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Forum: Monohull Sailboats 14-01-2022, 09:53
Replies: 39
Views: 6,002
Posted By SV Aquavit
Re: What do these pics reveal?

Thanks for all the advice. As I said, my main concern was water high enough to create major engine problems. I have arranged to have a mechanic check it out.
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 12-01-2022, 18:30
Replies: 39
Views: 6,002
Posted By SV Aquavit
Re: What do these pics reveal?

Any evidence that at least the lower portion of the engine was under water? I see Some very rusty hose clamps. The lower section of the sound panel quite dirty. Owner says boat has sat in the slip...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 12-01-2022, 15:33
Replies: 39
Views: 6,002
Posted By SV Aquavit
What do these pics reveal?

What can you discern by looking closely at this engine photo and some close ups?

I have some thoughts but wondering what the group can conclude.
Forum: Atlantic & the Caribbean 20-11-2021, 10:51
Replies: 1
Views: 338
Posted By SV Aquavit
Bahamas charter recommendations

Experienced single handed sailor looking for reputable charter company for a week in the Bahamas. Would probably want a captain for at least a day to gain local knowledge. Open to all destinations.
Forum: Flotsam & Sailing Miscellany 22-08-2021, 10:41
Replies: 2,439
Views: 355,668
Posted By SV Aquavit
Re: SSSSM - Part Deux

Long time single Dad now empty nester as all five offspring have sprung. Live in SNJ, but most weekends spent on a sailboat in Sparrows Point, Baltimore, MD and exploring the Chesapeake....
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 09-08-2021, 09:14
Replies: 20
Views: 2,445
Posted By SV Aquavit
Re: How to work with Aerogel?

> We used the version mounted to a plastic backing much easier to work with.

Where did you get that version?
Forum: General Sailing Forum 19-06-2021, 15:17
Replies: 2
Views: 414
Posted By SV Aquavit
Replacing the floor in the head

I need to replace the floor in the head of my boat, a 1976 Irwin 38 aft cockpit. The only thing I have is what appears to be 1/4 thick solid white plastic pieces that were probably assembled into a...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 08-06-2021, 09:59
Replies: 11
Views: 1,434
Posted By SV Aquavit
Re: Rebuilding a Wilcox Crittenden head

How bad was your cylinder? I just used some steel wool so far. Can't imagine the leather needs a perfect surface to pump but maybe I'm wrong.
Forum: General Sailing Forum 07-06-2021, 13:09
Replies: 11
Views: 1,434
Posted By SV Aquavit
Re: Rebuilding a Wilcox Crittenden head

That did it! I actually left the actuator arm attached so I could use it to tap with a hammer. Seemed like a better idea than grabbing the shaft with vice grips and and pulling. Would have never come...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 06-06-2021, 19:16
Replies: 11
Views: 1,434
Posted By SV Aquavit
Re: Rebuilding a Wilcox Crittenden head

May try to make a pair of leather seals now that it’s all apart and I have new leather ones to copy.
Forum: General Sailing Forum 06-06-2021, 19:13
Replies: 11
Views: 1,434
Posted By SV Aquavit
Re: Rebuilding a Wilcox Crittenden head

Thanks Peggy. A previous owner bought the rebuild kit. I’m actually trying to clean and reuse most of the parts. Rubber seems to have some life left. And surface corrosion is coming off. The two...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 06-06-2021, 19:05
Replies: 11
Views: 1,434
Posted By SV Aquavit
Re: Rebuilding a Wilcox Crittenden head

Thanks! Will try tomorrow.
Forum: General Sailing Forum 06-06-2021, 09:39
Replies: 11
Views: 1,434
Posted By SV Aquavit
Rebuilding a Wilcox Crittenden head

Rebuilding a Wilcox Crittenden Type 51 (https://cdn11.bigcommerce.com/s-g7o41rcupc/images/stencil/original/products/2824/2384/37058-2__39945.1570106496.jpg?c=2) and need advice. I cant figure out how...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 28-05-2021, 14:29
Replies: 1
Views: 424
Posted By SV Aquavit
Opinions on Ocean Signal rescueME MOB1 DSC / AIS

https://www.landfallnavigation.com/catalog/product/view/id/703

Was going to buy this unit but then read reviews on several sites citing limited MMSI compatibility, difficultly configuring, small...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 22-05-2021, 06:49
Replies: 4
Views: 488
Posted By SV Aquavit
Can anyone ID this vessel?

https://images.craigslist.org/00W0W_ef3Ir78sPOpz_0t20CI_1200x900.jpg
Forum: Atlantic & the Caribbean 30-04-2021, 13:27
Replies: 1
Views: 625
Posted By SV Aquavit
85' Yacht partially sunk near Chub Cay, Berry Islands in the Bahamas

https://www.facebook.com/groups/2263487383676073/permalink/4283583134999811/
Forum: Seamanship & Boat Handling 24-03-2021, 13:56
Replies: 2
Views: 567
Posted By SV Aquavit
Disabled vessel?

This story (https://chesapeakebaymagazine.com/sailor-rescued-in-rough-conditions-at-mouth-of-bay/) says the Coast Guard "rescued him from the disabled vessel." However, it looks like the sails are...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 08-03-2021, 13:17
Replies: 30
Views: 3,871
Posted By SV Aquavit
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 08-03-2021, 12:47
Replies: 30
Views: 3,871
Posted By SV Aquavit
Re: Worth changing the stern?

Did any of the folks in this thread see this project on Facebook? He added a huge "caboose" to an existing vessel. https://www.facebook.com/groups/1427652890847554/user/100000160014922


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Forum: Seamanship & Boat Handling 19-02-2021, 08:54
Replies: 53
Views: 7,551
Posted By SV Aquavit
Re: PLB Saves Solo Sailor

Hoping to get some PLB / MOB purchase advice.

I sail single handed near coastal but will soon head to Bahamas and Caribbean.

I'm just about ready to invest in some safety electronics and...
Forum: Health, Safety & Related Gear 17-02-2021, 14:21
Replies: 0
Views: 298
Posted By SV Aquavit
PLB / MOB purchase advice

I sail single handed near coastal but will soon head to Bahamas and Caribbean.


I'm just about ready to invest in some safety electronics and looking for feedback on which to choose.


PLB...
Forum: Families, Kids and Pets Afloat 26-01-2021, 10:13
Replies: 45
Views: 4,565
Posted By SV Aquavit
Re: What issues do you see with my plan?

what could possibly go wrong...
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 17-01-2021, 10:05
Replies: 51
Views: 8,189
Posted By SV Aquavit
Re: Boat Recommendations for Solo Liveaboard?

You might be able to crew on a boat in the races held at this club in your area: https://csa-sailing.org/



"The Carlyle Sailing Association (CSA) Cabin Fleet is the social and racing...
Forum: Seamanship & Boat Handling 05-01-2021, 11:30
Replies: 53
Views: 7,551
Posted By SV Aquavit
Re: PLB Saves Solo Sailor

I've been looking at PLB options and concluded that a solo sailor needs both EPIRB and AIS/DSC devices. AIS/DSC could help if there are nearby vessels. EPIRB if there's a chance of surviving until...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 18-12-2020, 07:25
Replies: 1
Views: 281
Posted By SV Aquavit
Fuel funnel / filter recommendation

I fuel up with a 5 gallon jug at my marina and keep the jug full and below deck just in case I need a day tank. My diesel usually comes from a high-volume station nearby and I've been using a regular...
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