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    Seattle, WA
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    Cruising and racing a Nordic 44 without going broke...Spending more time on the water
  1. Nordic 44

    From last year's Round the County here in the PNW. An '86 brought up from CA in 2009. I'm the second owner. Interior was in great condition. Slowly replacing or repairing all the rest that wasn't as good as it looked. A lot of new sails from Ballard Sails help get it moving.
  2. Varnishes

    Here is a non-varnish option. Remove all the varnish (which you will probably be doing anyway) and use Semco. You will have to wipe some on twice a year to keep the teak looking good but it takes very little time. Your toe rails will have a matte finish but still be water proof. No varnish skills required. Not to everyone's taste but low maintenance and low effort.
  3. smoke issues on Yanmar 3GM, am I overpropped?

  4. PNW Heat Exchanger Service

    It's back from Greenwood Radiator good as new. $120 with new end cap gaskets. It was embarrassingly clogged. New zinc and a coat of paint and it is ready to go. Ron does a good job and is easy to work with. He doesn't like doing work on leaky, worn out, heat exchangers but if you have one that needs a good clean I recommend the place.
  5. PNW Heat Exchanger Service

    Found a Radiator place in Greenwood that can do it. Does them for some local marine shops. Small place but owner seems knowledgeable on the phone.
  6. PNW Heat Exchanger Service

    Anyone know where to get a heat exchanger reconditioned (3"x17" copper/nickle) in the Seattle area? Thinking any good radiator service shop can do this but if someone has one they like let me know. Thanks.
  7. Round the County

    I just rotate the boat's sundial a bit.
  8. jibsheets - line recommendation?

    If anyone buys MLX don't buy black unless you don't mind the mess it makes as it bleeds all over the place the first few months. The other couple colors I have didn't do that. Maybe just a bad batch of dye.
  9. Rules and protest question

    Fook me! You got run down sir. All they lacked were cannons. All those people on that schooner and they look like deer in headlights to me. Time to start looking for some new crew on that beast. That's not the photos you really want for your collection but they are pretty amazing. That mast hung on for a while too, before it snapped like it had to. Sickening.
  10. Rules and protest question

    I also meant to say sorry to hear about the boat. Total bummer. Hope it gets fixed right.
  11. Rules and protest question

    Don't shoot me but how does Rule 14 apply here, if at all? Was it reasonable to expect the L-36 to see and avoid collision? I understand the schooner came from behind but I'm asking those who know way more than I do if the skipper is responsible in any way for looking behind to make sure someone doesn't stick one up the backside.
  12. Source for teak?

    A bit late but I have gotten some Teak from Limback Lumber on Market St in Ballard. They milled it for me to the exact thickness I needed. I find I get good service there but some people don't. I think it depends on how you ask for what you want.
  13. Cockpit speakers?

    I bought a pair of Fusion speakers from http://www.crutchfield.com/g_228350/Marine-Speakers.html?tp=61755 which were "scratch and dents" and saved a lot on retail. I could not find anything wrong with them. The look well made but the plastic grills are still just plastic. Mine are surface mounted in the same enclosure the old ones were. Had to drill new mounting holes though. They were IP6 (?) rated or whatever.
  14. Water in Rudder

    I've had mine repaired twice in 6 years. First fix was a failure due to poor workmanship and was just a drill, drain and seal approach. Last year it was opened up by removing one side, replacing the wet foam, dried out, and put back together. I have not had it back out of the water so don't know if it is still dry. Like Bob implied you probably won't be able to switch to a composite shaft without going up in diameter. My second repair cost about $1,500 US. I had lots of people here tell me, as the yard did, this is common. It is typically not a serious problem either. I didn't like the way it affected the feel of the helm and the skins had lifted away from the frame so it was a must do for me.
  15. Race Bottom Options - bid from local yard

    And then you invited me to crew, did you give up all hope? ;o) Funny. I never give up hope of having fun! I have changed my expectations of where we finish though. It seems we all have more fun that way. I saw this post and it really struck home. I'l bet he said exactly the same thing to exactly the same person at that yard. He races more than I do so maybe it is worth it but all the advice I got, pointed out that unless you are racing at or near the top of your class, asking a yard for a racing finish can really empty your wallet fast. You can't blame the yard. They don't know your tacks suck half the time or you overstand the mark too often. You want a racing finish, sure, no problem. It just won't make you go that much faster in the grand scheme of things. There are so many other places to improve like Sloop and everyone else told me that until you have done that it is a fantasy to think a $10K racing bottom will provide anything but buyer's remorse for most of us. Right now, even if he wanted to longboard his boat, he couldn't do it where he is. He has to move to a yard that allows owner's to do their own work.