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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-22-2015
Replies: 35
Views: 1,295
Posted By dorymate1
Re: Thru Hull Fitting Questions

Maine sail correct. Get the old thru hulls out and start fresh.
You cannot see the condition of those thru hulls under the glass. Which is concerning. Also you won't have to use those adapters you...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-07-2015
Replies: 85
Views: 6,170
Posted By dorymate1
Re: High anxiety-passage v. Coastal

Open Water - Close Water Just give me water.
Both have their mind numbing possibilities & challenges
That's why we go.

I don't think offshore sailors are as afraid of inshore as only inshore...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   02-13-2015
Replies: 238
Views: 19,709
Posted By dorymate1
Re: My newest project

Would carbon make a difference with all that wetted surface?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-13-2014
Replies: 165
Views: 20,300
Posted By dorymate1
Re: Boat sank at the dock

It seems topic is lost here. You do need to protect your self if you have any feeling the yard or the insurance co. are no acting in your best interest.
Depending on the insurance co. they...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-15-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 1,277
Posted By dorymate1
Re: Rudder Replacement Problems

Don't trust any yard.
You need to find a yard. That works closely with surveyors & naval architects.
Plans are made solutions are found.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   11-15-2014
Replies: 42
Views: 5,394
Posted By dorymate1
Re: Masts - deck or keel stepped?

On a new or newer boat I have no issue with a deck step vs. keel.
It does seem that the size and weigh of masts on boats over 45ft tend with a few exception go for a keel step.
However on boat...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-15-2014
Replies: 52
Views: 5,479
Posted By dorymate1
Re: How do these seacocks look?

WOW Lots of stuff here. Things I've experienced with Marelon.
First boat we used it on was in 1992. Saw that vessel last summer still has those valves.
The first thing I noticed is Marelon moves...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-04-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 757
Posted By dorymate1
Re: sta loks untwisting with blue loc tite?

Do let the lifeseal & locktite cure a bit longer. Make sure your putting the on them the sealant in the bottom of the fitting and locktite on the threads that have no sealant. The sealant will...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-04-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 1,960
Posted By dorymate1
Re: Annapolis boat show

Oh so your the guy walking threw the show in misery with wife in tow. Getting her to carry the new boat pole you bought for a buck & your trying to hide that batch of sham wows you picked up.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-13-2014
Replies: 96
Views: 6,264
Posted By dorymate1
Re: Hopes and dreams. Is this realistic?

Check out Wilmington NC May some boats available that meet your needs. Live aboard friendly marinas available. Less expensive than larger metro areas but work available dockage rates as low as 8/ft /...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-29-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 2,034
Posted By dorymate1
Re: Muriatic Acid in holding tank

We use a product from tract ecological called Sew Clean check it out Welcome to Trac-Online (
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-29-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 598
Posted By dorymate1
Re: Hull question

That's an area that had fresh water trapped against the hull. You see the same thing when boats are put in fresh water with no paint or barrier coat. Gelcoat is more water proof than FRP without it....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-29-2014
Replies: 33
Views: 1,937
Posted By dorymate1
Re: Bottom slime

Funny isn't. Divers want you to scrub it and boatyards want you to paint it. This from a boat yard. If it's a slime & not hard growth Imagine this take your boat sailing compare boat speed with the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-17-2013
Replies: 25
Views: 2,665
Posted By dorymate1
Re: Buried Chainplates

If you see visible rust & expansion is evident then your plates need to be inspected by any means needed. loosen the rig a little don't sail it at all. Take a look @ the pics from a couple of posts...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-17-2013
Replies: 25
Views: 2,665
Posted By dorymate1
Re: Buried Chainplates

Chain plates can fail even in places were you think you see them. As in this case under the toggle that attached the chain plate. Thoroughly inspect any place you see any signs of rust.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-08-2013
Replies: 44
Views: 7,532
Posted By dorymate1
Re: Grease on Propeller for Anti Fouling?

have seen great success with propspeed but is pricey and can be finicky and not work if not applied correctly. I always spread the squeeze out from max prop grease over the prop may give it a little...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-08-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 1,974
Posted By dorymate1
Re: 3 blade prop or two blade folder

unless racing 3 blades are better than 2. I find boats stop much faster in reverse with 3 blades . And it's always good to have that extra bite when a lee shore comes a callin.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-08-2013
Replies: 29
Views: 3,023
Posted By dorymate1
Re: Should a Roller Furler be Hard?

can also be a lead issue. Go up on deck make sure your furling line enters the drum @ 9o dgrs. Then have someone unfurl the sail while you manually lead the line into the drum at 90 DGRS. After the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-06-2013
Replies: 60
Views: 3,725
Posted By dorymate1
Re: Recourse for Powerboats

I v'e been running sail & power boats up and down the ICW for over 20yrs. Couple of comments. When in a sail boat I usually just wave a power boat by or let them now on the radio. After all I'm in a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-30-2013
Replies: 64
Views: 9,854
Posted By dorymate1
Re: Cost to Replace Chainplates? Should I Walk Away?

Hayne will cut polish and deliver new chain plates. Made from proper materials & done right. Use the pros not a back yard fabricator when dealing with chain plates . Nothing to fool around with here.
Forum: Electronics   06-22-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 1,932
Posted By dorymate1
Re: In-Hull Depth Finder/Transponder - Repair and/or Replacement

To check your transducer you can purchase a 1500.00 instrument or do what we did before we had one turn the unit on and listen for the clicking if you hear it it's most likely ok. I do agree if...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   06-15-2013
Replies: 59
Views: 8,702
Posted By dorymate1
Re: Don't "drive" your boat like it's a car!

Run just about all boats sail & power to 80ft. First thing I explain to anyone is to stop and take gauge of current wind and others. If you don't come to a complete stop before attempting to dock you...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   05-31-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 1,875
Posted By dorymate1
Re: Shoal Keel: Excessive Leeway

The trick is to use what you got. you will never point as high as some other boats . But if you foot off & adjust your sails properly you'll need to cover more distance you may find you can beat the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-10-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 1,053
Posted By dorymate1
Re: Temperature Sending Unit

Not being a pool guy don't realy know what a hot tub thermometer is. But would most likely hose. Clamp. It wire tie itor safety wire it before silicone. Not heat resistant enough unless RTV that...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-09-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 1,053
Posted By dorymate1
Re: Temperature Sending Unit

The scary part is someone might actually try that silicone bloop idea. lots a luck with that one
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