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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-05-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 3,547
Posted By dashman
Re: Autopilot replacement recommendations

I am looking for an autopilot for a Tartan 37 (16000 lbs). I would like to get the good, bad & ugly on Raymarine X5 and CPT - thanks

Al
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-10-2012
Replies: 17
Views: 1,599
Posted By dashman
Hull Cleaning - "the mustache"

We have completed travel from the Chesapeake to Florida and have gotten a substantial "mustache" on the bow. Tried standard cleaners with no success. Would appreciate advice on what has worked for...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-03-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 2,378
Posted By dashman
Cross Florida Canal

We are planning a trip to Florida this winter (Tartan 37) and one option is to go around the keys and up the Gulf side. On the return trip, we are considering the Cross Florida Canal to avoid the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-18-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 502
Posted By dashman
Adler Barbour Condenser Fan

I have an old (1981) AB refrigeration unit, and the condenser fan is on it's last legs. Naturally, the mfg does not "make/offer" that item. Because of close tolerances, I need something the same...
Forum: Florida & SE US East Coast   06-20-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 1,979
Posted By dashman
A route across Florida?

I have heard about a water route across Florida, from Ft Myers to Stuart through Lake Okeechobee. Supposedly there is one bridge with a low clearance, that is negotiated by having locals tip your...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-06-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 1,457
Posted By dashman
Dinghy

Thanks for the input .. it is an Avon 310
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-06-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 1,457
Posted By dashman
Lifting a dinghy

Having gotten a bit of sticker shock at the price quoted for putting "D" rings on my dinghy for lifting (davits) .. I wonder how many folks (a) use a bridle under the dink, or (b) use specially...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-05-2011
Replies: 2
Views: 3,954
Posted By dashman
Tartan & Dinghy Davits

Hi
I am looking for some "how I did it" info of those Tartan 37 owners who have added dinghy davits to their boat. Obviously, I would like to keep my costs down and not clutter the boat. I would...
Forum: Diesel   08-16-2009
Replies: 1
Views: 2,044
Posted By dashman
Yanmar Water Pump

I have a 1983 Yanmar 2GM - raw water cooled. I have been told by a mechanic that I am on the verge of needing a new water pump. I put a new impeller in the pump in the spring, he (mechanic)...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-19-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 5,927
Posted By dashman
C&D Canal Transit

I am a relatively new sailor. I need to transit the C&D canal Nov 6-8, in a 30' sailboat with a 13 hp engine. I am concerned about the current, which I have heard can be at least 3mph. I would...
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