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Forum: Challenges 28-02-2021, 17:13
Replies: 10
Views: 1,194
Posted By CaptAirman
Re: frozen 4 108 Perkins

We hydrolocked our 4108 earlier last season, injector removal is a super tough procedure especially with the bowman heat exchanger. Ultimately I decided I didn't have the right tool for the job...
Forum: Destinations 28-02-2021, 16:50
Replies: 16
Views: 776
Posted By CaptAirman
Re: Marinas in New York City

I realize I wasn't particularly detailed in my earlier post. To give you an idea of the Water Taxi's mooring costs, suffice to say for a 39' mono it was ballpark in the $2k or less range for the...
Forum: Destinations 27-02-2021, 19:31
Replies: 16
Views: 776
Posted By CaptAirman
Re: Marinas in New York City

Frankly even finance money might not save you if you need a slip. A marina's a rotten place for a sailboat when you can have a mooring. We've paid a very reasonable rate in Manhasset Bay with the...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 27-02-2021, 17:43
Replies: 13
Views: 449
Posted By CaptAirman
Re: "Unstayed cat" rig?

We are a cat-schooner technically, although when sheeted in we might get some minimal slot effect from the foresail. We have sailed to windward foresail-only though and it does make speed basically...
Forum: General Classifieds (no boats) 27-02-2021, 16:04
Replies: 1
For Sale or Trade: 2019 Suzuki DF2.5 Long Shaft
Views: 168
Posted By CaptAirman
Re: 2019 Suzuki DF2.5 Long Shaft

The little Zuke is still available. Save some cash vs new!
Forum: General Classifieds (no boats) 23-02-2021, 17:34
Replies: 2
Views: 323
Posted By CaptAirman
Re: 2020 Portland Pudgy + Sail kit

Still available and the aforementioned outboard is now posted here:
https://www.cruisersforum.com/forums/f64/2019-suzuki-df2-5-long-shaft-246816.html
Forum: General Classifieds (no boats) 23-02-2021, 17:32
Replies: 1
For Sale or Trade: 2019 Suzuki DF2.5 Long Shaft
Views: 168
Posted By CaptAirman
2019 Suzuki DF2.5 Long Shaft

Hello,
Selling a lightly used DF2.5, of 2019 manufacture and used just 2020 season. We're selling our portland pudgy in this thread...
Forum: General Classifieds (no boats) 21-02-2021, 12:14
Replies: 2
Views: 323
Posted By CaptAirman
2020 Portland Pudgy + Sail kit

2020 Portland Pudgy for sail (HEH). Purchased new last year, we very much like the dink but while the measurements worked out on paper, in practice the forward boom's geometry is not compatible with...
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 14-01-2021, 09:39
Replies: 19
Views: 1,625
Posted By CaptAirman
Re: Starter boat advice

This is a fine plan. A mooring ball is usually cheaper and better off for sailboats as they can swing with the wind and you're less likely to get a gust from behind taking off a dodger or something....
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 13-01-2021, 13:34
Replies: 1,369
Views: 283,616
Posted By CaptAirman
Re: Youtube liveaboard stars?

What this is, is a new media format: you've never had the opportunity to take $30/month, and give a dollar each to 30 different shows you enjoy. Lubbers complain about having a $100 cable bill and...
Forum: General Classifieds (no boats) 08-01-2021, 09:50
Replies: 0
Views: 262
Posted By CaptAirman
Complete W-H Autopilot System

For Sale is the autopilot from my boat, installed in 2009 by the previous owner. Autopilot was pulled in working condition and includes all components and cables, less hydraulics. Compass cable was...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 15-12-2020, 19:58
Replies: 21
Views: 1,530
Posted By CaptAirman
Re: Hardware for cockpit table

Brilliant idea! I'm a lot more handy with wood than stainless. Looking forward to seeing any pictures of peoples' solutions.

