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Search: Posts Made By: nicferrante
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-13-2008
Replies: 11
Views: 2,089
Posted By nicferrante
we just hauled her out a few months ago

got her blisters taken care of, bottom painted and top sides polished. We were hoping not to have to haul her out until next spring again!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-11-2008
Replies: 11
Views: 2,089
Posted By nicferrante
Question thanks ! I will try to loosen it...if I were to...

thanks ! I will try to loosen it...if I were to lubricate the seacock does anyone have any suggestions of products to try?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-10-2008
Replies: 11
Views: 2,089
Posted By nicferrante
Marelon y-valve and sea**** stuck!

Help! I have a seacock handle in my hand !

Our 1984 Islander 28 has Marelon seacocks (i believe) that appear to be stuck. The original paperwork from her birth states that is what was standard...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-19-2008
Replies: 30
Views: 11,989
Posted By nicferrante
You guys are all correct, We were told that we...

You guys are all correct, We were told that we are very lucky to have not had an explosion. The electrician was staring and speechless for about 5 minutes. He took lots of pictures because he said...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-17-2008
Replies: 30
Views: 11,989
Posted By nicferrante
okay-- so we had a marine electrician come out...

okay-- so we had a marine electrician come out and he determined that the main battery positive unfused cable came in contact with the air cleaner of the engine. The cables became so hot they melted...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-10-2008
Replies: 30
Views: 11,989
Posted By nicferrante
Hey guys- we tried to check the wires/cable and...

Hey guys- we tried to check the wires/cable and they are all burnt so we cannot really figure out anything ourselves from them. We called someone to come out and I am planning to disconnect the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-10-2008
Replies: 30
Views: 11,989
Posted By nicferrante
re: to possible AC getting to the batteries

The last few times we left the boat in the slip we did not plug her in...we have had such problems with the batteries that we were trying to isolate it and see if there was an AC issue or battery...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-10-2008
Replies: 30
Views: 11,989
Posted By nicferrante
we are very concerned...

yes, we are very concerned and just realized that our steaming light is missing!!! Maybe those wires being exposed are causing it? I am not sure how long its been gone. We have been sailing about...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-10-2008
Replies: 30
Views: 11,989
Posted By nicferrante
Battery terminal post melted? Anyone seen this b4?

We have had consistent battery issues on our Islander28. We have a Yanmar engine and (we think)the original standard battery charger. We are on our second set of batteries, but the third time they...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 11-14-2007
Replies: 22
Views: 2,267
Posted By nicferrante
I'm jealous !

I'm jealous !
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 11-14-2007
Replies: 25
Views: 2,335
Posted By nicferrante
Wow-- some great feedback. I am so thankful you...

Wow-- some great feedback. I am so thankful you guys are here. I know we have limited our search to three 'odd boats' but there are reasons that have brought us to those choices. Some you've...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 11-10-2007
Replies: 25
Views: 2,335
Posted By nicferrante
we do not get a lot of rain here...actually the...

we do not get a lot of rain here...actually the only time of the year it rains is for about a month in Jan so we will have that issue early in our move...I know it will not be easy but I'm ok with...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 11-10-2007
Replies: 25
Views: 2,335
Posted By nicferrante
Thanks for the feedback - it all really helps. I...

Thanks for the feedback - it all really helps. I hope that True Blue will give his feedback on an older Nauticat. We are not planning on traveling yet because we want to just get some practice and...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 11-10-2007
Replies: 25
Views: 2,335
Posted By nicferrante
Red face okay--- its coming down to decision time

My husband and I are getting ready to move aboard a sailboat in Santa Barbara California. I posted and got some feedback from you guys about a month or so ago but some of our variables have changed....
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10-10-2007
Replies: 10
Views: 2,696
Posted By nicferrante
Red face thanks for the quick responses! Wow, you guys are...

thanks for the quick responses! Wow, you guys are great! I've never posted to a blog before but all the great stuff I have read from other threads has been really helpful. I have been inside the...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10-10-2007
Replies: 10
Views: 2,696
Posted By nicferrante
Any advice on first time sailboat choice. Wilard30, Coronardo 41, Catalina 36

My husband and I are planning to liveaboard in the next 1-4 months. We have no kids but we do have a parrot and a cat. We are in our early 30's, self employed and are in process of selling one of...
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