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Search: Posts Made By: daddyhobbit
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-13-2013
Replies: 29
Views: 1,645
Posted By daddyhobbit
Re: Had the boat two days, two problems already...

Yes, this sometimes is what owning a sailboat is about, but the other times make up for it. The problems that you have encountered do not make the boat un-seaworthy. Pump the tire up,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-08-2013
Replies: 1
Views: 395
Posted By daddyhobbit
Financing in US Virgin Islands

I am in the US Virgin Islands on a long term contract and wish to move to another sailboat. Problem is I need to finance 45,000 of purchase. I am not having any success at finding lenders that will...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-12-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 393
Posted By daddyhobbit
Taking my cat to the islands

I want to sail the Caribbean with my cat. Are there any Islands I should avoid? The cat never leaves the boat and very rarely comes on deck. He did once and saw all he needed. I have seen that he...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-07-2012
Replies: 22
Views: 2,672
Posted By daddyhobbit
Re: So Where Do I Start Trying To Find A Reputable Marine Surveyor?

Tim Davis has a good reputation. Remember the surveyor is your employee. Listen carefully to his words. I think you should figure on 20 to 25% more than purchase price to add what she needs and...
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-07-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 522
Posted By daddyhobbit
gel, AGM, Lead acid

OK this has probably been talked to death. I see a good price on AGM Batteries (well good for being on Saint Thomas) I need 450 amp hours of batteries. They have 105 amp hour batteries on sale so...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-07-2012
Replies: 28
Views: 1,801
Posted By daddyhobbit
Re: Bright work buffer

Jamestown Distributers has one on sale for 199.00 with all kinds of polish and stuff. I am thinking about it being my Christmas present.

S/V Osprey
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 11-04-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 861
Posted By daddyhobbit
Re: My head hurts!

It appears that money is an issue. I think you will quickly out grow a 25. I owned a 27 foot Watkins and single handed her for years. She is wide and has the most cabin space of any 27 I have...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 11-03-2012
Replies: 29
Views: 760
Posted By daddyhobbit
Re: Hi, all! :)

Welcome aboard. There are a couple of OutIslands for sale in the Virgin Islands. Check Craigs list out. You will do fine on one.
S/V Osprey
Youg Sun Pilot House
Saint Thomas VI
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-02-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 1,229
Posted By daddyhobbit
Re: Bristol is gone now what?

I went to Budget Marine on Saint Thomas and they are out and told me of their demise. Really strains me to find something as good price wise. THey (budget) pointed me a some others about $100.00 a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-30-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 1,229
Posted By daddyhobbit
Bristol is gone now what?

OK so we have been using Bristol as a top coat to our bright work. We lay on 4 coats of Epifanes then lay 4 more coats of Bristol finish on top. The boat is in the Virgin Islands and needs some...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-08-2010
Replies: 2
Views: 740
Posted By daddyhobbit
Kariba W802

In 2007 posted for help unlocking stuck door. Got that figured out now 3 years later it stopped working. Just spent 4 hours wrestling it out from its cubby hole.
That I could do, fixing it is...
Forum: Diesel 01-18-2010
Replies: 2
Views: 1,314
Posted By daddyhobbit
Smile Thanks Klem

Thanks, Looking through the previous owners literature I found some stuff from
power south in atlanta. So I will be calling them first thing tomorrow. I appreciate you feedback.
Forum: Diesel 01-16-2010
Replies: 2
Views: 1,314
Posted By daddyhobbit
cummings Marine engine parts

Who is the best place to purchase replacement parts for my Cummins Marine Engine. I need some one that will ship to the US VCirgin Islands.

Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 01-02-2010
Replies: 19
Views: 3,006
Posted By daddyhobbit
cruising to Cuba

Probably asked a million times but what is the status with sailing into Cuba? We are planning sailing up to Chesapeake for the summer and would head to Cuba if we can get in without being hassled by...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 12-25-2009
Replies: 22
Views: 1,913
Posted By daddyhobbit
Mario, There is always SPAM.... Well what is...

There is always SPAM.... Well what is your aversion to fish? Is it looking at the whole fish or if it was in chunks like Tuna would that be palatable? My wife who does about 80% of the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-27-2009
Replies: 3
Views: 1,254
Posted By daddyhobbit
Thanks found guy in subbase

Thanks. I work at the Pueblo Sub Base and found the guy in sub base. Talked to him but he is off island until next week. Hoping to hook up then.
Jim Gillmore
on SV Osprey
Sapphire Beach...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-19-2009
Replies: 3
Views: 1,254
Posted By daddyhobbit
canvas shops on saint thomas VI

While we had our boat on the hard at Virgin Gorda Yacht Harbor some one made off with our Microwave, some tools and our Bimini. The bimini frame was bolted fast to the boat so we still have it. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-15-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 2,614
Posted By daddyhobbit
varnish questions

I am sure this topic has been beaten to death. We have a lot of bright work to be varinished on our boat. I was thinking of Epifanes but now I am not sure. The boat is in serious need of...
Forum: Electronics 08-10-2009
Replies: 38
Views: 8,576
Posted By daddyhobbit
I really thank all of you for the replies. Most...

I really thank all of you for the replies. Most informative. I think that I will get the mouse and the software for the laptop and also get a raymarine plotter that will eventually hook up to the...
Forum: Electronics 08-08-2009
Replies: 38
Views: 8,576
Posted By daddyhobbit
Laptop as a Chart Plotter

I am being lured by the siren song of cheap dollars of buy it now on ebay one of the $99.00 GPS mouse and a gazillion charts that turn my otherwise unsuspecting laptop into a chart plotter.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-31-2008
Replies: 0
Views: 1,445
Posted By daddyhobbit
Kariba Washer

We have a Kariba washer/dryer on board. The washer goes through its cycles and the door lock light comes on at the start of the cycles and goes out at the end of the cycles However, the door will...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-07-2008
Replies: 87
Views: 10,225
Posted By daddyhobbit

I was going to post this when I saw this thread. What do you consider the basic set of tools to bring on board? I see all these tools that are ratcheting box wrenches and the like. Should I get...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-06-2008
Replies: 34
Views: 4,134
Posted By daddyhobbit

Fair Winds and Following Seas
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-02-2008
Replies: 3
Views: 2,266
Posted By daddyhobbit
difference between open array and radome

I am looking at a Koden radar system. What is the difference from a performance point perspective of the two types of antenna? I think I have settled on the Koden because it meets my requirements...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-24-2007
Replies: 6
Views: 3,279
Posted By daddyhobbit
Koden Radar

We are looking at replacing the radar on a 1984 43 foot Young Sun Pilot House. The old radar does not work and it is beyond repair. Does anyone know anything about the Koden? We are looking at...
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