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Forum: General Discussion 07-21-2020, 10:09 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,409
Posted By Rough Magic
Gas all the way. No falling embers melting the...

Gas all the way. No falling embers melting the gel coat. No "wet" charcoal that won't light. No charcoal lighter to store safely. No waiting for 20-30 minutes. Propane available everywhere.
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 06-01-2020, 01:22 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,028
Posted By Rough Magic
You are both very fortunate.

You are both very fortunate.
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 06-01-2020, 12:59 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,028
Posted By Rough Magic
Your significant other should do nothing in the...

Your significant other should do nothing in the "work" mode for or aboard the boat. You clean, provision, cook, cleanup, and make sure there is plenty of hot water. She must feel the boat is a...
Forum: General Discussion 05-15-2020, 02:39 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 9,938
Posted By Rough Magic
"Here there be dragons" was what the pre new...

"Here there be dragons" was what the pre new world maps said about the ends of the ocean/earth. I would suppose it means the boat will go to the ends of the earth. Safety. 🌎
Forum: General Maintenance 08-16-2019, 01:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,707
Posted By Rough Magic
+1 on the Practical Sailor formula. Works very...

+1 on the Practical Sailor formula. Works very well. Wash off visible mold, letting it soak if necessary, then spray on light coat and let it dry. Best stuff I've used.
Forum: Harbor Chat 04-01-2019, 11:59 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,726
Posted By Rough Magic
Many years ago, around 45 or so, I was on a...

Many years ago, around 45 or so, I was on a flight to San Francisco. About twenty minutes into the flight, the captain welcomed the passengers to the flight to Cincinnati. About a hundred arms shot...
Forum: General Discussion 11-19-2018, 11:55 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,519
Posted By Rough Magic
Seems it could be a good choice for a semi...

Seems it could be a good choice for a semi displacement pocket trawler. I remember reading it weighs 398 or 400 lbs.
Forum: General Discussion 11-19-2018, 03:03 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,519
Posted By Rough Magic
Yanmar will be bringing a 50 hp to the US market...

Yanmar will be bringing a 50 hp to the US market sometime next year.

https://www.yanmarmarine.com/News-detail/YANMAR-LAUNCHES-THE-DTORQUE-111-TURBO-DIESEL-OUTBOARD/

Heave to wait and see if...
Forum: General Discussion 07-15-2018, 12:47 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,032
Posted By Rough Magic
On the bottom of the cylinders of the powder type...

On the bottom of the cylinders of the powder type there is a date stamped. The extinguisher expires 10 years after that date, even if the pressure reads in the green. I had no idea this rule existed...
Forum: General Discussion 07-13-2018, 06:46 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 9,755
Posted By Rough Magic
Wow. Never heard of anything like it. Glad all...

Wow. Never heard of anything like it. Glad all concerned came away unharmed.
Forum: General Discussion 07-04-2018, 02:10 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,905
Posted By Rough Magic
108 year old house, built 5 small wooden boats,...

108 year old house, built 5 small wooden boats, fix everything I can for the satisfaction, job quality, and $ saved. I come by this naturally. When cleaning out my Mom's house, I found three cigar...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 06-25-2018, 03:08 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,674
Posted By Rough Magic
One other note on 12 gauge house wire, it is...

One other note on 12 gauge house wire, it is solid, whereas boat wire is not. The copper area of 10 gauge stranded wire is closer to 12 gauge solid. Solid wire not recommended as it won't stand up to...
Forum: Marinas, Anchorage, Harbors, Slips and Storage 06-12-2018, 12:32 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,675
Posted By Rough Magic
Here in Southern California, Santa Catalina Isle,...

Here in Southern California, Santa Catalina Isle, etc, the dingy docks have bull rails, and glad of it. When busy, each dink has its own tie, not laid over a cleat with 6 or 8 other lines that then...
Forum: Californian 07-24-2017, 02:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,425
Posted By Rough Magic
The fuel is probably from topping off the tank....

The fuel is probably from topping off the tank. I'd guess the fuel fills the vent until the nozzle shut off is tripped. Also the vent should not have any low spots, loops, or kinks. Dave
Forum: Californian 07-22-2017, 05:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,425
Posted By Rough Magic
Is there a short tail on the fuel vent inside the...

Is there a short tail on the fuel vent inside the tank? Say that magic 2.5 inches? I'd check that next.

Dave
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