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Q&A Boat Septic Pump Out?

I am very familiar with dumping septic holding tanks in a camper on land. I do it regularly and safely, either at the camp ground or at home. I am considering a boat trip on the Ohio and Mississi...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by James Jenkins‭  ·  edited 2y ago by James Jenkins‭

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Q&A Flat bottom boat trolling motor power

I am wondering how to estimate the needed motor power for boating upstream on big rivers like, for example, Danube. (mean the bottom to middle part, i.e. where the Danube is wide and "slow"?). To ...

2 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by jm666‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by James Jenkins‭

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Q&A Is there a more accurate way to gauge the fuel level on my ski boat?

I own a 1988 Malibu Skier, and one of the things I've been thinking about upgrading on it is the fuel gauge. Specifically, I want to be able to have some kind of digital reading of how much fuel I ...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by kingderzelas‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Are longer kayaks faster than shorter ones?

I've been researching which kayak I'd like to buy, and I keep coming across the notion that longer kayaks are faster than shorter ones. I can understand that shorter kayaks have a greater tendency ...

7 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by Jonathan Landrum‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Surfacing out of a sunken ship/submarine - Survival Tips

Here is a scary scenario: Let's say you were in a ship or submarine that sunk to the bottom of the ocean. No scuba gear, no oxygen tank, nothing. The depth of the ocean is such that nitrogen le...

4 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by mph85‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A replace Sunfish flotation blocks

My sunfish got to be over two hundred lbs.I opened up the forward deck to find only expanding foam. No Styrofoam. I see pics of the Styrofoam but need the specs/dimensions of the Styrofoam. I have ...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by Mike N‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Does an outboard motor impeller go bad if it isn't exercised regularly?

The impeller on my outboard motor (2002 2 stroke 75 HP Yamaha) was replace last year before I used it. It was fully serviced at that the time, but the motor hasn't been run in about 12 months. Does...

2 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Homer‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A How can I desalinate ocean water enough for cleaning or showering?

I'm planning for a long cruise in my small yacht. The water tank in the yacht has enough clean water to drink, but not quite enough for showers, cleaning the dishes etc.. Desalinating ocean water...

4 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by user13107‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A How to get the best results when applying gelcoat with a brush?

I just finished applying gelcoat to my boat. Results were less than wonderful. I have some experience, with bondo, fiberglass and painting, so it did not seem like it should be to difficult to get...

4 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by James Jenkins‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Is it possible to 'live off the sea'

I've recently become aware of the american 'survivalist' or 'prepper' phenomenon. The general idea seems to be that 'something bad' (exactly what seems to vary) is going to happen, civilization w...

2 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by ConanTheGerbil‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Help me interface these two nautical devices

I'm crew on a boat (wooden 8.5m from 1973) which has a GPS and a tiller pilot that seem to work fine separately, but don't seem to want to talk to one-another. My captain is adamant this combinatio...

1 answer  ·  posted 4y ago by KlaymenDK‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A In a boat repair, what would cause Gelcoat not to harden?

Gelcoat is available in 2 formulas, one has wax (finishing), one does not (layering). Both need to be mixed with an agent to cause it to harden. Gelcoat that is exposed to the air stays tacky, this...

1 answer  ·  posted 6y ago by James Jenkins‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A Understanding the transition in USCG Personal Flotation Device (PFD) Labeling

In this question a couple years ago: What do life jacket ratings mean (Type I, Type II, etc)?, we see the traditional types many of us learned about in Boating Safety courses, or in Scout/ Youth ca...

1 answer  ·  posted 4y ago by cobaltduck‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A What type of rope to use for the mainsheet of sunfish?

I need a new mainsheet (the rope that controls the boom on the main sail) for my sunfish. Many of the online sailboat stores, are selling 8mm FSE Orion for the job. My local Hardware store does ...

1 answer  ·  posted 6y ago by James Jenkins‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A How do you patch/repair an inflatable dinghy while still underway?

If you notice a loss of pressure in an inflatable boat/dinghy while underway, how can you prevent or slow the loss? This is most important in full inflatables. Even if you are in shallow enough w...

3 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by TomSchober‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A How much heel is optimal on a small katamaran in low wind?

I am a novice sailor (at best) and natively German-speaking, so the question might contain incorrect use of sailing terms and further misconceptions - thanks for any pointers in comments. In high ...

1 answer  ·  posted 4y ago by imsodin‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A What are the differences between a lighthouse and a light station in terms of the specific purpose?

