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  1. hawk232

    What is the best non skid deck paint?

    I have used kiwi grip on two seperate boats and various other projects. I am a big fan. Its very easy to apply, very easy to alter texture intensity while keeping the same overall appearance (your seat bottoms can be more tame but have a matching appearance to the cockpit floor/ deck). I used...
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    Dinghy Equipment?

    "Detonation" as often referred to in the internal combustion engine occurs whenever the "explosion" in the cylinder occurs before the piston is at top dead center. This is a function of fuel quality, octane, compression ratio and timing. As mentioned, detonation will eat pistons. If the...
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    Dinghy Equipment?

    I can attest to a danforth "flying"! A couple of years ago i was out scalloping in my flats boat when an afternoon thunderstorm carrying alot of wind blew in. I first tried to out run the storm but it caught me. Visibility dropped to a point where i did not feel safe to continue running along...
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    ATT Garmin 7" GPSMAP owners

    Interesting. I have not had any of those problems on any of the 3 740s units that i have had over the past 7 or so years, two of them full swiveling and one of them only tilting.
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    ATT Garmin 7" GPSMAP owners

    Do you need to use the navpod? I mounted my 740s on a ram mount with a long arm. It is fully articulating and full 360 degree rotation. When im at the helm i turn it that way, when im sitting to one side i face it that way. If i run down below to fix a sammich i face it towards the companionway...
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    Raymarine Wheel Pilot fix

    Another potentially helpful snipit: In all of my research for why the lever would disengage automatically i found one guy who said a RM tech told him to remove the two small "belts" (more like rubber bands that go over the "wheels") and lube the back of them very lightly. clearly you dont want...
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    Weather helm, under headsail only?

    This is good to know, will have to store it away for later use! The boat Gene is talking about was my new to me (back in April) Cal. I had owned her for about 4 hours when we were out in those conditions (gusts of 22-25kts, seas of 4' or so) so we were clueless!! The boat still has more...
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    Long distance mooring

    Another idea would be to get a trailerable (mac 26, hunter 260 etc...) and keep it at the marina 5-6 hours away. If it turns our to be a problem, load that sucker up and move it closer. If its not a problem, when you outgrow the boat you can buy a bigger one knowing that the drive is not an...
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    Garmin GPSMAP 78SC, is it worth it?

    I am on my second 78sc. it does come with marine charts preloaded (I believe that's the "sc" designation. It works very well except its waterproofing. hence I am on my second one. on your oday it probably isn't much of an issue, but on wetter boats (like hobie tandem islands) they have to be...
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    Looking for opinions on slip dilemma

    yes, for anyone who hasn't read the whole thread, it is NOT for the C22 (I actually sold that boat several years ago). I gave a deposit yesterday on a Cal 33-2
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    Looking for opinions on slip dilemma

    @Scott T-Bird you are correct. I would actually take it one step further and say that option 2 (Hudson) is the northernmost point "on" the beaten path. as you head north from there it gets real shallow and deserted.
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    Looking for opinions on slip dilemma

    6 MILE motor. 6 hours and I would not be buying a boat!!! as of this moment I am leaning toward the first month or two at option 1 then moving to option 2 once the "newness" of the boat wears off.
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    Looking for opinions on slip dilemma

    I currently have a sea pearl 21 and a hobie adventure island. both trailerable, rigged in less than 15 minutes and can sail in inches of water. I can get my fix if I need to! I just cant help but wonder if having the boat close for the first month or two might not be my best option...
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    Looking for opinions on slip dilemma

    I don't think the boat would be under the oaks, though still a valid point which I hadn't considered. May be why the boats there look less well kept?
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    Looking for opinions on slip dilemma

    so option 1 the first 3 miles are in a river with full oak canopy lining both sides, then it opens into the gulf for another 3 miles before reaching the 6' depth line. its is a narrow channel but theoretically sailable if the wind was just right. option 2 is about a 0.25 mile motor to the gulf...
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    Looking for opinions on slip dilemma

    ah yes, forgot to mention security, Option 1: none Option 2: locked fence from land, obviously easy water access, not sure about security though??
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    Looking for opinions on slip dilemma

    this is not for a trailered boat, im in the market for a 33-34' boat
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    Looking for opinions on slip dilemma

    I have not had a boat that has to be slipped yet, so this is all new to me. Looking at slip options I kind of have two. Option 1: 15 minutes from my house, 6 mile motor out to where I can sail, fresh to brackish flowing water (in a river), not really close to any daysailing destinations...
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    1985 Pearson 34 centerboard info

    We talked to Rudy two days ago and he was certain that it was "lead or some other metal" but that was all. its still more than I knew before so I am grateful for that, but not much help for the situation. lead would be fine if drilled through, cast iron... not so much! Kind of a moot point...
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    What should i expect of a 34' 35 year old $25k boat?

    Dave, that is a perfect example of why we pay surveyors!!