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Search: Posts Made By: slocum2
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-29-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 2,692
Posted By slocum2
The cabin top construction: a layer of...

The cabin top construction: a layer of fiberglass, plywood or balsa, and another layer of fiberglass is all part of the structure that keeps the cabin top stiff and strong. I wouldn't (didn't) skip...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-29-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 2,692
Posted By slocum2
The cabin top construction: a layer of...

The cabin top construction: a layer of fiberglass, plywood or balsa, and another layer of fiberglass is all part of the structure that keeps the cabin top stiff and strong. I wouldn't (didn't) skip...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-28-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 2,692
Posted By slocum2
Here's my experience with rotten plywood in an...

Here's my experience with rotten plywood in an Offshore 33 cabin top. It all started by following a leak and ended up with me ripping the inner liner off. Numerous test holes found that almost the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-08-2009
Replies: 3
Views: 757
Posted By slocum2
Thanks for the response. The previous job...

Thanks for the response.

The previous job left hundreds of 1/4 inch holes in the top deck but never penetrated the wet wood underneath. There is simply no easy way to do the job right without...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-08-2009
Replies: 1
Views: 2,326
Posted By slocum2
cetol

I am a big fan of Cetol. If the surface is prepped right the first time its so much easier going forward and looks good. Chasing varnish takes time away from using the boat.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-08-2009
Replies: 3
Views: 757
Posted By slocum2
I didn't want a project but but I have one

This all started by chasing a leak from the cabintop hatch. First I thought I would only have to replace the headliner but before I knew it I was pulling off squares of iner skin and found a good...
Forum: Orphan Brands 01-21-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 5,119
Posted By slocum2
offshore 33

It seems like you bought yours for the same reasons as I did. I agree with the Universal, wish it had more push against the current.

I'd love to have a web page, owners group, not sure how to go...
Forum: Orphan Brands 01-17-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 5,119
Posted By slocum2
sloop rig

I have an Offshore 33, sloop rig. I bought it in Greenport, LI four years ago and love it. Very roomy and comfortable. Just right for my use. I haven't been able to find out anything about the boat...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 01-17-2009
Replies: 43
Views: 7,209
Posted By slocum2
sextant/license

I have an ASTRA sextant and hold a 2nd Mate, unlimited, oceans. Master 1600 ton. ARPA,GMDSS, etc. Im lucky enough to teach navigation for a living
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-17-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 624
Posted By slocum2
cabin rebuild

It's -2 degrees right now and I'm thinking of the work to come this spring. Over the years, through leaky ports etc., the interior woodwork (looks like 1/4 inch plywood) on my Offshore 33 has begun...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 12-19-2008
Replies: 329
Views: 42,376
Posted By slocum2
This is a debate about convenience. It is easy to...

This is a debate about convenience. It is easy to simply press a button. GPS and associated electronic navigation charts are so much easier than actually looking out the window or using a "seaman's...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-24-2008
Replies: 22
Views: 2,611
Posted By slocum2
Thank you for all the responses. The boat is out...

Thank you for all the responses. The boat is out of the water now. I didn't have this problem last year, drank it all down in a minute or so.

If I don't get totally rained out tomorrow I'll let...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-24-2008
Replies: 22
Views: 2,611
Posted By slocum2
It Just Won't Suck- Antifreeze

I'm scratching my head over this, any constructive thoughts are appreciated.

Winterizing my 20 HP Universal Diesel I filled the bucket with anti-freeze, disconnected the intake hose aft of the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-03-2008
Replies: 81
Views: 7,585
Posted By slocum2
Today oil reached $100/barrel. Alternatives...

Today oil reached $100/barrel. Alternatives anyone?
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 12-18-2007
Replies: 17
Views: 2,036
Posted By slocum2
If you keep an eye on your radar during the day...

If you keep an eye on your radar during the day you'll have a better idea what you're looking at in bad weather. Make arrival during the day picking out the buoys and landmarks on the chart when...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-20-2007
Replies: 7
Views: 738
Posted By slocum2
Decide if you want to learn something or go to a...

Decide if you want to learn something or go to a license mill. Try Maritime Professional Training in Fort Lauderdale, they are professional mariners. At risk of offending some, there are too many...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-16-2007
Replies: 17
Views: 17,287
Posted By slocum2
thanks

I've been reading with interest. I bought the boat last year and have used the stove a few times. It has the in-line LP on/off switch but is tempermental to start. I hate standing there with a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-16-2007
Replies: 17
Views: 17,287
Posted By slocum2
stoves: propane vs alcohol

I always value the feedback I get here so another question.

I'm looking to replace an old propane stove/oven. To be honest propane makes me nervous and I hate even lighting the thing. So which...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-21-2007
Replies: 8
Views: 763
Posted By slocum2
the mysterycontinues

Thanks for all your input. I ran the boat for a half hour today and no water to be seen. I don't think it came from heater or watertank as they seem tight.

The mystery continues
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-21-2007
Replies: 8
Views: 763
Posted By slocum2
OH NO, Where did all that water come from?

I finnally put the boat in the water this past week with minor problems. A drip, drip from the stern tube and an impeller that wouldn't pump. I changed the impeller and while I was at it a hose that...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 03-31-2007
Replies: 3,330
Views: 651,337
Posted By slocum2
NY, LI Sound

NY, LI Sound
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-26-2007
Replies: 14
Views: 3,558
Posted By slocum2
mooring bouys

I'm moving out to a mooring and was searchiing for the right size for a 33 foot, 13,000 lb boat subject to currents of up to 2.5 kts. Water depth is about 15 feet and I'm not sure of the chain size. ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-09-2007
Replies: 4
Views: 897
Posted By slocum2
I'll be happy to sell you my Cape Dory 26....

I'll be happy to sell you my Cape Dory 26. Mid-Hudson, NY
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-24-2007
Replies: 6
Views: 882
Posted By slocum2
Mid-Hudson area of New York and no battery...

Mid-Hudson area of New York and no battery charger. Hard freeze is on the way
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-24-2007
Replies: 6
Views: 882
Posted By slocum2
Gel batteries and cold weather

I don't have much experience with Gel batteries but three new ones came with the new "old" boat I bought this past summer (Offshore 33). I left the batteries in the boat for the winter and now, as...
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