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Search: Posts Made By: jimmd
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-04-2009
Replies: 3
Views: 732
Posted By jimmd
mounting a winch

mounting a winch - not a wench

thinking of running lines to the cockpit on an old (1975) grampian 23. this would entail mounting a winch,organizer and clutches on the cabin roof. how should these...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-04-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 2,951
Posted By jimmd
i had a long shaft converted to a short shaft and...

i had a long shaft converted to a short shaft and the price was not terrible but i had taken it to a shop and told them i was in no hurry. it took a couple of months but eventually they came up with...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-04-2009
Replies: 3
Views: 716
Posted By jimmd
hull cleaning

any suggestions for cleaning the hull of a 35 year old boat. i don't believe the POS ever did anything to the exterior. i don't think it will ever shine but i would like it to be at least clean....
Forum: Learning to Sail 01-06-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 895
Posted By jimmd
know what you are getting

my son and i took asa101 in early (april) spring of 2007 and it was great to have a 2 person class. weather conditions forced our class from a 22 foot boat to a hunter 33. nice boat - nice class -...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-03-2008
Replies: 52
Views: 4,162
Posted By jimmd
best jack line material

what type of line would best be used for jack lines on a small (23') boat?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-29-2008
Replies: 15
Views: 11,647
Posted By jimmd
"good" (?) porta potty

any suggestions on a good porta potty if there really is such a thing. looking for something that does the job without leaks.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 04-25-2008
Replies: 31
Views: 4,173
Posted By jimmd
most states do have a "cooling off period" after...

most states do have a "cooling off period" after the executuion of a contract. maryland has a 72 hour window though there are some exceptions that come into play depending where the contract was...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-21-2008
Replies: 198
Views: 12,522
Posted By jimmd
small community on the water. walk across street...

small community on the water. walk across street and down a flight of steps.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 02-14-2008
Replies: 28
Views: 2,624
Posted By jimmd
i did a lot of reading and looking after taking...

i did a lot of reading and looking after taking my first lessons and was able to find a 33 year old grampian 23 for a good price that was (is) actually in pretty good candition. i don't thinks the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-08-2008
Replies: 8
Views: 7,852
Posted By jimmd
cetol application

i'm not starting a new thread about the relative merits of various finishes. i do have a question after reading the instructions on the cetol can where it reads to wipe the wood with interlux special...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-07-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 712
Posted By jimmd
thanks

thanks for the help. i'll do some looking.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-07-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 712
Posted By jimmd
measurements

the mast height was measured by running a steel tape up the halyard. that would give a litte flexibilty in the luff measurement. the foot of the sail is 7.6 and there is enough room on the boom that...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-07-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 712
Posted By jimmd
grampian 23 boom

i have a 1975 grampian 23 that is in need of a new mainsail. the mainsail appears to be original as it has the grampian manufacturer tag as well as the grampian logo with hull number. i'm finding...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-03-2008
Replies: 3
Views: 975
Posted By jimmd
solar panel suggestion

any suggestions for a small solar battery charger? only looking to keep one battery charged on a small boat. battery is only used to start 8hp outboard and minor instruments when under sail. it seems...
Forum: Learning to Sail 11-29-2007
Replies: 26
Views: 2,720
Posted By jimmd
get some lessons

definitely get some lessons so you can be of a little value instead of in the way. most people who are looking for crew are trying not to single hand. there is definitely alot of single hand sailing...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-09-2007
Replies: 12
Views: 2,969
Posted By jimmd
through deck electrical

looking for some help locating a through deck waterproof electrical connector. i can find 2 wire connectors but i would really like to find a three (or four) wire connector so 2 circuits could be run...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 11-09-2007
Replies: 92
Views: 10,019
Posted By jimmd
only in reverse

when i had just recently purchase an old grampian 23 i took my sister and brother in law out to show them the wonders of sailing. there really was virtually no wind but i figured even a short motor...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-10-2007
Replies: 14
Views: 1,734
Posted By jimmd
just trying to make more wide open sailing areas....

just trying to make more wide open sailing areas. if we could just get rid of that polar ice cap.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-10-2007
Replies: 14
Views: 1,734
Posted By jimmd
never had a boat done. i am a fire restoration...

never had a boat done. i am a fire restoration contractor and have used soda blasting many times in the past. WHAT A MESS. people will say that "it's only baking soda" but you will definitely cover...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-02-2007
Replies: 0
Views: 400
Posted By jimmd
sailing on lake george new york

will be attending a family reunion this weekend and obviously will need to get away from the group for a little sanity. any advice on rentals of boats. any other info on conditions, sites,etc will be...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-17-2007
Replies: 3
Views: 664
Posted By jimmd
thanks

thanks for the info. the boat is not a catalina but it looks like the same fixture.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-17-2007
Replies: 3
Views: 664
Posted By jimmd
navigation lense recoat

older boat with older navigation light lenses. the port side lense has faded to almost clear and the starboard side is not a lot better. any ideas on bringing the color back to the lenses without...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 09-12-2007
Replies: 13
Views: 1,109
Posted By jimmd
will be interested in following your process. i...

will be interested in following your process. i bought a 1975 grampian 23 (hull number 416) in maryland this summer that appears to be a little less of a project but not too much less. "so far" it...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-06-2007
Replies: 6
Views: 1,184
Posted By jimmd
thanks for the ideas. i'll do some looking and...

thanks for the ideas. i'll do some looking and may post a photo of the existing set up if i still am having any trouble.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-05-2007
Replies: 6
Views: 1,184
Posted By jimmd
grampian 23 traveler

recently bought a 1975 grampian 23 and it appears that the traveler was removed in past years. there is a track immediately outside the doors at the deck level that presently has the main sheet...
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