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Search: Posts Made By: jdpmus
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-21-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 846
Posted By jdpmus
Re: Depth finder

Hummingbird D-10. $100 and works like a champ.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 04-15-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 1,988
Posted By jdpmus
Re: Macgregor 25 or Ranger 26

I used to own a Venture (before they became MacGregor). Great learning boat and easy to trailer and launch. Later on we moved up to an O'Day 22 shoal draft. Much better performance and still easy...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-14-2014
Replies: 50
Views: 4,577
Posted By jdpmus
Re: Lake sailors?

Came back to sailing after a 25 year break. Lake Grapevine, on the approach to DFW Airport. Nice marina (Scotts) though a little pricey I think. Have only sailed inland lakes in Texas, but all of...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-05-2014
Replies: 42
Views: 2,296
Posted By jdpmus
Re: Cabin speakers?

Take a look at the products of Cambridge SoundWorks. Lots of options.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 12-16-2013
Replies: 29
Views: 3,010
Posted By jdpmus
Re: Trailerable sailboats with 7+' cockpit?

O'Day 22. Easy to rig and trailer with shoal draft keel
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-05-2013
Replies: 49
Views: 2,312
Posted By jdpmus
Re: Music for sailing: what floats your boat?

For your classical list:

"Scheherazade"-Rimsky-Korsakov-"The Sea And Sinbad"s Ship"
"La Mer"-Claude Debussey
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 11-25-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 1,381
Posted By jdpmus
Re: Cape Dory 25 - Project boat

I took on such a project 4 years ago, purchasing mine for $3500. To get it back in top shape I put in around 11k. Mine had an outboard (2 cycle Johnson 6) and a set of very used sails. Teak was...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-24-2013
Replies: 32
Views: 2,654
Posted By jdpmus
Re: Help with tired interior

Our Cape Dory 25 has the "photographed" wood veneer. Rather than painting, we applied 2 coats of a Minwax all-in-one product (stain plus varnish) to the interior. It cleaned everything up nicely...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 04-18-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 1,408
Posted By jdpmus
Re: Advice on O'Day 22

We owned one back in the 70's-80's. Very simple boat, yet a forgiving design. Since we had previously owned a swing keel boat, we felt the O'Day was much more stable and sailed better.

I agree...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-04-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 713
Posted By jdpmus
Re: Choosing a depth sounder

I epoxied my Hawkeye transducer in the bilge and it works fine.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-07-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 1,121
Posted By jdpmus
Re: Depth sounder recommendations

I recently installed a Hawkeye 10d10 depth finder on our Cape Dory 25. Very thorough installation instructions covering varying types of locations. (You can look through the manual on their...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-22-2012
Replies: 17
Views: 2,870
Posted By jdpmus
Re: sailing in a thunderstorm

Some years ago a boat racing on our inland lake was hit by lightning. Being a trailer-sailer you would think it would go through the swing keel. Instead, it came down the shrouds and entered the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-13-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 572
Posted By jdpmus
Re: Winches

PM me with the sizes. I have two Enkes on my Cape Dory 25.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-10-2012
Replies: 70
Views: 9,917
Posted By jdpmus
Re: Stylish and effective sailing hat

I second the motion for Tilley. Found mine at REI and, though not what you would consider fashionable, it keeps the sun off and is relatively cool in these hot Texas summers.

My dermatologist has...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-25-2012
Replies: 30
Views: 2,182
Posted By jdpmus
Re: Wonderfully 'quirky' interior

Doesn't anyone remember "20,000 Leagues Under The Sea"? Looks like Captain Nemo has been there.

Pretty neat.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-26-2012
Replies: 34
Views: 2,458
Posted By jdpmus
Re: Progressive Insurance

My boat isn't up to the value of yours (10k), but I've had very good service with Progressive. They stepped in last year when the wind caught us in the marina and threw us into our neighbors.
...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-23-2012
Replies: 45
Views: 6,051
Posted By jdpmus
Re: Whisker Pole Sticker Shock

There's a nice article in the May/June issue of Good Old Boat that shows you how to make your own whisker pole for about $50. I'm going to adapt the idea to use for awning poles.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-19-2012
Replies: 30
Views: 2,395
Posted By jdpmus
Re: Choosing a slip at the Marina

I'll second JoeDiver's advice. Our lake fared better than his, dropping maybe 5 feet but I'm lucky in that even though I'm closest to the walkway and parking lot, it's still about 20 feet of water...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-19-2012
Replies: 30
Views: 2,395
Posted By jdpmus
Re: Choosing a slip at the Marina

I was also concerned about insurance. My homeowners policy covers boats, but the marina conglomerate wanted to be on the policy as an additional insured. Hartford said no.

Went to a friend...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 04-15-2012
Replies: 21
Views: 6,095
Posted By jdpmus
Re: beachable/groundable trailer sailer

You might do a search overseas. When we were in Scotland we saw a large number of sailboats with shoal draft TWIN keels. When the tide was out, they were resting on the bottom still tied up in...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-30-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 1,216
Posted By jdpmus
Re: Your favorite IPhone apps for sailing?

From your description, that app sounds like StarWalk. Very cool.
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