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Search: Posts Made By: Sailonguy
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 11-10-2011
Replies: 23
Views: 2,528
Posted By Sailonguy
All states are different - California is expensive

California is the worst on taxes, I am now having to pay 9.25% on the purchase price of the boat i bought last year. Sales tax becomes due the end of the 13th month after you purchase the boat, and...
Forum: Sailnet.com Polls 10-21-2011
Replies: 44
Views: 6,687
Posted By Sailonguy
Love the avitar .. Bundy... yes, on a bigger boat...

Love the avitar .. Bundy... yes, on a bigger boat they are WAY worth the hassle, a 36ft sloop has a big mainsail, and it gets heavy and unmanageable to handle and bring down, especially when the wind...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-21-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 1,396
Posted By Sailonguy
Thanks for the all the feedback.. Regarding the...

Thanks for the all the feedback.. Regarding the in-motion rolling of tank contents, I had to think about that one but no, the "dancing needle" starts as soon as the motor is running, and stops when...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-19-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 1,396
Posted By Sailonguy
at 1/2 tank level it jumps + - 1/4 to 1/3 of the...

at 1/2 tank level it jumps + - 1/4 to 1/3 of the gauge range. I have not tried a multimeter on the contacts, I will try that. Thanks. If it reads constant then perhaps its just in the gauge...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-19-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 1,580
Posted By Sailonguy
I would stick with the vinegar, first especially...

I would stick with the vinegar, first especially if there is not much to clean off. If it doesn't work well then I might try the stronger acid, but would keep the exposure time short and then rinse...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-19-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 1,396
Posted By Sailonguy
Fuel guage fluctuation while engine running

Have a 30 y/o 36hp MD17 Volvo Penta diesel, when the engine is running the fuel gauge fluctuates (dances up and down ... as in electrical / magnetic interference from other gauges??). When the motor...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction 10-11-2011
Replies: 16
Views: 1,269
Posted By Sailonguy
Just past my 1yr with a 1980 boat. It was...

Just past my 1yr with a 1980 boat. It was neglected for nearly 10 years. The good news is I got it cheap... really cheap I thought... much below book value. The structure is solid, engine was...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-07-2011
Replies: 39
Views: 5,899
Posted By Sailonguy
SF Bay

I am new to the sailing community, but my experience in the San Francisco Bay area is its a strait forward fee based on the size of the berth, +a live aboard fee, if at all permitted in the marina....
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 05-06-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 4,057
Posted By Sailonguy
Headroom and Single Handing

Last fall I acquired a 1980 36' S2 11.0 aft cockpit. She is just shy of your 6'4 headroom request at 6'3 listed in the specs. The center cockpit version seems more rare and a little more pricey,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-05-2011
Replies: 24
Views: 2,422
Posted By Sailonguy
Also considering radar

I am also considering a radar option, and wondering about power usage.

First, after considering the BR24 broadband vs Raymarine options, the Raymarine will tie in already existing instruments via...
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