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Search: Posts Made By: waterwks4me
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-31-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 973
Posted By waterwks4me
Re: Just saw a gorgeous S2, 9.2A

I owned a 1977 Pearson 323 and was extremely happy with it. Built well, sails well, and looks in good condition from the pics. Can't beat that price.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-25-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 9,390
Posted By waterwks4me
Re: Hatch lens replacement

You may want to consider protecting your investment if you replace your acrylic lens from future hazing and crazing. I replaced mine about two years ago and found a rigid type cover that blocks UV...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-25-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 1,332
Posted By waterwks4me
Re: Operating a boat in another state?

Velton, my wife and I drove 4 hrs each way to our boat almost every weekend for 5 years before we relocated. There are boat owners in our marina that live in places like Kansas, Kentucky, Virginia,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-09-2014
Replies: 75
Views: 4,679
Posted By waterwks4me
Re: Generator Question

nccouple, I also had a Cruiseair 5000 btu air conditioner and tried to run it with my Honda 2000W. The problem is the start-up draw, it was too much for my generator. My Cruiseair worked great at...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-27-2014
Replies: 42
Views: 2,637
Posted By waterwks4me
Re: How do you rate your marina/mooring ?

I am very happy with our marina. The charge is $6.80 per foot per month with a minimum charge of 30 feet. Very clean restrooms with showers, laundry room, recreational room, always monitors the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-24-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 1,641
Posted By waterwks4me
Re: Cement Ballast - Pros/Cons

Compac sailboats by Hutchins Company is a well built boat and the numbers that are still around can attest to that. I am restoring a compact 16 as I write this and from everything I have read as...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-19-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 2,421
Posted By waterwks4me
Re: Pearson 34 - Talk me out of it

I owned a Pearson 323 and absolutely loved it. I found it to be well built, solid, and a joy to sail. I would not hesitate to own another Pearson.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-02-2014
Replies: 50
Views: 3,827
Posted By waterwks4me
Re: Just the Keurig won't work

I too use a Keurig on the boat. The only problem I have is trying to run too many high draw appliances at the same time. I can't run the Keurig and the microwave at the same time or will trip the...
Forum: Diesel 12-09-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 4,554
Posted By waterwks4me
Re: Balmar Alternator Eating Belts

I also agree om Bates green stripe belt. I too have the Balmar high output alternator on my Yanmar and te green belt stopped the problem. You may want to check the width, depth, and shape of your...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-21-2013
Replies: 127
Views: 7,046
Posted By waterwks4me
Re: Google Glass and it's effect on sailing

Like it or not, this is the future. This type of technology is in the beginning stages and will eventually explode with possible applications. The military has been using visual cues projected on...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-17-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 1,193
Posted By waterwks4me
Re: Arrows on sail bags?

Johnson Sails logo. In the 80's ,the manufacture of the sails that came with my Com-pac.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-05-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 2,620
Posted By waterwks4me
Re: Best 30' Cruiser

Consider the Pearson 323 if you can find one at your price range. Great sailing boat, built extremely well, and for the beam it has a good interior layout for a live aboard. Just my opinion.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-28-2013
Replies: 77
Views: 5,012
Posted By waterwks4me
Re: Got to Stop being Stupid

The slope of your learning curve just increased dramatically? You'll never forget this experience and will now be a large factor in your decision-making process for future decisions. Congrats for...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-21-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 550
Posted By waterwks4me
Re: Has this happened to anyone?

Yes there must be gremlins. I believe I will try and get rid of them myself before I give her to someone else. You are the first on the list though if I do.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-21-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 550
Posted By waterwks4me
Has this happened to anyone?

I have the Freedom 20 inverter/charger with the zantrex display panel on my boat. Recently we were at Cape Lookout for a few days and needed to charge the batteries so I plugged in the Honda 2000...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-01-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 1,469
Posted By waterwks4me
Re: oil vs varnish vs epoxy

I too would like to hear if anyone has used epoxy only or epoxy then varnish.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-12-2013
Replies: 1
Views: 317
Posted By waterwks4me
Looking for an alternative

I have an Evinrude Yachtwin 8hp outboard. I am looking for a new cowling cover seal that helps keep moisture out. Evinrude no longer makes this part. Does anyone know what I could use to replace...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-06-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 465
Posted By waterwks4me
Re: Atomic 4

I agree with captainmurph. Moyer Marine is THE source for atomic four's. I have had two boats with atomic fours and was very satisfied with them. Anytime I had a question I knew I could call Moyer...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-27-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 1,157
Posted By waterwks4me
Re: Cool tow vehicle for my trailer-sailer!

To cool!! Definitely keep the paint scheme.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-19-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 470
Posted By waterwks4me
Re: Installing an outboard

Try using your main halyard to support the motor. Use another person at the tail of the halyard and you guide it in place. It has worked for me for that reason.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-18-2013
Replies: 4,963
Views: 410,488
Posted By waterwks4me
Re: Contest/Game - Identify this picture

I believe that is "The Bitter End" in the British Virgin Islands.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-03-2013
Replies: 0
Views: 232
Posted By waterwks4me
Need a measurement off of a Lewmar 18 round hatch

I am reaching out to everyone in hopes I can find someone that has a Lewmar size 18 round hatch. I desperately need a measurement from center of handle to center of other handle for a project that I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-04-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 3,727
Posted By waterwks4me
Re: Getting sanitation hose over fittings

I used a heat gun which worked great. Just be carefull to not overheat the hose.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-08-2013
Replies: 46
Views: 2,617
Posted By waterwks4me
Re: What made you buy your boat?

My wife and I agreed we wanted a larger boat but were going to wait until I retired. I love looking at boats and a 38 footer was for sale at our marina. I suggested we look at it just for the heck...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-23-2013
Replies: 114
Views: 25,042
Posted By waterwks4me
Re: Very Good Vendor Thread

Outland Hatch Covers. Great alternative to the typical canvas hatch covers. Fit perfectly, easy to install, and does the job it was promised to do. James and his brother Steve Outland are always...
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