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Forum: Marine Electronics 05-01-2022, 11:24
Replies: 122
Views: 7,779
Posted By sailingchiro
Re: To SSB, or not to SSb...that is the question

I am with everyone else except for the first response. Iridium GO and forget about the SSB. But, I do have a portable (Texsun?) SSB receiver on board.
I also have an old SSB on the boat but will...
Forum: Lithium Power Systems 20-12-2021, 09:38
Replies: 19
Views: 2,448
Posted By sailingchiro
Re: There are two types of Lithium Batteries, A new type is here. Better yet.

We have LiFePo4's. At one point I heard the original Lithium Ion Polymers (lithium manganese oxide or lithium cobalt dioxide) had fire issues therefore, I went with the LiFePo4's. We purchased 3.2...
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 20-12-2021, 08:59
Replies: 72
Views: 6,702
Posted By sailingchiro
Re: Cost To Live On Board? Poll

Thank you sailor boy. I have always enjoyed reading your monthly breakdown. I am sorry some are always negative.

Typically eating out, slip rental, boat upgrades, and boat repairs are the main...
Forum: Propellers & Drive Systems 20-12-2021, 08:00
Replies: 47
Views: 2,709
Posted By sailingchiro
Re: Flexofold 2 or 3 blade folding on oversized 50hp FP Lavezzi

I have 2 qty. 3 blade 17" Max-props Classics if interested.
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 15-12-2021, 10:03
Replies: 45
Views: 4,499
Posted By sailingchiro
Re: What is the magic beam for a cat

Mine is 20' and lucky for me I have a travel lift less than a mile from me that can pull out 24'.
Forum: General Sailing Forum 15-12-2021, 09:58
Replies: 91
Views: 7,521
Posted By sailingchiro
Re: posting to forums may invalidate your insurance

So, if I run into another car or boat do to my stupidity, they don't have to pay?
Or, if I forget to put the oil cap back on the airplane and ruins the engine due to my negligence, they don't have...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 13-12-2021, 20:07
Replies: 8
Views: 1,190
Posted By sailingchiro
Re: Responsibility for crew in other countries

This is the test I use, if I am making the crew leave the vessel, I am responsible to get them back to where they joined the vessel. If they are wanting to leave the vessel, they are on their own...
Forum: Anchoring & Mooring 13-12-2021, 15:20
Replies: 141
Views: 11,498
Posted By sailingchiro
Re: Anchoring home-made raft in Key West

I am thinking it would be better to take a kayak with tent and supplies to a small island that will stay above the tide.

I built a raft with 55 gallon drums as well, it made it half the way...
Forum: General Classifieds (no boats) 11-12-2021, 10:40
Replies: 4
For Sale: Max prop classic
Views: 523
Posted By sailingchiro
Max prop classic

I have 2 Max Prop Classic propellers for sale. They are 17” three blade for a 30mm shaft or about 1 3/16”. I purchased these several years ago and don’t fit my boat. Price $1850 each $3200 for both....
Forum: Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 07-12-2021, 15:14
Replies: 52
Views: 6,383
Posted By sailingchiro
Re: Climbed the mast (solo). Notes for those who may be considering

I have used the double ascenders but got tired with the amount of swinging. Now, I use a self sewn 2" web mast ladder with ascender with backup to mast winch with helper. Having the "webbing" mast...
Forum: Rules of the Road, Regulations & Red Tape 27-11-2021, 22:04
Replies: 192
Views: 15,001
Posted By sailingchiro
Re: Coast Goard hovercraft hits unlit anchored sailboat with no radar reflector.

I am reminded of the pilot that hit a windmill at night because of a burnt light. He was a experienced pilot but killed everyone on the plane. A light bulb can be blamed but it won't bring back the...
Forum: Powered Boats 27-11-2021, 21:47
Replies: 192
Views: 11,949
Posted By sailingchiro
Re: Electric propulsion in the future

Not yet. But, super lithium batteries are offering some options in the future. But, those batteries need to be charged. Solar or wind will not be able to keep these batteries charged and a generator...
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 27-11-2021, 18:43
Replies: 52
Views: 3,957
Posted By sailingchiro
Re: Salt water galley pump

T it off the head until the next haulout. Then make a new hole. Absolutely don't take it off the engine water. Do not risk fuel or water to propulsion engine, you will be asking for problems.

