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Forum: Diesel   02-06-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 749
Posted By puddlejockey
Re: Yanmar 1 banger on a new old boat...need advice

Thanks for all the replies, guys!
The motor mounts seem okay..
I'll look into doing the work myself, factoring in my available time...

is the Cutlass bearing the only thing that it has to be...
Forum: Diesel   02-06-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 749
Posted By puddlejockey
Unhappy Yanmar 1 banger on a new old boat...need advice

Guys,

I'm a newbie at this, so bear with me here.

I picked up an 82 Hunter 27 with the yanmar inboard a few weeks ago, that's in dry dock getting the love an attention she needs.

I just...
Forum: Florida & SE US East Coast   01-10-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 3,744
Posted By puddlejockey
Re: Lake Norman

inprin;

That's one of the reasons we considered (briefly) Smith MTN Lake in VA, and / or a boat at the ICW.

But from talking to folks, unless you know you can get down there regularly for...
Forum: Florida & SE US East Coast   01-10-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 3,744
Posted By puddlejockey
Re: Lake Norman

Good Info, kd; and you're "spot on" about the prices on the lake. Although housing has come down significantly and there are deals to be had; an 800K home on the market is a great deal at 625k...but...
Forum: Florida & SE US East Coast   01-09-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 3,744
Posted By puddlejockey
Re: Lake Norman

Thanks, guys, for starting the LKN thread!

Airbus and Dixie; I can't comment completely on Lake Norman for sailing, but I will say that while the lake is very crowded on the weekends, weekday...
Forum: SailNet FAQ   01-09-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 464
Posted By puddlejockey
Re: How to view PM's

Okay;
Thanks! ( hopefully this counts as another one) :)
Forum: SailNet FAQ   01-09-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 464
Posted By puddlejockey
How to view PM's

After a few weeks of being a member, making some posts, and participating; I'm still getting blocked from reading my PM's.

Any suggestions?

Thanks-
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   01-06-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 2,207
Posted By puddlejockey
Re: another "which one is better for us?" thread: H25, Catalina 25, S2 28...

Thanks, all; for the quick responses and the input!

My wife and i spent a blustery day checking out marinas and over a dozen boats, and quickly made some decisions.
First; a 25 is apparently not...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   01-03-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 2,207
Posted By puddlejockey
Re: another "which one is better for us?" thread: H25, Catalina 25, S2 28...

Cap; I'd love some input on boats in that range (24-30) that have larger cockpits, and might actually be around in an affordable package if such a thing exists. One thing I CAN"T risk is becoming to...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   01-03-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 2,207
Posted By puddlejockey
Re: another "which one is better for us?" thread: H25, Catalina 25, S2 28...

Thanks for all the responses, guys!

I called on the S2, to get more info and arrange a haul out for survey...and it's already been sold.

In calling around to various marinas, it appears that...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   01-02-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 2,207
Posted By puddlejockey
Re: another "which one is better for us?" thread: H25, Catalina 25, S2 28...

I'll be keeping her in the water on Lake Norman here in NC, which is a relatively large inland lake that seems to have quite a few sailboats in that size range..
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   01-01-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 2,207
Posted By puddlejockey
Re: another "which one is better for us?" thread: H25, Catalina 25, S2 28...

Thanks, Dale;

and a minor edit to my above post: the S2 is an '81, the Catalina is an '87, and the Hunter is an '82. Maybe not significant, but I didn't want to claim buying a boat after they...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   01-01-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 2,207
Posted By puddlejockey
another "which one is better for us?" thread: H25, Catalina 25, S2 28...

Hi Folks,

New guy here, so be gentle and forgiving if I ask ( or when I ask) a dumb question!

My wife and I have decided to get into sailing this year; She's only been out a few times in...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   01-01-2013
Replies: 1
Views: 355
Posted By puddlejockey
Happy New(bie) year from NC!

Howdy, all!

I just joined the forum here, and look forward to meeting everyone!

As "empty nesters" in our early 40's , my wife and i plan on starting to do some sailing on Lake Norman here in...
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