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Search: Posts Made By: db27513
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-23-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 870
Posted By db27513
Re: Flexible holding tank location

Ok, ya'll convinced me.

Think the comment about a flexi tank being a minus is true. I wouldnt want one. This boat was lightly used, virtually no equipment, but very very clean. So I dont need or...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-20-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 870
Posted By db27513
Re: Flexible holding tank location

ok, I hear ya all.. Flexibles not good.

Tell me how the original design is good: Manual Jabsco (everyone has probably sat on one of these at one time or another). Output of bowl leaves the base...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-20-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 870
Posted By db27513
Re: Flexible holding tank location

Thanks for the feedback. Still thinking am going the flex route. Will do a little more research first. Anything below the head on this boat has to be relatively shallow, and hard tank just not an...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-18-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 870
Posted By db27513
Flexible holding tank location

Im turning over a Hunter Legend 355. Its original aluminum holding tank (problematic in this boat Im told) was removed and the head was plumbed directly overboard.

If I install a holding tank in...
Forum: Electronics 09-10-2012
Replies: 0
Views: 429
Posted By db27513
Garmin 545s Chart updates

Im considering updating the charts in the named plotter. Has anyone done this? Am trying to determine what date of charts I currently have (unit says G21 V2.51) and what date I would be updating too....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-29-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 1,405
Posted By db27513
Catalina 30 Bahama bound

I have a '89 30ft Catalina (wing keel, standard rig) based in NC that Im considering taking to the Bahamas. I have a list of modifications to make, but since Im hauling out in a week or so, I want...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-16-2010
Replies: 17
Views: 1,334
Posted By db27513
Boat ownership through charter

I just read a glowing article about the concept of eventual ownership of a sailboat through a charter company (like Sunsail). THere was not a single negative about this either financially or...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-16-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 1,541
Posted By db27513
Thanks all for the feedback. Right now Im a...

Thanks all for the feedback. Right now Im a layed off 50 year old IT guy trying to reinvent myself into something I love doing. OUPV is first step. Been looking into the Maritime Academies, but...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-15-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 1,541
Posted By db27513
OUPV Masters License question

Im getting ready to take my OUPV test in a couple days. Ive got all the sea time I need for the standard inland license as I own my own boat (360 days since 15 years of age, 90 of those days in the...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-28-2009
Replies: 2
Views: 3,368
Posted By db27513
Garmin 545s & Autohelm ST4000 & NMEA

Im trying to connect my 545s to my ST4000. Has anyone done this? The Garmin says to use two wires to connect to a NMEA device: a Blue NMEA out wire (positive), and a ground. The ST4000 labels its...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-03-2009
Replies: 1
Views: 352
Posted By db27513
Sealent for thru-hulls

Hi - Im replacing my depth sounder and knot meter transducers this weekend. Ive seen 5200 and 4200 and Sikaflex recommended. Any opinions? This is on a Catalina 30, and the hull is solid in these...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-28-2009
Replies: 26
Views: 5,972
Posted By db27513
Online OUPV classes

Has anyone taken one of these? Theres a couple Ive found available, one being The National Maritime School (http://www.marinersschool.com/?gclid=CJvq6YCXrJECFQwigQodaSVyYw)

Im curious if its...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-28-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 1,688
Posted By db27513
This link (http://marinersecampus.com/index1.asp)...

This link (http://marinersecampus.com/index1.asp) gives a pretty good description of the types of OUPV licenses issued.

Its been my understanding that the USCG will consider time on your own...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-16-2008
Replies: 21
Views: 5,148
Posted By db27513
I too am becoming a fan of Active Captain. I was...

I too am becoming a fan of Active Captain. I was just recently traversing an inlet near Oriental NC, and ran aground in the channel. After getting unstuck, I talked with one of the local marina's,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-15-2008
Replies: 9
Views: 1,927
Posted By db27513
Was going with Raymarine, cause I had vintage...

Was going with Raymarine, cause I had vintage datamarine equipment, and thats what was offered as a like replacement. Raymarine uses Seatalk I believe.

So your saying that NMEA 2000 or Ticktack...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-15-2008
Replies: 9
Views: 1,927
Posted By db27513
Thru hull sensors - retractable?

Im the victim of a lightening power surge that blew out most of my instruments, and now am selecting new ones, which includes the depth and speed/temp transducers. Raymarine sells 2 kinds of thru...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-16-2008
Replies: 3
Views: 545
Posted By db27513
Well so far so good. Im hauling out this...

Well so far so good. Im hauling out this weekend, and the surveyor is going over the the electronics shortly there after. I think he will call in a certified engineer to go over all the wiring....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-16-2008
Replies: 3
Views: 545
Posted By db27513
Lightnening: I got side flashed or power surged

Im in new Bern NC, own a Catalina 30, keep her in a slip, and just discovered that my charger, autohelm, inboard A/C, external navigation lights, engine tach and knotmeter all have stopped working. I...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 02-20-2008
Replies: 31
Views: 3,263
Posted By db27513
Am turning 50 and need to prove to the world Im not an old fart ...yet

So the plan is to take my new-to-me Catalina 30 from New Bern NC to the FL Keys. I want to actually sail some, so I will be attempting to go on the outside as much as possible, yet stopping in at...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-12-2008
Replies: 3
Views: 2,717
Posted By db27513
Newmar RM15 battery charger

I have this charger on my '89 Catalina 30. When plugged in, it hums nicely, but always seems to be dumping at least an amp or more into the two batteries I have, and Im worried that I may be frying...
Forum: Living Aboard 11-29-2007
Replies: 145
Views: 16,407
Posted By db27513
much agreed about the content of TV - older I get...

much agreed about the content of TV - older I get the less interesting it is.. cant take the commercials. Besides a weekend football game, I probably take in less than an hour a week.. however a DVD...
Forum: Living Aboard 11-29-2007
Replies: 145
Views: 16,407
Posted By db27513
LCD TVs that take 12V

I too am shopping for an LCDTV to mount on my bulkhead. The question that remains unanswered is the 12v issue. I want to power direct from the bats. The only way Ive been able to determine if they...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 09-24-2007
Replies: 3,297
Views: 549,549
Posted By db27513
North Carolina Nuese River, Pamlico Sound

North Carolina Nuese River, Pamlico Sound
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 09-24-2007
Replies: 9
Views: 3,577
Posted By db27513
Sailormann - can you elaborate? Are you saying...

Sailormann - can you elaborate? Are you saying that the Aloha is substantially better? I guess thats one thing that Ive not been able to ascertain, is the build quality. All the ratios are pretty...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 09-22-2007
Replies: 9
Views: 3,577
Posted By db27513
Faster - the layout of the Aloha 32 is a forward...

Faster - the layout of the Aloha 32 is a forward vberth (eliminates basic layout differences), and the Aloha does have a slightly prettier look, with a nice sheer and a mini stainless bowsprit..
...
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