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Search: Posts Made By: robfinora
Forum: Cruising and Sailing with Children 07-18-2011
Replies: 55
Views: 7,104
Posted By robfinora
paint for shells / Smores

I just took my 5 and 6 yr olds on a 3-day cruise; I would say much of what has been posted here already. In addition, bring lots of kid paints for them to color shells, rocks and drift wood they...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-10-2009
Replies: 13
Views: 5,292
Posted By robfinora
sounds like the motor in the wind-speed device at...

sounds like the motor in the wind-speed device at the masthead needs to be replaced or rebuilt. Can you get up there? Look online and you will find a shop that will rebuild the masthead unit motor....
Forum: Provisioning 05-18-2009
Replies: 13
Views: 4,419
Posted By robfinora
I read an article once in one of the sailing mags...

I read an article once in one of the sailing mags about this. Sailingdog is right. Do some online research about storing fruit / veggies. If you store certain types of fruits and vegetables...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-07-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 1,154
Posted By robfinora
Just check it with your binoculars on a regular...

Just check it with your binoculars on a regular basis. I would not worry about it. As Sailingdog mentioned - the pressure against the pin will most likely hold it in place should the pin ever fall...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 04-13-2009
Replies: 35
Views: 4,457
Posted By robfinora
Nika - great news on the new boat! some...

Nika -

great news on the new boat! some time ago when I had time, I started a blog and posted all about Block Island, MV and Newport. See the link below for more info on that.

I would narrow...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-28-2009
Replies: 40
Views: 3,523
Posted By robfinora
wow - that is unfortunate that someone would do...

wow - that is unfortunate that someone would do some so low. Several years ago, there was really a niche market for second-hand marine supplies / items. In the online age however (i.e. ebay) -...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10-06-2008
Replies: 37
Views: 4,816
Posted By robfinora
Catalina 30 is a great boat - tremendous value...

Catalina 30 is a great boat - tremendous value for the money. I would recommend joining the C-30 group on Yahoo and connect with owners of the same year / model if you want to learn specifics around...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-21-2008
Replies: 36
Views: 9,903
Posted By robfinora
Chris - You will not find any connection points...

Chris - You will not find any connection points on the motor - you will need to tap into the line as I described above - that is the point where you will find the hotest water. Try it out and let us...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-20-2008
Replies: 36
Views: 9,903
Posted By robfinora
Chris - tough call then. It also depends on how...

Chris - tough call then. It also depends on how you use your boat. If you run the AC to heat the tank...depending on conditions, it could stay hot for 24 hours. Raw water running through the hot...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-20-2008
Replies: 36
Views: 9,903
Posted By robfinora
Chris - It looks like you have a closed-loop...

Chris - It looks like you have a closed-loop cooling system with an exchanger. You should be fine. This is easy: The cooling line coming off the engine head that runs to the exchanger is going to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-20-2008
Replies: 36
Views: 9,903
Posted By robfinora
Chris - What kind of Yanmar engine do you...

Chris -

What kind of Yanmar engine do you have? If its raw-water cooled, you may not get enough heat from the raw-water discharge water to heat the water in the tank. Raw-water cooled engines...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-14-2008
Replies: 16
Views: 4,669
Posted By robfinora
I would go with prop / shaft issues around...

I would go with prop / shaft issues around barnacles. They grow faster than other times depending on the time of year and water temps.

Also- Do you have a folding prop? I do and sometimes one...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 05-30-2008
Replies: 4
Views: 2,916
Posted By robfinora
You also may want to have the current A4 in there...

You also may want to have the current A4 in there rebuilt. remove it of course to do the job right and either drop it off at a shop for a rebuild or find a reputable mechanic on the side that wants...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-24-2008
Replies: 50
Views: 7,678
Posted By robfinora
Knothead and Hartly - I agree a conduit is the...

Knothead and Hartly - I agree a conduit is the correct way to go and would make the addition of adding wires fairly simple. I don't plan on adding anything as I have my data line, VHF and lighting...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 04-24-2008
Replies: 11
Views: 1,884
Posted By robfinora
I know where Hogpen is as Christy describes. Its...

I know where Hogpen is as Christy describes. Its a great place if you can get a spot there. You are right next to the road that gets you into and out of the New Harbor and there are a few great...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-23-2008
Replies: 50
Views: 7,678
Posted By robfinora
You know the proper way to do this is with the...

You know the proper way to do this is with the mast down and off the boat. Is it down? If so - you should not have a problem then running a messenger line up with one of the old wires. Sounds like...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-02-2008
Replies: 157
Views: 24,213
Posted By robfinora
Here is what I did to combat the odors on our...

Here is what I did to combat the odors on our Catalina 30 - and it took many years to get to all of them but it works and the boat is odor-free.<o></o>

- Replace any old or dated waste systems...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-28-2008
Replies: 29
Views: 9,865
Posted By robfinora
Andre - Perhaps I misread your tone earlier, my...

Andre - Perhaps I misread your tone earlier, my apologies - was just having one of those mornings :)

I see - the diverter valve seems like it would be above the water line so I stand corrected on...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-27-2008
Replies: 29
Views: 9,865
Posted By robfinora
Tom - correct. So sink-drain water will sit in...

Tom - correct. So sink-drain water will sit in the sink and sink drain lines until you flush. Then it all gets pulled through and empties out into the holding tank.

Saildog - Yes, you can use a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-27-2008
Replies: 29
Views: 9,865
Posted By robfinora
hey wannabe - The sink drain / head intake...

hey wannabe -

The sink drain / head intake is very simple. Just get a bronze “T” fitting that will fit over the seacock for your head intake line. Then run both your sink drain line (obviously...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-27-2008
Replies: 29
Views: 9,865
Posted By robfinora
Andre - I did read your entire post. You come...

Andre - I did read your entire post. You come here seeking free advice so take it for what’s its worth or go to a marina and pay top-dollar – no need to get confrontational. I told you that I had...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-26-2008
Replies: 29
Views: 9,865
Posted By robfinora
Andre –<o></o> <o></o> I am not crazy...

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I am not crazy about your system going on here. I went through this drill 2x in 1 year because I did not do it right the first time – not a fun job and most marinas will...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-13-2007
Replies: 33
Views: 4,306
Posted By robfinora
I have a simple way to flush out your sea-water...

I have a simple way to flush out your sea-water and replace it with anti-freeze without removing a fitting every time you sail. On my boat I have a raw water cooled yanmar. I have a diverter valve...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-01-2007
Replies: 26
Views: 2,300
Posted By robfinora
Check for growth on the prop....same thing...

Check for growth on the prop....same thing happened to me one summer when I let her sit for 4 weeks. At best I was getting 1/2 knot.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-29-2007
Replies: 22
Views: 3,783
Posted By robfinora
I am only going to comment on the fact that there...

I am only going to comment on the fact that there is poli glow on the hull right now. I would really research how to get the poli glo off the hull prior to painting. Poli glow works by bulding up...
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