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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-03-2007
Replies: 10
Views: 9,597
Posted By flyhop
Dryfitted to extra ball valve and guess what?

I had an extra 1 1/2" Forespar Marelon Ball Valve lying around, so I tried dry-fitting thru-hull on that. Well, threaded all the way up and bottomed out. So, back to the seacock.
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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-03-2007
Replies: 10
Views: 9,597
Posted By flyhop
Assemble thru-hull & seacock...how?

I have a 1 1/2" ID Conbraco bronze mushroom-head (NPS thread) thru-hull; the length of the threaded shaft is about 3". I also have a Forespar/RC Marine (Marelon) seacock.

1. West Marine catalog...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   04-17-2005
Replies: 8
Views: 2,056
Posted By flyhop
What are the most important considerations for a boat buyer?

BTW, eventually we plan to sell everything and live for as long as possible aboard and cruising.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   04-17-2005
Replies: 7
Views: 1,961
Posted By flyhop
Boat of choice and why?

Valid points all and appreciated.

Here''s our dream.... Two children (12 & 7), myself and husband. We are going to island hop in the Carribean and venture to Central America and Mexico. We...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   04-10-2005
Replies: 8
Views: 2,056
Posted By flyhop
What are the most important considerations for a boat buyer?

Agreed. I''ve read John Vigor''s "Seaworthy Offshore Boat"; his considerations for a boat seem to focus around the stability issue. I''ve also read Nigel Calder''s "Cruising Handbook"; rather...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   04-09-2005
Replies: 8
Views: 2,056
Posted By flyhop
What are the most important considerations for a boat buyer?

We are a future Carribean-island-hopping-and-ICW cruising family of 4. We''re reading everything in sight and practicing on our little sailboat. In about a year, we''ll embark on our first...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   03-27-2005
Replies: 7
Views: 1,961
Posted By flyhop
Boat of choice and why?

As a cruiser-wannabe, I am interested to know which boat a cruiser owns, the pros and the cons, and why that particular boat was chosen.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   03-27-2005
Replies: 0
Views: 1,586
Posted By flyhop
Dufour Atoll 43...need advise/info please

I''m interested to hear from anyone with first hand knowledge (second hand would do) on the sailing ability of the Dufour Atoll series. How does she handle? Can she go close to the wind? Tacking? ...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   03-27-2005
Replies: 11
Views: 13,296
Posted By flyhop
Dufour Atoll 43

I''m interested to hear from anyone with first hand knowledge (second hand would do) on the sailing ability of the Dufour Atoll series. How does she handle? Can she go close to the wind? Tacking? ...
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