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Search: Posts Made By: DRFerron
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 19 Hours Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 209
Posted By Faster
Re: Best spot to park the cars on C-22 ?

For a basic starting position, imagine a line from the mid-luff, through the clew to the deck.
Forum: Diesel 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 666
Posted By Classic30
Re: Volvo Engines

Donna, if it helps, a handy rule-of-thumb is to ask questions if the engine is more than 20 years old. If the owners can show it's been rebuilt, that's probably quite okay - but if they can't, then...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-12-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 1,136
Posted By SSBN506
Re: NuTeaks C-Flor installed on a Catalina 30

My two year old threw up on it and it cleaned up no problem. I also had a leaky hatch and had a big pool of water that did not seep into or between anything.(hatch is now patched up) But I spent a...
Forum: Learning to Sail 07-08-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 557
Southcoast is a great place to take ASA 103/104

Just returned from 3 day/night class. Captain Tracy Piercy took me, and two other students through the course and a lot of time in/near the Houston Ship Channel.

Captain Tracy maintained his...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-25-2014
Replies: 28
Views: 1,535
Posted By kwaltersmi
Re: Blue water boat for the Great Lakes?

square wave = short, choppy and steep waves with a short period. They seem to have "sharp" edges that pound a hull unlike the often more rounded swells on the ocean.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 06-11-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 416
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: Lightning Strikes


The illustrated disclosures are something a Buyer can require of a Seller as part of a Seller's Representations and Warranty's in a transaction. To the best of my knowledge, such...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 06-11-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 416
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: Lightning Strikes

One can require full disclosure. See the attached. PM me and I will send you a copy of the file.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-11-2014
Replies: 93
Views: 3,550
Posted By Alex W
Re: Request for Comments: DIY Tether

This thread includes a ton of great information backed up by testing on how to make tethers:
Rope/knot/splice load testing - Gear Anarchy - Sailing Anarchy Forums...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 06-04-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 654
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: Thanks for this new forum: Vessels Lost, Missing or in Danger

No worries, Donna, I'll get used to it :-) I'm hoping to actually go off for a spell of sailing before too much longer, anyway... Perhaps even beyond the reach of the Web, from time to time :-)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-04-2014
Replies: 51
Views: 3,164
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: What do cruisers do?

Sorry, it was not intended to be condescending at all. I was just trying to 'clarify' the meaning of the term as commonly understood in the parlance of the yachting industry... The term connotes...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 05-29-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 1,663
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: 68 foot sailboat lost off of Cape May - 6 rescued

If the yacht was foreign flagged, a sale to a resident of the US in US Territory would require the seller pay an import fee to US Customs. The buyer would be obligated to pay any sales/transfer/use...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-28-2014
Replies: 53
Views: 2,789
Posted By Shinook
Re: BoatUS membership worth it?

Maybe I should have clarified, I wasn't responsible, but I was on board and the owner was responsible for the bill. He showed me the total after they completed pulling us off.

He was insured, so...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-28-2014
Replies: 28
Views: 730
Posted By Minnewaska
Re: What to do about a 220V electrical system?

Sorry, late to the party. I have a good buddy who did this. Bought his boat in England, shipped it to Newport and had the 220v converted to 110v. Seemed like a nightmare from afar. Very costly,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-06-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 2,184
Posted By SunnnyD
Re: Going up the mast on a trailerable sailboat?

Just an update to my post a while back... ended up borrowing a bosun chair from a neighbor, and used the jib/main halyards to go up the stick (lost my spinnaker halyard). The boat was tied off to...
Forum: Provisioning 02-03-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 1,342
Posted By svHyLyte
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-28-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 2,324
Posted By Maine Sail
Shore Power-SmartPlug vs. 1938 (long post)

In today's day and age it is far and few between that I come across products that:

#1 Do as they say.

#2 Are built to an exceptional standard.

#3 Redefine what great is.

Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-15-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 1,100
Posted By capta
Re: replacing fixed windows

Just 2 days ago, we redid a non-opening window such as described by boz86 with Boat Life Life Seal and I'm quite pleased with the results. As it was an untinted window, we used clear, but on a large...
Forum: Announcements and Suggestions Box 12-24-2013
Replies: 169
Views: 6,304
Posted By admin1
Re: Sailnet has new owners

Mark here, one of the techs at VS. We use a product called "SolveMedia", which is a captcha to test if you are a human when performing certain actions. Those include searches, and registration. That...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-05-2013
Replies: 48
Views: 1,663
Posted By br3nt
Re: Phones Apps

You may want to try using it with airplane mode turned on. If the nav app you're using downloads the chart to the phone, it may be able to use GPS without enabling data. Also it may save your battery...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-13-2013
Replies: 86
Views: 7,649
Posted By Maine Sail
Re: Annapolis Sailboat Show Observations & Notes

As one who works on boats every day I tend to look beyond the superfluous skin deep spit shine.

I saw some excellent craftsmanship and some stuff I just shake my head at.

* 7 figure boats...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 09-10-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 1,564
Posted By Jaramaz
Re: Does this boat look right?

It actually does. This is Alex first post, and he has to mod it somewhat, so it doesn't look like a link due to the SN rules.

using it, one lands at

19ft O'day yacht fibreglass shell | Sail...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-05-2013
Replies: 84
Views: 7,998
Posted By Melrna
Re: Our New Boat

I have been asked this a few times from my fellow sailors and I will try to answer this the best way I know how.
Why did I choose a Catalina 445 for my world cruising boat

When I saw this boat...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-29-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 404
Posted By JimMcGee
Water Heater Repair Tip

Over the winter I installed a bypass valve on the water heater to make winterizing easier. What I didn't realize when I occasionally plugged the boat in to charge the batteries was I was overheating...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-09-2013
Replies: 37
Views: 3,256
Posted By RobGallagher
Re: What do you use for cockpit cushions...

Cheap cooler tops.

cooler seat - (

Wait till they go on sale.
Forum: Announcements and Suggestions Box 05-29-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 613
Posted By administrator
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