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Search: Posts Made By: Paddyd
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-16-2012
Replies: 16
Views: 820
Posted By Paddyd
Re: Does cruising keep you young?

yes it does keep you young , keeps your dreams alive , keeps you laughing , and reduces your needs down to a a reasonable amount , very low stress
Nance and I are like children on our boat and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-16-2012
Replies: 91
Views: 5,418
Posted By Paddyd
Re: Battery Sizing - am I crazy?

down sizing for your needs is a great option , I would put in qtty 2 f27 deep cycle 750 cranking amps batteries maintenance free and then put on a Sunforce 5w solar panel
for your needs this would...
Forum: Beneteau 12-12-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 1,911
Posted By Paddyd
Re: Oceanis 38 to buy or not to buy

opps what should I be looking for on the keel bolts ?????
Forum: Beneteau 12-12-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 1,911
Posted By Paddyd
Re: Oceanis 38 to buy or not to buy

Oh yes this boat was never a charter boat ......2 owner boat ..... thanks for the insight on the liner ...this is something I can work around .......
tell me more about the keel bolts ???? what...
Forum: Beneteau 12-12-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 1,911
Posted By Paddyd
Re: Oceanis 38 to buy or not to buy

It is 2000 Oceanis 381 ...engine hrs are around 400 hours ....thanks for all the insights , we are going to step back for several days and do some serious thinking
Is there anything that you feel...
Forum: Beneteau 12-11-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 1,911
Posted By Paddyd
Oceanis 38 to buy or not to buy

I looked at an Oceanis 38 over the weekend and fell in love with it .
I have never sailed a beneteau before ....please tell me your thoughts good and bad on the boat and quality .......
I can only...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-26-2012
Replies: 29
Views: 1,487
Posted By Paddyd
Re: Advise on Weight & Type of Anchor for Islander 37

I would choose the Rocna . for pricing call the guy in Texas look up botcwindsolar on the web and call him , very knowledge and good pricing
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-25-2012
Replies: 29
Views: 1,487
Posted By Paddyd
Re: Advise on Weight & Type of Anchor for Islander 37

as for chain and anchor rode ........37 ft boat ...length of boat plus 50% of 1in chain and 150 to 250ft of anchor rode depending on where you are locally ......layout scope for anchor rode 5 to 1...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-25-2012
Replies: 29
Views: 1,487
Posted By Paddyd
Re: Advise on Weight & Type of Anchor for Islander 37

If you can afford it or if sometime in the future you are planning a carribean voyage .....just go out and buy a ROCNA ....Rocna Anchors // Rock Solid » Rocna Anchors (http://www.rocna.com) ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-18-2012
Replies: 52
Views: 2,213
Posted By Paddyd
Re: New(er) vs. Old(er)

remember the right boat is the smallest boat that gets the job done .......Look at your money and work it out , then spend a year going out every chance you have out on the boat , learning it secrets...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-18-2012
Replies: 36
Views: 3,290
Posted By Paddyd
Re: Dodgers: Do we need one on our boat?

I have had them with and with , our current boat does not have one ......for full time cruising I would probably buy one or make one
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-09-2012
Replies: 1,024
Views: 304,851
Posted By Paddyd
Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

I went to wally world and bought a cutting board , stained it and varnished it
there is the new table
total costs around 20 bucks
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-09-2012
Replies: 1,024
Views: 304,851
Posted By Paddyd
Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

what a good idea I am going to put one on today thanks
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-24-2012
Replies: 23
Views: 2,361
Posted By Paddyd
Re: Wind generator

Yup , I sure am the vender who designed and makes the generator for BOTC
we have over 3000 units out in the GOM with no failures
comparing products side by side , BOTC is a great product and it...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-20-2012
Replies: 23
Views: 2,361
Posted By Paddyd
Re: Wind generator

too true for most wind generators the bearing and the blades used on most units are basic for the bearings and the blades are just not balanced right .
The bearing has to be for low/high speed and a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-19-2012
Replies: 23
Views: 2,361
Posted By Paddyd
Re: Wind generator

I would call BOTC Wind & Solar 10 Best Items needed for Cruising | Galveston Island, TX 77551 (http://www.BOTCWINDSOLAR.com) 409-457-2049
they have a great 400w wind generator with controller and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-05-2012
Replies: 1,024
Views: 304,851
Posted By Paddyd
Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

both the table and the netting I will be doing this wekend
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-30-2012
Replies: 86
Views: 9,585
Posted By Paddyd
Re: "Buyer's Market" - any data to back it up?

I searched several versions of "used boat market 2012" on the web ...new boat sales are down , used boat sales are flat , material for new boat costs have risen 7% and that is due to enviromental...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-28-2012
Replies: 39
Views: 4,222
Posted By Paddyd
Re: material choice for new cabin cushion covers..

sunbrella or the next one to it ...it also has ....rella name .....
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 07-16-2012
Replies: 163
Views: 12,398
Posted By Paddyd
Re: Solar power ~ no more running the engine

basically you are going to need panels that exceed 240w
that means 2 to 3 panels
and add a 400w wind generator for marine usage
and you will be fine
try
BOTC Wind & Solar 10 Best Items...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-11-2012
Replies: 40
Views: 4,090
Posted By Paddyd
Re: Inflatable tenders vs tender inflatables

look up BOTCwindsolar.com
Nice guy call him
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-28-2012
Replies: 73
Views: 7,924
Posted By Paddyd
Re: Final Dinghy Choice - does this make sense?

What is the material ?
thickness?
MDA sheets ?
the process FEMA for production?
actual production at ? and not placard placement ?
glue and stick or ?
glue manufacturer ?
curing process?...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-27-2012
Replies: 18
Views: 1,110
Posted By Paddyd
Re: Buy bigger or keep "old faithful"?

Follow your wifes lead if she likes the boat , you will over come everything
and you get a bigger boat
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-26-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 1,318
Posted By Paddyd
Re: solar vents

Jsaronson , tks great I will rememeber that , any ideas on manufacturers ?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-26-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 1,318
Posted By Paddyd
solar vents

I am thinking of ading two solar vents on my boat
does anyone have any thoughts or this , things to watch out for ? or recommened a good solar vent?
tks Paddy
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