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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 548
Posted By capttb
Re: Should I replace the headstay?

What is the apparently broken black plastic piece at the bottom of picture ? Could it have been some sort of halyard restraint ? Can you ID the furler ?
Here's the book if you don't already have it....
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   04-16-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 1,448
Posted By capttb
Re: Well, we did it...

This is from the Boatus website regarding possible transfer.

More info is available here:
MMSI FAQ's - Maritime Mobile Service Identity - BoatUS (
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-27-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 817
Posted By capttb
Re: San Fran to Marina del Rey delivery

I've not been in to Monterey but I'll only go in to Morro Bay in fair weather and visibility. It's a long winding sand filled channel in AND they are ALWAYS dredging so you never know where the...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   03-18-2015
Replies: 41
Views: 2,622
Posted By capttb
Re: what to check for before boat delivery?

I bought my boat in San Francisco and brought it about 450nm home to San Diego, during haul out for survey the bottom was pressure washed. The batteries were dry and old so I had them replaced at...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-09-2015
Replies: 1
Views: 305
Posted By capttb
Re: Sea Furl 5/325 vs Shafer 2100

My Schaefer 2100 is only about 12 years old and pretty much flawless except when I bought the boat about 5 years ago the lower bearing drum was frozen. On the early models they neglected to put some...
Forum: Mass Bay Sailors   01-06-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 645
Posted By capttb
Re: Vendor recommendations requested

I was afraid it had come up on a survey, "Mainesail" a frequent poster from your area has made a couple recommendations in a post on "another" forum.
Stainless Steel Shaft vs. Bronze Prop -...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   09-29-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 2,216
Posted By capttb
I drove a Mainship 34 for a while, big Cummins...

I drove a Mainship 34 for a while, big Cummins diesel , worse than any sailboat I've ever been on. So kind of depends on the powerboat, but a sailboat rides better anyway. We used to say " a sailboat...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   09-27-2014
Replies: 42
Views: 4,595
Posted By capttb
Re: Masts - deck or keel stepped?

Most Catalina 310's I've seen have in mast furling which are all deck stepped aren't they? I really don't know, just assumed there are no keel stepped furling masts ?
Good news is that deck stepped...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-16-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 1,669
Posted By capttb
Re: has anyone made a homemade catamaran and cross a ocean yet?

Yet or still ?
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   09-10-2014
Replies: 109
Views: 4,832
Posted By capttb
Re: sailed once with my uncle

That's not a "project" that's a career for you and the whole family, a 1400 gal. tank of fuel will be $5000, have you located and priced a 90' dock or yardspace ?
It's gonna cost as much as your...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-23-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 770
Posted By capttb
Re: Display Coast Guard Registration Numbers

I usually screw and glue a "fancy carved board" on a bulkhead at eye level in the cabin. It's common to put a second set of numbers on the inside of the hull somewhere that it doesn't show. If...
Forum: Learning to Sail   04-13-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 1,469
Posted By capttb
Re: Towing Services

I had to use them once, someone's else's boat of course, it was about $350, less then 15 NM round trip for the towboat. That was an 18' Boston Whaler, pre-GPS in the fog so we had to guide him in...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   02-14-2014
Replies: 37
Views: 3,151
Posted By capttb
Re: Looking at Sailboats

You are in what sales people call "Buy Mode". You've made the decision to buy a boat, you have the money in your pocket, you will overlook and minimize many problems yourself. You don't have to make...
Forum: Engines   01-27-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 1,974
Posted By capttb
Re: Engine hose(s) removal,, help

Could try these if you think they might help
BDGPL300HG, Set, Pliers, Hose Grip, Extended Reach, 3 pc....
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   11-23-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 1,328
Posted By capttb
Re: San Diego Marine Survey & Mechanic

Not in California Tony, boat bottoms are cleaned by diver or hauled out by travel lift for painting.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-22-2013
Replies: 908
Views: 69,390
Posted By capttb
Re: Is flying a pirate flag lame?

Or you'll attract every stinkpotter with a neck tattoo within a hundred miles lookin' for the party.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   09-16-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 904
Posted By capttb
Try looking at real easy to remove...

Try looking at real easy to remove and comfortable
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-11-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 380
Posted By capttb
Re: Broken Roller Furler Foot attachment

Usually a screw or captured pin shackle, sometimes a short piece of line "with a purchase " is used, called a pennant, easier to adjust the height that way.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-09-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 336
Posted By capttb
Re: Importing a used, US flagged vessel - HELP!

For California you would not be subject to the sales or use tax of nearly 10% because you purchased and kept the boat out of state for 12 months. See page 6
Forum: Diesel   08-10-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 1,761
Posted By capttb
Re: Raw water strainer

Pretty much required here due to kelp and eel grass, the 3gm30f in my Catalina has a pint sized plastic strainer pretty much standard across their line of boats mounted below waterline. They can...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-15-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 386
Posted By capttb
Re: Asymmetrical Spi & Foil Headstay

I've been hit by 20+ kt gusts with a tacker and the boat has spun out a few times with no apparent damage to a Schaeffer 2100.
Forum: Racing   05-21-2013
Replies: 61
Views: 6,350
Posted By capttb
Re: dnf because of county police boat?

It's an issue that has had to be addressed in other places subject to inland rules.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-28-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 1,399
Posted By capttb
Ross, The following is from the SAMS website: ...

Ross, The following is from the SAMS website:
Pre-Purchase Survey
This is the most comprehensive type of inspection, and is strongly advised when purchasing a new or used vessel. Condition and...
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