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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-09-2014
Replies: 393
Views: 163,643
Posted By James757
Re: Bedding Deck Hardware With Butyl Tape

Maine Sail,
Sorry to comment on a 4 yr old post, but I have to thank you for all the information you provided on bedding with butyl tape. I am new to sailing and rebedding deck fittings was my...
Forum: Columbia & Coronado   03-13-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 714
Posted By James757
Re: Columbia 22 re-wire

Mark3084, Thank you. I will give that a try.
Forum: Chesapeake / Central US east coast   02-26-2014
Replies: 1
Views: 472
Posted By James757
Question Annapolis Spring Boatshow 2014

Any advice on a marina to stay at the boat show?? I have a 22' boat and would like to be close without being right in the middle of things. A recommendation of a water taxi would be greatly...
Forum: Columbia & Coronado   02-26-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 714
Posted By James757
Re: Columbia 22 re-wire

socal c25,
I wish I was that lucky. My wiring just sort of disappears into the boat.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-25-2014
Replies: 67
Views: 5,259
Posted By James757
Re: Are sailing schools worth it?

I found sailing classes very helpful and was I very fortunate to have taken courses at the Navy base in Norfolk, VA because the cost for training was easy on the budget. However, I see formal...
Forum: Columbia & Coronado   02-24-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 714
Posted By James757
Question Columbia 22 re-wire

I recently purchased a 1970 Columbia 22 and will need to re-wire the boat. I attempted to pull the old wires from the cabin light and it would not move at all. The wiring runs into the overhead, it...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-24-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 2,037
Posted By James757
Re: Rebedding chainplates

Will any butyl tape work or is there a marine version that should be used. Sorry for the question, but I do not want to pick up the tape from Home Depot only to find out it failed because I have the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-12-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 1,270
Posted By James757
Re: Recommendations for connectors

L124C,
Half and Half. The boat is in the water and the mast is down. I am removing it to do the work. I have a Columbia 22 and the mast can be handled by two people.
Thank you for the photos...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-11-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 1,270
Posted By James757
Question Recommendations for connectors

I am preparing to work on my mast. I will add a tri-light and anchor light combo and will run the cable for a new VHF antenna. What recommendations do you all have on connectors for the wiring and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-06-2014
Replies: 30
Views: 3,525
Posted By James757
Re: marine head vs. porta potty

Tim,
I never thought about the bladder rupturing!! I have no idea how old it is and the previous owners did not keep good records on maintenance/upgrades. Upgrading the head just got bumped up the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-06-2014
Replies: 30
Views: 3,525
Posted By James757
Re: marine head vs. porta potty

Donna,
It is a 22 foot Columbia. The "holding tank" is a bag of some kind (no vent).
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-06-2014
Replies: 30
Views: 3,525
Posted By James757
Question marine head vs. porta potty

I just purchased sailboat that came with a marine head. At this point, I will primarily be a day sailor with the occasional weekend trip. This is my first boat and I like having a head on the boat,...
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