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Search: Posts Made By: jimgo
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-31-2014
Replies: 201
Views: 20,233
Posted By jimgo
Re: Islander 36 projects in paradise!!!!!

I think the sale is a sanity sale, too. I know you put a lot of work into her, but in the end I think this is a wise move.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-19-2014
Replies: 201
Views: 20,233
Posted By jimgo
Re: Islander 36 projects in paradise!!!!!

Wow, what a huge culture change! What kind of restaurant? Family and I are thinking of a long road trip next summer, including GA. If we do it, it would be fun to stop in for lunch/dinner.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-13-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 750
Posted By jimgo
Re: Thick fog and lots of dolphins...

Looks like a fun trip (despite the rain)!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-10-2014
Replies: 369
Views: 148,470
Posted By jimgo
Re: Bedding Deck Hardware With Butyl Tape

Budvar, I would bet it was the finish. Not much sticks to oil (which is, actually, why you used it in the first place, though that may not seem immediately apparent).

Demon, I think you want tape...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-08-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 1,339
Posted By jimgo
Re: Heading for the Annapolis boat show tomorrow

Cool! We're planning on being at the show on Saturday. If we're there at 4:30, I'll try to swing by David!
Forum: Introduce Yourself 05-19-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 286
Posted By jimgo
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-14-2014
Replies: 201
Views: 20,233
Posted By jimgo
Re: Islander 36 projects in paradise!!!!!

Christian, the sheave looks like it might be for the outer-most winch on the starboard side, and I believe that's for the mainsheet. If you look closely at the pictures of this Islander:
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-13-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 663
Posted By jimgo
Re: One Motor mount or all ?

I agree with the others. This is a fairly labor-intensive job, with most of it being in the removal and proper re-installation of the engine. Removing the mounts and installing the replacements is...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-10-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 808
Posted By jimgo
Re: port light leaking catalina 30

For quick fixes, some on the C25 site suggested flowable silicone, which can be found at auto parts stores. I did that on my C25, and it seemed to work. On the Allmand, I have rebedded with...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-27-2014
Replies: 75
Views: 3,872
Posted By jimgo
Re: Mandatory PFDs

Brent, that gives a new meaning to "safe sex".
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-22-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 1,903
Posted By jimgo
Re: Sailing The Point Pleasant Canal

TLF, if all else fails, is based in Toms River. They were great with my Catalina. The short distance to/from your boat, plus the short distance of the move from Sandy Hook to...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-18-2014
Replies: 30
Views: 1,572
Posted By jimgo
Re: Electrical 101

You may even be able to pick up a charger on Craigslist. If you're in a saltwater area, I'd avoid the stuff from Harbor Freight or some of the other, inexpensive chargers. Get a good quality marine...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-15-2014
Replies: 79
Views: 4,748
Posted By jimgo
Re: Stupid questions about launch day

I used a wire brush and PB Blaster. I have a really strong stainless steel brush which worked very well. I also have a drill-mounted set that I could have used, but that wasn't necessary. I think...
Forum: Learning to Sail 04-13-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 1,468
Posted By jimgo
Re: Towing Services

I've owned sailboats for 2.25 seasons so far. I ran aground the first day of the first full season with our last boat. I didn't really NEED the tow, and it turned out that TowBoatUS couldn't help me...
Forum: Learning to Sail 04-05-2014
Replies: 32
Views: 3,582
Posted By jimgo
Re: From Dinghy Sailor to Cruising

I generally agree with Delta's comments. However, it is important to point out that you need to clearly define your needs. For example, will you most often be sailing alone or with one, two, or...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-03-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 1,069
Posted By jimgo
Re: Topclimber bosun's chair

Have a halyard attached to the harness and ask someone to belay you (take up the slack on the way up, give you slack on the way back down) just in case. If you have two friends, do it with two...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-03-2014
Replies: 83
Views: 6,418
Posted By jimgo
Re: Sea Delivery from SFO to PNW how feasible?

Med, I'm sorry this thread went so far afield. To the extent that my attempt at a joke early on contributed to that, I am sorry. I hope it will get back on topic now - I was enjoying reading about...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-26-2014
Replies: 55
Views: 3,107
Posted By jimgo
Re: Singlehanding Pedestal Steering

I believe AC pulls from the most recent NOAA charts. To the extent the charts are maintained, the AC version should be accurate, or at least accurate enough for planning purposes. As you said, you...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 03-26-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 437
Posted By jimgo
Re: Greetings from the UP

Hi! Welcome aboard! So, what are you searching for?
Forum: Introduce Yourself 03-10-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 882
Posted By jimgo
Re: New to sailing in Maryland.

We had a Tohatsu 9.9HP electric start. It was a great engine. Have you found
Forum: Introduce Yourself 03-03-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 653
Posted By jimgo
Re: Life's Next Adventure

Although I am among the "do it in a dinghy first" crowd, I agree with most of what Don said, especially if you live close enough to a body of water that will let you get out and sail her. We bought...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 02-27-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 652
Posted By jimgo
Re: Hello from New Jersey

Given your location, have you considered Liberty Sailing School too? I'm not trying to talk you out of any of the others, and I have no affiliation with any of the schools. Just thinking that it...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 02-25-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 652
Posted By jimgo
Re: Hello from New Jersey

Christina, BB is a great place to be. (sorry, bad joke, but it was serious!) We were there for part of last season and I liked sailing there. I'm looking forward to splashing soon!
Forum: Allmand 02-18-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 3,821
Posted By jimgo
Re: New Allmand 31 owner aboard

Welcome aboard, and welcome to Allmand ownership! I have the M16 (actually, it's the 5416, which is the predecessor to the M16), so I can't directly answer your question. However, a quick...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-18-2014
Replies: 34
Views: 2,518
Posted By jimgo
Re: Delivery issues

Not to take away from those already named, but I'd also throw DavidPM in there. If I had the money (and need) to hire captain and pay for his transportation costs, etc, David, SVAuspicious and...
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