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Search: Posts Made By: radly53
Forum: Chartering 01-13-2015
Replies: 100
Views: 6,825
Posted By radly53
Re: Can We Bareboat Charter in BVI's?

Go for it, you seem like you have skills and common sence.
You can't be worse then the bone heads sailing here now. This week alone I've seen four people lose there dinghies, because they cant...
Forum: Chartering 01-13-2015
Replies: 129
Views: 6,730
Posted By radly53
Re: Head dumps directly into sea?

I was at Jost Van Dyke the other day and the cat next to me had there guests swimming, when some aboard used the heat and they were swimming in TURD water,I could hear them complaining about the...
Forum: Sailnet.com Polls 11-18-2014
Replies: 317
Views: 32,780
Posted By radly53
Re: What is the age of your boat?

Bristol 29.9 1977 with most major system new or upgraded in in the past few years, boats in Maine age well because well because the seasons are short
Forum: Engines 11-16-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 809
Posted By radly53
Re: Yanmar low oil pressure

I'll be in the USVI by the end of the week and I'll pick up a new sender switch.

Thanks
Forum: Engines 11-16-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 809
Posted By radly53
Yanmar low oil pressure

I have a Yanmar 2 QM15 with about 500Hr since it was rebuilt. The oil pressure
is fine when I first start up 40 psi and its ok for about 2 hours running at
3000 rpm. The oil pressure starts to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-13-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 1,067
Posted By radly53
Re: guest arriving St Thomas where to pick up?

Im intranset at the moment but I will be arriving a week before she does. If the weather holds. Shes not a girly girl, and will be up for anything with in reason. Not beating in to 25-30Ks, but who...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-12-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 1,067
Posted By radly53
guest arriving St Thomas where to pick up?

I have a friend flying into Charlotte Amalie around 1700 and I was wondering about a good place to pick her up. I was thinking about anchoring in Brewers Bay and dinghing in to the beach. And after...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-02-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 543
Posted By radly53
mounted compass?

Hi

I'm planning on installing a bulkhead mounted compass, but my electrical panel is on the other side of the bulkhead.

Will the proximity to the electrical panel be a problem. also there is...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-28-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 1,771
Posted By radly53
Re: Kiwigrip

I redid my nonskid 5 years ago with Kiwigrip (light gray) on my 1977 Bristol 29.9, I'm very happy with the product. It was easy to use and has held up realy great. I've used other nonskid paints, and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-24-2013
Replies: 47
Views: 3,102
Posted By radly53
Re: Where would you go?

I'm planning sailing around Maine, this summer and then down to the USVI by the end of November and the winter in the Caribbean islands. I have a little work to do and a few up grades on my boat,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-11-2013
Replies: 39
Views: 3,979
Posted By radly53
Re: Biggest boat docked under sail

A 74 foot gaff rig steel sloop. The boat dose not have an engine, we would use a yall boat most of the time but with a crew of 3 we would dock under sail. It was not uncommon to dock under sail its a...
Forum: Bristol 02-16-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 1,733
Posted By radly53
Re: Bristol 29.9 Mast Boot

I use silicone caulking, once the mast is stepped I just caulk it and its good to go.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 02-08-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 1,556
Posted By radly53
Re: Need a boat to cruise the coast of Maine

I have owned a Bristol 29.9 for the past 7 years in Casco Bay. It's been a great boat, I lover her. But I wanted to point one of short comings.

The 15hp yanmar is small and under powered for the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-04-2010
Replies: 9
Views: 7,336
Posted By radly53
I used KG on my boat 2 years ago and I'm very...

I used KG on my boat 2 years ago and I'm very happy with it. It still looks very good. Its very grippy and dose not ripe up your skin. I found is simple to apply and it's water base.
I would use it...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 05-07-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 1,002
Posted By radly53
I also recomend Tony Theriault, he did a great...

I also recomend Tony Theriault, he did a great job for me.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-14-2010
Replies: 13
Views: 4,096
Posted By radly53
Mahogany for Cockpit Grate?

I was thinking about building a cockpit grate out of mahogany. If I us the mahogany will it be a waist of time?
I know that teak would be preferred but I have some very nice mahogany left over...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-18-2010
Replies: 180
Views: 56,350
Posted By radly53
I have a wood stove that came with my boat,...

I have a wood stove that came with my boat, nothing beter than a wood fire on a cold rainy day at anker. Wood buring has many down sides; its messy, storeage is a pain, keeping an even temp means...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-01-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 1,966
Posted By radly53
I made one but, it was for a 74' steel gaff...

I made one but, it was for a 74' steel gaff rigged sloop. It worked OK for a few years than we put a keel on her. I sure you could just weld one up, pore some lead and three you go. no big deal maybe...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-23-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 3,809
Posted By radly53
We love are isotherm, it will keep chicken frozen...

We love are isotherm, it will keep chicken frozen for weeks if it's up against the cold plate. My box has 4 to 6 in of fome and a tight seal on the lid. My isotherm uses a heat exchanger through the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-23-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 4,463
Posted By radly53
I made a setup years ago, for a jackrussel. I cut...

I made a setup years ago, for a jackrussel. I cut a door mat so it would fit in a plastic bin. The bin was about 3" deep with handles. I tied the bin to the lid of the aft lazzeret. I also put two...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-18-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 818
Posted By radly53
I had luck using a electricans fish, on a mast...

I had luck using a electricans fish, on a mast with internal lines. The fish is a thin metal ridged wire on a reel. You can get one at hardware store. Run it through the boom and tape the end of the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-26-2009
Replies: 1
Views: 456
Posted By radly53
I used a brass brush, because I felt the ss brush...

I used a brass brush, because I felt the ss brush would be to harsh. The ss brush might scrach the prop and make it worse.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-26-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 1,158
Posted By radly53
I ll second the vote for Garhauer blocks. I...

I ll second the vote for Garhauer blocks. I replaced some last year and Ive been so happy with them I ordered 12 more this year. They arived 3 days after I placed the order.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-09-2008
Replies: 155
Views: 15,771
Posted By radly53
http://www2.snapfish.com/slideshow/AlbumID=2732042...

http://www2.snapfish.com/slideshow/AlbumID=273204200/PictureID=6394241762/a=114849270_114849270/t_=114849270

Stephen
Bristol 29.9
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 12-04-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 2,602
Posted By radly53
Steve my vote would be for the Bristol 29.9. She...

Steve my vote would be for the Bristol 29.9. She is easy to single hand, lots of room and storage down below, well built, modified keel with skeg hung rudder dose not snag lobster pots. She can very...
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