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Search: Posts Made By: dorymate1
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-07-2015
Replies: 85
Views: 5,466
Posted By dorymate1
Re: High anxiety-passage v. Coastal

Open Water - Close Water Just give me water.
Both have their mind numbing possibilities & challenges
That's why we go.

I don't think offshore sailors are as afraid of inshore as only inshore...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 02-13-2015
Replies: 238
Views: 17,324
Posted By dorymate1
Re: My newest project

Would carbon make a difference with all that wetted surface?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-13-2014
Replies: 165
Views: 18,272
Posted By dorymate1
Re: Boat sank at the dock

It seems topic is lost here. You do need to protect your self if you have any feeling the yard or the insurance co. are no acting in your best interest.
Depending on the insurance co. they...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-15-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 1,060
Posted By dorymate1
Re: Rudder Replacement Problems

Don't trust any yard.
You need to find a yard. That works closely with surveyors & naval architects.
Plans are made solutions are found.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 11-15-2014
Replies: 42
Views: 4,572
Posted By dorymate1
Re: Masts - deck or keel stepped?

On a new or newer boat I have no issue with a deck step vs. keel.
It does seem that the size and weigh of masts on boats over 45ft tend with a few exception go for a keel step.
However on boat...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-15-2014
Replies: 52
Views: 4,847
Posted By dorymate1
Re: How do these seacocks look?

WOW Lots of stuff here. Things I've experienced with Marelon.
First boat we used it on was in 1992. Saw that vessel last summer still has those valves.
The first thing I noticed is Marelon moves...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-04-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 676
Posted By dorymate1
Re: sta loks untwisting with blue loc tite?

Do let the lifeseal & locktite cure a bit longer. Make sure your putting the on them the sealant in the bottom of the fitting and locktite on the threads that have no sealant. The sealant will...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-04-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 1,692
Posted By dorymate1
Re: Annapolis boat show

Oh so your the guy walking threw the show in misery with wife in tow. Getting her to carry the new boat pole you bought for a buck & your trying to hide that batch of sham wows you picked up.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-13-2014
Replies: 96
Views: 5,707
Posted By dorymate1
Re: Hopes and dreams. Is this realistic?

Check out Wilmington NC May some boats available that meet your needs. Live aboard friendly marinas available. Less expensive than larger metro areas but work available dockage rates as low as 8/ft /...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-29-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 1,577
Posted By dorymate1
Re: Muriatic Acid in holding tank

We use a product from tract ecological called Sew Clean check it out Welcome to Trac-Online (
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-29-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 561
Posted By dorymate1
Re: Hull question

That's an area that had fresh water trapped against the hull. You see the same thing when boats are put in fresh water with no paint or barrier coat. Gelcoat is more water proof than FRP without it....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-29-2014
Replies: 33
Views: 1,675
Posted By dorymate1
Re: Bottom slime

Funny isn't. Divers want you to scrub it and boatyards want you to paint it. This from a boat yard. If it's a slime & not hard growth Imagine this take your boat sailing compare boat speed with the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-17-2013
Replies: 25
Views: 2,358
Posted By dorymate1
Re: Buried Chainplates

If you see visible rust & expansion is evident then your plates need to be inspected by any means needed. loosen the rig a little don't sail it at all. Take a look @ the pics from a couple of posts...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-17-2013
Replies: 25
Views: 2,358
Posted By dorymate1
Re: Buried Chainplates

Chain plates can fail even in places were you think you see them. As in this case under the toggle that attached the chain plate. Thoroughly inspect any place you see any signs of rust.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-08-2013
Replies: 44
Views: 6,233
Posted By dorymate1
Re: Grease on Propeller for Anti Fouling?

have seen great success with propspeed but is pricey and can be finicky and not work if not applied correctly. I always spread the squeeze out from max prop grease over the prop may give it a little...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-08-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 1,703
Posted By dorymate1
Re: 3 blade prop or two blade folder

unless racing 3 blades are better than 2. I find boats stop much faster in reverse with 3 blades . And it's always good to have that extra bite when a lee shore comes a callin.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-08-2013
Replies: 29
Views: 2,671
Posted By dorymate1
Re: Should a Roller Furler be Hard?

can also be a lead issue. Go up on deck make sure your furling line enters the drum @ 9o dgrs. Then have someone unfurl the sail while you manually lead the line into the drum at 90 DGRS. After the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-06-2013
Replies: 60
Views: 3,365
Posted By dorymate1
Re: Recourse for Powerboats

I v'e been running sail & power boats up and down the ICW for over 20yrs. Couple of comments. When in a sail boat I usually just wave a power boat by or let them now on the radio. After all I'm in a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-30-2013
Replies: 63
Views: 7,773
Posted By dorymate1
Re: Cost to Replace Chainplates? Should I Walk Away?

Hayne will cut polish and deliver new chain plates. Made from proper materials & done right. Use the pros not a back yard fabricator when dealing with chain plates . Nothing to fool around with here.
Forum: Electronics 06-22-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 1,489
Posted By dorymate1
Re: In-Hull Depth Finder/Transponder - Repair and/or Replacement

To check your transducer you can purchase a 1500.00 instrument or do what we did before we had one turn the unit on and listen for the clicking if you hear it it's most likely ok. I do agree if...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 06-15-2013
Replies: 59
Views: 8,019
Posted By dorymate1
Re: Don't "drive" your boat like it's a car!

Run just about all boats sail & power to 80ft. First thing I explain to anyone is to stop and take gauge of current wind and others. If you don't come to a complete stop before attempting to dock you...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 05-31-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 1,654
Posted By dorymate1
Re: Shoal Keel: Excessive Leeway

The trick is to use what you got. you will never point as high as some other boats . But if you foot off & adjust your sails properly you'll need to cover more distance you may find you can beat the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-10-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 881
Posted By dorymate1
Re: Temperature Sending Unit

Not being a pool guy don't realy know what a hot tub thermometer is. But would most likely hose. Clamp. It wire tie itor safety wire it before silicone. Not heat resistant enough unless RTV that...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-09-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 881
Posted By dorymate1
Re: Temperature Sending Unit

The scary part is someone might actually try that silicone bloop idea. lots a luck with that one
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 03-02-2013
Replies: 846
Views: 106,634
Posted By dorymate1
Re: Full or fin keel?

Out bound sounds like your keel is on there. But suggest you walk around those New England yards and see just how many of those fin keels are jammed up into the hull @ the trailing edge.
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