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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-24-2002
Replies: 1
Views: 770
Posted By mojizm
In Search of Genoa and bowrail for bristol 24

I just sold a Sailstar 24 that I had for 8 years, great boat. Any sail maker will have the dimensions in their database as will any seller of used sails. Defender sells a universal bow rail that will...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-19-2002
Replies: 3
Views: 2,063
Posted By mojizm
Electric propulsion

Practical sailor just did a prelimanary report on Solomon Technologies. They found alot of unanswered questions. I too have been investigating the possibilities of an electric aux and find it can be...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-10-2002
Replies: 16
Views: 2,173
Posted By mojizm
Converting to LPG

It was stated in an earlier reply by Jeff that the locker propane is stored in be drained from below above the WL. I hope we all know that propane is heavier than air. I don''t believe you can get...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-10-2002
Replies: 14
Views: 1,738
Posted By mojizm
Jeff & others...your opinions please?

I have changed hank-on head sails on boats your size in some pretty nasty stuff; Never had a problem. Once I had to be hoisted up the mast of a 38'' boat, by two drunken women, with a squall...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-10-2002
Replies: 16
Views: 2,173
Posted By mojizm
Converting to LPG

Unless I''m mistaken most propane burners have anywhere from 5000-8000 btu burners, that would almost double the output of alcohol. Undoubtably propane is dangerous if mis-used or mis-installed but...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-09-2002
Replies: 16
Views: 2,173
Posted By mojizm
Converting to LPG

Although propane is certantly the most dangerous fuel, the only story I ever heard first hand on the loss of a boat was with alcohol, presumably the safest fuel. It just goes to show that care is...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-09-2002
Replies: 2
Views: 863
Posted By mojizm
Making hot water

Do you have an inboard engine? If so any of the small marine tank type heaters w/ heat exchangers work with the benifit of converting waste heat into hot water. If you want just an electric heater a...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   01-09-2002
Replies: 10
Views: 1,702
Posted By mojizm
Insurance Issues

You don''t state the value of the boat but if it is low you might consider self insuring
(eat the cost if it''s a total loss) This makes sense if you do the math in some cases.
It would be wise,...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   01-08-2002
Replies: 2
Views: 705
Posted By mojizm
Bought a boat

Thanks for the info Jeff. I am fairly well versed in the nature of the material and did find some info on the Groupe Finot site. My surveyor canceled at the last minute and suggested someone who knew...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   01-08-2002
Replies: 2
Views: 705
Posted By mojizm
Bought a boat

I recently purchased a 31'' aluminum "Bris de Mer". This boat was designed by Groupe Finot
and built in 1976. I purchased the boat because I liked the way it looked and I happened to have the cash...
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