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03-20-2020, 07:58 AM
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Posted By thefishingsailor

I always keep a small waterproof notepad at the...

I always keep a small waterproof notepad at the helm so I can jot down something coming over the radio that I need to investigate. Being on a sailboat, we rarely have the ability to get to somebody...
09-09-2019, 05:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,622
Posted By thefishingsailor

WTF? This is the dumbest youtube video I have...

WTF? This is the dumbest youtube video I have ever seen and that is REALLY saying something.
08-13-2019, 06:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,408
Posted By thefishingsailor

Assuming the rod is a reasonable size, there is...

Assuming the rod is a reasonable size, there is no significant ”wear” on reel and rod when trolling a heavy load like a planer. Nothing is moving. A poorly mounted rod holder might come to grief of...
08-13-2019, 06:22 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,445
Posted By thefishingsailor

This is a good number, but ONLY if you use a...

This is a good number, but ONLY if you use a purchase price as if the boat were new. Obviously upkeep costs do not go down as a boat ages and it’s used market price declines!

so... if the new...
08-11-2019, 04:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 755
Posted By thefishingsailor

Factories do use rivets for a very good reason: ...

Factories do use rivets for a very good reason: They are fast and cheap to install. It is rare they are the best fastener for the job, if install labor is not factored in.

To properly answer...
08-08-2019, 01:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 523
Posted By thefishingsailor

That can be caused by a reverse hook-up. The AP...

That can be caused by a reverse hook-up. The AP commands a port rudder, and the system actually turns starboard.

Go back to the installation section of the manual, and do a complete, from...
08-01-2019, 03:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 669
Posted By thefishingsailor

if you have a low spot in the vent line where...

if you have a low spot in the vent line where fuel and water accumulate, yes that can cause the problem.

You can can run a long time without accumulating enough liquid in the low spot to “seal”...
07-30-2019, 06:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 407
Posted By thefishingsailor

Measuring voltage as a proxy for charge level is...

Measuring voltage as a proxy for charge level is easy to do, but there are all kinds of issues in interpreting the result. In order to have any utility at all, you have to check the voltage with no...
07-30-2019, 06:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,046
Posted By thefishingsailor

not that expensive... except for the fuel of...

not that expensive... except for the fuel of course...
07-30-2019, 06:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 343
Posted By thefishingsailor

We have been using Iridium with the IridiumGo...

We have been using Iridium with the IridiumGo hardware for several years while cruising from the Caribbean to Atlantic Canada. A variety of plans can be had, some of which you can "turn off" if you...
07-29-2019, 02:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 672
Posted By thefishingsailor

^^^ Yep. Just the line coating. But.... If...

^^^ Yep. Just the line coating. But....

If you are deep dropping, all roller guides seems like it should be a no-brainer. You put more wear on those guides in one good day dropping than a...
07-29-2019, 01:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 375
Posted By thefishingsailor

You NEED more than one fuse. There is no single...

You NEED more than one fuse. There is no single fuse that will protect the small wire while allowing the amount of current you need in your heavy wires. There is a concept called the "ampacity" of a...
07-28-2019, 07:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,079
Posted By thefishingsailor

The ideal boat mechanic: Is 4 foot 11 inches...

The ideal boat mechanic:

Is 4 foot 11 inches tall.
Has shoulders 18 inches wide.
Has a 6 1/2 foot arm span.
Is double jointed in wrists AND elbows.
Can bench press 300 lbs.

But seriously,...
07-28-2019, 06:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,555
Posted By thefishingsailor

I wonder why you are even considering 130lb test...

I wonder why you are even considering 130lb test line for what I assume are going to be stand up outfits. It makes no sense. Have you ever tried to hold a fishing rod that had a 40 or 50lb drag...
07-27-2019, 07:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 349
Posted By thefishingsailor

Not exactly the same unit, but I have a Navico...

Not exactly the same unit, but I have a Navico (B&G) 12" MFD that gets very warm when operating. If the sun is shining on the screen it gets downright hot. It's mounted in a pod, so minimal air...
07-27-2019, 06:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,957
Posted By thefishingsailor

^^^ Like he said... I am pretty sure that...

^^^ Like he said... I am pretty sure that chit-chat for your entertainment is not going to be tolerated on the aviation bands. As far as I am aware, all communication between aircraft and marine...
07-27-2019, 05:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,033
Posted By thefishingsailor

This statement makes no sense from an engineering...

This statement makes no sense from an engineering standpoint. Why would the line "digging into itself" have anything at all to do with the size of the reel it was on? If you are using a Walmart...
07-16-2019, 03:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 751
Posted By thefishingsailor

This one is the right answer. All the others...

This one is the right answer. All the others vary from confused, or not relevant, to WTF?

Your receiver reports all the information is has, unless you have programmed a filter into it. The data...
07-16-2019, 09:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 603
Posted By thefishingsailor

We spent a weekend anchored off Boquerón, Puerto...

We spent a weekend anchored off Boquerón, Puerto Rico.

What we didn’t know is Boquerón is a drunken frat house party town. Come Saturday afternoon Karaoke blasted from every beachfront bar, and...
07-16-2019, 09:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,203
Posted By thefishingsailor

Is it worth it... First question is: Do you...

Is it worth it...

First question is: Do you actually update your charts? In other words have you used your subscription so far? If not WHY NOT? Updated charts are important. You certainly will...
07-13-2019, 07:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,868
Posted By thefishingsailor

It is easy to do fiberglass work that is...

It is easy to do fiberglass work that is structurally sound. It is hard to make a patch look good. If you want it pretty hire an experienced fiberglass specialist.
07-13-2019, 06:54 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,910
Posted By thefishingsailor

Like HTJ said about sharp bends, both convex AND...

Like HTJ said about sharp bends, both convex AND concave. It won’t stick to the inside bend where the wood meets the hull either. You need to build a fillet there.

Remember when you are making...
07-13-2019, 06:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 717
Posted By thefishingsailor

You might try iSailor on an iPad instead of...

You might try iSailor on an iPad instead of navionics. Piece of cake to draw a 2nm circle from your current position, or any other spot and pick off a waypoint at an exact bearing.

It’s a way...
07-12-2019, 09:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 893
Posted By thefishingsailor

Yes, the sealed fuel tanks will swell as the gas...

Yes, the sealed fuel tanks will swell as the gas inside heats up, but I have never seen or heard of a catastrophic failure. I know it LOOKS scary, but it's ok.

The way to minimize (not eliminate)...
07-12-2019, 02:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,181
Posted By thefishingsailor

Wow... that is some REALLY poor boat building! ...

Wow... that is some REALLY poor boat building!

Butyl sealing tape is a great product for above water, but it has no place on thru-hulls. And installing with a 3/8" gap instead of using a fairing?...
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