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  1. dvideohd

    Deck Recoring....

    I am "scoping out" the work necessary for complete Deck Recore. I think how you approach this in terms of work and cost - can vary TREMENDOUSLY. So I am seeking advice on some elements... It may be beyond my skills or budget - and certainly is new territory.. Background: I have a H37C...
  2. dvideohd

    Slip Loss - at Dana Point - SPEAKOUT to oppose MASSIVE NEGATIVE BOATER IMPACT

    Earlier I posted a HELP WANTED post... too much detail - hopefully this is clearer. ************************************ You Today - Me Tomorrow.... - an old Russian Proverb. Dana Point Harbor is about to be ADVERSELY affected by "Modernization Plans" discussed at a California Coastal...
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    Dana Point Marina Slip/Shipyard Reduction - Help Needed

    Loss of Dry Boat Storage, Boater Slips, Trailer/Tow Vehicle Parking, Dedicated Boater Parking and Accessible Shipyard Space is a HUGE and IMMEDIATE Boater Problem. I ask for YOUR immediate help in OPPOSING an impending great loss in Wet Slip, Dry Boat Storage, Trailer Tow/Vehicle Parking...
  4. dvideohd

    Abandoned Boats...

    I read an article on abandoned boats - and how they are turning up in a lot of places.... I wonder if there is a "central registry" that one could post a boat for "free" - to give away... I know there is Craig's list.... It would be neat if there was such a thing... might be able to...
  5. dvideohd

    Boat Trailering

    I was looking about for trailers for a 28' boat. Mine weighs 6500# - and there do not seem to be many - if at all any - trailers being sold about. Does anyone have experience renting trailers? I have a 1500 mile trip in mind. How about building a cradle - and mounting it on a...
  6. dvideohd

    Front Fell Off...

    Need some humor?? http://www.boaters4dph.org/Videos/Laugh/TheFrontFellOff.wmv FYI: Boaters for Dana Point (Ca) has a website of interest for DPH users. http://www.boaters4dph.org/index.htm There are some funnies at: http://www.boaters4dph.org/I_Need_a_Laugh.htm They have done a great...
  7. dvideohd

    Pensacola Sailing over the Winter....?

    Any opinions about sailing in Pensacola over the winter....? I might have a chance to spend some weekends out on a 26D.... thanks... --jerry
  8. dvideohd

    Heater Recomendations...

    What type of heaters would be useful in cooler weather...? When I am working in the back or at dock - I have an inexpensive oil filled heater (1500w) that does the trick pretty well. When going out - this winter (30's - 60's) - I do wonder... The diesel heaters seem to be favored in the...
  9. dvideohd

    Economic Crisis Impacts

    There are adverse business situations happening.. I was very sad to see this about Hunter in the UK. http://www.ybw.com/auto/newsdesk/20080930095217pbogeneral.html I honestly am amazed at TV "economist" who think by changing interest rates up or down that they can change whole industries...
  10. dvideohd

    26D Mast Raising Crutch Height

    Last time out - we were raising the Mast "the hard way" - ie, two guys - one pulling a strap on the front - the other (me) lifting... While lifting, the mast started to "twist" and get away from me.. Almost "lost it"... I shoved PRETTY HARD to straighten and get it up OK... but it's...
  11. dvideohd

    Great Interest in Trailerables out there....

    I was towing the Mac26D to the lake this evening. While in a parking lot (getting the last minute supplies) - two cars of people stopped by to chat. One was a fellow that was going to sell his V22 and (I think) trade up. The second car was of folks very interested in how big the boat was -...
  12. dvideohd

    AC power - Is there a Collection of "Wisdom"

    There have been some good questions asked about AC boat power - and some really great Power Testing reports... Is there a good collection of "collected wisdom" on practical use of AC power on boats? I read Calder's books.. and various wiring (ok... a lot of) books... and those are...
  13. dvideohd

    Ike!!

    Looks like it is headed directly at Houston and Galveston now.... Is there any clue on what the water Temps are?? ie... hope it's "cold"... --jr
  14. dvideohd

    Dana Point Boat Show -

    I have been looking forward to the boat show for a while. Weather is great, too. It runs May 31 - June 3.
  15. dvideohd

    Gelcoat Vs. Paint

    Hi.... I seek advice. I am getting ready to do a good bit of fiberglass work on my "rescued Katrina boat". Repair the Transom, repair and replace the rudder, and fix all the scratch and worn Fiberglass abrasions on the side. There are a LOT of abrasion - scratches to repair on the...
  16. dvideohd

    Boat Transport.....

    Hi... I am mystified as to how to transport a 6500# Columbia from West Coast to Galveston. At 6500#, it is right in the middle for transport configurations.. You would tow a Mac 25 on it's (or an improved) tailer... A 37' Hunter gets the full semi-trailer treatment. For a boat with fixed...
  17. dvideohd

    H37C Stanchions

    I have to replace all the stanchions on my H37C. I have seen comments on 24" or taller 30" stanchions... It's tempting to replace with the same type of hardware... but I have seen many GOOD comments about making a change to 30".... Any suggestions? I ponder backing plates of various...
  18. dvideohd

    Yanmar 3GM manual

    Any suggestions on where to get a Yanmar 3GM Manual? Thanks... --jerry
  19. dvideohd

    Major Refit Experiences

    I have a vintage 1980 37C now up on stands in the back yard. It's there for MAJOR refit between now and next Spring (summer?) It is a Katrina boat that the whole family is working on.... Are there others who have undertaken major backyard refits on a larger Hunter? Any suggestions...
  20. dvideohd

    M25 bottom work

    Hi... I am a new owner - and I have some work to do.... I need to work on the bottom - pain, clean and repaint the keel, and check the overall condition of the gel coat. To do that, I have to lift off the trailer. So I ask for suggestions, as I know that some here have already been down...