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Search: Posts Made By: Birdface
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-12-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 820
Posted By Birdface
HAHAHA good point, but I have a feeling he's...

HAHAHA good point, but I have a feeling he's spent some time in a mono hull at some point in his past.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-12-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 820
Posted By Birdface
Nice, okay thanks. So I need to have my yard...

Nice, okay thanks. So I need to have my yard lift the boat. Is the rest of the job for a professional?

What am I looking for when I drop the keel? Is there a thread on "properly" re-bed?
...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-12-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 820
Posted By Birdface
Keel Joint Issue

Hey everyone,

Getting ready for another glorious sailing season....

I have a 1976 25' O'day that you've all helped me renovate over the past 5 years.

I was quickly scraping my bottom and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-29-2009
Replies: 0
Views: 484
Posted By Birdface
Pacific Garbage Patch

We discussed this a year ago or so, but CNN is running a story on it and a sailor who's taking to attempting to clean it up. Some nice pictures, and one awesome sailboat.


Woman takes on 'Great...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-20-2009
Replies: 27
Views: 12,890
Posted By Birdface
Xtra long. 25 inches of glory. I hope to...

Xtra long. 25 inches of glory.

I hope to never hear my prop leave the big blue, but I'm sure that's wishful thinking.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-20-2009
Replies: 1
Views: 309
Posted By Birdface
Happy Spring!

Just want to say hello to all my old friends and HAPPY SPRING to you all.

I can smell sailing season. I've already got my knife ready to cut off the shrink wrap and get to prepping.


This...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-20-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 515
Posted By Birdface
After losing a rudder in the middle of the ocean...

After losing a rudder in the middle of the ocean I will tell you to fix this entirely or get it entirely replaced.

Leave no air-pockets and be sure it lays up completely.

I got my replacement...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-20-2009
Replies: 27
Views: 12,890
Posted By Birdface
In true noob fashion I'll renew this thread to...

In true noob fashion I'll renew this thread to say that I've broken down and bought a new O/B.

I went over a Tohatsu v.s. Mercury comparison and in the end paid $300 bucks more for a 9.9 hp...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-13-2008
Replies: 27
Views: 12,890
Posted By Birdface
Thanks CD. I'm going to pull the motor, buy...

Thanks CD.

I'm going to pull the motor, buy a stand and do some work on it.

If I fail.... I buy a four stroke and this is a project engine.... if it's still running at the end of the winter...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-14-2008
Replies: 27
Views: 12,890
Posted By Birdface
Wow, thanks everyone. Much appreciated. ...

Wow, thanks everyone. Much appreciated.

SO...

1. This was a gas fill at my yacht club dock, first time this year... suspect.

2. I used some West Marine TC-W 3 and some Mercury Marine TC-W3...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-13-2008
Replies: 27
Views: 12,890
Posted By Birdface
Just a follow-up from research, it seems like...

Just a follow-up from research, it seems like most people say white smoke is water related, but a number of people say oil can cause white smoke too.

One post mentioned the seal on the clutch end...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-13-2008
Replies: 27
Views: 12,890
Posted By Birdface
So moisture in the exhaust (warm misting spray)...

So moisture in the exhaust (warm misting spray) is a problem to worry about then, I'm assuming?

I have a second tank of gas, I'm thinking of mixing it extremely lean and using it to see if the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-13-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 1,401
Posted By Birdface
SD has you covered here but I'll tell you...

SD has you covered here but I'll tell you dropping a couple of your features, I got the Garmin 440s for about 400 bucks and it's been a perfect, portable, easy to use GPS. You can pay for the extras...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-13-2008
Replies: 27
Views: 12,890
Posted By Birdface
JGeissinger, This is a common piece of...

JGeissinger,

This is a common piece of advice I get from people "in the know". Don't give up on the motor... I'm a computer engineer but I don't know the first thing about outboard maintenance. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-13-2008
Replies: 27
Views: 12,890
Posted By Birdface
Evinrude 15hp OB Motor smoking

Hey everyone,

I'm on the verge of spending $1,200 just for sanity's sake. And, when you spent $3000 for the purchase of the boat that's a significant investment.

I have a Evinrude 15hp 2...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-28-2008
Replies: 40
Views: 5,961
Posted By Birdface
Just a FYI - A set of three bosun's chairs from...

Just a FYI - A set of three bosun's chairs from West Marine have been recalled, be sure you check your models with your local store.

I lifted my wife up in my new chair only to find out two months...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-17-2008
Replies: 23
Views: 4,902
Posted By Birdface
Captain Jack Home Page...

Captain Jack Home Page (http://www.captainjacksailing.com/)
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 08-11-2008
Replies: 60
Views: 13,656
Posted By Birdface
Wow, so much already said. This happened to...

Wow, so much already said.

This happened to me, I posted about my experiences just a month ago. I just want to say that NONE of these solutions are perfect, everything depends on the wind/sea...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-04-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 1,521
Posted By Birdface
HEY SD! Done! And the boat is back. ...

HEY SD!

Done! And the boat is back.

Rudy from D&R had the original mold. He sent it out for fabrication and basically provided an 8 day turn around. I rented a car and drove to pick it up,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-04-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 1,521
Posted By Birdface
Thanks everyone for the opinions. It sounds...

Thanks everyone for the opinions.

It sounds like it's worth the 3.5 hour drive to do this out of Maine instead of Mystic. I also like that because it's well north of my normal cruising zone.

I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-04-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 1,521
Posted By Birdface
windjammer/tall ship charters

My anniversary is coming up and I've been thinking a nice room on a tall-ship three day cruise would be a nice gift.

We're near Boston and I know there are several out of Mystic, CT, and another...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-21-2008
Replies: 11
Views: 1,325
Posted By Birdface
And yes the transom mount without the transom...

And yes the transom mount without the transom mount bracket can be mounted shoot through.

I used a lighter weight caulk (that SD has warned against in previous threads) but it worked for me. (I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-20-2008
Replies: 3
Views: 3,812
Posted By Birdface
West Marine Bosun's Chair Recalls

This one got me into some trouble with the Admiral.

Last year we purchased the "Professional Bosun's Chair" from West Marine and shortly after I hoisted my wife 20+ feet into the air in it to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-17-2008
Replies: 11
Views: 1,325
Posted By Birdface
Hmmm I paid $450 for the Garmin unit.

Hmmm I paid $450 for the Garmin unit.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-17-2008
Replies: 11
Views: 1,325
Posted By Birdface
I have the 440 but opted for a separate...

I have the 440 but opted for a separate fishfinder/depth unit.

The 440 is a great chart plotter/GPS unit. I've been very happy.

I used Google's "Froogle" to find it for $150 less than West...
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