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Forum: General Cruising Forum 05-31-2011, 12:40 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,665
Posted By steelfan
I need to put my 53 ft Bruce Roberts on the hard...

I need to put my 53 ft Bruce Roberts on the hard for a few months and the French Med coast would be the most convenient. Has anyone any recommendations
Forum: Regional Discussions 03-09-2011, 06:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,786
Posted By steelfan
I started in the Far East in January 2006 and am...

I started in the Far East in January 2006 and am now in the Caribbean and have been since February 2010

I keep a detailed analysis of all expenditure, and the Caribbean is the most expensive area...
Forum: Regional Discussions 03-09-2011, 06:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,461
Posted By steelfan
Regarding Grenada, yes there is a new and very...

Regarding Grenada, yes there is a new and very smart marina on the south side of St Georges, called Port Louis Marina. Personally, I prefer to anchor and you can do this immediately south of St...
Forum: Regional Discussions 03-09-2011, 05:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,866
Posted By steelfan
SEAHAWK BIOTIN PLUS and ISLAND 44 PLUS are...

SEAHAWK BIOTIN PLUS and ISLAND 44 PLUS are featured in the 2010 Island Water World catalogue, though it states not registered for use in USA,so presumably available in Grenada, St Lucia and Sint...
Forum: Regional Discussions 03-08-2011, 09:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,866
Posted By steelfan
I have been told that US Coastguard actually take...

I have been told that US Coastguard actually take a sample of antifouling from yachts on their arrival to check if it is a tin based one

Is this true

Does it apply in the US Virgins
Forum: Engines | Propulsion | Generators 11-06-2010, 01:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,404
Posted By steelfan
I have never had problems with dirty fuel and...

I have never had problems with dirty fuel and change primary and secondary filters at 250 hrs The tank (integral with the fin so at a fairly steady temperature) has not been cleaned in 5 years, holds...
Forum: Repairs & Maintenance 11-06-2010, 01:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 6,066
Posted By steelfan
I always end for end mine and have rarely needed...

I always end for end mine and have rarely needed to use more than half my 300 feet of chain, so I get an even degalvanisation

A friend tried painting with a zinc based paint - it failed in less...
Forum: Engines | Propulsion | Generators 11-06-2010, 01:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 14,391
Posted By steelfan
Thank you all for the advice. I shall try to get...

Thank you all for the advice. I shall try to get mine rewelded and stand over them to ensure 316 is used - they were welded in Grenada about 6 months ago (said to be using 316 rod, but I was not able...
Forum: Engines | Propulsion | Generators 10-25-2010, 08:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 14,391
Posted By steelfan
Sorry about the bad description The unit for...

Sorry about the bad description

The unit for the Perkins is a vertical axis cylinder, 11.5 inches high and 12 inches diameter. The inlet is into the side of the cylinder about 3/4 of the way up,...
Forum: Repairs & Maintenance 10-20-2010, 07:59 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 20,557
Posted By steelfan
Felt tipped pens work (who invented this...

Felt tipped pens work (who invented this "sharpie" word ?) I have been using this method (2 layers) since Jan 2006 and it lasted 2 years in the Far East and Med, but not so good after latest 2 years...
Forum: Repairs & Maintenance 10-20-2010, 07:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,784
Posted By steelfan
I need to make two grp waterlocks to replace my...

I need to make two grp waterlocks to replace my ss ones using the same external sizes as off the shelf ones will not fit in the engine room

Does anyone know how they are laid out inside ? Baffles...
Forum: Engines | Propulsion | Generators 10-11-2010, 12:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 14,391
Posted By steelfan
I have a stainless steel waterlock which looks...

I have a stainless steel waterlock which looks like just a vertical cylinder about 10 inches tall and 10 inches high. After two efforts to cure its leak by getting it rewelded, it is no better, it...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 12-28-2009, 04:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,382
Posted By steelfan
For the information of others, the makers believe...

For the information of others, the makers believe that it should be OK to use as it has not been used before. And I thought that watermakers were time consuming to maintain...
Forum: Regional Discussions 12-22-2009, 10:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,638
Posted By steelfan
Bellamar Sounds wonderful. When were you...

Bellamar

Sounds wonderful. When were you there and do you know if it is any different, especially regarding the paperwork, now. We hope to visit this spring (Feb to April)

John
Forum: General Cruising Forum 12-19-2009, 01:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,382
Posted By steelfan
Thank you Redbopeep, from the photo on their...

Thank you Redbopeep, from the photo on their website, it is exactly trhe same as their Katadyn06 hand and I have e mailed them about getting it operational again

John
Forum: General Cruising Forum 12-18-2009, 07:28 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,207
Posted By steelfan
The most important point so far raised is "I was...

The most important point so far raised is "I was not there", so despite all our misgivings about competence of skipper and crew, and about leaving a substantial yacht floating about as a collision...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 12-18-2009, 07:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,382
Posted By steelfan
Another question to challenge you all. We...

Another question to challenge you all.

We have just had our 1992 Avon 6 man cannister liferaft serviced. Or rather, we haven't. It was last done ??? in 2006 in Thailand and we took it on trust....
Forum: General Cruising Forum 12-18-2009, 07:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,081
Posted By steelfan
Thank you all for the information, son will...

Thank you all for the information, son will probably join us in Canaries instead (it gives him a few more miles for his logbook as well)

John
Forum: General Cruising Forum 12-13-2009, 06:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,081
Posted By steelfan
At present we are in the Canary Islands, but...

At present we are in the Canary Islands, but shall soon leave. The original plan was to pick up our son on Sal, Cape Verdes, who would fly in on Xmas Day. But the outbreak of Dengue Fever has made us...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 11-05-2009, 05:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 15,086
Posted By steelfan
I have owned three boats over the last 25 years,...

I have owned three boats over the last 25 years, the first was grp, the second ferro (professional hull/deck, my fitting out) and the current one steel

Steel v grp is very simple in my view:
...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 11-05-2009, 04:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,993
Posted By steelfan
Does anyone have personal experience of fitting...

Does anyone have personal experience of fitting AIS and interfacing it to a Maxsea system running on a laptop. Does it make any difference if the Maxsea is genuine or a copy ? Which model and...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 02-18-2009, 03:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 18,462
Posted By steelfan
I am 64 and Isabel is 54. Our yacht is a 24 ton...

I am 64 and Isabel is 54. Our yacht is a 24 ton Bruce Roberts steel 53 footer, cutter rigged.

We came from Malaysia/Thaland to the Med using 3 hour watches at night and an informal system in...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 02-09-2009, 03:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,965
Posted By steelfan
I have never owned a Beneteau, but have sailed a...

I have never owned a Beneteau, but have sailed a chartered one in the Med.

For me, they are not strong enough for a world cruise (a 57 footer pulled its cleat off in the marina where I am...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 01-19-2009, 05:29 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,724
Posted By steelfan
My son is interested in this possibility. He is...

My son is interested in this possibility. He is 22 and speaks German, English, French, Italian and Russian. Reasonable cruising yacht experience with me.

Does anyone know how to get started ? Are...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 01-19-2009, 05:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,599
Posted By steelfan
I am seriously thinking about visiting Cuba next...

I am seriously thinking about visiting Cuba next year, February to June. Any other information would be gratefully received

John

Steelfan
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