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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   2 Days Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 527
Posted By dinosdad
And I thought dark and foggy was going to be a...

And I thought dark and foggy was going to be a drink recipe ....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   4 Days Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 288
Posted By dinosdad
Re: Examples of cca era sailboats

Thanks for that link, those are some beautiful lines on those boats!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   4 Days Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 288
Posted By dinosdad
Examples of cca era sailboats

On another recent thread about cca era boats and refurbishing them
I realized that not all boats from that era were true "rule beaters" but shared some outward appearances with them. So for the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 906
Posted By dinosdad
Re: what should I do? and how should I do it?

Marry well....!
And any non emergency purchase , stop ,study, shop, with the age of the Internet one can compare prices instantly ( remember , cheapest isn't always best, buy quality once rather...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-19-2015
Replies: 49
Views: 2,116
Posted By dinosdad
Re: How many times a season do you get to your boat

"Dude, I've seen what you drive. There is NO way you can't love the drive...lol"


I do have some cool tin to make the drive
( well one is plastic and carbon fiber ), maybe I just
Need a few...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-19-2015
Replies: 49
Views: 2,116
Posted By dinosdad
Re: How many times a season do you get to your boat

It's not really the boat, it's the ride that gets me , many times I just have the day and this is the second year I'm losing the drive to make the drive( strange part is I dont mind it in the late...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-19-2015
Replies: 49
Views: 2,116
Posted By dinosdad
Re: How many times a season do you get to your boat

Rob, Like a c&c 30 mkII ? And a boatyard with real working bathrooms?
True, the lack of facilities at our yard is getting old fast.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-19-2015
Replies: 49
Views: 2,116
Posted By dinosdad
Re: How many times a season do you get to your boat

On the mystic river , in noank,
Backroads or 9-95 , house to dock is just over 60 miles...
Love the area, noank is a nice quiet village removed from the tourists of mystic , but it's is out of...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-19-2015
Replies: 49
Views: 2,116
Posted By dinosdad
Re: How many times a season do you get to your boat

Nope , no advice really needed, just want to see how much other folks are getting to step foot on their boat and how far they are from said boat .( just want to see if I'm outside the norm , or...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-19-2015
Replies: 49
Views: 2,116
Posted By dinosdad
How many times a season do you get to your boat

Interested to know how many times a season you guys get to go to your boat, whether you take it sailing or just have a few drinks while watching the clouds go by. Also , how far do you live from the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-20-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 803
Posted By dinosdad
Went sailing on that boat when we first started...

Went sailing on that boat when we first started getting the idea to try sailing,
Beautiful boat well maintained/updated/restored, and owned by a very knowledgeable woman ( after that afternoon , we...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-10-2015
Replies: 25
Views: 1,625
Posted By dinosdad
Re: Where do the costs of a bigger boat come from?

Second prize! Rob gets a drink on me too!
( I'm gonna stick with a 30 footer, I already have enough alcohol on board that the coast guard would think I'm bootlegging!)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-10-2015
Replies: 25
Views: 1,625
Posted By dinosdad
Re: Where do the costs of a bigger boat come from?

No more calls please, I have the winning reply! I like this one the best,
It has the least amount of math, and the most irrefutable truth!
Mark, if your ever up mystic, ct way first ones one me!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-08-2015
Replies: 25
Views: 1,625
Posted By dinosdad
Where do the costs of a bigger boat come from?

Seeing my boat is surrounded by enough snow to be clinically depressing,
I've come up with this question for you all ( while most of us await the big thaw). It's been stated here and elsewhere once...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-28-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 1,456
Posted By dinosdad
Re: One-Piece Hatch Board

I have a one piece smoked lexan ( or similar material) and I'm making a three piece wood hatchboard for it this winter. There just isn't a good spot to store the one piece unit and when were're...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-21-2015
Replies: 19
Views: 1,461
Posted By dinosdad
Well, remember the thread about making money...

Well, remember the thread about making money while cruising? Slightly different interpretation of "delivery captain".
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-13-2015
Replies: 22
Views: 1,596
Posted By dinosdad
Re: What Would You Do?

I vote keep your current boat , upgrade as needed/wanted , and enjoy being on the water with a boat you have crawled in every nook and cranny, you know what you've done, what should be done soon ....
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   11-25-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 1,993
Posted By dinosdad
Re: Boat slip/mooring CT River

Hayshaven in Chester might be a place to look at . My boss kept a boat there
And he's cheaper than cheap so it must have been reasonable. Don't think its deep enough for sailboats but if your...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-24-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 1,479
Posted By dinosdad
Re: Force 10 heater question( kerosene burner)

Cleaned everything, reassembled and all is good, no leaks , ran the burner for
Over two hours in the shop and it held a steady setting, ordered a few spares.....
All is good! Not a whole lotta...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-23-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 1,479
Posted By dinosdad
Re: Force 10 heater question( kerosene burner)

Had a bit of time today( last until thanksgiving is over). I let it sit pressurized for a hour and it did seep out of the nozzle. I fab'd up a tool to unscrew the nozzle(jet) removed the rack and it...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-22-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 1,479
Posted By dinosdad
Force 10 heater question( kerosene burner)

Picked up a old force 10 kero burner heater and have a question .
Am bench testing the unit in the workshop and I'm not sure if the following is normal. Tank pressurized , turned burner valve on to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-27-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 1,648
Posted By dinosdad
Many great ideas! Never gave much thought to a...

Many great ideas! Never gave much thought to a quality soft side cooler,
Good point on the wheels taking up cooler space, being on a mooring and only using the boat for weekends ( during the short...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-26-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 1,648
Posted By dinosdad
Re: Small cooler for weekending

The icebox on our boat is reaaaally big! If your not tall your bent over so far to get to the bottom your feet are coming off the ground. And it's not well insulated to boot. My thought is the boat...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-25-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 1,648
Posted By dinosdad
Small cooler for weekending

Long story somewhat shortened, I was going to add insulation to the ice box on my c&c30, 72 vintage this winter. But I was reading a thread on drop in refrigeration here a day or so ago, and someone...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-31-2014
Replies: 58
Views: 3,532
Posted By dinosdad
Re: What kind of work do you do to finance your sailing?

I married well! Couple that with my job as a tool and die maker ( if anyone here is a high school guidance councilor I want to thank you from the bottom of my bourbon glass for telling the last 25...
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