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Search: Posts Made By: tweitz
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 1,791
Posted By tweitz
Re: Diamond in the rough?

I was thinking of buying it, spending a week or two scraping the deck and then setting off for Australia before the winter is over. I thought I would wait for a storm to give me a little extra push....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-26-2015
Replies: 70
Views: 3,660
Posted By tweitz
Greatest fear?

Someone on board having a heart attack or other medical emergency on board. Even at our dock we are a long way from a hospital, and at sea....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-22-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 1,414
Posted By tweitz
Re: Loud hailer/foghorn/PA?

That Beluga is very cool. They always look like they are smiling.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-20-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 1,414
Posted By tweitz
Re: Loud hailer/foghorn/PA?

I debated putting in a speaker when I got my new VHF with loud hailing and fog horn capability. Still thinking about it, but I was not sure where I could put it for an easy mounting and fully out of...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-16-2015
Replies: 80
Views: 6,267
Posted By tweitz
Re: Whats your best bit of kit??

My latest favorite gadget is my Standard horizon VHF with built in AIS. I love checking out boats or ships that I see and instantly having all the info on the vessel, its course and speed, at my...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 01-16-2015
Replies: 1,826
Views: 180,723
Posted By tweitz
Re: Production Boats and the Limits

Our set up does not have a sail drive, but a conventional rudder shaft. Although the twin rudders don't get much prop wash, there is definitely prop walk, to starboard forward, and considerably more...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-15-2015
Replies: 29
Views: 966
Posted By tweitz
Re: chart plotter performance without external antenna?

I have a chartplotter mounted on the binnacle with an internal antenna, and have used a backup portable GPS in the cabin for years. Always got a perfect GPS signal.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 01-15-2015
Replies: 1,826
Views: 180,723
Posted By tweitz
Re: Production Boats and the Limits

On the twin rudder portion of the thread -- my Beneteau 323 had a twin rudder for a very good reason, unrelated to any of the speculation. it is a keel/centerboard version, which enables very...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 01-14-2015
Replies: 1,826
Views: 180,723
Posted By tweitz
Re: Production Boats and the Limits

With all of the talk about rudder failures, I am curious what people think of twin rudder designs. Obviously if something comes off in such a way that it crashes around or causes a hole in the boat,...
Forum: Extreme Sailing Videos 01-05-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 1,968
Posted By tweitz
Re: Has Smack seen this one?

For those who doubt how hard it is to recover a man overboard, imagine trying to get someone who is exhausted back aboard on a boat with that design. It is hard for me to understand why someone who...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-30-2014
Replies: 51
Views: 2,176
Posted By tweitz
Re: Percentage self-taught sailors?

Never took any of the formal ASA type courses on a boat. But as a kid I sailed about once a year with some cousins, who gave me some clue as to what was going on, and I got the bug. Then, in my...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 12-10-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 854
Posted By tweitz
Re: My Dog Won't Pee on the Boat

We tried the astroturf trick. When it didn't work, I decided that she needed the smell of some pee on it to get the idea. I think my neighbor was ready to call the asylum when he saw me walking the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-10-2014
Replies: 136
Views: 10,399
Posted By tweitz
Re: Single-handed tips and tricks

My lines are all led to the cockpit, but the main sheet is at the forward end, so when I am behind the wheel, I can't reach it instantly. In puffy weather I will lead the traveler lines back to the...
Forum: Beneteau 12-09-2014
Replies: 81
Views: 6,212
Posted By tweitz
Beneteau Halts Production?

When I bought my new Beneteau, I went to see it while it was still on the trailer on which it arrived. Not that unusual to see it right away. There was a fair amount of work for the dealer --...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-07-2014
Replies: 163
Views: 16,185
Posted By tweitz
Re: Boat sank at the dock

So sorry to hear of your situation. I can sympathize because I had a similar situation earlier this year. After being launched by the yard, out boat partially sank at the dock overnight. it turned...
Forum: Islander 11-20-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 2,070
Posted By tweitz
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-20-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 1,296
Posted By tweitz
Re: Monos versus Multihulls on a solo transat

In one of the early videos of the eventual winner, there was a big handle behind him near the stern that looked vaguely like a tiller, seemed to be moving back and forth, but was entirely unattended....
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 11-20-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 1,431
Posted By tweitz
Re: Boat slip/mooring CT River

I stayed at Saybrook Point once. Beautiful and convenient facility, but quite expensive for transients, I would expect the same for seasonal users.
Forum: Beneteau 11-07-2014
Replies: 81
Views: 6,212
Posted By tweitz
Re: Beneteau Halts Production?

Curiouser and curiouser...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-07-2014
Replies: 107
Views: 4,565
Posted By tweitz
Re: Spinaker or Genaker - which do you prefer?

Thanks for the links and discussion as well. As everyone was using terms that turn out to be ill-defined, I was getting confused. I have also been trying to think of what to do for light air, and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-07-2014
Replies: 107
Views: 4,565
Posted By tweitz
Re: Spinaker or Genaker - which do you prefer?

There is lots of discussion of gennakers, drifters, code 0, etc. etc. Are there uniform definitions of the various headsails, or are we largely talking about various vendors' trade names. I would...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-05-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 837
Posted By tweitz
Re: O'Day 272 - thoughts?

We had a 272LE for a few years. We enjoyed the boat, did not find it particularly tender and the overall quality was good. The wing keel had the great benefit of giving us shallow draft that we...
Forum: US Northeast 05-14-2014
Replies: 33
Views: 1,535
Posted By tweitz
Re: Best embarkation point for my wife and son

Mystic is a wonderful place. We docked right at the seaport and the only ones there after it closes are the few boats docked there. There is also an aquarium close by for the kids, though not...
Forum: US Northeast 05-13-2014
Replies: 33
Views: 1,535
Posted By tweitz
Best embarkation point for my wife and son

If you are doing the train New London is a pretty good option. The Long Island railroad goes to Greenport right near the dock also, though I suspect Amtrak to New Lindon is better. I will be in...
Forum: US Northeast 05-13-2014
Replies: 33
Views: 1,535
Posted By tweitz
Re: Best embarkation point for my wife and son

Nice plan. There are lots of places to drop off and pick up, parking may be an issue at many of them. You could call marinas about parking. I know there is a big parking garage in New London,...
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