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Search: Posts Made By: drgamble
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-30-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 1,781
Posted By drgamble
My guess is that Watco Oil may have been used. My...

My guess is that Watco Oil may have been used. My boat was done in similar fashion. I'm a big fan of using lemon oil (Old English) to bring it back to life.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-23-2012
Replies: 29
Views: 3,627
Posted By drgamble
Re: Milky white hot water

I don't buy the whole bacteria thing. Most of the time you would be using hot water would be because you are boiling and that in and of itself would kill the bacteria.

What I've always been...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-22-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 1,066
Posted By drgamble
Re: Faded Wood (sun) in cabin

Try some Old English Oil. If the wood is really dried out you'll need to apply a decent amount (soak a rag well and wipe it in). Do it once a week for a month and you should get the amount of...
Forum: Diesel 05-20-2012
Replies: 32
Views: 10,362
Posted By drgamble
Re: YANMAR - Gear Position While Sailing

Reviving this thread as I just read Nigel Calder's advice in this month's Sail Magazine where he states that for manual transmission sailboats, the gear selector should be locked by putting it into...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-25-2012
Replies: 28
Views: 8,900
Posted By drgamble
I go with Kaenon. They have their own...

I go with Kaenon. They have their own prescription lens house and can even put lenses into another brands frames (have them in my Persols).

A testament to their product is that many of the best...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-21-2012
Replies: 118
Views: 17,820
Posted By drgamble
Re: What sailing knife do you use?

I have a Myerchin Titanium... it wasn't my original choice and was sent to me by Myerchin as a replacement for their "Light" knife that had a built in push light. My locking mechanism broke within 1...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-20-2012
Replies: 27
Views: 1,495
Posted By drgamble
Re: Countdown to Catalina!

I assume you didn't go last weekend? That was a pretty good storm that took up the entire Saturday...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-06-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 1,315
Posted By drgamble
I use Verizon - coverage over to, and in, Avalon...

I use Verizon - coverage over to, and in, Avalon and Two Harbors is fine. Didn't get reception when anchored in Little Harbor. In addition, I use a Sprint MiFi - same as above re: coverage.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-07-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 1,333
Posted By drgamble
Why ablative? I did a bunch of research on your...

Why ablative? I did a bunch of research on your very question (specific to Southern California) and Pettit Trinidad SR was also the most highly recommended and what I put on my boat. I'm over 1...
Forum: Learning to Sail 08-28-2011
Replies: 28
Views: 5,437
Posted By drgamble
And to add to my prior post I can only assume you...

And to add to my prior post I can only assume you have a smaller boat and/or light displacement. Again this only exacerbates things. My boat sits fuel and galley heavy to port and sure enough without...
Forum: Learning to Sail 08-28-2011
Replies: 28
Views: 5,437
Posted By drgamble
Jack has it right. May not seem a big deal at...

Jack has it right. May not seem a big deal at dock but that slight weight differential makes for a big deal when sailing.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-04-2011
Replies: 22
Views: 2,285
Posted By drgamble
I have another take... in the Channel Islands bow...

I have another take... in the Channel Islands bow and stern anchoring is pretty common due to topography and allowing more boats access into limited anchorages. 5 weeks ago I was on the South side...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-27-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 2,224
Posted By drgamble
Long Beach and San Pedro will be your shortest...

Long Beach and San Pedro will be your shortest distance... not familiar with the public launches there. There is however a public launch in Marina del Rey. It's a longer distance (about 48 miles)...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-25-2011
Replies: 63
Views: 6,211
Posted By drgamble
Junk - are you at Orleans Trail Marina? I've...

Junk - are you at Orleans Trail Marina? I've docked under sail on a couple of occassions there... You'll get an applause not a slap on the wrist
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-18-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 1,192
Posted By drgamble
I have Awlgrip and have used Goo be Gone... Use...

I have Awlgrip and have used Goo be Gone... Use in small doses. The paint is hard enough enough to handle (assuming it has properly cured) and the subsequent rubber marks release well with minimal...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-05-2011
Replies: 50
Views: 4,561
Posted By drgamble
Stockton Lake

Junk - enjoy Stockton Lake. I sailed there for 3 years prior to moving my boat to CA last year. I have very found memories of that lake. God knows it gets plenty of wind and gave me great...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-31-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 2,001
Posted By drgamble
I've made several trips to Catalina - if you're...

I've made several trips to Catalina - if you're planning to pick up a mooring at Avalon or Two Harbors familiarize yourself with the process. When checking in with the harbormaster let them know...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-14-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 2,143
Posted By drgamble
FYI, I found this on youtube today to give some...

FYI, I found this on youtube today to give some color to what MdR looked like on Friday. I was travelling to Florida that day but our marina manager did a great job at keeping us posted via e-mail...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-13-2010
Replies: 13
Views: 2,023
Posted By drgamble
Good thing I'm not a chef...

Good thing I'm not a chef...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-25-2010
Replies: 19
Views: 3,766
Posted By drgamble
I'm a big fan and have posted about them before...

I'm a big fan and have posted about them before on SailNet- http://www.sailnet.com/forums/gear-maintenance/56776-barefoot-vs-sailing-shoe-alternative.html

I've had plenty of other deck shoes and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-23-2010
Replies: 19
Views: 5,910
Posted By drgamble
Hah! I've always enjoyed a good chuckle sitting...

Hah! I've always enjoyed a good chuckle sitting on the sidelines reading a revival of an old dead post; looks like I'm now a part of the entertainment!

Only Scampi can provide the "where are they...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-23-2010
Replies: 136
Views: 11,240
Posted By drgamble
Keurig single cup brewer. They market the "mini"...

Keurig single cup brewer. They market the "mini" or "mini plus" these days for retail but I purchased one (model B130) that is used in hotels. It draws much less power than their retail version...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-23-2010
Replies: 19
Views: 5,910
Posted By drgamble
I just shipped my boat with very similar...

I just shipped my boat with very similar dimensions as yours and used uShip. I was very satisfied with the process. If you do use uShip I would recommend upgrading your posting (approx $20) versus...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-05-2010
Replies: 3
Views: 526
Posted By drgamble
Putting in at The Boatyard - I also heard very...

Putting in at The Boatyard - I also heard very good things about Windward. The game plan is to keep her over there for a couple weeks while a few projects are completed, and then getting a slip at...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-03-2010
Replies: 3
Views: 526
Posted By drgamble
En route to SoCal - a unique transport

Figured I'd throw some pics out there of the boat being loaded up - a bit of a unique situation as I'm also shipping my CJ750 motorcycle and sidecar with the boat... This would be a pretty unique...
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