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Search: Posts Made By: endoit
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 6 Days Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 1,012
Posted By endoit
Re: Waxing the Hull

What product would you use on deck and in the cockpit specifically on the walk on surfaces. Will the Polly products and other wax compounds make the surface too slick?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 1,119
Posted By endoit
Re: 40 ft sailboat with 800kg/1729 Lbs Drugs arrested!!

Maybe because he was Russian he could not gain entrance to Colorado. Was he or his vessel U.S. Registered? Quantity of drugs aside can the Coast Guard board vessels in international waters and impose...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 931
Posted By endoit
Re: Moving to MD

Nice marina, good people, know their stuff and don't overcharge . Ken, Chris and JB are fun to work with and share their knowledge. I keep my boat there in the winter and had lots done over the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-17-2015
Replies: 46
Views: 3,413
Posted By endoit
Re: What is the most idiotic mistake you have made on a boat?

First time out as an owner after a refit approaching a fuel dock hit the bow on the piling and watched brand new lifelines go flaccid. Ran aground going up the Magothy river fully deployed in 20 +...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-15-2015
Replies: 47
Views: 2,539
Posted By endoit
Re: Trolling

At the Annapolis sailboat show I talked about a trolling setup with a rod maker. His recommendation was a short heavy action rod, heavy line and reel. In his words " you hook them and keep on sailing...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-12-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 728
Posted By endoit
Re: keel depth

I think centerboard can a blessing at times. My 1979 Bristol 35.5 is 3'8" with board up. Great for shallow slips and rivers.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-23-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 437
Posted By endoit
Smile Re: ACE Insurance

I had a claim with ACE about 2.5 years ago as I ran aground hard and ripped the rudder away from the hull. Ace paid around 8k for the work at a marina, my premiums did not increase that year and...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 12-05-2014
Replies: 27
Views: 2,664
Posted By endoit
Re: 30k Sailing Kitty, whatís your next move?

Plan to have a reasonable kitty for potential problems. In Salomons Maryland there is a couple stuck on a 26 footer with inboard out and outboard lost or stollen. They were on the way south and now...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-21-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 1,308
Posted By endoit
Re: 2014 Sailing, another season almost finished...

Great pictures and family adventure. I wish I could have done it when my kids were that age. You may want to decide on your next trip and have them plan it all out with you during the winter. For me...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-25-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 1,615
Posted By endoit
Re: Sailors beware

Perhaps the containers should be equipped with holes and plugs at the base and on top that would allow sinking after exposure to sea water?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-04-2013
Replies: 360
Views: 134,818
Posted By endoit
Re: Bedding Deck Hardware With Butyl Tape

Thanks for the clarification, I guess I will be ordering butyl tape soon. Would you also use this product between wood and fiberglass deck or winches and wood?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-04-2013
Replies: 360
Views: 134,818
Posted By endoit
Re: Bedding Deck Hardware With Butyl Tape

This is a very informative and extensive discussion. After reading the instructions and comments over the past fiew months I am ready to do some work on my boat this winter/spring. I am curious if...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-02-2013
Replies: 184
Views: 17,072
Posted By endoit
Re: Embedded Chain plate maint/replacement

Jimmy C at the Rigging company does a nice job. He did my chain plate polish 3 years ago and replaced my running rigging, placed a hydraulic back stay etc. Nice guy, knows his stuff and went out with...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-22-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 1,926
Posted By endoit
Re: Bristol Club

Gary. I am looking for the same thing as you. I have a 1979 Bristol 35.5 center board on the Chesapeake. The boat was on hard for 3-5 years prior to purchase and is a continuous project. Great...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-20-2013
Replies: 184
Views: 17,072
Posted By endoit
Re: Embedded Chain plate maint/replacement

I didnt get out more than a dozen times as I started new projects on the boat. The electric windlass is 90 % done with one anchor on 200 feet of chain and another on rope. Anchor locker was built,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-19-2013
Replies: 184
Views: 17,072
Posted By endoit
Re: Embedded Chain plate maint/replacement

Looks like a major undertaking. I am your neighbor from across the river in the Bristol 35.5. I have a Fein tool set with some of the cutting tips that maybe helpfull. If you need to borrow it you...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-22-2013
Replies: 0
Views: 298
Posted By endoit
John Robert McLaughlin R.I.P.

I went to a funeral service yesterday for John. I only knew him for 4 years as he helped to move my sailboat from Annapolis to Magothy on her maiden voyage. He had a magnetic personality, a deep...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-16-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 2,633
Posted By endoit
Re: Cat Ketch

At 31-33 feet it could be an Able Whistler. Beautiful lines and workmanship.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-16-2013
Replies: 25
Views: 3,012
Posted By endoit
Re: Inflatable kayak as a small boat tender

You can look into Point 65 modular kayak. It is stiff, has a rudder and seperates into 3-4 pieces. you can get a closed or sit on top version. Their latest model looks great.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-01-2013
Replies: 66
Views: 4,051
Posted By endoit
Re: Sailboat ready to cruise?

I guess "cruise ready" never truly happens as the boat is constantly in need of maintanance or repairs. Unless you can do most of the work yourself the land sharks at the marinas will help you with...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-25-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 518
Posted By endoit
Re: Lite Cylinder LP Tank Recall

I am in the same pickle. Had my entires propane system redone 3 years ago, never used it and now the tank is off my boat and in the back yard. Tank appears to be full. Read the failure rate but no...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-15-2013
Replies: 43
Views: 2,664
Posted By endoit
Re: Backing up (or not)

I have the same issue with my Bristol 35.5. I will have to practice in reverse gear, rev up, neutral, adjust rudder but usually the stress gets me and I end up going back into foward to correct. I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-25-2013
Replies: 49
Views: 6,700
Posted By endoit
Practical Sailor has deaf ears

Has this happened to any other member? I extended my subscription in January of 2012 for 2 years at $36+ with one of the numerous promos send to my house. As usual I documented the subscription...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 05-22-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 4,266
Posted By endoit
Re: Bristol 35.5 Offshore and Liveaboard?

I own a 1978 Bristol 35.5 and mine came with a bridgedeck and a traveler bedded into it. Either stress of the rig or water/ice intrusion caused cracks down into cabin under the traveler. The yard...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 05-19-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 4,266
Posted By endoit
Re: Bristol 35.5 Offshore and Liveaboard?

I own one but no offshore experience yet. Strong boat and well updated should be able to do what you want. I have red that cockpit drains maybe slow and I may modify this design in the future....
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