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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-14-2014
Replies: 129
Views: 8,652
Posted By paul323
Re: 2014 Catalina 445 vs 1998 Oyster 45

Pretty well all that is worth saying has been said. I suggest you are realistic about how you intend to use the boat. If it is for local coastal cruising, the Catalina is an excellent boat - as you...
Forum: Learning to Sail 11-11-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 4,169
Posted By paul323
re: Jib vs Genoa vs Spinnaker

Roughly speaking, if the jib comes back to the mast (but not past it), it is a 100% jib - it covers 100% of the space between the mast and the front of the boat (forestay). In heavier winds, you use...
Forum: Engines 11-03-2013
Replies: 99
Views: 3,934
Posted By paul323
Re: Ethanol in gasoline questions

Ethanol is one of my (relatively few) hotbuttons. I'm not an expert in this area, but it seems to me...

Pro: Less polluting; enriched a number of politicos with an inside track; less damaging than...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-21-2013
Replies: 98
Views: 11,069
Posted By paul323
Re: Best used cheap blue water boats 30-45ft

bfloyd, there are lots of folk here who have already given you good advice. However, given your last statement, I want to revise my last suggestion. For now, drop the idea of a bluewater boat - they...
Forum: Chartering 10-15-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 698
Posted By paul323
Re: San Francisco in January?

GeorgeB nailed it - but it all depends on what you are looking for. If the sun is shining , even if there is no wind, there are worse places to motor out, drift around for a couple of hours having a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-09-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 1,041
Posted By paul323
Re: Diesel Starting

For the sake of completeness - the preheat in my Westerbeke (and others I assume :-)) also pressurizes the fuel system. No need to bleed - you can hear the 'leccy fuel pump clicking for the first few...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-30-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 689
Posted By paul323
Re: 33ft pearson, 1974 soft spot at mast base

I don't think Pearson's have compression posts - I think the masts were generally keel stepped?

Anyway, much depends on where you are, and how much you want to do yourself. I would call a couple...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 07-02-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 1,035
Posted By paul323
Re: Sail Trim: Minimizing rolling in sloppy seas

If your boat is a cutter, try stays'l and main, furling the fores'l.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-01-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 1,223
Posted By paul323
Re: plastic porthole windows

Another vote for Beckson (What port do I need? by Beckson ( Worked well for me. (usual disclaimers - happy customer only).

Another alternative is to go with...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-06-2013
Replies: 58
Views: 3,293
Posted By paul323
Re: Interior Lighting Upgrades

FWIW, I have had a good experience with MarineBeam, so they should be a good choice for vendor in your case. Good prices, friendly advice. There are cheaper LEDs out there - I tried and returned a...
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