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Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   09-09-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 873
Posted By garymcg
Rick Shelley

RD Shelley Marine Surveyor (http://www.rdshelley.com/)

I used Rick Shelley and thought he was very competent.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   01-27-2011
Replies: 17
Views: 10,380
Posted By garymcg
Again, it's a compromise. If "decent" or "just...

Again, it's a compromise. If "decent" or "just fine" windward performance is acceptable to you, by all means get the shoal draft.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   01-24-2011
Replies: 17
Views: 10,380
Posted By garymcg
I own a deep draft boat. I have chartered shoal...

I own a deep draft boat. I have chartered shoal draft boats. If you're accustomed to a deep draft boat, the windward performance of a shoal draft boat is laughable. I would not own one because of...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-06-2010
Replies: 36
Views: 4,603
Posted By garymcg
I agree with Puddinlegs, that's one of the best...

I agree with Puddinlegs, that's one of the best pieces of advice for a new boat owner I've ever heard.

If you wait six months, you can figure out what type of sailor you are, and that will steer...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-08-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 4,238
Posted By garymcg
Vinings Marine Group?

Anyone at a marina owned by Vinings Marine Group? The marina I'm at, which shall remain nameless, was family owned and had a good reputation. Vinings bought it, and 3 years later.....there is no...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-08-2010
Replies: 114
Views: 25,411
Posted By garymcg
Blue Sea Systems

I purchased numerous Blue Sea components (3 panels, bus bars, fuse boxes, etc etc) for a rewire this year. Everything worked fine except for the 2 hydrosonic water tank monitors; one always read...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-04-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 777
Posted By garymcg
I just replaced a 1/2" thru hull/seacock with...

I just replaced a 1/2" thru hull/seacock with 3/4" because I wasn't able to find anything smaller. The old thru hull was flush on the outside, an appropriate sized hole saw for a 3/4" fit over the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-03-2010
Replies: 15
Views: 3,657
Posted By garymcg
Simpson Lawrence Hyspeed, single speed. Very...

Simpson Lawrence Hyspeed, single speed. Very reliable although I would love to acquire a Sea Tiger.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   05-27-2010
Replies: 23
Views: 3,268
Posted By garymcg
I'm on Lake Erie currently and we pay $2500 for...

I'm on Lake Erie currently and we pay $2500 for the slip, $900 for winter storage (including haulout, bottom wash, and launch in the spring), and around $600 for insurance. This is for a 35 foot...
Forum: Living Aboard   04-16-2010
Replies: 42
Views: 6,391
Posted By garymcg
Blu-ray playback on a PC can be solved by using...

Blu-ray playback on a PC can be solved by using Cyberlink PowerDVD software. It updates over the internet to handle the newest blu-ray disks, I've never encountered a disk I couldn't play. That and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-11-2010
Replies: 44
Views: 3,766
Posted By garymcg
Bah, I replaced a below the waterline thru-hull...

Bah, I replaced a below the waterline thru-hull with the boat in the water, you just have to be quick and have a scuba diver ready to insert the new thru-hull as soon as you finish the hole. As you...
Forum: Chartering   12-16-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 1,792
Posted By garymcg
We've chartered a couple of different boats from...

We've chartered a couple of different boats from this guy:

Sailing Florida Keys - Pagan Fleet Offers the Best Experience and Rates on the Water (http://www.floridakeysbareboatchartercompany.com/)...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-18-2009
Replies: 31
Views: 2,968
Posted By garymcg
You can also unscrew the race that is covering...

You can also unscrew the race that is covering the sprocket bearings and pawls, it may be as simple as freeing a stuck pawl. Just be careful as the ball bearings are loose, and numerous to boot. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-27-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 1,784
Posted By garymcg
Sounds like one of the sprockets isn't engaging...

Sounds like one of the sprockets isn't engaging the shaft, there's a stuck pawl or something. You may as well just pull the whole thing apart, inspect the sprockets and the problem should be...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-24-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 1,404
Posted By garymcg
Powdercoat

I rebuilt mine last year, got it powdercoated and am very happy with it. The powdercoating was only $30 or so an it's about as durable as that sort of finish can get.
Forum: Chartering   10-23-2009
Replies: 21
Views: 2,910
Posted By garymcg
New ipod: $400.00 New ipod compatible stereo:...

New ipod: $400.00
New ipod compatible stereo: $400.00
Turning the stereo off, and listening to your boat charging through the wind and waves: priceless.
Forum: Chartering   10-16-2009
Replies: 20
Views: 3,078
Posted By garymcg
This was TMM. The skipper that checked us out...

This was TMM. The skipper that checked us out implied that he had recently had to tell several people to return to the dock, and instead of just dropping him off they needed to tie up for the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-16-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 1,784
Posted By garymcg
clutch cone removal

The clutch cone is held in place with a spring pin; you need a long 1/4" punch to remove it, just give it a couple of whacks with a hammer and it will pop right out. Consult the diagram for the...
Forum: Lake Michigan   10-10-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 6,902
Posted By garymcg
We're on Lake Erie but went to Eldean's when we...

We're on Lake Erie but went to Eldean's when we were boat shopping. It's top notch, and the setting is idyllic. I don't recall seeing a nicer marina (that wasn't a private club) on the Great Lakes,...
Forum: Chartering   10-01-2009
Replies: 20
Views: 3,078
Posted By garymcg
My wife and I took a couple of the ASA courses...

My wife and I took a couple of the ASA courses but I'm not sure of the value of them, other than you can get some docking practice. We chartered a boat in the BVIs, and they didn't even ask about...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-30-2009
Replies: 17
Views: 3,167
Posted By garymcg
ebay

Current yanmar part number is 124223-42092


I picked up a couple on ebay for $19.95 each but I don't see any on there currently. Torreson has them for $33.74:

Yanmar 124223-42092 Ships Store...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-23-2009
Replies: 2
Views: 516
Posted By garymcg
Fastening water hose to bulkhead

Greetings

I'm replacing most of the plumbing on my boat. Most of the fresh water ball valves are under the sink; the hose/valve connections are currently fastened to the bulkhead with bell...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-17-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 4,330
Posted By garymcg
Aha. I didn't realize that was a set screw. ...

Aha. I didn't realize that was a set screw. Came right out and so did everything else.

Once again, thanks for the pointers!


Gary
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-17-2009
Replies: 20
  3m 5200
Views: 22,660
Posted By garymcg
Recommendations?

I think it would be more helpful if instead of posting "don't use this!" someone with expertise and serious attention to detail (hint hint Maine Sail..) would post a list of recommended sealants to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-15-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 4,330
Posted By garymcg
KH Thanks a bunch for the tip. Long 1/4"...

KH

Thanks a bunch for the tip. Long 1/4" punch did the trick.

Now...how do get the chain off? I don't necessarily need to remove the sprockets from the shaft, but I need to get the shaft &...
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