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    Pressure salt water ?

    Since we now live off mostly homemade water (reverse osmosis) we're seriously discussing having a pressurized salt water system for pre-washing dishes and to feed the electric head and so on. We got...
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    Thx.

    Thanks for the advice.

    We do need to get to La Paz because that's where our nephew will join us for a few weeks.

    It is also where we hope to get the gooseneck fixed. Sailing under just jib is...
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    True, but the transient dock wanted...

    True, but the transient dock wanted $120USD/night and had no room. No idea why the larger marina is so much less :confused:

    This place is like a cross between Disneyland and Hooters on steroids...
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    Hi Brian and Dawn, Just checked out your blog...

    Hi Brian and Dawn,

    Just checked out your blog :egrin:



    We'll stay in Cabvo San Lucas 3-4 more days. Want to get a Costco run in while here to resupply batteries and night provisions (Cliff...
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    Made it to Cabo San Lucas

    Another vigorous sail but we're now in Cabo San Lucas since Friday night.

    We hadn't planned to stop here because of all the negative reviews but we were beat and it is a hopping place that's...
  6. Thread: sail questions

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    Welcome to the Forum Mike. I know nothing...

    Welcome to the Forum Mike.

    I know nothing about Precision sails. I do know that we were very very happy with the sails we bought from Lee Sails at a price that was very reasonable. Lee...
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    NONONONO ! The guys from Seatek were great. On...

    NONONONO ! The guys from Seatek were great. On schedule and within budget and quite competent.



    -Sven
  8. We did find out that the balance is incredibly...

    We did find out that the balance is incredibly delicate in light winds. When we were ghosting into Bahia Santa Magdalena after midnight I disengaged Yves (the Cape Horn) to hand steer. I kept...
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    We're still limping south under just jib. The...

    We're still limping south under just jib. The last few day were an exception where we had to motor to get out of some bad spots but otherwise it is working out great with the main down.

    I have a...
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    Just a boatline with a cedar plug. The guy (a...

    Just a boatline with a cedar plug. The guy (a fishing expert at WM ?) who put it together said that it only needed to be 30-40 feet long but I wouldn't be surprised if that's the problem; it's too...
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    Glad someone is reading it :egrin: We actually...

    Glad someone is reading it :egrin:

    We actually use the blog to remind ourselves too of what we've experienced. This isn't a cushy life but it sure is enjoyable even when things go wrong.


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    Part of what makes this such a great site ...

    ... when we ran into the new gooseneck problem we were more than a little stumped, being impossibly far from any place where we could get it fixed.

    A quick note to Jeffersön Asbury via satphone...
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    Thanks for the replies. On a cellular...

    Thanks for the replies.

    On a cellular connection in Turtle Bay so I'll keep this brief :egrin:

    I wonder what the gooseneck is made out of ? Cast SS or plated bronze ? Since the problem is...
  14. You would most likely pump it through a hose at...

    You would most likely pump it through a hose at or below the water line. Look for a y-valve somewhere in the plumbing and trace from there (if possible).



    -Sven
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    The tiller Pilot acts as a replacement for the...

    The tiller Pilot acts as a replacement for the wind-vane on the Cape Horn when you want to steer a compass course rather than a wind relative one. The Cape Horn still supplies the power needed to...
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    Hi Mark, We do have one but I didn't use...

    Hi Mark,



    We do have one but I didn't use it :confused:

    Tanks for the reminder !
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    Hi Guy, You may still be right in the...

    Hi Guy,



    You may still be right in the long run but for now we're very happy :egrin:



    -Sven
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    Problem was a poor connection !

    Sorry for the repost of what I also posted on the CF, but I did want to share the end result in both places.

    We're very happy.

    We dug down to the batteries and redid the connections,...
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    Thanks for the very well thought out reply Guy. ...

    Thanks for the very well thought out reply Guy.

    Mainsail gave similar advice earlier, after I'd already replaced the original AGMs with identical replacements.

    I suspect you are both right...
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    Hi Ryan, We'll definitely consider your...

    Hi Ryan,

    We'll definitely consider your suggestion as a good possible solution.

    Thanks for the compliments, Senta is blushing :egrin:

    It was very nice meeting you too. Amazing how small...
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    Solar or AGM battery problem

    Something seems wrong with the solar charging or the batteries, but I don't know what.

    (Note, these are AGM batteries.)

    We've been all solar for 6 months now, not counting the times when we...
  22. I was so busy looking at the traffic and the...

    I was so busy looking at the traffic and the speed that I forgot to look at the clinometer, but I bet the angle of heel was less than 20 degrees since we only had the 110 up. It was quite a rush !...
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    52 meter (!) sailboat named 'Hansen' ?

    Yesterday we heard LA traffic call 'Hanse' or 'Hansen' or something like that:

    - This is Hansen on channel 12

    - Are you a sailing vessel ?

    - Yes we are

    - Are you 52 meters ?
  24. 7.4 knots under 110% jib only, 45° off the wind

    The various boats I sailed as a kid could never go to windward well enough to even bother under only jib, so I stopped even trying many decades ago.

    Imagine my surprise a few months ago when we...
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    All the inputs are appreciated.

