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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-30-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 681
Posted By Cawarra Bill
Transporting over land..$$$$

Looking online at boats and one sees a deal of a lifetime and the only problem is that its on one coast and I'm on the other.... Anyone ever had the pleasure of buying a boat and moving it x/country?...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-22-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 2,939
Posted By Cawarra Bill
Red face Re: Edson wheel removal from pedestal

Trying to attach a photo off my iPhone see if it works
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-22-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 2,939
Posted By Cawarra Bill
Re: Edson wheel removal from pedestal

Thanks. Edson doesn't recognize it from my photos. Looks like I've got something someone made or something. Off to the machine shop by the looks of things
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-22-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 2,939
Posted By Cawarra Bill
Re: Edson wheel removal from pedestal

Sent an email off to edson. Waiting to hear back. It's quite an old pedastal. Pre needle bearing. It looks like the raymarine auto pilot drive motor was grounding out on the body of the aluminum...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-20-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 2,939
Posted By Cawarra Bill
Re: Edson wheel removal from pedestal

So I went to remove my wheel to refinish the pedestal as the paint was showing age it seems as though the wheel was seized onto the wheel shaft. After a few wiggles the shaft actually snapped off....
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   03-29-2013
Replies: 121
Views: 10,807
Posted By Cawarra Bill
Re: do you carry an acoustic Guitar?

Im on the cheap guitar side of fence.... Doubt I would ever risk an expensive Tak or Gibson on any kind of enviro where it might get wet....sat on....crushed.... or whatever.. Fender makes a great...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-21-2013
Replies: 64
Views: 5,222
Posted By Cawarra Bill
Re: Tires as Fenders

I agree on the cat. I was going to mention that . One can only dream. 55 cat would be nice although hard to find moorage. I know the area. Awesome. My buddy is on the north shore landed...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-21-2013
Replies: 64
Views: 5,222
Posted By Cawarra Bill
Re: Tires as Fenders

First of all. .... You lucky dog. You live in Hawaii. What island are you on? I went to U.H. For a year. love it. Sailing must be out of this world. I don't see why you would need 2 g worth...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-21-2013
Replies: 64
Views: 5,222
Posted By Cawarra Bill
Wink Re: Tires as Fenders

Yes don't sweat it. Not calling you cheap. Lol. It's a great thing being debt free. I couldn't afford a boat if I wasn't. I too have mine paid off. I'm sure we all take loads of pride in our...
Forum: Living Aboard   03-20-2013
Replies: 19
Views: 1,794
Posted By Cawarra Bill
Re: water heater

Have one on mine!:D
Forum: C30   03-20-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 1,033
Posted By Cawarra Bill
Re: Topside Color

Think I would leave the decks the light color. Deck has that stock teal kind of highlight. Best left alone as they look clean I think rather than paint all of the boat.;)
Forum: C30   03-20-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 1,033
Posted By Cawarra Bill
Re: Topside Color

A 20 degree F temperature difference on sunny days

Thanks....I had not even considered that...... wow thats a big difference. All of our sailing is done in the gulf isle. Georgia Strt...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-20-2013
Replies: 64
Views: 5,222
Posted By Cawarra Bill
Re: Tires as Fenders

Dont be so cheap....Use the nice big fenders......replace when worn out....cheapest part of owning a boat if you ask me. Cant afford to but a fender? How are you going to afford to fix anything else...
Forum: C30   03-20-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 1,033
Posted By Cawarra Bill
Smile Topside Color

Hey There Catalina owners,

We bought our first sailboat last year a 1977 C30 and are loving every moment with her. The boat is coming out in the next few weeks for bottom paint and a few tweaks....
Forum: C30   03-20-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 2,647
Posted By Cawarra Bill
Re: Propeller Shaft Log

Having the same with mine right now. Bilge on every hour or two. Found the same symptoms under my floor. A lot of blue green corrosion on a nut and washer with a steady stream just a bit more than...
Forum: Living Aboard   03-19-2013
Replies: 19
Views: 1,794
Posted By Cawarra Bill
Re: water heater

Was thinking of replacing mine, though it works fine, just old.... Found a basic same size (around 5Gal) for approx 450.... Would be a straight swap. Starting from scratch? Then that would be the...
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