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Search: Posts Made By: petercra
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-07-2004
Replies: 21
Views: 18,576
Posted By petercra
Advice refinishing teak and holly sole

The best way to remove interior varnish is with a heat gun and scraper. Although it is possible to char the wood, with careful use that is unlikely. Keep the heat on just long enough for the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-19-2003
Replies: 4
Views: 973
Posted By petercra
Corrosion in the marina

Whether or not to bond through hulls to the rest of the boat''s underwater metals is one of the great debates. Nigel Calders, Boatowner''s Mechanical and Electrical Manual, 1990 ed, p. 107 discusses...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-16-2003
Replies: 5
Views: 3,489
Posted By petercra
Cabin sole

I''ve seen teak and holly sole plywood at Boulter Plywood in Somerville, MA.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-05-2003
Replies: 2
Views: 1,344
Posted By petercra
Radar vrs. GPS & radar

I bought the Raymarine SL72RC+ radar/chartplotter last year and am quite pleased. The cost was about $2K with the GPS sensor (I''ve forgotten the model number). You can use as a radar, a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-03-2003
Replies: 18
Views: 3,634
Posted By petercra
alcohol stove

Try A&H Enterprises in Tustin, CA, 714-258-2525. They supply rebuild kits for pressurized alcohol stoves and were quite helpful. At the end of the day, however, and after breaking the tubing that...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10-21-2003
Replies: 3
Views: 9,414
Posted By petercra
Talk to me about the Tartan 33

I own a 1982 Tartan 33R, which is the masthead, deep keel version of the Tartan 33, as you indicate in your posting. I''ve owned the boat for 13 years. The July 1, 1989 issue of Practical Sailor...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-07-2003
Replies: 9
Views: 2,000
Posted By petercra
update alcohol stoves

I went through a similar analysis with my boat and selected the Origo. I just couldn''t see all of the work and cost to install propane. As I recall, the Origo boils a quart of water in about 8...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 09-05-2003
Replies: 9
Views: 2,766
Posted By petercra

Vol. 2 No. 2 of Sailing Quarterly Video Magazine has a review of the Sabre 34 Targa, aft cabin, which is the boat I think you''re talking about. The review was quite favorable, but $90K is a lot...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-22-2003
Replies: 3
Views: 1,204
Posted By petercra
Bent Pulpit

I used Fraser Custom Welding in Marblehead, MA to bend a bow pulpit back into position last year. He also welded on a new foot onto the pulpit that was bent beyond repair. The damage had come from...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-14-2003
Replies: 4
Views: 5,043
Posted By petercra
Kenyon Stove Parts

Try A&H Enterprises in Tustin, CA. Telephone 714-258-2525. I had a Princess stove that I tried to rework (i.e. refurbish burners). I believe it uses the same 209 alcohol burner which if I recall...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-25-2003
Replies: 3
Views: 973
Posted By petercra
Skipper dies after SV rammed by large MV in LI fog

The boat was on autopilot and the captain was below sleeping? (although "lookouts" were on deck it doesn''t sound like the vessel was under command). In extremely dense fog? That''s what the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-20-2003
Replies: 2
Views: 1,194
Posted By petercra
Diesel Exhaust

According to Nigel Calder''s book "Marine Diesel Engines," black smoke is unburned carbon particles from the fuel, blue smoke is from lubricating oil, and white smoke is either water vapor or totally...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-10-2003
Replies: 11
Views: 1,853
Posted By petercra
Bad alternator???

Before you hook anything back up you want to make sure you have solved the problem which caused the cables to overheat. There is no way a bad battery would cause that to happen while the battery is...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-06-2003
Replies: 8
Views: 3,653
Posted By petercra
Where does bilge water come from?

I''ve stored with mast up and down and note that a lot more water accumulates in the bilge with the mast up. I think that''s the major source.

If you stay aboard your boat during a significant...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-28-2003
Replies: 3
Views: 1,073
Posted By petercra
mast sailslide slot cover

I believe Davis Instruments makes what you are looking for (they have 2 or 3 versions). They call them "Sail Track Stops." Davis is in Hayward, CA and have a web site I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-16-2003
Replies: 4
Views: 5,944
Posted By petercra
Sick Bottom Paint?

Stripping the bottom down is not an easy job no matter how it is done. I had let modified epoxy paint build up on my bottom for 12 years, with only a cursory sanding with a vibratory sander each...
Forum: Racing 05-09-2003
Replies: 7
Views: 3,722
Posted By petercra
folding prop

Take a look at the January 1, 1995 and October 1, 1993 issues of Practical Sailor. There are detailed results of propeller tests conducted at M.I.T. The articles are quite technical.

The 1995...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-08-2003
Replies: 4
Views: 1,057
Posted By petercra
anchor lights

I think he''s referring to the Perko 1340 which has a 2 mile range, a 100,000 hour life and draws minimal current (less than a watt as a I recall). It was introduced last year and I bought one. The...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-28-2003
Replies: 13
Views: 6,017
Posted By petercra
GPS vs Knotmeter

A GPS and a knotmeter are reading two completely different things. The former measures speed over the bottom, the latter speed through the water. The former is useful for navigation, the latter for...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-22-2003
Replies: 5
Views: 1,046
Posted By petercra
Clueless: Handheld Radio advice needed

Check out the May 1, 2002 issue of Practical Sailor. There is a review of 13 handheld VHFs. The Icom IC-M1V comes out on top. I bought one based upon this review and am very pleased.

Most of...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-15-2003
Replies: 6
Views: 2,540
Posted By petercra
Cutlass Bearing

Take a look at how it is worn. If the shaft is out of alignment you''ll notice the cutlass bearing is more worn on one side of the shaft than the other. Check both the fore and aft sides of the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-08-2003
Replies: 11
Views: 4,973
Posted By petercra
Waxing Topsides and Hull

Practical Sailor did a review on various waxes a few years ago. I believe it appeared in the 6/1/94 issue. Powerboat Reports also had an article (probably the same one as the two periodicals are...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 04-04-2003
Replies: 8
Views: 1,984
Posted By petercra
Which boat to buy to SOLO

I have a 33 foot boat which I singlehand regularly. Also, I used to live in Arizona and go to Lake Pleasant regularly; although my sailing experience there is limited to a sailboard. My...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-31-2003
Replies: 7
Views: 3,799
Posted By petercra
Installation of Raymarine 4000

I installed myself with no problems. It''s been a few years, but as I recall it took about four hours. Compass alignment might take another hour or two, depending on how picky you are (involves...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-28-2003
Replies: 2
Views: 912
Posted By petercra
chart plotters

I have both a laptop and a chartplotter (Raymarine SL72RC+ radar/chartplotter) on board. I generally only use the laptop at anchor or under benign conditions. Laptops are not waterproof, and...
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