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Search: Posts Made By: Sn0wman
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 1,625
Posted By Sn0wman
Re: Terrible wiring job - where to start?

I use a brother P-touch that uses the TZ tapes. I've had pretty good luck with the TZS(extra strength adhesive) tape in the marine environment. I have a box of single use alcohol prep pads that I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 1,625
Posted By Sn0wman
Re: Terrible wiring job - where to start?

Dang, wire nuts, and duck tape. That Is definitely "Wall of Shame" material.

One of my first boats just had about 3 inches of the 2awg negative wire stripped and all the other negative leads...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 02-06-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 418
Posted By Sn0wman
Re: Cruising the Michigan shore of Lake Michigan

Suttons Bay, just south of Omena, is also a nice place to hang out at. Very nice beaches, plenty of art/tourist shops to mull around in, plenty of restaurants, shopping. Their is also the Inland...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-10-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 1,264
Posted By Sn0wman
Re: An indelicate question

See what happens to sailors in the off season. Its not pretty, but it is good for a laugh.

Thanks for making me smile till my face hurt at work.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-25-2013
Replies: 59
Views: 2,716
Posted By Sn0wman
Re: How often do you visit your boat during winter layup?

I'm in northern Michigan and I'm a bit fanatical about this. Not as much as I am worried about anything in specific, but even during the winter I find that I get cranky if I don't get some boat...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-08-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 734
Posted By Sn0wman
Re: Refrigeration - Air or Water Cooled ?

I just installed a norcold unit in our boat. I checked the engel link that Bene posted and I would have to say that the two units are identical. Probably like lots of other things one main...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-31-2013
Replies: 33
Views: 1,185
Posted By Sn0wman
Re: Looking for pointers on painting the bottom

VC-17 is pretty easy to work with. Its a very thin paint so it really never builds up too badly. All we usually do is a light power wash in the fall when we pull the boat, and then in the spring we...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-05-2013
Replies: 42
Views: 1,917
Posted By Sn0wman
Re: The Maintenance Learning Curve to Competence Conundrum

My father gave me about the same exact advice on home ownership as Profin. A friend of mine and myself each bought houses at the same time. And we both jumped into working on them. after a few...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-13-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 1,145
Posted By Sn0wman
Re: Weather Gods...F**# Off.

Feel your pain. We had to bump our splash by 2 weeks, and still wound up pulling two all nighters to get it water ready. This weekend we couldn't do much to get it sail ready since is was blowing...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-23-2013
Replies: 39
Views: 1,443
Posted By Sn0wman
Re: Informal, unscientific survey

1) Ticketed once in over 25 years of boating, totally my fault, no hard feelings.

2) Not too many that I know of.

3) I like your HM's approach, as long as there aren't a lot of complaints or...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-21-2013
Replies: 32
Views: 2,147
Posted By Sn0wman
Re: Defender Spring Sale...not

There is a whole other thread on this but WM changed their price matching policies, which may affect you if you don't have many other options nearby.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 02-19-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 1,303
Posted By Sn0wman
Re: Catalina value

We bought an older C36 this last summer. I will second the C36 user association as an incredible resource. Also, a factor for us was location. We spent months looking at boats from Wisconsin,...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 02-05-2013
Replies: 28
Views: 1,820
Posted By Sn0wman
Re: What to look for in a new boat

Just wanted to chime in on a few points. In our location, finding a slip or mooring was harder than finding a boat, and significantly dictated our choices. We were on a waiting list for 3 years...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-17-2012
Replies: 17
Views: 1,770
Posted By Sn0wman
Re: Wire Labeling So It Lasts

Another amazing contribution. I think this makes about the 10th how-to of yours I have used so far, and hope to use a few more in the coming months. You have helped me impress quite a few...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-10-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 1,226
Posted By Sn0wman
Re: what upgade or project did you do

We just bought a new to us Catalina 36 this July, and so far we have done some upgrades that were recommended by the survey and some others that we wanted to do just for our own peace of mind.

Forum: Chartering 08-08-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 572
Posted By Sn0wman
Re: Great Lakes vacation

+1 for Bay Breeze if you will be in that general area. GT Bay is a really nice place to cruise.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-13-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 349
Posted By Sn0wman
Re: Bilge pump question


Thanks for the input, well if its common that's better than just being completely screwed up.

It did seem to work for both pumps, but I know my little 500gph whale just about shot water...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-13-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 349
Posted By Sn0wman
Bilge pump question

We've finally moved up to a larger and slightly more complex boat, so expect to start seeing many more questions about things as I learn/dig into the boat.

My question is; this boat has a manual...
Forum: Learning to Sail 03-16-2012
Replies: 35
Views: 3,139
Posted By Sn0wman
Re: What to take to sailing school?

If you are going to the school based near Traverse City, Leave some time for nosing around the town. We sail out of TC and more often than not June is pretty good, warm weather, but as the saying...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-09-2011
Replies: 19
Views: 2,912
Posted By Sn0wman
We bought the Zodiac Zoom 260 this spring to get...

We bought the Zodiac Zoom 260 this spring to get back and forth to our boat on a mooring. I don't have much dinghy experience, but I have had no reason to complain. Our wood floor is far more...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-04-2011
Replies: 30
Views: 1,887
Posted By Sn0wman
During my visits yesterday, my pc, picked up 4...

During my visits yesterday, my pc, picked up 4 trojans and a Zugo adware by simply going to sailnet. Must have been a banner, because my virus software started warning me before I even chose a...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 10-11-2011
Replies: 27
Views: 2,279
Posted By Sn0wman
We were trying to figure out if our usage changed...

We were trying to figure out if our usage changed this summer. We have a 22 foot trailer sailor. Last year we were out almost every weekend, but also did a fair amount of transient slip rentals...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-05-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 1,713
Posted By Sn0wman
Another +1 for the MD3184, We find them very...

Another +1 for the MD3184, We find them very comfortable to wear. For the sailing we do normally they are probably much more than we need, but I always try to buy with future use in mind.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 03-23-2011
Replies: 21
Views: 3,835
Posted By Sn0wman
First off, Vega, beautiful man, just beautiful. ...

First off, Vega, beautiful man, just beautiful.

I am a planner, by nature and your original post really resonated with me. Even in these trying times, in my opinion my families ability to look...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-07-2011
Replies: 63
Views: 5,291
Posted By Sn0wman
We bought a boat knowing it was going to be a...

We bought a boat knowing it was going to be a stepping stone for us. As with boat purchases' it was a pile of compromise. It wasn't the boat we want in the grand scheme of things but. Where we...
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