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Search: Posts Made By: kd3pc
Forum: Cruising and Sailing with Children 6 Days Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 585
Posted By kd3pc
Re: Boat sizing for Fam of 4 with no Personal Space Issues

the previous owner of Gemini and his son, IIRC did several atlantic crossings and several around England, Scotland. There were/are several owners who used to post of their travels on the Gemini Gems...
Forum: Cruising and Sailing with Children 6 Days Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 585
Posted By kd3pc
Re: Boat sizing for Fam of 4 with no Personal Space Issues

not sure what limits you are referring to on the Gemini...they have crossed ocerans, all be it with an eye on the weather window and some realistic respect for mother nature.

We found our Beneteau...
Forum: Cruising and Sailing with Children 1 Week Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 254
Posted By kd3pc
Re: How to use kids lifejacket and harness together

when our son was young, we went with a small adult pfd, and went to a climbing gear shop, like REI. We purchased an appropriate size, for some reason they have a better selection of sizes, climbing...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 1,002
Posted By kd3pc
Re: Diesel engine strange problem

check the governor and lift pump filter (side of engine)....either can cause what you are experiencing. If you have changed the lift pump filter, then I would suspect the lift pump itself.

best...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 683
Posted By kd3pc
Re: Sabre 32 v Sabre 30 MKIII

Either will serve you well. And then some. An excellent build and great sailing to boot.

I would get the boat that is in the best possible condition for the budget you have set.

Best of luck...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 900
Posted By kd3pc
Re: hardwood plywood source

https://marine-plywood.us/mahogany_sapele.htm has some, but approaching $200 a sheet, and still add shipping. VEry reputable quality woods.

Depending on how DIY you are, you can get "mahogany" at...
Forum: Atomic 4 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 958
Posted By kd3pc
Re: Carb Problem?

burning rich, very rich. Float not set properly and idle/mixture not set properly. Don't waste your time on a compression check.

Be VERY careful with "the boat smells like gas" as vapors/fumes...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-06-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 412
Posted By kd3pc
Re: West System Resin over Varathane?

I always prefer to strip and then use the West, and have had great results.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-06-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 695
Posted By kd3pc
Re: Looking to purchase a hunter - First sailboat

should be a fine boat, and a decent survey will steer you towards specific areas that may need additional surveys (engine and rigging).

It is a great boat to learn on, perhaps a little big to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-31-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 520
Posted By kd3pc
Re: lightning on a mooring

they are pretty light and will blow around a lot in stormy weather or strong winds. If you are around to beach her before the weather comes in, you may be OK.

And as Art says, they are open boats...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-29-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 612
Posted By kd3pc
Re: Moving to Tampa

At one time or another, I think we all have!!

Fantastic boats and great quality, I have had the chance to work on a couple and they are my favorite sailboat, kind of like Tiffany's (northern...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-15-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 1,500
Posted By kd3pc
Re: 220 buccaneer

Actually, it is both. They were one of the first, be everything boats, cheap, roomy, sails well, etc. All of those compromises gave us a boat that was merely OK. The build quality was hit or miss,...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-08-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 775
Posted By kd3pc
Re: Tartan 3000 thoughts?

sailed them in the day, and they generally sail very well. Age can be expensive and she is small for liveaboard. We (three) were crowded on a 3-5 day race. Tankage is small and she is narrow when...
Forum: Diesel 07-30-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 306
Posted By kd3pc
Re: Yanmar 4JH4AE, KM35P trans vibration

Yes, mark the "current" position, and then rotate the shaft 90 degrees at a time.
Forum: Diesel 07-30-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 306
Posted By kd3pc
Re: Yanmar 4JH4AE, KM35P trans vibration

sounds like an out of balance shaft or prop, alignment - if done correctly, should be good across the operating range.

You can turn the shaft coupling 90 or 180 degrees, after marking it, to see...
Forum: Chesapeake Bay 07-22-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 383
Posted By kd3pc
Re: mooring / dockspace in Annapolis

when we lived there back in the late 80's, it was not unusual to get to town, at least a week or two before the boat show (set up is a week before the sailboat show), to get a slip or mooring, and...
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-21-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 284
Posted By kd3pc
Re: Separating solar from antenna cables?

I humbly defer to the man from Maine, he has skads more experience with this than, I.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-21-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 844
Posted By kd3pc
Re: Sail Drives?

I would personally steer clear of them, especially the older ones. Many/some had issues with the gasketing or "bellows". Either way to repair or replace it requires a haulout and is a tough job for...
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-21-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 284
Posted By kd3pc
Re: Separating solar from antenna cables?

as long as you are using decent quality cabling in good repair, with sound connections, you are good to go.

best
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-20-2014
Replies: 64
Views: 3,318
Posted By kd3pc
Re: Suggestions for 28-32 cruiser?

Sabre made some great small boats that may fit your needs. They are of great quality and still supported for the most part by the factory. They have strong groups along the east coast and would be...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-20-2014
Replies: 49
Views: 2,163
Posted By kd3pc
Re: smoke filling up the cabin

sounds more like steam, especially if the temp light came on and went away when you throttled back. But then there is the oil light coming on.

I have been sailing well over 40 years, but I still...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 07-19-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 647
Posted By kd3pc
Re: Interested in buying a sail boat

I forgot, but this one is a biggie....never mistake a boat (or let a broker or dealer convince you), of any kind, with an "investment"...unless it is an Oyster, Hinckley, Swan, etc - it is a...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 07-19-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 647
Posted By kd3pc
Re: Interested in buying a sail boat

Buying a boat to beat land based housing costs is likely not going to work. You did not say what city you plan to move to, but Even with no boat payment, slip and electric, sometimes water and a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-19-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 1,564
Posted By kd3pc
Re: Marine Air Conditioning Install

Flagship Marine (Marine Air Conditioning Systems - water, air and keel cooled. (http://flagshipmarine.com)) has great gear that uses off the shelf contactors and relays, well built and competitively...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-18-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 1,215
Posted By kd3pc
Re: Living Aboard MacGregor26

two actually, a Venture 21 that I lived on for a few months until I could trade it on the Cal, and then the Venture 25 to see how well they did a "bigger" boat. That 25 became the Mac 25, then the...
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