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Search: Posts Made By: McMikeJr
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-06-2013
Replies: 51
Views: 2,704
Posted By McMikeJr
Re: Are you done yet??

Gotta chime in, I know the sailor who restored this Vega and it really is a top notch job. I was very happy to see it posted, thanks to OP for posting the link here.

Boats take time and devotion,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-02-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 2,714
Posted By McMikeJr
Re: Reel Winch? Replace 3/16" wire rope halyard?

Just as a follow up (sorry, I never did that), both of the reel winches were replaced with the rigging. After everything else was considered it came down to two simple issues; safety, and which one...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-13-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 778
Posted By McMikeJr
Re: SeaVolt handheld spotlight.. mysterious

everybody is making sense. buy used, risk $10. Sometimes ya' win, sometimes ya don't. Thanks!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-13-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 778
Posted By McMikeJr
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-13-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 778
Posted By McMikeJr
Unhappy SeaVolt handheld spotlight.. mysterious

So I was in a consignment shop the other day and picked up a spotlight for $10, thought it was a steal, all it needs is a charger. I picked up a 12v charger at radio shack, but the light doesn't...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-03-2013
Replies: 0
Views: 481
Posted By McMikeJr
Arrow Spencer boats?

Just throwing this out there. If there are any Spencer owners out there you should know the Spencer Yacht Owners Group (SYOG) is building up steam again, and we're doing everything we can to get...
Forum: Electronics 11-30-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 1,801
Posted By McMikeJr
Re: Review: Maretron Wind / Weather WSO100

Thank you! I've been on the fence about it, long term issues were my major concern.

Has power consumption been an issue?

Mike
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-05-2012
Replies: 54
Views: 10,050
Posted By McMikeJr
Re: Boat dogs?

I'm lovin' this thread. I'm looking for a dog for a liveaboard, this thread is awesome!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-29-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 1,196
Posted By McMikeJr
We're working on that. We've got a few regular...

We're working on that. We've got a few regular posters, and the hits are creeping up. With such a small run of hulls from a now-extinct builder it's really important we get people together!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-08-2011
Replies: 27
Views: 2,503
Posted By McMikeJr
I've used a laser flashlight (white) to hit the...

I've used a laser flashlight (white) to hit the reflectors on my windex. The small laser light doesn't hurt my vision like a regular white flashlight would, it's very well focused and only lights up...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-08-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 1,196
Posted By McMikeJr
Yes and no, that photo is from the web site, and...

Yes and no, that photo is from the web site, and it's my boat, but it's not Ill. That's off the coast of California, where she was before Jack Bibly bought her from my Grandpa in Ventura, CA. He...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-08-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 1,196
Posted By McMikeJr
We'll see what happens today when I get it looked...

We'll see what happens today when I get it looked at. My boat is a 1963 Spencer 35, a traditional early-fiberglass design with a full keel and steep rake on the rudderpost. The angle of the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-07-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 1,196
Posted By McMikeJr
Hmmm, interesting thought. The thing is SOLID,...

Hmmm, interesting thought. The thing is SOLID, and very heavy, but I understand your point. I know somebody nearby that could answer that question, maybe I'll run over and have him look at it this...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-07-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 1,196
Posted By McMikeJr
Wheel with 1' square shaft; useless?

Ok, so I got all excited because I found a great deal on a 36" classic wheel. I didn't consider that that shaft opening, rather that being round and keyed, is 1 1/16" SQUARE. Any idea what...
Forum: Living Aboard 07-15-2011
Replies: 14
Views: 4,937
Posted By McMikeJr
We're all watching that one closely; it's a great...

We're all watching that one closely; it's a great location! I believe the property has been turned over to the state, but from what I hear they haven't decided what they're doing yet, i.e. make it...
Forum: Living Aboard 07-15-2011
Replies: 14
Views: 4,937
Posted By McMikeJr
Dean- I'm not sure what the issue is, but...

Dean-
I'm not sure what the issue is, but liveaboards are an issue out here. I don't remember this problem on the west coast. I live in Hampton Roads and am looking at a job up in DC. I...
Forum: Electronics 06-28-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 1,801
Posted By McMikeJr
Review: Maretron Wind / Weather WSO100

Does anybody have any experience with the Maretron Wind & Weather Station?
(Maretron : Marine Electronic Instruments (http://www.maretron.com/products/wso100.php)) The unit got great reviews when it...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-21-2011
Replies: 55
Views: 3,370
Posted By McMikeJr
DOH! Open mouth, insert foot. It's been a...

DOH! Open mouth, insert foot. It's been a while, can ya tell? :-)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-21-2011
Replies: 55
Views: 3,370
Posted By McMikeJr
Odd, I haven't seen it. PC/Chrome.

Odd, I haven't seen it. PC/Chrome.
Forum: Sailnet.com Polls 03-20-2011
Replies: 298
Views: 28,395
Posted By McMikeJr
1963 Spencer 35. In the process of a COMPLETE...

1963 Spencer 35. In the process of a COMPLETE overhaul with the intention of returning her to awe-inspiring condition by her 50th birthday :-) .
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-20-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 3,333
Posted By McMikeJr
Engine: Mercedes OM 636 series. Got one?

I have a complete set of FACTORY manuals.

The MB OM 636 series diesels, produced in the 1960's, were considered one of the best marine engines in the world. I'm wondering if anybody still has...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 12-22-2010
Replies: 3,269
Views: 467,548
Posted By McMikeJr
Chesapeake Bay, Mid-Atlantic Coastal US

Chesapeake Bay, Mid-Atlantic Coastal US
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-29-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 1,655
Posted By McMikeJr
Amen. I bought a boat once without getting it...

Amen. I bought a boat once without getting it surveyed first and regretted it almost immediately. Most folks are honest, but not everybody. I will never again buy a boat without a current survey.
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 07-28-2010
Replies: 42
Views: 8,411
Posted By McMikeJr
I only have two things to say here- 1. What...

I only have two things to say here-

1. What a GREAT post! I love a good conversation I can learn from, this is a perfect example. Thanks to all.

2. 15-20 hours per week? I'M JEALOUS!!!
...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-28-2010
Replies: 23
Views: 4,292
Posted By McMikeJr
I can't be much help, but I'll tell you what I...

I can't be much help, but I'll tell you what I know.

Hunter - I'm not a big fan. I've heard Hunter owners say, "it's just as good as a Catalina," but I've never met a Catalina owner (myself...
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