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Forum: Helms   06-05-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 1,836
Posted By Guzzi
A friend has a 9.9 Merc on a spring loaded...

A friend has a 9.9 Merc on a spring loaded bracket on a Helms 27. With a prop change that engine moves the boat along smartly. +1 on the longer shaft.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-01-2009
Replies: 47
Views: 12,418
Posted By Guzzi
Anyone ever had to drain the fuel tanks on an...

Anyone ever had to drain the fuel tanks on an airplane of the water that condenses overnight?
They have drains in them just for that purpose. Evaporation of the fuel causes cooling. The sun warms...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-24-2009
Replies: 15
Views: 5,166
Posted By Guzzi
Anhydrous isopropyl alcohol? Isn't that...

Anhydrous isopropyl alcohol?
Isn't that contradictory?
Anhydrous means dry.
Isopropyl is usually 30% water or better.

Did you not mean denatured alcohol?

At work to clean sticky stuff from...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   05-09-2009
Replies: 25
Views: 5,359
Posted By Guzzi
Since your car is somewhat limited in towing...

Since your car is somewhat limited in towing capacity you may want to consider buying a beater pickup to use just for towing the boat you really want.
Good luck in your search.

I've pulled a...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   03-29-2009
Replies: 26
Views: 26,311
Posted By Guzzi
Gee, I'm glad I didn't ask the question! Lots...

Gee, I'm glad I didn't ask the question!
Lots of opinions on this issue.
I guess the jury is still out.

Our original poster is probably as confused as me.
Forum: Seamanship Articles   03-27-2009
Replies: 36
Views: 33,198
Posted By Guzzi
You can buy all the safety gear you want. One...

You can buy all the safety gear you want. One must PRACTICE safety at all times or any amount of gear is useless.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   03-15-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 1,074
Posted By Guzzi
Congrats on the first boat! I am envious as I...

Congrats on the first boat! I am envious as I don't have a boat yet. Things are falling into place for that to happen, though.
I'm with Wayne25, if you have to tow it only twice per year, rent a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-22-2009
Replies: 29
Views: 1,945
Posted By Guzzi
18 years with the nose to the grindstone allows...

18 years with the nose to the grindstone allows sailhog to keep a sharp lookout....:D
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   01-02-2009
Replies: 227
Views: 32,941
Posted By Guzzi
Geez, I read only the first two pages and my head...

Geez, I read only the first two pages and my head was spinning...that being said, I'll throw in my two cents, which is probably not worth that.
Anyway...

Buying a house is expensive, so I would...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   12-26-2008
Replies: 69
Views: 12,131
Posted By Guzzi
For a little help in finding stuff and advise for...

For a little help in finding stuff and advise for your new Mac check out this:

MacgregorOwners.com - Home (http://macgregor.sailboatowners.com)
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   12-26-2008
Replies: 69
Views: 12,131
Posted By Guzzi
The big differences between the S model and X and...

The big differences between the S model and X and M models is the X and M models are trailerable motorsailors and the S is a traditional water ballasted trailerable sailboat. There really is no...
Forum: Living Aboard   12-22-2008
Replies: 88
Views: 16,929
Posted By Guzzi
You can run Windoze on any older Mac, just get a...

You can run Windoze on any older Mac, just get a program called Virtual PC.

I have it on my old iMac G3 266. Runs great!
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   12-19-2008
Replies: 97
Views: 15,159
Posted By Guzzi
Why did he want a fixed keel boat? Why not stick...

Why did he want a fixed keel boat? Why not stick with the water ballast? Sounds like he realized the limits of the boat sailing wise. And a helms 27 is only one foot longer than the mac 26. He sold,...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   12-18-2008
Replies: 97
Views: 15,159
Posted By Guzzi
What really gets me here is some of the attitudes...

What really gets me here is some of the attitudes towards Macs.
Granted, as CaptKermie says, the X and M model motorsailers are compromises.
They don't do either very well, but they do a lot well...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-17-2008
Replies: 17
Views: 2,014
Posted By Guzzi
The buy-in price is cheap but wait until you see...

The buy-in price is cheap but wait until you see the price of insurance!:eek:
Forum: MacGregor   12-11-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 3,717
Posted By Guzzi
John, Where in STL are you? A friend here in...

John,
Where in STL are you?
A friend here in St. Peters recently sold his 92 M26S and the buyer immediately put it up for sale after about a month. He sold his Helms 27 to my friend.
Are we...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-22-2008
Replies: 7
Views: 1,702
Posted By Guzzi
I used to have that flow chart here at...

I used to have that flow chart here at work...complete with the "correct" wording.
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   11-14-2008
Replies: 34
Views: 3,571
Posted By Guzzi
You mean I can't take my computers there? :eek: ...

You mean I can't take my computers there? :eek: :laugher
Forum: Introduce Yourself   10-28-2008
Replies: 3,446
Views: 953,370
Posted By Guzzi
St. Louis, MO and boatless!

St. Louis, MO and boatless!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-21-2008
Replies: 4
Views: 561
Posted By Guzzi
Portsmouth is even better, as I'll be staying in...

Portsmouth is even better, as I'll be staying in Suffolk.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-21-2008
Replies: 4
Views: 561
Posted By Guzzi
Marina recommendations in Norfolk, VA area

Planning on moving to the Tidewater area fairly soon and was wondering about opinions on marinas in the area, including the one at Norfolk naval Station, since my son would have EZ access to the boat...
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