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Search: Posts Made By: tra
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available 03-14-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 691
Posted By tra
Re: DC - Looking to Crew

Google Spin Sheet for Annapolis sailing. Lots of small cruisers and one designs that race at Washington Sailing Marina, south of airport. Put a note on on the board in the sales office..
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-01-2012
Replies: 41
Views: 3,107
Posted By tra
Itgoshen, I'm brain dead when it comes to...

Itgoshen, I'm brain dead when it comes to electronics, I threw out the loran and have a Garmin color hand held and an el cheapo black and white mounted GPS. The speedo, wind speed and direction...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-01-2012
Replies: 41
Views: 3,107
Posted By tra
Hello Itgoshen, Speaking of Wal-Mart, I was...

Hello Itgoshen,
Speaking of Wal-Mart, I was passing the fabric section and saw 3'x 6' pieces of various colors of cotton material, 'kinda like bed sheets, for $6. My cabin's bulkheads are polished...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-01-2012
Replies: 41
Views: 3,107
Posted By tra
Itgoshen, you are the man with a plan...,. I'd...

Itgoshen, you are the man with a plan...,. I'd check EBay for your line replacement. After forty years of crud build up I was able to paint the bilge today. It looks so good I'm not gonna put the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-30-2012
Replies: 107
Views: 16,147
Posted By tra
The marina where I keep my boat has several...

The marina where I keep my boat has several abandoned boats. They just take up space and bring no income. Some have been there for several years. Most are "sunk on land" They are full of rancid...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-30-2012
Replies: 107
Views: 16,147
Posted By tra
Sweet boat igoshen. My Contest 27's halliards...

Sweet boat igoshen. My Contest 27's halliards looked like yours. I used messenger lines tied to the end and removed them, put them the washer in a MESH BAG bag with some Downey. soap and bleach and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-02-2012
Replies: 107
Views: 16,147
Posted By tra
I agree with James Wilson, don't just go with...

I agree with James Wilson, don't just go with cosmetics. In the case on my Contest 27 cosmetics were sadly lacking. Like "Collecting Classic Cars" It was a "barn find" (sort of). My two companions,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-01-2012
Replies: 107
Views: 16,147
Posted By tra
1971 Contest 27' Hull 126, Made by Conyplex in...

1971 Contest 27' Hull 126, Made by Conyplex in Netherlands. The boats they make today start well into six figures. I paid $2,000. Look up Contest 27s and you'll see then in Europe asking above...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-01-2012
Replies: 107
Views: 16,147
Posted By tra
To w1651: I recently bought a donated Contest 27....

To w1651: I recently bought a donated Contest 27. It was located on the North Eastern Chesapeake Bay. 'Brought it around to the Potomac in four easy days. Near new Westerkeke 13 hp and near new...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 12-31-2011
Replies: 54
Views: 8,000
Posted By tra
Please contact me at lrb@va.metrocast.net to ...

Please contact me at lrb@va.metrocast.net to respond to questions about yor mediteranean travels.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 12-20-2011
Replies: 54
Views: 8,000
Posted By tra
I would like to see more pictures of...

I would like to see more pictures of igorkipurok's boat, inside and out. I like stealing other peoples ideas. lA legitimate criticism of the early Contest boat is the use of mahogany on exterior...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 12-08-2011
Replies: 54
Views: 8,000
Posted By tra
I have a Contest 27'. I love it! It's my ninth...

I have a Contest 27'. I love it! It's my ninth and last sail boat. While others like the modern designs I prefer the old. I also don't watch Americas Cup racing anymore. Bring back the twelve meters...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-28-2010
Replies: 17
Views: 7,668
Posted By tra
Ethanol

I'd like to add a comment about ethanol. My son has been employed in the marine industry for years and most of his repair work is fuel related. He advises using fuel additives specifically designed...
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