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Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   1 Week Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 716
Posted By FDR14127
Re: Just purchased a 38' C&C Landfall....god help me!

Well first off thats a Yanmar not a Toshiba, the Tobys are on the Parker....my confusion. You have to find a very small monkey to get down there to work on it. The pics don't show any major...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   1 Week Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 716
Posted By FDR14127
Re: Just purchased a 38' C&C Landfall....god help me!

Well number one son acquired a LF38 under similar circumstances and it has turned out very well. We are C&C bigots since we raced a 29MKI and homeport in Niagara on the Lake. Having roots in the...
Forum: Boat Reviews   07-21-2015
Replies: 29
Views: 6,976
Posted By FDR14127
I am always chasing down and fixing leaks...that...

I am always chasing down and fixing leaks...that one I tracked to the handrail above it. The racing crew kicks the handrails and I ended up replacing them once. Bitchin job. Other candidates are the...
Forum: Electronics   06-30-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 447
Posted By FDR14127
Re: TackTick Raymarine T104 Super Sail System installation problems

I never had any problems with this system, and it has set out two winters. I suspect your various batteries need to come up to level. Give it some time. I have had several systems over the years...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-17-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 406
Posted By FDR14127
Re: Dump Tiller Pilot Question

Oh drat, it lost my detailed instructions and required me to login.

Well to summarize, you need to fit a tiller head with 'ears'. Measure the shaft, size of the butt on the stick, and start...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-01-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 945
Posted By FDR14127
Re: Cracks on deck? C&C

Before you get too deep into this project, go read Don Finkle's screed on Yacht Brokerage which you will find on the RCR Yacht's website.......just sayin

Go with a Pro: Key Reasons for Employing a...
Forum: C & C   06-01-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 702
Posted By FDR14127
Re: Need Help Please!

Oh and if you need pics, let me know as there is a C&C 33 docked next to me and I could snap a few next weekend. The C&C construction crew has breakfast every friday morning, and I can solicit...
Forum: C & C   06-01-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 702
Posted By FDR14127
Re: Need Help Please!

Call Rob at South Shore Yachts, 1-905-468-4340. Rob in his early youth was the parts gopher for C&C and on their demise inherited all the drawings and build lists. He can advise you on the source...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   05-15-2015
Replies: 29
Views: 2,083
Posted By FDR14127
Re: "Most common" boat - Lake Ontario

I don't think Rob Mazza or George Hinterhoeller would buy any of this critique. Single unstayed mast sits on the step which I will just bet is grounded. ABYC sez nothing about stranded versus solid...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   05-15-2015
Replies: 29
Views: 2,083
Posted By FDR14127
Re: "Most common" boat - Lake Ontario

I would bet the most common boat on Lake Ontario is the Shark...check the PHRF listings for LOR and see. Listed in classic boats, it meets all your requirements except standing headroom. Go take a...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   04-24-2015
Replies: 26
Views: 1,294
Posted By FDR14127
Re: May be getting a free Thistle

Pretty...pretty boat. Wish someone would offer me a free one.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-24-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 1,211
Posted By FDR14127
Re: Raymarine St4000 Autohelm parts

I have a Raymarine search enabled on EBay and I see those things listed daily. Sign up and watch for a week or so and you will find what you are looking for at very reasonable prices.....just sayin
Forum: Electronics   04-21-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 846
Posted By FDR14127
Re: Best handheld GPS/Chartplotter under $400?

Yes we are using the $15 Navionics app, and we also have another that we used between Guadeloupe and Dominica. On that trip the Galaxy was brighter and easier to use than the Raymarine plotter which...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-21-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 534
Posted By FDR14127
Re: Autohelm parts needed (power cable, pedestal mount and wheel mount)

krazzz,

Take a look in this list I received last week, (I get them daily). There is a manual, clevis pin, and drive gear among things listed. I would start with the manual at $8.00 so I would...
Forum: Electronics   04-21-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 846
Posted By FDR14127
Re: Best handheld GPS/Chartplotter under $400?

Ahoy,
While underway we consult our Galaxy phone which has Navionics charts for the Great Lakes and Canada. It was chosen because we like the display, it runs the course line to your destination...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-21-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 534
Posted By FDR14127
Re: Autohelm parts needed (power cable, pedestal mount and wheel mount)

yo;
Logon to eBay motors and set up a search for Raymarine, you will get a daily email with all kinda bits and pieces for sale, some of which relate directly to your question. Careful shopping will...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-03-2015
Replies: 25
Views: 1,825
Posted By FDR14127
Re: Questions about borrowing a friend's boat

Oh I remember this from Business Law 104 in college, it was called a bailment. Can't help you as I hated the course and slept through it. Cured me from ever going to law school. I will tell you...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-05-2015
Replies: 41
Views: 3,438
Posted By FDR14127
Post Re: Coast Guard Documentation process times.

Well, we have only been asked for the CG Registration, but since we sail on Ontario and the border is not marked by buoys we also carry the NY State Registration, US Radiotelephone License and Class...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-28-2015
Replies: 41
Views: 3,438
Posted By FDR14127
Re: Coast Guard Documentation process times.

Be nice to the ladies at the Documentation Center, they always got the job done ticki po when left to their own devices. Then Sen Byrd moved the operation to Falling Waters, still things went along...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-17-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 840
Posted By FDR14127
Re-bedding Windows on a LF38

Well, it looks like we will need to re-bed a port window. The sealant has failed. What do we need to glue these babies in, on to the Silpruf SC2000 by GE or maybe the Dow 795 product. Looks like...
Forum: Chartering   02-15-2015
Replies: 1
Views: 932
Posted By FDR14127
Why not call Ed Hamilton and ask that question....

Why not call Ed Hamilton and ask that question. Doesn't cost anything to talk and they might say book a hotel it's a crazy idea, or maybe it's doable or maybe they have a last minute cancellation....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-10-2015
Replies: 30
Views: 1,434
Posted By FDR14127
Re: Does VHF need external antenna?

Well since we sail in your waters, I think you should properly install the radio as a safety feature. Granted the Toronto/Rochester ferry is no longer bearing down on you at 30+ knots. CBPS wants to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-07-2015
Replies: 35
Views: 1,970
Posted By FDR14127
Re: New computer selection help??

"Win XP on a 15 year old IBM laptop"
Well there ya go, positively the best choice ever. We have two of these which are deployed across our fleet running Navigatrix. That is a Linux based operating...
Forum: Chartering   01-06-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 1,613
Posted By FDR14127
Re: Need Suggestions for first Charter in St. Martin?

Last March we left Guadeloupe for Il de Sainte and then on to Dominica and back all in the course of a week. To be candid we were sailing a Catana 47 which goes along at a pretty good clip, so maybe...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-27-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 1,144
Posted By FDR14127
Re: Radar on 18-20 ft sailboat

A safer cheaper engineering solution would be to enable an AIS transponder. The tanker Captain would see you and ring you up for a conversation if you set his alarms off. Your ability as a radar...
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