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Search: Posts Made By: hutch5151
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 04-18-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 1,682
Posted By hutch5151
Re: destin, FL area marinas for 50 foot mast?

You need to look at Niceville. Good marinas on both Boggy Bayou and Rocky Bayou and a great deep water bay to sail in. Contrary to the previous posts, you cannot get under the Ft. Walton or Destin...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-06-2012
Replies: 21
Views: 7,085
Posted By hutch5151
Re: Folding Masts

http://C:\Users\hutch\Pictures\Lucy\Lucy 006.jpg Tabernacle installed on Kirie-Elite 37. will allow the mast to be lowered to 45 degrees aft. Can easily be performed by two people.
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-31-2011
Replies: 20
Views: 3,208
Posted By hutch5151
Honda 200

I agree with Windward. I have the Heart interface 2000 and also had to set the input amperage to 20 amps to prevent the Honda from tripping the overload CB. Other than that, Honda 2000 works fine...
Forum: Diesel 02-22-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 1,579
Posted By hutch5151
Check "eliteowners" in Yahoo Groups. They have...

Check "eliteowners" in Yahoo Groups. They have most of the owners and workshop manuals for older Volvo engines in PDF format listed under "files". Hope this helps.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-27-2011
Replies: 15
Views: 3,692
Posted By hutch5151
Your best bet would be Pensacola Bay or Panama...

Your best bet would be Pensacola Bay or Panama City. Both have large ship channel entrances and are not bridge restricted. Both have numerous marina's, great bay sailing and are great sailing...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-26-2010
Replies: 24
Views: 2,569
Posted By hutch5151
Weather Sites

For offshore we use "Bouy Weather". On shore in the bay "Sail Flow". Also listen to Chris Parker every morning when cruising the Bahama's.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-14-2009
Replies: 32
Views: 6,586
Posted By hutch5151
Go to cmcrescue.com. You can buy 1" flat webbing...

Go to cmcrescue.com. You can buy 1" flat webbing for $.44 per foot. It is rated to 6,000 lbs and is used by climbers and rescue organizations. While there, check out their clearance on 75"...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-26-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 2,334
Posted By hutch5151
It is a mid-grade line, slightly better than...

It is a mid-grade line, slightly better than sta-set X, but priced well below the high tech racer lines. I picked some up for spinnaker sheets this summer when West Marine had it on sale. $.89 per...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 10-20-2009
Replies: 95
Views: 21,669
Posted By hutch5151
When anchored out, I use a small propane lantern...

When anchored out, I use a small propane lantern with a one pound bottle. It give off an amazing amount of heat and provides light to read by as a bonus. The latern burns exceptionally clean so you...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-15-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 851
Posted By hutch5151
The Abaco's are great. When it's blowing from...

The Abaco's are great. When it's blowing from the North, go south to Little Harbour and Pete's pub. Wait until the front passes, the wind will clock around to the South and you can head back North...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 09-15-2009
Replies: 14
Views: 4,428
Posted By hutch5151
You might want to consider buying one of the...

You might want to consider buying one of the Maptech Chart Books that include the companion CD, which includes a copy of Maptech Lite. You then purchase a chart CD on E-bay with all the raster...
Forum: Racing 08-30-2009
Replies: 30
Views: 25,901
Posted By hutch5151
You might want to look at a J-33. There are a...

You might want to look at a J-33. There are a number for sale at a reasonable price. They make a great racer. A new set of racing sails and running rigging and they are competetive.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-19-2009
Replies: 24
Views: 2,384
Posted By hutch5151
I agree. Wrong type of line. I have used these...

I agree. Wrong type of line. I have used these snubbers for years with three strand nylon dock lines and have had no wear or abrasion at all where the lines contact the snubber.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-27-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 3,358
Posted By hutch5151
I have had the Autostream on my boat for over 9...

I have had the Autostream on my boat for over 9 years now. I highly recommend the prop. It has been virtually maintenance free. Just grease it at each haulout and replace the zinc (available from...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-04-2009
Replies: 50
Views: 21,560
Posted By hutch5151
x-5 Autopilot

I just helped a friend install the x-5 on his Benetau 35s5. Installation was a breeze, really no different than the S-1 except the omission of the rudder sensor.
The real test of any wheel pilot is...
Forum: Announcements and Suggestions Box 01-17-2009
Replies: 36
Views: 2,024
Posted By hutch5151
I just logged on today (01/17/09) and the whole...

I just logged on today (01/17/09) and the whole second page is logged jammed with spam. While your at it, you may want to clean up the older for sale adds still on the site. I would think after one...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-05-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 2,522
Posted By hutch5151
Rudder Shaft

Thanks to each of you for your input. In talking to the metalurgist at Western Branch Metals, we have decided to use Aqualoy 22 and increase the diameter of the shaft from 1 1/4 to 1 3/8. This will...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-03-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 2,522
Posted By hutch5151
Rudder Shaft Material

I recently discovered a crack in my rudder shaft and will need to replace it. My boat is a 1984 Kirie-Elite 37 and the original shaft is (we think) 316 stainless x 32mm. My question is what type of...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-07-2008
Replies: 20
Views: 2,426
Posted By hutch5151
What you described is typical of the PVC dingys...

What you described is typical of the PVC dingys made by Zodiac and also sold under the West Marine Brand. I have had the same problem in the past. It only occurs to the glued seams on the bottom of...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-23-2008
Replies: 4
Views: 808
Posted By hutch5151
Unhappy Maintenance Log

The original SailNet had a great maintenance log on-line. They promised to bring it back when they changed owernership. I have written them numerous times, as all my boats maintenance history was...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 06-29-2007
Replies: 25
Views: 2,648
Posted By hutch5151
Clearing In

I found clearing in after visiting the Bahama's this spring rather simple. we planned our return to West Palm Beach, entered a marina near the port and called customs. They asked us a few basic...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 01-28-2007
Replies: 3,294
Views: 537,149
Posted By hutch5151
Cruising in Bahama's

Hope Port - Niceville, FL (Panhandle of Florida)

Currently in Little Harbour, Abaco, Bahama's
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 12-30-2006
Replies: 9
Views: 2,264
Posted By hutch5151
Just finished a trip from Ft Walton, Beach to...

Just finished a trip from Ft Walton, Beach to Abaco's. Good VHF reception all the way. You won't need a Sat Phone unless you plan to go to the more remote southern islands. The explorer charts and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-16-2006
Replies: 39
Views: 11,593
Posted By hutch5151
Dow Corning 795 or GE SSG4000 (both professional...

Dow Corning 795 or GE SSG4000 (both professional glaziers sealants) are the recommended sealants. Excellent article in DIY last year on this subject. Whatever you do, don't use a polysulfide...
Forum: Racing 05-09-2006
Replies: 3
Views: 807
Posted By hutch5151
North Sails sells an excellent series of books on...

North Sails sells an excellent series of books on racing and racing tactics. Go to North U.com
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