One summer evening we drove to Race Point, the farthest tip of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, USA. We were told there was a lighthouse at that spot, and wanted to see the light shine through the darkness...

2 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Sue Saddest Farewell TGO GL‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A Treated wood for a trailer bunk for pontoon boat

I've read that it is bad to use treated wood for a trailer bunk for a pontoon boat because the chemicals would react with the metal and cause problems. If I am going to put plastic slides on the b...

2 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Homer‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A What are those other three holes in the boat's transom?

The second one from left to right is the only one I'm currently plugging. Is it alright not to close the other three? The boat hull is MAKO 86 23 feet . The boat is not currently sinking, but e...

2 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by user1261620‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A Drain plug replacement for DePersia Bailer on Sunfish Sailboat

I have an early 1970's Sunfish with the old style DePersia Bailer Ad from 1957 The plug is missing I have searched and it appears the old style old style DePersia Bailer is no longer made, t...

1 answer  ·  posted 6y ago by James Jenkins‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A What is this protrusion on the bottom of the sailboat?

I recently acquired a sailboat and noticed a small protrusion under the starboard side of the hull in front of the keel. Does anyone know what this is? The boat is a 1976 hunter 25. I have not put...

2 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by mvt3641‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A What type of boat is this with a single mast and a square sail?

What type of boat might this be? Or what category of boats would it fall under?

2 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Dr. Shmuel‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A What is head/lift indication in a digital compass on a sailboat?

A simple explanation would be great. I am reading a manual for digital compass and there is a paragraph with the following words: The SpeedPuck automatically detects when a sailor is trimmed t...

2 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Vladimir Markiev‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A Does "Ice Sailing" Count as Boating?

As seen in the picture, this sail boat is sliding over ice rather than sailing through water. If I were to try this ice sailing, would I need to follow boating regulations? This might not be th...

1 answer  ·  posted 4y ago by Loduwijk‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A Activities on a long voyage to avoid boredom?

What should the crew and passengers do on a long voyage? If they do nothing, their attention is scattered and may become remiss. You can begin to wash the boat, but I do not think that is the best...

2 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by Aleksandro M Granda‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A Beginning sailing

Assume I am completely naïve about boating concerns, that I know the following: There are things that float and carry stuff across the water called boats. A boat needs something to make it move. ...

1 answer  ·  posted 4y ago by Loduwijk‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A How common are tandem kayaks?

A recent comment said: For kayak I’d say “usually 1-2 person” as tandem kayaks are very common. 3 person kayaks are rare but not unheard of, example Pamlico 160T has a third mini-seat for a chi...

1 answer  ·  posted 4y ago by James Jenkins‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A What are the differences between boats and "ice yachts"?

A comment on a different question suggests that an ice yacht (or iceboat), a boat made for going over ice instead of through water, is not merely a water boat with skates strapped on for ice, but t...

1 answer  ·  posted 4y ago by Loduwijk‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A Can I sleep in my canoe with it adrift on a commonly used lake?

I want to go out in a canoe onto a large lake and stay out for the entire weekend. I have checked the whether and determined that it will definitely be excellent weather and very calm all weekend l...

2 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Loduwijk‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A Beginning paddle boating

Assume I am completely naïve of boating concerns, that I know the following: There are things that float and carry stuff across the water called boats. A boat needs something to make it move. Som...

1 answer  ·  posted 4y ago by Loduwijk‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A Does 'Single-oar sculling' have any use in recreational boating?

I have seen 'Single-oar sculling' on Gondola's and in crowded harbors (i.e Asia). From what I have seen on TV it looks like it is mostly an attempt to combine higher sight lines (paddle while stan...

5 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by James Jenkins‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A What is a 'Whitecap' and why should I be concerned about boating in them?

I heard someone talking about whitecaps and how they could be dangerous for boating but I am not sure I understand, what they were talking about. What are whitecaps and why should I be concerned a...

2 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by James Jenkins‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A Beginning boating

Assume I am completely naïve of boating concerns, that I know the following: There are things that float and carry stuff across the water called boats. A boat needs something to make it move. Som...

0 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Loduwijk‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A How can I find Corner Caps for my 1963 12ft StarCraft boat?

I have a 1963 12ft StarCraft boat, and one of my corner caps needs a replacement. I'd like to find one, either new or used. Does it affect the stability of the boat, or is it only for looks?

