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Search: Posts Made By: engineer_sailor
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 18 Hours Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 283
Posted By engineer_sailor
Re: Anchor Rode Size and Rope Type

+1 on the extra chain. 30ft should be about right in your situation. Another important aspect of the chain is forcing the anchor to stay oriented in the correct position and help it set on short...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 33
Views: 1,898
Posted By engineer_sailor
Re: synthetic rigging

This has been a fascinating thread. I can't get past the perceived abrasion or cut resistance issues with synthetic rigging. 316 stainless or similar (rid or strand) is robust to a lot. Seems like a...
Forum: Chesapeake Bay 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 1,242
Posted By engineer_sailor
Re: Chesapeake Shorthanded Sailing Society?

Jeff
+1 on marking the sheets!
Have you ever used or considered a ChuteScoop? My boat came with a spin that had one and it is great at least for cruising.

Josh
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 36
Views: 3,349
Posted By engineer_sailor
Re: Best Coastal Cruiser under 37 ft

1. Might consider that upkeep will be easier for boats whose manufacturer is still in existence.

2. Many of the boats listed offer a very different vibe. For example the interior of an HR is...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 500
Posted By engineer_sailor
Re: Boat buying book

Might also look at:

The Best Used Boat Notebook
The Best Used Boat Notebook: From the Pages of Sailing Mazine, a New Collection of Detailed Reviews of 40 Used Boats plus a Look at 10 Great Used...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 1,258
Posted By engineer_sailor
Re: Cockpit and Deck Painting Advice

Plan has altered after some sanding. Focusing on the cockpit for now.

The old paint is coming off nicely with 80 grit. New plan is to use Interlux Perfection for the glossy portions. The...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 43
Views: 2,118
Posted By engineer_sailor
Re: Where do you mount your chart plotter?

Just picked up a Lowrance 5M HD so having this debate now. We currently have a Garmin handheld. Our autopilot control head is mounted on the pedestal guard. I've learned to reach blindly and control...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 1,258
Posted By engineer_sailor
Re: Cockpit and Deck Painting Advice

I've read great things about KiwiGrip. Would probably use it if I was going to get rid of the diamond pattern. I've heard KiwiGrip texture is pretty aggressive and will hide lots of stuff including...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 1,258
Posted By engineer_sailor
Re: Cockpit and Deck Painting Advice

Thanks for all of the advice. A few additional data points:

1. My current non-skid is a embossed waffle diamond pattern. The pattern is in good shape and appears to be painted with a flat paint...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 661
Posted By engineer_sailor
Re: Catalina 27 engine access

BlueWind:
I have a C27 with an M-18. Agree that access is a pain but I would advise against a deck plate on the cockpit floor. I don't think the access gain is sufficient for the negative tradeoffs....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 1,258
Posted By engineer_sailor
Re: Cockpit and Deck Painting Advice

Murph

What would suffice as a prep coat pre sanding?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 1,258
Posted By engineer_sailor
Cockpit and Deck Painting Advice

Considering refreshing the wearing paint but could use some advice. Probably can't paint until spring given the weather but figure I can do some prep in the cold. Also need to keep the boat near...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-07-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 753
Posted By engineer_sailor
Scum and Stain Removal from Hull

Not sure what caused it but I have a reddish brown stain on the hull that I would like to clean off. I'm not the only boat in the yard in the issue so definitely something in the water and not just...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-01-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 433
Posted By engineer_sailor
Loose C27 Shaft Strut

Spent an hour talking to Catalina today and they were very helpful. Given the very small amount of play, they recommend injecting epoxy from the outside once dry. Said the install process is similar...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-27-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 1,524
Posted By engineer_sailor
Night Ops

The wife and I have been talking about extending our range in the Chesapeake by sailing some overnights.

Haven't done any night sailing and was wondering if there are any tips?

For example, we...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-23-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 433
Posted By engineer_sailor
Loose C27 Shaft Strut

Boat is out of the water for the winter. Was doing a quick walk around while pulling sails and such. Noticed glistening of moisture where shaft strut meets the hull. Applied some pressure and sure...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-19-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 3,381
Posted By engineer_sailor
Re: Catalina 27 compression post

I have a C27 1985. A few items to consider:
1. The white spots look like epoxy (maybe 5200). Guessing the larger spot not by bolt was drilling the stub core to let it dry out. Doesn't look like...
Forum: Diesel 11-14-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 622
Posted By engineer_sailor
Forum: Diesel 11-13-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 622
Posted By engineer_sailor
Re: Coolant detected in oil (Westerbeke W21)

I used a combustion leak tester ala:
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to detect combustion...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-31-2014
Replies: 193
Views: 10,777
Posted By engineer_sailor
Forum: Chesapeake Bay 10-23-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 920
Posted By engineer_sailor
Re: Yacht Clubs vs Marinas....which one to join. Are all yacht clubs the same?

Maybe I can provide some perspective from the "younger" crowd. My wife and I are both under 35 and two kids below 5. Prior to kids, we were members at a sailing non-profit. I volunteered time to...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction 10-21-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 1,940
Posted By engineer_sailor
Re: Aluminum Hulls for Cruising Boats

srqsailor:
I think I misinterpreted the listing on YW. It's a "Jimmy Cornell" version of the GE45 which is a specific layout configuration
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction 10-18-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 1,940
Posted By engineer_sailor
Re: Aluminum Hulls for Cruising Boats

Stumbled upon this good old boat article:

http://www.goodoldboat.com/reader_services/articles/steelboat.php

Gary: Maybe the 6000 Alu was part of the issue, perhaps combined with thinner...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction 10-17-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 1,940
Posted By engineer_sailor
Aluminum Hulls for Cruising Boats

My wife and I had a chance to see Leonard's 47 foot SV Hawk and Jimmy Cornell's new Exploration 45 by Garcia yachts at the Annapolis Sailboat show last week.

What struck me is that two sets of...
Forum: Diesel 10-14-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 1,443
Posted By engineer_sailor
Re: Won't Start after 4 hours of cruising.

Intermittent failure of the glow plug button? I've heard of these going bad but not totally failing.

Is your battery switch in the ALL position? I've been unable to start my M-18 when battery...
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