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Search: Posts Made By: kd3pc
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 1 Week Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 343
Posted By kd3pc
Re: Boat surveyor near Topping Virginia?

Ray Walden has served my needs well. Been in the area his whole life and is well regarded.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 42
Views: 2,162
Posted By kd3pc
Re: Major Hull damage - Cheoy Lee Ludders

It is only time and money...and it can be fixed, but as rugosa says, it may not be "worth" it, down the road.

ie You may never break even or not lose big time on your time and money. As slowly as...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 12-24-2014
Replies: 58
Views: 4,481
Posted By kd3pc
Re: Would you work 1 additional year to go from $50k to $150k boat

split it a bit differently,

work the next year and spend some time on the same $50K boat, and bank the rest for the unexpected or once in a lifetime events that seem to come up.

Especially if...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 12-19-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 1,314
Posted By kd3pc
Re: East Coast Marinas - need no frills just less expensive?

the northern neck of VA has some of the least expensive slippage on the bay, and we have always kept our boats in year round.

Now, the liveaboard thing may present some looking or at least require...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-04-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 521
Posted By kd3pc
Re: Stereo install

small boat.... I used one of the iPod boom boxes...they were great, and even on battery power (recharge) would last most of the day.

a bit bigger boat, with batteries and charger.... I use regular...
Forum: Diesel 12-01-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 354
Posted By kd3pc
Re: Ford Lehman 2715

equals Ford Lehman Tractor engine 8100

....but for the most accurate information and parts, be sure to contact Bob or Brian at American Diesel
They'll have it. Or they can tell you why it is no...
Forum: Diesel 11-22-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 521
Posted By kd3pc
Re: Timray engines

why oh why would you volunteer to do this...

consider instead a boat with a mainstream engine..

any perceived savings on this boat, will quickly evaporate in searching for or fabricating a...
Forum: Announcements and Suggestions Box 11-08-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 833
Posted By kd3pc
Re: New listing for Fuji 35

Awesome deal, wish I could be back on the water in her. Or even stuck on a lake here in TN with her.

All the best to whomever gets her.....all for the price of a used car.
Forum: Diesel 11-03-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 920
Posted By kd3pc
Re: diesel engine/ new

they are of questionable manufacture and reliability. When a major portion of your refit is labor...why take a chance on something known to be an issue. You will need to...
Forum: Diesel 10-30-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 518
Posted By kd3pc
Re: Priming Racor fuel

sounds like a missing/damaged gasket or O-ring...some of the racors have a small O-ring that is easy to miss, or double ring.

which racor and filter? KNowing that may help
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-23-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 1,100
Posted By kd3pc
Re: West Marine & SCUBA Gear?

Is there a west marine on the eastern shore, that is easy to get to ??

Leave scuba to shops that have expertise and training and well kept equipment.
Forum: Cruising and Sailing with Children 10-13-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 972
Posted By kd3pc
Re: Boat sizing for Fam of 4 with no Personal Space Issues

the previous owner of Gemini and his son, IIRC did several atlantic crossings and several around England, Scotland. There were/are several owners who used to post of their travels on the Gemini Gems...
Forum: Cruising and Sailing with Children 10-13-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 972
Posted By kd3pc
Re: Boat sizing for Fam of 4 with no Personal Space Issues

not sure what limits you are referring to on the Gemini...they have crossed ocerans, all be it with an eye on the weather window and some realistic respect for mother nature.

We found our Beneteau...
Forum: Cruising and Sailing with Children 10-12-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 749
Posted By kd3pc
Re: How to use kids lifejacket and harness together

when our son was young, we went with a small adult pfd, and went to a climbing gear shop, like REI. We purchased an appropriate size, for some reason they have a better selection of sizes, climbing...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-11-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 1,477
Posted By kd3pc
Re: Diesel engine strange problem

check the governor and lift pump filter (side of engine)....either can cause what you are experiencing. If you have changed the lift pump filter, then I would suspect the lift pump itself.

Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10-03-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 923
Posted By kd3pc
Re: Sabre 32 v Sabre 30 MKIII

Either will serve you well. And then some. An excellent build and great sailing to boot.

I would get the boat that is in the best possible condition for the budget you have set.

Best of luck...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-19-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 998
Posted By kd3pc
Re: hardwood plywood source has some, but approaching $200 a sheet, and still add shipping. VEry reputable quality woods.

Depending on how DIY you are, you can get "mahogany" at...
Forum: Atomic 4 09-17-2014
Replies: 44
Views: 1,558
Posted By kd3pc
Re: Carb Problem?

burning rich, very rich. Float not set properly and idle/mixture not set properly. Don't waste your time on a compression check.

Be VERY careful with "the boat smells like gas" as vapors/fumes...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-06-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 513
Posted By kd3pc
Re: West System Resin over Varathane?

I always prefer to strip and then use the West, and have had great results.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-06-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 844
Posted By kd3pc
Re: Looking to purchase a hunter - First sailboat

should be a fine boat, and a decent survey will steer you towards specific areas that may need additional surveys (engine and rigging).

It is a great boat to learn on, perhaps a little big to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-31-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 573
Posted By kd3pc
Re: lightning on a mooring

they are pretty light and will blow around a lot in stormy weather or strong winds. If you are around to beach her before the weather comes in, you may be OK.

And as Art says, they are open boats...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-29-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 644
Posted By kd3pc
Re: Moving to Tampa

At one time or another, I think we all have!!

Fantastic boats and great quality, I have had the chance to work on a couple and they are my favorite sailboat, kind of like Tiffany's (northern...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-15-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 1,585
Posted By kd3pc
Re: 220 buccaneer

Actually, it is both. They were one of the first, be everything boats, cheap, roomy, sails well, etc. All of those compromises gave us a boat that was merely OK. The build quality was hit or miss,...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-08-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 1,119
Posted By kd3pc
Re: Tartan 3000 thoughts?

sailed them in the day, and they generally sail very well. Age can be expensive and she is small for liveaboard. We (three) were crowded on a 3-5 day race. Tankage is small and she is narrow when...
Forum: Diesel 07-30-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 389
Posted By kd3pc
Re: Yanmar 4JH4AE, KM35P trans vibration

Yes, mark the "current" position, and then rotate the shaft 90 degrees at a time.
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