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Forum: General Cruising Forum 05-23-2007, 03:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,366
Posted By KaptainKen
Zerubb; If I may, I suggest looking in Rhode...

Zerubb;

If I may, I suggest looking in Rhode Island for your boat. As Jeanne points out boats there are only used for about half a year so "age" only half as much. Additionally, there is no sales,...
Forum: Living Aboard 05-18-2007, 12:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 10,719
Posted By KaptainKen
I have a similar awl and have used it sucessfully...

I have a similar awl and have used it sucessfully many times.

If this one is like mine it has a hardened steel needle of a special design. I suggest that you (1) purchase extra needles now because...
Forum: Power & Electronics 05-08-2007, 09:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,456
Posted By KaptainKen
JeanneB; Here's a link to a multi-voltage...

JeanneB;

Here's a link to a multi-voltage DC-to DC step down converter: http://www.powerstream.com/dc6.htm It may do the job, but at $15.75 each not exactly cheap. How many would you need?
...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 03-24-2007, 12:26 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 9,831
Posted By KaptainKen
The "Bumfuzzles", who recently completed a...

The "Bumfuzzles", who recently completed a circumnavigation, kept very carefull record of their expenses. Link:

http://www.bumfuzzle.com/Pages/Main%20Pages/Cost.html
Forum: General Cruising Forum 03-20-2007, 02:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,012
Posted By KaptainKen
Footprints; Congratulations on your new...

Footprints;

Congratulations on your new boat.

After trying many "preformatted" commercially available Log Books, I now use an unformatted "Record Book" of the sort that an accountant might use....
Forum: General Cruising Forum 03-10-2007, 01:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,082
Posted By KaptainKen
Reference the Okeechobee Waterway: Several...

Reference the Okeechobee Waterway:

Several references have been made to "55 foot clearance". My (admittedly older) cruising guide states that the Port Mayaca railroad bridge has only 49 feet of...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 03-09-2007, 09:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,082
Posted By KaptainKen
Seriously ... Fort Lauderdale to Marathon in...

Seriously ...

Fort Lauderdale to Marathon in the Keys (also known as Boot Key Harbor) : two days

Now you have eight days to round Cape Sable and proceed Northwest along Florida's east coast and...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 02-01-2007, 10:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,809
Posted By KaptainKen
Duane2312; There is no real reason to avoid...

Duane2312;

There is no real reason to avoid the close coastal route when heading south along the east coast of the United States. Southbound it is wise to stay fairly close to shore to avoid the...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 09-23-2006, 05:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,735
Posted By KaptainKen
Clay1diver; I have a 50 HP Perkins engine on...

Clay1diver;

I have a 50 HP Perkins engine on my sailboat. It is "freshwater cooled" in that the engine block contains fresh water (or coolant). Mine is as JeanneP described. The coolant is...
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