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Search: Posts Made By: johnnyandjebus
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 978
Posted By johnnyandjebus
Re: Incredible Restoration and Sailing Yacht

Incredible is the right word, thanks for posting.

John
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 66
Views: 4,838
Posted By johnnyandjebus
Re: Before and After Photos - Show Us!

Osmosis bottom job on my contessa 26

Before(sort of);
http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg201/jebusthedog/Picture.jpg

During;...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-01-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 477
Posted By johnnyandjebus
Re: depth sounder install wax cleanup??

I did 4 tests;
First the transducer tossed over the side of the boat, worked well.

Second the transducer in zip lock bag filled with water, pressed down on the hull where I wanted to install, ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-01-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 477
Posted By johnnyandjebus
Re: depth sounder install wax cleanup??

Hello all

An update

I ended up using a heat gun to soften up the wax then a combination of goof off, mineral spirits and soapy water to cleanup the residue. Repeated several times. The area in...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-01-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 477
Posted By johnnyandjebus
Re: depth sounder install wax cleanup??

Thanks for all of the replies, I'll try a few of the suggestions starting with soap/hot water and mineral spirits. I considered just using the wax ring as a permanent install but decided that it...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-31-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 477
Posted By johnnyandjebus
depth sounder install wax cleanup??

Hello All

I am in the process of installing a depth sounder with a shoot thru hull transducer. I have used a toilet bowl wax ring to test the install and now want to permanently install the PVC...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-10-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 952
Posted By johnnyandjebus
Re: I've never splashed before

All good advice, I would add(in case it hasn't been mentioned already) Take your time when the boat is in but still in it's slings. Meaning don't rush as you check for leaks and ensure the engine is...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-27-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 554
Posted By johnnyandjebus
Re: Android navi-thingy

Interesting, thanks for the post.
I am looking for something similar and would have a couple of questions about the unit.
- I assume that because it is running android it is possible to add world ...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10-11-2013
Replies: 44
Views: 2,264
Posted By johnnyandjebus
Cool Re: Almost!

Nothing silly about that imho.
John Vigor might call it adding to the black box.
Good Old Boat - Vigor's Black Box Theory article (http://www.goodoldboat.com/reader_services/articles/blackbox.php)...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-15-2013
Replies: 110
Views: 19,913
Posted By johnnyandjebus
Re: Offshore bluewater cruising - what sailboat would be best?

To be upfront first thing;
I have never crossed an ocean in any boat.

With that said others have, in boats you are considering

Nick Jaffe | Bigoceans | Adventure, sailing & sustainable...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-10-2013
Replies: 48
Views: 3,148
Posted By johnnyandjebus
Re: series drogue or para anchor?

Good stuff Jon thanks for the reply

John
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-09-2013
Replies: 48
Views: 3,148
Posted By johnnyandjebus
Re: series drogue or para anchor?

Hello all

A question about using Amstel. It is my understanding that 3 strand or braid is used for the JSD because it stretches, adding to the dampening effect. Amstel doesn't stretch, is this a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-01-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 284
Posted By johnnyandjebus
max working load of the transom

Hello all

I have been doing some reading on jordon series drogue and am thinking thru how I might use one on my boat. More of a theoretical exercise as I don't have a need for one, just curious....
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-13-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 789
Posted By johnnyandjebus
Re: Advice needed on boat for short person!

Where were you when I was re-installing my line chocks on the aft end of my contessa? :) The darn things were 1/2 inch too far from my arm's reach!!

John
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-13-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 789
Posted By johnnyandjebus
Smile Re: Advice needed on boat for short person!

Quite honestly I can't see being short as a dis-advantage, ever on a boat. Short may mean weaker, err less strong than the 250 lb monster riding the rail, not relevant. Weaker people, like me, just...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-04-2013
Replies: 45
Views: 10,079
Posted By johnnyandjebus
Re: Best Route: Great Lakes to East Coast?

Mike

I can't say either way but I do know that the manager of the local west marine store lives aboard in the marina year round, in the water year round. She(and her husband) are not the only...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-31-2013
Replies: 45
Views: 10,079
Posted By johnnyandjebus
Re: Best Route: Great Lakes to East Coast?

To add to boatpoker's post;
Kingston Marina, Operated by MetalCraft Marine Inc. (http://www.kingstonmarina.ca/)

I live in Kingston but do not keep my boat at Kingston Marina, so I can only speak...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-17-2013
Replies: 1
Views: 473
Posted By johnnyandjebus
alternative to step down butt conectors

Hello all

I have single power and ground wires running forward to my pulpit mounted navigation lights. Each light has a single ground and hot wire running from each. So I need to connect two hot...
Forum: herSailNet 04-19-2013
Replies: 281
Views: 15,408
Posted By johnnyandjebus
Re: Is Sailing Sexist?

I have no idea if sailing is sexist, no - I really do, it is not. As all ready mentioned, people are sexist not activities. With that said my berth, in my marina, gives a excellent view of the gas...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-15-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 722
Posted By johnnyandjebus
Re: pintle/gudgeon supplier?

The hand rails on my boat(built in 1979) are screwed down, not thru bolted. I was able to remove the exterior rails without touch or messing with the interior rails.
The teak rail is bent to shape...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-14-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 722
Posted By johnnyandjebus
Re: pintle/gudgeon supplier?

asdf38

Hope all is well.

I did find/buy a rudder mounted pintle that will work, from west marine;
SEA SURE Rudder Fittings at West Marine...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-25-2013
Replies: 25
Views: 850
Posted By johnnyandjebus
Re: Canadians: Station License or not?

Hello all
This thread has me thinking, I am Canadain and do have my Operator's Certificate for my VHF radio. Will this be enough if sailing in American waters? Or is there an international/American...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-08-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 550
Posted By johnnyandjebus
Terminology question about standing rigging

Hello all

I own a contessa 26, which has a single back stay. It does not connect to the rear of the boat directly but rather connects to two wires/cables that form a inverted V which is connected...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-21-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 355
Posted By johnnyandjebus
Re: Deck restoration

mainsail's approach is the ideal

Sealing Deck Penetrations to Prevent Core Rot Photo Gallery by Compass Marine at pbase.com (http://www.pbase.com/mainecruising/sealing_the_deck)

Basiclly;
1)...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 11-14-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 2,123
Posted By johnnyandjebus
Re: 22'-26' folkboat derivatives

Aneblanc

The Contessa 26 and the Whitby/Continental Folkboat are only two that I know of that are Canadian built. With that said the administrator over at C026.com recently posted a list of...
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