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Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   11-16-2006
Replies: 27
Views: 3,030
Posted By drwill
Two other points

First, you should be aware that even a top surveyor won't catch everything. Second, and more significant is that the surveyors report can be used to renogotiate the price based on the cost of...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   11-13-2006
Replies: 8
Views: 2,072
Posted By drwill
Excellent Reads for SSB

I just went through this whole process so I can recommend two spiral bound books: Marine Radio for "Idi-Yachts" and HF Radio E Mail for "Idi-Yachts", both by Marti Brown. The first book gently walks...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   11-13-2006
Replies: 5
Views: 5,644
Posted By drwill
Alternative route

If you have time for a more leisurely trip. You can make your way from Charlotte Harbor down the coast. Food, drink, fuel, etc. can be had at Fort Myers Beach, Naples, Marco Island, Little Shark...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-14-2006
Replies: 2
Views: 941
Posted By drwill
Red face Go, even though you don't want to

FWIW I can understand how you are reluctant to go up the mast. I certainly was for quite some time but one time I had to under "standard" conditions".... 3'-4' seas. Not a great experience. When I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-23-2006
Replies: 5
Views: 832
Posted By drwill
Porthole refurbishment

Try Florida Rigging and Hydraulic in Riviera Beach. They are an authorized Lewmar repair facility. They rebuilt an Ocean 60 hatch cover for me. Did a great job. About 2 week turnaround. They can...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-23-2006
Replies: 6
Views: 4,212
Posted By drwill
Thumbs up RF quenching solution

If all else fails, try a Faraday cage. Surround the offending unit with a "box" of fine mesh copper screen. This will knock out RF and still allow air circulation.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-29-2005
Replies: 4
Views: 2,260
Posted By drwill
DESPERATELY SEEKING MOORING: San Diego

As a last resort, go to Pick-a-Part or other auto recycler in the San Diego area. Get the oldest/non-running (hence cheapest) V8 block you can find. They frequently have engines pulled from the car...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-28-2005
Replies: 1
Views: 645
Posted By drwill
metric waste fittings?

Anyone know of a vendor that carries metric waste line fittings? I need a 90 degree elbow and a straight coupling with a 40 mm OD.

Will Burton
S/V Far Niente
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-19-2005
Replies: 4
Views: 910
Posted By drwill
Yard Work

Give a call to Hurricane Cove, on the Miami River, in Miami. 305 324-3004
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-22-2005
Replies: 12
Views: 2,096
Posted By drwill
Sailnetīs demise, this suggests...

Thanks for the valuable information. This leaves me with a bit of a dilemma. I foolishly responded to last month''s 30% off sale, trying to purchase an Adler/Barbour Cold Machine (CU100) that...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-19-2005
Replies: 18
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Views: 3,895
Posted By drwill
Sailnet

NEW SAILNEST SCAM! Ordered Adler/Barbour Cold Machine; Sailnet list $799.68 with 15%off= $679, sale price . Received Waeco Coolmatic 54, catalog price $618.80. Sent email to jmilligan@sailnet.com. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-11-2005
Replies: 7
Views: 7,082
Posted By drwill
Mixing AGM and wet cell batteries

928 frenzy: As long as you use separate chargers (e.g., alternators) with separate voltage regulator for each type of battery, you can use different battery types. It''s OK to use the "Both"...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-03-2005
Replies: 0
Views: 1,000
Posted By drwill
Genset information needed

Along with an ABYC pro, I''m doing a keel up rewire on my South African built Medmarine MonteCarlo, a 43'' cutter, built in 1990. I lack documentation on the genset. Powered by a 7hp Yanmar...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-30-2005
Replies: 3
Views: 949
Posted By drwill
mast cleaner

There is an article on mast refurbishment in the Jan 05 issue of "Good Old Boat". They recommend sanding with aluminum oxide sand paper.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-11-2005
Replies: 2
Views: 3,493
Posted By drwill
Life Raft Inspection/Certification

Located in SW Florida, need to get my liferaft inspected & certified. Appreciate any recommendations.

SV/Far Niente
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   01-29-2005
Replies: 4
Views: 2,812
Posted By drwill
Morgan 45 CC

You will find info and owner contacts for the Morgan 45CC on the Morgan owners website @ http://mailer.fsu.edu/~kklein/
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   12-18-2004
Replies: 2
Views: 962
Posted By drwill
Gulf weather trends

Thanks for the snapshot. Just exactly what I was hoping for. For now, I guess we''ll satisfy ourselves with jaunts over to the Bahamas and plan for something SW in the Spring.

Will Burton,...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   12-15-2004
Replies: 2
Views: 962
Posted By drwill
Gulf weather trends

Just moved from West Coast to SW Florida. Contemplating SW Florida to Yucatan cruise. Any comments or source for Winter/Spring weather & general cruising conditions would be apreciated.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   11-13-2004
Replies: 3
Views: 988
Posted By drwill
insurance

Just went through the insurance hassle, buying a 14 year old boat. Allstate is not writing policies at this time (probably because they had to send out a lot of "timely" checks after Charley). West...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   10-23-2004
Replies: 0
Views: 1,532
Posted By drwill
Anyone know the MedMarine MonteCarlo 43

South African-built, 43 ft cutter. Interested in any and all information.
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