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Search: Posts Made By: geraldartman
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-06-2009
Replies: 25
Views: 9,193
Posted By geraldartman
Smile Glad I sail the Great Lakes. $70 filter will...

Glad I sail the Great Lakes. $70 filter will handle a couple of hundred gallons. Have to hand pump though.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-19-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 1,406
Posted By geraldartman
Check eBay! I picked up a couple of rode bags...

Check eBay! I picked up a couple of rode bags real cheap. They are canvas, have a exit hole near the bottom to secure the end and a mesh top to let the water evaporate. I think I paid less than $15....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-13-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 2,120
Posted By geraldartman
I vote for the bed liner. I just used it on a...

I vote for the bed liner. I just used it on a 14ft aluminum fishing boat bottom to help seal the leaks. Goes on easy. Sticks like glue. Moderately expensive. Very durable and flexible. Make sure you...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-01-2009
Replies: 15
Views: 1,419
Posted By geraldartman
I have a Magellan Cross over for about $100. It...

I have a Magellan Cross over for about $100. It has streets, topo and marine. You can plug in XL marine charts for high res location. Topos are in the 90 meter range, limited but usuable. $100 is...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-06-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 457
Posted By geraldartman
Have you thought about trying it yourself? Harbor...

Have you thought about trying it yourself? Harbor Freight has a soda unit in their sale catalog. For under $100 you could see for yourself. If you don't like it, sell the unit on eBay and maybe you...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-26-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 617
Posted By geraldartman
I do not think you want to seal them completely....

I do not think you want to seal them completely. You want the inside of the mast to circulate air to dry out. Masts are not watertight to my knowledge. The primary issue is wear. Grommets provide the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-07-2009
Replies: 0
Views: 407
Posted By geraldartman
Proposed Core Repair around leaking window.

I am getting a US 25 back into the water. the fixed ports leaked and after removing them, I discovered wet balsa core. I scraped out the wet stuff a couple of weeks ago. It some cases it went down to...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-08-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 2,420
Posted By geraldartman
About every 2-3 foot was all. I put three at each...

About every 2-3 foot was all. I put three at each point. Long ones and the ended up being squished to pull in.
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-05-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 2,420
Posted By geraldartman
Here's a simpler method I did. Bundle the wires...

Here's a simpler method I did. Bundle the wires with a bunch of long zip ties and don't cut the ties. The long ends will keep the wires from bouncing. As you put them on, put a coupe in the same...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-01-2009
Replies: 38
Views: 15,105
Posted By geraldartman
How much trouble to bend 3/8's teak T&G? I...

How much trouble to bend 3/8's teak T&G?
I agree on the battens. leaves a chase for wiring and insulation like reflectix.
I wouldn't mind SS screw and washers for access, replacement.
With battens...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-31-2009
Replies: 27
Views: 13,043
Posted By geraldartman
On a real budget, check out a Magellan Cross...

On a real budget, check out a Magellan Cross over. It has low def marine and topo charts in addition to street maps. I picked one up for about a c note. It will take Navonic3XL for about $250 for...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-22-2009
Replies: 2
Views: 712
Posted By geraldartman
Practical Sailor gave it a very good review last...

Practical Sailor gave it a very good review last fall I believe.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-19-2009
Replies: 59
Views: 5,491
Posted By geraldartman
May I suggest that you put into your contracts...

May I suggest that you put into your contracts completion times with penalties. At that point you create a contract provision with a time certain date due and consideration for failure to meet the...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 03-06-2009
Replies: 0
Views: 1,031
Posted By geraldartman
Criss Craft 30 for sale on Detroit Craigs list

Like the one in Good Old Boat last year.
Bummer it was $1k last year.
I ended up with a US25 with trailer/motor for my project.
Drool, drool over that extra 5 foot.
But would be towing all over...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-05-2009
Replies: 27
Views: 2,290
Posted By geraldartman
The ptouch prints clear on on colored like red on...

The ptouch prints clear on on colored like red on yellow on a film or on paper labels. different width material 3/8 to 1/2 wide.
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-04-2009
Replies: 27
Views: 2,290
Posted By geraldartman
There was a brother ptouch on buy.com for less...

There was a brother ptouch on buy.com for less than $10. I bought it a 9.99 and on tuesday it was 6.99. bummer. but shipping was free :-) Can't be much simpler. Tapes are available in film.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-04-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 1,951
Posted By geraldartman
I replaced that on my C22 2 years ago. Although...

I replaced that on my C22 2 years ago. Although my problem started with the fixed assembly being rotted and you couldn't fix the wires with the set screw so I never got a good connection. I remember...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-04-2009
Replies: 16
Views: 4,093
Posted By geraldartman
I used toilet bowl wax ring to put a cheapy...

I used toilet bowl wax ring to put a cheapy transducer in a C22. Just a piece of the wax was needed. I tried a couple of placed to get the best signal. Can't get much cheaper and definitely...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-02-2009
Replies: 28
Views: 2,780
Posted By geraldartman
The Great Lakes guy with porta potty must not...

The Great Lakes guy with porta potty must not spend much time in Canadian waters where such animals are ver boten. I want to explore the North Channel and not have the Mounties on my case.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 02-04-2009
Replies: 28
Views: 21,760
Posted By geraldartman
I had a Cat 22 for a 1st trailer boat. About $2K...

I had a Cat 22 for a 1st trailer boat. About $2K with trailer. Sailed it around the North Channel and home. What I liked was the user support. I knew literally nothing about sail being a power boater...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction 02-01-2009
Replies: 24
Views: 1,648
Posted By geraldartman
I think a lot of this is funny. Of course, when...

I think a lot of this is funny. Of course, when thinking about spending a million on a boat, I guess you would have to be into specs. I wouldn't consider spending that kind of $$ without a lot of...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-26-2009
Replies: 13
Views: 3,427
Posted By geraldartman
Good tents have polyester flys because it resists...

Good tents have polyester flys because it resists UV better. Canvas, if dried properly lasts a real long time as evidenced by out troop's tents that are 30 years old and still working. To me though,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-14-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 748
Posted By geraldartman
Mine's the design of the refit. Planning to rip...

Mine's the design of the refit. Planning to rip out the whole interior which US Yatch made so judiciously out of plywood instead of fiberglass and start anew. This time with the aft galley where...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-06-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 2,276
Posted By geraldartman
In 2007 we decided to get a boat to sail in the...

In 2007 we decided to get a boat to sail in the North Channel. We looked at a basket case Dolphin 24. A more ready Dolphin, and a 25 Cat. The Cat was too much to swing. We found a 22 Cat at a...
Forum: Lake Huron 12-17-2008
Replies: 54
Views: 14,608
Posted By geraldartman
Well if you want to get bit by a Missasauga, you...

Well if you want to get bit by a Missasauga, you have to run around naked. They never git like baseball bats unless you consider those "free" bats you got at the Blue Jays games real bats. Their...
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