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Search: Posts Made By: Blowfish
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-29-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 984
Posted By Blowfish
Thanks All! Sorry for the delay, had some...

Thanks All! Sorry for the delay, had some internet and holiday issues. Needless to say, we didn't make that window for a variety of reasons. We decided instead just to do the keys this year, as we...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-23-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 984
Posted By Blowfish
gulf stream advice

So we've been stuck in Ft. Lauderdale for 10 days waiting to cross the gulf stream to the west end. A rather short potential window has opened up for Friday, but it doesn't look particularly good to...
Forum: Living Aboard 11-28-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 1,716
Posted By Blowfish
don't forget the bridge

Just remember there is a 49' bridge you have to be able to clear coming from the atlantic side. Don't know if you need to clear it to get to indiantown
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-25-2009
Replies: 18
Views: 2,997
Posted By Blowfish
Wow Jeff, that is one heck of a response, thank...

Wow Jeff, that is one heck of a response, thank you! It sounds like I have a lot of investigation and fact finding to do before I can even begin to formulate a repair plan. As I understand it, you...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-23-2009
Replies: 18
Views: 2,997
Posted By Blowfish
Thanks guys, sorry if I was unclear but that was...

Thanks guys, sorry if I was unclear but that was the conclusion I came to as well:



The mesh is an interesting idea, but as I indicated earlier the primary issue was trying to reinforce the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-23-2009
Replies: 18
Views: 2,997
Posted By Blowfish
Thanks everyone! The bilge is over 3 feet deep...

Thanks everyone! The bilge is over 3 feet deep at this point, so I'm not too concerned about filling in 4-6 inches of it. I also wouldn't expect it to easily crack, but one has developed. I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-23-2009
Replies: 18
Views: 2,997
Posted By Blowfish
The primary issue I am trying to address is...

The primary issue I am trying to address is having only 3 inches of fiberglass in the keel between me and a sunk boat. The rest of the keel is encapsulated lead. A secondary benefit is the fact...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-23-2009
Replies: 18
Views: 2,997
Posted By Blowfish
For the current issue I plan to lay new...

For the current issue I plan to lay new fiberglass prior to filling it in. By using epoxy reinforced with fiberglass I had hoped to provide enough strength to make it an essentially solid keel,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-23-2009
Replies: 18
Views: 2,997
Posted By Blowfish
Filling in a deep bilge

I have a Pearson 365 which has an incredibly deep bilge. In fact, when I drop tools into it I literally cannot reach the bottom (I'm 6'3"). Additionally, the extra deep bilge results in having a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-17-2009
Replies: 2
Views: 1,144
Posted By Blowfish
Thanks Michael, that's the one I am looking at...

Thanks Michael, that's the one I am looking at getting
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-14-2009
Replies: 2
Views: 1,144
Posted By Blowfish
Spin On Fuel Filter Adaptors

I have a 1980 Westerbeke 40 with the old CAV fuel filter style. I am considering switching to a spin on fuel filter adaptor. The maker of the adaptor claims that it alleviates the need to bleed the...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 06-23-2009
Replies: 4
Views: 620
Posted By Blowfish
Thanks everyone! With 4.5 feet I should be okay...

Thanks everyone! With 4.5 feet I should be okay through the trent severn, and the water is higher this year than the past. I was mostly concerned about crossing ontario with the stick on...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 06-23-2009
Replies: 4
Views: 620
Posted By Blowfish
Fastest Route From North Channel To Hudson

I'm in the North Channel and am looking for insight regarding the fastest route from here to the Hudson River. We are in a 36 foot sailboat that draws 4.5 feet. Our top motor speed is 6 kts.

We...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 04-30-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 563
Posted By Blowfish
Thanks everyone! I'll be sure to pack the...

Thanks everyone! I'll be sure to pack the thermals and a large mosquito/black fly net!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-30-2009
Replies: 3
Views: 665
Posted By Blowfish
Transducers 101

So I have a 30 year old transducer (and Datamarine guage) and I am nervous and investigating options for when/if it fails. I'm about to leave on a 2 month cruise and would like to have a backup...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-29-2009
Replies: 2
Views: 487
Posted By Blowfish
VC 17 And Moving A Boat from G.L. to Ches. B

I have purchased a Pearson 365 in the Great Lakes and will be moving it down to Chesapeake Bay over about 2 months. It has an aging coat of VC 17 bottom paint on it. I have a few questions:

1. ...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 04-29-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 563
Posted By Blowfish
Weather in the North Channel in June

I'm planning a cruise from Holland, MI, through the North Channel and Georgian Bay leaving around June 1. I have never sailed on the Great Lakes and would appreciate any insight into typical weather...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-24-2009
Replies: 53
Views: 21,591
Posted By Blowfish
I have a some questions about beveling. To...

I have a some questions about beveling. To create the bevel are you simply using an oversized drill bit to countersink or is there some other method? Having never drilled through gelcoat I am...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 04-13-2009
Replies: 0
Views: 2,252
Posted By Blowfish
Rubber Duck Inflatable Boats

Does anyone have any experience with this company or their products? Inflatable Boats - By Rubber Duck Inflatable Boats Canada - Buy direct and Save! (http://www.rubberduckinflatableboats.com). ...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 04-08-2009
Replies: 2
Views: 476
Posted By Blowfish
You are the 4th person (3 others from local shops...

You are the 4th person (3 others from local shops in Holland) that have recommended him, and his surveys are accepted by Boat US. I have contacted him and look forward to his survey.
Thanks!
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 04-01-2009
Replies: 2
Views: 476
Posted By Blowfish
Surveyor near Holland Michigan?

Can anyone recommend a surveyor near Holland, Michigan?
Thanks!
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 03-10-2009
Replies: 15
Views: 1,512
Posted By Blowfish
Thanks all! Based on the foregoing it would seem...

Thanks all! Based on the foregoing it would seem that while the preferred method (from a boat condition not an accessability standpoint) is to haul out, it is far more common and not overly...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 03-10-2009
Replies: 15
Views: 1,512
Posted By Blowfish
Not Hauling Out For Winter In Maryland

Some of the boats I am looking at have not been hauled out for winter. While I assume it is preferable to have a boat hauled out and covered for the winter in northern latitudes, how big a deal is...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 02-19-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 670
Posted By Blowfish
Thanks all! It looks like there is no specific...

Thanks all! It looks like there is no specific breakpoint at 35 feet, it just varies from company to company. Good to know.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 02-18-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 670
Posted By Blowfish
Boat Insurance and boat length

I'm running costs on boat ownership and have found that at least one company (Progressive) won't insure boats over 35 feet. Does anyone know if this is a standard breakpoint? Is there a...
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