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Search: Posts Made By: westerly84
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-24-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 2,216
Posted By westerly84
ssb antenna

having spoken to numerous persons i consider knowledgeable by virtue of their experience in the matter i have surmised that a perfectly adequate ssb antenna can be made by simply placing a 40' +/-...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-09-2010
Replies: 13
Views: 2,167
Posted By westerly84
teak covered cored decks

what i ended up doing for time & economic reasons.
1) remove teak
2) enlarge holes & remove surrounding core with dogleg pick
3) inject thickened epoxy with west system 509 tube
4) lay two coats...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 01-09-2010
Replies: 3
Views: 739
Posted By westerly84
inexpensive marina

try the "bill dye marina" in north jacksonville, florida on the trout river, off the st. johns river. 904-766-0105
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 01-09-2010
Replies: 3
Views: 1,468
Posted By westerly84
after haiti

after stopping at isle a vache, haiti, we plan to head for either punta beata, d.r. or on to puerto rico by the best route. we have previously only taken the route east from luperon across the mona...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 01-09-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 3,437
Posted By westerly84
Luperon, Dominican Republic

we have been to luperon several times and have yet to have seen or heard of any hauling out being available around there. it is however, with the exception of the unclean water in the bay, a great...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 01-09-2010
Replies: 53
Views: 4,112
Posted By westerly84
haiti and dominican republic

i'm afraid some of you make the mistake of speaking of haiti and the dominican republic in the same sentence. they are very different places. we have spent quite a lot of time in the d.r. and have...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 01-09-2010
Replies: 53
Views: 4,112
Posted By westerly84
haiti and dominican republic

i'm afraid some of you make the mistake of speaking of haiti and the dominican republic in the same sentence. they are very different places. we have spent quite a lot of time in the d.r. and have...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-09-2010
Replies: 3
Views: 963
Posted By westerly84
ssb

definitely get at least an ssb reciever like the "yacht boy". vhf will not cut it. too little range. s/v mello moon
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 01-09-2010
Replies: 3
Views: 1,468
Posted By westerly84
isle a vache

have made trip from luperon, dominican republic to puerto rico by going east & across mona passage several times but just began reading info about going west around haiti to isle a vache and on that...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-09-2008
Replies: 46
Views: 15,127
Posted By westerly84
see don casey's book, "sailboat hull & deck...

see don casey's book, "sailboat hull & deck repair". i tried to save my deck by a few other methods only to finally give in & do it by the book.
p.s. there are several interesting looking deck...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 06-09-2008
Replies: 30
Views: 11,868
Posted By westerly84
whatever the project involving a boat, expect it...

whatever the project involving a boat, expect it to take twice as long & cost three times as much as your estimate.
i concur that it is much wiser to pay a little more for something a little better...
Forum: Living Aboard 06-09-2008
Replies: 18
Views: 2,947
Posted By westerly84
lived aboard our 36' sailboat from bahamas to...

lived aboard our 36' sailboat from bahamas to trinidad for past 6 years doing pretty much whatever everyone else did for 15-17000/yr.
s/v
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-09-2008
Replies: 13
Views: 2,167
Posted By westerly84
jeanneau teak deck leaks

noticed leaks in teak covered deck on jeanneau voyage 37'. removing several planks i found several small holes about 1/8" diameter randomly scattered. mostly in area between teak planks where...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-15-2008
Replies: 0
Views: 914
Posted By westerly84
sewing machines

after researching various hd sewing machines & talking to several industrial machine repairmen i am led to believe the reliable 2000u, rex rx20u, consew cp146r, & sailrite lsz-1 are all equally...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-11-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 4,025
Posted By westerly84
hd sewing machines

researching hd zig-zag sewing machines. looking at sailrite lsz-1 which seems overpriced, rex 607z, which dealer claims is exactly same as sailrite except price, also reliable 2000u-33 & consew...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-20-2006
Replies: 12
Views: 1,929
Posted By westerly84
dinghy outboard- brands?

as far as 2 strokes, the 9.9 & 15 hp are the same engines with different carbs on most brands, so same weight. met a fellow in keys who offered to trade his newer 4 stroke even for my 2. almost did...
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