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Search: Posts Made By: Mark1948
Forum: Learning to Sail 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 1,083
Posted By Mark1948
Re: How do you start from nothing?

Check with the University for a sailing club or sailing classes.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 1,634
Posted By Mark1948
Re: Ice damage

I bought a boat which had a significant amount of ice water which caused a few small issues but nothing major. As MikeO said with a larger open bilge as water freezes it has room to expand. In you...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-22-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 411
Posted By Mark1948
Re: ACE Insurance

You guys on the east coast really get hammered on insurance. Here on Lake Michigan for my 85 H-34 I am paying less that $400 through American Family. They tend to avoid Hurricane areas. I did have...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-09-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 663
Posted By Mark1948
Re: Catalina 27 engine access

Make friends with a really skinny,flexible person that is good with a wrench and willing to help.
Forum: Looking for Companionship... 12-09-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 835
Posted By Mark1948
Re: looking for female sailing partner in USA

DRF was only attempting to clarify your request. I suggest you contact some of the sailing clubs on the south coast or west coast if you are thinking prior to the month of May as northern sailing is...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-05-2014
Replies: 117
Views: 4,934
Posted By Mark1948
Re: Canvas Costs

Just adding my 2 cents, I had two interior cushions made for my Catalina 27, then sold and bought a Hunter 34 and replaced the all the interior cushions for twice what I paid for 2. Also the Hunter...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10-25-2014
Replies: 42
Views: 2,557
Posted By Mark1948
Re: First Boat Help: 1984 Hunter 34 or 1983 Catalina 30

Additional questions for evaluation, is the Cat 30 a tall rig? What about electronics etc. I have a H-34, moved up from a Cat 27. The Hunter has fairly good access to all systems. Yes, you can...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-02-2014
Replies: 69
Views: 4,547
Posted By Mark1948
Re: Question: Do you close your seacocks when leaving the boat?

I always close all seacocks and only run with the freshwater for the engine open when sailing. If the head or a sink needs to be used we open then close. Just a precaution. I also listen for the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-28-2014
Replies: 133
Views: 11,675
Posted By Mark1948
Re: Don't have to be rich to sail

A key comment in all the responses has been the frugality of the owners. While we are not wealthy we are conservative with our finances and focus on what is important to us. Where else can you get...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-28-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 939
Posted By Mark1948
Re: going big.

I smell a wrongful discharge litigation coming. Wealth does not give someone the row. Assume the same boat was on a port tack and crossing the path of a smaller boat owned buy joe average, should...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 06-30-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 326
Posted By Mark1948
Re: New to sailing, now the questions

I would suggest a sailing school geared to voyaging and then a couple of charters to get a good understanding of what you will be experiencing.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10-13-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 544
Posted By Mark1948
Re: Boat for Learning

The key comment above was lessions. Sign up for some lessons at a local center befor you buy, you may be able to skip the dinghy level and move up to a day boat.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-25-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 898
Posted By Mark1948
Re: Nav light question

My steaming light is out of commission, is it appropriate to substitute the anchor light along with the running lights.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-12-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 561
Posted By Mark1948
Re: Pointing Better

Lots of sail adjustments to play with that will impact pointing on boty genoa and main. Car positioning, backstay in addution to sheeting, outhaul, halyards.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-23-2013
Replies: 49
Views: 2,658
Posted By Mark1948
Re: Need answer to something I've always Wondered About

Breath in through your mouth and out your nose resolves the co2 issue. Being able to suck air in another point.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-23-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 518
Posted By Mark1948
Re: Your boat suggestions?

Depending upon the size of the lake and the amount of chop I would reach as far as a 34 footer from the 80's. A little more comfortable in lake chop and more room for couples.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-09-2013
Replies: 29
Views: 2,453
Posted By Mark1948
Re: Should a Roller Furler be Hard?

Another possibility is that you may need additional tension on the backstay. Insufficient tension allows the foil to sag givinga more difficult motion requiring more energy.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-18-2013
Replies: 62
Views: 3,721
Posted By Mark1948
Re: What do you have for a cannon?

SUB TITLE: Toys for Boys. I am surprised that the use of a potato gun was not included in this fascinating list of boy toys. My son made one several years ago and showed it to my dad. He took...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-06-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 2,064
Posted By Mark1948
Re: Scary Low water on the Great Lakes

Problems continue in Michigan on long term concerns. Low water levels have been good for the repair industry as the "new" crop of rocks takes its share of power boater lower units. Sailing wise...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-05-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 937
Posted By Mark1948
Re: What are these and how to use them?

I go along with Marcus, a friend has something like that on his pontoon boat for the boarding ladder.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-19-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 497
Posted By Mark1948
Re: Mooring in Western Michigan

Check with the local harbor master, some fields are closed. There may be an organization that attempts to regualte the fields also, find the person who does most of the periodic inspections of...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-18-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 1,872
Posted By Mark1948
Re: Basic marine deep cycle battery questions

Didn't as the question, but this is helpful as I would like to do a night sail across Michigan if it ever stops raining and warms up enought to work on the boat. I am thinking I should have a third...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-18-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 2,587
Posted By Mark1948
Re: The number one way to wreck your boat

Yeah, my bottom is sensative as well. Soft washcloth and dial soap.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-05-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 1,176
Posted By Mark1948
Re: Ablative anti-fouling for freshwater

Many boats out of Milwaukee use vc17
Forum: Living Aboard 02-26-2013
Replies: 40
Views: 3,342
Posted By Mark1948
Re: Propane or alcohol

I cannot resist, Go for the alcohol, in an emergency you can even use the 151 for cooking.
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