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Search: Posts Made By: tweitz
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-05-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 519
Posted By tweitz
Re: O'Day 272 - thoughts?

We had a 272LE for a few years. We enjoyed the boat, did not find it particularly tender and the overall quality was good. The wing keel had the great benefit of giving us shallow draft that we...
Forum: US Northeast 05-14-2014
Replies: 33
Views: 1,326
Posted By tweitz
Re: Best embarkation point for my wife and son

Mystic is a wonderful place. We docked right at the seaport and the only ones there after it closes are the few boats docked there. There is also an aquarium close by for the kids, though not...
Forum: US Northeast 05-13-2014
Replies: 33
Views: 1,326
Posted By tweitz
Best embarkation point for my wife and son

If you are doing the train New London is a pretty good option. The Long Island railroad goes to Greenport right near the dock also, though I suspect Amtrak to New Lindon is better. I will be in...
Forum: US Northeast 05-13-2014
Replies: 33
Views: 1,326
Posted By tweitz
Re: Best embarkation point for my wife and son

Nice plan. There are lots of places to drop off and pick up, parking may be an issue at many of them. You could call marinas about parking. I know there is a big parking garage in New London,...
Forum: Beneteau 05-11-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 1,495
Posted By tweitz
Yanmar Engine blower failed

I think the blowers on the Beneteaus are primarily to cool the engine compartment. But they are noisy.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-09-2014
Replies: 81
Views: 5,404
Posted By tweitz
The run aground poll

More than once. Or twice. Or three times. But I am quite the expert on kedging off.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-09-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 1,003
Posted By tweitz
Concern about lightning strikes

That may help your fear, not sure it would actually work.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-09-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 1,159
Posted By tweitz
What's one word of advice for animals on board

Our dog is very happy on board, but we only take her day sailing, never for extended cruising.
Forum: Apps & Authors 03-07-2014
Replies: 31
Views: 2,096
Posted By tweitz
Re: Yacht Question From Author

Someone referred to the "combing." I believe it is actually spelled "coaming."
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-07-2014
Replies: 68
Views: 2,621
Posted By tweitz
Re: The compass ... old hat?

I navigate primarily by my chartplotter and GPS, but I almost always steer by my compass. I also always bring my hand bearing compass up to the binnacle, for more accurate measurement of the angle...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 02-13-2014
Replies: 175
Views: 10,739
Posted By tweitz
Re: Bounty captain Robin Walbridge's 'reckless decision' blamed for sinking

Two points about Sandy. First, as many of us remember the weather forecasts were unbelievably accurate in predicting a highly unusual 90 degree turn to the West, into New Jersey. Second, the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-09-2014
Replies: 42
Views: 4,340
Posted By tweitz
Re: Dinghy engine thief caught!! Fake CraigsList Ad

Wonder if the thief is any relation to this guy: . Sounds like he is on a much pettier level.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-21-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 1,734
Posted By tweitz
Route from Maine to North Carolina

Be prepared to wait out weather when you go south of Sandy Hook. Most of the inlets along the New Jersey shore are very tricky in bad weather. Great Kills had a lot of damage in Sandy, you should...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-08-2014
Replies: 27
Views: 1,825
Posted By tweitz
Galvanized Pipe as Mooring Pylon

I have used mooring whips for years on a much bigger boat and they have been very effective. You do need to be sure their base is solidly attached to something that will take the stress.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-05-2014
Replies: 27
Views: 2,414
Posted By tweitz
Mooring Help

Boat US just published a whole study of moorings, quite critical of concrete and not so keen on mushrooms either. It is based on their insurance claims. Unfortunately, I don't have the cite.
Forum: Introduce Yourself 01-05-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 801
Posted By tweitz
New and already in trouble

How do you handle electrolysis with a steel hull and an aluminum deck?
Forum: Introduce Yourself 01-04-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 801
Posted By tweitz
New and already in trouble

Seems to me that a change of the deck from plywood to steel would make a huge change in weight distribution and center of gravity and should not be done without advice of a knowledgable marine...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 01-03-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 849
Posted By tweitz
North Atlantic Rescue

Pretty miraculous. Although he did everything right once he was in the water, it was still a crap shoot. Someone rolled the right number. But still, kudos to the Coasties and the volunteers. They...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-18-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 1,372
Posted By tweitz
Re: Islander Excalibur 26 vs Catalina 27

I owned an Excalibur 26 long ago, and while it could be fun to sail, and was stable with a nice deep keel, it did have issues with the outboard in a well arrangement and flexing on the keel. I would...
Forum: Learning to Sail 11-27-2013
Replies: 50
Views: 6,578
Posted By tweitz
Re: Near disasterous first sail

A frequent beginner's issue is dealing with the winds. Remember that what counts for your boat and safety is the apparent wind, not the actual wind. So if there is an actual 12 knot wind, it means...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-27-2013
Replies: 24
Views: 1,963
Posted By tweitz
Re: The U.S. Coast Guard has no legal duty to rescue you...

Part of the reason for that decision is to fend off lawsuits that are not well founded. If the court holds that there is a duty to rescue under some circumstances, then every claim will have to be...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-23-2013
Replies: 38
Views: 1,438
Posted By tweitz
Re: loose footed main

A lot of the boats now come with loose footed mains. Our Beneteau did in 2006.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-29-2013
Replies: 29
Views: 2,037
Posted By tweitz
I hit a &%@#!* abandoned mooring block.....

Had that happen two seasons ago after a bad storm. Turns out a stump got washed into the very narrow unmarked channel. Fortunately only very minor damage. I was planning to try to move it myself...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-26-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 490
Posted By tweitz
Re: Centerboards

I have to keep my board up at dock and to cross a sandbar to get into my inlet. Once underway I generally lower it all the way (7 foot draft) if it is breezy, or if I am headed to a destination...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-15-2013
Replies: 44
Views: 6,463
Posted By tweitz
Lifting Keel Yachts

I have one, a Beneteau 323. The inlet to our dock crosses a sandbar, and it gives us far more freedom than we could have otherwise had. While the boat may be slightly less stiff than the normal...
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