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Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   05-06-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 2,880
Posted By fred1diver
Re: Olympic Dolphin 23

thanks Bob, might see you on the river this sumer :D
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-10-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 1,486
Posted By fred1diver
towing vehicle choices

hey everyone, I'm starting to look at changing my vehicle and I need to tow my boat, what do you recommend ???
so far my list consists of the F-150 and the wrangler rubicon unlimited,
I'm open to...
Forum: Outboard   02-17-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 2,873
Posted By fred1diver
Re: Outboard advice for 22 footer

I have a 4hp on a 23 footer, and no problems at all
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-14-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 1,267
Posted By fred1diver
Re: Camera recommendations

video quality and picture quality, GoPro is hard to beat for the price, I take mine diving, hiking, sailing and pretty much everywhere, it's compact and light, the only drawback I find is battery...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-13-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 1,267
Posted By fred1diver
Re: Camera recommendations

GoPro is a real solid camera, you can adjust the angle of the lens, but it still is a fairly wide angle, you can add an lcd screen on the back, as for the price, it ranges depending on the image...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-10-2014
Replies: 27
Views: 1,556
Posted By fred1diver
Re: Spinnaker Poles

some poles are much cheaper than that, but I think the high price is mainly due to the strength to weight ratio, and of course the fact that people don't usually buy them that often :)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-08-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 2,015
Posted By fred1diver
Re: Living permanently on a boat...could this fantasy become real

from what I've heard, most people who do live aboard don't sail as much, it all depends on what you want from your boat, just a shelter from the elements or a fun ride
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   01-12-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 2,880
Posted By fred1diver
Re: Olympic Dolphin 23

I know it's an old post, but can you give me some info on the keel pivot pin???
I need to check mine, it seems have excessive movement (thuds)

thanks in advance
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-02-2014
Replies: 50
Views: 4,977
Posted By fred1diver
Re: Just the Keurig won't work

I have a small boat so a coffee maker is too big for me, so I just use starbucks via coffee, it's the first time I can drink instant coffee, just boil some water and voila a nice cup of joe, either...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-01-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 650
Posted By fred1diver
Re: who made my hatch?

probably the hatch fairies ;)
Forum: Introduce Yourself   12-24-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 1,245
Posted By fred1diver
Re: Juste joinde

welcome aboard, where are you from
your name is a great song as well ;)
Forum: Florida - Western   12-14-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 617
Posted By fred1diver
Re: Big Bend

the only advice I can give you, is to relax, be safe, and have fun
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-06-2013
Replies: 26
Views: 2,451
Posted By fred1diver
Re: Stowing drop boards?

why not just cut it in half, make your cut at a 45 bevel and you have a nice set of hatch boards at a real low cost :D
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-04-2013
Replies: 43
Views: 3,670
Posted By fred1diver
Re: soft shackles

for smaller size am steel, I use a wire leader (for fishing, any length over 12 " is great, the longer the better) just fold the leader in half and insert it between the strands, makes a nice reverse...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-30-2013
Replies: 65
Views: 4,356
Posted By fred1diver
Re: boom kicker, anyone?

I have one on my 23' and I love it
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-27-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 664
Posted By fred1diver
Re: Mast Crane Repair

easily done by a good welder, just take off the mast head and bring it to them, I have a friend who once did the same procedure for me on a motorcycle clutch housing
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-24-2013
Replies: 55
Views: 4,865
Posted By fred1diver
Re: Admiral wont let me name the boat "Bikini Bottom"

just give her the choice, bikini bottom or dirty bottom
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-09-2013
Replies: 1,492
Views: 554,531
Posted By fred1diver
Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

and where do get that product?????
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-05-2013
Replies: 34
Views: 14,839
Posted By fred1diver
Re: Solo Mast Stepping System

hey Smier, if you need help, I'm a stone's throw from the rideau locks
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-05-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 823
Posted By fred1diver
Re: Continuous Sheets

continuous sheets are great if your alone on the boat, that is what I'm going to do on mine next year, I tried it this year by tying both sheets together and it was a really nice setup to use and if...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-04-2013
Replies: 26
Views: 2,318
Posted By fred1diver
Re: outboard well in a 26 footer -

My Olympic Dolphin 23 has such a motor well, I like it, it does shrink the cockpit a little, but it does make it harder for thieves to see the engine and the engine controls are right there with me...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-26-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 485
Posted By fred1diver
Re: Newport 27 stop bolt in mainsail track

good question, can you take pics of it?
can you lower your boom to give your mainsail more clearance?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-23-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 973
Posted By fred1diver
Re: Broken boom bracket - any make a new one?

if you can get the other piece out from the mast, I would suggest taking the parts to a good welder
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-15-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 445
Posted By fred1diver
what paint to use on rudder?

hey everyone, I'm getting ready to winterize my dolphin23 and I noticed that my rudder needs a good paint job, the PO used bottom coat paint, is this the right paint for a rudder or should I get...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-10-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 2,062
Posted By fred1diver
Re: Tanker Dismasts Sailboat

can't wait to hear how his court day will be :rolleyes:
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