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Search: Posts Made By: doctom
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-19-2008
Replies: 8
Views: 2,064
Posted By doctom
repower options

So we pulled out the old volvo penta 2003 and are biting the bullet for a new engine. the old one worked okay but was showing its age and beginning to smoke a little (not bad for 20 years of abuse...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-15-2008
Replies: 25
Views: 5,194
Posted By doctom
Well, here is the update as promised, I have been...

Well, here is the update as promised, I have been using the 20$ venturi valve for 2 years and have had zero failures. It keeps my condensate pan dry and has zero moving parts. I cleaned it out this...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10-11-2007
Replies: 23
Views: 13,025
Posted By doctom
I have a 33 ft Cheoy Lee Offshore. I have been...

I have a 33 ft Cheoy Lee Offshore. I have been very pleased with her. There is a lot of work, but I still get to choose whether to spend a day on her sailing or working. There are a few leaks from...
Forum: Learning to Sail 07-10-2007
Replies: 20
Views: 2,136
Posted By doctom
i read somewhere that you are not really a sailor...

i read somewhere that you are not really a sailor until you've run aground twice....lol....although it was only a sandbar and not a reef, i am halfway to becoming a sailor.

glad to hear about your...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-14-2007
Replies: 22
Views: 1,377
Posted By doctom
SD...i guess we just have a difference of opinion...

SD...i guess we just have a difference of opinion on what the law says as well as what is good for boating.

sorry for misinterpreting your argument, it just never occured to me that someone would...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-14-2007
Replies: 5
Views: 580
Posted By doctom
Wire halyards

I have a 33ft Cheoy Lee sloop with two mast winches. The main halyard is wire...I have been told that you cannot put a wire on a sheeve made for line but wonder if it goes the other way as well. ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-14-2007
Replies: 22
Views: 1,377
Posted By doctom
SD, The OP asked if the captain should face...

SD, The OP asked if the captain should face criminal charges...so i responded with my opinion and said nothing about moral responsibilities. And as far as the space capsule scenario...i would only...
Forum: Learning to Sail 06-13-2007
Replies: 50
Views: 3,434
Posted By doctom
then why say "beating to windward"? if beating...

then why say "beating to windward"? if beating means sailing as close to the wind as efficient then windward is the only way you can beat right?

or am i missing something? maybe a squaresail...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-13-2007
Replies: 22
Views: 1,377
Posted By doctom
This is unfortunate but not criminal. When I go...

This is unfortunate but not criminal. When I go on someone else's boat I dont hand over responsibility for my saftey to him. I know about the boat's conditions and the forecast as well as the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-11-2007
Replies: 28
Views: 1,979
Posted By doctom
well not a sea story...more of a pond story.... ...

well not a sea story...more of a pond story....
i took my son down to a bridge that i used to jump off with my friends when we were kids...on the way to "gum hollow" i told him about all the fun i...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-11-2007
Replies: 236
Views: 13,976
Posted By doctom
Why not just prosecute for the laws we already...

Why not just prosecute for the laws we already have instead of making new ones? The yahoo who grounded his boat, provided he hurt no one's person or property, is out 2k and was confined to quarters...
Forum: herSailNet 06-08-2007
Replies: 28
Views: 12,450
Posted By doctom
I think some really great advice is to be had...

I think some really great advice is to be had here...apart from the reason for the color of urine (which comes from urobilinogen according to my path texts) i think most of what has been said is...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-26-2007
Replies: 25
Views: 5,194
Posted By doctom
thanks for all of the help guys! i got this for...

thanks for all of the help guys!
i got this for arund 20 bucks...so far it has worked fantastically! i have a dry bilge and a dry condensate pan.
PVC Plumbing Fittings - PVC Valves/Venturis/Unions...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-15-2007
Replies: 25
Views: 5,194
Posted By doctom
that is exactly what i had in mind...i wonder...

that is exactly what i had in mind...i wonder what the flow rate would need to be. we used those types of fixtures in organic chemistry labs...i dont see why it would be 2 hundred dollars though. i...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-15-2007
Replies: 25
Views: 5,194
Posted By doctom
AC condensate drainage

Currently my AC is under the vberth in the bow. A hose drains the condensate pan into the bilge where an auto pump puts it overboard. I hate having a wet bilge so I wonder if anyone else has come...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 05-10-2007
Replies: 20
Views: 6,741
Posted By doctom
does anyone have an opinion on whether it is it...

does anyone have an opinion on whether it is it advisable or even possible to set up a windvane for self steering to my emergency tiller setup? the position of my helm, winches and coaming will have...
Forum: Cheoy Lee 05-06-2007
Replies: 27
Views: 9,336
Posted By doctom
cheoy lee offshore 33 here in galveston...

cheoy lee offshore 33 here in galveston texas.....

mike
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-04-2007
Replies: 1
Views: 701
Posted By doctom
horse upgrade...or modify?

thanks for the previous help with the bilge discharge design...i decided to put in a y-valve and a vented loop into the manual bilge thru hull. i hope it works as the thru hull is located just...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-03-2007
Replies: 6
Views: 615
Posted By doctom
bilge setup question

i couldnt find anything directly addressing this question in the archives but maybe someone could give me an opinion....
i have a cheoy lee offshore 33. the bilge has basically two levels, one in...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-20-2007
Replies: 42
Views: 3,806
Posted By doctom
well i guess i am gonna be the only guy that...

well i guess i am gonna be the only guy that points out that i am not wholly appreciative of the coast guard....came from having some boot puddle pirate train a turret mounted M-60 on me and my boat...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-20-2007
Replies: 91
Views: 13,476
Posted By doctom
sounds appropriate to me if the owner was a...

sounds appropriate to me if the owner was a urologist. i am thinking of changng my boat's name to Roamin' Empire.
mike
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 04-04-2007
Replies: 24
Views: 3,482
Posted By doctom
I have a 33 ft full keel boat and sail galveston...

I have a 33 ft full keel boat and sail galveston on a weekly basis. On a pretty day I might not worry too much about exploring outside the jetties in a boat like yours. There are lots of great...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 03-29-2007
Replies: 42
Views: 7,680
Posted By doctom
i thought about that too....we have an engine...

i thought about that too....we have an engine driven system but i wanted an AC system for when we are in our slip. i tried taking apart a cheap mini fridge to try and make it work but i could not...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-23-2007
Replies: 65
Views: 3,773
Posted By doctom
i want to change the name of our boat from...

i want to change the name of our boat from "salem" to "roamin' empire"...but the old name is done n teak and looks super nice with hong kong written in the same style below it. (we have a cheoy lee...
Forum: Morgan 03-22-2007
Replies: 5
Views: 1,431
Posted By doctom
i like the bacon sail website...for a morgan 33 (...

i like the bacon sail website...for a morgan 33 ( idont know if you have a 33T or just a 33)
they have 2 mainsails and 64 possible jibs and gennies...
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