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Search: Posts Made By: montenido
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-19-2012
Replies: 28
Views: 3,594
Posted By montenido
Re: Single-handed Sailing, So. Calif.

There has been some great advice already, so I'll keep mine short. I would recommend a Catalina 30 for single-handing. They are lots of fun, and can be had for very cheap. I have single-handed my...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 09-14-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 1,002
Posted By montenido
Re: Good Surveyor in Long Beach, CA

He was okay, but he missed a few things. *I guess they all miss things, so follow your surveyor around.

Bill Bischoff
Sent from my iPhone

On Sep 12, 2012, at 11:06 AM, "SailNet Community"...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 06-29-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 1,669
Posted By montenido
Re: back up dinghy?

Thank you for the great replies. I sold the dinghy at a boater's swap meet last weekend. Our back up dinghy will be a kayak and SUP paddleboard.

Thanks again, Bill
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-18-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 2,679
Posted By montenido
Re: Groco vs Apollo Bronze Seacocks

They are both full flow. Going off the specs on Defender's site.

Thanks, Bill
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-18-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 2,679
Posted By montenido
Groco vs Apollo Bronze Seacocks

Hi all,

I am looking for opinions on both Groco and Apollo bronze flanged seacocks (1 1/2 and 2"). I am leaning towards the Apollos, because they are all bronze including the ball (chrome...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 06-15-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 1,669
Posted By montenido
back up dinghy?

Hi all,

The boat I just bought came with an Avon roll away dinghy. Not a bad dinghy, but I already have a RIB.
Do any of you cruisers carry a second or Back up dinghy? If not, I'll probably...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-11-2012
Replies: 1,092
Views: 343,768
Posted By montenido
Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

I agree with the look being kind of thrown together. That is why they are UNDER the cushions. As my cushions are thick and tight fitting, there is no movement or rattling around. Now with amorous...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-11-2012
Replies: 1,092
Views: 343,768
Posted By montenido
Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

Okay, here is my follow up to my vee berth cushion ventilation idea. Mitiempo rightly pointed out that my original version would not allow air to circulate under the cushions. So, back to Home...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-06-2012
Replies: 32
Views: 3,331
Posted By montenido
Re: Video Recovered from Abandoned Boat

While I do share the general sentiment on this thread, that the guy is crazy and deserves what he gets, this still scared the spit out of me.

I hope to do the Pacific Milk Run, about 3000 miles,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-06-2012
Replies: 1,092
Views: 343,768
Posted By montenido
Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

Alas, Mitiempo, you are correct about the air circulation under the cushions.

Stand by for modifications :)

Cheers, Bill
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-05-2012
Replies: 1,092
Views: 343,768
Posted By montenido
Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

Okay, here is another one that you all might like. To create air space beneath my vee berth cushions I bought a PVC lattice panel at Home Depot. Cost was about $28 because I got the one that has 2"...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 05-24-2012
Replies: 19
Views: 2,057
Posted By montenido
Became an Owner Today! CSY 44

Hi all,
After much looking and bargaining, I have closed the deal on a bluewater boat for my future Pacific Ocean crossing. Her name is Odyssey, and she is a 1978 CSY 44 Walkover center-cockpit. ...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-15-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 416
Posted By montenido
Balmar Pulley Size

Hi all,

The boat that I am in the process of buying needs the pulley changed on the "small" Balmar alternator. As it is, the belt sits too deeply (according to my mechanical surveyor). There...
Forum: Diesel 05-14-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 1,131
Posted By montenido
Dual Racors - recommended model(s)?

Hi all,

I am interested in installing the dual filter setup where you can switch from one to the other while under power. Is there a particular Racor model # that I should use? Motor is a...
Forum: Diesel 05-13-2012
Replies: 1
Views: 585
Posted By montenido
Re: Marine Diesel Mechanic In Ventura, CA

Hi, try Dockside Marine. If you go to the website for Corinthian Yacht Club in Channel Islands, they have a list of surveyors and mechanics.

Good luck, Bill
Forum: Diesel 05-13-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 987
Posted By montenido
Re: Used Motor for a "New" Repower?

Hi all,

Thanks for the replies. "Rebuilt by who?", indeed.:eek: Just the kind of opinions I was looking for. I do the survey and sea trial tomorrow, as well as the mechanical engine survey. We...
Forum: Diesel 05-11-2012
Replies: 43
Views: 14,558
Posted By montenido
Re: How to destroy a diesel in one easy step...

Hi all,

The boat I just sold was prevented from overheating in the following way by the previous owners:

After forgeting to open the cooling seacock and causing some damage, they ALWAYS put the...
Forum: Diesel 05-11-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 987
Posted By montenido
Used Motor for a "New" Repower?

Hi all,

I have an offer accepted on an older (1979) CSY 44 with a Perkins 4-154. Great motor I'm told, and it will be checked with a mechanical survey. However, the possibility of having to...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 05-11-2012
Replies: 30
Views: 5,144
Posted By montenido
Re: Would you buy a boat from eBay??

Did anybody see the Kelly Peterson 44 that was just listed on the east coast? I contacted the seller and he agreed to a survey if I could get it done before the auction ended. Too bad I am on the...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 05-07-2012
Replies: 0
Views: 488
Posted By montenido
Needed: Rigging and Mechanical Surveyors in Oxnard/Santa Barbara area

Hi all,

I just had my offer accepted on a CSY 44 in the Channel Islands Marina. I am looking for a recommended surveyor to check the engine and the rigging. Does anybody have someone they trust...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 04-19-2012
Replies: 19
Views: 2,097
Posted By montenido
Re: Brokers' Best (or, well, Dumbest)

I just looked at a nice Kelly Peterson in San Diego. The broker answered EVERY question with, "I don't know". That guy didn't know his a## from his head. Just the kind of informed broker I would...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 04-15-2012
Replies: 1
Views: 813
Posted By montenido
Re: Pearson 365 vs. tayana 37...decision making?

Hi Jon,

Both boats look nice. I am in the same situation as you, regarding choosing my next boat.
The Tayana is certainly made for the open water, and is built fairly strong and heavy. The...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 04-13-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 1,399
Posted By montenido
Re: Selling/Buying Boat Paperwork?

Thanks for the replies. I am using a contract that spells out the terms of payment, as well as "as is, where is".

The USCG documentation does have an area on the back to release interest in the...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 04-13-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 1,685
Posted By montenido
Re: Sold My Boat, Now What???

Thanks everybody for the great suggestions so far. Cree, I have also been drooling over this one for a while. I might take a look, but Kentucky is ways away from SoCal, and then I have to ship it. ...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 04-11-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 1,685
Posted By montenido
Sold My Boat, Now What???

Hi all,

Well, I sold my boat after two long weeks of listing it.:D It happened so fast that I still have some seller's remorse.:cool: I have been looking for a bluewater-capable cruiser for a...
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