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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   1 Week Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 510
Posted By JimPendoley
Rigging Replacement and StaLocks

I am replacing my back stay, shortening my forestay and fitting an inner stay. I will use stalocks on the deck level and had planned on ordering the wires with swaged fittings on one end only. My...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-22-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 567
Posted By JimPendoley
Propane Stove Puzzle

Hi all,
I live aboard my little Vanguard sloop in Massachusetts and am having trouble with my stove. Hoping for some useful suggestions. One of my burners has started to put out much less heat. The...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-02-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 326
Posted By JimPendoley
Rig Tuning Question

I am retuning my rig with the furler ON. Have the mast centered athwartship and raked slightly aft. Am ready to adjust tension (have a Loos gauge), but realize the furler is in the way-I can slide it...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-04-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 819
Posted By JimPendoley
Re: Deck Wash Down Pump won"t prime

Everyone, thanks for the replies. Pump works now-its a Groco c-80 that was given to me after I worked on a refit for a larger vessel. The issue seems to be that it needed help priming and it needed...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-03-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 819
Posted By JimPendoley
Re: Deck Wash Down Pump won"t prime

Hi everyone,
I appreciate the help. I am surprised that teeing off the toilet intake is a problem because I often hear that others do the same thing.
As I think about it though, teeing closer to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-03-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 819
Posted By JimPendoley
Deck Wash Down Pump won"t prime

Just installed an ITT Jabsco solid vane driven pump as a washdown pump, but am having trouble and hope this group can isolate the problem. I teed into the raw water intake on the head. The intake...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-21-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 504
Posted By JimPendoley
How retrieve Two Anchors with one Windlass?

Getting ready to buy a windlass and wondering how one windlass can retrieve two anchors that have been deployed? I occasionally set a second anchor and have been retrieving both by hand-I was...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   02-12-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 4,627
Posted By JimPendoley
Re: Bristol 35.5 Offshore and Liveaboard?

Hi Patti,
I looked at a Valiant 37 the other day, but it was a blister model and I could not bear the idea of a restoral effort only to have the blisters reappear every few years. I really struggle...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   01-28-2014
Replies: 45
Views: 12,780
Posted By JimPendoley
Re: Pearson Vanguard 33 reviews?

I have learned more from Jeff's posts than any other on the forum. I appreciate his thoughtful writing backed up with solid evidence. We might like different designs, but that doesn't mean we can't...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   01-23-2014
Replies: 45
Views: 12,780
Posted By JimPendoley
Re: Pearson Vanguard 33 reviews?

Jeff,
Thanks for your usual balanced and thoughtful reply. I learn a ton from this forum and your insights are some of the most informative. I am guilty of falling in love with the design and...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   01-22-2014
Replies: 45
Views: 12,780
Posted By JimPendoley
Re: Pearson Vanguard 33 reviews?

Most of what Jeff says makes a lot of sense to me. It's easy to believe manufacturing improved over a 50 year period, resulting in a stiff and lighter weight ship. As for framing, the surveyor who...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   01-21-2014
Replies: 45
Views: 12,780
Posted By JimPendoley
Re: Pearson Vanguard 33 reviews?

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Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   01-20-2014
Replies: 45
Views: 12,780
Posted By JimPendoley
Re: Pearson Vanguard 33 reviews?

Sigh...
Jeff really dislikes Vanguards and he knows much more about sailing and naval architecture than I ever will-so think of this as more as a series of observations than rebuttal. I've lived...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   01-20-2014
Replies: 45
Views: 12,780
Posted By JimPendoley
Re: Pearson Vanguard 33 reviews?

Hi,
Just visited my Vanguard under her winter cover. Bunks are all long-I'm 6'1" and feel the bunks are generous in terms of space. there were two layouts produced, a standard layout with an aft...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   11-22-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 1,615
Posted By JimPendoley
Re: Midships galley? Pros/Cons

I live aboard a 32 Pearson Vanguard with a dinette to port and a starboard linear galley. Works great, gives a lot more cooking area and food prep and storage area than an aft galley in the same...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   07-01-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 452
Posted By JimPendoley
Re: Looking for Design Suggestions for my next boat

You'd be surprised. I gutted and renovated my current boat while living aboard. I'd rather not do it that way again. I did just find an Alberg 37 reputedly fully found and cruise ready with newer...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   07-01-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 452
Posted By JimPendoley
Re: Looking for Design Suggestions for my next boat

I should add that I would expect to put another 15-30K into the next boat beyond the purchase price. My plan is to leave in 3-5 years, upgrading and refitting as time and budget allow
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   07-01-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 452
Posted By JimPendoley
Re: Looking for Design Suggestions for my next boat

One man's basket case is another's reasonable project. There are lots of deals out there if you are prepared to put in some work.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   07-01-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 452
Posted By JimPendoley
Looking for Design Suggestions for my next boat

Have been living aboard for 7-8 years on my much modified Pearson Vanguard and am looking for more room. I live and work aboard year round in New England and while the Vanguard is doable, it's short...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   05-22-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 4,627
Posted By JimPendoley
Re: Bristol 35.5 Offshore and Liveaboard?

Mark et al,
Really appreciate the feedback-cockpits without bridge decks worry me, but are not complete deal killers. Engine access is though and I am researching further-some other owners have...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   05-21-2013
Replies: 47
Views: 6,996
Posted By JimPendoley
Re: A bluewater live-aboard for under $20k

If you are going to be coastal hopping and want to have a boat that can cruise longer distances on the cheap, a Vanguard that has been well maintained would be a good solution. Felicity is for sale...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   05-21-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 4,627
Posted By JimPendoley
Re: Bristol 35.5 Offshore and Liveaboard?

HI all and thanks for your responses. seriously evaluating a 35.5. Two drawbacks to my mind, one smaller and one really giving me pause. The cockpit is comfortable and deep with only two small...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-16-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 2,493
Posted By JimPendoley
Re: Need Creative solution for mounting bicolor light on bow pulpit

GEdagget, yes it is a Vanguard-can't believe I've lived aboard for years-I think Fred Flintstone owned it before me. old, slow antiquated but lovely to look at and fun to sail. Rugosa, I do want a...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   05-16-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 5,195
Posted By JimPendoley
Re: Pearson 39 Yawl or not?

I'm not a naval architect , I sail a boat that Fred Flintstone may have once owned and love it, but the information and view points I have gleaned from this conversation have been wonderful. I've...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-16-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 2,493
Posted By JimPendoley
Re: Need Creative solution for mounting bicolor light on bow pulpit

So far Art's suggestion looks least intrusive, but most expensive. I would even consider makinging an under puplpit shelf or bracket out of a couple of thin pieces of teak glued up (and then...
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