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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   1 Week Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 1,704
Posted By JimsCAL
Re: Salvage claim in Louisiana against an abandoned sailboat

The couple I bought my Cal 33 from purchased a new Hanse 40 to replace her. First summer with the new boat they were on a mooring in Watch Hill, RI when a tropical storm came through and the boat...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 678
Posted By JimsCAL
Re: Learning the right way: advice needed!

I see no problem with doing both at the same time. Taking lessons on the smaller boat and owning a larger boat for going out with the family fit well together. The small boat skills will translate...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 563
Posted By JimsCAL
Re: Interior Teak Care

I agree. See my post #3 above.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 464
Posted By JimsCAL
Re: Buying and adding 10hp OB to Yamaha sloop 1981 30

You will decrease the value of the boat by hanging on outboard on the stern. Fix the inboard.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 77
Views: 17,976
Posted By JimsCAL
Re: My Peak Sails Experience

It is certainly possible to get a good sail from on online loft. I have bought sails this way three times in the last ten or so years from three different vendors and been happy each time. Lofts...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-14-2015
Replies: 19
Views: 935
Posted By JimsCAL
Re: Interior paint for wall panels

I would not use latex paint, only oil-based. I have had good luck with the one-part urethanes (like Easypoxy) and there have been some good reviews of the Rustoleum Marine Topside paint.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-13-2015
Replies: 28
Views: 2,778
Posted By JimsCAL
Re: Anchor question

That's a marginal setup for regular use while cruising, but with the addition of some more chain (at least 25 feet total), will make a decent second anchor and rode for your boat. I would get a...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   06-23-2015
Replies: 39
Views: 2,798
Posted By JimsCAL
Re: Looking for a boat of live aboard

Read the Stickey on Boat Inspection Tips in the Boat Purchase and Review Forum.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-20-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 1,234
Posted By JimsCAL
Re: wifi reception

If it's only a question of a weak signal, something like this should solve the problem.
Amazon.com: Alfa Network 1000mW High Power Wireless G 802.11g Wi-Fi USB Adapter with 5dBi Antenna AWUS036H:...
Forum: Cal   06-18-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 657
Posted By JimsCAL
Re: Cal 31 Propeller Question

Here's an inexpensive option.

Digital Photo Sensor Tachometer (http://www.harborfreight.com/digital-photo-sensor-tachometer-66632.html)
Forum: Cal   06-16-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 657
Posted By JimsCAL
Re: Cal 31 Propeller Question

The pitch and diameter should be stamped on the prop. You can measure the diameter but its not real easy to measure the pitch accurately.

Checking the RPM somehow is worthwhile. You say you had...
Forum: Cal   06-16-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 657
Posted By JimsCAL
Re: Cal 31 Propeller Question

That's pretty poor motoring performance. The low fuel usage indicates the motor is running at a low power, probably due to a poorly sized prop. You say you were pushing it pretty hard, but the fuel...
Forum: Outboard   06-16-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 616
Posted By JimsCAL
Re: Long or extra-long shaft?

I went from a long shaft to an extra long shaft engine on a Pearson 26 I owned many years ago. One issue I had was the extra long shaft would hit the back of the rudder under load. I had to adjust...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   06-14-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 666
Posted By JimsCAL
Re: Prop blues

I am assuming that your new prop is 16D by 10P, not the other way around like you stated. A three bladed of that size sounds like its pretty close to the 17D by 10P or 11P two-bladed that the others...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-12-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 891
Posted By JimsCAL
Re: What type of boat is this?

That looks like the definition of a project boat. At least you have the rig and sails. Without them this would make zero sense. Don't get concerned about identifying the make and model (I have no...
Forum: Diesel   05-22-2015
Replies: 48
Views: 1,792
Posted By JimsCAL
Re: Repowering with a Tractor Motor

Note the unit is filled with fresh water and antifreeze, not salt water. Only salt water is the injection into the exhaust. That said, your comment about a brace is a good one. Fresh water is a...
Forum: Diesel   05-19-2015
Replies: 48
Views: 1,792
Posted By JimsCAL
Re: Repowering with a Tractor Motor

mitempo is correct that you will need an exhaust loop with injection like his picture. Even with your cooled exhaust manifold, the exhaust gas will be too hot for hose. You will need stainless or...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   05-15-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 1,043
Posted By JimsCAL
Re: Tartan 34 vs Catalina 30 - Sailing Character

Speed is actually pretty close. Both have ratings in the PHRF 175-180 area. The Tartan would have a nicer motion in a seaway, and certainly has the classic look. The Tartan with its centerboard...
Forum: Diesel   05-12-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 460
Posted By JimsCAL
Re: Volvo 2001B 9hp charging

Definitely not charging. Double check that all the connections are tight and clean, but I suspect its the alternator. It you don't want to follow Faster's suggestions, you could take it to a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-04-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 386
Posted By JimsCAL
Re: In search of window shades

Wow, those are HUGE windows for a boat!! Here's another site that sells custom Bail pleated shades in sizes that would fit your application.
Bali NeatPleat | Pleated Shades | Blinds.com...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-03-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 386
Posted By JimsCAL
Re: In search of window shades

My 1985 Cal 33 came with them. My wife repaired ours when we bought the boat a little over 5 years ago, but at some point they will need replacing. I have considered using pleated shades made for...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-29-2015
Replies: 305
Views: 18,444
Posted By JimsCAL
Re: 1 rescued, 1 dead, 4 missing in Mobile Bay Regatta

Anyone that has sailed for any length of time has encountered a situation similar to this one. Maybe not as extreme, but enough to scare you. I can remember at least three. First was on Barnegat...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-26-2015
Replies: 305
Views: 18,444
Posted By JimsCAL
Re: 1 rescued, 1 dead, 4 missing in Mobile Bay Regatta

The second linked story mentioned boats up to 39 feet. And also mentioned it was a squall that came out of nowhere with little or no warning. Most people on boats that size in good weather and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-22-2015
Replies: 40
Views: 1,597
Posted By JimsCAL
Re: jib track bolts, big phillips?

The genny track on my '85 Cal 33 is installed using the same hardware. Makes sense since Cal and ODay were owned by the same parent corporation(s) in the 80s. My suggestion would be to remove the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-22-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 789
Posted By JimsCAL
Re: Rydlyme raw water system cleaning

Your procedure for flushing the HX is what I would do and yes, there is no way to flood the cylinders. I assume by intake hose you mean the intake to the HX but the outlet of the pump. Rydlyme will...
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