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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-07-2009
Replies: 1
Views: 497
Posted By cruiserdave
Potable Water Pipe

After doing somework on my potable (fresh water) system I went to the hardware store to pick up some lengths of pipe. Low and behold they no longer make the pipe....polybutaline? the flexable gray...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   03-10-2009
Replies: 15
Views: 1,627
Posted By cruiserdave
We've had a boat in the Annapolis area for over...

We've had a boat in the Annapolis area for over thirty years. All boats have been fibreglass. Our slips have always been in a protected area. Some years we've used a bubbler and others we haven't....
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   03-04-2009
Replies: 45
Views: 4,932
Posted By cruiserdave
Boat-Bend Over Another Time

Moonie,

Listen to Saildog. Them's true words of wisdom.

I have had a few boats. Started with the smaller and worked to the larger.

My first boat was a Catalina 22. The budget was...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-04-2009
Replies: 90
Views: 5,042
Posted By cruiserdave
Headcase was taken. Plan to leave for an...

Headcase was taken. Plan to leave for an extended cruise June 15th ..........
Forum: Chesapeake Bay   03-03-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 1,024
Posted By cruiserdave
An't Life a Beach

Got few inches (5/6 too much) suppose to put my mast up today! Been working real hard to get ready. Not happening. Rigger told me I was crazy, guess he knows me quite well. Put it off til Thurs. ...
Forum: Electrical Systems   03-01-2009
Replies: 21
Views: 6,871
Posted By cruiserdave
I'll third the both.

I'll third the both.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-26-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 1,473
Posted By cruiserdave
My wife and I use Clorox II and plenty of...

My wife and I use Clorox II and plenty of different types of scrub brushes, go the hardware store and buy 1 of each. The toothbrush is my favorite! I have found as the years go by it is harder to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-25-2009
Replies: 2
Views: 1,090
Posted By cruiserdave
Aluminum Tank Inspection Port

Does anyone have a suggestion for covering an inspection port in the top of an aluminum tank. I checked out the ones from Seabuilt......alot of cash. Any other suggestions? How about applying a...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   02-12-2009
Replies: 70
Views: 4,722
Posted By cruiserdave
Radar? I go blind looking at mine. We could...

Radar? I go blind looking at mine. We could just "shoot the moon".
Forum: Learning to Sail   02-06-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 811
Posted By cruiserdave
One thing to keep in mind when choosing a boat. ...

One thing to keep in mind when choosing a boat. The bigger it is the more expense and time it takes to maintain. If your going to travel you need to be able to make some repairs along the way,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-06-2009
Replies: 63
Views: 4,482
Posted By cruiserdave
Put me in the craftsma catagory, but I tink I've...

Put me in the craftsma catagory, but I tink I've become a bum. I'm a self employed carpenter/cabinet maker but I'm refting my boat for an extended cruise-not much time for "work". Living off peanut...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-04-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 1,141
Posted By cruiserdave
Plan First!

Read the 2 books recomended. Get familar with the concept, principles and terminology to utilize the electricians time wisely. Start an electrical scematic of what you think you would like to do. ...
Forum: O'Day   02-02-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 1,316
Posted By cruiserdave
Can't give you an answer about the wet exhaust. ...

Can't give you an answer about the wet exhaust.

We have a 35 and just rerigged the mast (off the boat). There are 2 PVC chases in our mast. I suppose you could run a fish-tape down, drill a...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   02-01-2009
Replies: 70
Views: 4,722
Posted By cruiserdave
Any More Room?

My wife and I are interested in joining in on this trip. Is there room for 2 more at the Boat Yard meeting?

David and Peg
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-30-2009
Replies: 104
Views: 10,500
Posted By cruiserdave
Blisters!

Blisters have always been a problem for my hands. For the past few years I just sanded and repainted the bottom. I pulled the boat this fall to do a refit and decided to tackle the blisters (many)....
Forum: O'Day   01-25-2009
Replies: 2
Views: 936
Posted By cruiserdave
Adding Batteries-Where?

Hi all. I've got a question I've been trying to work out and keep coming up blank. I have an O'Day 35 (same as 34 w/swim platform). I need to add batteries for an extended cruise. I current have...
Forum: O'Day   12-31-2008
Replies: 3
Views: 819
Posted By cruiserdave
Liner Removal

Doug,
My wife and I just removed the liner on our O'day 35 this fall. First we pulled the covering off, ripped it off. We then scrapped the foam off with slightly sharpened scrappers (wear gloves...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-26-2008
Replies: 24
Views: 1,899
Posted By cruiserdave
Get a Survey!

Our boat is a 1986 that we have had for 12 years. Life got in the way a few times and we got behind in routine maintinence. Last Thanksgiving my wife suggested taking a year's cruise. Time to...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   11-06-2008
Replies: 22
Views: 2,210
Posted By cruiserdave
Thought I'd add my two cents even if it's a...

Thought I'd add my two cents even if it's a little late. First penny- I understand from a few brokers I know that the boat market is not what they'd like it to be and will probably get worse. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-28-2008
Replies: 7
Views: 1,065
Posted By cruiserdave
After Epoxy

I have found epoxy to be a good base for finish on any wood subjected to weather. Epoxy degrades when exposed to UV rays (sun). I use a good marine varnish, not a polyurethane, the more coats the...
Forum: O'Day   10-23-2008
Replies: 2
Views: 1,794
Posted By cruiserdave
O'day Owner's on Chesapeake Bay

Does anyone know of an O'day owner's association, club, group, etc. on the Chesapeake Bay?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-23-2008
Replies: 17
Views: 7,194
Posted By cruiserdave
Boat Type

SailingDog,

Boat is a 1986 O'Day 35. Thanks so far to all replies. So far positive. Yes, we are attracted to the KISS for the price and simiplicity. Solar is an expensive addition for a years...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-22-2008
Replies: 17
Views: 7,194
Posted By cruiserdave
KISS Wind Generator

Has anyone used the KISS wind generator? How's the noise level and tthe output. We are only going on a year's cruise and would like to keep the batteries "topped" up using wind. Regular charging...
Forum: O'Day   10-16-2008
Replies: 3
Views: 1,510
Posted By cruiserdave
Never Easy

Well, I had hoped someone would have a magic number. I could just spend a few minutes tightening and loosening and be out sailing. Your information makes sense. One of the most understandable...
Forum: O'Day   10-15-2008
Replies: 3
Views: 1,510
Posted By cruiserdave
Standing Rig Tension O'day 35

Does anyone have any information on the tension for the standing rig for the O'day 35?
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