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Search: Posts Made By: davidpm
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 37
Views: 1,616
Posted By davidpm
Re: Major water ingress - best emergency device?

I have been on two different boats where the speed transducer popped out due to some heavy pounding waves. It lets in a lot of water fast. Is easy to fix by just putting the transducer back in the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 1,372
Posted By davidpm
Re: increasing and consolidating standing rigging size

The only thing I would add would be to check that the rigging on your boat is indeed as designed. It is not unusual for a boat owner to re-engineer things in the distant past. You wouldn't want to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 576
Posted By davidpm
How big is that boat

We dump 8 million tons of plastic into the ocean each year. Where does it all go? - Vox (http://www.vox.com/2015/2/12/8028267/plastic-garbage-patch-oceans)

First part is about plastic in oceans...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 1,392
Posted By davidpm
Re: Advice for buying this Catalina 30

Last year a client bought a the same boat for about the same money. His boat however was sailed every day by someone who took care of everything.
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 1,649
Posted By davidpm
Re: Another Free Air-Launch Service Ride Home

I can think of a few more.

1. Medical emergency

2. Loss of steering (sometimes jerry riggs are possible sometimes not depending circumstances)

3. Multiple systems failures combined with...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 1,189
Posted By davidpm
Re: Market price means what?

It could be argued that their are more than one market.

For example the market in the Rio Dulce is probably going to be different than in Miami.
Location markets.

The brokered market is...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 61
Views: 6,740
Posted By davidpm
Re: Sailnet 2014 Lost at Sea

It's too bad our old favorites aren't franchised like Dear Abby. Someone else takes over in the same style with the same byline.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 61
Views: 6,740
Posted By davidpm
Re: Sailnet 2014 Lost at Sea

I heard that saildog lost his boat to a fire. Did he every buy anything else.

He was a little cranky but I learned a lot from him.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-22-2015
Replies: 50
Views: 2,641
Posted By davidpm
Re: Should Medsailor proactively rebuild his transmission?

Again thank you for your patience.

Oh I see now the path you are talking about.

I always though that their was a siphon break in the raw water side not on the exhaust side that would take care...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-19-2015
Replies: 50
Views: 2,641
Posted By davidpm
Re: Should Medsailor proactively rebuild his transmission?

I apologize for belaboring a point I suspect you have made elsewhere but maybe I am not the only one who is not 100% clear about this.

I'm not 100% sure I know what a pisser is (at least not in...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-14-2015
Replies: 50
Views: 2,641
Posted By davidpm
Re: Should Medsailor proactively rebuild his transmission?

Now that you know what happened what will be your standard operating procedure to make sure it doesn't happen again?

IE: would shutting off the thruhull after every shutdown make this event...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-12-2015
Replies: 193
Views: 112,013
Posted By davidpm
Re: Boat Inspection Trip Tips

How did they determine that the keel was loose.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-02-2015
Replies: 90
Views: 5,481
Posted By davidpm
Re: Any way to check keel bolts?

A pity you say. Whatever do you mean? :)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-25-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 1,459
Posted By davidpm
Re: 3D Printing

Nothing specific it is just that sourcing a lot of parts for older boats takes a long time and 3D Printing is getting a lot of press lately.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-23-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 1,459
Posted By davidpm
Re: 3D Printing

What is hipping, Google failed me.

Oops I think I found it.
http://www.pressuretechnology.com/about-hip.php
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-22-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 1,459
Posted By davidpm
Re: 3D Printing

The link in my original post talks about 3d printing in stainless and they claim it is strong.
I wonder if it is for real or not?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-20-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 1,459
Posted By davidpm
3D Printing

3D Printed Metal Prototypes - SLA, SLS, FDM, Metal 3D Printing, Cast Urethane Prototypes, Injection Molding (http://www.interpromodels.com/services/3d-printed-metal-prototypes/)

Has anyone used a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-14-2014
Replies: 163
Views: 16,101
Posted By davidpm
Re: Boat sank at the dock

Two phone calls and two emails. Surely that is a typo. It must have been two phone calls and two emails every day since this happened.

Some folks take a month off in the winter.
It is amazing the...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 12-13-2014
Replies: 61
Views: 3,158
Posted By davidpm
Re: Help me teach my wife navigation

At the very least make sure she knows how to zoom in on the chart plotter.
Just saying.:)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-11-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 1,064
Posted By davidpm
Re: Safe clearance from overhead high V lines?

I would think the local towboat and / or boatus captain would know someone who has a boat similar to yours that has made the trip.

Also local yacht clubs would have people who have been sailing...
Forum: Racing 12-11-2014
Replies: 73
Views: 3,098
Posted By davidpm
Volvo Ocean Race.

Team Vestas Wind: A Twenty-First-Century Shipwreck (http://www.newyorker.com/news/sporting-scene/twenty-first-century-shipwreck)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-06-2014
Replies: 163
Views: 16,101
Posted By davidpm
Re: Boat sank at the dock

I'm thinking good thoughts for you.

The broker is on vacation. On Monday he is going to make everything right.

The Insurance company just can't find your policy due to taking over another...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-22-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 926
Posted By davidpm
Re: Your thoughts thru experience?

In my opinion the 9.9 merc is just about right for a Catalina 25.
The Catalina 27 is significantly heavier.

People have put the 9.9 on a bracket on a Catalina 30 however.

It really depends on...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-20-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 2,047
Posted By davidpm
Re: Prices for everything

1985 Nauticat 40’

$14K re-attache binnacle that was vandalized including redoing electric and hydraulic lines and repairing damaged teak.

$25 K for engine investigation, removal, rebuild, and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-20-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 2,047
Posted By davidpm
Re: Prices for everything

1981 Endeavor 37

Original Budget for bottom paint 1,200

Hull had blisters:

Sand blast hull: 1,200
Fix blisters: 2,500

Total bottom job about 5,000
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