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Search: Posts Made By: dvuyxx
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 539
Posted By dvuyxx
Re: sliding helm seat?

Why not put Lift-Dot type snaps (or similar) on the cushions to keep them in place? Maybe just one in each corner. I'm thinking of doing this, and I'm curious to know if anyone else has.

I'm also...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 652
Posted By dvuyxx
Re: Nice Vacuum Cleaner

I have a small Black and Decker 12v DC for when I'm on the mooring, and a small ORECK for when I have AC. Are you guys using an inverter to power your AC vac, or just using it at the dock? Is there a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 43
Views: 13,998
Posted By dvuyxx
Re: how do you remove old boat lettering

I think that before you bring out the heat gun or solvents you should just try to see if the vinyl will pull up relatively on its own. Use a plastic razor blade tool. Even vinyl that has been on for...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 73
Views: 6,959
Posted By dvuyxx
Re: Before and After Photos - Show Us!

Nice top sides. Like the gold cut. Some bottom jobs are so nice you wish you could heel hard all the time.
Forum: Pearson 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 0
Views: 252
Posted By dvuyxx
Replacing or refurbishing portlights P35

Has anyone had any experiences replacing or rehabbing the long fixed portlights on a Pearson 35 (mine is a 1979).

Mine are leaking at the outer gasket seals and at the window glazing.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-24-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 967
Posted By dvuyxx
Re: Looking for 36-40', plus sized cockpit

I took our Pearson 35 and moved the aft traveler to a bridge traveler over the companionway. The 9' cockpit is now fully open and the mainsheets are away from my kids. The sheets on the bridge...
Forum: Chesapeake Bay 07-22-2014
Replies: 28
Views: 1,025
Posted By dvuyxx
Re: Jellyfish west/rhode river?

The bay could use a few more angry curmudgeons that remember the old days. I'm not that old, but it's good to understand where we've been and where we're going.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 07-18-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 1,174
Posted By dvuyxx
Re: My New Cruising Blog

Nice job. I look forward to seeing more of your blog.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-18-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 412
Posted By dvuyxx
Re: Is it a full moon??

Wait ... This isn't a forum for nut cases?

Last week's super moons were great.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-17-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 650
Posted By dvuyxx
Re: As long as the boat is out of the water . . .

I would think you really need an anti fouling paint on a freshwater lake. If you are down to Gelcoat algae can just we scrubbed when you haul or in the water. Others might have a different opinion.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-14-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 677
Posted By dvuyxx
Re: Bottom Paint Removal - Scraping or Chemical?

I'm thinking of soda blasting on my next winter haul out. Would there be any caveats to soda blasting in the Fall and then painting in the Spring?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-14-2014
Replies: 73
Views: 6,959
Posted By dvuyxx
Re: Before and After Photos - Show Us!

I hope he doesn't mind, but look at Tommays before and after I pulled off a different post. Good stuff
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-14-2014
Replies: 73
Views: 6,959
Posted By dvuyxx
Re: Before and After Photos - Show Us!

I wish I had one distribution panel where everything was in one place ... including the battery selector. Mine are spread out across two different distribution panels, a selector under the galley...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-11-2014
Replies: 73
Views: 6,959
Posted By dvuyxx
Re: Before and After Photos - Show Us!

To keep this thread going ... I will offer one of my favorite, recent improvements ... installing a zippered stack-pack mainsail cover. I just had lazy jacks before, which are helpful, but the pack...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-09-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 975
Posted By dvuyxx
Re: Looking for small, affordable printer for on the boat

I've thought about a laser printer on the boat, but I think the salt air and the occasional high cabin heat (90+) would fry the unit.
Forum: Chesapeake Bay 07-04-2014
Replies: 291
Views: 10,787
Posted By dvuyxx
Re: 2014 Sailing Season

So my wind reports are calling for 22mph NNW off of Gibson Island today. Is everyone else seeing the same?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-28-2014
Replies: 63
Views: 6,042
Posted By dvuyxx
Re: Sailing Dog's Boat Destroyed By Fire

W.T.F! Really? Show some compassion.
Forum: Cruising and Sailing with Children 06-24-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 540
Posted By dvuyxx
Re: Best infant and kid lifejackets?

The best child vests have crotch straps to prevent them from riding upward above the head when in the water.
Forum: Pearson 06-24-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 399
Posted By dvuyxx
Re: Heavy Listing to PORT !

I'm confused where this is exactly? Can you post a pic? Is this the midship bilge? On my 1979 P35 I am able to access this right through the cabin floor hatches. Or are you saying it's ever further...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-22-2014
Replies: 30
Views: 1,305
Posted By dvuyxx
Re: Stainless/Teak swim platforms from China...

I don't think that it is fair to say that everything that is made in China is crap. Many of the things you think are made in the US are either made in or have parts from China. I have some 316...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-21-2014
Replies: 1,169
Views: 376,930
Posted By dvuyxx
Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

Cool. I can't wait until I'm 3D printing parts. The future is here!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-20-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 599
Posted By dvuyxx
Re: Predicting Sea Nettles


Jellyfish| Smithsonian (
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-19-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 795
Posted By dvuyxx
Re: Handheld VHF range

I think that a 5w handheld standing near the waterline gets you 5-8 miles in good conditions. I understand a 25w with an antenna at the top of a 60' mast to be 15-30 miles.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-19-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 599
Posted By dvuyxx
Predicting Sea Nettles

This is a really interesting model that NOAA created for predicting sea nettles (the creatures that make my kids cry). Apparently it is all about the salinity of the water. Unfortunately, it does not...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 06-19-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 1,168
Posted By dvuyxx
Re: Todays the day, we move aboard!!

What waters will you be sailing (to start)?
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