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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-02-2008
Replies: 0
Views: 1,268
Posted By BlowinSouth
Weems & Plath AutoMAC alternator controller? Need help.

My engine is coming back in this week and the boat has a W & P AutoMAC installed but it was not hooked up when I pulled the motor but I would like to hook it up.

As far as I know it is a device...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-01-2008
Replies: 2
Views: 1,234
Posted By BlowinSouth
Soda Blasting? Anyone tried it? Thinking of buying a rig.

A buddy of mine and I are considering buying a soda blasting rig and starting up a small business to make some extra cash.

I had never heard of soda blasting but from the basic research I've done...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-26-2008
Replies: 39
Views: 3,094
Posted By BlowinSouth
I didn't buy a dinghy INSTEAD of fixing the...

I didn't buy a dinghy INSTEAD of fixing the motor. The motor is out of the boat correct, it is being rebuilt. But it's not ready yet and the season was slipping away from me and I wanted to go...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-23-2008
Replies: 39
Views: 3,094
Posted By BlowinSouth
Thanks for that input sailingdog, kick a sailor...

Thanks for that input sailingdog, kick a sailor when he's down! LOL

And I don't think it cost them that much, they were already in the vicinity on patrol, what's the difference between them just...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-23-2008
Replies: 39
Views: 3,094
Posted By BlowinSouth
Okay, I've regained my senses! A good night's...

Okay, I've regained my senses! A good night's sleep, a good meal and hot shower does wonders! (and a few beers!)

CalebD- thanks for the words of wisdom. You're right I learned several things and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-22-2008
Replies: 39
Views: 3,094
Posted By BlowinSouth
You can't imagine my distress. Watching a brand...

You can't imagine my distress. Watching a brand new Achilles inflatble motoring off on it's own. I stood in the cockpit with my hands on my head with a helpless, bewildered look on my face! :eek:
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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-22-2008
Replies: 39
Views: 3,094
Posted By BlowinSouth
Hey Breezin! You are right the bridges here...

Hey Breezin! You are right the bridges here definitely suck! I had my dinghy tied along side to tow us through (they won't let you through under sail). Guts or stupidity? I'm not sure which one...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-22-2008
Replies: 39
Views: 3,094
Posted By BlowinSouth
But wait there's more! The trip there was...

But wait there's more!

The trip there was not un-eventful either. I was powering through a lull (with the dinghy tied along side using the 5 horse merc to push us along). Well it came untied (a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-22-2008
Replies: 39
Views: 3,094
Posted By BlowinSouth
Thanks! I'm feeling better now! :eek: Just what I...

Thanks! I'm feeling better now! :eek: Just what I needed, some good old sailor logic!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-22-2008
Replies: 39
Views: 3,094
Posted By BlowinSouth
Excellent point sailhog, thank you for that!

Excellent point sailhog, thank you for that!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-22-2008
Replies: 39
Views: 3,094
Posted By BlowinSouth
Seriously considering a power boat!

I just spent 3 weeks at Block Island. I just sailed back yesterday and it took 13 hours to go 30 miles! (From Block to Niantic, CT.) The wind was on the nose and the current in 'The Race' (between...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-07-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 581
Posted By BlowinSouth
I'm moored just inside the entrance to New...

I'm moored just inside the entrance to New Harbor. I picked up a private mooring, I know that's bad but it was blowing 30 knots when I got here and I was panicking, I picked up the first mooring saw....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-06-2008
Replies: 25
Views: 2,029
Posted By BlowinSouth
I had a 28 foot power boat with a single 460...

I had a 28 foot power boat with a single 460 Ford... it burned 17 gallons an hour!! At roughly $5.00 a gallon that's $85 an hour! Give me a slow sailboat anyday. Just sailed from Niantic, CT to Block...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-06-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 581
Posted By BlowinSouth
Anybody at Block Island today?

Hey all. Just wondering if anyone is at Block island today? I sailed with a buddy yesterday. We are waiting out the rain then will head for Martha's Vinyard.

Anybody in the area?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-03-2008
Replies: 2
Views: 1,726
Posted By BlowinSouth
Force Inflatable Dinghy- Hypalon or PVC??

I have a small Force inflatable dinghy, it has a tear and I need to patch it but I don't know if it's Hypalon or PVC and I can't find any info on the Net about Force dinghy's. They are made in New...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-26-2008
Replies: 33
Views: 3,764
Posted By BlowinSouth
Yes I have a witness that heard him on the phone...

Yes I have a witness that heard him on the phone tell me the motor was running. The witness was on his end. This same witness has helped him get the motor running prior to sale and he knew that the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-25-2008
Replies: 33
Views: 3,764
Posted By BlowinSouth
Legal recourse on false information?

Okay, I'm frustrated as hell. I bought this boat sight unseen, well saw pictures on ebay and talked to the owner several times. The ad on ebay said it had a running motor, "I just did the valves on...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-25-2008
Replies: 20
Views: 3,733
Posted By BlowinSouth
Hmm... a friend said it was an 8 hour drive. I...

Hmm... a friend said it was an 8 hour drive. I guess he was confused. I'll call that guy tomorrow.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-25-2008
Replies: 20
Views: 3,733
Posted By BlowinSouth
It's getting water in the cylinders, not a little...

It's getting water in the cylinders, not a little water but they are full when the head comes off. I've pulled the head 3 or 4 times and each time full of water, replaced the head gaskets (used 2 as...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-25-2008
Replies: 20
Views: 3,733
Posted By BlowinSouth
I'm still in need of an engine if anyone knows of...

I'm still in need of an engine if anyone knows of one please let me know. I had no idea it was so hard to find sailboat engines for sale. Looking for a running take-out motor, A-4 or small diesel.
...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-24-2008
Replies: 15
Views: 4,694
Posted By BlowinSouth
Yes, the water seeps through the fabric. The...

Yes, the water seeps through the fabric. The problem is that the dodger is old and as I tightenen it up to eliminate the low spot (pooling) it starts popping seams elsewhere.

I need a new dodger...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-24-2008
Replies: 15
Views: 4,694
Posted By BlowinSouth
How to waterproof Sunbrella??

Is there anyway to waterproof sunbrella? The rain pools right in the center of my dodger and it drips right down the companionway. I have to put in the boards and close the hatch.

I have used...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-23-2008
Replies: 17
Views: 1,106
Posted By BlowinSouth
I saw that one too and I thought the same thing,...

I saw that one too and I thought the same thing, he was trying too hard to be 'out there' and was almost offensive, even for him. I guess you run out of material after 40 years and start reaching for...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-23-2008
Replies: 1,389
Views: 77,012
Posted By BlowinSouth
Or power boaters!

Or power boaters!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-23-2008
Replies: 7
Views: 705
Posted By BlowinSouth
They say there are two kinds of sailors... those...

They say there are two kinds of sailors... those who have run aground and those who lie about never having done it. :D
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