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Search: Posts Made By: captainmurph
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 6 Days Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 670
Posted By captainmurph
Re: Seacock installation/backing plates

Quite a bit depends on what type of valves you are using. If you want bronze, consider the one with the integral flange for attaching to the hull/backing plate. Perko Seacock...
Forum: Chartering 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 864
Posted By captainmurph
Re: Clockwise BVI in February

Although my experience near this time of year has always been the first two weeks of December, I think you'll find that the winds are still from the N to NE and, if there are Northerly swells...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 43
Views: 2,155
Posted By captainmurph
Re: Where do you mount your chart plotter?

My Cal 30 is also tiller steered and I wanted the versatility of clearly seeing when I'm in the cockpit and inside the cabin (out of the weather).

I bought a small TV mount from Amazon (about...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 1,500
Posted By captainmurph
Re: Cockpit and Deck Painting Advice

I have always used DuPont PrepSol (http://pc.dupont.com/dpc/en/US/html/visitor/common/pdfs/b/product/dr/ChromaSystem/H-19295_3919S.pdf)

There are probably lots of products like this from all paint...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 1,500
Posted By captainmurph
Re: Cockpit and Deck Painting Advice

I can endorse either one or two part Petit paints for doing the whole topside area. While one part (EZPoxy) is maybe 40% cheaper, I can't really say that the two part (EZPoxy2) is really any harder...
Forum: Cal 12-13-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 681
Posted By captainmurph
Re: Numbers in V-berth from router: Hull #?

Yeah, it definitely makes a case for wtf! That previous post I did a couple of years ago was answered by someone who pointed out that HIN's weren;t used until 1971. But, since the documentation...
Forum: Cal 12-12-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 681
Posted By captainmurph
Re: Numbers in V-berth from router: Hull #?

Is there somewhere to search the database of expired registrations? Your search was on 506634 and my number is 50663.

When I do the search for NO50663 it comes back with nothing as I'm sure that...
Forum: Cal 12-12-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 681
Posted By captainmurph
Numbers in V-berth from router: Hull #?

I have an original Cal 30 - the first series with the full keel and, while I know it was built in 1965, have never known the hull number.

Apparently there were only 123 buIlt (according to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-03-2014
Replies: 117
Views: 4,936
Posted By captainmurph
Re: Canvas Costs

Questions:


Does the existing canvas seem to fit well but is just torn and tired?
Does the shape of the existing dodger work for you or would you like modifications in overall size?
What...
Forum: Chartering 11-30-2014
Replies: 100
Views: 5,367
Posted By captainmurph
Re: Can We Bareboat Charter in BVI's?

You should have little or no problems as long as you are conservative and plan your activities like mooring, anchoring or docking carefully. When we made our first bareboat trip to BVI in 1999, I...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-28-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 721
Posted By captainmurph
Re: Inverter installation...

Since I am planning a solar and inverter installation, I've been pouring over lots of caluculations and was very interested in this post.

While I'd certainly agree to:

Mount the converter...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-18-2014
Replies: 32
Views: 2,305
Posted By captainmurph
Re: Thawing frozen engine

You are probably safe with whatever you do. An engine won't crack even if water in the block slushes or freezes over a few nights.

Depending on where you are, it is likely to get into the 40's...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-06-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 1,252
Posted By captainmurph
Re: Mounting Solar Panel

As I get more into this, it seems like I will need to build a bigger bank with at least another Group 27 or go all the way to a Series/Paralleled bank of 4 T105's or equivalent.

Your comments and...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-05-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 1,252
Posted By captainmurph
Re: Mounting Solar Panel

With Paul & Ron's comments, and a bit of further research, it seems that there is no need to use starboard since the panel is well supported by just being mounted at the edges.

I found a website...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-05-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 1,252
Posted By captainmurph
Mounting Solar Panel

I'm in the process of designing a solar system to power an Engel refrigerator/freezer and keep a Group 27 battery (also used to power occasionally used inverter) charged.

I've decided on a 140W...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-04-2014
Replies: 44
Views: 3,287
Posted By captainmurph
Re: Sailing in Near Gale Conditions

It depends quite a bit on how you build the dodger. My boat (1965 Cal 30) is apparently famous for spray pouring into the cockpit as it comes aft when beating with lots of water coming over the bow....
Forum: Cal 11-03-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 699
Posted By captainmurph
Re: Cal cockpit drains

Both the forward and aft upper deck to cockpit drains are on my list for improvements before I paint this spring. I've already opened up the inadequate cockpit sole drains from 1" up to 1 1/2" and...
Forum: Cal 10-31-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 450
Posted By captainmurph
Re: Opening Up The Lazarette: Pictures of your new access?

Yes, that's why I feel that I need to do this; I just want to do it so it is good looking, functional and still usable for storage on top of it. My last boat (C&C 24) had a huge access along the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-31-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 1,278
Posted By captainmurph
Re: Foam for cushions?

Most of the cockpit cushions I make for customers use Dryfast Foam (Foam Factory or Sailrite) in either 2 or 3" with the covers being either Pfifertex on the bottom and top and Sunbrella edge banding...
Forum: Cal 10-30-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 450
Posted By captainmurph
Opening Up The Lazarette: Pictures of your new access?

My '65 Cal 30 has an afterdeck area with no topside access that is only accessible now with a very small vertical panel in the aft bulkhead of the cockpit.

While I can get to something right in...
Forum: Cal 10-23-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 699
Posted By captainmurph
Re: Cal cockpit drains

They are probably the same setup as those on my '65 Cal 30.

There are copper tubing lines that run from the upper seat area to a drain in the vertical bulkhead that forms the side of the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-22-2014
Replies: 40
Views: 3,007
Posted By captainmurph
Re: Dinghy and Engine Choices

While I have a considerably smaller boat (30'), I think you might consider what I have - since my missing element is something you already have - a motor lift.

Defender also sells the full line of...
Forum: Chartering 08-07-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 737
Posted By captainmurph
Re: Chartering out of St. Thomas

These folks are top notch and they are located a couple of miles from the airport before you get to the ferry terminal.

CYOA Yacht Charters | US Virgin Islands | St. Thomas...
Forum: Cal 07-07-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 468
Posted By captainmurph
Re: Cal39 Headliner Replacement

Tips on headliner replacement will depend on whether you have a solid base that you just want to cover or whether you have to cut and fit hard materials to fit inside the raw fiberglass.

If you...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-30-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 356
Posted By captainmurph
Refinishing Wooden Spreaders

Since I'm doing a bit of mast down rigging and replacing wiring/antenna, I have my wooden spreaders off.

After a light sanding with a pad sander, they look very good but need a protective finish....
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