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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-17-2015
Replies: 123
Views: 6,622
Posted By Dave_E
Thumbs down Re: Can anyone give me a valid reason to carry a firearm?

Got an RCW for this? Don't buy it, haven't heard of it. If it was a law, the Coast Gaurd inspections just went to Davy Jones Locker. No one would be Coast Guard compliant without gun registry on...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-20-2014
Replies: 908
Views: 69,398
Posted By Dave_E
Re: Is flying a pirate flag lame?

What Capt Jack is saying is something you're not getting. He doesn't need anyone's approval to do anything. That's what's wrong in our world today... everything you say and do has to be PC approved...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-01-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 707
Posted By Dave_E
Re: Engine Raw Water Plumbing Diameter

Hey 59r,

You didn't do anything except make the hole in your boat bigger. If your raw water cooling system works with 1/2", reduce the inlet and no worries. I have 3/4" everyhing to the pump, then...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-01-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 431
Posted By Dave_E
Re: Bilge blower location question?

Minimal if any. Diesel... no concern.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   09-30-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 2,216
Posted By Dave_E
Re: Cabin comfort when motoring

I concur with the noises and rattles. We hava an "automobile" style heater core with water hoses from the engine... works just like your car. When we're motoring under way, the heater can be turned...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-19-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 770
Posted By Dave_E
Re: Bigger is better & faster?

As a rule... longer waterline means it's scientifically capable of a higher speed. But then the variables come into play: sail area, boat hull design, crew capapbility and even the sails themselves....
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   09-11-2014
Replies: 64
Views: 5,210
Posted By Dave_E
Re: Coastal sailing without depth finder?

Here's the deal. If you run aground and can jump in the water and "unstuck" yourself, no big, you don't need one. Otherwise.... please don't become a statistic.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-12-2014
Replies: 79
Views: 2,977
Posted By Dave_E
Re: I Equate it to Driving in a Bad Snow Storm!

Yes, it is silly. You stated you don't feel like you have control with just 10-13k of wind. Your boat is capable of 20k winds easy. Should you need to reef with just 10-13k? I'd say no (looking at...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-06-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 569
Posted By Dave_E
Re: Suzuki 2.5 security to dink

Yes they do... about 40% of the time. The trick to not getting bit is pull that sucker like you're trying to pull the starter cord out and you'll be OK (don't do a 1' baby pull). I used to be a...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   05-29-2014
Replies: 50
Views: 1,728
Posted By Dave_E
Re: No Experience...

Welcome to the forum! :)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-03-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 1,070
Posted By Dave_E
Re: Topclimber bosun's chair

I have the Mast Climber. Works as advertized. Was fun actually. The condition of your halyard is what I'd pay attention to. An old, moldy, hard crusty halyard... would be asking for trouble. I like...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-23-2014
Replies: 77
Views: 5,502
Posted By Dave_E
Re: Maiden Voyage Newbie Trainwreck

Have to say, most folks wouldn't admit to a totally "newb" day like you did in detail. That says something for your honesty. Sounds like you have a good "mate", hold onto her! Continue to learn your...
Forum: Living Aboard   03-19-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 2,435
Posted By Dave_E
Re: looking for marina

Welcome aboard, congrats on the new boat, welcome to the life. :)
Edit your post title and include your area. I was about to suggest something in Puget Sound for you. :D
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-18-2014
Replies: 97
Views: 6,236
Posted By Dave_E
Re: How many sailors actually know how to sail?

Provocative at best. What's realistic about telling the sailing community most of them don't know how to set sails for given conditions? According to who? Who cares? If racer X can sail with full...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-10-2014
Replies: 1,380
Views: 489,509
Posted By Dave_E
Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

This is my first post to this thread. The boat has an integral fresh water tank made in the bow under the V berth. The first time we ran out of water (at the dock) I started looking... there was...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-04-2014
Replies: 69
Views: 3,846
Posted By Dave_E
Re: Is sailing intuitive?

Shari - One more thing. Remeber, when you ask even a remotely "open ended" question with an audience like SailNet (every level of experience and knowledge) you are going to get all kinds of answers,...
Forum: Allmand   02-18-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 3,838
Posted By Dave_E
Re: New Allmand 31 owner aboard

Hi Brett,

I have a 31' with the 5424 (basically the same motor). I have a 40 gallon tank, I cruise (3/4 power or so) at 5.75-6.25k (depending on current) at the rate of 1 gph. Do the math for...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-27-2014
Replies: 42
Views: 2,695
Posted By Dave_E
Re: How do you rate your marina/mooring ?

My marina in Everett, WA (largest on the west coast we're told) is also the least expensive in Puget Sound, very well maintained, good staff, super clean shore facilities, with fine dining and all...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   12-15-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 610
Posted By Dave_E
Re: Hello

Welcome to the Forum!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-14-2013
Replies: 34
Views: 3,633
Posted By Dave_E
Re: Washington State - Sailing? Living?


I will send you a PM. I have lived here for 24 years. Can tell you anything you want to know. ;)

Forum: Introduce Yourself   11-29-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 306
Posted By Dave_E
Re: New Member

Welcome aboard Mate! Congrats on the new boat!

Forum: Introduce Yourself   11-27-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 301
Posted By Dave_E
Re: hi all from the crew on Orca

Welcome aboard Mate!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-17-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 638
Posted By Dave_E
Type IV Throwable talk

Hi All,

I have the required TYPE IV throwable on board... a seat cushion with handles. I know, bare minimum. One step at a time and now it's time to upgrage. I see the horshoe, the ring, the all...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-16-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 690
Posted By Dave_E
Speedo Help Please

Hi All,

Took Traveler out for our first sail Saturday, everything went great except today... no speed-o-meter. :mad: This is actually the way I expect the 34 year old girl to act (things need...
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