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Search: Posts Made By: namaste04
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-10-2003
Replies: 18
Views: 3,255
Posted By namaste04
looking for a used wind vane any help

I believe he is asking about a windvane self-steering gear, Irwin... if ya got one for $20 I''ll take it!!!

Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 10-06-2003
Replies: 19
Views: 1,994
Posted By namaste04
I would have to respectfilly disagree with...

I would have to respectfilly disagree with tsenator.... We find Latts& Atts to be often offensive and not very useful--- there are tons of folks who love it though. BUT I think it''s a...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10-06-2003
Replies: 8
Views: 9,085
Posted By namaste04
A List of ALL sailboats made with layouts?

Alpha might actually be Alpa.

We looked at an "Alpha 42(?)" that turned out to be an "Alpa 42(?)". Alpa''s were made in Italy in the 70''s and 80''s. The one we looked at was a Sparkman and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-18-2003
Replies: 10
Views: 2,856
Posted By namaste04
Non skid decks

We just repainted with Epifanes non-skid paint, following Pracical Sailors excellent recommendation. We couldn''t be more pleased. Extremely easy to apply, and the finish is good and non-skid while...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-18-2003
Replies: 2
Views: 777
Posted By namaste04
Scandanavian Opportunity

It''s probably hard for any here to help you: mostly USA sailors here. Although my brother lives in Oslo (in fact my Dad''s boat is there now, for sale!) and I have visited, I don''t know what...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 08-15-2003
Replies: 3
Views: 5,288
Posted By namaste04
Annisquam River?

Have done this three times, delivering newly bought boats home to Maine. Two times the boats had problems, bad engine, etc. First time with crew of total newbies.

Don''t let anyone scare you, its...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 08-08-2003
Replies: 3
Views: 730
Posted By namaste04
Cruising Maine

September & October are our favorite crusing months here! There''s actually some wind (tends to be light in high summer) and the air is clear and crisp with great visibility. Yeah it can be cold:...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-08-2003
Replies: 17
Views: 2,039
Posted By namaste04
Help the marriage

i don''t know how you''re going to find a monohull that doesn''t heel.... but Tartan 30s are great boats. Very roomy cockpit (I frewuently napped while hubby steered or vice versa), a truly handsome...
Forum: Living Aboard 07-22-2003
Replies: 18
Views: 4,093
Posted By namaste04
About To Do It Questions

How about a Lectra San for the head? it''s a legal and ethical substitute for holding tank that treats and mascertates waste before puming overboard. They are about $400 on eBay, new around $700 or...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-22-2003
Replies: 9
Views: 2,252
Posted By namaste04
Fresh Water Drain Points on Perkin''''s 4-108

Hi Tony,
can''y help you on the Perkins... but did you see my query about M39 waterlines on the Mariner forum? i was hoping you, already loaded down for liveaboard, might have some advice....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-22-2003
Replies: 3
Views: 1,791
Posted By namaste04
Perkins 4-108 Alternator Mount

Our 4-108 came to us with 2 alternators. We''re replacing those with two 150-amp alts. I am not very good with engine stuff but if you email us directly Neil can probably explain how they are...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-16-2003
Replies: 3
Views: 1,024
Posted By namaste04
Boat dreams

You might want to look at a Tartan 30. Designed by famed Sparkman & Stephens, built in the late 60s and 70s, sails well, relatively comfortable to live on (get an oven) ... headroom, hmmmmm. I''d...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-16-2003
Replies: 16
Views: 1,692
Posted By namaste04
Pirates of the Caribbean-Curse of the Black Pearl

Yeah, that quote "ship=freedom" really got me, too. I just heard that Depp modeled the Sparrow character after Keith Richards: too funny!!!!!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-10-2003
Replies: 12
Views: 5,334
Posted By namaste04
Rebedding leaking lexan ports

I just called Bomar about this. (Ours are aluminum with Lexan). They recommended GE Ultraglaze (structural silicone). I mentioned the washer trick and she said, "We don''t do that."

Hope this...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-10-2003
Replies: 3
Views: 704
Posted By namaste04
Etching mast

Also look at Awlgrip''s system. We''re using this for our mast/boom repaint. Since the existing paint is sound in most places (except where abraded in a few spots and where it''s bubbled due to...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-08-2003
Replies: 12
Views: 2,463
Posted By namaste04
Naive novice question re: buying a boat


For someone who knows boats, it might be a good deal. It sounds to me like it might end up being an albatross for you, though.

The real question, to my mind, is whether you are really...
Forum: Cruising and Sailing with Children 06-20-2003
Replies: 4
Views: 1,241
Posted By namaste04
Cruising with family

I heartily agree with fourknots! My parents took me (and my younger brothers) to the Med for 15 months when I was 15/16. I did not want to go but it was the best thing that could have happened to me!...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 06-20-2003
Replies: 3
Views: 784
Posted By namaste04
Western Canadian looking for 3 cabin offshore cruiser


you might want to take a look at our website on how we are making the dream work for us. We looked at several center-cockpit and aft-cockpit with real quarter-cabin boats and ended up with...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-05-2003
Replies: 24
Views: 4,655
Posted By namaste04
I am a single handing GOD!

Yay!!! Isn''t it grand??? I took our Tartan 30 out solo (or with my 5-yr-old daughter, which is like less than solo since you also have to be babysitting while sailing!) and it was wonderful.

Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-05-2003
Replies: 27
Views: 3,164
Posted By namaste04
Gas Grill

Had Magma "party size"... worked fine, had to orient the lid as a windscreen when it was windy, blew out sometimes, but not a big deal. I agree about stuff rolling off into the water, easy to s
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 06-05-2003
Replies: 5
Views: 1,685
Posted By namaste04
Insurance For Blue Water Cruising

He had no problem insuring my 1981 boat...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-28-2003
Replies: 0
Views: 389
Posted By namaste04
Wanted: 60# CQR...

If anyone has a 60# CQR they aren''t using, we''re looking to buy one. THANKS!!

Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-28-2003
Replies: 0
Views: 621
Posted By namaste04
Wanted: 60# CQR...

If anyone has a 60# CQR they aren''t using, we''re looking to buy one. THANKS!!

Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-27-2003
Replies: 10
Views: 7,206
Posted By namaste04
Removing 5200

Anti-Bond WORKS!!!!!!! Spray it on and let it soak 5-10 minutes. Then remove the 5200. But if you let it dry it will reharden, so work while it''s still soft. Amazing stuff.

Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-22-2003
Replies: 0
Views: 1,581
Posted By namaste04
Walker Bay rigid inflatible dinghy?

Anyone used one of Walker Bay''s new R.I.D.s? Looks like a really good combination.....but would love some first-hand knowledge. is load-carrying abilty good? ease of boarding from water? Any other...
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