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Search: Posts Made By: asdf38
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 1,025
Posted By asdf38
Re: Source for good hose clamps...

And you're sure you want it to be easy to come off? That's been my concern adding any form of lubricant.

Minnewaska:
Yes I do close the seacock every time I'm off the boat. I think this brings...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 1,025
Posted By asdf38
Re: Source for good hose clamps...

While on this subject I have a question: What the hell are the tricks for getting tight hoses on/off seacocks?

One of my most curse inducing regular maintenance activities is putting the engine...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 41
Views: 15,644
Posted By asdf38
Re: What is the smallest dinghy with a cabin?

Has anyone used one of those?

Sailing rig and inflatable cuddy aside, I recall seeing one at a dock in Maine. Looks like a pretty unique rugged little tender actually.

Hollow foam filled...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 1,339
Posted By asdf38
Re: To survey or not to survey; that is the question.

I felt exactly the same way. In the <10k range you can convince yourself a survey doesn't make financial sense. But then you'll be left questioning the condition of the boat when the weather pipes...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 1,337
Posted By asdf38
Re: Protecting Tools

Waterproof box is a good idea but I find square boxes are mostly incompatible with my small curved boat.

Actually come to think of it right when I bought the boat I bought a big waterproof tool...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 2,161
Posted By asdf38
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10-21-2014
Replies: 175
Views: 46,994
Posted By asdf38
Re: Micro cruisers

Benetau First 235. Fast, with an enclosed head, galley and an aft cabin:

http://www.beneteau235.com/images/First_235_interior_color_drawing_cut_700.jpg
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-21-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 1,828
Posted By asdf38
Re: Prices for everything

My projects, 1979 Contessa 26. Showing cost and my hours (profesional hours included in cost).

Re-wire - ~$1000 + 100 hrs
-All interior wiring except engine panel
-Cost includes crimper,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-17-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 2,161
Posted By asdf38
Re: New favorite interior teak oil-Weiman vs. Formby

Sold! Just added to my Amazon cart. My (limited) teak has nothing.


Next question - what would people recommend for a floor panel? I'm wrapping up a solid teak and holly (maple) panel for the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-12-2014
Replies: 27
Views: 3,076
Posted By asdf38
Re: Ugly Boats

Oh come, you're picking on the little 23' pilot house? Heh that isn't fair.

The 27 I definitely like.

You also have to admire them for staying in businesses and continuously producing a 27.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-09-2014
Replies: 82
Views: 5,957
Posted By asdf38
Re: possible to buy a seaworthy sailboat under $20000 that requires very little fix?

I did a couple "dives" on my boat this year.

Got a lesson about the little shrimp that hang onto the bottom - I climbed out of the boat and looked down - 100's of little brown squrming things all...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-06-2014
Replies: 51
Views: 2,484
Posted By asdf38
Re: My crappy sail today

That matches my experience with the genny only. After the boat gets up to speed it balances reasonably close to center. But the tacks are a bit rough.

On the other hand with my small jib - a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-06-2014
Replies: 51
Views: 2,484
Posted By asdf38
Re: My crappy sail today

I've definitely felt trapped before when I chose to raise the headsail only and have either 1) had useless crew and/or 2) had the auto-pilot fail.

With lee helm a headsail only configuration...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-04-2014
Replies: 40
Views: 2,779
Posted By asdf38
Re: Dinghy and Engine Choices

I went through a few iterations trying to find the right dingy for my Contessa 26.

I've had an $80 "Sevylor Fish Hunter 3-Person" since I bought the boat. This fits comfortably in a locker in the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-03-2014
Replies: 43
Views: 3,188
Posted By asdf38
Re: Lexan/polycarbonate vs acrylic

Like what kind of polish?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-02-2014
Replies: 32
Views: 1,729
Posted By asdf38
Re: Whisker pole?

On this subject I just wanted to put a good word in for forespar.

My boat came with a whisker pole, probably late 70's era, that had pretty well ceased up. I found no markings on it whatsoever...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-29-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 895
Posted By asdf38
Re: Flush Outboard

Seems like a 2-stroke wouldn't care which way it was so long as the fuel could run downhill. A 4-stroke might have issues with oil running up. Though I might be missing something.

But anyway, if...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-29-2014
Replies: 43
Views: 3,188
Posted By asdf38
Re: Lexan/polycarbonate vs acrylic

Just a couple comments

1) I've used VHB tape in a bunch of places. It's not suited for everything but it's good stuff. It's currently holding my VHF to the cabin ceiling among a other things.
...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-29-2014
Replies: 69
Views: 4,254
Posted By asdf38
Re: Question: Do you close your seacocks when leaving the boat?

Those numbers are good things to be reminded of. A lot of people probably take too much comfort in their auto bilge pumps.

On the other hand I bet many (most?) cases don't involve a hose popping...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-28-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 1,932
Posted By asdf38
Re: Funding retirement boat

Financially this is pretty straightforward: Home equity loan.

A boat loan is higher interest and taking money from an IRA is nearly always a bad idea.

That ignores the question of whether it's...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-28-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 933
Posted By asdf38
Re: hardwood plywood source

Well to expand on what I said earlier I realized that if I'm doing solid wood I might as well think about inserting holly (or a lookalike). That lead me to this:

Teak and Holly Tongue and Groove...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-27-2014
Replies: 40
Views: 2,779
Posted By asdf38
Re: Dinghy and Engine Choices

Seems like everyone is always searching for the right dingy. I know I went through 3 this spring.

One thing to consider is how the manufacturers build the engines. They have less actual designs...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-27-2014
Replies: 69
Views: 4,254
Posted By asdf38
Re: Question: Do you close your seacocks when leaving the boat?

As said, the best reason I think is to exercise the valves. And generally getting your eyes/hands into the various corners of the boat on a regular basis is also a good thing.

The downside to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-27-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 933
Posted By asdf38
Re: hardwood plywood source

I'm thinking about stopping at Boulter today!


For what it's worth I'm planning on doing the exact same job (replacing the plywood panels in the sole) and am thinking I'll just go solid teak.
...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-24-2014
Replies: 34
Views: 1,578
Posted By asdf38
Re: Boat name/graphic: Where and how big?

I may be in the minority but I've always hated large text/graphics on the side of the boat. Keep it small and simple on the transom.
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