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Search: Posts Made By: Hudsonian
Forum: Electronics 1 Week Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 487
Posted By Hudsonian
Re: Tiller pilot ?

Additional plusses:
+ the TP will "learn" how to respond to sea state. In a few minutes its steering action becomes more refined. It'll steer a straighter course than you.
+if maintain a constant...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 33
Views: 2,072
Posted By Hudsonian
Re: Best Coastal Cruiser under 37 ft

Perhaps you should look at the J/112E when it's out this spring. The small jib and fractional rig should make it easy to depower. Rather than furling main sail -- ugh --, think Dutchman flaking on...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 1,905
Posted By Hudsonian
Re: Prices for everything

Professional rebuild of Yanmar 2GM and inspect alignment = $1,511.42 The job was done of a time and material basis and included new rings and bearings, one piston, one exhaust valve, fresh paint,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-09-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 1,438
Posted By Hudsonian
Re: Painting a boat trailer

Coal tar epoxy. Rustoleum makes one but there are others.
Forum: Chartering 10-02-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 1,226
Posted By Hudsonian
Re: Dominica

Sailing out of Guadeloupe we stopped at Portsmouth -- pronounced poorsmuff -- do four days. Jerome led the major "boat boy" collaborative, the Cobras. Their service was sterling -- bread,ice,...
Forum: Diesel 09-10-2014
Replies: 27
Views: 1,238
Posted By Hudsonian
Re: Yanmar Fuel Injector Pop Test

Sorry for your woes. I presume you're sending the injectors to Mack Boring, a top tier organization. In my experience, if your injectors need to be rebuilt Mack Boring will turn them around in a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-10-2014
Replies: 132
Views: 4,575
Posted By Hudsonian
Re: How does the marine industry price?

The last time I read the West Marine annual report to stockholders their net profit was 3/4% on sales.

The pricing of West Marine private label goods is confounding. Some of their soft goods...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-29-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 1,082
Posted By Hudsonian
Re: In what order are parts of the boat most important?

You should have a good picture of the whole before starting to look at the parts. Do you have a clear sense of how you are going to use the boat? If so, the anticipated use will help identify...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-28-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 950
Posted By Hudsonian
Re: G10 alternative

Google wangtalewholesaleltd. They sell g-10 sheets online. They're based in Toronto.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-27-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 957
Posted By Hudsonian
Re: Found SHIPMATE 211 (cast iron mini-oven/stove) 4sale?

Thirty five years ago I regularly sailed in a weeknight racing series familiarly know as "Old Men in Old Boats". Each of the competitors took turns selecting the course and serving as the jackrabbit...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-24-2014
Replies: 48
Views: 2,859
Posted By Hudsonian
Re: Anyone ever sold at a profit?

I bought one Thistle for $4K and sold it four years later for $4,200. Because the class association restricts changes in the fifty year-old design, the older boats aren't made obsolete by newer...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-19-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 1,198
Posted By Hudsonian
Re: RI Broker?

+1 Glenn Walters at Bluenose Yacht Sales in Newport
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-14-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 761
Posted By Hudsonian
Re: Dinghy Transom Flaps

Nickels Boat Works, 1871 Tower Street, Flint, MI 48503 Tel. (810) 767-4050 also sells a "transom bailer kit" that fits your needs.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-14-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 761
Posted By Hudsonian
Re: Dinghy Transom Flaps

Doug Laber at Great Midwest Yacht Co, 140 E Granville St Sunbury, Ohio 43074
(740) 965-4511 has 'em but no website.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-05-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 1,009
Posted By Hudsonian
Re: Mast crutch for 14' trailer sailer

How about carrying it on your luggage rack? A couple pieces of foam insulation on the transverse bars and a couple of bungees and you'd eliminate the mast overhanging the stern of the boat.

Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-05-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 694
Posted By Hudsonian
Re: How Do You Weld A Mast

Rig-Rite, Inc. sells a number of staysail tangs which may meet your needs.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-02-2014
Replies: 80
Views: 25,533
Posted By Hudsonian
Re: Cored deck soft spot repair

I've had good experience with Kiwigrip. It's ridiculously easy to apply and can be easily textured to your taste. Sailnetters have discussed Kiwigrip application several times.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-02-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 1,140
Posted By Hudsonian
Re: Wet Decks

Here's a link to a good article on replacing rotten deck: Note several folks who are regulars on Sailnet have undertaken this project and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-28-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 768
Posted By Hudsonian
Re: Flat Fenders?

We've used flat fenders and find them particularly useful when tied to a low floating dock in rolly conditions. Unlike the cylindrical fenders they don't pop up above the floating dock.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-25-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 700
Posted By Hudsonian
Re: 16 ft Snipe - How many people can it hold?

Add Flying Scot to your search. In your price range try looking on
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-21-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 392
Posted By Hudsonian
Re: aluminum boat painting

Essex Boat Works in Essex, CT has an excellent reputation. They paint in a downdraft booth with a water curtain to exclude dust. As I recall a coup of year ago, they quoted $285 per foot for...
Forum: Boat Reviews 07-17-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 528
Posted By Hudsonian
Re: Best pick for teenager

Upon being told that a Faro game in Cairo, Illinois was crooked Canada Bill Jones retorted, "Yeah, but it's the only game in town!". So to with sailing; get your teenager what the other kids are...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-15-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 1,798
Posted By Hudsonian
Re: Downsizing & looking for some ideas

How about a Mobjack? They came out of Gloucester County, VA. I'd expect there to be some available nearby. The design is 50 years old but they still have a fair amount of giddy up. It'd be a...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-10-2014
Replies: 5,316
Views: 398,545
Posted By Hudsonian
Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

Storage, tankage, and the ability to crush rocks and punch holes in shipping containers, trawlers, etc. Additionally you can't easily set up a forge on the deck or weld a vice to it.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-01-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 1,341
Posted By Hudsonian
Re: Safe mooring of new style boat

During Sandy the boats on Yale Maximoor pendants did not fare as well as those with three strand nylon pendants with decent chafing gear. A Beneteau 35.5 chafed through two brand new 1" maximoor...
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