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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-10-2011
Replies: 32
Views: 6,110
Posted By drynoc
Commercial

Sorry, but that does not look like a forty foot boat to me. 29-30 feet, perhaps.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-09-2011
Replies: 32
Views: 6,110
Posted By drynoc
Commercial

Has anyone seen the viagra commercial with the guy in the sailboat? What kind of boat is that? It has beautiful lines. I'll take two.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-18-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 1,216
Posted By drynoc
Tempting

Wow. I visit here less often than I used to, and I haven't logged in since 12/9/10, and there have been 23,772 posts since then. Don't any of you have jobs?

I converted to power at the behest of...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-09-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 622
Posted By drynoc
I'll get back into it

I foresee getting a small, low maintenance (by boat standards) day sailor sometime in the future. No cabin, no amenities of any kind, just a boat (with keel - I'm lazy), sails, and maybe a small...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-08-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 622
Posted By drynoc
I'm done (for now)

I announced in this space in the fall of 2008 that we had bought a power boat because no one else in the family got into sailing. The sailboat would have to be sold. Fine. Then it appeared that I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-19-2010
Replies: 18
Views: 5,129
Posted By drynoc
No need for a rebuild yet

Mine is only five years old this year, and shouldn't need a rebuild. It was part of a repower in 2005, and is part of a system that includes a flexible coupler. It works great.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-18-2010
Replies: 18
Views: 5,129
Posted By drynoc
I did it

It was tough, but I pulled through. In a truly heroic effort, I managed to fix the leak. After hours of research, and with no help from long descriptions or pictures or pointers from anyone here, I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-12-2010
Replies: 18
Views: 5,129
Posted By drynoc
I'm beginning to get it

Thanks again, Maine Sail. I'm a little slow on the uptake, but I am beginning to catch on. I'll have to take a fresh look at my setup this weekend. I didn't install the system, so I don't know it...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-11-2010
Replies: 18
Views: 5,129
Posted By drynoc
Thanks for all the help

Yes, the hose clamps are tight. I don't believe that is an issue, although I will give them another tweak this weekend. I'm also going to check for debris between the bellows and the metal. I don't...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-11-2010
Replies: 18
Views: 5,129
Posted By drynoc
One more thing

Erps,

You said that "too little pressure" in one place can cause a leak. If that is the problem, how would one go about adjusting it? I don't see any reference to that on the PYI web site.
...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-11-2010
Replies: 18
Views: 5,129
Posted By drynoc
Thanks, guys

The system was only installed five years ago, so I don't think it is due to have the bellows replaced. The leak is at the forward end where the bellows meets the stainless steel collar. I tightened...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-10-2010
Replies: 18
Views: 5,129
Posted By drynoc
PYI dripless seal leaking

My dripless shaft seal is leaking at the point where the rubber ends and meets the shaft. I can grab that point and shake it and make the leak either worse or better. How can that happen? Is there...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   12-04-2009
Replies: 1
Views: 928
Posted By drynoc
Careful with that one

I sailed on rented American boats at my marina before I bought my first one, and while there is nothing really wrong with them, they are a little flimsy and a little boring. If you really use it...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-25-2009
Replies: 13
Views: 3,066
Posted By drynoc
Confused

You guys have confused this bumpkin. I have what I thought were running backs on my Santana 35, and the tangs for their attachment are on the stern below the toe rail and outside the lifelines - as...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   07-17-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 1,547
Posted By drynoc
Thanks

Thanks for all the responses. Everyone seems to be saying pretty much the same thing: the buyer pays all survey related expenses. My boat is approximately two hours from the nearest hauling...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   07-15-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 1,547
Posted By drynoc
Survey etiquette

This may have been covered somewhere, but I didn't stumble across it doing a search.
What is the correct etiquette for getting a survey done when selling a boat? I know that the buyer has to pay...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   05-20-2009
Replies: 27
Views: 3,708
Posted By drynoc
Kiss

I have to agree that if you get a simple boat and keep it simple you'll end up spending a lot less money. It also appears to me that many of the prices paid in the first post are very high. You can...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-07-2009
Replies: 25
Views: 5,360
Posted By drynoc
Conlyn Marine Services

Kudos to Conlyn Marine at Herrington Harbour North in Deale, MD. I bought my new Yanmar through them, and they did the basic installation and alignment of the block while I did the rest. They were...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-07-2009
Replies: 43
Views: 4,672
Posted By drynoc
Alado

Simple, inexpensive, easy to install yourself. That's it. End of discussion. Time to close this thread.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-30-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 1,768
Posted By drynoc
Eastern shore

Harbor Sales on Eastern Shore has what you need. That's where I got mine, and they have a huge selection. I don't have the contact info in front of me, but they have a web site.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   04-10-2009
Replies: 29
Views: 11,718
Posted By drynoc
Priorities

I think you are going to have to make some choices to narrow the selection down a bit. I can't tell which way you are leaning, but if you want to seat six and use it as a day sailor, you may have to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-08-2009
Replies: 23
Views: 2,100
Posted By drynoc
I must be doing it all wrong

Once set on the pier, I never un-tie the lines. When I leave my slip, I slip the lines on the boat and throw them on the pier. I won't touch the lines on the pier cleats until the next time I take...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-07-2009
Replies: 56
Views: 7,221
Posted By drynoc
Hanging on the pier

I have extra fenders on board that I can drop over the side and hang from the toe rail (with a knot) at a moment's notice. And that is one of the good things about my nearly devoid of service...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-06-2009
Replies: 56
Views: 7,221
Posted By drynoc
On the pier

I hang my fenders on the pier. It keeps them out of the way, and I don't have to mess with them underway. Why aren't you all as smart as me?
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   04-05-2009
Replies: 4
Views: 9,268
Posted By drynoc
A little experience

I have sailed quite a bit in Americans. They are OK -nothing special. They are not particularly sturdy, so you have to take very good care of them. They are simple, so there is not too much to do. ...
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