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Search: Posts Made By: tommays
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 926
Posted By tommays
Re: Our Harbor is a Sewer. DuSable, Chicago.

Its real simple we went cheep with one pipe for sewage and rain water when it was decided we need to treat the rainwater

Northport still has and OPEN street storm-drain outlet pipe without even...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 751
Posted By tommays
Re: standing rigging replacement

On the east coast a place like rigging only is used by DIY owners

You just remove you old stuff ,roll it up and UPS it to them and a week later a box with new stuff comes and you just put it on...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-18-2014
Replies: 50
Views: 5,913
Posted By tommays
Re: Bilge pump non return valve.

The ONLY DRAIN on the Cal 29 is 1" and can clog with an errant potato chip :)

At lest the J24 has TWO 1-1/2 scuppers
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-12-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 949
Posted By tommays
Re: New Bulkhead & Interior Framing

Got to know the boat as there are generally more of them to compare notes on

The fast hardener along with some heat lamps should kick it well enough during daylight hours BUT the FULL cure will...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-07-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 474
Posted By tommays
Re: New Prop for Catalina 30 (

Props are as much art as science :) for example...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-03-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 498
Posted By tommays
Re: Consequences of complete battery discharge

I look at what else is going on with leaks ,electric or water :)

My boat lives on a mooring and has been through the same rain and there should not be enough water coming down the mast to run a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-09-2014
Replies: 37
Views: 1,650
Posted By tommays
Re: 1st big project, bronze thru-hull

I don't believe the way to go is mixing epoxy super thick it needs to flow somewhat ?

But a picture of what your trying to change would allow better advise
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-09-2014
Replies: 37
Views: 1,650
Posted By tommays
Re: 1st big project, bronze thru-hull

I favor the taping and using studs on a G10 plate version as it is three less holes to leak and killer strong
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-06-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 241
Posted By tommays
Re: Lubing gear cable

You can try and get almost any type of oil in one of the ends (preferably) the high end so it can run downhill

BUT the cables have a plastic lining that is one of those lifetime deals and the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-05-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 205
Posted By tommays
Re: Shaft out, engine dropped

Diesel mounts tend to be pretty soft to isolate the boat from as much vibration as possible and they do fail

The yard can only put it back correctly NOT much they can do about anything form the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-05-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 520
Posted By tommays
Re: newbie mast light checking question

A 9 volt battery will light all the bulbs and confirm they work :)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-18-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 477
Posted By tommays
Re: Groco Seacocks BV vs. FBV (

IMHP the BV is far better due to the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-24-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 1,004
Posted By tommays
Re: Pearson 30 Bilge Pump Recommendations?

I am lucky in that the Cal 29 sump has two levels which allows two pumps to be installed

The higher pump never gets wet unless the low pump fails and as the boat is on a remote mooring this gives...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-27-2014
Replies: 62
Views: 3,657
Posted By tommays
Re: Alternative to Solar

I have a high quality bare minimum solar system which peaks out at 2.5 amps and combined with my really low energy needs works out fine on a 29' boat that lives without any shore power on a remote...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-01-2013
Replies: 34
Views: 4,855
Posted By tommays
Re: Solo Mast Stepping System

I can step a J24 mast keel stepped (70 pounds) with simple stuff and one hand tired behind my back

The Cal 29 mast is about the same length and it is deck stepped BUT it is so freaking heavy and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-02-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 433
Posted By tommays
Re: Keel Inspection (
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-28-2013
Replies: 43
Views: 1,731
Posted By tommays
Re: gps navigation


I plane my routes on open CPN and export them in the gpx FORMAT to my handheld Garmin 72H

I can safely say at this point after 500 NM this summer everything between Northport and Greenport...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-13-2013
Replies: 1
Views: 323
Posted By tommays
Re: Shaft tube repair

Kind of depends ? (

Mine had internal blisters...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-28-2013
Replies: 63
Views: 5,284
Posted By tommays
Re: Cost to Replace Chainplates? Should I Walk Away?

One you would have to have really GOOD LUCK to find a boat with age X chainplates

The cost is very much how hidden the plates are which can range from fully exposed and easy to remove to...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 06-10-2013
Replies: 32
Views: 1,935
Posted By tommays
Re: Outboard on 1974 Pearson 10m? (

It was a minor ordeal going 20 miles through Long...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-30-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 352
Posted By tommays
Re: Raised chainplate deck fittings question

Yes I would sand to glass so you get the best bond
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-22-2013
Replies: 58
Views: 2,766
Posted By tommays
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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-22-2013
Replies: 58
Views: 2,766
Posted By tommays
Re: Young people and adventure

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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-22-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 1,329
Posted By tommays
Re: Bottom paint tricks

I scuff the paint with my random orbit/vacuum sander and do a solvent wipe as dust and wet sanding are forbidden

And I do a jack stand dance to setup tarps to trap and mistakes and give solvent...
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