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Search: Posts Made By: SJ34
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12 Hours Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 690
Posted By SJ34
I agree that you are likely under propped. 16hp...

I agree that you are likely under propped. 16hp should be plenty of power for your sub 10k displacement.
The 24hp yanmar was an option on my 10500lb boat and is more engine than it needs. I have a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Day Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 469
Posted By SJ34
My san juan has one. Keeps the cabin very dry, no...

My san juan has one. Keeps the cabin very dry, no water intrusion at all.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Day Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 614
Posted By SJ34
Could be gelcoat crazing. Also looks very much...

Could be gelcoat crazing. Also looks very much like somebody painted over a poorly removed tube worm infestation
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Days Ago
Replies: 39
Views: 1,979
Posted By SJ34
For all who are suggesting demo...it's a...

For all who are suggesting demo...it's a daysailer, won't be crossing oceans. Bleach and a scrub brush may net you a nice summer of sailing. If it starts falling apart then decide if you want to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Days Ago
Replies: 39
Views: 1,191
Posted By SJ34
I don't know anything about CPES but I have had...

I don't know anything about CPES but I have had great success with penetrating epoxy in dry wood. My cal25 has a piece of 1.5" mahogany ply in the outboard cutout. Over the years the wood dried out...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Days Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 783
Posted By SJ34
I've read accounts of owners pouring graphite...

I've read accounts of owners pouring graphite thickened epoxy into the tube with the rudder stock in place to serve as a homemade bushing. Didn't feel the need to do that to mine, as it's still a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Days Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 783
Posted By SJ34
+1 Aloof. My cal 25 is built that way also. It...

+1 Aloof. My cal 25 is built that way also. It was very stiff when I bought it. I dropped it, polished the stock and aggressively cleaned the tube with a round scrub brush on a pole. Made a huge...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Days Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 783
Posted By SJ34
Does your boat have a keel trim tab? Possible...

Does your boat have a keel trim tab? Possible that it's turned hard to port or stbd. That would exert more pressure the faster you're moving. This would be in addition to whatever resistance is there...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 5 Days Ago
Replies: 39
Views: 1,979
Posted By SJ34
Don't take it personally TQA, it was once my...

Don't take it personally TQA, it was once my profession to blow holes in other people's good ideas. I'm good at it. Now, if I Cld just turn it off I'd probably have a lot more friends.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 6 Days Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 260
Posted By SJ34
A friend of mine owned one of these. He sailed it...

A friend of mine owned one of these. He sailed it from LA to Mexico then on to Hawaii and back to LA. He made the trip with his wife who never got her sea legs. She jumped ship in Hawaii and he sold...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 6 Days Ago
Replies: 39
Views: 1,979
Posted By SJ34
Wet dry vacs work by drawing a vacuum on the...

Wet dry vacs work by drawing a vacuum on the cannister. Won't work without it.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 784
Posted By SJ34
Simple Green is an enzyme cleaner and works great...

Simple Green is an enzyme cleaner and works great on oils. It can be hard on rubber so i don't let it sit on hoses and belts too long. Some object to the odor but it smells like clean to me.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 911
Posted By SJ34
The premier yard in our marina (we have two)...

The premier yard in our marina (we have two) still contracts a rigger for all their rig work and tuning. Contracted through the yard the rate is $80/hr. If I hire Kim directly his rate is $50/hr and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 34
Views: 3,326
Posted By SJ34
Bought this as a temporary solution until I...

Bought this as a temporary solution until I finish my cockpit cover.
Skincom solar beach cover, $27 delivered from Walmart. On the small side but very easy to set up, is portable (foredeck, side...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 348
Posted By SJ34
I like the Sail Flow app for android and iphone

I like the Sail Flow app for android and iphone
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-15-2015
Replies: 99
Views: 5,143
Posted By SJ34
We're in socal, steps from the beach where tar...

We're in socal, steps from the beach where tar balls wash up occasionally (naturally occurring). We keep a can of acetone in a cockpit locker to clean feet. Comes off shoes easily, bare feet not so...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-13-2015
Replies: 24
Views: 1,680
Posted By SJ34
Harsh

Harsh
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-03-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 658
Posted By SJ34
The Johnson pump was highly recommended to me by...

The Johnson pump was highly recommended to me by two surveyors after my boat flooded last year.
While your replacing the pump maybe consider replacing all wiring to the switch and the pump.
The...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-27-2015
Replies: 22
Views: 1,484
Posted By SJ34
Had a groco, bought parts to attempt repairs on...

Had a groco, bought parts to attempt repairs on said groco. And even though most brands look like they were made at the same factory, alas the parts don't interchange. Sometimes parts within a mfg's...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-18-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 738
Posted By SJ34
+1 Sure Marine. They service these ranges. Be...

+1 Sure Marine. They service these ranges. Be careful how deep you go though. I could have bought a new unit with the money I spent replacing all the valves, t-couples etc.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-15-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 933
Posted By SJ34
On the way home

On the way home
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-15-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 933
Posted By SJ34
Sailing home from Santa Cruz island after a long...

Sailing home from Santa Cruz island after a long weekend. I usually come back in the afternoon when the winds are strongest. Predominant conditions mean beam - broad reaches, 15-20 knots true and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-17-2014
Replies: 71
Views: 4,748
Posted By SJ34
Re: Silly Anchoring Question

The problem here is that the anchorages get pretty crowded so to be able to use the bow/stern setup you have to be out of everybody else's swing; uncomfortably close to shore, rocks, further out into...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-17-2014
Replies: 71
Views: 4,748
Posted By SJ34
Re: Silly Anchoring Question

Nope, didn't say that at all. I can see how you might read it that way though.

Since you asked though, there have been times when it remained set with wraps around the shaft but most of the time...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-15-2014
Replies: 51
Views: 3,044
Posted By SJ34
Weight on the le'ward rail to put shape in the...

Weight on the le'ward rail to put shape in the sail. Slightly less draft than full power settings on moderate days. Light sheets and settings for 50% draft location work best on our boat.
A daisy...
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