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Forum: Islander   01-08-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 10,771
Posted By dbrock010
Hi there. I bought my Excalibur 26 two and a...

Hi there. I bought my Excalibur 26 two and a half years ago in Moss Landing, CA and sailed the boat to her new home in Monterey, CA with her previous owner. I really love this boat and the more...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-10-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 1,981
Posted By dbrock010
I should also mention that I have running lights...

I should also mention that I have running lights and at the very top of the mast I have a tri-light. I just thought that if I was motoring, I would need a light at the mid-mast section of the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-10-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 1,981
Posted By dbrock010
Mid-mast light

I don't want to do all the electrical work to put up a mid-mast light for motoring my sailboat at night. Do they make a battery powered clip on light that I can run up the main halyard or something...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-13-2010
Replies: 21
Views: 1,807
Posted By dbrock010
Unhappy Outboard Stolen

Well, my Nissan-Marine 9.8 hp outboard was stolen right at my slip in the marina this past weekend while I was out of town. Called my insurance and they said that I only had liability insurance and...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   09-28-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 916
Posted By dbrock010
Most cruisers will tell you that it costs around...

Most cruisers will tell you that it costs around $40k per year, and about 25% of that goes into boat repairs. If money is an issue, you could always cruise for 6 months, and then work for 6 months...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-01-2010
Replies: 33
Views: 2,356
Posted By dbrock010
This is all very useful information! Thank you.

This is all very useful information! Thank you.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-01-2010
Replies: 33
Views: 2,356
Posted By dbrock010
Sail without a paddle?

I have this fear that I'll be re-entering my slip and right when I get to the marina, my outboard motor will crap out. In addition to my fears, I worry that there won't be any wind, the current will...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-29-2010
Replies: 31
Views: 9,228
Posted By dbrock010
Motor just had stage fright

Thanks to everyone who helped with my motor's little problem. I stole a paperclip from work and went down to the dock and started her up. I jammed the paperclip into the pee hole and oila! it was...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-22-2010
Replies: 31
Views: 9,228
Posted By dbrock010
thanks

Thanks guys for the suggestions. I will try them all. As far as the impeller goes, it has never been changed, as the motor is only four years old. Also, I'll need to borrow some gloves before I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-22-2010
Replies: 31
Views: 9,228
Posted By dbrock010
Outboard motor won't pee

Need some troubleshooting ideas for my Nissan Marine 9.8 outboard motor. Four weeks ago it started up normal. Yesterday, I started her up and everything was fine for about 20 seconds when I noticed...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-16-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 864
Posted By dbrock010
Thanks guys. If the problem is via windows or...

Thanks guys. If the problem is via windows or the hatch, would you recommend a certain type of caulk or gasket?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-16-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 864
Posted By dbrock010
Water in my cabin

Monterey, along with the entire coast of California got slammed with a typhoon this week. So, I went down to check on my Excalibur 26 and noticed a moldy smell when I opened up the cabin. No water...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   10-16-2009
Replies: 3,410
Views: 887,148
Posted By dbrock010
Smile Monterey Bay

Monterey Bay, California :)
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