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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-26-2006
Replies: 14
Views: 6,358
Posted By h37skipper
I too have a Flex-O-Fold. In my case it is a...

I too have a Flex-O-Fold. In my case it is a 2-blade on a 20hp Yanmar. I am so impressed with the prop that I will replace it when I repower. The new motor(3YM30) goes into the boat in April. The...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-06-2005
Replies: 7
Views: 820
Posted By h37skipper
Larger to Handle all

Agreeing with Gord here. Even with check valves(which restrict and fail) I would not do that. I went from 1/2" to 3/4" so that I could install a real seacock. Then with an elbow and a ''T'' valve...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-08-2004
Replies: 8
Views: 1,258
Posted By h37skipper
Below Deck Autopilots

My friend says: "Actuator installed on it''s pedastal on the platform. The unit is a AutoNav autopilot system capable of steering up to a 65'' vessel. It hooks into my Nexus server and electronics as...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-07-2004
Replies: 3
Views: 3,694
Posted By h37skipper
Need info on Pearson 30 alcohol stove

Did you do a Google for "kenyon"? Many boats of that era(including mine) were outfitted with Kenyon pressurized alcohol stoves. I have the manual at home but I think I have seen it online...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-07-2004
Replies: 8
Views: 1,042
Posted By h37skipper
Winterizing For Cold Weather

Maybe the others know your boat so these questions might be redundant. Is it an inboard or outboard? Will you be using the water system and is there a hot water heater? What about the head and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-06-2004
Replies: 11
Views: 1,858
Posted By h37skipper
Onboard Laptop

My solution was to purchase a Toshiba laptop off of E-Bay. I knew only enough to make sure it had both serial and USB ports and a CD drive. I knew I could add memory(and have). The one shortcoming...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-06-2004
Replies: 5
Views: 5,522
Posted By h37skipper
Thoughts on Lee sails

My new yankee(high cut jib) is a Lee. I wanted to match my North main from my local loft but decided to shop around. The Lee folks were very nice to deal with and saved me over $1000. compared to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-29-2003
Replies: 16
Views: 2,088
Posted By h37skipper
Lifelines

Do not like your supposition. Replacing the wire lifelines with s/s tubing, in my opinion, is false security. I have seen very few stanchions that will support much of an impact. Depending upon...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-23-2003
Replies: 5
Views: 9,359
Posted By h37skipper
canvas thread?

Polyester for me. My bimini(Sailrite kit) has five summers of sun exposure without noticeable change. Polyester is what Sailrite puts into all their kits.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-23-2003
Replies: 5
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Views: 912
Posted By h37skipper
Jobs

Good advice so far. I lean toward "try before buy". You are young and the education is expensive(and time-consuming). Obviously it would be easier to find a job if you had the training. But which...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   12-19-2003
Replies: 14
Views: 5,498
Posted By h37skipper
Endeavour 37, Aft Cockpit

I agree with everyting "flicker" wrote. But then I own an H37C(1979). :) No blisters and no leaks. Sail single-handed all the time. But how I wish she would sail to a PHRF of 155(not in my...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   12-19-2003
Replies: 6
Views: 1,050
Posted By h37skipper
looking for a boat

An idea or two. Go to Yacht World -
http://www.yachtworld.com/boats/index.html.en
On the left side click on "Find a Yacht Broker". Look at several Florida brokers, not just in Miami.

Also do a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-15-2003
Replies: 2
Views: 700
Posted By h37skipper
interior trim

Is it headliner like material? Sailrite sells several types(www.sailrite.com). But you might do better at your local auto supply.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-12-2003
Replies: 3
Views: 1,656
Posted By h37skipper
ideas for mounting solar panels on a 32 ft. sloop

Some dockmates have beefed up either their dodger frame or bimini frame and mounted the solar panels on top. Another added a frame outside the pushpit that can be folded flat or adjusted to the...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   12-10-2003
Replies: 16
Views: 2,360
Posted By h37skipper
Sooner or Later (a boat)???

Lots of good advice and ideas so far. Sailing a "small" boat first seems to be a consensus. But I would not consider a 27, even a 25, a "small" boat. Smaller yes, but not small. I can guarantee...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   12-10-2003
Replies: 10
Views: 4,927
Posted By h37skipper
Tartan 34

Question for Jeff and S/F. I have watched this board for some time now and respect your experience and well-grounded answers to the posts that I read.

Are the features of "seakindly, offshore...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-26-2003
Replies: 2
Views: 595
Posted By h37skipper
Original Stantions for Cal 2-27

Also check TIQ(Tops-In-Quality). They have many styles and custom make most anything.
http://www.topsinquality.com/stanchions.htm
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-18-2003
Replies: 3
Views: 585
Posted By h37skipper
seawaterpump

Super idea, seawater without a pump! I hate new holes in the boat. But I can think of ways to occasionally fill a bucket for rinsing dishes for example. A ''T'' valve off an existing thru-hull...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-06-2003
Replies: 2
Views: 703
Posted By h37skipper
Sail Covers

A few of us have made our own. Kits are available(SailNet) but Sunbrella is much cheaper on E-Bay. I bought a 10 yard roll recently, 60" wide, for $90. incl. shipping.

One feature I like is...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-06-2003
Replies: 2
Views: 673
Posted By h37skipper
Financing majr re-fit.

Do you have equity in a home? Almost everything we buy is on our home equity loan. It provides some tax deduction and the rates are low. We just refinanced from prime +3% to prime +0%, currently...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-06-2003
Replies: 2
Views: 1,315
Posted By h37skipper
topsides paint

High gloss is not necessarily a problem. I did the decks(topsides are the sides of the boat) with Interlux. I used Brightside for the non-skid, a straight Off White to get away from the Gray. Then...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-06-2003
Replies: 3
Views: 2,573
Posted By h37skipper
Hard dodger

There was a DIY project in an old Cruising World if you could find a copy. There is also this site:
http://cruisenews.net/boatbuilding.html
Find "Stitch and Glue Hard Dodger". I do not like his...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-04-2003
Replies: 2
Views: 5,108
Posted By h37skipper
Mainsail cover

Dave, did you ask Helen at Lee Sails? I also have dealt with Lee and they were always able to answer any questions.

The sail packs around my marina attach to the boom, not the mainsail. And the...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   10-23-2003
Replies: 15
Views: 3,605
Posted By h37skipper
Recommended cruising boats

Unusual for us too. We left Canada with a nice NE breeze and jib(yankee) alone. The winds built and were coming over the port quarter. You have to see 8-footers only three seconds apart to...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   10-21-2003
Replies: 15
Views: 3,605
Posted By h37skipper
Recommended cruising boats

I would invite Jack to crew on my ''79 H37C on Lake Erie. We only, if not too crazy, sail in six to eight footers. But when you consider the wave period averages three seconds we get considerably...
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