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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-29-2013
Replies: 4,983
Views: 434,735
Posted By messenger
Re: Contest/Game - Identify this picture

South Mills, NC...south end of the Dismal Swamp Canal...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-29-2013
Replies: 24
Views: 1,651
Posted By messenger
Re: cockpit table - pine ok?

down Georgia way....might want to consider cypress in some of your boat projects....works for me on some things here in NC
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-07-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 1,664
Posted By messenger
Re: What was Westerbeke in a former life ?

same here...Westerbeke Model 30b...3 cylinder ....got Mitsubishi on the label, with their 3 diamond symbol...and, FWIW....if you haven't already heard... Mitsubishi in japanese...means.....three...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-25-2013
Replies: 80
Views: 3,483
Posted By messenger
Re: When someone lists cook as a skill what is expected?

as an old cook that I once sailed with, and without a doubt, one of the best, after a well deserved compliment he received for one of many well prepared meals...he commented..."cap, big difference...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-02-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 5,002
Posted By messenger
Re: Westerbeke/Universal Diesel Problems

I have a 30b Westerbeke, 2002 model..3 cylinder, 25hp, red in color with a Mitsubishi block...I see in latest post, it appears we may have different 25 WBs, at least a different paint...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-01-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 5,002
Posted By messenger
Re: Westerbeke/Universal Diesel Problems

double check connections and condition of oil pressure switch...forward right of block...believe this is the part number..Westerbeke Oil Pressure Switch 37323 037323 | eBay...
Forum: Orphan Brands   08-17-2011
Replies: 234
Views: 35,829
Posted By messenger
From my research, and the fact that I have owned...

From my research, and the fact that I have owned a 78 Spirit 23 (from HIN made in April of 78) for about 6 years now...a "pre" Spirit 23, would be known as a North American 23...IIRC, Glastron, once...
Forum: Orphan Brands   08-05-2011
Replies: 234
Views: 35,829
Posted By messenger
North American Spirit 23...first built in...

North American Spirit 23...first built in 1976...Austin, Texas..NORTH AMERICAN 23 sailboat on sailboatdata.com (http://sailboatdata.com/viewrecord.asp?class_ID=173)
Forum: Gulf of Mexico   09-28-2010
Replies: 16
Views: 3,293
Posted By messenger
Boasun, I used to use a marina up the...

Boasun,

I used to use a marina up the Vermillion River at Intracoastal City(ICY), during deliveries, called Danny Richards...as in REE CHARDS, about a mile up from the intersection at the 157 mile...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   09-23-2010
Replies: 86
Views: 8,172
Posted By messenger
Actually Tom, I am assuming this "meeting...

Actually Tom, I am assuming this "meeting situation" is not in international waters....there is no "rule 28" for inland waters...Rule 28 (http://navruleshandbook.com/Rule28.html)...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   12-28-2009
Replies: 296
Views: 64,135
Posted By messenger
Cynthia Woods Mitchell memorial service set for...

Cynthia Woods Mitchell memorial service set for January | Houston & Texas News | Chron.com - Houston Chronicle (http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/metropolitan/6788344.html)
Forum: Orphan Brands   09-16-2009
Replies: 234
Views: 35,829
Posted By messenger
I had someone forward a pic from a "work in...

I had someone forward a pic from a "work in progress" album. This pic was taken before final layers of glass to bring it out flush, and before hatch was bedded. We wanted to use the boat, so I...
Forum: Chartering   09-16-2009
Replies: 30
Views: 8,036
Posted By messenger
Only one I have right now on my laptop....Maybe I...

Only one I have right now on my laptop....Maybe I can get someone to email some others.

http://i793.photobucket.com/albums/yy215/messenger1945/IMG_0350-1.jpg
Forum: Chartering   09-13-2009
Replies: 30
Views: 8,036
Posted By messenger
Paul, I see you are on this link as well. ...

Paul,

I see you are on this link as well. You have a good hull...glass in that silly hole they call a hatch....and go to Lowes and buy some Spa hose for the cockpit drains...be sure to cross...
Forum: Orphan Brands   09-13-2009
Replies: 234
Views: 35,829
Posted By messenger
Paul, I can't get any pics of that for a couple...

Paul, I can't get any pics of that for a couple of weeks or more, I'm about 750miles down the road from the boat...I like it a WHOLE lot better. I think I used a Bomar 1070 for the bow, I think that...
Forum: Orphan Brands   09-13-2009
Replies: 234
Views: 35,829
Posted By messenger
Here is a pic of my '78 model tied up on the...

Here is a pic of my '78 model tied up on the Albemarle Sound. I have since, glassed in the hole from the original hatch, and added a bomar on the bow. I think this was the day I had centerboard...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   07-18-2009
Replies: 296
Views: 64,135
Posted By messenger
<p>IMO, TAMUG "nailed it" with their report...but...

<p>IMO, TAMUG "nailed it" with their report...but your statement seems to suggest a question...when Payco did their keel installs, when the vessel was first delivered, and during repairs, was there...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   04-26-2009
Replies: 29
Views: 12,129
Posted By messenger
<a...

<a href="http://www2.netdoor.com/~weaton/na23.html">North American Spirit </a><p>Since you are in Texas, these were made in Austin way back when, and are as plentiful there as I would suppose...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-06-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 591
Posted By messenger
NO = New Orleans NOYC= above plus yacht club ...

NO = New Orleans
NOYC= above plus yacht club
SYC = Southern + Yacht club
MMD= merchant mariner document, i.e ( in other words) a USCG (united States Coast Guard) document, basically a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-14-2009
Replies: 27
Views: 8,810
Posted By messenger
Heat on the coupler and a come-along????

Heat on the coupler and a come-along????
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-25-2008
Replies: 61
Views: 9,584
Posted By messenger
USCG report. Somewhat vague.. Missing, IMHO,...

USCG report. Somewhat vague.. Missing, IMHO, where were the groundings? And those blackouts on page 9, I dont guess that anything to do with a bottle of ahhhh.....mouthwash......
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-20-2008
Replies: 61
Views: 9,584
Posted By messenger
http://http://www.galvnews.com/story.lasso?ewcd=51...

http://http://www.galvnews.com/story.lasso?ewcd=511fa0c9c3c3b594 (http://www.galvnews.com/story.lasso?ewcd=511fa0c9c3c3b594)<p>"The Coast Guard also determined the emergency beacon — formally known...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   12-19-2008
Replies: 296
Views: 64,135
Posted By messenger
[QUOTEThis is interesting... who was responsible...

[QUOTEThis is interesting... who was responsible for stowing the EPIRB and liferaft???[/QUOTE]

That would be Conway and Stone...Conway was skipper IIRC. If Stone was "mate" he also had some...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-18-2008
Replies: 38
Views: 7,274
Posted By messenger
I put one of...

I put one of thesehttp://http://www.eco-heater.com/features.html (http://www.eco-heater.com/features.html) on a couple of weeks ago, kinda like a golden rod on steroids, but keeps the interior of a...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   09-26-2008
Replies: 296
Views: 64,135
Posted By messenger
<p>Regarding Ike damage. I believe that these...

<p>Regarding Ike damage. I believe that these folks did the salvage. T & T Marine (http://www.tandtmarine.com/) . I am thinking the vessel in question was last stored in a building out at their...
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