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Forum: Racing   7 Hours Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 3,029
Posted By Markwesti
Re: Main Halyard Tension

MarkSeaofLife says a cunningham eye, line and winch for a cruising boat is a WOFTAM. waster of time and money. I do not disagree , but.

We have a cunningham cringel , we don't use it anymore but...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   14 Hours Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 607
Posted By Markwesti
Re: Downsizing to 25' to 30'

Hi Christian, our little "Patricia A" Is a Westsail 28 . If you would like to see more pictures , please visit my bio and in the manufactures area I have posted some more pictures . Also here are...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   1 Day Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 607
Posted By Markwesti
Re: Downsizing to 25' to 30'

I'm crushed , you left me out . Don't worry though nobody likes me .
http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c176/1westsail/003_zpsd9a9be5b.jpg...
Forum: O'Day   1 Day Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 346
Posted By Markwesti
Re: Whisker Pole and couple of things 31 Oday

Our "T" track was counter sunk for 1/4-20 screws and instead of stainless I used brass . We had a storm track on the mast that was pop riveted on with SS rivets I got rid of it , it was destroying...
Forum: O'Day   2 Days Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 346
Posted By Markwesti
Re: Whisker Pole and couple of things 31 Oday

Down wind poles are a hoot , ours is the Lin and Larry Pardey set up . Briefly it is a track a little longer than the pole with a line that hauls the carr up or down also we store the pole on the...
Forum: Electronics   1 Week Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 801
Posted By Markwesti
Re: In cabin stereo

this works for us Amazon.com: SiriusXM SXSD2 Portable Speaker Dock Audio System for Dock and Play Radios (Black): Car...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   1 Week Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 219
Posted By Markwesti
Re: NASHUA is a W-class 42

OK, now that looks good . Made my day, Thanks .
Forum: Westsail   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 9,155
Posted By Markwesti
Re: Westsail the World...

http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c176/1westsail/DSCF2056_zpsji0z49sd.jpg (http://s27.photobucket.com/user/1westsail/media/DSCF2056_zpsji0z49sd.jpg.html)...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 838
Posted By Markwesti
Re: Is it possible to travel by (own) ship as a rule?

If you make a sailing movie and you use this song in the movie I will buy a ticket .
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Forum: Introduce Yourself   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 803
Posted By Markwesti
Re: I (finally) bought a Boat

Cool boat , congrats'. I hope everything works out , but I don't understand is the sale still pending ? (escrow , sea trial ) If it's a slam dunk your going to buy it , why rush the yard work ? Good...
Forum: Grampian   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 411
Posted By Markwesti
Re: bilge of a grampian 26

Water in the bilge is normal for a boat with a stuffing box . When they put it on the hard it would have been nice to dry the bilge . IMO you do not need to drop the keel . I am fairly certain the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 316
Posted By Markwesti
Re: Anyone Doing This Year's Trans Pac?

No, but I'm going to watch the start .
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 753
Posted By Markwesti
Re: Hull blisters / Osmosis from the inside

Good question . over 20 yrs. ago when we first got the boat it was covered with blisters . We hired the job out . It was very expensive , The guy used all the good stuff (Westsystem) and did what...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 507
Posted By Markwesti
Re: Zinc chromate applied to mast base?

What ever you do ware a dust mask , Zink Cro is nasty stuff .
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 753
Posted By Markwesti
Re: Hull blisters / Osmosis from the inside

Although I'm no expert on the subject , I have done a few blister jobs . First of all I'm not disagreeing with anybody here. IMO if your boat doesn't sit in the water for very long , then the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 1,047
Posted By Markwesti
Re: To Chrome or not Chrome.....

My vote patina , our little air cowls would prolly look good chrome but they match the port lights . And stuff .
http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c176/1westsail/046_zpsfzdhol31.jpg...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 39
Views: 2,679
Posted By Markwesti
Re: Looking for a boat of live aboard

Yes , but that C29 has a fire burning heater and chimney . One plus on the C 29 is the engine . One bummer for me on it would be the lack of canvas . Like a dodger, weather cloth for the cockpit . A...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 44
Views: 2,815
Posted By Markwesti
Re: visit Cuba

Obama announces opening of US Embassy in Cuba | Fox News (http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2015/07/01/obama-announces-opening-embassy-in-cuba/)
Forum: Learning to Sail   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 754
Posted By Markwesti
Re: Newbie seeking HELP

Looks like a excellent starter boat . I say starter because it doesn't look like you can stand up in it . Our first boat was a O'Day 23 , great boat but no head room . But on the other hand a friend...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 2,251
Posted By Markwesti
Re: Messy fenders UGG !

Nice thought , but no chance for warranty , mine were over 10 yrs. old . olsen34 jogged a brain cell loose for me . Toss em' and get new . And to add insult to injury I had to google entropy . Thanks...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 1,261
Posted By Markwesti
Re: Here goes... can you help me with the short list for my next boat?

Are you absolutely not going to consider anything above or below 35-40 ?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 793
Posted By Markwesti
Re: New wood, where do I start?

I have had good luck getting teak from ebay . A guy that goes by the name diamond tropical has some good stuff , plus he will mill it for you .
Teak 5 75 inches Wide x 3 8 inch Thick x 36 inches...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 44
Views: 2,815
Posted By Markwesti
Re: visit Cuba

Hey Dave , you'll be trading with the enemy , but guess what Big O doesn't give a shi*. Have fun like these peeps did !
http://sundownersailsagain.com/old-havana-city-fumes/
Vinales - The Jewel of...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 556
Posted By Markwesti
Re: Applying Cetol Natural Marine Teak

I use Cetol light . My friend just finished a job with the natural . If you know for sure that you have natural then I would say yes concentrate on the real bad spots and paint them (2 coats) with...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 1,908
Posted By Markwesti
Re: This guy should have known better

Omatako , what year was that when you were getting lit up ? I haven't heard of that before . About 10 yr's ago we were mid channel in between Long Beach and Catalina CA. a black military boat was...
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