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Search: Posts Made By: rdstanley
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-24-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 787
Posted By rdstanley
Re: recovering battery abuser. Another mistake?

Where are all the electrical guru's? As a current battery abuser I too would like to see this one answered. Who knows we may even need a support group...
Forum: Diesel 07-30-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 437
Posted By rdstanley
Re: M25xp

Thanks for all the advice. After a little more research I think it is the head gasket. Planning on taking the head off this weekend.

Thanks again.
Forum: Diesel 07-27-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 437
Posted By rdstanley
M25xp

Need to see if I can get some advice. I have a Catalina 30 with a M25XP and I've started having some overheating issues. The heat exchanger has been gone through last season, the raw water pump and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-09-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 728
Posted By rdstanley
Re: looking for nice marinas VA/NC/SC

I'd look at New Bern Grand Marina in New Bern, NC. The facilities are great. Located right down town New Bern. Floating docks, free pump outs, swimming pool, and great staff. Last time I checked the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-30-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 970
Posted By rdstanley
Re: Time for new instruments

I decided to try to fix this set as the only issue was the displays. Nothing could be seen except on the repeater. Fortunately once the original ribbon connectors were replaced the displays worked...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-24-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 970
Posted By rdstanley
Re: Time for new instruments

Thanks Barry, if I go with the Garmin unit the only componet that would be Raymarine is the autopilot.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-23-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 970
Posted By rdstanley
Time for new instruments

It looks like it's time to replace the old Navman instruments on the boat. I quess I should be greatful they've lasted as long as they have. I'm looking at the new Garmin GWS 10 system and the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-26-2011
Replies: 32
Views: 4,081
Posted By rdstanley
I've taken the handrails off of our Catalina 30...

I've taken the handrails off of our Catalina 30 and it was pretty painless. I'd highly recommend Teakguard from Allguard Products. It's worked great for me and several friends.
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 09-19-2011
Replies: 25
Views: 3,830
Posted By rdstanley
If I'm picturing this correctly, you come into...

If I'm picturing this correctly, you come into your slip bow first and the forestay hits the two lines in the center of the X so that those lines kind of hold the boat still long enough to get your...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 09-19-2011
Replies: 25
Views: 3,830
Posted By rdstanley
I single hand quite often and had to come up with...

I single hand quite often and had to come up with a "easy" docking method. The system works so well I use it even with crew. Makes docking a no drama situation.

We are on floating docks with a...
Forum: Learning to Sail 07-13-2011
Replies: 25
Views: 3,520
Posted By rdstanley
I'd only take guests out when I felt comfortable...

I'd only take guests out when I felt comfortable and the weather was within my limitations. Having to worry about others will add considerably to the stress level. I'd look for guests with more...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-04-2011
Replies: 24
Views: 2,207
Posted By rdstanley
I wouldn't dream of not having liability...

I wouldn't dream of not having liability insurance. We had a fire at my marina, 26 doats were destroyed. Teams are still pulling boats off the bottom. I'd hate to be on the hook for that....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-15-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 1,238
Posted By rdstanley
You may want to check your batteries. A friend of...

You may want to check your batteries. A friend of mine had an odor problem that was finally traced to old batteries.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-26-2010
Replies: 54
Views: 10,002
Posted By rdstanley
[QUOTE=tager;574556]I just got a boat dog about 3...

[QUOTE=tager;574556]I just got a boat dog about 3 weeks ago. Her name is Plumb. She is a purebred pug.

Pugs are slow, small, can't jump very high, and are deceptively heavy for their size, 18...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-22-2009
Replies: 43
Views: 5,748
Posted By rdstanley
Dirtboy I don't think your definition would hold...

Dirtboy I don't think your definition would hold up....

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Forum: Chesapeake / Central US east coast 12-10-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 1,393
Posted By rdstanley
Why not go for a little longer ocean time and...

Why not go for a little longer ocean time and come in at Beaufort Inlet. It's normally MUCH more user friendly. It's a pretty cool little sailing town as well.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-06-2009
Replies: 4
Views: 3,397
Posted By rdstanley
SecondwindNC is on the mark. If your looking for...

SecondwindNC is on the mark. If your looking for something to look over before you arrive I'd suggest the Cruising Guide to Coastal North Carolina by Claiborne S Young.

The only other advice I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-25-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 2,071
Posted By rdstanley
You can use Sea Clear II, should be a free...

You can use Sea Clear II, should be a free download, and import the NOAA charts you need for free as well.
Forum: herSailNet 11-24-2009
Replies: 96
Views: 10,669
Posted By rdstanley
My wife prefers Admiral, there's too much...

My wife prefers Admiral, there's too much responsibility associated with "captain"
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-17-2009
Replies: 24
Views: 3,551
Posted By rdstanley
I would highly recommend taking the Junior...

I would highly recommend taking the Junior Navigation and Navigation course from the power squadron. Here's their website, United States Power Squadrons® Safe boating fun thru education...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 11-04-2009
Replies: 2
Views: 656
Posted By rdstanley
B&B Yacht Designs did mine last fall. I believe...

B&B Yacht Designs did mine last fall. I believe they did a very good job at a very reasonable price.

Bert Quay and Rob Eberle also have very good reputations.


I bought my boat in Oriental...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-02-2009
Replies: 104
Views: 9,259
Posted By rdstanley
I love my boat. Matter of fact I couldn't imagine...

I love my boat. Matter of fact I couldn't imagine hating it. I quess some people are never satisfied though. These same people who hate their boats probably hate their homes, cars, and anything else...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-02-2009
Replies: 19
Views: 1,475
Posted By rdstanley
Fair winds, have a safe trip.

Fair winds, have a safe trip.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-19-2009
Replies: 4
Views: 434
Posted By rdstanley
I used to race on a 236. Looks like a great day.

I used to race on a 236. Looks like a great day.
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 10-19-2009
Replies: 15
Views: 2,246
Posted By rdstanley
When you set the whisker pole make sure the jaws...

When you set the whisker pole make sure the jaws are facing up. That way gravity can help you when it's time to take it down. We always release from the mast first.
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