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Search: Posts Made By: BubbleheadMd
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 692
Posted By BubbleheadMd
Re: Pearson 30 Bilge Pump Recommendations?


I'm keenly aware of the mast step flaw in the P30. it was one of the very first things I checked before I bought the boat. It's all in fine shape. The boat was well maintained in its life,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 55
Views: 2,070
Posted By BubbleheadMd
Re: Singlehanding Pedestal Steering

I looked at some photos to get an idea of what you're dealing with.

I agree with Alex. For short tacking your way up a channel or river, you'll have to stand alongside the wheel in order to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 35
Views: 1,713
Posted By BubbleheadMd
Re: "The 2 happiest days of a boatowners life are..."

You're also 100% responsible for everything that goes on, even if you were not the direct cause of the event.

Even so, be not afraid of being in over your head. Having the intelligence to ask the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 692
Posted By BubbleheadMd
Re: Pearson 30 Bilge Pump Recommendations?

You're seriously going to have 4 separate hull penetrations on your transom?

That garden hose is still not delivering the same amount of water that a 2 inch hole below the waterline will deliver....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 692
Posted By BubbleheadMd
Re: Pearson 30 Bilge Pump Recommendations?

I'm definitely a fan of the Water Witch over the old float style switches.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 692
Posted By BubbleheadMd
Re: Pearson 30 Bilge Pump Recommendations?

Some people will argue against this, but I combined the two discharges with a "Y", to a single 1 1/8" through-hull.

The y was also 1 1/8", supplied by Whale. I bought some couplers and fitting at...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 692
Posted By BubbleheadMd
Re: Pearson 30 Bilge Pump Recommendations?

Hi Greg,

P30 #255 here.

First of all, there is NO bilge pump that you could fit to the boat with any practicality, that could keep up with a 2" puncture below the waterline. I can email you a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 97
Views: 4,411
Posted By BubbleheadMd
Re: How many sailors actually know how to sail?


You're spot on. This is a fact that recreational sailors and boaters are reluctant to accept, especially in modern times where boats are treated like automobiles, and people try to apply...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 02-28-2014
Replies: 27
Views: 1,352
Posted By BubbleheadMd
Re: Admiral is apprehensive about cruising

a-word? You mean ass-hole?

I agree, two people go to sea, they should both have a minimum level of knowledge or capability in case one gets injured.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-25-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 435
Posted By BubbleheadMd
Re: Pearson 30 Stuffing Box

I own P30 #255.

I'm fat, and I still fit comfortably through the access panel in the quarterberth, to access my stuffing box and transmission.

I recommend buying a can of Kroil: Kroil...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-06-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 536
Posted By BubbleheadMd
Re: radar gun

Your friend is a sociopath, with Narcissistic Personality Disorder. (also known as "I'm always right, and everyone else is wrong")

A police radar or laser rangefinder is setup to make several...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-03-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 1,221
Posted By BubbleheadMd
Re: Hi Mod fittings

I'll add my experiences to this thread-

First, the instructions by Hayn say to NOT apply Loctite when first screwing the fitting in. This is so that you can remove the fitting, and view the inside...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-14-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 478
Posted By BubbleheadMd
Re: Sunday Fun and Lessons Learned

That's pretty much how it goes, when you're new.
You learned the lesson and now you're better for it. You will gain "local knowledge", (such as the fact that the wind is much stronger in that open...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-06-2014
Replies: 53
Views: 2,806
Posted By BubbleheadMd
Re: Through-Hulls

Your situation is unique to my experience (I surely don't claim to know everything!).

In my experience, a cabin fiberglass liner is not a structural, load-bearing least, not at all...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-06-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 998
Posted By BubbleheadMd
Re: Mystery water in bilge in CAL-29

Jib tracks? Lifeline stanchion bases? Other deck fittings?

Here's a trick-
Buy some "diatomaceous earth" (silica powder) from your local hardware store, and a cheap rose bush duster. Puff just a...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 12-31-2013
Replies: 33
Views: 2,512
Posted By BubbleheadMd
Re: Question. To live aboard or not? Am I in over my head?


I wouldn't factor in much money for maintenance and upkeep. This boat isn't going anywhere. This is another "help-me-beat-the-cost-of-rent" thread.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-27-2013
Replies: 67
Views: 4,183
Posted By BubbleheadMd
Re: How hard is it to sail around the world alone?

Yes. Could we please not feed this guy?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-11-2013
Replies: 820
Views: 39,871
Posted By BubbleheadMd
Re: Rallies Gone Wrong

I've read most of this thread, and have formed some strong opinions.

After careful consideration, I've decided not to share most of them because:

1. I am still unsure of all the facts, despite...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-28-2013
Replies: 91
Views: 10,705
Posted By BubbleheadMd
Re: " All Is Lost" movie

I guess that sailors of the last 100 years, who lacked modern safety equipment and "offshore" vessels were "pathetic" too, then.

I'm glad that Columbus and Magellan didn't let that stop them.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-08-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 509
Posted By BubbleheadMd
Re: Batteries don't stay charged

The following possibilities may be at play here:

1. Your batteries are old, and have greatly reduced capacity.
2. You have a short or hidden load somewhere, draining the batteries.

3. No, the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-12-2013
Replies: 62
Views: 3,422
Posted By BubbleheadMd
Re: Fiberglass ..classic??

If you just restored a classic plastic boat, and don't feel it was worth your time and money, then sell the boat.

There are plenty of us here that own plastic boats that are more than just "a few...
Forum: Learning to Sail 09-10-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 1,308
Posted By BubbleheadMd
Re: Teaching sailing

I'm not "certified", but I have taught a few people the basics of sailing.

I admit that I've never really seen "steering dyslexia" on wheels, usually that's reserved for tiller folk....
Forum: Learning to Sail 08-27-2013
Replies: 47
Views: 4,139
Posted By BubbleheadMd
Re: upraded my 22' for a 30' and now afraid to leave the slip

Jane's Fighting Ships
Jane's Fighting Ships - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia ('s_Fighting_Ships)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-27-2013
Replies: 30
Views: 1,528
Posted By BubbleheadMd
Re: Posting This For the Dreamers Like Me


You have a boat, you're learning, you're out there. I predict that your range will increase, your skills will grow. I wouldn't be surprised to read about you purchasing a larger, faster boat...
Forum: P30 08-26-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 456
Posted By BubbleheadMd
Re: Back on the water!

Wow, sorry I missed this.

Congratulations, that is a fine looking P30.
If you ever make it down to the Chesapeake Bay, send me a note.
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