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Search: Posts Made By: dugsmith98
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-23-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 815
Posted By dugsmith98
Re: Engine Zinc Blocked

You really do need some zinc in the raw water cooling system, even with a galvanic isolator. So a small metal wire brush, or figure out what size threads they are supposed to be (pull the old zinc...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-21-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 815
Posted By dugsmith98
Engine Zinc Blocked

I have a westerbeke 44 and the same style of heat exchanger. Remove the end cap screw on the heat exchanger. Put a thin flat edge screwdriver to pry off the end cap, and it should just pop off. You...
Forum: Caribbean 12-22-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 1,163
Posted By dugsmith98
Re: sailing BVIs in February for a week

Trellis Bay has a nice "artsy" area and a nice resteraunt. See if the full moon is the week you are there, since they have a nice full moon party.
Bitter End on the north end of Virgin Gorda, is a...
Forum: Learning to Sail 12-15-2012
Replies: 34
Views: 2,510
Posted By dugsmith98
Re: Heavy winds?

Yes. Air is denser when it is colder. But it is denser on both sides of the sail, and it is the pressure difference that creates the force.
Forum: Learning to Sail 12-15-2012
Replies: 34
Views: 2,510
Posted By dugsmith98
Heavy winds?

It is the difference in pressure that causes movement, and so temperature should have no affect on the pressure forces on the sails
Forum: Beneteau 12-12-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 2,663
Posted By dugsmith98
Re: Oceanis 38 to buy or not to buy

I have the Oceanis 393, 2003 model year, and enjoy her a lot. I sail with little kids, and so need to be able to handle most of the tasks single handedly. The in-mast reefing is a bonus for that....
Forum: Chesapeake Bay 09-02-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 591
Posted By dugsmith98
Re: Western Shore, Middle Bay marina/yard advice

I keep my boat in the South marina when in the water, roughly first week in March through first of December. Very nice people to deal with, and all the people who work out of the North marina will...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-02-2012
Replies: 32
Views: 17,935
Posted By dugsmith98
Where did you find the gererator for that price? ...

Where did you find the gererator for that price? I am being quoted around 8K for the 5.5 nextgen.
Thanks, Doug
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-29-2011
Replies: 12
Views: 3,982
Posted By dugsmith98
I just did this with my 39 footer, and bulb keel....

I just did this with my 39 footer, and bulb keel. I found one gallon of the 2000e covered the boat bow to stern, and then did 5 coats over a few weeks. The time between coats is up to a few weeks,...
Forum: Beneteau 04-23-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 1,526
Posted By dugsmith98
Yes, I agree that the little glass fuse isn't...

Yes, I agree that the little glass fuse isn't inline with the windlass. It is there to close a relay, when the engine is running, to allow the main line for the windlass to give it power. If the...
Forum: Beneteau 04-22-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 1,526
Posted By dugsmith98
The radio went off when I pulled the other one,...

The radio went off when I pulled the other one, so I guess that it goes over to the panel. I have no idea why the fuse is in the engine compartment for the radio...
Forum: Beneteau 04-21-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 1,526
Posted By dugsmith98
Mine is not an excharter, and I have fuses in...

Mine is not an excharter, and I have fuses in both slots. They are horizontal just like you show, but I can only speak to the function of one of the fuses. Definately controls the windlass.
Let me...
Forum: Beneteau 04-21-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 1,526
Posted By dugsmith98
I don't have the 361, but I own an Oceanus 393...

I don't have the 361, but I own an Oceanus 393 from the same year. I know the fuses work my ancho windlass, or at least one of them does.
They work a relay that is in my forward head right behind...
Forum: Electronics 10-19-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 3,372
Posted By dugsmith98
Finally found the solution. Turns out the...

Finally found the solution. Turns out the autopilot dumped the memory, and so had to be completely recalibrated. Dockside calibration, then compass calibration at sea with a couple of circles to...
Forum: Electronics 10-02-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 3,372
Posted By dugsmith98
raymarine boat position is 180 degrees off

Hey Everyone. First time posting here.
I have a Beneteau 393 that has an E-80 chart plotter, linked together with a Raymarine ST60 tridata, ST6000 autopilot and a ST 60 windspeed indicator. There...
Forum: Chartering 07-30-2010
Replies: 19
Views: 2,185
Posted By dugsmith98
We chartered the Texsun, catamaran, 40 foot. ...

We chartered the Texsun, catamaran, 40 foot. Small things like no anchor light, broken fan covers, steering cable jumped its track and we lost steering in an anchorage. Mostly easy stuff to fix,...
Forum: Chartering 07-28-2010
Replies: 19
Views: 2,185
Posted By dugsmith98
I recently did a charter with Moorings and was...

I recently did a charter with Moorings and was fairly pleased with the service, but the boat was a bit beat up.
As for the flight, if you can afford the difference in price, fly into Beef Island and...
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