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Search: Posts Made By: captainmurph
Forum: Chartering 08-07-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 484
Posted By captainmurph
Re: Chartering out of St. Thomas

These folks are top notch and they are located a couple of miles from the airport before you get to the ferry terminal.

CYOA Yacht Charters | US Virgin Islands | St. Thomas...
Forum: Cal 07-07-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 349
Posted By captainmurph
Re: Cal39 Headliner Replacement

Tips on headliner replacement will depend on whether you have a solid base that you just want to cover or whether you have to cut and fit hard materials to fit inside the raw fiberglass.

If you...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-30-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 261
Posted By captainmurph
Refinishing Wooden Spreaders

Since I'm doing a bit of mast down rigging and replacing wiring/antenna, I have my wooden spreaders off.

After a light sanding with a pad sander, they look very good but need a protective finish....
Forum: Gas 03-15-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 403
Posted By captainmurph
Re: Fuel Tank Location - Above Carb Level?

Wolw! I wish I could get my engine room looking like that this year but think it would be hard to do with the engine in place. I was thinking of a similar tank location as one of my options but on...
Forum: Gas 03-10-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 403
Posted By captainmurph
Fuel Tank Location - Above Carb Level?

I need to add either permanent or temporary additional fuel storage to my Cal 30 for a long trip next fall.

My existing system has the fuel tank and its outlet below the level of the carb, but the...
Forum: Cal 02-13-2014
Replies: 1
Views: 372
Posted By captainmurph
Re: Cal 31 questions

I have a Cal 30 which also has an assymetrical cabin top. While my boat doesn't have controls to the cockpit now, I've looked at it for a future project and may be able to help.

First: What all...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-04-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 1,098
Posted By captainmurph
Re: Adding a auxiliary outboard.

Well, there is another way to look at this. I'm very aware of the limitations of an outboard regarding "hobby horsing" and the hassle of a stern outboard mount, but consider my situation.

I have...
Forum: Chartering 01-10-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 1,115
Posted By captainmurph
Re: Conch Charters, Tortola Or Sailtime Road town?

I would heartily second this opinion and recommend Pro Valor. Jim and Ceila provide a quality service, have very nice (but a bit older) monohulls and cats and are basednear the East End which makes...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-09-2014
Replies: 52
Views: 3,206
Posted By captainmurph
Re: Sunbrella: What color is used on your boat?

I wonder if that isn't an older name that has been replaced. I've looked here and on the Glen Raven site and don't find "Spruce" listed under marine fabric.

Is there anything here that is close...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-09-2014
Replies: 52
Views: 3,206
Posted By captainmurph
Re: Sunbrella: What color is used on your boat?

Those Tweed Sunbrellas really look classy on certain boats. Lots of times, folks stay away from some of the nicer, newer fabrics because they have some of the other, more common varieties. In many...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-09-2014
Replies: 52
Views: 3,206
Posted By captainmurph
Re: Sunbrella: What color is used on your boat?

Here is what Glen Raven (Sunbrella Manufacturer) says about cleaning and care for Marine Sunbrella. (http://www.sunbrella.com/en_us/how/cleaning/marine-tops-covers.php)

Please note that, if you...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-09-2014
Replies: 52
Views: 3,206
Posted By captainmurph
Re: Sunbrella: What color is used on your boat?

Yellow isn't a bad choice, but sometimes doesn't hold up to UV rays as well as other colors. The reaction to colors in fabrics or paints is complex: Sometimes the lighter colors are damaged more by...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-09-2014
Replies: 52
Views: 3,206
Posted By captainmurph
Re: Sunbrella: What color is used on your boat?

What a great looking Westsail! I agree that Navy seems to fade less than many other colors. While it is actually kind of counterintuitive, it seems that darker colors are affected less by UV rays...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-09-2014
Replies: 52
Views: 3,206
Posted By captainmurph
Re: Sunbrella: What color is used on your boat?

That's a nice combo! With all the beautiful colors out there, it is truly a shame that Pacific Blue seems to be som dominant.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-09-2014
Replies: 52
Views: 3,206
Posted By captainmurph
Re: Sunbrella: What color is used on your boat?

Yes, thanks for the reply. That color is: Sunbrella 4646-0000 Captain Navy 46" Marine Grade Fabric

I'l add it to my list.

Murph'
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-09-2014
Replies: 52
Views: 3,206
Posted By captainmurph
Sunbrella: What color is used on your boat?

I'm starting a small marine canvas business to help fund my Great Loop trip and plan on mostly making small Sunbrella accessories like tiller covers, winch covers, propane bags, sheet bags, fender...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-03-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 572
Posted By captainmurph
V berth location works great

I mounted my d s I transducer by bonding with epoxy in the aft vberth area and find that it works better than expected. While I don't have water temperature, I showed depths within a foot or so of...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-31-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 385
Posted By captainmurph
Designing a generator "locker" - A theoretical Exercise

Whilte there have been an abundance of threads on the use - and perils of use - of small, gasoline-powered generators, I haven't seen any discussion on the possible merits on designing a safe...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 12-17-2013
Replies: 29
Views: 3,291
Posted By captainmurph
Re: Trailerable sailboats with 7+' cockpit?

Whiel they may be a bit hard to find, the Hereshoff-designed Chrysler 20 is, hands-down, my favorite owened boat (except for my current ride, of course).

Along with a huge cckkpit and generous...
Forum: Electronics 11-26-2013
Replies: 25
Views: 2,169
Posted By captainmurph
Re: Budget-Priced 5" Chartplotter Advice Needed

I got the Lowrance Elite 5 with the Navionics Gold charts this summer and find that it performs well, provides very accurate information and is easy to see.

I also have mine mounted on a swing arm...
Forum: Cal 11-02-2013
Replies: 1
Views: 387
Posted By captainmurph
Adding A Second Fuel Tank, Cal 30: Ideas

In preparation for next year's Great Loop trip, I'm looking at adding a second permanent tank to my Cal 30 for more range when motoring.

Anyone added on on their C29, C30 C34 or other? Any...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-06-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 405
Posted By captainmurph
Re: Atomic 4

You'll find lots of sources, but Moyer Marine Atomic 4 Engine Rebuilding and Parts (http://www.moyermarine.com) is the location of the best information and parts.

The A4 is a good, solid engine...
Forum: Cal 06-04-2013
Replies: 0
Views: 397
Posted By captainmurph
Cal 30 Wire Rope Replacement

My boat has (what I think is) the original all-wire main halyard with a winch on the starboard side of the mast.

It appears that the halyard is routed up inside the mast and exits on the starboard...
Forum: Chartering 06-01-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 2,450
Posted By captainmurph
Re: BVI Charter Lessons Learned

Excellent post! I'd only add a few tings -based on happenings on my bareboats in the BVI since '99.

1. Validate your initial water fill by going to each tank with a hose before you leave the...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 05-01-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 278
Posted By captainmurph
Re: New CAL Owner

Thanks for the reply. I read the article and found it enjoyable and informative.

I'm in the process of doing a huge variety of projects on my boat and am looking forward to splashing her in Lake...
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