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Search: Posts Made By: garymcg
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 09-09-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 797
Posted By garymcg
Rick Shelley

RD Shelley Marine Surveyor (http://www.rdshelley.com/)

I used Rick Shelley and thought he was very competent.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-27-2011
Replies: 17
Views: 8,135
Posted By garymcg
Again, it's a compromise. If "decent" or "just...

Again, it's a compromise. If "decent" or "just fine" windward performance is acceptable to you, by all means get the shoal draft.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-24-2011
Replies: 17
Views: 8,135
Posted By garymcg
I own a deep draft boat. I have chartered shoal...

I own a deep draft boat. I have chartered shoal draft boats. If you're accustomed to a deep draft boat, the windward performance of a shoal draft boat is laughable. I would not own one because of...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-06-2010
Replies: 36
Views: 4,264
Posted By garymcg
I agree with Puddinlegs, that's one of the best...

I agree with Puddinlegs, that's one of the best pieces of advice for a new boat owner I've ever heard.

If you wait six months, you can figure out what type of sailor you are, and that will steer...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-08-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 3,509
Posted By garymcg
Vinings Marine Group?

Anyone at a marina owned by Vinings Marine Group? The marina I'm at, which shall remain nameless, was family owned and had a good reputation. Vinings bought it, and 3 years later.....there is no...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-08-2010
Replies: 114
Views: 24,362
Posted By garymcg
Blue Sea Systems

I purchased numerous Blue Sea components (3 panels, bus bars, fuse boxes, etc etc) for a rewire this year. Everything worked fine except for the 2 hydrosonic water tank monitors; one always read...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-04-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 728
Posted By garymcg
I just replaced a 1/2" thru hull/seacock with...

I just replaced a 1/2" thru hull/seacock with 3/4" because I wasn't able to find anything smaller. The old thru hull was flush on the outside, an appropriate sized hole saw for a 3/4" fit over the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-03-2010
Replies: 15
Views: 3,318
Posted By garymcg
Simpson Lawrence Hyspeed, single speed. Very...

Simpson Lawrence Hyspeed, single speed. Very reliable although I would love to acquire a Sea Tiger.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 05-28-2010
Replies: 23
Views: 3,093
Posted By garymcg
I'm on Lake Erie currently and we pay $2500 for...

I'm on Lake Erie currently and we pay $2500 for the slip, $900 for winter storage (including haulout, bottom wash, and launch in the spring), and around $600 for insurance. This is for a 35 foot...
Forum: Living Aboard 04-16-2010
Replies: 42
Views: 6,047
Posted By garymcg
Blu-ray playback on a PC can be solved by using...

Blu-ray playback on a PC can be solved by using Cyberlink PowerDVD software. It updates over the internet to handle the newest blu-ray disks, I've never encountered a disk I couldn't play. That and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-11-2010
Replies: 44
Views: 3,444
Posted By garymcg
Bah, I replaced a below the waterline thru-hull...

Bah, I replaced a below the waterline thru-hull with the boat in the water, you just have to be quick and have a scuba diver ready to insert the new thru-hull as soon as you finish the hole. As you...
Forum: Chartering 12-16-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 1,724
Posted By garymcg
We've chartered a couple of different boats from...

We've chartered a couple of different boats from this guy:

Sailing Florida Keys - Pagan Fleet Offers the Best Experience and Rates on the Water (http://www.floridakeysbareboatchartercompany.com/)...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-19-2009
Replies: 31
Views: 2,766
Posted By garymcg
You can also unscrew the race that is covering...

You can also unscrew the race that is covering the sprocket bearings and pawls, it may be as simple as freeing a stuck pawl. Just be careful as the ball bearings are loose, and numerous to boot. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-27-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 1,602
Posted By garymcg
Sounds like one of the sprockets isn't engaging...

Sounds like one of the sprockets isn't engaging the shaft, there's a stuck pawl or something. You may as well just pull the whole thing apart, inspect the sprockets and the problem should be...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-24-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 1,349
Posted By garymcg
Powdercoat

I rebuilt mine last year, got it powdercoated and am very happy with it. The powdercoating was only $30 or so an it's about as durable as that sort of finish can get.
Forum: Chartering 10-23-2009
Replies: 21
Views: 2,808
Posted By garymcg
New ipod: $400.00 New ipod compatible stereo:...

New ipod: $400.00
New ipod compatible stereo: $400.00
Turning the stereo off, and listening to your boat charging through the wind and waves: priceless.
Forum: Chartering 10-16-2009
Replies: 20
Views: 2,928
Posted By garymcg
This was TMM. The skipper that checked us out...

This was TMM. The skipper that checked us out implied that he had recently had to tell several people to return to the dock, and instead of just dropping him off they needed to tie up for the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-16-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 1,602
Posted By garymcg
clutch cone removal

The clutch cone is held in place with a spring pin; you need a long 1/4" punch to remove it, just give it a couple of whacks with a hammer and it will pop right out. Consult the diagram for the...
Forum: Lake Michigan 10-10-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 5,946
Posted By garymcg
We're on Lake Erie but went to Eldean's when we...

We're on Lake Erie but went to Eldean's when we were boat shopping. It's top notch, and the setting is idyllic. I don't recall seeing a nicer marina (that wasn't a private club) on the Great Lakes,...
Forum: Chartering 10-01-2009
Replies: 20
Views: 2,928
Posted By garymcg
My wife and I took a couple of the ASA courses...

My wife and I took a couple of the ASA courses but I'm not sure of the value of them, other than you can get some docking practice. We chartered a boat in the BVIs, and they didn't even ask about...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-30-2009
Replies: 17
Views: 2,930
Posted By garymcg
ebay

Current yanmar part number is 124223-42092


I picked up a couple on ebay for $19.95 each but I don't see any on there currently. Torreson has them for $33.74:

Yanmar 124223-42092 Ships Store...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-24-2009
Replies: 2
Views: 467
Posted By garymcg
Fastening water hose to bulkhead

Greetings

I'm replacing most of the plumbing on my boat. Most of the fresh water ball valves are under the sink; the hose/valve connections are currently fastened to the bulkhead with bell...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-17-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 3,894
Posted By garymcg
Aha. I didn't realize that was a set screw. ...

Aha. I didn't realize that was a set screw. Came right out and so did everything else.

Once again, thanks for the pointers!


Gary
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-17-2009
Replies: 20
Views: 20,009
Posted By garymcg
Recommendations?

I think it would be more helpful if instead of posting "don't use this!" someone with expertise and serious attention to detail (hint hint Maine Sail..) would post a list of recommended sealants to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-15-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 3,894
Posted By garymcg
KH Thanks a bunch for the tip. Long 1/4"...

KH

Thanks a bunch for the tip. Long 1/4" punch did the trick.

Now...how do get the chain off? I don't necessarily need to remove the sprockets from the shaft, but I need to get the shaft &...
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