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Search: Posts Made By: asdf38
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-21-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 2,176
Posted By asdf38
Re: Prices for everything

My projects, 1979 Contessa 26. Showing cost and my hours (profesional hours included in cost).

Re-wire - ~$1000 + 100 hrs
-All interior wiring except engine panel
-Cost includes crimper,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-04-2014
Replies: 40
Views: 3,365
Posted By asdf38
Re: Dinghy and Engine Choices

I went through a few iterations trying to find the right dingy for my Contessa 26.

I've had an $80 "Sevylor Fish Hunter 3-Person" since I bought the boat. This fits comfortably in a locker in the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-28-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 2,384
Posted By asdf38
Re: Funding retirement boat

Financially this is pretty straightforward: Home equity loan.

A boat loan is higher interest and taking money from an IRA is nearly always a bad idea.

That ignores the question of whether it's...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-18-2014
Replies: 80
Views: 5,156
Posted By asdf38
Re: When Do You Reef?

The boat turns "into the wind" because it's designed too!

Find a diagram of your boat from the top and note the position of the keel. The keel anchors the boat. Now consider that the wind is...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-31-2014
Replies: 49
Views: 3,744
Posted By asdf38
Re: Red over Green Navigation Light

Yes thank you, I finally realized that looking back at my own diagram. Somehow that understanding has escaped me for a while.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-08-2013
Replies: 29
Views: 1,999
Posted By asdf38
Re: Handheld GPS differences

Touchscreen concerns me although some quick research suggests it's resistive. Does anyone know for sure?

Resistive should continue working with gloved hands and after getting soaked. Capacitive...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-01-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 569
Posted By asdf38
Re: To do it myself or not ?

You didn't mention the boat or engine, but I'll guess anyway for fun - assuming its a normal 25-40' boat I think you're in the $2k territory within +/- 300%.

That's what I'd expect for my boat...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-10-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 1,304
Posted By asdf38
Re: Leaking Window-Hatch

I actually just redid my main hatch. It took 2-3 hours to get it and the spacer off, cleaned and back on. I was leaking mainly between the teak spacer and the deck it appeared. I rebed everything...
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