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Search: Posts Made By: Jaramaz
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-08-2014
Replies: 28
Views: 950
Posted By Jaramaz
Re: open cpn issues(cm93)

OpenCPN is a good/high quality software, works on many platforms. No reason why it shouldn't work. At the same time, it accepts many different chart formats.

There is always the possibility to buy...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-08-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 1,522
Posted By Jaramaz
Re: How many things can go wrong in 4 hours

I also bring out friends sailing. That use to be fine. I remember ....

But, sailing is simple. Really, really simple. That's why it has been going on for 1000's of years. It wasn't simplier then,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-03-2014
Replies: 46
Views: 2,204
Posted By Jaramaz
Re: Best outboard motor for a small inflatable?

2 strokes are:
Cheap, light (hp/lb is high), fuel inefficient. Low maintenance. Usually requires oil mix in the petrol.

4 stroke
expensive, in particular smaller engines. Better fuel economy....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-28-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 330
Posted By Jaramaz
Re: hatch repair

Cracked - is that surface issue only? Check before you do too much.

Companionway hatches are seldom balsa-cored, usually in "pure" grp. Check.

If there is balsa, you have to check if water has...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-06-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 564
Posted By Jaramaz
Re: tiller / rudder to stiff? wy

Before you take any action you should know how your rudder & bearings are designed!

For sailing boats the two most used bearing designs are bronze or plastic bushings.
Bronze - a special kind...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-02-2014
Replies: 38
Views: 2,110
Posted By Jaramaz
Re: Structural damage to hull during winter lay-up

By coincidence I just found a GRP repair handbook on the net: in Sailing and Yachting Downloads Marine Engione Manuals ( scroll down a fair bit, and there...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-02-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 1,467
Posted By Jaramaz
Re: Considerations in Choosing a Marina


Are you looking for a parking place or a club?

It is nice to know the neighbours in the harbour. Get some help (strange enough, one always gets advice), borrow tools and so on. And...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-07-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 1,511
Posted By Jaramaz
re: My Poor Keel

First photo is from the front of the keel, I assume. Is that iron? In Any case that is not very serious. If it is iron you have to grind down, and even, then - very fast - work with something that...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-21-2013
Replies: 45
Views: 2,570
Posted By Jaramaz
Re: Islander 36 electric inboard? diy

there are some commercial solutions, like
Products | GreenStar Marine (

Their largest engine has been used on boats up to 40 ft.

Major drawback of...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 09-11-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 2,307
Posted By Jaramaz
Re: The usual to buy or not to buy... Beneteau mid-80s

Neat, Marty.

Illustrates very well my point: a 30 year old boat needs some work. If one like, or at least accepts that, OK go for it. If not - look for something else.

The monetary price one...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 09-10-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 1,592
Posted By Jaramaz
Re: Does this boat look right?

It actually does. This is Alex first post, and he has to mod it somewhat, so it doesn't look like a link due to the SN rules.

using it, one lands at

19ft O'day yacht fibreglass shell | Sail...
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