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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-12-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 379
Posted By kd3pc
Re: Is my rigging properly grounded?

Yes, and the difference is likely related to the difference in resistance between the "engine" circuit and the "rigging" circuit. Well within parms, the telltale will be the condition of your zincs...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-01-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 528
Posted By kd3pc
Re: Tips for Annapolis Boat show

Rain coat/foul weather gear and comfortable shoes (even when wet). Many boats will only allow you to board bare-foot. Backpack and a camera, notepad.

You don't say who is coming with you - but...
Forum: Helms   09-09-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 430
Posted By kd3pc
Re: Helms 27 Seaworthiness

Fairly decent seaworthy boat.....experienced sailor with a look to the weather and when to reef, would be a good fit to head down the ICW, with some jump outs. Weather and an eye on the boat at all...
Forum: Sabre   07-19-2015
Replies: 22
Views: 1,621
Posted By kd3pc
Re: Sabre 28/30 for a newer sailor?

I have owned several Sabres and a couple of Hunters, and a new Beneteau. All that means is I am a glutton for punishment.

Whether a boat, a car or an airplane - you are always better off buying...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-30-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 782
Posted By kd3pc
Re: Results of the survey

brand of the some are very good quality and well worth a repair kit. Graco, old ones, come to mind.

be sure to shut off the water to that strainer at the thru hull before you take...
Forum: Atomic 4   09-17-2014
Replies: 44
Views: 2,483
Posted By kd3pc
Re: Carb Problem?

burning rich, very rich. Float not set properly and idle/mixture not set properly. Don't waste your time on a compression check.

Be VERY careful with "the boat smells like gas" as vapors/fumes...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-10-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 1,212
Posted By kd3pc
Re: Help me please, advice also helpful

then you have no excuse to NOT follow your dream. If the job is as bad as you relate, then you have nothing to lose, and a lot to gain. You are still young enough to recover from any failure that...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   07-06-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 1,417
Posted By kd3pc
Re: Negotiating new boat purchase

Morris is one of the few companies left, that value the relationship they create when they build a boat. There are a few more out there, but most production builders make and sell their boats like...
Forum: Living Aboard   06-08-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 3,661
Posted By kd3pc
Re: Internet Access

we did pretty well with a mobile hot spot and the required data plan. We did this separate from our cell phone. The did the bullet for the boat, and we were often able to use the marina WIFI.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-15-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 1,663
Posted By kd3pc
Re: replacing fixed windows

dow 795 is what was originally used. I just did my 1991 windows a year ago. so the stuff works. Iti s used on skyscrapers and is a mechanical sealant that will flex and handle weather. Rather...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-18-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 493
Posted By kd3pc
Re: 42 Passage water tank replacement

there are two tanks actually, one to port under the settee with the aft end just below the water heater and the aft end of the will likely need to remove some cabinetry/seat frames and...
Forum: Cruising and Sailing with Children   07-31-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 1,022
Posted By kd3pc
Re: Licensing & Family Crewing Questions

One track is for a 6pack captain's license, you need the time documented or you can sign an affadavit for time on your own boat. Study up or take a class and take the test, the physical, finger...
Forum: Electrical Systems   07-03-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 1,003
Posted By kd3pc
Re: Electrical box for AC outlet?

As long as the outlet will be "inside"....a hardware store box is just fine, as is the outlet itself. There is no need to pay the "marine" store premium. IF you have room, an oversize box is easier...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-08-2007
Replies: 17
Views: 1,848
Posted By kd3pc
any metal tool box is going to rust, stain your...

any metal tool box is going to rust, stain your fiberglass and abrade where it sits. I recently found a plastic box, impregnated with a rust inhibitor that so far is working like a charm. They come...
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