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Forum: Learning to Sail   07-02-2005
Replies: 3
Views: 1,247
Posted By dkory
SF Bay Area Info

For an equally competent but much less expensive alternative, try Tradewinds at www.TradewindsSailing.com
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   05-17-2005
Replies: 3
Views: 3,494
Posted By dkory
Cruising the US Pacific Coast

Should be a pretty good time to do it weather-wise, all downwind, as long as you avoid going when a late Southerly is blowing.

The problem with most anchorages and harbors along Washington and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-13-2005
Replies: 8
Views: 1,544
Posted By dkory
Severe Weather Alert !!!

If you are saying the bill doens''t change what the NWS does, then what exactly is the bill intended to accomplish?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-13-2005
Replies: 2
Views: 691
Posted By dkory
Exhaust Through Hull

West Marine sells a variety of them, and you can add a 45 elbow to any straight thru hull.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-13-2005
Replies: 27
Views: 2,164
Posted By dkory
engine size

Displacement is important, but hull shape is a big deal, too. A long skinny boat will take a lot less HP to push than a short fat one with the same displacement.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-13-2005
Replies: 2
Views: 1,555
Posted By dkory
New Standing Rigging

Do it yourself, without question. I have re-rigged 3 of my boats, by myself, without problem. Use Norseman or whichever brand you prefer. I found a simple grinder with a metal cutting wheel to work...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-13-2005
Replies: 10
Views: 2,213
Posted By dkory
Raw water cooled engines

I agree with replacing with a Yanmar, as I have on our charter-fleet DuFour. I think your price quote is about right, as the labor is the expensive part. Drynoc got robbed on his engine- it...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-13-2005
Replies: 10
Views: 2,213
Posted By dkory
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-13-2005
Replies: 3
Views: 6,791
Posted By dkory
Garmin vs. Raymarine - opinions from users?

I have both Garmin and Raymarine stuff on a 65-foot ULDB. If you are integrating knotmeter, windmeter, depthsounder, and repeater displays, I would recommend Raymarine, as they make all of that gear,...
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