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Search: Posts Made By: fixxxer0
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-06-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 3,419
Posted By fixxxer0
Re: blind bolt / anchor for fiberglass?

i dont know if it should be referred to as the hull per se...

but its the thin fiberglass flooring that you walk on, above the bilge (which has the hull as i refer to it). ain the area of the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-06-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 3,419
Posted By fixxxer0
Re: blind bolt / anchor for fiberglass?

ah thank you, i have never seen those before. interesting.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-06-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 3,419
Posted By fixxxer0
blind bolt / anchor for fiberglass?

Tried to search but couldnt find anything with what i tried so here goes...

I'm removing my current toilet and replacing it with a new one (pump broke - replacement pump was only $50 less than a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-20-2010
Replies: 14
Views: 1,235
Posted By fixxxer0
so i e-mailed the rigger and sent him those...

so i e-mailed the rigger and sent him those pictures, before he even replied to my email the next day, he went out to the boat himself to have a look.

he said he went aloft and saw nothing like...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-17-2010
Replies: 14
Views: 1,235
Posted By fixxxer0
some pictures

upon further inspection its not only in the swage it looks like theres scattered locations on the wire rope itself (though not severe).

again my main concern is this is one year old, and i have...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-13-2010
Replies: 14
Views: 1,235
Posted By fixxxer0
i will take a picture tomrorow, but it looks like...

i will take a picture tomrorow, but it looks like the wire rope inside the swage and/or the inside of the swage itself
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-12-2010
Replies: 14
Views: 1,235
Posted By fixxxer0
Just wondering, are any of the mechnical...

Just wondering, are any of the mechnical fasteners long enough to replace an existing swage without running a new wirerope?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-12-2010
Replies: 14
Views: 1,235
Posted By fixxxer0
rust on swaged rigging

SO last year i paid my local rigger to replace all the standing rigging on my C&C 30. ( I noticed a few cracks in the swages, and the rig was at least 12 years old as the PO told me).


It has...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-06-2010
Replies: 3
Views: 552
Posted By fixxxer0
chartplotter mounting

So i finally bought a chartplotter for my boat. I ended up getting the Standard Horizon CP300i (mainly due to price).

The problem I am facing is how to mount it near my wheel so its accessable...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-12-2010
Replies: 17
Views: 5,321
Posted By fixxxer0
okay well i guess crossing my fingers worked......

okay well i guess crossing my fingers worked... no structural damage visible anywhere i looked. no keel seperation noted either or glass cracking. the lead scrape didnt even look that bad either.
...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-11-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 474
Posted By fixxxer0
how hard/soft of a brush? i dont want to remove...

how hard/soft of a brush? i dont want to remove too much good bottom paint, but i dont want to spend 3 hours either haha.

do you think the blue carwash type might be too soft and a deck brush too...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-11-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 474
Posted By fixxxer0
short haul bottom cleaning

I have an ablative paint on my bottom, which hasn't gotten as much use as I'd like, and I can see some growth on the rudder and WL. The paint jobs only 3 months old.

I am having it shorthauled...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-10-2010
Replies: 17
Views: 5,321
Posted By fixxxer0
Yes it is up there on the top of my list of bad...

Yes it is up there on the top of my list of bad things to happen. I'm still hearing the jokes from my two friends that were on board haha.


But that article is pretty good, for anyone else who...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-10-2010
Replies: 17
Views: 5,321
Posted By fixxxer0
Talking Care to paraphrase? :o

Care to paraphrase? :o
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-09-2010
Replies: 17
Views: 5,321
Posted By fixxxer0
Thanks for all the suggestions on things to...

Thanks for all the suggestions on things to check. The bilge access is horrible on this boat, its 5 or 6 little 5 inch round cutouts in the fiberglass floor that you can barely get your hand into. ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-09-2010
Replies: 17
Views: 5,321
Posted By fixxxer0
lead keel repair

So yesterday I hit a rock with the keel of my '73 C&C 30... my fault, no excuses. Hit it pretty good, stopped us dead from about 5 knots or so.

Bounced around on it for a minute until I was able...
Forum: Long Island 06-18-2010
Replies: 19
Views: 6,738
Posted By fixxxer0
This is supposedly opening tomorrow, according to...

This is supposedly opening tomorrow, according to the gentleman i spoke with today.

I wasn't aware it was a dinghy dock... I was hoping to bring my boat in there but after looking at the charts...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-13-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 1,411
Posted By fixxxer0
Hrm... it doesnt look like any of the harkens ive...

Hrm... it doesnt look like any of the harkens ive seen in the last 15 years or so...

Its mostly stainless with what looks like circular SS tubes on the top and bottom of the drum. Obviously a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-10-2010
Replies: 16
Views: 1,554
Posted By fixxxer0
I agree with the hand held as a back up, I got a...

I agree with the hand held as a back up, I got a uniden waterproof model (not floatable though). two things i made a priority was lithium ion battery back and AA battery option. the reason for Li...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-10-2010
Replies: 16
Views: 1,554
Posted By fixxxer0
Standard Horizon Quest-X GX1500S

I purchased a Standard Horizon Quest-X GX1500S 2 years ago and have no complaints.


I research everything ad nauseum before i buy it, and shop around for the best price (online mainly). I...
Forum: Atomic 4 06-10-2010
Replies: 23
Views: 5,236
Posted By fixxxer0
i am trying to be realistic with my boat use...

i am trying to be realistic with my boat use (mostly weekends, every so often during the week) but no real cruise more than a weekend.

i dont think i run the engine close to enough to properly...
Forum: Atomic 4 06-10-2010
Replies: 23
Views: 5,236
Posted By fixxxer0
Yea i was wondering about that as well... ...

Yea i was wondering about that as well...

Maybe I will just go with a solar panel charger to float them. I have one now but its only 16watts.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-09-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 1,411
Posted By fixxxer0
I agree... especially since on my bill was "rig...

I agree... especially since on my bill was "rig tune". I already left him a message (he knows me by name) and will speak to him about it, but if its not terribly maybe I will tune myself. In...
Forum: Atomic 4 06-09-2010
Replies: 23
Views: 5,236
Posted By fixxxer0
230Ah golf cart batteries. I want to use a 3...

230Ah golf cart batteries. I want to use a 3 stage regulator on them to keep them charged properly.


I am thinking the limit, power and belt wise is going to be 65 amps for my A4, at cruising...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-09-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 1,411
Posted By fixxxer0
back/head stay length and mast rake

when i bought my C&C 30 last year i had the standing rigging replaced (i noticed a couple cracked swages and the rigging was at least 12 years old and raced on).

i cant exactly remember much how...
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