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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-08-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 841
Posted By xluke
Lifeboat rental in Annapolis

Hello,
I'm cruising down the coast later this year and am considering renting a lifeboat for the trip. Does anyone know a rental outfit around Annapolis (or Baltimore, DC, etc)? Also, once I reach...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-03-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 433
Posted By xluke
Re: Climate / weather resources / prevailing conditions

Thanks for the tips.
I found these pilot charts which are helpful: Maritime Safety Information (http://msi.nga.mil/NGAPortal/MSI.portal?_nfpb=true&_pageLabel=msi_portal_page_62&pubCode=0003)

But...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-03-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 433
Posted By xluke
Climate / weather resources / prevailing conditions

Hello,
I am planning a trip along the east coast going south from the Chesapeake to SC/FL via offshore route in mid-March continuing into April and May. Can anyone provide resources for prevailing...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   10-03-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 5,199
Posted By xluke
Re: San Juan 28 - Sailing Qualities?

I have a SJ28 (in fact, she is for sale San Juan 28, 1980, Lake Ray Hubbard, Rockwall, Texas, sailboat for sale from Sailing Texas (http://sailingtexas.com/201201/ssanjuan28103.html)) and she sails...
Forum: Chesapeake Bay   10-01-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 1,398
Posted By xluke
Re: Winterization service in Annapolis

Thanks for the thoughts. I would normally do this myself but regrettably I am over a thousand miles away from the boat, or it wouldn't be on the hard!
I suppose I could fly in to do the work...
...
Forum: Chesapeake Bay   10-01-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 1,398
Posted By xluke
Winterization service in Annapolis

Hello,
I currently have my boat up on the hard at Jabin's in Annapolis and was wondering if anyone had any recommendations on someone to winterize her that is trustworthy and reasonably priced.
...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-01-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 1,269
Posted By xluke
Re: Powering AC with genreator, handling surge load

Thank you for all of the thoughtful responses!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-29-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 1,269
Posted By xluke
Powering AC with genreator, handling surge load

Hello,
I recently got a 2000 watt generator -- a little 2.7hp model. To operate it I simply plug a standard adapter which converts a standard 120v plug into a standard 30amp shore power plug into...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-01-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 1,088
Posted By xluke
Thanks for the tips!

Thanks for the tips!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-01-2011
Replies: 2
Views: 814
Posted By xluke
where to get a replacement whisker pole pin

Hello,
The pin on my whisker pole pin head fell into the lake and I haven't been able to source a replacement. Any suggestions? It is a cylindrical pin that has a larger diameter on one end and is...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-28-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 1,088
Posted By xluke
water bladder cleaning and manual pump repair

Hello,
First, I have a water bladder that has had stagnant water in it for a while and I'd like to flush it out and clean it -- what is the recommended procedure for doing this? I presume some...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-13-2011
Replies: 4
  ac pump
Views: 693
Posted By xluke
ac pump

Hello,
I am working on a semi-permanent ac system for my boat. Any reason I can't use a submersible bilge pump (rated 500-1000GPH) as a pump for a water cooled ac system?
The systems call for...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-22-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 4,550
Posted By xluke
Boat cushions from stock foam

Hello,
Does anyone know a good way to cut down foam to make boat cushions? Maybe a hot wire, but how? Or just a razor? Some sort of saw? Finding foam on the bulk market is pretty cheap but I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-19-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 5,620
Posted By xluke
Depth transducer compatibility

Hello,
I was wondering if depth sounder transducers are generally compatible with gauges across manufacturers or if they are manufacturer specific? They mostly appear to have similar physical...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-26-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 2,327
Posted By xluke
Outboard as a saildrive -- basics, curious.

Hello,
I recently got a new-used sailboat that has an OMC saildrive. She runs like a champ but I have never seen a saildrive unit before and am generally curious about them. They seem to be...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-26-2011
Replies: 2
Views: 1,315
Posted By xluke
Sink Water pump

Hello,
My new-used boat has a manual water pump on the sink that is not working. The one in the bathroom does work so the tank is OK. Can anyone provide me with basic suggestions as to why these...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   03-16-2011
Replies: 0
Views: 1,499
Posted By xluke
Sander 85

Hello,
I was wondering if anyone knows anything about the Sander 85 which is a steel 30' sailboat -- about 30 years old (though some have been commissioned as recently as the 90s, I believe). I am...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-05-2011
Replies: 2
Views: 2,722
Posted By xluke
I know this is an old post but I thought I would...

I know this is an old post but I thought I would contribute to the archives. I do not know if a water stream flow indicator is present from the factory but the penta 90 that I have seen has one...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-27-2008
Replies: 1
Views: 538
Posted By xluke
have to winterize?

Hello,
My friend keeps a 35' sloop at a marina in annapolis, MD and has always winterized it. He was wondering this year, are there any options for winterizing that would allow him to continue to...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   06-10-2008
Replies: 9
Views: 2,097
Posted By xluke
This will make me sound extremely naive, but...

This will make me sound extremely naive, but which direction is + vs - current?

Any specific advice re: timing of the trip would be a great learning experience for me.

Thanks again!
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   06-09-2008
Replies: 9
Views: 2,097
Posted By xluke
Annapolis, MD to Cape May, tide advice?

Hello,
I am planning to cruise to Cape May from Annapolis via the C&D canal on Wed June 18th and was wondering if anyone has any specific advice on how to time the tides? My boat makes way at about...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   06-02-2008
Replies: 8
Views: 5,630
Posted By xluke
Annapolis to Cape May / C&D canal / advice

Hello,
I'm planning to take a week to travel to Cape May, enjoy the weekend around there, and head back to Annapolis. I'm hoping for a little advice regarding how to time tides for the C&D and...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   07-13-2006
Replies: 3
Views: 864
Posted By xluke
I would certainly hate to lose the boat to the...

I would certainly hate to lose the boat to the ocean and unfortunately his house is not a proper beach house, it is two or three blocks back.

Thanks,
Rick
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   07-12-2006
Replies: 3
Views: 864
Posted By xluke
mooring in Stone harbor NJ or nearby

Hello,
I haven't even consulted charts yet to know if the inlet can handle my draft (4.5') but I was wondering if there are any moorings in Stone Harbor NJ where I could stash my 35' freedom for a...
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