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Search: Posts Made By: dodgeboatguy
Forum: Irwin 08-29-2009
Replies: 2
Views: 1,572
Posted By dodgeboatguy
info on irwin 37 cc

Hi guy, I hve done quite a bit if searching online and have been unable to find some need to know info about an irwin 37 cc sloop I ran the uscg document number and year built a dot by it and no...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction 07-29-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 541
Posted By dodgeboatguy
I do not currently own a boat that I plan to do...

I do not currently own a boat that I plan to do this modification to it is just a thought to try and keep the price down and try and have the layout that I am looking for.

SD I totally agree on...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction 07-28-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 541
Posted By dodgeboatguy
moving head

I am curious to see if any one has any experience in moving the head location in an older production type boat such as a Catalina 32 Ė 38 or hunter of the same size range. I would like to move it to...
Forum: Living Aboard 03-05-2008
Replies: 8
Views: 6,188
Posted By dodgeboatguy
costa rica live aboard

I have been kind of bored at work lately and have found a lot of good info about living in costa rica it seems like a nice place. One thing that I have not been sucsessfull in finding is info on...
Forum: Living Aboard 01-25-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 4,230
Posted By dodgeboatguy
cool, thanks guys that is nice to know. I dont...

cool, thanks guys that is nice to know. I dont know what the deal is but there seems in many cases to be an unjustifiable jump in price from a 28' to a 30' boat. have any of you sailed or been around...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-25-2008
Replies: 42
Views: 3,647
Posted By dodgeboatguy
Good fuel treatments cant hurt and take it or...

Good fuel treatments cant hurt and take it or leave it but I believe that it is good to run a motor wide open for a few seconds once in a while it raises combustion chamber temps and increases moving...
Forum: Living Aboard 01-24-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 4,230
Posted By dodgeboatguy
slipkiller2 thanks I know this is a little cold...

slipkiller2
thanks I know this is a little cold for me if I had half a brain I never would have left I moved here from galveston island 2 years ago.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-24-2008
Replies: 42
Views: 3,647
Posted By dodgeboatguy
OK I will not argue and I may be wrong on this to...

OK I will not argue and I may be wrong on this to but most standard alternators will put out close to peek amperage at a normal idle (with an apropriatrly sized shieve of corse) and much above that...
Forum: Living Aboard 01-24-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 4,230
Posted By dodgeboatguy
houston liveaboard

Ok I posted on here a few month ago trying to figure out where to live, at that time I had a girlfriend that was an finishing school to be an R.N. and I am an industrial mechanic/electrician and the...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-24-2008
Replies: 42
Views: 3,647
Posted By dodgeboatguy
There has been a few references made to the idea...

There has been a few references made to the idea the an hour idling ns harder on a diesel than an hour at load I have to disagree if a motor has good oil pressure at idle it should cause less wear on...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction 01-09-2008
Replies: 72
Views: 11,819
Posted By dodgeboatguy
I stoped the centerboard from clunking in the up...

I stoped the centerboard from clunking in the up position on my macgregor 22 by instaling one of those rubber v shaped snubber blocks like are used for the bow of a boat on a trailer up inside the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-03-2008
Replies: 17
Views: 3,421
Posted By dodgeboatguy
car lift

I know that it is not an option to all but when I did the bottom paint on my Macgregor 22 I used a twin post car lift it worked great I just called around to mechanics and found one that let me do it...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 11-03-2007
Replies: 1
Views: 639
Posted By dodgeboatguy
renting a trailer

I am looking at a 28' columbia in maryland and if the price is good enogh to justify moving it I would need a trailer I have a truck that would handle the task but need a trailer to rent it does not...
Forum: Living Aboard 10-20-2007
Replies: 32
Views: 3,432
Posted By dodgeboatguy
Not to get myself off topic but with the thought...

Not to get myself off topic but with the thought of living in a temprate climate is the any of the budget boats IE catalina hunter pearson morgan that I should stay away from. I plan to cruise in the...
Forum: Living Aboard 10-20-2007
Replies: 32
Views: 3,432
Posted By dodgeboatguy
good to hear I have a friend that I sail with...

good to hear I have a friend that I sail with once and a while that is from norfolk and he has been telling me I need to move there sence I met him but I had to wander because when you live in st...
Forum: Living Aboard 10-18-2007
Replies: 32
Views: 3,432
Posted By dodgeboatguy
where to live

ok just thought I would put this out there. come may my girlfriend will be finishing school to be an RN and we will not have a reason to stay in the midwest and would like to live on the coast and...
Forum: Living Aboard 10-02-2007
Replies: 128
Views: 18,475
Posted By dodgeboatguy
there is always a limit to roughing it I lived...

there is always a limit to roughing it I lived off the back of a honda goldwing for 1 1/2 years and it was the best time of my life to date but after a weekend of great sailing on lake michigan on a...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 09-26-2007
Replies: 8
Views: 1,389
Posted By dodgeboatguy
Smile thanks guys after further thought and the...

thanks guys after further thought and the girlfriend reading cams post thanks for scaring her befor I did :) I think that I am just going to stay in the waukegan area it looks like it will be good...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 09-21-2007
Replies: 8
Views: 1,389
Posted By dodgeboatguy
sailing chicago

I will be taking a trip to Lake Michigan in two weeks and had a few questions.
I think that I will put in at Waukegan and would like to sail down to Chicago I have a vhf and a hand held gps do I...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-08-2007
Replies: 35
Views: 2,705
Posted By dodgeboatguy
it might just be that I am not allways as...

it might just be that I am not allways as cautious is I could be but 10,000 for unexpected expencess per year seems high to me I would invest a fraction of that in good full coverage insurance for...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-03-2007
Replies: 5
Views: 632
Posted By dodgeboatguy
to be a marine surveyor

Ok here is the story at this time I am a beach bum sailor stranded in the Midwest it donít get much worse and I want to spend the rest of my life as a live aboard and cruiser from time to time. Here...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-28-2007
Replies: 3
Views: 559
Posted By dodgeboatguy
not shure if you have the same fittings as my 6...

not shure if you have the same fittings as my 6 hp but I had one start leaking so I cut it off and used a stinless steel wire/zip tie kind of thing it was 3/16" wide and was rated to 250 lbs put it...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-25-2007
Replies: 14
Views: 2,242
Posted By dodgeboatguy
ok guys I know that a lot of you think this is a...

ok guys I know that a lot of you think this is a bad Idea but as far as more drag from a jet pump you are way off the standard jet pump has a inlet grate that mounts flush to the bottom of the boat...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-25-2007
Replies: 14
Views: 2,242
Posted By dodgeboatguy
jet drive

I know that most sailors seem to lean toward diesel for power for its reliability but I think that there might be a better solution growing up as a powerboat guy and then seeing the light of sailing...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-19-2007
Replies: 5
Views: 598
Posted By dodgeboatguy
Thanks guys but there is no opening curently in...

Thanks guys but there is no opening curently in the bench the boat was built with that darn unsinkable pack all open areas full of foam blocks idea. I might build the icebox myself but will still...
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