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Search: Posts Made By: hillenme
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-14-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 839
Posted By hillenme
Re: How get reefing line back thru boom?

Same thing happened to me. We have outhaul, topping lift and 2 reefs all coming through the boom.

When the second reef line came out accidently I just tied 2 messenger lines to the first reef,...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-13-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 453
Posted By hillenme
No, it's wired same as all other components.

No, it's wired same as all other components.
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-12-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 453
Posted By hillenme
Battery Help

Made a huge amateur mistake last weekend... When reconnecting batteries last weekend I accidently reversed polarity on one of them and then turned the switch on. Needless to say wasn't pretty. The...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-11-2014
Replies: 72
Views: 4,078
Posted By hillenme
Here in Chicago all my groundings on my boat or...

Here in Chicago all my groundings on my boat or others have been in the harbors. The lake was so low last year we hit in the middle of a mooring field. We obviously have no tides to worry about but...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-07-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 404
Posted By hillenme
sealing deck

I'm considering addung another rope clutch on the dog house. The deck is cored and I'd like to prepare it a la Don Casey's advice and over drill the holes, remove core surrounding and fill with...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-31-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 642
Posted By hillenme
Re: Sailing SVI

Thanks for the great advice guys! Had a great time out there. After reading your comments and going through the chart briefing at SailCaribe, we decided to stick to the SVI the whole time. ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-21-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 642
Posted By hillenme
Re: Sailing SVI

Thanks guys! Are the Culebra and Vieques harbors just an anchorage or are there mooring balls available.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-21-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 642
Posted By hillenme
Sailing SVI

Any one have any tips for sailing Spanish Virgin Islands. I'm heading out this week from Fajardo. I'm familiar with BVI and Windwards, but have never been to this cruising ground. I'll probably...
Forum: Chesapeake Bay 01-01-2014
Replies: 190
Views: 6,822
Posted By hillenme
Happy new year Dave. Sorry to hear of your keel...

Happy new year Dave. Sorry to hear of your keel issue. We had ours rebed last year. Our bilge was filling rather quickly. Yard said ours was one the harder he's worked with in 30 years. Not sure if...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-26-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 911
Posted By hillenme
Backstay tension

My current boat has a navtec hydraulic backstay on a mast head rig, along with with a baby stay that goes about 2/3 up the mast. This is a new thing to me as all my previous experience has been on...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-15-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 357
Posted By hillenme
Some days are worse than others, moderate winds...

Some days are worse than others, moderate winds usually keep them outta our cockpit, but they will be covering the transom. Most of the summer hasn't been bad for us. Start of the season was bad, and...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 06-24-2013
Replies: 26
Views: 1,070
Posted By hillenme
I've done a lot of sailing on a cat 30 on lake...

I've done a lot of sailing on a cat 30 on lake Michigan. I agree with a previous poster that it should be comparatively little heel compared to say a c&c of the same size. A lesson in the physics can...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-24-2013
Replies: 87
Views: 5,917
Posted By hillenme
Re: Help pinpointing a leak

Well, I'm certainly not happy about the situation, but there isn't a whole lot I can do about it. I had a survey by a surveyor with seemingly impeccable credentials. The previous owner told me the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-22-2013
Replies: 87
Views: 5,917
Posted By hillenme
Attached pic :)

Attached pic :)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-22-2013
Replies: 87
Views: 5,917
Posted By hillenme
ha ha. It's a nice thing not to have to worry...

ha ha. It's a nice thing not to have to worry about!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-21-2013
Replies: 87
Views: 5,917
Posted By hillenme
I would have loved to make this a DIY project...

I would have loved to make this a DIY project just for the experience, i have friends who have undertaken much more involved boat projects and would love to help, but I'm willing to pay so i can...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-21-2013
Replies: 87
Views: 5,917
Posted By hillenme
Thanks for all the help and support guys! As to...

Thanks for all the help and support guys! As to the surveyor, my main concern was that he may have missed a repair on the keel because of the odd setup of the aft bolt, but the yard tells me as...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-20-2013
Replies: 87
Views: 5,917
Posted By hillenme
When they went to drop the keel they were able to...

When they went to drop the keel they were able to turn the front nut by hand (this one was under the mast, or i would have figured it out on the water). He said when lift the boat off the keel it was...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-20-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 711
Posted By hillenme
I saw two very small ones sailing on lake eerie...

I saw two very small ones sailing on lake eerie once. It was probably a mile away but passed almost directly a ferry. I believe they can be "non tornadic" (there were no storms in the vicinity at...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-13-2013
Replies: 87
Views: 5,917
Posted By hillenme
Re: Help pinpointing a leak

Crowley's is very busy. Staying on top of them is key, as you said Dave. I called three days in a row before getting a hold of the glass guy but I'd rather think that he's out there completing work...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-11-2013
Replies: 87
Views: 5,917
Posted By hillenme
Re: Help pinpointing a leak

Dave is correct I'm referring to the limber holes. Our bilges look very different as chef has the c/b model.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-11-2013
Replies: 87
Views: 5,917
Posted By hillenme
Re: Help pinpointing a leak

This yard launches probably 800 to 1000 boats a season and they want to go in the first two weeks of May, so there isn't much personal attention. There is a twenty four hour "float test" - in other...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-11-2013
Replies: 87
Views: 5,917
Posted By hillenme
Re: Help pinpointing a leak

The estimate so far is just for rebedding the keel. As I mentioned earlier I'm sure this isn't the end of the story - but we can't see anything else until the keel is dropped. There was no obvious...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-11-2013
Replies: 87
Views: 5,917
Posted By hillenme
Re: Help pinpointing a leak

$3,500 sound like a reasonable estimate for this? I'm sure it's 10x the actual cost of some 5200 and labor to drop the keel, torque the bolts and clean up the joint when finished, but backs against...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-11-2013
Replies: 87
Views: 5,917
Posted By hillenme
Re: that sucks. sorry to hear. did surveyor not see This

I'm disappointed not only in the surveyor, but the yard as well. I noticed a weep after we put our bottom paint on - it was not very large, but I brought it to the yard's attention twice and they...
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