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by Allen
Tue Feb 24, 2015 12:16 pm
Forum: Ramblings
Topic: Maine Lighthouse Musuem
Replies: 0
Views: 8070

Maine Lighthouse Musuem

It's been a while since I've posted and that's a long story I'll try to expand on in a different message. The reason for this posting is related to one of my favorite small museums, the Maine Lighthouse Museum in Rockland. In January of this year, they suffered a burst water pipe which caused substa...
by Allen
Sat Dec 26, 2009 12:03 am
Forum: Ramblings
Topic: Merry Christmas everybody!
Replies: 5
Views: 1047

Re: Merry Christmas everybody!

Merry Christmas everyone. I'm in Dallas for the holidays and it is freezing and snowing. Tim would feel right at home, :)
by Allen
Tue Aug 04, 2009 10:10 am
Forum: Ramblings
Topic: CNN's test to see if you are an around the world sailor.
Replies: 4
Views: 1186

Re: CNN's test to see if you are an around the world sailor.

Ya think??? :)

Thought you guys would get a chuckle out of this.
by Allen
Wed Mar 04, 2009 9:05 pm
Forum: Ramblings
Topic: Atomic 4 versus small outboard
Replies: 31
Views: 4284

I can think of only one drawback, and it was never a big deal -- the prop would occasionally come out of the water in heavy seas. I'll have to disagree with you that this isn't a big deal. The last sailboat I owned with an outboard on it had the mount break while pounding through some rough seas. T...
by Allen
Wed Mar 04, 2009 8:34 pm
Forum: Ramblings
Topic: Maine bill would require life jacket wear on all boats
Replies: 4
Views: 912

Maine bill would require life jacket wear on all boats

This apeared on the BoatUS website. Thought it might be of interest to all you Mainers. Maine February, 2009 Bill would require life jacket wear on all boats A bill now before the Maine State Legislature, HP 143, LD 164, would make it mandatory, with certain very limited exceptions, that “everyone i...
by Allen
Tue Feb 10, 2009 8:10 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: bilge pump plumbing
Replies: 1
Views: 420

David, I hunted down KAHOLEE's bilge pump installation details for you which you might find interesting. You will need to hunt around on each page but here are the links in order top down. http://www.lackeysailing.com/kaholee/september2007/90607.htm http://www.lackeysailing.com/kaholee/november2007/...
by Allen
Fri Jan 30, 2009 6:24 pm
Forum: Ramblings
Topic: Hosting your own domain
Replies: 14
Views: 2808

Chris Campbell wrote:No computer-related question is idiotic
Guess you never heard about the tech support call regarding the broken cup holder on the computer. :)
by Allen
Thu Jan 22, 2009 7:22 pm
Forum: Ramblings
Topic: Hosting your own domain
Replies: 14
Views: 2808

WRT posting pictures, take a look at photobucket.com.
by Allen
Wed Jan 21, 2009 12:14 pm
Forum: Ramblings
Topic: Hosting your own domain
Replies: 14
Views: 2808

I have had my domain (kaholee.net) hosted at OneWorld Hosting for a number of years and am very happy with both the service and tech support. They have various plans which include mail boxes and other stuff. The control menu is easy to use, too, which is a plus for novice users. If you decide to giv...
by Allen
Mon Jan 12, 2009 7:16 pm
Forum: Pearson Triton Specifics
Topic: Collecting Triton info
Replies: 35
Views: 12492

Hull# 158 Who made Pearson Year of manufacture 1960 Original rig fractional Original mast type straight Headliners. None Ballast, external Bilge, shallow Deadlights/ports bronze Maststep, aluminum Type 2: Raised taffrail with cutouts for scuppers, no round raised section for aft nav light, side open...
by Allen
Fri Jan 09, 2009 8:26 pm
Forum: Materials, Sources, and Innovations
Topic: Water Filtration
Replies: 14
Views: 2790

We did the bleach treatment to the system and the water seems to be just fine now. We did back off on the 1/4 tsp suggestion a bit though. We will see how this works out in a month or two.
by Allen
Wed Jan 07, 2009 11:11 pm
Forum: Materials, Sources, and Innovations
Topic: Miss that morning latte or cuppacinno onboard? No longer...
Replies: 5
Views: 1606

