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Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   07-07-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 496
Posted By bigdogandy
Re: Documentation Agent

Following the link provided by Rhapsody's above, it looks like you should be able to follow the Simplified Method and just provide copies of the current title/registration and an original or copy of...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   04-30-2015
Replies: 22
Views: 2,255
Posted By bigdogandy
Re: Blog about going south on the East Coast ICW to FL?

Not blog, but Cruiser's Net is a great source of info also:

Cruisers' Net | Cruisers Helping Cruisers (
Forum: Diesel   02-01-2015
Replies: 25
Views: 4,204
Posted By bigdogandy
Re: Yanmar 3GM oil line failure

I just had the same problem - the oil feed line rusted through at the banjo fitting behind the fuel lift pump. It only took a few minutes to pump all the oil out of the engine and into the sump under...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-12-2015
Replies: 26
Views: 2,217
Posted By bigdogandy
Re: Florida Keys, Best Anti-Fouling

I wipe the slime off with a rag and trim the angel hair beard at the waterline 3-4 times a year.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-04-2014
Replies: 34
Views: 2,876
Posted By bigdogandy
Re: Sailing Toys! What should I put on my Christmas list?
Forum: Endeavour   10-19-2014
Replies: 1
Views: 964
Posted By bigdogandy
Re: Endeavour 42 fuel tank replacement

Check as they have a nice couple of blog posts from 2010 about their tank replacement.

Good luck with the work!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-30-2014
Replies: 82
Views: 7,850
Posted By bigdogandy
Re: possible to buy a seaworthy sailboat under $20000 that requires very little fix?

My 2 cents......yes you can find a great boat for $20k or less, as others have already said, and there are multiple ways of approaching the search for that boat. In my case, I was looking for the...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   09-01-2014
Replies: 126
Views: 8,373
Posted By bigdogandy
Re: Boat brands to stick with for ocean rough seas?

Here's another resource:

Sailboat Reviews of Offshore Cruising Yachts : (

Lots of bluewater capable boats here of various sizes and price ranges.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-23-2014
Replies: 37
Views: 3,538
Posted By bigdogandy
Re: Solo Climbing the Mast- Block and Tackle

I also use the ATN Mastclimber and love it. I use the main halyard for the rig, and when I can I have a friend belay me using the spinnaker halyard....when I'm alone I use a separate ascender on the...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   06-01-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 798
Posted By bigdogandy
Re: Newbiw Member -> Present sailor -> Future liveaboard -> Compac 27/2?

Hey Nomad, and welcome to Sailnet. I don't have much personal knowledge of the Compacs, but they do have a reputation for being well built and holding their value. As with any boat that's more than...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   05-19-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 304
Posted By bigdogandy
Re: Hello all - new to SailNet here

Welcome to Sailnet, Almac - this is a great place to get advice and opinions and sometimes a little humor to go along. Good people here......what kind of work are you planning for the boat?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-16-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 1,884
Posted By bigdogandy
Re: Boat Name Stencils

Photoshop? Take a picture of the stern, erase the name that is there now, and then add in the name you're contemplating.
Also - consider vinyl lettering instead of paint. Much easier to apply and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-10-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 580
Posted By bigdogandy
Re: Warps?

Trailing warps means to have long lines trailing aft of the boat when moving downwind in heavy weather...preferably there are loops in the ends of the lines and they are long enough to span two wave...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-25-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 1,141
Posted By bigdogandy
Re: Bummed...

Fly down with your sweetie for Strictly Sail at the Miami Boat Show Valentine's Day weekend. Tremendous brownie points potential in getting out of the deep freeze and spending a nice weekend in sunny...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-24-2013
Replies: 531
Views: 129,406
Posted By bigdogandy
Re: Pictures: Those perfect moments

A gorgeous day on the Banana River yesterday.....sunny, warm, a light breeze and four good old boats out dinkin' around. Two buddies with Westail 32's, a nice Bristol 32, and my old Endeavour. I...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   02-03-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 621
Posted By bigdogandy
Re: boat search

For expansive interior accomodation along with the solidness and simplicity you're looking for, you might want to look at at Morgan Out Island 41....lots of people will have strong opinions both ways...
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