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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-17-2014
Replies: 83
Views: 6,668
Posted By Freedom007
Re: Sea Delivery from SFO to PNW how feasible?

Wanted to add also I have been caught off the wash coast twice in horrendous storms. Stayed off shore far enough to lay ahull and just hang on. 50 knt sustained winds an 15-18 ft seas. Worst part was...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-17-2014
Replies: 83
Views: 6,668
Posted By Freedom007
Re: Sea Delivery from SFO to PNW how feasible?

I have made this trip multiple times. Boats have been 29 ft to 41 ft. Not counting the 6 times I have taken my 32 ft boat up. I would not recommend going up before mid May as the the weather is still...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-28-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 811
Posted By Freedom007
Re: Cleaning fuel tanks

Thanks for all the good input and experience. Any one want to come and help. Will supply the beer !!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-26-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 811
Posted By Freedom007
Re: Cleaning fuel tanks

Has to be in place. It has a good sized access plate on the top and accessed from a large cockpit hatch.
Forum: Living Aboard   10-26-2012
Replies: 45
Views: 6,981
Posted By Freedom007
Re: Dehumidifier in wet/rain PNW?

I have lived aboard in Alaska and the sound for many years. I learned a few things. First you need good air circulation. Don't batten the boat down tight. If you cook with propane increase the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-26-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 811
Posted By Freedom007
Cleaning fuel tanks

I would like to clean the main fuel tank (diesel). I have a dual racor system for filtering the fuel but want to remove the sediment on the bottom of the tank. Would like to do it myself as opposed...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-06-2012
Replies: 31
Views: 2,865
Posted By Freedom007
Re: Manual or Electric Windless??

Go with power if you poss can. Battery voltage will be important,weight,space etc. I am 62 and very strong and raise my anchor by hand for the exercise. However for raising it fast nothing beats...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-06-2012
Replies: 36
Views: 6,446
Posted By Freedom007
Re: Kiwigrip advice needed

I simply use a 4 in serrated putty knife style blade then spread it with that. The bigger the teeth the thicker your application will be I found that if you decant it. it or move it from container to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-04-2012
Replies: 36
Views: 6,446
Posted By Freedom007
Re: Kiwigrip advice needed

I recovered my diamond pattern non skid with kiwi and loved the ease of application.the less pressure you apply to the roller the less aggressive it is. it is not bad to sit on at all though I have...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   09-04-2012
Replies: 25
Views: 3,483
Posted By Freedom007
Re: Where to winter (In SE Alaska)

Juno or Ketchikan for winter over.easy access to all your needs and pretty reg flights out. Rains a lot in the SE in winter. Have wintered both places. More to do in those place in the dark winters....
Forum: Diesel   06-15-2012
Replies: 31
Views: 5,721
Posted By Freedom007
Re: Yanmar 2GM20 dead after 33 hours

Don't spend another penny on that engine or waste your time trying to take the guy to court.use all your resources to purchase a NEW engine. Report the guy the the better business bureau and tell...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-12-2012
Replies: 33
Views: 2,950
Posted By Freedom007
Re: Neglected boats in Yacht Clubs

I recently tried to obtain a slip at a marina that I like. there are about 14 boats that are literally weighted down with moss mussels and just plain junk and have not been moved for years. The...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   06-11-2012
Replies: 18
Views: 1,322
Posted By Freedom007
Re: 20+ months on the Hard: what should be my focus..?

check the electrical and electronics systems throughly . they do not like to sit unused for long periods. dont buy the boat based on Bells and Whistles, They may work for a short period then...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-10-2012
Replies: 22
Views: 6,112
Posted By Freedom007
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-10-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 1,075
Posted By Freedom007
Re: Am I Nuts?.....And if so, what do I do now?

Oh boy !!! I feel your pain. I am in the same situation except for the wife. I live mostly aboard toward the end of a dock on purpose, however i am in the medical profession and am cont approached...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-10-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 1,664
Posted By Freedom007
Re: windvanes

I have and had both monitor and Aries, I used the heck out of both and won't go off shore without one. Electrical systems can and dodge at sea and nothing is worse than having to steer by hand 24/7....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-10-2012
Replies: 22
Views: 6,112
Posted By Freedom007
Re: cabin top sagging under mast, 31 bombay clipper

Agree completely with ccriders. Your cabin top where the mast is actually positioned has compressed either due to leak or just the tension of the rigging over the years. It dose not matter that it is...
Forum: Learning to Sail   06-10-2012
Replies: 23
Views: 3,008
Posted By Freedom007
Re: Roller reefing

Check the rope as it leaves the drum. It has to lead fair to the first block as it runs back to the cockpit. If it does not it binds and makes it virtually impossible to furl your sail. You should...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-07-2012
Replies: 48
Views: 7,384
Posted By Freedom007
Re: Gale Sail or just reef the jib in strong winds? (SF Bay)

a little late for this thread, but anyway. The best you will get out of a 100 % jib is to reef it 30 % max. anything beyond that is just a waste of time and hard on the sail. get a nice storm jib or...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   05-30-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 1,774
Posted By Freedom007
Re: heaving to awaiting a tide change

have crossed that bar many times. WAIT for the tide change ! dont heave to at night out there but day is ok. Time your trip up or down correctly and you shouldnt have to wait very long.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-30-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 672
Posted By Freedom007
Re: Replacement Cushions

bottom siders are the best. they are very durable and do not take on water. They spray them with a coating that is completely water proof and your butt does not get sore sitting on them for long...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-26-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 1,643
Posted By Freedom007
Re: Is my hull in serious danger?

Dont want to scare you but i am betting you have serious ingress of salt water to your keel bolts. My advise is to do one of two things. drop the keel and have a look then go from there or have the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-25-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 1,146
Posted By Freedom007
Re: relocating main sheet...just to one side?

My main sheet travelor was in the same position. Found it to be in the way and forced the previous owner to have a smaller dodger letting rain right into the main cabin. I moved it to the end of the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-24-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 2,712
Posted By Freedom007
Re: Asym. rigging without bowsprit. Dual tack lines?

sounds like you are heading the right direction. I have(had) sim prob attachment point was behind fruller drum so mad a bridle of1/2 dacron easily replaceable. I ran it out under the bow pulpit and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-23-2012
Replies: 62
Views: 3,757
Posted By Freedom007
Re: Does anyhbody still navigate?

when I first took off sailing all I had was a hand held compass and an atlas of the world and 1 chart of the coast of south fla. I spent a year sailing the carib with nothing else. occasionally i...
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