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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 1,138
Posted By kd3pc
Re: How does spending an extra 50,000 on a boat cost

For me this is THE statement...

I have saved tens (likely hundreds) of thousands of dollars....just coming to the boat, often sitting, reading or puttering.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 1,138
Posted By kd3pc
Re: How does spending an extra 50,000 on a boat cost

comparing a boat to an "investment" is likely not going to provide the backstop you desire. Most boats, except perhaps Oyster, Swan, a few Hinckleys, etc are all going to require expenses - most...
Forum: Electrical Systems   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 351
Posted By kd3pc
Re: Connecting AC and DC ground via branch bus

short answer - as short as practical....reality - the better connection is the more desired, that is - a quality conductor, appropriately terminated and as the manufacturer specifies.

There is a...
Forum: Sabre   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 776
Posted By kd3pc
Re: Sabre 28/30 for a newer sailor?

I have owned several Sabres and a couple of Hunters, and a new Beneteau. All that means is I am a glutton for punishment.

Whether a boat, a car or an airplane - you are always better off buying...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   06-06-2015
Replies: 1
Views: 321
Posted By kd3pc
Re: solo caribbean sailing.

possible? For sure. One assumes the Gulf of Mexico? Getting out of the gulf will be a good test, as there are quite a few obstacles (drill platforms, oil wells, abandoned/etc) and a fair amount...
Forum: Electric/Hybrid   05-31-2015
Replies: 26
Views: 1,881
Posted By kd3pc
Re: Installing an electric motor

it has been done, and for most it is still not a cost effective change. Quite a bit of work on all fronts and you need to have room for batteries, controllers and electrical. New engine bed/frame...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   05-14-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 750
Posted By kd3pc
Re: Need Help Planning Family Adventure

does not sound ridiculous at all...just learn and watch the weather and make decisions based on your and your crew's skill...

buying and selling in the caribbean will likely cost you more on both...
Forum: Electrical Systems   05-07-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 613
Posted By kd3pc
Re: Tesla's new power cell for houses

there are just lithium-ion cells stacked and liquid cooled/controlled....much like what nigel calder has/had installed in his boat for design testing and documenting power rates and such.

Much ado...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   05-07-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 1,181
Posted By kd3pc
Re: Fiberglass Gelcoat

most will use "easy off" oven cleaner, rather than a paint stripper...not sure where you can go from here, except to try and neutralize (directions should be on the can or bottle) to stop the...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   05-05-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 505
Posted By kd3pc
Re: Want to buy a boat and live on it

You need ZERO knowledge of sailing or boating to buy a boat, happens all the time.

Guns are a personal issue, just know that the US is pretty clear on the rules, other countries not so much.
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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-05-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 423
Posted By kd3pc
Re: Potomac River Sailing

10 hours and you need to watch the channels or it could be longer.

We usually motorsail the closer we get to CB.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   05-01-2015
Replies: 22
Views: 1,862
Posted By kd3pc
Re: Is Ericson 35 1972 built for offshore cruising?

Good boat, and they were used offshore....I would be more concerned with the age and condition than the design.

It is not an "Offshore" boat by any stretch, it was built for coastal cruising. It...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-30-2015
Replies: 39
Views: 1,680
Posted By kd3pc
Re: Stainless Steel Quality

they may be worth dye/UV testing for cracks or crevices and reusing. Usually the place where the bolts and nuts all come together is where the weather does it worst.

I would not be in a hurry to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-30-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 721
Posted By kd3pc
Re: Results of the survey

brand of the strainer....as some are very good quality and well worth a repair kit. Graco, old ones, come to mind.

be sure to shut off the water to that strainer at the thru hull before you take...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-30-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 721
Posted By kd3pc
Re: Results of the survey

Brand? May be cheaper to replace. IF glass just soak in CLR and replace the gaskets top and bottom. $20 tops at west marine.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   04-30-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 1,456
Posted By kd3pc
Re: Thoughts on this one?

Offer $70K contingent on rigging survey and purchase survey and buy the boat.

Ask your broker for soldboats report on recent sales....my guess they will be $80-99K for lesser condition boats.
...
Forum: Dufour   04-30-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 1,009
Posted By kd3pc
Re: Epoxy repair for Arpege deck delamination?

re-laminating an overhead surface is a pain in the tail, the cut the deck repair is easier - but tougher to make it look like it did before.

Your patching will buy you some time. They make some...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-30-2015
Replies: 39
Views: 1,680
Posted By kd3pc
Re: Stainless Steel Quality

There are tons of cases of poor quality/counterfeit metals, most are just turned over to insurance, or warranty or replaced in a repair.

I am using hardware I acquired 20 years ago in my repair...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-30-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 307
Posted By kd3pc
Re: Need a commercial insurer

Marsh&Mclennan do charter boats, liability blankets and the like. We had them for a couple of years when we did cruises and owned a charter boat.

good, comprehensive, but pricey compared to...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   04-25-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 1,456
Posted By kd3pc
Re: Thoughts on this one?

We owned one for a few years, and loved her. Wish we had kept her.

The hull is the same as the 361 and the CC sails quite well.

Small holding tank. The coamings are a pain on a dry, stable at...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   04-14-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 621
Posted By kd3pc
Re: Water hose

All water lines will get slime, even a fresh water spring will have "stuff" growing around the active area.

Some will bump the chlorine wash up at commissioning each spring and then hit it a...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   04-14-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 617
Posted By kd3pc
Re: Time Expectaions

the worst thing you can do sailing is force a schedule, especially with a new or new to you boat.

I am with Gary on this, double your estimate and you may get there as planned. My experience is a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-03-2015
Replies: 25
Views: 1,792
Posted By kd3pc
Re: Questions about borrowing a friend's boat

I wish I had a friend like that.

enjoy the boat, fair winds
Forum: Diesel   03-08-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 702
Posted By kd3pc
Re: Yanmar diesel black smoke/soot

almost always, black soot/smoke is an air to fuel mix problem....filters, blockage in the air pathway, either intake or exhaust.

These are usually cheaper things to fix, before you get in to pumps...
Forum: Engines   02-09-2015
Replies: 1
Views: 525
Posted By kd3pc
Re: Need Rear Engine Mount for Volvo Penta 2002.

you really should spring for a new unit. The mount does a lot of work and keeps things aligned correctly. Labor is the same for doing it both ways, but do it once and be done with it.
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