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Forum: Vendor Spotlight - Great Deals for CF Members! 06-11-2018, 12:18
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Posted By Offshore1960
Re: MANTUS GIVEAWAY ends Nov 20th | Enter Now!

I'd love one of these 45lb Mantus anchors to replace the 35 lb CQR that I have now.
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 22-10-2018, 12:02
Replies: 10
Views: 730
Posted By Offshore1960
Re: Re-power questions on motor mount widths

This past winter I replaced the foundation and motor mounts on my Yanmar 3JH2E in my Bristol 40. Currently undergoing a total refit. The boat originally had a westerbeke and was re powered with the...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 15-09-2018, 18:57
Replies: 45
Views: 4,486
Posted By Offshore1960
Re: West Systems or Total Boat Epoxy?

I've used both extensively, both are great. I'm mid way through a keel up rebuilding on a Bristol 40 and have been using Total Boat exclusively on this project and really like it. I've been a big...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 15-08-2018, 12:33
Replies: 14
Views: 891
Posted By Offshore1960
Re: Looking for source for new diesel tanks

You might try Luthers Welding in Bristol RI, very close to you. They make nice custom ABYC compliant fuel tanks and have fair prices. They made a nice tank for one of my survey clients this spring....
Forum: Navigation 11-07-2018, 14:44
Replies: 9
Views: 920
Posted By Offshore1960
Re: Delaware Bay: going west of Reedy Island Bar?

Monitor channel 13 on your VHF, as mentioned above please. there is plenty of water on either side of the main channel for a vessel of your draft. Large ships and deep draft tug and tows (one of them...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 02-07-2018, 07:55
Replies: 77
Views: 4,195
Posted By Offshore1960
Re: Welder on board, power supply advice

The small inverter welders work real well for stick and tig welding. I have a Miller inverter welder on my current tug. Its small about the size of a large pelican case and weighs about 25 lbs....
Forum: Dollars & Cents 21-06-2018, 17:15
Replies: 19
Views: 1,362
Posted By Offshore1960
Re: Any suggestions for shipping from Miami to Ponce, Puerto Rico

You might try TOTE, Trailer Bridge or Crowley. They all ship to PR. Years ago I worked for the predecessor to TOTE and we made container deliveries to Ponce on a weekly basis.

Best of luck.
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 10-06-2018, 10:05
Replies: 46
Views: 4,315
Posted By Offshore1960
Re: Crushed glass for taking bottom to gelcoat

Crushed glass is a great media for removing paint from a bottom. It leaves a really clean finish and if done in combination with water its virtually dust free. Most of the time this is done using a...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 27-05-2018, 18:04
Replies: 65
Views: 3,554
Posted By Offshore1960
Re: Wood Choices, types and locations....

Stika Spruce is great for spars, its light and straight grained and strong. The traditional wood of choice for small craft spars. Douglas fir was used alot for spars on larger vessels on both the...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 12-05-2018, 09:21
Replies: 25
Views: 3,242
Posted By Offshore1960
Re: We're going to actually attempt this...

I second some of the above comments regarding looking for a boat in Southern CA. With your budget there would be alot to choose from on the east coast. Something a bit newer that requires less...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 04-05-2018, 15:43
Replies: 49
Views: 5,752
Posted By Offshore1960
Re: Your Favorite Seaworthy Vessels 40-48' with Comfortable Digs

Bristol 40 with the keel centerboard option. 4' draft with the board up and 7'6" board down. Great seaworthy boat and shallow enough for the Bahamas.
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 12-03-2018, 11:53
Replies: 41
Views: 4,454
Posted By Offshore1960
Re: Building a Spindrift Nesting Dinghy

I share your dislike of inflatables.

Here is another great nesting dingy kit from Port Townsend water craft. really nice looking boat, sails and rows great, lightweight and easy to put together....
Forum: Propellers & Drive Systems 06-02-2018, 10:28
Replies: 21
Views: 1,623
Posted By Offshore1960
Re: Twindisc TMC40M - what tranny oil?

