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Forum: General Cruising Forum 05-18-2006, 08:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,508
Posted By YachtVALHALLA
FWIW, I sail double handed with a crewmate that...

FWIW, I sail double handed with a crewmate that is less experienced than I. We both like as much uninterruped sleep periods as possible. Assuming no need for both on deck for bad weather, close...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 05-18-2006, 07:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 6,125
Posted By YachtVALHALLA
Oscar, Many thanks for the input. I've...

Oscar,

Many thanks for the input.

I've made up the connector box and the terminals and am ready to install when we get to the stage of re-stepping the mast in a few months.

You've given me...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 04-22-2006, 11:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,448
Posted By YachtVALHALLA
My friends Al and Beth Liggett on the yacht...

My friends Al and Beth Liggett on the yacht SUNFLOWER have some good advice at

https://www.setsail.com/s_logs/liggett/sunflower42.html

Terry
Forum: General Cruising Forum 04-20-2006, 09:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,205
Posted By YachtVALHALLA
Jack sez "I think it's worth carefully...

Jack sez "I think it's worth carefully considering how the two (or three) hulls are joined when you're in the water and everything is bouncing around".

That's a good point, Jack, and in my case I...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 04-09-2006, 08:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,218
Posted By YachtVALHALLA
Before you start cutting holes in the bulkheads,...

Before you start cutting holes in the bulkheads, you may want to read through this controversial subject of ground planes at:

https://www.ssca.org/sscabb/index.php?actio...um=7&topic=3047...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 03-24-2006, 08:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,541
Posted By YachtVALHALLA
I ALSO LIKE PROPANE! A properly installed and...

I ALSO LIKE PROPANE! A properly installed and maintained propane system is safe. The advantage I find of propane over other stove fuels is the instant heat (no waiting for the burner to get hot...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 03-24-2006, 08:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,541
Posted By YachtVALHALLA
I LIKE CARPET! After slipping on a wet teak and...

I LIKE CARPET! After slipping on a wet teak and holly cabin sole while sailing around the islands of Hawaii I installed indoor/outdoor type carpet over 24 years ago. I've never regretted that...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 03-21-2006, 07:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,627
Posted By YachtVALHALLA
Hope you are recuperating and still dreaming ... ...

Hope you are recuperating and still dreaming ...

between the dream and the deed lie the doldrums ...

There are other passages .. hang in there.

Terry
Forum: Power & Electronics 03-21-2006, 07:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,052
Posted By YachtVALHALLA
Go to...

Go to https://www.raymarine.com/raymarine/Default...e=657&Section=3 (https://www.raymarine.com/raymarine/Default.asp?Page=657&Section=3) to download the manual for your autopilot.

The advice about...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 03-17-2006, 06:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 6,125
Posted By YachtVALHALLA
Since the masts are laying beside the boat and...

Since the masts are laying beside the boat and the components are stored away it will be difficult to do a 'smoke test' until things are back together. BUT ...

Good news! After convincing Furuno...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 03-15-2006, 08:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,724
Posted By YachtVALHALLA
Don't be too hasty to take advice. Research is...

Don't be too hasty to take advice. Research is worthwhile if you want trouble free performance in the future.

A good start on finding such information is at https://www.uuhome.de/william.darden/
...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 03-13-2006, 07:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 6,125
Posted By YachtVALHALLA
Thanks for the Raymarine suggestion Jack! It...

Thanks for the Raymarine suggestion Jack!

It appears that either a junction box or splicing is OK according to Raymarine.

My concern has been that there is a small (very small!) coax in the...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 03-12-2006, 02:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 6,125
Posted By YachtVALHALLA
Furuno Radar Cable Junction Box?

It was necessary to cut the signal cable for my Furuno Radar (Model 1720) to remove the mizzen mast. The cable was jammed and the crane was on it's way. The Owner's Manual says 'no splices allowed'...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 03-10-2006, 06:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,144
Posted By YachtVALHALLA
A cushion foam sold by Sailrite for bedding is...

A cushion foam sold by Sailrite for bedding is 'Dry Fast'. "It's an open cell (reticulated) foam which allows water to drain through quickly. It doesn't stay wet. It is intended for both outdoor...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 03-10-2006, 08:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,851
Posted By YachtVALHALLA
Scott and Bev, We ALL agree ... go diesel. ...

Scott and Bev,

We ALL agree ... go diesel.

Terry
Forum: General Cruising Forum 03-09-2006, 09:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,875
Posted By YachtVALHALLA
Are the previous two postings in this topic? ...

Are the previous two postings in this topic?

FWIW the tides in Phuket, Thailand approach 10 feet.

If you don't have a good world wide tide program you can download the free WXTide32 program at:...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 03-09-2006, 08:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,144
Posted By YachtVALHALLA
I think you have made the situation worse by...

I think you have made the situation worse by wrapping it in plastic.

My marine upholsterer in the Philippines explained that normal condensation from using the mattress occurs during use. He...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 03-08-2006, 08:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,434
Posted By YachtVALHALLA
Dear 'wannabee-san', I second the previous...

Dear 'wannabee-san',

I second the previous comments.

Between the dream and the deed lie the doldrums ... a good time to learn.

And Bloody Mary was completely right ... 'you gotta' have a...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 02-28-2006, 07:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,544
Posted By YachtVALHALLA
Forgot to mention ... The Admiral Marina at...

Forgot to mention ...

The Admiral Marina at Port Dickson is also excellent. Watch out for the shallow spots SW of the entrance so don't cut the corner too close!

Terry
Forum: General Cruising Forum 02-28-2006, 07:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,544
Posted By YachtVALHALLA
Hi Pathfinder (just found your boat name!) I...

Hi Pathfinder (just found your boat name!)

I enjoyed Sebana Cove as well and would return there if ever going back 'eastways'.

The new marina in Penang is great ... right in the center of...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 02-28-2006, 07:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,686
Posted By YachtVALHALLA
Hello 'steelfan' (Name? Boat Name?) I'm in...

Hello 'steelfan' (Name? Boat Name?)

I'm in Phuket and will go into Boat Lagoon tomorrow to begin an extensive refit.

The 'West Marine' shop in Singapore (it's Marintech Marketing, Jessie Lee,...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 02-09-2006, 06:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,230
Posted By YachtVALHALLA
The fastest speed possible today is provided only...

The fastest speed possible today is provided only by Pactor 3, a proprietary technology of SCS. The older (and cheap) TNCs will not work on Pactor 3. And you WANT Pactor 3.

The data rate that is...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 02-07-2006, 12:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,380
Posted By YachtVALHALLA
Stephen, Good show! Many thanks. Have...

Stephen,

Good show! Many thanks. Have passed this to my friend.

Terry
Forum: General Cruising Forum 02-06-2006, 07:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,124
Posted By YachtVALHALLA
Try looking at this link: ...

Try looking at this link:

https://www.ssca.org/sscabb/index.php?action=vtopic&forum=1

My insurance company is 'Dial A Prayer'. [:I]

Terry
Forum: General Cruising Forum 02-05-2006, 01:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,308
Posted By YachtVALHALLA
Leaking Adler Barbour/Waeco Evaporator

After three years a new Adler Barbour/Waeco VD-150 Evaporator (West Maring Model #2007292) began leaking a few days ago. The repairman discovered the leak (by filling the fridge box with water...
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