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Search: Posts Made By: dupek
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction 01-31-2011
Replies: 2
Views: 1,247
Posted By dupek
Watkins 27

Any one have some experience with Watkins 27 boat?. Is the hull any good?.
Could be good to go to Bahamas.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-05-2010
Replies: 31
Views: 4,295
Posted By dupek
Idle

As truck driver, I can said that you can idle for any prolonged time you want and does heat cabin ( as someone stated opposite) in cold night. The only requirement is "bump" the RPM. On truck normal...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-27-2010
Replies: 20
Views: 1,187
Posted By dupek
Just wander, if I isolate the power cords from...

Just wander, if I isolate the power cords from hull, would that slow down electrolysis process. I saw some of the wiring and the hull was "common ground". I would run heavy water tight isolation.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-27-2010
Replies: 20
Views: 1,187
Posted By dupek
I was looking for few weeks to find answer. Why...

I was looking for few weeks to find answer. Why not stainless steel?
Could not find it. It could be the price or welding difficulty. Aluminum do not rust, but does crack under stress and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-27-2010
Replies: 20
Views: 1,187
Posted By dupek
Thanks. The steel rust, but with surveyor...

Thanks. The steel rust, but with surveyor specialize in steel, will tell me if I had a good boat or not. The biggest problem with rust is from inside. If the boat was properly maintain, then it...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-26-2010
Replies: 20
Views: 1,187
Posted By dupek
I found 42 steel boat in good shape(claim) fro...

I found 42 steel boat in good shape(claim) fro $39,000. It is hard to find steel boat on east coast for small price( less that 50,000). There are few of them in junk yard, but I have no idea of how...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-26-2010
Replies: 20
Views: 1,187
Posted By dupek
Any navigational 5 feet deep canal to cut trough...

Any navigational 5 feet deep canal to cut trough Mexico? That route is "not friendly". I do not mind to put the mast down and motor if that will get me trough. $1500 to get trough Panama? That is...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-26-2010
Replies: 20
Views: 1,187
Posted By dupek
West to East

I am looking at a boat in WA state. I live in FL. I do not want to spend couple of thousand dollars for transportation. I would prefer sail to Florida. What it is the best "friendly" route. Time does...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-25-2010
Replies: 115
Views: 23,097
Posted By dupek
40 years ago, I sail Omega class sailboat. I had...

40 years ago, I sail Omega class sailboat. I had to be under supervision as I fail the navigation navigation course. Since then, I stay on ground. I will be back on the water and this time, I will...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-24-2010
Replies: 26
Views: 3,275
Posted By dupek
I would strongly disagree. I have 246,000 on my...

I would strongly disagree. I have 246,000 on my gas Jeep . I have 657,000 on my truck(diesel). It is all about maintenance and how to use it.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-24-2010
Replies: 88
Views: 9,913
Posted By dupek
I am still looking for "my dream". 32-40 steel. I...

I am still looking for "my dream". 32-40 steel. I prefer cat, but mono will do to.
Watermaker, as I do not want to pollute the oceans with bottles. Decent restroom with shower. Simple cooking set up...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-24-2010
Replies: 115
Views: 23,097
Posted By dupek
I would not want to face pi%% off Poseidon in 26...

I would not want to face pi%% off Poseidon in 26 foot glass boat. I could have better chance in 30 or more steel boat. Ever wander of why people buy SUV?
They feel safer in larger vehicle. Some of...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-24-2010
Replies: 115
Views: 23,097
Posted By dupek
I just spend consider amount of time reading the...

I just spend consider amount of time reading the post advices. If someone is asking for specific length (30 or more), why would you try to point that men to 26 feet boat. I can not image my self in...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 09-10-2010
Replies: 46
Views: 3,188
Posted By dupek
As over the road truck driver for 10 years, I...

As over the road truck driver for 10 years, I know quite a few towns in US that I would not spend night in.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 09-10-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 1,171
Posted By dupek
My personal opinion. one should have only one...

My personal opinion. one should have only one "master". To become citizen of another country, one should denounce previous citizenship.
I wonder of how many citizenship's I could have. Is there a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-30-2010
Replies: 38
Views: 2,563
Posted By dupek
This is base on personal experience. I went...

This is base on personal experience. I went fishing with mine friend on his 19feet fishing boat. He had crack in the hull and fixed him self. Unfortunately, I was not informed of boat condition. The...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-29-2010
Replies: 44
Views: 3,819
Posted By dupek
Lucky you. I can not smoke at this time.

Lucky you. I can not smoke at this time.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-29-2010
Replies: 44
Views: 3,819
Posted By dupek
Thanks Paul323. The big, sudden waves and...

Thanks Paul323. The big, sudden waves and unexpected weather change makes me worry about sinking the boat. That means, if the cabin is watertight, the amount of water on deck will not sink the boat....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-29-2010
Replies: 44
Views: 3,819
Posted By dupek
I saw few trimarans and I like the look. The...

I saw few trimarans and I like the look. The smaller one(up to 28) can be folded and fit in slip, but I do not know of comfort living in small boat. I see a lot of advantage of tri over cat.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-29-2010
Replies: 48
Views: 3,020
Posted By dupek
Thank you. Did not account for sail resistance.

Thank you. Did not account for sail resistance.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-29-2010
Replies: 44
Views: 3,819
Posted By dupek
Thank you.

Thank you.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-29-2010
Replies: 48
Views: 3,020
Posted By dupek
I do not mind "ugly" boat. I am not good looking...

I do not mind "ugly" boat. I am not good looking either, but the price is really making me think about mono-hulls. Somehow, I think that I would feel more safe on multi-hull.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-29-2010
Replies: 48
Views: 3,020
Posted By dupek
Well put replay, but would be just simple to...

Well put replay, but would be just simple to answer "will not work" or "will work". When someone ask me how to solve problem with car, best to mine knowledge( 8 years as car mechanic), I will try to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-29-2010
Replies: 48
Views: 3,020
Posted By dupek
I am sorry that your head hurt. Would you like...

I am sorry that your head hurt. Would you like Tylenol? There is a lot of difference between reading a books and having "hands on" experience. Just asking experienced sailors if would be possible to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-29-2010
Replies: 48
Views: 3,020
Posted By dupek
I do not know how the multi-hulls are design....

I do not know how the multi-hulls are design. What I was thinking of is, if the boat is 180 then flooding one hull could brink to 90. Slowly flooding second while pumping out the first,could bring...
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