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by saileagleswings
Wed Sep 14, 2016 4:29 pm
Forum: Scuttlebutt
Topic: Mud!
Replies: 8
Views: 4630

Re: Mud!

I second the recommendation for Gaspirilla : http://www.gasparillamarina.com/ . Perhaps you will consider Fisherman's Village in Punta Gorda. Do not count on Big Pass. A recommendation made to me: Never plan on coming in Big Pass. Only go out in fair weather, light wind and a rising tide. I never ha...
by saileagleswings
Sun May 22, 2016 3:30 pm
Forum: Engine Forum
Topic: Exhuast Elbow
Replies: 19
Views: 12390

Exhuast Elbow

Has anyone replaced the exhaust elbow or inspected it? I believe the elbow is a Westerbeke part; does anyone have the part number?
by saileagleswings
Sat Feb 27, 2016 9:46 am
Forum: Electrical and Electronics Forum
Topic: Complete Electronics Replacement
Replies: 5
Views: 4106

Re: Complete Electronics Replacement

In 2011, I found the charts on my Garmin 4208 closely matched the Explorer charts. I have been told that Garmin no longer includes charts for the Bahamas with purchase of a chart plotter. I suggest that whatever you do, compare your electronic charts with Explorer Charts before setting off on your c...
by saileagleswings
Fri Feb 05, 2016 4:59 pm
Forum: Interior Forum
Topic: Looking for Salon Cushions for double berth setup
Replies: 4
Views: 4144

Re: Looking for Salon Cushions for double berth setup

I have them, never used. But Eagle's Wings is listed for sale on Yacht World. If she doesn't sell in the next few months, I could remove the cushions from the equipment list if you still wanted them. Better yet , you buy the whole boat!
by saileagleswings
Fri Jan 29, 2016 4:57 pm
Forum: Add-ons and Improvements
Topic: anchor comparison/selection
Replies: 3
Views: 3907

Re: anchor comparison/selection

I have used the Ronca type anchor for about 7 years with 90 ft of chain and 200 ft of rope.. I love it. It has set almost every time first time except in soupy mud. It has never come undone. Active Captain promoted this type of anchor recently : " Looking back, we were a fairly early adopter of the ...
by saileagleswings
Wed Dec 30, 2015 3:13 pm
Forum: Stories We Tell
Topic: cruise from East coast of Florida to West - any thoughts
Replies: 2
Views: 7394

Re: cruise from East coast of Florida to West - any thoughts

We have made the trip as have many others with an air draft somewhat more than 49 ft. You will need Billy the Tipper to tip your boat. He doesn't return phone calls in a timely manner if at all but he is the only game in town. Check with Indian Town Marina for contact info for Billy. Two bridges to ...
by saileagleswings
Wed Nov 18, 2015 3:22 pm
Forum: Plumbing Forum
Topic: Tanks not showing levels
Replies: 3
Views: 3915

Re: Tanks not showing levels

Try checking the voltage levels, an option on the monitor, at full and empty. Maybe you lost the ground connection? Odd that they would all quick working at the same time.
by saileagleswings
Mon Apr 06, 2015 3:42 pm
Forum: Electrical and Electronics Forum
Topic: Boiling batteries
Replies: 16
Views: 7978

Re: Boiling batteries

You could disconnect the house batteries and connect the starting battery and try the charger. If the charger works OK, you know the problem is the batteries.
by saileagleswings
Sun Feb 15, 2015 5:56 pm
Forum: Electrical and Electronics Forum
Topic: Replacement of Raymarine Rl 70c radar chartplotter with what
Replies: 14
Views: 7426

Re: Replacement of Raymarine Rl 70c radar chartplotter with

I like my Garmin 4208 chart plotter. I have no experience with Raymarine so I can't compare. I also have a Garmin radar and a sonar with a hockey puck type transducer that shots through the hull. The autopilot & wind transducer are Nexus which is now a Garmin company. My VHF sends AIS info to the ch...
by saileagleswings
Sun Feb 08, 2015 3:55 pm
Forum: Hull, Prop, and Rudder Forum
Topic: Prop anode - first year in saltwater
Replies: 3
Views: 3370

Re: Prop anode - first year in saltwater

Also in Punta Gorda: Eagle's Wings, Impulse, Salty Dog and Kai Lani
by saileagleswings
Sat Feb 07, 2015 6:31 am
Forum: Hull, Prop, and Rudder Forum
Topic: Prop anode - first year in saltwater
Replies: 3
Views: 3370

