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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-25-2015
Replies: 0
Views: 209
Posted By n8kraft
Wanted: Navico Wheel Pilot 5000

Wanted: Navico Wheel Pilot 5000. Our boat is already setup for this autopilot and our primary unit died. We have a backup that we installed but now want another backup. If you have one, please email...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   06-06-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 840
Posted By n8kraft
Re: Small boat vs kayak?

If you just want to get out there and go cruise a kayak will get you from anchorage to shore. You'll probably end up wetter, but with less expense. For a longer cruise a dinghy is better because you...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   11-22-2013
Replies: 24
Views: 2,467
Posted By n8kraft
Re: Shore power and lights

12V lighting only. Well, other than flashlights and headlamps.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   11-22-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 2,662
Posted By n8kraft
Re: Safe liveaboard for single young female

How far are you willing to go from Seattle? The Port of Everett Marina has nice new docks, gates and liveaboards. My friends, Jill and Barret live up there and we felt safe and secure there. Port of...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-23-2013
Replies: 49
Views: 6,908
Posted By n8kraft
Re: Teak Deck Replacement with Nonskid

If only I were rich then I could have put down new teak. Still have more hardware to bed and some metal to cut away from the bow pulpit to make it mate correctly. We're working inside the boat to...
Forum: Cruising and Sailing with Children   10-23-2013
Replies: 14
  Sticky: Kid Boat THread
Views: 6,243
Posted By n8kraft
Re: Kid Boat THread

We're a kid boat in San Diego Bay. Currently docked @ Pier 32 Marina w/ a 16 Month old son living aboard.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-22-2013
Replies: 49
Views: 6,908
Posted By n8kraft
Re: Teak Deck Replacement with Nonskid

S/V Astraea with Durabak beige nonskid - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S4rmcBGBWxQ&feature=youtu.be)

Astraea finally has a new look. After two coats of Interlux Prekote primer and two...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   10-22-2013
Replies: 29
Views: 2,053
Posted By n8kraft
Re: Nautical miles per season

This year I've only got about 70 miles this year in San Diego Bay. I always have my chartplotter on and record the starting miles and ending miles and jot a number in the log. I started taking teak...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-27-2013
Replies: 49
Views: 6,908
Posted By n8kraft
Re: Teak Deck Replacement with Nonskid

Astraea deck update 26SEP13 - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?list=UUzqvVqvatdsYrNng9ikQfFA&v=qJqzcZftN1s)

Getting ready to clean and roll primer, paint and nonskid!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-23-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 905
Posted By n8kraft
Re: Heard a squeal and then

Squealing on my last boat was improper belt tension to the water pump. I adjusted the tensioning screw and it went away. I later replaced the belt because it started squealing again.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   07-19-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 5,454
Posted By n8kraft
Re: 1969 Cheoy Lee Offshore 27

Buy a good old Catalina 30 and go have fun. Leave the Cheoy Leaky alone
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   07-19-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 5,454
Posted By n8kraft
Re: 1969 Cheoy Lee Offshore 27

Stay away from project boats. I'm replacing the decks on my Cheoy Lee right now. I started in April and have no life other than being a slave to the boat
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-14-2013
Replies: 49
Views: 6,908
Posted By n8kraft
Re: Teak Deck Replacement with Nonskid

StormBay: I've been to your part 1 page before, but this was my first time seeing the second. Good info on Perfection vs AwlGrip. I have AwlGrip left over from a previous project on my mast, but not...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-14-2013
Replies: 49
Views: 6,908
Posted By n8kraft
Re: Teak Deck Replacement with Nonskid

Does the video work now?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-13-2013
Replies: 49
Views: 6,908
Posted By n8kraft
Re: Teak Deck Replacement with Nonskid

Well, the project continues. I've been really busy. Here's the big bad update on the decks. I'll start with a link to the youtube video walkaround:
YouTube

All the teak is off and the toe rail is...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-21-2013
Replies: 49
Views: 6,908
Posted By n8kraft
Re: Teak Deck Replacement with Nonskid

mitiempo: I like it. I usually walk around the marina looking for the way things were done on other boats, but your pictures show the whole process. Why did you reccomend the G10 epoxy? I've been...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-20-2013
Replies: 49
Views: 6,908
Posted By n8kraft
Re: Teak Deck Replacement with Nonskid

The job continues. I had to go out of town for work, but I'm back on the boat now.

http://aboardastraea.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/IMG_20130619_180219_330-1.jpg

Next problem is the...
Forum: Sailnet.com Polls   06-20-2013
Replies: 144
Views: 19,513
Posted By n8kraft
Re: Are you a do-it-yourselfer?

I'm doing it all. Change my oil, replace my teak decks w/ nonskid, engine repairs, sail my boat, drink my beer, cruise my boat. How can you be a sailor and not be at least a little DIY?
Forum: Provisioning   06-20-2013
Replies: 317
Views: 44,904
Posted By n8kraft
Re: Rum enjoyment

My new favorite rum is that new Kirkland rum from Costco. Had some a friend brought up to the boater's lounge and it was awesome, and for $20/big bottle a great price!
Next up is Shellback rum, it's...
Forum: Electrical Systems   05-27-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 4,084
Posted By n8kraft
Two separate problems

You have two separate problems, and maybe a common fault. Input power GFCI outlet tripping offline is caused by different current on the hot and neutral wires going to the boat. To rule out a problem...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-12-2013
Replies: 49
Views: 6,908
Posted By n8kraft
Re: Teak Deck Replacement with Nonskid

http://aboardastraea.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/DSCN0482.jpg
I tried removing the deck fill for the water tanks, but it's seized up. While holding it with a wrench I started to crush the tube. I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-12-2013
Replies: 49
Views: 6,908
Posted By n8kraft
Re: Teak Deck Replacement with Nonskid

Ritchard,
The chiainplate was not held in with wood screws, that's just the cover to keep water out of the chainplate. It's not load bearing at all.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-11-2013
Replies: 37
Views: 7,578
Posted By n8kraft
Re: Dry bilges

I'm a fan of using diapers to get water out of hard to reach parts of the bilge. I've got a baby on the boat so there are plenty of diapers available and they're super absorbant. You could even use...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-10-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 1,661
Posted By n8kraft
Re: yacht transport needed

I shipped my first boat, a Catalina 27, from Seattle to San Diego for $2000, half of the quoted price of normal shipping. How did I do it? I worked with the shipping company until they had a return...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-09-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 3,493
Posted By n8kraft
Re: Channel Islands sailing

I'm a big fan of using ActiveCaptain to check stuff out. You can see reviews from other folks who've already been to the the Channel Islands. I've sailed to Catalina and posted my reviews there. It...
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