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Search: Posts Made By: Philzy3985
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 12-17-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 1,995
Posted By Philzy3985
Re: Sailing in the North Atlantic

The Cleanest Line: Greenland Vertical Sailing (

If you can find the full-length videos on youtube, they saw the lights, and icebergs,...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 11-18-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 2,150
Posted By Philzy3985
Re: Diving right into a Liveaboard

This may work in Mexico
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-12-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 626
Posted By Philzy3985
Re: Weather Guessing
Forum: Diesel 11-05-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 1,505
Posted By Philzy3985
Re: Won't Start after 4 hours of cruising.

Since the incident, the engine starts fine.

I'm looking into adjust the throttle throw. Perhaps it's running a little low at idle? It never sets off an alarm, but when I first got the boat there...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-30-2014
Replies: 193
Views: 11,089
Posted By Philzy3985
Forum: Diesel 10-15-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 1,505
Posted By Philzy3985
Re: Won't Start after 4 hours of cruising.

Got it - Thanks. Sorry I tune into at work to check responses and read that too fast the first time, responded and submitted before my manager came back from lunch without double-checking.
Forum: Diesel 10-14-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 1,505
Posted By Philzy3985
Re: Won't Start after 4 hours of cruising.

BATTERIES: The batteries were on ALL, however the sound it made was as if I accidentally left it on "house" (which I've done after anchoring for long times) however I am going to test them all -...
Forum: Diesel 10-13-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 1,505
Posted By Philzy3985
Re: Won't Start after 4 hours of cruising.

Thanks these are great suggestions. I will do a good battery check and clean/maintenance asap. I was thinking fuel pump, but it was running perfectly well (and has for two years) and did after it...
Forum: Diesel 10-13-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 1,505
Posted By Philzy3985
Won't Start after 4 hours of cruising.

I have Universal M25 in a 1985 Catalina 30.

Motorsailed to Catalina Island (4 hours) at a steady 2200 RPM (The throttle lever is at max forward, but only brings the engine up to 2200)

Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 10-09-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 1,572
Posted By Philzy3985
Re: Potential move To Southern CA

Another one of these threads hm..

It's true that socal doesn't like liveaboards, there's an abundance of them doing it legally and illegally, the sneak-aboards ruin it for people who want to do it...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-24-2014
Replies: 32
Views: 4,268
Posted By Philzy3985
Re: One amazing boat - grab her now

They should drop the 1 from the asking price.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-22-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 968
Posted By Philzy3985
Re: Photos from La Paz, hurricane Odile

Ouch. I was wondering how La Paz was.

I was stuck in Cabo last week during the hurricane. The storm parked right out the whole peninsula, everything is wrecked.

Sunday Night through Thursday...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-05-2014
Replies: 144
Views: 7,510
Posted By Philzy3985
Re: Help me figure out what kind of boat I want.

The Nantucket Clipper certainly seeems like a better cruiser than the others so far. You might have to get a second water tank or, if you prefer not to use/drink the tank water you just pack more...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-27-2014
Replies: 39
Views: 2,242
Posted By Philzy3985
Re: Cruising California. Experiences and advice.

My neighbors are selling a Ericson 28 in great shape in Redondo. It needs nothing and was used to go to Catalina regularly, has all you could ever need.

They're asking like 16k but also motivated...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-21-2014
Replies: 37
Views: 3,582
Posted By Philzy3985
Re: Boat Explodes

Aside from the unfortunate event - did anyone see how that the hoses on the fire boat kick it back? That's pretty insane, that much power pumping out of those things that they have to fight it back...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-21-2014
Replies: 39
Views: 2,242
Posted By Philzy3985
re: Cruising California. Experiences and advice.

I think you should start in SoCal, if that's what you want, and it's going to be more comfortable, and less risk.

I've thought of a similar adventure, but when you realize that fun surf = swells &...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-14-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 749
Posted By Philzy3985
Re: Auction Boats?

They're almost always as-is. It's a bit of a gamble, with the risk of getting a money-pit or getting something of a diamond in the rough for a good price.

2 people on my dock recently took over...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 08-14-2014
Replies: 134
Views: 14,363
Posted By Philzy3985
Re: So where the heck do you shower???

Solar-heated shower bag, up on deck or in the cockpit.

You sacrifice privacy if you want to get clean.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-29-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 1,035
Posted By Philzy3985
Re: Does an Hobie Catamaran a good intro to sailing?


Catamarans in that size teach you a lot (probably more than monohulls in the 16ft range).

Backwinding the jib for most tacks, the trickiness to dock one, the sensitivity to flip over, the...
Forum: Living Aboard 07-29-2014
Replies: 76
Views: 5,288
Posted By Philzy3985
Re: Is the Newport 27' a suitable liveaboard for a small family?

Sounds like a nice boat, but "SUITABLE"? ---- no. ----

Doable? Yeah, but like in a "All you need is food and shelter for survival" kind of way.

Same goes for a Catalina 30 - Much larger, and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-25-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 907
Posted By Philzy3985
Re: smelly sink


Close the through-hull if there is one, flood the pipes with vinegar. Let it sit for a day or more, then flush it out.

I have this problem...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-24-2014
Replies: 81
Views: 4,108
Posted By Philzy3985
Re: Music Etiquette at the Dock

The thing about music is that not everyone around has shares your taste.

So, the balls in your court whether to show neighbors respect or disrespect. I love my music at the dock, too, but if...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-23-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 1,582
Posted By Philzy3985
Re: This is getting ridiculous

We all know that if something WAS more serious, and the Coast Guard DIDN'T send all those rescue boats and plane, and something bad DID happen to that crew, they'd get the media fire storm and be in...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-15-2014
Replies: 70
Views: 6,332
Posted By Philzy3985
Re: Sailing around the world on a Catalina 22 sailboat

With perfect weather windows it's probably possible. You'd have to have a lot of patience, and not need a lot of food or water storage.

Realistically yes, a 22 foot sailboat can do it - but you'd...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-11-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 1,122
Posted By Philzy3985
Moorings Put Where There Weren't Moorings

In my home base of King Harbor, Redondo Beach, CA, there was this long-time hidden gem about this harbor, and that is that you can just steer your boat to the side of the channel and drop anchor. ...
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