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Forum: General Sailing Forum 18-11-2020, 06:35
Replies: 29
Views: 2,887
Posted By basssears
Re: Repair estimate higher than insured value - any experience?

Another update, since this might be useful to folks in the future.


They did call the boat a Total Constructive Loss, offered to pay me the full amount of agreed value and they take the boat and...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 11-11-2020, 10:56
Replies: 94
Views: 6,069
Posted By basssears
Re: Is it stupid to take a racing style sailboat around the world?

... of course I forgot to add (spoiler alert) his hull keel joint opened up on their Atlantic crossing and he basically had to sail full speed into the haul out slings in the Caribbean to keep from...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 11-11-2020, 10:50
Replies: 94
Views: 6,069
Posted By basssears
Re: Is it stupid to take a racing style sailboat around the world?

Read the book The Captain and Mr Shrode:
https://www.amazon.com/Captain-Mr-Shrode-firsthand-Maverick/dp/0615651186
... Bay Area sailor in a higher performance boat, his take was his ability to...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 02-11-2020, 14:19
Replies: 29
Views: 2,887
Posted By basssears
Re: Repair estimate higher than insured value - any experience?

Thanks for the replies everyone, good discussion. Still waiting to hear, nothing to add to the details right now.

As far as my preference, I would like to keep this boat as we're quite attached to...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 02-11-2020, 08:12
Replies: 29
Views: 2,887
Posted By basssears
Re: Repair estimate higher than insured value - any experience?

Thanks for the replies, I guess I should have clarified, I'm not necessarily looking to maximize the financial angle here (always the best mindset when it comes to boats IMO) it is my desire to keep...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 02-11-2020, 06:56
Replies: 29
Views: 2,887
Posted By basssears
Repair estimate higher than insured value - any experience?

Unfortunately our boat got away in a wind event a few weeks ago, sheared both bow cleats off and escaped her mooring, went walk about for a few hours. She's full keel / built like a brick sh*t house...
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 08-09-2020, 13:56
Replies: 0
Views: 118
Posted By basssears
Washington State Marine Parks - Covid restrictions

Anyone have up to date info on what's allowed / not allowed at the Washington State marine parks (Sucia, Stuart, Jones etc etc) as far as Covid restrictions?


I can't seem to find info newer than...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 05-09-2020, 08:06
Replies: 95
Views: 5,886
Posted By basssears
Re: Corded or Cordless Tools, Which is Best

I love these small shop vacs, one of my favorite tools on board.


(Sorry for thread creep...) How do you set up the 5 gallon bucket as your "larger" shop vac?


-- Bass
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 19-08-2020, 08:44
Replies: 26
Views: 1,439
Posted By basssears
Re: Adding Temperature Gauge to MD 2020

This is the same setup I went with, I actually have three surface / contact temp sensors (one ring terminalled to engine block, one ring terminalled to transmission, and one hose clamped to exhaust)....
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 01-08-2020, 06:03
Replies: 18
Views: 869
Posted By basssears
Re: Oven glass door shattered - metal replacement viable??

If there's no insulation it will get very hot, I agree you can probably train yourself to avoid the hot bits with your fleshy bits, but don't discount how much heat that will then generate into your...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 21-07-2020, 16:57
Replies: 26
Views: 1,439
Posted By basssears
Re: Adding Temperature Gauge to MD 2020

I would do both a coolant based gauge and a contact sensor. Coolant based gauges can misread if your coolant gets very low, so contact sensor is a good backup and a good contact sensor can also give...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 12-07-2020, 20:26
Replies: 4
Views: 1,924
Posted By basssears
Re: Benford 30' "dory", any experience

I never did hear anything. And I never got a chance to look at the boat at the time, the broker was super hard to deal with (think he had bigger fish to fry). Still thought it was super cool boat.
...
Forum: Marine Electronics 15-06-2020, 05:57
Replies: 17
Views: 1,613
Posted By basssears
Re: A Canadian Tech company wins National Award.

