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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-10-2011
Replies: 16
Views: 2,043
Posted By sidmon
The biggest problem with the 303 -I'm an owner-...

The biggest problem with the 303 -I'm an owner- is the undergutted 13 horse 2GMF that all but the last production hulls were fitted with. (Last ones came with the 2GM20F 18 horse.)
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   11-19-2011
Replies: 69
Views: 7,184
Posted By sidmon
Prior to looking this up, if someone would've...

Prior to looking this up, if someone would've asked me, I would've said that this stipulation only applied to commercial vessels...

Well...Learned something new tonight...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-03-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 3,617
Posted By sidmon
Also, here is some useful info from someone who...

Also, here is some useful info from someone who has been down this road:

Hand Rails (http://www.sailingseadragon.com/HandRails.htm)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-03-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 3,617
Posted By sidmon
So happens I am replacing my cabin top rails on...

So happens I am replacing my cabin top rails on my 303...After breaking one...

They were leaking ( a nearby yard charged the PO a pretty penny to "fix" them several years ago. They lied to him)...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-28-2011
Replies: 15
Views: 2,580
Posted By sidmon
I put in a 1 amp a series circuit breaker in the...

I put in a 1 amp a series circuit breaker in the top position of my DC panel to control the back lights...seen in the upper right position here (subsequently I managed to break the toggle off that...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   05-08-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 3,985
Posted By sidmon
Definitely Hinckley... Used to be that each...

Definitely Hinckley...

Used to be that each manufacturer would show a distinctive cove stripe.

Scroll down a bit, and you will find Hinckley's here:

Good Old Boat - A - I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-02-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 2,106
Posted By sidmon
"and a couple of small screws maybe" Or...

"and a couple of small screws maybe"

Or small bronze nails sunk a little bit with some filler over...never know they are there.
Forum: Electrical Systems   03-02-2011
Replies: 16
Views: 2,399
Posted By sidmon
The teak was West marine Stock. I took it to a...

The teak was West marine Stock. I took it to a frame shop in League City Tx. with the elec. panels, and the guy had it made up in less than 5 minutes....for 10 bucks and tax.

The issue now though...
Forum: Electrical Systems   03-01-2011
Replies: 16
Views: 2,399
Posted By sidmon
Here is the pic of my replacement panels... ...

Here is the pic of my replacement panels...

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5212/5491093228_8938e779b3.jpg
Forum: Electrical Systems   03-01-2011
Replies: 16
Views: 2,399
Posted By sidmon
For the AC, I put in the 8027 as pictured above. ...

For the AC, I put in the 8027 as pictured above.

Here is a pic of behind the old panel...
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2502/4279771852_ba4c943463.jpg

Have to give Pearson some credit. Their...
Forum: Electrical Systems   03-01-2011
Replies: 16
Views: 2,399
Posted By sidmon
S/V Carolena... Is your panel below the...

S/V Carolena... Is your panel below the companionway, or on the starboard side? The 303 came in those two configs.

I upgraded almost all my wiring last year and put in new panels on my 303 (below...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-12-2011
Replies: 24
Views: 3,473
Posted By sidmon
By rights, you should get them polished and...

By rights, you should get them polished and electroplated if you want to do it right....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-11-2011
Replies: 24
Views: 3,473
Posted By sidmon
I had to replace both of mine. A sister boat lost...

I had to replace both of mine. A sister boat lost its mast because of a chainplate that failed due to crevice corrosion...

Here is the link to the Ugliness...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-08-2011
Replies: 113
Views: 12,465
Posted By sidmon
Is the evidence compelling that the Rocna and...

Is the evidence compelling that the Rocna and siblings are more effective anchors than the "previous generation" anchors?
Yes.

Does this render anchors like the CQR immediately worthless?
No
...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   12-27-2010
Replies: 24
Views: 2,933
Posted By sidmon
Again, for the kinds of hulls that are in fashion...

Again, for the kinds of hulls that are in fashion today, that may be so.

But that fashion WILL change.

Personally, I find the boats of today downright ugly.

And, I just grow a bit weary of...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   12-26-2010
Replies: 24
Views: 2,933
Posted By sidmon
"They use chines not because a rating or rules...

"They use chines not because a rating or rules make them more convenient on the paper calculations, but because the hulls work better on the water with chines."

There will come a day when the...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   12-26-2010
Replies: 24
Views: 2,933
Posted By sidmon
Quite so newhaul...insert "hard" where obviously...

Quite so newhaul...insert "hard" where obviously appropriate.

But I'm sure you get the point
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   12-26-2010
Replies: 24
Views: 2,933
Posted By sidmon
For the hulls currently in fashion, you are...

For the hulls currently in fashion, you are right....

But sure as rain, along will come new rules, and new hull forms.

Then we will hear how you just can't live without the latest [fill in the...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   12-26-2010
Replies: 24
Views: 2,933
Posted By sidmon
I would opine it will be until the next set of...

I would opine it will be until the next set of racing rules take hold...And the general sailing public flocks to that latest ("better" is always an open question when it comes to racing rule...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   12-26-2010
Replies: 24
Views: 2,933
Posted By sidmon
Just like fins on Cadillacs.... ...

Just like fins on Cadillacs....

Chines...Everybody has GOT to have chines now.

You can see these generational shifts even here on this board.

Twenty five years ago ...according to the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-19-2010
Replies: 71
Views: 8,410
Posted By sidmon
There are threads on here that went round and...

There are threads on here that went round and round about this. I was worried the old 30 amp internal Hitachi regulator would fry in short order trying to meet the AGMs' acceptance rate (at which...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-18-2010
Replies: 71
Views: 8,410
Posted By sidmon
I have AGMs because the PO had added a second...

I have AGMs because the PO had added a second battery bank under a salon settee...Didn't/dont want H2SO4 venting under there....

Bought them (2 group 31s-changed the starter bank at the same time...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-18-2010
Replies: 67
Views: 32,569
Posted By sidmon
Just had EXACTLY the same thing happen to me with...

Just had EXACTLY the same thing happen to me with this design last week...

The little metal insert on the last bolt I tightened pulled out with little effort.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-13-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 1,112
Posted By sidmon
Rich, as an FYI, mine (the new one) sucks nealy...

Rich, as an FYI, mine (the new one) sucks nealy all of the condensate out of the tray, sucks big pleny air until the takeup tube fills again, and then laps the water up just fine...

There are only...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-13-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 1,112
Posted By sidmon
When I installed my Condensator a few months...

When I installed my Condensator a few months back, I was more than a little perplexed when it pumped water back into the boat when oriented with the direction of flow correctly per the BIG RED ARROW....
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