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Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 10-10-2019, 13:25
Replies: 24
Views: 1,330
Posted By Fishbone 1
re: Engine Bilge Pump

Correction... Vane style, Not impeller!
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 10-10-2019, 13:24
Replies: 24
Views: 1,330
Posted By Fishbone 1
re: Engine Bilge Pump

how about a impeller style pump on the drive shaft. I have seen pumps used on military Duck boats that have an impeller inside a closely fitted housing around the prop shaft. They draw water in...
Forum: Seamanship & Boat Handling 07-10-2019, 12:46
Replies: 94
Views: 8,664
Posted By Fishbone 1
Re: Sailboat beached near Jacksonville, FL

They rode the boat in to the beach and climbed off. it was reported that they called sea tow and that sea tow call the coast guard. very shallow, slow transition in depth. 100yds off might be 30 ft...
Forum: Seamanship & Boat Handling 07-10-2019, 12:44
Replies: 94
Views: 8,664
Posted By Fishbone 1
Re: Sailboat beached near Jacksonville, FL

THis boat washed up within walking distance from my home. News said that they were moving boat from south Florida to their home in Georgia. I saw the boat on the news and in person. Lost engine power...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 05-09-2019, 14:39
Replies: 15
Views: 2,148
Posted By Fishbone 1
Re: Removing rust flakes from gelcoat

I know this may sound strange but if you go to the grocery store or Walmart, in the laundry section, look for a product called "Whink" it is a laundry rust remover that comes in a small (6 oz. ish...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 31-08-2019, 11:11
Replies: 113
Views: 9,216
Posted By Fishbone 1
Re: Do You Have a Sailing/Boating Certificate or License?

No Certs or License. Sailing and boating for 40+ years... never needed one.
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 28-08-2019, 09:49
Replies: 87
Views: 9,050
Posted By Fishbone 1
Re: PLEASE POST YOUR MARINA COST

Beach Marine. Jacksonville Beach Fl. $12 per ft wet storage fee , $50./Month for 30amp elec. Total with taxes and fees $475.00 ish for a 30 ft boat. $18/ ft /month Liveaboard
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 27-08-2019, 10:50
Replies: 6
Views: 735
Posted By Fishbone 1
Re: Winter Base East Coast Florida

St Augustine has many marina options to choose from. Very historic town , lots to do and see. most stores are reasonably close to anchorages/ Marinas. They have a small airport north of town. I think...
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 23-08-2019, 09:29
Replies: 23
Views: 2,846
Posted By Fishbone 1
Re: Florida marinas.

Beach Marine in Jacksonville Beach, Fl. aprox 5 miles south of St Johns river on the ICW. Currently $12.00 / FT. /Month. Grocery, West Marine, Restaurants all with a 1/2 mile. plenty of open slips
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 18-07-2019, 14:03
Replies: 9
Views: 741
Posted By Fishbone 1
Re: Replacement cushions

I'm not familiar with the boat that you are talking about but we are undertaking a DIY rebuild of our 2 6' settees. the foam sheets 4" thick 4'x8' pieces are over $125 US. and the Sunbrella fabric is...
Forum: Provisioning: Food & Drink 05-07-2019, 09:07
Replies: 118
Views: 9,934
Posted By Fishbone 1
Re: Efficient cooking

Grilling on the stern rail, solar ovans really work but require some attention, and I cold brew my coffee. if i need hot coffe ,I usually don't mind some heat in cabin. My Magma grillalso works well...
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 02-07-2019, 13:45
Replies: 239
Views: 12,165
Posted By Fishbone 1
Re: Plan? No Plan? A plan written on beach sand?

I would just like to point out to all of the OCD Planners out there, That if you re truly OCD you would be CDO. It has to be in Alphabetical Order!!
Forum: Auxiliary Equipment & Dinghy 28-06-2019, 14:40
Replies: 57
Views: 7,187
Posted By Fishbone 1
Re: Almost Lost Our Dinghy

Towing our dinghy around the southen end of Florida, motoring up Hawk Channel, All is well. Dingy towed on a bridel. Went below to get a drink, came up dinghy nowhere in sight! We had to turn around,...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 28-06-2019, 10:19
Replies: 32
Views: 3,375
Posted By Fishbone 1
Re: Lost 1 liter of oil. Screwed?

As long as you never lost pressure, you should be fine! I agree to check out your filter at next oil change...But what can you do? You may have gotten a little extra wear on your bearing sufaces. As...
Forum: Boats For Sale and Wanted 28-06-2019, 06:30
Replies: 6
Want To Buy: Mariah 31
Views: 912
Posted By Fishbone 1
Re: Mariah 31

Not a Group, Just a website to visit. I think the boat is on the west coast of US if that matters
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 27-06-2019, 15:52
Replies: 13
Views: 2,999
Posted By Fishbone 1
Re: found fix for shower head dribble

I replaced my shower head that quick connect to the head sink tap with a kitchen sink rinse sprayer. nice spray, easy to use blinded by soap\,inexspensive!!
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 27-06-2019, 15:39
Replies: 25
Views: 4,292
Posted By Fishbone 1
Re: Problem With Whale Foot Pumps

I had a Whale double action foot pump that needed a rebuild...Kit cost $38.00 US searched Amazon and found an Identicle pump made in us. Don't remember the brand name new pump $42.00 exact duplicate...
Forum: Americas 27-06-2019, 15:19
Replies: 2
Views: 734
Posted By Fishbone 1
Re: Any problem with UK-fitted holding tank in North America?

The pump out hoses have a tapered soft rubber end to seal against the deck pipe. they are fairly forgiving. as stated earl;ier. 1 1/2 " ( aprox 37mm) pipe
Forum: Atlantic & the Caribbean 27-06-2019, 09:49
Replies: 50
Views: 27,746
Posted By Fishbone 1
Forum: Atlantic & the Caribbean 27-06-2019, 09:43
Replies: 50
Views: 27,746
Posted By Fishbone 1
Re: Best living & sailing on U.S. East Coast?

I disagree with most of these posts. You just have to get acclimated!! I live in northeast Florida on the coast. Winters are getting more bearable each year, No freeze at all last year! In the...
Forum: Boats For Sale and Wanted 27-06-2019, 06:46
Replies: 6
Want To Buy: Mariah 31
Views: 912
Posted By Fishbone 1
Re: Mariah 31

I saw one on sailboatlistings.com last night. Good Luck!!
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 26-06-2019, 17:05
Replies: 14
Views: 2,910
Posted By Fishbone 1
Re: Cruising a Freedom 44?

Thanks for all the info. Ill keep learning to sail my nonsuch and looking for the liveaboard.
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 25-06-2019, 16:41
Replies: 13
Views: 3,196
Posted By Fishbone 1
Re: Looking for Liveaboard marina near Jacksonville Fl

I'm at Beach Marine...Really expensive and not well kept. Ortega river is better equipped and a little cheaper. there is also Bulls Bay marina on Jullington Creek. inexpensive but a little run down
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 25-06-2019, 11:36
Replies: 14
Views: 2,910
Posted By Fishbone 1
Cruising a Freedom 44?

Been looking to move up to a live abord. Found listings for Freedom 40s and 44 cat ketchs. Does anyone have any input on suitability of these for US eastcoast / Bahama Cruising in these? Pros and...
Forum: Boats For Sale and Wanted 25-06-2019, 11:29
Replies: 5
Want To Buy: Victoria Frances 26
Views: 1,185
Posted By Fishbone 1
Re: Victoria Frances 26

There is a nice one listed on Sailboatlistings.com 27.5K
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