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Search: Posts Made By: kd3pc
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 6 Hours Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 208
Posted By kd3pc
Re: hardwood plywood source

https://marine-plywood.us/mahogany_sapele.htm has some, but approaching $200 a sheet, and still add shipping. VEry reputable quality woods.

Depending on how DIY you are, you can get "mahogany" at...
Forum: Atomic 4 2 Days Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 345
Posted By kd3pc
Re: Carb Problem?

burning rich, very rich. Float not set properly and idle/mixture not set properly. Don't waste your time on a compression check.

Be VERY careful with "the boat smells like gas" as vapors/fumes...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 371
Posted By kd3pc
Re: West System Resin over Varathane?

I always prefer to strip and then use the West, and have had great results.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 624
Posted By kd3pc
Re: Looking to purchase a hunter - First sailboat

should be a fine boat, and a decent survey will steer you towards specific areas that may need additional surveys (engine and rigging).

It is a great boat to learn on, perhaps a little big to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 505
Posted By kd3pc
Re: lightning on a mooring

they are pretty light and will blow around a lot in stormy weather or strong winds. If you are around to beach her before the weather comes in, you may be OK.

And as Art says, they are open boats...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 566
Posted By kd3pc
Re: Moving to Tampa

At one time or another, I think we all have!!

Fantastic boats and great quality, I have had the chance to work on a couple and they are my favorite sailboat, kind of like Tiffany's (northern...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-15-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 1,482
Posted By kd3pc
Re: 220 buccaneer

Actually, it is both. They were one of the first, be everything boats, cheap, roomy, sails well, etc. All of those compromises gave us a boat that was merely OK. The build quality was hit or miss,...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-08-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 725
Posted By kd3pc
Re: Tartan 3000 thoughts?

sailed them in the day, and they generally sail very well. Age can be expensive and she is small for liveaboard. We (three) were crowded on a 3-5 day race. Tankage is small and she is narrow when...
Forum: Diesel 07-30-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 270
Posted By kd3pc
Re: Yanmar 4JH4AE, KM35P trans vibration

Yes, mark the "current" position, and then rotate the shaft 90 degrees at a time.
Forum: Diesel 07-30-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 270
Posted By kd3pc
Re: Yanmar 4JH4AE, KM35P trans vibration

sounds like an out of balance shaft or prop, alignment - if done correctly, should be good across the operating range.

You can turn the shaft coupling 90 or 180 degrees, after marking it, to see...
Forum: Chesapeake Bay 07-22-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 250
Posted By kd3pc
Re: mooring / dockspace in Annapolis

when we lived there back in the late 80's, it was not unusual to get to town, at least a week or two before the boat show (set up is a week before the sailboat show), to get a slip or mooring, and...
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-21-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 277
Posted By kd3pc
Re: Separating solar from antenna cables?

I humbly defer to the man from Maine, he has skads more experience with this than, I.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-21-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 805
Posted By kd3pc
Re: Sail Drives?

I would personally steer clear of them, especially the older ones. Many/some had issues with the gasketing or "bellows". Either way to repair or replace it requires a haulout and is a tough job for...
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-21-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 277
Posted By kd3pc
Re: Separating solar from antenna cables?

as long as you are using decent quality cabling in good repair, with sound connections, you are good to go.

best
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-20-2014
Replies: 64
Views: 3,174
Posted By kd3pc
Re: Suggestions for 28-32 cruiser?

Sabre made some great small boats that may fit your needs. They are of great quality and still supported for the most part by the factory. They have strong groups along the east coast and would be...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-20-2014
Replies: 49
Views: 2,108
Posted By kd3pc
Re: smoke filling up the cabin

sounds more like steam, especially if the temp light came on and went away when you throttled back. But then there is the oil light coming on.

I have been sailing well over 40 years, but I still...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 07-19-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 613
Posted By kd3pc
Re: Interested in buying a sail boat

I forgot, but this one is a biggie....never mistake a boat (or let a broker or dealer convince you), of any kind, with an "investment"...unless it is an Oyster, Hinckley, Swan, etc - it is a...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 07-19-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 613
Posted By kd3pc
Re: Interested in buying a sail boat

Buying a boat to beat land based housing costs is likely not going to work. You did not say what city you plan to move to, but Even with no boat payment, slip and electric, sometimes water and a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-19-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 1,436
Posted By kd3pc
Re: Marine Air Conditioning Install

Flagship Marine (Marine Air Conditioning Systems - water, air and keel cooled. (http://flagshipmarine.com)) has great gear that uses off the shelf contactors and relays, well built and competitively...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-18-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 1,163
Posted By kd3pc
Re: Living Aboard MacGregor26

two actually, a Venture 21 that I lived on for a few months until I could trade it on the Cal, and then the Venture 25 to see how well they did a "bigger" boat. That 25 became the Mac 25, then the...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-18-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 1,163
Posted By kd3pc
Re: Living Aboard MacGregor26

I guess I should have added my usual disclaimer...YMMV, and it is your money and will be your boat. Go for it, take the Mac to the bahamas. People do it on jetskis and flats boats all the time. OP...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-18-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 1,163
Posted By kd3pc
Re: Living Aboard MacGregor26

live aboard or 2 week cruising? They are way different, especially over time.

In the olden days, when I was young, I lived aboard a Cal 25 for about a year, until I tired of the frozen things...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-10-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 747
Posted By kd3pc
Re: Boat Trucking from Northeast Coast to Great Lakes

big wide boat, that will need over size permits all around. Will not be inexpensive. Were it me, I would float her on her own bottom....doing it myself in stages if you need to, or hire a captain...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-10-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 949
Posted By kd3pc
Re: Help me please, advice also helpful

then you have no excuse to NOT follow your dream. If the job is as bad as you relate, then you have nothing to lose, and a lot to gain. You are still young enough to recover from any failure that...
Forum: Electric/Hybrid 07-09-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 831
Posted By kd3pc
Re: Adding an auxiliary electric motor might be fun...

I believe this is one that Nigel Calder has been evaluating/working on for the past year to two.

It appears to be one of the best out there, right now, for sail boats. Steyr has a long, sterling...
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