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Search: Posts Made By: Dave_E
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 405
Posted By Dave_E
Re: Suzuki 2.5 security to dink

Yes they do... about 40% of the time. The trick to not getting bit is pull that sucker like you're trying to pull the starter cord out and you'll be OK (don't do a 1' baby pull). I used to be a...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 05-29-2014
Replies: 50
Views: 1,242
Posted By Dave_E
Re: No Experience...

Welcome to the forum! :)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-03-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 645
Posted By Dave_E
Re: Topclimber bosun's chair

I have the Mast Climber. Works as advertized. Was fun actually. The condition of your halyard is what I'd pay attention to. An old, moldy, hard crusty halyard... would be asking for trouble. I like...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-23-2014
Replies: 77
Views: 4,377
Posted By Dave_E
Re: Maiden Voyage Newbie Trainwreck

Have to say, most folks wouldn't admit to a totally "newb" day like you did in detail. That says something for your honesty. Sounds like you have a good "mate", hold onto her! Continue to learn your...
Forum: Living Aboard 03-19-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 1,053
Posted By Dave_E
Re: looking for marina

Welcome aboard, congrats on the new boat, welcome to the life. :)
Edit your post title and include your area. I was about to suggest something in Puget Sound for you. :D
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-10-2014
Replies: 1,092
Views: 344,106
Posted By Dave_E
Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

This is my first post to this thread. The boat has an integral fresh water tank made in the bow under the V berth. The first time we ran out of water (at the dock) I started looking... there was...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-04-2014
Replies: 69
Views: 3,181
Posted By Dave_E
Re: Is sailing intuitive?

Shari - One more thing. Remeber, when you ask even a remotely "open ended" question with an audience like SailNet (every level of experience and knowledge) you are going to get all kinds of answers,...
Forum: Allmand 02-18-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 1,380
Posted By Dave_E
Re: New Allmand 31 owner aboard

Hi Brett,

I have a 31' with the 5424 (basically the same motor). I have a 40 gallon tank, I cruise (3/4 power or so) at 5.75-6.25k (depending on current) at the rate of 1 gph. Do the math for...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-27-2014
Replies: 42
Views: 2,031
Posted By Dave_E
Re: How do you rate your marina/mooring ?

My marina in Everett, WA (largest on the west coast we're told) is also the least expensive in Puget Sound, very well maintained, good staff, super clean shore facilities, with fine dining and all...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 12-15-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 415
Posted By Dave_E
Re: Hello

Welcome to the Forum!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-14-2013
Replies: 34
Views: 2,716
Posted By Dave_E
Re: Washington State - Sailing? Living?


I will send you a PM. I have lived here for 24 years. Can tell you anything you want to know. ;)

Forum: Introduce Yourself 11-29-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 245
Posted By Dave_E
Re: New Member

Welcome aboard Mate! Congrats on the new boat!

Forum: Introduce Yourself 11-27-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 230
Posted By Dave_E
Re: hi all from the crew on Orca

Welcome aboard Mate!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-17-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 508
Posted By Dave_E
Type IV Throwable talk

Hi All,

I have the required TYPE IV throwable on board... a seat cushion with handles. I know, bare minimum. One step at a time and now it's time to upgrage. I see the horshoe, the ring, the all...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-16-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 559
Posted By Dave_E
Speedo Help Please

Hi All,

Took Traveler out for our first sail Saturday, everything went great except today... no speed-o-meter. :mad: This is actually the way I expect the 34 year old girl to act (things need...
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