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Messages - Terry Forshier

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Main Message Board / Re: Low RPM in gear
« on: July 05, 2012, 08:53:28 AM »
I had a similar issue and tried everything you have. Finally i had an old timer come to check the engine. He found the accellerator (throttle)  cable was not correctly set. that is it never opened the diesel line enough to get full power. It caused the same symptoms you are expweriencing. He just reset the little stopper higher up on the cable and "like magic" I had power and problem was solved. Worth a look at.

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Main Message Board / Re: IPad Navigation Apps
« on: July 03, 2012, 01:54:12 PM »
I tried the isailgps app to see the difference between navonics and this one. Similar but isailgps has different programs. For about 10$'each it is fun playing around on them. I have ray marine displays and these are easier to use.

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I think you are better off missing this boat. These C34's are great boats and just minimal care would prevent many of these issues. It sounds like this one was rode hard and put away wet many times. There are many many great used boats out there and many good deals. Keep looking and buy one that will let you sail everyday not spend your summer on the dock or the hard fixing things. Look for a boat where the owner has shown pride of ownership and cannot wait to show you how well he has cared for her. You will know then, this is the boat to buy.

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I use the gypsy,snug the rope then let it haul the anchor. The gypsy should just make the transition to chain seemlessly.

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Main Message Board / Re: Oil in bilge (Punta Gorda)
« on: May 03, 2012, 06:43:47 AM »
I am in Naples and may have passed you about a year or so ago when I was up sailing in Charlotte Harbor. (I have multi colored genoas) so you may remember. We spoke on the radio. I am going to sail up the coast for a few weeks next month and maybe we could anchor and meet somewhere near Boca Grande pass area. (Cabbage Key or ?) We plan to just poke North for a week and see the sights, then turn back home. if you are interested email me off the list. (sailsman10@comcast.net.... Terry

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Main Message Board / Happy Easter
« on: April 08, 2012, 03:21:09 AM »
off to sunrise service. Happy Easter to all

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Main Message Board / Re: Anchor Locker Drain Through Hull Fitting
« on: April 04, 2012, 07:11:45 AM »
I just replaced the thru hull fitting on my boat for the anchor well drain. There was a crack in the fitting and everytime i sailed I had a drip into the boat. Amazin how much water a drip can cause. I had looked all over for that leak and finally decided it was in this fitting. I caulked it inside and out but it still leaked. It looked fine but crumbled when I went to take it off. Mine just popped out. Hardest part was finding the right angle piece that screwed into the thru hull (fine threads) and then was the correct hose diameter. I finally just cleaned up the old one and used it. fine now.

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Main Message Board / Re: Stereo Mount
« on: March 23, 2012, 07:08:21 AM »
This really looks great. I am from "old School" though and prefer to carry my music in a sony boombox. CD, tape and radio. Years ago , when I started sailing, we had a ice box, a battery, fans, depth sounder and radio. I just cannot sit at anchor and play music and drain the boat battery, so I keep a supply of d cells for the "box" and move it where I am on the boat. Now I plug in the ipod or i phone. I also use water sparingly.
Old Habits die hard.

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Main Message Board / Re: Xantrex LinkPro
« on: March 23, 2012, 07:02:12 AM »
I have the link pro. I only hooked it up to the main battery bank because I just did not have the patience to run wires around to hook up the starter battery. I have the main battery bank under the aft seat at the dinette and the starter battery in the lazerette. All charge on the Xantrex and the hi power alternater when set that way. The helm electronics run off the starter battery and display the volts on the tac tic system. The battery bank for the refrig and electronics below are all on the 2 batteries under the seat and display non the link pro. . I really need to hook up the other battery so I can see exactly where I am at all times. Still I always know where my battery bank is and how full it is.

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Main Message Board / Re: Dockside water hookup
« on: January 26, 2012, 10:24:58 AM »
1 drop of water per second from a dripping hose equals 2,642 gallons a year. check your washers and fittings.

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Main Message Board / Re: offshore and Hostess
« on: January 12, 2012, 12:42:51 PM »
Fear not. the twinkie line will still be active as this will be the "reorganizing" style bankrupcy.

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Main Message Board / Re: Just bought a C34!
« on: January 03, 2012, 06:48:56 AM »
I am # 570 so have a lot in common. I am very happy with my 34 and have done a lot of upgrades. over the past few years. Be glad to share info.
Terry (sailsman10@comcast.net)

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Main Message Board / folding bicycles on board
« on: October 05, 2011, 06:28:25 AM »
My wife and I like to ride bikes around towns and shops when we stop at various marinas up and down the SW Florida coast. We are looking to purchase a couple folding bikes to keep on board on our trips. West has a couple for sale at $300 and $400. (last week they were each $100 off) Any recomendations on good yet moderatly priced folding bikes that you have experience with?
Thanks

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Main Message Board / Re: Mast boot is beat...
« on: September 03, 2011, 07:33:51 AM »
I bought some silicon self adhearing tape. (like plumbers under sinks on pvc) I found it on ebay but I think even wal mart sells it. I used the 1.5 inch wide tape and wrapped it around the mast. It sticks to itself so seals fine.  Last I looked someone was selling this on ebay as mast boot tape and it was in 4" wide strips. This has worked for me for years. easy, cheap

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Main Message Board / Re: IRENE
« on: August 23, 2011, 11:20:48 AM »
I can tell you we in Florida are sighing relief as we watch the cone go East away from us. I have been through several hurricanes and always strip the boat of canvass, even remove the boom. I am in a canal and cross tie the boat clear across the 80 foot canal. If you are a t a dock uses as many lines as you have and use spring line system to allow for rise in water levels. If you can rig chaffe gear do it. Good luck to you. We know what you may face and pray for a good outcome.

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