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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-26-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 412
Posted By tomhuntdmd
Re: C-lark 14 traveller repair

You need to head over to Fisheries or West Marine and pick up a dropped forged eye strap of the same size. Those stamped ones are too weak for the job....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-21-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 1,254
Posted By tomhuntdmd
Re: Gremlins in the chain locker

Hey Medsailor: Looks like those areas could be laying on the bottom of the chain locker in the residual mud and salt. We are over in Port Townsend getting the bottom done and the hull waxed. Just...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-14-2015
Replies: 47
Views: 3,150
Posted By tomhuntdmd
Re: Trolling

I see the OP is in the Sydney, Vancouver Island area of BC. So I assume you want to fish for Salmon. We installed electric Scotty downriggers on Duet and do quite well. I think we caught 10 while...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-23-2014
Replies: 42
Views: 2,162
Posted By tomhuntdmd
Re: very small batches of resin???

I have been using one of the inexpensive pocket scales from Harbor Freight.

Digital Pocket Scale (http://www.harborfreight.com/digital-pocket-scale-93543.html)

You can mix some very small...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-25-2013
Replies: 65
Views: 3,598
Posted By tomhuntdmd
Re: First they took the TBT....now they want the paint!

For those of us living near the border, these Regs. will make a lot of work for yards in Sydney and Vancouver BC. What does that do for the US economy!!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-10-2012
Replies: 35
Views: 3,811
Posted By tomhuntdmd
Re: Breasting my fin keel? Help please.

You might see if any ports arount there have a tide grid. Our Port of Poulsbo in Puget Sound has one that they charge $25 per day to use. They do not allow bottom cleaning any more due to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-20-2012
Replies: 29
Views: 5,081
Posted By tomhuntdmd
Re: Securing dinghy on davits

We have Garhauer davitts and use these West Marine 20' ratcheting trailer tiedowns for our 10' AquaPro RIB. They are very secure in big seas, easy to put on, and won't rust. WEST MARINE Tiedown at...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-27-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 2,479
Posted By tomhuntdmd
Re: Looking for Beachable, Fast Dinghy for 4 People

We have a 10' AquaPro with and aluminum bottom. Planes with 2 people with an 8 horse 2 stroke Johnson. For 4 people, you will need more HP. AquaPro is apparently made in New Zealand and imported...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-17-2011
Replies: 28
Views: 2,705
Posted By tomhuntdmd
Raingear

Yep. Four straight days of rain here in the Pac NW. We keep our boat in Poulsbo, WA and I have some really nice Gill foulies that I hardly ever wear unless it is really cold out.

Are you or do...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-04-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 1,744
Posted By tomhuntdmd
Baseline Temps

One of my projects last weekend was to establish a baseline set of temperature reading on my Yanmar 75 as per Mainsail's instructions here: Engine Temp Monitoring & Over Heating Baseline Assessment...
Forum: Electronics   03-11-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 1,098
Posted By tomhuntdmd
If you look at the Hands on Research on the Link,...

If you look at the Hands on Research on the Link, the Sony adaptor seperates out the analog music portion of the signal and sends it to the stereo via normal red and white cables, and a digital...
Forum: Electronics   03-10-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 1,098
Posted By tomhuntdmd
A little more research found this Sony XA120IP...

A little more research found this Sony XA120IP iPod® Interface Adapter Control your iPod from your Sony stereo at Crutchfield.com...
Forum: Electronics   03-10-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 1,098
Posted By tomhuntdmd
sony adaptors

Check with someone like Crutchfield for advice. Have your Sony model number available. Sony makes a source selection adaptor, the XA-C40 that will automaticly switch between your CD player, an Ipod...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-31-2011
Replies: 24
Views: 5,601
Posted By tomhuntdmd
Tie downs

We use these 20' gunwale tie downs from West Marine:

INDIANA MARINE Tiedown at West Marine...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-12-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 2,156
Posted By tomhuntdmd
TideTool for the Palm platform is wonderful in...

TideTool for the Palm platform is wonderful in Puget Sound and BC. Hundreds of tide and current stations. I have found it to be spot on whereever we have gone. We use it all the time out of ...
Forum: Electronics   08-21-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 1,083
Posted By tomhuntdmd
You may need to re-calibrate your fluxgate...

You may need to re-calibrate your fluxgate compass. We had a similar situation a couple of years ago when our Raymarine RL70C+ had some sort of electronic “burp” and the display showed our boat...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-03-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 3,120
Posted By tomhuntdmd
My Rule RM 2000 failed after one year, possibly...

My Rule RM 2000 failed after one year, possibly because the bronze check valve that was part of the original installation was left in place. The RuleMate has a load sensing circuit. With the check...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-29-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 1,172
Posted By tomhuntdmd
Lots of short cruises you can do all winter. We...

Lots of short cruises you can do all winter. We keep our boat in Poulsbo. Thats an easy day sail from Seattle with nice guest facilities at the Port docks. Last Feb., we had a nice sail to Gig...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-06-2009
Replies: 57
Views: 14,530
Posted By tomhuntdmd
The Catalina 470 we bought two years ago came...

The Catalina 470 we bought two years ago came with an Autoprop and has served us very well. As stated, there is no propwalk. I couldn't tell you if it is port or starboard. Also, when the blades...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   01-02-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 3,165
Posted By tomhuntdmd
Swimming in Barkley

We were in Barkley in the middle of August and had nice swimming at Lucky creek. We anchored just to the East of Refuge Island (49 01.55, 125 18.675). The temperature of the salt water was an...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-10-2008
Replies: 18
Views: 1,736
Posted By tomhuntdmd
We use Coastal Navigator on our Catalina 470 and...

We use Coastal Navigator on our Catalina 470 and love it. It is PC based only and written by former Microsoft employees. Very fast and stable. It will show notes for waypoints if you click on that...
Forum: Pacific Northwest & Alaska   09-06-2008
Replies: 9
Views: 5,162
Posted By tomhuntdmd
Hello Mike: I live in Florence and used to...

Hello Mike:

I live in Florence and used to sail in Newport 2 or 3 times a year. We have an Ericson 23 that we would trailer up to Yaquina Bay for their Memorial Day and Columbus Day regattas. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-04-2008
Replies: 9
Views: 1,252
Posted By tomhuntdmd
Cockpit Amp

One of the first things we did when we bought Duet last year was to add a Poly-Planar amplifier for the cockpit speakers with its own volume control.

I was able to place the volume knob close to...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   08-05-2008
Replies: 14
Views: 1,150
Posted By tomhuntdmd
Post number four. Sorry for the clutter.

Post number four. Sorry for the clutter.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   08-05-2008
Replies: 14
Views: 1,150
Posted By tomhuntdmd
Post number three

Post number three
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