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Forum: General Discussion 01-15-2020, 08:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 288
Posted By janice142
Short story: Seaweed has three bilge pumps. An...

Short story: Seaweed has three bilge pumps. An 800gph SeaSense which is my primary. Then I have two 2000gph Johnson bilge pumps. Religiously on the first of each month I turn them on (manual, versus...
Forum: Kadey - Krogen 01-01-2020, 06:58 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,319
Posted By janice142
For Craig and Pat, be assured my thoughts and...

For Craig and Pat, be assured my thoughts and prayers are added to the list. This is heart-wrenching. I am glad you survived. This is so scary, and I wasn't even there.

Both WifeyB and Larry...
Forum: General Discussion 01-01-2020, 06:07 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,963
Posted By janice142
Well Browny, I don't often say this however......

Well Browny, I don't often say this however... with your limited planned usage of a vessel I do believe you would be FAR better off chartering, even considering the not insignificant costs involved. ...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 11-23-2019, 02:14 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,083
Posted By janice142
What a helm chair! I am seriously impressed. It...

What a helm chair! I am seriously impressed. It sure looks comfy.
Forum: General Discussion 11-23-2019, 01:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,520
Posted By janice142
JohnS is possibly correct. If these numbers are...

JohnS is possibly correct. If these numbers are larger, then that's documentation.

Aboard Seaweed (a Schucker mini-trawler circa 1983) my Schucker HIN is on the transom, starboard side, 1' from...
Forum: General Discussion 07-17-2019, 09:50 AM
Replies: 211
Sticky: Boat Search 101
Views: 77,590
Posted By janice142
I would look not just at the boat, but at her...

I would look not just at the boat, but at her actual layout. There isn't much you can do about the layout without serious money. So even if your boat isn't ideal, if the layout works over time you...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 07-11-2019, 01:12 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,978
Posted By janice142
I may just be in trouble here. Sounds like fun...

I may just be in trouble here. Sounds like fun though.

I suspect I may be buying you fellows (and Mrs. Codger too) a beverage. Mine doesn't have a way to narrow the field. It's still blindingly...
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 07-10-2019, 09:51 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 7,954
Posted By janice142
One other thing to consider: I did have 100' of...

One other thing to consider: I did have 100' of chain, mostly anchoring in less than 10' of water. Well, the chain rusted, and because of the depth of water it rusted out at about 60-75' -- thus...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 07-10-2019, 04:22 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,978
Posted By janice142
Having a great flashlight for in the bilge is a...

Having a great flashlight for in the bilge is a real benefit. No matter how many lights down there, a superior torch is something that once you have it, you'll never be without.

But FlyWright,...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 07-08-2019, 04:00 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,978
Posted By janice142
I'm wondering if you're using serpentine belts?...

I'm wondering if you're using serpentine belts? That's on my Wish List.

Edit: Never mind. just saw the previous post.
Forum: General Discussion 07-08-2019, 03:30 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,622
Posted By janice142
I've bought a few 6-sided on eBay... I paint...

I've bought a few 6-sided on eBay...
I paint mine with pink nail polish. That way they Always come home.
Forum: General Discussion 07-08-2019, 03:18 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,622
Posted By janice142
One thing I did on a boat I worked on was cut the...

One thing I did on a boat I worked on was cut the plastic tool box in two. Closing the lid would almost always result in the allen wrenches and one particular pair of pliers falling/prohibiting...
Forum: General Discussion 07-06-2019, 09:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 630
Posted By janice142
Opinion: she looks nice. Experience: A friend...

Opinion: she looks nice.
Experience: A friend bought an older boat that was stored inside (undercover)

He was thrilled with how immaculate the vessel was. No leaks, perfection, etc. Then he...
Forum: General Discussion 06-17-2019, 10:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 605
Posted By janice142
Please be sure to have a way for someone that...

Please be sure to have a way for someone that falls overboard to reboard SOLO -- without help from someone on deck. Your ladder does zero good if someone in the water cannot reach it.

It is also...
Forum: General Discussion 05-27-2019, 06:14 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,628
Posted By janice142
Aboard Seaweed I have two propane burners. I also...

Aboard Seaweed I have two propane burners. I also have a single 900watt electric burner ($10 from Walmart)

Mostly though I use the microwave. I am in a "not cooking much" period. I go through...
Forum: General Discussion 05-27-2019, 08:50 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,302
Posted By janice142
Another thing that may seem obvious is to...

Another thing that may seem obvious is to actually LOOK in your bilge before starting your engine. Is there any sheen on the water down there? Take a gander at your engine and you might just...
Forum: General Discussion 05-26-2019, 08:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,062
Posted By janice142
One thing that scared me initially was that when...

One thing that scared me initially was that when my batts are "topped off" the voltage/incoming drops to near nothing. The first time I realized this I was worried that I was only getting incoming of...
Forum: Boating Safety and Concerns 05-26-2019, 04:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,032
Posted By janice142
Another theory: aboard Seaweed I had an alarm go...

Another theory: aboard Seaweed I had an alarm go off. Mine was due to an off-gassing battery. The first thing I would do is shut off the battery charger. Number two is check for an over heating...
Forum: General Discussion 05-23-2019, 09:27 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,353
Posted By janice142
Regarding your reefer Steve91T... it is entirely...

Regarding your reefer Steve91T... it is entirely possible that yours will be a-okay without power overnight. Provided of course that it is nearly full AND you don't open and close it.

When power...
Forum: Liveaboards 05-23-2019, 02:11 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,172
Posted By janice142
About the washer... (and thanks Gmarr) Yes,...

About the washer... (and thanks Gmarr)

Yes, I did buy one of the $55 washers with the spinner basket from Amazon. I wrote an article about it here:
Best Choice Washer article on janice142...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 05-17-2019, 04:44 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,965
Posted By janice142
Greetings Sea World. I started with a single...

Greetings Sea World.

I started with a single 75 watt panel and two 100Ah Batts.
Then I added two more 100 watt panels. By then I had four 100Ah Batts.

Finally I was gifted two 85 watt panels....
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 05-14-2019, 10:02 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,965
Posted By janice142
I have a standard Haier 5kBTU from Walmart ($110)...

I have a standard Haier 5kBTU from Walmart ($110)
She uses 465 watts at full cool and about 45 on fan only

Your plan sounds great! I will say aboard Seaweed I am mostly cool enough at night. Now...
Forum: Harbor Chat 05-10-2019, 09:06 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 4,382
Posted By janice142
Seaweed is a she. Manners displayed...

Seaweed is a she.



Manners displayed are definitely appreciated. And yes, I do like it when a gent opens the car door for me. Of course I could do it for myself however I feel Treasured when a...
Forum: Financial Matters and Red Tape 05-10-2019, 07:34 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,669
Posted By janice142
Hi Betsy. When I was shopping I would email...

Hi Betsy. When I was shopping I would email questions, signing the letters

Janice (and Frank)
Frank is a statue of a pelican the kidlets bought me and "frankly" I was tired of being ignored for...
Forum: General Discussion 03-07-2019, 12:08 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,675
Posted By janice142
I wonder how many use their kayaks? (And no,...

I wonder how many use their kayaks? (And no, that's not to be rude!)

A few years back I swapped for a bicycle because I was sure that was a good idea. It was a Dahon, stainless steel (and heavy,...
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