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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-18-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 638
Posted By jfitzgerald
shaft alignment

My H-34 has shaft vibrations. I'm installing a new prop and checking for shaft bend. The strut is bent. When I free up the strut, how do I know when I've got it realigned right? Any help would be...
Forum: US Northeast   04-25-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 1,218
Posted By jfitzgerald
NJ Inland Waterway

I'll be heading north from Cape May in early June. If I'm stuck at Atlantic City, can I go north inland to Barnaget? To Manasquan? I carry 4.5 draft and 51 ft mast hight? If doable, any info on...
Forum: Destinations   04-21-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 2,032
Posted By jfitzgerald
Re: Hudson River- Mast unstepping

Re: Mast unstepping. Many thanks, Good sailing.
Forum: Destinations   04-21-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 2,032
Posted By jfitzgerald
Re: Hudson River- Mast unstepping

John. thanks for the advice. Can't help you much on Marinas, I'm relying on Skipper Bob.
JimF
Forum: Destinations   04-18-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 2,032
Posted By jfitzgerald
Hudson River- Mast unstepping

Planning on doing the Hudson-Troy Canal in early June. Would appreciate advice on laying the mast down. Specifically, is the Castleton Boat Club Do-It-yourself method feasible for a 50 ft. mast? (I'm...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   04-12-2012
Replies: 18
Views: 1,858
Posted By jfitzgerald
Re: Question for world cruisers

State Regs. are meaningless in Europe. Your vessel should be documented. Good Sailing
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   04-12-2012
Replies: 846
Views: 109,758
Posted By jfitzgerald
Re: Full or fin keel?

Having sailed both, I recall loving the full keel when I had to heave to and hating it when maneuvering in marinas. Island hopping in the Caribbean, I'd opt for fin keel. Good sailing
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-12-2012
Replies: 33
Views: 3,372
Posted By jfitzgerald
Re: Epoxy on the prop?

Never heard of anyone painting a prop to fix corrosion and not fammiliar with prop corrosion. For what it's worth, I'd fill the voids with J&b epoxy from Home Depot. Scotch tape to hold it from...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-12-2012
Replies: 32
Views: 2,829
Posted By jfitzgerald
Re: Bottom Paint dilemma

Ditto DrB's advice. Also, realize that after a few weeks in the water, that fine, bright water line will look as dull as the previous paint. Some of us slovenly souls skip the fine lining when in a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-19-2008
Replies: 14
Views: 2,722
Posted By jfitzgerald
Did 10 years on Lake Ontario and 20 in South FL....

Did 10 years on Lake Ontario and 20 in South FL. Don't know Lake Michigan. Always thought it to be shallow vs. Ontario.
On Ontario, I recall a major storm every 3 or 4 years and coming back from the...
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