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Forum: Electrical Systems   06-19-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 2,368
Posted By ashmun
Re: Rewiring my sailboat

Hi Dauntless Brent,
Boat wire has some similarities to house and car wiring but also difference that are important. Unlike a car, where the negative wire can be grounded to a chassis, most wire in...
Forum: Good Old Boat   06-05-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 19,115
Posted By ashmun
Re: Installing an anchor windlass

Great article on installing a new windlass! The only item I would add is to insure that the correct wire size is used since windlass motors are high amps. Unless the battery is mounted forward, as...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   05-17-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 333
Posted By ashmun
Re: New Member New Boat

Welcome and congrats on the new boat. Did you buy the electronics package or will you be outfitting the boat once you receive her (i.e. VHF w/AIS, Radar, hand held VHF, etc.)?

Julia
s/v Esprit...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   05-17-2013
Replies: 846
Views: 113,106
Posted By ashmun
Re: Full or fin keel?

There are also cut away and modified keels. Much of the choice depends on your sailing preferences: fast vs comfortable (sea kindly); deep water ocean cruising (deeper keel) vs Bahamas bank or...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   05-17-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 384
Posted By ashmun
Re: Hello from Jacksonville, FL

P.S. You do realize sailing in Maine is beautiful but cold, even in the summer. You might want to put a line cutter on your shaft before launch. If you have a 1” prop shaft, I might have a new...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   05-17-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 384
Posted By ashmun
Re: Hello from Jacksonville, FL

Hi, I’m not a current Morgan owner (family had one and I’ve looked at a few), have you tried the Morgan Boat owner lists? Also, if the boat has been on the hard that long, check the engine mounts,...
Forum: Boat Reviews   05-16-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 5,715
Posted By ashmun
Re: Cape Dory 25 vs Oday 25 maybe vs Cat 25

Cape Dory - hands down. Solid and Safe.

Julia
Forum: Introduce Yourself   05-16-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 375
Posted By ashmun
Re: Hello from Nova Scotia

Hi Todd and Robin! Congrats on your new boat, great name and great song. We sailed in Nova Scotia on our last boat (Cal 2-30). Great People and great food. The hospitality was never ending. Good...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-16-2013
Replies: 118
Views: 23,149
Posted By ashmun
Re: What sailing knife do you use?

We have an assortment of knife for different uses. Leatherman clip-on is our favorite. I also like the Leatherman E4 Squirt (electrical tool) and Gerber’s curve. The work horse is the Swedish Mora...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-16-2013
Replies: 68
Views: 28,494
Posted By ashmun
Re: Best iPhone and iPad apps for sailing

We have iNavx, Navionics, NMEA Remote, Hurricane, Hurricane Tracker, Weather Channel, Passagemaker, Wind Bouy, Real Wind and BoatRef.

Julia
s/v Esprit
Mariner 39
Forum: Apps & Authors   05-16-2013
Replies: 36
Views: 9,713
Posted By ashmun
Re: What are your favorite iPhone/iPad sailing apps?

We have iNavx, Navionics, Hurricane, Hurricane Tracker, Weather Channel, Passagemaker, Wind Bouy, Real Wind and BoatRef.

Julia
s/v Esprit
Mariner 39
Forum: Apps & Authors   05-16-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 2,305
Posted By ashmun
Re: iPhone/iPad Weather Apps

We have Hurricane, Hurricane Tracker, PassageMaker, AyeTide, Buoyweather, Real Wind, and Weather Channel.

Julia
s/v Esprit
Mariner 39
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-16-2013
Replies: 29
Views: 3,052
Posted By ashmun
Re: Hot stuffing box...

I concur with the previous post that 12 wraps seems a bit high for a traditional stuffing box. And I also concur with using old fashion flax that wonít burn your shaft like old PTFE/Teflon. I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-16-2013
Replies: 68
Views: 28,494
Posted By ashmun
Re: Best iPhone and iPad apps for sailing

iNavx (awesome), Navionics, AyeTide (no wifi needed), Hurricane (must have), Hurricane Tracker (must have), Weather Channel, Passagemaker, Windbouy, Surf Report, Real Wind, and BoatRef (must have). ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-16-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 1,161
Posted By ashmun
Re: iPhone/iPad app with BASIC GPS functions?

Hi Jeff,

Have you consider using your old GPS and the iOS (aka having the best of both worlds)?

I love my Navionic app as well but I also still use my old GPS. The old GPS provides the nmea...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-16-2013
Replies: 19
Views: 1,716
Posted By ashmun
Re: where is the water coming from?

Hi Mark, I missed another recommendation. I keep Water Alarms in each bilge plus next to every seacock in the boat. If the valve is leaking, even a little, we want to catch it right away and not...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-16-2013
Replies: 19
Views: 1,716
Posted By ashmun
Re: where is the water coming from?

Hi Mark, just noticed this post and Iím not sure if youíve already fixed the problem or not. Sounds like the above posts caught most of the basics (water tank, seacocks, check valves, bilge pump,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-06-2010
Replies: 52
Views: 3,093
Posted By ashmun
I have the new Kindle, older Sony and an iPad. ...

I have the new Kindle, older Sony and an iPad. The Kindle is the smallest and lightest and Kindle is the best for reading in the sun (as mentioned in an earlier post). I love my iPad which is great...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-06-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 1,234
Posted By ashmun
Congratulations on getting her back into the...

Congratulations on getting her back into the water! Very nice little boat!
Forum: Electronics   11-06-2010
Replies: 34
Views: 15,392
Posted By ashmun
Great posting, thank you. Do you have any...

Great posting, thank you. Do you have any additional updates?
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   11-06-2010
Replies: 38
Views: 4,745
Posted By ashmun
Have you considered the C&Cs or Cal? Also, a...

Have you considered the C&Cs or Cal? Also, a good reefing system (preferable from the cockpit).
Forum: Cal   11-06-2010
Replies: 13
Views: 6,312
Posted By ashmun
The Cal 33-2 has a sail area/displacement ratio...

The Cal 33-2 has a sail area/displacement ratio of I believe 18.08, so consider using a working jib (i.e. something under 100%) to start. Putting one reefing the main is okay but might be...
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