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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-26-2015
Replies: 35
Views: 2,444
Posted By decatur1945
Re: Polishing is not for an old man!

Here's a trick that someone told me about many years ago. Take some shock cord, attach it to both sides of the buffer, then attach the other end of the shock cord to the lifelines with just enough...
Forum: Outboard   06-16-2014
Replies: 46
Views: 4,056
Posted By decatur1945
Re: Propane Powered Outboard Engine Experience??

For as little as I would use an outboard, strictly to push a dinghy from mooring to shore and occasional exploring, the cost difference of the fuel wouldn't be significant. The convenience and...
Forum: Diesel   07-16-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 1,868
Posted By decatur1945
Red face Re: Neutral and Idle detents

Good Lord! I hope I didn't lose them completely!!!!! I've looked around and haven't seen them lying about. Maybe that's where the practice of "checking your package" comes from!

I think what...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   06-20-2012
Replies: 21
Views: 4,635
Posted By decatur1945
Re: Docking stern in, strong crosswind

Even though I haven't quite mastered the techniques described, it's awfullly reassuring to know others have similar experiences.

I tried practicing with a shroud turnbuckle line tied to shroud and...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   06-19-2012
Replies: 21
Views: 4,635
Posted By decatur1945
Re: Docking stern in, strong crosswind

Once you've completed the exam and it's scored it would be interesting to know what the "correct" answer might be and the explanation as to why.
Forum: Diesel   06-11-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 1,868
Posted By decatur1945
Re: How do I remove engine control?

Glad a I ran across this thread. The control detents, need to be reset or something, you can never tell if the shifter is actually in nuetral, and the throttle doesn't really have a limit on it. ...
Forum: Chartering   05-10-2012
Replies: 27
Views: 2,976
Posted By decatur1945
Re: St. Thomas - Road Town Ferry Service

I had always flown into Beef Island, but the last trip decided to fly into St T, get taxi and take ferry. Trouble was that, the flight didn't get there early enough to ensure getting the last ferry,...
Forum: Learning to Sail   05-07-2012
Replies: 49
Views: 8,129
Posted By decatur1945
Re: Identifying windward boat

JackDale: Those are great diagrams and I know I've seen them somewhere before. I teach public boating safety classes and wonder where I might find them.

Thanks
Forum: Chartering   05-07-2012
Replies: 21
Views: 6,019
Posted By decatur1945
Re: BVI Sailing Vacation (June, 2011)

Great trip report, sounds very familiar! Desparately need to go again.
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available   04-26-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 1,509
Posted By decatur1945
Re: Crew From New York to Florida

I have some bluewater experience and have been sailing for over 40 years. I'd be interested as well.
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available   04-13-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 2,040
Posted By decatur1945
Re: Senior sailors need able bodied crew for Chesapeake sailing

I'm an older sailor, have my own boat I keep in Deale. I still work a regular job but would be interested in maybe helping out on some weekends. Have quite a bit of experience, both in the bay and...
Forum: Chartering   02-11-2011
Replies: 46
Views: 20,566
Posted By decatur1945
Interesting Perspective

I chartered with Conch several times. Albeit, not within the past couple of years. So maybe my exerpience doesn't reflect current situation. I accept that the boats are older, but the ones I had...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-30-2010
Replies: 51
Views: 4,927
Posted By decatur1945
I taught basic sailing at the Annapolis Sailing...

I taught basic sailing at the Annapolis Sailing School for a few years (gave it up to work on and sail my own boat), but the escpades that we witnessed going in and out of BC were legendary,...
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