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Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 09-02-2021, 12:11
Replies: 13
Views: 722
Posted By finefurn
Adding a Bow pulpit

I have a 1984 Hunter 27 and I would like to add a Bow pulpit similar to the one pictured. Mainly to get the anchor out of the anchor locker and I like the looks of a bow pulpit. I will also be...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 12-01-2021, 18:44
Replies: 77
Views: 5,107
Posted By finefurn
Re: Is it usual for a marina to want to be added to insurance?

My Marina ( Great Bay Marine ) in NH requires it. My insurance company askes where the home port is and automatically sends a certificate of insurance to the appropriate site
Forum: Health, Safety & Related Gear 19-12-2020, 13:36
Replies: 50
Views: 3,809
Posted By finefurn
Re: Hookah vs Scuba dive kit.

Working in a dive shop, getting air has not been a problem. I guess in some cases a hookah might be an advantage, but not in my case. I still hate the dam things
Forum: Health, Safety & Related Gear 19-12-2020, 13:31
Replies: 50
Views: 3,809
Posted By finefurn
Re: Hookah vs Scuba dive kit.

I've been diving for 40+, I clean the bottom using only a pony bottle and come up with plenty of air left. Hookahs are more trouble than there worth, personally I hate then damn things.
Forum: Health, Safety & Related Gear 19-12-2020, 13:17
Replies: 50
Views: 3,809
Posted By finefurn
Re: Hookah vs Scuba dive kit.

I've been diving for 40+ years and hate using a hookah system. I use a pony bottle when I clean the bottom. and still come up with plenty of air. Hookahs are more trouble than there worth.
Forum: Our Community 13-12-2020, 12:26
Replies: 144
Views: 13,465
Posted By finefurn
Re: Yacht Wear: Anybody Dress Like This?

If you dress like that Great, but just be aware that your also secretly being laughed at. Sailing is not about fashion or trying to look like your a fashion model. .
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 12-12-2020, 19:41
Replies: 15
Views: 538
Posted By finefurn
Re: Steering Pedestal Corrosion

Hey Jim
I did check out your attachment, You obviously had no choice but to replace it. mine is no where near that bad. I'm sure that if I hadn't decided to repaint the pedestal I would have...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 12-12-2020, 08:54
Replies: 15
Views: 538
Posted By finefurn
Re: Steering Pedestal Corrosion

Thanks everyone for your quick input, although it's not what I wanted to hear, but I guess it is what it is. What I was thinking, was to fill the outer ring with a epoxy such as JB Weld or one of...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 10-12-2020, 19:26
Replies: 15
Views: 538
Posted By finefurn
Steering Pedestal Corrosion

Hi! All,
What started out as a simple repainting of my steering pedestal turned into this mess. What first appeared to be just paint blistering actually was gobs of caulk packed into holes in the...
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 18-11-2020, 08:11
Replies: 15
Views: 1,373
Posted By finefurn
Re: Nylon vs PVC fittings? Which is best?

That's what I though, Although I always heard it refereed to as just a pressure tank. An accumulator is a new one on me.
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 17-11-2020, 19:38
Replies: 15
Views: 1,373
Posted By finefurn
Re: Nylon vs PVC fittings? Which is best?

May be a dumb Newbe question but, What is an Accumulator ?
Forum: Marine Electronics 28-10-2020, 08:19
Replies: 210
Views: 13,848
Posted By finefurn
Re: Do you calibrate you depth sensor to water level or keel?

I've don't it both ways. The depth on the charts are the depth at low tide. But the bottoms can change and it's not always reflected of the charts. Therefore I set mine for depth under keel,...
Forum: Rules of the Road, Regulations & Red Tape 07-08-2020, 17:24
Replies: 330
Views: 23,568
Posted By finefurn
Re: This Is Why People Get It Wrong

Right of Way is not something you have, It's something somebody gives you
Forum: Our Community 03-08-2020, 18:49
Replies: 43
Views: 4,960
Posted By finefurn
Re: Hit my first rock

If you've never hit a rock, You've never sailed the coast of Maine.
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 21-07-2020, 19:03
Replies: 2
Views: 210
Posted By finefurn
Tach pick up on a Westerbeke 12b2

I have a Westerbeke 12b2 that I think the tach is reading to high, My tach is reading 1200 rpm at a low idle. It revs up to 2400 before the engine smooths out. Where is the tach pick up on this...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 17-06-2020, 17:44
Replies: 22
Views: 1,197
Posted By finefurn
Re: New doors to match my new hatch

I'll second that request for the source of the hardware
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 16-06-2020, 09:00
Replies: 44
Views: 3,446
Posted By finefurn
Re: Raw Water External Strainer Debate

Our marine and the river leading to it has a lot of loose seaweed floating around, My RW thru hull and Strainer were constantly getting plugged by sea weed, resulting in overheating. I Last year...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 22-04-2020, 07:47
Replies: 17
Views: 1,550
Posted By finefurn
Re: Best varnish? Gloss, semi-gloss, matte?

Over the years I think I used all of them. My favorite for exterior work is Epifaines Clear Gloss varnish, however for interior work I'll use Total Boats "Lust". The reason I like Lust for...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 11-04-2020, 17:43
Replies: 1
Views: 239
Posted By finefurn
UV damage to PVC dinghy

I have a 3 three yr old PVC inflatable dinghy. Last year the surface of the tubes began getting a bit sticky if you sat on them for any length of time >5 min. One area with the most wear the outer...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 01-03-2020, 19:03
Replies: 5
Views: 583
Posted By finefurn
Adding a Bow Pulpit

I have a 1984 Hunter 27 that I am refitting. I am considering adding a Bow Pulpit and roller. Overall adding about 2 ft to the tip of the bow. Has any one done this and what advice can you...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 17-02-2020, 18:20
Replies: 28
Views: 2,063
Posted By finefurn
Re: Recommendations for non-skid paint

I've had good luck and am very happy with Total Boats "Total Tread" It's the store brand of Jamestown distributors
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 11-02-2020, 18:08
Replies: 91
Views: 8,949
Posted By finefurn
Re: Cruise capable, smaller boats?

We have a 1984 Hunter 27 that fits most of your criteria, except for the gimbaled stove. I wouldn't go any small than a 27' if your planning on spending more than 3 days onboard. We typically...
Forum: Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 08-02-2020, 17:27
Replies: 7
Views: 1,002
Posted By finefurn
Re: Boom Vang position on boom

Which point of the triangle should be 35 - 40 deg. The Boom or Mast base
Forum: Seamanship & Boat Handling 06-02-2020, 09:55
Replies: 18
Views: 1,838
Posted By finefurn
Re: Sailing Up Wind in a Tight Bay

Get a small outboard. we have a Honda 2.3 hp , weighs in at less than 30 lbs. Motor out to open water , raise the motor, raise the sail and off you go. Easy Peasy!
Forum: Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 31-01-2020, 19:25
Replies: 7
Views: 1,002
Posted By finefurn
Boom Vang position on boom

How do you determine the optimum placement of the Boom Vang on the Boom. I have a 1984 Hunter 27. There appears to have been a small strap screwed into the lover edge of the boom approx. 24 " aft...
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