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Forum: Electrical Systems   11-07-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 938
Posted By donwsailn
How do the ELCI's work?

How do the ELCI's work?
Forum: Diesel   08-29-2009
Replies: 22
Views: 2,870
Posted By donwsailn
Okay, I admit it...

I actually replaced a thru-hull in the slip.

Pretty simple actually. Several different sizes of rubber stoppers available. Wife inside the boat. Me with the scuba gear and a bag of stoppers. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-28-2009
Replies: 15
Views: 1,253
Posted By donwsailn
Yes to UW lights, but why do they cost so much?

We scuba, and we also fish. UW lights are good for both pursuits.

On a night dive, an underwater light makes easy to tell which one of those dark shapes overhead you are supposed to swim back to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-22-2009
Replies: 3
Views: 595
Posted By donwsailn
just the rudder post?

Doesn't this really mean that you need replace the entire rudder?

The rudder post is part of a welded structure with the fiberglass rudder skin around it. A new rudder for my Irwin 38 costs about...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   01-10-2009
Replies: 88
Views: 29,029
Posted By donwsailn
Cool What can fail on a C30 in rough Bluewater?

Just skimmed this thread, so if someone else mentioned it please forgive me for restating:

#1) Hull to Deck Joint - The C30 was intended for coastal cruising, so the deck/hull joint was probably...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available   10-16-2007
Replies: 15
Views: 2,332
Posted By donwsailn
SV, I think your idea of cruising with...

SV,

I think your idea of cruising with another couple is a sound one. On the longer passages, you can split up the watches with each couple "on" for 12 hours as a couple. This also means that...
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