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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-12-2008
Replies: 18
Views: 1,734
Posted By Rickm505
Well, that would work if it was a software issue...

Well, that would work if it was a software issue or even a connector issue.

First off, SeaClear is free software, and unsupported, so you have to learn to work with it , not against it. You can...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-12-2008
Replies: 9
Views: 1,754
Posted By Rickm505
I agree with Cam. Why is this even a question? ...

I agree with Cam. Why is this even a question?

Leave the mast up, do not touch any of the rigging adjustments. Just leave it alone, trust us, your boat will be fine.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-12-2008
Replies: 18
Views: 1,734
Posted By Rickm505
Try Seaclear. It's freeware, reads the free NOAA...

Try Seaclear. It's freeware, reads the free NOAA raster charts no problem and when connected to the GPS (http://www.sailnet.com/forums/autolink.php?id=1&script=showthread&forumid=4), it automatically...
Forum: Learning to Sail   08-18-2008
Replies: 39
Views: 7,044
Posted By Rickm505
Precisely My thought as well. :)

Precisely My thought as well. :)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-15-2008
Replies: 17
Views: 3,959
Posted By Rickm505
winged keel??

http://instapinch.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2008/05/in-dock-prior-to-launch.JPG
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   04-14-2008
Replies: 22
Views: 2,210
Posted By Rickm505
It used to be.. as CD implied, there is very...

It used to be.. as CD implied, there is very little water in there these days. Route 1 across Okechobee has been closed for some time. The rim route is open as far as I know but I wouldn't try it...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   04-14-2008
Replies: 22
Views: 2,210
Posted By Rickm505
I agree CD, Civility is suddenly sorely needed in...

I agree CD, Civility is suddenly sorely needed in this thread.

First let me say to Cam, that I didn't realize I was in a debate. I was answering a post in this thread about draft in an area I...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   04-14-2008
Replies: 23
Views: 2,721
Posted By Rickm505
How thick is the hull in a Beneteau 423 anyway....

How thick is the hull in a Beneteau 423 anyway. Some of these photos have me scratchin my head.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   04-14-2008
Replies: 22
Views: 2,210
Posted By Rickm505
Nah.... no such luck. The ICW is so shallow a...

Nah.... no such luck. The ICW is so shallow a multi wouldn't be able to go turtle. Maybe a belly flop, but never turtle.

My boat is in a Melbourne, FL marina. There's only one dredge company in...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   04-14-2008
Replies: 22
Views: 2,210
Posted By Rickm505
LOL... Cam, You are of course free to disagree...

LOL... Cam, You are of course free to disagree all you like......., but I live here....

We now have 4 boats parked in the ICW waiting for dredging in our marina to be completed before they can...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   04-14-2008
Replies: 23
Views: 2,721
Posted By Rickm505
True... look at that nice empty and sparkling...

True... look at that nice empty and sparkling clean engine compartment
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   04-14-2008
Replies: 23
Views: 2,721
Posted By Rickm505
This has already been a complete insurance write...

This has already been a complete insurance write off and is priced as scrap. The question... is there $25,000 worth of scrap left in the boat? I think not.

It looks like a pile driver worked over...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   04-14-2008
Replies: 22
Views: 2,210
Posted By Rickm505
5' 9" draft might be fine for the intracoastal...

5' 9" draft might be fine for the intracoastal but will be a limiting factor when choosing marinas. Here on the east coast of Florida marinas still haven't fully recovered from the 2004 storms. Many...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   04-07-2008
Replies: 39
Views: 19,745
Posted By Rickm505
:p this is definately less stressful

:p this is definately less stressful
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   04-07-2008
Replies: 39
Views: 19,745
Posted By Rickm505
I'm late to this post, but you know what they...

I'm late to this post, but you know what they say, better late than never.

In addition to boats already mentioned, I'll add Catalac 8m or 9m and Heavenly Twins to the list. Both are older but...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   11-17-2007
Replies: 5
Views: 1,259
Posted By Rickm505
I sail a Catalac 8M. It's 27' LOA and 26' at the...

I sail a Catalac 8M. It's 27' LOA and 26' at the water line. More importantly, it fits into a standard size slip at 13' 8" wide. It's also the smallest cruising catamaran I could find. By cruising...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   11-17-2007
Replies: 5
Views: 1,259
Posted By Rickm505
David I would agree with Saildog's response...

David

I would agree with Saildog's response to your original post, however your revised post seems to be more oriented towards day sailing with an occasional weekend getaway. Heck, you'd be happy...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-09-2007
Replies: 21
Views: 3,091
Posted By Rickm505
Having just completed my Headliner project, I can...

Having just completed my Headliner project, I can fully sympathize with what lies ahead in your project.

Your choices have been covered pretty well, and I will just add a couple of things....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-28-2007
Replies: 23
Views: 2,501
Posted By Rickm505
I did my interior last year with Minwax Helmsman...

I did my interior last year with Minwax Helmsman high gloss. It came out pretty well. I thinned it about 25% with mineral spirits and put on 4 thin coats. It dried in 3-4 hours in 80 degree...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-19-2007
Replies: 28
Views: 3,135
Posted By Rickm505
It seemed to work for me, however, I wasn't...

It seemed to work for me, however, I wasn't repairing chainplates. In my case it was the jib sheeting track which developed leaks and completely rotted the deck core. I would think this would have to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-18-2007
Replies: 28
Views: 3,135
Posted By Rickm505
I had a cabin leak that seemed too small to be...

I had a cabin leak that seemed too small to be bothersome. Well, in time it got worse until I finally couldn't justify putting off locating and stopping the leak any longer. Of course, by that time...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-18-2007
Replies: 28
Views: 3,135
Posted By Rickm505
I use a large 4cc syringe. Get them at any Feed...

I use a large 4cc syringe. Get them at any Feed store (horses). You need the epoxy to be very thin, almost like water... so it penetrates and saturates your core. I've used the low viscosity epoxy...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-18-2007
Replies: 22
Views: 3,373
Posted By Rickm505
It's as close to a motor sailor as ya get in a 27...

It's as close to a motor sailor as ya get in a 27 footer!!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-17-2007
Replies: 22
Views: 3,373
Posted By Rickm505
Photo of that strut is : ...

Photo of that strut is :
http://www.merlinmortgage.biz/catalpa/int_port_t.jpg
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-17-2007
Replies: 8
Views: 1,068
Posted By Rickm505
Ken, I'd be interested in learning who told...

Ken,

I'd be interested in learning who told you that contact cement breaks down with heat? I would like to very kindly offer my boat to refute this. I have some 3 year old contact cement that is...
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