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Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   04-29-2013
Replies: 137
Views: 10,047
Posted By P424
Re: You are NOT "FISHING"

Years back I was sailing south from Lake Worth Inlet with a wind out of the north making about 3-4 knots down wind beautiful day. I was on the same heading all day BUT there was a fishing Tournament....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-08-2013
Replies: 25
Views: 3,050
Posted By P424
Re: Bad things that happen at sea.

I have seen 2 out of 4 boats lost in one group. We left with plenty of time to make the crossing. In fact even with slowing down so the others could catch up the ones that were lost were the late...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-07-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 2,952
Posted By P424
Re: Bottom Damage by Pressure Washer

You need to pressure wash to remove growth and alge to minimize sanding of antifouling as its not allowed in most yards. Shouldnt hurt the boat. They may have used a sand and water pressure wash that...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-07-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 700
Posted By P424
Re: That can't be good..... right?

I had an issue with a boat that had a crack near the front of the keel. every time it was pulled and set on stands water would come from that spot. Turns out the keel had water in it around the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-07-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 788
Posted By P424
Re: Busted Navpod

try a little MEK with a Qtip (in a spot it wont show) if its ABS plastic it will melt it enough to allow 2 edges to stick together. Like gluing a model it can form a weld.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-07-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 1,521
Posted By P424
Re: Thougts on which is better topside paint...

My favorite was dropping my only roller in the sand when I stepped off the end of the scaffold. I learned its better to have enough scaffold to do one complete side at a time but the whole boat would...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-07-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 830
Posted By P424
Re: A great Dock Master

Yes it is she is one is one of the few. The world needs more people like her. I am so tired of people that think the world revolves around them and those that need help are week inferior people and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-04-2011
Replies: 18
Views: 2,215
Posted By P424
Weather prediction is a very tough. In our area...

Weather prediction is a very tough. In our area you can predict wind direction most of the time but go to the ICW and all bets are off . The effects of land and ocean make it impossible. Also the...
Forum: Pearson   04-18-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 1,464
Posted By P424
I replaced mine and had to replace my Sheaves....

I replaced mine and had to replace my Sheaves. Got new ones from Rig-Rite Inc. - Masts, Booms, Spars, Rigging, and Hardware for Sailboats (http://www.rigrite.com/). Just matched sizes and got ones...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-18-2011
Replies: 42
Views: 5,512
Posted By P424
I have sailed a few small boats. But never...

I have sailed a few small boats. But never worried about that happening but I never went out in 20-25kn winds. But that said I think your big problem was shallow water and weather changing for the...
Forum: Learning to Sail   04-18-2011
Replies: 16
Views: 2,701
Posted By P424
I have always except once. Sailed alone single...

I have always except once. Sailed alone single handing a 40foot What. I try to do is make hops down the coast from one safe anchorage to another. In the event I dont make progress as planned and get...
Forum: Electronics   04-05-2011
Replies: 14
Views: 1,993
Posted By P424
My Standard Horizon RAM failed on me in a...

My Standard Horizon RAM failed on me in a tropical storm and never dried out. I just bought another since it was a few years old and being discontinued. Wel the new one has worked since but How can I...
Forum: Diesel   04-05-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 1,492
Posted By P424
Well Thanks to all for the information I orderd...

Well Thanks to all for the information I orderd one today and hope to get it so I can launch next Monday or Tuesday.
Forum: Diesel   03-23-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 1,492
Posted By P424
svsirius Thank you for your input just what I was...

svsirius Thank you for your input just what I was hoping for someone who had used them in tuff conditions. I will probably order one next week. Thanks all of you for the answers
Forum: Diesel   03-23-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 1,492
Posted By P424
TejasSailer Thanks for the sugestion but I am not...

TejasSailer Thanks for the sugestion but I am not always sure Sales would have my best interest in mind. erps thanks but I have been in a situation were I have 50 miles to make port before a TS gets...
Forum: Diesel   03-23-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 1,975
Posted By P424
Seems like they left out a bunch of stuff if your...

Seems like they left out a bunch of stuff if your going for a long cruise. Engine cooling hoses and gaskets. I would make up your own. Oil filters and fuel filters oil belts and Impellers. You need...
Forum: Diesel   03-23-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 1,492
Posted By P424
Max Prop Does it

I have a Pearson 424 with a Yanmar engine walter Vdrive an velvet drive Trans. Total reduction 2:1 13x18 fixed prop. I have the boat on the hard and am looking at Max Prop for a upgrade. I haves...
Forum: Florida - Eastern   03-23-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 2,008
Posted By P424
Cape Marina - Cape Canaveral - Boat storage,...

Cape Marina - Cape Canaveral - Boat storage, marine mechanics, slips and dockage (http://www.capemarina.com)
you can do your own work here
. 321-783-8410
Forum: Florida - Eastern   03-23-2011
Replies: 2
Views: 955
Posted By P424
Great inlet tide very light no standing waves...

Great inlet tide very light no standing waves Look out for ships and Subs using the inlet as security can be very tight especially when a sub is transiting. (Guns and Choppers). I have been boarded...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-23-2011
Replies: 13
Views: 3,087
Posted By P424
I have the same type of setup on my Pearson but...

I have the same type of setup on my Pearson but lots more area for the chain to drop. I still suffer from chain pile up after about 50 to 75 ft. Not a good thing for the windlass. I was able to fix...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   02-01-2011
Replies: 15
Views: 2,848
Posted By P424
A lot of the old Bahamas charts were old English...

A lot of the old Bahamas charts were old English charts and some islands are way off. Then again I have run the ICW from Vero to Cocoa Florida at night and the plotter was dead on. I have seen an...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-01-2011
Replies: 10
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Views: 991
Posted By P424
Sorry dont have a chart here but if you look at...

Sorry dont have a chart here but if you look at most charts there is a line on them . I assume those charts must not be marked like others. I dont use my horn like I should so cant help much. I just...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-01-2008
Replies: 9
Views: 706
Posted By P424
Targus | Mobile Power Store...

Targus | Mobile Power Store (http://www.targus.com/us/powerstore.asp) They can help
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-01-2008
Replies: 9
Views: 706
Posted By P424
Kensington and Targus have several models of...

Kensington and Targus have several models of adapters to power your Laptop from a Cigar lighter. The one I have now a Toshiba wont work because no adapter is made..
Forum: Living Aboard   05-16-2007
Replies: 71
Views: 78,689
Posted By P424
The biggest problem now in Cetral Florida is...

The biggest problem now in Cetral Florida is finding a slip for a 40 to 45 ft boat with ocean access. All the marinas around Port Canaveral have long waiting lists and with the Condo slip craze its...
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