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Search: Posts Made By: kd3pc
Forum: Chesapeake Bay 2 Hours Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 88
Posted By kd3pc
Re: mooring / dockspace in Annapolis

when we lived there back in the late 80's, it was not unusual to get to town, at least a week or two before the boat show (set up is a week before the sailboat show), to get a slip or mooring, and...
Forum: Electrical Systems 1 Day Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 195
Posted By kd3pc
Re: Separating solar from antenna cables?

I humbly defer to the man from Maine, he has skads more experience with this than, I.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Day Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 534
Posted By kd3pc
Re: Sail Drives?

I would personally steer clear of them, especially the older ones. Many/some had issues with the gasketing or "bellows". Either way to repair or replace it requires a haulout and is a tough job for...
Forum: Electrical Systems 1 Day Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 195
Posted By kd3pc
Re: Separating solar from antenna cables?

as long as you are using decent quality cabling in good repair, with sound connections, you are good to go.

best
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 2 Days Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 1,011
Posted By kd3pc
Re: Suggestions for 28-32 cruiser?

Sabre made some great small boats that may fit your needs. They are of great quality and still supported for the most part by the factory. They have strong groups along the east coast and would be...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Days Ago
Replies: 35
Views: 1,171
Posted By kd3pc
Re: smoke filling up the cabin

sounds more like steam, especially if the temp light came on and went away when you throttled back. But then there is the oil light coming on.

I have been sailing well over 40 years, but I still...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 3 Days Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 438
Posted By kd3pc
Re: Interested in buying a sail boat

I forgot, but this one is a biggie....never mistake a boat (or let a broker or dealer convince you), of any kind, with an "investment"...unless it is an Oyster, Hinckley, Swan, etc - it is a...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 3 Days Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 438
Posted By kd3pc
Re: Interested in buying a sail boat

Buying a boat to beat land based housing costs is likely not going to work. You did not say what city you plan to move to, but Even with no boat payment, slip and electric, sometimes water and a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Days Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 1,204
Posted By kd3pc
Re: Marine Air Conditioning Install

Flagship Marine (Marine Air Conditioning Systems - water, air and keel cooled. (http://flagshipmarine.com)) has great gear that uses off the shelf contactors and relays, well built and competitively...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 4 Days Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 853
Posted By kd3pc
Re: Living Aboard MacGregor26

two actually, a Venture 21 that I lived on for a few months until I could trade it on the Cal, and then the Venture 25 to see how well they did a "bigger" boat. That 25 became the Mac 25, then the...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 4 Days Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 853
Posted By kd3pc
Re: Living Aboard MacGregor26

I guess I should have added my usual disclaimer...YMMV, and it is your money and will be your boat. Go for it, take the Mac to the bahamas. People do it on jetskis and flats boats all the time. OP...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 4 Days Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 853
Posted By kd3pc
Re: Living Aboard MacGregor26

live aboard or 2 week cruising? They are way different, especially over time.

In the olden days, when I was young, I lived aboard a Cal 25 for about a year, until I tired of the frozen things...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 1 Week Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 653
Posted By kd3pc
Re: Boat Trucking from Northeast Coast to Great Lakes

big wide boat, that will need over size permits all around. Will not be inexpensive. Were it me, I would float her on her own bottom....doing it myself in stages if you need to, or hire a captain...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 848
Posted By kd3pc
Re: Help me please, advice also helpful

then you have no excuse to NOT follow your dream. If the job is as bad as you relate, then you have nothing to lose, and a lot to gain. You are still young enough to recover from any failure that...
Forum: Electric/Hybrid 1 Week Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 510
Posted By kd3pc
Re: Adding an auxiliary electric motor might be fun...

I believe this is one that Nigel Calder has been evaluating/working on for the past year to two.

It appears to be one of the best out there, right now, for sail boats. Steyr has a long, sterling...
Forum: Electric/Hybrid 1 Week Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 510
Posted By kd3pc
Re: Adding an auxiliary electric motor might be fun...

Read nigel calder on electric motors for boats, there is a lot more to it than you would think, especially what you are calling a throttle, a lot more than a resistor. Then there are the batteries...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 578
Posted By kd3pc
Re: Negotiating new boat purchase

Morris is one of the few companies left, that value the relationship they create when they build a boat. There are a few more out there, but most production builders make and sell their boats like...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 578
Posted By kd3pc
Re: Negotiating new boat purchase

It is all in what you can negotiate. There is some room in the asking price, but likely not as much as people suspect. Each builder is different, and the "exchange" rate can be a player in the...
Forum: Diesel 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 547
Posted By kd3pc
Re: Diesel engine

2nd opinion and repair/replace what went wrong with your current engine...some thing does not add up, that it is "totaled"....

Your are right, most mechanics/yards are not going to risk their time...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 314
Posted By kd3pc
Re: Bad Zinc

name brand zinc from a reliable supplier...not the $1 knock offs. Call Jamestown Distributing or your local engine yard that services your engine brand. Even West Marine

You may have some...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 547
Posted By kd3pc
Re: Liability for 50 year old vessel

if you have chosen progressive, be sure to read AND understand what you have written in your policy and in what state that policy is written. You are assuming they know something about boats and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 435
Posted By kd3pc
Re: Zippered Pocket on Foot of Main Sail??

may have been a repurposed sail...the pocket is for a "dutchman" system and the sails had pockets similar to that for the lines to go up/in and out of. The excess/adjustment line stows in the...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 1,043
Posted By kd3pc
Re: Something to Watch for New Battery Technology

These types or announcements or papers describing some new technology come out quite often. When the rubber hits the road, and this moves out of the lab and in to the real world, then I will be in...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 441
Posted By kd3pc
Re: Thinking About a Solar Vent

spend the money on a Nicro, not a knock off. They hold up well and work as you would expect. They are more money, but well worth it. Sometimes Jamestown has them on sale.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 576
Posted By kd3pc
Re: Selling a boat and transport long distance

don't leave the house until you have a confirmed deal and at least half the money in hand.

Anything less than that and you have given up ALL leverage to make the deal work.

Are they going to...
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