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Messages - Paulus

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Main Message Board / Re: Going Sailing
« on: June 07, 2019, 04:53:02 PM »
Hope to see some of you in the North Channel.  Stu, I have seen a lot of bears and never worried, but after last year you now have to think about rocks and bears. 
Take care and enjoy your sailing.

Main Message Board / Going Sailing
« on: June 07, 2019, 12:22:28 PM »
We launched Cool Change this morning and will leave for the summer on Saturday, June 8th.  Will spend some time on Lake Michigan and then headed to the North Channel.
Wish all of you a great summer of sailing.

My hoses run along the port side of the engine.  The electrical wires run through conduits under the floor.  One conduit running from the space under the galley sink to the space in front of the holding tank. A second conduit from the area under the galley sink to the area by the water heater.  A third conduit from the area of the water heater to the space in front of the holding tank(by nav station). The conduits are pic pipes about 1" in diameter.  I have no open space under the engine.  As Ron pointed out a lot of wires run behind the overhead outboard decking.

Stu, Thanks,
I understand the difference Stu.  Who does the "policing" of the forum to make sure that all of the posts are "C34 relevant"?
Just a thought.

Ken, I think that Stu's idea of a post/thread has a great deal of merit.  There are many web sites and books dealing with this topic.  Also, our locale marine offers workshops every Spring dealing with boat safety and other issues.  I think this topic should be presented to our C34IA Officers for consideration and let them decide rather than through a collective process. 

Main Message Board / Re: New Headsail recommendation
« on: May 05, 2019, 12:55:25 PM »
I went with a 150 Genoa, with ropeluff reefing with furling patches. 

Main Message Board / Horizon DS45
« on: April 15, 2019, 04:03:17 AM »
Several years ago, I bumped my head on the depth sounder and put a crack in the glass(plastic?).  It does not leak water but would like to replace it.
I contacted the company you see if they had any left.  They did not.  These were replaced a few years ago?  Does anyone know if you can replace the glass on the unit or does anyone know who might still have some of these around.  All my instruments work and see no need to replace them.
Thanks for any help or suggestions.

Main Message Board / Re: Manual bilge pump hose strainer
« on: April 01, 2019, 06:12:14 PM »
Thanks Noah,
Appreciate the work to put into finding the strainer.

Main Message Board / Re: Manual bilge pump hose strainer
« on: March 10, 2019, 02:11:44 PM »
Noah, thanks for the pics.  Any manufacturer name or # ?
Appreciate the pics and will search the web for strainers.  A nice setup.

Main Message Board / Re: Fuel Tank Replacement - Plastic?
« on: March 03, 2019, 09:58:35 AM »
Noah, Thanks.  Would appreciate a pic.

Main Message Board / Re: Fuel Tank Replacement - Plastic?
« on: March 03, 2019, 08:06:10 AM »
Noah,  In your 5th pic you have a interesting end on your larger hose.  Could you give some more info on this end.  Looks nice and neat.
Take care,

Main Message Board / Re: Battery system for distance cruising
« on: March 02, 2019, 04:35:10 AM »
You should figure out the amount of energy you need in a 24 hr period and proceed from that point to the upgrades of your electrical system.  Upgrading to LED lights is a great improvement.
Inverters and Tv etc use a lot of energy. 

Main Message Board / Re: Antifreeze: Which type is best?
« on: February 14, 2019, 05:16:45 AM »
"it's a conspiracy between marine suppliers and yards and boating magazines and mechanics."
Could you provide some documentation for this conspiracy theory?  This evidence should also include RVs, cottages etc.

Jeff, I took a different approach. Inside the ice box I drilled a 1/4 inch hole(used a stopper on my drill so that it did not penetrate deeper than 1/4 inch) every 5" and measured the depth with a chop stick.  Worked my way down until I was about 2" from the outside hull at the bottom.  Sprayed foam in each of the holes, don't remember the brand, but one that did not expand greatly.  (many new foams on the market).  I also checked the inside of the ice box next to the stove, that had already was insulated.  I used the same method on the side towards the settee.  Then I cleaned and fiber glassed the holes.  Did this project about 15years ago.

Sometimes a simple "thank you" will do instead of having to rant about a long standing member of this forum and on this forum.

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