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Search: Posts Made By: MatthewM
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-09-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 405
Posted By MatthewM
Force 10 Stove Mounts

I recently purchased a used Force 10 to replace my older unit. It did not come with mounting brackets. Does anyone know where I might find them. They obviously come with new stoves, but I can not...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-30-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 703
Posted By MatthewM
Re: AutoHelm 5000 problems

Thanks Captain,

I was starting to suspect this was the case. The autopilot operates erratically, sometimes working fine and then falling off course. Other times not following a course at all. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-29-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 1,709
Posted By MatthewM
Roll Swage Rigging

I would love to hear people's opinions and experiences with rolled swage fittings for rigging. Some machines will really banana a fitting, and others seem more reliable. How much of a curve is too...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-26-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 703
Posted By MatthewM
AutoHelm 5000 problems

Hello Everyone,

I have been having issues with my AutoHelm 5000 autopilot. I am hoping that I can re-calibrate my control unit's compass and fix these issues. But, I can not find instructions...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-08-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 508
Posted By MatthewM
Re: Head Priming Issue

Thanks, that is right. I will just move the loop to between the pump and the toilet, because we do have a siphon problem if we leave the pump in the wet position.

Thanks again,

Matthew
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-07-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 508
Posted By MatthewM
Head Priming Issue

Hello All,

I have a Groco HF manual head in our sailboat. I recently discovered that our vented loop was clogged. After fixing this problem the head will not stay primed. Pumping will not bring...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-11-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 792
Posted By MatthewM
After some more thinking, I think you must be...

After some more thinking, I think you must be right Faster. I didn't get the headliner all the way out and it was a little dark. I feel a little silly now, but I guess that is what internet forums...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-11-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 792
Posted By MatthewM
Fiberglass-Balsa Deck, Surprising Find

Hello Everyone,

I had a surprising discovery this evening. We purchased a 1979 Nor'West 33 about two months ago. I was told the deck was balsa cored, and have been working under that assumption....
Forum: Diesel 09-11-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 1,561
Posted By MatthewM
Sorry, I let the glow plugs heat for 10-15...

Sorry,

I let the glow plugs heat for 10-15 seconds. I will edit my original post to add that. I would like to believe it was the glow plugs, but they seem to be working and I have not altered...
Forum: Diesel 09-11-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 1,561
Posted By MatthewM
Volvo Penta 2020 Starting Trouble

Hello all,

I have a Volvo MD2020 inboard diesel and am having trouble. The engine was new in 2005, has had regular use and maintenance. The engine has always started up immediately, without any...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-27-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 1,059
Posted By MatthewM
I intended to be vague, although maybe I was too...

I intended to be vague, although maybe I was too much so. I am interested in why people own, or don't own, wooden boats. I am thinking of carvel, lapstrake, and strip-planked construction in...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-27-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 1,059
Posted By MatthewM
A Discussion of Wooden Boats

Hello all,

I am interested in hearing your opinions of wooden-hulled boats. I am specifically wondering about sailboats in the 26-40ft range. All opinions are welcome, even if you have no...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 11-21-2010
Replies: 15
Views: 5,384
Posted By MatthewM
Nor'sea 27

Any thoughts about this Nor'sea? I am hoping to take a look at it this week, and am curious if anyone has any experience with these boats. Also, opinions about the size, design, and capabilities...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-03-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 1,654
Posted By MatthewM
First Boat for Puget Sound

Hello all,

I recently moved to Port Townsend with my wife and we are looking to get out on the water. Although our long term goal is to become competent sailors, at this point we just want to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-29-2010
Replies: 47
Views: 3,628
Posted By MatthewM
Well, We are headed to Port Townsend. My...

Well,

We are headed to Port Townsend. My wife has a teaching job in the area, and I will be looking for work, and hopefully hitching many a ride out in the sound. I will be the confused looking...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-05-2010
Replies: 47
Views: 3,628
Posted By MatthewM
UPDATE: Hey guys, Wanted to give a...

UPDATE:

Hey guys,

Wanted to give a little update, and see if I could get a few more suggestions. We have decided on the Puget Sound area of Washington. As we expected, its going to be a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-05-2010
Replies: 47
Views: 3,628
Posted By MatthewM
Update

Well, I thought I would give an update for all of you that have been sitting on the edge of your seats.

After a lot of research, we have narrowed where we will move to down to the Puget Sound...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-08-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 454
Posted By MatthewM
Thanks for all the suggestions. We are leaving...

Thanks for all the suggestions. We are leaving in about an hour, planning on camping in WV tonight. I should be able to pick up the internet a few times on the trip, so more thoughts are welcome.
...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-07-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 454
Posted By MatthewM
Road Trip to the Coast

Hello guys,

I started a thread "Where to Live?" a while ago. Now my wife and I are making a road trip this week to see some of the places suggested. After a lot of talking and researching we...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-27-2009
Replies: 47
Views: 3,628
Posted By MatthewM
As i said, building would be a last resort. ...

As i said, building would be a last resort. Also, I wasn't specifically talking about home construction. And although new home construction is down, some companies are starting to build again, as...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-26-2009
Replies: 47
Views: 3,628
Posted By MatthewM
I am a little worried about finding employment...

I am a little worried about finding employment for myself. But I have experience in many fields and am flexible in what I would be doing, so I think it will be easier for me to find work than my...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-25-2009
Replies: 47
Views: 3,628
Posted By MatthewM
First, thanks for the initial responses. Let...

First, thanks for the initial responses.

Let me clarify a few things. By urban area I mean any town or city with 10,000 people or more. And we wouldn't necessarily be buying a home, we might...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-25-2009
Replies: 47
Views: 3,628
Posted By MatthewM
Where to live??

Hello Folks,

My wife and I are moving in April. As of right now, we don't know where. I am hoping you can help. I started a thread in the "Learning to Sail" forum a while back and got some good...
Forum: Learning to Sail 04-26-2009
Replies: 29
Views: 1,869
Posted By MatthewM
Well, right now the plan is to take two road...

Well, right now the plan is to take two road trips in the next year. One this fall down the west coast, and one in January down the east coast. We plan on taking our time and visiting all the...
Forum: Learning to Sail 04-24-2009
Replies: 29
Views: 1,869
Posted By MatthewM
She is actually my wife, so I am pretty sure she...

She is actually my wife, so I am pretty sure she has to come. But thanks for the advice about everything else. Everyones suggestions are great.

I should clarify, I just meant that the location...
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