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Search: Posts Made By: Sea Dawg
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 01-18-2014
Replies: 59
Views: 6,465
Posted By Sea Dawg
Re: Don't "drive" your boat like it's a car!

I know what you mean. This guy pulled in with only 50 feet to spare, but there was no paint exchanged. Check at 40 seconds in....
USS Harry S Truman (CVN 75) Picture Perfect Docking - YouTube
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-08-2014
Replies: 32
Views: 1,329
Posted By Sea Dawg
Re: Tip of the Iceberg?

All of us pay for our rescue. Some just never cash in their coupon.
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 01-04-2014
Replies: 59
Views: 6,465
Posted By Sea Dawg
Re: Don't "drive" your boat like it's a car!

Long ago when I took the Coast Guard's boating safety course, the old salt teaching us made a comment that still bears repeating whenever maneuvering at a marina: "Nothing is more important when...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-27-2013
Replies: 36
Views: 2,085
Posted By Sea Dawg
Re: Boat naming conventions

I always thought Jacques Cousteau had a knack for naming boats.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-19-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 564
Posted By Sea Dawg
Re: Do these keel bolts need replacing?

They're fine. Find something broke to fix.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 12-14-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 642
Posted By Sea Dawg
Re: need advice on boats to purchase

The traditional is a looker and hate to admit but I don't want to sail a boat unless it looks good. I'd like it better if it weren't a "liveaboard", but it appears well equipped. The engine can be...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-10-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 1,527
Posted By Sea Dawg
Re: Blown outboard prop shaft seal?

I can't see how pc 17 controls the bevel gear movement. I'm thinking maybe the bearing or seal didn't go all the way home. THey have an interference fit. To push the seal home protect it with a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-19-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 1,527
Posted By Sea Dawg
Re: Blown outboard prop shaft seal?

http://i694.photobucket.com/albums/vv306/VT2009VisualArtist/knocker001-1.jpg (http://s694.photobucket.com/user/VT2009VisualArtist/media/knocker001-1.jpg.html)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-19-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 1,527
Posted By Sea Dawg
Re: Blown outboard prop shaft seal?

Place in forward gear. Drain gearcase oil. Spray Croil or PB Blaster in the gearcase where salt crust builds and holds carrier from sliding out. Make a J-hook pulling tool out of flatbar by...
Forum: Learning to Sail 08-17-2013
Replies: 42
Views: 2,454
Posted By Sea Dawg
Re: how much experience do I need

It's been done, but call on the experience of others going the path ahead of you. Matt & Jessica's Sailing Page | Experiencing the world while it's still large (http://mjsailing.com/) There's...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 06-23-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 613
Posted By Sea Dawg
Re: Chesapeake to Ocracoke?

Great advice thanks. They made it to Elizabeth City so , yeah the inland route. winds been howling SSW so hoping just off enough for close reach when possible. next leg Elizabeth City to Ocracoke...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 06-19-2013
Replies: 19
Views: 1,694
Posted By Sea Dawg
Re: Need Help Outfitting for Cruising. :)

Follow someone who's also living your dream and you'll see what's important and what's not. These folks have a lot of experience and fascinating to see what you can do if you just do it....
Matt &...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 06-09-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 613
Posted By Sea Dawg
Chesapeake to Ocracoke?

Any advice on shoal waters enroute? My sister is taking Catalina 27 with 4' draft and I'm wondering where the "hard" spots are going to be. Thanks in advance....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-09-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 1,254
Posted By Sea Dawg
Re: Coleman vs. Mercury Outboard

2.x will push it about fast as you can walk at a good clip. If the current's faster than that, you'll be going slower. That said... you'll want to get the sails up anyway. Only problem with the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-03-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 1,527
Posted By Sea Dawg
Re: Blown outboard prop shaft seal?

You need to remove the prop and prop bearing carrier. It's not hard, and you'll be pleased with the confidence that you get. Look at a picture on Boat.net for your motor and you'll see it's a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-25-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 586
Posted By Sea Dawg
Re: Need advice on painting

Great topic. I had a faded yellow gel coat and nothing would bring it back until I tried the 3M Finesse with the Makita polisher. If you don't have a good gelcoat and you're going economy because...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-25-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 1,069
Posted By Sea Dawg
Re: Is there a boat that....

Hunter 380 in Deltaville perhaps.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-25-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 902
Posted By Sea Dawg
Re: aground in slip

I use this site during extreme weather to predict how bad flooding will be. It's accurate.

Extra-Tropical Storm Surge: stn...
Forum: Chesapeake Bay 05-22-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 631
Posted By Sea Dawg
Re: Solomons Island - shuttle?

Zanheiser's is way to go. Clean modern showers/restrooms, pool, restaurant, and free bikes. The restuarants up the street and to the left are walking distance. The 7-11 is up the street and to the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-12-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 1,302
Posted By Sea Dawg
Re: Upholstery foam..

High Density Foam. I just bought online from these guys and it's right on.
Foam, Closed Cell, EZ Film, from Rochford Supply - Your Online Textile and Upholstery Superstore!...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-04-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 690
Posted By Sea Dawg
Re: how to make a marconi sail

THere are many ideas for sail shape and rigging options shown here.

Index of /tbradshaw/Sails and Plans (http://webpages.charter.net/tbradshaw/Sails%20and%20Plans/)

Also, you can use TYVEK...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-04-2013
Replies: 34
Views: 1,928
Posted By Sea Dawg
Re: Man overboard drill

I once observed a MOB drill on a Pegasus Class ship with life size dummy thrown over at 52 knots in 6 foot seas. Hard to spot a 6 foot dummy on the figure 8 drill at that speed. Gone in 60 seconds!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-28-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 515
Posted By Sea Dawg
Re: Turnbuckle Source - NYC

Try these guys. New Stainless Steel Turnbuckle Jaw/Jaw 5/16" (http://store.marinepartdepot.com/new316ststtu2.html)
Forum: Boat Reviews 03-23-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 1,565
Posted By Sea Dawg
Re: Sunfish

Couldn't agree with you on that. They're largely indestructible. Zero knowledge required to sail them. And when the wind picks up, yes some exciting times. Makes an instant sailor out of most...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-23-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 1,786
Posted By Sea Dawg
Re: Weirdest DIY outboard you've seen?

Then get you some black & orange life vests with a skull on 'em, and name her "Miss Screaming Eagle" and value goes up to 3X!
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