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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-03-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 1,830
Posted By fparry
Well, there in lies my question. You say it's not...

Well, there in lies my question. You say it's not a problem and you have done it this way for years but then you say you support the middle. They didn't and the thing has been sitting there for over...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-03-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 1,830
Posted By fparry
Off Boat Mast Storage

I need some advice concerning the proper storage of a mast.
My local marina (very nice people) pulled my boat in the fall for winter storage. Because their hoist cannot accommodate a boat with...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   09-11-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 2,296
Posted By fparry
At 59 I decided to take the plunge last year and...

At 59 I decided to take the plunge last year and finally learn to sail. I purchased a Hobie 16 for a little more money than you are talking about and went at it.

After a year of sailing the Hobie...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-11-2010
Replies: 9
Views: 1,501
Posted By fparry
No access from the bottom so the twine idea won't...

No access from the bottom so the twine idea won't work with out major disassembly of the headliner and trim.


the slap is (in my opinion) in the lower third of the mast. No halyards within the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-11-2010
Replies: 9
Views: 1,501
Posted By fparry
Cable slap within mast

Previous owner removed and rewired the mast. In the water the rocking causes the cable inside the mast to slap against the mast's interior wall. I never stops. Sailing, moored, whenever the boat...
Forum: Diesel   07-10-2010
Replies: 31
Views: 4,930
Posted By fparry
I wondered about the value of the boat this was...

I wondered about the value of the boat this was in. Your correct in your statement that putting a $10,000 engine in a $4,000 boat doesn't make any sense what so ever. I would guess that given their...
Forum: Diesel   07-09-2010
Replies: 31
Views: 4,930
Posted By fparry
Good luck with it. Post a picture after you get...

Good luck with it. Post a picture after you get it painted.

Just for reference here is a picture of mine.
Forum: Diesel   07-09-2010
Replies: 31
Views: 4,930
Posted By fparry
I think this pretty much says it all. i am a...

I think this pretty much says it all.

i am a big fan of "if it's not broke don't fix it."
Forum: Diesel   07-08-2010
Replies: 31
Views: 4,930
Posted By fparry
I have this engine in my 27' boat and I like it...

I have this engine in my 27' boat and I like it very much. It uses virtually no fuel, vibrates a lot (single cylinder), starts instantly with out exception, and gets me out of and back into the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-11-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 1,827
Posted By fparry
I am curious if you are correct in that they are...

I am curious if you are correct in that they are not liable for items in the water. May I ask where you get this information? It would be helpful.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-11-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 1,827
Posted By fparry
Welland Canal Canada. Advise needed (perhaps legal)

I just completed a 10 day trip on my 27' Santana which took me from Dunkirk, NY. north across the end of Lake Erie and through the Welland Canal to Lake Ontario.

During our trip through the canal...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   05-26-2010
Replies: 647
Views: 55,195
Posted By fparry
Heck, I have places within two blocks of my...

Heck, I have places within two blocks of my marina I would frequent without a gun.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-24-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 1,731
Posted By fparry
Standard sized bales are readily available in my...

Standard sized bales are readily available in my area and yes I am aware of the weight.
At least two of the people I talked to have told me that this is the preferred method so as not to destroy...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-24-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 1,731
Posted By fparry
Hay Bails and the Welland Canal

I am getting ready to take a 27' boat through the Welland Canal from Lake Erie to Lake Ontario. In an attempt to get my boat ready for this trip I have been talking to fellow boat owners who have...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-14-2010
Replies: 1,419
Views: 517,373
Posted By fparry
I wondered who still used handkerchiefs and then...

I wondered who still used handkerchiefs and then I saw the straight Razors.

LOL, I thought that a bit strange until I reminded myself that I use my great grandfather's shaving mug and a Kent...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-13-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 761
Posted By fparry
Not correct as far as I am aware. You only need a...

Not correct as far as I am aware. You only need a crew of three when you are traveling from North to South. When traveling from South to North you only are required to have a crew of two.

At least...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-12-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 761
Posted By fparry
Dock lines and other equipment for the Welland Canal

I plan on soon moving my 27' boat from Lake Erie to Ontario via the Welland Canal. I have visited their web site and I am now making a list of equipment needed for this trek.

Does anyone know what...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-08-2010
Replies: 18
Views: 1,551
Posted By fparry
I don't know any grocery stores but Buster's BBQ...

I don't know any grocery stores but Buster's BBQ is one of the best on the East Coast.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-08-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 1,372
Posted By fparry
These sound like the same bolts I am attempting...

These sound like the same bolts I am attempting to replace on my Shock Santana. The originals are galvanized steel, 1" diameter x 2.5" length with a tapered head (counter sunk into the keel)
...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-08-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 6,480
Posted By fparry
OK, I just went through this and it really works....

OK, I just went through this and it really works.

Step 1: mix a solution of white distilled vinegar and water 50% each and spray or sprinkle it on to your cushions. Get them wet enough to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-03-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 1,560
Posted By fparry
FYI: I wouldn't be overly concerned about...

FYI:

I wouldn't be overly concerned about the fact that a product is labeled "refurbished" That doesn't necessarily mean what it says and if the warranty is good then there is little need to be...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-30-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 1,931
Posted By fparry
Tager, You are correct. I remember that from A&P...

Tager, You are correct. I remember that from A&P school.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-30-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 1,931
Posted By fparry
Well, The boat, a W.D. Schock Santana 27 is a...

Well, The boat, a W.D. Schock Santana 27 is a fairly well known boat built by a reputable company and designed by Gary Mull who was a very well respected designer. The company still builds the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-30-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 1,931
Posted By fparry
These are 1" diameter x 2.5" length. The keel is...

These are 1" diameter x 2.5" length. The keel is countersunk so the bolts sit flush to it. Apparently Schock is still using the same bolts with the exception that the new ones are now 3" length. This...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-30-2010
Replies: 28
Views: 3,996
Posted By fparry
I'm 59 and after getting laid off last april I...

I'm 59 and after getting laid off last april I decided that if I were ever going to sail I had better get to it.
My finances being what they are my choices were few. I decided to go with a Hobie 16...
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