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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-20-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 756
Posted By dinosdad
Went sailing on that boat when we first started...

Went sailing on that boat when we first started getting the idea to try sailing,
Beautiful boat well maintained/updated/restored, and owned by a very knowledgeable woman ( after that afternoon , we...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-10-2015
Replies: 25
Views: 1,567
Posted By dinosdad
Re: Where do the costs of a bigger boat come from?

Second prize! Rob gets a drink on me too!
( I'm gonna stick with a 30 footer, I already have enough alcohol on board that the coast guard would think I'm bootlegging!)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-10-2015
Replies: 25
Views: 1,567
Posted By dinosdad
Re: Where do the costs of a bigger boat come from?

No more calls please, I have the winning reply! I like this one the best,
It has the least amount of math, and the most irrefutable truth!
Mark, if your ever up mystic, ct way first ones one me!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-08-2015
Replies: 25
Views: 1,567
Posted By dinosdad
Where do the costs of a bigger boat come from?

Seeing my boat is surrounded by enough snow to be clinically depressing,
I've come up with this question for you all ( while most of us await the big thaw). It's been stated here and elsewhere once...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-28-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 1,366
Posted By dinosdad
Re: One-Piece Hatch Board

I have a one piece smoked lexan ( or similar material) and I'm making a three piece wood hatchboard for it this winter. There just isn't a good spot to store the one piece unit and when were're...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-21-2015
Replies: 19
Views: 1,373
Posted By dinosdad
Well, remember the thread about making money...

Well, remember the thread about making money while cruising? Slightly different interpretation of "delivery captain".
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-13-2015
Replies: 22
Views: 1,543
Posted By dinosdad
Re: What Would You Do?

I vote keep your current boat , upgrade as needed/wanted , and enjoy being on the water with a boat you have crawled in every nook and cranny, you know what you've done, what should be done soon ....
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   11-25-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 1,806
Posted By dinosdad
Re: Boat slip/mooring CT River

Hayshaven in Chester might be a place to look at . My boss kept a boat there
And he's cheaper than cheap so it must have been reasonable. Don't think its deep enough for sailboats but if your...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-24-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 1,393
Posted By dinosdad
Re: Force 10 heater question( kerosene burner)

Cleaned everything, reassembled and all is good, no leaks , ran the burner for
Over two hours in the shop and it held a steady setting, ordered a few spares.....
All is good! Not a whole lotta...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-23-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 1,393
Posted By dinosdad
Re: Force 10 heater question( kerosene burner)

Had a bit of time today( last until thanksgiving is over). I let it sit pressurized for a hour and it did seep out of the nozzle. I fab'd up a tool to unscrew the nozzle(jet) removed the rack and it...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-22-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 1,393
Posted By dinosdad
Force 10 heater question( kerosene burner)

Picked up a old force 10 kero burner heater and have a question .
Am bench testing the unit in the workshop and I'm not sure if the following is normal. Tank pressurized , turned burner valve on to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-27-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 1,555
Posted By dinosdad
Many great ideas! Never gave much thought to a...

Many great ideas! Never gave much thought to a quality soft side cooler,
Good point on the wheels taking up cooler space, being on a mooring and only using the boat for weekends ( during the short...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-26-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 1,555
Posted By dinosdad
Re: Small cooler for weekending

The icebox on our boat is reaaaally big! If your not tall your bent over so far to get to the bottom your feet are coming off the ground. And it's not well insulated to boot. My thought is the boat...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-25-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 1,555
Posted By dinosdad
Small cooler for weekending

Long story somewhat shortened, I was going to add insulation to the ice box on my c&c30, 72 vintage this winter. But I was reading a thread on drop in refrigeration here a day or so ago, and someone...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-31-2014
Replies: 58
Views: 3,417
Posted By dinosdad
Re: What kind of work do you do to finance your sailing?

I married well! Couple that with my job as a tool and die maker ( if anyone here is a high school guidance councilor I want to thank you from the bottom of my bourbon glass for telling the last 25...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-18-2014
Replies: 65
Views: 6,612
Posted By dinosdad
Re: Movies with a lot sailing

Wild things with Matt Dillon , Denise Richards and neve Campbell, not much actual sailing until the last ten minutes, but it managed to keep me interested
Enough to keep watching ....somehow......!
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   06-08-2014
Replies: 33
Views: 3,844
Posted By dinosdad
Re: 1981 - Catalina 30' or Sabre 30'?

One more thought, what motors do these boats have? I know a lot of people are scared out of their undies having a gas engine aboard but they are hammer and chisel easy to keep running, and cheap too,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-14-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 2,526
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: 1,359
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: 1,359
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: 1,359
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: 431
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: 431
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: 431
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: 805
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...
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