067
Posted By DMBOS
Re: Oct15 Giveaway: Hybrid Power Supply

XB-8000 AIS Transponder | Vesper Marine
XB-8000 Class B AIS Transponder with WiFi | Vesper Marine (

I have a product from every Marine...
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