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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-05-2015
Replies: 25
Views: 1,254
Posted By E Be
Re: distance x gulf?

Are we settling a bet or planning adventure?
Forum: Cal   03-27-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 1,279
Posted By E Be
Re: What is a Cal 29 worth that needs the beam replaced?

Thanks for the responses guys. After a lot of thought, I passed on this Cal. I really liked it, and at first I was enthusiastic about the getting the boat and doing the repair. However I got a new...
Forum: Cal   03-24-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 1,279
Posted By E Be
Re: What is a Cal 29 worth that needs the beam replaced?

Yes, the beam under the compression post. Pretty common problem in Cals.

http://www.sailnet.com/forums/cal/60328-sea-fevers-cal-29-beam-death.html
Forum: Cal   03-23-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 1,279
Posted By E Be
What is a Cal 29 worth that needs the beam replaced?

I am looking at a Cal 29 and the beam obviously needs to be replaced. I see a lot of these boats online for sale from anywhere $8-18k. The one I am looking at needs a real good cleaning, some...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-25-2015
Replies: 70
Views: 4,226
Posted By E Be
Re: Greatest fear?

Finding myself in a situation where I did not know what to do.
Forum: Islander   11-17-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 1,027
Posted By E Be
Re: Compression post on 1985 Islander 28

Yeah I liked the older model salon tables better as well.
Forum: Islander   11-17-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 1,027
Posted By E Be
Compression post on 1985 Islander 28

I am going to look at an 1985 Islander 28 tomorrow and from the pictures it looks like Islander may have changed the design slightly from earlier models. Was the issue (that I read about here...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-02-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 760
Posted By E Be
Re: Looking for advice on removing the base of my mast *picture included*

I just want to remove the casting so I can run the wires. I've been at this for awhile and finally decided this route. I'm not planning on drilling the casting.

However thanks to corrosion I can...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-02-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 760
Posted By E Be
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-02-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 760
Posted By E Be
Re: Looking for advice on removing the base of my mast *picture included*

Thanks for the advice guys. I'll be researching rivets tonight.

So I should stay away from simple pop rivets from Home Depot?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-02-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 760
Posted By E Be
Looking for advice on removing the base of my mast *picture included*

Sorry for the confusing title, I didn't know how else to describe it.

My mast is on a tabernacle and while I have it down replacing the rigging, I also need to run new wires down the mast for the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-08-2014
Replies: 34
Views: 2,872
Posted By E Be
Re: Notice To Mariners: New Reef off Key West

Gee wiz and I thought I bought a boat in bad shape.

Has anyone seen the original ad? I've been watching the keys craigslist for a long time looking for a new dinghy and never saw this. I...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger   02-12-2014
Replies: 175
Views: 16,301
Posted By E Be
Re: Bounty captain Robin Walbridge's 'reckless decision' blamed for sinking

Haha, I know who you are taking about. He is a real character. Last I heard he is giving tours of a volcano in South America. Was that Newburgh or Rochester? They are coming back this year at the end...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger   02-11-2014
Replies: 175
Views: 16,301
Posted By E Be
Re: Bounty captain Robin Walbridge's 'reckless decision' blamed for sinking

I used to crew on the Nina. Try and make it out to see them they are pretty impressive. Especially since most of the time when people tour or think tall ships they are from the 19th century, ships...
Forum: Islander   01-14-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 1,162
Posted By E Be
Re: Did the Islander 28 come with a wheel or tiller?

Thank you. So I take it that what I'm seeing then is an emergency tiller mount?
Forum: Islander   01-13-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 1,162
Posted By E Be
Did the Islander 28 come with a wheel or tiller?

I feel like this is a dumb question, but did the Islander 28 come from the factory with a wheel or tiller?

I am looking at a '77 Islander 28 that has a wheel steering, but I can clearly see in the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-25-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 393
Posted By E Be
Re: Kite Cam - Any ideas for rigging one?

I use an old smart phone and an app called lapse it pro. That way I can automatically set it to take a picture whenever, or I have have the phone render it into a video. The downside is that some...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-30-2013
Replies: 41
Views: 4,801
Posted By E Be
Re: Fugitives sailing to bahamas

Call me cynical but, I doubt he acquired the firearms lawfully and I doubt he was going to declared them during entry (if he even followed proper entry procedures).


Good info though, I didn't...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-29-2013
Replies: 41
Views: 4,801
Posted By E Be
Re: Fugitives sailing to bahamas

This is the first thing I thought. Bringing weapons into another country? That guy is dumber than he looks. I may have missed it but did the article day what was in his weapons cache?

The second...
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