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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-31-2002
Replies: 7
Views: 1,275
Posted By lgsailor52
Bad batteries or something else?

I had a Pearson 27 with the Universal and had intermittent starting problems as well. The starter would not engage and replacement of the starter, new starter button, new batteries would NOT solve...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-22-2002
Replies: 15
Views: 7,173
Posted By lgsailor52
Definition of "Yacht"

If you need to know if your boat is a yacht, it probably isn''t !! ;-)
Forum: Learning to Sail   07-19-2002
Replies: 3
Views: 2,317
Posted By lgsailor52
Chart Reading

Try the US Coast Guard Auxillary. You may find info for your area on their website. ( I am not sure of their address ) Usually, their classes are in the evenings.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-17-2002
Replies: 5
Views: 873
Posted By lgsailor52

I am in the market for a "hand held" GPS with chartplotter. What is recommended? I want to keep it under $500 . Thanks for your input.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-01-2002
Replies: 5
Views: 2,247
Posted By lgsailor52
Cutlass bearing

What are the symptoms of a failing cutlass bearing? I am gatting a metallic vibration at certain rpm''s , and also when I motor hard to port on my Catalina 30. No vibrations when the transmission...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-27-2002
Replies: 7
Views: 1,269
Posted By lgsailor52
leaving valves open

Why gamble? The valves are there to protect your investment. If they are difficult to close, replace them.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   06-07-2002
Replies: 8
Views: 2,622
Posted By lgsailor52
27'''' with long vee berth?

I had an ''88 Pearson 27. Open cabin with a sizable v-berth. Should accommodate your frame, no problem. Also, about 6'' headroom.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-04-2002
Replies: 10
Views: 3,612
Posted By lgsailor52
Catalina 34 Starting Battery Problem

Look for corrosion at the terminal connections and your ground. Also look at your power (battery) switch. There may be internal corrosion, or corrosion at the connections. A loose connection may...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-28-2002
Replies: 3
Views: 1,336
Posted By lgsailor52
bilge pump DQ

You pump and float switch are OK. Some water is normal.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-20-2002
Replies: 4
Views: 1,536
Posted By lgsailor52
Ice box drain tube

The drain tube on my Catalina''s ice box seems clogged. The drain connection is in a very difficult location to get to. I used a long wire to try to break up the clog, no luck. Any ideas?
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available   05-10-2002
Replies: 6
Views: 1,671
Posted By lgsailor52
I would love to sail !!!

We do alot of daysailing and can always use crew. NYC area.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-29-2002
Replies: 7
Views: 1,889
Posted By lgsailor52
Docking lines:tight or slack?

If you are at a floating dock, you have the choice. The bumpers are just that, "bumpers" and do not require the boat to be pulled against them to be effective. As long as the hull, or any part of...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-26-2002
Replies: 19
Views: 4,155
Posted By lgsailor52
Battery Charger

Does anybody have experience with a 10amp. battery charger that can be plugged into a 110V outlet and mounted in the cabin near the battery bank?

I am looking for one that is not hard wired into...
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