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  1. Tom J

    Auto/Manual Inflatable life jackets

    We bought two WM inflatables with harnesses. Later, we found two more of the same inflatables stashed on the boat. They work well for us. I would suggest buying a couple of rebuild kits. Periodically inspect the PFD's and be sure the indicators are all green. At some point, jump into the...
  2. Tom J

    I HAVE A DREAM

    Yes. Still works well on outrigger canoes and voyaging canoes here in Hawaii.
  3. Tom J

    New battery bank size, charging mods... AGM or Carbon Foam

    If you go with the two separate 220 Ah banks, you will have a similar setup to the original 4D's that Catalina installed. This will give you a reserve, but involves a lot of switching. The ACR would alleviate some of the switching by first charging the "house" bank, and then automatically...
  4. Tom J

    How to measure wave height

    See post #21 That is a picture of Jaws from a few years ago.
  5. Tom J

    How to measure wave height

    20-30ft 18MPH FRESH, OFFSHORE Surf's up! Today's surf report for Peahi/Jaws on North Shore of Maui. Big Wave Tournament in progress. Hana Highway jammed with parked cars. It's all good!
  6. Tom J

    Head Sea Water Intake and Shower / Refrig Pump Out

    :plus:My only through hull fittings above the waterline are the anchor locker and the exhaust drains, and the propane locker drains.
  7. Tom J

    Head Sea Water Intake and Shower / Refrig Pump Out

    Where does your head sink drain to?
  8. Tom J

    Head Sea Water Intake and Shower / Refrig Pump Out

    Mine is a 2003, Peggie
  9. Tom J

    Head Sea Water Intake and Shower / Refrig Pump Out

    Mine is plumbed same as the OP's. I assume it is standard to that era of C310's
  10. Tom J

    Head Sea Water Intake and Shower / Refrig Pump Out

    Maybe to flush out that smelly seawater that accumulates in the head intake hose? Just sayin.
  11. Tom J

    Rabbit hole

    Yours looks to be bent to starboard a bit. Mine is centered. Yours should be okay since the alignment is good. Shortly after I purchased my boat, I noticed that the skeg was loose, and I had to tighten the mount bolts. The boat only had 19 hours on it, but had been in the water for two years.
  12. Tom J

    Ever wonder what could be swimming beneath your keel?

    My wife and I were kayaking off the leeward side of Maui, watching whales, when we heard a faraway sound like a whistle and horn together. It kept getting louder, and we thought maybe it was a dive boat at Molokini Island, signaling divers to return to the boat. The noise got closer and...
  13. Tom J

    Ever wonder what could be swimming beneath your keel?

    Sorry, I should have said we were in Titusville, FL. The manatees were everywhere in the marina.
  14. Tom J

    Florida Folk's Registration Question

    :plus:I found the registration and licensing processes at the DMV in Florida to be very simple and quick. You would think they do it for a living. Now, the RMV in Massachusetts is another story altogether.
  15. Tom J

    Ever wonder what could be swimming beneath your keel?

    I knew manatee were swimming under my keel, because the depth sounder alarm kept going off. I almost had a heart attack, though, when I wanted to back out of our slip, and the water behind us exploded when I shifted into reverse. A manatee behind us had crash dived and the slap of his tail had...
  16. Tom J

    Moorage Madness

    Yes. Municipal moorings and member owned yacht clubs are typically reasonable in price. Private marinas, not so much. When we are cruising, we will search for municipal marinas when we need a slip, since the fees are usually not too bad. Sometimes, though, the names of the marinas can be...
  17. Tom J

    Windlass with Chain Gypsy

    Would be nice if it was 5/16" chain rated. I agree that I wouldn't want to go to a smaller chain size.
  18. Tom J

    Support our forum's authors

    I own both books you mentioned, Phil. Every sailboat should have them.
  19. Tom J

    Holding tank and water tank under V berth sending units

    My boat didn't have any sensors. I installed Raritan sensors that glue to the outside of the tanks.
  20. Tom J

    Windlass with Chain Gypsy

    I wish. My C310 came with the 500 Maxwell windlass, but no gypsy for the 100' of chain the dealer installed.