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Search: Posts Made By: endoit
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 1 Week Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 2,224
Posted By endoit
Re: 30k Sailing Kitty, whatís your next move?

Plan to have a reasonable kitty for potential problems. In Salomons Maryland there is a couple stuck on a 26 footer with inboard out and outboard lost or stollen. They were on the way south and now...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 1,201
Posted By endoit
Re: 2014 Sailing, another season almost finished...

Great pictures and family adventure. I wish I could have done it when my kids were that age. You may want to decide on your next trip and have them plan it all out with you during the winter. For me...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-25-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 1,523
Posted By endoit
Re: Sailors beware

Perhaps the containers should be equipped with holes and plugs at the base and on top that would allow sinking after exposure to sea water?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-04-2013
Replies: 364
Views: 126,203
Posted By endoit
Re: Bedding Deck Hardware With Butyl Tape

Thanks for the clarification, I guess I will be ordering butyl tape soon. Would you also use this product between wood and fiberglass deck or winches and wood?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-04-2013
Replies: 364
Views: 126,203
Posted By endoit
Re: Bedding Deck Hardware With Butyl Tape

This is a very informative and extensive discussion. After reading the instructions and comments over the past fiew months I am ready to do some work on my boat this winter/spring. I am curious if...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-02-2013
Replies: 184
Views: 16,008
Posted By endoit
Re: Embedded Chain plate maint/replacement

Jimmy C at the Rigging company does a nice job. He did my chain plate polish 3 years ago and replaced my running rigging, placed a hydraulic back stay etc. Nice guy, knows his stuff and went out with...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-22-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 1,864
Posted By endoit
Re: Bristol Club

Gary. I am looking for the same thing as you. I have a 1979 Bristol 35.5 center board on the Chesapeake. The boat was on hard for 3-5 years prior to purchase and is a continuous project. Great...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-20-2013
Replies: 184
Views: 16,008
Posted By endoit
Re: Embedded Chain plate maint/replacement

I didnt get out more than a dozen times as I started new projects on the boat. The electric windlass is 90 % done with one anchor on 200 feet of chain and another on rope. Anchor locker was built,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-19-2013
Replies: 184
Views: 16,008
Posted By endoit
Re: Embedded Chain plate maint/replacement

Looks like a major undertaking. I am your neighbor from across the river in the Bristol 35.5. I have a Fein tool set with some of the cutting tips that maybe helpfull. If you need to borrow it you...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-22-2013
Replies: 0
Views: 287
Posted By endoit
John Robert McLaughlin R.I.P.

I went to a funeral service yesterday for John. I only knew him for 4 years as he helped to move my sailboat from Annapolis to Magothy on her maiden voyage. He had a magnetic personality, a deep...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-16-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 2,240
Posted By endoit
Re: Cat Ketch

At 31-33 feet it could be an Able Whistler. Beautiful lines and workmanship.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-16-2013
Replies: 25
Views: 2,765
Posted By endoit
Re: Inflatable kayak as a small boat tender

You can look into Point 65 modular kayak. It is stiff, has a rudder and seperates into 3-4 pieces. you can get a closed or sit on top version. Their latest model looks great.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-01-2013
Replies: 66
Views: 3,867
Posted By endoit
Re: Sailboat ready to cruise?

I guess "cruise ready" never truly happens as the boat is constantly in need of maintanance or repairs. Unless you can do most of the work yourself the land sharks at the marinas will help you with...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-25-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 497
Posted By endoit
Re: Lite Cylinder LP Tank Recall

I am in the same pickle. Had my entires propane system redone 3 years ago, never used it and now the tank is off my boat and in the back yard. Tank appears to be full. Read the failure rate but no...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-15-2013
Replies: 43
Views: 2,557
Posted By endoit
Re: Backing up (or not)

I have the same issue with my Bristol 35.5. I will have to practice in reverse gear, rev up, neutral, adjust rudder but usually the stress gets me and I end up going back into foward to correct. I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-25-2013
Replies: 49
Views: 5,915
Posted By endoit
Practical Sailor has deaf ears

Has this happened to any other member? I extended my subscription in January of 2012 for 2 years at $36+ with one of the numerous promos send to my house. As usual I documented the subscription...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 05-22-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 3,938
Posted By endoit
Re: Bristol 35.5 Offshore and Liveaboard?

I own a 1978 Bristol 35.5 and mine came with a bridgedeck and a traveler bedded into it. Either stress of the rig or water/ice intrusion caused cracks down into cabin under the traveler. The yard...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 05-19-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 3,938
Posted By endoit
Re: Bristol 35.5 Offshore and Liveaboard?

I own one but no offshore experience yet. Strong boat and well updated should be able to do what you want. I have red that cockpit drains maybe slow and I may modify this design in the future....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-25-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 504
Posted By endoit
Re: Windless size inquiry

I am installing a maxwell currently and we are oversizing the unit to accomodate all chain and a larger anchor for my Bristol 35.5 and a 2 anchor system. The thought is that one will be able to sleep...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-19-2013
Replies: 277
Views: 27,652
Posted By endoit
Re: Smackdaddy Update

I am very sorry for your loss. Stay strong and take care of your boys. They will give you love and comfort through this.
Forum: Learning to Sail 11-30-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 1,326
Posted By endoit
Re: ASA 103/104 etc on our boat.

Thanks everyone. I was only thinking of one instructor and thought that perhaps my wife would enjoy a female instructor better. At the end the quality of instruction is most important.
Forum: Learning to Sail 11-29-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 1,326
Posted By endoit
Re: ASA 103/104 etc on our boat.

Thanks for the information. Any female instructor recomendations for my wife?
Forum: Learning to Sail 11-28-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 1,326
Posted By endoit
ASA 103/104 etc on our boat.

I would like to build my wifes confidence in sailing our Bristol 35.5 on the Chesapeake. She prefers to take the lessons on our boat rather then at local schools. Any suggestions of good ASA...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-18-2012
Replies: 78
Views: 5,655
Posted By endoit
Re: I'm still alive...

Happy Bday Gary. Keep us posted on your progress and enjoy the solitude. I just might have to toast to you tonight. A great excuse to have a drink or two. Fair winds and safe anchorage.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-25-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 717
Posted By endoit
Re: Replacing Running/Standing Rigging

I replaced all my runing rigging on my 1979 Bristol 35.5 2 years ago and standing rigging this year. Chain plates were removed, polished to check for metal fatigue and rebeded. Peace of mind. I also...
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