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Forum: Other Equipment 02-25-2008, 03:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,606
Posted By Sailboatman
Thanks to all of you for the information. ...

Thanks to all of you for the information.

I like the tea kettle option and will give that a go until i get over ruled by the boss.

At that point we will look at the propane on demand...
Forum: Other Equipment 02-22-2008, 08:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,606
Posted By Sailboatman
Hi Everyone, At this point we have a 8...

Hi Everyone,

At this point we have a 8 gallon tank sitting under the quarter berth. It is not wired or plumbed to the engine or water system.

The question i am pondering is do i really need a...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 09-20-2007, 08:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,926
Posted By Sailboatman
I was looking online at all the wonderful places...

I was looking online at all the wonderful places that my wife and i could go and started thinking about how we would travel inland for a few days.

I have nightmares now about leaving my boat on a...
Forum: Other Equipment 09-11-2007, 02:46 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 34,781
Posted By Sailboatman
Thanks for all the great information. I will...

Thanks for all the great information.

I will save my pennies i mean dollars to get a 12 volt windlass.

The rule seems to be to plan for the unexpected.

Thanks again.

Rick and Deb
Forum: Other Equipment 09-10-2007, 04:26 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 34,781
Posted By Sailboatman
Hi, From all of your experience is it...

Hi,

From all of your experience is it feasible to use a manual windlass or are the 12 volt models the only way to go?

The cost of the manual models is so much less that i would like to go...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 09-05-2007, 04:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,701
Posted By Sailboatman
Hi Friends, I have a Monitor vane now not...

Hi Friends,

I have a Monitor vane now not installed. Is the performance of vanes better in higher wave and wind conditions than the below desk auto helms? Some of the stories I have read about...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 04-19-2007, 02:53 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,693
Posted By Sailboatman
Hi All, I am hoping to get your opinion on...

Hi All,

I am hoping to get your opinion on what to do if anything about our place for chain.

Right now we have pipe in the deck where the chain and rode can go. This area drains into the...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 04-04-2007, 02:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,796
Posted By Sailboatman
Thanks John, for the information. The question...

Thanks John, for the information. The question i have is do you feed the wire into the line until the wire fully enclosed? How did you ground your portable SSB?

Thanks for your help.

Rick...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 03-01-2007, 05:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,255
Posted By Sailboatman
Thanks for all the information. I think we will...

Thanks for all the information. I think we will look at taking some classes. I believe we will be coastal cruising for about 2 years and then if we feel up to it cross the Atlantic. we have some...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 02-28-2007, 09:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,255
Posted By Sailboatman
It seems in my quest to go cruising it is...

It seems in my quest to go cruising it is critical to understand how to forecast the weather. I would like to learn how you that are out there accomplish this. Are there any references that I could...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 11-28-2006, 07:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,611
Posted By Sailboatman
The Holidays are a very special time for me and...

The Holidays are a very special time for me and especially my wife. As we get closer to our Ďstart cruising dateí there seems to be more hesitation because of the feeling of missing family and...
Forum: Repairs & Maintenance 10-10-2006, 01:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,610
Posted By Sailboatman
Thanks for the input, i will give the teflon...

Thanks for the input, i will give the teflon packing a try.
Forum: Repairs & Maintenance 10-03-2006, 10:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,610
Posted By Sailboatman
Stuffing Box

Hi to All of you!

I have successfully eliminated almost all of the water intrusion into the boat except for the stuffing box. If at all possible i would like to stop this intrusion as well. ...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 05-19-2006, 10:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,124
Posted By Sailboatman
I have done some research on the idea and have...

I have done some research on the idea and have found the following.

Briggs and Stratton makes a 48V Etek motor and a controller that will put out about 8 HP under normal loads and i believe 24 HP...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 04-29-2006, 01:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,251
Posted By Sailboatman
The delema for me is do i want a heavy cutter rig...

The delema for me is do i want a heavy cutter rig with a more shallow draft that is slow, or a deep fin lighter weight sloop that is fairly fast. the Cal ends up being about 20k cheaper overall. ...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 04-28-2006, 04:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,251
Posted By Sailboatman
Boat Compairison

My wife and i have narrowed our quest for our live aboard. A Cal 39, tall rig, fin keel, low initial cost, and we will have to install or replace what we want to have. The other is a CSY 44 with...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 04-08-2006, 04:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 5,105
Posted By Sailboatman
Keel Depth

We plan to sail the Caribbean and the Pacific via the Panama Canal. We have been told that a six foot six inch draft is to much. What has been your experience with this issue?

Thanks
Forum: General Cruising Forum 03-15-2006, 02:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,555
Posted By Sailboatman
I have an old Westerbeke 40 on my Islander 41. I...

I have an old Westerbeke 40 on my Islander 41. I have heard that parts are hard to come by for this model. I am looking at replacing it with two Briggs and Stratton Etek 48 volt motors. There is a...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 03-13-2006, 11:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,555
Posted By Sailboatman
Has anyone researched the use of Electric motors...

Has anyone researched the use of Electric motors with a small gas generator as a replacement for gas or diesel? It is a new technology but it seems to have some benifits. No diesel fuel, very few...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 02-10-2006, 10:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,696
Posted By Sailboatman
Hull Flex

I have a 41' Islander that is old and has been raced pretty hard. We have sailed her for 4 years and a friend is saying that it is time to sell it. one of his reasons is that the hull flexes to...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 09-13-2005, 11:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,587
Posted By Sailboatman
SSB Installation

Hi All,

I just purchased a used SSB system and will be installing it in the near future. Do you have a tips or experiences that would be helpful to know before i get started?

Thanks for your...
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