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Forum: Marinas, Anchorage, Harbors, Slips and Storage 09-17-2021, 07:13 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,778
Posted By janice142
I always (always!!!) secure with bow out....

I always (always!!!) secure with bow out. Additionally I tie both ends of my dock lines to Seaweed. This way I control my lines and can leave without assistance.

If I have to leave immediately, ...
Forum: Boats | For Sale 09-17-2021, 07:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,619
Posted By janice142
I love a stout vessel. She's got great lines. ...

I love a stout vessel. She's got great lines.

P.S. Finally, a boat with a real Samson post! Nice...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 09-17-2021, 06:23 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,599
Posted By janice142
Update. 17 September 2021. A reader was able to...

Update. 17 September 2021. A reader was able to find a 15k btu Penguin II with a heat pump available at Camping World. I had checked there previously when they had none in stock with the heat...
Forum: General Discussion 09-06-2021, 11:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,019
Posted By janice142
Suggest you try Pinellas Fasteners. It's a candy...

Suggest you try Pinellas Fasteners. It's a candy store for nuts, bolts and everything in between. They know their stuff.
Forum: General Discussion 09-06-2021, 09:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,019
Posted By janice142
Aboard Seaweed I wanted to secure a fire...

Aboard Seaweed I wanted to secure a fire extinguisher to the cockpit bulkhead. There was fiberglass and not much else. Definitely nothing to screw into, so I took a piece of scrap teak and made a...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 08-25-2021, 03:45 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,400
Posted By janice142
I found a boat once with a battery issue. His...

I found a boat once with a battery issue. His Inverter powered the entire ac panel, INCLUDING his battery charger. You know where this went. Shutting off that breaker to the charger solved his power...
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 08-25-2021, 03:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 547
Posted By janice142
Aboard our 40'er we always dropped a few copper...

Aboard our 40'er we always dropped a few copper pennies (in the US 1982 and earlier pennies are all copper) into the strainer basket. I do the same on Seaweed though when pennies are unavailable a...
Forum: Financial Matters and Red Tape 08-21-2021, 01:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,351
Posted By janice142
Fifty years ago I met a couple who bought an old...

Fifty years ago I met a couple who bought an old wooden sailboat specifically because the cabin had 6" thick teak from India. He used that boat which he demolished to build his boat. Said he could...
Forum: General Discussion 08-21-2021, 12:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,102
Posted By janice142
Asked a friend about this. He attended many of...

Asked a friend about this. He attended many of the Detroit Diesel classes offered in Tampa, and says NO. No way, no how, and it won't work. Dockmate attended many courses with a bunch of Coasties...
Forum: General Maintenance 08-11-2021, 04:54 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,538
Posted By janice142
Please be aware of old weak hands, such as mine....

Please be aware of old weak hands, such as mine. The plastic strap intended to hold the fire extinguishers in place is wonderful, EXCEPT I can't pull it open. Instead I have a shoelace where the hold...
Forum: Welcome Mat 08-08-2021, 09:50 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,834
Posted By janice142
Interesting... I'm glad you Jeff F were able to...

Interesting... I'm glad you Jeff F were able to successfully manage in less than ideal situation re headroom. And you're absolutely correct that what we can deal with in out twenties is far different...
Forum: Welcome Mat 08-07-2021, 03:57 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,834
Posted By janice142
It is my belief that you MUST plan for full...

It is my belief that you MUST plan for full headroom or you will be miserable. Plus, this is a safety factor too. Should a problem occur that requires your Immediate attention, you need to be able...
Forum: Covid-19 Boating Information 07-31-2021, 05:32 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,487
Posted By janice142
Excellent, and thank you Janet. Frankly I come...

Excellent, and thank you Janet. Frankly I come here for the boat talk. Even if I agree with you politically, I don't care. You're my boat friends.
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 07-26-2021, 10:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 600
Posted By janice142
A note of warning...aboard Seaweed I have two...

A note of warning...aboard Seaweed I have two Johnson2k pumps plus the primary (lowest point in bilge) 800gph SeaSense pump. I too checked each pump. My mistake was lifting the float switches to...
Forum: General Discussion 07-21-2021, 06:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 393
Posted By janice142
I don't know but enjoy your journey. Years ago in...

I don't know but enjoy your journey. Years ago in my galley I had this:

https://janice142.com/images/GalleyCurtainsUnderway.jpg

I loved that curtain. It was actually a table cloth I had turned...
Forum: General Discussion 07-18-2021, 05:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,272
Posted By janice142
I have had an Air-Breeze by SouthWinds for more...

I have had an Air-Breeze by SouthWinds for more than a decade. It is on a schedule 40 stainless post through the top covering my cockpit. It does vibrate. Noise is relative. Is your generator "noisy"...
Forum: Welcome Mat 07-16-2021, 10:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 389
Posted By janice142
If access is difficult I would be dubious that...

If access is difficult I would be dubious that routine maintenance was done. As for access from the bench seats, aboard Seaweed I cut out a piece at the bottom of the locker.

Aboard a nearby...
Forum: General Discussion 07-15-2021, 03:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 305
Posted By janice142
Sounds intriguing. I wonder at adhesion though,...

Sounds intriguing. I wonder at adhesion though, especially on fast boats. If the racing sailboats adopt this I will be impressed. Thanks for the link Cap'n.

A go-fast fishing boat had a wrap...
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 07-13-2021, 05:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,876
Posted By janice142
I did this too, attempting to "save" my chain....

I did this too, attempting to "save" my chain. Here's what I did: First I scrubbed down the chain with phosphoric acid (ospho), then washed in fresh water. The Next day I used a paint brush to insure...
Forum: General Discussion 07-12-2021, 07:31 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,531
Posted By janice142
I have seen cats trained to use a toilet. As...

I have seen cats trained to use a toilet. As yours is young, I might investigate that option too. Good luck. Ashley is a cutie.
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 07-12-2021, 07:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 378
Posted By janice142
She's beautiful. I saw a Duffy in Georgia and was...

She's beautiful. I saw a Duffy in Georgia and was thrilled by the silence. What a great option.
Forum: General Discussion 07-11-2021, 08:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 986
Posted By janice142
Seaweed has a firm 5" of foam as the bottom layer...

Seaweed has a firm 5" of foam as the bottom layer aka The Rock. Then the Kidlet extolled gel as it is "so cooling" in the summertime. It was hard too. Ugh. Cool, but I prefer squishy. So I bought...
Forum: General Maintenance 07-11-2021, 08:25 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,679
Posted By janice142
I have a 50 gallon tank aboard Seaweed. When I...

I have a 50 gallon tank aboard Seaweed. When I used to fill at a dock or via jugs from shore, or by pumping out my dinghy through a filter into my tank... once the tank is full I add 1/2 bottle of...
Forum: Financial Matters and Red Tape 07-11-2021, 08:14 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,354
Posted By janice142
When it came to my Seaweed I paid a broker ($75,...

When it came to my Seaweed I paid a broker ($75, 14 years ago) to go to the boat and tell me two things.

#1) were the pictures accurate/current?

and

#2) on a walk through did he see any Red...
Forum: General Discussion 07-11-2021, 07:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,418
Posted By janice142
I seldom tie to a dock, however a ALWAYS bring...

I seldom tie to a dock, however a ALWAYS bring both ends to Seaweed. I am able to release the line from one end (cleat) and pull it aboard. This is a habit picked up 60-plus years ago, and one I...
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