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Search: Posts Made By: dwightgry
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 03-16-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 1,873
Posted By dwightgry
I would love to have a cat, but for the first...

I would love to have a cat, but for the first time in my life boating I was sick every time we hit big water. The motion somehow didn't agree with me, and this was on a 58' cat! I have been out in...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 03-15-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 1,873
Posted By dwightgry
Thanks blt2ski; looked at Jeanneau models, but...

Thanks blt2ski; looked at Jeanneau models, but they seem to be more oriented to charter service. Even saw a 36' with 3 cabins(?), but I would prefer storage accessable from the cockpit to extra...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 03-15-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 1,873
Posted By dwightgry
My water will be green

Just returned from a loop of the western Carb. and thru the canal. I always thought I needed a blue water boat, but ran across so many coastal boats down there I am beginning to re-think my needs....
Forum: Pearson 03-14-2011
Replies: 0
Views: 799
Posted By dwightgry
Mast step repair

Hi all; I've owned a 323 a couple of years ago, and am considering a 365 now. I know that the mast step will probably have to be re-built. My question is concerning the keel below the step. There...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-05-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 1,430
Posted By dwightgry
Thanks for the reply.

Thanks for the reply.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-02-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 1,430
Posted By dwightgry
Autohelm 6000 compatiblity

I have an Autohelm 6000 that has stopped working; appears to be the course computer which I understand is no longer serviced by Raymarine. I just bought the boat, and don't know for sure, but...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-04-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 3,091
Posted By dwightgry
Thanks for the replies; spent a lot of time...

Thanks for the replies; spent a lot of time searching the net and realize I probably mean weatherfax via ssb, and have found so much info that it's hard to comprehend in one sitting. Actually,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-04-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 3,091
Posted By dwightgry
GRIB files from SSB receiver

Last year I met a guy who received grib weather files on his sailboat using a Grundig 800 SSB receiver. He had no transmit capability, just receive only, connecting the output of the Grundig to the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-16-2009
Replies: 1
Views: 604
Posted By dwightgry
Thanks for the great instructions!

Thanks for the great instructions!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-15-2009
Replies: 1
Views: 604
Posted By dwightgry
Brewer 12.8 rudder

I own a Brewer 12.8 that might need rudder repairs due to electolytic damage. Does anyone have knowledge on how to remove the rudder, specifically how the lower support on the skeg is handled so...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 09-05-2009
Replies: 1
Views: 1,960
Posted By dwightgry
Morgan 43 CC or similar

I am ready to purchase my next boat, having sold my Pearson 323. The intended use is for Caribbean cruising and liveaboard for a couple of years. The current choice seems to be a Morgan 43 CC. I...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 12-17-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 5,535
Posted By dwightgry
Thanks for all the replies! I looked at the...

Thanks for all the replies! I looked at the Gemini last year at the Miami boat show, and talked to Tony Smith there also. It is a nice boat, but I feel (perhaps wrongly) that it would be better to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-02-2008
Replies: 198
Views: 12,054
Posted By dwightgry
I live in Alberta, Canada and my boat is in...

I live in Alberta, Canada and my boat is in Florida. A hard 5-day drive or a long day flight. My other boat is a powerboat and I drive 800 miles to the PNW. I really need to move.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-29-2008
Replies: 254
Views: 20,602
Posted By dwightgry
Around one year ago I posted a question as a...

Around one year ago I posted a question as a newbie looking for info on bahamas cruising. Cam, you answered many of my questions (very well) and last Jan. I crossed the stream and spent almost 3...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 11-26-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 5,535
Posted By dwightgry
Thanks SD. Been looking at cats on the net for...

Thanks SD. Been looking at cats on the net for the last day, and realized I've overlooked Prout due to pre-conceived ideas about a solid fordeck and mid-hull nacelle. However, there are a lot of...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 11-24-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 5,535
Posted By dwightgry
What cats are similar to PDQ 36?

I am looking at purchasing a cat in the near future, and like some things about the PDQ 36. The plan is for 2 people to cruise the Caribbean for a couple of years. I like the galley down, large...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction 11-24-2008
Replies: 3
Views: 1,117
Posted By dwightgry
Hull extension on cat?

I found an interesting site - pdq36.blogspot.com - where someone added hull extensions to a PDQ 36' cat. The idea seemed great from my point of view, in that a cat will probably be in my near...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 06-05-2008
Replies: 44
Views: 5,234
Posted By dwightgry
Been there, done that. Tell us in a few weeks...

Been there, done that. Tell us in a few weeks how clean the tanks still are. Mine just returned to the growth inside. Perhaps a bit more rigorous cleaning regimen is in order. I like the idea of a...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 05-29-2008
Replies: 33
Views: 5,026
Posted By dwightgry
I have a small inflatable, which came with a neat...

I have a small inflatable, which came with a neat canvas carrying case. One time I was able to repack it for storage so that most of the package fit into the case. Took a long time. There is a big...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-29-2008
Replies: 41
Views: 3,321
Posted By dwightgry
My problem used to be in road traffic, becuase I...

My problem used to be in road traffic, becuase I don't get to boat as much as I want. All the lack of respect other drivers were giving to people. When I finally had enough I decided to move my...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-28-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 1,583
Posted By dwightgry
Excellent advice. I think I'm finally beginning...

Excellent advice. I think I'm finally beginning to understand something about sailing, when advice like this starts to make sense.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-26-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 1,134
Posted By dwightgry
Good points to consider. How effective are the...

Good points to consider. How effective are the shaft cutters? I realize they would work well on lines, but what about nets? Has anyone heard of the prop getting tangled even with the cutters?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-26-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 1,134
Posted By dwightgry
Fishing net tangled in prop

Hasn't happened to me yet, thankfully! But I have read about this happening to many people, a net or line getting caught in their prop. I have a Pearson 323 with a skeg supported rudder, and have...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 05-13-2008
Replies: 10
Views: 2,365
Posted By dwightgry
Plumper- coming from powerboats I sometimes feel...

Plumper- coming from powerboats I sometimes feel that "cave" thing in my boat and was wondering about the options. A pilothouse sure is an option, just don't see too many down in the Caribbean. I...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 05-12-2008
Replies: 10
Views: 2,365
Posted By dwightgry
Thanks mate. I understand it better now, and can...

Thanks mate. I understand it better now, and can envision the tradeoffs associated with both design types. I guess that the best route is to follow the most commonly done formats of boat design,...
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