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Search: Posts Made By: Alchemist909
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-24-2007
Replies: 10
Views: 2,100
Posted By Alchemist909
Your reefer is probably DC

The stock Adler Barber fridge on a C-320 runs off the batteries, and doesn't use 110 VAC.

To use your fridge when "off the grid", just use it. There is nothing you have to do except make sure...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-18-2006
Replies: 22
Views: 4,318
Posted By Alchemist909
Camaraderie is sort-of correct in that...

Camaraderie is sort-of correct in that traditional lazyjacks can catch the headboard or the battens when you are trying to hoist the main. However, the EZJax system mentioned above is the slickest...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-10-2006
Replies: 18
Views: 79,398
Posted By Alchemist909

That's what you do. Afer a few years, the laces will get soft enough to actually hold a knot that is put in when they are dry, but initially, not a chance.

Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-17-2006
Replies: 18
Views: 1,313
Posted By Alchemist909
From the picture, those are newer LPG tanks

The triangular shaped valve handles show that the valves are OPD equipped, so this shouldn't be a concern. As the previous poster noted, aluminum corrodes very rapidly in a salt water environment.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-04-2006
Replies: 12
Views: 1,754
Posted By Alchemist909
Thumbs up Edson makes a strange looking wheel

that serves almost the same purpose as the folding one. The wheel is lopsided with either the top or the bottom being MUCH closer to the hub than the opposite side (I said top or bottom because you...
Forum: S2 07-05-2006
Replies: 11
Views: 4,465
Posted By Alchemist909
S2 Yachts is Still VERY much in Business, However:

they only make stink pots (Tiara Yachts). Your best bet for information is the S2 7.9 association at:

They are having their International Championships in...
Forum: Catalina 07-05-2006
Replies: 1
Views: 1,666
Posted By Alchemist909
Your Rudder shaft Shouldn't Leak

There is a stuffing box at the top of the rudder shaft (below the steering quadrant). It proabaly needs tightening.

Alchemist C-320
Forum: Catalina 07-05-2006
Replies: 3
Views: 1,870
Posted By Alchemist909
Current stock RF is Schaffer 2100

Catalina is currently installing the Schaffer 2100 roller furler on the mid sized boats. Although I don't know exacty what is recommended for a C-27, you can't go too far wrong with Harken,...
Forum: Racing 06-23-2006
Replies: 16
Views: 2,535
Posted By Alchemist909
He can push you past the mark, BUT

HE has to go past the mark too!

If you have inside overlap at the two boat length circle, he MUST let you in.

Forum: Provisioning 04-28-2006
Replies: 12
Views: 5,178
Posted By Alchemist909
As I remember, Lynn Pardy recommended a light...

As I remember, Lynn Pardy recommended a light coat of vaseline (petrolatum) on the eggs to preserve them. Sounds easier than wax.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-30-2006
Replies: 29
Views: 4,017
Posted By Alchemist909
Price is the biggest negative

of a catamaran. I'm starting to look for a boat to live on, and although catamarans have tons of room, that room comes at a fairly steep price as compared to a monohull.

Aside from that obvious...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-21-2005
Replies: 3
Views: 1,031
Posted By Alchemist909
Engine Replacement

Depending on the price of the boat that you are looking at, repowering it could easily cost more than the boat is worth. Recent reports for repowering with a small Universal (M25) were in the area...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-21-2005
Replies: 3
Views: 771
Posted By Alchemist909
Prop Lock

Most people put the transmission into reverse to lock the prop. The folding / feathering prop will stop the rotation and decrease the drag.

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