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Search: Posts Made By: mikehoyt
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-18-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 479
Posted By mikehoyt
Re: Genoa measuring, help please.

run a tape up your forestay attached to the halyard. That gives you a good idea of the luff length you can use. LP is easily determined by measuring shortest distance from the clew to the luff. ...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-11-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 1,599
Posted By mikehoyt
Re: Paceship PY23 thoughts/opinions

PY23 is a good solid boat. This is an excellent boat to learn on.

Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-01-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 651
Posted By mikehoyt
Re: hole plug

I agree with groggy. A new knotmeter is not that expensive and just replacing the transducer even less so. On top of that a knotmeter on a sailboat is a very very nice thing to have
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-14-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 1,314
Posted By mikehoyt
Re: Painting the deck with interlux perfection and intergrip

Using the Interlux 2 part primer after sanding as advised above.

Interlux has a wonderful tech support toll free number. Is somewhere on the site. They will tell you exactly...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-02-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 927
Posted By mikehoyt
Re: Does this GPS have value to anyone

that unit is very similar to the current version which I believe is CP190. These retail for over $400 and are very useful
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-21-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 391
Posted By mikehoyt
Re: help outboard with alt buy gen set ?

If you stick with motors under 6 hp they will be approx 59 lbs even with alt. Thinking Tohatsu, Nissan, Merc, etc ... Going to a 9.9 will add huge weight and more power

How about trying a solar...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 11-16-2012
Replies: 18
Views: 3,018
Posted By mikehoyt
Re: C&c 36

Brochure available here C&C Resource Center (

Our family had a 1981 C&C36 from 1980 thru 1990. Essentially the same as the 79 model with different windows....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-22-2012
Replies: 40
Views: 3,731
Posted By mikehoyt
Re: Traveler positions - pros and cons


Love the look of your cockpit!

One thing no one has pointed out about the cockpit located travellers like J24 or Paulo's. It seperates the helm area from the rest of the cockpit and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-12-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 421
Posted By mikehoyt
Re: Fall consciousness struggles

Suggest you pick a particularly nasty day when it is really windy and driving rain. Go camp out in your boat for one half hour with a flashlight and a notepad. You can see if the hatch is leaking...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-11-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 1,416
Posted By mikehoyt
Re: Blown main sheet traveler car- need advice ASAP

There are now alloy end caps to replace the plastic ones. Part # HC2276. In the attached link look about halfway down the page for the paragraph that begins "If you've ever busted the plastic ends...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-10-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 1,416
Posted By mikehoyt
Re: Blown main sheet traveler car- need advice ASAP

Has anyone ever seen this? YES! Last Saturday as a matter of fact we gybed and saw ball bearings draining out of traveller car and on next tack entire car a foot above the track. We grabbed some...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-01-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 1,016
Posted By mikehoyt
Re: Ridgid Boom Vang Stuck

is it one like this? The pic is US spars vang from US Spars, Inc. | Welcome to US Spars America's Premier Mast and Boat Equipment...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 09-27-2012
Replies: 70
Views: 5,728
Posted By mikehoyt
Re: Seller agreed to offer, but set a clause,"no discounts after survey"

He has accepted your reduced offer. Make sure your deal is subject to a satisfactory survey. If the boat is OK with only minor issues then you have already agreed to buy it at the agreed on price....
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 09-25-2012
Replies: 44
Views: 22,033
Posted By mikehoyt
Re: Ketch vs Sloop?


Was reading thru this old thread and noted the above comment that was discussing Fractional rigged vessels. I have always wondered how bending the mast can both flatten the sail and open the...
Forum: Racing 09-25-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 1,238
Posted By mikehoyt
Re: Race rating (TMF, TCF) for Farr IMS 40.7

Please note that the list of Hi, Low, Avg numbers posted by US Sailing is only a very rough guideline. This is published from the submitted base handicap numbers by PHRF regions across North...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-29-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 2,044
Posted By mikehoyt
Re: OMC Saildrive is two stroke? - Wait? What?

Two things:

First - water in the cylinders is just about the most common issue on these engines. Easily remedied and often asked about.

Second - There is a user group of 755 members and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-01-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 2,001
Posted By mikehoyt
Re: 6hp Saildrive or 8hp regular?

I have the Tohatsu 6hp 20" long shaft with hi thrust prop on a 27 foot 3800 lb boat. It is ideal
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-01-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 571
Posted By mikehoyt
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-01-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 571
Posted By mikehoyt
Keel material on a CAl 27 T2

Does anybody know what the Cal 27 T/2 (or Cal 27) used for keel material? Is it lead or iron?

Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-16-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 536
Posted By mikehoyt
Re: Outboard Engine Starting Problem

Try this link to ask your question. Is iBoats forum. Specifically the Honda and Tohatsu forum. They can answer most outboard motor questions.

You may wish to be a bit more specific though ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-11-2012
Replies: 22
Views: 9,848
Posted By mikehoyt
Re: Tohatsu 6hp Sail-Pro Version

I bought the 4 hp 20" shaft version. then I had carb upgrade to 6hp, added the alternator and the hi thrust prop. Now I have essentially the sailpro version with two differences. First is 20 " long...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 06-26-2012
Replies: 18
Views: 2,643
Posted By mikehoyt
Re: C&C 30 vs 32,33, or 34

I second the 33-2. Of the four you originaly mentioned it has the best combibnation of performance and room and is under 50000. The 30-1 is probably the best bargain. It is one of the best boats...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-26-2012
Replies: 35
Views: 2,886
Posted By mikehoyt
Re: stripping deck paint--painful!

We refinished the deck on our previous boat. We also had no idea what paint was used but I suspect was also acrylic, enamel or similar. It also like yours looked terrible and was failing - and the...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 04-24-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 534
Posted By mikehoyt
Re: Alha boats

Try this link Aloha 34 Home Page (
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-24-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 2,698
Posted By mikehoyt
Re: options for painting my deck


If you are discussing only the non skid then Kiwi Grip is a good choice, Interdeck is also not bad and is cheaper and simpler to apply. If you wish to have uniform just tape all fittings...
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