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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-08-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 450
Posted By cthoops
Re: Thames trip options

I would highly recommend Dodson's. Nice sail from New London. We've stayed there on a mooring several times and it's always been great. Top notch service, the food at the Dog Watch Café at...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-18-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 701
Posted By cthoops
Re: Volvo in Newport

Your videos really captured some of the excitement, Eric! Wish we could have been there.

Thanks for posting them!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-08-2015
Replies: 71
Views: 3,238
Posted By cthoops
Re: Found This Bristol for Sale - Thoughts for New Sailors?

As far as insurance goes, I would say it's highly individual. I suspect it depends on a number of factors including the boat and the person looking to insure it.

I've read repeatedly on various...
Forum: US Northeast   03-29-2015
Replies: 45
Views: 1,877
Posted By cthoops
Re: NY/CT/LIS Boatyard & Marina help?

Actually, while Connecticut loves its property taxes, so far it has spared taxing our boats. Don't tell anyone though, lest the state legislators start getting any ideas.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-15-2015
Replies: 80
Views: 7,238
Posted By cthoops
Re: Whats your best bit of kit??

Two thumbs up for our Nature's Head.

We had used a portapotti for almost two seasons, including our two week "cruise" during our first season. Ten days before our two week trip this past season,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-08-2014
Replies: 30
Views: 3,782
Posted By cthoops
Re: marine head vs. porta potty

We bought our boat last year and replaced the marine head with a portapotti (our first choice was a composting/desiccating head, but there wasn't enough space for one). We spent weekends on the boat...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-30-2013
Replies: 57
Views: 6,368
Posted By cthoops
Re: Dock vs. mooring

This is our first year with a boat and although we originally chose a mooring because of the significant cost savings, we are planning to stick with it. Temperatures are cooler because the boat is...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-08-2013
Replies: 56
Views: 4,213
Posted By cthoops
Re: Tohatsu troubles

These are all great suggestions with your theories confirming ours - that it's likely the carb. We've never removed one before so it should be entertaining, but I'm taking to heart the fact that it...
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