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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   1 Day Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 356
Posted By Markwesti
Re: Another summer report

Beautiful scenery .
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 462
Posted By Markwesti
Re: Buying and adding 10hp OB to Yamaha sloop 1981 30

I have always been a fan of the Yamahas , very nice looking boats IMO . A friend of mine had one back in the 80's , his was the 25' . He rebuilt his engine . If it were me I would look into having it...
Forum: Electric/Hybrid   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 36
Views: 1,359
Posted By Markwesti
Re: Battery choices for offshore use

I thought AGM's would be good for me , MainSail talked me down yes I was high on AGM's . One thing you have to consider when using AGM's is your charger capability , it's different with AGM's 2nd. is...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 732
Posted By Markwesti
Re: What the heck am I doing?

For Gods sake Matt, forget about the big truck and forget about that boat out in the desert . You need a bigger boat than 22' anyway . Stick with us mate , the right boat will be here faster than you...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 36
Views: 1,337
Posted By Markwesti
Re: tiller pilots: simrad or raymarine????

I had a Navico , never did work and then they got bought by Simrad and they would not work on it . Before that I a Autohelm that worked perfect , but we sold that boat . Our present boat is a bit...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   07-01-2015
Replies: 39
Views: 2,796
Posted By Markwesti
Re: Looking for a boat of live aboard

Yes , but that C29 has a fire burning heater and chimney . One plus on the C 29 is the engine . One bummer for me on it would be the lack of canvas . Like a dodger, weather cloth for the cockpit . A...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-27-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 650
Posted By Markwesti
Re: Applying Cetol Natural Marine Teak

I use Cetol light . My friend just finished a job with the natural . If you know for sure that you have natural then I would say yes concentrate on the real bad spots and paint them (2 coats) with...
Forum: Electrical Systems   06-11-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 1,227
Posted By Markwesti
Re: What's wrong with this right off the bat?

Don Casey is great , I have read his books . Hang in there it will be fine .
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-06-2015
Replies: 1
Views: 297
Posted By Markwesti
Golden Globe 2018

Back to the basics, no electronics !
2018 Golden Globe: solo non-stop, around the world yacht race announcement >> Scuttlebutt Sailing News...
Forum: Living Aboard   04-26-2015
Replies: 32
Views: 1,887
Posted By Markwesti
Re: Just beginning to shop around... would love feedback/ideas...

Hi Eric , so far what kind of sail boat interests you ? Older classics , new type modern ? Sloop , cutter , ketch ?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-21-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 1,121
Posted By Markwesti
Re: Convert Cooling System to Closed Loop

This is a good Co.SEN-DURE, INC. | Manufacturers of Heat Exchangers and Oil Coolers (http://www.sen-dure.com/)
And of course you will need another pump . I like this one ....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-08-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 1,013
Posted By Markwesti
Re: How much battery charge to start engine

My bet would be yes , it will be enough . We keep a emergency jump start battery on board , the type you can get from a auto parts store . We haven't had to use it yet though . Good luck and happy...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-19-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 1,508
Posted By Markwesti
Re: noob question

Mr H you are right , and I thought like you when I was writing that post . But here is why I wrote that post . Hook up with a race boat can be good or bad , bad because if your the new guy you are...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-19-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 1,508
Posted By Markwesti
Re: noob question

I think I know what you are asking Mr.noob . First lets just talk about you want to get into the sailboat thing cruising . Excellent choice and the fact that you live in LA . is a plus , if you just...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   03-18-2015
Replies: 41
Views: 2,966
Posted By Markwesti
Re: what to check for before boat delivery?

All great advice especially checking for a clean fuel tank .
A little story , my cousin who lives mid west coast and at the time no sailing experience was asked to go on a delivery from San...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-17-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 711
Posted By Markwesti
Re: Spreader Issues

Unfortunately this is very serious , and you have been very lucky not to have had the mast come down . That said, you IMO should higher a competent rigger . Good luck .
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-16-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 548
Posted By Markwesti
Re: Buying teak onine?

I have purchased from this guy Diamond Tropical Hardwood , they will mill any size you want . 48 inch Long x 1 75 Wide x 7 8" Thick Teak Wood Planed and Sanded 100 Heartwood | eBay
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-28-2015
Replies: 43
Views: 2,678
Posted By Markwesti
Re: Let's see your electronics! (for science)

Compass Marine How To Articles Photo Gallery by Compass Marine How To at pbase.com (http://www.pbase.com/mainecruising/boat_projects) This is a great website , the how to articles are the best . ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-26-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 602
Posted By Markwesti
Re: Fabric weight for genoa

I would say the 4oz. as this will be your light air sail . Or you could go with the 6oz. and you could call it your intermediate head sail , and get a very light drifter . Drifters are great , you...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-23-2015
Replies: 43
Views: 2,678
Posted By Markwesti
Re: Let's see your electronics! (for science)

Hey , I forgot to tell you about SNs' own Allen, AKA The Bare Foot Navigator . You can read about his zany antics here, s/v Sookie | Art Of Hookie (http://artofhookie.org/sv-the/) . He lives on a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-23-2015
Replies: 48
Views: 2,627
Posted By Markwesti
Re: Do you have to be wealthy to own a sailing yacht?

I like your question am I a sailor or a yachtsman ? Whatever you want . I myself would prefer sailor . There is a book that was written for you , It will answer that question for you . Please read it...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-23-2015
Replies: 43
Views: 2,678
Posted By Markwesti
Re: Let's see your electronics! (for science)

OK , here is some tough love . Don't put too much effort into the R23 , if you are going to live aboard you will need a boat you can stand up in .
As for your list , some things I don't understand...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-06-2014
Replies: 30
Views: 3,666
Posted By Markwesti
Re: marine head vs. porta potty

If the head has a holding tank and it works then I wouldn't fix it . I bet it runs on sea water, so it will smell . To help out with that pour in fresh after you are done with the boat for awhile ....
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   02-02-2014
Replies: 37
Views: 3,277
Posted By Markwesti
Re: Looking at Sailboats

Hi Solon, I really like your spirit . I know what you mean about not wanting to wait , who does ? I kind of have a feeling you are going to be successful . Good luck !
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-26-2014
Replies: 88
Views: 6,070
Posted By Markwesti
Re: "Boat" vs. "Yacht"?

titus for sure you will always have a boat .
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