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Search: Posts Made By: dorymate1
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 571
Posted By dorymate1
Re: sta loks untwisting with blue loc tite?

Do let the lifeseal & locktite cure a bit longer. Make sure your putting the on them the sealant in the bottom of the fitting and locktite on the threads that have no sealant. The sealant will...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 1,365
Posted By dorymate1
Re: Annapolis boat show

Oh so your the guy walking threw the show in misery with wife in tow. Getting her to carry the new boat pole you bought for a buck & your trying to hide that batch of sham wows you picked up.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-13-2014
Replies: 101
Views: 4,812
Posted By dorymate1
Re: Hopes and dreams. Is this realistic?

Check out Wilmington NC May some boats available that meet your needs. Live aboard friendly marinas available. Less expensive than larger metro areas but work available dockage rates as low as 8/ft /...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-29-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 1,144
Posted By dorymate1
Re: Muriatic Acid in holding tank

We use a product from tract ecological called Sew Clean check it out Welcome to Trac-Online (
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-29-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 505
Posted By dorymate1
Re: Hull question

That's an area that had fresh water trapped against the hull. You see the same thing when boats are put in fresh water with no paint or barrier coat. Gelcoat is more water proof than FRP without it....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-29-2014
Replies: 33
Views: 1,348
Posted By dorymate1
Re: Bottom slime

Funny isn't. Divers want you to scrub it and boatyards want you to paint it. This from a boat yard. If it's a slime & not hard growth Imagine this take your boat sailing compare boat speed with the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-17-2013
Replies: 25
Views: 1,889
Posted By dorymate1
Re: Buried Chainplates

If you see visible rust & expansion is evident then your plates need to be inspected by any means needed. loosen the rig a little don't sail it at all. Take a look @ the pics from a couple of posts...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-17-2013
Replies: 25
Views: 1,889
Posted By dorymate1
Re: Buried Chainplates

Chain plates can fail even in places were you think you see them. As in this case under the toggle that attached the chain plate. Thoroughly inspect any place you see any signs of rust.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-08-2013
Replies: 44
Views: 4,502
Posted By dorymate1
Re: Grease on Propeller for Anti Fouling?

have seen great success with propspeed but is pricey and can be finicky and not work if not applied correctly. I always spread the squeeze out from max prop grease over the prop may give it a little...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-08-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 1,447
Posted By dorymate1
Re: 3 blade prop or two blade folder

unless racing 3 blades are better than 2. I find boats stop much faster in reverse with 3 blades . And it's always good to have that extra bite when a lee shore comes a callin.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-08-2013
Replies: 29
Views: 2,264
Posted By dorymate1
Re: Should a Roller Furler be Hard?

can also be a lead issue. Go up on deck make sure your furling line enters the drum @ 9o dgrs. Then have someone unfurl the sail while you manually lead the line into the drum at 90 DGRS. After the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-06-2013
Replies: 60
Views: 3,054
Posted By dorymate1
Re: Recourse for Powerboats

I v'e been running sail & power boats up and down the ICW for over 20yrs. Couple of comments. When in a sail boat I usually just wave a power boat by or let them now on the radio. After all I'm in a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-30-2013
Replies: 63
Views: 6,031
Posted By dorymate1
Re: Cost to Replace Chainplates? Should I Walk Away?

Hayne will cut polish and deliver new chain plates. Made from proper materials & done right. Use the pros not a back yard fabricator when dealing with chain plates . Nothing to fool around with here.
Forum: Electronics 06-22-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 1,110
Posted By dorymate1
Re: In-Hull Depth Finder/Transponder - Repair and/or Replacement

To check your transducer you can purchase a 1500.00 instrument or do what we did before we had one turn the unit on and listen for the clicking if you hear it it's most likely ok. I do agree if...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 06-15-2013
Replies: 59
Views: 7,340
Posted By dorymate1
Re: Don't "drive" your boat like it's a car!

Run just about all boats sail & power to 80ft. First thing I explain to anyone is to stop and take gauge of current wind and others. If you don't come to a complete stop before attempting to dock you...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 05-31-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 1,388
Posted By dorymate1
Re: Shoal Keel: Excessive Leeway

The trick is to use what you got. you will never point as high as some other boats . But if you foot off & adjust your sails properly you'll need to cover more distance you may find you can beat the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-10-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 718
Posted By dorymate1
Re: Temperature Sending Unit

Not being a pool guy don't realy know what a hot tub thermometer is. But would most likely hose. Clamp. It wire tie itor safety wire it before silicone. Not heat resistant enough unless RTV that...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-09-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 718
Posted By dorymate1
Re: Temperature Sending Unit

The scary part is someone might actually try that silicone bloop idea. lots a luck with that one
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 03-02-2013
Replies: 846
Views: 95,373
Posted By dorymate1
Re: Full or fin keel?

Out bound sounds like your keel is on there. But suggest you walk around those New England yards and see just how many of those fin keels are jammed up into the hull @ the trailing edge.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 03-01-2013
Replies: 56
Views: 6,362
Posted By dorymate1
Re: Where is the best cruising in the USA?

The absolute best place to cruise is 5ft in front of were your keel is right now. GO
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 03-01-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 2,928
Posted By dorymate1
Re: How would you dock her?

Every time you bring your boat to the slip it will be differant. So try a couple of ways to have them ready. The most important thing in any docking is to know the wind and current effects @ the time...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 03-01-2013
Replies: 846
Views: 95,373
Posted By dorymate1
Re: Full or fin keel?

A lot of very complex answers to a very simple question. Fin keels that are bolted on can fall off or be knocked part way off and leak. Full keels and encapsulated keels with rudders behind skegs...
Forum: SailNet FAQ 03-01-2013
Replies: 1
Views: 377
Posted By dorymate1
Re: Miami to Chesapeake - offshore

About 900 mi. To cape Charles. Wait for a south east wind jump on the gulf stream and hang on get spit off @ Cape Hatteras. Another 25 to 30 hrs. Your there. In a perfect world 15- 20 from the south...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-21-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 1,724
Posted By dorymate1
Re: BOLT head in the Bilge...

Good Job lesson learned. Broken bolt heads are almost always from loose bolts & vibration. Make sure you check your alignment & repair vibration issues
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-19-2013
Replies: 31
Views: 1,569
Posted By dorymate1
Re: the school of hard knocks

Most furlers do fail because of lack of rig tuning & halyard tension. Also old and crusty delran ball brgs. All your stuff can woork fine under mild conditions. Then when a load is applied all is...
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