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Search: Posts Made By: Controlled Jibe
Forum: Diesel 09-13-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 567
Posted By Controlled Jibe
Re: Advice on oil type sought

Thanks for those, that's what we were thinking as well, just needed some validation.
Forum: Diesel 09-13-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 567
Posted By Controlled Jibe
Advice on oil type sought

Hello, We have a Westerbeke (Bukh built) Pilot 10 down here in the Sea of Cortez. We cannot find anyone who sells the (manual recommended) SAE 30 (API C rating) motor oil in Mexico, and so we're...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-07-2012
Replies: 28
Views: 4,546
Posted By Controlled Jibe
Re: Favorite active sailing blogs?

Oh man - I can't believe we forgot about Art of Hookie (http://artofhookie.org)! Of course, we're constantly rooting for Alan every day and waiting for him to sail down here to Mexico and enjoy a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-06-2012
Replies: 28
Views: 4,546
Posted By Controlled Jibe
Re: Favorite active sailing blogs?

Fun thread - and great to see our blog, Controlled Jibe, thrown out there as well (thanks You, Me and the D!). Here's a few more that we follow, with a bias towards the Sea of Cortez and Mexico...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-22-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 1,005
Posted By Controlled Jibe
Re: Campbell Anchor Chain...Yay or Nay

I'd be stoked to spend $3.60/ft also, and would gladly spend the extra dollar to know for sure that it was the good stuff and that I wasn't a beta tester. It was the $6-$7/ft in some of the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-20-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 1,005
Posted By Controlled Jibe
Campbell Anchor Chain...Yay or Nay

After lots of research, I can find no solid conclusion on whether or not Campbell brand chain is a good choice for anchor rode. I've read all the threads, and the general consensus seems to be "buy...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-29-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 1,397
Posted By Controlled Jibe
Re: Replacing Chainplates on the Water

You raise a good question. We'd been warned to take the piece itself to the machinist for exact duplication. I trust my measuring (I was a trim carpenter in a former life), but is it asking for...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-29-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 1,397
Posted By Controlled Jibe
Re: Replacing Chainplates on the Water

Thanks everybody, this is the peace of mind I was hoping to get here.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-29-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 1,397
Posted By Controlled Jibe
Re: Replacing Chainplates on the Water

Thanks all. A previous owner actually replaced the chainplates and moved them outboard, so pretty unlikely they were of the original dimensions. We've tried tracking down the owner that did the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-29-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 1,397
Posted By Controlled Jibe
Replacing Chainplates on the Water

We have bought a new boat that is sitting in Mexico (we are far, far away at the moment), and we are trying to figure out the best way to go about replacing the chainplates when we get down there. ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-23-2012
Replies: 37
Views: 3,740
Posted By Controlled Jibe
Re: Sailing on a shoestring.

The $1100/month includes things like health insurance, the water and trash bill that follow us, car insurance and storage, etc. Also built in $300/month boat maintenance. We're hoping that the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-23-2012
Replies: 37
Views: 3,740
Posted By Controlled Jibe
Re: Sailing on a shoestring.

We've been saving furiously for 8 months on two middle class incomes and we should have enough to cruise the Sea of Cortez for a year or so.
We own a house and rental income should cover the...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 03-20-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 792
Posted By Controlled Jibe
Re: Buying my first boat

Don't have any experience with the Lancer, but here's a great article to look at to prepare you for a pre-survey inspection.

Adrift at Sea Ľ Boat Inspection Trip Tips...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-14-2012
Replies: 420
Views: 51,089
Posted By Controlled Jibe
Re: How many young people (say 35 or under)out there

We're 29 and 33, just setting sail in Mexico in a few months on our newly purchased 1962 Pearson Triton! It's great to see so many other young uns' out there - (ha!).
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-14-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 557
Posted By Controlled Jibe
Re: Need to sell a boat

I'd add these as well (all are free listings).
Boats for Sale, New and Used Boats and Yachts - YachtWorld.com (http://www.yachtworld.com)
Sailboat Listings - sailboats for sale...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-14-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 1,681
Posted By Controlled Jibe
Re: Seraffyn in Mattapoisett

Spectacular! That specific boat launched so many peoples' dreams.
Forum: Central America 02-26-2012
Replies: 1
Views: 1,009
Posted By Controlled Jibe
Hurricane Season anchor for Sea of Cortez

We're planning on spending hurricane season in the Northern end of the Sea of Cortez, and I was hoping to get some first hand info on bottom types and anchor recommendations, specifically for Puerto...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-17-2012
Replies: 55
Views: 3,175
Posted By Controlled Jibe
Us Too!

We'd love to be added to the list! My fiance and I are currently on the hunt for a 28-32' sailboat with the plan to sail in the Sea of Cortez and perhaps beyond... We're trying to attract folks...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-16-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 710
Posted By Controlled Jibe
We're looking at an older Pearson Triton down...

We're looking at an older Pearson Triton down there.... We'll see how the survey turns out!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-16-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 710
Posted By Controlled Jibe
Best Marina in San Carlos, Mexico?

Hello,
We are hoping someone has some first hand experience with the two marinas in San Carlos, Mexico: Marina San Carlos and Marina Real.

We are interested in living aboard (with our dog) and...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction 02-11-2012
Replies: 77
Views: 12,792
Posted By Controlled Jibe
Manny, any idea what the ballast is spec'd out as...

Manny, any idea what the ballast is spec'd out as on Yofy?
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction 02-11-2012
Replies: 77
Views: 12,792
Posted By Controlled Jibe
Another question, sailboatdata.com lists the...

Another question, sailboatdata.com lists the ballast at 3000 lbs, a different brokerage site lists a sister ship at 3200 lbs, and the one we're looking at says 4000 lbs. Any ideas on who's right?
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction 02-10-2012
Replies: 77
Views: 12,792
Posted By Controlled Jibe
Anybody know who the builder would've been on a...

Anybody know who the builder would've been on a 1985 vintage Fortune? We're looking at one right now, and are trying to figure out a little it of the history. Another Fortune owner we've talked to...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 02-05-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 718
Posted By Controlled Jibe
Thanks so much for that info, we'll look those...

Thanks so much for that info, we'll look those guys up. This forum never ceases to amaze me.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 02-05-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 718
Posted By Controlled Jibe
Recommended Surveyor in San Carlos, Mexico?

Hello,
We are looking to purchase a boat in or near San Carlos, Mexico. Has anyone had experience with any surveyors in the area - either good or bad? Any recommendations would be greatly...
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