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Search: Posts Made By: mathislaw1
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-19-2009
Replies: 4
Views: 453
Posted By mathislaw1
Haul out and bottom Paint

I've just owned a sailboat for two years and am having hauled out and bottom painted for the first time since I've owned it.

While its out of the water, what other items do I need to inspect and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-30-2007
Replies: 1
Views: 513
Posted By mathislaw1
Removing a Staysail Sail Cover

The canvas staysail sail cover on my boat is starting to rip apart. It came with the boat when I bought it 8 months ago. I would like to remove it to repair or possibly by a new sail cover. The...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-17-2007
Replies: 12
Views: 774
Posted By mathislaw1
Thanks for the input...I'm going to test with a...

Thanks for the input...I'm going to test with a muiltimeter first at all the spots recommended. If I can't figure it out, I'll hire an electrician.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-16-2007
Replies: 12
Views: 774
Posted By mathislaw1
Can I insert a multimeter into a socket to see if...

Can I insert a multimeter into a socket to see if I'm getting any amps?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-16-2007
Replies: 12
Views: 774
Posted By mathislaw1
Is it easy to replace breaker switches on a...

Is it easy to replace breaker switches on a sailboat or should I get a pro?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-16-2007
Replies: 12
Views: 774
Posted By mathislaw1
There is a breaker on the dock but it didn't trip

There is a breaker on the dock but it didn't trip
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-16-2007
Replies: 12
Views: 774
Posted By mathislaw1
Lost my A/C Power

I just bought my used sailboat in March and I am relatively new to sailing.

Anyway,
Yesterday I went to turn on may air conditioning unit and it wouldn't come on. I also noticed none of my A/C...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-25-2007
Replies: 16
Views: 1,351
Posted By mathislaw1
I slammed into a dock about two months ago with...

I slammed into a dock about two months ago with my boat and knocked a piece of gelcoat off about the size of a quarter. I bought an epoxy called marinetek from West Marine and made the repair myself....
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 06-15-2007
Replies: 4
Views: 1,206
Posted By mathislaw1
I live in Wilmington and own a slip at Carolina...

I live in Wilmington and own a slip at Carolina Beach. Wrightsville Beach is extremely crowded with power boats, but Masonboro Inlet is not bad at all despite what many may think. If you stay between...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-13-2007
Replies: 4
Views: 517
Posted By mathislaw1
I live in Wrightsville Beach and use Masonboro...

I live in Wrightsville Beach and use Masonboro Inlet all the time. You should have no problem getting in and out. Follow the navigation buoys and you will be in plenty of deep water.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-04-2007
Replies: 19
Views: 1,265
Posted By mathislaw1
Automotive Diesel

I know this is probably a stupid question, but is it safe to use automotive diesel in a marine engine?

I don't have a diesel gas pump near my boat slip, so I thought it would be just as easy to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-30-2007
Replies: 39
Views: 10,746
Posted By mathislaw1
Thanks for the input. When I tried plunging...

Thanks for the input.

When I tried plunging the bowl, the water was pushed into the holding tank (therefore no clog existed). So I examined the hand pump more closely and discoverd the seal has...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-29-2007
Replies: 39
Views: 10,746
Posted By mathislaw1
Clogged Marine Head

Just recently purchased a used 35 foot sailboat. When sailing her home, I noticed that I could not get water to pump out of the head. I have no problem pumping water in. And yes, I switched the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-07-2007
Replies: 26
Views: 1,463
Posted By mathislaw1
My boat has a head, galley, holding tank, water...

My boat has a head, galley, holding tank, water tank and an inboard Yanmar Diesel.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-07-2007
Replies: 26
Views: 1,463
Posted By mathislaw1
Do I nee to winterize?

I am relatively new to sailing and have just purchased my first sailboat. I live in the southern coastal portion of North Carolina (Wilmington to be exact). The winters here are pretty mild. It...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-11-2007
Replies: 12
Views: 1,205
Posted By mathislaw1
The Boat is a 1993 Beneteau Oceanis 33 feet in...

The Boat is a 1993 Beneteau Oceanis 33 feet in Length.

I didn't mention in my earlier post that when the surveyor tapped with his leather hammer that the flat spot flexed about 1/2 inch.

He did...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-10-2007
Replies: 12
Views: 1,205
Posted By mathislaw1
Question Flat Spot on Hull

I am in the process of purchasing a used 1993 Sailboat. During the Survey yesterday I noticed a flat spot on the outside hull where the galley is. The surveyor did not act too concerned about this,...
Forum: Provisioning 10-11-2006
Replies: 60
Views: 8,370
Posted By mathislaw1
If cruising the Carribean, try the traditional...

If cruising the Carribean, try the traditional Ti' Punch

Quality Rum, Lime Juice, Cane Sugar (syrup); Amounts are to your taste.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10-11-2006
Replies: 9
Views: 2,289
Posted By mathislaw1
I guess the general question I should have asked...

I guess the general question I should have asked is; Is it better wo buy an older well built boat (ie Cabo Rico, Sabre, Tartatn) or a much newer lesser built one (ie Beneteau, Hunter).

As I said...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10-10-2006
Replies: 9
Views: 2,289
Posted By mathislaw1
1998 Beneteau or 1981 Cabo Rico

I am purchasing my first sailboat and seeking some advice.

I am looking at a 38' 1998 Beneteau Oceanis in excellent shape and a 38' 1981 Cabo Rico Cutter which also appears in excellent shape....
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