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Search: Posts Made By: Stede
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-27-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 1,250
Posted By Stede
Hood-"Sea Furl" furling system bearing replacement

Hi everyone. I would like to get your input concerning an issue I'm having with my boat. My Mariner 36 sailboat has a "Hood"- "Sea Furl" furling system. The system uses regular metal mechanical...
Forum: Living Aboard 08-17-2011
Replies: 46
Views: 7,689
Posted By Stede
Working while living aboard

I read a comment either here or another board that went something like this: 'Working while living aboard is kind of like being in prison minus the free weights and library." I'm sure the comment was...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-09-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 3,122
Posted By Stede
Hey guys, Thanks for input. A lot of good...

Hey guys,

Thanks for input. A lot of good stuff here. I know the Kubota tractors have a good rep. Glad to hear that the adapted boat engines do as well.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-08-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 3,122
Posted By Stede
Kubota Diesel

I'm looking at a sailboat that her auxiliary has been re-powered with a 30 hp Kubota diesel. Model# 1105. Is anyone familiar with the Kubota diesels? Any opinions either good, or bad?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-02-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 1,260
Posted By Stede
Thanks for the info."Leocat66." It's very...

Thanks for the info."Leocat66." It's very helpful!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-29-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 1,260
Posted By Stede
"pinayreefer" Thanks for the information....

"pinayreefer"

Thanks for the information. Really cool visual!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-28-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 1,260
Posted By Stede
Thanks guys for the information.!

Thanks guys for the information.!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-27-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 1,260
Posted By Stede
Alabama with a banjo on my knee

I'm considering a job offer in Mobile,Alabama.Should I take it, I'll be buying a boat to live aboard there for awhile. The area looks intriguing to me as a sailor.A nice large bay, with some barrier...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction 07-25-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 2,299
Posted By Stede
Cal 35

Thanks for the comments "JimsCal." All the ratio numbers look very good on the boat as a "moderate cruiser." New England handicapping lists the boat at 141. Pretty respectable for a cruiser. I think...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction 07-24-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 2,299
Posted By Stede
Cal35

Thank you very much for the information Mitiempo. It's very helpful!
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction 07-22-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 2,299
Posted By Stede
Cal 35

I've been searching for a small affordable cruiser for myself and fiancee in the 34-38 ft.range.I think I found one in a Cal 35.She's roomy, has a good turn of speed, and is made well.I've been...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-28-2005
Replies: 5
Views: 835
Posted By Stede
Anyone done this trip

heartlandsail,

I''ve done a similar trip to what your are considering. I sailed my 26 foot shoal draft boat single-handed to the Bahamas. I crossed over from Key Largo, to N.Bimini. As someone...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-27-2005
Replies: 8
Views: 3,525
Posted By Stede
Raise Boom/Shorten sail

Neicy,

I did almost exactly what you''re describing to the mainsail on my 26 footer. I''ve yet to notice any adverse effects of shortening the mainsail nine inches on over-all height. I use the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-23-2005
Replies: 0
Views: 467
Posted By Stede
Thanksgiving

Washington, D.C.
October 3, 1863
By the President of the United States of America.

A Proclamation.

The year that is drawing towards its close, has been filled with the blessings of fruitful...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-05-2005
Replies: 34
Views: 2,471
Posted By Stede
Creative ideas for loading 38''''er on trailer w/out crane?

Dropping by here occasionally as my time allows, a thread like this one sticks out like a gaping wound. The first post is from a sailor asking for advice on loading a large boat on a trailer. A...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-17-2004
Replies: 53
Views: 3,335
Posted By Stede


Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-17-2004
Replies: 53
Views: 3,335
Posted By Stede


Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-17-2004
Replies: 53
Views: 3,335
Posted By Stede
Hello to all my sailing brothers and sisters,...

Hello to all my sailing brothers and sisters, Merry Christmas!


Iíve been away from this site for awhile while I use more, and more of my time helping my wife as she struggles with cancer. For...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-27-2004
Replies: 0
Views: 454
Posted By Stede
Ingenuity

One of the things I''ve always enjoyed about sailing is the challenge of coming up with ideas to overcome boat problems. To recognize a need, develop a plan or design, and then implement the remedy,...
Forum: Living Aboard 09-26-2004
Replies: 6
Views: 1,598
Posted By Stede
and thats without the f word

starcresttoo,

Man, I know how tough it must be for you guys down there.We just got the "left overs" from Ivan during his rampage here in NC, and we''re still recovering. Good luck with taking care...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-23-2004
Replies: 7
Views: 1,007
Posted By Stede
Mast question

This topic reminds me of a scene in the movie "Wind," which was about America''s Cup racing.During a beat,the American boat sent "Spider" aloft to free some gear, if I recall correctly. "Spider"...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 09-21-2004
Replies: 24
Views: 10,209
Posted By Stede
Second Thoughts on the Ideal Cruising Boat

Hey Jack,

Thanks for the offer on the European boat article you''ve put together. I believe it might be a very good fit for me,and would be happy to supply you some feed-back.I will be e-mailing...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-21-2004
Replies: 11
Views: 4,127
Posted By Stede
Delta Anchor

jbanta,

Hey Jim!

I was reading a story about a guy that took his dinghy over to a buddies boat to retrieve some free 3/8" chain the guy was giving away.His buddy warned him,"once I start...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 09-21-2004
Replies: 3
Views: 1,096
Posted By Stede
Barberis 34

Is anyone familiar with "Barberis" boats? Apparently they are manufactured by an Italian company.

I''m particularly interested in the type of hull construction they have,and build...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 09-20-2004
Replies: 24
Views: 10,209
Posted By Stede
Second Thoughts on the Ideal Cruising Boat

Jack,

Thanks for the additional information.I''ve kicked around many different scenarios as to where,and when I will buy a boat.The european market idea would work very well for me, and I have...
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