    Just pulled into San Diego and got connectivity.

    Just a note to say thanks for the inputs about part sources. We'll definitely follow up.



    -Sven
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    Thx

    Thanks for the suggestions. Heading out today but will see where they lead when we get to a slip again.



    -Sven
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    Part source for a Perkins 4-108 ?

    We are about to head back out after a 2-week stop back in our old marina.

    We'd hoped to have some stuff on the engine replaced before leaving but that didn't happen, things like an oil filler cap...
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    I spend too much time on FB ... I was looking for...

    I spend too much time on FB ... I was looking for the "like" button on your post !



    -Sven
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    Since I have some I'll use it for the chain...

    Since I have some I'll use it for the chain plates. I was going to switch to white anyway to make it easier to see where voids or gaps might be.

    I do wonder why it was discontinued if it is so...
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    I forgot all about this thread ... When we...

    I forgot all about this thread ...

    When we were out on the water we overheard a VHF discussion that might be relevant.

    One of the vessels in the discussion reported how his impellers burned...
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    Glyn & Martin, Thanks for the...

    Glyn & Martin,





    Thanks for the replies. Sounds like Lifecaulk is the recommendation for today ?
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    4000 for chain plates ?

    Butyl just isn't doing it. Maybe the surfaces weren't clean to start with. Maybe it just isn't suited for really vigorous action.

    Anyway ...

    I need to tear out all the bedding for the...
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    Impeller bilge pump ?

    Our manually activated bilge pump is a Jabsco impeller pump.

    I'm trying to figure out the logic behind using a burn-out-prone impeller pump for life saving. I think the typical Rule bilge pumps...
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    Do you have a picture ? We usually use 4 lines...

    Do you have a picture ?

    We usually use 4 lines per side and have started storing them on the stern pulpit for ease of access but I'd like to know your solution. Our lazarette is stuffed !


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    I'm pretty sure that is/was Martin's 39. ...

    I'm pretty sure that is/was Martin's 39.



    -Sven
  36. Chlorine and membranes

    Our cruising has developed a pattern. We make a hop, stay a couple of nights, or we stay weeks. We don't keep moving just to keep moving but rather try to enjoy the enjoyable places along the...
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    Via another forum, a chain snubber

    This looks really interesting but I'm not sure who carries it,



    -Sven
  38. Thread: US Coast Pilot

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    Thanks ! Off to download :) -Sven

    Thanks !

    Off to download :)



    -Sven
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    Dennis' guys did our 14" rudder extension in the...

    Dennis' guys did our 14" rudder extension in the yard in 3 days while we were having bottom paint and scuppers and other stuff done. In Marina Boatyard (?) Alamitos Bay, Ca.

    I think the cost was...
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    Today I soldered a $19 smoke alarm so that we...

    Today I soldered a $19 smoke alarm so that we could try it. Amazing, it works :-)



    -Sven
  41. Thread: SS wire bridle ?

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    Hi Mark, Interesting suggestion. I...

    Hi Mark,



    Interesting suggestion. I thought the Dyneema wasn't very chafe resistant but I'll have to go read up on that.

    Regarding storage of an SS bridle, I wouldn't think it would take...
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    They might but I should have realized that...

    They might but I should have realized that rubbing against the glassed hull could be pretty abrasive.

    My fault.



    -Sven
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    So much for the spare canister !

    When I went to check for the indentation in the canister I instead found the following:

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    The canister was under the stove and rubbing against the hull.

    It is now in the trash :esad:
  44. Thread: SS wire bridle ?

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    I've really tried to figure out a way of removing...

    I've really tried to figure out a way of removing the 66 lb claw anchor from the roller in pitching seas so we could use the chain for the para anchor. So far I haven't come up with any ideas that...
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    One thing about the stone ... Ours has not...

    One thing about the stone ...

    Ours has not cracked but I do wonder if it will at some point since it is not a kiln-fired brick. If it does crack we'll just get a new one.



    -Sven
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    Our canisters don't have the indentation (not on...

    Our canisters don't have the indentation (not on the old stove nor the new one or the spare canister we picked up). No idea why. Maybe I should add one ?

    I am surprised that ORIGO hasn't come up...
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    Thanks Guy. I also considered ripping the...

    Thanks Guy.

    I also considered ripping the 9-volt connector and the buzzer out of a smoke alarm to see if just using those part would work, of course, then you no longer have the smoke alarm...
  48. Thread: SS wire bridle ?

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    SS wire bridle ?

    Thinking of hurricanes and riding out storms using a storm anchor (para-anchor) ...

    The main enemy is chafe. That's assuming you have invincible ground tackle and rode or a bullet proof storm sea...
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    Hi Loren, Thanks for the suggestion. It...

    Hi Loren,



    Thanks for the suggestion. It might be worth trying. I'm not sure if you do that down below or while dock-side but with proper placement in the sink it might work at sea too ?
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    There isn't much to see but here it is. 11885...

    There isn't much to see but here it is.

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    It is just a bit smaller than the SS bottom plate (that you lift up to light the flame). It stays in place by itself but I do check to make sure...
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