Aye, but I haven't figured out how to keel haul me self yet. But then come to think of it I haven't run out of rum yet either. :) Let's see, how many bottles of rum do I have aboard right now. 1 Appleton VX 1 Fleur de Cana 15 5 Pyrat XO 1 Pyrat Pistol. Ok, should be good for a few days anyway. :D By...
by Allen
Wed Jan 07, 2009 11:04 pm
Forum: Classic Sailboats
Topic: A Triton Motorsailor
Replies: 48
Views: 13997

I always check the anchor locker first, then the rigging. You can always change the rigging, but anchor lockers are another thing entirely! :D
by Allen
Wed Jan 07, 2009 11:00 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: How many warning plaques do you need?
Replies: 8
Views: 905

Yes this will come in handy once Old-Timer's Disease finally makes it so I can't remember what to do with the garbage.
by Allen
Wed Jan 07, 2009 10:50 pm
Forum: Materials, Sources, and Innovations
Topic: Miss that morning latte or cuppacinno onboard? No longer...
Replies: 5
Views: 1606

Got'a have something to do when you run out of rum matey... :)
by Allen
Wed Jan 07, 2009 4:20 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: How many warning plaques do you need?
Replies: 8
Views: 905

Pretty soon we won't need to worry about interior decoration, the gov't will have decided how we do it. EXACTLY!!! :( What exactly is a plaque or written waste management plan going to do to actually manage waste? The only waste out there is the government, when you get right down to it. I'll stop ...
by Allen
Wed Jan 07, 2009 1:48 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: How many warning plaques do you need?
Replies: 8
Views: 905

How many warning plaques do you need?

I've got the requisite "Discharge of Oil Prohibited" and "Illegal to Dump" plaques but now I'm hearing you need a "Waste Management Plan" plaque or sticker, at least that's what the guy at West Marine here in Charleston said. It looks to me as if this (free from WM) sti...
by Allen
Wed Jan 07, 2009 1:29 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Splinter Group Missing?
Replies: 6
Views: 1011

I'll give that a try Rachel.

You should go visit Tim, he has everything you would like to see except the wood burning stove, a real tool junkie's paradise. :)

And speaking of honed, he has this wonderful drill bit sharpener.
by Allen
Wed Jan 07, 2009 12:23 pm
Forum: Classic Sailboats
Topic: A Triton Motorsailor
Replies: 48
Views: 13997

Actually there's a Nauticat 33 (I believe) in the marina from the UK and it isn't a bad looking little boat.
by Allen
Wed Jan 07, 2009 8:41 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Splinter Group Missing?
Replies: 6
Views: 1011

gone2ddogs, I actually already found this site. The Frigate's Boat is a very interesting design, but as with most of the stuff I'm finding mid to late 1700s. When looking for historically accurate items from clothing to boats there seems to be a big gap between the English Civ War (1625-1649) and th...
by Allen
Tue Jan 06, 2009 1:17 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Splinter Group Missing?
Replies: 6
Views: 1011

Splinter Group Missing?

I had a wooden boat question and low and behold the Splinter Group section seems to have departed. :( ;) So I'll ask my question here, does anyone know of a source for plans for a c. 1700 ships boat? Something along the lines of a jolly boat, only earlier. LOA of around 20 feet +/-, capable of carry...
by Allen
Tue Jan 06, 2009 1:07 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: stanchion bases for a triton
Replies: 4
Views: 609

TIQ does excellent work. I am extremely happy with everything they build for KAHOLEE, and as such things go, their pricing is reasonable.
by Allen
Tue Jan 06, 2009 1:04 pm
Forum: Materials, Sources, and Innovations
Topic: More LED Bulb Reviews !!
Replies: 16
Views: 3486

It's not so much the LED itself I'd be concerned about, but the circuit feeding it. According to the manufacturer it's heat that is the enemy of the LED and the attached circuit and heat sink are designed to limit the heat buildup, even shutting the LED down if heat exceeds some preset point.
by Allen
Mon Jan 05, 2009 5:28 pm
Forum: Materials, Sources, and Innovations
Topic: More LED Bulb Reviews !!
Replies: 16
Views: 3486

You have to watch those hour ratings. They are generally based on continuous use. It's the on/off cycle that really reduces the life of a light, or circuit, due to the corresponding electrical surge. In any event, I have now switched to Sensabulbs in all my interior lights. Their circuit is designed...
by Allen
Mon Jan 05, 2009 6:04 am
Forum: Classic Sailboats
Topic: A Triton Motorsailor
Replies: 48
Views: 13997

I sent this to Tim a while back with the subject "Seagoing Darwin Awards" seemed appropriate for this thread.

