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Forum: Crew Wanted/Available   04-22-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 585
Posted By gtod25
Re: Looking to sail from New York to south America

Check out Alex

Alex Dorsey | The Minimalist Sailor (http://www.projectbluesphere.com/?cat=5)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-12-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 400
Posted By gtod25
Re: Dow Great stuff foam

I have a bunch of the stuff mentioned in my post sitting around. I will ship you a few 14 x 16 inches sheets if you pay for shipping. The sheets are 3/4" thick. Send me a pm.

The Incredible...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   03-06-2015
Replies: 37
Views: 3,531
Posted By gtod25
Re: Downeaster 38 , Fast Passage 39 , Valiant 40

Temerity, you need to tighten up on your criteria or you will drive yourself nuts. Or worse, you will buy a boat that fails on some important level. Its is often said that there are no bad boats...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   03-06-2015
Replies: 37
Views: 3,531
Posted By gtod25
Re: Downeaster 38 , Fast Passage 39 , Valiant 40

I owned a DE38 for 5 years, great boat, served us well but not in the same category as the Fast Passage 39 or Valiant 40.

I will admit to a major bias, but put a Whitby 42 on your list.
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available   03-05-2015
Replies: 67
Views: 5,143
Posted By gtod25
Re: Crew Needed: Chsapeake Bay to Panama

Only because I'm bored. I will restrict my comments to just a few points;

1. If you sailed in 1977 your age is north of 50. Not a deal-breaker but you are not a bullet proof teenager.

2. ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-29-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 616
Posted By gtod25
Binocular/cup holder with adjustable spacers

Does anyone know a source for this binocular/cup holder. I've seen it on a Catalina but this is the only photo I can find the web. I don't think its a one off but it may no longer be in production;...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-19-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 2,170
Posted By gtod25
Re: Loud hailer/foghorn/PA?

Timely post. I just posted this on my blog 4 days ago;

The Incredible Hull: safety (http://theincrediblehull.blogspot.com/search/label/safety)

I don't mind if most sailors just plan to use the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-24-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 1,078
Posted By gtod25
Re: Companionway hatch extrusion

Not my boat, just want it for my boat.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-24-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 1,078
Posted By gtod25
Re: Companionway hatch extrusion

Gasket;

Gaskets :: American Mat & Rubber (http://www.americanmatrubber.com/products/gaskets.asp)

They are pretty impressive.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-24-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 1,078
Posted By gtod25
Re: Companionway hatch extrusion

LOL,



Good old "Mr. Goggle", why didn't I think of that? I must be too busy googling "Kardashian + bikini."

Sorry Multihull girl, you did give me a good laugh and I don't want to be too...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-24-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 1,078
Posted By gtod25
Companionway hatch extrusion

Has anyone got a source for this type of aluminum extrusion.

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-6CIVabYyscM/U_QHjw_2r4I/AAAAAAAAFFE/ejn6CC-ft0w/s1600/Companionway%2BExtrusion.jpg

Thanks

Gerry
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-29-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 926
Posted By gtod25
Re: Brewer 42

Ted Brewer Yacht Design (http://www.tedbrewer.com/)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-01-2014
Replies: 124
Views: 7,273
Posted By gtod25
Re: Why do people still use depth sounders?

Most important, simplest and most reliable electronic instrument on a boat. Anyone who has done any mileage in unfamiliar waters would know that.

1. The normal shallow water pilotage as stated...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-23-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 1,752
Posted By gtod25
Re: A Customs PITA example

Ok, obeying all the rules of a country is a given. What amazes me it the citizens of this great nation (of which I'm a citizen) frequently get bent out of shape when confronted by regulations of...
Forum: Chartering   05-18-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 660
Posted By gtod25
Question Re: Miami to St barh

Ok Morgan

Just to clarify your question;

a. You want to charter a boat in Miami, Fl, USA.

TO

b. Travel 1200 + miles against the trade winds, to a French Territory.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-22-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 1,727
Posted By gtod25
Re: Jefa Autopilot experience?

"The Jefa AP-1 from PYI is available in two models, the 17AP112LD (for 20- to 40-foot vessels) and the 17AP112DD (for 30- to 45-foot vessels), and is priced at US $3,500 and $4,500, respectively. The...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-22-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 1,727
Posted By gtod25
Re: Jefa Autopilot experience?

No direct experience but I did a lot of research on the Jefa system. I almost bought the complete LD 100, and their stand alone control head the AP1 on eBay a few months ago but changed my mind. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-25-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 561
Posted By gtod25
Re: What's this on the furler?

Sail Pre-Feeder...
Forum: Electrical Systems   11-21-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 2,182
Posted By gtod25
Re: Bow thruster - dedicated battery bank cabe

Thanks mitiempo

The Echo Charger will be located next to the forward batteries and will be connected to the large connection cables before the switch. Its only job is to maintain the charge on...
Forum: Electrical Systems   11-20-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 2,182
Posted By gtod25
Re: Bow thruster - dedicated battery bank cabe

Thanks to everyone for posting. Maine Sail I especially appreciate your input and future input. Anyone who mentions good old W. Peukert has my full attention.

What I really need to know is "HOW...
Forum: Electrical Systems   11-18-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 2,182
Posted By gtod25
Bow thruster - dedicated battery bank cabe

I am about to install a forward battery bank to run a windlass (120 Amp max) and eventually a bow-thruster (300 Amp max). The forward bank will be 160 AH.

I will have the forward bank connected...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-19-2013
Replies: 0
Views: 322
Posted By gtod25
The 2013 20th Whitby/Brewer sailboat rendezvous

The 2013 20th Whitby/Brewer sailboat rendezvous will be held again at the West River Sailing Club in Galesville, Maryland on October 7, 8 & 9. Anyone who owns or is looking at a Whitby/Brewer is...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-16-2013
Replies: 25
Views: 2,510
Posted By gtod25
Re: Buried Chainplates

Island Packet chainplates;

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_bcbdEkul644/SbkHvcuGw8I/AAAAAAAABTk/Mtupu-yMQnA/s1600/Island_Packet_Factory_Tour_039.jpg

My chainplates which had been x-rayed in Trinidad...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-04-2013
Replies: 85
Views: 10,633
Posted By gtod25
Re: I want a nautical tattoo :)

Rock

Didn't realize you were a boomer, go for it;

http://fotozup.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/Weird-tattoos-illusion-17-400x440.jpg
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-04-2013
Replies: 85
Views: 10,633
Posted By gtod25
Re: I want a nautical tattoo :)

Says it all;

Dara O Briain | Tattoos And Parenting | Universal Comedy - YouTube
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