I have twin disc gears in my tugboat and we use Chevon URSA 40 super plus. Have not had any issues with them at all.
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 04-12-2017, 11:51
Replies: 13
Views: 1,254
Posted By Offshore1960
Re: Bronze thruhulls in topsides?

Go with bronze, you will never have to worry about them again. That's what I did on my Bristol 40 that I'm re fitting now. And as a previous poster mentioned the plastic ones get brittle after UV...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 01-11-2017, 19:12
Replies: 22
Views: 4,574
Posted By Offshore1960
Re: Unidentified Floating Object - any ideas?

Weather or meteorological data buoy. I set up and configured some of those for deployment in the Bosporus straits a few years back. Also deployed a couple south of Nantucket and some north of Cape...
Forum: General Classifieds (no boats) 31-08-2017, 08:26
Replies: 10
Views: 1,423
Posted By Offshore1960
Re: Wanting to buy manual windlass

Didn't receive your PM for some reason but sent you one.

Forum: General Classifieds (no boats) 29-08-2017, 11:25
Replies: 10
Views: 1,423
Posted By Offshore1960
Re: Wanting to buy manual windlass

I have a Simpson Lawerence with both a rope and chain gypsy that I removed from my Bristol 40. I'll take 300.00 for it. I'm in Fairhaven Mass and could ship it to you or you can pick it up.
Forum: Auxiliary Equipment & Dinghy 30-06-2017, 10:35
Replies: 39
Views: 5,216
Posted By Offshore1960
Re: Replacing a rib with a hard dinghy

A PT-11 from Port Townsend water craft or the non nesting version a PT-11.
Awesome dingy's great to row, sail or if you must, motor.
Guaranteed to be a head turner where ever you go.
PT Eleven...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 11-06-2017, 17:33
Replies: 6
Views: 1,276
Posted By Offshore1960
Re: Where to have a Look at SV's Around The Cape

Here's a brokerage firm in Newport, that has a wide range of boats all over New England.

Used Boat Search | Newport, RI Brokerage | Bluenose Yachts...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 27-04-2017, 11:40
Replies: 21
Views: 2,187
Posted By Offshore1960
Re: Reasonable to ask for a prior survey?

Perfectly reasonable to ask for a prior survey. If a thorough condition and valuation survey was done for the current owners insurance company it could tell you quite a bit about the boat.

Forum: Monohull Sailboats 08-04-2017, 14:27
Replies: 35
Views: 4,386
Posted By Offshore1960
Re: Where do I get actually good seacocks?

Jamestown Distributors is a great source for lots of boatbuilding supplies including bronze seacocks and thru hull fittings.
Forum: Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 07-04-2017, 10:48
Replies: 40
Views: 3,335
Posted By Offshore1960
Re: Chrome plating new chainpates

I see that you are in Rhode Island. You can take them to New England Electropolishing In Fall River Mass and they can electropolish them from you. Simple process that works really well. I've brought...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 09-03-2017, 11:51
Replies: 47
Views: 4,653
Posted By Offshore1960
Re: What to do if surveyor has not provided survey report?

I'm sorry to hear of your experience with your surveyor. This is way to long to wait for a report. I am a surveyor myself and usually deliver reports in two to three days or a week at most if I am...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 23-11-2016, 10:45
Replies: 150
Views: 16,694
Posted By Offshore1960
Re: Neighbors Boat Fire Seriously Damages My Boat

You might want to have an independent surveyor do a damage assessment survey for you as soon as possible. Having third party documentation will help with claims.

Best of luck, and very sorry to...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 06-11-2016, 17:23
Replies: 102
Views: 7,512
Posted By Offshore1960
Re: Does anyone measure distance in "Cables"?

Yes US merchant ships use it all the time. I do when I anchor, customary 3 shots to the waters edge. Also whenever we are in VTS controlled anchorages such as in New York harbor we give our length...
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