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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-27-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 926
Posted By ABJ501
Motor Mount Bolts

I have never heard about motor mount bolts shearing off with the type of load that you described, however I am big on using the proper motor mounts that are recommended by the manufacturer. I had my...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-17-2009
Replies: 14
Views: 4,994
Posted By ABJ501
Balmar Alternator Upgrade

I wanted to know if anyone with a 53 HP Yanmar diesel engine (model # 4JH4-ESD40) had a Balmar 100 amp alternator upgrade (includes regulator). Were there any long term problems with the upgrade that...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   06-17-2009
Replies: 20
Views: 3,573
Posted By ABJ501
Thumbs up Boat Financing Hurdles (What worked for me)

I feel your pain. I went through a few hurdles myself obtaining a partial finance on my new catamaran a few months ago. Perhaps my experience will help. I have lived aboard a catamaran since 2006. ...
Forum: Learning to Sail   06-03-2009
Replies: 45
Views: 8,901
Posted By ABJ501
Learn to sail..

I agree with most on this subject. Buy a smal 15' sloop and apply what you read to a small body of water (a lake or cove) and go from there. Sailing is a bit of an art, and you truly must get a feel...
Forum: Living Aboard   06-03-2009
Replies: 59
Views: 8,579
Posted By ABJ501
Smile Living Aboard

I can tell you from experience that living aboard is a challenge with a family. I was lucky however and my significant other was skeptical at first and then came to love the life after the first...
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