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Search: Posts Made By: MattGardner
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction 09-14-2008
Replies: 21
Views: 2,638
Posted By MattGardner
80 33' Cherubini owner here. The Head: In...

80 33' Cherubini owner here.

The Head:
In addition to the possible valve issues mentioned by others, if your set up is like mine, you also might have a full holding tank/bladder. It is a 10...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-18-2008
Replies: 14
Views: 1,583
Posted By MattGardner
Add a fresh water tank and canned goods locker...

Add a fresh water tank and canned goods locker where the engine was?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-18-2008
Replies: 14
Views: 1,583
Posted By MattGardner
Repowering with an outboard?

Hi,

I'm not there yet, but i'm wondering what to do when my 30+yr old Yanmar dies. I doubt I'll be able to afford to purchase a new or decent condition replacement (which could be more than the...
Forum: Living Aboard 08-06-2008
Replies: 21
Views: 7,259
Posted By MattGardner
Hi dodgydingo, I live on a 33' Cherubini...

Hi dodgydingo,

I live on a 33' Cherubini Hunter with 30 amp AC system.

I run a desktop computer and 19" monitor, refridge, electric heater in the winter (usually on the 900 watt setting...it's...
Forum: Living Aboard 08-06-2008
Replies: 15
Views: 2,256
Posted By MattGardner
If you wish to earn fairly reliable income while...

If you wish to earn fairly reliable income while sailing, consider learning refrigeration (and A/C) installation and repair (Maybe the Navy will teach you ;) ) . Cruisers like their cold drinks in...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-06-2008
Replies: 73
Views: 6,132
Posted By MattGardner
Fwiw, I own a 1980 Hunter 33'. It's rudder...

Fwiw, I own a 1980 Hunter 33'. It's rudder packing nut rusted away and broke at the shoulder. Hunter has No support for the item, nor suggestions of where to find a replacement, nor original specs to...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-05-2008
Replies: 3
Views: 3,826
Posted By MattGardner
El Toro 7'10" (or are they mostly a west coast...

El Toro 7'10" (or are they mostly a west coast item?), often see them used on Craig's list for under 500.00 with sails and oars. Different configurations available: wood or fiberglass hulls, wood or...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-12-2008
Replies: 30
Views: 4,660
Posted By MattGardner
Dear P.O. Thanks for letting the exterior of...

Dear P.O.

Thanks for letting the exterior of your/my boat kinda go to seed, for while you ingored it, at least you didn't sail her much. TLC I can do and thanks for the bargain you caused that a...
Forum: Living Aboard 04-12-2008
Replies: 28
Views: 3,463
Posted By MattGardner
After 2 years living aboard I finally got a used...

After 2 years living aboard I finally got a used marine propane oven. I only had a 2 burner range prior that came with my boat. Finally I can bake a chicken using the free rosemary growing all around...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 03-29-2008
Replies: 4
Views: 624
Posted By MattGardner
Hello, hello, hello.

OMG...this is almost as hard as posting a personal ad. :o

erm...lets see...I've been living aboard a '80 Hunter 33' for 2 years now and LOVE it, but wish I sailed more, but living and working is...
Forum: Living Aboard 03-23-2008
Replies: 48
Views: 6,333
Posted By MattGardner
Many marinas in SF bay area allow...

Many marinas in SF bay area allow live-a-boards...they just limit the population to 10% of the slips. My marina doesn't allow L-A-Bs to dock near each other, so we all have privacy, and we are spread...
Forum: Living Aboard 03-23-2008
Replies: 25
Views: 2,787
Posted By MattGardner
I understand that artists don't need a work...

I understand that artists don't need a work permit in Mexico. Is that true in other countries?
I am sorta hoping to pick up extra cash/fuel/food/barter by stopping in at tourist or sport fishing...
Forum: Living Aboard 03-23-2008
Replies: 40
Views: 9,094
Posted By MattGardner
I guess I'm crazy too. But I'll have to wait...

I guess I'm crazy too. But I'll have to wait quite a few more years to cut the dock lines...probably 5-7 years i'm figuring. Working hard to pay off some business debt, then pay off the boat, then...
Forum: Living Aboard 03-23-2008
Replies: 37
Views: 6,334
Posted By MattGardner
I finally went and bought a 4" foam pad for my...

I finally went and bought a 4" foam pad for my v-berth at Walmart. It is a combination of 2 1/2" regular foam + 1 1/2" memory foam. I used a freshly sharpened regular kitchen knife to trim/saw it to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-04-2008
Replies: 26
Views: 6,775
Posted By MattGardner
I got my first sailboat for free from CL. A...

I got my first sailboat for free from CL. A Newport 16. It, and the trailer it sat on, needed work obviously but I got a cheap education in bottom work, varnishing, rust treatment, and fiberglass...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-04-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 1,121
Posted By MattGardner
This: " If I unclip the pump from the screen /...

This: " If I unclip the pump from the screen / mount and shake it, then the air bubbles slurp out of the hose and then it starts flowing"
...makes me wonder if there a backflow preventer on your...
Forum: Living Aboard 02-02-2008
Replies: 34
Views: 9,126
Posted By MattGardner
Greetings folks. I've been living aboard my...

Greetings folks.

I've been living aboard my '80 Hunter 33' for almost 2 years now in the SF bay area. We don't get the kind of cold some of you are experiencing...rain is our issue not snow, but...
Forum: Living Aboard 02-02-2008
Replies: 37
Views: 6,334
Posted By MattGardner
Walmart (shudder) carries a 6" mattress pad that...

Walmart (shudder) carries a 6" mattress pad that is a combo of 3 1/2" of regular foam with a 1 1/2" memory foam top. King size runs around $130.00. They also carry 8" and 12" solid memory foam pads...
Forum: Learning to Sail 10-17-2006
Replies: 14
Views: 2,969
Posted By MattGardner
Just a thought/suggestion...

...since I am always concerned about battery drain while sailing. I have two group 27 deepcycles in addition to a separate starting battery, but I find the engine starts much faster when I use the...
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