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    thinwater replied to the thread Marking anchor rode.
    Most of the time I sail with the electronics turned off. The cell phone stays in the pack. Just not interested in more digital data that...
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    thinwater replied to the thread Marking anchor rode.
    And from the times I have seen them used, measuring by hand is faster, easier, and accurate enough.
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    thinwater replied to the thread Marking anchor rode.
    I never marked the rode on my first (27') boat. I'd do the math in my head and then pull the rope out of the locker in fathoms (arm...
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    thinwater replied to the thread methyl hydrate.
    Same heat. More soot BECAUSE of the isopropyl. That is what they add to make the flame more visible. Methanol. No soot. Oriogo does not...
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    thinwater replied to the thread Marking anchor rode.
    I sort of agree, but just so you know... I anchored in 4' of water last night. That has never been unusual for me. Locally, tide is...
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    thinwater replied to the thread methyl hydrate.
    Sure you can. https://www.canadiantire.ca/en/pdp/e-nrg-bioethanol-fireplace-fuel-3-785-l-0644001p.html Also Home Hardware.
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    thinwater replied to the thread Last straw.
    I don't know the specifics, and don't really want to, but... It's just a forum. A watercooler conversation. I try to help and I'm sure...
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    ABYC now requires that a safety ladder be accessible from the water, and that the ladder have at least 2 rungs (about 20 inches--I...
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    First outlet needs a GFCI, it protects all downstream outlets. Main panel needs a ELCI too.
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    Sounds more like an adolescent frat thing than and adult thing. Oh yeah. Yacht club.
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    thinwater replied to the thread Streaks on bottom paint.
    Nope, not April first....
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    I had two friends with Lehr outboards. Neither was thrilled with the quality and both sold them. Gasoline is really not a problem if...
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    thinwater replied to the thread Rodeo anchoring.
    Knock wood.... I've always been able to get good anchors down in high winds. I've moved a few times. I've added a second anchor more...
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    thinwater replied to the thread Need a clean SS cut.
    The suggesting for a pipe cutter is good. That will work. But yes, every DIY sailor needs a 5-inch angle grinder (for the cut-off...
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    thinwater replied to the thread Need a clean SS cut.
    Porta-a-band. More likely, an angle grinder with fresh cut-off wheel. Mark it first by wrapping with paper.