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Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   07-17-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 2,211
Posted By patrscoe
Re: Downsizing & looking for some ideas

Forgot; also on my list is a Bristol 19 (which is 19.5'). Would like the 20' to 22' range.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   07-17-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 2,211
Posted By patrscoe
Re: Downsizing & looking for some ideas

Thanks for all the input and suggestions.

When I stated 'racing', it would be mainly regattas and other annual racing events and perhaps a club, if time allows. So some racing but nothing...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   07-15-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 2,211
Posted By patrscoe
Downsizing & looking for some ideas

I am going to downsize this year from our 36' sailboat down to a much smaller sailboat in the range of 18' to 24', something that I can easily take out by myself, store at a low cost and race every...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-11-2013
Replies: 91
Views: 14,785
Posted By patrscoe
Re: " All Is Lost" movie

My wife and I saw the movie this weekend at a theater that just plays Independent movies towards Richmond. We enjoyed the movie. Once it was over, my wife and I started to pick the movie apart,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-23-2013
Replies: 47
Views: 2,437
Posted By patrscoe
Re: What? Sharks in the Potomac....

capta, per the International Shark Attack records and per Chesapeake Bay site, there has never been a recorded shark attack on the Chesapeake Bay (although 5 in Virginia on the Atlantic coastline) I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-23-2013
Replies: 47
Views: 2,437
Posted By patrscoe
Re: What? Sharks in the Potomac....

copacabana & mark2gmtrans,
Not sure how this relates to sharks on the Potomac and Chesapeake Bay, you know, the thread I created.
This is why I get tired of Sailnet. Egos that want to argue and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-23-2013
Replies: 47
Views: 2,437
Posted By patrscoe
Re: What? Sharks in the Potomac....

You mean people actually watch River Monsters?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-23-2013
Replies: 47
Views: 2,437
Posted By patrscoe
Re: What? Sharks in the Potomac....

Not knowing what type of fish this is, I just googled snake head fish and they don't look like your everyday sunfish...
I think reading about the sharks that were caught in the nets off of Lookout...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-23-2013
Replies: 47
Views: 2,437
Posted By patrscoe
What? Sharks in the Potomac....

I have been trying very hard to get my children more engaged into sailing and their best time is when they go swimming of the sailboat. They saw on the news some how (we avoid the local news when the...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   08-21-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 3,144
Posted By patrscoe
Re: S2 9.2C Thoughts

I know a few people that just do not like S2s for one reason or another.
We have a S2 11.0A, not a C. I am not familiar with the sailing characteristics of the center cockpit model but our aft...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-18-2013
Replies: 19
Views: 1,130
Posted By patrscoe
Re: Yacht club near Yeocomico River / Northern Neck

I am thinking that Olverson is the only place with a club near Kinsale.
I was thinking of inviting some of the sailors within our marina and schedule a few social events and sails later this year...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-15-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 1,621
Posted By patrscoe
Inflatable Dinghy, adding a bench seat

Currently our West Marine inflatable dinghy does not have a bench seat, anywhere, just a flat board bottom. I like to add two bench seats either made of wood (painted and smooth) or maybe King...
Forum: Cruising and Sailing with Children   07-10-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 1,791
Posted By patrscoe
Re: Sailing with 2 children on Chesapeake Bay Northern Neck

Thank you for all your input and advice. Reading through all the comments, I think there is value in every single response that I can use moving forward.

Denise: speaking with my wife, you appear...
Forum: Cruising and Sailing with Children   07-09-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 1,791
Posted By patrscoe
Sailing with 2 children on Chesapeake Bay Northern Neck

This year has been a little bit of a struggle making sure our two children are having fun while sailing, especially my 8 yr old daughter. My 10 yr old son is better, especially when we find a nice...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-08-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 572
Posted By patrscoe
Re: Rejuvenating Interior Wood

I think if you are planning to bleach any of the teak than you are probably looking at stripping all the teak. The bleach will make the teak much lighter than all the remaining aged teak. Also using...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-08-2013
Replies: 24
Views: 2,569
Posted By patrscoe
Re: Running wire down a mast...

Thanks.
I will need to run the cable through the mast head down. It is a ST70 Wind transducer which as the mounting base connected to the new cable. It's not a problem climbing the mast and dealing...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-08-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 572
Posted By patrscoe
Re: Rejuvenating Interior Wood

I know some people apply a varnish on their interior teak but we use heavy cleaning and lemon oil.

We first scrub and clean the teak with a soft detergent and then if needed, work up to a harder...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-08-2013
Replies: 24
Views: 2,569
Posted By patrscoe
Running wire down a mast...

In my attempt to upgrade my wind transducer vane, using the old existing cable as a guide line, the existing cable came apart and broke. The cable appeared to be strong enough but as I pulled the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-21-2013
Replies: 33
Views: 2,251
Posted By patrscoe
Re: Mast work

I think most bosun chairs are rated in the low 200 lbs. I believe ours is rated at the same, 220 lbs.
I use a climbing harness, ascender ladder attached to the harness, and ascenders, use my legs...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-21-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 679
Posted By patrscoe
Re: Throttle control cable

I had the same problem early last year. As recommended, I installed a Morse Teleflex throttle cable brake. It is a little on the pricey side for what it is ($22). Also I realize that the set screw...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-17-2013
Replies: 88
Views: 6,476
Posted By patrscoe
Re: Drinking water tank water.

Will the water filtration / purification remove the odor from marine anti-freeze due to winterization?
Two years ago, we purchased our sailboat late in the year and could not sail her out until the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-06-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 2,279
Posted By patrscoe
Re: When to replace cutlass bearing

I am very glad that I replaced the cutlass bearing. Although it took me most of Sunday but it's done including removing the feathering prop and reinstalling it, polishing the shaft and realignment....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-15-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 912
Posted By patrscoe
Re: barnacle growth on feathering prop

ChucklesR,
You are not that far north from me. My feathering prop was covered in barnacles and I had a hard enough time carefully scraping them off on the hard. I found that instead of just using a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-15-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 912
Posted By patrscoe
Re: barnacle growth on feathering prop

Would you just dive down and wipe down the prop every two weeks?
I don't mind going swimming every so often but sometimes I cannot make it out there for a while.... you know, kids, family, work and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-15-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 912
Posted By patrscoe
barnacle growth on feathering prop

What is the best way to prevent barnacle growth on a feathering Max prop?

I installed in the prop last year but when I took her out of the water late last fall, there was barnacles on the brass...
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