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Search: Posts Made By: joshuaheard
Forum: Learning to Sail 07-03-2002
Replies: 9
Views: 4,896
Posted By joshuaheard
Question about marine diesels

My two cents:

Buy a book on Marine diesels.
Learn about the prop shaft and shaft seals.
Learn how to bleed the fuel lines if you run out of fuel underway.
Learn how to change oil (oil must be...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-02-2002
Replies: 13
Views: 2,032
Posted By joshuaheard
Free boat for me - lots of questions

Good idea to join a sailing club. I joined a sailing club for a year before buying a boat. It is cheaper, no maintenance, and you can practice on someone else''s boat (usually with instruction). ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-01-2002
Replies: 13
Views: 2,032
Posted By joshuaheard
Free boat for me - lots of questions

I was in a similar situation, having been offered a 25'' Catalina for next to nothing. It had been neglected for several years. I had the boat hauled. The boat yard scraped the ecosystem living on...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-25-2002
Replies: 7
Views: 1,142
Posted By joshuaheard
leaving valves open

Close the thru-hull valves when you leave the boat for an extended period. I close mine for overnight or longer. If the valves are stiff, rebuild them. There may be an article on this web site, or...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-12-2002
Replies: 5
Views: 1,674
Posted By joshuaheard
Waxing fiberglass deck

I wax my deck and never slip off with my boat shoes. Waxing the deck is the best way to protect the fiberglass. You can remove excess wax from non-skid areas using a dry boat brush.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-10-2002
Replies: 5
Views: 876
Posted By joshuaheard
Handheld GPS''''s below deck

I have the Garmin Etrex. It gets better reception abovedeck but still receives belowdeck.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-29-2002
Replies: 13
Views: 1,522
Posted By joshuaheard
Loose screws

I would fill the fiberglass holes with fiberglass patching kit and move the hinges up or down an inch or so and reset the screws. Otherwise, switch to bolts/nuts. If you are desperate and want to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-22-2002
Replies: 6
Views: 5,550
Posted By joshuaheard
fresh water tank, tastes like ****!

Use 1/4 cap bleach and 1 tblsp of lemon juice in full tank (at least 20 gal.).
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 05-07-2002
Replies: 24
Views: 5,606
Posted By joshuaheard

Shark attacks are very rare. Sharks usually feed at night and during twilight. Sharks are curious and may approach you. I have dove with white tips and hammerheads. After investigating you, they...
Forum: Learning to Sail 05-07-2002
Replies: 3
Views: 1,079
Posted By joshuaheard
Leech- & Footlines

Be careful about tightening the leeach line too tight. You can get "leech curl", which may disrupt the flow of air over the sail and lose power. I learned alot about sujects like this in a book on...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-05-2002
Replies: 2
Views: 1,324
Posted By joshuaheard
Rubrail for Catalina 27'''' has parts for Catalina 27 boats.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-05-2002
Replies: 6
Views: 2,053
Posted By joshuaheard
Question on Dual Batteries

A single charger can charge two batteries if it has the capacity. Check the instructions on the charger. The charger I bought had capacity to charge two batteries. I hooked up the charger in front...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-05-2002
Replies: 4
Views: 759
Posted By joshuaheard

Chocks are not the same as cleats. You do not tie off a line to a chock. The chocks are guides for the dock lines to go through to the cleat to prevent chafing.
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