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Forum: Power & Electronics 05-06-2012, 10:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,379
Posted By Louiesails
Hi, lots of questions there let me answer just...

Hi, lots of questions there let me answer just the ones I know for sure on our old boat.
Old sets, ours IC-M700, work just fine for sailmail, weatherfax, and has for years with just a low powered...
Forum: Engines | Propulsion | Generators 05-05-2012, 06:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 21,736
Posted By Louiesails
Best economy

Hi Ivo,
We have a 4-236 in our swan57, which came with a fuel consumption/rpm/range chart. This has proven to be very accurate over the 20+ years and 5,000 hours we have been tracking fuel. In...
Forum: Rigging & Sails 02-25-2010, 04:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,513
Posted By Louiesails
Jeremy, We add one more thing to the good...

Jeremy,

We add one more thing to the good advice above, when we have the height of the furler upper swivel correctly located on the foil so there is no halyard wrap, we mark the halyard with a...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 02-25-2010, 03:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,165
Posted By Louiesails
We carry one of these! And our sextant,...

We carry one of these!

And our sextant, nothing like getting stars morning and evening, just to watch for the green flash, and be sure we still remenber how to do it!

Really inexpensive...
Forum: Rigging & Sails 02-25-2010, 03:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,458
Posted By Louiesails
Bob, Sails are an interesting item these...

Bob,

Sails are an interesting item these days, as your question about a loft having a pattern or not, with most lofts doing computer layout and cutting (many now in China, even the big name...
Forum: Rigging & Sails 02-24-2010, 03:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,458
Posted By Louiesails
Bob You can get prices for very common boats...

Bob

You can get prices for very common boats you might want to sail or go cruising with at https://thesailwarehouse.com/cgi-bin/web_st...ml&cart_id=...
Forum: Regional Discussion Topics 02-17-2010, 04:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 21,360
Posted By Louiesails
Brenda, Now you do know someone who has done...

Brenda,

Now you do know someone who has done the trip purely sailing, multiple times, because we would go down and race the big boat series on the bay, and then go home, plus coming back from our...
Forum: Regional Discussion Topics 02-15-2010, 09:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 21,360
Posted By Louiesails
No disrespect to Redbopeep's opinion, but Having...

No disrespect to Redbopeep's opinion, but Having actually made this trip various times, in from 28' to much larger sailboats during spring, summer and fall, AND as chief engineer on 1000' long...
Forum: Regional Discussions 02-07-2010, 08:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 7,067
Posted By Louiesails
Hello Graham, We made that trip starting in...

Hello Graham,

We made that trip starting in Dec, and it is the second best passage only to our trip from Chagos across the Indian Ocean to SA. Winds and currents are favorable that time of year,...
Forum: Engines | Propulsion | Generators 02-07-2010, 08:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,572
Posted By Louiesails
Yes, absolutely diesel engines on damp...

Yes, absolutely diesel engines on damp environments can start spontaneously. Given battery to the starter is not either disconnected or switched off (irrespective of fuel being on, or cooling being...
Forum: Repairs & Maintenance 02-07-2010, 07:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 10,056
Posted By Louiesails
We have seen a buddy boat of ours use 3M 5200,...

We have seen a buddy boat of ours use 3M 5200, which is waterproof, for putting on patches to their rubber duck, and the patches were still holding 3 years later when they sold the boat and dingy....
Forum: The Poop Deck 01-20-2010, 03:37 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 21,322
Posted By Louiesails
Glad you liked the source, and the info......

Glad you liked the source, and the info... they(YM) have an interesting viewpoint in their writing. The other magazine that has interest is Latitude 38, which also has an online version....
Forum: The Poop Deck 01-19-2010, 11:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 21,322
Posted By Louiesails
You might want to check out 'Yachting Monthly' in...

You might want to check out 'Yachting Monthly' in either the print version or on-line www.yachtingmonthly.com, which is really cruising oriented and if you have ever sailed around GB and the...
Forum: Rigging & Sails 01-17-2010, 09:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 10,865
Posted By Louiesails
Check out the...

Check out the https://www.westmarine.com/webapp/wcs/store...ging-Fibers.htm (https://www.westmarine.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/westadvisor/10001/-1/10001/Running-Rigging-Fibers.htm). The chart is...
Forum: Other Equipment 01-16-2010, 02:28 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 20,151
Posted By Louiesails
If you have not already done your watermaker,...

If you have not already done your watermaker, https://www.rutuonline.com/html/watermaker.html is a very interesting and practical approach with the parts, etc....
Forum: Repairs & Maintenance 01-16-2010, 01:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 15,891
Posted By Louiesails
Is not Raymarine the worst? I was getting spares...

Is not Raymarine the worst? I was getting spares for our Hydraulic Ram, but having just as much luck as you had with the phone answerers....I discovered that Raymarine simply re-brands Hy-Pro units,...
Forum: Repairs & Maintenance 01-16-2010, 12:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 8,961
Posted By Louiesails
Chart paper of US and British charts is...

Chart paper of US and British charts is waterproof, and makes GREAT gaskets, and there is always a corner that you don't need. A little water pump or winch grease on the paper works great.
Forum: Pets, Children & Guests 01-15-2010, 04:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,387
Posted By Louiesails
Linda sewed a really cute bunk 'bumper' with a...

Linda sewed a really cute bunk 'bumper' with a silly snake face that kept our kids laughing and fewer bumps on the teak ceiling when heeled. We put netting around the bunk with a brumel hook so it...
Forum: Rigging & Sails 01-15-2010, 04:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,911
Posted By Louiesails
Hi all, Being new to your forum, I have...

Hi all,

Being new to your forum, I have noticed that the common theme of why are self steering or autopilots either not satisfactory or burned out/failed. I thought it might be a good theme for...
Forum: Living Aboard 01-14-2010, 04:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,894
Posted By Louiesails
We looked at all the mounts you could buy, and...

We looked at all the mounts you could buy, and then saw what a sistership had done. Zouk took 3/4" ply, used big hinges at the bottom and mounted the screen with the 4 screw sockets in the back of...
Forum: Living Aboard 01-14-2010, 04:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,234
Posted By Louiesails
The most brilliant post on this forum I have...

The most brilliant post on this forum I have found! We do EVERYTHING, injector tips, sewing machine parts, electronic spares (and thats where the delux unit that you can control how much vacuum...
Forum: Repairs & Maintenance 01-14-2010, 03:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,896
Posted By Louiesails
Could you post the part numbers or links, and...

Could you post the part numbers or links, and expand on how for the Fein please?

Bosch palm sander, make jig, could you please expand on what you did or include photos for us who are already...
Forum: Repairs & Maintenance 01-14-2010, 02:58 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 13,624
Posted By Louiesails
Great ideas, but before either getting in the...

Great ideas, but before either getting in the water, or rotating shaft by hand, make sure the engine battery is shut off so the engine can not be started. If we have people on board who want to help,...
Forum: Other Equipment 01-14-2010, 02:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,251
Posted By Louiesails
The sea strainer can be above the water line, BUT...

The sea strainer can be above the water line, BUT there are issues, just as you noted with bad things happening going astern. The real key is entrained air in any high spot in the system, the worst...
Forum: Other Equipment 01-14-2010, 01:53 AM
Replies: 53
Poll: Liferafts
Views: 11,417
Posted By Louiesails
We took video of the raft after it was inflated...

We took video of the raft after it was inflated at the shop (we do stay all day while it gets inflated, inspected and repacked). BTW, don't pull the cord, as the co2 bottles send freezing gas into...
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