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Search: Posts Made By: levenezia
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-18-2009
Replies: 2
Views: 1,848
Posted By levenezia
SD50 zinc

Thanks for the information. That's what I suspected but wasn't sure.

Larry
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-11-2009
Replies: 2
Views: 1,848
Posted By levenezia
location of pencil zinc on Yanmar saildrive SD50

My sailboat has a Yanmar 3Jh4E with an SD50 saildrive. I have yet been able to locate the pencil zinc that is purported to be on the upper unit. It is shown in the owner's manual but I can't find it...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-06-2005
Replies: 17
Views: 2,792
Posted By levenezia
Saildrives

A perspective on saildrives from a saildrive owner: My wife and I had the choice of saildrive or shaft configuration when we ordered our Tartan 3700. On the test sail boat, with the standard prop...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-22-2005
Replies: 3
Views: 803
Posted By levenezia
Do it once, do it right.

Dman, I think you''re right. Sorry!!
Larry
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-22-2005
Replies: 3
Views: 803
Posted By levenezia
Do it once, do it right.

Oz, I''m not sure what your question is? What instructions did you give the boatyard? Generally, most boatyards will do what you ask them to and nothing more. Ultimate responsibility for our boat''s...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-13-2005
Replies: 10
Views: 1,756
Posted By levenezia
outrageous shipping charges

Has anyone ordered recently from Sailnet to take advantage of the 30% discount? I just received a CD for $19.46 but they added on a shipping charge of $11.99. (for a CD that probably cost less than...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-08-2005
Replies: 18
Views: 19,389
Posted By levenezia
Vacuflush toilet, head. toilets

Falcon Eddie, thanks for the informative description of the Vacu-flush head. I opted for one in the new Tartan 3700 I just purchased. Cost was $2200.00 factory installed, so you''re right on with the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-16-2005
Replies: 3
Views: 3,644
Posted By levenezia
engine facing aft with saildrive installation

thank you very much for the explanations and response. I think this installation will work fine. Larry
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-15-2005
Replies: 3
Views: 3,644
Posted By levenezia
engine facing aft with saildrive installation

I''m close to closing on a new boat order with a saildrive. To my surprise, when I inspected the boat,the Yanmar engine is mounted aft of the saildrive. That is, the 3JH faces aft and the saildrive...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-01-2004
Replies: 7
Views: 856
Posted By levenezia
SailNet- A good place to do business

Ct, right on! I agree. Sailnet provides such a valuable and useful service to us with regard to maintaining these boards that we should all go out of our way to support them. I review these boards...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-01-2004
Replies: 2
Views: 1,491
Posted By levenezia
backstay adjuster

I recently ordered a new Tartan 3700 which comes standard with a split back stay. My question is, should I order the optional integral split backstay adjuster? I don''t plan to race the boat but may...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10-19-2004
Replies: 31
Views: 17,208
Posted By levenezia
Sabre 386 or Tartan 3700???

I''ll second Tweetybd. I am surprised at the negative, non-specific generalizations toward the Tartans with no facts presented to substantiate the serious innuendos. We researched the market for the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-25-2004
Replies: 1
Views: 2,202
Posted By levenezia
installing duct system for diesel heater and air conditioner

On the boat I just ordered, the factory, (Tartan) offers air conditioning but not a diesel heater. So the diesel heater is aftermarket. My question is, since I can''t see having two duct systems,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-22-2004
Replies: 16
Views: 6,022
Posted By levenezia
Max prop on a saildrive

Jum, You mentioned OMC. The saildrive on the boat I ordered is by Yanmar. Does that sound right? The engine is a 3JH with Yanmar saildrive. I''ll have no problems with seasonal maintenance. I enjoy...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-22-2004
Replies: 16
Views: 6,022
Posted By levenezia
Max prop on a saildrive

Thanks Jon K That''s why I like this forum. There are lots of qualified opinions and not too many wrong answers. Unless I find more compelling feedback, I think I''m going to stick with the...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 09-18-2004
Replies: 7
Views: 6,081
Posted By levenezia
tartan 3700

bluewaterdreamer, send me your email address, mine is posted. I''ll fill you in then. I went with the factory sails and ordered the boat from Tartan of Bristol, R.I. I also ordered the saildrive with...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-14-2004
Replies: 16
Views: 6,022
Posted By levenezia
Max prop on a saildrive

I just ordered a new boat and opted for the saildrive instead of the standard shaft and prop. I did so because in this particular boat, with the standard propellor and shaft configuration, there is a...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 09-12-2004
Replies: 7
Views: 6,081
Posted By levenezia
tartan 3700

Bluewaterdreamer, I respectfully disagree with Debonair regarding construction quality of the Sabre vs Tartan. I''ve researched both vessels for the past five years and just ordered a new Tartan 3700...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 06-08-2004
Replies: 8
Views: 2,316
Posted By levenezia
Fe eedback on a Tartan 3700

Tarmand, the new Tartans are built with an epoxy hull and carbon fiber mast standard. Do you think these "improvements" are worth paying the extra cost of a new boat versus used, for this particular...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 06-07-2004
Replies: 8
Views: 2,316
Posted By levenezia
Fe eedback on a Tartan 3700

Thanks for the comeback, Bill. I''m glad you''re enjoying your 3500. We looked at and liked your model as well but thought we''d utilize the extra room. We''ve looked at a lot of boats and keep...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 06-06-2004
Replies: 8
Views: 2,316
Posted By levenezia
Fe eedback on a Tartan 3700

We''re are considering purchase of a new or nearly new Tartan 3700 and would appreciate other sailors'' comments about the boat. We like the lines of the boat as well as the apparently fine layout...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-04-2004
Replies: 10
Views: 4,219
Posted By levenezia
lead ballast vs iron/cement

My information came from Practical Boat Buying published by Practical Sailor, Vol. 2, 6th edition, page 325.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-03-2004
Replies: 10
Views: 4,219
Posted By levenezia
lead ballast vs iron/cement

I notice most high quality sailboats have lead ballast but Caliber, which we''re interested in, uses iron and cement. What are the trade-offs? It seems like a very good quality boat for a reasonable...
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