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Search: Posts Made By: JimMcGee
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 534
Posted By JimMcGee
Re: New ignition switch for Universal 5416

Hey Jim, Silver Cloud is the local Universal dealer. Dave usually stocks common items like this or can get them in 48 hours.

To compare prices check out the switch from CatalinaDirect...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 61
Views: 5,157
Posted By JimMcGee
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 06-05-2014
Replies: 74
Views: 3,127
Posted By JimMcGee
Re: Advice For Good Boat To Learn On

Hey Scott, no offense meant. My thought is that if you find sailing's not your thing you can resell a good boat for what you have in it. You'd likely take a hit on a fixer-upper and/or find it harder...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 06-05-2014
Replies: 74
Views: 3,127
Posted By JimMcGee
Re: Advice For Good Boat To Learn On

Nancy,
I work a lot of hours. For me it made sense to spend a little more and get a first boat that was in good condition and could be sailed right away. It got us out on the water where we could...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 06-04-2014
Replies: 74
Views: 3,127
Posted By JimMcGee
Re: Advice For Good Boat To Learn On

Also don't be afraid to let everybody you talk to know that you're looking to buy a boat. You never know how you might connect with someone.

I looked at a lot of dogs in my price range that first...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 06-04-2014
Replies: 74
Views: 3,127
Posted By JimMcGee
Re: Advice For Good Boat To Learn On

Nancy, by now you're learning that the best and worst thing about looking for a 22 footer is that there are so many different boats to pick from.

Here's one more thing to think about. Staying with...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-21-2014
Replies: 55
Views: 3,104
Posted By JimMcGee
Re: Defend Defender!

My approach -- if it's a common item I price it out. If Defender has the best price I buy from them.

A specialty item - I do my homework and make sure it's what I need and that it will work with...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-01-2014
Replies: 27
Views: 6,495
Posted By JimMcGee
Re: Sailing Anarchy Seized By Fed's??

I like the laundry list of agencies. :laugher
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-24-2014
Replies: 44
Views: 1,600
Posted By JimMcGee
Re: Advice on redesigning cabin layout

Colsen, here are a couple of things to consider.

Materials: Consider cherry over teak. Cherry is a beautiful, warm toned, strong, stable wood. It will darken slightly with age (though you can...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-04-2014
Replies: 59
Views: 2,709
Posted By JimMcGee
Re: Just bought our first sailboat

Screwing up is a great way to learn and it gives you something to laugh about at the end of the day over drinks!
http://www.njlakefront.com/smiley/margarita.gif

What you read will help, but what...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-21-2013
Replies: 127
Views: 5,448
Posted By JimMcGee
Re: Google Glass and it's effect on sailing

Brad here's my preferred version of coming into the harbor.

I check AIS on the plotter and hail the tug on my VHF. We quickly work out the details and wave as we pass. I check out the heron...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-08-2013
Replies: 26
Views: 1,474
Posted By JimMcGee
Re: 1st boat! I just bought a Catalina 22

Minnesail,
Congratulations!

We used to have a Catalina 22 and they're great boats. Because there are so many there's also a lot of owners and active groups out there.

Check out these links...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-29-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 389
Posted By JimMcGee
Water Heater Repair Tip

Over the winter I installed a bypass valve on the water heater to make winterizing easier. What I didn't realize when I occasionally plugged the boat in to charge the batteries was I was overheating...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-20-2013
Replies: 108
Views: 4,303
Posted By JimMcGee
Re: Choosing the Perfect Boat

A custom built boat could take up to a year from the time it's commissioned. I'm not sure how well that fits with your story.

If speed is somehow of the essence in the story you might consider...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-24-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 4,042
Posted By JimMcGee
Re: Catalina 22 - How well do they sail?

Great boats for sailing protected waters and coastal areas.

They came in three keel configurations swing keel, wing keel and fin keel. The swing keel is favored by those who trailer a lot, the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-12-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 907
Posted By JimMcGee
Re: 1984 Catalina30 House water pump??

We had the same problem when we bought ours, here's how we fixed it. Open both the hot and cold on your galley faucet and run your tanks "dry" (there will be some left in the bottom).

Next take...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-28-2013
Replies: 84
Views: 4,399
Posted By JimMcGee
Re: Am I an 'operator' at anchor?

Minne I agree that some responses might be LEO bashing.

The thoughtful response is that something is going on when this thread has generated six pages of responses in under 24 hours.

Someone...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-25-2013
Replies: 25
Views: 2,041
Posted By JimMcGee
Re: Mermaids in the Bay

All kidding aside, very nice camera work.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 06-20-2013
Replies: 71
Views: 4,321
Posted By JimMcGee
Re: Initial Offer Question

Julie as a wood geek I'm just thrilled that you used chatoyance in your post :D

Seriously as I read through this thread I kept coming back to something a wise broker once told me - A well loved...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-18-2013
Replies: 39
Views: 1,869
Posted By JimMcGee
Re: Marine LCD TV

Jim, I went through this two years ago when our old Samsung committed suicide during a storm.

I wanted a 12v TV with a DVD built in so there wouldn't be the additional complexity of an inverter...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-23-2013
Replies: 46
Views: 5,529
Posted By JimMcGee
Re: Sun Awnings & Boom Tents anyone use them?

Would Brian sitting there in speedos qualify as animal cruelty?

Quick someone call the SPCA! :laugher
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-22-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 1,324
Posted By JimMcGee
Re: Bottom paint tricks

David the process may be different depending on local environmental laws.

I sand with a pole sander used for sanding sheetrock with 80 grit paper. It has a pivot on the end that allows it to...
Forum: Announcements and Suggestions Box 05-20-2013
Replies: 41
Views: 1,122
Posted By JimMcGee
Re: Apologize about sn down time

Umm, makes a LOT more sense as a LIKE button.

There are a lot of posts I've "liked" or agreed with that would make no sense to thank the poster for.

Just sayin' Jeff, this one doesn't make a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-20-2013
Replies: 46
Views: 5,529
Posted By JimMcGee
Sun Awnings & Boom Tents anyone use them?

I'm wondering if anyone here uses a sun awning or boom tent to keep the boat cooler while anchored out.

If you do does it make a noticeable difference in temps below?

What are your experiences...
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