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Search: Posts Made By: jakmedic
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-22-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 473
Posted By jakmedic
Flexible Holding Tank, Nauta vs Vetus?

I know I shouldn't buy a flexible holding tank because they smell and can leak. Go ahead, ask me how I know....but now that I've decontaminated myself, my boat and thrown out that damn rotting bag of...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 02-06-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 957
Posted By jakmedic
Re: CT 54, open ended question...

I wonder do teak decks necessarily require shrink wrap in the winter? I see a lot of live aboards do without, and I was hoping to avoid living under all that plastic, but I'm picturing ice and snow...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 02-06-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 957
Posted By jakmedic
Re: CT 54, open ended question...

Wow, Journey looks gorgeous. Thanks for the tip. I have no idea what kind of project it would be to get her to the East Coast, though. Lots of $$ to do that I'm sure.

Bob P, you can expect me to...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 02-06-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 957
Posted By jakmedic
Re: CT 54, open ended question...

Gorgeous boat for sure. Thanks for making them happen, Bob...From what I'm reading there may have been a significant change in construction of these beauties after 1981, that the decks tended to have...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 02-05-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 957
Posted By jakmedic
CT 54, open ended question...

Well, what do you think of this CT54? I'm making arrangements to go see her.

ct54Pilgrim (http://www.contemporaryyachts.com/webpages/brkgsail/ct54pilgrim.htm)

Intent is year-round live aboard...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-20-2010
Replies: 1
Views: 765
Posted By jakmedic
Barnstable Harbor Sailing?

Anyone have experience sailing in Barnstable Harbor, Cape Cod? I'm moving nearby, have been psyched with the idea of sailing there and tomorrow I'm scheduled to close on a nice used Rhodes 19...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 09-19-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 897
Posted By jakmedic
opinions on a few small boats before I buy

Wanna buy a boat this weekend. Looking for opinions for daysailer for wife and 3 year old daughter, want it to be safe for them, good learner for my wife, but still fun for me (i'm a big boat cruiser...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-10-2010
Replies: 18
Views: 1,424
Posted By jakmedic
"...the only way to assay is to actually drill...

"...the only way to assay is to actually drill into the underdeck with TEENY drill bits - 3/32" etc. and physically examine the 'drillings'."

Thanks for so much great info. The thing I struggling...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-10-2010
Replies: 18
Views: 1,424
Posted By jakmedic
Rich H: So if I follow you are saying that...

Rich H:

So if I follow you are saying that securing a sprung teak deck with epoxy and without permanent screws can work (using screws only temporarily in the laying process, then removing)...your...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-10-2010
Replies: 18
Views: 1,424
Posted By jakmedic
Thanks for your replies, all... Cap Tim: I...

Thanks for your replies, all...

Cap Tim: I like what you say and appreciate your inspiration...I'll probably take the plunge and attack one defined area at a time, that way I can bail without...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-09-2010
Replies: 18
Views: 1,424
Posted By jakmedic
Were it my boat I wouild remove the teak and...

Were it my boat I wouild remove the teak and properly fill holes and glass the deck with fiberglass cloth and epoxy and paint with non skid.[/QUOTE]

Thanks for your reply. I know you're right, but...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-09-2010
Replies: 18
Views: 1,424
Posted By jakmedic
Teak Trouble

Recently assumed care of a 30 year old 42’ sloop with teak decks, the teak is overlaid on glass laminate, the core is Airex. I’m emotionally attached to teak, which means I’m going to suffer…
...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-17-2010
Replies: 0
Views: 481
Posted By jakmedic
Wench of a Winch

Trying to take apart my 30 year old Barient 23 self-tailing winch to degrease, clean and regrease…Can’t get past the initial step of removing the line lifter and drum. I’m following the schematic and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-09-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 1,458
Posted By jakmedic
Just to follow up, I've called a rigger highly...

Just to follow up, I've called a rigger highly recommended by our yard, he laughed when I told him about recommendations to replace rigging over 15 years old, appreciates the sentiment as it's good...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-07-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 1,458
Posted By jakmedic
Thanks to all who responded. Sailingdog, your...

Thanks to all who responded. Sailingdog, your posts on boat inspection were excellent, and the Stormer article produced sufficient anxiety that I've already called a rigger to come inspect the boat....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-07-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 1,458
Posted By jakmedic
Confirming safety of Standing Rigging and essential systems

I’ve recently taken over care and ownership of my family’s boat, an Albin Nibus 42. I grew up sailing on her, but until now have had little involvement in her upkeep and maintenance. She’s in...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 04-06-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 4,580
Posted By jakmedic
Talking Thanks, but I think it's a different boat. The CL...

Thanks, but I think it's a different boat. The CL is a Canadian company, still in production...first hit when you google "CL Sailboats"...Just gave the company a call, the guy was a real nice...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 04-06-2010
Replies: 37
Views: 8,625
Posted By jakmedic
Cool Thanks Calden and Drake, I appreciate your reply....

Thanks Calden and Drake, I appreciate your reply. Your thoughts jibe with other's comments earlier in the post (not enough boat for weather or extended travel, etc), and I agree, that is why I've...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 04-05-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 4,580
Posted By jakmedic
CL-14 looks sweet, any thoughts?

Have caught a glimpse of what looks like my perfect sailing dinghy, the CL-14, and have found 2 for sale, though I've never heard of the CL name before. Anyone had any experience with the CL-14?...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 04-05-2010
Replies: 37
Views: 8,625
Posted By jakmedic
Ok, don't know if this thread is still active,...

Ok, don't know if this thread is still active, but want to than everyone for their excellent advice. Based largely what I read here, it was clear to me that I needed a more focused understanding of...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 03-04-2010
Replies: 37
Views: 8,625
Posted By jakmedic
Wow, you all have been amazingly helpful, I've...

Wow, you all have been amazingly helpful, I've got a lot of boats to look into now.

JRP, I'm definitely going to pay a visit to Arey's Pond Boatyard, as their stuff looks gorgeous on the web...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-03-2010
Replies: 71
Views: 7,962
Posted By jakmedic
looking for jakmedic

Sorry, I've been out of the loop for a while and haven't checked the site. Would be happy to help if I can. Try me again...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 03-03-2010
Replies: 37
Views: 8,625
Posted By jakmedic
Thanks "TheFrog"... I'll cross Lightning and...

Thanks "TheFrog"...

I'll cross Lightning and Thistle off my list just because of the lack of bench seats, necessary for my little one. Thanks for the heads-up...

Harpoon and Flying Scot both...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 03-03-2010
Replies: 37
Views: 8,625
Posted By jakmedic
I can picture what you mean, could get very wet...

I can picture what you mean, could get very wet with the Bay chop. Our house is near North, Cotuit and West Bays (protected bays), before they open out into the sound, which I'm sure would be fine,...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 03-03-2010
Replies: 37
Views: 8,625
Posted By jakmedic
The idea behind this boat is that it should be...

The idea behind this boat is that it should be easy to use, fun to sail and not too expensive. Needs to be a good learner for my wife, comfortable and safe so as not to terrify my 3 year old, but...
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