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Search: Posts Made By: davester
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-08-2014
Replies: 36
Views: 2,055
Posted By davester
Re: solar recommendations

I bought the mono panel because it is a couple inches shorter. Yesterday I picked up some pieces of aluminum flat bar and angle bar at home depot to mount it.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-07-2014
Replies: 36
Views: 2,055
Posted By davester
Re: solar recommendations

I recently ordered a 50 watt panel from Renogy (http://www.renogy-store.com/). I haven't installed it yet, and I don't know enough about solar panels to comment on the quality. They seemed to have...
Forum: Learning to Sail 05-08-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 1,722
Posted By davester
Re: What is the best beginner sailing book ?

I really liked "Sailing: The Basics" by Dave Franzel.

Sailing: The Basics: The Book That Has Launched Thousands: Dave Franzel: 9781585748075: Amazon.com:...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-06-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 402
Posted By davester
Re: Would PEX work for mast wiring through-deck?

I drilled out the area, taped the bottom, put the pvc sections in place, and poured thickened epoxy around them. I was also replacing the pedestal guard feet which required drilling some new holes,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-06-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 402
Posted By davester
Re: Would PEX work for mast wiring through-deck?

I used pvc for a similar purpose (standpipes inside the helm pedestal guard tubes). I don't know how strong the bond is, but the pvc doesn't budge, and no water was come in.

Dave
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-14-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 1,552
Posted By davester
Re: Deck core - what on earth am i doing wrong....

I used a hammer and these pry bars from home depot:
http://www.homedepot.com/catalog/productImages/300/c2/c223f1d0-2435-47e2-8ddc-345dd211d907_300.jpg
Search Results for¬*pry bar¬*at The Home...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-12-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 1,577
Posted By davester
Re: Pearson 33-2 Wing Keel or Pearson 34 Centerboard

My sense is that there is a somewhat significant difference in pointing (at least in racing terms) but I haven't raced my boat (the fin keel) much, so it is hard for me to compare.

On the boat I...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-12-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 1,577
Posted By davester
Re: Pearson 33-2 Wing Keel or Pearson 34 Centerboard

I own a P33-2 fin keel (hull #27 iirc), and race on a centerboard version (doing it backwards, I know). I haven't been on the wing keel version so I can't compare.

My hull appears to be partially...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 07-23-2013
Replies: 28
Views: 4,602
Posted By davester
Re: OMG i need liveaboard soon.

Some marinas don't allow liveaboards, or restrict their numbers - sometimes this is to comply with local laws. My town (in New York State), for example, limits each marina to a certain percentage of...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-24-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 558
Posted By davester
Re: Stuffing box ooze

I think if the packing gland doesn't feel hot you can continue running it... give it another 10 or 20 minutes (checking frequently for heat) and by then it should start to drip water. I observed the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-28-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 496
Posted By davester
Re: Ratchet blocks

I have some of the Ronstan ratchet blocks, and I think the one with the cam cleat is auto-only. Even if you could switch it off though, that wouldn't be very convenient if you need to do it quickly....
Forum: Learning to Sail 05-01-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 1,377
Posted By davester
Re: Boat Parnerships in/around NYC

City Island Yacht Club has a boat share program: City Island Yacht Club (http://www.cityislandyc.org/clubboat.php)
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction 04-19-2013
Replies: 1,154
Views: 60,884
Posted By davester
Re: Bob Perry's take on Wolfenzee's dream boat

The way I understood it from Paulo's description (haven't read the study yet) is that the different metals were used so that two keels could be made in different designs but have the same righting...
Forum: Diesel 03-24-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 1,227
Posted By davester
Re: Use of Yanmar Oil versus store bought oil

I use the Yanmar oil because the dealer is located near my marina, and it probably doesn't amount to that much cost difference considering 1-2 oil changes per year. I'm sure there are plenty of...
Forum: Pearson 03-02-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 1,626
Posted By davester
Re: Toe rail refinish/rebed 1987 pearson

On my 1986 Pearson 33-2 the core ends at a tapered edge about 1 inch (if memory serves) before the inside edge of the toerail. I am pretty sure the 31-2 is constructed the same way.

Check out...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-13-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 1,156
Posted By davester
Re: Opinions/Reviews of CLIPPER Wind Instrument - Please !!

I have one (just the masthead unit so I can't comment on the display)... It appears flimsy, and the tail of mine was broken off in the box. Rather than return it to the UK, I glued it back on with...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-10-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 1,345
Posted By davester
Re: New bottom coating perhaps?

From the FAQ:

"Can you use Ultra-Ever Dry where it is continuously submerged in water or liquid, like the inside of a pipe with constantly flowing liquid?
No, this is not a good application. The...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 01-27-2013
Replies: 39
Views: 3,018
Posted By davester
Re: Hell Gate

There is diesel available at City Island (but you have to go between Hart and City Islands, and it's all the way up by the City Island Bridge) - I don't know if the fuel dock is open in the winter. ...
Forum: Pearson 09-07-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 879
Posted By davester
Re: pearson 31-2 ice box

I strongly agree with Chuck. ^

In the picture below, the hand pump over the galley sink should be the icebox drain pump. If not, it has probably been modified by a previous owner. If it has been...
Forum: Pearson 09-05-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 879
Posted By davester
Re: pearson 31-2 ice box

I have the Pearson 33-2 and the icebox drain is plumbed to a hand pump that pumps into the sink in the head. I believe your boat is similar, except that the pump is located next to the galley sink....
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 06-22-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 632
Posted By davester
Re: Surveyor in CT?

I can recommend Barnaby too... He surveyed my first keel boat, and the survey was thorough and I learned a lot. .
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-16-2012
Replies: 39
Views: 3,658
Posted By davester
Re: girls and heels

And to this end- sail the boat within the abilities of the crew. There might be good reasons for their nervousness... not that the boat is going to tip over, but that they don't feel they can move...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 06-07-2012
Replies: 57
Views: 8,596
Posted By davester
Re: Is a 44' too much?

That must have been a cool trip. I hope to get some more offshore experience (I have mostly sailed in long island sound and block island sound) but I don't think any trips to the Azores are in my...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 06-07-2012
Replies: 57
Views: 8,596
Posted By davester
Re: Is a 44' too much?

Sorry bljones - I didn't see your post before adding mine.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 06-07-2012
Replies: 57
Views: 8,596
Posted By davester
Re: Is a 44' too much?

It looks more like 2000 miles to me.

That's still an average of over 4.5 knots. And no waves, for two and a half weeks plus the return? If there was wind, I would expect some waves.

Are...
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