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Search: Posts Made By: BubbleheadMd
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 15 Hours Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 301
Posted By BubbleheadMd
Re: Removing vinyl interior, refinishing.

Fast-

I don't have a vinyl headliner. The vinyl is only in a few places along the sides.
I have a hard, fiberglass headliner, and a hard, fiberglass cabin liner typical of production boats.

I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 16 Hours Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 301
Posted By BubbleheadMd
Re: Removing vinyl interior, refinishing.

Ah! The heat gun is a great idea. I hadn't even thought of that.
I'm sure I can get it all off with a heatgun and scraper.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 16 Hours Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 301
Posted By BubbleheadMd
Removing vinyl interior, refinishing.

I didn't want to hijack the "vinyl headliner" thread.

We all know that older production boats had interiors built to varying levels of quality. It's past time to start paying attention to the...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 1 Day Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 775
Posted By BubbleheadMd
Re: My First Boat!

Bacon Sails & Marine Supplies (http://www.baconsails.com) for used sails and other hardware.
Go online, find the rigging dimensions for the Buc at Sailboatdata.com is the worlds largest sailboat...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Day Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 1,320
Posted By BubbleheadMd
Re: Which ones have ship wheel/helm and no tiller?

It's pretty clear from your original post, and subsequent comments that you have no experience with any of these setups, their history or purpose.

The aft-facing wheel is meant to be grasped while...
Forum: Chesapeake Bay 2 Days Ago
Replies: 315
Views: 11,700
Posted By BubbleheadMd
Re: 2014 Sailing Season

I'm sure going to try.

I just picked up a lightly used Origo Heatpal for a song, at Bacon Sails.
It puts out nearly 2,000 more BTU's than my Coleman propane heater and I can stop carrying the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Days Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 646
Posted By BubbleheadMd
Re: Flush Outboard

Cheeze and Rice, man. 20hp outboard on a P26? That's a bit overkill.
I had a Honda 9.9 on my Coronado 25, which is only 800lbs. lighter, and the 9.9 was overkill for that boat.

Tell your friend...
Forum: Chesapeake Bay 2 Days Ago
Replies: 315
Views: 11,700
Posted By BubbleheadMd
Re: 2014 Sailing Season

TF-

I think it's coming. I believe that October may pack some good winds. I also worry that it's going to be unseasonably cold.
Forum: Chesapeake Bay 2 Days Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 3,133
Posted By BubbleheadMd
Re: New to Cheasapeake Bay - Wind?

+1 to what Jeff said:

Jacklines, tethers and harnesses. Spare clothing and blankets.

Also, the ability to boil water for instant soups and hot beverages. Hypothermia doesn't just happen when...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 2 Days Ago
Replies: 92
Views: 4,680
Posted By BubbleheadMd
Re: Are we in over our heads?

I've only done the offshore leg once, but I was 10 miles out.
I loved it. The cell phone was dead with no signal, which is how I wanted it.

There's nothing wrong with sailing closer to shore, but...
Forum: Chesapeake Bay 2 Days Ago
Replies: 315
Views: 11,700
Posted By BubbleheadMd
Re: 2014 Sailing Season

After not sailing for a month and a half, I finally got out on Sunday.

I was gently sailing through the SSCA fleet, anchored in the Rhode river, weaving smartly between the anchored boats to see...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 6 Days Ago
Replies: 565
Views: 99,370
Posted By BubbleheadMd
Re: Production Boats and the Limits

So far, I've tried one out on a Catalina 38.

It jams in each direction and requires a lot of fiddling to get it past the sticking point.
The theory is that the mainsail is blown out and the way...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 6 Days Ago
Replies: 565
Views: 99,370
Posted By BubbleheadMd
Re: Production Boats and the Limits

I said that you implied, not that you said. There's a difference.

You said- which is absolutely true, only in the strictest technical sense. Usually, a lot of other things have to go wrong for...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 6 Days Ago
Replies: 565
Views: 99,370
Posted By BubbleheadMd
Re: Production Boats and the Limits

That's fine but I hope you don't mind if I correct the false impression you've created by implying that at the first disruption of electrical systems, that all ability to control the submarine is...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 6 Days Ago
Replies: 565
Views: 99,370
Posted By BubbleheadMd
Re: Production Boats and the Limits

Really? I'd love to hear about that. I served on nuclear submarines for 12 years.

When we would practice "loss of power" drills, the control surfaces automatically switched to a backup mode that...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 6 Days Ago
Replies: 565
Views: 99,370
Posted By BubbleheadMd
Re: Production Boats and the Limits

Thanks for the education. There are a few different models out there.
Is your furler a unit that is riveted onto the trailing edge of the mast, or is it fully "inside" the mast?

I made a blanket...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 6 Days Ago
Replies: 90
Views: 3,800
Posted By BubbleheadMd
Re: Chucking my propane stove, what to replace it with

+3 on installing the neoprene or rubber covers over the fuel canisters when not in use. Cut some from rubber sheeting or buy replacements. They'll make all the difference.

My first and only galley...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 6 Days Ago
Replies: 90
Views: 3,800
Posted By BubbleheadMd
Re: Chucking my propane stove, what to replace it with

Again, with the false equivalency.

Propane is pressurized, and offers many points of failure along the delivery path, requiring many expensive safety features, complex plumbing, and proper storage...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 6 Days Ago
Replies: 565
Views: 99,370
Posted By BubbleheadMd
Re: Production Boats and the Limits

Really, this is a false equivalency argument.

You don't go "up the stick" to un-jam a partially furled main. You can't see where along the luff the jam is, because it's hidden. You might be lucky...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 6 Days Ago
Replies: 565
Views: 99,370
Posted By BubbleheadMd
Re: Production Boats and the Limits

How do you do that when the mainsail roller furler jams partway, and won't budge in either direction?
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 6 Days Ago
Replies: 565
Views: 99,370
Posted By BubbleheadMd
Re: Production Boats and the Limits

When I look at the photos Smack posted, I feel like there is this point of "diminishing returns".

I have no issue with "production, fin keel, spade rudder boats" crossing oceans.

What I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 6 Days Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 1,074
Posted By BubbleheadMd
Re: Short tacking to windward is sailings heavy lifting.

It's less painful for me when the wind is up a bit, and I can use a jib smaller than my 170% or 155%.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 6 Days Ago
Replies: 90
Views: 3,800
Posted By BubbleheadMd
Re: Chucking my propane stove, what to replace it with

BFN-

Define "far from home"?

If you're planning on cruising the US and Canada, denatured alcohol is widely available at hardware stores and "big box" stores like Lowe's, Home Depot and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 1,074
Posted By BubbleheadMd
Re: Short tacking to windward is sailings heavy lifting.

I don't "love" short tacking my a$$ off, but I hate running my engine even more.

I hate the noise, and when it's running, I see $$$ dollar signs wafting into the air from the exhaust port in the...
Forum: Chesapeake Bay 1 Week Ago
Replies: 315
Views: 11,700
Posted By BubbleheadMd
Re: 2014 Sailing Season

Didn't hoist a rag all weekend.

I puttered around the corner to my sailing club and camped out on one of their mooring balls in the West River, most of the weekend. We cooked, drank, went ashore...
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