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Search: Posts Made By: chappyonice
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-10-2009
Replies: 21
Views: 2,769
Posted By chappyonice
Here's my deterrent: ...

Here's my deterrent:

http://lh3.ggpht.com/_y5vuOFPDNE4/SqkplV8kzyI/AAAAAAAAAB8/ZmjwlHvF-ug/s144/Bird_deterrent.jpg
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-19-2009
Replies: 36
Views: 1,834
Posted By chappyonice
10 Cane is my favorite. Mount Gay Extra Old is a...

10 Cane is my favorite. Mount Gay Extra Old is a fantastic rum as well.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-06-2009
Replies: 22
Views: 1,642
Posted By chappyonice
Would you recommend this wash then wax with...

Would you recommend this wash then wax with Collinite over using a one-step compound/wax product like Meguires One-Step for someone with only a day or so to get it done or maybe in off-years? Which...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-08-2008
Replies: 4
Views: 1,296
Posted By chappyonice
Actually, looked him up on the Net and you can...

Actually, looked him up on the Net and you can find him at:

US Surveyors Association Members in Canada (http://navsurvey.com/canada.htm)

Gert is the first listing.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-08-2008
Replies: 4
Views: 1,296
Posted By chappyonice
I live in the area and my suveryor when I bought...

I live in the area and my suveryor when I bought in Youngstown NY was Gert Tiel. He's out of Canada (Niagara on the Lake) and did a solid job. He went to the boat when I couldn't make it (got...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-05-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 1,547
Posted By chappyonice
Mike, How would the Mary Day be for kids,...

Mike,

How would the Mary Day be for kids, are they allowed? I have a 14 and 11 year old....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-30-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 768
Posted By chappyonice
I was in the Skyway Marina last year, decided to...

I was in the Skyway Marina last year, decided to move to Youngstown for the yacht club as well as Lake Ontario cruising. The club also has great racing. Skyway is getting better though, so are the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-30-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 768
Posted By chappyonice
Hey Mike, nice pictures. Where do you keep your...

Hey Mike, nice pictures. Where do you keep your boat in Buffalo? I used to be at RCR, but moved to Youngstown this year (B311).

PT Jarbone belongs to a good friend's father...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 02-24-2008
Replies: 17
Views: 10,643
Posted By chappyonice
Did you ever make you decision? Dug this thread...

Did you ever make you decision? Dug this thread up and I'm on my way back to Youngstown this year. Bought my boat in Youngstown just over a year ago and moved her to Buffalo (going through the...
Forum: Learning to Sail 08-27-2007
Replies: 18
Views: 1,953
Posted By chappyonice
As a daysailor/cruiser and fairly new to sailing,...

As a daysailor/cruiser and fairly new to sailing, I have usually left my traveller right at the center like you. I'm focused on learning things one step at a time and have considered the traveller...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-26-2007
Replies: 5
Views: 1,299
Posted By chappyonice
Found the answer

Just to close out the thread and provide some documentation for those who might look it up in the future, I went down and did some experimentation today. The exposed arrow path is the path which...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-25-2007
Replies: 5
Views: 1,299
Posted By chappyonice
A little "direction" on the Y-valve...

To this point, we've been using just the marina restrooms when docked and pinching tight when out on our short daysails :D . That got me thinking, I had better understand how to effectively use the...
Forum: Learning to Sail 07-12-2007
Replies: 20
Views: 2,178
Posted By chappyonice
SD, the show was the insiration for the boat's...

SD, the show was the insiration for the boat's name. My son, daughter, and I are (were :( ) big fans.

Both kids are going to sailing camp for 2 weeks in Youngstown, NY in August. My daughter...
Forum: Learning to Sail 07-10-2007
Replies: 8
Views: 683
Posted By chappyonice
I've been using a Windfinder.com gadget for...

I've been using a Windfinder.com gadget for Windows Vista. They also have one for Apple OSX. The website has good info too.
Forum: Learning to Sail 07-10-2007
Replies: 20
Views: 2,178
Posted By chappyonice
It would be interesting to hear about more...

It would be interesting to hear about more sailor's "defining moments"...especially some of you old salts out there!
Forum: Learning to Sail 07-10-2007
Replies: 20
Views: 2,178
Posted By chappyonice
Indeed it was. She's a 1999 Beneteau Oceanis 311.

Indeed it was. She's a 1999 Beneteau Oceanis 311.
Forum: Learning to Sail 07-10-2007
Replies: 20
Views: 2,178
Posted By chappyonice
Defining Moment - Now I'm a Sailor

I thought about posting this in the General Discussion area, but in the end it's about learning to sail...or maybe about learning exactly when you feel like you are a sailor.

My son and I took...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-29-2007
Replies: 4
Views: 1,360
Posted By chappyonice
Genoa/Jib Sheets - one continuous or two?

I'm replacing my Genoa sheets and the current sheets are one continuous line slipped through it's own loop at the clew. I was going to put the replacement as separate strands tied with bowlines...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 06-14-2007
Replies: 21
Views: 2,045
Posted By chappyonice
Nice, I crapped from laughing so hard. :eek: I'm...

Nice, I crapped from laughing so hard. :eek: I'm on Lake Erie too and it's headin' your way :D .
Forum: Learning to Sail 06-09-2007
Replies: 4
Views: 1,308
Posted By chappyonice
Family Docking Procedure/Roles

As I prepare to take my family out on our first sail with our Beneteau 311, I'm curious as to what others recommend for docking roles to give each family member a feeling like they are contributing...
Forum: Learning to Sail 06-03-2007
Replies: 92
Views: 8,859
Posted By chappyonice
I might add a section on docking. Haven't read...

I might add a section on docking. Haven't read the whole thread, but it seems that a section on docking your boat might be good for a primer.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-19-2007
Replies: 6
Views: 1,884
Posted By chappyonice
I just did mine about a week ago. I think a lot...

I just did mine about a week ago. I think a lot depends on how long the letters have been on the boat. I came prepared with a hair dryer and also windex. I had heard that window cleaner does a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-17-2007
Replies: 31
Views: 4,226
Posted By chappyonice
Foul Weather Gear - Consumer or Marine?

I've been looking into foul weather gear and have checked out both the marine vendors like Henri-Lloyd & Gill as well has higher-end consumer products like Columbia. What are the benefits of paying...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 02-12-2007
Replies: 12
Views: 1,229
Posted By chappyonice
Hmmm...about 5 years! I wouldn't say that this...

Hmmm...about 5 years! I wouldn't say that this is my dream boat per se. I'm hoping it's the stepping stone to my ultimate boat. But who knows, I love it and maybe I won't need more. Man, this is...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 02-11-2007
Replies: 12
Views: 1,229
Posted By chappyonice
Thanks everyone...first launch will take me from...

Thanks everyone...first launch will take me from Youngstown on Lake Ontario to Lake Erie via the Welland Canal. Should be a fun all day trip.

timangiel, I'll be the one swallowing my ears with my...
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