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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-09-2012
Replies: 17
Views: 1,378
Posted By Pointy_End
Re: Pointy End's Miscellaneous Newbie Boat Questions

I guess it makes a certain amount of sense; it's not like you can just slap an adjustment screw on the side of a gimbaled, fluid filled compass.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-09-2012
Replies: 17
Views: 1,378
Posted By Pointy_End
Re: Pointy End's Miscellaneous Newbie Boat Questions

Those are great tips, thank you very much. I would not have thought to use masking tape before cutting.

On an unrelated matter (well I suppose it still involves cutting for installation), I have...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-03-2012
Replies: 17
Views: 1,378
Posted By Pointy_End
Re: Pointy End's Miscellaneous Newbie Boat Questions

I think you are 100% right. I tried adjusting the many bolts on the mechanism, and after about 20mins came to the same conclusion. It does make sense, however it is highly annoying, at least for a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-01-2012
Replies: 17
Views: 1,378
Posted By Pointy_End
Re: Pointy End's Miscellaneous Newbie Boat Questions

That is good advice. I think I may try and tighten it a little once I get a proper bilge pump installed, but I'll wait until the fall when I do a haul out to do a replacement.

But at least I know...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-30-2012
Replies: 17
Views: 1,378
Posted By Pointy_End
Re: Pointy End's Miscellaneous Newbie Boat Questions

As soon as I saw that first picture in the link it all became clear. For some reason I always assumed that you had to have the boat out of the water to repack the stuffing box, and that you had to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-29-2012
Replies: 17
Views: 1,378
Posted By Pointy_End
Re: Pointy End's Miscellaneous Newbie Boat Questions

Could it be as simple as that? It would be great if that is all it takes. To the best of my recollection it had what looked like two fancy hose clamps around a rubber sleeve which was around the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-28-2012
Replies: 17
Views: 1,378
Posted By Pointy_End
Pointy End's Miscellaneous Newbie Boat Questions

Well thanks to a lot of info from folks here, I've finally bought a boat. I would say the boat is in excellent condition as it was well cared for by the previous owner. As you can imagine I have...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   03-22-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 757
Posted By Pointy_End
Re: Thank You!

Well congrats to you as well!



LOL!

I will just deduct it from the tally of beers that I already owe him for all the good advice. :D

As for pictures, here we go:
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   03-20-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 757
Posted By Pointy_End
Thank You!

After boat shopping since October, I finally bought a Coronado 27 in great condition.

I just wanted to thank everyone that helped advise me in the numerous threads I created while boat shopping....
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   02-08-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 5,079
Posted By Pointy_End
Well I thought I'd post an update since I've now...

Well I thought I'd post an update since I've now looked at both the Grampian 23 and the Coronado 27 (http://www.usedvictoria.com/classified-ad/Sailboat_16676967).

Grampian 23 thoughts/notes:

-...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   02-04-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 5,079
Posted By Pointy_End
Yes I think you're right, it's the other way...

Yes I think you're right, it's the other way around. My understanding is that the Coronado 27 is a Columbia 26 MkII hull lengthened by a foot and with a different deck, at least according to this...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   02-02-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 5,079
Posted By Pointy_End
I feel like buying a boat is like rolling about...

I feel like buying a boat is like rolling about 10 dice at once, with each die representing a part of the boat. There always seems to be one or two die that come up as 1's.
Maybe I'm just too...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   01-31-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 5,079
Posted By Pointy_End
Grampian 23 vs ?

Hello again, it's me "the boat-less one". I am still looking for my first boat but I've changed my criteria a little. I was previously looking for something in the 27' to 28' range, ideally with a...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   12-24-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 8,939
Posted By Pointy_End
I stuck my head as far into the compartment as a...

I stuck my head as far into the compartment as a I could, but couldn't smell anything unusual.
The rigging seemed in good order; the jib sheet looked pretty weathered, but functional.



That is...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   12-23-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 8,939
Posted By Pointy_End
Opinions on a Tanzer 7.5

I've read a fair bit here and elsewhere about the Tanzer 7.5; most comments seem positive. I went to look at one priced very low and I'd like some feedback from people more knowledgeable than I.
...
Forum: Learning to Sail   12-16-2011
Replies: 30
Views: 7,034
Posted By Pointy_End
You know, I am afraid to low ball and I don't...

You know, I am afraid to low ball and I don't think I'm alone. I think it's partly because I'm worried about offending someone, but also I'm not sure what the difference between a lowball offer and...
Forum: Learning to Sail   12-16-2011
Replies: 30
Views: 7,034
Posted By Pointy_End
Thanks for bumping this thread, I'd forgotten all...

Thanks for bumping this thread, I'd forgotten all about it. I had a good time re-reading it with all the good advice.

Well it's been 3 months since I started this thread and last weekend my wife...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   11-13-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 1,339
Posted By Pointy_End
Oh ok, I did not realize there was such a...

Oh ok, I did not realize there was such a difference with heaters.

I did a little detective work, since I didn't see it in the Inner Harbour either. Based on the backgrounds in the pictures I was...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   11-13-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 1,339
Posted By Pointy_End
Is the water heater the thing attached to the...

Is the water heater the thing attached to the bulkhead above the head?

Why is the cabin heater a throw away? I have seen lots of these around, are they no good?



I was sufficiently scared...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   11-12-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 1,339
Posted By Pointy_End
Input on HTL 28?

And the search for my first boat continues...

Other than one page on sailboatdata.com (http://sailboatdata.com/viewrecord.asp?class_id=5903) I can't find much info on the the HTL 28.

I found...
Forum: SailNet FAQ   11-01-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 1,159
Posted By Pointy_End
I was curious about this too. I can't find...

I was curious about this too. I can't find anything concrete, but I always assumed it had to do with anti-corrosion features.

Here is a link ...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   10-31-2011
Replies: 37
Views: 3,202
Posted By Pointy_End
Haha OK, a BOAT dollar makes sense now, thanks! ...

Haha OK, a BOAT dollar makes sense now, thanks! BOATT scares me a little...

So how would this Sunstar compare to something like a Coronado 27?...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   10-30-2011
Replies: 37
Views: 3,202
Posted By Pointy_End
This was coming straight from the owner. He said...

This was coming straight from the owner. He said it used to cruise at about 6kts on the engine, but now only does 4kts. I asked if maybe this was due to extra drag from the hull (since it hadn't...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   10-30-2011
Replies: 37
Views: 3,202
Posted By Pointy_End
OK here we go, Round Two! So I went to look...

OK here we go, Round Two!

So I went to look at this boat and got the grand tour.

Here are some new pictures I took: Picture Gallery...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   10-26-2011
Replies: 37
Views: 3,202
Posted By Pointy_End
Ha! Brian it's funny you mention the Gamine. I...

Ha! Brian it's funny you mention the Gamine. I noticed that ad about 30 mins after returning home from looking at the first one. Oddly enough they are both at Oak Bay.

I actually had the gut...
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