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Forum: Atomic 4   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 552
Posted By CalebD
Re: Atomic 4

Yes, the old rusty Atomic bomb. Mine is 48 years old. RWC.

Part of my winterizing procedure for my engine is to run a gallon of white vinegar then at least 10 gallons of fresh water through it...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 201
Posted By CalebD
Re: Greetings from Harrison Twnsp, Michigan

Greetings lilfoot! Welcome to Sailnut.

$4K in my area (NY) should buy you a pristine Catalina 22' with a new engine, sails, trailer. $4K for a Catalina 25' also sounds fairly reasonable.
Forum: Introduce Yourself   08-31-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 923
Posted By CalebD
Re: Need help/advice sailing from NYC to Marthas Vineyard

All of the south shore of LI inlets (Shinnecock, Fire Island, Jones etc) are pretty tricky and potentially dangerous if you hit them at the wrong tide. Local knowledge is strongly advised before...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-22-2015
Replies: 37
Views: 2,161
Posted By CalebD
Re: Bilge pump blues

2000 & 400 are usually gallons per hour (gph) with Rule pumps and others.
Quite often the higher capacity pump, 2000 gph in this case, is placed higher in the bilge as the backup emergency pump and...
Forum: Racing   06-15-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 1,104
Posted By CalebD
Re: Lazy sheet in your lap as rail meat?

With the amount of force on your sheets on a 50'er the lazy sheet could easily become a weapon in certain situations. I like to always ensure there is enough line out on a lazy sheet to not...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-27-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 377
Posted By CalebD
Re: Pressing in New Cutless Bearing

I'd be worried that your slide hammer might crush your brand new Cutless bearing (another $60 to replace).

My recollection is that I may have spent just over $60 on hardware like: threaded rod,...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   05-06-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 351
Posted By CalebD
Re: Aloha! From Hawaii to Maryland

Welcome to Sailnut.
There are lots of clubs and SN members from around your area. Every river has at least 1 club in it. I'd probably prefer the Magothy over the Patapsco.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-02-2015
Replies: 139
Views: 7,413
Posted By CalebD
Re: Good Small Boat for Older, Fatter Woman to learn on

Congrats Nancy!

The Pintail will make a great starter/learning boat for you. I actually enjoy doing the sanding and varnishing work that boats like this might want. Hope you do to.

Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-27-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 733
Posted By CalebD
Re: Chainplate/Bulkhead repair?

Keep in mind, that stainless steel (SS) does not like being encased in epoxy and deprived of oxygen. In a situation like this SS can rust if wet over years.

How do I know? My chain plates are...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-26-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 733
Posted By CalebD
Re: Chainplate/Bulkhead repair?

Any repair using plywood, whether temporary or not, will fail rather quickly if possible water intrusion is likely. Original bulkhead material was likely plywood too.

Could you simply cut the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-20-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 1,386
Posted By CalebD
Re: Marina personnel attached battery wrong

When we connected my friends boat in the wrong orientation many years ago the only fatality was the alternator, which let out a little smoke as a clue. There are diodes in the alternator that...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-15-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 850
Posted By CalebD
Re: Tacky West Systems Epoxy

Plain white vinegar can also be used to clean up non-cured epoxy. Cheaper than acetone.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-12-2015
Replies: 139
Views: 7,413
Posted By CalebD
Re: Good Small Boat for Older, Fatter Woman to learn on

Hi Nancy. Nice to see you still here at sailnut.

A few rambling thoughts in no particular order.

I once moved a Sunfish on the top of my Plymouth Valiant back in the 1980's. I was younger...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-05-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 634
Posted By CalebD
Re: Anyone Have Info on a Pirate 15?

Congrats Marc on your new boat!

It seems that the Annapolis Sailboat Builders Co. has gone the way of many boat manufacturers: out of business.
I had no more success with my google "juju" than...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   04-02-2015
Replies: 1
Views: 445
Posted By CalebD
Re: starcraft sailboat 12 foot

Congrats on your "new" boat!
From googling "starcraft sailboat" I learned that the 12' version is called a "Seaflight".
They made a few other models of different lengths.

With the mast so far...
Forum: US Northeast   03-14-2015
Replies: 45
Views: 1,982
Posted By CalebD
Re: NY/CT/LIS Boatyard & Marina help?

I'll bite.

Since Long Island is out of the question I'd suggest you look into Mamaroneck and Larchmont harbors in New York state.
Since the commuter train line on the north shore of LI Sound runs...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   03-14-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 410
Posted By CalebD
Re: Sailors moving from Cali to LIS, need new boat friends!

Welcom to SailNut ScallywagSailor!

There are a lot of SN members here from around the LI Sound area; probably more than 1 per harbor/marina. I have met quite a few myself. You should be able to...
Forum: Learning to Sail   01-06-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 1,398
Posted By CalebD
Re: Need info about new sails

Sailmaker will probably suggest this but for the jib/genoa, have them sew extra foam in the luff so it furls with better shape.
Forum: Introduce Yourself   10-27-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 539
Posted By CalebD
Re: I need a used keel for a 22 foot catalina please help.

First of all, welcome to Sailnut!

I'd posit that the OP did not literally mean that the keel was stolen; I believe it may be a centerboard model. A replacement centerboard shouldn't be too hard...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-21-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 2,459
Posted By CalebD
drive train: cutless bearing, shaft, shaft log hose etc

We did this job on our boat several years ago in the Hudson Valley of NY. Started out as a simple cutless bearing replacement but ended up going with a new shaft as well.

Special tools: steering...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-05-2014
Replies: 51
Views: 3,277
Posted By CalebD
Re: My crappy sail today


Sometimes we learn the most from when we f-up the most. You survived so not so bad in any event.
Fall winds in cooler temperatures are stronger than the winds of 80F summer days. ...
Forum: Apps & Authors   09-26-2014
Replies: 58
Views: 4,351
Posted By CalebD
Re: New Site - Sailcraftdata

I checked the data on both websites (sailboatdata vs sailcraftdata) for my boat: Tartan 27' and yup, the information is exactly the same, down to the free form comments.

I am not an Intellectual...
Forum: Atomic 4   09-23-2014
Replies: 44
Views: 2,470
Posted By CalebD
Re: Carb Problem?

You are going to want to get a few oil absorbent pads at your local auto parts store to use instead of paper towel. The ones I use are white also. I keep one under my carb all the time to keep tabs...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-13-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 1,252
Posted By CalebD
Re: This delivery was quite challenging!

Nice video Pete.
Wow, lots of stops for repairs on that delivery.
So, re-caulking the bottom in Portugal with some welding and a stop for an engine fire near the Solent? Also, hand pumping the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-03-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 1,516
Posted By CalebD
Re: Humbled

Thanks for sharing that Beej.

I learned to sail on Sunfish as a teen. Now in my mid 50's I act as an instructor for a teen Sunfish sailing program. The program has about 20 old Sunfish hulls...
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