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Search: Posts Made By: wolfmt
Forum: Lake Michigan 09-26-2008
Replies: 14
Views: 2,409
Posted By wolfmt
Arisatx - I just noticed in your header that you...

Arisatx - I just noticed in your header that you may live in Evanston. We do as well. I'm curious. NPM is a pretty could haul from Evanston. With closer options available, why do you moor there? ...
Forum: Lake Michigan 09-21-2008
Replies: 14
Views: 2,409
Posted By wolfmt
Congratulations on your new boat Marcus. It...

Congratulations on your new boat Marcus. It sounds like you've had a great summer. I moor just down the shore from you in Monroe Harbor and am too struggling with the coming end of what has for us...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-21-2008
Replies: 26
Views: 2,815
Posted By wolfmt
I couldnt resist weighing in on this one as...

I couldnt resist weighing in on this one as someone who has subscribed to a large number of sailing magazines, and his presently trying to work through every last sailing book written (I suspect I'll...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 09-21-2008
Replies: 20
Views: 1,997
Posted By wolfmt
Earlier this year (after the run-up in gas/diesel...

Earlier this year (after the run-up in gas/diesel prices), we spent $1,700 transporting a 34', 12,000 lb boat approximately 350 miles between Cleveland and Chicago. We had a lower quote...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-11-2008
Replies: 29
Views: 8,235
Posted By wolfmt
I owned and raced a Force Five for many years. I...

I owned and raced a Force Five for many years. I won't repeat much of what others have commented upon as it is mostly accurate. I thought the boat was great but want to mention a couple of...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-31-2008
Replies: 8
Views: 5,045
Posted By wolfmt
Thank you SD and FarCry.

Thank you SD and FarCry.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-30-2008
Replies: 8
Views: 5,045
Posted By wolfmt
SailingDog - I hear you on the danger of CO. My...

SailingDog - I hear you on the danger of CO. My thought process on the connections was that they had a greater chance of being the problem spots (absent an area that is withing striking distance of...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-30-2008
Replies: 8
Views: 5,045
Posted By wolfmt
Temporary Fix - Possible Exhaust Leak

All,

I'm sure one or more of you will jump all over me for even asking this question but I have a suspected leak in my exhaust system and I'm wondering whether, as a temporary measure only, I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-14-2008
Replies: 32
Views: 3,512
Posted By wolfmt
All, I just thought I would post a follow-up...

All,

I just thought I would post a follow-up note to thank all who contributed responses to my initial query, with a particular thanks to Captain Gary for his detailed trouble-shooting list. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-04-2008
Replies: 32
Views: 3,512
Posted By wolfmt
Okay, I went back on the boat late yesterday with...

Okay, I went back on the boat late yesterday with fully charged batteries with the goal of putting a meter to the alternator and the batteries. Unfortunately, I didn't have with me Gary1's...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-03-2008
Replies: 32
Views: 3,512
Posted By wolfmt
Great stuff from all of you. Thank you. I'm...

Great stuff from all of you. Thank you. I'm headed out to boat this afternoon and will test the output from the alternator. Enjoy your holiday weekends.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-03-2008
Replies: 32
Views: 3,512
Posted By wolfmt
Thank you all for your prompt feedback. I have a...

Thank you all for your prompt feedback. I have a couple of follow-up questions.

First, assuming the alternator is the problem, which seems to be the initial consensus here, is it possible that...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-03-2008
Replies: 32
Views: 3,512
Posted By wolfmt
Electrical Problem - Newbie Not Sure Where to Start

All,

I have an electrical issue on my new-to-us good old boat, which is powered by an Atomic 4. I'm new to the idiosyncrasies of the Atomic 4 as well as the electrical system on our boat, which...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 06-05-2008
Replies: 2
Views: 821
Posted By wolfmt
Max, Our broker for our last sailboat...

Max,

Our broker for our last sailboat recommended Rick Lenschow at Certified Marine Surveyors ((866) 627-7878) (based out of Sycamore, Illinois) and we were happy with him. We used an...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-27-2008
Replies: 104
Views: 10,062
Posted By wolfmt
Thanks sailingdog. In this case, the boat is...

Thanks sailingdog. In this case, the boat is approximately 30 years old. The bottom paint has been stripped down to gel coat and there were a handful of blisters (less than 20) that have been...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-27-2008
Replies: 104
Views: 10,062
Posted By wolfmt
Hello all. I apologize for reviving a couple of...

Hello all. I apologize for reviving a couple of week old thread on barrier coats but as I'm a couple of weeks away from applying one, I wanted to make sure I understood one point. How low of...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 03-27-2008
Replies: 29
Views: 3,335
Posted By wolfmt
Stillraining - Thistles are a relatively simple...

Stillraining - Thistles are a relatively simple boat to set up and sail. At least, I never thought of our Thistle as being particularly more complicated than any of the other sloop-rigged dinghies...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 03-27-2008
Replies: 29
Views: 3,335
Posted By wolfmt
If you're relatively light like myself, a Thistle...

If you're relatively light like myself, a Thistle can be sailed single-handed only in the lightest of breezes (less than 10 kts).
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 03-27-2008
Replies: 29
Views: 3,335
Posted By wolfmt
I spent 25 years in dinghys before graduating to...

I spent 25 years in dinghys before graduating to a keelboat 4 years ago. I've sailed/raced Sunfish, Penguins, Lasers, Force Fives, Laser IIs, 420s, Melges 16s, MC Scows, Thistles and Flying Scots. ...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 02-14-2008
Replies: 22
Views: 1,877
Posted By wolfmt
Feel free to discount a newby's views on this...

Feel free to discount a newby's views on this topic but, assuming all you know about the other offer is what is contained in your initial post, I would be inclined to ask the broker what the amount...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-11-2008
Replies: 1
Views: 475
Posted By wolfmt
BoatsExpress Shipping

Does anyone have any direct or indirect experience with BoatsExpress Shipping (based in Clearwater, Fl.)? They gave me a surprisingly low quote for the transport of a 34' boat approximately 350...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-10-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 2,478
Posted By wolfmt
Thanks Halekai36. Unfortunately, we don't have a...

Thanks Halekai36. Unfortunately, we don't have a choice of buoys back here in Chicago. The harbor managers lay out the mooring field, including all of the buoys. The positive side of this is that...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-10-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 2,478
Posted By wolfmt
Protecting Re-Painted Topsides from Mooring Buoy

All -

As a preliminary matter, and as a new member, let me say how informative I find these forums to be. There is a collective base of knowledge here that simply can't be replicated by me...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-30-2008
Replies: 31
Views: 3,575
Posted By wolfmt
Loualfr - I'm married with three children ages 10...

Loualfr - I'm married with three children ages 10 and under. We've considered Sailtime in the past but note that, in addition to the concerns identified by JohnRPollard, synching up appropriate...
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