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Search: Posts Made By: Preserved
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-19-2010
Replies: 242
Views: 127,312
Posted By Preserved
Cleaning after waxing?

I put some effort into polishing and waxing my hull for the first time this spring. With other projects taking priority, I took an afternoon and gave the gel-coated hull an acid wash to remove...
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-14-2010
Replies: 18
Views: 4,002
Posted By Preserved
A little more on this. Still don't have the hour...

A little more on this. Still don't have the hour meter hooked up, but took a look at my wiring setup overall. What I did was power my DC panel through the engine battery switch. Since my panel does...
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-12-2010
Replies: 18
Views: 4,002
Posted By Preserved
Thanks for all the info guys. I'm heading to the...

Thanks for all the info guys. I'm heading to the boat today and I'll take a look.
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-10-2010
Replies: 18
Views: 4,002
Posted By Preserved
Thanks Eherlihy. I'm heading back to the...

Thanks Eherlihy.

I'm heading back to the boat tomorrow and I'll check it out.

Also, are you suggesting that my electrical should be set up so that when I switch on the main red switch,...
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-09-2010
Replies: 18
Views: 4,002
Posted By Preserved
Sorry for the confusion guys. The engine in...

Sorry for the confusion guys. The engine in question is a Vetus M3.10. By "Standard Ignition" I mean a start key. I've got a main power switch inside the cabin, and in the cockpit instrument panel...
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-09-2010
Replies: 18
Views: 4,002
Posted By Preserved
installing an hour meter - no ignition

I'm connecting an hour meter to my motor and the instructions say to connect one wire to ground and the other to the ignition switch. My boat does not have an standard key ignition, but a starter...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-24-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 1,045
Posted By Preserved
lifelines, why so strong?

My coated wire lifelines likely need replacing, and I've been searching and reading posts on the wire vs. synthetic debate. This question is not about that..I'm going synthetic when I replace them.
...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-07-2008
Replies: 11
Views: 3,693
Posted By Preserved
Wow. Were those two boats at a dock? Looks like...

Wow. Were those two boats at a dock? Looks like they hit a floating dock. I hate seeing pictures like that. In south portland, on a mooring, and a storm is coming..is there any where to hole-up? I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-07-2008
Replies: 11
Views: 3,693
Posted By Preserved
Thanks everyone. This is all good information to...

Thanks everyone. This is all good information to me. My boat is a 30foot, with a 4'3" draft. At this point, I'm looking at getting on a waiting list for East End Beach in Portland, or making the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-07-2008
Replies: 11
Views: 3,693
Posted By Preserved
Casco to Freeport ME..Seeking Mooring

Hi everyone,

I'm looking for an inexpensive mooring on the Maine coast somewhere in Casco bay, or up to Freeport, Harpswell area.

Of course we'd like inexpensive, dingy access, and parking!...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10-05-2007
Replies: 11
Views: 11,513
Posted By Preserved
Good info everyone. True Blue, nice looking boat....

Good info everyone. True Blue, nice looking boat. With no rudder visible, really a double ender!
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10-05-2007
Replies: 11
Views: 11,513
Posted By Preserved
Canoe Stern "Double Ender"?

Is there any real benefit to a double ender hull shape? I'm to understand that they are supposedly good for a following sea, but why so few hulls designed this way.

What's the downsides?
...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 09-22-2007
Replies: 15
Views: 2,851
Posted By Preserved
Thanks for the info. Part of this process will be...

Thanks for the info. Part of this process will be buying a well thought design to begin with I imagine. Earlier versions of my boat (Catalina22) had gas lockers that spill fumes into living space,...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 09-22-2007
Replies: 15
Views: 2,851
Posted By Preserved
Opinions - buying a 70's era boat

Hi everyone,

I'm looking to upgrade in size from a 1986 Catalina 22. Am I asking for trouble buying a boat from the 1970's? I have not actually looked at any in person yet, but have done lots...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-17-2007
Replies: 2
Views: 884
Posted By Preserved
Bottom Paint - how to identify what you have?

Hey everyone,

I just bought a Catalina 22 in great shape. What ever the bottom paint is on there is in fairly good shape. The previous owner did not know what was on there, now I don't either.
...
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