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Search: Posts Made By: bratzcpa
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 856
Posted By bratzcpa
Re: Forwar - Neutral - Reverse when sailing??

Thank you everyone for your replies.

I found the info and link from Maine Sail to be definitive. I'll go with that. But in the interest of always trying to "get smarter" (ha ha, right!) I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 856
Posted By bratzcpa
Forwar - Neutral - Reverse when sailing??

All right, so this might be a silly question, but . . . we have a new boat (2001 Catalina 320). It has an inboard diesel - this is new to us. Up to now, our sailing experience has been with in an...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 1,474
Posted By bratzcpa
Re: Coast Guard Documentation process times.

Real life facts!

We bought our new (to us) sailboat the first of January. I submited the paperwork for the transfer via fax on January 25th. I had been checking the website weekly for two...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 33
Views: 1,412
Posted By bratzcpa
Re: How to cut stainless steel railing

I have ordered most of the fittings from this place. Good prices and (so far), I've been pleased with all of the various things I have ordered from them over the years.

They just have a simple...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-18-2015
Replies: 33
Views: 1,412
Posted By bratzcpa
Re: How to cut stainless steel railing

thanks for the awesome ideas.

I am going to be working on this while we motor down the ICW for endless hours. It'll give me something to do and get a project done at the same.

Based on that, I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-18-2015
Replies: 33
Views: 1,412
Posted By bratzcpa
How to cut stainless steel railing

I'm working on building a frame on which to mount my 3 solar panels. The design phase is working out well. I'm planning to use the premade corner, rail, hinge fittings.

But . . . what's the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-10-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 387
Posted By bratzcpa
Re: Recommendation for cordless LED spotlight?

I got a super cheapy from Harbor Freight Tools. It stays on deck and gets wet/spray coated. I know it will fail eventually, but to date, it's worked marvelously. Quick charge with 12 volt...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-02-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 1,668
Posted By bratzcpa
Re: mystery item from rigging

Yikes, that would be scary - - it had to come from SOMEWHERE. And a 3/8 diameter pin is meant to hold something strong/important!!!! phew

I think you have a trip up to the top of the mast to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-26-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 929
Posted By bratzcpa
Re: Cruising Through Tax Season

Good morning Vega:

Disclosure alert >>> I am a practicing CPA, cruising seasonally now until I can sever the BIG dockline in a few years.

It seems to me that you simply need a new relationship...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-24-2015
Replies: 69
Views: 2,261
Posted By bratzcpa
Re: Recommendations for Battery Monitor

Thanks Phillip.

I'm wondering if anyone else has any experience with this Nasa BM-2 monitor.

NASA Marine BM1 Battery Monitor 12VDC | eBay...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-21-2015
Replies: 45
Views: 1,935
Posted By bratzcpa
Re: Which 27 ??

We have a Catalina 27 (1973) and love it. One very big advantage (in my opinion) is that you can easily get just about ANY part you might need for it. Catalina Direct:...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-21-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 1,082
Posted By bratzcpa
Re: Storage in Florida for a year?

Thanks for the comments so far.

We'll be using the Indiantown Marina, btw.

Looks like it will be important to install a couple of solar vents. In order for them to work, no tarp (it sounds...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-21-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 1,082
Posted By bratzcpa
Storage in Florida for a year?

We recently purchased a 32 Catalina - She'll be stored on the hard in Florida for 11 months (until November 2015). So far, we have arranged to keep her at an inland marina (25 miles up Okeechobee...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-17-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 1,352
Posted By bratzcpa
Re: Automotive Heater

I have one of these (a bus heater that I bought off of eBay) installed on a M/V. The engine coolant cycles through. We use if off shore of Vancouver Island, even in summer. It is WONDERFUL. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-14-2014
Replies: 50
Views: 3,992
Posted By bratzcpa
Re: How do these seacocks look?

Hello Bricka: In answer to your question, I used the mushroom head. I really like their flush fittings a lot, but decided there was too much margin for error in trying to "cut" in the right angle...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-04-2014
Replies: 50
Views: 3,992
Posted By bratzcpa
Re: How do these seacocks look?

We had those EXACT same things on our Catalina 27 - - and they looked just like that. In all honesty, I'll bet they probably would outlast me. BUT, I want to be able to sleep on board at night and...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10-10-2014
Replies: 1
Views: 570
Posted By bratzcpa
Any sail-netter in Fort Lauderdale, FL?

Hello:

I'm looking for a fellow "sail-netter" in the Fort Lauderdale area of Florida who might have a little free time on their hands.

We are currently considering a boat purchase from a long...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 09-30-2014
Replies: 200
Views: 16,949
Posted By bratzcpa
Re: Chucking my propane stove, what to replace it with

We put the Origio non pressured stove into our boat. Works well. When we were in the Bahamas, we had no problem finding denatured alcohol. Every town with a hardware store had DA. It was...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-17-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 1,522
Posted By bratzcpa
Re: .25 gal/hr. Really???

I am pushing a 27' Catalina with a 9.9 Nissan (4 stroke) outboard. At 1/2 throttle, we move approx. 5 kn in calm water. Fuel usage is somewhere between a 1/4 gallon and 1/2 gallon an hour.

This...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-08-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 1,149
Posted By bratzcpa
Re: Last one for tonight. Tiller pilots

We have the ST1000 Raetheon/Raymarine on our Catalina 27. About 8,000 lbs. Works great - love it. BUT, the comments above about being NON-water proof are "dead on accurate." It isn't waterproof...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-08-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 869
Posted By bratzcpa
Re: Bent shank on my Danforth Anchor

We bent the shank on our Danforth. Write to the company. They replaced the anchor at no charge with a brand new anchor. EXCELLENT customer service. We just sent them pictures.

I know that...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-18-2014
Replies: 46
Views: 3,038
Posted By bratzcpa
Re: Best outboard motor for a small inflatable?

okay, so the music video was a serious thread "drift". . . . but it was so dang funny, it was WELL worth it. Thanks for sharing!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-08-2014
Replies: 46
Views: 3,038
Posted By bratzcpa
Re: Best outboard motor for a small inflatable?

We have a Yamaha (it says "Mariner" but its really a Yamaha) 2hp. It is paired to our 8' Walker Bay inflatable with an air floor. The motor is a mod-1980s, so it is a two stroke.

We LOVE it. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-03-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 1,447
Posted By bratzcpa
Re: budget estimate for adding roller furling???

We have a Catalina 27 tall rig. same size luff as yours. This past winter, we ordered and have received a CDI FF6 (with ball bearings). We ordered this from the Sailnet store - best price, just...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-29-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 1,010
Posted By bratzcpa
Re: Looking for welding plans to build trailer

thanks for your comments and suggestions.

Yes, I have searched and searched for a used trailer. I have been only able to find small trailers (undersized), or cobbled homebuilt, or very expensive...
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