Even this though, Goal Zero has been doing this for years.

I actually blame Goal Zero a bit for this whole "generator" thing, they were the first company I saw that started using that phrase when...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 14-05-2020, 08:42
Replies: 23
Views: 2,091
Posted By basssears
Re: How often do you flush your raw water side with Salt-Away or equivalent?

Think I'm in different scenario than you, but do use Salt Away so will answer.

Our boat lives in the water 365 days a year, but I use it in blocks and then go away from it for months at a time. I...
Forum: Our Community 22-04-2020, 16:25
Replies: 65
Views: 8,032
Posted By basssears
Re: Content of onboard medicine chest

Assuming you know how to use these things, I agree that planning for trauma is a good idea... it seems most discussions of onboard medical planning cover medical emergencies only not trauma...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 18-04-2020, 20:40
Replies: 46
Views: 4,150
Posted By basssears
Re: Leaving dinghy on mooring for weeks at a time...

Thanks... I think long term the idea of having a float attached to the ball has a lot of merit, I've seen it a few places in the Gulf Islands and it looks pretty sweet... easy on and off with the dog...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 05-04-2020, 10:38
Replies: 73
Views: 7,652
Posted By basssears
Re: Slip fees and virus

I have seen that the state parks are closed until May 4th, have you been able to find out that affects a visit to Sucia (or the other marine parks)?


-- Bass
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 04-04-2020, 18:29
Replies: 8
Views: 1,171
Posted By basssears
Re: Transmission cooler install... adapting raw water hose size & odd sized hose barb

Doug,

I did end up installing a heat sink style transmission cooler (seemed all I could find for my transmission, sure would have liked something that increased the quantity of ATF fluid but...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 27-03-2020, 15:18
Replies: 18
Views: 2,135
Posted By basssears
Re: Another Honda 2200i recall

There seem to be some relatively minor advantages to the Hondas over the Yamahas, but the Yamahas seem to come very close in terms of portability and quietness.


I was researching the 2200i's...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 27-03-2020, 15:04
Replies: 18
Views: 2,135
Posted By basssears
Another Honda 2200i recall

Dated March 17th, 2020, so very recent recall, not sure how servicing will go with Covid going on, but be aware:


Name of product: Honda EB2200i, EU2200i,...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 03-03-2020, 07:11
Replies: 168
Views: 15,369
Posted By basssears
Re: Pilothouse Love em or Hate em

Dangerous to generalize as many boats can fall into the "pilothouse" category with vastly different performance. Some are true sailboats, some are designed to be "motor sailors" (a rather nebulous...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 27-02-2020, 16:38
Replies: 168
Views: 15,369
Posted By basssears
Re: Pilothouse Love em or Hate em

Traded a few PM's with the OP (oh the acronyms!), here are a few others I suggested he consider (these were on my list when I was looking for coastal cruiser pilothouse in the size range he...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 27-02-2020, 11:31
Replies: 168
Views: 15,369
Posted By basssears
Re: Pilothouse Love em or Hate em

Two thoughts, somewhat tangential, since you've admitted you're new to this (no judgement, we were all there, and we're all newer than we think we are, at least you know enough that you don't know!)....
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 25-02-2020, 15:15
Replies: 168
Views: 15,369
Posted By basssears
Re: Pilothouse Love em or Hate em

If you're considering Westsail 32 then it would be worth your while to check out Gulf 32 and/or Rawson 30 pilothouse, as they are similar style boats (modest sail plan, full keel) to a Westsail and...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 25-02-2020, 12:15
Replies: 168
Views: 15,369
Posted By basssears
Re: Pilothouse Love em or Hate em

Good comments above, I'll just throw out a few thoughts from our experience with our Gulf 32 pilothouse.

In general, we love it... of course we cruise in the PNW so that's a popular spot for...
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