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Search: Posts Made By: tominny
Forum: Engines 06-02-2014
Replies: 0
Views: 241
Posted By tominny
Yanmar repower recommendation in NY area

I am planning to repower my 34' sailboat from Atomic 4 to a 30hp Yanmar diesel. The boat is on a mooring in Port Washington, NY, Long Island Sound.

Can anyone recommend a good and reputable yard...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-18-2013
Replies: 54
Views: 2,300
Posted By tominny
Re: How Many Have a Liferaft?

very good discussion and well-reasoned alternative here:

Seamanship FAQ (http://www.bethandevans.com/seamanship.htm#30).
Forum: Atomic 4 07-15-2013
Replies: 63
Views: 10,096
Posted By tominny
Re: $6,600 to rebuild Atomic 4? replace/rebuild

You should talk to Don Moyer at Moyer Marine. If you call him up and speak to him directly you are likely to get a fair answer and price. He has given me excellent free and unbiased advice in the...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 04-30-2013
Replies: 30
Views: 4,735
Posted By tominny
Re: getting a Tartan 34C ready for offshore trip

<Both the cockpit lockers on the T34C are open to the main cabin and could <lead to down flooding in an emergency. I would build and glass in bulkheads at <the aft end of the quarter berth and around...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-29-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 875
Posted By tominny
Centerboard in heavy weather

Thanks. That's good advice. I'll try to see if the board down reduces rolling at anchor in my case.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 04-29-2013
Replies: 30
Views: 4,735
Posted By tominny
getting a Tartan 34C ready for offshore trip

Let's keep this thread about out-fitting the boat, please.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 04-28-2013
Replies: 30
Views: 4,735
Posted By tominny
getting a Tartan 34C ready for offshore trip

There are several reason why I'd prefer to do it solo. Preparation and execution is between me and the boat. Looking for another crew member adds a whole new complexity to it, including logistical,...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 04-28-2013
Replies: 30
Views: 4,735
Posted By tominny
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-27-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 875
Posted By tominny
Centerboard in heavy weather

What do people do with their centerboards when the going gets rough?

I wonder if in heavy weather, I should lower down the centerboard (I have a '77 Tartan 34C) on any point of sail and when using...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-26-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 1,738
Posted By tominny
Outboard rig in case of inboard engine failure

Update: I did as suggested and learned about the A4 and replaced parts that were due for replacement and got plenty of spares. Then sailed her down to the Bahamas with some days motoring in the ICW...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-26-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 1,278
Posted By tominny
So we put the boat in the water today...

Looks like they fastened the lifting lines to 4 deck cleats... and probably now wonder why the hull-to-deck joint is leaking
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 04-25-2013
Replies: 30
Views: 4,735
Posted By tominny
getting a Tartan 34C ready for offshore trip

Would be great to meet up in PW! I am also planning a short trip up the Hudson at some point this summer.
My boat is currently in FL but I am planning to bring it back up in May. Yes, I use...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 04-24-2013
Replies: 30
Views: 4,735
Posted By tominny
getting a Tartan 34C ready for offshore trip

Amazing story! And so valuable to hear directly from the captain.
I pulled the chainplates last year and they looked ok to my eyes, no rust, just a bit of pitting at the location where they go...
Forum: Destinations 04-23-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 1,386
Posted By tominny
Advice Sailing North West Atlantic Coast (U.S.) North Carolina to NYC

How high is your mast? It's probably below 65' so you can transit on the ICW as well. You will want to avoid going around Cape Hatteras and use the ICW/dismal Swamp route instead. Read up on the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-23-2013
Replies: 74
Views: 7,580
Posted By tominny
35 year old standing rigging - but rigger says it's ok

I am the original poster of this thread. Thank you all for a very insightful analysis of the problem and so much advice. As usual with these things, there are no clear answers and it is up to the...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 04-23-2013
Replies: 30
Views: 4,735
Posted By tominny
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 04-21-2013
Replies: 30
Views: 4,735
Posted By tominny
getting a Tartan 34C ready for offshore trip

PS: i am hoping to do the crossing single-handed
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 04-21-2013
Replies: 30
Views: 4,735
Posted By tominny
getting a Tartan 34C ready for offshore trip

Thanks for the suggestions so far.

I agree that a gale sail is not a good solution because of the reason you mentioned.

How about windvane vs a complete second autopilot unit?
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available 04-20-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 832
Posted By tominny
New York to the Med

Hi Trish,

I am planning the same trip for next year with my boat. Would love to talk to you about the route when you are passing through NY. I am in Manhattan and keep the boat in Port Washington...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 04-20-2013
Replies: 30
Views: 4,735
Posted By tominny
getting a Tartan 34C ready for offshore trip

I am planning a transatlantic trip from NY to Gibraltar next year in June, followed by some cruising in the Med, and wanted to get some feedback on getting my boat, a 1977 Tartan 34C, in shape for...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 04-20-2013
Replies: 129
Views: 48,436
Posted By tominny
Downloadable PRINTABLE NOAA Charts

I did not read all comments, but I think what everyone wants are the free NOAA booklet charts that allow you to print any NOAA chart on your home printer:...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available 04-17-2013
Replies: 1
Views: 389
Posted By tominny
Florida to NYC in early May

Looking for crew with some sailing and seamanship experience to bring my Tartan 34C ('77) from Palm Coast, FL to NYC. I'm 36 years old and in good shape.

Depending on the weather we will sail...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-04-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 1,898
Posted By tominny
Re: Annapolis, MD to South FL on ICW & Outside

Another factor affecting your progress on the ICW is how you time your arrival at anchorages. Ideally, you'd leave one right before sunrise when there is already enough light, and you drop anchor...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 03-10-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 1,080
Posted By tominny
Re: Gulf Stream GRIB files??

Just wanted to report that I was able to resolve the issue with the help from this forum Thank you!

Here is what worked:
I was able to get gulf stream grib files through saildoc (command: send...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 02-22-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 1,080
Posted By tominny
Re: Gulf Stream GRIB files??

Unfortunately, none of the sources above have GRIB files of the gulf stream current, they are either .png image file or .nc Matlab files. I am looking for actual .grib files that can be loaded into...
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