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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   5 Days Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 1,511
Posted By Mark1948
Re: Exhaust Steam

Start with the easiest, that being the strainer for water flow, then move on down the line. I would do the impeller second. If you have not replaced it in the last year or so it would be good to do...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   5 Days Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 688
Posted By Mark1948
Re: Looking for a good buyer broker

There are several boat yards with owner brokers in the chicago area. Do an internet search. Also go down to Crowley's and see what they have available. Per other comments 40 - 50 foot is not a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-30-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 455
Posted By Mark1948
Re: Where did the air go?

Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-30-2015
Replies: 40
Views: 1,596
Posted By Mark1948
Re: jib track bolts, big phillips?

I found a manual impact driver from homedepot word great for an extra large phillips. it came with two large phillips and two regular bits. The larger diameter gives a better grip and lets one use...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-29-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 1,257
Posted By Mark1948
Re: Repainting non skid only

I have not found a local vender of Kiwi Grip in Wisconsin. Any recommendations on mail orders.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-22-2015
Replies: 40
Views: 1,596
Posted By Mark1948
Re: jib track bolts, big phillips?

I have a hammer driven impact driver from Home Depot that has two large Phillips drivers that work great for removing my stanchion brackets. Using the driver as a short large screw driver given its...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-04-2015
Replies: 25
Views: 1,825
Posted By Mark1948
Re: Questions about borrowing a friend's boat

You need to have an agreement on who pays the costs of equipment that breaks down under your command.
Forum: Diesel   03-29-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 1,160
Posted By Mark1948
Re: Yanmar GM30 Hard to start

Ditto on the throttle, reading of the Yanmar manual says full throttle.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-29-2015
Replies: 47
Views: 4,937
Posted By Mark1948
Re: What's the *second* best way to keep spiders off your boat?

One more comment, make sure you check all your water, fuel and holding tank vents as spiders like to use these areas. Clean out and spray with your favorite bug killer.
Forum: Boat Reviews   03-19-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 1,210
Posted By Mark1948
Re: Review of 1962 chinook 34

The original article on the Falcon was in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. A lot of the restoration work was done by Gene Cramer. Gene has a Chinok 34 and has been in the boat repair and maintenance...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-19-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 945
Posted By Mark1948
Re: Rigging

Give Gene Cramer at the Horny Goat Marina in Milwaukee a call. Gene has lots of experience and might have a recommendation. Also you may want to contact the Milwaukee Community Sailing Center and...
Forum: Living Aboard   02-10-2015
Replies: 168
Views: 19,064
Posted By Mark1948
Re: Liveaborders that never leave the slip? I don't get it. Help!

In addition to Montagu, Dr. Don Ardell in "High Level Wellness" wrote on dying as young as you can as old as you can.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-10-2015
Replies: 42
Views: 2,349
Posted By Mark1948
Re: Spreading ashes?

Just do it and know you have made someone happy.
Forum: Learning to Sail   12-27-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 1,647
Posted By Mark1948
Re: How do you start from nothing?

Check with the University for a sailing club or sailing classes.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-23-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 2,027
Posted By Mark1948
Re: Ice damage

I bought a boat which had a significant amount of ice water which caused a few small issues but nothing major. As MikeO said with a larger open bilge as water freezes it has room to expand. In you...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-22-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 513
Posted By Mark1948
Re: ACE Insurance

You guys on the east coast really get hammered on insurance. Here on Lake Michigan for my 85 H-34 I am paying less that $400 through American Family. They tend to avoid Hurricane areas. I did have...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-09-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 837
Posted By Mark1948
Re: Catalina 27 engine access

Make friends with a really skinny,flexible person that is good with a wrench and willing to help.
Forum: Looking for Companionship...   12-09-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 1,839
Posted By Mark1948
Re: looking for female sailing partner in USA

DRF was only attempting to clarify your request. I suggest you contact some of the sailing clubs on the south coast or west coast if you are thinking prior to the month of May as northern sailing is...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-05-2014
Replies: 105
Views: 6,317
Posted By Mark1948
Re: Canvas Costs

Just adding my 2 cents, I had two interior cushions made for my Catalina 27, then sold and bought a Hunter 34 and replaced the all the interior cushions for twice what I paid for 2. Also the Hunter...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   10-25-2014
Replies: 42
Views: 4,062
Posted By Mark1948
Re: First Boat Help: 1984 Hunter 34 or 1983 Catalina 30

Additional questions for evaluation, is the Cat 30 a tall rig? What about electronics etc. I have a H-34, moved up from a Cat 27. The Hunter has fairly good access to all systems. Yes, you can...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-02-2014
Replies: 69
Views: 5,673
Posted By Mark1948
Re: Question: Do you close your seacocks when leaving the boat?

I always close all seacocks and only run with the freshwater for the engine open when sailing. If the head or a sink needs to be used we open then close. Just a precaution. I also listen for the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-28-2014
Replies: 133
Views: 12,931
Posted By Mark1948
Re: Don't have to be rich to sail

A key comment in all the responses has been the frugality of the owners. While we are not wealthy we are conservative with our finances and focus on what is important to us. Where else can you get...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-28-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 1,079
Posted By Mark1948
Re: going big.

I smell a wrongful discharge litigation coming. Wealth does not give someone the row. Assume the same boat was on a port tack and crossing the path of a smaller boat owned buy joe average, should...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   06-30-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 375
Posted By Mark1948
Re: New to sailing, now the questions

I would suggest a sailing school geared to voyaging and then a couple of charters to get a good understanding of what you will be experiencing.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   10-13-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 620
Posted By Mark1948
Re: Boat for Learning

The key comment above was lessions. Sign up for some lessons at a local center befor you buy, you may be able to skip the dinghy level and move up to a day boat.
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