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Search: Posts Made By: tommays
Forum: Atomic 4 01-20-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 2,022
Posted By tommays
Re: FWC kit for Atomic 4, a good idea?

The old wifes tail is called salt creep :) and while not much is said now in the past it was not recommended due to the scale chunks clogging the exchanger and it does due some wired stuff turning...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-21-2014
Replies: 85
Views: 5,430
Posted By tommays
Re: Really, $1000.00 for foulies?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-23-2014
Replies: 700
Views: 62,158
Posted By tommays
Re: I hate boats... (

It would seem to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-09-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 1,615
Posted By tommays
Re: Interlux Perfection Paint Problems

Having sprayed perfection and rolled and tip alwgrip there equally temperamental and not tolerant of any minor mistake or weather variation Any humidity kills the gloss

The rollers I used were...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-25-2014
Replies: 31
Views: 1,586
Posted By tommays
Re: Paint for Cabin

Valspar exterior at lowes (
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-06-2014
Replies: 62
Views: 2,947
Posted By tommays
Re: High out put alternator

I am Never at the power dock the solar panned and Genasun control have allowed the boat to remaine shore power independent year round
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-03-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 1,239
Posted By tommays
Re: Our Harbor is a Sewer. DuSable, Chicago.

Its real simple we went cheep with one pipe for sewage and rain water when it was decided we need to treat the rainwater

Northport still has and OPEN street storm-drain outlet pipe without even...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-30-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 1,478
Posted By tommays
Re: standing rigging replacement

On the east coast a place like rigging only is used by DIY owners

You just remove you old stuff ,roll it up and UPS it to them and a week later a box with new stuff comes and you just put it on...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-18-2014
Replies: 50
Views: 8,971
Posted By tommays
Re: Bilge pump non return valve.

The ONLY DRAIN on the Cal 29 is 1" and can clog with an errant potato chip :)

At lest the J24 has TWO 1-1/2 scuppers
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-12-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 1,390
Posted By tommays
Re: New Bulkhead & Interior Framing

Got to know the boat as there are generally more of them to compare notes on

The fast hardener along with some heat lamps should kick it well enough during daylight hours BUT the FULL cure will...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-07-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 962
Posted By tommays
Re: New Prop for Catalina 30 (

Props are as much art as science :) for example...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-03-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 1,086
Posted By tommays
Re: Consequences of complete battery discharge

I look at what else is going on with leaks ,electric or water :)

My boat lives on a mooring and has been through the same rain and there should not be enough water coming down the mast to run a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-09-2014
Replies: 37
Views: 2,119
Posted By tommays
Re: 1st big project, bronze thru-hull

I don't believe the way to go is mixing epoxy super thick it needs to flow somewhat ?

But a picture of what your trying to change would allow better advise
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-09-2014
Replies: 37
Views: 2,119
Posted By tommays
Re: 1st big project, bronze thru-hull

I favor the taping and using studs on a G10 plate version as it is three less holes to leak and killer strong
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-06-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 313
Posted By tommays
Re: Lubing gear cable

You can try and get almost any type of oil in one of the ends (preferably) the high end so it can run downhill

BUT the cables have a plastic lining that is one of those lifetime deals and the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-05-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 278
Posted By tommays
Re: Shaft out, engine dropped

Diesel mounts tend to be pretty soft to isolate the boat from as much vibration as possible and they do fail

The yard can only put it back correctly NOT much they can do about anything form the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-05-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 672
Posted By tommays
Re: newbie mast light checking question

A 9 volt battery will light all the bulbs and confirm they work :)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-18-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 796
Posted By tommays
Re: Groco Seacocks BV vs. FBV (

IMHP the BV is far better due to the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-24-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 1,636
Posted By tommays
Re: Pearson 30 Bilge Pump Recommendations?

I am lucky in that the Cal 29 sump has two levels which allows two pumps to be installed

The higher pump never gets wet unless the low pump fails and as the boat is on a remote mooring this gives...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-27-2014
Replies: 62
Views: 4,321
Posted By tommays
Re: Alternative to Solar

I have a high quality bare minimum solar system which peaks out at 2.5 amps and combined with my really low energy needs works out fine on a 29' boat that lives without any shore power on a remote...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-01-2013
Replies: 34
Views: 9,945
Posted By tommays
Re: Solo Mast Stepping System

I can step a J24 mast keel stepped (70 pounds) with simple stuff and one hand tired behind my back

The Cal 29 mast is about the same length and it is deck stepped BUT it is so freaking heavy and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-02-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 639
Posted By tommays
Re: Keel Inspection (
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-28-2013
Replies: 43
Views: 2,190
Posted By tommays
Re: gps navigation


I plane my routes on open CPN and export them in the gpx FORMAT to my handheld Garmin 72H

I can safely say at this point after 500 NM this summer everything between Northport and Greenport...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-13-2013
Replies: 1
Views: 450
Posted By tommays
Re: Shaft tube repair

Kind of depends ? (

Mine had internal blisters...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-28-2013
Replies: 63
Views: 7,775
Posted By tommays
Re: Cost to Replace Chainplates? Should I Walk Away?

One you would have to have really GOOD LUCK to find a boat with age X chainplates

The cost is very much how hidden the plates are which can range from fully exposed and easy to remove to...
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