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Search: Posts Made By: Dfok
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-07-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 1,004
Posted By Dfok
Re: How winterize battery

Batteries need to be toughened up, not coddled. Bringing them indoors makes them lose electrons ( I'm Positive) which renders them fat and lazy, like your neighbor's pampered dog or an errant...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-01-2014
Replies: 27
Views: 1,994
Posted By Dfok
Re: Picking up a mooring single handed

I like to sneak up on the starboard side of the average mooring although truth be told the port side would do as well. Despite rumors moorings cannot see equally well in every direction.
Moorings...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-07-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 1,527
Posted By Dfok
Re: self contained battery powered LED interior lights

These LED puck lights are going strong after two years ( changed the batteries two or three times). Each light can be tapped on or off, all can be turned on, off or dimmed from the remote switch - I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-09-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 1,055
Posted By Dfok
Re: Glad I wasn't out sailing last night

That is a fine looking wind graph, can it be set for any location? If so please pass on the web address. I've been looking through google - found wind maps and different graphs but not the version...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-22-2014
Replies: 53
Views: 5,374
Posted By Dfok
Re: Incredible hull cleaner, dirt cheap and fast.

Poliglo comes with directions or instructions for use. If you read the label and apply it correctly it seems to work fine.
There is a polyglo remover available to take it off, certainly no more...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-21-2014
Replies: 53
Views: 5,374
Posted By Dfok
Re: Incredible hull cleaner, dirt cheap and fast.

I used the polyprep mixed a bit stronger than suggested to clean off my 3 year old poliglo (added a new layer each year), then cleaned the hull with soap and water before reapplying all new poliglo....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-21-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 1,198
Posted By Dfok
Re: Installing prop shaft flange/transmission coupling

Is aligning the drive train something best done in the water? I know the shape of my boat changes just a bit when it is sitting on keel and stands in the yard ( the head door won't close till I'm...
Forum: Chartering 04-14-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 768
Posted By Dfok
Re: Chartering in the Chesapeake in late June/ early July

A bad day sailing on the bay is still better than.....just about any other day :)
Last season may have been unusual, perhaps it is the new normal - either way we had good air much of the time,...
Forum: Chartering 04-14-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 768
Posted By Dfok
Re: Chartering in the Chesapeake in late June/ early July

Exploring Annapolis and crossing the bay to St Michaels (Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum) would be a nice trip and doable in a couple days. You might consider a stop in Baltimore on the way, kids love...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-14-2014
Replies: 79
Views: 4,337
Posted By Dfok
Re: Stupid questions about launch day

Jimgo -
marinemachining dot com is in Michigan - phone number is on the website. Between the internet and UPS they may as well be next door.
I did this project two seasons ago in winter; after a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-14-2014
Replies: 79
Views: 4,337
Posted By Dfok
Re: Stupid questions about launch day

My bet is you will have to bite the bullet sooner or later, might as well save time, aggravation and potential damage to parts that are not getting replaced.
The new shaft will be dressed to fit the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-06-2014
Replies: 79
Views: 4,337
Posted By Dfok
Re: Stupid questions about launch day

Tough to tell in the photo but the stern tube does look cracked and jagged.
Fixing all is a daunting job but once you have the parts at hand it probably will take less than a day making all...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-04-2014
Replies: 79
Views: 4,337
Posted By Dfok
Re: Stupid questions about launch day

Jimgo - lots of things may look different once you get to the boat. I'd be surprised if the stuffing box hose was expanding, that is a short piece of tough hose. And maybe they thought the garboard...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-04-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 570
Posted By Dfok
Re: Quality sheet co's ?

There are net bags that zipper closed and are made for use in the laundry - perfect for loading with line and running through the gentle cycle if they are really dirty and stiff. Otherwise just...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 03-24-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 1,596
Posted By Dfok
Re: Irwin 1975 24 10/4 opinions, info

There is a clean Irwin 10/4 for sale at our club in North East, MD, I think the owner is looking for around $3500. He was replacing the plywood in the bowsprit last week.
Looks like a nice boat for...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-13-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 2,904
Posted By Dfok
Back to that "bahamas going single hand Nov 2014" thread

Any more thought given to setting this meeting / webinar up? I'm interested, will drive to Annapolis whenever. If you need a hand setting it up as a google online meeting I can help with that too -
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-07-2014
Replies: 34
Views: 2,599
Posted By Dfok
Re: Notice To Mariners: New Reef off Key West

another article and video of the Tilly adrift. http://thebluepaper.com/article/derelict-tugboat-set-to-cost-hundreds-of-thousands-to-monroe-county/
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-06-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 1,351
Posted By Dfok
Re: Ballpark to rewire Catalina 22

Sounds like a great opportunity to learn new skills. A quick google search came up with the stock wiring schematics and diagrams. Comparing the two to what you have in front of you will generate some...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-26-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 2,281
Posted By Dfok
Re: Westerbeke Glow Plug

Hi Amanda -
There is a active Catalina 28 users group - www.catalina28.net you may not be aware of - lots of experience with pretty much anything that can come up on a 28 there. Its another source...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-19-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 1,529
Posted By Dfok
Re: Free global wi-fi?

anyone remember Lightsquared? As I recall they were going to do this a couple years ago by piggybacking on gps satellites or something along those lines. There was a thread here on sailnet ---...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-13-2014
Replies: 203
Views: 9,245
Posted By Dfok
Re: Beaufort South Carolina no longer a free anchor

Idiotic? Really?
Looks to me like a public entity is being given to a private concern to run as a business and for a profit. The capitalist ends up with control of the property.
Capitalism run...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-13-2014
Replies: 203
Views: 9,245
Posted By Dfok
Re: Beaufort South Carolina no longer a free anchor

This isn't the end of the world but it may be the start of a big change for cruisers. Municipalities are privatizing a public amenity - access to our water. If eventually many desirable and safe...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-12-2014
Replies: 203
Views: 9,245
Posted By Dfok
Re: Beaufort South Carolina no longer a free anchor

The city will now install and require the use of moorings where free anchorages existed for 300 years. They will now prohibit you from dropping an anchor into "our" mud, requiring you to hook up the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-12-2014
Replies: 203
Views: 9,245
Posted By Dfok
Re: Beaufort South Carolina no longer a free anchor

Great point, but most have no idea what/who ALEC is or what it means to our lives as citizens or sailors ----
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-12-2014
Replies: 203
Views: 9,245
Posted By Dfok
Re: Beaufort South Carolina no longer a free anchor

Good luck with that - please post all replies from the cityofbeaufort.org/citycouncil here, just for laughs.
The City of Beaufort is imposing a tax on sailors mooring in their city. They are...
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