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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   1 Day Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 520
Posted By TQA
Re: Black iron fuel tanks

Sorry but I must disagree with those that say use the tank till it fails.

If you are lucky the failure mode will be gradual and you will notice a smell of diesel in the boat one morning and a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   3 Days Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 581
Posted By TQA
Re: Mast

I know a fair bit about CSY 44s as it was my number one choice as a 'forever' cruising boat in my retirement. [ But bought a Bombay 44 instead ]

I am nearly certain that what you are describing is...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   4 Days Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 520
Posted By TQA
Re: Black iron fuel tanks

Overdue for replacement by now.

Not a trivial job.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   1 Week Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 240
Posted By TQA
Re: WAECO ADLER BARBOUR CU-200 Air/Water-Cooled Super ColdMachine Compressor

I have one. It is mounted under the cockpit but one hatch away from where I sleep.

With the hatch closed it is barely audible, hatch open it is audible but does not prevent sleep.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   1 Week Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 661
Posted By TQA
Re: Where will you be sailing for the holidays?

Martinique St Annes for Christmas and Fort de France for New Year [ providing they have fireworks ]
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   1 Week Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 681
Posted By TQA
Re: Advice for a starter.

Buy a cheap Catalina 30. Diesel preferably but an A 4 gas is possible. AT LEAST LOOK INSIDE ONE BEFORE BUYING ANYTHING ELSE !

Here is one 1984 Catalina 30 Sail Boat For Sale -
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 33
Views: 1,295
Posted By TQA
Re: What is This?

Do you have a center board?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 48
Views: 1,583
Posted By TQA
Re: Help A College Student! Help me understand some things about Sailing.

The standard tender to a cruising sailboat in the Eastern Carib is a 10 ft approx RIB [ rigid bottom inflatable ] with a 10 to 15 hp 2 stroke outboard.

We find 2 strokes more reliable and when...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 1,286
Posted By TQA
Re: What would you do in a sticky situation?

One of the things I have learned is "When in doubt stay out. "

This has been reinforced by the news from the San Blas islands of at least 5 boats which have been wrecked on the reefs this year...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 923
Posted By TQA
Re: collapsible shopping cart?

There are shopping buses that pick up from the dinghy docks and visits the major stores.

A back pack a coolbag for the frozen stuff and a forever bag from a French chain store does me.

Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 521
Posted By TQA
Re: Planning our 1 year liveaboard... with lots of questions!

You should start in the Eastern Caribbean. No further West than the USVI. You would get great cruising different cultures and no long passages. The Windward and Leewards would occupy you for 6 months...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 317
Posted By TQA
Re: Getting started

I don't want to rain on your parade but if you are asking for help on owning and SAILING a 1952 wooden [ I am assuming it is wooden ] raceboat then it is almost certainly a very bad idea for you.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 1,258
Posted By TQA
Re: Dripless shaft seal

You could be prepared with a piece of motorcycle inner tube jubilee clipped onto the stern tube and the excess tubing folded back and held on to the stern tube with a zip ties.

In the even of an...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 197
Posted By TQA
Re: Motor choice for sirius 21'

Nope get a long shaft. Then the prop stays in the water [ mostly ] if there is some sea running.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 582
Posted By TQA
Re: Fiberglass questions- Catalina 25

The stanchion damage I would not worry about too much. If it fails the boat will not sink.

However that damage around the keel trunk would worry me. It is difficult to be sure from the pictures...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   10-23-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 415
Posted By TQA
Re: Best Place to Start a Sailing Blog for Cruising

Google Blogspot is as good as it gets. I like the way it deals with pics. which are posted on your blog then stored in a separate file in Google photos.

Probably the least likely operation to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-20-2015
Replies: 72
Views: 2,418
Posted By TQA
Re: Bottom paint how bad is it?

Re removing the old antifouling.

If you are young and have a high pain tolerance and plenty of time scrape it off.

If not then find a professional soda blaster who works on boat hulls. Insist...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-19-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 334
Posted By TQA
Re: Cat loves to sail

Rumba liked sailing. It was blowing about 25 knots that day. Spray did not get that high, usually.
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   10-17-2015
Replies: 32
Views: 1,265
Posted By TQA
Re: MOB Best Practices

That is why your first action should be to hit the MOB button on your GPS/chartplotter.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-16-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 481
Posted By TQA
Re: Sailing Bucket List

I want to race on a Sunday in Sydney harbor on an 18ft skiff.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   10-16-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 1,181
Posted By TQA
Re: Caveats for a Craigslist sailboat?

A bit over priced but if it is ready to sail maybe worth it.

I would replace the tires though. 7 years and they are done.

Compare it with this Catalina 22 and trailer...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-15-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 215
Posted By TQA
Re: Force 10 stove burner lid screws

Hmm Bought in 2007 so might be French.

The rest of the nuts are metric so maybe 2mm.

The local swindlery charges $2.35 US for one cheesy screw and I need 8 plus some spares.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   10-15-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 986
Posted By TQA
Re: Missed and not missed

Missed Being able to go for a ride on the Ducati to the Green Man at Offley for a pint of Theakstons Old Peculiar.
Walking in the woods on a frosty morning.

Not missed The traffic...
Forum: There's This Place...   10-15-2015
Replies: 29
Views: 1,451
Posted By TQA
Re: Cruising: dumpin the boat for land travel

If he is left at anchor with a boat sitter on my return he is demonstrative for a few minutes then it is business as usual. About the same as after a 3 hour period on his own.

However the one...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   10-14-2015
Replies: 32
Views: 1,265
Posted By TQA
Re: MOB Best Practices

Press the MOB button on your GPS. This should be an automatic action and everyone on board can be trained to do it.

It should be the first thing you do. You can only recover your MOB if you can...
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