1 answer  ·  posted 4y ago by Bombo‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A What is the best way to store paddles?

I have wood canoe paddles, currently after being out in the water, I bring them in the house and lean them against the wall in the corner. They actually look pretty nice and kind of add to the home...

2 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by James Jenkins‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A What to look for when buying a second hand packraft?

I'm going to buy a one-man packraft, capable going some wilder stuff. For the beginning I would like to try it with a used one. What should I look for when buying a second hand packraft?

0 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Gistiv‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A Rafting - Oar Locks vs Oar Rights vs Pins & Clips?

When setting up a rowing frame on a raft or boat, there are three main ways to attach the oars to the frame: oar locks, oar rights, and pins &amp; clips. Which is the best system? Oar Locks (Im...

1 answer  ·  posted 4y ago by erfink‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A how to calculate adding pontoons to a 12FT aluminum V bottom boat

I have a 12ft 1963 V bottom starcraft boat that is a little tippy. I would like to add folding pontoons to stop the feeling of tipping. Yes I'm talking about making outriggers. Homemade that will ...

1 answer  ·  posted 5y ago by Bombo‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A What type of trailer do I need for my Granada 24 sailboat?

I'm about to get a Granada 24 sailboat and I can't really figure out what type of trailer I need. It would be awesome if someone could explain to me what I need to know to choose the right trailer....

1 answer  ·  posted 6y ago by Silom‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A How to carry a bicycle in a canoe?

I am contemplating a river journey from Pittsburgh to the Gulf of Mexico. 981 miles on the Ohio river and 2340 miles on the Mississippi River. The current plan calls for completing the journey in ...

2 answers  ·  posted 8y ago by James Jenkins‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A How much gelcoat should I remove before redoing the entire hull?

I have a 1972ish sunfish I am planning to re-gelcoat the entire bottom of the hull. I made one fiber glass repair where there was a crack through the hull, I took that area down to bare fiberglass...

1 answer  ·  posted 6y ago by James Jenkins‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A How do choices in design of a paddle-craft influence its handling characteristics?

If you imagine cutting a canoe or kayak along each axial plane, you get three shapes. If you cut along the waterline and look down from above, you get the plan. Cut thwart-wise at the widest poi...

2 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by cobaltduck‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A Which type of power boat do I need for overnight trips?

I'm an absolute beginner about boats, but let's say I want to buy a boat to use in the canals of my city (Amsterdam), but also for "long" trips, to other cities, coasts. Trips that require days to ...

1 answer  ·  posted 10y ago by aneuryzm‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A How do you go upriver in a canoe?

Let's say you want to be a voyageur, canoeing on a river like the North Saskatchewan. (We'll leave aside the current state of the beaver pelt industry.) What do you have to do differently to trav...

3 answers  ·  posted 8y ago by Joe‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A What factors should I be aware of when storing a kayak?

I've seen various images / comments online of how people decide to store their kayaks. Some people wall mount them, some have a rack, some stack them with padding, some hang them (horizontally / v...

1 answer  ·  posted 8y ago by Aravona‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A What's the hardest wearing multibraid rope type?

I'm looking to replace the line in a traveller on a catamaran and I need a very hard wearing sheath due to the nature of the setup. Is dyneema the way to go here?

1 answer  ·  posted 5y ago by barrymac‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A Anti-theft tracking device: how to configure it to deal with the battery?

I'm planning to buy this GPS Tracking device, to place it on my boat. I don't need to track my boat coordinates while sailing. I need to be alerted when my boat is stolen. Therefore, I need this de...

1 answer  ·  posted 9y ago by aneuryzm‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A Best material to protect wooden skegs

In the last few years on rivers, the wooden skegs under my homemade houseboat have gotten chewed up. I will have to drydock and repair them this year. While it is out of the water, I thought I migh...

1 answer  ·  posted 5y ago by Wes Modes‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A Bowline knot, end at the inside or outside?

Why is it advised (here at Outdoors) to tie a bowline knot with its ending on the inside ("Standard Bowline") and not at the outside ("Cowboy Bowline")? See pictures below. If you're unlucky the e...

3 answers  ·  posted 10y ago by System‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A How should I check that the anchor is secure when I anchor a small yacht off unfamiliar land?

When sailing I may anchor in a different bay each evening and take a dinghy in to land to sleep in a tent overnight. I always worry that when I wake up in the morning the boat may no longer be th...

2 answers  ·  posted 11y ago by roryalsop‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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