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Search: Posts Made By: miatapaul
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 15 Hours Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 415
Posted By miatapaul
Re: Soft hanks with roller furler

I think he is talking about "hanking on" a sail over the foil with the soft shackles kind of the same way hanks woudl work over the forstay. It would not roll in, but he could perhaps use a...
Forum: Diesel 5 Days Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 350
Posted By miatapaul
Re: Bedding compound for diesel fuel tank sender.

While I agree with this, I doubt it will be easy to find in the islands. Don't forget our friend is not down the street from a industrial chemical supply house. I think going over the surface with...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 797
Posted By miatapaul
Re: Winterizing a boat

Shrink wrap is good, if done correctly. But I have seen improperly installed wrap burn the gel-coat, and bend stanchions. I think the best is to use a custom faircloth (or equivalent) cover, but they...
Forum: Learning to Sail 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 703
Posted By miatapaul
Re: Need info about new sails

I like the name by the way.
Forum: Learning to Sail 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 703
Posted By miatapaul
Re: Need info about new sails

What is your anticipated use for the boat? That is important, as if you plan on racing then obviously performance will trump durability. Perhaps the person recommending sewn in batons knows your...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 35
Views: 1,471
Posted By miatapaul
Re: New computer selection help??

Laptops are pretty much appliances anymore. All brands are pretty much the same stuff, and it is not good, with the exception of apple. They are all pretty much junk, but on the flip side they are...
Forum: Learning to Sail 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 914
Posted By miatapaul
Re: Garmin and Polar View ???

Doesn't garmin have its own windows application? Could you set it up to see if it is connecting. Then see what settings it uses. You could also try open CPN it is free and they seem to have good...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 12-22-2014
Replies: 612
Views: 42,832
Posted By miatapaul
Re: Ocean baby rescue underway off Mexico

Well since he said repeatedly that sat phones were not reliable to use as a safety device, at the very least it shows that the lawsuit is disingenuous. Of course when there is profit to be made, your...
Forum: Boat Reviews 12-13-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 623
Posted By miatapaul
Re: Thoughts on S2

S2 is a quality boat and if really in hood shape should serve you well. I hope the 5 of you are friendly as that will be crowded. But given your budget it will work.
Forum: Living Aboard 12-12-2014
Replies: 119
Views: 7,463
Posted By miatapaul
Re: How poor is the average liveaboard cruiser?

Well I have a hard time thinking anyone who can afford a 12 year old (when you started) Oyster 45 would be considered "pretty poor" so you must hang out in a higher class neighborhood than I do....
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 12-05-2014
Replies: 28
Views: 2,540
Posted By miatapaul
Re: 30k Sailing Kitty, whatís your next move?

Yes to the survey, but it is up to you to decide on what your personal limit of liability. I have always told myself any boat over $10,000 will have to be surveyed. Less than that while not something...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-04-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 1,490
Posted By miatapaul
Re: 30 Year Old Propane Stove

Seems to me it is less the stove I would worry about and more the rest of the system. Make sure all the hoses are replaced, as at 30 years they either are rotted (rubber hose) or work hardened and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-21-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 568
Posted By miatapaul
Re: For Sale: Merc 4 hp 2 stroke and more

That is a good price on the outboard, in case anyone is considering it.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 11-19-2014
Replies: 56
Views: 2,918
Posted By miatapaul
Re: Boat Loan

Well while boats generally depreciate, many do not nearly as much as some think or say. A 30ish foot 1970's to 80's in good shape likely sells for very close to what it cost to buy new. Go to a high...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 11-18-2014
Replies: 56
Views: 2,918
Posted By miatapaul
Re: Boat Loan

I think it really depends on the $ of the loan, and how long they think the asset will hold its value. Are you dealing with a boat broker? They likely know good sources of loans, as it is to there...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 11-18-2014
Replies: 56
Views: 2,918
Posted By miatapaul
Re: Boat Loan

Credit Unions often have the most flexible terms. Really depends on how much you want to borrow, but it will be tough without a house. Banks like to see stable, both location and income. Few will...
Forum: Other Brands 11-18-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 1,328
Posted By miatapaul
Re: Help with Herreshoff H-28

Yea, it is very dangerous to fall in love with a boat before you buy it. Makes you do anything to get it! and will let you minimize any issues it has, but as I said they are really beautiful, seems...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 11-18-2014
Replies: 30
Views: 1,972
Posted By miatapaul
Re: Diving right into a Liveaboard

Being able to do charters sounds good in the dream, but once you put down the numbers, at best it will help pay for a boat, but will not make for even a modest living. About the only way it ever...
Forum: Living Aboard 11-10-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 1,026
Posted By miatapaul
Re: How to buy

I have seen what I think is the same boat on sailboatlistings.com. the issue I see for you is that it has a strange layout with only one double birth and the forward is setup wit a v shaped settee...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10-29-2014
Replies: 33
Views: 1,964
Posted By miatapaul
Re: C&C 33 mk1 vs 34 vs Landfall 35

Yes, Irwins seem to be kind of hit or miss on quality. There seemed to be times that the construction got kind of wonky. But if it is a good one they are by all accounts very solid tanks, but quite a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-01-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 591
Posted By miatapaul
Re: cutting down a rig

While the whole thing seems to be a hack, if reusing the rigging at least cut it off at both ends and use quality mechanical fittings. There seems to be a lot of metal boat threads lately not sure...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 09-29-2014
Replies: 192
Views: 13,748
Posted By miatapaul
Re: Chucking my propane stove, what to replace it with

I have been using the thick unglazed tile for years at home. I cut it to fit the size of the oven. Go to a quality tile supplier and get a European or US made tile as I don't trust the Mexican/Asian...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-19-2014
Replies: 22
Poll: cleats
Views: 1,475
Posted By miatapaul
Re: cleats

One other thing is that if it is a "new" boat just sail it for a season to see if you really need to change it. Unless something is broken it worked for the PO so it might just work for you. Lots of...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 09-11-2014
Replies: 64
Views: 4,684
Posted By miatapaul
Re: Coastal sailing without depth finder?

Yes, but how much draft do you draw? I guess it depends on how large your mug is! :laugher:laugher

Depth finders are important, especially if you are going to Maine, they have a lot of very heavy...
Forum: SailNet FAQ 08-27-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 336
Posted By miatapaul
Re: "Closed" threads

Normally threads are left open, but will be closed by moderators if the discussion gets way off track or personal. Not many are closed, but normally only if it gets ugly. I think there were some that...
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