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Forum: Chesapeake / Central US east coast   1 Week Ago
Replies: 187
Views: 8,449
Posted By CLOSECALL
Re: Cambridge MD Sailnet Rendezvous July 25-26

Light northerly winds have sent us south. Sorry to miss this gathering. Ya 'll have a great time.
Forum: Chesapeake / Central US east coast   1 Week Ago
Replies: 187
Views: 8,449
Posted By CLOSECALL
Re: Cambridge MD Sailnet Rendezvous July 25-26

S/V Margie Lou will be departing Smith Creek on Wednesday morning beginning an 8 to 10 day cruise of the bay. If the wind cooperates we hope to sail north. There is a chance that we would be near...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-24-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 673
Posted By CLOSECALL
Re: Icebox insulation upgrade

I used some cheap white foam from Lowes. It looks just like the stuff the throwaway coolers are made of. Just did a rough fit to try it out. Used the weight of ice and food to hold it in place. The...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-16-2015
Replies: 19
Views: 551
Posted By CLOSECALL
Re: Demand for a self-leveling portable grill?

Heck, there's a guy on here who wants to put a trash compactor on his boat.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-16-2015
Replies: 19
Views: 551
Posted By CLOSECALL
Re: Demand for a self-leveling portable grill?

Lots of people, especially sailboat owners, buy lots of stuff because it's new and different, not necessarily because it's practical or because they have a need. Go for it.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-01-2015
Replies: 24
Views: 1,069
Posted By CLOSECALL
Re: How to diagnose and rebuild a PAR Jabsco diaphragm pump?

I had a similar situation this year. It turned out I had a blockage in the water line. You may have dislodged some junk while flushing your tank.

I would test the pump by putting a tube to a...
Forum: Chesapeake Bay   05-25-2015
Replies: 278
Views: 15,212
Posted By CLOSECALL
Re: 2015 Sailing Season on the Chesapeake

Just a reminder to folks in the Chesapeake Bay area that Hermione, the replica of Lafayette's warship, will be arriving at Yorktown about the fifth of June. I'm hoping to catch a glimpse of her as...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-27-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 1,023
Posted By CLOSECALL
Re: Choosing the right metal

I've been reading of amsteel having abrasion issues when used as lifelines. That is what steers me away from the new cordage.

Specifically, what type of bronze?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-27-2015
Replies: 41
Views: 3,321
Posted By CLOSECALL
Re: Coast Guard Documentation process times.

Thanks. That does answer my question.

Glad it worked out for you.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-27-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 1,023
Posted By CLOSECALL
Re: Choosing the right metal

It "may" be 50 years old; it may be 10. It is "probably" some kind of bronze. I just don't know. There are different kinds of bronze and once again, I don't know what was used.

I'm 64 years old....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-27-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 1,023
Posted By CLOSECALL
Re: Choosing the right metal

I believe I'll go with stainless. The rest of the system is stainless so that makes sense. Also stainless is more readily available. Thanks for the input.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-27-2015
Replies: 41
Views: 3,321
Posted By CLOSECALL
Re: Coast Guard Documentation process times.

Just curious, but I wonder why/how priority handling is granted and why everyone doesn't request it.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-25-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 1,023
Posted By CLOSECALL
Re: Choosing the right metal

How's this. This is not mine, but just like it (except this one is in good shape).
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-25-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 1,023
Posted By CLOSECALL
Choosing the right metal

Hope I can get some help here. I need to replace the attachment on my Pearson's swing keel. The old one has corroded to almost nothing. It may be nearly 50 years old. It looks like it is probably...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-25-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 864
Posted By CLOSECALL
Re: Whisker pole end fittings.....

Right now on ebay there is a right proper whisker pole for under two hundred bucks. Nine feet, I think.
Forum: Pearson   03-19-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 1,208
Posted By CLOSECALL
Re: Wanderer / P35 Centerboard Tang Replacement

Well, I got into it this week. The shackle on the board was rotted away to almost nothing so I'll have to fabricate one. I think bronze sheeting can be had from Onlinemetals.com. Maybe get all you...
Forum: Chartering   03-13-2015
Replies: 46
Views: 19,277
Posted By CLOSECALL
Re: Conch Charters, BVI

O.K. I'll go.

Two years ago we had chartered a 32 footer and had some regrets because by the time they put in a big head there was little leg room in the v berth. After two days the refrigeration...
Forum: Chartering   03-13-2015
Replies: 46
Views: 19,277
Posted By CLOSECALL
Re: Conch Charters, BVI

While I can agree that customer service is not a high priority with Conch, I think you need to reconsider your statement about paying "slightly" more for your charter at another company.

I have...
Forum: Pearson   03-10-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 1,208
Posted By CLOSECALL
Re: Wanderer / P35 Centerboard Tang Replacement

I think dyneema is a great idea.
Forum: Pearson   03-10-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 1,208
Posted By CLOSECALL
Re: Wanderer / P35 Centerboard Tang Replacement

Checked out the centerboard pennant on my Wanderer this weekend. There is quite a bit of wear where the wire exits the tube before winding on the take up spool. It also seems that there is a slot in...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-02-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 1,162
Posted By CLOSECALL
Re: Island Music

You should definitely check out Lashing Dogs from the BVI. Very authentic and no steel drums.
Forum: Pearson   02-27-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 1,208
Posted By CLOSECALL
Re: Wanderer / P35 Centerboard Tang Replacement

I guess it is a chore I will have to face one day on my Wanderer #5. Thanks for the great info.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-27-2015
Replies: 41
Views: 3,321
Posted By CLOSECALL
Re: Coast Guard Documentation process times.

Take heart. The annual renewal process has a much faster turnaround. Usually just a few weeks.

In the meantime, anyone needing proof of documentation should be satisfied with the old documents and...
Forum: Chesapeake Bay   02-09-2015
Replies: 278
Views: 15,212
Posted By CLOSECALL
Re: 2015 Sailing Season on the Chesapeake

Speaking of a much needed break from the cold, my wife is "making" me go on a 10 day bareboat charter in the BVI.

A man's gotta do what a man's gotta do. Have a happy Valentine's Day.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-02-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 765
Posted By CLOSECALL
Re: Potomac or Rappahannock?

That's what some of us like about it.
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