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Forum: Diesel   02-13-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 4,091
Posted By dantaden
Thanks, I'll check out Themo King.

Thanks, I'll check out Themo King.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-17-2011
Replies: 1
Views: 705
Posted By dantaden
Double Basin Sink - need help to find

Need your help to find an under counter mount Double Basin Stainless Steel Sink for a 24 inch cabinet that is minimum 8 inches deep.

My web search has come up with only a Scandvik source that is...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   02-16-2011
Replies: 205
Views: 199,234
Posted By dantaden
It is interesting - where some boats on the list,...

It is interesting - where some boats on the list, I wouldn't have considered when looking for our current boat.

With 2 years experience with our 1986 Celestial 48', I think it's a worthy candidate...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-09-2011
Replies: 58
Views: 10,048
Posted By dantaden
Thanks everyone for your experience and advise. ...

Thanks everyone for your experience and advise. In the end I decided to on a GORI 3 blade folding prop from AB Marine and after a season in service I am very happy with the additional speed under...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   10-16-2010
Replies: 3,534
Views: 1,132,403
Posted By dantaden
Toronto, Ontario Canada - Lake Ontario, for now

Toronto, Ontario Canada - Lake Ontario, for now
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-02-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 3,857
Posted By dantaden
I have no experience using these guys, but they...

I have no experience using these guys, but they provide conversion Kits for Bariet 27 to 35 Barient and Balow.

Self-Tailing Winch Conversion fits Barient, Barlow, Cathay, Universal and others:...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   03-07-2010
Replies: 199
Views: 133,004
Posted By dantaden
I'll share an experience referencing back to...

I'll share an experience referencing back to sailingdog's list of things to check in a survey - Motor Mounts.

Prior to purchasing our current boat, we made multiple inspections, a trial sail and...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   01-26-2010
Replies: 45
Views: 5,156
Posted By dantaden
Haven't had any experience with Hunter Passage...

Haven't had any experience with Hunter Passage 42' but my dock neighbour has 1 and loves it for comfortable living onboard. I would suggest talking to owners on the Owners association site...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   01-15-2010
Replies: 45
Views: 5,156
Posted By dantaden
Check out the Gulfstar's on yachtworld from 44'...

Check out the Gulfstar's on yachtworld from 44' to 50' late 70's to mid 80's - most models in your price range and configuration from sloops to ketches.

To put things in perspective, from the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-12-2010
Replies: 58
Views: 10,048
Posted By dantaden
As mentioned this is just theory, as I have only...

As mentioned this is just theory, as I have only had the boat for a year and haven't found another owner with a like boat that can give me the difference.

However, based on my hull speed (8.5...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-12-2010
Replies: 58
Views: 10,048
Posted By dantaden
From a performance perspective here's how I look...

From a performance perspective here's how I look at it, theoretically.

> 3 blade fixed - 6 knot/hr average in 24 hours = 144nm/day or 1,008nm/wk
> 3 blade featuring - .5 knot in added performance...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-10-2010
Replies: 58
Views: 10,048
Posted By dantaden
As most think folding props are designed for...

As most think folding props are designed for racers - this is not necessarily true. Now, with more cruising in mind, I see the benefit of a folder, getting to destination quicker under sail, leaving...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-09-2010
Replies: 58
Views: 10,048
Posted By dantaden
Thanks again everyone for your comments. I...

Thanks again everyone for your comments.

I have read on other threads that most featuring props require periodical maintenance, Variprop, Maxprop etc.. I have also heard the same with Autoprop,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-07-2010
Replies: 58
Views: 10,048
Posted By dantaden
Thanks for your experience. I'd like to keep...

Thanks for your experience. I'd like to keep discussion open for more advise on these and other models.

Autostream - first I have never heard of these guys but there product looks interesting. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-05-2010
Replies: 58
Views: 10,048
Posted By dantaden
Folding vs Feathering Prop - views requested

I am looking for your views, pros/cons, experiences and recommendations for selecting a type and model of prop.

My Celestial 48' is powered by a 72hp Merecedes Diesel with a fixed 3 blade 18"...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   01-03-2010
Replies: 205
Views: 199,234
Posted By dantaden
Can't resist throwing my oar into this discussion...

Can't resist throwing my oar into this discussion - getting your view point to add my new boat to your list. Our first year with the boat, I'll represent other Celestial 48 owners with far more...
Forum: Electronics   12-31-2009
Replies: 20
Views: 7,078
Posted By dantaden
I'm considering moving m RADAR Dome from mast to...

I'm considering moving m RADAR Dome from mast to stern.

With a stern mount RADAR Dome on pole, arch or backstay mount, along with SSB utilizing backstay as antenna - has anyone had experience with...
Forum: Electronics   12-31-2009
Replies: 169
Views: 28,458
Posted By dantaden
Curious for a response to a potential dumb...

Curious for a response to a potential dumb question - here it goes.

I do have a SSB utilizing the backstay for the antenna. This boat is new to us which included our first SSB ICOM M7000.

I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-31-2009
Replies: 26
Views: 2,102
Posted By dantaden
$9K no way..... Better off selling the parts...

$9K no way.....
Better off selling the parts and peices - Galley Range and inverter look good.

Someone in the area can benefit if the owner can strip, clean and sell the parts.

Have fun
Forum: SailNet FAQ   12-31-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 1,931
Posted By dantaden
Follow this weblink to West System where you can...

Follow this weblink to West System where you can download the instruction manual to prep, fill and finish your holed area, + other stuff you may want to fix on-board.

Have fun and a great new...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-31-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 1,047
Posted By dantaden
I currently use an Icom 604 on board our...

I currently use an Icom 604 on board our Celestial 48'. The NMEA interface is handy at the nav station to show co-ordinates and integration with remote MIC capability for the cockpit. The remote...
Forum: Diesel   12-30-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 4,091
Posted By dantaden
Mercedes OM616 - looking for cruisers w/same

As it rare to find boats with marinized Mercedes diesels onboard, my Celestial 48 has one. The original primary enginge for the boat, provided by Nanni-Diesel in 1986, original information, specs,...
Forum: Diesel   12-30-2009
Replies: 1
Views: 1,026
Posted By dantaden
I think fuel polishing is necessary for piece of...

I think fuel polishing is necessary for piece of mind. A polishing unit on board should be a permanent fixture if power consumption amkes it feasible.

I'd be interesting in learning more of your...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-30-2009
Replies: 4
Views: 2,697
Posted By dantaden
Thanks you for your replies. As it is always...

Thanks you for your replies. As it is always difficult getting to the fittings from under the deck, I prefer somewhat of a prema-fix, if there's such a thing. I found a local retailer specializing...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-29-2009
Replies: 4
Views: 2,697
Posted By dantaden
Stanchion Base Pads - re-bedding job

Looking for some advise, suggestions and recommendations.

Currently in the process of removing and rebedding all deck hardware. The stanchion bases and deck cleats currently sit on Teak pads...
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