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  1. Joe

    Outboard Motor Cowling

    An auto parts store will have what you need.. Take the cowling into a nearby store and let them hook you up.
  2. Joe

    Hunter 336 traveler

    You might study the pics in this listing....I'm sure this is what you had in mind. Note that the traveler appears bolted directly to the cabin top so you won't need risers and the "high rise" style track... nonetheless, this boat has an added winch on starboard to handle the increase load from...
  3. Joe

    Looking to get out on the water in Tampa on Saturday

    Looks like these guys have plenty of sailboats St. Petersburg & Tampa Bay - Sailing Yacht, Catamaran & Fishing Charters Don't know how they would respond to short notice.… give them a call.
  4. Joe

    Tiller hard to steer

    I apologize, I thought your problems were while powering. Before you start making major rig adjustments, like re setting the mast rake, simply try trimming out the main when she starts heeling too much. Use your tell tales to set correct twist, watch your apparent wind direction, don't heel...
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    Tiller hard to steer

    The motor's prop and the boat's rudder are at odds. So.. Take note of the direction the boat wants to veer when you release your hold on the tiller. Now..... adjust the motor's direction to compensate for the prop's pull..... don't steer with the motor. When motor sailing for longer...
  6. Joe

    Compass location

    No need.... mount it inside the cabin on the forward bulkhead. You don't need the calibrated mounting ring, just a flat piece of wood with a hole in it. It's nice to be able to see headings when you're inside... My bulkhead mount Plastimo Contest is illuminated and can be seen from inside as...
  7. Joe

    Compass location

    Completely agree. These 3 retail for under $125... there are many others under $75! I like bulkhead mount on tiller steered vessels.
  8. Joe

    Can a boat motor be too low in the water?

    It looks perfect to me. The reason you get along shaft is to get the prop deeper..... I don't see what your problem is.
  9. Joe

    Can I dock my boat stern first? SOLVED

    I'm more in Judy's camp.... prevailing wind direction is my first concern but privacy and sun exposure are almost as important. When I was in a "downwind" slip, docking bow first meant I had to back out against the breeze.... not too difficult if you have a helpful crew. However, if you're...
  10. Joe

    1980 Wilcox Headmate head

    Out with old, in with the new..... get the Raritan... you won't be sorry.. You will be sorry if you waste $160 on an obsolete msd.
  11. Joe

    Karver winch ?

    Pricey.…. but hey, it's your money. I get it for high performance racing yachts... a Pogo, for instance, but I'd rather have a traditional 2 speed and a new sail.
  12. Joe

    Moved the Jib Track inside the Life Lines

    I have a short 3 hole inside track mounted on the small raised portion of the coaming, adjacent to the cabin bulkhead. It is for the a 140% deck sweeping genoa. It is necessary to skirt the foot inside the lifelines because it's so low to the deck. When I first acquired this boat, I messed...
  13. Joe

    Big boat on the hard San Diego

    I walked over to Driscoll's today, thought you might appreciate these pics. The big boat is "RIO" 100... A pure "sled" for races like the TransPac… Same guy owns the orange boat "Rio"52.... There's a pic of another TP 52... and a couple of multihulls.... Getting...
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    Big boat on the hard San Diego

    Looks like Driscoll in Mission bay..... you will often see transpac sleds and TP52's being fitted out there. Sorry I can't i.d. that one... I'll take a look tomorrow when I go down. I'm right next to Driscoll's yard in Marina Village.... I can tell you that most of those boats will have a logo...
  15. Joe

    Halyard shackles

    I have grown away from pricey quick release snap shackles, Tyleska shackles, etc. and now prefer the simple stamped "d" shackle with captive pin.... keep it simple and economical. There's actually a knot for tying the line to the shackle, the "halyard hitch".... but if you want to go...
  16. Joe

    Replacing Traveller Line on Track Car

    Cut it off. Use the existing sheave to add additional purchase by anchoring the bitter end of the control line to the outboard end of the track. If you have trouble visualizing that connection, post a picture and one of us will help you figure it out. Can't figure out why you haven't...
  17. Joe

    New to me 79 C&C30 Introduction and couple of questions

    Here's another resource for you
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    Oday 39 traveler car

    Guido owns Garhaurer now? Re: your traveler... you might find some merriman parts at Minney's Yacht Surplus in Costa Mesa, Ca … they have a website.... But geezus … All you need is a couple feet of T Track and a new car... the existing blocks can be re attached to the new car...
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    Shower thoughts on racing

    I'm not excited about using a boat's polars as a competition in and of itself. It's a tool to monitor performance.... to help you sail the optimal course. I still think the competition should be about adjusted time on the same course.... with consideration given to course conditions that may...
  20. Joe

    Moving up to 27'

    Sails...….. no.... Tiller handle..... maybe, not likely... Catalina 27 has 6 in. drop. Item G in chart. Catalina 22 has 4" rise item C in chart. The difference is the tiller head (bracket)...….. a new tiller head from CatDirect $599.