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Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   06-19-2011
Replies: 32
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Posted By Jaywalker
FWIW, I read WDSchock's comments as advertising...

FWIW, I read WDSchock's comments as advertising perhaps, but not "bashing," which should mean "unwarranted criticism," but has apparently come to mean "any negative comment, even if accurate." He...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-10-2010
Replies: 9
Views: 984
Posted By Jaywalker
No terminals found yet - still looking. I...

No terminals found yet - still looking.

I like the idea of comparing different gauge wires - I'll try it. Thanks.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-10-2010
Replies: 9
Views: 984
Posted By Jaywalker
The butt splice crimp is clear now, thanks a lot....

The butt splice crimp is clear now, thanks a lot. Unfortunately, there's no wire markings on the portion I can see, so I'll have to measure diameter.

Again, thanks.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-10-2010
Replies: 9
Views: 984
Posted By Jaywalker
mitiempo, I should have included more...

mitiempo,

I should have included more detail.

I have a nick in a wire of unknown gauge that I want to crimp splice to repair. The insulation is red, but was added on. Other than measuring the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-10-2010
Replies: 9
Views: 984
Posted By Jaywalker
Basic Crimping Question

I've read Maine Sail's informative thread (http://www.sailnet.com/forums/gear-maintenance/40849-proper-crimping-strong-crimp-vs-solder.html) and his web site, but still have three very basic...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   01-30-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 3,767
Posted By Jaywalker
Take this for what it's worth from a boat/diesel...

Take this for what it's worth from a boat/diesel newbie, but a one-off oil analysis on a gasoline engine wouldn't tell you much.

Oil analysis is valuable for spotting trends, and you don't get...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   01-29-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 3,351
Posted By Jaywalker
Boatpoker, thanks. You have a nice website, BTW -...

Boatpoker, thanks. You have a nice website, BTW - I can learn a lot from your articles.

Barry, I'd been unable to find any acceptable fractional rigs myself; thus, my question searching for...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   01-29-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 3,351
Posted By Jaywalker
Thanks, COOL, that's a good, solid suggestion. I...

Thanks, COOL, that's a good, solid suggestion. I hadn't considered J-Boats, believing them to exclusively race boats, and likely pretty beat up in my budget range, but that model looks pretty good....
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   01-29-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 3,351
Posted By Jaywalker
BarryL, True, the size difference between the two...

BarryL, True, the size difference between the two extremes is pretty broad. Call it 34 - 36 as my preference, but if there's anything slightly out of that size range that might work, I'm game to...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   01-28-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 3,351
Posted By Jaywalker
I found this list Jeff_H created in 2002:This...

I found this list Jeff_H created in 2002:This will give me a start. Are there any others I should consider?
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   01-28-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 3,351
Posted By Jaywalker
Boat Suggestions Needed

I could use some help. For what kind of boats would you look to get the following characteristics?

- Fractional-rigged quality sloop, 30 - 38 feet
- Primarily Gulf Coast coastal cruiser use,...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   01-25-2010
Replies: 16
Views: 2,402
Posted By Jaywalker
Great! Will do.

Great! Will do.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   01-24-2010
Replies: 16
Views: 2,402
Posted By Jaywalker
We stopped in at Island Moorings at Port Aransas,...

We stopped in at Island Moorings at Port Aransas, and it was as Raindog and Allanbc described - nice facilities - and met some really nice people. A Moorings staff lady took pity on two lost...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   01-20-2010
Replies: 16
Views: 2,402
Posted By Jaywalker
We'll be going down to the gulf Coast in a few...

We'll be going down to the gulf Coast in a few days. In addition to the marinas, are there any brokers in the area you can recommend with access to a reasonable number of sailboats? Our trip is...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   01-05-2010
Replies: 25
Views: 10,526
Posted By Jaywalker
Really nice boat, and nicely acquired! What...

Really nice boat, and nicely acquired!

What is that on the headliner in the pic of the head/nav station? Plastic sheeting of some kind, maybe?
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   12-30-2009
Replies: 16
Views: 2,402
Posted By Jaywalker
Thanks, all. We'll be taking the tour of some...

Thanks, all. We'll be taking the tour of some marinas (and brokers, probably), in January. Your comments will give me some context.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   12-28-2009
Replies: 16
Views: 2,402
Posted By Jaywalker
Thanks - nice breakdowns. We live in San Antonio,...

Thanks - nice breakdowns. We live in San Antonio, so any of those places could be reasonable as any other.

RainDog, what is "good sailing water" near the Gulf? Remember, I'm a newbie, pending boat.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   12-28-2009
Replies: 16
Views: 2,402
Posted By Jaywalker
Texas Gulf Coast

We're in the market for a boat and a base for the Texas Gulf Coast. We thought we'd pick a base and then later take advice as to the best kind of boat for our needs. So, within 50 miles or so of...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-28-2009
Replies: 35
Views: 5,836
Posted By Jaywalker
Charlie, Besides feeling more solid, do you...

Charlie,

Besides feeling more solid, do you expect any other performance benefits?
Forum: Announcements and Suggestions Box   12-28-2009
Replies: 228
Views: 32,545
Posted By Jaywalker
When people posy pics in a thread, the edges...

When people posy pics in a thread, the edges stretch way beyond the screen width, so we have to scroll back and forth for each line of text. How about the Moderators asking people to edit the width...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   12-23-2009
Replies: 71
Views: 8,231
Posted By Jaywalker
puddinlegs, thanks.

puddinlegs, thanks.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   12-23-2009
Replies: 71
Views: 8,231
Posted By Jaywalker
Tommays and Wind Magic - again, with respect,...

Tommays and Wind Magic - again, with respect, there are a few places in the US in which the housing market is not functioning - Detroit, maybe, and parts of California and Florida - but mostly...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   12-23-2009
Replies: 71
Views: 8,231
Posted By Jaywalker
With all due respect, for a newbie, "What the...

With all due respect, for a newbie, "What the boat is worth to me" is a useless data point. Other big ticket items, houses and cars, have well-established, though flexible, market prices; boats...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-23-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 1,575
Posted By Jaywalker
Is it just me or does the flange (wider) side...

Is it just me or does the flange (wider) side look weathered?
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   12-21-2009
Replies: 23
Views: 4,696
Posted By Jaywalker
Re the Laser 28, I found the following...

Re the Laser 28, I found the following interesting:

While I wouldn't expect lengthy development to resolve all problems, the time and money spent of this one would seem to validate opinion of its...
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