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Search: Posts Made By: Doodles
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-20-2011
Replies: 49
Views: 6,612
Posted By Doodles
I'd say Cape of Good Hope would be a good choice.

I'd say Cape of Good Hope would be a good choice.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-12-2009
Replies: 2
Views: 1,358
Posted By Doodles
Sailmaker recommendation in Deltaville, VA

Can anyone recommend a good sailmaker in the Deltaville, VA area? I just need some sails cleaned and repaired.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 12-07-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 2,614
Posted By Doodles
We've been living aboard and using block ice for...

We've been living aboard and using block ice for about a year and a half now, and the block I've found has been really just chips of ice that were re-frozen in the form of a block. It doesn't last...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 12-06-2009
Replies: 26
Views: 11,179
Posted By Doodles
If you like the Pretorian, look at a Centurion...

If you like the Pretorian, look at a Centurion (several sizes) or a Hood 38 which are also by Wauquiez.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-06-2009
Replies: 59
Views: 4,351
Posted By Doodles
French press by Thermos .... keeps it hot for...

French press by Thermos .... keeps it hot for quite a while. And its stainless, no glass. :)

Amazon.com: Thermos Nissan 34-Ounce Vacuum Insulated Stainless-Steel Gourmet Coffee Press: Kitchen &...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-06-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 2,016
Posted By Doodles
I've seen the Colligo site and the "softies". ...

I've seen the Colligo site and the "softies". They are pretty neat and would work fine is suspect, of course the lashing would be cheaper. There is a link for a stopper knot, and its a Stevedore...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-05-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 2,016
Posted By Doodles
High Tech Line - how to tie off?

I have several blocks and other places where I use lashings as opposed to a shackle and its time to replace the lashing. I plan to use Amsteel Blue but I'm not sure the best way to tie off the ends....
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 11-06-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 1,055
Posted By Doodles
Try Bacon's in Annapolis ()Bacon Sails & Marine...

Try Bacon's in Annapolis ()Bacon Sails & Marine Supplies - Discount Sailing & Boating Supplies (http://baconsails.biz/used-amp-unique-items.html). I dropped off a really nice Primus cooktop unit a...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-17-2009
Replies: 3
Views: 796
Posted By Doodles
What to do with old stuff?

We bought a boat recently and there was some old parts aboard that I'm not sure what to do with. There are a couple old alternators and a couple voltage regulators. Any way to determine if they are...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-19-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 1,197
Posted By Doodles
After reading some other threads on this issue,...

After reading some other threads on this issue, I'd like to add some information. My hot water heater is disconnected, at least the hoses bring cold water in and hot out. The hoses from the engine...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-19-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 1,197
Posted By Doodles
Engine overheating problem!

O.K., I've replaced the impeller which had a number of broken blades, I located and removed all the missing blades (an more!) from the heat exchanger, I removed the heat exchanger and had it acid...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-16-2009
Replies: 4
Views: 5,732
Posted By Doodles
High aspect?

What does the term "high aspect" mean when referring to keels and masts? I think I know but I can't find an actual definition.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 05-06-2009
Replies: 34
Views: 6,349
Posted By Doodles
Keith, I think I know the Vancouver you...

Keith,

I think I know the Vancouver you looked at. One word of advice ..... ENGINE. Look at it very closely. If you want to know more send me a PM.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-01-2009
Replies: 77
Views: 8,727
Posted By Doodles
Could you elaborate of why? I imagine using them...

Could you elaborate of why? I imagine using them with gloves could be a problem, but maybe no worse than small buttons. Just curious.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-01-2009
Replies: 77
Views: 8,727
Posted By Doodles
Anyone have any experience/comments regarding the...

Anyone have any experience/comments regarding the new Garmin "Oregon" handheld? Seems like it has some advantages over the 76c and the "Colorado", and the price seems right considering the charts it...
Forum: Living Aboard 04-24-2009
Replies: 224
Views: 89,205
Posted By Doodles
We have been living aboard our Niagara 31 "Blue...

We have been living aboard our Niagara 31 "Blue Pearl" since last summer. It's the two of us and two parrots. The problem is a bird cage takes up too much room, especially during the winter, so we...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 04-23-2009
Replies: 20
Views: 22,135
Posted By Doodles
With a $38K budget, I don't see why you have to...

With a $38K budget, I don't see why you have to limit yourself to 28'. There are lots of good bluewater boats out there in that price range with more living space. How about something like this ......
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 04-23-2009
Replies: 14
Views: 4,196
Posted By Doodles
We used Bob Turner of Kelsey-Turner & Associates...

We used Bob Turner of Kelsey-Turner & Associates (443-336-2980) last year when we bought our Niagara 31. He was very thorough and even followed up at the shop on the condition of some repairs that...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-20-2009
Replies: 1
Views: 416
Posted By Doodles
Stripping aluminum ports??

I'm removing my aluminum ports and stripping off the old paint. So far I've done one by just sanding off the paint which took quite a while. Anyone know of an easier method. i was thinking of some...
Forum: Living Aboard 11-14-2008
Replies: 15
Views: 3,276
Posted By Doodles
We got the system last week and it has been...

We got the system last week and it has been wonderful. We live aboard and so far no moisture either. And it was extremely easy to put down too, so we are very pleased with the system. In the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-14-2008
Replies: 89
Views: 9,815
Posted By Doodles
Not in shock, I know "anchor threads" can go on...

Not in shock, I know "anchor threads" can go on and on. But thanks to all this has been educational. In case you are wondering, I bought the Lewmar claw for the $100 and added 30' of 5/16 chain, so...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-13-2008
Replies: 89
Views: 9,815
Posted By Doodles
That's what it said in the West Marine catalog...

That's what it said in the West Marine catalog write ups, and it was confirmed to me by a salesman at Bacon's (or was it Fawcett's?) here in Annapolis.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-12-2008
Replies: 89
Views: 9,815
Posted By Doodles
Which Bruce (claw) anchor to buy?

I'm looking to get a 33# claw anchor and the price differences have me wondering. On the one hand West Marine has the Lewmar "Horizon Claw" for $99.99 which is casted constructed. Then there is the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-11-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 1,846
Posted By Doodles
Thanks rhaley, that sounds simple enough. :)

Thanks rhaley, that sounds simple enough. :)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-11-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 1,846
Posted By Doodles
Where to install a GFI receptacle

The surveyor report said I needed to install a GFI receptacle on my boat, and that it should be the first so that all ahead of it are also protected. I've looked at the instructions that came with...
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