http://www.boatus.com/seaworthy/wrong_stuff.asp
by Allen
Mon Dec 29, 2008 9:49 am
Forum: Ramblings
Topic: Virtual Racing
Replies: 3
Views: 972

by Allen
Wed Dec 24, 2008 6:49 pm
Forum: Materials, Sources, and Innovations
Topic: Battery Hack
Replies: 4
Views: 1343

You know Peter, I thought the same thing when I watched them open it up, that the wiring didn't look as complex as I would have thought it should. Like they say about taking a test, always go with your first inclination. :)
by Allen
Wed Dec 24, 2008 10:32 am
Forum: Materials, Sources, and Innovations
Topic: Battery Hack
Replies: 4
Views: 1343

You got me wondering so I researched this and it turns out to be a fake. There are 4 cells in a 6V lantern battery which resemble a D cell battery only a bit longer, so don't go cutting up any poor old 6V batteries. Sorry about that, should always do the research before posting. :(
by Allen
Tue Dec 23, 2008 8:35 pm
Forum: Materials, Sources, and Innovations
Topic: Battery Hack
Replies: 4
Views: 1343

Battery Hack

An inexpensive way to obtain AA Batteries

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by Allen
Sun Dec 21, 2008 7:10 pm
Forum: Boat Photos
Topic: Not plastic, and not even *officially* a boat, but...
Replies: 13
Views: 2344

Yes, beautiful Ed. May she always keep baby Grace safe and sound.
by Allen
Sun Dec 21, 2008 7:07 pm
Forum: Boat Photos
Topic: Christmas in the Carolinas (South Carolina that is)
Replies: 2
Views: 987

Thanks Greg, and yes it is a good thing to have my Spouse aboard.

Merry Christmas to you and yours and a happy New Year.
by Allen
Sat Dec 20, 2008 6:42 pm
Forum: Boat Photos
Topic: Christmas in the Carolinas (South Carolina that is)
Replies: 2
Views: 987

Christmas in the Carolinas (South Carolina that is)

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c245/pyrat/Sailing/KAHOLEE/CharlestonMaritimeCenterintheFog2.jpg Foggy predawn in Charleston. The be me with the Christmas lights. Spouse (AKA Dorothy) came out for the previous weekend and we decorated. She's coming back on the 24th and staying for the rest of the...
by Allen
Sat Dec 20, 2008 6:31 pm
Forum: Materials, Sources, and Innovations
Topic: Water Filtration
Replies: 14
Views: 2790

I actually thought about getting a library science degree, books are wonderful things. I use to hand out in libraries all the time, not even use the card catalog, just wonder around window shopping (you never know when you'd find some interesting book you'd never heard of). Then Barnes and Noble cam...
by Allen
Sat Dec 20, 2008 6:39 am
Forum: Materials, Sources, and Innovations
Topic: Water Filtration
Replies: 14
Views: 2790

The recommended amount of bleach varies a bit. A report from the state of South Dakota on purifying water recommended 1/8 teaspoon, half what Clorox recommends. The common thread seems to be that you can smell the bleach in the water. I figure, since I'm filtering the water at the tap and removing 9...
by Allen
Sat Dec 20, 2008 1:16 am
Forum: Materials, Sources, and Innovations
Topic: Water Filtration
Replies: 14
Views: 2790

http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/hl-vs/iyh-vsv/environ/chlor-eng.php http://www.waterfiltercomparisons.com/water_filter_comparison.php Rachel, here are two of the resources I used. I also emailed the Clorox people about treating water onboard and this is their reply regarding drinking water. To purify the wa...
by Allen
Fri Dec 19, 2008 2:45 pm
Forum: Materials, Sources, and Innovations
Topic: Miss that morning latte or cuppacinno onboard? No longer...
Replies: 5
Views: 1606

Miss that morning latte or cuppacinno onboard? No longer...

