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Forum: Diesel   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 505
Posted By fallard
Re: Winter advice for Yanmar 2GM20F

Just noticed your motor:2GM20F in the original post.

You have a compression lever for each cylinder. The thumbnail is a Yanmar drawing of your motor showing the aft cylinder compression lever and...
Forum: Diesel   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 505
Posted By fallard
Re: Winter advice for Yanmar 2GM20F

It takes a little while to freeze thing inside the boat, as the water temperature is still substantially above freezing in our area.

First, you might try turning your raw water pump pulley to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-24-2015
Replies: 102
Views: 4,853
Posted By fallard
Re: And they just get uglier and uglier

Here's my yacht (the one in the foreground!). Actually, I don't subscribe to the class envy/warfare strain of most of these posts. We live next door to Mystic Seaport and see a lot of large yachts...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-11-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 305
Posted By fallard
Re: New running Rigging

I store my boat with the mast up for the winter and always remove the halyards. The halyards have a loop at the bitter end that can be formed by removing a bit of the core and folding back the outer...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-09-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 756
Posted By fallard
Re: Just purchased my first boat and redoing the bottom. Questions...

Earlier this year I had my 35 footer bottom blasted with walnut shells. It took about 3 gallons of Interlux 2000E to put on 4 barrier layers. I bought 3 gallons of Hydrocoat for 3 layers of...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   11-03-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 652
Posted By fallard
Re: Nonsuch 36 vs Freedom 35

As I recall, the Nonesuch has an aluminum mast and the Freedom is carbon fiber. A number of years ago, a colleague suffered a dismasting in her Freedom. Sometime prior to the dismasting, the boat...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-27-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 676
Posted By fallard
Re: Sail Design Guidelines

My setup is similar to capecoddas and I am quite comfortable with it. I really like the full length battens and single line reefing. My new mainsail reused the adjustable, non ball bearing cars and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-24-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 807
Posted By fallard
Re: Soda blasting equipment DIY

My 35' boat was blasted with walnut shells in June. The folks that did it had a professional setup, including a 24,000# GVWR truck with a custom body. They had materials appropriate to the job. ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-16-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 590
Posted By fallard
Re: Things to do CT & RI coast in Nov

If you make it to Mystic/Stonington and work your way to Stonington Borough, you might check out the "Battle of Stonington 1814" online for some local history before you arrive. As you enter the...
Forum: Chartering   09-02-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 1,681
Posted By fallard
Re: BVI: When and where considerations

Another option in the USVI is Island Yachts in Red Hook at the east end of St. Thomas. I've chartered with about 4 different companies in the Virgin Islands, including Moorings and TMM in the BVI. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-23-2015
Replies: 37
Views: 2,264
Posted By fallard
Re: Bilge pump blues

I had a pneumatic bilge pump switch on my sailboat for 20 yrs and replaced it when I thought the tube connections were no longer completely airtight and the diaphragm looked old and tired. The new...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-08-2015
Replies: 89
Views: 6,381
Posted By fallard
Re: My boat was boarded (and messed with) at anchor!

Semantics: both types of rangefinders in this discussion are "optical".

The difference is that the $15 version appears to use a passive technique that requires an estimate of the height of the...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   05-19-2015
Replies: 22
Views: 2,676
Posted By fallard
Re: Blog about going south on the East Coast ICW to FL?

I had a similar experience in 1996 in early May, bringing my boat from Ft. Pierce to Beaufort, NC. We did the 600 mi. or so in 72 hours, thanks to going offshore and picking up the Gulf Stream. The...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-05-2015
Replies: 5,061
Views: 457,535
Posted By fallard
Re: Contest/Game - Identify this picture

OK. This photo is not on the internet (until now). Northern hemisphere in September of last year. Name the body of water in the background or the canal in the foreground.
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Forum: Chartering   05-03-2015
Replies: 25
Views: 4,141
Posted By fallard
Re: Sailing USVI/BVI from CYOA Yacht Charters

You have several options to stay in U.S. waters. Certainly you could circumnavigate St. John, with stops along the north shore. Leinster Bay is a must and worth 2 days for snorkeling, checking out...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-02-2015
Replies: 67
Views: 5,676
Posted By fallard
Re: Removing Bottom Paint

Here in CT, as in many other areas, you are required to contain sanding dust, usually by vacuum attachment to an electric sander/scraper. The blasters tent the boat and have a drop cloth to catch...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-19-2014
Replies: 165
Views: 10,686
Posted By fallard
Re: Help me plan my cruise North!

FYI, T37: On my delivery trip from Clearwater, FL to Mystic in 1996, we stopped in Annapolis and continued via the C&D and Cape May canals. Conditions were such that we motored almost all of this...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-19-2014
Replies: 165
Views: 10,686
Posted By fallard
Re: Help me plan my cruise North!

Tempest has some good advice, but you'll need to plan on a 3 day transit from Cape May to Vineyard Haven, if conditions allow. Block Island could be a 2-day passage: you wouldn't save much time to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-17-2014
Replies: 165
Views: 10,686
Posted By fallard
Re: Help me plan my cruise North!

Agree with the advice about backing off a little. Cape May to MV is an overreach IMHO. You need to allow for bad weather and losing a few travel days. Hopefully you can be in an interesting harbor...
Forum: Chartering   05-02-2014
Replies: 61
Views: 5,408
Posted By fallard
Re: Island hopping between BVI and USVI?

We've been to St. John a number of times, picking up moorings in Caneel Bay (primarily to access Cruz Bay for Customs when coming back from the BVI), Hawksnest Bay, Leinster Bay--all along the north...
Forum: Chartering   05-01-2014
Replies: 61
Views: 5,408
Posted By fallard
Re: Island hopping between BVI and USVI?

Agree with TakeFive. Much of the waterside of St. John--where you might go as a charterer--is much more laid back that a lot of the popular mooring fields in the BVI. Cruz Bay is where you MUST...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-25-2014
Replies: 92
Views: 16,316
Posted By fallard
Re: Lifting Keel Yachts

oysterman23: I believe it is 9/16". You can see it emerging from behind the mast and passing through a line stopper on the way to a 2-speed winch on the coachroof. Inside the trunk is a 6:1...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-30-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 1,670
Posted By fallard
Re: Advice for newbies re: Fishers Island

We favor Wicopesset Passage over Lord's Passage. It may be narrower, but it is easier to navigate. Assuming you are going clockwise from West Harbor, you might hug the shore of Fishers Island,...
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