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Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   08-15-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 2,137
Posted By lajimo
Pilothouses (good for wife?) bright and airy

Sounds to me that you are on the right track. And Nauticats look like a good bet. I'd worry a little that the pilot house makes the rest of the boat a little cramped? But in just looking at photos.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-14-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 1,058
Posted By lajimo
Wifes Anniversary Present!!!

Maybe get her a bigger boat?
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   08-03-2013
Replies: 50
Views: 3,685
Posted By lajimo
Full or Shoal Keel on New Oyster 575?

Hard to not be jealous of this post :(
Forum: Racing   07-26-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 788
Posted By lajimo
Forum: Introduce Yourself   07-26-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 364
Posted By lajimo
teach me how to be like you! (a good sailor)

That's great advice from a master mariner Mr talthouse - I hope you are listening.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   07-21-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 1,202
Posted By lajimo
Possible Trade for a boat...

Offhand I'd say the price is very high for a 1985 model. You should realize that if you went a little bigger, say 27-30', you'd still have an easy to learn on boat, but with the right boat you could...
Forum: Electronics   07-20-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 4,870
Posted By lajimo
Garmin 741xs installed: first impressions

Curious - why not stick with the iPad? At least for close coastal cruising its pretty nice, has the needed screen size and clear waterproof sleeves are available. Am I missing something - I've never...
Forum: Learning to Sail   07-17-2013
Replies: 39
Views: 4,148
Posted By lajimo
First time singlehanding, bad things happen, the sound of breaking fiberglass, etc

Your experience is part of the game - I bet we all have similar horror stories. I know I do :)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-16-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 505
Posted By lajimo
Forum: Cal   07-14-2013
Replies: 3
  Cal 27
Views: 758
Posted By lajimo
Cal 27

http://www.catalina27.org/public_pages/c27manuals.htm
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   07-14-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 1,782
Posted By lajimo
Pearson 36 cutter.

A bit cramped belowdecks? But very nice lines.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-10-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 1,165
Posted By lajimo
1984 Catalina30 House water pump??

When my pump failed it just went one day with no warning - still ran but would never develop enough pressure to prime. A properly operating pump should self-prime pretty easily.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-10-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 1,165
Posted By lajimo
1984 Catalina30 House water pump??

First, Get a decent multifunction voltmeter at the hardware store. Then use it to determine if you are getting power to the pump. If you don't see 12v across the power lead inputs when breaker and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-06-2013
Replies: 1
Views: 356
Posted By lajimo
Jury rigged Jib Boom

Last night I rigged up a temporary jib boom using my spinnaker pole and a few extra blocks and shackles. Surprisingly, it worked pretty well - let me tack without messing with the jib and gave a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-06-2013
Replies: 1,090
Views: 279,593
Posted By lajimo
Re: Lets get some good sunrise/sunset pictures....

Boat Pics - Jim O'Connell (http://jimoconnell.smugmug.com/Boats/Boat-Pics/21828000_VK7cDt#!i=2618145100&k=g75ZRjC)

Sunset over Lake Ponchartrain - Friday, July 5th, 2013
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-03-2013
Replies: 25
Views: 1,744
Posted By lajimo
West Marine: A Love-Hate Relationship

Their stores in the New Orleans and Mandeville Louisiana area are very good. The staff are mostly all experienced boaters and are friendly and helpful. Frank at the Mandeville store has the same boat...
Forum: Electrical Systems   07-02-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 1,051
Posted By lajimo
tips needed to chase dc short

i used analog ammeter which is already in the panel and just kept disconnecting loads until i found it. It is the light itself - original to boat 1985 - and corroded. Of course I started aft and...
Forum: Electrical Systems   06-29-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 1,051
Posted By lajimo
tips needed to chase dc short

Got it! Ceiling light in forward head. (Just used for storage right now, don't go in there much. )
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-26-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 962
Posted By lajimo
Favorite Sailing Song

Beyond the Sea - bobby Darin
Forum: Electrical Systems   06-26-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 1,051
Posted By lajimo
tips needed to chase dc short

Lots of great ideas here - I'm working through them and will spend some quality time chasing it this weekend. Some clarification : In my panel the tripping breaker is connected to a bus bar with a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-26-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 913
Posted By lajimo
Prototype-Video: Kite-Scooter to become fastest sail craft ever?

Ingenious ! That certainly looks like fun.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-25-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 712
Posted By lajimo
slow motion; Moguls, Millionaires, and me... J class

Makes me glad at least somebody is rich enough to have boats like that.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-24-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 1,401
Posted By lajimo
Vented Loop for raw water to head.

I have an electric jabsco and installed a loop to help control the water refill level in the toilet after flushing. The toilet bowl and thru-hull for the raw water intake are both at the same...
Forum: Electrical Systems   06-23-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 1,051
Posted By lajimo
tips needed to chase dc short

Thanks for the info, greatly appreciated
Forum: Electrical Systems   06-23-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 1,051
Posted By lajimo
tips needed to chase dc short

My port side dc breaker has started tripping - usually in 30s to 2 min depending on load. My panel ammeter shows 20+ amps when this breaker is switched on, even with no load. I measure 12.6V at the...
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