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Forum: Crew Archives 29-07-2014, 20:22
Replies: 71
Views: 13,104
Posted By gbanker
Re: Looking For Sailing Partner,

As a frequent reader of the joke thread I recognize and appreciate Coops contributions. Speaking of which, not sure that this whole thread isn't a joke!
Forum: Classifieds Archive 28-07-2014, 17:44
Replies: 3
Views: 1,747
Posted By gbanker
Re: Raymarine Autopilot

I believe that it would providing you bought a linear drive unit to be used with the control head and course computer. Not familiar with your boat but I would guess that your steering system would...
Forum: Atlantic & the Caribbean 26-07-2014, 14:04
Replies: 9
Views: 2,078
Posted By gbanker
Re: Where to Provision for San Blas (Panama)

We have used Riba Smith and found everything we needed. However we did overnight in the city :certainly a long day trip from Shelter Bay.
Forum: Classifieds Archive 26-07-2014, 13:57
Replies: 3
Views: 1,747
Posted By gbanker
Raymarine Autopilot

Raymarine autopilot consisting of ST6002 control head, X 10 Course Computer and rotary drive just listed on EBay:Raymarine Autopilot System | eBay...
Forum: Classifieds Archive 23-06-2014, 09:40
Replies: 1
For Sale: Hydraulic Cutter
Views: 974
Posted By gbanker
Hydraulic Cutter

I just listed a manual hydraulic cutter on EBay suitable for cutting away rigging if the mast goes overboard.

Handheld Hydraulic Cutter | eBay...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 12-05-2014, 14:04
Replies: 15
Views: 3,787
Posted By gbanker
Re: So, I bought a boat in Panama.

Try to get out of Panama before the thunderstorm season as a lot of boats get struck there by lightning.
Forum: Atlantic & the Caribbean 10-05-2014, 16:48
Replies: 26
Views: 3,125
Posted By gbanker
Re: Heading to San Blas shortly

Keep an eye out for thunderstorms. Seems to be a higher than average number of boats in Panama get struck with lightning. Enjoy!
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 26-04-2014, 11:24
Replies: 70
Views: 13,991
Posted By gbanker
Re: Advice on Buying Steel

Every few years a "new" system for preventing steel from rusting comes out. That probably means that the previous "new" system didn't work so why would anyone think the current "new" system would be...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 02-04-2014, 11:15
Replies: 17
Views: 8,759
Posted By gbanker
Impeller Replacement Lubricant?

I am going to replace the impeller on my generator. If you don't have the "recommended" lubricant what can yon substitute to use on a new impeller so that it doesn't burn up before water gets to it?...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 29-03-2014, 15:05
Replies: 0
Views: 765
Posted By gbanker
Requesting Solar Controller Recommendations....

I may be able to install 4 Kyocera 320W solar panels. I plan to have them in two independent systems. Each set of two panels in series to send the output as 24V to the two controllers and then...
Forum: Lagoon Catamarans 26-01-2014, 20:28
Replies: 26
Views: 9,616
Posted By gbanker
re: Refrigeration Options

There is a lot of information on thew following web site that can help you.

Kollmann Marine (

I am not affiliated in any way with Mr. Kollmann.
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 24-01-2014, 13:21
Replies: 85
Views: 18,567
Posted By gbanker
Re: how big of a catamaran do we need?

"How big a catamaran do we need" seems to have been corrupted to "How small a catamaran can we get away with?".
We figured that we needed a 50' catamaran to be comfortable, not feel like we were...
Forum: Atlantic & the Caribbean 23-01-2014, 13:50
Replies: 13
Views: 5,212
Posted By gbanker
Re: 6' draft over Little Bahama Bank to Abacos?

We have taken our 6' draft trawler back and forth to the Abacos stopping at West End where we have spent nights at the marina. The marina and customs/immigration experiences are both pleasant.
Forum: Atlantic & the Caribbean 17-01-2014, 11:36
Replies: 6
Views: 1,317
Posted By gbanker
Re: Arriving in Bahamas w/ Fish onboard

Checked in at West End last month. Wasn't asked. Actually, wasn't asked about anything - beer, wine, meat, guns, etc.
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 17-01-2014, 11:31
Replies: 3
Views: 882
Posted By gbanker
Storing an Outboard?

When an outboard is placed into storage (multiple months) should the gas be left in or run out?
Forum: Flotsam & Sailing Miscellany 10-01-2014, 15:36
Replies: 4,794
Views: 905,970
Posted By gbanker
Re: The Joke Thread

Coops, you definitely have too much time on your hands but keep 'um coming.
Forum: Atlantic & the Caribbean 09-01-2014, 18:04
Replies: 2
Views: 961
Posted By gbanker
Bonefishing Spots?

Headed over to the Bahamas mid-February. Will be cruising from the Abacos to the Jumentos with a flyrod on-board and I am looking to do some bonefishing.
If anyone would like to share some spots...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 04-01-2014, 17:00
Replies: 4
Views: 878
Posted By gbanker
Force 10 Stove Question

A friend of mine who is cruising with poor internet asked me to see if I could help him with a Force 10 stove issue.

His complaint: "We have a Force 10 three burner stove and BBQ. We have had it...
Forum: Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 31-12-2013, 14:50
Replies: 17
Views: 3,555
Posted By gbanker
Re: Klemheist Knot?

thanks guys!
Forum: Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 31-12-2013, 09:37
Replies: 17
Views: 3,555
Posted By gbanker
Klemheist Knot?

In this illustration what is the knot joining the two ends of the line?
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 28-12-2013, 19:11
Replies: 98
Views: 10,891
Posted By gbanker
Re: How well do cats motor on one engine?

Did this thread get hijacked? If the original poster is still following this thread we ran our Voyage 50 on only one engine any time other than maneuvering to or from anchorages or docks.
Forum: Atlantic & the Caribbean 25-12-2013, 09:14
Replies: 1
Views: 1,408
Posted By gbanker
Current Cut, Eleuthera

I have a question about navigating this cut. Explorer chart book shows that you can go more or less straight when transiting the cut from west to east, or turn to starboard to parallel Current Island...
Forum: Atlantic & the Caribbean 22-12-2013, 18:56
Replies: 9
Views: 1,812
Posted By gbanker
Fuel in Marsh Harbour?

Looking for recommendation for purchasing diesel fuel in Marsh Harbour, Abacos. Thanks
Forum: Atlantic & the Caribbean 18-12-2013, 05:46
Replies: 12
Views: 2,125
Posted By gbanker
Re: Green Turtle Cay Channel

thanks for the information about the dredging. Is there room to anchor or is it all (rental?)moorings?
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 15-12-2013, 09:44
Replies: 4
Views: 4,564
Posted By gbanker
AGM SOC Voltages Chart?

I have searched the internet and this forum, in an attempt to understand my battery bank state of charge, to find a chart that correlates the percent left in an AGM battery to voltage. There seems...
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