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Forum: Cruising Articles   10-06-2008
Replies: 11
Views: 19,888
Posted By CaptDaveB
Hey guys, I have successfully navigated the...

Hey guys,

I have successfully navigated the Bahamas and much of the Caribbean for the past 30 years on vessels that average 6' of draft. On my first venture to the Bahamas (circa 1978), I used DMA...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-04-2007
Replies: 5
Views: 732
Posted By CaptDaveB
Start by being sure the vessel is loaded...

Start by being sure the vessel is loaded correctly, in calm water, waterline paralell to the water. Be aware that on a small boat, the weight of a couple of people can change the trim noticably.
I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-10-2007
Replies: 33
Views: 17,865
Posted By CaptDaveB
Mermaid Marine air is the only manufacturer to...

Mermaid Marine air is the only manufacturer to offer a 5 year warranty and prettty decent prices. The pumps they offer are pretty slack, but otherwise they have good units. Their 16.500 with a proper...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-10-2007
Replies: 7
Views: 1,011
Posted By CaptDaveB
I switched from 3 blade fixed props on a...

I switched from 3 blade fixed props on a privlege 48 cat to max props feathering props. No appreciable difference in speed from freewheeling the fixed prop. The difference could only be tenths of...
Forum: Ericson   01-08-2007
Replies: 6
Views: 5,085
Posted By CaptDaveB
not necessarily

Bill Z & Frank

My line of thought on this matter:

The trailing edge of the keel tapers and is very narrow. I think the caulking washes out over time. The keel studs are located further forward...
Forum: Ericson   01-05-2007
Replies: 6
Views: 5,085
Posted By CaptDaveB
My 35-3 has the same small gap on the trailing...

My 35-3 has the same small gap on the trailing edge. I tightened the keel bolt nuts; still a small gap. I don't think it is a problem if the rest of the keel is flush with the hull and the nuts are...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   01-05-2007
Replies: 3,408
Views: 885,263
Posted By CaptDaveB
New Orleans....Destin, FL(Home).... Fl Keys,...

New Orleans....Destin, FL(Home).... Fl Keys, Bahamas, Greater Antilles and points in between
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-28-2006
Replies: 7
Views: 1,040
Posted By CaptDaveB
Mike, There should be no gap between the shaft...

Mike,
There should be no gap between the shaft and the zinc. Either your shaft size is different or the zinc is the wrong size. Did the yard mechanic sell you the zinc? He obviously has a lack of...
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