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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-03-2004
Replies: 12
Views: 1,346
Posted By Sailmale
selling a boat...

You might try any bulletin boards meant for owners of the manufacturer of the boat you''re trying to help sell.

For instance, I used to own a Morgan, and I sold it last summer within a few weeks...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-03-2004
Replies: 4
Views: 655
Posted By Sailmale
hand held or mounted???

What features should someone look for in a VHF? I''ve looked around at some of the national chain marine supply stores, and the radios run from just the basic to very complicated, with all sorts of...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-03-2004
Replies: 7
Views: 1,540
Posted By Sailmale
Old sails made new?

I''ve used SailCare initially two years ago for sails on my previous boat, and am using them again to clean and refurbish the sails on my current boat.

In addition to cleaning your sails, the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-29-2004
Replies: 11
Views: 1,529
Posted By Sailmale
opinion: do i really need a dodger?

I''m going through the same consideration myself for a Morgan 38 I just purchased. I sail the Chesapeake Bay, where it can be raw in the Spring and is often brutal in the summer.

Prior to this...
Forum: herSailNet   10-08-2003
Replies: 4
Views: 2,002
Posted By Sailmale
Sources for fabric/other questions

mcain...do you have the URL for the fabric supplier in FLA?

If not the URL, do you recall the business name?

Also, I''m curious. Why did you choose Sunbrella over treated canvas, which...
Forum: herSailNet   10-07-2003
Replies: 4
Views: 2,002
Posted By Sailmale
Sources for fabric/other questions

I need to replace the bimini, dodger, sailcovers and a few other related canvas type items over the winter, and I''m thinking about doing it myself.

I''ve had some experience in doing this in the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-07-2003
Replies: 9
Views: 955
Posted By Sailmale
Source for suppliers

Its time to replace my bimini, dodger, sailcovers and a few other assorted canvas-type items this winter, and I''m considering doing it myself.

I''m looking for the names/phone numbers/URLs of...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   09-25-2003
Replies: 13
Views: 2,313
Posted By Sailmale
BROKERS!!

Two recent experiences.

I made an appointment to see a boat 45 minutes south of Annapolis with a man from a highly reputable local brokerage. (FYI...the boat was listed at $69,000, so his cut...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-15-2003
Replies: 18
Views: 5,150
Posted By Sailmale
Cetol...off!

I simply don''t like the color. It has a burnt orange look.

I''ve seen lighter hues -- more blond in tone -- on a Pearson and on a Hinckley Bermuda that I would like to duplicate.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-13-2003
Replies: 2
Views: 2,381
Posted By Sailmale
Best way to sell????

Folks...I''m ready to put my well-maintained Morgan 28 IO up for sale, and have a number of questions about how to best go about this.

Should I sign a contract with a company to sell my boat, and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-13-2003
Replies: 0
Views: 833
Posted By Sailmale
Most Effective Way to Sell????

Folks...I''m ready to put my Morgan 28 IO up for sale (moving up to a yet-to-be-purchased larger boat), and would like some learned advice on the best ways to sell my well-maintained boat, which is...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-22-2002
Replies: 2
Views: 620
Posted By Sailmale
Money well spent?

For whatever reason, the previous owners of my boat installed two in-line fuel filters on my boat''s Yanmar 12 HP diesel engine. I''ve had the boat several seasons and have never noticed any...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-15-2002
Replies: 1
Views: 648
Posted By Sailmale
Oh wire, where art thou?

Neither I nor the marine electrician working on my boat can figure out how to access the mast and spreader light wiring in my Morgan IO 28, a 1976 edition.

The mast is stepped on the deck, and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-03-2002
Replies: 1
Views: 1,578
Posted By Sailmale
Yanmar SVE12

When I couldn''t located the oil filter on my Yanmar SVE12, I figured it was time to call in a diesel mechanic to do some basic stuff like change the oil, find and replace that darn oil filter,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-19-2002
Replies: 5
Views: 2,047
Posted By Sailmale
main halyard

Ok, Sailmc...sounds simple enough.

But how do I check whether or not I''ve got the correct sheeve? Hook-up the chair and go for a ride to the top?

And, generally speaking, is the sheeve...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-18-2002
Replies: 5
Views: 2,047
Posted By Sailmale
main halyard

I need to replace my main halyard, which for my 30-footer is made from both line and steel cable.

I''m not real sure how to determine what I''ll need to buy to replace the halyard -- such as it''s...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-12-2002
Replies: 15
Views: 4,750
Posted By Sailmale
Painting with 2-part polyurethane

I just completed painting the topsides of my 30 footer with Awlgrip and it''s family of products...and I could not be more pleased with the results. And I''ve gotten many, many compliments from...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-30-2002
Replies: 0
Views: 990
Posted By Sailmale
replacing my rubrail

I''m replacing the original rubrail on my 1976 Morgan IO. The original stuff is in the form of a "U", is made from black, flexible rubber and fits snuggly over a 3/4" by 1 1/2" flange formed where...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-14-2002
Replies: 11
Views: 2,646
Posted By Sailmale
should moorings be free?

We have a similar situation in Annapolis, where I moor my boat of one of the local three creeks under the city''s jurisdiction. The city charges an annual $300 fee to moor a boat, and the boat owner...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-14-2002
Replies: 10
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Views: 1,972
Posted By Sailmale
Mooring

I have a Helix system, which was professionally installed because it''s screwed into the bed, for my 28 footer with about 10,000 pounds of displacement. The initial cost is a little pricey, but the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-12-2002
Replies: 3
Views: 904
Posted By Sailmale
Rubrail for my Morgan 28 OI

Thomas S. : I''m not sure exactly what you did, nor if it was on a Morgan 28 IO. The rubrail on my boat serves as a "jacket" of sorts over the seam where the top deck joins the hull.

Do you also...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-05-2002
Replies: 3
Views: 904
Posted By Sailmale
Rubrail for my Morgan 28 OI

I''m in the process of replacing the original rubrail on my Morgan 28 Out Island, a 1976 version.

I''ve only been able to find one source for the rubrail, and have been quoted a price of $14 per...
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