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Search: Posts Made By: dinosdad
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Days Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 934
Posted By dinosdad
Many great ideas! Never gave much thought to a...

Many great ideas! Never gave much thought to a quality soft side cooler,
Good point on the wheels taking up cooler space, being on a mooring and only using the boat for weekends ( during the short...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Days Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 934
Posted By dinosdad
Re: Small cooler for weekending

The icebox on our boat is reaaaally big! If your not tall your bent over so far to get to the bottom your feet are coming off the ground. And it's not well insulated to boot. My thought is the boat...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Days Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 934
Posted By dinosdad
Small cooler for weekending

Long story somewhat shortened, I was going to add insulation to the ice box on my c&c30, 72 vintage this winter. But I was reading a thread on drop in refrigeration here a day or so ago, and someone...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-31-2014
Replies: 58
Views: 2,774
Posted By dinosdad
Re: What kind of work do you do to finance your sailing?

I married well! Couple that with my job as a tool and die maker ( if anyone here is a high school guidance councilor I want to thank you from the bottom of my bourbon glass for telling the last 25...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-18-2014
Replies: 65
Views: 5,741
Posted By dinosdad
Re: Movies with a lot sailing

Wild things with Matt Dillon , Denise Richards and neve Campbell, not much actual sailing until the last ten minutes, but it managed to keep me interested
Enough to keep watching ....somehow......!
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 06-08-2014
Replies: 33
Views: 2,532
Posted By dinosdad
Re: 1981 - Catalina 30' or Sabre 30'?

One more thought, what motors do these boats have? I know a lot of people are scared out of their undies having a gas engine aboard but they are hammer and chisel easy to keep running, and cheap too,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-14-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 1,291
Posted By dinosdad
Re: Is paint catalyst optional ?

Just guessing , but it sounds like a simple alkyd enamel paint,that will cure without a hardener, but will take much longer to dry( rustoleum is a alkyd enamel) a hardener is available for most of...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-29-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 1,117
Posted By dinosdad
Re: What type of heat for weekend use in New England

No, not for use while sleeping, just want to be comfortable in the cabin
In the evening hours , and I could change my diet all I or you want
And that doesn't change the fact we hate the damn...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-28-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 1,117
Posted By dinosdad
Re: What type of heat for weekend use in New England

Delezynski, I saw that video when I was searching youtube for stove videos, awesome idea, and great video!
Alex, the webasto type heaters while probably the ultimate solution also carries the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-28-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 1,117
Posted By dinosdad
What type of heat for weekend use in New England

Looking for suggestions for heating our sailboat on the weekends in the spring and fall seasons on the Connecticut coast , we mostly day sail the boat ,c&c 30 mk1, and hang out on the mooring. We...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 09-14-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 346
Posted By dinosdad
Re: New CT (Wannabe) Sailor

+1 on the mystic river /spicers area, many moorings, great area just to dinghy around in when your too lazy to take the sail cover off, only drawback is a farther ride, and in the summer traffic on...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 09-14-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 346
Posted By dinosdad
Re: New CT (Wannabe) Sailor

Not to send this off topic but, bill, you got yourself some nice boats there!
Love the allied!
Forum: Introduce Yourself 09-14-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 346
Posted By dinosdad
Re: New CT (Wannabe) Sailor

The only moorings I'm aware of ( there might be others) is old Lyme marina,
But somebody might know of another , I think it's mostly slips in that area,
I think they're kinda "proper" about what...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-28-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 577
Posted By dinosdad
Re: anyone familiar with west marine mast boot tape

I've used it for two years that I've owned my boat, and maybe on a sunny warm day it will stick together , but I had some small diameter line line laying around and I wrapped it around the tape from...
Forum: Atomic 4 07-25-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 556
Posted By dinosdad
Re: Engine almost stalling then recovering

Thought about the vent line yesterday,
Ran it with the fuel fill cap off, no difference
Forum: Atomic 4 07-24-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 556
Posted By dinosdad
Engine almost stalling then recovering

Thought I had cured this problem over the winter,
In the fall, leaving the mooring, the engine would drop rpms
To the point of almost stalling then recover , then repeat ..
It was pulled for the...
Forum: Atomic 4 07-03-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 2,314
Posted By dinosdad
Re: atomic 4 cooling system

Possibilities , 1. Blockage in the raw water thruhull/screen area, 2. Internal buildup of crud in the cooling jackets of the block or exhaust , go to moyer marines website and do a search for more...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-11-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 965
Posted By dinosdad
Re: Good First Boat

one point to consider would be, will you just be "sailing' the boat on weekends or will it also be used as a weekend getaway. I ask that because when I bought my c&c 30 a year and a half ago it was...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-06-2013
Replies: 26
Views: 2,206
Posted By dinosdad
Re: Butane camp stove in cabin

Seaward makes a built in and a countertop butane stove that has a thermocouple safety , more money than the regular camp stoves , but worth it for not having to worry about the flame blowing out do...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-04-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 2,960
Posted By dinosdad
Re: Getting sanitation hose over fittings

buy a tailpipe expander {harbor freight, napa, advanced}just dont go crazy with it just enough to open the diameter slightly, let it set in the pipe for a few minutes, release it put the hose on ,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-29-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 1,203
Posted By dinosdad
Re: Back for more - portapotty vs. manual head

Two points to consider, one how will you use the boat? Day sails , with a couple of overnights? Staying at a marinas or on the hook? If your going to be sailing on the sound and will return home most...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-08-2013
Replies: 46
Views: 2,430
Posted By dinosdad
Re: What made you buy your boat?

My wife and I had a few requirements, one , it had to have standing room in the cabin, second, it had to be big enough that we wouldn't " outgrow" it in a few years . Three, as this would be our...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-23-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 1,053
Posted By dinosdad
Re: 1976 Pearson 26

Check out this guys website for Pearson 26's . Pyxis - Pearson 26 (http://dan.pfeiffer.net/p26/boat.htm)

He seems to have the most info out there on them. Actually looked at one when I was...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-31-2012
Replies: 40
Views: 2,922
Posted By dinosdad
Re: How do you use your boat

I bought a 1972 c&c 30 mk1 last year ( yup I bought robs hand me down!)
I keep it in noank on a mooring not far from robs new boat ( someday destined to be mine) . As it is our first boat period it...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-05-2012
Replies: 32
Views: 2,324
Posted By dinosdad
Re: new trick for removing head hoses!

not when you cant get a hacksaw in the cabinet where the hoses are, and if you use a fine tooth blade it slices nice and clean , and a quality sawzall makes a difference. {but i like the idea of...
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