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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-23-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 1,003
Posted By Warren M.
Re: 4th of July in Annapolis?

While watching the fireworks in Annapolis can be fun, DO NOT anchor out in the harbor or in or around the Naval Academy seawall. People anchor there on top of one another and it's impossible to let...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   04-23-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 11,997
Posted By Warren M.
Re: Tartan 27 or Tartan 30

Both are very good boats, depending on individual condition as both may be somewhat long in the tooth. I'd go for the T30 for all the reasons mentioned by other posters plus one more: the T27 has a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-09-2012
Replies: 22
Views: 1,870
Posted By Warren M.
Howard's book is a good reference. And this is a...

Howard's book is a good reference. And this is a good thread. If I were sailing offshore, I think the one "toy" I would prefer over all the others would be a sturdy and capable wind vane steering...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-13-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 1,838
Posted By Warren M.
In assessing how to repair the keel/stub joint,...

In assessing how to repair the keel/stub joint, it is worth considering that a boat sitting on its keel on the hard, and a boat in the water (or hanging in slings), could present two entirely...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-22-2009
Replies: 56
Views: 6,978
Posted By Warren M.
Sweetest, best behaved boat I ever sailed on was...

Sweetest, best behaved boat I ever sailed on was a Hinckley Bermuda 40. Wish I could own one of these beauties.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-16-2008
Replies: 10
Views: 9,811
Posted By Warren M.
MACS 2001: GM and Texaco “Bare All” about...

MACS 2001: GM and Texaco “Bare All” about DEX-COOL® (http://www.imcool.com/articles/antifreeze-coolant/dexcool-macs2001.php)

The below advice, from Mack Boring, is for the Yanmar 3GM30F, but is...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-13-2008
Replies: 15
Views: 1,254
Posted By Warren M.
I would never trust a mechanical or electrical...

I would never trust a mechanical or electrical fuel guage (or hour meter, for that matter). I also like the idea of using a stick or dowel, marked off in appropriate increments, as a fuel guage. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-01-2008
Replies: 55
Views: 5,347
Posted By Warren M.
There was a thread on this topic running on...

There was a thread on this topic running on another blog. Here is a copy of one of the posts there that seems on target here:

RichH
Worton Creek, MD
08/30 at 11:26AM
General_interest ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-01-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 1,022
Posted By Warren M.
This sounds like a great idea to me. Probably a...

This sounds like a great idea to me. Probably a lot cheaper than Lanocote, too. I would wonder just how different plain old lanolin and Lanocote are.

I have been using biodegradable dishwashing...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-01-2008
Replies: 8
Views: 928
Posted By Warren M.
You have a number of options, but all would...

You have a number of options, but all would require your boat to be hauled. You could then pull your prop and have it reconditioned by a qualified prop shop if it is not in really bad condition. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-01-2008
Replies: 8
Views: 1,954
Posted By Warren M.
My Hunter 28.5 has a simple hole in the bottom of...

My Hunter 28.5 has a simple hole in the bottom of the anchor locker connected to a tube which is run to a small thru-hull in the bow a few feet above the water line. Works nicely, but has to be...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-30-2008
Replies: 5
  Gluvit
Views: 3,648
Posted By Warren M.
This product can be used on wood, fiberglass, and...

This product can be used on wood, fiberglass, and aluminum. I've used it to patch small "soft" spots in the balsa core of previous fiberglass boat I used to own. I drilled some small holes and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-30-2008
Replies: 1
Views: 1,630
Posted By Warren M.
Yanmar Problem Solved...

Yanmar problem solved...
Some time ago, there was a thread going here about "fuel polishing." A friend of mine who has a Pearson 28-II with the same engine as mine -- 1986 Yanmar 2GM20F -- decided...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-29-2008
Replies: 7
Views: 688
Posted By Warren M.
A few more details: 50' Cascaruda 50 MS...

A few more details: 50' Cascaruda 50 MS Steel-Ketch
Year: 1979
Current Price: EUR 119,000
(US$ 175,537)
Anyone familiar with this designer/builder?
Forum: Hunter   08-28-2008
Replies: 10
Views: 3,718
Posted By Warren M.
If your marina gives you a choice (some do not),...

If your marina gives you a choice (some do not), and you are in an area where it doesn't blow like hell a lot, I'd leave the mast up. I have my H28.5 hauled every winter in a yard about 20 miles...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-28-2008
Replies: 7
Views: 688
Posted By Warren M.
Steel hulls

Friend of mine is considering a 1979 42-ft steel hulled boat. Would like to hear from owners of steel boats what they think the pro's and con's of steel boats may be. I realize a lot depends on the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-28-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 1,019
Posted By Warren M.
Take a look at this link: Has anybody used...

Take a look at this link:

Has anybody used this bottom paint? - Cruisers & Sailing Forums (http://www.cruisersforum.com/forums/f55/has-anybody-used-this-bottom-paint-10997.html)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-27-2008
Replies: 7
Views: 1,064
Posted By Warren M.
My marina pressure washes the bottom of my boat...

My marina pressure washes the bottom of my boat when hauled. This takes off the slime and they scrape the few barnacles I may get below the waterline. But they don't do anything above the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-24-2008
Replies: 63
Views: 23,820
Posted By Warren M.
I bought my wife a Tilley for $78 some years ago....

I bought my wife a Tilley for $78 some years ago. She used it on a number fo trips, to inlcude trekking around the Sahara. She said it was excellent for that kind of thing. One day while sailing...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-24-2008
Replies: 24
Views: 2,108
Posted By Warren M.
There was a similar thread to this on...

There was a similar thread to this on Sailboatowners.com recently. Most of the posters there stated you should just try to start the engine with the old fuel. I guess I'm swimming upstream by...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   08-22-2008
Replies: 3,446
Views: 953,246
Posted By Warren M.
Sail location

Chesapeake Bay
Forum: Hunter   08-20-2008
Replies: 0
Views: 1,706
Posted By Warren M.
H28.5 Website

Hunter 28.5 owners are invited to visit the website for this model boat at:


Hunter 28.5 (http://huntertwentyeightfive.com)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-20-2008
Replies: 20
Views: 2,508
Posted By Warren M.
Being mostly a single-handler, I have often had...

Being mostly a single-handler, I have often had to back out of my slip against unfavorable winds. Most of the time I can pull the bow over to one side, rush back to the cockpit and pull the stern to...
Forum: Weather   08-20-2008
Replies: 142
Views: 28,244
Posted By Warren M.
I had a boat totaled by Hurricane Isabel (that I...

I had a boat totaled by Hurricane Isabel (that I owned for 7 weeks). I thought I knew how to weather a hurricane at a modern, well maintained marina. Stripped all sails, anchors, and all movable...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-18-2008
Replies: 13
Views: 1,460
Posted By Warren M.
Yanmars don't use glow plugs. They achieve...

Yanmars don't use glow plugs. They achieve ignition by higher compression ratios. Compressed fuel=heat=bingo=start. Is one with glow plugs better or worse than an engine without them? Pros and...
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