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Forum: Electronics   6 Days Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 356
Posted By paul323
Re: Internal vs External Depth Transducer

Personally I use mineral oil. Does not evaporate or freeze. Works fine.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 1,540
Posted By paul323
Re: Moving to California...(living on a sailboat)

Like everything else in life, it depends. It depends on the Marina, it depends on your neighbors, it depends on the number of other sneakaboards - and it depends on you. The only certain way is to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 815
Posted By paul323
Re: Advice needed on the state of these seacocks/throughulls

Replace.

I have 36 year old bronze seacocks. They are a bronze color; slightly duller than brand new, but clearly a consistent bronze. If you look really closely, they are a little bit green...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-22-2015
Replies: 32
Views: 896
Posted By paul323
Re: Harken MK I furler. Should I use it? Too old? Furlers vs hank on ? Your thoughts?

"I'm thinking of going the other way!
Is it possible to covert roller furling sails to hank on?"

Simple. A two-step process.

1) Call sailrite and discuss with them.

2) Then let us know what...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-20-2015
Replies: 32
Views: 896
Posted By paul323
Re: Harken MK I furler. Should I use it? Too old? Furlers vs hank on ? Your thoughts?

Sailrite has a video on converting a hank-on sail to a furling sail. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8AY9c28aicA

If you have a good sewing machine, it looks fairly straightforward. If you have...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-21-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 1,310
Posted By paul323
Re: Have You Seen A Mainsheet System Set-up This Way?

It's like Barquito and Faster said. The key in this setup is no traveler. I have used a similar rig on smaller boats, and it works fairly well.

Big advantage - no traveller. This fees up deck or...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-28-2015
Replies: 30
Views: 1,396
Posted By paul323
Re: Dripless shaft seal

Personal sore spot. Happened to me;I think as the engine moved in reverse/forward shifting while fighting the wind in a tricky slip. If I had not been thorough checking the boat before I left her,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-28-2015
Replies: 37
Views: 2,132
Posted By paul323
Re: Pros and Cons of Folding Propellers:Avoid J Props

I would be interested to hear how the issue was resolved - I hope it has been! I have the Max-prop (feathering). The guys at PYI could not have been more helpful. I have gained:
* 1+ knots speed...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-20-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 1,226
Posted By paul323
Re: dyneema eye splice for lifelines

I like WR2. Installed it 2-3 years ago, only issue is some rust staining. Looks good, feels good, better than raw wire IMHO - and much better than wire with rust stains coming through a cracked...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-10-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 733
Posted By paul323
Re: sail repair

Warning: I have not done this repair myself - but I have made a sail, recut another, and maintained some more...so just above a total noob.

I think we have too many questions going on in the email...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-02-2015
Replies: 29
Views: 1,533
Posted By paul323
Re: Sailrite LSZ-1 WANTED

Before you jump into a clone/alternative, have a close look at the stitching. Lighter weight machines (without a walking foot) can often penetrate the dacron/sunbrella, but they don't pull the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-31-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 3,255
Posted By paul323
Re: Datamarine Instruments

The first thing I would do is look around for an instrument switch. These were often installed, and are separate from your normal bank of switches, and has a dimmer control for the lighting - in my...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-25-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 864
Posted By paul323
Re: Bottom paint question

Just 'cos it has not been mentioned...you probably know this anyway...bottom paint is toxic. Nasty. Poison. All the advice on "go ahead and sand it" forgot to mention that the dust is therefore very...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available   05-24-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 2,336
Posted By paul323
Re: Unfettered Use of my Hans Christian for 6 months...

Hang on in there. It is a big commitment for somebody. I sent the thread link out to a few friends, as desert rat said be patient, the right person will come along.

And as has been previously...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-21-2015
Replies: 24
Views: 1,488
Posted By paul323
Re: PSS Dripless maintenance

Don't rely on the grub screws - EVER! My collar slipped, and water came pouring into the boat. Luckily I heard the noise - it was after a day's sail - so I could fix it. Otherwise I would have...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-17-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 1,146
Posted By paul323
Re: Deck hardware: OK to attach with screws only?

As others have said - how big is your vessel?

I am going to get a bit longwinded here - sorry if you already know this!

Boat decks can be built in many ways. The most common is a 'sandwich' -...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-15-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 752
Posted By paul323
Re: Sealant, sealant, sealant

Butyl Tape.

Re-Bedding Deck Hardware With Bed-It Butyl Tape Photo Gallery by Compass Marine How To at pbase.com (http://www.pbase.com/mainecruising/rebedding_hardware)

You'll never look back.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-01-2015
Replies: 22
Views: 1,540
Posted By paul323
Re: Moving to California...(living on a sailboat)

First off, California is a big place. Maybe 4x the size of Tennesee. And about 6x the population. Also, whereas Tennessee is an East-West sort of state, CA is North-South - which means a lot of...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-01-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 474
Posted By paul323
Re: Sailing to London

Fun journey - thanks for posting.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-13-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 931
Posted By paul323
Re: Tacky West Systems Epoxy

For some reason it seems you have mixed a bad batch of epoxy. Perhaps you did not deliver a complete metered dose; or perhaps you did not mix it (typically mix for about 60 seconds to ensure an even...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-27-2015
Replies: 31
Views: 1,629
Posted By paul323
Re: Wood identification?

Very difficult to tell from the photos. Looks a bit more yellow/red than teak. Possibly a mahogany variety? Could also be red oak, but the grain seems rather dense.

You may want to visit a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-27-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 988
Posted By paul323
Re: San Fran to Marina del Rey delivery

Monterey is not bad to enter - it is normally sheltered from most weather, as it is tucked "around the corner" from Point Pinos. Santa Cruz (opposite) is generally okay, but needs good timing when...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-27-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 1,457
Posted By paul323
Re: Are NADA Values accurate ?

Short answer - no.

Values will vary depending on local supply and demand, boat condition, and many other variables.

I would suggest you look around at other ads, especially online (places like...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-27-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 988
Posted By paul323
Re: San Fran to Marina del Rey delivery

I have not done that trip myself, but want to and have been talking to folks here for a while. From what I understand, this time of year is very good for the trip. In summer the winds can get light...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-23-2015
Replies: 29
Views: 5,066
Posted By paul323
Re: Keel repair - PICS

In this kind of situation, much depends on how much you bought the boat for, how much you love her, how long you want to keep her.

If you want to sail her for a few years, a quick-and-dirty fix...
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