I am a great fan of the breve latte. One of my favorite things while in Maine was making the run to Portland so I could visit Starbucks. Needless to say being aboard limits my latte drinking, at least untill recently. Enter the Bialetti Mukka Express. http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c245/pyrat/Sai...
by Allen
Fri Dec 19, 2008 2:33 pm
Forum: Materials, Sources, and Innovations
Topic: Water Filtration
Replies: 14
Views: 2790

Hi Brain, The sail works great, but I haven't used it since the Chesapeake. In the ICW you're a powerboat on a stick. I have deployed the jib once or twice just to stabilize when it was windy but for the most part I'm just motoring all the time. The problem with the water probably started in Rocklan...
by Allen
Fri Dec 19, 2008 1:18 pm
Forum: Materials, Sources, and Innovations
Topic: Water Filtration
Replies: 14
Views: 2790

Water Filtration

One of the things I've been running up against is keeping my potable water smell free. The solution to this seems to be a small amount of chlorine added to the water supply. This leads to an issue with something called THMs which are not exactly good for you, although the issue they represent is min...
by Allen
Sun Dec 14, 2008 7:31 am
Forum: Ramblings
Topic: Can somebody tell me...
Replies: 8
Views: 1757

LOL. Rachel, that made me think of something I heard here in Charleston the other day. Certain features of the old houses here were really worthless, but indicated the owner had the money to be able to afford it and what Tim told me about houses in Maine which was brick houses were colder but indica...
by Allen
Sat Dec 13, 2008 9:43 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Fixed Windows v Opening Ports
Replies: 38
Views: 5450

MD, welcome aboard. I've been living aboard for a while now and have yet to use my opening ports, even in a marina. As previously mentioned the forward hatch does all the work when at anchor and I have a great little A/C fan that takes care of things at the dock. The advantage of non-opening ports i...
by Allen
Thu Dec 11, 2008 6:57 pm
Forum: Classic Sailboats
Topic: A Triton Motorsailor
Replies: 48
Views: 13997

I have a friend who has a Cape Dory 27 to which he added a hard dodger that is almost an enclosed steering station. The interesting thing is how nicely it fits the CD's lines. It is also a great place to hang out, my friends are in shirt sleeves while the rest of us are in foul weather gear with lon...
by Allen
Tue Dec 09, 2008 5:21 pm
Forum: Materials, Sources, and Innovations
Topic: More LED Bulb Reviews !!
Replies: 16
Views: 3486

Excellent article, thank you, very informative. I was looking at the $39 bulbs and to refit KAHOLEE's interior alone would be in the nature of $440, or around $400 with the 10% discount. Tempting, but...

What is the life span on these units?
by Allen
Thu Dec 04, 2008 8:22 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: New Owner of Triton #114
Replies: 17
Views: 3807

Congratulation David. I'm glad to see another early Triton find a safe harbor. I hope you enjoy her as much as I enjoy KAHOLEE.
by Allen
Thu Dec 04, 2008 8:15 am
Forum: Materials, Sources, and Innovations
Topic: Bebi Electronics - LED Lights
Replies: 3
Views: 1021

When mine arrives I'll try and get a picture of it with my mast head anchor light on too so you can compare.
by Allen
Mon Dec 01, 2008 12:24 pm
Forum: Materials, Sources, and Innovations
Topic: Bebi Electronics - LED Lights
Replies: 3
Views: 1021

Bebi Electronics - LED Lights

Bebi Electronics (pronounced mbambi in Fijian but everyone I've met over here just calls it be be). Bebi is located in Fiji and after meeting a guy heading south who had one of there Owl anchor lights I ordered one so I could have a second, lower level light that would be more easily visible to boa...
by Allen
Mon Dec 01, 2008 11:59 am
Forum: Ramblings
Topic: interesting site with shipping traffic
Replies: 4
Views: 1215

Interesting site. Funny Charleston, SC is not listed as there seems to be more commercial traffic in and out of here then there was in Baltimore. WRT pirates, the information on this site is undoubtedly from the transponder carried aboard large commercial vessels. This transponder would let you, wit...
by Allen
Thu Oct 30, 2008 10:28 am
Forum: Boat Shops and Facilities
Topic: I want a cool boat hauler too...
Replies: 9
Views: 4589

Ok, you ask for it, hot rod garden tractors... http://www.americanminipuller.com/

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by Allen
Wed Oct 29, 2008 2:24 pm
Forum: Boat Shops and Facilities
Topic: I want a cool boat hauler too...
Replies: 9
Views: 4589

This reminds me of the time I referred to Tim's little tractor as a riding mower and was soundly advised it was a "GARDEN TRACTOR". Never cast aspersions on a man's tractor. :D
by Allen
Wed Oct 29, 2008 2:13 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Cleaning Water Tanks & Lines
Replies: 10
Views: 1260

Out of curiosity I wrote to Clorox and ask them this question. Here is their response. Note, this refers to regular Clorox Liquid Bleach, none of the products with additives. Clorox Liquid Bleach can be used to clean tanks in boats or recreational vehicles before using them to store water. Fill the ...