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Search: Posts Made By: Gary M
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 1,099
Posted By Gary M
Re: Celestial Navigation

It is a 25 and you are right, not a spot of rust on it anywhere :)

Always thought I would like to pick up a Plath or something nice, they are so shiny ;)

My one mile shot may have been luck
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 1,099
Posted By Gary M
Re: Celestial Navigation

It has been years and I just used a cheap Davis but enjoyed doing it and best shots were within a mile of so doing a three point.

Sailing the BVIs in a weeks time and just went to the boat and got...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-12-2015
Replies: 25
Views: 1,991
Posted By Gary M
Re: What is the best sailing movie ever?

I liked Master and Commander, nice list there. I hate to admit it but I think it was the opening scene in Dove that first got me interested in sailing.
Forum: Other Brands 01-08-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 1,559
Posted By Gary M
Re: Gozzard

They make an incredible boat, just down the road from me but only geographically, not financially :)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-05-2015
Replies: 25
Views: 1,393
Posted By Gary M
Re: DIY eye on wire halyard?

If you have not taken an halyard it is a out good opportunity. I take mine out every fall and wash them in Downy, smell really nice.

I just use some vinyl tape and attached about a 1/8" messenger...
Forum: Chartering 01-05-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 1,224
Posted By Gary M
Re: Clockwise BVI in February

Thanks Guys :)

Forum: Chartering 01-04-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 1,224
Posted By Gary M
Re: Clockwise BVI in February

Hi all, good information, we are going there in February for the first time. We fly into St Thomas on Friday the 6th at 14:25 and catching the Roadtown Fast Ferry for the 16:15 departure. Staying on...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-04-2014
Replies: 37
Views: 2,362
Posted By Gary M
Re: Cockpit Draining - Below waterline?

My through hulls exit through the hull behind the water line but ahead of the transom. Under way they are likely under water but at the dock they are a couple of inches above it so no worries.
Forum: Electronics 11-29-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 919
Posted By Gary M
Re: VHF mounting advice

I have a friend who is responsible for the electronics on many of the Coast Guard ships. He tells me that the signal loss getting to the top of the mast is so great we would be better off mounting...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-06-2014
Replies: 50
Views: 2,321
Posted By Gary M
Re: Wet core in the hull - what are the options?

Having way more experience with wet coring than I really want I will say it depends. A moisture meter can pick up high moisture in a solid hull, in the bottom paint, gel coat who knows.
I have cut...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-19-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 1,125
Posted By Gary M
Re: ICE box Drain plumbing

I use ice so get a lot of water, have a whale foot pump that pumps it into the sink. Added advantage is when I want to add some more beverages I put them in the sink and let them sit in the cold...
Forum: Electronics 10-19-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 671
Posted By Gary M
Re: How should True Wind be determined?

True wind is the natural wind and has nothing to do with the boat. Apparent wind is a vector addition of the true wind and the wind relative to the movement of the boat. i.e. the wind generated by...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-19-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 655
Posted By Gary M
Re: USA to Canada?

I had one trucked in from Boston to Sarnia using a local trucking firm near here. Gave them a couple of month leeway and they brought it back on a return trip, very reasonable.
Some firms use a...
Forum: Diesel 10-14-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 854
Posted By Gary M
Re: Best RPM for Yanmar 3HMF?

A lot depends on your prop, my 8000 lbs 30 footer has a 2GM with a Gori prop. I can cruise at 6 knots at 2200 RPM. A number of friends with the same boat and engine have Martec props and they have to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-13-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 862
Posted By Gary M
Re: Does anyone know what type of boat this is???

I think it is the Cape Dory 22, I was going to say that first and it looks like your drawing. Same stern and sheer.
Pretty boat.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-06-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 1,103
Posted By Gary M
Re: How winterize battery

I leave mine on board but charge them about the first of the year. If am always concerned that if they get too run down, the acid concentration will be low enough that they might freeze and crack.
Forum: S2 10-06-2014
Replies: 42
Views: 4,599
Posted By Gary M
Re: New S2 7.9 owner, offer accepted.

Congrats...nice boat. And by the way that Starboard cabin top winch is not nearly big enough. :)

Have fun.
Forum: Racing 10-06-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 1,507
Posted By Gary M
Re: Spinnaker shackles

I race and we put the chute up and down quite often some days. I have all Wichard shackles and can't remember one opening up. However on many race boats the foredeck has some vinyl tape in his/her...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-06-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 356
Posted By Gary M
Re: Standing Rig Turnbuckles (How Do You Mount Them?)

Yep any boat I have worked on, the top thread was right handed.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-01-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 707
Posted By Gary M
Re: Can a diver change a cutlass bearing?

Having changed one on the hard I would say the simple answer is no.

You do have to take the shaft out and I broke two pullers and eventually had to cut it out with a hack saw. Worked at it over 2...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-28-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 1,437
Posted By Gary M
Re: Bosun's chair and spinnaker sailing.

I watched it numerous times, takes a fairly big spinnaker, seem to remember the boats being about 40 feet. Looked like fun, you tend to hear a lot of screaming when a gust comes along and lifts the...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available 09-28-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 1,010
Posted By Gary M
Re: Available for short notice US - Bahamas

Try a couple of live aboard dive charter boats. They some times head over to the Bahamas with a group charter and I am sure the crew would like some beer money.

Good Luck
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 09-21-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 931
Posted By Gary M
Re: Buy a fresh or saltwater boat?

Salt water is really not that big a deal. You will see some rust on the stainless fittings that will clean off. If the boat you are looking at has an inboard then I would water the engine to have the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-15-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 1,983
Posted By Gary M
Re: Alexseal vs Awlgrip vs one-part paint

When I go my boat 8 years ago ( vintage 1984) the white topsides were so bad that I gave up trying to buff them up and used Polygrip.
Last fall I decided to try again so I took the Polygrip off and...
Forum: Canadian Maritimes 12-02-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 526
Posted By Gary M
Re: St Lawrence Seaway

I am not really familiar with the Gulf itself but I understand the fog can be a significant issue, but in good weather I think it would be a great place to cruise.
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