I'm sure the Edson parts are of a high quality but this is a table...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 13-12-2020, 09:01
Replies: 21
Views: 1,530
Posted By CaptAirman
Hardware for cockpit table

Hey all,
One of my winter projects is building a new lightweight wood cockpit table with leaves, to replace the edson clunker without em. I'm also switching from a 1" grab rail to a 1.25" one, and I...
Forum: Marine Electronics 09-07-2020, 05:43
Replies: 10
Views: 951
Posted By CaptAirman
Re: Replacing a W-H Autopilot

Thanks for all the replies. I'll try and salvage the W-H this weekend, to get us through as much of a trip to block island next weekend as it can. I think based on what I see here the logical course...
Forum: Marine Electronics 08-07-2020, 07:49
Replies: 10
Views: 951
Posted By CaptAirman
Re: Replacing a W-H Autopilot

Thanks! That is encouraging. Did you opt for a stand-alone autopilot control? The NSS8 is advertised as being capable of autopilot steering, and we have a remote display at the helm. The logic is...
Forum: Marine Electronics 08-07-2020, 07:26
Replies: 10
Views: 951
Posted By CaptAirman
Replacing a W-H Autopilot

Hello all,
tl;dr: Has anyone attempted to replace an older AP "brainbox" and compass/rudder feedback unit while retaining the hydraulic drive components?

When we bought our boat, the autopilot...
Forum: Atlantic & the Caribbean 26-05-2020, 12:18
Replies: 16
Views: 1,499
Posted By CaptAirman
Re: Chesapeake + DE bay vs offshore route?

Thank you everyone for the insightful replies.
I don't plan to be in delivery mode but I agree with the other posters regarding the meh factor of the C&D canal. I did enjoy Rock Hall very much but...
Forum: Atlantic & the Caribbean 26-05-2020, 07:50
Replies: 16
Views: 1,499
Posted By CaptAirman
Re: Chesapeake + DE bay vs offshore route?

Ah yeah, we're a Freedom 39, mono and relatively self-tending. Between 6-7kts is reasonable favorable conditions. It's certainly inshore in my book but we'd rather learn as many hard lessons close to...
Forum: Atlantic & the Caribbean 26-05-2020, 07:30
Replies: 16
Views: 1,499
Posted By CaptAirman
Re: Chesapeake + DE bay vs offshore route?

This is a good bit of advice. I had thought previously of waiting it out in Cape May for a favorable window but Cape Henlopen would save a few hours and give us the option of running up the bay....
Forum: Atlantic & the Caribbean 26-05-2020, 06:45
Replies: 16
Views: 1,499
Posted By CaptAirman
Chesapeake + DE bay vs offshore route?

Greetings cruisers,
Currently spending the slow covid days planning a southbound route from Long Island Sound to Florida and onward from there. I've done the trip from Rock Hall, MD up via the C&D...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 05-05-2020, 13:46
Replies: 45
Views: 4,751
Posted By CaptAirman
Re: Please critique my cat ketch thoughts

We own a Freedom 39 cat schooner. While it's not a ketch in principle they're very similar. When shopping we were almost identical in our stated requirements, namely that she be easy to sail, have a...
Forum: Meets & Greets 01-03-2019, 05:38
Replies: 3
Views: 396
Posted By CaptAirman
Re: Just another newjack

A quick update: we've just closed on the 39' Freedom Pilothouse called Shiloh. A few months to go before commissioning, for us to do some "camping" on the hard and miscellaneous boat projects.

We...
Forum: Dollars & Cents 25-01-2019, 10:41
Replies: 2
Views: 541
Posted By CaptAirman
Re: Annapolis surveyors for unstayed rigs

Thanks td0tz,
That's interesting to know. Didn't think there'd be a specialty yard for these boats. I'll definitely ping Paul for a referral if he knows anyone down further south.

I like the 39...
Forum: Dollars & Cents 24-01-2019, 15:20
Replies: 2
Views: 541
Posted By CaptAirman
Annapolis surveyors for unstayed rigs

Hi all,
Bonafide new blood here, but would like to give my business to anyone with a reputation for some knowledge of composites and CF, and honesty. We're in need of a surveyor for a Freedom 39,...
Forum: Meets & Greets 24-01-2019, 11:50
Replies: 3
Views: 396
Posted By CaptAirman
Just another newjack

Hi all,
I've profited from the wealth of knowledge here while reading everything from local cruising grounds to boat buying decisions. I am very thankful for the efforts on behalf of the many folks...
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