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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-25-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 1,493
Posted By rwlpatrick
Re: Pic of 1 year old aluminum anode

I have had my boat for two summers now and starting on number three,(Pearson 34 in Chesapeake Bay) I put one on the first two springs and by fall it is gone. I was thinking of putting two on this...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-01-2013
Replies: 80
Views: 12,688
Posted By rwlpatrick
Re: All is Lost

IT'S HERE IT'S HERE! it is playing tonight in annapolis at Bow Tie Harbour 9. Im so going!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-05-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 2,934
Posted By rwlpatrick
Re: Repairing a Hillerange oven in Annapolis?

You most likely have a bad gas valve. That isnít a thermocouple like most other appliance gas valves use. On an older oven like this you turn on the pilot and light it, then it heats up a capillary...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-26-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 1,246
Posted By rwlpatrick
Re: Genoa tracks

Sorry i'm not trying to steel this thread but yes i do have a leach line and I have pulled it as far as i can until it cups. My sail is old and tired and I thought it was flaping because it was old...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-26-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 1,246
Posted By rwlpatrick
Re: Genoa tracks

Wow that is real helpful! This is only my second year sailing and my 150% genoa almost always has the leech flaping, so if i move the car forward this should help??
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-20-2013
Replies: 35
Views: 3,472
Posted By rwlpatrick
Re: Storing spare propane tank

yes after 12 years from date of manufacture you can get your local propane company to do a visual inspection that is good for 5 years and as long as the tank passes the DOT requalification test you...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-20-2013
Replies: 35
Views: 3,472
Posted By rwlpatrick
Re: Storing spare propane tank

two problems with these cylinders
one they cannot be requalified like steel and aluminum cylinders they have to be pressure tested and that costs more to do.
two they are only have a 15 year life...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-19-2013
Replies: 35
Views: 3,472
Posted By rwlpatrick
Re: Storing spare propane tank

No please dont store it inside. They have a relife valve built into them and if it gets warm the propane will expand (propane expands 15 times more than water) and will cause the relive to open and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-18-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 853
Posted By rwlpatrick
Installing a propane sniffer

Propane is heavier than air so if you have a leak it is going to seek the lowest place to pool. You could have a leak around your feet and not smell it until you start moving it around. Place it as...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-04-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 2,220
Posted By rwlpatrick
Re: Poly Glow

Now I’m even more torn than before! But thanks for all the input I’ve got a little more time to think about it.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-01-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 2,220
Posted By rwlpatrick
Poly Glow

I bought my first sailboat last spring a 1986 Pearson 34. During my inspection my surveyor told me it had Poly Glow on it and he would take it off. He said that it was not good for the boat. I am...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-29-2013
Replies: 343
Views: 44,525
Posted By rwlpatrick
Re: Newbe with no experience buys big boat

Sounds like a great winter book I ordered it from Amazon last night and it will arive tomorrow. Love Amazon and cant wait to read the book.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-19-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 1,200
Posted By rwlpatrick
Re: Winterizing Bilge

good idea thank you
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-16-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 1,200
Posted By rwlpatrick
Re: Winterizing Bilge

that is a great plan thanks for the quick response I guess im not done winterizing yet.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-16-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 1,200
Posted By rwlpatrick
Winterizing Bilge

I winterized my boat last weekend for the first time and I am not sure what if anything to do with the bilge.There is some water in there now and i know i need to get it out but will anymore come in...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-28-2012
Replies: 120
Views: 9,673
Posted By rwlpatrick
Re: i need help bad

Good Luck Rob. I went to a new to me marina on Friday and on Saturday they were not going to have time to pull me, but on Sunday when I went there they were looking for me to pull my boat. I have...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   09-27-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 1,216
Posted By rwlpatrick
Re: Looking for a sailboat surveyor

I found one here (marinesurvey.org/index.html) I cant post links yet
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-27-2012
Replies: 46
Views: 3,232
Posted By rwlpatrick
Re: how long does it take you leave?

It only takes me 15 minutes to leave my dock (I don’t uncover the main until I get out in the river) and about 30 minutes when I return to dock. I usually have another couple come along so it takes...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   09-26-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 740
Posted By rwlpatrick
Re: OK, I'll try again :-S

[quote=sumner10;926605]can't help with info on the chrysler but have fun looking.

The other reason i posted is that the same thing happened to me when i was first on the board. I got a pm, but...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-25-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 1,061
Posted By rwlpatrick
Re: Where to get CHEAP LINE

webriggingsupply

I have used them with good luck. I cant post the link.. dont have enough posts
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available   09-20-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 628
Posted By rwlpatrick
Re: Crew Needed for Skipjack race 9/20-9/23 2012

I really wish i could help. I have my boat in cambridge and would love to have helped on saturday but my club has a race that day as well. Hope you get crew.
Forum: Learning to Sail   08-29-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 683
Posted By rwlpatrick
Re: Newbie here

I too started by reading on this site for three years and purchased my first sailboat this April. I learned so much from sailnet that I think I could have taught my ASA 101 class. Good luck.
Forum: Weather   08-28-2012
Replies: 142
Views: 28,254
Posted By rwlpatrick
Re: Hurricane Preparation

Thanks for bringing this back I am new to sailing and having a boat in the wather and was wandering what to do if a storm comes up the coast and hits near me in maryland. we dont get many but i...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-17-2012
Replies: 42
Views: 4,201
Posted By rwlpatrick
Re: Knapps Narrows Incident - Post Mortem

Aside from the mishap did you like the marina? I am thinking of moving there in the spring.
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