Re: Prop anode - first year in saltwater

To me six months is pretty good. But I think your zinc should have been replaced before it was that far gone. I hang a zinc fish over the side attached directly to the engine block. A diver checks the zinc monthly and replaces it if it is more than 1/2 depleted. If I plug my boat into shore power at...
by saileagleswings
Wed Nov 12, 2014 3:15 pm
Forum: Scuttlebutt
Topic: low tide
Replies: 8
Views: 5292

Re: low tide

Why Cedar Key? Do you live near Cedar Key? Are there any sailboats there? If you live near Gainesville, I suggest St Augustine or Orange Park. If you live south of Gainesville, why not Tampa Bay? Waterfront lots are available here in Punta Gorda Iles if you are moving to Florida.
by saileagleswings
Mon Sep 29, 2014 3:13 pm
Forum: Electrical and Electronics Forum
Topic: Battery Replacement
Replies: 13
Views: 8013

Re: Battery Replacement

The easiest way is to get two strong kids to pick each battery up by its rope handles and carry the battery out. Using the main halyard or spinnaker halyard to lift each battery up to the deck will also work. Easier than you might think. Once at deck level slide the batteries down a ramp to the dock...
by saileagleswings
Sat Aug 16, 2014 3:25 pm
Forum: Electrical and Electronics Forum
Topic: Lightning Strike
Replies: 3
Views: 3172

Re: Lightning Strike

In 2008, my insurance obtained through the Power Sq paid replacement cost including installation. Following inspection by a surveyor, I started to replace some items myself before getting an electronics guy. Mistake. He would have provided an estimate including labor for everything then used special...
by saileagleswings
Sat May 17, 2014 6:42 am
Forum: Scuttlebutt
Topic: Marco Island to Coon Key Inland Passage
Replies: 1
Views: 3061

Re: Marco Island to Coon Key Inland Passage

Active Captain comments shoaling to less than 3 ft at R10 near Goodland. Need 2 ft of tide for 4.6 ft draft. We have never tried it. You can get from Naples to Marco on the inside; we have done it on a rising tide. We cleared the Cape Coral bridge (barely), charted at 55 ft but reported to be 53 ft ...
by saileagleswings
Thu Jan 16, 2014 5:08 pm
Forum: Engine Forum
Topic: Elbow for Universal Heat Exchanger
Replies: 2
Views: 3048

Re: Elbow for Universal Heat Exchanger

I bought a spare Heat Exchanger from Mr Cool becuase the clamps on mine failed and I liked the clamp design on the one from Mr Cool. Why not just buy the clamps? Well the clamps were about a 1/3 of the cost of the Heat Exchanger so I just bought the whole thing. However, it came missing the elbow. C...
by saileagleswings
Wed Jan 15, 2014 3:09 pm
Forum: Engine Forum
Topic: Elbow for Universal Heat Exchanger
Replies: 2
Views: 3048

Elbow for Universal Heat Exchanger

Can anyone provide the source for the large elbow that screws into the Universal heat exchanger.
The elbow has a flat square top.
by saileagleswings
Fri Nov 29, 2013 5:08 pm
Forum: Scuttlebutt
Topic: Sailing from Annapolis to Houston
Replies: 2
Views: 3374

Re: Sailing from Annapolis to Houston

Check the Salty Dog Southeast Cruisers site, http://cruisersnet.net/, as you head south as well as Active Captain for the latestest ICW information.
by saileagleswings
Sun Nov 17, 2013 1:53 pm
Forum: Head Forum
Topic: Raritan Marine Elegance
Replies: 2
Views: 3838

Re: Raritan Marine Elegance

I replaced the Wilcox head with a Raritan Sea Era head purchased from Catalina. Works much better than the Wilcox. If you choose this head, I recommend getting the external water pump option. This will give you more room behind the head base for maintenance.
by saileagleswings
Tue Oct 15, 2013 8:52 pm
Forum: Rigging Forum
Topic: boom furling vs stack pack
Replies: 3
Views: 3725

Re: boom furling vs stack pack

The rolling furler boom would be very nice. With it, you will be able to reef the main to any degree required and the reefed sail will be lower than the corrsponding reefed sail with the roller furling in the mast. Not sure how trouble free the furling boom is becuase I don't have one. I am consider...