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Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   05-12-2015
Replies: 25
Views: 1,659
Posted By billsull
Re: New to sailing and thinking of getting a sailing dinghy.

Walker Bay dinghies are a great way to get into sailing. It's true that they aren't the most efficient when going to windward, but you can learn all the basics of dinghy sail trim and rudder...
Forum: US Northeast   03-27-2015
Replies: 45
Views: 1,650
Posted By billsull
Re: NY/CT/LIS Boatyard & Marina help?

I'll take a shot at answering Tempest's question. I spend most of my time farther east on LIS, but I've been into South Norwalk and Mamaroneck in the past to drop off crew.

Here are some ports...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   03-27-2015
Replies: 1
Views: 346
Posted By billsull
Re: Hello from Connecticut! New to sailing always looking for advice.

Hi Sirtang,

Greetings from another CT sailor! If you really want time on the rail, I suggest stopping by a few yacht clubs that have thriving race programs and offer to fill out the crew on any...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   01-14-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 890
Posted By billsull
Re: Buying my first sailboat

Hi Sailor,

You would need to provide a little more information for folks to be able to make useful recommendations, but I'll toss out a couple of suggestions anyway. A Sunfish is an awesome boat...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   12-23-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 481
Posted By billsull
Re: Hello from Germany - soon to be Okinawa!

If I remember correctly, (something that happens less and less often!) he was there in '87 - '88.
Forum: Living Aboard   12-19-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 1,087
Posted By billsull
Re: Live Aboard in Connecticut

You may want to check with Brewers Pilots Point in Westbrook, CT (halfway between New Haven and New London). They have three yards within the marina: South, East and North (it's big) and I think one...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   12-19-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 481
Posted By billsull
Re: Hello from Germany - soon to be Okinawa!

Welcome aboard Buds!

Given where you are now and where you're going, can I assume that you're military? If so, you'll be able to take advantage the nice little marina at Kadena AFB. My brother...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-18-2014
Replies: 39
Views: 2,675
Posted By billsull
Re: Diving from Sailboat

Hi Capta,

I don't want to take this thread off topic, but could you expand on the above statement? Are you referring to prohibitions against anchoring in good dive locations to protect reefs or...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-04-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 944
Posted By billsull
Re: Do you put holiday lights in the rigging?

No secrets among fellow sailnetters! I'll answer your questions in the same order as presented:

Patience doesn't have a shore power system. That picture was taken just after we got back to the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-03-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 944
Posted By billsull
Do you put holiday lights in the rigging?

If so, post a photo! Caution - if you have an interesting light scheme, I may plagiarize it for next year!

Here is how Patience was decorated for the recent "Trees in the Rigging" parade in...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-25-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 1,481
Posted By billsull
Re: Mooring laws ??

You may want to add this website to your favorites list:

Cruisers' Net | Cruisers Helping Cruisers (http://cruisersnet.net), a/k/a the Salty Southeast Cruisers' Net

There's tons of info on this...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   11-20-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 1,858
Posted By billsull
Re: Boat slip/mooring CT River

If you don't mind the transit time on the river, then there are some very nice marinas both above and below Middletown that you should investigate. This is where ActiveCaptain will be your best...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   11-20-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 1,858
Posted By billsull
Re: Boat slip/mooring CT River

Hi Victor,

Welcome aboard Sailnet - even with your powerboat!

+ 1 for Green Eyes Active Captain recommendation. You won't find seasonal rates in there, but most of the marinas have helpful...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-18-2014
Replies: 33
Views: 2,824
Posted By billsull
Re: Look for new sailboat under 25 ft.

Welcome aboard,

Delaware Bay has some skinny water, so a boat with a shoal keel or retractable keel would expand your cruising area. Com-Pac yachts builds catboats and some sloops that would meet...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   10-07-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 830
Posted By billsull
Re: Looking to get into sailing on Long Island, NY

Hi Ryan,

+1 for what Don said - you're going at the right way by offering to crew for races.

I occasionally crew aboard an Ensign that races on the Thames River in New London, CT and it's a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-30-2014
Replies: 30
Views: 2,224
Posted By billsull
Re: Which ones have ship wheel/helm and no tiller?

I feel the need to defend my steering system after the backwards wheel haters have voiced their opinions. ;^)

http://i696.photobucket.com/albums/vv324/billsull59/Helm_640_zps6b2a7874.jpg...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-29-2014
Replies: 168
Views: 7,164
Posted By billsull
re: need buccaneer 210 help

Here's someone else that took on a similar project and got her sailing:

Pagoo | Saveitforparts (http://saveitforparts.wordpress.com/projects/pagoo/)

If you scroll to the comments at the bottom...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-01-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 1,010
Posted By billsull
Re: Two weeks in Block/Narragansett Bay

Looks like a great itinerary - a lot of nice short hops. I should do the same on my next trip!



I agree with Minne regarding the anchor situation. You're welcome to borrow my little CQR from...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-01-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 1,359
Posted By billsull
Re: My wife, the reluctant sailor

Interesting replies all - from cavemen and other alike!



I didn't make the post to get advice for the lovelorn - I was hoping to relate a funny story and give my wife props for doing all that...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-31-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 1,359
Posted By billsull
My wife, the reluctant sailor

Does this ever happen to anyone else? A few weeks ago, my wife and I were going to do a long planned sailing trip from CT to Boston and back. This was a going to be a major achievement because...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-07-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 462
Posted By billsull
Re: Trip Plan

Hi Slayer,

Do you want to stay south of the Cape? I'm heading for Martha's Vineyard this coming weekend, but after that I'm going to Provincetown and Boston before turning for home.

Here's my...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-17-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 455
Posted By billsull
Re: Chasing the breeze

It was dead calm in my cubicle yesterday (sniff...)


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Forum: Introduce Yourself   06-10-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 608
Posted By billsull
Re: New to sailing

Haha! I kept my boat on a mooring in Worton Creek for a couple of years and I would go through cell phone withdrawal every time I went to the boat! I was known to wander around the marina holding...
Forum: Long Island   06-10-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 422
Posted By billsull
Re: Charles W. Morgan viewing

Saw that also through several miles of haze. The next day, we saw on the news that the USS Missouri had come home, so that must have been her.

Bonus points to anyone that can answer this...
Forum: Long Island   06-10-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 422
Posted By billsull
Charles W. Morgan viewing

Hi All,

We went out last weekend to witness the first sea trials of the Charles W. Morgan. A great time was had by all! If you are lucky enough to be able to get out on the Sound tomorrow, 6/11...
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