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Forum: Introduce Yourself   10-03-2008
Replies: 1
  Ike
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Posted By knormb
Ike

Well, Ike has passed - we're back home and have everything cleaned up. The house did better than the boat though. I checked that everything was snug before we evacuated, and it was. Came back to a...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   10-03-2008
Replies: 22
Views: 1,691
Posted By knormb
Ike

Well, Ike has passed - we're back home and have everything cleaned up. The house did better than the boat though. I checked that everything was snug before we evacuated, and it was. Came back to a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-28-2008
Replies: 3
Views: 2,449
Posted By knormb
Thanks, negrini - I see that Classic Radio has...

Thanks, negrini - I see that Classic Radio has the Manual. And thanks, Barry - I had planned on adding a GPS, so the right answer would probably to upgrade the radio too and get the DSC capability....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-27-2008
Replies: 3
Views: 2,449
Posted By knormb
Standard Horizon GX2320S

We're working our way through the boat, seeing what needs to be fixed, what needs to be replaced, (ref: my thread on replacing the outboard) and what just needs to be cleaned up and left alone. The...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   05-26-2008
Replies: 22
Views: 1,691
Posted By knormb
Thanks for the welcomes. At least I think most of...

Thanks for the welcomes. At least I think most of the posts were welcomes, not sure about Denby. We're in Clear Lake at the South Shore Harbor marina - at least for now, but looking to move closer to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-26-2008
Replies: 15
Views: 2,569
Posted By knormb
I forgot to mention that I'd be buying the High...

I forgot to mention that I'd be buying the High Thrust model. Therefore, a few pounds heavier. So you've convinced me. It will be the 9.9, 25" shaft. I'll clean up (and tune up) the Johnson and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-26-2008
Replies: 15
Views: 2,569
Posted By knormb
Thanks for the advice. I've been looking around...

Thanks for the advice. I've been looking around and talking to other boat owners in the area, and have just about decided that I'll go with Yamaha. For the same reasons mentioned - a reliable product...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-24-2008
Replies: 15
Views: 2,569
Posted By knormb
what size outboard?

My Cal 25-2 currently has a 2 cycle 8hp Johnson outboard motor. It's noisy and unreliable, so I'm thinking that the best long term plan would be to replace it (soon) with a 4 cycle...
Forum: Learning to Sail   05-21-2008
Replies: 19
Views: 5,577
Posted By knormb
good advice!

We took our Cal 25 out for the first time last Sunday, the sailing was fun and all went well until coming back into the (tight) slip. But I was trying to steer with the rudder and had the outboard...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   05-16-2008
Replies: 22
Views: 1,691
Posted By knormb
howdy from Texas

Not new to sailing, but new to sailing in shallow water! Seattle is home, Houston is current residence. We just bought our first boat here - Cal 25-2. Looking forward to being on the water, but still...
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