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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-01-2014
Replies: 1,419
Views: 517,331
Posted By TomandKarens34
Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

Home made radar mount. Built from aluminum conduit and stainless steel. There was some welding but most of it could be bolted together if you were so inclined.
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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-01-2014
Replies: 32
Views: 4,633
Posted By TomandKarens34
Re: One amazing boat - grab her now

Unless the teak decks have been replaced, thirty years is about the limit for the sealants used when it was put down. I didn't read the sales pitch on either boat, they may have fresh decks. Just...
Forum: Diesel   11-02-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 1,171
Posted By TomandKarens34
Re: diesel engine/ new

There have been some posts about these inexpensive engines. Apart from getting them shipped to you, (and there may be some issue getting an unapproved engine through customs) the life expectancy is...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-06-2014
Replies: 55
Views: 3,887
Posted By TomandKarens34
Re: Defend Defender!

My experience has been 100% positive at Defender.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-29-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 5,190
Posted By TomandKarens34
Re: what's up with anything-sailing.com? Malware??

Aww it's not so empty. His search engine works pretty well also.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-21-2013
Replies: 80
Views: 12,687
Posted By TomandKarens34
Re: All is Lost

I'm getting nervous about this movie too. My woman is a sailing newbie and this might not set well with her. At all.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   10-20-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 2,699
Posted By TomandKarens34
Re: Used Sailboat asking price / purchase price reality

I've been following this market for ten years. Its nuts. Every boat is different. Every seller is different. Every buyer has a plan to get the best deal. I'm going to break with the crowd and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-11-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 1,085
Posted By TomandKarens34
Forum: Irwin   09-27-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 3,676
Posted By TomandKarens34
Re: 43' Irwin MKIII vs. Irwin 46' Ketch

Probably so, Jim. When I see rust stains on the rudder, I know just what that means. It isn't a cleaning issue ! Well, maybe I did some good, if not for this fellow, perhaps the next guy.
Forum: Irwin   09-27-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 3,676
Posted By TomandKarens34
Re: 43' Irwin MKIII vs. Irwin 46' Ketch

Another guy who posts one post, never to return. I got to stop taking the bait.
Forum: Irwin   09-26-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 3,676
Posted By TomandKarens34
Re: 43' Irwin MKIII vs. Irwin 46' Ketch

Hi Nick. I'm not sure where to start without knowing a little bit about your expectations as well as your sailing skill level. Your questions are framed in a fashion that suggests you are new to...
Forum: Diesel   09-21-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 1,779
Posted By TomandKarens34
Re: Yanmar Parts Prices

Could you share that model number ? Hoyt Tractor in Texas might be cheaper but I don't know the tractor model number that matches the 2GM20.

Yanmar Tractor Parts - Shop Online...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-18-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 586
Posted By TomandKarens34
Re: New Engine

I'm facing the same kind of problem. The old 2QM20H weighs 419 Lbs. My only option is a JLG man lift with a rating of 440 lbs. and a chain fall. Should be exciting and expensive. $230per day. ...
Forum: Irwin   09-15-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 2,091
Posted By TomandKarens34
Re: Irwin 34 Citation restoration Commentary

Sorry !!! One more note specific to Irwin Citations. I mentioned this in the post that was lost in the browser crash and missed including it in this post.
The Main bulkheads. This area is the...
Forum: Irwin   09-15-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 2,091
Posted By TomandKarens34
Re: Irwin 34 Citation restoration Commentary

Sails, standing rigging and running rigging are generic and not specific to Irwins. To comment on these things isn't relevant to Irwin Citation overhauls. I just wanted to focus on Irwin specific...
Forum: Irwin   09-15-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 2,091
Posted By TomandKarens34
Re: Irwin 34 Citation restoration Commentary

The electrical system: Its time to do it. There is no better time to replace the wiring than when the interior is mostly dismantled. Do some creative things like install small sub panels around...
Forum: Irwin   09-14-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 2,091
Posted By TomandKarens34
Re: Irwin 34 Citation restoration Commentary

When I look at Irwins, one of the things I notice often, is rust around the rudder. Mine had rust around the rudder post. Inspection revealed the rudder itself was cracked. This is what the rust...
Forum: Irwin   09-14-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 2,091
Posted By TomandKarens34
Re: Irwin 34 Citation restoration Commentary

The power train is ancient. It may still work but... I am not a diesel mechanic though I have overhauled a number of motorcycle engines. I have not had reason to mess with my Yanmar yet, but I am...
Forum: Irwin   09-14-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 2,091
Posted By TomandKarens34
Re: Irwin 34 Citation restoration Commentary

The Hull and Deck:

Starting with the deck, it's wet. Really. I don't care what you've been told, it's wet. If the port lights are original, they've been leaking for years and the areas around...
Forum: Irwin   09-14-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 2,091
Posted By TomandKarens34
Irwin 34 Citation restoration Commentary

I'm not going to suggest I am an expert on boat construction. I am not. I am, however, reasonably competent. There are many folks out there with skills equal to mine who might be tempted to take...
Forum: Irwin   09-14-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 1,179
Posted By TomandKarens34
Re: Thoughts on 34 Citation

I forgot to mention, that my Irwin cost me $8000 to buy and I have about $8000 in the rebuild, including a roller furling, auto-pilot, radar, GPS, radio, and such. All in all, the money will work out...
Forum: Irwin   09-14-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 1,179
Posted By TomandKarens34
Re: Thoughts on 34 Citation

There were many design changes on the Irwin 34. Early ones had a glassed in keel, later models had a bolt on keel, for example. They all suffer from leaking port lights. I have almost completed...
Forum: Irwin   05-05-2013
Replies: 24
Views: 10,486
Posted By TomandKarens34
Re: Lost rig New Mast/new boat?

There is a mast for a Citation 34 in Ct. you could get for probably $500, with the standing rigging included. Captain Cook boat recycling. Captain A.J. Cook (http://www.captain-cook.net/) ...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   10-12-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 2,552
Posted By TomandKarens34
Re: 44 pearson contessa Deal for someone

Is there an asking price ?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-09-2012
Replies: 108
Views: 11,628
Posted By TomandKarens34
Re: Bug out boat

There are four pillars that keep our society running. Food/water, Energy, transportation and communication. If any one of those were to be interrupted, even for a less than a month, it would be a...
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