I...
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 22-11-2021, 21:15
Replies: 89
Views: 11,159
Posted By sailingchiro
Re: Delusion in the older Multi-Hull Market

Oh, and our boat is not for sale.
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 22-11-2021, 21:14
Replies: 89
Views: 11,159
Posted By sailingchiro
Re: Delusion in the older Multi-Hull Market

I thought we received a great deal at $20k for my boat. I have put in over $90k in engines, rigging, mast, sails, electronics, hard top, refrigeration, solar, Lifepo4, etc. I now feel good about our...
Forum: Boat Ownership & Making a Living 20-11-2021, 20:10
Replies: 34
Views: 4,450
Posted By sailingchiro
Re: Why not increase price of insurance

I was also dropped by Geico. Never had a claim. A letter stating they no longer are writing policies for my boat but didn't give a reason. Found out they are no longer writing commercial policies but...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 17-11-2021, 06:40
Replies: 14
Views: 1,486
Posted By sailingchiro
Re: Newbie to pilings and short piers

Yes, leave the lines on the pilings and always grab the mid ship deck cleat line first. Secure it then power up, typically just leave it in gear as the boat is pulled to that side, then you can grab...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 16-11-2021, 16:20
Replies: 38
Views: 3,248
Posted By sailingchiro
Re: Gunk in the fuel tank

I had alot of problems!!! Took the tank out and cut inspection holes in each baffled section. Power washed and scraped the gunk out. Reinstalled the tank and the fuel line.
I also found the shut...
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 15-11-2021, 13:02
Replies: 103
Views: 12,100
Posted By sailingchiro
Re: Are all multi hulls so noisy and unpredictable?

I have an old Lagoon 37. It has a pretty high bridge deck. It is true, there are points of sale she prefers. Fortunately, we don't get much bridge slap-thank goodness.
Catamarans are very easy to...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 12-11-2021, 11:48
Replies: 28
Views: 2,657
Posted By sailingchiro
Re: Moving boat 500 meters WITHOUT a trailer?

Old used boat trailers are typically inexpensive. If I need a trailer for hauling, I look for a boat trailer and build a flat bed frame on them because they are usually much cheaper than a purpose...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 10-11-2021, 10:13
Replies: 32
Views: 3,641
Posted By sailingchiro
Re: Cost report and analysis of using solar to eliminate need for generator to provid

Not needing A/C is the best decision. But we have significant others and they want to be cool. Now, I have a problem paying close to $50k for A/C for a few hours a night when I could spend alot less...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 08-11-2021, 11:03
Replies: 15
Views: 1,143
Posted By sailingchiro
Re: Packing list for a week long boat charter?

half of what you have packed. We always take too much junk with us.
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 08-11-2021, 10:28
Replies: 11
Views: 1,167
Posted By sailingchiro
Re: Gel coat colour matching

On cars they blend it in by airbrushing without having any hard edges or They accomplish spraying with no hard edges by taping backwards. The tape is open towards the painted area. And yes an auto...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 08-11-2021, 10:12
Replies: 15
Views: 1,264
Posted By sailingchiro
Re: Sewing 40 gauge window plastic

My sailrite didn't have any problems. I tested by manually sewing the machine through the plastic first. Once it gets started, no problem. I would use Eisenglass. It is more flexible than hard rigid...
Forum: Our Community 05-11-2021, 11:00
Replies: 43
Views: 3,058
Posted By sailingchiro
Re: Charter to test-drive boat life for a week?

I did the ASA courses through bareboat then catamaran classes. Then my wife and I chartered a boat in Texas at Windward Seaventure for a week to get the bareboat experience. They have cats but are...
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