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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-15-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 431
Posted By dorymate1
Re: Summer Season Sailing

Looks like they know how to trim sails in the lower latitudes.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-11-2015
Replies: 44
Views: 2,565
Posted By dorymate1
Re: Service life of a Sta-Lok fitting?

We use swage terminals for the tops since they face downward we don't see the cracking seen on the lower terminals filling up with water.
Have always used the navtec recommendations however fresh...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-04-2015
Replies: 48
Views: 3,080
Posted By dorymate1
Re: The Yard Guys

I have to disagree. I think you'll find the guy with the beat up dirty nasty hands will treat your boat about like he treats his hands. This has no bearing on work quality. After 25 yrs. of being and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-03-2015
Replies: 48
Views: 3,080
Posted By dorymate1
Re: The Yard Guys

A picture tells a thousand words. The Quadrant stop pic is interesting. here's what I see here.
1. crack in the shelf
2. A rudder stop that is corroded
3. A steering cable in poor condition.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-22-2015
Replies: 45
Views: 1,760
Posted By dorymate1
Re: Thru Hull Fitting Questions

Maine sail correct. Get the old thru hulls out and start fresh.
You cannot see the condition of those thru hulls under the glass. Which is concerning. Also you won't have to use those adapters you...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-07-2015
Replies: 85
Views: 6,403
Posted By dorymate1
Re: High anxiety-passage v. Coastal

Open Water - Close Water Just give me water.
Both have their mind numbing possibilities & challenges
That's why we go.

I don't think offshore sailors are as afraid of inshore as only inshore...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   02-13-2015
Replies: 238
Views: 20,506
Posted By dorymate1
Re: My newest project

Would carbon make a difference with all that wetted surface?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-13-2014
Replies: 165
Views: 20,914
Posted By dorymate1
Re: Boat sank at the dock

It seems topic is lost here. You do need to protect your self if you have any feeling the yard or the insurance co. are no acting in your best interest.
Depending on the insurance co. they...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-15-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 1,360
Posted By dorymate1
Re: Rudder Replacement Problems

Don't trust any yard.
You need to find a yard. That works closely with surveyors & naval architects.
Plans are made solutions are found.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   11-15-2014
Replies: 42
Views: 5,623
Posted By dorymate1
Re: Masts - deck or keel stepped?

On a new or newer boat I have no issue with a deck step vs. keel.
It does seem that the size and weigh of masts on boats over 45ft tend with a few exception go for a keel step.
However on boat...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-15-2014
Replies: 52
Views: 5,649
Posted By dorymate1
Re: How do these seacocks look?

WOW Lots of stuff here. Things I've experienced with Marelon.
First boat we used it on was in 1992. Saw that vessel last summer still has those valves.
The first thing I noticed is Marelon moves...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-04-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 778
Posted By dorymate1
Re: sta loks untwisting with blue loc tite?

Do let the lifeseal & locktite cure a bit longer. Make sure your putting the on them the sealant in the bottom of the fitting and locktite on the threads that have no sealant. The sealant will...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-04-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 2,036
Posted By dorymate1
Re: Annapolis boat show

Oh so your the guy walking threw the show in misery with wife in tow. Getting her to carry the new boat pole you bought for a buck & your trying to hide that batch of sham wows you picked up.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-13-2014
Replies: 96
Views: 6,457
Posted By dorymate1
Re: Hopes and dreams. Is this realistic?

Check out Wilmington NC May some boats available that meet your needs. Live aboard friendly marinas available. Less expensive than larger metro areas but work available dockage rates as low as 8/ft /...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-29-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 2,214
Posted By dorymate1
Re: Muriatic Acid in holding tank

We use a product from tract ecological called Sew Clean check it out Welcome to Trac-Online (
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-29-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 604
Posted By dorymate1
Re: Hull question

That's an area that had fresh water trapped against the hull. You see the same thing when boats are put in fresh water with no paint or barrier coat. Gelcoat is more water proof than FRP without it....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-29-2014
Replies: 33
Views: 2,017
Posted By dorymate1
Re: Bottom slime

Funny isn't. Divers want you to scrub it and boatyards want you to paint it. This from a boat yard. If it's a slime & not hard growth Imagine this take your boat sailing compare boat speed with the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-17-2013
Replies: 25
Views: 2,812
Posted By dorymate1
Re: Buried Chainplates

If you see visible rust & expansion is evident then your plates need to be inspected by any means needed. loosen the rig a little don't sail it at all. Take a look @ the pics from a couple of posts...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-17-2013
Replies: 25
Views: 2,812
Posted By dorymate1
Re: Buried Chainplates

Chain plates can fail even in places were you think you see them. As in this case under the toggle that attached the chain plate. Thoroughly inspect any place you see any signs of rust.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-08-2013
Replies: 44
Views: 7,984
Posted By dorymate1
Re: Grease on Propeller for Anti Fouling?

have seen great success with propspeed but is pricey and can be finicky and not work if not applied correctly. I always spread the squeeze out from max prop grease over the prop may give it a little...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-08-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 2,034
Posted By dorymate1
Re: 3 blade prop or two blade folder

unless racing 3 blades are better than 2. I find boats stop much faster in reverse with 3 blades . And it's always good to have that extra bite when a lee shore comes a callin.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-08-2013
Replies: 29
Views: 3,113
Posted By dorymate1
Re: Should a Roller Furler be Hard?

can also be a lead issue. Go up on deck make sure your furling line enters the drum @ 9o dgrs. Then have someone unfurl the sail while you manually lead the line into the drum at 90 DGRS. After the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-06-2013
Replies: 60
Views: 3,768
Posted By dorymate1
Re: Recourse for Powerboats

I v'e been running sail & power boats up and down the ICW for over 20yrs. Couple of comments. When in a sail boat I usually just wave a power boat by or let them now on the radio. After all I'm in a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-30-2013
Replies: 64
Views: 10,433
Posted By dorymate1
Re: Cost to Replace Chainplates? Should I Walk Away?

Hayne will cut polish and deliver new chain plates. Made from proper materials & done right. Use the pros not a back yard fabricator when dealing with chain plates . Nothing to fool around with here.
Forum: Electronics   06-22-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 2,041
Posted By dorymate1
Re: In-Hull Depth Finder/Transponder - Repair and/or Replacement

To check your transducer you can purchase a 1500.00 instrument or do what we did before we had one turn the unit on and listen for the clicking if you hear it it's most likely ok. I do agree if...
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