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Search: Posts Made By: doug1957
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 80
Views: 4,175
Posted By doug1957
Re: When Do You Reef?

It's usually between about 15 to 20 kts true for us on a Shannon 28. But it is a bit flexible. On a fairly calm sea day with 18 kts wind we had all the canvas out and it was fine and could have gone...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 1 Week Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 1,113
Posted By doug1957
Re: Chain size

Where are you sailing? If it's somewhere with lots of mud and you're gunkholing, the disadvantage of lots of chain may outweigh the advantage of 100 ft of chain and 200+ feet of rope and dealing with...
Forum: US Northeast 08-19-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 685
Posted By doug1957
Re: Maine bound & back

Nice anchorages in upper Casco Bay: Snow Island, The Basin. Moorings at Dolphin Marina. Bathrooms, showers, and pretty decent restaurant. They take mooring reservations. Can be rolly depending on...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-16-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 376
Posted By doug1957
Re: Chasing the breeze

It was pretty awesome in Casco Bay yesterday too! From Falmouth, a single tack to Upper Goose, around, and a single tack back. The tide was even with us. Glad we didn't miss it!
Forum: Announcements and Suggestions Box 06-01-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 582
Posted By doug1957
Re: We did it!!!!!!!!!

Congrats! If you ever get to RI, you can go to the Shannon factory and see how they manufacture the boats and see the original drawings for your ship. I did that with our 28 and it was a great time....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-16-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 1,873
Posted By doug1957
Re: Best Cell Phone/Data Coverage East Coast, AT&T or Verizon??

We have both a Verizon and AT&T when cruising Maine. AT&T is mostly useless once out of Casco Bay, and Verizon can be a bit spotty here and there approaching down East, but overall is better than the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-12-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 612
Posted By doug1957
Re: First day on the water

Out in Casco Bay on Sunday!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-05-2014
Replies: 137
Views: 8,931
Posted By doug1957
Re: Smallest boat you can live with

At the last of every summer cruise for 2.5 weeks I wish I had I had 6 more feet. In the winter I dream of 6 more feet. In the Spring while getting ready to launch, I'm happy with the 28 and sometimes...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-19-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 539
Posted By doug1957
Re: Your top 5 favorite sailing spots?

Mine are all in Maine which is where I cruise.
1 - Casco Bay
2 - Eggemoggin Reach
3 - Penobscot Bay
4 - Down East around Mt. Desert

No particular order here
Forum: Introduce Yourself 04-14-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 282
Posted By doug1957
Re: Finally getting my start in Portland, Maine

Check out the crew match party at Handy Boat in Falmouth at the end of April. Some are looking for racing crew, others just for warm bodies to help out on a day sail.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-10-2014
Replies: 81
Views: 5,318
Posted By doug1957
Re: The run aground poll

I ran ours aground about 2 minutes after taking the helm for the first time. Repeated a few more times that first year. Soft mud thank goodness.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-31-2014
Replies: 27
Views: 2,023
Posted By doug1957
Re: Cetol Marine Finish Woes

Agree on the foam brushes. We usually finish with a coat of gloss. Seems to last longer.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-30-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 464
Posted By doug1957
Re: comissioning

Congrats on the commissioning. Still snow around the boat on the hard in Maine. I have been inside to do some seacock work and rebuilt the head (better now than in the summer), but no hope for...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 03-22-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 779
Posted By doug1957
Re: Good Radar book or course?

I'm not sure if you need a course. If you have a radar, turn it on when you can see things (don't need it) and you'll understand how it works more or less. Check with your local power squadron to see...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-10-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 551
Posted By doug1957
Re: Help friend sail in portland maine

There is a crew match in Points East Magazine. https://www.pointseast.com/crewmatch.shtml
There's also a crew match party at Handy Boat, May 1 if she's around.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-24-2014
Replies: 63
Views: 2,990
Posted By doug1957
Re: How much do you use your Chartplotter?

I keep it on all the time while sailing. Keeps a daily and running record of how fast, how far, and I find it's useful in conjunction with the depth finder as we get into the shallows. At anchor,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-02-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 1,482
Posted By doug1957
Re: Considerations in Choosing a Marina

I would also consider mooring vs. slips. When we first got our boat, we had a slip. Learned a lot the hard way about maneuvering under power, but I was always anxious at the end of the day.

We're...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-20-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 1,016
Posted By doug1957
Re: Plastic or Aluminum for water tanks?

Thanks everyone. It sounds as if the consensus is against aluminum due to the pitting issues that can come from bleach sanitizing. Maybe I'll get pricing on steel vs plastic at this point. Sounds as...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-18-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 1,016
Posted By doug1957
Plastic or Aluminum for water tanks?

Hi all.

While putting an inspection hatch into my water tank, I got to inspect it and found it was severely pitted/corroded and close to breaking though. These are the original steel tanks and so...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-02-2013
Replies: 37
Views: 2,302
Posted By doug1957
Re: Booze, PFDs and Sailing with non-sailor friends

I agree with the no booze underway. I would like my guests as sober as possible if the worst happens and they need to be responsive and responsible, and as for me and the first mate, we do enough...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-20-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 871
Posted By doug1957
Re: Flexible holding tank location

Had a flexible holding tank when I bought the boat and it leaked around the gaskets for the input/output lines. Could never get it tight enough not to leak. Put in a plastic tank. Boatyard's comment...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-20-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 886
Posted By doug1957
Re: Interior wood treatment

We use diluted vinegar to clean then treat with Weimans lemon oil. If the wood is dry, you may need to go over it twice with the oil. Advantage is that it's a mild treatment and the next owner won't...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-10-2013
Replies: 91
Views: 3,767
Posted By doug1957
Re: When is your season over for the winter

Taking the last sail to the winter marina this weekend. The launch stops running after Columbus day. Have a list of things to do while on the hard, then back into the water in May.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-06-2013
Replies: 33
Views: 1,745
Posted By doug1957
Re: Does a first sail ever go as planned?

In our log on the third sail ever is, "Great day, nothing bad happened."
Forum: Learning to Sail 09-30-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 1,800
Posted By doug1957
Re: Running Speed vs Close-Hauled Speed

I've found broad reaches with just a main and jib to take a bit of playing around with the position of the main and jib. Having the main perpendicular to the boat will blanket the jib, which may...
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