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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-24-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 2,377
Posted By westerly84
ssb antenna

having spoken to numerous persons i consider knowledgeable by virtue of their experience in the matter i have surmised that a perfectly adequate ssb antenna can be made by simply placing a 40' +/-...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-09-2010
Replies: 13
Views: 2,450
Posted By westerly84
teak covered cored decks

what i ended up doing for time & economic reasons.
1) remove teak
2) enlarge holes & remove surrounding core with dogleg pick
3) inject thickened epoxy with west system 509 tube
4) lay two coats...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   01-09-2010
Replies: 3
Views: 790
Posted By westerly84
inexpensive marina

try the "bill dye marina" in north jacksonville, florida on the trout river, off the st. johns river. 904-766-0105
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   01-09-2010
Replies: 3
Views: 1,756
Posted By westerly84
after haiti

after stopping at isle a vache, haiti, we plan to head for either punta beata, d.r. or on to puerto rico by the best route. we have previously only taken the route east from luperon across the mona...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   01-09-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 3,739
Posted By westerly84
Luperon, Dominican Republic

we have been to luperon several times and have yet to have seen or heard of any hauling out being available around there. it is however, with the exception of the unclean water in the bay, a great...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   01-09-2010
Replies: 53
Views: 4,360
Posted By westerly84
haiti and dominican republic

i'm afraid some of you make the mistake of speaking of haiti and the dominican republic in the same sentence. they are very different places. we have spent quite a lot of time in the d.r. and have...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   01-09-2010
Replies: 53
Views: 4,360
Posted By westerly84
haiti and dominican republic

i'm afraid some of you make the mistake of speaking of haiti and the dominican republic in the same sentence. they are very different places. we have spent quite a lot of time in the d.r. and have...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-09-2010
Replies: 3
Views: 1,130
Posted By westerly84
ssb

definitely get at least an ssb reciever like the "yacht boy". vhf will not cut it. too little range. s/v mello moon
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   01-09-2010
Replies: 3
Views: 1,756
Posted By westerly84
isle a vache

have made trip from luperon, dominican republic to puerto rico by going east & across mona passage several times but just began reading info about going west around haiti to isle a vache and on that...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-09-2008
Replies: 46
Views: 16,821
Posted By westerly84
see don casey's book, "sailboat hull & deck...

see don casey's book, "sailboat hull & deck repair". i tried to save my deck by a few other methods only to finally give in & do it by the book.
p.s. there are several interesting looking deck...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   06-09-2008
Replies: 30
Views: 13,663
Posted By westerly84
whatever the project involving a boat, expect it...

whatever the project involving a boat, expect it to take twice as long & cost three times as much as your estimate.
i concur that it is much wiser to pay a little more for something a little better...
Forum: Living Aboard   06-09-2008
Replies: 18
Views: 3,046
Posted By westerly84
lived aboard our 36' sailboat from bahamas to...

lived aboard our 36' sailboat from bahamas to trinidad for past 6 years doing pretty much whatever everyone else did for 15-17000/yr.
s/v
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-09-2008
Replies: 13
Views: 2,450
Posted By westerly84
jeanneau teak deck leaks

noticed leaks in teak covered deck on jeanneau voyage 37'. removing several planks i found several small holes about 1/8" diameter randomly scattered. mostly in area between teak planks where...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-15-2008
Replies: 0
Views: 1,040
Posted By westerly84
sewing machines

after researching various hd sewing machines & talking to several industrial machine repairmen i am led to believe the reliable 2000u, rex rx20u, consew cp146r, & sailrite lsz-1 are all equally...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-11-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 4,978
Posted By westerly84
hd sewing machines

researching hd zig-zag sewing machines. looking at sailrite lsz-1 which seems overpriced, rex 607z, which dealer claims is exactly same as sailrite except price, also reliable 2000u-33 & consew...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-20-2006
Replies: 12
Views: 2,109
Posted By westerly84
dinghy outboard- brands?

as far as 2 strokes, the 9.9 & 15 hp are the same engines with different carbs on most brands, so same weight. met a fellow in keys who offered to trade his newer 4 stroke even for my 2. almost did...
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