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Search: Posts Made By: MikeMoss
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-06-2009
Replies: 13
Views: 1,281
Posted By MikeMoss
I would not bother with it. That old forestay...

I would not bother with it. That old forestay might make noise or get tangled somehow. Maybe you should take it down when that is easy to do.

We sailed a C&C 30 for years with two jibs but I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-17-2008
Replies: 1
Views: 705
Posted By MikeMoss
What is a reasonable cost of boat insurance. (C&C35)

What is a reasonable annual cost for boat insurance? The use is summer sailing and then storage for a 1973 C&C 35-1.

The boat may be worth about $30,000.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-24-2004
Replies: 4
Views: 1,107
Posted By MikeMoss

What kind of dock are you talking about? How athletic are you and how tall?

I single hand a C&C 35-1 on and off a floating dock and other docks in good conditions. My boat has midship gates and I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-21-2004
Replies: 12
Views: 1,865
Posted By MikeMoss
Hand held GPS


Redundancy is good in boating so get another GPS as a backup or primary.

Like Jeff H I have a nine year old GPS 12 that satisfies me but my old Loran still works so that''s my back up.
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 08-12-2002
Replies: 15
Views: 24,501
Posted By MikeMoss
How to tie up to a mooring

I am not sure what you describe? Since it''s a line it could have a rope loop or a thimble. As mentioned chafe must be condsidered. This is by far the main cause of boats breaking off their moorings....
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 08-12-2002
Replies: 2
Views: 1,216
Posted By MikeMoss

While headroom is very important to me I am just six feet tall so I can stand in most boats. If you are say 6''3" or more it''s going to be a lot more trouble to find "headroom" and you may have to...
Forum: Learning to Sail 08-12-2002
Replies: 4
Views: 1,430
Posted By MikeMoss
New England Sail

This is a good way to find out what really is best for you. Myself, I did it the hard way and got a 25'' sloop that was too small for what I wanted out of a boat.

I retrospect I got by, it was all...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 06-04-2002
Replies: 8
Views: 2,087
Posted By MikeMoss
Catalina 27 or 30

The Catalina 27 is a "starter boat" and few keep them long. But there is a big difference in price. If you have the money for the 30 then buy it as the 27 will fail to do the job of comfortable...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-05-2002
Replies: 6
Views: 830
Posted By MikeMoss
new boat

What bay do you sail in?

Get a boat you can stand up in.

Now you say that "you don''t race" but once you find out that you like performance you may want more. Why not buy a boat that will...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 12-31-2001
Replies: 130
Views: 58,570
Posted By MikeMoss
What would you buy for $100,000?

Jeff H is the expert of experts and I mean that but he I know a few C&C''s better than he knows every boat in the world. Most of the C&C''s are not "on off". They are production boats made for the...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 12-30-2001
Replies: 6
Views: 3,939
Posted By MikeMoss
34'''' C&C

The C&C sites are and

I have owned C&C''s for 25 years. They are among the best boats of their day.

You should find the orginal brochures on those sites and...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 12-30-2001
Replies: 13
Views: 3,447
Posted By MikeMoss
Boat Choice

You could do what the majority do and get a Morgan OI 41 and stay at a dock in Florida and in very good weather go to the next spot. Thats not a bad plan.

Offshore requires a heck of a boat and...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 12-30-2001
Replies: 7
Views: 1,277
Posted By MikeMoss
How about 30 footers?

A 30'' sailboat is just fine to learn on. I will take a bigger boat anyday. The bigger boat will be safer with a slower motion.

The problem with say a Catalina 27 is that while it does the job...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 12-30-2001
Replies: 2
Views: 2,757
Posted By MikeMoss
C & C 29 (year 1977)

Make sure that draft is 4''6" as you say as the standard draft was over 5''.

We had a 1976 C&C 30 for 18 years. It is a very good boat. The 29 is similar.
Forum: Learning to Sail 09-09-2001
Replies: 4
Views: 1,563
Posted By MikeMoss
should i take more lessons

Surf may not be in the equation! This is how I started sailing when I bought a cottage on the shore. It was in a harbor and came with a sunfish. That''s where I learned how to plan with the currents....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-07-2001
Replies: 2
Views: 1,975
Posted By MikeMoss
Boom roller furling

Unless your sailing on a lake I don''t like putting expensive items on small boats.

But items like roller furling/reefing headsails and autopilots I consider necessary. You are right that sailing...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 09-07-2001
Replies: 2
Views: 899
Posted By MikeMoss
Help with 28-32'''' Bay Cruiser

There has to be a lot more boats for sale there than those. Pick out the boat yourself using PHRF ratings and sail area/displacement ratio''s. Never mind the wife''s idea of "heavy" boats. I can see...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 09-06-2001
Replies: 7
Views: 4,554
Posted By MikeMoss
C&C 26

If you buy a 26'' boat and like sailing you will be selling it in a couple of years because it''s really too small for crusing.

I really like C&C''s I had a 30'' for 18 years! Now I have a C&C 35....
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 09-06-2001
Replies: 8
Views: 6,117
Posted By MikeMoss
Leaving your boat at anchor

I know what is at the end of all of the mooring I have. They are inspected. And what is found is a minimum 400 lb anchor with heavy chain and 1" diameter pennants. I back down on all moorings. This...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 09-04-2001
Replies: 7
Views: 4,554
Posted By MikeMoss
C&C 26

Since I don''t know where and how you will use your boat I can only comment based on coastal use. It''s the bigger the better in my opinion in this size range.

I don''t know what the price is but...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 09-04-2001
Replies: 8
Views: 6,117
Posted By MikeMoss
Leaving your boat at anchor

I get nervous also and prefer known moorings.

A "well set" anchor means just that and not some achoring effort where you hold the rode, pull on it a little and cleat it. Back down on the anchor...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-29-2001
Replies: 3
Views: 1,568
Posted By MikeMoss
Endeavour Input

Here is my favorite Endevour 32 story. We were on our boat in the Nantucket Boat Basin and one tied up next to us. After a moment a young woman comes out of the Endevour and while stepping onto the...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-28-2001
Replies: 36
Views: 11,018
Posted By MikeMoss
Boat buying advice for 35''''+ range

The analogy''s to cars don''t work for me. I wish I could use them but I don''t see many comparisons. I am amused however because I drive a Corvette and sail a C&C.

The question is what boat to...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-28-2001
Replies: 12
Views: 8,754
Posted By MikeMoss
Catalina 380

I did not know Catalina''s are that bad. I will have to hear more before I decide. I do think that the Catalina 380 sails quite well. I get this from an couple of informal races with them.

Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-28-2001
Replies: 2
Views: 1,084
Posted By MikeMoss
New C&C Models

I hope the new C&C''s catch on for sentimental reasons however I looked at both the 36'' and a bigger one and did not really like them. I am sure that Jeff is right on the performance and from what...
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