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Forum: Living Aboard   11-10-2009
Replies: 75
Views: 15,092
Posted By tojaso
I ived aboard a Catalina 27 for about 2 years and...

I ived aboard a Catalina 27 for about 2 years and loved it, then again it was just me living aboard. I got remarried and that came with a family, now we are aboard a 42' steel ketch...

as far as...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-05-2009
Replies: 26
Views: 3,136
Posted By tojaso
I don't have to worry about taking mine off, the...

I don't have to worry about taking mine off, the Gulf Stream did that for me. On delivering my "new"old steel hull ketch from the Keys to Va, the mounting bolt failed on the bowsprit and my beautiful...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-19-2009
Replies: 61
Views: 6,409
Posted By tojaso
cool names

I have to say that the most clever boat/ dingy name combo that I have ever seen is
Boat: Miss Behavin'
Dingy: Miss Behavin' (A little Bit)

Our boat on the other hand is s/v Ranger and the dingy...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   06-11-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 652
Posted By tojaso
Good for you. If you are anything like me, there...

Good for you. If you are anything like me, there will be thrown tools, busted knuckles and bruised egos and wallets, but the first time the sails are raised and she heels over all that will go...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-26-2009
Replies: 28
Views: 18,211
Posted By tojaso
Well fellas, I have really enjoyed this thread....

Well fellas, I have really enjoyed this thread. But I have made up my mind. I am going with tanbark. We live aboard our 42' steel Gaff Ketch built in 68. I have been kicking around the idea of a new...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-25-2009
Replies: 4
Views: 1,779
Posted By tojaso
Here I was looking for G221...Thanks a bunch... I...

Here I was looking for G221...Thanks a bunch... I have to replace the head gasket. I am losing a little coolant and start to overheat over 2000 rpms. After a day of running at 2k I will have to put...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-25-2009
Replies: 4
Views: 1,779
Posted By tojaso
Thanks so much. I will try that and in the am I...

Thanks so much. I will try that and in the am I will look closer at that block...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-24-2009
Replies: 88
  Sticky: Adjusting Your Rig
Views: 59,109
Posted By tojaso
Ok...I just said to my wife, "You know, I think I...

Ok...I just said to my wife, "You know, I think I can fix this rigging myself..." We had an after shroud break on the delivery along with a fore stay. The release in the tension caused the mast to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-24-2009
Replies: 4
Views: 1,779
Posted By tojaso
Need help identifying an engine

I am trying to locate the service manual / parts lists for our engine so that I can get some maintenance done and hopefully correct an overheating problem. The previous owner told me that it was an...
Forum: Provisioning   05-09-2009
Replies: 109
  Coffee
Views: 16,625
Posted By tojaso
coffee grinder

Jeff, Where did you get your hand grinder? I am a "coffee junkie" long story, but quite interesting, and my wife and I live aboard, so we are trying to perfect the coffee thing. We use our french...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-31-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 3,095
Posted By tojaso
The exhaust elbow is something that I definitely...

The exhaust elbow is something that I definitely need to check. and I want to thank you all for all your help.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-30-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 3,095
Posted By tojaso
I figure that the raw water pump is working fine...

I figure that the raw water pump is working fine because I am getting what I think is a good solid, steady stream of water out the overboard discharge. I don't want to think about low...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-30-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 3,095
Posted By tojaso
I have heard of the zinc problem before. A friend...

I have heard of the zinc problem before. A friend of mine, who delivered yachts in a previous life, was relating that to me as well. How do you back wash a system like that? Also, this is the second...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-30-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 3,095
Posted By tojaso
Overheating - 45 hp Isuzu Diesel - at a loss

Ok...I have a '68 Colvin. Ranger is her name and she has an overheating problem. We bought her and was trying to deliver her ourselves over the Christmas holidays and she overheated on us coming out...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   01-21-2009
Replies: 4
Views: 7,389
Posted By tojaso
I recently purchased a steel sailboat. and love...

I recently purchased a steel sailboat. and love it. Of course, I haven't used it for cruising...yet...but being a 1968 she is in remarkable shape. About a year ago, some of the bilge plating was...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-13-2009
Replies: 26
Views: 1,923
Posted By tojaso
Update

I want to thank you all for your advice. It really has helped and I have heeded...sorta..HA

We went down to the Keys and I saw the boat for the first time. I stood there like a 10 year old boy...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-23-2008
Replies: 26
Views: 1,923
Posted By tojaso
Thank you all so much...

Thank you all so much...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-23-2008
Replies: 26
Views: 1,923
Posted By tojaso
I finally made it home.... woohoo...Fellas,...

I finally made it home.... woohoo...Fellas, Thanks SO much for the great advice. You all are the greatest. I think the ICW is the way to go and shooting out in the event of good weather. I would much...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-19-2008
Replies: 26
Views: 1,923
Posted By tojaso
Searching for Wisdom...

Hello all, I don't think that I have ever posted before, though I read the site religiously. My Wife, Daughter and myself have recently purchased a 42' Colvin steel hull Gaff Rig Ketch to liveaboard....
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