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Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   07-19-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 1,473
Posted By Jack Tar
Great Bay Marine

Great Bay Marine is about $1200/ year for a mooring but you're about 6 miles from the ocean. Good luck getting a state0owned mooring as waiting lists are about 20 years long. I only have 18 years...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-20-2007
Replies: 91
Views: 14,766
Posted By Jack Tar
There's a lobster boat in Tenants Harbor, Me...

There's a lobster boat in Tenants Harbor, Me called Whore Afire. I've never asked.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-28-2007
Replies: 13
Views: 2,034
Posted By Jack Tar
I sail a 12 1/2 foot catboat called a Candy Class...

I sail a 12 1/2 foot catboat called a Candy Class from Rhode Island around the turn of the century. It's hard chined and very stable. With the huge main it practically plains. Can't beat the...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   03-22-2007
Replies: 12
Views: 2,134
Posted By Jack Tar
Thanks Sailorman, She's a beaut. I'll add...

Thanks Sailorman,
She's a beaut. I'll add the Bayfield to my list.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   03-21-2007
Replies: 12
Views: 2,134
Posted By Jack Tar
I should say that my kids are very young. When...

I should say that my kids are very young. When we make the purchase they will be 7,4,2,and <1. We're a very close family and like roughing it but I suspect the space will be nice as the kids get...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   03-21-2007
Replies: 12
Views: 2,134
Posted By Jack Tar
Thanks CD, I'm not the Jack Tar on the Lats...

Thanks CD,
I'm not the Jack Tar on the Lats board. It's a pretty generic alias, I guess.

Thanks for your suggestions. I have only one problem with the boats you suggested and it's sure to...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   03-21-2007
Replies: 12
Views: 2,134
Posted By Jack Tar
Tartan 42 comments

Can someone with first-hand knowledge of the Tartan 42 tell me about it's suitability for coastal Maine cruising? I particularly interested in Scheel Keeled models. We're a family with four young...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-10-2006
Replies: 49
Views: 6,285
Posted By Jack Tar
Being from Maine, you must read Woodenboat and...

Being from Maine, you must read Woodenboat and Maine Boats and Harbors. I know they don't meet your small boat criteria but I think you have to read what's pertinent to you and take the rest with a...
Forum: Apps & Authors   10-06-2006
Replies: 539
  Sticky: Recommended Reading
Views: 132,118
Posted By Jack Tar
It's interesitng that nobody has mentioned...

It's interesitng that nobody has mentioned Tristan Jones. I don't particularly care for his books though I've read plenty of them. I also read his biography which is better than some of his books. ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-19-2006
Replies: 6
Views: 1,011
Posted By Jack Tar
I went to UVM on the six year plan. Sadly, I...

I went to UVM on the six year plan. Sadly, I never sailed on the lake. Too many- hiccup- other things on my mind then. - Brian
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-14-2006
Replies: 31
Views: 4,580
Posted By Jack Tar
Since nobody has posted a dollar figure on the...

Since nobody has posted a dollar figure on the rebuild, I was just quoted $6K for a rebuild of my 4 cylinder Kubota (tractor) engine. Incidentally, this is half the replacement cost and they don't...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   08-07-2006
Replies: 3
Views: 866
Posted By Jack Tar
You should check out the Pearson Commander. It's...

You should check out the Pearson Commander. It's a little older than what you're looking for but it has classic lines that can't be beat.

Here are a couple of cockpit shots I pilfered off of the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-02-2006
Replies: 16
Views: 1,537
Posted By Jack Tar
I think this could be a great learn to sail site...

I think this could be a great learn to sail site if we just ask more questions. I'm new to sailing also and have plenty of questions that I just haven't bothered to ask. There are so many...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   06-26-2006
Replies: 13
Views: 1,815
Posted By Jack Tar
Well, for better or for worse, the boats I look...

Well, for better or for worse, the boats I look at seem to get bigger all the time. We're going to look at a couple of Pearson Vanguards this summer. I love the look of the boat and aesthetics is...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   06-13-2006
Replies: 13
Views: 1,815
Posted By Jack Tar
I'm in the same boat as you, Pluscard. I...

I'm in the same boat as you, Pluscard. I currently sail a small, trailered, Marconi-rigged catboat. On one hand, I can't wait to get into something bigger, however, I don't want to lose the joy. ...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   06-09-2006
Replies: 13
Views: 1,815
Posted By Jack Tar
Smile Gentlemen, thanks. John, I live on...

Gentlemen, thanks.

John,
I live on yacht world. I've mentally put myself in every boat on that site :) .
I was looking for more real-life perspective from someone in a similar situation
. ...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   06-09-2006
Replies: 23
Views: 8,590
Posted By Jack Tar
I have to second the B40. Sailed hull #1 as a...

I have to second the B40. Sailed hull #1 as a kid. One of my greatest memories.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   06-08-2006
Replies: 13
Views: 1,815
Posted By Jack Tar
Jim, Nice story, thanks for posting it. ...

Jim,
Nice story, thanks for posting it.
Next year my family is going to buy our first sleep aboard boat. My wife and I have three children; 6,3,2 months. How small a boat do you think we...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-07-2006
Replies: 2
Views: 789
Posted By Jack Tar
The trunk is made of 3/4" plywood glassed on both...

The trunk is made of 3/4" plywood glassed on both sides. The part I ripped is below the water line so leakage into the boat is not an issue. This is an open cat boat from the early sixties. It is...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-05-2006
Replies: 2
Views: 789
Posted By Jack Tar
Glassing inside of centerboard trunk.

Any tips?
I tore the glass inside the trunk while driving out a heavily rusted centerboard. The trunk opening is about 3/4 of an inch. Do they make rollers that small? I'm sure someone has had...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-12-2006
Replies: 8
Views: 1,445
Posted By Jack Tar
I probably lean your way, Nolatom. This is the...

I probably lean your way, Nolatom. This is the sail on my 1966 13' catboat. It's my first real boat- my learn to sail boat. I plan to sail it really hard all year and move up to a keel boat next...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-12-2006
Replies: 2
Views: 973
Posted By Jack Tar
I participate on the Pearson Ariel board and...

I participate on the Pearson Ariel board and there was some discussion a few weeks ago about the gooseneck for that particular boat (Ariel). It might give you some leads. When I get a chance, I'll...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   04-12-2006
Replies: 10
Views: 4,261
Posted By Jack Tar
I don't know if you like wood or not but how...

I don't know if you like wood or not but how about going to Brooklyn to see if Woodenboat School has anything for sale. Also the Landing school sells new builds and restorations. - Brian
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-07-2006
Replies: 8
Views: 1,445
Posted By Jack Tar
Thanks Rich, I think what I read is 2 % HCl. ...

Thanks Rich,
I think what I read is 2 % HCl. Do I cut the stronger stuff with water? Where does one buy either chemical. I know the oxalyc is used in bee keeping. Are these the ingredients in...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-07-2006
Replies: 8
Views: 1,445
Posted By Jack Tar
Rust stain on sail...

Has anyone tried the oxalic/hydrochloric method of rust stain removal? Any alternatives or tips?

Thanks, Brian
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