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Search: Posts Made By: engineer_sailor
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Hours Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 184
Posted By engineer_sailor
Night Ops

The wife and I have been talking about extending our range in the Chesapeake by sailing some overnights.

Haven't done any night sailing and was wondering if there are any tips?

For example, we...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Days Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 269
Posted By engineer_sailor
Loose C27 Shaft Strut

Boat is out of the water for the winter. Was doing a quick walk around while pulling sails and such. Noticed glistening of moisture where shaft strut meets the hull. Applied some pressure and sure...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 3,053
Posted By engineer_sailor
Re: Catalina 27 compression post

I have a C27 1985. A few items to consider:
1. The white spots look like epoxy (maybe 5200). Guessing the larger spot not by bolt was drilling the stub core to let it dry out. Doesn't look like...
Forum: Diesel 1 Week Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 507
Posted By engineer_sailor
Forum: Diesel 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 507
Posted By engineer_sailor
Re: Coolant detected in oil (Westerbeke W21)

I used a combustion leak tester ala:
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to detect combustion...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 191
Views: 9,349
Posted By engineer_sailor
Forum: Chesapeake Bay 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 764
Posted By engineer_sailor
Re: Yacht Clubs vs Marinas....which one to join. Are all yacht clubs the same?

Maybe I can provide some perspective from the "younger" crowd. My wife and I are both under 35 and two kids below 5. Prior to kids, we were members at a sailing non-profit. I volunteered time to...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction 10-21-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 1,561
Posted By engineer_sailor
Re: Aluminum Hulls for Cruising Boats

srqsailor:
I think I misinterpreted the listing on YW. It's a "Jimmy Cornell" version of the GE45 which is a specific layout configuration
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction 10-18-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 1,561
Posted By engineer_sailor
Re: Aluminum Hulls for Cruising Boats

Stumbled upon this good old boat article:

http://www.goodoldboat.com/reader_services/articles/steelboat.php

Gary: Maybe the 6000 Alu was part of the issue, perhaps combined with thinner...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction 10-17-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 1,561
Posted By engineer_sailor
Aluminum Hulls for Cruising Boats

My wife and I had a chance to see Leonard's 47 foot SV Hawk and Jimmy Cornell's new Exploration 45 by Garcia yachts at the Annapolis Sailboat show last week.

What struck me is that two sets of...
Forum: Diesel 10-14-2014
Replies: 28
Views: 1,200
Posted By engineer_sailor
Re: Won't Start after 4 hours of cruising.

Intermittent failure of the glow plug button? I've heard of these going bad but not totally failing.

Is your battery switch in the ALL position? I've been unable to start my M-18 when battery...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-10-2014
Replies: 96
Views: 6,315
Posted By engineer_sailor
Re: Annapolis Sailboat Show

Chef
We are at the show today (Friday) too

Josh
Forum: Chesapeake Bay 10-05-2014
Replies: 490
Views: 17,699
Posted By engineer_sailor
Re: 2014 Sailing Season

Was a little sad that we didn't make it out yesterday for the 20+ knots, but we did end up going out today for a great day sail. Clear, cool, and reasonable wind oscillating between 5-16 knots.
...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-30-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 592
Posted By engineer_sailor
Forum: Chesapeake Bay 09-28-2014
Replies: 36
Views: 5,354
Posted By engineer_sailor
Re: New to Cheasapeake Bay - Wind?

I am going to go out on a limb and day that the winds this September have been unusually light/variable.

Charrob: Rule #1 is stay on the boat. Rule #2 is stay on the boat. If you don't have them,...
Forum: Chesapeake Bay 09-28-2014
Replies: 490
Views: 17,699
Posted By engineer_sailor
Re: 2014 Sailing Season

Chef

I heard recently that the once free pier in Fells Point is either no longer free or soon won't be free. Rumor has it someone bought the deteriorating building and it's going to be a high-end...
Forum: Cruising and Sailing with Children 09-27-2014
Replies: 33
Views: 1,165
Posted By engineer_sailor
Re: How soon are they out of diapers?

Med

We finally have both kids, two boys now 4 and 2, out of diapers. Glorious. Almost threw a party to celebrate. Both were potty trained right around 2. The second was earlier, right before his...
Forum: Chesapeake Bay 09-21-2014
Replies: 490
Views: 17,699
Posted By engineer_sailor
Re: 2014 Sailing Season

Hung out in Still Pond this weekend. Went all the way into the pond. Nice anchorage. Went crabbing with the kids using the new traps but didn't catch any. Half hour dinghy ride to the public access...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-16-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 430
Posted By engineer_sailor
Re: 20mm old winch.

Call or visit Bacons in Annapolis,MD
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-15-2014
Replies: 62
Views: 3,861
Posted By engineer_sailor
Re: The New Generation

We are trying to do our part to inspire the "next next generation".
35961

My wife and I are under 35 so I'll count us as the "next generation". Hopefully I one day we will cruise beyond the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-13-2014
Replies: 98
Views: 6,464
Posted By engineer_sailor
Re: Anyone ever buy bigger or new and regret it?

We looked at at least 100 boats before buying ranging between 25-40 feet. Had one 2 year old and the second child on the way.

Almost bought a 35' in the upper 5 figure range, but ultimately...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-13-2014
Replies: 75
Views: 5,962
Posted By engineer_sailor
Re: Single handed anchoring questions

With respect to back winding and setting the anchor I am considering modifying my technique.

Back winding our main in 12-15 knots was a chore and barely doable. We ended up tacking back and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-13-2014
Replies: 75
Views: 5,962
Posted By engineer_sailor
Single handed anchoring questions

I break it down into to categories, motoring and under sail:

Motoring:

1. Before arriving at anchorage, engage autopilot, walk forward, cleat rode to bow cleat, and untie line securing anchor...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-13-2014
Replies: 55
Views: 3,602
Posted By engineer_sailor
Re: Lets talk about dinghies y'all

8'6" Saturn Raft with a 2.5 HP Suzuki outboard.

Plenty large for two people and gear. Both are light and can be bought new for around $1300 if you wait for good prices.

Fits on the foredeck of...
Forum: Cruising and Sailing with Children 09-12-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 934
Posted By engineer_sailor
Re: First Boat for Me and the Family?

Had a similar situation. Kids were 0 and 2 now 4 and 2. We bought a Catalina 27 and love it. Just the right size for a small family. Ours is a 1985 tall rig, fin keel, inboard diesel with a well...
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