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Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   09-16-2012
Replies: 207
Views: 106,442
Posted By Artwerke
Re: MacGregor 26 vs. ?

How bout I kick this dead horse 1 more time. I found this thread because I'm considering a Mac 26 X or M. I had a 38' Irwin , so I'm used to Elitist nitpicking, but that was a real sailboat I don't...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-01-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 1,344
Posted By Artwerke
Morgans are kinda like sea going Suburbans, lots...

Morgans are kinda like sea going Suburbans, lots of room(in a sail boat this is a relative term) solid, tough, they can take some rough stuff, but they don't handle like a Ferrari, or a J boat. Their...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   03-17-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 4,296
Posted By Artwerke
I know I could never make it with an open transom...

I know I could never make it with an open transom boat. It's bad enough when things( hand held gps, rigging pieces,sunglasses) bounge off the toe rail into the drink, but not to get a second chance...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   11-03-2007
Replies: 11
Views: 8,357
Posted By Artwerke
All I know is shoal draft= sailing in the bay,...

All I know is shoal draft= sailing in the bay, while deep keel means motoring 2-3 hours, out the channel past the jetty. 38' Irwin 3' keel with 6'CB.Art.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-12-2007
Replies: 7
Views: 1,107
Posted By Artwerke
On some sea cocks you can tighten the nut on the...

On some sea cocks you can tighten the nut on the other side of the valve from the handle to increase friction. Art.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-17-2007
Replies: 10
Views: 2,348
Posted By Artwerke
Dustdevil 38, Where the Sam Hill do you keep a...

Dustdevil 38, Where the Sam Hill do you keep a 38' boat in Midland? I live in Big Spring and keep mine in Corpus, that 7 hr drive is a b*tch. Art.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-17-2007
Replies: 77
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Views: 6,627
Posted By Artwerke
Yes I own & sail a boat, 1970 38' Irwin aft...

Yes I own & sail a boat, 1970 38' Irwin aft cockpit, a bit of classic plastic, but it's docked in Corpus Christi.7 Hrs away,until I retire& move at least 5 hrs. closer. But we still take her out at...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-01-2007
Replies: 17
Views: 3,012
Posted By Artwerke
P424, My Universal Kubota is also a V drive, the...

P424, My Universal Kubota is also a V drive, the impeller can be removed without removing the pump. But to make maintenence easier, I added a 14"X21" access hatch in the cockpit sole right over the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-30-2007
Replies: 133
Views: 9,796
Posted By Artwerke
I may have a beer,possibly 2 if it's a long day,...

I may have a beer,possibly 2 if it's a long day, hard to beleve or even remember 30 yrs ago when I could polish off a case ,when at the beach for a day. Art.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-30-2007
Replies: 30
Views: 2,782
Posted By Artwerke
My son bought me a B&D knockoff several years...

My son bought me a B&D knockoff several years ago, definitely a must have tool, during my latest refit I used up several small cuttoff wheels, and sanding drums, I get them in bags of 25 now. You'll...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-30-2007
Replies: 17
Views: 3,012
Posted By Artwerke
P424, I have an Universal M-35, Marinized Kubota...

P424, I have an Universal M-35, Marinized Kubota 4 cyl. in my 38' Irwin, it's smooth as silk, fires right up after 20 sec. glow plugs. I don't have a real figure for fuel burn, but it's minimal. Art.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-14-2007
Replies: 35
Views: 2,845
Posted By Artwerke
Here's what I did with my "teak" laminate on my...

Here's what I did with my "teak" laminate on my 37 yr old Irwin. I bought 1/4 " tounge & groove strip panneling, Cut to a herringbone pattern & glued over the formica, Finished with a red oak stain &...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   03-31-2007
Replies: 50
Views: 6,559
Posted By Artwerke
Also,double check your brakes, and steering on...

Also,double check your brakes, and steering on your car before you head to the boat,make sure your car has side curtain air bags, upgrade to a NASCAR style 4 point seat belt/harness, maybe get 1 of...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   03-25-2007
Replies: 26
Views: 2,669
Posted By Artwerke
Waveshredder,don't be afraid to look way out of...

Waveshredder,don't be afraid to look way out of your range,1 1/2 yrs ago, I finally decided to jump in and buy my own sail boat, put together about 20k, made my list of requirements & wants, saw a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-23-2007
Replies: 91
Views: 7,086
Posted By Artwerke
The news this week gives me another idea to fund...

The news this week gives me another idea to fund the boat, If I move to the boat, get rid of the 2500 ft house,SUV & Car, I should be able to sell Al Gore enough carbon credits to finance a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-22-2007
Replies: 20
Views: 1,151
Posted By Artwerke
Getting your land legs back is just like getting...

Getting your land legs back is just like getting your sea legs,Uncle Sam taught me that.When the fleet comes in , watch the salts stagger to the bar. Art.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-20-2007
Replies: 91
Views: 7,086
Posted By Artwerke
I've finally got a way to fund my boat. I got a...

I've finally got a way to fund my boat. I got a winning Lotto ticket for $3,000,000.00, but I bought it at a store where My son works,so I can't cash it. So if you just send me $10,000.00 cash as a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-08-2007
Replies: 62
Views: 3,410
Posted By Artwerke
Why do I sense a Lyle Lovett song in here?" If I...

Why do I sense a Lyle Lovett song in here?" If I had a boat, I'd sail it on the ocean,And if I had a pony I'd ride it on my Boat, And we would altogether sail out on the ocean, me upon my pony on my...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-28-2007
Replies: 88
Views: 4,684
Posted By Artwerke
I'm amazed I'm the only one to have my winch guts...

I'm amazed I'm the only one to have my winch guts dance on the deck, on the way to Davy Jones locker, but am relieved to know others have had their spec's slapped off by a wayward jib sheet. Art.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-28-2007
Replies: 33
Views: 2,191
Posted By Artwerke
Maybe they could have just mounted the cockpit on...

Maybe they could have just mounted the cockpit on a gimble, Art.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-28-2007
Replies: 30
Views: 2,560
Posted By Artwerke
You might check out an old Morgan 46, I looked at...

You might check out an old Morgan 46, I looked at 1 the other day,2 single berths in fore cabin, 2 sea berths in sallon, 2 single berths in mini cabin/passageway, double berth in aft cabin, along...
Forum: Learning to Sail   01-07-2007
Replies: 21
Views: 3,032
Posted By Artwerke
I for one ,finding out "Teddy" can single hand...

I for one ,finding out "Teddy" can single hand that Schooner,seriously raised my opinion of him, now I know he can lean to right or starboard at least occasionaly. Art.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-07-2007
Replies: 44
Views: 3,437
Posted By Artwerke
I don't think suggesting an18 yr old who hasn't...

I don't think suggesting an18 yr old who hasn't decided what to do in life,enlist, is a slam to anyone. If he's on this site,a hitch in the U.S. Navy could do him wonders, hit the deep blue briney in...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-07-2007
Replies: 6
Views: 923
Posted By Artwerke
I can't of a better way than selling the Mono &...

I can't of a better way than selling the Mono & purchasing a Cat? Art.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-06-2007
Replies: 5
Views: 865
Posted By Artwerke
I always store mine that way, whenever I leave...

I always store mine that way, whenever I leave the boat for more taan a few days,saves the canvas and cuts the windage in case of a blow. I wrap the straps around the fabric & clip them to the stay,...
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