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Search: Posts Made By: rcarr
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 06-11-2010
Replies: 42
Views: 11,229
Posted By rcarr
I have own an Islander sailboat with a pathfinder...

I have own an Islander sailboat with a pathfinder 50 for ten years. The engine is like all engines, if maintained properly it will run great for years. As for as Pathfinder, they are still in...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-28-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 1,952
Posted By rcarr
I have never moored in the slips. They are inside...

I have never moored in the slips. They are inside of the breakwater, pretty tight space for a sailboat. You could get in and out off the first slip. I don't know the depth at the slips. I always...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-27-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 1,952
Posted By rcarr
I go to army hole often with 5'3" draft. Its...

I go to army hole often with 5'3" draft. Its fairly easy. Stay about 40 feet off the greens untill marker 13. If you hit the center of the channel. you will see nothing less than 6.5 - 7'. After...
Forum: TMCA (Texas Mariners Cruising Assoc) 12-30-2009
Replies: 55
Views: 6,638
Posted By rcarr
The last Regatta de Amigos was darn tough the...

The last Regatta de Amigos was darn tough the first two days.



S/V MAKIN' MERRY
Islander 38C
N. Padre Island
Forum: Living Aboard 03-19-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 8,230
Posted By rcarr
The closest marina to Victoria is Nautical...

The closest marina to Victoria is Nautical Landings marina at Port Lavaca about 20 miles. The Serendipity Resort and Marina at Palacios is about 55 miles. Both allow live aboards.

The Corpus...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-18-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 2,646
Posted By rcarr
Check out the Tides Marine dripless shaft seal...

Check out the Tides Marine dripless shaft seal also.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-25-2008
Replies: 2
Views: 2,058
Posted By rcarr
Made a mistake in my email address. captexcite at...

Made a mistake in my email address. captexcite at hotmail dot com.

Rodger
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-25-2008
Replies: 2
Views: 2,058
Posted By rcarr
Loosen the 6 pan head screws on the rear of the...

Loosen the 6 pan head screws on the rear of the unit 2 1/2 turns . With clutch disengaged, the cover should come off. I don't think simrad supports these autopilots anymore. I was able to find a...
Forum: TMCA (Texas Mariners Cruising Assoc) 12-17-2008
Replies: 55
Views: 6,638
Posted By rcarr
If you are in the Corpus Christi area, check into...

If you are in the Corpus Christi area, check into the Padre Island Yacht Club located on North Padre Island Padre Island Yacht Club | Welcome (http://www.piyc.org) . Also the Bay Yacht Club is...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-16-2008
Replies: 11
Views: 2,239
Posted By rcarr
There is a toubleshooting procedure in the Hurth...

There is a toubleshooting procedure in the Hurth manual for delayed engagement, which I have used for a Hurth 150.

Drain oil and replace with one quart of diesel

run engine for 3 minutes in...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 11-19-2008
Replies: 2
Views: 2,019
Posted By rcarr
Search yahoo groups for "foggers", which is a...

Search yahoo groups for "foggers", which is a freeport owners group, and ask that question to the group. You can also find a link to that group on the "Good Old Boat" web site.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-27-2008
Replies: 1
Views: 4,781
Posted By rcarr
Don't know about the Islander Freeport 41, but I...

Don't know about the Islander Freeport 41, but I do know about the pathfinder engine. I have a Freeport 38 with the pathfinder 50. Like most engines, if maintained properly, it is a good engine....
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-10-2008
Replies: 13
Views: 19,353
Posted By rcarr
If you want to see the interior of a Freeport 36...

If you want to see the interior of a Freeport 36 go to yacthworld.com and search islander freeport. They list several 36's, a couple 38's, which is the same boat as the 36 with a few minor changes...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-09-2008
Replies: 13
Views: 19,353
Posted By rcarr
The Islander Freeport 36 is a raised salon, not a...

The Islander Freeport 36 is a raised salon, not a pilot house, fin keel with a skeg rudder. It is not a motor sailer. It sails very well. It is a Bob Perry design. It is an excellent boat for a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-16-2008
Replies: 1
Views: 1,419
Posted By rcarr
I have a Hurth HBW 150, and the directions for...

I have a Hurth HBW 150, and the directions for flushing are: Drain fluid, and fill with one quart of diesel. Run engine for 3 minutes at idle while engaging forward and reverse at 10 second...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available 05-29-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 919
Posted By rcarr
Cow tipping and beer sounds like a darn good way...

Cow tipping and beer sounds like a darn good way to spend an afternoon.

Just to note, I was born and raised in northeast Arkansas and now live in Texas

And yes, things really are bigger in...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available 05-28-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 919
Posted By rcarr
What do you have against rednecks.

What do you have against rednecks.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-21-2008
Replies: 3
Views: 4,042
Posted By rcarr
The bridge is fixed with a vertical clearance of...

The bridge is fixed with a vertical clearance of 73'. With a 40' mast, you will have no problems in Clear Lake, Galveston, nor along the icw.




Captexcite
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 12-07-2007
Replies: 17
Views: 21,039
Posted By rcarr
There is a regatta from Galveston, TX to Vercruz,...

There is a regatta from Galveston, TX to Vercruz, MX, Regatta de los Amigos, every even year. It is scheduled for the end May 2008. Go to veracruzregatta.com for details.

Rodger
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-14-2007
Replies: 5
Views: 645
Posted By rcarr
What kind of transmission do you have? A dock...

What kind of transmission do you have? A dock mate of mind has a Hurth transmission that had the same problem. The troubleshooting guide in the Hurth manual gave the following procedure;

Drain...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 07-09-2007
Replies: 12
Views: 7,985
Posted By rcarr
I'm not sure of a good marina to launch your...

I'm not sure of a good marina to launch your boat, but there serveral places to visit in the Clear Lake/Galveston are. One of the best anchorages on the Texas coast is Offats Bayou in Galveston. If...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-04-2007
Replies: 19
Views: 1,322
Posted By rcarr
Check with your engine manufacturer. Auto diesel...

Check with your engine manufacturer. Auto diesel has a much lower sulfer content than marine diesel. Even today's marine diesel has a much lower sulfer content than marine diesel years ago. Sulfer...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 08-24-2006
Replies: 3
Views: 2,961
Posted By rcarr
There is a pretty good guide book for the Tx....

There is a pretty good guide book for the Tx. coast, "Campbell's Guide for Cruising Texas".

Go to www.waltereden.com (http://www.waltereden.com)



Good luck,

Rodger
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-18-2006
Replies: 21
Views: 6,741
Posted By rcarr
simrad wheelpilot

The face of the WP30 wheelpilot is held in place by screws in the back of the unit. These screws attach to small rollers on which the unit turns. If you loosen the screws to much the roller will...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 04-06-2006
Replies: 3
Views: 975
Posted By rcarr
We are leaving Galveston the first of May and...

We are leaving Galveston the first of May and will spend May and June cruising between Galveston and S. Padre. We might run into you. We have a 38 Islander Freeport "MAKIN' MERRY". The Campbell's...
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