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Search: Posts Made By: Stiche
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-17-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 353
Posted By Stiche
Thouoghts on a new outboard

Since posting in multiple threads is a forum violation, I shall offer a different-ish topic/question than the one I posted in the Cal forum :p

I'm looking to replace the outboard on my Cal 25...
Forum: Cal 04-17-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 743
Posted By Stiche
Soliciting thoughts on a new outboard

After many wonderful years of service, I'm replacing my 1999 Johnson 9.9hp 2-stroke, in favor of a 2013 4-stroke, for my 1968 Cal 25.

I'm looking at a Yamaha T9.9, with a 25" shaft. Details:...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-02-2013
Replies: 70
Views: 2,868
Posted By Stiche
Re: What to do?

Well, one doesn't really want to go anchor OR gun, so I'd recommend a nice stainless steel shotgun. That way you can use it as an anchor and it wont rust. Mossberg makes a nice one! :D
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-25-2012
Replies: 28
Views: 8,765
Posted By Stiche
Re: Prescription sunglasses for astigmatism

Aside from specific recommendations...I would suggest checking out Heavyglare (website address is the same as the name). They carry a massive assortment of sunglasses and can put prescriptions in...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-25-2012
Replies: 175
Views: 90,001
Posted By Stiche
Re: Show me your sailboat's interior

Totally stealing that idea for the fold down counter-top, for my Cal 25...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-03-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 1,075
Posted By Stiche
Jatoba (aka Brazilian Cherry) is an absolutely...

Jatoba (aka Brazilian Cherry) is an absolutely beautiful wood, and is very dense. As a matter of fact, I'm typing this message on my custom Jatoba wood desk :)

I haven't used Jatoba on my boat....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-03-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 1,480
Posted By Stiche
It might be that simple...but it might not. Based...

It might be that simple...but it might not. Based of a very aggravating multi-year experience that I recently solved, I would be cautiously optimistic. Was the motor running and then quitting at 1/2...
Forum: Cal 09-09-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 675
Posted By Stiche
1- For a short (few hours) day sail, I unplug...

1- For a short (few hours) day sail, I unplug from the dock and coil on the boat, while still plugged in to the boat's receptacle, for convenience. For a longer trip, I unplug both and stow on the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-10-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 3,074
Posted By Stiche
In light wind, when I sit on the port side, my...

In light wind, when I sit on the port side, my boat lists to port.
In light wind, when I sit on the starboard side, my boat lists to starboard.
In light wind, after about 6 beers, I list to port.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-02-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 1,711
Posted By Stiche
Try a google search for "cargo netting". There...

Try a google search for "cargo netting". There are a few online retailers that specialize in netting.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-21-2010
Replies: 80
Views: 7,640
Posted By Stiche
Lots of recommendations, lots of opinions....

Lots of recommendations, lots of opinions. Everyone is going to have their personal favorite, but the easiest way to find the best anchor is to walk the marina (or a couple of marinas!) and see what...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-21-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 1,986
Posted By Stiche
Clearly, you have either 1) Not cruised up here...

Clearly, you have either 1) Not cruised up here yet this year, or 2) Been inside a building with no windows all June. :)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-17-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 3,003
Posted By Stiche
I recently did a transom rebuild on a Cal 25 and...

I recently did a transom rebuild on a Cal 25 and went with Coosaboard. Pricey...given how little of the sheet I needed, but it's hard as a rock and this Cal 25 won't be suffering from transom rot...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-28-2010
Replies: 42
Views: 2,638
Posted By Stiche
Well...assuming there's no single malt on board,...

Well...assuming there's no single malt on board, I always go for a "Fireman's Sour" in the summertime:

4oz Light Rum
2oz Lime Juice
1oz Grenadine
1tsp Powdered Sugar (optional)

Mixing in the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-26-2010
Replies: 1
Views: 570
Posted By Stiche
...zing!

...zing!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-06-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 794
Posted By Stiche
Closed cell foam is great if it's going to be...

Closed cell foam is great if it's going to be exposed, but on the interior of my boat, I use regular foam. I had my cushions remade last year by Foamorder.com. They cut the foam and sew the cushions....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-06-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 1,021
Posted By Stiche
Looks like you need to have the low speed circuit...

Looks like you need to have the low speed circuit and the float valve checked in the carb. I think we're building a consensus here :)

My guess is you have deposits in the carb that are gumming up...
Forum: Learning to Sail 05-05-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 1,607
Posted By Stiche
I know this doesn't apply to your boat, but,...

I know this doesn't apply to your boat, but, since I've seen so many folks complain about reverse in smaller sail boats (less that 35'), I thought I'd chime in for those of us that have outboard...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-23-2010
Replies: 15
Views: 2,169
Posted By Stiche
I've got a 9.9 Johnson 2-stroke long shaft on my...

I've got a 9.9 Johnson 2-stroke long shaft on my Cal 25. The water pump corrodes and poops out if its used on salt water. Take it to a Johnson shop and have them change it out- shouldn't be...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-11-2009
Replies: 2
Views: 782
Posted By Stiche
Pop rivets don't sound fun. I replaced all of the...

Pop rivets don't sound fun. I replaced all of the ports on my Cal this year, and used 1/4" smoked abrasion resistant acrylic, although I could have used 1/2" as well (changed from portholes to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-04-2009
Replies: 23
Views: 3,458
Posted By Stiche
IMHO, the above is the key for my boat. The...

IMHO, the above is the key for my boat. The smaller the boat, the more important the throttle response of the 2-stroke is going to be. But, you say, wouldn't that be more important for the bigger...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-25-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 1,165
Posted By Stiche
Sailcare. Easier than driving to a local outfit...

Sailcare. Easier than driving to a local outfit twice, and fantastic results on my sail set. 'nuf said.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-25-2009
Replies: 17
Views: 2,911
Posted By Stiche
I installed a pair of Dr. LED "Kevin"s (their LED...

I installed a pair of Dr. LED "Kevin"s (their LED spreader) and they're great. Installed on a Cal 25 and they light up the entire deck and cockpit. They're 12V DC, and expensive, but I've been very...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-25-2009
Replies: 47
Views: 3,687
Posted By Stiche
Yea, you just spelled the Puget Sound area of...

Yea, you just spelled the Puget Sound area of Washington State. It hits every one of your criteria

With your 20 minute to an urban area rule, I'd say (in order of size) Seattle area, (Woodinville...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-10-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 16,994
Posted By Stiche
I recently did the exact same thing. No need to...

I recently did the exact same thing. No need to build a custom chest. I took an Engel 80 quart chest that was deep enough, tall enough, but too wide, and sliced off 9 inches from the middle with a...
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