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Forum: Atlantic & the Caribbean 23-09-2011, 15:58
Replies: 3
Views: 2,140
Posted By bill brown
Maine to Azores

Dear Folks,

Planning trip to Azores from Maine. And, then on to the Med.

Please advise me on reference material that will cover weather conditions on route, best times to make...
Forum: Marine Electronics 25-07-2011, 16:17
Replies: 0
Views: 1,415
Posted By bill brown
Robertson AP20 Control Head Needed

My AP20 control head - Robertson - kaputttt. Looking for used head that is in perfect working condition. thanks, bill brown
Forum: Marine Electronics 22-07-2011, 04:20
Replies: 5
Views: 1,306
Posted By bill brown
Unhappy Robertson AP20 - Water Damage

Good day - - caught in a thunderstorm - - deluge of rain - - control unit got lots of water into circuit board...was told by dealer to thoroughly dry it and even suggested putting it a very warm...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 04-04-2011, 12:37
Replies: 12
Views: 1,600
Posted By bill brown
Re: CHANGING NAME OF VESSEL

Thanks for info......will do it. bb
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 04-04-2011, 07:31
Replies: 12
Views: 1,600
Posted By bill brown
Changing Vessel Name

I will be changing name of my vessel. The old name was put on via vinyl letters. My question: what is the best way to take off all vinyl name?

thanks, bb
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 22-03-2011, 14:56
Replies: 12
Views: 3,451
Posted By bill brown
Re: rerigging costs 45 foot mono

Steven, don't know if this will be of great help to you, but, doing complete rerigging of 42' Cheoy Lee....included are new rod and wire rigging, all new eyes, turnbuckles, new Furlex (forestay), and...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 08-03-2011, 09:16
Replies: 18
Views: 5,910
Posted By bill brown
Compounding and Waxing Topsides

Would like suggestions on compounding and waxing products to use on topsides of my 1984 Cheoy Lee 42. I have good polishing equipment. thanks, bill
Forum: Classifieds Archive 25-02-2011, 07:25
Replies: 2
Views: 1,023
Posted By bill brown
Re: 14 FULL SCALE CHARTS

charts are brand new - - below are revision dates for each chart:

11537 January 2009
11552 3/3/07
11548 7/26/10
11555 April 2006
12204 September 2007
12245 8/29/09
12221 ...
Forum: Classifieds Archive 25-02-2011, 06:20
Replies: 2
Views: 1,023
Posted By bill brown
14 Full Scale Charts

I have 14 Full Scale charts - ALL NEW - NEVER USED.
Price: $18/chart (MINIMUM TWO CHARTS)
All Charts: $16/chart

Chart #

11537 CAPE FEAR RIVER, CAPE FEAR TO WILMINGTON
11552 NEUSE RIVER...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 07-02-2011, 12:23
Replies: 42
Views: 5,043
Posted By bill brown
OOOPPPPS

LOUSY MATH - - SHOULD BE $4000 BB
Forum: General Sailing Forum 07-02-2011, 12:22
Replies: 42
Views: 5,043
Posted By bill brown
A SHORT FUEL STORY

My former boss was invited by a Wall Street tycoon for a Saturday outing on the Long Island Sound. According to my former boss "It was a big boat with all the amenities you might expect at the Plaza...
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 27-01-2011, 12:25
Replies: 29
Views: 7,741
Posted By bill brown
12vdc Appliances

Dear Folks, my wife and I, after a bit of searching, are a couple of days away from becoming owners of a Cheoy Lee 42'. We are excited. We need to add a few items to the vessel since we will be...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 21-12-2010, 13:25
Replies: 7
Views: 1,451
Posted By bill brown
It's Done ! . . . (Almost)

Dear Folks, happy holidays. Well, we are almost owners of a 42' Cheoy Lee - Perry design - survey to be completed. Rugged piece of equipment - 25,000 lbs, skeg, gennie, etc. Cabin - - pretty much a...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 25-11-2010, 05:55
Replies: 3
Views: 2,001
Posted By bill brown
Dickinson Propane Heater

Happy Thanksgiving to all. I will be purchasing Dickinson P12000 heater and installing it in Beneteau 40. Questions: 1. Propane tank - do I purchase a tank, have it filled and install on...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 04-11-2010, 11:41
Replies: 5
Views: 1,657
Posted By bill brown
Thanks for both comments - - quite reasonable. bb

Thanks for both comments - - quite reasonable. bb
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 04-11-2010, 10:48
Replies: 5
Views: 1,657
Posted By bill brown
Winged keel - 4'8" draft

My search for a vessel continues. Currently interested in a Beneteau 40' with winged keel, draft is 4'8". Does this relatively shallow draft hinder close hauled performance? thanks, bb
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 27-10-2010, 15:47
Replies: 26
Views: 5,552
Posted By bill brown
Again, great input. Lots to think about. thanks,...

Again, great input. Lots to think about. thanks, bb
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 27-10-2010, 11:50
Replies: 26
Views: 5,552
Posted By bill brown
Thanks again, all of you, for info. bb

Thanks again, all of you, for info. bb
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 27-10-2010, 10:44
Replies: 26
Views: 5,552
Posted By bill brown
Excellent! I have emailed Will. Thanks, bb

Excellent! I have emailed Will. Thanks, bb
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 27-10-2010, 10:21
Replies: 26
Views: 5,552
Posted By bill brown
Thanks, wondering about specific manufacturers -...

Thanks, wondering about specific manufacturers - - how they are rated? And input on below deck autopilots. bb
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 27-10-2010, 10:07
Replies: 26
Views: 5,552
Posted By bill brown
Autopilot

An autopilot for a J-40.....any suggestions? Displacement is 18000. I have taken a look at some wheel driven autopilots - none of which are rated for an 18000 boat. I would prefer an autopilot below...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 25-10-2010, 14:14
Replies: 5
Views: 1,877
Posted By bill brown
Thanks to both of you. Excellent feedback......I...

Thanks to both of you. Excellent feedback......I am pretty relaxed now. best regards, bb
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 25-10-2010, 10:57
Replies: 5
Views: 1,877
Posted By bill brown
Excellent - - I feel better about this. bb

Excellent - - I feel better about this. bb
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 25-10-2010, 10:22
Replies: 5
Views: 1,877
Posted By bill brown
Winterizing in North Carolina

I am planning on keeping the sailboat in the water over the winter. The air temperature rarely drops below freezing for an extended amount of time. It is possible that the slip I will be using will...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 21-10-2010, 09:03
Replies: 17
Views: 3,233
Posted By bill brown
A quote from "Marine Diesel Engines", Nigel...

A quote from "Marine Diesel Engines", Nigel Calder, page 66: "Change the oil and oil filter at the beginning of the winter, not the end. The used oil will contain harmful acids and contaminants that...
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