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Search: Posts Made By: johnferrell
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-11-2011
Replies: 23
Views: 4,450
Posted By johnferrell
in my recent refit we repelced all lights with...

in my recent refit we repelced all lights with led's and we recommend using combo red led lights in the head and for a couple of the lights in the main salon for night passages or at the marina. ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-04-2011
Replies: 391
Views: 41,904
Posted By johnferrell
The city has had a change of heart (or politics) ...

The city has had a change of heart (or politics) they are going to work with the owner and give him some time. The boat will most likely need a crane barge to get it back in the water. getting a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-04-2011
Replies: 391
Views: 41,904
Posted By johnferrell
Just to let everyone know the bow damage...

Just to let everyone know the bow damage happened after the boat was grounded. I was on the beach last Saturday(the day of the storm) and the bow was intact. Both anchor rodes were still in the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-29-2011
Replies: 391
Views: 41,904
Posted By johnferrell
I am not sure what kind of engine problems they...

I am not sure what kind of engine problems they had but when we went out and looked at the boat on Sunday the prop was covered with barnicles. On that leg of their trip they would have been fighting...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-21-2011
Replies: 14
Views: 5,882
Posted By johnferrell
I am in the process of replacing my headliner and...

I am in the process of replacing my headliner and am using FRP Fiberglass reinforced panels. It is easy to work with.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-08-2011
Replies: 29
Views: 5,441
Posted By johnferrell
Just for info. The pier in the posted picture is...

Just for info. The pier in the posted picture is off of Ocean View beach not Buckroe. The pier at buckroe is much smaller and lower to the water. It is just north of fort Monroe.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 04-25-2010
Replies: 81
Views: 18,366
Posted By johnferrell
flotation chambers

You might want to check the flotation chambers. I believe there are four. These have been known to fill up and it could add hundreds if not thousands of pounds to the boat. They can fill up from...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-03-2010
Replies: 2
Views: 800
Posted By johnferrell
The following link may give you a better...

The following link may give you a better understanding of the battery switch and how it could be bad. it does sound like you have a bad switch contact.
...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-19-2009
Replies: 17
Views: 4,883
Posted By johnferrell
like I said he has been known to exagerate.

like I said he has been known to exagerate.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-19-2009
Replies: 17
Views: 4,883
Posted By johnferrell
Just my two cents worth, A friend of mine that...

Just my two cents worth, A friend of mine that sails in corpus Christi, TX swear by it. He panited his 25 footer 4 years ago with cayene peper mixed on the panit and had very little growth when he...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-15-2009
Replies: 26
Views: 2,476
Posted By johnferrell
NOt trying to be a smart a$$ but are you sre you...

NOt trying to be a smart a$$ but are you sre you have the lock nut and the compression nut correct? The lock nut is the one on the shaft side. Again not trying to be a smart elic. Just curious???/
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-11-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 1,812
Posted By johnferrell
You might want to look at Coastal Explorer...

You might want to look at Coastal Explorer navigation software it has alot of nice features and uses all of the maps from NOAA website. there is a free download available so you can try it before...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-09-2009
Replies: 15
Views: 4,590
Posted By johnferrell
I believe you would want the navigation lights on...

I believe you would want the navigation lights on one circuit (bow/steaming/stern and side lights if you have them) Anchor light alone and deck light alone.
Forum: Introduce Yourself 04-06-2009
Replies: 3,330
Views: 651,921
Posted By johnferrell
Lower Chesapeake Bay

Lower Chesapeake Bay
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-20-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 686
Posted By johnferrell
Good points. I guess I will have to get up my...

Good points. I guess I will have to get up my nerve and climb the mast. Or bribe one of me nephews. Thanks for all.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-20-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 686
Posted By johnferrell
Its not the strengt h of the mast it is the...

Its not the strengt h of the mast it is the chicken in me. I have only had the nerve to get as far as spreaders but I will eventually make it to the top. I have the mast mate for climbing and last...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-20-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 686
Posted By johnferrell
That's what I was thinking and it is much easier...

That's what I was thinking and it is much easier to drill than to climb.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-20-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 686
Posted By johnferrell
Drilling in Mast

When we bought our 1984 catalina 27 the coax for the VHF was cut off at the point of exit on the mast. I have not gotten the nerve to climb the mast to run a new cable.
What I was wondering is...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-19-2009
Replies: 18
Views: 1,755
Posted By johnferrell
I can sit in the seat and steer my boat with my...

I can sit in the seat and steer my boat with my foot and a line attached to the tiller (Light winds when things happen slowly or under power ) On my boat it actually makes more room in the cockpit...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-18-2009
Replies: 18
Views: 1,755
Posted By johnferrell
They attach to the rails with two clamps that...

They attach to the rails with two clamps that have wingnuts. They can be removed in just a few minutes.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-18-2009
Replies: 18
Views: 1,755
Posted By johnferrell
It attaches to the rail and has one post that...

It attaches to the rail and has one post that rests on the lazaret. Most rails should have no problem supporting the seat. The whole seat wil fold up so you can get into the storage if necesary.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-18-2009
Replies: 18
Views: 1,755
Posted By johnferrell
This is the only picture I have rigt now but if...

This is the only picture I have rigt now but if you like I can take some this weekend and post.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-18-2009
Replies: 18
Views: 1,755
Posted By johnferrell
Yes. Installed on my catalina 27. They are now...

Yes. Installed on my catalina 27. They are now the prime seat everyone fights for when we are underway. They were installed in just minutes. Definitly recommend getting the rail cover also.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-15-2009
Replies: 16
Views: 1,148
Posted By johnferrell
You might want t look at Coastal Explorer. There...

You might want t look at Coastal Explorer. There is a free download version that will give you an Idea of what it is capable. the free version uses the NOAA charts, It will only conect to your gps...
Forum: Sailnet.com Polls 02-01-2009
Replies: 26
Views: 6,455
Posted By johnferrell
swing compass

You can use the GPS to swing the compass but you need to account for the local magnetic variation by setting your GPS to magnetic. If it only displays true heading you need to steer for the magnetic...
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