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Search: Posts Made By: Stan S
Forum: Learning to Sail 11-26-2003
Replies: 7
Views: 2,589
Posted By Stan S
need to learn to sail in tampa area


I forgot to mention that I will more than happy to help you with any of the above and go out with you some day. Who Knows--maybe you have my boat.
Forum: Learning to Sail 11-26-2003
Replies: 7
Views: 2,589
Posted By Stan S
need to learn to sail in tampa area

I also sail in Tampa Bay (Bahia Beach marina) and my first boat was a Catalina 22.

I did the following (all at once) and perfomance greatly improved.

Tune the rig for correct tension. The...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-13-2003
Replies: 2
Views: 867
Posted By Stan S
Bristol 27 OB motor installation

Try sending your question to Bristol mail list. This list is very active and the folks are always helpful
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 06-19-2003
Replies: 7
Views: 1,109
Posted By Stan S
Boats under 20''''

Noticed you are in Tampa area. There is a nice looking Compac 19 for sale at Bahia Beach Marina. It is in a slip now. I don''t know status of trailer being available.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 06-18-2003
Replies: 2
Views: 1,924
Posted By Stan S
Older Bristol Boats

Suggest you send your question to the Bristol e-mail list. This list is VERY active and you can expect a lot of answers from owners in your size range.

Bristol 24
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 06-10-2003
Replies: 13
Views: 1,808
Posted By Stan S
too much too fast?

My advice/experience is different than the other reply''s. I had a 22 catalina and was casully looking for something a little bigger. When I came across the perfect boat for me I made an offer with...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-20-2003
Replies: 3
Views: 3,069
Posted By Stan S
commissioning checklist?

You said this is your first boat. How much experience do you have sailing on other peoples boats ? Are you single handling on this trip ? What is condition of the boat and how well fitted ?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-02-2003
Replies: 5
Views: 1,980
Posted By Stan S
Yanmar YSE(?) 8 overhauled 6 year

None needed. Always glad to help another sailor. I also have the parts manual if you need to order something. Torrensen(sp) marine is good parts source(on line ordering with next day shipping) if...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-01-2003
Replies: 5
Views: 1,980
Posted By Stan S
Yanmar YSE(?) 8 overhauled 6 year

I have the service manual for the YSE8. Do you have a fax number ? I will copy and send the relevevant pages.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-26-2003
Replies: 5
Views: 3,314
Posted By Stan S
Jiffy reefing

Agree that you need to get another a broker. But some self education first. There are a lot of good books dealing on the various designs and what YOU need and want in a boat. A Catalina 27 is not a...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 04-25-2003
Replies: 4
Views: 4,726
Posted By Stan S
Pearson 26 OD

I think there is a Pearson 26 for sale im my marina (Tampa Bay)Appears to be in good shape. I can get a phone # if you are interested.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-25-2003
Replies: 5
Views: 3,314
Posted By Stan S
Jiffy reefing

Not related other than both deal with sails. Jiffy reefing is system of lines and blocks for shortening the main when the wind picks up. Hanks are used for connecting the head sail to the forestay....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-27-2003
Replies: 24
Views: 9,735
Posted By Stan S
portable anchor light

Look at the Davis mini amp mega light. low power, plugs into lighter, 2 miles visibility. Bought mine from sailnet.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-21-2003
Replies: 6
Views: 952
Posted By Stan S
Base of mast - ideas?

I used Halyard blocks from Garhauer on my Bristol 24. These are thru bolted the cabin top. I had to move them away from the mast because of a 4 inch timber glassed into cabin top that supports the...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 02-21-2003
Replies: 12
Views: 3,899
Posted By Stan S
Looking for Fixer upper Cruising Sailboat

Another good indicator for boats in the slip is a good crop of barnacles at the water line. You know that the boat at least floats and is probably not being used (if not a live aboard) .
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 02-07-2003
Replies: 8
Views: 2,900
Posted By Stan S
first sailboat

Are daily rentals available in your area ? This would give you the opportunity to try different boats. And the cost maybe less then buying this year and then trading up next year.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 02-05-2003
Replies: 35
Views: 3,553
Posted By Stan S
need some help

One item of advice. Sail the boat several times without the family before you take them out. And pick a perfect weather window for the first family outing. Otherwise, you
may need a boat the can...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-28-2003
Replies: 14
Views: 2,243
Posted By Stan S
solar power trickle charge

You may want to review Don Casey''s articles on this-- very informative. My approach is similar to the 2 previous respones.

I have a rigid 11watt for my house battery that does go thru a...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-20-2003
Replies: 6
Views: 1,896
Posted By Stan S
Gas vs. Diesel (are we crazy)?


I would not give up on the diesel in your size and price range just yet. There are boats in this range. Suggest you make a prioirty list of what you are looking for in a boat and then...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 12-23-2002
Replies: 6
Views: 1,282
Posted By Stan S
Comparison literature

You may want to start with some reading that deals with the pro and cons of different design characteristics and then decide what is BEST FOR YOU. There is no perfect boat but there is the right...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 12-12-2002
Replies: 7
Views: 1,532
Posted By Stan S
Which would you choose?

You may want to read Practical Sailors used boat reviews for other boats to consider and good analysis of what is good and bad about each boat. I think the T27 and B27 are both reviewed along with...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 12-04-2002
Replies: 7
Views: 3,352
Posted By Stan S
need a small boat with shower

See the Review by Pracitcal Sailor. The boats are totaly differently. PS was very favorable on the 25D. I was looking for a 25D when I came across my 24 Bristol with a inboard Diesel. Boats are...
Forum: Learning to Sail 06-28-2001
Replies: 9
Views: 8,379
Posted By Stan S
catalina 22

I have a copy of the owners manual for a C22. Send me your address and I will send you a zerox copy. Also, you may want to Contact "Catalina Direct" 800-959-7245 they put out a a good Catalog and...
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