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Search: Posts Made By: norsearayder
Forum: News Feeds 1 Week Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 267
Posted By norsearayder
Re: Coast Guard Assists Boaters Aboard Sailboat 72 Miles Off Cape May - Cape May Coun

I did not know the cg will fuel you up on the high seas,sailboat? Could ya maybe sail for a bit?
Forum: Introduce Yourself 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 336
Posted By norsearayder
Re: When to go Maine to Bahamas

I think people start heading south from Maine as early as when labor day is over, I left a few years back on Oct 31 due to doctor visits. It was cold until Beaufort,with the wind blowing the wrong...
Forum: Pearson 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 341
Posted By norsearayder
Re: Considering Purchase of Pearson 32

I have sailed my Pearson 32(1979) 7000 miles in7 years! Great boat sails very well,points well and has a good motion in the waves.you must be in some sort of shape to climb out of cabin and over the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-26-2014
Replies: 41
Views: 1,718
Posted By norsearayder
Re: What is your Cruising Motivation?

why must a seagull go to sea? why must i want to see nothing but the thin blue line of the horizon? silly question,if you dont know maybe golf is a better sport for you
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-16-2014
Replies: 65
Views: 2,670
Posted By norsearayder
Re: Liferafts and other survival equipment

i carry raft,epirb,survival suits,also from previous comercial fishing,all gear is up to date.i would hate to leave any of it ashore and need it when out there.also great when i round hatteras in a...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 04-13-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 272
Posted By norsearayder
Re: Finally getting my start in Portland, Maine

i sail out of portland harbor,welcome to maine,
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 04-04-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 697
Posted By norsearayder
Re: Filling Medications in the Bahamas

i had the local cvs fill my scrips in advance,& they also told me i could call them and they would ship to bahamas
Forum: US Northeast 03-22-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 1,468
Posted By norsearayder
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-05-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 498
Posted By norsearayder
Re: New mooring Portland Maine

call the habormaster office,the last i heard the city was allowing new moorings only off of east end beach
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 02-01-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 1,799
Posted By norsearayder
Re: Pearson 27/28-2 vs Irwin 32.5

pearsons rule,during the winter of 11/12 i did maine to bahamas and back [4200 miles] on a pearson 32,including offshore legs etc
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-19-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 1,920
Posted By norsearayder
Re: Pearson 34 - Talk me out of it

pearsons rule, looks,build,seaworthy....my p 32 is a clone to sabre 32,i have sailed neck and neck with a sabre 32 and neither vessel could pull away
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-17-2014
Replies: 116
Views: 5,769
Posted By norsearayder
Re: We Killed the Pacific Ocean

human beings pull 500,000,000 lbs of seafood out of the ocean daily,maybe thats the problen?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-27-2013
Replies: 67
Views: 4,914
Posted By norsearayder
Re: How hard is it to sail around the world alone?

i gave it a 10,in 2011-2012 i sailed single maine to bahama and back.try it sometime
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-19-2013
Replies: 36
Views: 1,674
Posted By norsearayder
Re: All Survival Geared Up

i carry life raft ,epirb,& immersion suits ,these items are required on commercial fishing vessels.thats why i bought them.even 20 miles offshore these items give comfort to scared crew in gale...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 10-22-2013
Replies: 29
Views: 1,405
Posted By norsearayder
Re: Nautical miles per season

7000 miles in 7 years, i hope to put as least 20000 on MAGIC my p-32 as then my purchase cost would be less than a buck a mile
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10-14-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 1,141
Posted By norsearayder
Re: Cruising vessel questions.

i read some survey maybe here or cruising world on the average size of boat, that mid 70s sailors are cruising and that was 32 feet,i recently single handed my p-32 to the bahamas, from maine and...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 10-01-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 825
Posted By norsearayder
Re: Propeller cage

1 way i avoid the traps when goin down east is to go over the 200 foot edge into deeper water and turn back to shore upon reaching destination,this is also much faster than coast hugging and i can...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-29-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 475
Posted By norsearayder
Re: Saw a Rising Sun in Portland harbor today...

i saw her,they say she cost 170 million!400 or so feet,small when parked with the cruise ships.i saw her offshore heading north at 5 knots[i was doing 4kn no wind]
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-23-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 798
Posted By norsearayder
Re: Should I dump my first reef so I can get to the third - Pearson Triton/Cruising

i dumped the 1st reef,on my offshore suit,the 1st reef does not do much ,the 3rd reef does
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-16-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 945
Posted By norsearayder
Re: To High tech Nav or not

i started back when,charts and compass was all there was,fog up here can be thick[black fog] i still carry all charts bur also 2 chartplotters and radar.that being said,when on icw one gps may have...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 08-13-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 232
Posted By norsearayder
Re: NH newbie

having an affair with such an over the hill lady is expensive and time consuming,but when she is wet and slippery and bucking along nicely it all seems worthwile
Forum: US Northeast 08-03-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 598
Posted By norsearayder
Re: NY to Penobscot Bay--fall or spring?

i think early fall is a great time of year up here,spring is after the 20th of may and it still may be cold.as you go further into fall more and more nw&ne winds will come,but if you are flexible...
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-03-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 984
Posted By norsearayder
Re: Solar vs. Wind Turbine.

i have both,get the solar first,but in the winter its nice to have wind also.solar is plug and play,set it and forget it almost...when there is a near gale outside i have measured up to 24 amps in a...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 07-01-2013
Replies: 42
Views: 2,746
Posted By norsearayder
Re: Cruising Skills/Practice

maine is great,come on up.get a chart plotter,use your sounder ,get a cruising guide,plan your daily trips to arrive before dark,eat lobster,come to portland ,free dock under the bridge
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-25-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 622
Posted By norsearayder
Re: It's so unfair!

truth is power boats have lots of problems with floating things at nite time mostly,hitting a tree or log ,lobster buoy,etc.hitting at 6 knots versus 36 knots,get the picture
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