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Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   1 Week Ago
Replies: 35
Views: 2,497
Posted By Siamese
Re: 25 year old boat with no deck leaks ?

You can be absolutely certain that the greater the distance between you and the boat being offered for sale, the greater the chance the seller is full of crap.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   1 Week Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 508
Posted By Siamese
Re: Methodology of Major Repairs

I just use the notes program on my Mac Pro to list all my to-do's on the boat. I tackle the projects based on how critical they are. This is my first full season on my 1996 new to me Catalina 28. ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   1 Week Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 1,084
Posted By Siamese
Re: Before we knew better

alanr77, take your personality and add a sailboat, and you'll have your own unique approach to boat ownership and the sport of sailing.

I have pretty much the same approach. When I'm down on my...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   1 Week Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 770
Posted By Siamese
Re: An unusual pre-purchase survey question

Sounds like you're reaching your solution.

If I was interested in buying the boat, I'd make it clear to the owner that I will buy ONLY after a survey and a haul out for bottom inspection. Mr....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   1 Week Ago
Replies: 49
Views: 1,970
Posted By Siamese
Re: How many times a season do you get to your boat

We're in Muskegon, on Lake Michigan. We built our house adjacent to the marina. Handy bike ride to our slip where we keep our Catalina 28. We get to the boat about six days a week.

We feel...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 812
Views: 32,385
Posted By Siamese
Re: Steel vs Fiberglass

Not naming any names, but if you argue with a fool, you're the fool.
Forum: Learning to Sail   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 782
Posted By Siamese
Re: mainsail downhaul?

On my Catalina 28, I head into the wind while under sail (no motor), and make sure I have the slack out of the topping lift so the boom won't fall. Always double check it.

With the boat into...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 36
Views: 3,312
Posted By Siamese
Re: Sad news

It's chilling for me to realize I was on the other side of the lake when he met his demise. The waves (steep Lake Michigan waves) were getting tall. And fun. But the frequency of the waves that we...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 839
Posted By Siamese
Re: How much does spending an extra 50,000 on a boat cost

I'm agreeing with the majority here...a boat's an expense.

Of course, it makes sense to be as financially responsible or savvy in both the acquisition and the maintenance.

For me, my sailboat...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 577
Posted By Siamese
Re: Stuffing Box Drip Run to Bilge?

I agree with continuing to check for a drain hole. If properly engineered, the water from the stuffing box should NOT enter the fiberglass pan under the engine. It should be routed UNDER the engine...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 610
Posted By Siamese
Re: Sail Track Lubricant

Interesting. I see that it's silicone free and petroleum free. And, it's non-toxic. Can't seem to find what IS in it, though.

Another interesting thing is: When you present a new product to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 762
Posted By Siamese
Re: Inexpensive Sailing Gloves

Yup, used mine for the first time yesterday, too. Amazing how much they look like sailing gloves. Sailed for a while with them and hauled up my anchor with them. No complaints. And, they have...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 762
Posted By Siamese
Inexpensive Sailing Gloves

There was a discussion on Sailnet recently about low quality sailing gloves. Some have experienced disintegrating gloves from West Marine and other makers like Gill.

I've had WM's that have...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 460
Posted By Siamese
Re: Installing Wavefront Tiller Clutch

I had the Tiller Clutch on a Precision 23 I used to own. EXCELLENT product. Much better than the Davis clutch. Simple, and works like magic. Instant on and instant off with just the flick of a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 342
Posted By Siamese
Re: Need new CF number stickers....where to buy?

I highly recommend these guys.
I have used them several times for name and numbers:
-they're fast
-best prices I've found
-best interface for designing what you want.

Vinyl Lettering | Custom...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 41
Views: 2,156
Posted By Siamese
Re: We just cannot get it apart

Great to see a dilemma solved! Way to go Wfish11.

The power of Sailnet.
Forum: Introduce Yourself   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 291
Posted By Siamese
Re: Hello from Chicago

I'm in Muskegon, across the lake from you, so that's just a little too far.

Just wanted to comment on your O'Day 20, though. I had one several years ago and remember it as one of my favorite...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 1,423
Posted By Siamese
Re: Portable Handheld Marine Electronics

Couple quick depth sounder examples from our daysail on Muskegon Lake (off Lake Michigan) yesterday.

Sailing toward shore, close hauled, I wanted to sail as close to shore as possible to set...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 1,038
Posted By Siamese
Re: New Sails VS Used Sails

So, my mainsail would be a big billboard? I'm cool with Fender guitars, Dewar's scotch, or maybe Porsche, but what if I get the Viagra sail, or the Depends?
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 1,423
Posted By Siamese
Re: Portable Handheld Marine Electronics

I'm with you with the keep it simple philosophy. I could easily fit a chart plotter to my Catalina 28, but for my purposes, my Garmin handheld GPS with black and white screen is just fine. That,...
Forum: News Feeds   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 428
Posted By Siamese
Re: Moorhead man to captain 15-foot sailboat down the Mississippi - Minneapolis Star

Wow. Now, there's a dream I don't share. That cabin looks like the place you'd put a prisoner for acting up on the chain-gang. "Put him in the cooker!".

If I was going to do a minimalist trip...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 883
Posted By Siamese
Re: What would u do? (bareboat dilemma #2)

You gotta quit chartering with Captain Ron.
Forum: Learning to Sail   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 560
Posted By Siamese
Re: Ready to learn!!

I don't know if Yorksailor was making a joke.

I'm in Michigan so I can't help you out, but if there was someone around here with a sincere interest, I'd take them out for at least two reasons:
...
Forum: News Feeds   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 260
Posted By Siamese
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 893
Posted By Siamese
Re: DIY Boat "Weekender"

I get the idea of a project, and I get the idea of the project being a boat.

The part I don't get is the boat's performance being either unknown, questionable, or poor. If I'm going to put my...
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