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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-19-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 1,411
Posted By captain conrad
Re: sailing around Michigan

Good luck with your boat. I sail out of Chicago and Lake Michigan levels are up 16 to 18 in this year. You should be fine unless you draw more than 7 feet in most places.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-13-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 2,318
Posted By captain conrad
Re: Marine Air Conditioning Install

I have a portable unit I bought at home depot drain into the bilge 10,000 btu works fine.
I vent out of a dorad vent and secure it when I'm underway $300.00
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   07-13-2014
Replies: 191
Views: 17,111
Posted By captain conrad
Re: We have fallen for the Cheoy Lee 40 Offshore

I have a Cheoy Lee 1977 Richardson offshore 41 I don't need to ever buy another boat.
It's old need a lot of attention work and love but the way she sails makes it worth all the sweat and money. Its...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-15-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 453
Posted By captain conrad
Re: looking for wind gauge

Yes there was one in Texas it's sold
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-15-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 453
Posted By captain conrad
looking for wind gauge

I'm looking for a DATAMARINE LX3600 WIND SPEED & DIRECTION old model just the gauge not the mast head
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   04-30-2013
Replies: 63
Views: 5,455
Posted By captain conrad
Re: Please tell me this is a nutty idea so I will stop looking at this boat.

If you love the boat buy it! Get fixed and sail it.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-20-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 4,074
Posted By captain conrad
Re: Boat cushions

Go buy some bean bags.There light,form to the space and your butt. You can move them anywhere cockpit fordeck... Cheep and vinyl covers are waterproof.
Forum: Living Aboard   02-28-2013
Replies: 40
Views: 3,755
Posted By captain conrad
Re: Propane or alcohol

Did you ever think of CNG?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-27-2013
Replies: 41
Views: 2,243
Posted By captain conrad
Re: Varnish brushes

I usually give the brush a quick cleaning and then seal it in plastic wrap and its good to the next day or two. I've found disposable sponge to work just as well as a bager brush and less work.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-21-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 1,785
Posted By captain conrad
Re: Can you identify this boat?

It's a Cheoy Lee I have the same boat but Mine is a Richardson offshore 41 1977
That looks to be 36??? Great cruising boat
here is a good one in England

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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-14-2013
Replies: 4
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Views: 518
Posted By captain conrad
Maptech

Has anyone used Mapteck on there lap top?
There are three diffrent products, I'm intrested in the US Boating Charts.I will be using on the great lakes or one day move my boat to the east coast.
It...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   02-07-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 3,022
Posted By captain conrad
Re: Looking to Purchase Cheoy 38 Offshore & Looking 4 Advice

I have a 1977 41 offshore with teak decks that don't leak.
It has had some issues the chain plates need to be inspected they have a tendency to corrode,I have replaced the engine perkins 4-108 and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-27-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 417
Posted By captain conrad
Re: Leaky Sea Hood

If its a small leak try Captain Tollys creakey crack leak stoper.Its a liquid type glue that flows into the crack and hardens with a few applactions. It stopped a lot of leaks on my Cheoy lee.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   02-02-2012
Replies: 37
Views: 4,872
Posted By captain conrad
You might want to look at The Moorings used boat...

You might want to look at The Moorings used boat site.They have a lot of Beneteau's set up with seprate cabins the boats are about six years old and well matained
Forum: Chartering   11-30-2011
Replies: 13
Views: 1,756
Posted By captain conrad
Great information! Do conditions prevent going...

Great information! Do conditions prevent going ashore for dinner with the dinghy Is it too rough to plan on doing this regularly. This was our routine when in the BVIs and we found many great spots...
Forum: Chartering   11-28-2011
Replies: 13
Views: 1,756
Posted By captain conrad
I'm comming in this Friday. Are the Christmas...

I'm comming in this Friday. Are the Christmas winds a danger or just uncomfortable?
Whats the weather are the Xmass winds easterly.
We have the boat provisioned for three day and plan eating off...
Forum: Chartering   11-03-2011
Replies: 13
Views: 1,756
Posted By captain conrad
I have the boat for five days we arrive Dec 2...

I have the boat for five days we arrive Dec 2 (hotel) then on the boat untill the 8th
Forum: Chartering   11-02-2011
Replies: 13
Views: 1,756
Posted By captain conrad
Chartering in St Maarten

Has anyone been to St Maarten? My wife and I have booked a trip for five days and are excited to sail there. We have been to the BVI's and are trying SM for somthing new.
Should we have them ( the...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   10-31-2011
Replies: 19
Views: 4,078
Posted By captain conrad
The construction of Hunters is far less quality...

The construction of Hunters is far less quality than J boats.Hunters are ok but I feel there built for comfort and not serious sailing. Just looking at the factory hardware you can see a difference....
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   10-30-2011
Replies: 19
Views: 4,078
Posted By captain conrad
Stay away from thr Hunter !!

Stay away from thr Hunter !!
Forum: Catalina   10-29-2011
Replies: 2
Views: 1,132
Posted By captain conrad
My first boat was a Catalina 27 gas engine and...

My first boat was a Catalina 27 gas engine and tiller in Chicago in 1988 the boat taught me how to sail.There good boats although I wished it was a 30 lots more room!
I crossed the lake manny times...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-28-2011
Replies: 22
Views: 2,981
Posted By captain conrad
I have a CL 41 offshore as well in Chicago.Keep...

I have a CL 41 offshore as well in Chicago.Keep me posted on your progress.
My sister lives in Pearland,when I'm in town this winter may I come see your progress?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-25-2011
Replies: 12
Views: 2,114
Posted By captain conrad
A cat 27 was my first boat I loved it for six...

A cat 27 was my first boat I loved it for six years then moved up to a bigger boat 30ft then 40ft .IF I had it to do over again I would go for a cat 30 just a bit larger but lots more room and not...
Forum: Cheoy Lee   09-24-2011
Replies: 27
Views: 10,517
Posted By captain conrad
1977-41 Richardson Offshore Chicago Ill. Belmont...

1977-41 Richardson Offshore Chicago Ill. Belmont Harbor
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-17-2011
Replies: 2
Views: 1,694
Posted By captain conrad
CNG stove

I have a compressed natural gas stove and oven on my boat the CNG is hard to find in the Chicago area but there is one supplier only 50 miles away.
I'm moving the boat to the east coast and then to...
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