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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 444
Posted By dinosdad
Re: Dinghy Registration Numbers

Bought preprinted vinyl letters at defender or west marine , can't remember, cleaned the tubes ( inflated) with alcohol , stuck them on , they baked on in the sun all season . I deflate and roll it...
Forum: Sailnet.com Polls   01-01-2016
Replies: 39
Views: 1,596
Posted By dinosdad
Re: How Big Is Your Dinghy

Dude, we could so have a reality show at the boatyard! Ya inflatable manufacturers should leave new designs there for product testing!
Forum: Sailnet.com Polls   01-01-2016
Replies: 39
Views: 1,596
Posted By dinosdad
Re: How Big Is Your Dinghy

We have a 8 ft flat soft bottom dinghy with fiberglass slats for floor bracing ( west marine unit, but I think they stopped carrying that model) with a Mercury 3.5 hp four stroke . We keep our boat...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-17-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 1,041
Posted By dinosdad
Re: Aging casks onboard

Seeing as I consider you a friend , and I'm close by in the mooring field , and as that you are usually working when I'm there....
It would probably be a good idea to have a key to the boat just so...
Forum: Great Anchorage/Vacation Videos   12-17-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 2,415
Posted By dinosdad
Re: Easy challenge: Post a better video than mine.

Holy crap, that's my boat, well your old boat ! Was this the guy who had it before you? Dumb part is I've watched that on YouTube several times , and never realized it's my boat.....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-07-2015
Replies: 30
Views: 1,008
Posted By dinosdad
Re: Rechrome a winch in New England?

If your doing all of them why not powder coat? I did mine several years ago and they're holding up fine , even if one gets a chip,
At 25$ to recoat one who cares , if I paid the money to re chrome a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-19-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 273
Posted By dinosdad
Cleaning life vests

Now that most everything is cleaned, folded , and tucked away for the season, one item is left. I have two standard type IV life jackets that lived the season on the bottom of the dinghy we use to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-17-2015
Replies: 26
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Views: 1,234
Posted By dinosdad
Re: Toys

Smithsonian motor works engine model( be forwarned you'll be involved as it will need some fitting and and some polishing to make it work smoothly ,but jeez it looks like a cool project , ( if I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-29-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 865
Posted By dinosdad
re: Mystic Ct. mooring or slip advice

Can't speak for marinas up river closer to mystic proper, but most if not all the yards on the mystic river towards noank you must pull the mast
( it does get nasty during the winter there) if your...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   09-24-2015
Replies: 44
Views: 2,882
Posted By dinosdad
Re: Your Progression of Boats, Learning Curve Questions (Start Big / Start Small)

Was sitting on a beach in St. John, saw a sailboat at anchor and said to my wife , "that looks like a great way to live". Fast forward a few months back home in Connecticut we take a Asa 101 class,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-21-2015
Replies: 45
Views: 1,761
Posted By dinosdad
Hard to see as I'm looking via my iphone. , but...

Hard to see as I'm looking via my iphone. , but it looks like the threads are a bit bugged up on the thruhull,
See if the local rental tool center has a pipe die set you can rent and chase the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-18-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 944
Posted By dinosdad
Re: Newport RI Boat Show Discussion

Just returned from the show, I think Friday is the day to go, less money for the ticket as opposed to Thursday , and no mom and dad with the requisite 2.5 kids in tow clogging up the docks .( no...
Forum: C & C   09-14-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 522
Posted By dinosdad
A bottle if pappy would cost as much as a new...

A bottle if pappy would cost as much as a new rudder! Or for the same money buy a bottle of bulleit bourbon and hire a Hawaiian tropic model to deoxidize my mast ! ( I'll share the bourbon)
Forum: C & C   09-14-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 522
Posted By dinosdad
Ya, fifty percent of my brain says "take it...

Ya, fifty percent of my brain says "take it apart", the other half is saying "drill , drain , plug" and the 47 year old lack of general ambition writing this is thinking , drink bourbon in front of...
Forum: C & C   09-12-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 522
Posted By dinosdad
That would explain the rusty water ! I know...

That would explain the rusty water !
I know the rudder post is stainless ,
And even though welds will corrode
I have too much dirty water , having steel rods /structure would account for that(...
Forum: C & C   09-11-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 522
Posted By dinosdad
C&C 30 mki rudder

Rudder has had water inside since before I bought it four years ago, drilling in the fall reveals rusty water , so I'm thinking of pulling it to work on over the winter. Anyone know what they are...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-07-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 705
Posted By dinosdad
Re: What makes a good marina?

As I'm in a mooring field at my boatyard I'd say, one : proper
Maintenance on the mooring gear( I'd rate them excellent ) ,
Two: as I haul for the winter there, a just clean up your mess attitude...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-01-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 695
Posted By dinosdad
And I thought dark and foggy was going to be a...

And I thought dark and foggy was going to be a drink recipe ....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-30-2015
Replies: 33
Views: 3,066
Posted By dinosdad
Re: Examples of cca era sailboats

Thanks for that link, those are some beautiful lines on those boats!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-30-2015
Replies: 33
Views: 3,066
Posted By dinosdad
Examples of cca era sailboats

On another recent thread about cca era boats and refurbishing them
I realized that not all boats from that era were true "rule beaters" but shared some outward appearances with them. So for the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-31-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 1,058
Posted By dinosdad
Re: what should I do? and how should I do it?

Marry well....!
And any non emergency purchase , stop ,study, shop, with the age of the Internet one can compare prices instantly ( remember , cheapest isn't always best, buy quality once rather...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-19-2015
Replies: 49
Views: 2,398
Posted By dinosdad
Re: How many times a season do you get to your boat

"Dude, I've seen what you drive. There is NO way you can't love the drive...lol"


I do have some cool tin to make the drive
( well one is plastic and carbon fiber ), maybe I just
Need a few...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-19-2015
Replies: 49
Views: 2,398
Posted By dinosdad
Re: How many times a season do you get to your boat

It's not really the boat, it's the ride that gets me , many times I just have the day and this is the second year I'm losing the drive to make the drive( strange part is I dont mind it in the late...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-19-2015
Replies: 49
Views: 2,398
Posted By dinosdad
Re: How many times a season do you get to your boat

Rob, Like a c&c 30 mkII ? And a boatyard with real working bathrooms?
True, the lack of facilities at our yard is getting old fast.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-19-2015
Replies: 49
Views: 2,398
Posted By dinosdad
Re: How many times a season do you get to your boat

On the mystic river , in noank,
Backroads or 9-95 , house to dock is just over 60 miles...
Love the area, noank is a nice quiet village removed from the tourists of mystic , but it's is out of...
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