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July 9, 2017 at 2:46 am in reply to: Does anyone have a picture of their Dickerson 37 rudder area? #1210
Not exactly sure what you need here. I do know that Ken B. had a replacement rudder fabricated for D37 “Morning Light”. Would a connection there assist?March 6, 2017 at 12:27 am in reply to: Dickerson Fuel polishing system (and other small ramblings/projects) #1208
Well done Peter,
A very tidy design, fabrication and installation. “Crew Rest” has just a simple manifold with double (and selectable) Racor FG500 filters. I rely on the high percentage return of unused fuel during running operations for the polishing. D41 “CAVU” has a very sophisticated fuel plumbing scheme that allows concurrent running, polishing, and redistribution of fuel between her two tanks. Complicated enough to carry a checklist to position about 9 valves to move what to where.
Thanks very much for the post.
Ahoy Namaster and welcome aboard. I trust you will find this forum of value. There are certainly a bevy of knowledgeable and enthusiastic owners who are excited to have you join the ranks. We would love to have you join the DOA (instructions on this site) and fully integrate into the community. Ms Beaujolais is actually a Dickerson 36 not a 37. Different design and different construction. The DOA attempts to keep accurate records of each vessel and owners so join us and discover.
Congratulations on a great finish for our classic Dickersons. You obviously are a great skipper, with “interesting” rail meat in life vests, and capable of consuming appropriately sized winning beverages.
Your “generous” PHRF is not out of line of what we enjoy here in the Chesapeake. Given the right wind conditions–we are formidable.
Again, congrats — “Siena” looks magnificent.
Thanks. Lots of love and work. FYI, we appear to get the same set of pictures from each of the three URLs.August 17, 2015 at 12:12 am in reply to: Finally moved my Dickerson 36 from Fort Myers Beach to Green Cove Springs, Fl #1200
Great news on all fronts. I have limited exposure to Green Cove Springs, but all good experiences. A wonderful boat yard and lots of good help when needed (Jerry with fiberglass, and the bottom paint guy—-“Bottom Larry? or something). At any rate, I'll see if I can't generate some pictures for you. Do you have the drawings? Think we have the marketing brochure with an outline.
Crew RestMay 15, 2015 at 1:46 am in reply to: Hi from another new Dickerson owner–exhaust manifold gasket #1199
Know lots of folks who swear by butyl tape–particularly for hardware bedding. Has to be much neater than my “smear” technique.
We're here and admiring your great work. Keep the pictures coming. We're just so busy getting our own boats ready for the rendezvous, we have little time to respond……..Sorry…….Oh, and we are sailing, too (the pleasures of living where the weather suits our clothes).
Read you all “loud and clear”. Several of us try to check the forum at least once a day (sailing sometimes interferes with this goal). Thank you for giving it a try. We encourage you to use it as a way to ask questions and give/provide advice. The DOA prides itself on membership support.
Look forward to seeing many of you in Oxford in June.
Let me be the first to welcome you and your family to the larger family of Dickerson owners and enthusiasts. Congratulations on a great boat choice. As a fellow D37 owner, I contend that you could not have made a better one. We, in the Dickerson Owners Association are hard at work planning our 50th Anniversary Rendezvous in Oxford, MD for this June. We would hope that you can join us.
I will send you a personal email with details.
Thanks and good luck. D41 “CAVU” now resides in Ortega Landing but spent time and was commissioned at Green Cove Springs. I went down to assist. Found some quality folks there.
The original design specification is 12,000 lbs. That of course is without fluids and stowed equipment. Where ya' goin'?
Sorry I don't know the answer, but if it helps–I painted all the under cushion areas with Interlux “Brightside” polyurethane paint. (I may have primed it with “Kilz” as well — can't remember.) It's holding up very well.
We had a beautiful day at the show. (Thursday was glorious–apparently rest of the show days not so much.) Spent some time with the solar power bubba's (in the end I can't make the case for the investment on “Crew Rest”) and the folks from Bomar talking about port light gaskets. Didn't board a single boat, since there was only one there that I liked better than the Dickerson and was on the market for $5.5M. The highlight–we had a great time visiting with captains and crews from “Aequanimatas”, “Southern Cross”, “Moon Shadow”, and understand “Frigrate Connie” also there but we missed Parker.