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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 397
Views: 167,634
Posted By utchuckd
Re: Bedding Deck Hardware With Butyl Tape

About to re-bed my stern rail and there's some non-skid type surface that goes under the base. Should I do anything about this or will the butyl just fill it in?


Like this (except it's for the...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   07-13-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 3,852
Posted By utchuckd
Re: Tansient Docking in the Florida Keys??

South Dade Marina is supposed to be trailer sailor friendly. You can leave your vehicle/trailer there while you cruise (for a fee, don't know if that's normal).
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-01-2015
Replies: 39
Views: 2,773
Posted By utchuckd
Re: Argh! - Charter Hull Scratches

If you used a credit card you could open a dispute to get your money back.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-27-2015
Replies: 1,419
Views: 518,509
Posted By utchuckd
Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

Is the molding just screwed into the cabin top?
Forum: Introduce Yourself   06-19-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 534
Posted By utchuckd
Re: beached, for now

My boat is in a slip on Percy Priest in Hamilton Creek Marina. I'm an hour away from it, don't get up there as much as I'd like.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-23-2015
Replies: 60
Views: 2,245
Posted By utchuckd
Re: My Tow vehicle

Have a friend who had a Ranger of roughly that vintage. Last year as he was going through an intersection he was T-boned by a semi that ran the red light, it knocked him across the intersection and...
Forum: Living Aboard   04-13-2015
Replies: 453
Views: 33,337
Posted By utchuckd
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-06-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 1,157
Posted By utchuckd
Re: Wow how plans can change....in my mind at least!

I can vouch for the O'day 23-2. I've never trailered it, and from what I understand it's not the best for trailer sailing, but a couple times a year should be ok. It's a great little weekender. Big...
Forum: Electrical Systems   04-01-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 687
Posted By utchuckd
Re: Does everything need to be on a switch?

The more I look at it the more I know need to redo everything, I just didn't want to get into that yet.

How many of y'all run a radio through a fuse only so you don't lose the clock/station memory...
Forum: Electrical Systems   03-31-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 687
Posted By utchuckd
Forum: Electrical Systems   03-31-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 687
Posted By utchuckd
Re: Does everything need to be on a switch?

No, I'm asking if a 12v outlet and/or radio needs to be on a switch (breaker or fuse/toggle switch) at all. I do like the sub-panel idea.

Maybe I'll just go ahead and change it all out, its 35...
Forum: Electrical Systems   03-31-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 687
Posted By utchuckd
Does everything need to be on a switch?

Do things that have their own switch (or don't need a switch) have to go through a circuit breaker or fuse/switch? I want to add a 12v outlet and stereo on my boat. Does the outlet need to be able...
Forum: Electrical Systems   05-27-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 813
Posted By utchuckd
Re: Voltage drop?

Thanks, all! I've got the Casey book and the Adlard Cole book, just been a while since I've dug them out. Seems like every book I get on a subject there's 5 more recommendations for others, lol.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-26-2014
Replies: 53
Views: 6,834
Posted By utchuckd
Re: Incredible hull cleaner, dirt cheap and fast.

I tried the LA cleaner this weekend and it seems to do a good job, but I still get a little better results from a magic eraser, especially now that they have handles for them.

Full disclosure: 1....
Forum: Electrical Systems   05-23-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 813
Posted By utchuckd
Voltage drop?

Can somebody explain voltage drop? And how it affects running some new wires in my boat?
Forum: O'Day   05-18-2014
Replies: 0
Views: 534
Posted By utchuckd
Space under gas tank/ice box on 23-2.

Anybody come up with a good way to access or use the space under the tank locker and cooler in the cockpit of an O'day 23-2? I like how most every part of the boat is laid out, just seems like...
Forum: Electrical Systems   05-17-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 511
Posted By utchuckd
Fuse panel vs circuit breakers?

Any considerations or pros/cons of using a fuse panel and switches vs using a circuit breaker panel? I'm looking at redoing my electrical distribution.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-14-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 1,336
Posted By utchuckd
Re: Marinas of SE Florida...

If you have to look at 2 hours away, have you thought about putting it in the SW Florida/ Fort Myers area? I believe I was quoted something in the $8-$12 per foot range a couple years ago at Bonita...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-10-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 1,135
Posted By utchuckd
Re: Snappy or otherwise Comebacks

Yes, I lol'd.

But I did not try to lick my elbow.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-09-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 1,302
Posted By utchuckd
Re: Miami Vice Threads

Don't forget Elvis the Alligator, a frat party drug seizure.
Forum: Caribbean Islands   04-02-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 1,533
Posted By utchuckd
Re: 7 days in the Bahamas. What should I put on the list?

Never heard of it before, but I am totally into this idea. Is this common?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-27-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 2,667
Posted By utchuckd
Re: Terrible wiring job - where to start?

This is a good article on labeling:

Wire Labeling Photo Gallery by Compass Marine at pbase.com (http://www.pbase.com/mainecruising/wire_labeling)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-14-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 1,447
Posted By utchuckd
Re: Towing and trailer questions.

Are pads or full length bunks down the side better or worse either way on a trailer?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-13-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 1,447
Posted By utchuckd
Re: Towing and trailer questions.

I bought a truck about a month ago, found an older 1 ton pickup, heavy duty fame, big frame mounted hitch, trailer brake box, it could pull a house if I hooked it up, but in my price range a little...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-13-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 1,447
Posted By utchuckd
Re: Towing and trailer questions.

There's a trailer that's hit craigslist locally that I'm going to look at. It would need a little modification to fit my boat to it, but it's a good enough buy possibly to justify it if it's in good...
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