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    Bainbridge Island
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    Sailing and cycling

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  1. I received a Nest Outdoor camera and would like to try and see if it will work for monitoring my boat. Our marina does have pretty good internet and I have an antenna next to my slip. The Nest unlike some IP cameras does require ac power. I am curious as to how you might have it set up for your boat and how well it works or doesn't work for you.
  2. Show your boat sailing thread

    Nice photo and another wonderful Gary Mull design.
  3. Soon to retire guy is looking to gain some offshore or extended coastal cruising experience. I have many years of smaller boat sailing and currently own and cruise a classic Santana 27 on Puget Sound. I have completed ASA 100-105 courses, take direction well, and have good tolerance for uncomfortable conditions Ideally I would like to find some west coast opportunities but am also available in other locations. I am also flexible on duration of the trip.
  4. Perry Sliver Class Day Sailor

    I am not the very talented painter, but I am the other CA member that Kim references as having stopped by to say hello. I am sad to say that it has taken me far too long to go over and meet Kim who as many of you know is very gracious and welcoming. We are at least for part of the year neighbors and I have been drooling over Francis Lee since it came home to Port Blakely. Today I was fortunate enough to get a tour of FL and I really cant say anything more than all of the very appropriate superlatives that others have used to describe such a beautiful boat that is located in such a beautiful setting......sailing heaven for sure. Pat McShane
  5. Keep Turning Left- In the News

    Nice to see Dylan getting some well deserved and earned exposure. He does my kind of sailing.
  6. It's getting to be that point in time where I need to get a new bottom paint job and am looking for recommendations for the Seattle area. I'm actually over in Eagle Harbor and am looking for a cruising level rolled on finish as opposed to a racing finish. The last time CSR did the job and did fine but would like to see if there are more modestly priced options. This is for a 27 ft keel boat....timing is likely to be in early October or so.
  7. How nice should this boat be

    GunkHoler.....I also own a Santana 27 that I keep in Eagle Harbor. I have owned the boat for two years. The previous owner did a pretty significant refit on her, including all new Neil Pryde sails (main, two genoas and spinnaker), new sail and tiller cover, new standing and running rigging, topsides professionally spray painted, new 6HP outboard, some new electronics, new KiwiGrip applied by the owner and other improvements including the remounting stanchions, portlights, etc. I have done other projects as well. However I am trying to limit the improvements that I make on the boat (as opposed to normal maintenance bottom paint etc) to ones that I really want to enjoy but also anticipate a zero return on my investment. So while I would love to have a furler, I know that I will not get the dollars back and will live with a hank on headsail and rig a jib downhaul. At the same time a larger outboard that my wife could actually start in an emergency was important to us and worth it to us for the $1,000 incremental increase in cost after selling the one that came with the boat. The good news is that these are really great boats, sail really well, and have a strong design pedigree. We should talk and compare notes and I would love to see your boat as well.
  8. Outboard Motor Mouting Santana 27

    After a lot of different thoughts I think this makes the most sense. I have a local ss fabricator doing the plate. I am considering using two part epoxy putty rather than Gflex as I have had difficulty with Gflex running but maybe I am just not adding enough filler in to change the consistency. But overall I think your suggestions make the most sense> Thanks!!
  9. Outboard Motor Mounting Santana 27

    Yep...I this is Yamaha's high thrust model, designed to push heavier loads at lower speeds and also has the extra long 25" shaft, electric start but also has a pull start function as well.....also an altanator. Pat
  10. Outboard Motor Mounting Santana 27

    Tom, the starboard would simply be a pad and would be placed in between the motor mount and transom. So the transom is providing the structural support. The goal is to provide some protection to the gelcoat where it would come in to contact with motor mount clamp. Pat
  11. Outboard Motor Mounting Santana 27

    Attached are a couple of photos of another Santana 27 with a Honda 9.9. Thoughts on using Starboard on the exterior of the transom?
  12. Outboard Motor Mounting Santana 27

    Hi Well I have lived with a 6HP motor for a year and a half and for a 5500lb boat that cruises and deals with currents and tidal changes in Puget Sound, I found the 6HP lacking. If I were just getting into and out of marinas and moorages, 6HP would be fine for just moving the boat. So I really feel that a 9.9 is right for my needs. I just need some advice on mounting.
  13. I know there are some esteemed and renowned marine and nautical minds in this group and would appreciate any input that you may have on this:
  14. I am replacing a smaller 6hp (65lbs) with a Yamaha 9.9 (105lbs) on my Santana 27. The PO mounted a spring loaded motor mount that I have taken off the transom and filled the bolt holes with Gflex epoxy. My plan is to use a stainless steel transom plate and mount it on the cockpit side of the transom where the clamps press against the transom to help distribute the load and stress cracks to the gelcoat in this area (See photo above). My original plan was to use a Moeller motor mount pad which lays over the bottom of the transom cut out and extends down the transom. However the reviews of this product indicate that it falls apart rather quickly so I am looking for an alternative way to protect the hull. So my questions are: * What do I use to protect the hull from the very pronounced ribs on the motor mount? This probably isn't an issue with a wooden outboard bracket but when you are clamping it to a transom covered with gelcoat, I would anticipate again some cracking. Is a wood pad mounted below the transom cut out the way to go? * To mount the stainless plate on cockpit side of the transom, what should I use to bed the screws used to attach the plate? * And lastly assuming I address previous two questions get resolved: should this motor be through-bolted to the transom? I get concerned with the number of holes going through the transom and water intrusion into the core. I really appreciate your input. I am looking for a reasonable solution and simple is appreciated.
  15. boat suggestion? light, small, blue water potential

    This certainly wont achieve your weight goal but is available in the area and price is negotiable: https://seattle.craigslist.org/skc/boa/6010434808.html