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Forum: Product or Service Reviews & Evaluations 09-08-2021, 11:06
Replies: 47
Views: 21,729
Posted By DreamBig
Re: Vintage Alternatives to Sailrite Sewing Machine

Not to dig up an old post, but merely to give it resolution.... We ended up purchasing a "Reliable Barracuda" we added the cuda crank.... Out the door it was $700 new. Let's just say I have mixed...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 06-08-2021, 19:14
Replies: 11
Views: 1,414
Posted By DreamBig
Re: Wind Vane Self Steering

I think in might be a Neptune, or maybe a something close to that.. hmm?
Forum: General Sailing Forum 06-08-2021, 18:59
Replies: 11
Views: 1,414
Posted By DreamBig
Re: Wind Vane Self Steering

Picture 3 shows the some of the mounting area... the square... (rectangular) tubing with the 7/8" holes at either end... There is a single mount point north of that 2.5 feet. In Picture 3 you can...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 06-08-2021, 18:50
Replies: 11
Views: 1,414
Posted By DreamBig
Re: Wind Vane Self Steering

I will add Picture 4 of the weird black worm gear and pulley, looks much like what you might find on Hebridean kit, or a couple other English guy's... but none of their designs look the same other...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 06-08-2021, 18:46
Replies: 11
Views: 1,414
Posted By DreamBig
Re: Wind Vane Self Steering

Hey everyone,

I will do what I can see if I can find some better angle pictures... The mount is missing,, Kinda, why I would like to track down the original Engineer.... It seems that the pendulum...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 05-08-2021, 07:16
Replies: 11
Views: 1,414
Posted By DreamBig
Wind Vane Self Steering

Hey all, I have an older wind vane self steering device. I am looking to install it on my Vancouver 25. I am trying to find out if anyone can tell me what the maker is? It has 0 markings on it,...
Forum: Auxiliary Equipment & Dinghy 06-07-2021, 19:34
Replies: 313
Views: 80,464
Posted By DreamBig
Re: Porta-bote haters: what's not to like?

Transom bladder is the thin sheet of plastic at the aft most of the boat. When you remove the transom... The part the motor would mount on, it is what is left in the boat.. Evidently, it is...
Forum: Auxiliary Equipment & Dinghy 01-07-2021, 16:27
Replies: 313
Views: 80,464
Posted By DreamBig
Re: Porta-bote haters: what's not to like?

So, In short these boats are great!!!!! You will find them cheap as dirt, because the owner of the company "in my opinion" is a crazy loon. The hull material is tough, but it will fail. I would...
Forum: Auxiliary Equipment & Dinghy 01-07-2021, 14:44
Replies: 313
Views: 80,464
Posted By DreamBig
Re: Porta-bote haters: what's not to like?

So, In short these boats are great!!!!! You will find them cheap as dirt, because the owner of the company "in my opinion" is a crazy loon. The hull material is tough, but it will fail. I would...
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 26-04-2021, 06:24
Replies: 114
Views: 12,864
Posted By DreamBig
Re: Bringing a Cross 38 back from the Dead

Not that it has anything to do with this post, but we ourselves purchased a Vancouver 25 back in January. I built a trailer for her and brought her home in Feburary. We have been letting her dry...
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 26-04-2021, 06:07
Replies: 114
Views: 12,864
Posted By DreamBig
Re: Bringing a Cross 38 back from the Dead

Hello all,

Just posting an update on Ameris here. John has been a busy little bee this winter. :-) He is hoping to move here in May to Dry Dock to complete bottom side work. He is looking for a...
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 18-01-2021, 04:57
Replies: 114
Views: 12,864
Posted By DreamBig
Re: Bringing a Cross 38 back from the Dead

This may help... I am proud of John... he is doing great work with her, and was in a position in life to drop everything and pick up where we left off. Currently, we are planning to escape the little...
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 07-12-2020, 10:41
Replies: 114
Views: 12,864
Posted By DreamBig
Re: Bringing a Cross 38 back from the Dead

Hello all, We had made great progress with Ameris over the past few months. Completely replaced the port ama decks, and repaired many stations under them. Replaced most of the fantail port and...
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 30-09-2020, 09:56
Replies: 114
Views: 12,864
Posted By DreamBig
Re: Bringing a Cross 38 back from the Dead

Still working on her, well kinda. Late July and Aug weather was mostly over 100 degrees F. So we scaled back our effort. September we were mainly dealing with hurricanes and tropical storms- so...
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 20-08-2020, 14:20
Replies: 16
Views: 762
Posted By DreamBig
Re: Debugging Refer issues

Being a hvac contractor seems to be a long work around for what a hvac sniffer can tell you in about 2 mins. Assuming that you are in a locale that you can't buy one, or hire someone that has one; ...
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 19-08-2020, 12:18
Replies: 251
Views: 11,625
Posted By DreamBig
Re: Mah mah mah mah myyy carona (my experience with it and some thoughts)

China would have never released the virus if it didn't have a antivirus already. That's how the globalists were vaccinated early on, like these reporters. ...
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 13-08-2020, 21:45
Replies: 251
Views: 11,625
Posted By DreamBig
Re: Mah mah mah mah myyy carona (my experience with it and some thoughts)

Ironically, I walked away from Hudson Michigan in 2006. Ran a hvac service in Jackson. We actually gave the business to the employees, rented the house we lived in for less than the mortgage, put it...
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 12-08-2020, 21:22
Replies: 251
Views: 11,625
Posted By DreamBig
Re: Mah mah mah mah myyy carona (my experience with it and some thoughts)

[QUOTE=Westcliffe01;3206456]In 6 months the annual death statistics will be out. When overlaid over previous years it remains to be seen if there has in fact been an overall increase in the number...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 11-08-2020, 16:45
Replies: 20
Views: 2,792
Posted By DreamBig
Re: Searunner Build Time

Call John Marples with Marples Marine in Maine. Great guy, he will get you fixed up. :-)
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 02-08-2020, 21:29
Replies: 176
Views: 10,026
Posted By DreamBig
Re: Sailing in Times of Covid

Hello everyone, good little thread here.

Here is a little insight into this virus from rural Texas. First and foremost it's not that big of a deal UNTIL it is. Heard immunity is a dream, I...
Forum: Lithium Power Systems 12-07-2020, 22:03
Replies: 13
Views: 1,682
Posted By DreamBig
Re: Will LFP battery prices come down?

I sure hope so, I can't afford $1k per good battery that isn't gonna blow up. :-)
Forum: General Sailing Forum 12-07-2020, 21:14
Replies: 296
Views: 43,229
Posted By DreamBig
Re: More "cruisers" violate borders and more on S/V Zatara

It's amazing to me that in a few short months the entire world has changed.

As for S/V Zatara, their whole progression has been kinda outlandish from the start. Nothing against them, I think...
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 12-07-2020, 10:00
Replies: 114
Views: 12,864
Posted By DreamBig
Re: Bringing a Cross 38 back from the Dead

hmm. What next?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eWWF4_JeazU
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 12-07-2020, 09:59
Replies: 4,798
Views: 1,060,500
Posted By DreamBig
Forum: Rules of the Road, Regulations & Red Tape 10-07-2020, 09:28
Replies: 79
Views: 8,748
Posted By DreamBig
Re: New to offshore sailing & have questions

The next 3 videos are must see tv!!! :-)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ba3iPwWfSUQ&t=325s
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