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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-13-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 1,704
Posted By KRCSWO
The unit is a ST6002.

The unit is a ST6002.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-12-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 1,704
Posted By KRCSWO
Raymarine autopilot help

We just bought a new Raymarine autopilot for our boat.

New control head, fluxgate compass, course computer, and wheel motor.

We finished the installation over the last few day. The system is...
Forum: Learning to Sail   05-17-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 773
Posted By KRCSWO
I would suggest that you get a small boat (laser,...

I would suggest that you get a small boat (laser, hobie cat, etc) that you can sail yourself for fun/practice and would also encourage you to check with local yacht clubs and see if you can't become...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-20-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 1,236
Posted By KRCSWO
My suggestion would be to do the following: ...

My suggestion would be to do the following:

-find a yacht club that offers adult sailing classes in dinghy's.

-the club will also likely have weekly racing for their members, ask your...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-19-2010
Replies: 83
Views: 4,811
Posted By KRCSWO
First sail 2010 - Jan 16, 2010

All the sail boats here are covered and laid up for the winter. But that didn't stop us. :D We took the DN iceboats out for their first cruise of the year on a "secret" little bay on Lake Erie. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-07-2009
Replies: 31
Views: 3,357
Posted By KRCSWO
I race regularly on 2 different boats. First...

I race regularly on 2 different boats.

First boat has 2 reef points in the main. We keep the first reef point rigged all the time. The 2nd reef line has a stopper knot tied at the end of the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-12-2009
Replies: 1
Views: 336
Posted By KRCSWO
If your email address is included in the race...

If your email address is included in the race registration, then you recieve an email regarding the buses. I got one this week. I'll try to remember to post the information when I get home. Of...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   05-25-2009
Replies: 13
Views: 1,787
Posted By KRCSWO
We dehydrate a lot of things for trips: -mangos...

We dehydrate a lot of things for trips:
-mangos
-plums
-watermelon (don't laugh, it's great)
-bananas
-blended apple sauce and other fruits for fruit bars
-diced chicken breasts
-ground turkey...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   05-25-2009
Replies: 13
Views: 1,787
Posted By KRCSWO
I dehydrate food for long canoe trips more than...

I dehydrate food for long canoe trips more than sailing trips. That said, tacos or hamburger helper type food is very nice to have after a few days on the river. I dehydrate ground turkey (wife...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   04-29-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 639
Posted By KRCSWO
Heavy weather and fog are a possibility that time...

Heavy weather and fog are a possibility that time of year. Cool is not a strong enough term. Racing the Mac races in July can require long underwear, winter gloves and hats. Often water temps in...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-20-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 1,239
Posted By KRCSWO
Anyone heard when Morning Light is coming to DVD?

Anyone heard when Morning Light is coming to DVD?
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   03-30-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 1,851
Posted By KRCSWO
Travelling with Birds

Checkout other forums like BirdBoard.Com - Parrot Message Board & Pet Bird Owner Forums (http://www.birdboard.com) for info on traveling with birds. Lots of people do it. But, it can be a pain.
...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-25-2009
Replies: 39
Views: 2,476
Posted By KRCSWO
Getting into sailing

Neither my wife or I grew up with any sailing experience. Neither family were boaters. But, we are avid outdoors people, camping, canoeing, hiking, etc.

One September sitting at the beach,...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   12-19-2008
Replies: 51
Views: 3,957
Posted By KRCSWO
My wife and I debate the "too big to handle" boat...

My wife and I debate the "too big to handle" boat discussion often as we are searching for a boat. We have different opinions on what that means. I don't believe there is much difference in...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   12-18-2008
Replies: 44
Views: 3,516
Posted By KRCSWO
For our first boat: -trailerable -comes with...

For our first boat:
-trailerable
-comes with trailer
-trailer launchable
-able to step the mast with 2 people without a hoist
-sloop rig
-able to carry 4 adults and gear (with our dogs)
-CHEAP...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-17-2008
Replies: 9
Views: 1,857
Posted By KRCSWO
8hp honda tip

I have an 8hp honda on my sailboat. Mine is the longshaft model. I was able to redesign my motor mount to allow enough depth when running yet also the motor clears the water when tipped. It will...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-01-2008
Replies: 18
Views: 6,255
Posted By KRCSWO
Honda won't start

I have a Honda 8hp outboard. The only time it won't start for me is if I accidentally knock it into gear, and try to start it. It will not start if in gear.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-02-2008
Replies: 11
Views: 5,303
Posted By KRCSWO
There is a large C&C 35 mk1 fleet around here. ...

There is a large C&C 35 mk1 fleet around here. Personally, there are 3 boats that I like the color schemes on.

Black hull, red striping. white decks
Dark Navy blue hull, bronze striping, white...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-28-2008
Replies: 26
Views: 3,302
Posted By KRCSWO
I will check the other forum for assistance,...

I will check the other forum for assistance, thanks.

The fuel line doesn't really run past anything that is really hot. Not to mention that allowing the motor to cool, overnight, doesn't always...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   08-28-2008
Replies: 4
Views: 806
Posted By KRCSWO
It depends on what your definition of "project...

It depends on what your definition of "project boat" is, and what your comfort and skill level are.

Personally:
- any real structural issue and I would walk away.
- make an inventory list, note...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-28-2008
Replies: 26
Views: 3,302
Posted By KRCSWO
The problem existed before the carb rebuild, and...

The problem existed before the carb rebuild, and after.

The fuel filter is changed annually. This problem has plagued us for the last few years. Changing the filter has not made a difference.
...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-27-2008
Replies: 26
Views: 3,302
Posted By KRCSWO
I was thinking about changing to the electric...

I was thinking about changing to the electric fuel pump. But to some extent I don't like making changes based on guessing.

I don't think it could be a clogged filter, or how could it run for 8+...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-27-2008
Replies: 26
Views: 3,302
Posted By KRCSWO
Atomic 4 troubleshooting an odd problem?

The boat I regularly crew on is powered by an Atomic 4 motor and we have an odd problem with it.

The motor normally starts up easily at the dock. Powers us out to the race course easily. It...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   08-19-2008
Replies: 20
Views: 2,402
Posted By KRCSWO
rewarding broker

I personally wouldn't be too concerned about not using the broker if you found a boat for private sale unless the broker is the one to point out the boat.

Of course you do have another option,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-13-2008
Replies: 4
Views: 790
Posted By KRCSWO
Mac sailing

I believe there is a sailing catamaran that offers tours around the island. I've seen it in the marina there. I have never done the tour, and don't remember the name of the boat/company.

The...
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