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Search: Posts Made By: dinosdad
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-14-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 519
Posted By dinosdad
Re: Is paint catalyst optional ?

Just guessing , but it sounds like a simple alkyd enamel paint,that will cure without a hardener, but will take much longer to dry( rustoleum is a alkyd enamel) a hardener is available for most of...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-29-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 861
Posted By dinosdad
Re: What type of heat for weekend use in New England

No, not for use while sleeping, just want to be comfortable in the cabin
In the evening hours , and I could change my diet all I or you want
And that doesn't change the fact we hate the damn...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-28-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 861
Posted By dinosdad
Re: What type of heat for weekend use in New England

Delezynski, I saw that video when I was searching youtube for stove videos, awesome idea, and great video!
Alex, the webasto type heaters while probably the ultimate solution also carries the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-28-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 861
Posted By dinosdad
What type of heat for weekend use in New England

Looking for suggestions for heating our sailboat on the weekends in the spring and fall seasons on the Connecticut coast , we mostly day sail the boat ,c&c 30 mk1, and hang out on the mooring. We...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 09-14-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 303
Posted By dinosdad
Re: New CT (Wannabe) Sailor

+1 on the mystic river /spicers area, many moorings, great area just to dinghy around in when your too lazy to take the sail cover off, only drawback is a farther ride, and in the summer traffic on...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 09-14-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 303
Posted By dinosdad
Re: New CT (Wannabe) Sailor

Not to send this off topic but, bill, you got yourself some nice boats there!
Love the allied!
Forum: Introduce Yourself 09-14-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 303
Posted By dinosdad
Re: New CT (Wannabe) Sailor

The only moorings I'm aware of ( there might be others) is old Lyme marina,
But somebody might know of another , I think it's mostly slips in that area,
I think they're kinda "proper" about what...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-28-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 421
Posted By dinosdad
Re: anyone familiar with west marine mast boot tape

I've used it for two years that I've owned my boat, and maybe on a sunny warm day it will stick together , but I had some small diameter line line laying around and I wrapped it around the tape from...
Forum: Atomic 4 07-25-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 416
Posted By dinosdad
Re: Engine almost stalling then recovering

Thought about the vent line yesterday,
Ran it with the fuel fill cap off, no difference
Forum: Atomic 4 07-24-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 416
Posted By dinosdad
Engine almost stalling then recovering

Thought I had cured this problem over the winter,
In the fall, leaving the mooring, the engine would drop rpms
To the point of almost stalling then recover , then repeat ..
It was pulled for the...
Forum: Atomic 4 07-03-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 1,543
Posted By dinosdad
Re: atomic 4 cooling system

Possibilities , 1. Blockage in the raw water thruhull/screen area, 2. Internal buildup of crud in the cooling jackets of the block or exhaust , go to moyer marines website and do a search for more...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-11-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 869
Posted By dinosdad
Re: Good First Boat

one point to consider would be, will you just be "sailing' the boat on weekends or will it also be used as a weekend getaway. I ask that because when I bought my c&c 30 a year and a half ago it was...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-06-2013
Replies: 26
Views: 1,633
Posted By dinosdad
Re: Butane camp stove in cabin

Seaward makes a built in and a countertop butane stove that has a thermocouple safety , more money than the regular camp stoves , but worth it for not having to worry about the flame blowing out do...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-04-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 2,004
Posted By dinosdad
Re: Getting sanitation hose over fittings

buy a tailpipe expander {harbor freight, napa, advanced}just dont go crazy with it just enough to open the diameter slightly, let it set in the pipe for a few minutes, release it put the hose on ,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-29-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 951
Posted By dinosdad
Re: Back for more - portapotty vs. manual head

Two points to consider, one how will you use the boat? Day sails , with a couple of overnights? Staying at a marinas or on the hook? If your going to be sailing on the sound and will return home most...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-08-2013
Replies: 46
Views: 2,160
Posted By dinosdad
Re: What made you buy your boat?

My wife and I had a few requirements, one , it had to have standing room in the cabin, second, it had to be big enough that we wouldn't " outgrow" it in a few years . Three, as this would be our...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-23-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 751
Posted By dinosdad
Re: 1976 Pearson 26

Check out this guys website for Pearson 26's . Pyxis - Pearson 26 (http://dan.pfeiffer.net/p26/boat.htm)

He seems to have the most info out there on them. Actually looked at one when I was...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-31-2012
Replies: 40
Views: 2,655
Posted By dinosdad
Re: How do you use your boat

I bought a 1972 c&c 30 mk1 last year ( yup I bought robs hand me down!)
I keep it in noank on a mooring not far from robs new boat ( someday destined to be mine) . As it is our first boat period it...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-05-2012
Replies: 32
Views: 1,875
Posted By dinosdad
Re: new trick for removing head hoses!

not when you cant get a hacksaw in the cabinet where the hoses are, and if you use a fine tooth blade it slices nice and clean , and a quality sawzall makes a difference. {but i like the idea of...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-04-2012
Replies: 32
Views: 1,875
Posted By dinosdad
Re: new trick for removing head hoses!

1. For beer make it mcsorleys
2. How bout some oriental food ( I defer to your expertise)
3. I might as well, my wife says we're gonna buy your boat
Eventually anyway !
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-04-2012
Replies: 32
Views: 1,875
Posted By dinosdad
Re: new trick for removing head hoses!

I thought of a Baggie , or plastics cover on the end , but whoever
Cut the holes in the cabinets shelves etc did it with a hole saw
Sized right to size, there was no way the hose would make it...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-04-2012
Replies: 32
Views: 1,875
Posted By dinosdad
Re: new trick for removing head hoses!

where I made the cuts depended on the logistics of 1. higher is best so as to reduce any chance of incurring "fluids" leaking, and 2. where they could be pulled out of their hiding places...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-04-2012
Replies: 32
Views: 1,875
Posted By dinosdad
new trick for removing head hoses!

well this winter I'm replacing my head, all the hoses, holding tank, the works.
First thing I decided, I wish to not have a toxic mess to clean up! after having the tank pumped before hauling, i...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-16-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 839
Posted By dinosdad
Re: Winterizing Bilge

+1 on what rob said. I bought his old boat and his method works well ( he showed me his winterizing schedule in person last season!) the only thing I can add is after your done have a beer in the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-28-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 323
Posted By dinosdad
thank you all for helping make my first season great

now that I hauled out yesterday and my first season as a sailboat owner{any boat period}has ended, I just wanted to thank everyone here for questions theyhave asked in the past and the people who...
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