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Search: Posts Made By: SVTatia
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 22 Hours Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 400
Posted By SVTatia
Re: Galley sink drain location

Place the drain well below the water line. As long as the sink is above the WL it will drain, but if the drain is too high, water gets pushed back up as the boat rolls and you are using the sink...
Forum: Living Aboard 22 Hours Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 931
Posted By SVTatia
re: Dental and medical care while cruising.

Agreed, but like our diesel engines, as we age we need more attention and sometimes things happens without warning, even with yearly check-ups.
So if you have many "hours", be prepared. I wish we...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 1 Week Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 931
Posted By SVTatia
Re: Best metal sailboat information

The question is to Christian but as a previous steel boat owner (Brewer design) I'll state that a steel boat to sell (easily), needs in this order:
1) be in good to excellent shape
2) built by a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 264
Posted By SVTatia
Re: Liberty 28

I was looking for a Liberty 28 in 2009 and saw one in Long Island and was contemplating a visit to Grace, but she was too far from where I am to bring it here.
For Grace I have some pictures and a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 52
Views: 2,147
Posted By SVTatia
Re: Battens Vs No Battens

35K miles with no roach and no battens. Mostly single-handed. I sailed 99.99% of the time and 0 mainsail repairs.

One major advantage is the ability to reef or unreef on any wind and any point of...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 661
Posted By SVTatia
Re: Installing tapered scuppers?

Cut the hole to the depth required plus a little bit but not all the way thru the deck as if it was not tapered. Remove the glass with a chisel.
Mix epoxy to fill the hole "sides" half way. Put...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 840
Posted By SVTatia
Re: Cape Horn windvane. Anyone installed one?

The Cape Horn are built semi-custom to fit the characteristic of the boat its intended for. It would not be easy to retro-fit one made for a different boat. They rarely come on the second-hand market...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 1,195
Posted By SVTatia
Re: Welland Canal down bound advice

Hey Mike, are you staying on Lake Ontario this winter? Picked a place yet?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-07-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 698
Posted By SVTatia
The cockpit seats, because of the hinge may not...

The cockpit seats, because of the hinge may not be a good place to level. To me the cabin sole in the centerline would be better. Having said, try to get reference marks and use those to position the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-01-2014
Replies: 42
Views: 2,505
Posted By SVTatia
Re: Who is divorced because of sailing?

In the Azores a sailor friend got divorced because his wife slept on the wrong boat, ....and liked it. Does that qualify?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-01-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 1,035
Posted By SVTatia
Re: Wet Decks

No what I meant was that the offer should be 15% less than asking (which you probably did anyway).
The 15% mentioned by the surveyor may or may not cover the repair. Estimates are free and can be...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-01-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 1,035
Posted By SVTatia
Re: Wet Decks

Very well said!



15% less should be the offer without any major issues. The best way to proceed is for you to get a yard (not the surveyor) provide an estimate for the repair, then negotiate...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-01-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 1,202
Posted By SVTatia
Re: True condition after 30 years

Also, make sure you get a thorough survey, the deck as mentioned by smurphny but specially the underbody - primarily looking for blisters as construction and laminating quality varied widely among...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-30-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 524
Posted By SVTatia
Re: From the "what were they (the designers) thinking" category.

You have done great work to correct these problems, hats off to you, but I must correct...

These are not necessarily design flaws, the builders could be at fault.
My boat was designed with an...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-29-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 1,437
Posted By SVTatia
Re: Sailing around the world in a small sailboat

Jeff, you are right in general terms, and this depends too much on particular designs, but having had the two types of boats, I stand to what I mentioned.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-28-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 422
Posted By SVTatia
Re: SW Ontario - Winter cover

Not exactly SW, but try Quinte Canvas. Quinte Canvas (Top Shop) Inc. - Home Page (http://www.topshop.on.ca/)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-28-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 1,437
Posted By SVTatia
Re: Sailing around the world in a small sailboat

CCA boats are initially tender, but once heeled, they stay there and sail very efficiently as in a groove, rather than rolling back and forth with the uncomfortable motion associated with beamy...
Forum: Diesel 07-14-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 405
Posted By SVTatia
Re: Westerbeke 30B motor clicking, high amp draw

Chuckles is right, the fuel pump makes a clicking noise as it is electric and self-bleeding. However, the clicking should only be heard when you turn on the ignition switch, and according to the OP,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-14-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 677
Posted By SVTatia
Re: Bottom Paint Removal - Scraping or Chemical?

In my opinion this is a good plan, specially if you plan to barrier coat (which should be done after soda blasting), as the hull will have the chance to dry out a bit.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-14-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 677
Posted By SVTatia
Re: Bottom Paint Removal - Scraping or Chemical?

+ 1

Soda blasting prices varies with the area. Also not every marina will allow it. Where I am there is a new dust-less process that will do the same thing, will not harm the gel coat and no need...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-12-2014
Replies: 37
Views: 1,620
Posted By SVTatia
Re: How can I tell if my diesel is bad?

RichH, I hear you. But.... bad fuel is bad from the beginning, it may not have anything to do with how old the fuel is.



I posted my reply not because of money. C'mon.

Polish that fuel for a...
Forum: Diesel 07-11-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 405
Posted By SVTatia
Re: Westerbeke 30B motor clicking, high amp draw

There is a circuit breaker at the rear of the engine, the button is facing forward, on the starboard side of the engine right beside the fuel filter and solenoid. Did you check it? You could have a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-11-2014
Replies: 37
Views: 1,620
Posted By SVTatia
Re: How can I tell if my diesel is bad?

I did and they laughed at me!



I have been told by many mechanics and truck drivers that diesel fuel does not age, and if it is filtered properly there is no harm feeding it to the engine.
...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-10-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 1,322
Posted By SVTatia
Re: Almost sank my boat... Prop Shaft - backup retainer?

Set screws are only good for one use as the get "blunt" - they should be replaced if they are backed out.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-17-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 233
Posted By SVTatia
Re: Portlight dogs

Brass would be just as good.
Get easier to find threaded brass rods, cut to size, round one end for the butterfly nut and drill. Should work fine.
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