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  1. kloudie1

    Docking Mishap

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    New Head Hoses

    Just finished changing all the stinky hoses in the head/holding tank system on my H 34.. Bit the bullet and used the SantiFlex. The hose was easy to work with and smells MUCH better than the 30 year old hose that it replaced. Kind of a bugger to cut because of the two stainless wires inside, but...
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    New Stereo Box

    Old stereo went "poof" after 22 years.. It had always just been sitting in the little tray.. Decided to have the new Alpine look a little better ..
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    Interresting Technology Watermaker

    Anyone following this development? Looks like a great alternative to RO de-salinators if it can work by generating water from the humidity in the air.. Uses only a small fan and some UV to sterilize the water.. Cast is about $1000 today, which, if it works with such low energy, would be great...
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    Nautical Eye Candy

    This was recently launched by a childhood friend from back in the day.. He's obviously done well for himself! I love the classic lines of the long stern overhang.. Quite a long way from our excursions to Cat Island (Mississippi Coast) with his old wooden Lightning...
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    Lithium Battery Installation Video

    Saw this today and thought it was a good article on lithium batteries to replace lead acids. Understand that these are very expensive and probably not really economically justifiable except for full time cruisers..
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    Sad Note

    If ya go swimming to avoid the heat, keep a safety line close by! MOB with a bad ending..
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    Dreams Submerged

    Feel sorry for these folks but they got out alive.. :
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    Anyone Hear from Claude Auger Lately?

    Haven't seen any posts from Claude Auger in a while.. Was wondering if anyone has heard from my friend and fellow H-34 owner? Coincidence that our first names are the same, we both own H-34's, and we are both Mech Engineers.. He's sailed his 34 extensively .. Canada to Bahamas and back.. and...
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    Time To Move South

    Not often in South Louisiana .. Last one was 7 years ago.. Won't be here overnight, but it is pretty to look at while it lasts.. I'd have loved to get a picture of the boat in the snow but lots of closed bridges between here and there.. On the middle of Lake Pontchartrain this morning, it was...
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    Buffett's new Boat.. (Jimmy, not Warren)

    Saw this .. interesting boat.. looks comfortable..'s-new-boat-is-a-surfari-44.html
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    Playing With Drone

    Was out playing with a friend's drone and noted how neat these things are for looking at things .. Was inspecting the masthead and noted how nice our marina looked.. Lake Pontchartrain on the horizon, New Orleans some 24 miles to the left of center. You can see the big trees that give us a...
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    Uploaded old original Yanmar QM series Operation Manual

    Came across an old (1978) Operation Manual for the Yanmar 2QM20 and 3QM30. The oil information is outdated, but has some tidbits about the engine. It was included in the original delivery package of my buddy's Hunter Cherubini 33, but the engine series was used on many other boats.. The file was...
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    Pensacola To Havana Race

    Wish I could be with this gang.. there is a (near) real time tracker on the page..
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    Opened Hidden Bilge in H-34

    As others have noted, I opened the false bilge bottom to get at the trapped water between the hull and liner. It was not as bad as I had imagined.. the water was very acrid smelling and rusted tools within 5 minutes, so I don't know or want to know what it was. Got it flushed out and lowered the...
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    Rebuilding Traveler Parts

    I am frugal.. ok maybe cheap.. kinda.. The sheaves on my traveler are brittle now because of UV attack.. I started poking around and found that the end fittings and car would end up being $700-$800.. not a good option.. I was quoted $12 each ! for the pulleys.. amazing for a little plastic wheel...
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    Help Get Control Of Ethanol

    OK not anything like the rum posts.. This is a petition to sign that gives weight to the Boat US lobbying to get the ethanol mandate stabilized.. It was not a problem that needed solving and all the posts about dink carburetors bear this out.. Consider pushing the button.. Thanks...
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    Caframo Sirocco Cabin Fan

    I have been lusting for one or two of these for a while. They seem to be a very good cabin fan with excellent low energy use (less than half of my cheapie two speed Wally Woild one)and three speeds and a timer. I refuse to pay $100 for a 12V cabin fan (my apologies, Phil) so I figured sooner or...
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    Interesting Material

    Came across this stuff a few days ago and figured it would be good to fix oversized holes in fiberglass and wood and plastics, and maybe some metals like aluminum. I have no commercial interest in the product.. in a nutshell, it is a putty that...
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    Solar Airplane Over San Francisco

    Live feed right now of the solar powered Solar Impulse over the Golden Gate after 4 days non stop from HAwaii.. He is doing Photo Ops now but will be landing pretty soon. You guys on the bay ought to be able to see him