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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-11-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 1,025
Posted By mkrautha
stainless will corrode if conditions are right

Weily,
You are probably right-- I am likely overthinking this.
Nonetheless, stainless will and does corrode. Generally corrosion is prevented on stainless because oxygen combines with chrome in SS...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-11-2009
Replies: 0
Views: 1,644
Posted By mkrautha
very stiff rudder and tiller

On my 1966 hurley 22 I find that the rudder is almost impossible to move. It improves somewhat if I move the rudder by hand a few times. The old owner said this improves when the boat is in the...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   08-09-2009
Replies: 3,534
Views: 1,133,615
Posted By mkrautha
lake champlain

lake champlain
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-09-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 1,025
Posted By mkrautha
Weily1, How can you tell if your chainplates...

Weily1,
How can you tell if your chainplates are in good condition under the frp? As I understand water without oxygen is the perfect environment to rust stainless...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-09-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 1,025
Posted By mkrautha
chainplate relocation help! (old ones FIBERGLASSED IN!)

On my new to me hurley 22, the chainplates are fiberglassed over on the inside of the hull. Two of these are leaking. I have concerns that the others may be sitting in a nice fiberglass cup of water...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-07-2009
Replies: 1
Views: 585
Posted By mkrautha
New Boat 3 questions

Hello,
I finally found the perfect 1st boat for me, purchased her last weekend-- a hurley 22'. She is spacious for her size, sea worthy and I think nice lines too.

She is not in the worst shape,...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   12-14-2008
Replies: 3
Views: 432
Posted By mkrautha
no, what I meant is (sorry for being unclear) I...

no, what I meant is (sorry for being unclear) I want to join the listserv for seafarer boats operated by sailnet. When I search google, I can find an archived listserv but, I can't figure out how to...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   12-10-2008
Replies: 3
Views: 432
Posted By mkrautha
Question

How do I join an email list?
Thanks,
Michael
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   07-06-2008
Replies: 19
Views: 11,026
Posted By mkrautha
Thanks for the

good advice, encouragement and good humor. Today we went out on Lake Champlain in a Soling that we rent locally. Wind 5-7 knots gusting to 10. All the sun we could want. The baby was happy as a clam....
Forum: Learning to Sail   07-03-2008
Replies: 2
Views: 3,479
Posted By mkrautha
Learn to sail videos

There are a bunch of learn to sail videos on you tube that are pretty cool. You can just go to you tube and search for them. I also posted one at my blog which I mentioned yesterday, but I am so...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   07-02-2008
Replies: 19
Views: 11,026
Posted By mkrautha
Interesting Blog on buying and restoring a sailboat

I am shamelessly promoting my blog. I have posted here before, and received valuable insight into the boat selection and boat buying process over the last two years. Since joining I have gotten a...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   06-22-2008
Replies: 1
Views: 926
Posted By mkrautha
Fiberglass/Gelcoat Damage?

A few days ago I posted under the maintenance section about a boat 26' Seafarer Meridian we are considering purchasing which has some yellow flaking centerline on the bow. This is a first boat-- a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-17-2008
Replies: 3
Views: 868
Posted By mkrautha
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-17-2008
Replies: 3
Views: 868
Posted By mkrautha
Questions about fiberglass on bow--yellow flakey

We are looking at an old Rhodes Meridan-- the price is right so we are going to forgo survey (the sails are worth the asking price).
Anyway, I tapping around on the hull and in all sounds solid....
Forum: Learning to Sail   06-05-2008
Replies: 10
Views: 3,908
Posted By mkrautha
Drop jib and come in under mainsail?

Today I was out sailing a 420 in a nice breeze. I was coming back into the dock and thought I would drop the mainsail and come in under jib alone which I have been able to do on a soling. On the 420...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-13-2008
Replies: 11
Views: 13,314
Posted By mkrautha
Mooring can I keep my boat on its own mooring

I have a question,
I sail on Lake Champlain, and am considering moving up to a 26' sailboat. Mooring/slip fee minimums are pretty expensive for my tastes and so I am wondering, Is there any reason...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   07-23-2007
Replies: 2
Views: 2,607
Posted By mkrautha
yes, of course I've also consulted the almighty...

yes, of course I've also consulted the almighty google. I just thought I'd cover all of my bases.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   07-21-2007
Replies: 2
Views: 2,607
Posted By mkrautha
Westerly Pageant or Maybe nomad

Does anyone know of a Westerly Pageant for sale, preferably on the east coast? There is one on yachtworld, but other then that, nothing...
Perhaps a better place to post this would be on the email...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   07-14-2007
Replies: 28
Views: 2,522
Posted By mkrautha
Why not?

There is a cruising cheaply yahoo group. I can't remember the exact link but you can probably find it by searching. Also a woman who bought her boat on the cheap, cruises on the cheap etc. Yahoo!...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   06-22-2007
Replies: 3
Views: 725
Posted By mkrautha
Still searching-- Tips and a question

So, I wrote a while ago about plans to buy a boat, move across the country, liveaboard with wife and baby etc...
Anyway, I just wanted to drop a line to say that while life often moves slower than...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   06-20-2007
Replies: 0
Views: 1,366
Posted By mkrautha
Aleutka Plans anyone?

Does anyone have an idea of where I can purchase a set of Aleutka plans (either the 25' or the 29' plans)? I've exhausted the internet as a resource so I'm wondering if someone out there might have...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   02-06-2007
Replies: 3,534
Views: 1,133,615
Posted By mkrautha
cruising(I wish) area

I am currently in Vermont. Will be moving to the Bay Area of SF in the fall.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   02-06-2007
Replies: 19
Views: 2,072
Posted By mkrautha
deal breaker

Yes, good point, I would rather be spending it sailing.

Funny story-- I've been emailing surveyors in BC, describing the boat, asking about availibility, services offered etc.
Yesterday I get a...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   02-05-2007
Replies: 19
Views: 2,072
Posted By mkrautha
cheoy lee

Good points all. Today I was reading the voyage of Atom website, which details a refit of a Pearson Triton that then did two circumnavigations. The owner pulled the engine, so I started thinking...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   02-05-2007
Replies: 41
Views: 6,010
Posted By mkrautha
The seach continues even though I said it wouldn't

Yeah pearsons are a good though. I think I would consider the Triton however. I've been in negotiations with a guy for an offshore cadet, though I have to be honest, something seems a little fishy...
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