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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   1 Week Ago
Replies: 255
Views: 180,502
Posted By engineer_sailor
Re: Tips For Compound, Polish & Wax

I followed MaineSail's instructions on our Cat 27 and the results were great. Ultra Cutting Creme was hard to track down but worked amazingly in the two step cutting creme + fleet wax. I think a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   1 Week Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 359
Posted By engineer_sailor
Re: Swim Platform with Stern Hung Rudder?

Would be nice if swim platform would fold up like the original ladder system. Might consider putting one of these on my Cat 27.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   1 Week Ago
Replies: 41
Views: 2,821
Posted By engineer_sailor
Re: Boat Shoes

Keens Newport H2 all day

Nice heavy duty toe protection
Great grip and non-marking
Made for water but we've hiked, biked for miles in them
Forum: Electrical Systems   1 Week Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 691
Posted By engineer_sailor
Re: Battery Woes

Any battery brand recommendations:

6V gol cart? Can I squeeze two in a group 24 dimension?

Lead acid group 24?

Josh
Forum: Electrical Systems   1 Week Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 691
Posted By engineer_sailor
Re: Battery Woes

Thanks for all of the great info. If I wanted to upgrade my dead house battery to an true deep cycle AGM, could I keep my still good lead acid battery? I am guessing the answer is no due to...
Forum: Electrical Systems   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 691
Posted By engineer_sailor
Re: Battery Woes

No refrigeration, just an ice box. Sidenote: Discovered recently that a block of ice if far superior to cubed for lasting in icebox
Forum: Electrical Systems   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 691
Posted By engineer_sailor
Battery Woes

We bought two new Group 24 Interstate Marine batteries for our Cat 27 about 2 years ago. Selector switch with 1,2,and all. After a long week out, I noticed starting the engine was harder. Last Wed...
Forum: Chesapeake Bay   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 253
Views: 13,336
Posted By engineer_sailor
Re: 2015 Sailing Season on the Chesapeake

Chef
Went through a week ago, semi close to high tide. Approached from the south. After making the turn to the straight part of the channel going into Chester a 40ish foot boat ran aground hugging...
Forum: Cruising and Sailing with Children   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 815
Posted By engineer_sailor
Re: First sailboat with Kids - need advice

We sail a Catalina 27 on the Chesapeake with our now 5 and 3 year old sons. Great family boat that also sails well. Ours is on the later end of the production run and has a very nice well kept...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 308
Posted By engineer_sailor
Fourth of July Fireworks on the Chesapeake

Thinking about heading to Herrington Harbor North for Fourth of July weekend. Rumor has it that Harrington Harbor South has a great fireworks display. Are the HHS fireworks visible from HHN? If...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 546
Views: 18,830
Posted By engineer_sailor
Re: Steel vs Fiberglass

Outbound: Thanks for the pointer to Naranjo articles, they were great.

All:
So from a performance perspective, ( ignoring cost, maintanence, manufacturing limitations, etc,), the key issue with...
Forum: Electrical Systems   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 354
Posted By engineer_sailor
Electrical Fire Scare

Union:
We towed the dinghy since we has a short hop in calm weather. Not specifically for bailing. Poor wording on my part

eherlihy:
I first encountered that style of sailing postmortem analysis...
Forum: Electrical Systems   05-30-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 354
Posted By engineer_sailor
Electrical Fire Scare

We were out for about a week over the holiday weekend. Just got anchored after a nice sail in 20 knots of wind. As we are cleaning up, I catch a whiff of the "hot electrical smell". I asked the...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   05-30-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 818
Posted By engineer_sailor
Through Hulls - Open or Closed?

I am vigilant about closing through hulls when they are not in use. Seems like prudent seamanship to me given that a hose or clamp issue could/can sink a boat. One exception is the engine raw water...
Forum: Chesapeake Bay   05-23-2015
Replies: 41
Views: 1,421
Posted By engineer_sailor
Re: Memorial Day Weekend

I think we are headed to Rock Hall. After that might try to find a beach for the kids to play on, maybe Conquest Beach on the Chester. Considering wandering over to St. Michaels early to mid next...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   05-16-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 2,541
Posted By engineer_sailor
Re: Departing the slip in reverse singlehanded

Sailormon hit the nail on the head. If at all possible, back into slips so you can depart now first with steerage when you need it most.

If you have to depart in reverse the key is to get enough...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-27-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 1,201
Posted By engineer_sailor
Re: Repainting non skid only

SeaPilotMark

My C27 is turning 30 this year. Someone before me spruced up the deck with paint at some point that started to look worn. I weighed the option of removing large amounts of deck...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-27-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 1,201
Posted By engineer_sailor
Re: Repainting non skid only

Just painted my Catalina 27 deck.

I opted to tape instead of removing hardware. Came out great. Most of the project is sanding. Used Interlux Perfection for glossy areas and KiwiGrip for...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-24-2015
Replies: 22
Views: 966
Posted By engineer_sailor
Re: Just how monumentally stupid an idea is it to go with black non-skid?

I just started redoing my nonskid with KiwiGrip. You can tint it to any color you like. Of their base colors, the spouse went with the light grey. The grey is so light it's barely imperceptible from...
Forum: Electronics   03-29-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 354
Posted By engineer_sailor
Routing and Sealing Cables

Installing a new chartplotter and routing cables through pedestal guard.. Cables enter interior through a hole in cockpit floor. Hole is directly under end of pedestal guard tube and sealed by...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-28-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 1,083
Posted By engineer_sailor
Re: Are NADA Values accurate ?

A broker can provide Soldboats data if you inquire.
Data from Yachtworld gets you in the ballpark. I found sale prices (e.g. Soldboats data) to be between 6%-18% lower than YW asking prices....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-28-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 1,083
Posted By engineer_sailor
Are NADA Values accurate ?

I did some analysis when buying several years ago on Soldboat and NADA values. NADA seems to normalize depreciation to around 11.7% per year independent of make/model/pedigree, etc. I guessing...
Forum: Chesapeake Bay   03-18-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 863
Posted By engineer_sailor
Re: Kent Narrows Draw Bridge closed for repairs

I have this uneasy feeling that without the bridge as an obstruction many will barrel right through the narrows without considering traffic/right-of-way and currents. I think having to circle and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-09-2015
Replies: 32
Views: 5,934
Posted By engineer_sailor
Re: Cockpit and Deck Painting Advice

Getting close to applying the first coat of Interlux PrimeKote. Planning to overlap into nonskid areas. Any issues with applying KiwiGrip over PrimeKote (epoxy based)?

Josh
Forum: Chesapeake Bay   02-22-2015
Replies: 253
Views: 13,336
Posted By engineer_sailor
Re: 2015 Sailing Season on the Chesapeake

T37Chef

Where did you obtain the Oak Harbor camera pictures?

Josh
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