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Search: Posts Made By: marinesniper
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-15-2008
Replies: 22
Views: 6,588
Posted By marinesniper
If I use the really big ones it would, I am...

If I use the really big ones it would, I am thinking about really padding my dock so even if I really screw up nothing gets damaged...

BTW- I only bumped the other boat when I had problems with my...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-15-2008
Replies: 22
Views: 6,588
Posted By marinesniper
Nervous to single hand sailing

Tomorrow will be the first time I single hand it, so far even with a friend I cannot get my 30 footer in its dock space without bumping the sides of other boats or the cement walkway...

I am to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-26-2008
Replies: 17
Views: 1,648
Posted By marinesniper
In Miami I pay $1.50 per foot for bottom...

In Miami I pay $1.50 per foot for bottom cleaning, for electrical I pay $50.00 per hour, pull out and put back in is $250.00, labor to paint the bottom is $600 - $800...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-25-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 656
Posted By marinesniper
The black smoke is normal because the prop is...

The black smoke is normal because the prop is heavily cruded...? The black smoke is only at high RPM...the engine starts very easy. One last thing, I notice that when in nuetral at high rpm there...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-25-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 656
Posted By marinesniper
Yanmar smoking out rear

The prop is very dirty, so when in drive the boat moves very slowly even under full power...is this normal...?

Also alot of smoke and black stuff is comming out the back of the boat...could the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-20-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 3,225
Posted By marinesniper
what adhesive to use -> carpet to fiberglass hull..?

Question: I ripped out the old carpet and am installing new carpet, what glue or adhesive do I use to stick it to the fiberglass hull...?

Epoxy, glue/sealant...?

thanks....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-20-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 820
Posted By marinesniper
thank you for the reply's, the reason for this is...

thank you for the reply's, the reason for this is my wife likes to hang out below and take naps or watch a movie and I when I need to start the motor to charge the batteries and what not it is very...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-19-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 820
Posted By marinesniper
Noise reducing material for enginer area bad...?

I purchased some 3/4 inch noise reducing material and want to install it inside my engine compartment...is this safe...?

Meaning, when the engine is running would it not case the engine to run...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-18-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 928
Posted By marinesniper
thank you for the reply, I was more concerned...

thank you for the reply, I was more concerned that I would damage the fiberglass hull or something to that effect. I am new to sailing and at the moment dont care if I go 5 knots or 7... :) I just...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-18-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 928
Posted By marinesniper
Is it ok to sail with bad bottom paint...?

Hello,

I am currently waiting until November to get the bottom side of my boat painted for financial reasons. Currently the paint is in very bad condition but there are no blisters or anything...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-07-2008
Replies: 3
Views: 602
Posted By marinesniper
Battery charging problem...

Currently my batteries are not being chanrged anymore, I have replaced them and they work for awhile but then go dead. I have tunred everything off and still they do not seem to get charged when...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-14-2008
Replies: 30
Views: 1,785
Posted By marinesniper
hah Sailaway21, you are right all I need is...

hah Sailaway21, you are right all I need is something that floats some dry MRE meals and a canteen full of water...well that was 10 years ago, now I am an engineer sitting in a cubicle most days...:)...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-14-2008
Replies: 9
Views: 1,107
Posted By marinesniper
thanks guys for all the information, I ran it...

thanks guys for all the information, I ran it tonight at 3/4 throttle for 45 min and the problem did not occur again...hmmm, well I will tinker around with it and be cautious...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-13-2008
Replies: 9
Views: 1,107
Posted By marinesniper
damn it, well I will only run the motor in and...

damn it, well I will only run the motor in and out of the dock and kill it when I can open up my main or jib (LIKE I SHOULD ALWAYS BE DOING)...sometime there is no wind but I want to go out anyway,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-13-2008
Replies: 30
Views: 1,785
Posted By marinesniper
question/complaining regarding replacing boat...

I purchased this boat over a year ago and have fallen in love with sailing, it was an 1981 Lippincott. So far I have replaced all running rigging, new roller furling, rebuilt the yanmar engine and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-13-2008
Replies: 9
Views: 1,107
Posted By marinesniper
This was after on the motor for 30 min, at 3/4...

This was after on the motor for 30 min, at 3/4 rpm max. And yes all the lights came on also. I have problems with the alarm in the past where sometimes before I start the engine it comes on like...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-13-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 824
Posted By marinesniper
replacing carpet

I am in the process of tearing out and replacing the carpet which is currently glued to the fiberglass hull inside.

What kind of adhesive or glue should I use to glue the new piece of carpet to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-13-2008
Replies: 9
Views: 1,107
Posted By marinesniper
yanmar audible alarm sounded

I have a 15hp yanmar on my 30ft lippincott and had a problem this weekend. I was motoring out of the dock are and the engine or audible alarm sounded, this is the same one that sounds when the key is...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-24-2008
Replies: 36
Views: 6,923
Posted By marinesniper
How about I shake the sand ontop of the epoxy...

How about I shake the sand ontop of the epoxy primer...? would this work...ok...

thanks Paul for you info, I live in MIami and right now it is not so hot thank goodness...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-24-2008
Replies: 36
Views: 6,923
Posted By marinesniper
Paininting non-skid...

Do I really need to put a coat of epoxy primer before painting my molded non-skied deck...? I am mean cannot I just sand the non-skid them put a coat of 2 part-poly down, followed by some sand...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-02-2007
Replies: 14
Views: 2,874
Posted By marinesniper
Thanks guys for the advice...

Thanks guys for the advice...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-02-2007
Replies: 14
Views: 2,874
Posted By marinesniper
Thanks guys I appreciate the good advice, I want...

Thanks guys I appreciate the good advice, I want to do this myself because it is my boat and I want to break or fix her... :) also a rigger quoted my $650 dollars to do the whole thing...

I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-02-2007
Replies: 14
Views: 2,874
Posted By marinesniper
Replacing forestay...?

Hello, I am new to things...I need to replace my forestay, and I was wondering what is the best way to support the mast while doing this...?

My boat is deck stepped... I want to use the mainsail...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-09-2007
Replies: 3
Views: 1,432
Posted By marinesniper
I own one and find that the layout is very nice,...

I own one and find that the layout is very nice, easy to work on and repair. It handles well in 25kt wind with 5ft swells and moves briskly in light wind...

Not to mention the price is good, mine...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-01-2007
Replies: 2
Views: 1,014
Posted By marinesniper
any ideas where to buy used sails in Miami..?

I am looking for a store or company where I can go and look at used sails before I buy...in the Miami, Boca, Key Largo area...

thank you.....
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