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Search: Posts Made By: rcoles
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-16-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 416
Posted By rcoles
Looking for saildrive

Looking for a saildrive S120 to be re-connected to a volvo MD11.on a Waucquiez Pretorien P35/1984 : my housing is a bit ... corroded after 31 years of I think good service...
Does anyone know if a...
Forum: Wauquiez 04-16-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 2,897
Posted By rcoles
Re: Used 120S Saildrive For Sale

Looking for a saildrive S120 to be re-connected to a volvo MD11.: my housing is a bit ... corroded after 31 years of I think good service...:)
Does anyone know if a Yanmar saildrive would be...
Forum: Wauquiez 11-26-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 1,120
Posted By rcoles
Re: Pretorien Winterization

There is the "faucet...
http://www.flickr.com/photos/75560702@N05/8124545948
Pretty ugly set-up as it does not allow for a real strainer: the saildrive is the strainer....
I might want to add a...
Forum: Wauquiez 11-26-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 1,120
Posted By rcoles
Re: Pretorien Winterization

Follow up - after Thanksgivings:
I really thought the access to the engine was easier than my Carter 33... not really :(
But I did the filter and oil change through the dip stick - OK
But, I did...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 11-13-2012
Replies: 89
Views: 5,379
Posted By rcoles
Re: My Escape Plan - Insights Wanted

Great summary on Estrellita's blog (http://thegiddyupplan.blogspot.com/2011/04/cost-of-cruising.html):
Forum: Wauquiez 10-26-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 1,120
Posted By rcoles
Re: Pretorien Winterization

So kind to respond to me so fast! If they do it after hauling, I can do it also, in December before the great freezes... I might also tackle the seacock challenge. One of the mechanics who helped me...
Forum: Wauquiez 10-26-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 1,120
Posted By rcoles
Pretorien Winterization

The plastic blue seacock is frozen. From what I understand, this is the sea water cooling intake, feeding from the "holes" in the saildrive.
Since it is frozen, I can not disconnect the hose that...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-06-2012
Replies: 16
Views: 2,518
Posted By rcoles
Re: Outboard start with Electric motor?

Thanks everyone! It was somewhat a "theoretical" question. I wanted to know if it was possible. Is there a 4HP with electric start?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-06-2012
Replies: 16
Views: 2,518
Posted By rcoles
Outboard start with Electric motor?

I don't know if it is feasible: Could we start an outboard motor with an electric drill instead of pulling the starting rope? Is there a problem with the "flywheel" once the engine starts ? ( I just...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 02-26-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 7,543
Posted By rcoles
I am tempted to acquire a B35.5. But I am...

I am tempted to acquire a B35.5. But I am surprised on how small the wheel looks. Would it be advisable to install a larger diameter wheel? this might require some modification of the cockpit, and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-10-2010
Replies: 21
Views: 1,419
Posted By rcoles
Brad: your e-mail box is full!!! Call me: I...

Brad: your e-mail box is full!!!
Call me:
I am in Port Washington. I do work on boats. But I don't want that one - be sure - Just to discuss, feel free to call me. 516 672 3776

Belwood NY -...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-07-2010
Replies: 36
Views: 4,015
Posted By rcoles
Fabulous response Garymcg! I am anxious... There...

Fabulous response Garymcg! I am anxious... There are 3 Pretorien on the East coast - and all have their quirks. The best has good gel coat as she is coming from the Lakes, but a "broken bulkhead. She...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-06-2010
Replies: 36
Views: 4,015
Posted By rcoles
Short handling a Pretorien 35

None of these solutions would help me... on an about to be acquired
Rretorien 35. The traveler is in front of the door. Far away from the wheel. Hoe can I redirect the main sheet back without...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10-22-2010
Replies: 16
Views: 4,255
Posted By rcoles
Looking to sail her on Long Island Sound, NY. I...

Looking to sail her on Long Island Sound, NY. I just let go a Carter 33 (Belwood NY - Restoration and fine woodworking (http://www.belwoodny.com/swan) ) . I should not have departed from her. She...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-21-2010
Replies: 49
Views: 47,675
Posted By rcoles
Paint it. Then after drying, go back to the...

Paint it. Then after drying, go back to the launch ramp and "half" launch it. Do not position the boat exactly on its roller as it was, and paint the rest.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10-20-2010
Replies: 16
Views: 4,255
Posted By rcoles
Thanks! SA/D of the Bristol is 15.9 with 41%...

Thanks! SA/D of the Bristol is 15.9 with 41% ballast/D
For the Contest, we get 16.9 with 42% Ballast/D
Of course, I can not compare lateral area / anti-drift area vs wl.
I really like the...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10-20-2010
Replies: 16
Views: 4,255
Posted By rcoles
European sailboats ( especially Contest, Sigma, Etap... )

I am still looking for my next partner... I am attracted by a Bristol 35.5 and a Contest 36. ( way more $ !)
I am a bit leary about the fluidity - or the easyness ) to resell a boat which is not...
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