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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-02-2005
Replies: 2
Views: 1,180
Posted By GarrettK
Fuel Polishing?

I bought a new to me boat last November and ran into a problem this holiday weekend during my first real trip. While going through Beaufort Inlet in NC the waters were quite rough. Apparently this...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   05-13-2005
Replies: 1
Views: 1,489
Posted By GarrettK
30'''' Lippincott Sloop

I just purchased a 1980 Lippincott 30 last October and have enjoyed it thus far. It''s my first boat so I''m a bit of a newby, but maintenance has been relatively easy and seems to be well built.
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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-07-2005
Replies: 4
Views: 1,953
Posted By GarrettK
Battery Chargers

Electrical systems have always perplexed me, so if someone can lend a thought it would be apprecitated.

I have a two bank battery system on my 30 foot sailboat. The existing battery charger is...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-15-2004
Replies: 3
Views: 1,187
Posted By GarrettK
electrical butt connectors

Thanks for the link.

I''d prefer a dedicated circuit as well, however, I just bought the boat and all of the DC circuits are being used. I don''t want to buy a new distribution panel for the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-15-2004
Replies: 5
Views: 1,076
Posted By GarrettK
No engine power

You may also check to see if there is something wrapped on your prop. I was on a boat that had that problem - a random line was braided in the prop, but it would still spin.

No speed, no rpm and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-14-2004
Replies: 3
Views: 1,187
Posted By GarrettK
electrical butt connectors

I''ve got my hands on some butt connectors, and am now looking for the proper way to ''split'' a wire.

Is there such a thing as a ''Y'' butt connector so that I split the wire in a secure manner?...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   09-27-2004
Replies: 10
Views: 1,835
Posted By GarrettK
Problems while buying a boat - need advice please

Mike,

The owner and I had agreed to a price and I had given him earnest money (no broker) but I did not own the boat. He has already offered to return my earnest money.

My original plan was to...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   09-26-2004
Replies: 2
Views: 3,626
Posted By GarrettK
Information on 30-foot Irwin Citation?

Does anyone here know much about the 30 foot Irwin Citation? I''ve searched the places I know of and have found very limited information about them.

Any help is appreciated.

Garrett
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   09-23-2004
Replies: 10
Views: 1,835
Posted By GarrettK
Problems while buying a boat - need advice please

This occurred at Masonboro boatyard in Wilmington, NC. It sank (I guess this qualifies as sinking) in saltwater and has a diesel engine.

The more I think about it the more I''m leaning towards...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   09-23-2004
Replies: 10
Views: 1,835
Posted By GarrettK
Problems while buying a boat - need advice please

The quick background is that I found a 1966 Pearson Wanderer that seemed to be the right boat for me to buy. Made an offer, it was accepted pending the survey. Survey came and went with minimal...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-22-2004
Replies: 18
Views: 9,229
Posted By GarrettK
Starting Battery vs. House Battery

I talked to Steven at jackrabbit marine yesterday afternoon, and apparently they don''t have any block diagrams that they just give away. He was offering to design a system for me, but at a cost of...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-21-2004
Replies: 18
Views: 9,229
Posted By GarrettK
Starting Battery vs. House Battery

Woosh,

Thanks a lot!!! The diagram sounds exactly like something that I''ve been considering, but have been unbable to actually find a daigram showing the layout.

Nigels book seems very...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-20-2004
Replies: 18
Views: 9,229
Posted By GarrettK
Starting Battery vs. House Battery

Boatbum,

Thanks for the reply. That was going to be my next question, but mmcoy beat me to it.

So if I understand this correctly, I want to use a 24/27 size/style battery for starting (as bank...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-16-2004
Replies: 18
Views: 9,229
Posted By GarrettK
Starting Battery vs. House Battery

I''ve done a bit of research and am still a bit confused on this.

My plan is to have a 3 battery system in my new to me Pearson Wanderer. It will consist of 2 banks, the first being a single...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   08-18-2004
Replies: 10
Views: 1,930
Posted By GarrettK
Budget Items to be considered....

Thanks for the input. This is the type of information I need to make sure I''m being realistic with my expected expenditures.

It sounds similar to the sports car I sold so I can get a boat -...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   08-18-2004
Replies: 10
Views: 1,930
Posted By GarrettK
Budget Items to be considered....

William,

Thanks for the reply. To provide a bit more information, my current plan is to haul out the boat either every 2 or 3 years for new bottom paint (that was recommneded to me by locals). I...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   08-18-2004
Replies: 10
Views: 1,930
Posted By GarrettK
Budget Items to be considered....

I''m still in the process of finding the right boat, and am wanting to bounce my budgeting thoughts off some other people.

The fixed costs that I''ve come up with are the boat payment, slip fee,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-12-2004
Replies: 4
Views: 4,557
Posted By GarrettK
Crazying and Soft Spots on Deck

Thanks Allen, that was some information I was looking for. I think you just mentioned a new book I''ll have to buy.

Garrett
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-11-2004
Replies: 4
Views: 4,557
Posted By GarrettK
Crazying and Soft Spots on Deck

I''m currently looking to buy my first boat and am still new to the repair and maintenance aspect of ownership. I plan on doing as much work myself as possible and have a few questions about...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   08-11-2004
Replies: 2
Views: 6,596
Posted By GarrettK
Bristol 29.9 same as Bristol 30?

Thanks, I found some more information about the two different boats.

Garrett
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   08-09-2004
Replies: 2
Views: 6,596
Posted By GarrettK
Bristol 29.9 same as Bristol 30?

I''ve run across a boat that is being referred to as a Bristol 30, but have not found specific information regarding Bristol making a boat called that. I have found information about a Bristol 29.9....
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