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Search: Posts Made By: paul323
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Day Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 693
Posted By paul323
Re: Inverter/charger ????

Maine Sail just throws out these numbers - I have to sit down and really think to understand them. BTW, Main is generally correct!

You mentioned you were getting confused by boat electrics - this...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Days Ago
Replies: 38
Views: 1,620
Posted By paul323
Re: Diving from Sailboat

hellosailor beat me to it - and others have said this, but it is worth reinforcing: GET CERTIFIED. Apart from the biggie discussed - embolism (burst lung), where the danger is greatest in the top...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Days Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 1,777
Posted By paul323
Re: Tartan 3700 issues, PLEASE!

Serenity may not be for sale, bu there would be no harm in dropping a note onto the boat telling the owner how you admire her, are looking for a boat, and could you perhaps ask for a look around?
...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 1,137
Posted By paul323
Re: Using sails of another boat?

Yeah my bad. Inside looks right.

But I think my other comments about the sail hold :-)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 1,137
Posted By paul323
Re: Using sails of another boat?

That does not sound like a big deal. Not all sails need to go to the very top - many are designed not to. So a couple of feet shorter is fairly common. As long as the halyard is tight, stretching the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 1,137
Posted By paul323
Re: Using sails of another boat?

You have already received good advice here. One thing that has not been mentioned is that boats often have a number of sails for different wind conditions. My boat currently has 3 foresails -...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 1,057
Posted By paul323
Re: help identifying this ailboat

Looks similar
13' Peapod with trailer - $950 (Beverly) in Boston Classifieds | ListLux.Com (http://boston.listlux.com/a,29,1176865,--13--Peapod-with-trailer----950-Beverly.htm)

Cute little boat....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-13-2014
Replies: 28
Views: 1,722
Posted By paul323
Re: Holding tank cabin odor, is it a bad hose?

Whenever I see rusty hose clamps, I say you need to change them immediately...as said, replacing the hoses looks like a good first step. And the sanitation pipes should be white, not creamy...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-08-2014
Replies: 33
Views: 2,064
Posted By paul323
Re: How frequently Do You Change Your Raw Water Impeller?

Every year.

About Over the years, about 1 in 3 had one or more vanes broken off when I changed it. No idea why.

Incidentally, I always check for water flow; even with one or two vanes broken,...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 11-08-2014
Replies: 44
Views: 2,186
Posted By paul323
Re: How crazy would I be to...

I agree with an earlier poster - get a survey.

As a broker once told me, most boats are best viewed as a collection of parts - the value is in those parts. Without and engine (yeah, it may work,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-05-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 781
Posted By paul323
Re: Winch mounting

Damn too right - faster you're a cool dude, but it is MAINESAIL who has the site and the butyl tape! That'll teach me to post before the first coffee!!!

SORRY!!:eek::eek::eek::eek::eek:
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-05-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 781
Posted By paul323
Re: Winch mounting

I'd recommend you get it from Faster. I googled it (a few years back) and got some butyl tape from a caravan shop. It does work, but the viscosity is too low, and in summer it softened - in...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 11-03-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 1,346
Posted By paul323
Re: Four dead off Bodega Bay, California

No life jackets worn.

And the NorCal coast can be nasty in fall/winter. As has been said, the seas can build very fast, and rogue waves are not uncommon in moderate/heavy weather.

So sad.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-01-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 983
Posted By paul323
Re: Biggest "ship" in the world

minnesail:

"For anchors, Prelude uses four groups of mooring chains, each link of which is more than three feet long and was cast in the Basque region of Spain."

Large.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-29-2014
Replies: 608
Views: 43,911
Posted By paul323
Re: I hate boats...

Union, you're right about the shipping, and how the boat should be prepped - but remember this is the yard that vandalized the pedestal, cutting the wires and letting hydraulic fluid leak all over...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-29-2014
Replies: 608
Views: 43,911
Posted By paul323
Re: I hate boats...

Well, if the boat was improperly loaded, then surely that means insurance - either yours or the shippers' - will cover it? If so, I'd accept the Surveyors findings gracefully - and make sure your...
Forum: Learning to Sail 10-27-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 1,102
Posted By paul323
Re: Fitting place for this post....

The "no go" zone will depend from boat to boat. Modern racing boats can sail closer to the wind. perhaps as close as 30 degrees...other designs such as cruisers and older boats not so much. 40-45...
Forum: Learning to Sail 10-27-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 1,102
Posted By paul323
Re: Fitting place for this post....

This may help explain how close you sail to where the wind is coming from. You may also notice the angle of the sails relative to the wind.
...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-23-2014
Replies: 608
Views: 43,911
Posted By paul323
Re: I hate boats...

I don't buy the bad impeller story. A couple of times when I replaced the impeller - I do it annually - two or three of the blades had broken of (and needed to be fished out of the heat exchanger). ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-17-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 573
Posted By paul323
Re: loosening jib halyard on roller furling

My boat used a padeye when I bought it. The wire (rope/wore halyard) sawed through it in under 5 years. So I instaled a proper restrainer....

Right tools for the right job. You may save a few...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 10-11-2014
Replies: 46
Views: 3,716
Posted By paul323
Re: Building or buying a 30ft cruiser

I agree with the folks who posted who posted so far - a do-upper often takes more time and money that a boat in fair shape.

One option which has not been mentioned it to "walk the docks". ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-07-2014
Replies: 51
Views: 2,536
Posted By paul323
Re: My crappy sail today

Interesting, I had not thought of it that way. I think much depends on the boat, and the balance between the sails. In my case (masthead rig) she sails surprisingly well with headsail only in higher...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-06-2014
Replies: 51
Views: 2,536
Posted By paul323
Re: My crappy sail today

Loads of good advice - and good learning! I like your positive attitude.

The one thing I have not seen mentioned is the size of the headsail. A genoa is typically over 100%; I use my genny...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-28-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 1,318
Posted By paul323
Re: Can I get rid of the Bow pulpit?

Similar boat I know removed the pulpit but added teak grabrails. Worked fine. Something to hold on to and secure things to.

I agree with other posters, you need something up there - pulpit or...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-15-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 752
Posted By paul323
Re: minor damage to teak toe rail

As folks have said: Dutchman, acetone, epoxy. Fix it right and it will look great. Personally I used angle edges like this:
...
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