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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   2 Days Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 736
Posted By FDR14127
Re: Cracks on deck? C&C

Before you get too deep into this project, go read Don Finkle's screed on Yacht Brokerage which you will find on the RCR Yacht's website.......just sayin

Go with a Pro: Key Reasons for Employing a...
Forum: C & C   2 Days Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 421
Posted By FDR14127
Re: Need Help Please!

Oh and if you need pics, let me know as there is a C&C 33 docked next to me and I could snap a few next weekend. The C&C construction crew has breakfast every friday morning, and I can solicit...
Forum: C & C   2 Days Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 421
Posted By FDR14127
Re: Need Help Please!

Call Rob at South Shore Yachts, 1-905-468-4340. Rob in his early youth was the parts gopher for C&C and on their demise inherited all the drawings and build lists. He can advise you on the source...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 1,706
Posted By FDR14127
Re: "Most common" boat - Lake Ontario

I don't think Rob Mazza or George Hinterhoeller would buy any of this critique. Single unstayed mast sits on the step which I will just bet is grounded. ABYC sez nothing about stranded versus solid...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 1,706
Posted By FDR14127
Re: "Most common" boat - Lake Ontario

I would bet the most common boat on Lake Ontario is the Shark...check the PHRF listings for LOR and see. Listed in classic boats, it meets all your requirements except standing headroom. Go take a...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   04-24-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 855
Posted By FDR14127
Re: May be getting a free Thistle

Pretty...pretty boat. Wish someone would offer me a free one.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-24-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 579
Posted By FDR14127
Re: Raymarine St4000 Autohelm parts

I have a Raymarine search enabled on EBay and I see those things listed daily. Sign up and watch for a week or so and you will find what you are looking for at very reasonable prices.....just sayin
Forum: Electronics   04-21-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 533
Posted By FDR14127
Re: Best handheld GPS/Chartplotter under $400?

Yes we are using the $15 Navionics app, and we also have another that we used between Guadeloupe and Dominica. On that trip the Galaxy was brighter and easier to use than the Raymarine plotter which...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-21-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 462
Posted By FDR14127
Re: Autohelm parts needed (power cable, pedestal mount and wheel mount)

krazzz,

Take a look in this list I received last week, (I get them daily). There is a manual, clevis pin, and drive gear among things listed. I would start with the manual at $8.00 so I would...
Forum: Electronics   04-21-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 533
Posted By FDR14127
Re: Best handheld GPS/Chartplotter under $400?

Ahoy,
While underway we consult our Galaxy phone which has Navionics charts for the Great Lakes and Canada. It was chosen because we like the display, it runs the course line to your destination...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-21-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 462
Posted By FDR14127
Re: Autohelm parts needed (power cable, pedestal mount and wheel mount)

yo;
Logon to eBay motors and set up a search for Raymarine, you will get a daily email with all kinda bits and pieces for sale, some of which relate directly to your question. Careful shopping will...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-03-2015
Replies: 25
Views: 1,684
Posted By FDR14127
Re: Questions about borrowing a friend's boat

Oh I remember this from Business Law 104 in college, it was called a bailment. Can't help you as I hated the course and slept through it. Cured me from ever going to law school. I will tell you...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-05-2015
Replies: 41
Views: 2,964
Posted By FDR14127
Post Re: Coast Guard Documentation process times.

Well, we have only been asked for the CG Registration, but since we sail on Ontario and the border is not marked by buoys we also carry the NY State Registration, US Radiotelephone License and Class...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-28-2015
Replies: 41
Views: 2,964
Posted By FDR14127
Re: Coast Guard Documentation process times.

Be nice to the ladies at the Documentation Center, they always got the job done ticki po when left to their own devices. Then Sen Byrd moved the operation to Falling Waters, still things went along...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-17-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 779
Posted By FDR14127
Re-bedding Windows on a LF38

Well, it looks like we will need to re-bed a port window. The sealant has failed. What do we need to glue these babies in, on to the Silpruf SC2000 by GE or maybe the Dow 795 product. Looks like...
Forum: Chartering   02-15-2015
Replies: 1
Views: 860
Posted By FDR14127
Why not call Ed Hamilton and ask that question....

Why not call Ed Hamilton and ask that question. Doesn't cost anything to talk and they might say book a hotel it's a crazy idea, or maybe it's doable or maybe they have a last minute cancellation....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-10-2015
Replies: 30
Views: 1,228
Posted By FDR14127
Re: Does VHF need external antenna?

Well since we sail in your waters, I think you should properly install the radio as a safety feature. Granted the Toronto/Rochester ferry is no longer bearing down on you at 30+ knots. CBPS wants to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-07-2015
Replies: 35
Views: 1,797
Posted By FDR14127
Re: New computer selection help??

"Win XP on a 15 year old IBM laptop"
Well there ya go, positively the best choice ever. We have two of these which are deployed across our fleet running Navigatrix. That is a Linux based operating...
Forum: Chartering   01-06-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 1,455
Posted By FDR14127
Re: Need Suggestions for first Charter in St. Martin?

Last March we left Guadeloupe for Il de Sainte and then on to Dominica and back all in the course of a week. To be candid we were sailing a Catana 47 which goes along at a pretty good clip, so maybe...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-27-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 971
Posted By FDR14127
Re: Radar on 18-20 ft sailboat

A safer cheaper engineering solution would be to enable an AIS transponder. The tanker Captain would see you and ring you up for a conversation if you set his alarms off. Your ability as a radar...
Forum: Cal   12-12-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 955
Posted By FDR14127
Re: Numbers in V-berth from router: Hull #?

A five digit number is invalid, so I just kept adding numbers till I hit. From the entry it looks pretty close to the description of your boat. I stopped at '4' but I suppose if the dealer...
Forum: Cal   12-12-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 955
Posted By FDR14127
Re: Numbers in V-berth from router: Hull #?

Here ya go:

Data found in historical database no longer in Documentation.
Vessel Name: SKEETER USCG Doc. No.: 506634
Vessel Service: RECREATIONAL IMO Number: *
Trade Indicator: * Call Sign: *...
Forum: Cal   12-12-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 955
Posted By FDR14127
Re: Numbers in V-berth from router: Hull #?

Obviously a previously documented vessel. Go online to the Coast Guard Documentation Center and look up her provenance. (Hopefully you won't find her title amiss or she is stolen). I would file...
Forum: Cruising and Sailing with Children   11-26-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 659
Posted By FDR14127
Red face Re: Sailing with your child in Turkey

Well let me give you three experiences I have had with the Turks and children:
When waiting at the Istanbul Domestic Airport, A young brother and sister were clomping up and down with great noise on...
Forum: Boat Reviews   10-25-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 5,814
Posted By FDR14127
Re: C&C 29 - Mark 1 vs 2

I think Ron's take is correct. In digging around I found this review posted when the boat (Mk I) was new so I suspect the numbers came from the builder.\

C&C29
BY WALLACE E. TOBIN
Published in...
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