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Search: Posts Made By: ronbo1
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-21-2014
Replies: 27
Views: 1,342
Posted By ronbo1
Re: Keeping fresh water from fouling

Lancelot

Don't add the non-toxic 'pink stuff' thinking it kills bacteria. Some brands do contain some alcohol but not enough to be useful.

Ronbo
Forum: Cruising Videos 12-24-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 694
Posted By ronbo1
Gozzard mini-documentary

https://vimeo.com/77966274

An interesting doc on the history of Bayfield and Gozzard Yachts in Canada with
interviews of Ted Gozzard and family.
Forum: SailNet FAQ 04-10-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 1,137
Posted By ronbo1
Re: 28.5 1972 Irwin center board

Fix it! I replaced the SS pennant a couple of times due to corrosion. That was before strong synthetics were on the scene.

Ronbo
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-21-2013
Replies: 277
Views: 26,696
Posted By ronbo1
Re: Smackdaddy needs your thoughts/prayers

Smackdaddy

Immeasurably at first, time is the great healer. Until that time we are here to share your grief.

Ronbo
Forum: Boat Reviews 02-05-2013
Replies: 19
Views: 10,189
Posted By ronbo1
Re: Gozzard 31 vs Pacific Seacraft 31?

Re: Gozzard 31 vs PS 31...

Gozzard is building a re-designed G31 this winter for a repeat customer.
Performance should be improved with a more powerful rig.
Perhaps there is a trend to smaller...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-19-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 1,158
Posted By ronbo1
Re: another how 2 clean 20 years of grime off mast?

If your mast is anodized try WD-40. It's very easy to apply, removes dirt and leaves a little shine. Simple.

Ronbo
Forum: Long Island 11-29-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 824
Posted By ronbo1
Re: Sandy. Glen Cove Brewers

Sorry, I just came across this thread.
I also am at Brewers in Glen Cove living in NYC and since power and phones were down for days there was no way to know how big a hit the marina took.
Though...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-15-2012
Replies: 95
Views: 6,486
Posted By ronbo1
Re: What I learned at the Annapolis Boat Show

Jon has it exactly right...
As far as crowds...Saturday's was relatively light compared to those going back to the last 15 years.
I was disappointed that Island Packet's new Blue Jacket wasn't...
Forum: Diesel 10-12-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 1,088
Posted By ronbo1
Re: Non-OEM Oil Filters

Zeehag,

Consider yourself lucky. Sierras are found in West Marine, Napa, and chandleries. My Westerbeke P/N was printed on the Sierra label. They were even the same price. What could go wrong? Bad...
Forum: Diesel 10-11-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 1,088
Posted By ronbo1
Re: Non-OEM Oil Filters

RichH,

I think you're right about the filter not being tight enough but I wasn't going to try a third time! And there's no telling what the gasket is made of, or the hardness, of the Sierra.

I...
Forum: Diesel 10-11-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 1,088
Posted By ronbo1
Non-OEM Oil Filters

I've always used Westerbeke oil filters for the 12 oil changes on my 82B except for the last change. Used the correct cross-referenced Sierra filter (with Westerbeke P/N on the label). I always hand...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 09-11-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 2,376
Posted By ronbo1
Re: Shannon 28 versus Caliber 33

As Bob Perry says: any small boat less than 100' can be uncomfortable offshore.
There are many other reasons to chose either the Shannon or Caliber - both are seaworthy.

Ronbo
Forum: Ocean Navigator 07-03-2012
Replies: 1
Views: 2,240
Posted By ronbo1
Re: Engine seawater pump rebuild

Keep in mind at some point it doesn't pay to rebuild.
I recently rebuilt my Westerbeke 82B waterpump needing a shaft beyond what's in the kit.
All told it was $350 for parts!
Now, I have a...
Forum: Chesapeake Bay 06-10-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 540
Posted By ronbo1
Re: Is Ch 27 automatic radio check dead in Tochester?

Ch 27 worked today 6/10/12 in Rock Hall.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-12-2012
Replies: 35
Views: 3,341
Posted By ronbo1
Re: Pacific Seacraft 60' custom ketch

Bob,

It's great to see a boat of this type being built.
Can't wait to see it at Annapolis.
Congratulations.

Ronbo
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-13-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 1,042
Posted By ronbo1
Call a local tow boat service for their view. ...

Call a local tow boat service for their view.
While they're careful about liability issues their advice may be useful.

Ronbo
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-11-2011
Replies: 69
Views: 8,393
Posted By ronbo1
The Gozzard 41 was designed about 10 years ago....

The Gozzard 41 was designed about 10 years ago. It's hull was a redesign of earlier Gozzards and results in more performance.
Subsequently, the G44, and G36>G37 were given the new hulls.

The...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-04-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 1,962
Posted By ronbo1
I would think the Glen Cove Ferry Terminal under...

I would think the Glen Cove Ferry Terminal under construction will deter people from staying year round at Brewers with the resultant noise, traffic, and congestion.

Ronbo
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-03-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 1,962
Posted By ronbo1
On the other hand...just 12 miles across LI Sound...

On the other hand...just 12 miles across LI Sound from Stamford, Brewers in Glen Cove has bought the adjacent marina and will now have 600 slips. Maybe a good business decision.

Ronbo
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-21-2011
Replies: 44
Views: 4,528
Posted By ronbo1
There has been a backlog at the Documentation...

There has been a backlog at the Documentation Center of several months for new and reissue documentation.
The website noonsite.com had some information on it.

The Documentation Center released...
Forum: Chesapeake Bay 02-23-2011
Replies: 19
Views: 10,541
Posted By ronbo1
Janssen: "Has anyone tried Sea Hawk's version...

Janssen:
"Has anyone tried Sea Hawk's version of Prop Speed?"

Even if you can find HawkSpeed on the shelves (it was discontinued last year) don't waste your time! We tried PropSpeed vs HawkSpeed...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-24-2011
Replies: 0
Views: 310
Posted By ronbo1
Chuck Paine's New Book

For those of us frozen-in check out Chuck Paine's new book "My Yacht Designs". A large well-written, entertaining history of Paine's career filled with many nuggets of wisdom. It's jammed with...
Forum: Chesapeake Bay 01-17-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 5,974
Posted By ronbo1
"could anyone tell me what # hull this boat is...

"could anyone tell me what # hull this boat is the # is ZBY400371485?"

40', hull #37, built 1985.
Forum: Chesapeake Bay 01-06-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 1,164
Posted By ronbo1
Check out Maryland's DNR Monthly Monitoring site....

Check out Maryland's DNR Monthly Monitoring site. It shows graphically, in that part of the Bay, the water temperature in December was 7 degrees below the mean water temperature, going back to 1985....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-23-2010
Replies: 635
Views: 121,616
Posted By ronbo1
JonEisberg's example of a great offshore boat...

JonEisberg's example of a great offshore boat Fairweather, a Sequin built by Lyman Morse is validated with the 46' Sequin, Mystery, finishing among the leaders of this year's Carib1500.

The...
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