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Forum: Atlantic & the Caribbean 02-01-2020, 10:17
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Posted By salty_dog_68
Anchoring around Key West with a passing cold front

I am anchored in Man O War harbor, next to Flemming Key in Key West. This is my first time here in the winter. There is s cold front coming in a couple days. Where is the safest spot to anchor for a...
Forum: Fishing, Recreation & Fun 01-10-2019, 01:59
Replies: 1,332
Views: 220,920
Posted By salty_dog_68
Re: Any Photographers with DSLR's Around ?

I shoot with a Canon 6D. I love shooting landscapes and seascapes. Particularly during the golden hours around sunrise and sunset.200785200786200788200789
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 27-04-2019, 05:24
Replies: 34
Views: 5,314
Posted By salty_dog_68
Re: Step one buy boat...step two??? Step three sailing

I second Fekless. The best way to gain some good sailing experience is to sign up for some local club races. I put up a couple flyers on the bulletin board at the local yacht club and at the public...
Forum: Atlantic & the Caribbean 03-04-2019, 02:34
Replies: 65
Views: 11,970
Posted By salty_dog_68
Re: Hurricane season in the Bahamas - a good idea?

You are referring to Charley I presume??
Forum: Atlantic & the Caribbean 08-12-2018, 04:16
Replies: 2
Views: 550
Posted By salty_dog_68
Re: cuba electronic chart

If you have a facebook account check out the group "Sailing and Cruising: Cuba" The gentleman that started the group, Wally Moran, is a wealth of information and would be happy to answer your...
Forum: Product or Service Reviews & Evaluations 29-04-2018, 14:29
Replies: 7
Views: 8,318
Posted By salty_dog_68
Re: Maxwell RC8-8 Windlass

Oops. Just realized I was commenting on Maxwell RC8-8 when I actually have the HRC8-8.
Forum: Anchoring & Mooring 27-04-2018, 14:43
Replies: 10
Views: 1,373
Posted By salty_dog_68
Re: Load test??

Thanks. I took Cheechacos advice and just bought the windlass and installed it. The original wiring was good. Installation went well. I have a functional electric windlass...best investment...ever!
Forum: Product or Service Reviews & Evaluations 27-04-2018, 14:12
Replies: 7
Views: 8,318
Posted By salty_dog_68
Re: Maxwell RC8-8 Windlass

I was fortunate that my boat had a windlass previously so most of the wiring already existed. I did have to wire in the solenoid and switch. I put the solenoid in a plastic electric "project box" to...
Forum: Product or Service Reviews & Evaluations 27-04-2018, 13:58
Replies: 7
Views: 8,318
Posted By salty_dog_68
Re: Maxwell RC8-8 Windlass

I also installed a Maxwell RC8-8 at the end of last year and have been testing it this cruising season (Feb - may) for us here in central Florida.

I absolutely love it! I have a 175' of 8mm chain...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 27-04-2018, 13:42
Replies: 64
Views: 13,295
Posted By salty_dog_68
Re: crew from hell ?

I had a captain from hell on one of the club racing boats I used to regular. And Olson 28 it was a sweet boat and a lot of fun to race so it made it easier to put up with the "screamer" skipper. My...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 20-04-2018, 13:17
Replies: 8
Views: 4,049
Posted By salty_dog_68
Re: Help with compression testing...

Thank you for the responses. I started my troubleshooting at the raw water circuit and my problem turned out to be a piece of pencil zinc stuck in the outlet hose barb on the heat exchanger. Always a...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 16-04-2018, 09:24
Replies: 16
Views: 5,967
Posted By salty_dog_68
Re: Westerbeke stops running mystery

Sound like you may have some air in the fuel line. The first thing I would do is bleed the fuel line...
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 11-04-2018, 05:37
Replies: 86
Views: 14,053
Posted By salty_dog_68
Re: Security in foreign ports

We have left the boat anchored for days at a time in places like: Cortez/Bradenton, Factory Bay in Marco Island, Boot Key Harbor in Marathon, etc and have not had a problem. We just lock her up as...
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 11-04-2018, 05:29
Replies: 86
Views: 14,053
Posted By salty_dog_68
Re: Security in foreign ports

I have had more problems on my home port than while cruising. My boat, and several others along my dock, we're broken in to in a slip next to the Clearwater Yacht Club. A few years later someone cut...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 10-04-2018, 14:05
Replies: 8
Views: 4,049
Posted By salty_dog_68
Help with compression testing...

So, my reliable old Westerbeke 58 has started blowing white smoke with the exhaust and there is a gurgling sound coning from the raw water siphon break. I want to do a compression test on the...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 02-10-2017, 19:07
Replies: 12
Views: 1,507
Posted By salty_dog_68
Re: Is the oil pan threaded on the inside or is it a lose bolt??

Thank you all very much for the input! Much appreciated!
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 29-09-2017, 15:01
Replies: 12
Views: 1,507
Posted By salty_dog_68
Is the oil pan threaded on the inside or is it a lose bolt??

I have a Westerbeke 58 in my sailboat. It is leaking engine oil from where the oil sump drain hose connects to the oil sump/pan. I am looking at the parts diagram of the engine and it is a banjo bolt...
Forum: Anchoring & Mooring 14-03-2017, 11:04
Replies: 10
Views: 1,373
Posted By salty_dog_68
Load test??

Does anyone have a suggestion for something i can splice in to my windlass circuit to simulate the load of a windlass motor (60-80amps)?

I would like to put a new electric windlass on my old...
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 06-11-2016, 12:01
Replies: 23
Views: 15,286
Posted By salty_dog_68
Re: Help! Recommendations for affordable liveaboard diy yard / marina in Florida?

Apologies...I answered my own question by looking at their website. 56' at the lowest fixed bridge. Height of my mast...55'. I'm good as long as it is a low tide. I would probably use some moveable...
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 06-11-2016, 11:51
Replies: 58
Views: 7,546
Posted By salty_dog_68
Re: Making A Mattress

My wife is a "hot sleeper" so the cool gel mattress is something I am very interested in. Does anyone know...would I be able to cut this mattress down to size??
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Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 06-11-2016, 10:33
Replies: 23
Views: 15,286
Posted By salty_dog_68
Re: Help! Recommendations for affordable liveaboard diy yard / marina in Florida?

Are there fixed bridges to pass under on the way in to Indiantown Marina??
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 06-11-2016, 09:42
Replies: 21
Views: 4,516
Posted By salty_dog_68
Re: An update from the DR

I am interested in the story of how you hunkered down and rode out Hurricane Matthew? I will be right behind you(one year out) and am working on my long term plan. I would appreciate any info you...
Forum: Anchoring & Mooring 25-10-2016, 08:08
Replies: 106
Views: 30,404
Posted By salty_dog_68
Re: New Windlass: Lewmar, Maxwell, Lofrans Or?

Lots of good information. I have been doing research for a month or more...leaning towards Maxwell HRC-8. Thanks everyone!
Forum: Atlantic & the Caribbean 19-10-2016, 06:06
Replies: 41
Views: 10,474
Posted By salty_dog_68
Re: Florida Keys in the Summer?

+1 on the mooring field being empty enough that you could get far enough away from other boats that you wont bother them. If anyone complains it is because they are jealous that you have A.C.!
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Forum: Atlantic & the Caribbean 11-10-2016, 14:42
Replies: 38
Views: 8,158
Posted By salty_dog_68
Re: Luperon: too good to be true??

I presume that when I do clean the hull...I should move the boat out of the harbor first?? Diving in "mostly sewage" does not sound very fun.
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