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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-03-2015
Replies: 30
Views: 1,309
Posted By Hudsonian
Re: Projected running costs

The cost of boat ownership depends upon whether you consider expenses, which include depreciation, or merely expenditures (i.e., cash outlays). Expenditures will be somewhat correlated to purchase...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-26-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 989
Posted By Hudsonian
Re: Lost rudder - offshore techniques

Here is the link to Kenworth's video showing steering with a drogue:
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   11-10-2015
Replies: 19
Views: 1,030
Posted By Hudsonian
Re: Captain's License Study

Our local library has the study guides. If you have easy aces to a testing center, you could take the exam without studying. If you pass then continue with the other requirements. If you don't...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-17-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 989
Posted By Hudsonian
Re: How much does spending an extra 50,000 on a boat cost

If you keep the boat longer the annual depreciation decreases, When I sold a boat that I had for 18 years, the depreciation was 2.1% per annum. If 2.1% depreciation applies in the instance of the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-06-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 395
Posted By Hudsonian
Re: Need a Thistle mast

Check the classified ads on the Thistle Class Association website. Of course, you could retrofit an aluminum mast.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-12-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 1,037
Posted By Hudsonian
Re: What type of boat is this?

Do yourself and the boating world a favor-- junk it. Hire a day laborer, rent a wrecking saw and a 10 cu yd box, and you'll have the hulk out of your yard in a day. Wear a bunny suit, respirator,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-27-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 1,373
Posted By Hudsonian
Re: Convert Cooling System to Closed Loop

Consider using an electric pump to circulate the coolth; they're kits built with reservoirs. This arrangement eliminates adding another pulley and mounting and alignment problems.

Forum: Chartering   12-30-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 831
Posted By Hudsonian
Re: Martinique: Sail North or South?

The response to a recent inquiry regarding Dominica was overwhelmingly positive by those who have cruised there. Perhaps you should search the thread. When my wife and I cruised the Saintes and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-21-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 2,557
Posted By Hudsonian
Re: Prices for everything

Professional rebuild of Yanmar 2GM and inspect alignment = $1,511.42 The job was done of a time and material basis and included new rings and bearings, one piston, one exhaust valve, fresh paint,...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   08-19-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 1,733
Posted By Hudsonian
Re: RI Broker?

+1 Glenn Walters at Bluenose Yacht Sales in Newport
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   07-10-2014
Replies: 5,316
Views: 520,061
Posted By Hudsonian
Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

Storage, tankage, and the ability to crush rocks and punch holes in shipping containers, trawlers, etc. Additionally you can't easily set up a forge on the deck or weld a vice to it.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   06-30-2014
Replies: 38
Views: 4,442
Posted By Hudsonian
Re: Boat Candidate options wanted

Another boat that meets the original poster's criteria is the Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 35.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-17-2014
Replies: 42
Views: 4,564
Posted By Hudsonian
Re: Kiwigrip - first experience...

I did a club launch with Kiwigrip about four years ago. it has held up well.
Forum: Atomic 4   06-08-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 715
Posted By Hudsonian
Re: Leaking Heat Exchanger

Take the heat exchanger to a radiator repair shop to have it pressure tested. When they determine where it's leaking they'll probably be able to repair it on the spot.
Forum: Diesel   05-23-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 514
Posted By Hudsonian
Re: Heat Exchanger Gasket?

DANCO 6 in. x 6 in. x 1/6" Rubber Packing Sheets (2-Pack) for less then $5.00 at Home Depot or any plumbing supply store.
Forum: Electronics   04-25-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 621
Posted By Hudsonian
Re: new Instrument install

When I had to drill a hole for a Raymarine speed/depth transducer I simply put the plug in old transducer , marked the center of the plug and drilled the correct size hole with a hole saw. It was a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-06-2014
Replies: 31
Views: 1,602
Posted By Hudsonian
Re: What classes to take

Regarding post #10, I found the USSA Safety at Sea Seminars to be valuable. When seeking to crew in offshore races it can be a significant credential. Mrs. H is retiring this Spring; I'm...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-13-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 1,277
Posted By Hudsonian
Re: Wireless instruments - esp. a windspped/angle transmitter

Raymarine has acquired Tick Tack from Suunto. Search Raymarine Wireless Electronics. "Reasonable price" is your call
Forum: Chartering   01-03-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 788
Posted By Hudsonian
Re: 4-5 Day Crewed Caribbean Charter

Try Dream Charters in Guadeloupe. Stops at Iles des Saintes and Marie Gallante. Alternatively Pointe-a-Pitre, Dominica, Iles des Saintes, and return but it might be a bit of push and Dominica is...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-04-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 1,371
Posted By Hudsonian
Re: Jeanneau 45DS Leak Problem

I've heard of looking for decks by sealing the openings in the deck, and pressurizing below (e.g., running the exhaust of a shop vacuum into a ventilator), wtting the deck with sopy water and looking...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-01-2013
Replies: 250
Views: 14,447
Posted By Hudsonian
Re: "Free boat" seaworthiness

This isn't a personal finance discussion board but Capt. Jack needs to get his act together before he thinks about acquiring a 24' boat. Unless you make your living on the water, boats are luxuries....
Forum: Diesel   09-30-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 2,271
Posted By Hudsonian
Re: Yanmar 2gmf stuck in reverse gear

Regarding the lubricant for the gearbox, Yanmar 2GM engines from that period can have a reversing gear from Hurst or Kanzaki. You need to look at the gearbox to determine which you have
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-08-2013
Replies: 1
Views: 596
Posted By Hudsonian
Re: New project boat

You may find the Moth Class History | International Moth US Association ( interesting. I understand that modern Moth have moved to foiling a la the AC...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-18-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 1,196
Posted By Hudsonian
Re: Galilee 15 Replacement Daggerboard?

Check with Foss Foam to see if they make it or have something that fits. 120 lbs of lead is almost 300 cubic inches. I doubt that all the ballast is in the is in the lifting keel. Several Galillee...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-01-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 710
Posted By Hudsonian
Re: Rotted Core: Is it safe?

A corollary of the observation that "cored hull can be as strong as a solid hull but considerably lighter' is " a cored hull can be stronger than a solid hull of the same weight". Perhaps solid FRG...
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