SailNet Community - Search Results
Advanced Search
Showing results 1 to 25 of 94
Search took 0.03 seconds.
Search: Posts Made By: bshock
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 114
Views: 6,845
Posted By bshock
Re: I'm off! St Martin -> New York

Hats off to you! I hope to be able to do that kind of sailing someday. :)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-18-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 418
Posted By bshock
Re: Installing new sink faucet

Thanks Mark and Denise. Good tip about the type of wrench I'll need, Denise; and Mark, it's a Beneteau 361, but I'm sure it's not much different, if at all, from the B393 you referenced. I'm not...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-18-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 418
Posted By bshock
Installing new sink faucet

Hi All, has anyone switched out their stock galley sink faucet with a faucet with a removable hose? My existing faucet, coupled with the smallish double sinks, make washing pots, pans, and normal...
Forum: Outboard   05-07-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 431
Posted By bshock
Re: Where do you store your gas can?

Thanks guys, that's a big help. :)
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   05-07-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 558
Posted By bshock
Re: First Boat in Years

I'm sure you'll get a lot of opinions, but the Catalina 25 is a good, smallish boat with an outboard. It comes with a tiller though, rather than a wheel. Also, it only has standing headroom if...
Forum: Outboard   05-07-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 431
Posted By bshock
Where do you store your gas can?

Hi All,

I'm taking my new dinghy and Mercury 3.3 2-stroke outboard up to the lake today, with the intent of leaving them up with the boat for the season. The Merc 3.3 has an integrated fuel tank,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-29-2015
Replies: 29
Views: 1,205
Posted By bshock
Re: I don't think this mast step is correct

Greg, if I hear anything from the Lido association, I'll be sure to let you know. :)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-29-2015
Replies: 29
Views: 1,205
Posted By bshock
Re: I don't think this mast step is correct

Greg,

My brother just bought a boat that has the same set up as yours, and I thought it odd too and was going to post your same question. His is a Lido 14. I think there's a Lido association I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-24-2015
Replies: 52
Views: 2,930
Posted By bshock
Re: Splash 2015

Got the boat floating a week ago today. Had a great weekend weather-wise to get the boom on, the standing rigging tuned (mast comes down in the winter), and the sails on. Just have to go sailing...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-22-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 1,233
Posted By bshock
Re: Marina personnel attached battery wrong

Markwesti, as I understand it the marina worker simply wasn't paying close enough attention and put the battery cables on the wrong battery posts, and it was only for a moment. When the spark or arc...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-21-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 1,233
Posted By bshock
Re: Marina personnel attached battery wrong

Absolutely, it's Sandusky Harbor Marina on western Lake Erie. This will be my third season with them, and I'm very happy with the service and the facilities, for the most part. It'd be nice if...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-21-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 1,233
Posted By bshock
Re: Marina personnel attached battery wrong

Thanks All, everything else electrical has so far worked fine. I haven't tested the VHF yet, but I think that's it. I agree, I feel the marina service department is genuinely intending to make it...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-20-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 1,233
Posted By bshock
Marina personnel attached battery wrong

Hi All,

Prior to having my boat launched on Friday, I went to reconnect the batteries to the battery cables, but I discovered that someone already did that. I learned later that morning, when...
Forum: Learning to Sail   04-13-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 480
Posted By bshock
Re: Learning to sail in Ohio

I took a close-quarters maneuvering course from a guy in Sandusky, if that's close enough for you. I was pretty happy with him. It was about six hours of on-boat training. There were pretty stiff...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-10-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 967
Posted By bshock
Re: How much battery charge to start engine

Thanks folks! I'll be sure to check the starting battery once we get into the slip. I really appreciate all the advise of the friendly people of the Sailnet think tank!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-08-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 967
Posted By bshock
Re: How much battery charge to start engine

Cool, thanks all. I love that Magic 8 Ball too! Good idea about the jump starter. I forgot I had one of those, but will definitely be taking it along just in case. :)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-08-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 967
Posted By bshock
How much battery charge to start engine

Hi All,

I'm scheduled to launch on April 17, and when I made the drive to the boat this past weekend to test the batteries, the starting battery (Group 31 lead acid) showed 12.52 on the...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   03-13-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 8,023
Posted By bshock
Re: Ericson 25 vs Catalina 25

Yellow, I'm afraid I don't have a video, but the first year I owned my C25 I didn't have a slip but kept the boat at a mast-up boat yard near the ramp at the busiest reservoir (Alum Creek Reservoir)...
Forum: Outboard   02-18-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 367
Posted By bshock
Re: Mercury 3.3 2-stroke question

Thanks Mark, I'll give it another go. Hopefully nothing breaks. :)
Forum: Outboard   02-18-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 367
Posted By bshock
Mercury 3.3 2-stroke question

Hi all,

Looking for advice from folks who own this same model outboard. i bought it used for what I think is a great price, and the PO said it got very little use. I think it's an early 2000s...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-29-2014
Replies: 51
Views: 2,513
Posted By bshock
Re: Percentage self-taught sailors?

I started out on my own, sort of. My wife at the time had more experience, having sailed a Sunfish as a girl scout once when she was 8 or 9. Seriously tho, neither of us had any idea how to sail,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-15-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 1,261
Posted By bshock
Re: Solstice inflatable

Cool, thanks makes complete sense. Thanks again. :)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-15-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 1,261
Posted By bshock
Re: Solstice inflatable

Thanks Christian. You press into the tube and consider it inflated at 2 inches of deflection? that seems like a lot, and that it'd still a bit under inflated. And I'm assuming you mean 2 inches...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-11-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 1,261
Posted By bshock
Re: Solstice inflatable

Terry, actually I just had the thing delivered yesterday. Took about 15 minutes (or less) to pump up with the included foot pump. It was still holding air when I checked it this morning. :)

A...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-09-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 1,261
Posted By bshock
Re: Solstice inflatable

Sweet, I'll give that a try. :)
Showing results 1 to 25 of 94

 
 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome