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Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 09-09-2008, 04:16
Replies: 10
Views: 6,861
Posted By ssullivan
I don't know if Force 10 offers the option, but...

I don't know if Force 10 offers the option, but to burn a fuel with a different viscosity, you will need to change out the fuel metering valve.

For example, diesel is thicker than kerosene, so...
Forum: Product or Service Reviews & Evaluations 09-09-2008, 04:10
Replies: 76
Views: 26,076
Posted By ssullivan
Paul, you are confusing the AH setting of the...

Paul, you are confusing the AH setting of the meter with the "discharge floor" setting. They are two very different functions. Check the manual. It does indeed work correctly if you set the discharge...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 09-09-2008, 04:00
Replies: 6
Views: 3,400
Posted By ssullivan
Steve, The delamination isn't a difficult...

Steve,

The delamination isn't a difficult concept to understand, just a lot of labor to fix - especially if it is in an inconvenient location.

See... the "laminate" is (put simply) a layer of...
Forum: Product or Service Reviews & Evaluations 08-09-2008, 15:51
Replies: 76
Views: 26,076
Posted By ssullivan
There is no "correct" setting when it comes to...

There is no "correct" setting when it comes to discharge floor.

Fishspearit and I both prefer to see 50% as zero, as we absolutely never want to be below 50% and also would like more resolution...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 08-09-2008, 13:12
Replies: 97
Views: 44,170
Posted By ssullivan
Tough words, but realistically, they are probably...

Tough words, but realistically, they are probably words of truth.

I think one of the best I saw was a small O'day in St Lucia. It really hit me because I used to own one for coastal cruising.
Forum: Meets & Greets 08-09-2008, 12:54
Replies: 42
Views: 3,735
Posted By ssullivan
Chaositunity? ;) (stolen from "crisitunity"...

Chaositunity? ;)

(stolen from "crisitunity" from the Simpsons)
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 08-09-2008, 12:37
Replies: 6
Views: 1,755
Posted By ssullivan
Unless you hire a crew, a delivery from NY to FL...

Unless you hire a crew, a delivery from NY to FL will definitely take more than the week you have off at a time.

Boats go about the same speed as bicycles.
Forum: Product or Service Reviews & Evaluations 08-09-2008, 10:40
Replies: 76
Views: 26,076
Posted By ssullivan
Almost... It seemed more intuitive to me...

Almost...

It seemed more intuitive to me to have the meter run down to flashing red when I'm at 50% of actual capacity as well.

So... I set my discharge floor at 50% of the true battery...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 08-09-2008, 10:29
Replies: 26
Views: 2,763
Posted By ssullivan
This is where debates of roller vs. hank on sails...

This is where debates of roller vs. hank on sails come in.

With the roller furler, on a passage, you would reef and possibly fly a small hank on storm sail (if equipped) or just furl the genoa...
Forum: Provisioning: Food & Drink 08-09-2008, 10:18
Replies: 7
Views: 1,773
Posted By ssullivan
Has anyone else done much rainwater collection on...

Has anyone else done much rainwater collection on their boat?
Forum: General Sailing Forum 08-09-2008, 10:14
Replies: 26
Views: 2,763
Posted By ssullivan
Right. Better safe than sorry if you are...

Right.

Better safe than sorry if you are expecting insane conditions.
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 08-09-2008, 09:48
Replies: 97
Views: 44,170
Posted By ssullivan
And right here you hit on the crux of the issue. ...

And right here you hit on the crux of the issue.

It all depends because seaworthiness is a *relative* term. You are comparing two boats and putting them both into a situation for your above...
Forum: Provisioning: Food & Drink 08-09-2008, 09:41
Replies: 7
Views: 1,773
Posted By ssullivan
Drinking Hanna

Well, we caught some of our first rainwater from Hanna and drank it directly out of the collector, rather than putting it into our tanks.

The water was the best I'd ever had...

