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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-04-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 5,648
Posted By AirbusDriver
I found a Cruisair carryon hatch unit on...

I found a Cruisair carryon hatch unit on craigslist for free. It was not blowing cold air. I took the plastic case off and I had a local air-conditioning guy drain and 'recharge' the unit with freon...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-01-2010
Replies: 2
Views: 673
Posted By AirbusDriver
Very nice job! Its funny how the previous onwers...

Very nice job! Its funny how the previous onwers version of a bottom job was probably more than you were expecting.:eek: All of those barnacles must have made for a slow sail. What yard did you use...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-01-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 1,070
Posted By AirbusDriver
Wow...the marina next to mine. Not the right way...

Wow...the marina next to mine. Not the right way to go about getting custody of your child. I hate to see children used as pawns. No one wins.
P.S. Dirtboy, I passed a car (mini cooper?) a while...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-03-2009
Replies: 17
Views: 3,697
Posted By AirbusDriver
The initial cost of the boat should not deplete...

The initial cost of the boat should not deplete your funds. You will have many reoccuring expenses that come up and will need to be budgeted for. Slip fees, monthy bottom cleaning service,...
Forum: Diesel   10-25-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 2,423
Posted By AirbusDriver
Did the motor attempt to turn at all? I would...

Did the motor attempt to turn at all? I would check all possibilties befor writing it off as siezed and a total loss. There are many things that it could be. A corroded grounding wire, battery to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-08-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 2,263
Posted By AirbusDriver
My previous boat (Catalina 30) had a aftermarket...

My previous boat (Catalina 30) had a aftermarket 4KW diesel generator(German brand??) in the cockpit lazrette. It was extremely noisy, even with the soundproofing material. Plus the maintence of a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-28-2009
Replies: 23
Views: 2,904
Posted By AirbusDriver
As for 'refurbushing' your other sails I just got...

As for 'refurbushing' your other sails I just got an email from SailCare about their annual 15% off sale. October -December. I have not used them but have seen their work at the boat shows. Looks...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-22-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 3,813
Posted By AirbusDriver
Whoops, take foot out of mouth. I now see the...

Whoops, take foot out of mouth. I now see the thread is years old. At least i'm getting my post count up! :laugher
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-22-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 3,813
Posted By AirbusDriver
Here is a site with a ton of info: Intercat 1500...

Here is a site with a ton of info: Intercat 1500 Catamaran Forum - Index (http://intercat.phaup.net/forum/)
I don't think Americat made many hulls before going bankrupt but they are very similar to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-01-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 917
Posted By AirbusDriver
Where did you have your work done? I am in St....

Where did you have your work done? I am in St. Petersburg and would like to have my bottom sodablasted. What was the approximate $ per foot?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-20-2009
Replies: 15
Views: 4,208
Posted By AirbusDriver
On my old Catalina 30 I filled the groves on the...

On my old Catalina 30 I filled the groves on the steps with a black rubber based caulking (3M i think). I just used blue masking tape around the edge, filled the grove the scraped the excess off with...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-05-2009
Replies: 439
Views: 58,892
Posted By AirbusDriver
I am 37 and my wife is 40. We have 2 boys age 13...

I am 37 and my wife is 40. We have 2 boys age 13 &10. We have been sailing our 30' catamaran for about a year and had a 30' Catalina before this. I have not really thought about our 'young' age. I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-28-2009
Replies: 14
Views: 6,962
Posted By AirbusDriver
My 2 stroke lawnboy mower used to do this. The...

My 2 stroke lawnboy mower used to do this. The mixure was running too rich. I went down to a 32:1 ratio and it solved the issue. Mix the exact amount Johnson recomends and try that.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-05-2009
Replies: 3
Views: 6,841
Posted By AirbusDriver
Honda's new eu2000i companion generator ?

I have thinking of getting a generator for my boat. I want to use it for charging my batteries (I have a Guest 20A two battery charger) and running a hatch style A/C occasionly while at anchor. Honda...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-28-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 917
Posted By AirbusDriver
Maybe Honda is having some type of saledue to the...

Maybe Honda is having some type of saledue to the week economy.. I noticed Defender has the Honda 2 HP 15" shaft for $745. It weighs under 30lbs so shipping should be reasonable. The 9.9 are around...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-21-2009
Replies: 16
Views: 1,148
Posted By AirbusDriver
I have to agree with Caleb. I fly the SJU to NY...

I have to agree with Caleb. I fly the SJU to NY or Florida a couple times a week. There are sometimes large floating 'weed beds'. I just wish I was down there sailing by trolling a line. Those spots...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-18-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 3,625
Posted By AirbusDriver
I think there is a 4mm hex nut incoporaterd in...

I think there is a 4mm hex nut incoporaterd in the hinge point. There is a sticker on mine that basically says "use the hex bolt to adjust tension" I have not had to do this yet as my hatches are...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   11-02-2008
Replies: 3,429
Views: 923,646
Posted By AirbusDriver
Home Port: St. Petersburg, FL Crusing area:...

Home Port: St. Petersburg, FL
Crusing area: West coast of FL.
Boat: EndeavourCat 30 sail '1993
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-14-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 2,768
Posted By AirbusDriver
I looked at the link SailingDog posted. There are...

I looked at the link SailingDog posted. There are no CNG filling stations in Florida. Ouch. I have a Catalina 30 with a almost empty CNG tank in St. Pete. What can I do besides driving to Alabama?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-08-2008
Replies: 27
Views: 2,644
Posted By AirbusDriver
Which Yacht Club is having the party? I live next...

Which Yacht Club is having the party? I live next to the St. Pete YC and most of the folks I know there are old, white and Republican. Not the most gay friendly sort.
Forum: Introduce Yourself   01-08-2008
Replies: 3,429
Views: 923,646
Posted By AirbusDriver
Just a "new" member checking in from St. Pete,...

Just a "new" member checking in from St. Pete, FL. I have a Catalina 30. 1987 vintage. It is my first sailboat and I love it. I have been a sponge here and there is always more to learn. Thanks for...
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