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Search: Posts Made By: maru657
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-13-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 508
Posted By maru657
Leaking fiberglass fuel tank

My fiberglass fuel tank leaks. I'm draining and scrubbing it out and plan to paint the interior with west systems epoxy, in an attempt to seal it. It's only a 15 gallon tank. I would welcome any...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 11-28-2012
Replies: 27
Views: 8,434
Posted By maru657
Re: annual cost of crusing Carib 2012?

Costs variables, wow, that's big. I've had friends who managed on as little as 300/month average.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-31-2012
Replies: 31
Views: 2,229
Posted By maru657
Re: Marine Head Issues

Then again, all of your problems might be clogged hoses and the iniquitious joker valve. Close hull valve, remove hoses, check for salt/urine buildup. over time these hoses will become throughly...
Forum: Racing 04-26-2011
Replies: 24
Views: 4,169
Posted By maru657
Lead ballast

I'm looking for lead ballast in the San Diego area.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-26-2011
Replies: 0
Views: 470
Posted By maru657
Tiller pilots

I'm looking for information or advice on various tiller pilots. I have a 20,000lb displacement boat with a transom hung rudder. The tiller pilots I have looked at are only recommended for boats up...
Forum: Central America 07-06-2010
Replies: 13
Views: 1,977
Posted By maru657
With a LOA under 40' it should run under $1000....

With a LOA under 40' it should run under $1000. and @ half of that will be refundable. You will need a minimum of Four 200' tending lines for raft ups. and Four people on board for line handlers. ...
Forum: Diesel 03-22-2010
Replies: 27
Views: 27,814
Posted By maru657
I bought and installed a 28hrs, 3 cylinder...

I bought and installed a 28hrs, 3 cylinder Beta-Marine in San Diego. Phillip at Marine Man, the dealer was very helpfull with advice. Especially since this was the first time I had attempted...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 03-14-2009
Replies: 180
Views: 160,118
Posted By maru657
The Dreadnought 32 certainly seems to deserve...

The Dreadnought 32 certainly seems to deserve consideration. A boat with a proven record of circumnaigations, based on the Norwegian lifeboat design. Here's a website describing some of the...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 01-24-2009
Replies: 2
Views: 2,033
Posted By maru657
I also own a Dreadnought 32. Not as roomy as...

I also own a Dreadnought 32. Not as roomy as larger boats of course but it makes up for that by being a heavier, more seaworthy boat. Some might think there's too much freeboard but it's a dry...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-23-2009
Replies: 23
Views: 16,890
Posted By maru657
OK, definitive answer. I drilled a thruhole hear...

OK, definitive answer. I drilled a thruhole hear the waterline for a sanitary overboard fitting. The hull is as advertised. Solid fibreglass laminate, about 1". According to factory information it...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-10-2009
Replies: 27
Views: 2,012
Posted By maru657
I pulled a heavier engine but reinforced the boom...

I pulled a heavier engine but reinforced the boom with a spare halyard at the point of lift. it is ofcourse an experiment.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 11-12-2008
Replies: 2
Views: 1,989
Posted By maru657
I cleaned the interior of my fibreglass tanks...

I cleaned the interior of my fibreglass tanks with simple green and then a watered down bleach mixture. Then repainted the interior with west system products to ensure watertight integrity. Finally...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 05-03-2008
Replies: 21
Views: 2,603
Posted By maru657
The Panamaw Canal

Anyone with recent information and advice on transiting the canal?
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 03-23-2008
Replies: 9
Views: 1,113
Posted By maru657
Some Marinas in Mexico are getting good reviews, ...

Some Marinas in Mexico are getting good reviews, Ensenada, Mexico on the pacific coast has a waiting list.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-25-2008
Replies: 29
Views: 9,985
Posted By maru657
The sanitation setup on my boat is almost exactly...

The sanitation setup on my boat is almost exactly like yours. I think the odor problem can be fixed by using better piping. The piping I used was over 7$/ foot but seems to have eliminated the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-15-2008
Replies: 8
Views: 7,440
Posted By maru657
I also vote for Acetone. My boat has a fair...

I also vote for Acetone. My boat has a fair amount of teak and it's worked well for me. Maybe a better question is, What's best for removing old varnish, paint, etc?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-31-2008
Replies: 28
Views: 1,616
Posted By maru657
Any links to inexpensive Nav light LED...

Any links to inexpensive Nav light LED replacement bulbs? Or indoor LED lighting?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-31-2008
Replies: 35
Views: 5,797
Posted By maru657
A friend once told me that fairly often coastel...

A friend once told me that fairly often coastel cruisers would show up in Hawaii with inner bulkheads broken loose and other damage.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-28-2007
Replies: 4
Views: 774
Posted By maru657
Thanks for the info and the offer but it's a...

Thanks for the info and the offer but it's a Dreadnought 32 and very hard to fit.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-28-2007
Replies: 4
Views: 774
Posted By maru657
Sails

Can anyone recommend a good place for used sails in the Southern California area. I mean besides Mini's.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-28-2007
Replies: 326
Views: 28,691
Posted By maru657
OK, but this is too easy, mainly because I've got...

OK, but this is too easy, mainly because I've got one. A 32ft Dreadnought built by Carpenteria Boat Works. However mine is single masted, with a cutter rig.
Forum: Bristol 10-01-2007
Replies: 20
Views: 20,616
Posted By maru657
Friends of mine owned a Bristol 27 which made two...

Friends of mine owned a Bristol 27 which made two circumnavigations. A very strong boat. Smaller than you want obviously, but I was very impressed with the boat.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-29-2007
Replies: 20
Views: 4,308
Posted By maru657
On the east coast you might consider a Bristol...

On the east coast you might consider a Bristol 40. They are well built and blue water capable. There mostly older boats but were built with heavier hulls since the price of petroleum products...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-16-2007
Replies: 23
Views: 16,890
Posted By maru657
According to the Dreadnought News a letter put...

According to the Dreadnought News a letter put out by the people at Dreadnought Boatworks the hulls were in fact balsa cored, However, many have been in the water for over 20 years with no problems....
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-10-2007
Replies: 23
Views: 16,890
Posted By maru657
I checked with a more knowledgeable person. My...

I checked with a more knowledgeable person. My hull is solid fiberglass.
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