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Search: Posts Made By: mcollins07
Forum: TMCA (Texas Mariners Cruising Assoc) 02-16-2010
Replies: 9
Views: 1,401
Posted By mcollins07
Sorry for the inconvenience, but the moderator...

Sorry for the inconvenience, but the moderator has spoken, so no link.

I tried google with "Texas Crusing Guide" and it does not come up, but if you use "Texas Crusing Guide Corzine Weebly" you...
Forum: TMCA (Texas Mariners Cruising Assoc) 02-03-2010
Replies: 9
Views: 1,401
Posted By mcollins07
Updated Texas Crusing Guide

Many people have been looking for a new updated version of Campbell's guide to cruising Texas. Since hurricane Katrina a lot has changed along the Texas coast. A couple of Texas coastal cruisers, Jay...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-03-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 3,113
Posted By mcollins07
Reducer

the 1/2 x 3/4 bushing is probably what is more commonly called a 3/4 to 1/2" reducer.
Forum: Introduce Yourself 01-31-2010
Replies: 28
Views: 1,756
Posted By mcollins07
Learning to sail

I liked the dvd's and videos on sailing. You can find some at amazon.com and bennetmarine.com (?). On the videos, get all levels, not just the beginers; beginers, cruising, racing, heavy weather...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available 09-23-2009
Replies: 1
Views: 862
Posted By mcollins07
We had a guy drop out at this late date. We...

We had a guy drop out at this late date. We still need crew.
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available 09-07-2009
Replies: 1
Views: 862
Posted By mcollins07
Recruiting Crew for Harvest Moon Regatta

Recruiting crew members for the Harvest Moon Regatta.
The time is near and we need to practice together.
Contact me ASAP if you are interested.
Should be available Sept. 25<SUP>th</SUP> till...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 04-30-2008
Replies: 70
Views: 36,339
Posted By mcollins07
Old Porta bote

I recently purchased a Porta bote that had been sitting in the water at the marina unused. This one is a smaller version, or dinghy. The transom is not square as the ones on their website. Does...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 01-15-2008
Replies: 19
Views: 2,694
Posted By mcollins07
110v Home RO unit?

I noticed that Sam's Club has 110v house (non-marine) Reverse Osmosis units for about $170, a lot less than marine watermakers. I don't remember the pressure, but I believe it operates at about half...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-13-2008
Replies: 18
Views: 9,299
Posted By mcollins07
Lazy Jacks from spreaders

Stillraining,
Do you have any pictures? Any drawbacks to connecting them from spreaders?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-12-2008
Replies: 18
Views: 9,299
Posted By mcollins07
I've been considering installing a Lazy Jack...

I've been considering installing a Lazy Jack system also. The positioning of the lines is an issue, but not sure how critical. Some systems use blocks on the lines from the mast some, some use...
Forum: Provisioning 01-12-2008
Replies: 11
Views: 6,367
Posted By mcollins07
I have a couple of those plastic ketchen...

I have a couple of those plastic ketchen dehydrating devices used to make jerky; they provide low heat and allow air to rise through several racks. I was thinking of trying one of those in a warm...
Forum: Provisioning 01-12-2008
Replies: 11
Views: 6,367
Posted By mcollins07
Dried Fish?

Has anyone tried drying or salting fish to preserve it?
We fish when sailing and it seems we can catch more than we can eat right away when the fish are biting. I've considered trying to dry some of...
Forum: Irwin 11-16-2007
Replies: 78
Views: 35,107
Posted By mcollins07
Irwin 37 - Blue Water Capable

I have an Irwin 37' CC that I am currently strengthening for blue water capability. Yes, it is true the Irwin was not designed for blue water. However, the Irwin 37í has several features that make...
Forum: Irwin 11-16-2007
Replies: 4
Views: 2,189
Posted By mcollins07
remove Rudder to remove Shaft

I have not removed my shaft yet, so hopefully some one will confirm or shoot down my plan. But I'll take a crack at this since no one has replide.

I have a 37 cc and plan on removing the shaft...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-16-2007
Replies: 9
Views: 3,637
Posted By mcollins07
Thanks for your suggestions. There is a...

Thanks for your suggestions.

There is a section of the toe rail which must be repaired. I'd like to repair it better than it was. I perfer going back with synthetic marials instead of organic...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-16-2007
Replies: 9
Views: 3,637
Posted By mcollins07
Working toe rail

I have a 1977 Irwin 37' which has a teak cap rail. I'm considering removing the teak and replacing it with an aluminum toe rail. What's your thougts on this idea?

The cap rail is about 3"...
Forum: Irwin 03-07-2007
Replies: 15
Views: 4,610
Posted By mcollins07
Has anyone removed the original Al fuel tank?

After removing the wood sole, how much fiberglass needs to be cut out to remove the original Aluminum fuel tank?

On mine it looks like a plywood floor and a 12" 2x6 needs to be cut out. Even...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 01-23-2007
Replies: 6
Views: 1,531
Posted By mcollins07
Compression Post by Thomas Wright

I am replacing/upgrading my compression post. Thomas Wright has an article on the web where he uses a 3" SS tube with an all-thread and nut of the inside diameter. I was told that he frequents this...
Forum: Irwin 01-14-2007
Replies: 2
Views: 2,376
Posted By mcollins07
Since the Irwin 37' has a fiberglass liner which...

Since the Irwin 37' has a fiberglass liner which is primarily one piece, I have been reluctant to cut into it. The previous owner has cut out a large section near the nav station. I'm...
Forum: Irwin 01-05-2007
Replies: 0
Views: 1,406
Posted By mcollins07
Masthead Sheaves - Irwin 37'

Does anyone know the dimensions of the Masthead sheaves? The boat is a 1977 Irwin 37' CC Ketch. I think the main mast sheaves are the same as the sloop. I've been up both mast but did not get...
Forum: Irwin 09-11-2006
Replies: 2
Views: 3,188
Posted By mcollins07
37' Ketch CC Rigging Spec's

Does any one have the designer's specifications, descriptions, or diagrams for the rigging on a 37' Ketch CC. I purchased a boat without the running rigging in place. No halyards, blocks, sheets,...
Forum: Irwin 08-20-2006
Replies: 2
Views: 2,376
Posted By mcollins07
Removing the Ceiling Liner?

I have a Irwin 37' CC which I am considering removing the ceiling liner. The liner is in good shape, but it limits access to nuts and bolts, and wastes some space. Has anyone else removed their...
Forum: Irwin 08-07-2006
Replies: 15
Views: 4,610
Posted By mcollins07
Pulling the fuel tank

I have a 1977 37' with a leaky fule tank. I plan on pulling the tank and having it repaired.

Under the sole, there are about 6 cross members. About 4 are bolted to the pan near the settees and...
Forum: Irwin 08-07-2006
Replies: 2
Views: 1,823
Posted By mcollins07
I think I would take pictures of the leaks. ...

I think I would take pictures of the leaks. Perhaps even have another mechanic look at it, if one is available. Take him to court before he can file a mechanics lein, small claims court if the sum...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available 09-29-2005
Replies: 5
Views: 1,983
Posted By mcollins07
Texas Crew Wanted: Harvest Moon Regatta

I would like to sail in the 2005 harvest moon regatta either as crew..... looking to crew, please contact me. mcollins07@hotmail.com


Michael
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