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Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 11-02-2019, 16:05
Replies: 27
Views: 5,906
Posted By yardpro
Re: Marine ply or PVC paneling?

To the poster that put up the toxic materials in PVC..

PVC is used in interior construction all the time. Lots of PVC trim etc.

PVC is also used extensively in water lines.
You more than...
Forum: Seamanship & Boat Handling 07-10-2018, 14:31
Replies: 25
Views: 2,482
Posted By yardpro
overtaking sailboats

Let me start by saying i gravitate back and forth between sail and power boats, have owned several of both.

I currenntly own a 35 bertram. On quite a few occasions i have come up behind a saiboat...
Forum: Navigation 31-08-2017, 05:00
Replies: 9
Views: 1,049
Posted By yardpro
Re: Need some help with trip

thanks for all the replies.

The boat i am getting is a 35 bertram so my draft is only 3' We are trying to do the trip in 2 1/2 days but could make a 3 day if needed. Not super concerned about...
Forum: Seamanship & Boat Handling 28-08-2017, 09:03
Replies: 39
Views: 4,692
Posted By yardpro
Re: Ignorant Semanship

just because you can afford a boat does not mean you should own a boat
Forum: Navigation 28-08-2017, 05:41
Replies: 9
Views: 1,049
Posted By yardpro
Re: Need some help with trip

Thanks.

I have never planed, plotted a trip like this. Honestly whatever trips i have made int he past (up to newbern, to oriental and ocracoke) i have just followed the markers and got where i...
Forum: Navigation 26-08-2017, 16:33
Replies: 9
Views: 1,049
Posted By yardpro
Need some help with trip

so i feel like an idiot for posting this.... I am a lifelong boater with thousands of hours running various boats...

I just bought a 35 bertram from virginia (just north of norfolk).
in october...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 22-08-2016, 02:38
Replies: 35
Views: 7,394
Posted By yardpro
Re: ICW - clean enough to swim?

you guys are a bunch of willy nillies.

most rivers, lakes, etc, are not clear, most are borwn. has nothing to do with bacteria, etc... tannins, silt etc are what make it brown.

I live in...
Forum: Auxiliary Equipment & Dinghy 16-09-2011, 17:39
Replies: 35
Views: 7,601
Posted By yardpro
Re: Gone Dinghy

we towed our 12' fiberglass dinghy everywhere... no issues except when in reverse.

we have towed our 17' mckee craft (boston whaler clone, unsinkable, etc...)...we had an issue only once...biggest...
Forum: Auxiliary Equipment & Dinghy 06-09-2011, 20:31
Replies: 13
Views: 26,004
Posted By yardpro
Re: Zodiac (PVC) Bottom Repair ?

had the same experience with mine.... floor started coming off.... quoted $500.00 to repair with no warranty. he also told me that pvc are a waste of money...
I tried the expensive west marine...
Forum: Forum Tech Support & Site Help 23-11-2010, 19:55
Replies: 152
Views: 19,766
Posted By yardpro
"lighten up Francis"... i also thought that...

"lighten up Francis"...

i also thought that this was a joke...
i think that this whole PC, don't offend anyone at any time no matter how ridiculous they are being ideology is pretty lame.
now...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 21-10-2010, 18:12
Replies: 90
Views: 10,241
Posted By yardpro
about a three block walk, then a 50 yard row, or...

about a three block walk, then a 50 yard row, or motor in the dinghy out to the boat....
Forum: General Sailing Forum 21-10-2010, 17:53
Replies: 35
Views: 4,937
Posted By yardpro
there are two different forms of chlorine that...

there are two different forms of chlorine that sanitize...
free chlorine and "combined: or chloramines.... the free Cl is 20 times more effictive as a sanitiver, but is short lived... combined...
Forum: Dollars & Cents 21-10-2010, 16:19
Replies: 337
Views: 50,402
Posted By yardpro
nonsense.... so the guy that spends $60K to put...

