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Search: Posts Made By: FDR14127
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-20-2014
Replies: 47
Views: 2,540
Posted By FDR14127
Thumbs up Re: Transom Lettering Height?

I would bet that it would show thru the paint, although this is often the solution used in our yard. I would run out and buy a Shurhold orbital polisher and a quart of 3M Imperial and polish it out....
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 05-14-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 687
Posted By FDR14127
Re: 1978 c&c 29

Looks like your the proud owner of a Mk I, and yes go read Hank Evans review, as he was an owner. I really don't class the boat as tender, but more on the side of over canvassed. It sails very much...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-25-2014
Replies: 47
Views: 2,540
Posted By FDR14127
Re: Transom Lettering Height?

Yes that is true, but I confused the issue. Here on the border we would like our hail port to be Niagara, but that is rejected because as you point out there is no such instrumentality. The irony...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-25-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 476
Posted By FDR14127
Exclamation Re: Replacement circuit breaker

Requirements for AC main breakers on boats changed as of Jan. 1 You should read:

Electric Shock Drowning (ESD) Explained - Seaworthy Magazine - BoatUS...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-25-2014
Replies: 47
Views: 2,540
Posted By FDR14127
Talking Re: Transom Lettering Height?

Coast Guard Documentation Center has the specs on their website, and the hail port is not as 'fluid' as is reported. Your legal residence or the port of documentation. That would be 'Falling...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-24-2013
Replies: 42
Views: 2,830
Posted By FDR14127
Re: Sailing movies/ films

'Off Center Harbor' catalogs a ton of interesting videos for the enthusiast.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-24-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 356
Posted By FDR14127
Re: Looking for videos

Join 'Off-Center Harbor", they have a ton of sailing videos centered around wooden boats. Great for streaming in the background for the holiday cocktail party....
Forum: C & C 07-10-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 1,573
Posted By FDR14127
Re: C&c 29 mki

Oh I just came across this entry again. My bad I haven't copied the rigging guide, I will attempt to find it tomorrow. By now you must be sailing her around, did you manage to get any rake in the...
Forum: C & C 07-10-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 577
Posted By FDR14127
Re: Asym for C&C 29 MKI

There are several used sail outlets in Annapolis, google is your friend. Helps to have the measurements at hand.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-26-2013
Replies: 24
Views: 1,640
Posted By FDR14127
Re: First Boat - Nunsuch?

If I were just starting out, I would buy a Nonsuch 26 which are much easier to sail. Almost as much room, lot more reasonable price, and for sure more comfortable environment in which to learn. ...
Forum: Electronics 06-23-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 1,258
Posted By FDR14127
Re: Old navico tiller pilot 2500, anyone about them?

He is referred to on our boat as 'Crazy Otto". Runs for awhile then takes a hard tack to port and goes in circles. Not so often last year as we replaced the batteries and that seemed to help.
Forum: US Northeast 06-18-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 418
Posted By FDR14127
Re: Yacht Transport in NY

While picking up parts at Andrews Trucking in Virgil (a major boat hauler here in the North East), I overheard Glen giving advice to a customer on Long Island that would result in his saving a ton of...
Forum: Atomic 4 03-16-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 1,399
Posted By FDR14127
Re: Tips for dropping in an A-4?

Moyer is your friend, things to do before you slide it in there:
Electronic ignition kit
Retrofit alternator with Moyer's beefier one, (Hey, VW canceled Motorola in frustration).
Fit the oil...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 02-13-2013
Replies: 56
Views: 6,288
Posted By FDR14127
Re: Where is the best cruising in the USA?

North Coast: Thousand Islands, Toronto and Metro GTA, Georgian Bay, Superior and North Channel and lots of access via canals, the other three months you can go skiing. Just sayin....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-11-2013
Replies: 32
Views: 2,510
Posted By FDR14127
Re: 80 footer versus a J/80 Newbie Story!

Yes the Genesee Yacht Club is a very friendly bunch, and we enjoy them when they visit NOLSC. They have a couple C&C 29's down there and they would be fun rides on Wed night racing. Maybe you...
Forum: Electronics 02-11-2013
Replies: 28
Views: 1,751
Posted By FDR14127
Re: Choosing/spec'ing VHF radio?

All good advice here, but if you are going to cruise south, I would opt for the AIS built into the radio. We have an ICOM with the AIS receiver option as an addon and I wish I could trade it for the...
Forum: C & C 02-11-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 1,573
Posted By FDR14127
Thumbs up Re: C&c 29 mki

Congratulations, now the fun begins. What are the questions? Rigging is pretty simple as that stick doesn't bend a whole lot. We will be putting ours back in the water after the first of May. ...
Forum: Boat Reviews 01-25-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 3,700
Posted By FDR14127
Re: C&C 29 - Mark 1 vs 2

Well we sail a MkI out of Niagara on the Lake and over the years the 29's here about have sailed as a one design fleet. The MkII is a redesign of the C&C27 and carries a longer water line than the...
Forum: Chartering 01-11-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 534
Posted By FDR14127
Thumbs up Re: Chartering in Turkey

I sailed with a flotilla from Sunsail out of Gocheck about four or five years ago. We had a wonderful time and I would do it again in a heartbeat. I was in Turkey this past June and highly...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-02-2012
Replies: 43
Views: 3,670
Posted By FDR14127
Re: Blue Sea custom electrical panel opinions

While you are in the process of redesign, I would replace the AC main with the new Blue Seas ELI. Peace of mind about stray current and cheap insurance coverage for less than $200. Lots of links...
Forum: Electronics 06-05-2012
Replies: 16
Views: 2,057
Posted By FDR14127
Re: Short VHF antenna recommendation?

Go buy the Metz 3db short antenna and mount it on the stern rail. Be done with it. I am on my second one since Metz guarantees them for ever. Next time you drop the mast stick it up there. If you...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-21-2012
Replies: 22
Views: 4,976
Posted By FDR14127
Re: Chart Plotter vs Software + Laptop or iPad???

I have used PolarNavy, OpenCPN, and SeaClear for the past several years. I load up an old laptop with whatever linux distribution dejour and away we go. Last year I went from a puck to a Garmin gps...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-20-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 719
Posted By FDR14127
Call Rob at South Shore Yacht Sales, Virgil...

Call Rob at South Shore Yacht Sales, Virgil Ontario. Ex C&C parts supply chief and he probably remembers or has it in stock. Google is your friend.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-20-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 957
Posted By FDR14127
Bondo makes a marine product which I have used on...

Bondo makes a marine product which I have used on my keel in the past. I haven't noticed anything since I applied it maybe five years ago. When I go to the yard tomorrow I will give it a look and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-12-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 1,524
Posted By FDR14127
In talking with my Canadian cousins, they...

In talking with my Canadian cousins, they indicated my 5.5ft draft would pose a problem on the Trent. Not that I couldn't make it but I would bounce in a couple of places due to the lack of...
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