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Search: Posts Made By: ccher
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 02-27-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 709
Posted By ccher
Re: new boat

I bought a 37 through AYS fall of 2012 and did not have it surveyed. We found a couple of punch list items during commissioning and a couple more during this past summer. AYS took care of them...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-30-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 918
Posted By ccher
Re: Question on sailboat lingo

Ah so. Thanks RainDog. A big mystery to me solved. I can now go ask my neighbor who has an H34 if he knows the answer.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-30-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 918
Posted By ccher
Re: Question on sailboat lingo

And while asking about sailboat lingo what does "B&R" stand for? Usually seen it to describe the swept back spreader rig used on many Hunters.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-18-2013
Replies: 19
Views: 675
Posted By ccher
Re: Yacht club near Yeocomico River / Northern Neck

All this talk of the Yeocomico is nostalgic. Kept my old sailboat at Kinsale Harbor for a number of years up to about '04. Laid up at Port Kinsale-often ate there and friends at Olversons-a real...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-12-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 1,008
Posted By ccher
Re: Chesapeake sailing--western or eastern shore?

Palm, Northumberland does tax boats: something like 1% on 20% of its fair market value. But slips on Cockrels Creek are cheap and houses even on the water are relatively inexpensive compared to the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-12-2013
Replies: 32
Views: 2,407
Posted By ccher
Re: New Main Sail - Ouch!

UK is a very good sailmaker. To test the waters with a competing quote try Doyle who has a reputation for making furling mains that are going to furl when you ask them to and relatively good...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-08-2013
Replies: 43
Views: 4,276
Posted By ccher
Re: North Sails Direct fiasco

North Sail Direct sent me a made in Sri Lanka sail that appears perfect in every dimension with construction quality equal or better than my old loft made North. Not clear whether the OP is just...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-02-2013
Replies: 69
Views: 5,156
Posted By ccher
Re: Westerbeke vs Yanmar

Well, I've had all the big 3 over the years:

2 cylinder cast iron (yes the V word) circa 1976, running strong when I sold the boat and running well for the present owner. I had found a source...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-28-2013
Replies: 63
Views: 5,002
Posted By ccher
Re: Show us your home port!

Cranes Creek, VA. Off Chesapeake 7 Miles south of Potomac's Smith Point
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 02-28-2013
Replies: 35
Views: 2,152
Posted By ccher
Re: Make do with wrong boat

David, I just did what you are contemplating for the very reasons you suggest. Bought a virtually new 37' Bene well tricked out, some but not much to add for down the ditch, off the coast and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-12-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 517
Posted By ccher
Re: Hang Interior Cushions

Ditto velcro. Works well on mine to keep them in place.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-22-2012
Replies: 64
Views: 3,588
Posted By ccher
Re: A Sobering Realization

65 and 66 respectively. Made a concession to go to an electric winch on the cabin top this year to help my mate with the outhaul and furling of the in-mast main. We are probably less agile on the...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 08-23-2012
Replies: 23
Views: 2,401
Posted By ccher
Re: Man of Leisure

Hope congrats are in order. I too lived aboard my 30 footer for 13 months on the Potomac and have wonderful memories of the time. I too kept the boat shipshape and ready to go and sailed often. I was...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-21-2012
Replies: 36
Views: 5,519
Posted By ccher
Re: In-mast furling

Agree with 2ndWind. My current boat has in mast furling and my next boat will have it. Regarding the OP's question I have a Charleston Spar system (now Sparcraft I think) and it appears to have a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-17-2012
Replies: 55
Views: 3,545
Posted By ccher
Re: Waste Marine loses my business

Sent my 7 year old Icom in to their service center. The volume control stopped working-stuck on loud-really loud. $60 parts and labor including a complete sytem bench test and shipping. 2 day turn...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 06-21-2012
Replies: 26
Views: 3,281
Posted By ccher
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-20-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 713
Posted By ccher
Re: Do Sailboats scare birds!!?

Welllllll, the osprey nesting in the channel marker on my way to the Bay certainly expends energy as I pass her. She sits up and squawks whenever we pass-sometimes even takes off. Pelicans, ducks,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-17-2012
Replies: 24
Views: 2,325
Posted By ccher
Re: Any experience with Garhauer??

Much of the stock hardware on my Catalina is Garhauer-first class gear. Orderd their genoa track adjuster system last year-had it within a few days from order-beautfully made. They are my go to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-14-2012
Replies: 22
Views: 1,985
Posted By ccher
Re: Poll about gybe preventer - when do you use one?

Agree with Simon. Had a boom brake on my old boat and was the first thing I added to the new one. Engage it whenever downwind.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-04-2012
Replies: 33
Views: 1,537
Posted By ccher
Re: Spring fever: I'm just dying to splash!

Stayed "splashed" all winter this year. On Sunday I changed the impeller-all the other engine maintenace stuff done last December-coughed out the pink stuff and went for a de-sliming ride. Sails on...
Forum: Learning to Sail 03-22-2012
Replies: 24
Views: 2,909
Posted By ccher
Re: Wing on Wing

On the Chesapeake where I do a lot of sailing the wind often is either northerly or southerly so going up or down the Bay is either a beat or near DDW. I don't have a gennaker or spin but invested in...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-19-2012
Replies: 18
Views: 1,138
Posted By ccher
Re: Simple genoa question

I have genoa track car control tackle on my boat. The sheet tension pulls the car aft so the tackle is used to pull the the car forward. Easing it and the sheet tension adjusts it aft. It makes...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-08-2012
Replies: 19
Views: 1,678
Posted By ccher
Re: Winter project..see-through hatch boards

[CCHER, do your doors still lift out? Indeed, nice work!]

No but 4 screws on each of the stainless hatch board holders and they're off and I could go back to hatchboards if conditions ever called...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-07-2012
Replies: 19
Views: 1,678
Posted By ccher
Re: Winter project..see-through hatch boards

"but OTOH they look like something that an owner could make with some thought and time..."

Pictures of one of my prior winter's project.... lock hardware attached since these pics. Made from 1...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 02-03-2012
Replies: 22
Views: 5,213
Posted By ccher
A neighbor has a Bene 323 with twin keels-didnt...

A neighbor has a Bene 323 with twin keels-didnt even know they built them until I saw his. Never been sailing on her but he is an avid proponent of the design. However I think one of his primary...
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