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Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   12-28-2015
Replies: 40
Views: 2,093
Posted By killarney_sailor
Re: I wonder how hard I'm going to get hammered for this one...

Outbound started the thread hijack, I am only being polite and answering the man's question. We bought just after the financial collapse and Monitor had a very nice price at Annapolis. Sailomat was...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-28-2015
Replies: 39
Views: 1,729
Posted By killarney_sailor
Re: Radar or a Life Raft or don't need either?

I have another way to look at this. Both are safety items but I view the life raft as being something for any crew onboard to rely on, so if you are going to have crew you are protecting them if the...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   11-27-2015
Replies: 4,892
Views: 359,795
Posted By killarney_sailor
Re: Production Boats and the Limits

We only had 200' of chain. That was a half barrel of 3/8" BBB that I got at a good price. We have 300' of 3/4" nylon sliced to the chain but only used the first 50 or so feet a couple of times in...
Forum: Bristol   10-14-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 1,784
Posted By killarney_sailor
Re: Bristol 27 Insight

Nice boats although not very good for light winds. Might want to have a good sized genoa but also be prepared to change or at least furl when the squalls come.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   09-22-2015
Replies: 164
Views: 8,208
Posted By killarney_sailor
Re: Pump out, or dump out?

Why do I keep hearing someone in the background whispering about the tragedy of the commons? 'Ah Mom, Billy does it why can't I?' We should not be having this discussion about sailboats it should be...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   09-12-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 1,076
Posted By killarney_sailor
Re: cruising the Mediterranean?

For a first long trip I would say three people is ideal - but no passengers, everyone has to be able to contribute. We find our 45 footer starts to get crowded feeling with four. Look for crew with a...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   09-01-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 1,330
Posted By killarney_sailor
Re: Crossing the Pacific in a Liveaboard?

Good thing is you have lots of time to do your research and save your money. The boat you might choose to live on - a good idea given where you are living, might not be the same as the one you take...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-20-2015
Replies: 62
Views: 3,066
Posted By killarney_sailor
Re: Compromises

A Tartan 4100 was the first boat we looked at seriously before buying our Bristol. My wife really like it. After looking at several other boats he comment was that she was really glad we had not gone...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-16-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 788
Posted By killarney_sailor
Re: Aluminium

I say 'aluminum'; my wife who studied in Manchester says 'aluminium'. I imagine she said it and heard it more than a few times since her dissertation was about conversion coatings on aluminium. She...
Forum: Learning to Sail   08-03-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 689
Posted By killarney_sailor
Re: Hang a Bruce on the rail?

Assuming your bow pulpit is reasonably strong, I think you could store a Bruce in a piece of plastic pipe attached to a vertical part of the pulpit with hose clamps. If the pipe is big enough the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-30-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 698
Posted By killarney_sailor
Re: RIB Repairs

I have used quick cure 5200 to do repairs on a hypalon dinghy and it was wonderful. I guess the slow cure stuff would be fine too if you can let it sit for several days to get a good set before you...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   06-23-2015
Replies: 40
Views: 3,600
Posted By killarney_sailor
Re: Looking for a boat of live aboard

I think the first thing to check is the availability of a dock in a marina that allows liveaboards in the area where you live. This can be a real problem in some areas since many marinas do not allow...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-23-2015
Replies: 42
Views: 3,708
Posted By killarney_sailor
Re: My new dinghy, thank you

I think that makes much more sense and will meet your needs pretty well (no dinghy meets all needs).
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   01-21-2015
Replies: 141
Views: 11,098
Posted By killarney_sailor
Re: Just Go!

I think there is a problem using a word like 'responsibility' since the opposite is 'irresponsibility' which is generally taken as being a not-very-good thing. i did not start this thread to suggest...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-20-2015
Replies: 40
Views: 3,779
Posted By killarney_sailor
Re: Coastal cruising equipment and accessories

After the talk about outboard sizes I had a look around this anchorage. This is a mix of boats from Europe and ones from North America. The median outboard size is about 5 to 6 hp and lots of people...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-19-2015
Replies: 40
Views: 3,779
Posted By killarney_sailor
Re: Coastal cruising equipment and accessories

Mike, my reactions to your omissions, and I know this is a so far list.



Cheers
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-19-2015
Replies: 40
Views: 3,779
Posted By killarney_sailor
Re: Coastal cruising equipment and accessories

I would not be quite so casual in describing your route intentions. When you say Caribbean where do you mean?

I agree with the idea of spares and general purpose stuff. I would want a raw water...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   01-18-2015
Replies: 141
Views: 11,098
Posted By killarney_sailor
Just Go!

I am currently anchored in a bay with about 100 boats in it in Grenada, ranging from seven figures (a new Amel 54) to a lot less (a Canadian Chrysler 26ish, that I would want to check carefully...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-18-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 1,184
Posted By killarney_sailor
Re: World ARC

We were in Mauritius when the World ARC boats came in and disrupted everything. They had the only good docking area reserved (even before they arrived you couldn't use it. I get a sense that it might...
Forum: Racing   11-14-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 1,964
Posted By killarney_sailor
Re: Help needed to develop fun sailing events for a small club

I think this is called a predicted log. I am sure there would stuff on the internet about it.
Forum: Racing   11-14-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 1,964
Posted By killarney_sailor
Re: Help needed to develop fun sailing events for a small club

Since you are on a river you can have a pursuit race with a difference. You need three marks, with the start in the middle (perhaps two actual marks forming a gate) and an upstream mark and a...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   11-14-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 2,225
Posted By killarney_sailor
Re: Chris Craft Sailboat Question

You don't need to sand it smooth to pain. You just need to prepare the surface to accept the paint. Either a very light sand (you want the pattern for non-skid) or a chemical prep. if there are a lot...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   11-13-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 2,225
Posted By killarney_sailor
Re: Chris Craft Sailboat Question

I don't know about the 35 but I looked fairly seriously at a 42 many years ago and I am pretty sure it had a glass deck but might have had plywood core in places. Good, old S&S design and seemed to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-12-2014
Replies: 40
Views: 2,279
Posted By killarney_sailor
Re: Canadian Maritimes, winter 2015

Mike
one other thing to consider is that as well as the current moving you along, there are a couple of overnights (Gaspe to Magdalen, Magdalen to Port-aux-Basques) that also speed you on your way....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-12-2014
Replies: 40
Views: 2,279
Posted By killarney_sailor
Re: Canadian Maritimes, winter 2015

Mike
Couple of comments. You will not come close to doubling the distances that are listed. From Belleville to the mouth of the river it is pretty much straight-line distance with a really serious...
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