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Search: Posts Made By: mxracer19
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 03-30-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 3,048
Posted By mxracer19
Re: What went wrong while sailing downwind?

I do have the shoal draft ha...It can be a bit of a handull but its usually enjoyable. I think I draw something like 1.75' but in practicality its closer to 2'. Either way...its not much ;)
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 03-27-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 3,048
Posted By mxracer19
What went wrong while sailing downwind?

Hey all,
Most of my questions are gear or DIY related but today I'd like to take a different approach and offer up my recent experiance for others to critique.

I sail a 1977 Bayliner Buccaneer...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-22-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 850
Posted By mxracer19
Re: C&C 30 MK1 chine toe rail leak

If the cracking is in the gelcoat only, then it's superficial and poses no immediate structural threat. On many older boats some cracking of the gelcoat around points of stress is normal and comes...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-21-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 850
Posted By mxracer19
The thing about butyl tape is that it stays...

The thing about butyl tape is that it stays flexible. If you want hard numbers then Id say 12-15 ftlbs. In plain speak, pretty tight for a little bolt. You dont want the joint to move and upset the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-15-2012
Replies: 0
Views: 9,045
Posted By mxracer19
Navigation by OpenCPN and Android Phone

Hey all,

I've been searching for a free method of navigation and after several days of work I found a way to use an Android phone as the GPS NMEA source for OpenCPN 2.5.0. To do this, you need a...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 03-11-2012
Replies: 28
Views: 2,763
Posted By mxracer19
Re: advice needed, discipline...

While I don't have near the level of sailing experiance that some of you gentlemen have, I feel that my position as an officer of Marines has given me a bit of knowledge in the department of managing...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-11-2012
Replies: 34
Views: 2,609
Posted By mxracer19
Re: Electrical system install

I'll preface this post by saying I don't actually answer your specified question. That being said, small boat electrical is a very straightforward job and simple wiring diagrams can be had using...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-26-2012
Replies: 129
Views: 6,249
Posted By mxracer19
Agreed, FSMike.

Agreed, FSMike.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 02-25-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 968
Posted By mxracer19
Tagging along for this one!

Tagging along for this one!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-23-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 1,206
Posted By mxracer19
Im actually redoing a bayliner buccaneer 200...

Im actually redoing a bayliner buccaneer 200 interior from completely bare...the po had gutted the boat for racing. I too had a rotted bulkhead and when I replaced it I made a pattern from luan and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-10-2012
Replies: 30
Views: 4,035
Posted By mxracer19
The OP posted this in 2007. Im pretty sure he's...

The OP posted this in 2007. Im pretty sure he's found new lifelines.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-31-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 1,001
Posted By mxracer19
Ultimately I think Im going to end up selling the...

Ultimately I think Im going to end up selling the sail. The wreckless part of me just wants to push this button though.

With almost 40% of my boat being the ballasted keel due to previous owners...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-31-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 1,001
Posted By mxracer19
Flying an oversized spinaker

Hey all,

I searched the message boards quickly here but couldn't find what I was looking for. After a quick google seach to no avail I've decided to post my question.

I bought a 1977 Buccaneer...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 01-24-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 419
Posted By mxracer19
Ian, I tried to get out two weekends ago but...

Ian,

I tried to get out two weekends ago but after I got it in the water and started the engine I realized the impeller was bad. Instead of taking it out without a working engine I opted to order...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-19-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 1,152
Posted By mxracer19
I second RichH's post. Hoist a piece of line up...

I second RichH's post. Hoist a piece of line up the inside of the boltrope track roughly the same diameter as the boltrope on your mains'l to silence the "flute-ness" of your mast. If that doesn't...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-19-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 4,145
Posted By mxracer19
Just an update for clarification... After...

Just an update for clarification...

After hauling the boat when the engine wouldnt pee I hooked it up to the hose at which time the flush water exited the pee hole. That told me before I broke it...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-19-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 2,507
Posted By mxracer19
As far as fuel longevity goes, propane doesnt...

As far as fuel longevity goes, propane doesnt hold a match to diesel ;)

haha alright...joking aside, most Zambonis (ice resurfacer at rinks) are propane powered and I can tell you from experiance,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-18-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 1,733
Posted By mxracer19
I say take a razor blade scraper and just run it...

I say take a razor blade scraper and just run it down the length of the wire flat like youre scraping paint. Keep it at a low angle and it wont cut in. When youre done take a cotton ball and wrap...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-17-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 4,145
Posted By mxracer19
That's the direction I was thinking of taking. I...

That's the direction I was thinking of taking. I picked up an impeller and I'll most likely get to it today. I read a few articles talking about the layout of the coolant passages and from how it...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-16-2012
Replies: 21
Views: 2,157
Posted By mxracer19
I found this on ebay: PLEXIGLASS DARK SMOKED...

I found this on ebay:

PLEXIGLASS DARK SMOKED #2074 1/2"x 48" x 31.7/8" | eBay...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-16-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 4,145
Posted By mxracer19
Help! 2000 Yamaha 9.9 won't pee while running

Hey guys...I'm new to outboards. I recently picked up a used 2000 Yamaha 9.9 HT. When I connect the hose to the flush connection I get a nice stream of water out the pee port. When I put the...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 01-15-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 419
Posted By mxracer19
Haha same here! I have a blank slate as far as...

Haha same here! I have a blank slate as far as the interior goes so that list is fairly long. Above deck I have a few different ideas but the boat is fairly sparse so I have a good base to start...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 01-14-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 419
Posted By mxracer19
Alright! Im in the same boat (no pun intended),...

Alright! Im in the same boat (no pun intended), although Im fixing up a bucc 200. I'll be working on it all day tomorrow and I should have it up and running by Monday. How far are you into your...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-13-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 1,642
Posted By mxracer19
When you consider what the sail is...an...

When you consider what the sail is...an airfoil...generally speaking high-aspect ratio airfoils generate more lift at slower speeds with less drag. Take the example between a glider and an F-15...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 01-13-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 419
Posted By mxracer19
New member in Pensacola

Hey all,

My name's Matt and I'm new to this forum. I'm currently living in Pensacola Fl and I just picked up a new (to me) Buccaneer 200. I'm looking to sail the bay and some nearshore coastal...
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