nonsense....
so the guy that spends $60K to put solar panels on his house, and spends an extra 10K for a hybrid, spends 15K for a water recapture system, etc... is making a LARGER footprint....
...
Forum: The Sailor's Confessional 10-07-2010, 05:06
Replies: 152
Views: 23,011
Posted By yardpro
that is such a load bs. first off the human...

that is such a load bs.
first off the human bladdder only holds a maximum of about 400 ML.. most of us only use about 100-150 ml before we go. human urine is usually close to neutral. some diets...
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 09-07-2010, 13:35
Replies: 24
Views: 6,239
Posted By yardpro
thanks for the reply.. i did not se why they...

thanks for the reply..
i did not se why they would not work, and with my MUCHO experience with both, it would be very easy for me to run pvc to all my needed fixtures.

i was told that if i had my...
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 09-07-2010, 09:34
Replies: 24
Views: 6,239
Posted By yardpro
PVC Pipe

I am a landscaper and work with pvc in our irrigation system installation. I was going to re-plumb the pressurized freshwater system in my boat with pvc. I was told that this was not an approved...
Forum: Sailor Logs & Cruising Plans 01-07-2010, 04:28
Replies: 8
Views: 4,319
Posted By yardpro
we will be at cape lookout this weekend as...

we will be at cape lookout this weekend as well...

we will be in a 66 double ender named texas rose.... swing by and have a drink...

Cape lookout is such a beautiful place. We are very lucky...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 19-06-2010, 11:55
Replies: 9
Views: 4,920
Posted By yardpro
there are also a few in morehead city/beaufort...

there are also a few in morehead city/beaufort area as well.

there is ted and toms in raido island... old yard, but specalizes in steel boats, they are building a big steel shrimp boat now on...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 19-06-2010, 11:30
Replies: 29
Views: 9,703
Posted By yardpro
make sure to figure in the extra haul out fees,...

make sure to figure in the extra haul out fees, your extra time, etc...

here it is $8-10/foot to haul out, pressure wash and block...

so if you save 200 on paint, the extra haul out would make...
Forum: Atlantic & the Caribbean 19-05-2010, 16:47
Replies: 5
Views: 7,267
Posted By yardpro
wow that's a lot of water for a cat.... i am...

wow that's a lot of water for a cat....

i am just south of there and am interested as we will be planning a trip there this summer..

love to join you but the 22 is my birthday so we will be...
Forum: Atlantic & the Caribbean 19-05-2010, 16:37
Replies: 8
Views: 3,096
Posted By yardpro
WELCOME.. we live in morehead, just over the...

WELCOME..
we live in morehead, just over the bridge...

town creek marina is in beaufort and caters to transients. I am friends with the owner. he is a great guy... super nice....

portside...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 10-05-2010, 18:27
Replies: 34
Views: 5,295
Posted By yardpro
the type of hole is a "banjo hole"...

the type of hole is a "banjo hole" fastner
Forum: Cruising News & Events 26-11-2009, 18:40
Replies: 188
Views: 38,809
Posted By yardpro
LOL... guess if you own a choy lee, stay...

LOL...

guess if you own a choy lee, stay away from the coast of NC.....
Forum: Cruising News & Events 26-11-2009, 16:22
Replies: 188
Views: 38,809
Posted By yardpro
we were out SAT and Sunday.. Weather was not that...

we were out SAT and Sunday.. Weather was not that bad at all..

I had decided to reef the main saturday ( first time i have ever tried to reef) and tore the sail..:( We sewed it sat. night.. We...
Forum: Seamanship & Boat Handling 15-10-2009, 17:25
Replies: 52
Views: 5,169
Posted By yardpro
sorry mark, but that answer is totally wrong.... ...

sorry mark, but that answer is totally wrong....
i have grown up in boats (motor) and know tons of commercial captians...

the large shipping vessels have the right of way... period....

i was...
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