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Forum: Learning to Sail   6 Hours Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 325
Posted By Markwesti
Re: Newbie seeking HELP

Looks like a excellent starter boat . I say starter because it doesn't look like you can stand up in it . Our first boat was a O'Day 23 , great boat but no head room . But on the other hand a friend...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   13 Hours Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 2,042
Posted By Markwesti
Re: Messy fenders UGG !

Nice thought , but no chance for warranty , mine were over 10 yrs. old . olsen34 jogged a brain cell loose for me . Toss em' and get new . And to add insult to injury I had to google entropy . Thanks...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   1 Day Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 1,024
Posted By Markwesti
Re: Here goes... can you help me with the short list for my next boat?

Are you absolutely not going to consider anything above or below 35-40 ?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   1 Day Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 550
Posted By Markwesti
Re: New wood, where do I start?

I have had good luck getting teak from ebay . A guy that goes by the name diamond tropical has some good stuff , plus he will mill it for you .
Teak 5 75 inches Wide x 3 8 inch Thick x 36 inches...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available   2 Days Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 586
Posted By Markwesti
Re: visit Cuba

Hey Dave , you'll be trading with the enemy , but guess what Big O doesn't give a shi*. Have fun like these peeps did !
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Vinales - The Jewel of...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   3 Days Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 446
Posted By Markwesti
Re: Applying Cetol Natural Marine Teak

I use Cetol light . My friend just finished a job with the natural . If you know for sure that you have natural then I would say yes concentrate on the real bad spots and paint them (2 coats) with...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   5 Days Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 1,678
Posted By Markwesti
Re: This guy should have known better

Omatako , what year was that when you were getting lit up ? I haven't heard of that before . About 10 yr's ago we were mid channel in between Long Beach and Catalina CA. a black military boat was...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   5 Days Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 1,678
Posted By Markwesti
Re: This guy should have known better

When you are driving on the street and you see a CHP check point up the street , It's smart not to turn and avoid it . When you are crossing the border at SD whats the big deal ? Stop in and give um'...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   6 Days Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 1,678
Posted By Markwesti
Re: This guy should have known better

Lets remember they crossed the border at something like 1 am . Hence my statement , " not smart " . All they had to do was stop at SD , tie up , go to sleep , and walk to the Red Sails Inn and have a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   6 Days Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 1,678
Posted By Markwesti
Re: This guy should have known better

10 days that's nice ,I did not know that . Thanks .
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   6 Days Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 1,678
Posted By Markwesti
Re: This guy should have known better

OK , first of all . I agree with everybody here , you check in at your first port of entry not the first port you pass . However since the early 90's San Diego port police have had not the most...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   6 Days Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 1,678
Posted By Markwesti
This guy should have known better

Although their treatment was heavy handed . Still this was not a smart move .
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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   6 Days Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 622
Posted By Markwesti
Re: What the heck is this plug in?

I have a power plug like that in my foot well , it's 12V . On my panel it is marked "search light" Thanks for the reminder I need to up date that .
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   1 Week Ago
Replies: 92
Views: 3,018
Posted By Markwesti
Re: The heart of the matter

Since post 74, vanes have been mentioned favorably . If I were outfitting for a ocean crossing the Monitor or similar ( servopendulum ) would be first on the list , with electric AP . I'm interested...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   1 Week Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 447
Posted By Markwesti
Re: Newbie with observations

Hi , I was gonna say nothing wrong with gettin a few pointers and going for it , well maybe the pointer person would come along . But you are taking the ASA stuff , so that only leaves one thing ....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   1 Week Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 296
Posted By Markwesti
Re: Mast work

Hi Walt , to go to the mast head with a ladder, the ladder would need to be about 40' ,on your boat . Generally you would need a bosun chair to go to the mast head . With the chair in place it would...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 450
Posted By Markwesti
Re: Question about spreader/rigging geometry

This is a interesting thread . On our boat the spreaders float a little at mast where they connect and angle up a couple of degrees . One time , along time ago one spreader sagged a bit I just shoved...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 1,430
Posted By Markwesti
Re: How to prepare/refit a boat for Bluewater

I have not been there . Your question is good and very open ended . First I have heard from people who have been there is , don't over think it and if you wait till everything is perfect you will be...
Forum: Sailing Music   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 0
Views: 391
Posted By Markwesti
good sailing song

embed won't work . song is Astral Waves by Gayatrie
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jCbznBiF2ro
Forum: Electrical Systems   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 1,054
Posted By Markwesti
Re: What's wrong with this right off the bat?

Don Casey is great , I have read his books . Hang in there it will be fine .
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 0
Views: 120
Posted By Markwesti
BYC Classic Yacht review, a vid

Courtesy Ernie Minney , really nice vid thanks Ernie .
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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 471
Posted By Markwesti
Re: ..Speaking of Stuffing boxes...

I didn't mean replace the whole gland just the stuffing . Also some Teflon grease might help . You just back the gland nut off grease up the shaft and re assemble .
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 729
Posted By Markwesti
Re: Copper vs. Diesel

Only problem with black iron tanks ( I know you are talking fittings ) is they don't last that long compared to Alum. tanks . My dad had a Grand Banks 36 with black iron fuel tanks , it was about 20...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 471
Posted By Markwesti
Re: ..Speaking of Stuffing boxes...

Well if you can't turn it by hand then it's to tight . It seems odd though that 1/4 turn would lock up the shaft . How old is the packing ? I'm thinking if the nut was frozen , it's old and time for...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 780
Posted By Markwesti
Re: Marina Recommendation Gulf of Mexico

Hey CaptSammy, I like your style . Too bad about the draft issue , bummer . Sorry, we are on the left coast so I got nuttn' . But welcome aboard . Hope you find something good !
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