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Search: Posts Made By: MikeGC
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 06-06-2010
Replies: 80
Views: 17,586
Posted By MikeGC
Smile Storm Management

What a great experience! Welcome to the world of sailing. If you spend time on the water you will get in caught in bad weather and have to deal with it. An approaching storm requires constant...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-02-2008
Replies: 4
Views: 1,617
Posted By MikeGC
I have tried SteveInMD's suggestion and it works...

I have tried SteveInMD's suggestion and it works well. The stanchions were what I would call hard stanchions in that they were connected to each other by ss tubing not by life lines. The board was...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-24-2008
Replies: 20
Views: 1,603
Posted By MikeGC
Thanks to All

Thanks to all for the comments and ideas. To answer some of the questions

Sailingdog thanks for the info - I have both electric and manual bilge pumps.
I would like to see the sign for...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-23-2008
Replies: 20
Views: 1,603
Posted By MikeGC
Sailing Safety

Ok Sailing Gurus here is a topic for you to chew on. Before I leave the dock I have safety meeting with everyone to get our heads in the game. Here is the list of items I review. It is...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-26-2008
Replies: 157
Views: 24,228
Posted By MikeGC
Thanks Sailingdog. I think you are right. The...

Thanks Sailingdog. I think you are right. The condensate is collecting in the pan the unit sits in and then drains into the bilge. Thinking about it this does not seem right. I would have...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-25-2008
Replies: 157
Views: 24,228
Posted By MikeGC
Odor Problem Unsolved

The wife plainly states that the boat stinks! The smell morphs from closed boat, to something is dead in the head, to diesel, to very little odor at all depending on what is going on in the boat....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-19-2007
Replies: 20
Views: 2,010
Posted By MikeGC
Saw a synthetic teak and holly sole put down in a...

Saw a synthetic teak and holly sole put down in a sport fisher that looked good. The same system was put in a fishing store and with constant traffic has held up. The strips are produced by Amtico...
Forum: Morgan 07-17-2007
Replies: 147
Views: 26,833
Posted By MikeGC
Morgan 454 1983. Seems to be a great boat. ...

Morgan 454 1983. Seems to be a great boat. Strong and fast. Still doing a lot of boat maintenance but I guess that is to be expected with an older boat and boats in general.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-17-2007
Replies: 11
Views: 2,904
Posted By MikeGC
Gaskets

Just a thought. I have used the black rope material used for sealing car windshields. You can get it at any auto parts store. You have to remove the port hole housing and work it into the sealing...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-17-2007
Replies: 6
Views: 736
Posted By MikeGC
Centerboard Problems

Windermere,

I have a Morgan 454 as well and replaced the center board pennant the last time it was out. The guys in the yard cut in to the glass as the top of the centerboard housing replaced the...
Forum: Morgan 07-10-2007
Replies: 43
Views: 15,147
Posted By MikeGC
Still here but don't know much.

Still here but don't know much.
Forum: Morgan 09-26-2006
Replies: 43
Views: 15,147
Posted By MikeGC
thecapnken Thanks for the info. On an...

thecapnken

Thanks for the info. On an average day say 10-15 knots of wind and light seas what would be an average distance traveled in 24 hours. I trying to get a feel for how long it would take...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-02-2006
Replies: 44
Views: 3,575
Posted By MikeGC
AlenPerry, How many tanks do you take with...

AlenPerry,

How many tanks do you take with you and how many divers do you usually have?

Thanks
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-31-2006
Replies: 17
Views: 1,385
Posted By MikeGC
Sailingdog, You got that right. Several...

Sailingdog,

You got that right. Several times it has taken me more that one weekend to solve a problem and especially a sticky one like overheating.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-31-2006
Replies: 17
Views: 1,385
Posted By MikeGC
What was the problem

Rendezvous,

The weekend is over and I am sure you have tried all the suggestions and diagnosed the problem. What was it? I always like to hear the final fix.

Thanks
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-31-2006
Replies: 44
Views: 3,575
Posted By MikeGC
Dive Gear

Cruisingdad

To reply to your questions a couple days ago. You are right the Morgan does not have a transom or a rear swim platform so getting on and off the boat will be from the side. I am also...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-28-2006
Replies: 44
Views: 3,575
Posted By MikeGC
We considered a third lung and there are some...

We considered a third lung and there are some real advantages to it but the tanks provide much greater mobility so we opted for them. In practice we did dive to 80-100 feet on several occasions.
...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-28-2006
Replies: 44
Views: 3,575
Posted By MikeGC
My experience with dive grear

I sailed on a 50’ Gulfstar Sailmaster with a dive system that consisted of a small Bauer dive compressor run with an electric motor. The boat had a 5 kw genset to run the compressor. It also had...
Forum: Morgan 07-28-2006
Replies: 43
Views: 15,147
Posted By MikeGC
Generator AC System

I have a Northern Lights 6.0 kw gen set. It is mounted behind the aft bunk. The AC system consists of two units. One is under the front bunk. This includes the air handler and compressor. The other...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-28-2006
Replies: 11
Views: 1,315
Posted By MikeGC
Surfesq, What type filter do you use and...

Surfesq,

What type filter do you use and where did you get it?

Thanks
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-28-2006
Replies: 17
Views: 1,385
Posted By MikeGC
Wayne25 I would be interested in how many...

Wayne25

I would be interested in how many hours of operation you have between cleanings of you riser. Could you give us and estimate.

Thanks
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-27-2006
Replies: 17
Views: 1,385
Posted By MikeGC
Smile Suggestions

From the description I would guess the problem is the raw water side of the system. I would guess that the fresh water system is OK with the removal of the thermostat and the fresh water pump not...
Forum: Morgan 05-29-2006
Replies: 43
Views: 15,147
Posted By MikeGC
Morgan 454

I purchased a Morgan 454 center board version one year ago and have been working on it to get it ready to sail. It is at the dock and I am now down to finishing some interior varnish and small...
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