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Search: Posts Made By: brucemoody
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-04-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 585
Posted By brucemoody
Re: Jib Sheet Gets Caught in Staysail Furler

RichH, you are absolutely correct! I realize now that I forgot to update my account info. I now own a 1987 Hans Christian 33. And, you're also right on about light winds during mid-summer on the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-03-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 585
Posted By brucemoody
Jib Sheet Gets Caught in Staysail Furler

When I tack, my jib sheet will ocassionally get caught inside the tines of my staysail's furler. When it does, I have to go forward and pull the the sheet free. I have a Profurl ProEngin for both...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 12-27-2012
Replies: 1
Views: 564
Posted By brucemoody
Hans Christian 33 on Chesapeake Bay

We're always looking for people to sail with and to share stories and advice.

Just brought Duchess down from NY this spring. We had a daysailer before Duchess, and rented before that, so we're...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-10-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 764
Posted By brucemoody
Re: Fynspray Water Pumps

I think the deep socket solution will work, so it's off to the hardware store again. My toolbag overflowth, and it is good. Beneath the pump is a simple hose and hose clamp, so that should come off...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-09-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 764
Posted By brucemoody
Fynspray Water Pumps

I have a pair of Fynspray Lever Action Water Pumps (model WS-62C) in my galley. I need to install fresh gaskets. Problem is that each pump is attached to the underside of the counter with a single...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-23-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 1,124
Posted By brucemoody
Re: Cleaning the head

Your head might smell bad, but the source might be the hoses. So, a cat won't work. Maybe a ferret, though. Or, you can swap out your aging hoses for odorsafe(TM) sanitation hose. Ten buck a foot...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-23-2012
Replies: 45
Views: 5,850
Posted By brucemoody
Re: Power tool for sanding toe rail

I've only started on my toe rail with a scraper, so perhaps I don't have a say here. However, I keep a blade sharpening stone nearby and use it - often. When the scraper is sharp, the vanish comes...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-23-2012
Replies: 27
Views: 1,702
Posted By brucemoody
Re: When does the fun start?

Boats need care, always and forever. The sun, the sea, all the elements are wearing down every part, all the time. I have a list of things to be done. Lists, actually: what keeps me from sailing,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-23-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 3,637
Posted By brucemoody
Re: Vinyl sanitation hose: How to get it over tight fittings

Thanks for the advice. This started because that funky smell that would greet me when opening up the boat. I agree that we wouldn't put up with this at home, so why accept it as a part of sailing? ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-20-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 3,637
Posted By brucemoody
Vinyl sanitation hose: How to get it over tight fittings

We are having a grand time installing new vinyl sanitation hose. It's 1 1/2 ID, and never goes gently over the barbed fittings. I bought a heat gun the soften up the hose, but I'm not sure how much...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-14-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 3,877
Posted By brucemoody
Clearing the Holding Tank Vent Hose

Recently purchased a Hans Christian 33. We're dealing with foul odor from the head and going after all variables in play. We bought the boat from a person who spent weekends aboard it but never...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-29-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 559
Posted By brucemoody
Adding Boom Vang to Expand HC33 Trim Options?

Boom Vangs - the Hans Christian 33 does not come with one. I believe this is also the case with other HC models, but we're purchasing a 33, so it's our focus.

I would side with those who advocate...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-27-2011
Replies: 23
Views: 3,099
Posted By brucemoody
What Is The Value of Headroom (for Tall Sailors)

I am just a bit under 6'2." I feel strongly about choosing an offshore capable boat under 30 feet. I don't want to start another thread to recommend one boat versus another boat. Carl's calculator...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-20-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 1,252
Posted By brucemoody
Recommendation for a Portable Head

If there's already a thread for this question, please send me in the right direction.

We need to replace the portable head that came with our 1975 Douglas & McLeod 22. The space near the v-berth...
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