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Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 22-04-2018, 11:41
Replies: 35
Views: 4,245
Posted By Rockyscience
Re: Shore power shock felt from ladder

FYI folks, a GFCI senses the current on the hot (120v) and the neutral if it is more than 7 milli-amps difference it trips, it does not look at grounds at all.:peace: ( forgot difference in 1st post)
Forum: Other 10-12-2017, 09:12
Replies: 14
Views: 2,200
Posted By Rockyscience
Re: west gulf of mexico

Yes, I was hired to bring a 44 Ft. sailboat out of "Sail Belize" for the owner and as soon as we rounded Contoy it got dead calm so we motored hoping for wind.
Running low on diesel I spotted a...
Forum: Other 08-12-2017, 06:57
Replies: 14
Views: 2,200
Posted By Rockyscience
Re: west gulf of mexico

Alacranes is not to user friendly as well..
Forum: Boats For Sale and Wanted 13-09-2017, 08:48
Replies: 9
Views: 5,179
Posted By Rockyscience
Re: 46´Sailing Catamaran Roger Simpson for sale by second owner.

Hi Cristainf, I am interested in your cat. What country is it registered in?
Rocky
Forum: Boats For Sale and Wanted 16-05-2017, 08:13
Replies: 5
Views: 3,699
Posted By Rockyscience
Re: 49.7' 2007 Custom Catamaran Hughes/Wharram based - Project - $37,499 Must Sell

I am interested in this cat and would like to have it to finish her out and live aboard. Please send me contact info as I have a lot of questions.
Thanks Rocky
Forum: Rules of the Road, Regulations & Red Tape 01-04-2017, 14:28
Replies: 74
Views: 13,478
Posted By Rockyscience
Re: Who is in Charge if Legally Boarded?

Have been boarded in Belize and Guatemala, the Master is always in charge.
Always call the Captain of the port and never let them take your Passports to sign you in. Guatemala was a good one, The...
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 10-02-2017, 08:28
Replies: 55
Views: 8,674
Posted By Rockyscience
Re: Simpson Cloud 10-Is it worth it?

If that was in the U.S. I would buy it right now and move it to a place I could work on it with gusto and you will be surprised how many people want to help you with it. FYI I have been a partner...
Forum: Other 02-12-2016, 11:56
Replies: 28
Views: 6,637
Posted By Rockyscience
Re: Corpus Christi to Bradenton, FL.

I had a similar event about 150 miles out from La. They will get really upset if you get to close.
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 26-09-2016, 11:16
Replies: 52
Views: 6,839
Posted By Rockyscience
Re: Favorite Cutting Tool or Method

Mechanical hole punches if you can borrow or rent one, the larger ones a pricey for metal only. A hand operated nibbler also works well.
Good luck
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 02-09-2016, 09:50
Replies: 31
Views: 4,480
Posted By Rockyscience
Re: Thoughts on buying large hulls for a rebuild?

I helped build and was part owner of a 65 Ft. ketch. We figured the completed hull and deck was 7% of the investment.
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 05-08-2016, 09:20
Replies: 144
Views: 27,075
Posted By Rockyscience
Forum: Boat Ownership & Making a Living 21-07-2016, 12:41
Replies: 100
Views: 13,254
Posted By Rockyscience
Re: Newbies looking for a name for our boat!

Hi, I always liked "Happy Days" Good luck to your efforts.
Rocky :biggrin:
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 20-05-2016, 11:05
Replies: 47
Views: 16,103
Posted By Rockyscience
Re: How To Eradicate My Sailboat Of Spiders

"Sticky Traps" work great not poison and last a long time. :thumb:
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 01-04-2016, 09:46
Replies: 21
Views: 2,444
Posted By Rockyscience
Re: Rectifier negative post keeps breaking - Suggestions needed

Hi, I think this will solve your vibe problems.:thumb:
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Forum: Cruising News & Events 22-03-2016, 14:32
Replies: 27
Views: 4,333
Posted By Rockyscience
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 11-03-2016, 12:51
Replies: 59
Views: 6,879
Posted By Rockyscience
Re: Nibbler? Or Dremel Router? Cutting Alu Instrument Panel

Yep, Chassis punch is the only way to go, if you can find the right size. :thumb:
Forum: General Sailing Forum 09-03-2016, 09:16
Replies: 26
Views: 4,010
Posted By Rockyscience
Re: I am not a robot!

Hi Folks
I think that there are so many fraud scams coming out of that area on the net most sites want proof of source before connecting to the server. Just a guess, not a fact.:confused:
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 08-03-2016, 10:48
Replies: 25
Views: 2,966
Posted By Rockyscience
Re: What Would Be Causing This?

That's what I would do, not much work or cost or you can replace the meter with a bipolar one and see both ways. Good luck.
Forum: Navigation 08-03-2016, 09:27
Replies: 12
Views: 3,433
Posted By Rockyscience
Re: Antigua to the Azores: WAYPOINTS

I am not meaning to hijack this thread and realize you have pumped more water out of the bilge than I have sailed on Boatman but how many offshore crossings have you made (ball park)?? :popcorn:
Forum: General Sailing Forum 05-03-2016, 10:14
Replies: 65
Views: 13,317
Posted By Rockyscience
Re: How to get rid of bugs and spiders?

"Sticky Traps" knock them down good and the little bugs they are after.
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 24-02-2016, 11:36
Replies: 65
Views: 10,302
Posted By Rockyscience
Re: NEED ADVICE! How to extend the life of the Seagull IV water purification filters?

The drawback may be that high intensity UV can break down some things like plastics, coatings, paint etc. into undesirable stuff (like the sun does) hopefully not something toxic. I do not have...
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 24-02-2016, 10:20
Replies: 65
Views: 10,302
Posted By Rockyscience
Forum: General Sailing Forum 23-02-2016, 13:35
Replies: 30
Views: 3,842
Posted By Rockyscience
Re: Non US citizen leaving US

That's the spirit Cappy:wink:
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 23-02-2016, 12:02
Replies: 28
Views: 4,493
Posted By Rockyscience
Re: What size USA Flag and International Courtesy Flags

I noticed the kids leave school ( change to rags) to panhandle us, shame on those donating to that..:nonono:
Forum: General Sailing Forum 23-02-2016, 11:35
Replies: 30
Views: 3,842
Posted By Rockyscience
Re: Non US citizen leaving US

You got that right Boatman but now they make us say"Undocumented".
What about the Capt. of the port? Should he not be able to have the contacts to handle this or You think this is how HLS justifies...
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