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Forum: Electric/Hybrid   4 Days Ago
Replies: 49
Views: 1,569
Posted By baboon
Re: Comparing diesel vrs electric propulsion(DIY/Production) in terms of resell value

For my use the range issues are still too limiting to with EP, I am not ready to do that much planning for each trip on the boat. I do wonder about the advantages as to maintenance and weight. A...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   4 Days Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 1,305
Posted By baboon
Re: Upwind performance, blue-water boat

Esprit 37 meets your needs, perhaps a bit on the small side but lots of the same advantages of the Valiant 40. They seem to go for less $.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 418
Posted By baboon
Re: Hatch Manufacturer Identification

you might try this company, Selectplastics ? Selectplastics ( They are the go to people for hatch repair. One issue you might run into is the radius of the corners of...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 34
Views: 1,981
Posted By baboon
Re: Keeping Inside Cabin Dry

For a few years I used a small cermaic disc electric heater on a low setting and one of those frisbee shaped silver West Marine low wat heater fans. This combined with venting worked well but I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-22-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 297
Posted By baboon
Re: Replacement hatch dogs needed

Another option is to chewck with rig-rite, they seem to have lots of out of production parts including port and hatch hardware.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-18-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 400
Posted By baboon
Re: Rocna anchor, fit on most boats?

The Rocna has a much large shank than Mantus and older anchors like the bruce. Most anchor rollers with a pin to hold the shank will not line up so a hoop or other restraing device is needed to keep...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-27-2015
Replies: 29
Views: 1,242
Posted By baboon
Forum: Learning to Sail   09-14-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 500
Posted By baboon
Re: Force 5 sailboat good trainer?

Great first boat. Durable fun and simple. I personaly feel these sportier small boats are a better first choice for many sailors than standard sit in dingys. Everybody will capsize, but on a force...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-10-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 563
Posted By baboon
Re: What can I put here? Improvements (Cockpit bulkhead)

Another option is an opening port. You would need to remove part of the interior panel, but the added light and ventilation can be good to have.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-10-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 921
Posted By baboon
Re: Harken Radial or Lewmar Evo ST winches

Mine are the chromed bronze winches, so far no wear, but probably more durable than anodized aluminium. The price difference is pretty small. While checking defender to see if there was a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-10-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 921
Posted By baboon
Re: Harken Radial or Lewmar Evo ST winches

I replaced my old one speed non self tailing winches with the EVO winches 3 seasons ago. Despite being kind of the discount line for lewmar they have worked very well, no problems so far. Watch...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   08-06-2015
Replies: 31
Views: 2,399
Posted By baboon
Re: Valiant 32 problem with Fire Retardant in resin.

There is lots of conlficting info regarding blisters on Valiant boats. Depending on the builder and time period it can be severe. It is odd that the blisters are above the waterline, which MIGHT be...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   08-06-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 563
Posted By baboon
Re: Buying and adding 10hp OB to Yamaha sloop 1981 30

I was next to one in my marina a few years ago, it was a pretty substantial boat with a IOR like design with a semi pinched stern a ways out of the water. Sailboat data puts it at 8000 lbs, I think...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-26-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 1,067
Posted By baboon
Re: Tartan 34C

I have a tartan 30, also S and S design, built durring same time. I have no personal experience with the 34 but perhaps the following will help until someone with first hand knowledge contributes,
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-09-2015
Replies: 24
Views: 2,119
Posted By baboon
Re: Has anybody towed kayaks behind....

I have towed 2 kayaks with good results. The first is a sit on top, with no hatches or parts that allow water into the sealed hull. If it flips it does not swamp, but drag goes up a lot.

Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-06-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 1,232
Posted By baboon
Re: Discount Head Choices...

I think the Johnson and Jabsco are the same head, or at least use the same base. This can be an issue since all the marine head manufactures use a different bolt pattern for the bases, and slighlty...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   12-22-2014
Replies: 28
Views: 3,550
Posted By baboon
Re: Best aft master berth on under 50' boat?

The new Jeanneau DS boats aft huge aft cabins with hull ports, even the 44 foot version,
It is not the best use if space on a boat that size, but as long as offshore use is not the goal it...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   10-17-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 683
Posted By baboon
Re: Guidance with Laser2 Purchase -Please help!-

I sail a laser 2, it is a great boat for 2, and fun for one to sail although a bit of a handful. If it is the newer boat with the spinacker launching set up under the deck and all the gear in good...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-09-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 880
Posted By baboon
Re: Cut out centers of bulkheads: possible?

I think the reason you have not had a response to your initial question is that most sailors would be very reluctant to do this. Most bulkheads are structural, and it would take a fair bit of...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   08-31-2014
Replies: 134
Views: 16,423
Posted By baboon
Re: So where the heck do you shower???

I am late to the thread, here are 2 other options,

This is a portable pressurized camp shower, NEMO Helio Pressure Shower | NEMO...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-29-2014
Replies: 58
Views: 4,419
Posted By baboon
Re: Battens Vs No Battens

You may find that a sailmaker would be a great source of information on this topic. Pick a local loft, there are several in the PNW that focus on cuising sails. They will know the local conditions,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-29-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 1,746
Posted By baboon
Re: Quarter Berth Conversion
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-19-2014
Replies: 48
Views: 5,939
Posted By baboon
Re: Tayana 37: Coamings cut off - is this repairable?

This might be too late, but Rich has done the hard work building the forms for the coaming extensions, and the owner of the boat for sale has done the messy job of removing the old rotted ones. If...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-09-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 2,636
Posted By baboon
Re: Anyone have experience with Force 10 heaters

I have a force 10 heater on a small 30 boat sailboat. It was originaly kerosene, but parts for the burner are very hard to find, and it flared and smelled. I converted it to propane with a kit sold...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-08-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 1,306
Posted By baboon
Re: Direct sunlight and applying varnish, oil, cetol

I live in the PNW and use cetol, I have never had problems with direct sunlight. If applied within a day I do not sand in between, it is not needed and it has never lifted. It does not look as good...
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