Due to the...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 08-09-2008, 06:59
Replies: 97
Views: 44,170
Posted By ssullivan
Hud's right (although I laughed for a good minute...

Hud's right (although I laughed for a good minute at Ex-Calif's post.. haha)

Every boat has its intended use. A rubber ducky is pretty seaworthy for use in your bathtub.

It all depends...
Forum: Anchoring & Mooring 08-09-2008, 04:37
Replies: 16
Views: 3,065
Posted By ssullivan
Bad guess! ha ha I see the land now in some...

Bad guess! ha ha

I see the land now in some of the pics. Not Falmouth Foreside.
Forum: Anchoring & Mooring 08-09-2008, 03:44
Replies: 16
Views: 3,065
Posted By ssullivan
1300 boats?? Is that Falmouth Foreside? ...

1300 boats??

Is that Falmouth Foreside?

Here's a photo of my storm anchorage and also the anchorage I'll be at until we go to a winter dock (decided not to winter at anchor... not enough time...
Forum: Navigation 08-09-2008, 03:33
Replies: 8
Views: 2,973
Posted By ssullivan
They had a good run acting as a middle man,...

They had a good run acting as a middle man, jacking up prices on NOAA-produced charts.

NOAA has eliminated the middle man, so it's hard to build a business model around that now.

This was bound...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 08-09-2008, 03:29
Replies: 6
Views: 3,400
Posted By ssullivan
Unless you can get boat for the "deal of the...

Unless you can get boat for the "deal of the century" and are willing to do or manage an involved project, keep on looking.

I rejected over half a dozen cats in FL last spring of the mid-90's...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 07-09-2008, 13:32
Replies: 26
Views: 2,763
Posted By ssullivan
Thanks for the comments regarding the furler...

Thanks for the comments regarding the furler unwrapping, everyone. I was curious because I see so many unwrap, but have never had my own unwrap in any storm. I tend to wrap my genoa very tightly,...
Forum: Marine Electronics 07-09-2008, 10:33
Replies: 10
Views: 1,426
Posted By ssullivan
The disk connectors are definitely not the same...

The disk connectors are definitely not the same size. It will be a bit more complex than doing it with a desktop. Also, they are a little more difficult to take apart and work with.

When I...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 07-09-2008, 10:28
Replies: 26
Views: 2,763
Posted By ssullivan
Excellent post. Sorry to hear about your...

Excellent post.

Sorry to hear about your mishap. It was pretty heart-tugging reading about you having to cut away the genoa. Ouch!

I'm glad to hear everything went well in the end and you...
Forum: Dollars & Cents 07-09-2008, 10:15
Replies: 12
Views: 2,962
Posted By ssullivan
Glad to hear you came to a conclusion. I...

Glad to hear you came to a conclusion.

I have a tip for you (or anyone) buying a boat privately:

Follow the exact process a broker would follow. The process works and is there for a reason. ...
Forum: Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 07-09-2008, 10:08
Replies: 6
Views: 2,114
Posted By ssullivan
That's great, Paul! COOL! You'll love...

That's great, Paul! COOL!

You'll love using the drifter in your area... If I recall, there are plenty of times in the middle of the summer that it will come in handy. (same story up where I am...
Forum: Rules of the Road, Regulations & Red Tape 07-09-2008, 03:20
Replies: 106
Views: 13,278
Posted By ssullivan
he he he... Well, they practiced me right...

he he he...

Well, they practiced me right out of $250. :(

I see it more like a speed trap when it's the locals. Coasties contribute to the greater good. Local cops... they contribute to the...
Forum: Dollars & Cents 06-09-2008, 12:28
Replies: 12
Views: 2,962
Posted By ssullivan
Definitely haul the boat out of the water for...

Definitely haul the boat out of the water for your survey.

Also, as the potential buyer, the survey and transporting the boat to the haul out location is 100% your responsibility and at your cost....
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