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Search: Posts Made By: ross99
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-09-2005
Replies: 7
Views: 1,515
Posted By ross99
Good byes (?)and Thanks

Is there a consensus as to where the "Resources" will gather when the lights go out here? Sure would be nice to find the new "Sailnet II"
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-09-2005
Replies: 15
Views: 2,552
Posted By ross99
If Sailnet is dead, why is this here?

Jeff ....Before this thing goes completely dormant.. let us all know where you plan to hang out after it''s over. Your insights, knowledge, and recommendations on sailing have been an invaluable...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-02-2005
Replies: 3
Views: 1,187
Posted By ross99
Genoa lead blocks

If you are looking for replacement genoa blocks, (or other blocks) check the Garhauer website. I have replaced traveler and mainsheet blocks on my 88 Catalina 34, and think the Garhauer gear is...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-29-2004
Replies: 7
Views: 931
Posted By ross99

Another reason for individual sheets: when they get frayed where they run thru the tailers on your winches, you can always flip them end-to-end and have a "new" tailing surface at the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-14-2004
Replies: 1
Views: 849
Posted By ross99
Garhauer Hardware

I haven''t been shopping for any replacement hardware for my boat since last Spring, but in browsing for a new vang I note that Sailnet no longer seems to carry any of the Garhauer line. I have...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10-24-2004
Replies: 6
Views: 5,113
Posted By ross99
Thoughts on a mid size cruising boat

I just did a quick "Yachtworld" search on 32-36 footers in your price range the MidAtlantic region, (MD, DE, VA) and hit on 76 boats, including relatively new (early-to-mid-1990''s) Beneteau, ...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10-20-2004
Replies: 13
Views: 7,580
Posted By ross99
Capabilities of a Catalina 27

Here is a link with some thoughts about prepping a Catalina 27 for offshore.

A whole lot of things to think about!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-20-2004
Replies: 5
Views: 1,444
Posted By ross99
Tailoring foul weather gear

Another place to check might be folks who sell ski wear. My sister was a seamstress, and used to make a lot of alterations to expensive ski pants with ankle zippers, etc...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-22-2004
Replies: 9
Views: 2,805
Posted By ross99
Cat -vs- Mono ?

There was a pretty good article in Sail Magazine 3-4 months ago, comparing a mid-30 foot monohull vs a similar size catamaran. Wish I had the issue at hand to be more specific. As I recall, the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-22-2004
Replies: 4
Views: 10,853
Posted By ross99
Portable Air Conditioners

The unit I have drains into my bilge. I have an automatic bilge pump, so the water isn''t a problem for me -- I only run the unit while hooked up to 120v ac so any drain on the pump is handled by...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-13-2004
Replies: 4
Views: 10,853
Posted By ross99
Portable Air Conditioners

I recently found a new type of a/c unit that might meet your needs... a stand-alone unit designed for room air conditioning, but a lot more flexible than the standard room a/c units... and more...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-12-2004
Replies: 34
Views: 14,070
Posted By ross99
Proper use of the Traveler

Jeff, I have read a lot of different explanations of mailsail trim, but this is one of the most concise and understandable I can recall. Thanks
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-24-2004
Replies: 4
Views: 3,365
Posted By ross99
Autohelm 4000

A lot of the old autohelm manuals are available at

though I did not see the A-4000 below deck model listed you might contact them...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-08-2004
Replies: 5
Views: 1,154
Posted By ross99
Best Blocks for the Money?...

I bought a couple of Garhauer''s Lite Blocks right here on Sailnet last year. I agree they are a great product, and since Sailnet''s delivery has always been great, I don''t know why you''d order...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-05-2004
Replies: 1
Views: 2,068
Posted By ross99
Lewmar WInches

I recently bought a boat equipped with Lewmar 46 primary winches. Although the jib sheets do not seem too badly worn, I am getting a lot of slippage from the self-tailers on the winches, one...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-18-2004
Replies: 12
Views: 1,285
Posted By ross99
selling a boat...

I would be interested in other''s opinions of Boat Trader. I listed my boat there, a PY-26 pocket cruiser, late 70s vintage, with 3 or 4 pics showing pretty good condition. Never got an inquiry,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-14-2004
Replies: 11
Views: 11,248
Posted By ross99
Cleaning the Holding Tank

tm3 --and after they "do their thing", how do you then get the marbles out?? Sounds like a great way to kill a macerator pump.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-14-2004
Replies: 8
Views: 1,020
Posted By ross99
Winterizing For Cold Weather

another easy solution is to put a "Y" in your water intake hose, (above the thru hull shutoff), with a short hose on the new intake. After starting the engine, stick the hose in a gallon of Marine...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 12-23-2003
Replies: 16
Views: 1,703
Posted By ross99
Toyota Sailboats??

John, I am right guessing you''re the same gentleman I exchanged emails with recently, regarding a boat for sale in Virginia? Was it "not reliable??"
Al Ross
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-18-2003
Replies: 7
Views: 925
Posted By ross99
Transducer suspended in vegie oil. square to the bottom

I too have the WestMarine transducer and hull mount. The sleeve comes with a rotating angled piece so the transducer can be pointed straight down.

I stuck the sleeve to the hull with 3M 5200,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-26-2003
Replies: 4
Views: 846
Posted By ross99
Steering Wheel Hub

There are all kinds of wheels on Ebay with the sort of hub I think you''re referring to. Search "ship''s wheel". Maybe you can save some work...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-20-2003
Replies: 3
Views: 641
Posted By ross99
GPS time variance

Well, I checked on the Net, and the Pirate is right. Here''s a link that explains why GPS time isn''t always "GPS Time" ---
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-19-2003
Replies: 6
Views: 1,288
Posted By ross99
Sailing Engineless

Get one rigged for an outboard, without the outboard?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-19-2003
Replies: 3
Views: 1,387
Posted By ross99
Transducer Fluid

It''s likely mineral oil -- this is the recommended setup for in-hull transducer pucks. Mine came with a base collar that is glued/epoxied to the hull and holds the oil. The twist-collar on it...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-19-2003
Replies: 10
Views: 2,800
Posted By ross99
Non skid decks

Tasman Ultra Tuff sounds like a good product but who sells it?
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