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Search: Posts Made By: lawsonmitchell
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 1 Day Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 577
Posted By lawsonmitchell
Buying a boat in the Caribbean issues!

Hi folks,

I am looking at purchasing a boat in the leeward islands. My lender requires verification the boat has gone through US Customs PRIOR to funding.

The seller's brokers says,"If you...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 1 Week Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 382
Posted By lawsonmitchell
'87 Dehler 34 vs '75 Dufour 35 vs '83 Wauquiez Pretorien

Sorry to throw another "versus" post on here, but couldn;t resist. Looking for a boat for 40% Coastal & Carribbean Cruising, 30% Club PHRF and 30% Solo Day Sailing. Tankage looks light on the Dehler?...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-05-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 363
Posted By lawsonmitchell
Re: East to West (Med to Caribbean) or West to East (California to Caribbean, via can

I was planning on starting in California and sailing south to the canal, then thru to the eastern caribbean, yucatan, florida, the bahamas for x-mas... Hence west to east.

L.

I reread you post...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-04-2014
Replies: 4,690
Views: 284,908
Posted By lawsonmitchell
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-04-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 363
Posted By lawsonmitchell
East to West (Med to Caribbean) or West to East (California to Caribbean, via canal)

East to West (Med to Caribbean) or West to East (California to Caribbean, via canal) Which will gives us the most bang for our $2800/month budget? We'd love to see the Med (I'm of Greek Descent and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-04-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 420
Posted By lawsonmitchell
Re: Anyone run the coachroof traveler control line aft?

I definitely like my traveler at the helm. But the new cruising boats almost all have the traveler up in no-man's land. I too rigged a continuous line for my traveler. I wonder how many turning and...
Forum: Destinations 07-04-2014
Replies: 0
Views: 225
Posted By lawsonmitchell
East to West (Med to Caribbean) or West to East (California to Caribbean)

East to West (Med to Caribbean) or West to East (California to Caribbean, via canal) Which will gives us the most bang for our $2800/month budget? We'd love to see the Med (I'm of Greek Descent and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-03-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 420
Posted By lawsonmitchell
Re: Anyone run the coachroof traveler control line aft?

Nice port & starboard liners. I can visualize flipping the line to open the cleat... how does that work to close the cleat?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-03-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 420
Posted By lawsonmitchell
Anyone run the coachroof traveler control line aft?

Hi folks, Anyone seen a boat run the coachroof traveler control lines aft? I'd like to dump air using the traveler while single-handing.

Thx.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-11-2013
Replies: 0
Views: 310
Posted By lawsonmitchell
John Mast (JM) Hi-Low Reefer?

Anyone with experience with the John Mast (JM) Hi-Low Reefer? A boat I am looking at has this system installed. Seems it is popular in Europe?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-11-2013
Replies: 33
Views: 2,094
Posted By lawsonmitchell
The John Mast (JM) Hi-Low Reefer

Anyone with experience with the John Mast (JM) Hi-Low Reefer? A boat I am looking at has this system installed. Seems it is popular in Europe?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-06-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 1,223
Posted By lawsonmitchell
Re: 1990s boom furling mains

Finally got the info on the boom furling...

John Mast's Hi-Lo

The John Mast (JM) Hi-Low Reefer is imported from Denmark by Lars Pedersen of Bente Trading Company, Mercer Island, WA. Pedersen...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-23-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 1,223
Posted By lawsonmitchell
Re: 1990s boom furling mains

http://i213.photobucket.com/albums/cc90/Faster345/inboom_zps10797817.jpg (http://s213.photobucket.com/user/Faster345/media/inboom_zps10797817.jpg.html)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-23-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 1,223
Posted By lawsonmitchell
Re: 1990s boom furling mains

Here is a little better picture?http://http://isurus.mote.org/~lmitchell/DSCN9720.JPG
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-21-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 1,223
Posted By lawsonmitchell
1990s boom furling mains

A boat I want to look at has boom furling. How functional were those systems in the early 90s. And if crappy, I'm thinking it can't be hard to switch it to slab reefing. Link to boat attached:
...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-16-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 737
Posted By lawsonmitchell
Re: HELP: Being relocated to Las Vegas?

I was assuming SoCal. Just trying to get more info on where. And where active.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-16-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 737
Posted By lawsonmitchell
Re: HELP: Being relocated to Las Vegas?

Lake sailing? Really? Is that my only option? If so, I'll have to break out the old Windmill on a trailer. Getting a little old to dance around on that boat when tacking.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-16-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 737
Posted By lawsonmitchell
HELP: Being relocated to Las Vegas?

After a quarter century in Florida, I am being relocated to Las Vegas. Where do I find sailing. California? I'm very active in PHRF racing and do some one-design racing. I will definitely need my...
Forum: Diesel 09-11-2013
Replies: 0
Views: 295
Posted By lawsonmitchell
Experiences with Schooner Bay motors in Bayfield.

Not sure if this question is permissible. Has any had any experience with Al at Schooner Bay Motor in Bayfield WI. He has a remanufactured Yanmar 1GM10 we want to purchase. My co-owner is nervous...
Forum: Diesel 08-08-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 2,004
Posted By lawsonmitchell
Re: Yanmar 1GM10 won't start.

GRIM news. It's compression. Shite.
Forum: Diesel 07-22-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 2,004
Posted By lawsonmitchell
Re: Yanmar 1GM10 won't start.

Fuel shut-off is stuck in shut-off position or the cable has come adrift from the arm on the FCU Valves stuck open - maybe due to slight mis-rig of the decompression lever - a 'love tap' with a...
Forum: Diesel 07-21-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 2,004
Posted By lawsonmitchell
Re: Yanmar 1GM10 won't start.

Definitely getting good fuel all the way to the good injector. No air. Still stumped.
Forum: Diesel 07-19-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 2,004
Posted By lawsonmitchell
Forum: Diesel 07-19-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 2,004
Posted By lawsonmitchell
Yanmar 1GM10 won't start.

The usually reliable 1GM10 on my boat suddenly won't start. One day fine, today... no starting. I have ruled out the following:
Fuel filters
Fuel supply
Fuel system properly bled
No blockage in...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 06-20-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 1,363
Posted By lawsonmitchell
Re: Electronics overkill?

OK. I think I have a sensible, but short list of electronics.
EPIRB a given. Should be required.
I'm thinking windvane over autopilot.
And while AIS sees ships it doesn't see squalls.
Though I...
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