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Search: Posts Made By: adki110
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 108
Views: 14,186
Posted By adki110
Re: Recreational Sailboat vs. Tugboat with Barge: Who Has the Right of Way? - See mor

Story related to me by a licensed captain. A fully laden tanker was proceeding down a narrow channel when it was facing a sailboat in the middle of the channel. The sailboat was contacted and asked...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available 11-10-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 1,235
Posted By adki110
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-28-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 1,311
Posted By adki110
Re: Boat Insurance Rant

I left United Marine Underwriters because of a $1200 increase when I moved my boat. Shopped my insurance with a broker and my insurance bill actually dropped.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-05-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 1,798
Posted By adki110
Re: Tow or Not

I have been through both multiple times, dinghy was always on deck or davits. I watched a flooded dinghy almost pull a 38 foot power boat under going through Plum Gut. The owner had to cut the...
Forum: Diesel 12-11-2013
Replies: 24
Views: 1,956
Posted By adki110
Re: Going to need to re powersomeday..

Before you get too deep into tearing things apart, make double sure that you have changed ALL of the fuel filters.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-18-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 1,285
Posted By adki110
Re: Winch maintenance Q, what nut is this?

Hutton-Arco was able to help me when I had a problem. Try sending them an email.
HUTTON-ARCO Yacht Winches (
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10-30-2013
Replies: 26
Views: 2,132
Posted By adki110
Re: Aft Cockpit vrs Center

I've had two center cockpit boats an S2 9.2C which had a tendency to sail around at anchor until I put on a riding sail and a Whitby 42 cc ketch which stays put at anchor. The S2 was a little tight...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 08-21-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 2,981
Posted By adki110
Re: S2 9.2C Thoughts

I had a 1979 model 9.2C on Long Island Sound for 10 years. Solid boat, underpowered with the original Volvo MD7A, replaced with a 16 hp Vitus that provided plenty of push. With good sails it would...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-21-2013
Replies: 38
Views: 2,846
Posted By adki110
Re: What makes a sailboat go to weather well?

OK, depends what you want to spend. I would send the sails to a sailmaker to see if they can be restitched of if they are blown out, needed to be replaced. Are you sailing alone or with your family?...
Forum: Learning to Sail 07-21-2013
Replies: 33
Views: 3,084
Posted By adki110
Re: asa school vs buying own 20-30ft and teach self?

This post merits more than I can type , but I learned at the age of 12 on a 12' catboat. Sailed on Long Island Sound 6 miles across from Greenwich to Loyds Neck (I think)( my parents never knew)....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-21-2013
Replies: 38
Views: 2,846
Posted By adki110
Re: What makes a sailboat go to weather well?

Pretty generic question, what type of sailing are you planning to do? Lake , coastal, open ocean, class racing, cruising
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-10-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 900
Posted By adki110
Re: Reattaching rubber gasket, outboard motor cover

3M weatherstrip adhesive comes in a tube. 3M weatherstrip comes in a tape.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-24-2013
Replies: 214
Views: 15,159
Posted By adki110
Re: Do you wear a life jacket?

The proportion of responders who state they always wear/never leave the dock without wearing them is contrary to my observations during my 53 years on the water. I don't think I have seen 1% of...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-22-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 2,928
Posted By adki110
Re: Pigtail Adapter: 30A to household 15a plug

Is this what you're looking for? I have used one when the boat was hauled.

MARINCO EEL-Style Shore Power Straight Adapter, 15A M-30A F, 1Piece at West Marine...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-13-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 1,683
Posted By adki110
Re: Almost free boat

That HIN is for a Florida homemade boat.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-09-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 2,207
Posted By adki110
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-08-2013
Replies: 45
Views: 2,946
Posted By adki110
Re: Tornadoes and boats...

As others have said, it depends on what is available. I grew up in "Tornado Alley" and have the pleasure of being in two, one while in a car. The last marina I was in had cement block heads, but the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-03-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 443
Posted By adki110
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-03-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 783
Posted By adki110
Re: Anchor Riding Sail vs Split Backstay

I used to run the riding sail up the toppling lift with the main halyard then tie it forward.
Forum: Looking for Companionship... 05-30-2013
Replies: 70
Views: 11,776
Posted By adki110
Re: Want Mature Cook/Crew/Friend Lady

You don't have to sign on to look at the thread.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-27-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 1,833
Posted By adki110
Re: BUG bomb use?

If you read the label, some are not explosive.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-27-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 1,833
Posted By adki110
Re: BUG bomb use?

I bought my boat after it had been on the hard for allmost two years in Florida, and moved it to a marina outside of Savanna Georgia. It was pretty well infested with you name it. I set off a bug...
Forum: Chartering 02-16-2013
Replies: 24
Views: 3,027
Posted By adki110
Re: BVI laws

You oviously want to be on that boat with those people, it has been suggested that you contact the BVI police for the most accurate information. But as drugs other than perscription are illegal you...
Forum: Diesel 11-30-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 1,693
Posted By adki110
Re: MD7a Hand Crank

I had an MD7A on my 1979 S2 9.2C. Jeff H. accuratly described the use of the crank. On my boat the cranking shaft was about four feet long, the crank end had about a 14 inch lever with a handle....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-22-2012
Replies: 93
Views: 6,390
Posted By adki110
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