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by Kimber
Mon Jun 26, 2017 5:19 pm
Forum: Random Chatter
Topic: 1000 Members!
Replies: 5
Views: 3074

Re: 1000 Members!

Thank you Geoff for your efforts in keeping this site up and running!!!
by Kimber
Mon Feb 20, 2017 5:01 pm
Forum: Engines and Mechanical Systems
Topic: help
Replies: 5
Views: 3441

Re: help

That's great. It's almost always the simplest things like clean fuel, air and a clean prop on a diesel.
by Kimber
Wed Jan 18, 2017 6:31 pm
Forum: Random Chatter
Topic: using a drill for raising the main
Replies: 14
Views: 9063

Re: using a drill for raising the main

I appreciate your concern. If the environment is that wet then the drill stays inside more out of concern for the longevity of the drill then my own! There don't seem to be any obvious ground sources in the vicinity of the winches on the cabin top and the GFCI outlet that the drill is plugged into i...
by Kimber
Mon Jan 16, 2017 5:37 pm
Forum: Random Chatter
Topic: using a drill for raising the main
Replies: 14
Views: 9063

Re: using a drill for raising the main

I have been using an old 1/2" 120volt Milwaukee right angle drill to raise the sails on my Freedom 39 Express for about 4 years. It works great. I have a winch bit fitting for it http://www.winchbit.com/ I plug it into the inverter and don't have to worry about a battery going dead or needing to be ...
by Kimber
Mon Jan 02, 2017 11:07 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: broke my arm falling off the boat
Replies: 2
Views: 1850

Re: broke my arm falling off the boat

Well that's a rough way to start a new year. Hoping you heal up fast and the rest of this year is better!
by Kimber
Wed Dec 14, 2016 11:19 am
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: Buying new battens on an F36
Replies: 5
Views: 4072

Re: Buying new battens on an F36

Steve, I would suggest you contact Quantum sails on St Thomas https://www.quantumsails.com/lofts/usvi They are located behind the large cemetery. If it were me I would go there with the sail so that the batten can be cut to proper length and perhaps Joe will be able to provide a solution so that you...
by Kimber
Wed Nov 30, 2016 1:20 pm
Forum: Electrical and Electronics
Topic: Communications
Replies: 9
Views: 5981

Re: Communications

I agree with Mike's and Geoff's comments, the Go works well once you figure it out. The boat I was on used one a few months ago when we crossed the Atlantic. Two of us were the primary users and we both downloaded weather gribs and played with the routing software daily, which was great for endless ...
by Kimber
Sat Feb 27, 2016 5:51 pm
Forum: Electrical and Electronics
Topic: Iridium Go!
Replies: 6
Views: 5286

Re: Iridium Go!

Looking forward to your review of it. I'm heading across that Atlantic from the BVI to Europe in May/June and have been looking very hard at the Iridium Go. I crossed the Pacific a couple of years ago on a boat that used the Delorme Inreach and it worked well enough.
by Kimber
Thu Dec 31, 2015 10:49 am
Forum: Photographs and Drawings
Topic: Raja Ampat
Replies: 7
Views: 7143

Re: Raja Ampat

Looks beautiful, thanks for sharing.
by Kimber
Tue Jul 29, 2014 12:45 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: First Race
Replies: 0
Views: 3283

First Race

Over the weekend I entered, and was the race director, for the Pigs in the Water Regatta. If you are at all curious with the actual event you can visit facebook dot com/happyislandyachtclub. I've won the PITWR a few times in the past with my previous boat that had a GIANT PHRF handicap. This year I ...