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Search: Posts Made By: elcap373
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 04-22-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 7,439
Posted By elcap373
A little over one year ago my son and I conspired...

A little over one year ago my son and I conspired to buy a sailboat he could live-aboard while attending the University of Washington in Seattle and the two of us could sail around the Puget Sound. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-07-2010
Replies: 3
Views: 2,269
Posted By elcap373
NuTeak

Has anyone experience in installing NuTeak interior teak-holly flooring (http://www.nuteak.com/)? I saw the material at the Seattle Boat Show. It looks pretty good. Better than the ratty teak and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-26-2010
Replies: 18
Views: 5,102
Posted By elcap373
Wow, this is great data. But I think there...

Wow, this is great data.

But I think there is a question yet unanswered: How significant is the drag of the prop compared to the drag on the hull?

I'm sure there must be good data somewhere...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-25-2010
Replies: 15
Views: 2,496
Posted By elcap373
Sail in Forward, Reverse, or Neutral?

I have a Hurth ZF 10M transmission on the 24 hp Universal diesel in my Newport 33. The ZF 10M manual indicates the transmission should be in forward or reverse when sailing – not in neutral. I...
Forum: Newport 06-22-2009
Replies: 4
Views: 1,323
Posted By elcap373
Stu, Thanks for your insight. I'll have to...

Stu,

Thanks for your insight. I'll have to make some measurements to determine if the engine is offset.

Since my post I have discussed this with another N33 owner. Although he has a smaller...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-25-2009
Replies: 34
Views: 2,238
Posted By elcap373
I look forward to my time being mine... Every day...

I look forward to my time being mine... Every day will be Saturday, every night will be Friday night!...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-25-2009
Replies: 20
Views: 17,755
Posted By elcap373
I can vouch for the ODay 25. My wife and I owned...

I can vouch for the ODay 25. My wife and I owned one years ago. Sailed her out of Seward, Alaska. Had many grand adventures. The fellow I bought her from lived on her in Homer, Alaska - while...
Forum: Living Aboard 04-19-2009
Replies: 29
Views: 7,001
Posted By elcap373
An old friend lived in an ODay 25 in Homer,...

An old friend lived in an ODay 25 in Homer, Alaska. He worked two weeks on - two weeks off - on the north slope - so he was on the boat for two weeks at a time - in Homer, Alaska. It was the...
Forum: Newport 04-17-2009
Replies: 1
Views: 799
Posted By elcap373
How to remove sole panels in N33

Can anyone walk me through how the sole panels are removed in an N33. Specifically, what is the best way to remove the teak plugs? Just drill them out? What will I find below the plugs? Stainless...
Forum: Newport 04-12-2009
Replies: 2
Views: 992
Posted By elcap373
Re-finish sole

I have an N33. The teak and holley sole needs re-finishing. Has anyone been down this road? did you remove the panels, or re-finish the wood in place? What worked for others?
Forum: Newport 03-21-2009
Replies: 2
Views: 1,631
Posted By elcap373
Andy, I just bought an N33. My son is living...

Andy,
I just bought an N33. My son is living on it while going to UW. She's tied up on Lake Union. He's in heaven. Only down side so far - the holding tank is only 6 gallons and the closest...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 02-24-2009
Replies: 17
Views: 1,157
Posted By elcap373
Well, just came back from a detailed inspection...

Well, just came back from a detailed inspection of the engine and boat with a very detail oriented mechanic who also owns a N33! He inspected the engine and noted some minor issues. He listened to...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 02-23-2009
Replies: 17
Views: 1,157
Posted By elcap373
It shouldn't be growth. It pulled to port both...

It shouldn't be growth. It pulled to port both before and after we hauled her out. On the haul out we had the bottom pressure washed.
I'm meeting the mechanic that owns a N33 in the morning. ...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 02-23-2009
Replies: 17
Views: 1,157
Posted By elcap373
Things are looking up. Another broker (not the...

Things are looking up. Another broker (not the seller's) turned me on to a local mechanic who is very knowledgeable. Turns our he also owns a Newport 33. We discussed the issues and are going to...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 02-23-2009
Replies: 17
Views: 1,157
Posted By elcap373
How's this for a guess. The former owner kept...

How's this for a guess.
The former owner kept maintenance records. I read the history. Not long ago the owner had the transmission replaced. Shortly thereafter the engine ran dry of oil! Seems...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 02-23-2009
Replies: 17
Views: 1,157
Posted By elcap373
You're right. Out she'll have to come.

You're right. Out she'll have to come.
Forum: Newport 02-22-2009
Replies: 4
Views: 1,323
Posted By elcap373
Jody, This pulls strongly port going...

Jody,

This pulls strongly port going FORWARD! Not in reverse! That's my concern. You let go the wheel and she swings sharply to port.

Rich
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 02-22-2009
Replies: 17
Views: 1,157
Posted By elcap373
Is there a way to check without hauling her out?...

Is there a way to check without hauling her out? I just paid to have her surveyed. The surveyor didn't notice anything.
Forum: Newport 02-22-2009
Replies: 4
Views: 1,323
Posted By elcap373
N33 excessive pull to port under power?

I am looking at buying a Newport 33. When under power she seems to pull excessively to port. The broker says, "Don't worry about it, its normal. Due to prop wash." Which I could understand. However,...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 02-22-2009
Replies: 17
Views: 1,157
Posted By elcap373
N33 pulls to port under power

I am looking at buying a Newport 33. When under power she seems to pull excessively to port. The broker says, "Don't worry about it, its normal. Due to prop wash." Which I could understand. ...
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