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Search: Posts Made By: williamkiester
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 03-27-2012
Replies: 68
Views: 12,023
Posted By williamkiester
Re: Single Handing Made Easy - What Are Your Techniques?

I'll have to do some heave to practice this season and see what she likes.
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 03-27-2012
Replies: 68
Views: 12,023
Posted By williamkiester
Re: Single Handing Made Easy - What Are Your Techniques?

I didn't realize that you could heave to with jib alone and have the boat balanced. Do you lock down the helm to do this?
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 11-17-2011
Replies: 61
Views: 10,046
Posted By williamkiester
Dear Susan, I just bought an Allied Luders...

Dear Susan,

I just bought an Allied Luders 33. I think that could be a great boat for you, especially if you are already familiar with it. I love ours, and feel good about singlehanding it. I have...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-07-2011
Replies: 25
Views: 8,523
Posted By williamkiester
The Luders has been great. She keeps momentum at...

The Luders has been great. She keeps momentum at 5-7 knots well. She's a little underpowered with a new Yanmar 27 hp diesel. That said, she's handled very steep six foot following seas with agility...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-27-2011
Replies: 2
Views: 904
Posted By williamkiester
Store to buy a used or new spinnaker pole end

I have a spinnaker pole that is not a Forespar brand which is easy to find. The Forspar is about an 1/8th inch to big in diameter to fit my pole. Before I buy that one and try to grind it down, does...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-01-2011
Replies: 25
Views: 8,523
Posted By williamkiester
We bought an Allied Luders 33, not in the same...

We bought an Allied Luders 33, not in the same class as an HC but will go as far. We are very excited. Sailing her up from the Chesapeake in a week!
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 07-01-2011
Replies: 68
Views: 12,023
Posted By williamkiester
I did that with the little Rhodes in really light...

I did that with the little Rhodes in really light wind sailing onto the mooring with the dinghy on the opposite side. In my haste to untangle the line from the rudder, being worried my weak ruder...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 06-09-2011
Replies: 68
Views: 12,023
Posted By williamkiester
To confirm: you are powering off forward, not in...

To confirm: you are powering off forward, not in reverse and the bow is moving away from the mooring by the wind and current, then the tiller. Do you have to worry about skidding the stern/prop into...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 06-08-2011
Replies: 68
Views: 12,023
Posted By williamkiester
These are inspiration posts for a new boat owner...

These are inspiration posts for a new boat owner who will probably be single-handing a bit. I have a simple question, what are the best techniques for picking up a mooring single-handed. Also what...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-02-2011
Replies: 16
Views: 1,208
Posted By williamkiester
This site is awesome. I keep bumping into the...

This site is awesome. I keep bumping into the limitations of the NOAA site. This puts it all together well. Will recommend it to other sailors. Good luck with it all. Cheers.
Forum: US Northeast 06-01-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 1,909
Posted By williamkiester
I've never been to P-Town so thought it would be...

I've never been to P-Town so thought it would be fun and liked the idea of the longer haul farther offshore. That said, so many people recommend Situate that we will make our decision by the wind...
Forum: US Northeast 05-31-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 1,909
Posted By williamkiester
Thank you all for your advice. It's helpful. I'm...

Thank you all for your advice. It's helpful. I'm thinking of two different options. 1. Shove off from Salem at last light on July 19th and sail overnight to P-Town. Then rest and head towards the...
Forum: US Northeast 05-30-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 1,909
Posted By williamkiester
Salem to Buzzards Bay

I'm sailing from Salem to Buzzards Bay shoving off July 20. Trying to figure out the timing on the first leg to get through the Cape Cod canal. Can anyone give me a sense of how long I should allow...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-13-2011
Replies: 2
Views: 1,777
Posted By williamkiester
Salvaged fold down cabin table?

I'm interested in changing the table setup below and wondered if there were places I might find a salvaged fold down dining table. Does anyone have suggestions of good boat part salvage places?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-26-2011
Replies: 17
Views: 3,704
Posted By williamkiester
The romantic in me wants the small Dyer sailing...

The romantic in me wants the small Dyer sailing dinghy and to save up for davits. The issue of getting into the boat from the water is good to point out. That brings me back to the inflatable. I'm...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-25-2011
Replies: 17
Views: 3,704
Posted By williamkiester
The dinghy sling looks interesting. You know...

The dinghy sling looks interesting. You know anyone who as used one? It would be nice and convenient if the thing worked well. Hoping someday to have davits.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-21-2011
Replies: 17
Views: 3,704
Posted By williamkiester
Another related question. Should I be looking for...

Another related question. Should I be looking for a hard bottom dinghy or one with an inflatable floor?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-21-2011
Replies: 17
Views: 3,704
Posted By williamkiester
Thank you for your posts. They are all helpful....

Thank you for your posts. They are all helpful. I'm interested in the engine handle for the Tohatsu and the rope sling for the dinghy. Do you by chance have links to either of those so I can check...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-20-2011
Replies: 17
Views: 3,704
Posted By williamkiester
Looking for a good dinghy for a 33 ft yacht

I'm looking for advice on on buying a dinghy for my Allied Luders 33. I'm debating between a Dyer Dhow Midget 8 1/2 ft and an inflatable of similar size. Also looking for advice on where to get a...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 03-18-2011
Replies: 575
Views: 82,976
Posted By williamkiester
Dear Jeff, Congratulations on the nuptial....

Dear Jeff,

Congratulations on the nuptial. Look for a white hulled Allied Luders 33 named Bella making way for better or for worse in the Chesapeake this July sailing from Flag Harbor to Cape Ann....
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 02-03-2011
Replies: 575
Views: 82,976
Posted By williamkiester
After all this looking I thought the Cascade 36,...

After all this looking I thought the Cascade 36, one of the first suggestions on the thread, and Sabre 34 seemed like the best choices that fit the thread theme. Both were just beyond my financial...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 02-02-2011
Replies: 575
Views: 82,976
Posted By williamkiester
And I have a fully battened main sail. I'm...

And I have a fully battened main sail. I'm guessing that might give us a tug or two when the winds is light by keeping its shape, but I don't really know the physics of it and my only experience with...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 02-02-2011
Replies: 575
Views: 82,976
Posted By williamkiester
I gave up on the light winds for longer offshore...

I gave up on the light winds for longer offshore sailing trips. It didn't seem like I was able to do both within my price range and when push came to shove, I wanted a tough seaworthy vessel that...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-02-2011
Replies: 20
Views: 2,249
Posted By williamkiester
Did you install the radar yourself or have...

Did you install the radar yourself or have someone else do it? Also did you put the radar "pod" on the mast above the spreaders or on a pole behind the cockpit?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-02-2011
Replies: 20
Views: 2,249
Posted By williamkiester
Dear All, This is helpful and sounds like...

Dear All,

This is helpful and sounds like the route for us. Tempting to try to get the new Garmin with the 7 inch screen but not worth the $1000 extra I'd say. Thanks.
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