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Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 05-31-2014
Replies: 73
Views: 3,876
Posted By bblument
Re: Rediscovering one's "Self"

Greetings, CoastLife...

Welcome to the beginning stages of adulthood. I'm saying/typing that with a big smile, without any malice, judgement, or sarcasm, simply because not only can I recall...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-27-2014
Replies: 34
Views: 1,114
Posted By bblument
Re: picking a new motor for the job!

I don't know anything about Coleman outboards, but thought I'd chime in just because I, too, sail a Pearson 26. Mine has a mid-80's 8hp Johnson Sailmaster on it that I went through with a fine tooth...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-09-2014
Replies: 30
Views: 2,000
Posted By bblument
Re: marine head vs. porta potty

We did the same thing in our '72 P26. It had a smelly bladder holding tank and a non-working HeadMate in it when we bought it. Ripped all of it out and replaced it with a Portapotti 550P MSD. It's...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-30-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 576
Posted By bblument
Re: Sail purchase options

I bought new sails for my '72 Pearson 26 from . The sails were Rolly Taskers, and the rep I dealt with via email and telephone, Jim Johns, was very helpful, very quick to reply,...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 10-15-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 886
Posted By bblument
Re: Staining birch to match interior PCS

I just finished installing two new compression posts, a new crossbeam (which supports my deck-stepped mast), and bulkheads in my Pearson 26. The posts and crossbeam are constructed from white oak,...
Forum: Learning to Sail 10-04-2013
Replies: 32
Views: 2,705
Posted By bblument
Re: Very n00b questions from a prospective sailor.

To the original poster...

I think we're probably pretty similar; I've always learned by doing. With me, however, that's always been hampered/tempered by an almost unhealthy obsession for...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-19-2013
Replies: 46
Views: 4,135
Posted By bblument
Re: masthead anchor light LED Help

Maine Sail ..

Before I ask my question, I want to take this opportunity to tell you how much I appreciate all of your articles, helpful posts, and time. As a new sailor/boat owner, you've helped...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-09-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 850
Posted By bblument
Re: Fresh water for toilet

I'm really new to all of this, but I just bought (and then returned) a Jabsco manual pump toilet to replace an aging, leaking, non-functioning Wilcox-Crittenden Headmate (rebuild kit $70) with a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-23-2013
Replies: 153
Views: 29,082
Posted By bblument
Re: Clothing optional sailing

I just found this thread. As a new sailor, it's a welcome respite from all the obsession I've been doing over learning the art, the gear, and the boat. We're still in the process of naming our...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-06-2013
Replies: 50
Views: 2,248
Posted By bblument
Re: Lack of Confidence

To the original poster...

I'd like to echo what so many have already said about confidence, lack of knowledge, and "the process" with a description of my day yesterday... <grin>.. it'll make you...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-06-2013
Replies: 50
Views: 2,248
Posted By bblument
Re: Lack of Confidence


I think you're reversing the terms "series" and "parallel," unless they're different in nautical electrics. Batteries wired in series, i.e., positive on one battery to the next...
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