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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-20-2009
Replies: 136
Views: 21,938
Posted By ysabelsdad
I have had quite a bit of work done on my boat at...

I have had quite a bit of work done on my boat at Berkeley Marine and have been totally happy. Cree Partridge is a god send. Every time I need to figure out how to do something, I go ask Cree and he...
Forum: Pacific Northwest & Alaska   05-20-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 5,581
Posted By ysabelsdad
New boat through the locks

I bought a boat on Lake Union and had to go through the Ballard Locks the first day I had the boat. When we were approaching the locks the attendants ask us how long the boat was. I answered. Then he...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-15-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 1,175
Posted By ysabelsdad
Auto pilot problems

I'm having problems with my auto pilot. It is a Auto Helm ST70 type 300.

It started crapping out a couple of weeks ago. Sometimes when I turn it on, the control panel for the autopilot is blank....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-17-2008
Replies: 52
Views: 6,689
Posted By ysabelsdad
1978 Alden 44

Good stuff:

Sails really well
Absolutely gorgeous
Very nice feel to wheel and good helmsman seating positions
Cutter rig with removable inner forestay provides a good headsail choices
Nice...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-12-2008
Replies: 75
Views: 7,292
Posted By ysabelsdad
I wonder how the racing boat market is doing...

I wonder how the racing boat market is doing relative to the cruising boat market. I see quite a few relatively new J boats and boats like them around the marina.

I also wonder how the new...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-11-2008
Replies: 14
Views: 4,523
Posted By ysabelsdad
Has anybody tried spartite? Spartite...

Has anybody tried spartite? Spartite (http://www.spartite.com). It is expensive. Is it worth it?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-10-2008
Replies: 61
Views: 3,621
Posted By ysabelsdad
Latitude 38 is my favorite magazine. It will...

Latitude 38 is my favorite magazine. It will entertain me for a least an couple of hours. An issue of Sail is good for about 20 minutes at best. There is just nothing there.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-06-2008
Replies: 40
Views: 7,450
Posted By ysabelsdad
I just had my older main sail gone over by Hood...

I just had my older main sail gone over by Hood sails. It had a jack line. They recommended getting rid of it.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-05-2008
Replies: 62
Views: 6,400
Posted By ysabelsdad
Well I screwed up my courage and pulled it. No...

Well I screwed up my courage and pulled it. No sweat. It turns out I have one of the things with a flap. May be I got more than a cup of water but for sure less than a quart.

Thanks again for the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-05-2008
Replies: 13
Views: 5,555
Posted By ysabelsdad
That could be the article that was published in...

That could be the article that was published in Latitude.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-04-2008
Replies: 13
Views: 5,555
Posted By ysabelsdad
SSB for Idiyachts Cruising Companion...

SSB for Idiyachts

Cruising Companion Publications (http://www.idiyachts.com)

Also, Latitude 38 did a SSB article a few months ago. You may be able to get a reprint. It was good in that it gave...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-03-2008
Replies: 64
Views: 17,035
Posted By ysabelsdad
Bingo. Seloc is it. The outboard motor book...

Bingo. Seloc is it.

The outboard motor book store doesn't seem to carry anything on Mercury engines built passed the late 90s.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-03-2008
Replies: 62
Views: 6,400
Posted By ysabelsdad
Thanks for all the great info. I have a...

Thanks for all the great info.

I have a couple of comments on the instruments for the true wind speed thread. I have AutoHelm instuments. (ST60 maybe? about 10 years old installed by the PO) There...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-02-2008
Replies: 64
Views: 17,035
Posted By ysabelsdad
I have a 5 horse Mercury that is doing something...

I have a 5 horse Mercury that is doing something very similar. Can anyone recommend a decent book on maintaining and repairing small outboards. Most of the book I have seen seem to be oriented to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-01-2008
Replies: 18
Views: 4,212
Posted By ysabelsdad
Thanks, but "orphan boats" seems to be an orphan...

Thanks, but "orphan boats" seems to be an orphan forum. I.e. not much traffic.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-01-2008
Replies: 18
Views: 4,212
Posted By ysabelsdad
Alden 44 owners

Are there any Alden 44 owners on sailnet? I'd love to get a discussion group going for these boats.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-01-2008
Replies: 8
Views: 841
Posted By ysabelsdad
Brunch spots on SF Bay

SF Bay Sailors, what are your favorite boating brunch spots?

I have been to Sam's a number of times and down to Jack London Square a few times but I'd like to try something new. What is the dock...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-01-2008
Replies: 62
Views: 6,400
Posted By ysabelsdad
pulling speed log paddle wheel

The paddle wheel for my speed log is constantly gunked up rendering all my fancy instruments useless. I have a diver clean the bottom regularly and the speed log will work fine for a couple of weeks...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-19-2007
Replies: 8
Views: 554
Posted By ysabelsdad
Last spring I shipped a 44 ft sail boat from...

Last spring I shipped a 44 ft sail boat from Berkeley Ca to Anacortes Wa using Dudley Boat, http://www.dudleyboats.com. I was quite happy with them.

I was a bit nervous at first because it was...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-18-2007
Replies: 31
Views: 4,422
Posted By ysabelsdad
I use Coastal Explorer from Rose Point Navigation...

I use Coastal Explorer from Rose Point Navigation interfaced with an older Garmin GPS. It has worked pretty well for me.

One constraint I had when I bought it was that I was going to be cruising...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-18-2007
Replies: 20
Views: 1,755
Posted By ysabelsdad
Thanks for all the replies. I think I'll try the...

Thanks for all the replies. I think I'll try the Lind DC-DC adapter for my Dell.

I spent last summer cruising the pacific northwest with my current setup. The PC based navigation is particularly...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-18-2007
Replies: 20
Views: 1,755
Posted By ysabelsdad
Laptop power

I have been using a laptop computer for navigation on my sailboat I'm not happy with the way I'm powering it. I have been using a relatively cheap inverter plugged into a cigarette lighter socket....
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