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Search: Posts Made By: mdidomenico
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-18-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 683
Posted By mdidomenico
Re: fasteners in inaccessible hollow structure

i have a similar project coming up as well. mine isn't overly load bearing, so i was going to use these

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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-01-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 1,466
Posted By mdidomenico
Re: New Jersey sailing

If you're only going to be here for 3yrs, then I would suggest renting the boats when you want to go. there are many places along the shore that rent 22' and 25' boats.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-14-2015
Replies: 33
Views: 2,552
Posted By mdidomenico
Re: synthetic rigging

Correct, I'm sorry i should have included that. The estimates i quoted are for materials costs alone. With exception of the fully swaged rigging, which I can't swage myself, but i can install...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-12-2015
Replies: 33
Views: 2,552
Posted By mdidomenico
Re: synthetic rigging

perhaps i mispoke, my statement is not that the t-balls are the sole increase in cost. it was more a statement about all the fittings as a whole.

but to answer more directly. per the colligo...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-12-2015
Replies: 33
Views: 2,552
Posted By mdidomenico
Re: synthetic rigging

I'm in the process of rerigging my Catalina 250 currently, while she's on the hard for the winter. I'm not sure I would agree with the above and widely mentioned statement. Perhaps this is just my...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-04-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 686
Posted By mdidomenico
Re: Cleaning gummed up piano hinges

If the hinge is off the door you could also try one of those little steam cleaner machines.
Forum: Chesapeake / Central US east coast 07-30-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 4,038
Posted By mdidomenico
Re: New York to Cape May ok for beginners?

If you're going to try to come into the bays through any of the inlets, i would highly suggest you figure out what's wrong with your depth meter. i sail a catalina 250 around the bay that only draws...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-19-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 1,644
Posted By mdidomenico
Re: Cheap boating gear. Too good to be true?

apparently, the sizing on the website is a little odd, it's in centimeters and not overly clear which dimension points to which.

also when you goto checkout you get

"A minimum order amount of...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-23-2014
Replies: 55
Views: 3,677
Posted By mdidomenico
Re: Defend Defender!

Just to add to the pile, (and get my post count up), I've also ordered quite a bit from Defender in the past 2mos as i prep my boat. Can't beat the prices or shipping (i'm in NJ)...

But I'll...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-20-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 987
Posted By mdidomenico
Re: Lack of Inventory, good/bad?

Thanks, I hadn't considered a gap in sales after a long run on a successful boat, turning into large used market. Without knowing what Catalina's actual sales numbers were for the 90's its hard to...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-19-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 987
Posted By mdidomenico
Lack of Inventory, good/bad?

I'm in the market to purchase a used boat for this coming spring. I went and looked at a real clean 1998 catalina 22 the other day.

Afterwards, I went searching around the internet to see if the...
Forum: C22 07-12-2013
Replies: 1
Views: 758
Posted By mdidomenico
typical problems?

I'm looking into purchasing a catalina 22 around 70-80's vintage. Is there a list of most likely problems i should look out for specific to catalina's?

i've read numerous things about what to...
Forum: Temporary SN Changes Forum 06-27-2013
Replies: 24
Sticky: Sailnet Changes
Views: 3,215
Posted By mdidomenico
Re: Sailnet Changes

Is there a way to hide the Crew Wanted/Available posts? I read SN by way of the New Posts, no offtopic, no politics feature, is there a way to add no crew to that as well.

i certainly don't...
Forum: Temporary SN Changes Forum 06-27-2013
Replies: 69
Views: 3,480
Posted By mdidomenico
Re: Feedback and questions please...

I think the photo gallery could use an overhaul. Being fairly new here, the gallery is pretty overwhelming with information that's fairly useless (ie properties about the photos), it's also fairly...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 06-11-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 666
Posted By mdidomenico
Looking for next boat

I've taken up sailing over the last couple years, my short term goal was to get a little dingy i could use on the local lake to get my feet wet. i have a mutineer which is doing great. over the...
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