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Search: Posts Made By: Dfok
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 80
Views: 5,868
Posted By Dfok
Re: Whats your best bit of kit??

Great thread Mark! Back to the picture in your original post I have to vote for the tool roll / wrap (maybe not the BEST bit of kit but a damned fine addition to the boat). Too many tools got lost in...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 1,250
Posted By Dfok
Loud hailer/foghorn/PA?

So far I've not had the need for a loud hailer, in the event I do have to make noise I have a bell, the required whistle and an air horn.
AIS and DSC sound like fine ideas and the VHF I'm looking...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 103
Views: 6,319
Posted By Dfok
Re: what do you do for a living?

Just realized but I am not surprised at the "thread drift" - if not for health insurance expense most of us could do a lot less for a living - while actually living.
Many of my buddies are military...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 103
Views: 6,319
Posted By Dfok
Re: what do you do for a living?

I can't speak for Ulladh, but for many the ACA means you can leave an employer plan and find somewhat affordable insurance that offers real coverage as an individual. For many who were in the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-07-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 1,055
Posted By Dfok
Re: How winterize battery

Batteries need to be toughened up, not coddled. Bringing them indoors makes them lose electrons ( I'm Positive) which renders them fat and lazy, like your neighbor's pampered dog or an errant...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-01-2014
Replies: 27
Views: 2,088
Posted By Dfok
Re: Picking up a mooring single handed

I like to sneak up on the starboard side of the average mooring although truth be told the port side would do as well. Despite rumors moorings cannot see equally well in every direction.
Moorings...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-07-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 1,728
Posted By Dfok
Re: self contained battery powered LED interior lights

These LED puck lights are going strong after two years ( changed the batteries two or three times). Each light can be tapped on or off, all can be turned on, off or dimmed from the remote switch - I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-09-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 1,083
Posted By Dfok
Re: Glad I wasn't out sailing last night

That is a fine looking wind graph, can it be set for any location? If so please pass on the web address. I've been looking through google - found wind maps and different graphs but not the version...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-22-2014
Replies: 53
Views: 5,682
Posted By Dfok
Re: Incredible hull cleaner, dirt cheap and fast.

Poliglo comes with directions or instructions for use. If you read the label and apply it correctly it seems to work fine.
There is a polyglo remover available to take it off, certainly no more...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-21-2014
Replies: 53
Views: 5,682
Posted By Dfok
Re: Incredible hull cleaner, dirt cheap and fast.

I used the polyprep mixed a bit stronger than suggested to clean off my 3 year old poliglo (added a new layer each year), then cleaned the hull with soap and water before reapplying all new poliglo....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-21-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 1,398
Posted By Dfok
Re: Installing prop shaft flange/transmission coupling

Is aligning the drive train something best done in the water? I know the shape of my boat changes just a bit when it is sitting on keel and stands in the yard ( the head door won't close till I'm...
Forum: Chartering 04-14-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 805
Posted By Dfok
Re: Chartering in the Chesapeake in late June/ early July

A bad day sailing on the bay is still better than.....just about any other day :)
Last season may have been unusual, perhaps it is the new normal - either way we had good air much of the time,...
Forum: Chartering 04-14-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 805
Posted By Dfok
Re: Chartering in the Chesapeake in late June/ early July

Exploring Annapolis and crossing the bay to St Michaels (Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum) would be a nice trip and doable in a couple days. You might consider a stop in Baltimore on the way, kids love...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-14-2014
Replies: 79
Views: 4,413
Posted By Dfok
Re: Stupid questions about launch day

Jimgo -
marinemachining dot com is in Michigan - phone number is on the website. Between the internet and UPS they may as well be next door.
I did this project two seasons ago in winter; after a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-14-2014
Replies: 79
Views: 4,413
Posted By Dfok
Re: Stupid questions about launch day

My bet is you will have to bite the bullet sooner or later, might as well save time, aggravation and potential damage to parts that are not getting replaced.
The new shaft will be dressed to fit the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-06-2014
Replies: 79
Views: 4,413
Posted By Dfok
Re: Stupid questions about launch day

Tough to tell in the photo but the stern tube does look cracked and jagged.
Fixing all is a daunting job but once you have the parts at hand it probably will take less than a day making all...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-04-2014
Replies: 79
Views: 4,413
Posted By Dfok
Re: Stupid questions about launch day

Jimgo - lots of things may look different once you get to the boat. I'd be surprised if the stuffing box hose was expanding, that is a short piece of tough hose. And maybe they thought the garboard...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-04-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 585
Posted By Dfok
Re: Quality sheet co's ?

There are net bags that zipper closed and are made for use in the laundry - perfect for loading with line and running through the gentle cycle if they are really dirty and stiff. Otherwise just...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 03-24-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 1,746
Posted By Dfok
Re: Irwin 1975 24 10/4 opinions, info

There is a clean Irwin 10/4 for sale at our club in North East, MD, I think the owner is looking for around $3500. He was replacing the plywood in the bowsprit last week.
Looks like a nice boat for...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-13-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 2,943
Posted By Dfok
Back to that "bahamas going single hand Nov 2014" thread

Any more thought given to setting this meeting / webinar up? I'm interested, will drive to Annapolis whenever. If you need a hand setting it up as a google online meeting I can help with that too -
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-07-2014
Replies: 34
Views: 2,664
Posted By Dfok
Re: Notice To Mariners: New Reef off Key West

another article and video of the Tilly adrift. http://thebluepaper.com/article/derelict-tugboat-set-to-cost-hundreds-of-thousands-to-monroe-county/
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-06-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 1,393
Posted By Dfok
Re: Ballpark to rewire Catalina 22

Sounds like a great opportunity to learn new skills. A quick google search came up with the stock wiring schematics and diagrams. Comparing the two to what you have in front of you will generate some...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-26-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 2,409
Posted By Dfok
Re: Westerbeke Glow Plug

Hi Amanda -
There is a active Catalina 28 users group - www.catalina28.net you may not be aware of - lots of experience with pretty much anything that can come up on a 28 there. Its another source...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-19-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 1,572
Posted By Dfok
Re: Free global wi-fi?

anyone remember Lightsquared? As I recall they were going to do this a couple years ago by piggybacking on gps satellites or something along those lines. There was a thread here on sailnet ---...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-13-2014
Replies: 203
Views: 9,588
Posted By Dfok
Re: Beaufort South Carolina no longer a free anchor

Idiotic? Really?
Looks to me like a public entity is being given to a private concern to run as a business and for a profit. The capitalist ends up with control of the property.
Capitalism run...
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