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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-11-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 1,386
Posted By TomMcGuire
Coast Guard hearing on Bounty's sinking Tuesday

Given how the discussion about Bounty went on for ages last fall, I'd think lots of folks will be interested to hear what comes out of this hearing.

It's tomorrow in Norfolk VA.

Although it may...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-11-2012
Replies: 21
Views: 1,600
Posted By TomMcGuire
Re: cool

French? Thinks she's named the Casablanca.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-04-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 370
Posted By TomMcGuire
Re: Good Alternator Shop in Annapolis?

Thanks guys--

Found their website. They look like just the place.

I'll be their when they open tomorrow morning.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-04-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 370
Posted By TomMcGuire
Good Alternator Shop in Annapolis?

The alternator on my Westerbeke 42B diesel seems to have met its maker-- or at least is near death.

I'm pretty sure it's a stock Mitsubishi alternator (which Westerbeke paints red and triples...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-25-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 934
Posted By TomMcGuire
Re: 42 Passage CC

It's a great boat in a lot of ways. As I think you'll find in any boat discussion, a lot depends on what you want to do with it.

If the designer's intent and vision for the boat match up with...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-24-2012
Replies: 57
Views: 5,546
Posted By TomMcGuire
RIP Michael Calabrese

Some of you may remember the guy who tried to ride out Hurricane Irene off Willoughby Spit in Norfolk.

It didn't end well with the boat blown ashore and later burned up in a mysterious fire while...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   05-12-2009
Replies: 3
Views: 860
Posted By TomMcGuire
Depends what you want to do

If you want to really sail the boat as opposed to hang on the hook or motorsail, the Pearson is by far the best sailing of the bunch.

My family had a Bristol 30 in the 80's and I spent a lot of...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   06-20-2007
Replies: 23
Views: 3,890
Posted By TomMcGuire
Avoiding the nettles

If you're on the Chesapeake in July, as everyone has said, you'll see lots of jellyfish. One way to avoid the worst of them and still enjoy a swim at anchor it to stay on the upwind side of the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-22-2007
Replies: 28
Views: 1,851
Posted By TomMcGuire
Break the trip into two legs

Southwest flys BWI to Norfolk for 49 bucks.

If your time is a challenge it might be easier to find two small windows rather than one long one. Do Oriental to Norfolk, leave her in Norfolk...
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