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Search: Posts Made By: theredboat
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-02-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 1,797
Posted By theredboat
Macy's fireworks -- best place to watch from water?

Anyone know the best place to see Macy's fireworks in NYC on the Hudson? By sailboat, of course :)
Forum: Electronics 04-04-2011
Replies: 14
Views: 1,796
Posted By theredboat
Great info, thanks!! I noticed the battery switch...

Great info, thanks!! I noticed the battery switch was definitely off when I got on the boat, so there should have been no leakage, plus with the solar panel on even if there was a slight leakage it...
Forum: Electronics 04-04-2011
Replies: 14
Views: 1,796
Posted By theredboat
Batteries bursted open over the winter

I have left my boat on the hard in Connecticut this winter for the first time. I have a solar panel that keeps my batteries topped off (including a high-end charge controller to make sure they aren't...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-21-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 2,428
Posted By theredboat
Replacing prop while in the water

Anyone ever replaced a prop without taking the boat out? Is it possible?

Assuming you could rig a way to breath, it seems feasible to me. Just curious if anyone has tried it and what experiences...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-21-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 2,212
Posted By theredboat
If you've ever stayed at 79th st boat basin you...

If you've ever stayed at 79th st boat basin you know that the docks rock like hell all day and night from the wakes in the hudson. For the money, I'd much rather be on the mooring than slamming into...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-21-2010
Replies: 9
Views: 1,597
Posted By theredboat
Thanks a lot for the info paulk! Any...

Thanks a lot for the info paulk! Any recommendations as to line type/size to replace the wire? Thanks again everyone for the answers.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-21-2010
Replies: 9
Views: 1,597
Posted By theredboat
OK, so you confirmed that it is not supposed to...

OK, so you confirmed that it is not supposed to ratchet like a typical winch, which was one of the reasons i was thinking of replacing it... thought maybe it was broken.

Yes, it does seem to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-21-2010
Replies: 9
Views: 1,597
Posted By theredboat
Should I replace this main halyard winch?

http://imgur.com/Y7EQ5.jpg

My new boat has one of these winches installed on starboard side of the mast. I've only used it once and it was a real pain in the ass, but I'm not sure I was using it...
Forum: Atomic 4 04-12-2010
Replies: 13
Views: 1,746
Posted By theredboat
Thanks everyone for the advice. I'm pretty new...

Thanks everyone for the advice. I'm pretty new to this, so I really appreciate the help.

I didn't use PB Blaster to lubricate, thankfully. I only used it because I had a hunch that some of the...
Forum: Atomic 4 04-12-2010
Replies: 13
Views: 1,746
Posted By theredboat
I did clean and lube the control, however I have...

I did clean and lube the control, however I have not changed the cable. I will first try your idea of removing the cable to test if it's the transmission or cable. Then I will see if I need to...
Forum: Atomic 4 04-12-2010
Replies: 13
Views: 1,746
Posted By theredboat
Clutch difficult to move

My boat has an A4 with a clutch control mounted on the port side of the cockpit, close to the floor. The clutch control is extremely difficult to move back and forth from forwards to reverse and vice...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-12-2010
Replies: 2
Views: 620
Posted By theredboat
Thanks a lot! I gave Brewer's a call and looks...

Thanks a lot! I gave Brewer's a call and looks like they can do it this week for about $8/ft.

Thanks again!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-11-2010
Replies: 2
Views: 620
Posted By theredboat
Mast unstep/step near NYC

I need to have the 48' keel-stepped mast for my pearson 10m unstepped for some repairs. Does anyone have a recommendation for a place to do this near new york city? Preferably in western Long Island...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-07-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 2,187
Posted By theredboat
Reefing with an old seafurl 810?

Just bought an old boat that came w/ old seafurl 810 roller furling with the looped furling line. As far as I can tell, its not possible to reef using this model -- the sail just slips out.
...
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