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Search: Posts Made By: bob chaisson
Forum: Living Aboard 02-27-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 4,827
Posted By bob chaisson
This has been my 3rd year living aboard in NE and...

This has been my 3rd year living aboard in NE and it isn't much different than being a land dweller. We have a pump out boat, do community water fills each week and use the land showers. The only big...
Forum: Living Aboard 05-29-2008
Replies: 40
Views: 4,292
Posted By bob chaisson
At our marina the staff addresses noisy halyards...

At our marina the staff addresses noisy halyards if you fail to. The rate is $85 an hour, one hour minimum. Noise is rarely a problem.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-02-2008
Replies: 157
Views: 25,293
Posted By bob chaisson
I have two small ozone generators but stopped...

I have two small ozone generators but stopped using them. I read that they we unhealthy. Does anyone have any input on these as to efficiency and effects on health?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-27-2008
Replies: 69
Views: 21,564
Posted By bob chaisson
Checked REIs web site. They don't have the...

Checked REIs web site. They don't have the Commander or Binocs w/ compass.

Bob C s/v Valkyrie, Irwin Citation 35.5
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-27-2008
Replies: 69
Views: 21,564
Posted By bob chaisson
REI is an excellent store with quality equipment...

REI is an excellent store with quality equipment and reasonable prices. :D If you shop there, don't make the same mistake I did, JOIN! I figured I would be there just for a few bike accessories so...
Forum: Living Aboard 03-27-2008
Replies: 74
Views: 14,027
Posted By bob chaisson
I could be wrong, but it seems to be a simple...

I could be wrong, but it seems to be a simple legal issue here. I don't care how much you pay, if the notice was short, if it's a bargain or how much anyone else pays. The bottom line is the...
Forum: Irwin 03-22-2008
Replies: 2
Views: 2,397
Posted By bob chaisson
SS How do you like it and where in RI are you...

SS
How do you like it and where in RI are you out of.

Bob s/v Valkyrie, Citation 35.5
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 03-22-2008
Replies: 36
Views: 7,213
Posted By bob chaisson
I single hand my 35' Citation all the time....

I single hand my 35' Citation all the time. Having all lines tail to the cockpit and self-tailing winches made it easy. Now I have an autopilot and can get away with tacking a 135 genoa alone, but...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-22-2008
Replies: 64
Views: 14,246
Posted By bob chaisson
I had the same problem with my Tohatsu 8Hp. It...

I had the same problem with my Tohatsu 8Hp. It was the ethanol clogging my jets. Had to clean the carb and used additive after that. If you can find any 100 octane racing fuel (ethanol free) run a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-21-2008
Replies: 198
Views: 12,592
Posted By bob chaisson
Oh God No!

Boat is in the marina where I work. She rented the house a little over a year ago, when it became available, claiming claustrophobia. I spent the winter at the house cause my 15 yr old dog is...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-21-2008
Replies: 198
Views: 12,592
Posted By bob chaisson
Back door of my girlfriends house is about 50'...

Back door of my girlfriends house is about 50' from the ramp to the dock to my boats slip. I'm not 100% sure where I live anymore, could be the boat, could be my girlfriends. I'm confused. At least...
Forum: Irwin 03-21-2008
Replies: 2
Views: 2,397
Posted By bob chaisson
Question 1988 Irwin Citation

I am trying to find out if my 1988 Citation 35.5 was the only one made in 1988. Additionally, I am trying to find out how many other Citations of any size were made in 1988.
Thanks for any info. :D ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-21-2008
Replies: 145
Views: 14,594
Posted By bob chaisson
SD; I see you've been here. Dennis, not...

SD;
I see you've been here. Dennis, not everyone lives a block from the beach. I live on the water, as in, in my boat, on the water. My girlfriend lives next door to the marina and can see my boat...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-21-2008
Replies: 145
Views: 14,594
Posted By bob chaisson
Yea! Small town. Cute, very cute! ;- ) Bob...

Yea! Small town. Cute, very cute! ;- )

Bob s/v Valkyrie, 1988 Irwin Citation 35.5
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-21-2008
Replies: 52
Views: 2,753
Posted By bob chaisson
I think the bottom line is TWO MORONS collided...

I think the bottom line is TWO MORONS collided with each other. One not watching where he was going and the other not taking the necessary steps to avoid a collision. There appears that there was no...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-21-2008
Replies: 145
Views: 14,594
Posted By bob chaisson
Actually I live in Rhode Island which many...

Actually I live in Rhode Island which many believe to be a TOWN between CT and MA. I guess that makes us close enough to qualify. ;- )

Bob C s/v Valkyrie, Irwin Citation 35.5
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-21-2008
Replies: 145
Views: 14,594
Posted By bob chaisson
You guys do know that WM has a price match...

You guys do know that WM has a price match policy, don't ya? As long as it is the same item from the same manufacturer. Beats the heck out of paying shipping. You can find it on their web site. I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-21-2008
Replies: 52
Views: 2,753
Posted By bob chaisson
Didn't they rewrite the rules to say it your...

Didn't they rewrite the rules to say it your responsibility to avoid a collision when it appears that one is going to occur and you have the capability to prevent it regardless of who has the right...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-21-2008
Replies: 132
Views: 53,664
Posted By bob chaisson
As to soldering, read what Practical Sailor, Don...

As to soldering, read what Practical Sailor, Don Casey or a host of other "experts" have to say, DON'T DO IT!!!!!! The solder has a flux on or in it that is caustic and starts the corrosion process...
Forum: Living Aboard 03-21-2008
Replies: 13
Views: 3,945
Posted By bob chaisson
Skipperbob; Next year when you shrink, have...

Skipperbob;
Next year when you shrink, have them do it in clear. This creates a greenhouse affect. Be sure to add at least a half dozen vents. This will provide warm fresh air all day long. On some...
Forum: Irwin 03-18-2008
Replies: 78
Views: 35,107
Posted By bob chaisson
Sean, go to the irwinsailboat group at yahoo and...

Sean, go to the irwinsailboat group at yahoo and post. I can contact you direct from there.
Bob s/v Valkyrie, Irwin Citation 35.5
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction 03-09-2008
Replies: 66
Views: 34,943
Posted By bob chaisson
Post If you insist!

:rolleyes: OK……., I just wanted to toss in a simple quote, it seemed like you fractional fans were having a field day beating on the masthead rig and that just struck me as very one sided and maybe...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-08-2008
Replies: 104
Views: 10,062
Posted By bob chaisson
Acetone leaves a residue as well, more so that...

Acetone leaves a residue as well, more so that denatured alcohol. At a previous job, I had to clean special optics that read measurements of 1/2 of 1/1000 of an inch. The equipment manufacturer...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction 03-08-2008
Replies: 66
Views: 34,943
Posted By bob chaisson
You appear to have failed to notice that it was a...

You appear to have failed to notice that it was a quote from Peter Hahne's Sail Trim: Theory and Practice. I cannot in good concience reproduce the entire chapter Rig Trim, Pages 49 - 55, but I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-08-2008
Replies: 104
Views: 10,062
Posted By bob chaisson
No, unfortunately, (or fortunately depending on...

No, unfortunately, (or fortunately depending on your point of view). Lacquer thinner leaves a residue, as does anything other than grain alcohol but denatured alcohol comes close (but is not dual...
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