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Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   08-01-2008
Replies: 9
Views: 11,828
Posted By capnjim02
Has anyone noticed!

this fellow was looking at this boat over a year ago!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-11-2008
Replies: 43
Views: 5,825
Posted By capnjim02
I've had a martec for 18yrs and had little problems

after about 10 yrs it needed to have over-sized pins installed. with a fair amount of wear they do need refurbing. with wear the blades close a little over center and sometimes one blade won't open...
Forum: O'Day   07-10-2008
Replies: 10
Views: 8,428
Posted By capnjim02
you can find out with a simple frig magnet

if the magnet sticks its cast iron. if not its lead. the reddish material may be fairing compound or it could be rust inhibitor if the keels iron.
s/v Que Pasa?
Forum: O'Day   08-13-2007
Replies: 2
Views: 1,558
Posted By capnjim02
O'Day conserns

denise; first the exhaust being under water when motoring is normal. when under power the stern squats about 7 or 8". the high loop is there so that under certain circumstances such as running under...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   08-13-2007
Replies: 5
Views: 1,097
Posted By capnjim02
denise; re anchor and rode

i also have an O'Day 30. i have a 25# standard danforth w/6' of chain and 1/2" laid line. 100' of rode isn't enough. there will be times when you will have to anchor in deeper water or high winds. a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-09-2007
Replies: 15
Views: 8,347
Posted By capnjim02
I have to give this disc up for now!

My damm computer is acting like its on the old dial-up. taking forever to do anything.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-09-2007
Replies: 15
Views: 8,347
Posted By capnjim02
I did'nt think it would be mineral spirits!

I thought it would be mineral OIL. spirits are basically paint thinner, i would have serious doubts that that would work. they would definitely get the same use and abuse since one would be mounted...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-09-2007
Replies: 15
Views: 8,347
Posted By capnjim02
Just had a light bulb moment!

since i have two of them and i want to have one mounted on port side and one on starboard . maybe i'll get a new diaphram for one and make one for the other and see which one lasts longer. as my...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-09-2007
Replies: 15
Views: 8,347
Posted By capnjim02
I just did a search and found parts

I have two of these compasses, originally manuf by aqua meter inst co in NJ and they sold them to rule. I don't have a clue if they are still in business . orig compass was installed in boat in...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-09-2007
Replies: 15
Views: 8,347
Posted By capnjim02
compass liquid fill material?

this week end out and found the compass had leaked all the liquid out. second time this has happened to two different compasses. expensive suckers. last one cost me over two hundred bucks. anyway on...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   07-06-2007
Replies: 6
Views: 822
Posted By capnjim02
thanks all!

it seems that it is the same as it always has been, get out of the channel a few feet and you're aground if you draw more than a canoe.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-06-2007
Replies: 10
Views: 2,098
Posted By capnjim02
Reflective tape works well!

I put a 2" wide band of yellow reflective tape on the top of my mast. its easy to spot and very easy at night with flashlight or reflected from anchor light.
S/V Que Pasa?
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   07-06-2007
Replies: 6
Views: 822
Posted By capnjim02
Kent Narrows, chesapeake Bay

planning a trip to St Michaels this weekend and was wondering if anyone has been thru the narrows recently and is there enough water for 4'draft at low tide. i know they are constantly dredging it...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-18-2006
Replies: 9
Views: 1,014
Posted By capnjim02
yea!!! several hours on each irregular shape!!!!!

beats a few minutes each with the chemistry set every time. doing it the hard way beats the good and easy way every time. a half assed job beats a good job every time!!!! the first was a centuries...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-18-2006
Replies: 9
Views: 1,014
Posted By capnjim02
big precautions re; aqua regia!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I just googled aqua regia. several hits and a recipe. one part hydrachloric acid ,3 parts nitric acid, one part distilled water. if my old days in the chem lab serve me, its acid into water, other...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-18-2006
Replies: 9
Views: 1,014
Posted By capnjim02
cleaning bronze/copper

a solution thats easy to make up and cheap is a saturated salt solution with some vineger added. may take a few applications but does the trick and has been around for centuries. there's another...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   09-04-2006
Replies: 18
Views: 1,758
Posted By capnjim02
what was included!

didn't include unstepping mast. i figured yard would do that and i would have to pay that separately anyway. boat is already on the hard. price included loading. hauling to my home and unloading....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-03-2006
Replies: 11
Views: 1,209
Posted By capnjim02
I know the thickness of glass around mine

I had to beef up the plates and add two more bolts each plate that hold the center board in place (metal plates were only half as thick as needed and would bend thus letting the board wobble and make...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   09-03-2006
Replies: 18
Views: 1,758
Posted By capnjim02
quote!

quotes were for loading on truck time moving boat to my home and unloading. I figure 4 hrs tops for time. 1 hr to put on truck 1.5 hrs to move, 1 hr to unload. and $25 for wide load permit fee for...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-03-2006
Replies: 11
Views: 1,209
Posted By capnjim02
Jeff, i think its a bit misleading.

to lump all encapsulated keels into one package. I have an O'day 30 that has encapsulated ballast. i suspect that his 28 is similar to mine. they built keel center boards that had very long stubby...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   09-03-2006
Replies: 18
Views: 1,758
Posted By capnjim02
Question how do you find decent deals to ship?

I just recently got two quotes to ship my 30" sailboat a grand total of 45miles, from Havre De grace, md to Honey Brook, pa. $1250, thats a whopping $28/mile. what gives? 6 grand for cross country,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-30-2006
Replies: 10
Views: 3,937
Posted By capnjim02
one item re; the c&d which wasn't mentioned is...

one item re; the c&d which wasn't mentioned is the railroad draw bridge at summit north. it does close ocassionally. usually in the middle of the night. to the best of my recollection, its usually a...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   05-11-2005
Replies: 12
Views: 2,128
Posted By capnjim02
Blisters

if its blisters then peeling is the way to go. my boat is a 1979 O''Day. when i bought it in 1989 it had small blisters all over the hull. surveyor said i did''nt need to worry for 4 or 5 years. i...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-03-2005
Replies: 2
Views: 1,151
Posted By capnjim02
Getting Dog from Water into Sailboat

I thought i had the site name of a co that made just such a platform attachment for a swim ladder. i believe i saw it advertized in (sailing magazine)been over the last 3 mo. if you can be patient...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-25-2005
Replies: 3
Views: 881
Posted By capnjim02
Propeller Pitch

that is the theroretical advance thru the water in one revolution of the prop. realistically of course because of slippage this can''t happen.
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