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Search: Posts Made By: ambianceack
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-06-2015
Replies: 36
Views: 1,820
Posted By ambianceack
Re: Mast Inspection Opinions

I agree with ValleylyJ. The Lanocote sold by Forespar should be sufficient to help thwart electrolysis. Not sure if you can climb your mast but my thought is that applying the bead of 4200 or...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-04-2015
Replies: 36
Views: 1,820
Posted By ambianceack
Re: Mast Inspection Opinions

I would remove the unit too, using the technique MarkSF describes. Is it possible to slide the sleeve up or down the mast for removal rather than spreading it apart; or is there too much hardware in...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-08-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 771
Posted By ambianceack
Re: internal halyards

Ok. I have had success with the electrician fish tape but it gets tricky since the tape can wrap the around other lines, wires etc...inside the mast. you might have to pull any bolts or even the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-06-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 1,225
Posted By ambianceack
Re: Mono hull to Cat

Hi Slayer-

I did not read the above but to answer your question go for the multihull. I chartered one for the first time last fall and it was fun. A few hints that I discovered, To Tack, have...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-04-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 1,199
Posted By ambianceack
I used the petit hydrocoat, ablative last summer...

I used the petit hydrocoat, ablative last summer and it worked fine. We keep the boat on a mooring in nantucket harbor may thru September, we are cruisers. minimal growth. A little touch up this...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-02-2015
Replies: 35
Views: 1,499
Posted By ambianceack
Re: Wood filler?

I cut the board three times and it's still too short, glued it back together and now its too long. I just do not get it?

if its not an exact measurement could you shave a little off the ends,...
Forum: Chartering 12-31-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 639
Posted By ambianceack
Re: Martinique: Sail North or South?

I do not think you can go wrong in either direction. We went with Dream Yacht Charters out of Le Marin, Martinique for seven days and sailed south into St Lucia this past October. There is some...
Forum: Chartering 10-14-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 4,578
Posted By ambianceack
Re: Dream Yacht Charters BVI

Had a great experience with Dream Yacht Charters in Martinique. No issues with the 42' Catana named Tesla. I am pretty sure you will have a great experience too in the BVI. I would encourage you...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-26-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 638
Posted By ambianceack
Re: Section of gelcoat worn through on cabintop

yes you can paint with gel coat, as with any paint job, a good prep is a good bond. Information at might be helpful for your project
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-13-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 731
Posted By ambianceack
Re: Catalina 22- Patching Sail, Weathered rigging & Teak, Hull stain cleaning?

Catalina Direct: ( is a good source for parts. as others have said the mending dots/sail tape should work in the main part of the sail.
FSR might work. Mary Kotes...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-05-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 477
Posted By ambianceack
Re: Sailing opportunities near Rockport ME.

I always enjoyed the deer isle/stonington area or points further downeast you might want to look around muscongus bay
Forum: Chartering 08-06-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 4,578
Posted By ambianceack
Re: Dream Yacht Charters BVI

I am headed to Martinique during October 2014 for a bareboat charter and will post after the trip.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-31-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 2,012
Posted By ambianceack
Re: bermuda 40

I have been on a B40 a few times going from the Chesapeake to Southwest Harbor and thought the boat handled just fine. Crossed the Gulf of Maine in a six to ten foot sea and headwind at night and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-11-2014
Replies: 72
Views: 4,314
Posted By ambianceack
Re: Arthur


The storm came in a little closer than expected, about 45 boats washed up on shore. Most of the boats were less than 20-feet were a few in the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-05-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 535
Posted By ambianceack
Re: Suzuki 2.5 security to dink

I don't. I just take the red safety cord and leave it at the dock. This keeps the honest people honest and well the true thieves would get it no matter what lock you put on it. I own some nice...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-29-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 610
Posted By ambianceack
Re: Thinking About a Solar Vent

just installed the 4" nicro about a month ago, has made a big difference with moisture problems and has greatly reduced the mildew smell in the cabin when coming back to the boat after being closed...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-18-2014
Replies: 165
Views: 9,070
Posted By ambianceack
Re: Help me plan my cruise North!

In the event you do not have it, get the Eldridge Tide and Pilot Book. Use the boston harbor tide for calculating vineyard sound tide.

For moorings: at Cuttyhunk are first come first serve, you...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-17-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 1,742
Posted By ambianceack
Re: Mooring Line

Check this video out, if the link works, if not go to It might help answer some of your questions.

NEW VIDEO: What's In a Mooring?

Searsport harbor is similar to where...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-13-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 1,086
Posted By ambianceack
Re: Main sail can be difficult to raise

I was having trouble with my main sail too. I used McLube, and cleaned the track even went as far as painting the mast and having the track in perfect condition. Come to find out the slug on the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-09-2014
Replies: 36
Views: 2,544
Posted By ambianceack
Re: Why Are Aluminum Mast Painted?

I cannot really answer your question but I just repainted my 35 year old 50 ft mast this spring. Last year I was seeing a lot of corrosion and minor pitting around all the stainless steel screws and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-02-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 855
Posted By ambianceack
Re: VHF antenna and cable recommendation

I just replaced my 35 year old cable with RG-213 and used connections PL 259 as described in this article Easy VHF Connections Photo Gallery by Compass Marine How To at
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-02-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 1,523
Posted By ambianceack
Re: budget estimate for adding roller furling???

We installed our own Harken cruiser furler for around $1,100.00. We purchased it from Rigging only in New Bedford. MA. You may want to call Northeast Rigging in Concord, MA Phone (978) 287-0060. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-25-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 357
Posted By ambianceack
Re: Air & Moisture Filter

You might consider a Nicro Day / Night Plus Stainless Steel Solar Vent
Power - 1000 Cubic Feet per Hour
Vent Diameter: 4", Overall Dimensons: 9" Diameter x 2.5" High
Material: Stainless Steel
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-22-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 327
Posted By ambianceack
Re: Gasket?

on my 1979 Sabre, I shaped a gasket using 1/16th inch thick butyl tape, seated it then removed the excess. I also coated the interior (i.e.,the core) with clear epoxy then a thin coat of thickened...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-22-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 1,127
Posted By ambianceack
Re: canvas stitching

Hood Canvas in Marblehead is a reputable canvas company in your area.
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