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Search: Posts Made By: Bellita
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 04-02-2010
Replies: 20
Views: 1,731
Posted By Bellita
Be thankful you found out now, prior to...

Be thankful you found out now, prior to purchasing the boat, vs only to find out several thousands of additional dollars later that you needed to drop into the boat, which where not contemplated,...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available 04-02-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 755
Posted By Bellita
please describe what is meant by "not in a...

please describe what is meant by "not in a tremendous hurry"? What is the timeframe you are looking to do? I did Beauford to San Juan in 12 days in Nov with horrible seas. You looking to go straight...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 03-31-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 1,263
Posted By Bellita
Very Pretty!!! Congratulations! I hope you...

Very Pretty!!!
Congratulations! I hope you have many years of fun with it!
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 03-10-2010
Replies: 9
Views: 2,730
Posted By Bellita
I single handed one from Tampa to Puerto Rico. it...

I single handed one from Tampa to Puerto Rico. it had a 5 foot draft. Went through everything from dead calms to 13 foot seas. it had electric winches for the jib, which were wonderful. Could just...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-10-2010
Replies: 30
Views: 7,627
Posted By Bellita
I have a Tohatsu 3.5 hp four stroke engine that I...

I have a Tohatsu 3.5 hp four stroke engine that I store and transport horizontally. you must lay it down on the side opposite the throttle side. if you do that, it starts on the first or second pull...
Forum: Chartering 02-23-2010
Replies: 2
Views: 657
Posted By Bellita
by all means, if the conditions allow, do Culebra...

by all means, if the conditions allow, do Culebra and Culebrita. Both beautiful islands.
There are plenty of things to do and see here! Here's a link you may wish to check out for some ideas.....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-17-2010
Replies: 19
Views: 1,613
Posted By Bellita
JimHawkins, I believe the anchor is a Rocna....

JimHawkins,
I believe the anchor is a Rocna. They have a wonderful reputation for strength and holding.

These pics are amazing. Thanks so much for posting and sharing. Talk about living...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available 02-16-2010
Replies: 74
Views: 12,514
Posted By Bellita
I brought a boat down from Virginia to Puerto...

I brought a boat down from Virginia to Puerto Rico just before Thanksgiving. I too was thinking about doing it solo, but a friend with zero sailing experience volunteered to go for company and extra...
Forum: Chartering 02-16-2010
Replies: 31
Views: 5,942
Posted By Bellita
Savanna bay on Virgin Gorda is one of my...

Savanna bay on Virgin Gorda is one of my favorites, and usually not crowded as most people don't see how to get in. It may be marked as off limits from the charter companies, but the first 5 years I...
Forum: Other Brands 01-31-2010
Replies: 17
Views: 4,569
Posted By Bellita
mine is an aft cockpit and weighs in at 16,500...

mine is an aft cockpit and weighs in at 16,500 lbs.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-14-2009
Replies: 20
Views: 2,482
Posted By Bellita
I used one this november when moving my boat from...

I used one this november when moving my boat from Virginia to Puerto Rico.
loved it. The only time I had coverage problems were in severe storms, where only 1 out of 2 or 3 msgs got out. once it...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-11-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 1,097
Posted By Bellita
JVallely, your suggestion worked like a charm!...

JVallely, your suggestion worked like a charm! Thanks! this was a pain to get off but at least now I can get it properly repaired. Look at the helm picture in the link below. if this is the mechanism...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-10-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 1,097
Posted By Bellita
Thanks for the info - I'll try it! the wheel...

Thanks for the info - I'll try it!
the wheel attached to your steering sounds like it went to one of the belt driven autopilots that can be screwed/bolted on near the wheel with their belt run...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-06-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 1,097
Posted By Bellita
Don Allen Steering Systems - Need help

Hi.
I have a Don Allen Steering system that works as bullet proof as any I've ever had - with the exception of the steering wheel, which needs repair.
As much as I've tried, I cannot get the silly...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-01-2009
Replies: 41
Views: 3,918
Posted By Bellita
I have the 2hp version of the Tohatsu motor. the...

I have the 2hp version of the Tohatsu motor. the manual states on p4 that

alcohol in the fuel eats the rubber and plastic parts and any damage is not covered under the warranty.it also states it...
Forum: Sabre 09-29-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 1,511
Posted By Bellita
I was once with a sailor who was so glued into...

I was once with a sailor who was so glued into his chartplotter that he totally ignored a reef he was approaching on the nose. when I kept asking him about it he kept saying it wasn't on the chart so...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-17-2009
Replies: 35
Views: 14,150
Posted By Bellita
I singlehanded an OI 41 from Tampa to PR some...

I singlehanded an OI 41 from Tampa to PR some years back. I had 12 foot seas approaching the Turks and Caicos when I lost the hydralic steering and the boat went beam to the seas. it's the one and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-06-2009
Replies: 14
Views: 3,365
Posted By Bellita
When i lived in Dallas i had a boat on both...

When i lived in Dallas i had a boat on both Texoma and Lake Lewisville, about 15-20 minutes north of Plano. it's a good location if you want to get to/from your boat fast, but no real workyard to...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 07-30-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 1,239
Posted By Bellita
Wow, super boat. Regarding windvanes, my personal...

Wow, super boat. Regarding windvanes, my personal favorite is a Monitor Windvane. I've loved how it handles offshore on heavy boats.
web site for additional info is:...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-30-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 2,123
Posted By Bellita
Ok, I have a varient on this question: I too have...

Ok, I have a varient on this question: I too have a bronze shaft and prop. If I want to keep a zinc on the shaft as a just in case mechanism, since all items are bronze, can I strap it to the shaft...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-20-2009
Replies: 53
Views: 9,168
Posted By Bellita
Dont' do what I did: My wife married me knowing...

Dont' do what I did:
My wife married me knowing that boating was my passion. After taking her out several times on my sailboat, she lost interest stating it took too long to get anywhere. We went...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-19-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 823
Posted By Bellita
I've used a solar powered lawn accent light in...

I've used a solar powered lawn accent light in the past. works great and already built for outdoors. put it in the sun during the day while sailing and use it at night as a cockpit light or anchor...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-18-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 2,974
Posted By Bellita
In an attempt to keep on topic - I'll post my...

In an attempt to keep on topic - I'll post my question here:
I have two Famet Roller furling units - Type A and B. The main difference between the two is the internal halyard hole for the units to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-15-2009
Replies: 4
Views: 5,085
Posted By Bellita
Cutlass Bearing replacement w/o removing Shaft?

Friends and experts – here are two pics (port and Stbd) of the strut holding my cutlass bearing in place. Boat is a Yorktown 35 - 1974 version
My question to you is: based on the pictures below, do...
Forum: Other Brands 07-15-2009
Replies: 17
Views: 4,569
Posted By Bellita
Another Yorktown 35 owner

Hi, yes I own a Yorktown 35 as well. Bought it in really rough shape and am "improving her" while she sits on the hard in VA to bring it down to PR in November. We can take the conversation off the...
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