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Search: Posts Made By: hamiam
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-11-2007
Replies: 5
Views: 785
Posted By hamiam
aurora marine makes a product called sure step...

aurora marine makes a product called sure step that i have used with success for several years.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-30-2007
Replies: 73
Views: 5,921
Posted By hamiam
You can bring the bow of the dinghy right to the...

You can bring the bow of the dinghy right to the stern of the boat if conditions warrant. We have done this on occasion but mainly due to tight quarters and not the weather. We use two lines crossed...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-29-2007
Replies: 14
Views: 3,272
Posted By hamiam
i would suggest looking into a dor-mor pyramid...

i would suggest looking into a dor-mor pyramid shaped moorings. offers alot of holding power for the weight. also, if memory serves, the mooring ball is actually an important element of the system as...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-28-2007
Replies: 73
Views: 5,921
Posted By hamiam
303 aerospace is an excellent uv inhibitor. do...

303 aerospace is an excellent uv inhibitor. do not under any circumstances use armor all as it can act as a solvent on the seams.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-26-2006
Replies: 2
Views: 1,467
Posted By hamiam
best bet is to call or email a dealer of your...

best bet is to call or email a dealer of your outboard or the manufacturer, explain your situation and suggest a fix.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-25-2006
Replies: 17
Views: 1,666
Posted By hamiam
And, interesting enough when I told them I was...

And, interesting enough when I told them I was coming to move the boat today they said "we need to get our own surveyor in here" and "can you put your "statement" in writing." Obviously I've woken...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-25-2006
Replies: 17
Views: 1,666
Posted By hamiam
thanks for the advice. im lucky in that i can get...

thanks for the advice. im lucky in that i can get free legal representation which is a hurdle that would dissuade some.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-25-2006
Replies: 17
Views: 1,666
Posted By hamiam
I asked the surveyor and all he wud put in...

I asked the surveyor and all he wud put in writing is that they were negligent. They, of course, disagree. Their shade tree mechanic seems to think ANYTHING besides what they caused the problem with...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-23-2006
Replies: 17
Views: 1,666
Posted By hamiam
Yea, its hard ball time. Im lucky in that my...

Yea, its hard ball time. Im lucky in that my insurance company has agreed to give me a depreciated amount for a new engine and some money to replace it. The depreciated amount is ~ 75% of the price...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-22-2006
Replies: 17
Views: 1,666
Posted By hamiam
I dont feel like I really won and no I havent...

I dont feel like I really won and no I havent gotten the boat out of there yet as the girl who "runs" the marina refuses to return my calls. Im guessing I will have to initiate legal proceedings...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-20-2006
Replies: 17
Views: 1,666
Posted By hamiam
a (semi) happy (almost) ending to my saga

as many of you might remember Ive been in conflict with my marina over damage I believe they did to the engine. I dont remember who suggested I file an insurance claim with my insurance company but...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-22-2006
Replies: 12
Views: 2,179
Posted By hamiam
I have to warn you guys that getting a dingy into...

I have to warn you guys that getting a dingy into and out of the water even on bigger boats isnt that easy. Trying to inflate on a small foredeck is a challenge as is setting the lifting gear. The...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-22-2006
Replies: 2
Views: 824
Posted By hamiam
I will let you know and thanks. 1

I will let you know and thanks.
1
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-21-2006
Replies: 2
Views: 824
Posted By hamiam
Fellow Owners of Fast 345 Sailboats

If you are in the US can you please send me a private message. Im an owner as well.

regards

MJH
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-21-2006
Replies: 12
Views: 2,179
Posted By hamiam
There will not be alot of room on a 30' boat for...

There will not be alot of room on a 30' boat for a stored dingy but it is possible. You can either tow it or stow it on deck. If u stow an inflatable on deck, given the size of your boat, I would say...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-19-2006
Replies: 8
Views: 3,951
Posted By hamiam
We used to use a peltier cooler in the car on the...

We used to use a peltier cooler in the car on the drive to the boat and then used traditional block ice in the on-board ice box. This way the food was already pre-chilled when put in the ice box and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-19-2006
Replies: 6
Views: 1,115
Posted By hamiam
Wichard

Wichard makes a product called Wichinox that they claim restores some of the passiveness to the steel. Personally, Ive had good luck with this product and its worth a shot for $12 or whatever it...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-19-2006
Replies: 33
Views: 4,320
Posted By hamiam
thanks for the advice hellosailor

As a party to this situation I am not impartial but I have no doubt that I have been defrauded. The mechanic is an old salt and knew damn well what was happening. In retrospect, rememeber what they...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-14-2006
Replies: 17
Views: 2,830
Posted By hamiam
check practicalsailor.com ; they have done...

check practicalsailor.com ; they have done various test of the output - both electrical and noise - of most wind generators on the market...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-14-2006
Replies: 33
Views: 4,320
Posted By hamiam
Although not a total loss if I do get payment, I...

Although not a total loss if I do get payment, I still have lost: 2 sailing seasons, all that cash spent on insurance and such along the way, as well as the money that the marina defrauded me out of...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-13-2006
Replies: 33
Views: 4,320
Posted By hamiam
update

The insurance company's surveyor has found that sea water entered the engine due to excessive cranking of the engine by the mechanic. So, he will submit his report to them and we shall see how it all...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-08-2006
Replies: 2
Views: 1,650
Posted By hamiam
kimberlite

a gentleman posting as kimberlite owns a amel; you may want to pm him
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-07-2006
Replies: 4
Views: 919
Posted By hamiam
how about a combination of a dehumidifyer and a...

how about a combination of a dehumidifyer and a fan? poor man's a/c...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-07-2006
Replies: 33
Views: 4,320
Posted By hamiam
thanks jared. im being told by multiple sources...

thanks jared. im being told by multiple sources that its not possible that water in the fuel would cause the problems. ie it had to be sea water coming in the other end. in any case, the surveyor is...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-06-2006
Replies: 28
Views: 18,318
Posted By hamiam
humm

First thing that comes to mind is that a honda generator may not be suitable for the marine environment which can be quite harsh. That being said, I have heard of many others who have done this.
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