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Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   1 Day Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 958
Posted By TomMaine
Re: Raise the main sail while still at anchor

We do, often. I'd add that I'll pull up most of the rode-usually all the nylon and a portion of the chain-before I hoist the mainsail.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 64
  Maine
Views: 5,146
Posted By TomMaine
Re: Maine

Heading all the way to MDI is a good idea. But if winds aren't cooperating - weather turns - crew is tired, Penobscot Bay will shave off hours and miles.

There are not many great options for what...
Forum: Diesel   05-18-2015
Replies: 48
Views: 1,522
Posted By TomMaine
Re: Repowering with a Tractor Motor

Very nice work! My boats diesel is in fact a marinized version of a fork lift/water pump/generator power- Nissan diesel. The engine was governed to run at industrial rpms but designed for various...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-13-2015
Replies: 91
Views: 5,404
Posted By TomMaine
Re: How Old is Your Boat

The Swiftsure is really nice boat! We'll have to split the prize, so far,...

My boat is 54 years old this season. The fiberglass hull and deck were first painted decades ago when the gelcoat gave...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-28-2015
Replies: 31
Views: 1,338
Posted By TomMaine
Re: Wood identification?

Here's the 8 dollar mahogany under daylight. You can see different hues of aging and species. The older wood is 50+ year old African Mahogany. Some has been recently stripped and refinished(the...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   03-11-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 1,701
Posted By TomMaine
Re: Cruising Maine JUL2015

Living here, I'm admittedly biased, but with just a week in the area, I would recommend you not go far from Southwest Harbor. In the immediate area, Northeast Harbor and at least some of Somes Sound...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-19-2015
Replies: 37
Views: 2,196
Posted By TomMaine
Re: Major water ingress - best emergency device?

We've dealt with one catastrophic sinking about 15 years ago. I carelessly hit a submerged ledge with our lowered centerboard. Due to poor design, as the board raised, the linkage bound up and lifted...
Forum: Apps & Authors   02-16-2015
Replies: 28
Views: 2,055
Posted By TomMaine
Re: Good writing

I'm working with a friend designing a used bookstore, and she is not a sailor, and no desire to be one.

The theme of her store is, "Simpy good writing". In reading a review of the book, 'Why...
Forum: Cruising and Sailing with Children   12-17-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 765
Posted By TomMaine
Re: Starting them out

Great boat, the P30. Congrats!

Don't set your sights too high on how much your family will get involved in sailing.

I hate to say that but it comes from decades of watching families come...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-29-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 2,555
Posted By TomMaine
Re: Funding retirement boat

Sounds like you have plenty of equity. I'd go with a home equity loan to fund the boat. It should be the lowest cost and has the best tax benefits, until you sell the house.
Forum: US Northeast   09-09-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 410
Posted By TomMaine
Our 3 hour-12 mile sail to Isle Au Haut, was nearly perfect.

Waking up at dawn flanked by mysterious Devil and Bold Islands, is a good start to a memorable sail in my book.

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5554/15001147259_88d14fc7be_b.jpg

Maine’s...
Forum: Cruising and Sailing with Children   08-11-2014
Replies: 51
Views: 3,981
Posted By TomMaine
Re: New Father...Advice needed on sailing with kids

We took our daughter, born in December, sailing that summer season. Same with her brother, born in January, a year later.

We brought them in their car seats,(which are baby carriers, make shift...
Forum: herSailNet   08-01-2014
Replies: 358
Views: 30,301
Posted By TomMaine
Re: Is Sailing Sexist?

I probably did deal with it- the OP question;sexism in sailing, about 30 pages before you posted this new statement above.


For those around the world that have suffered-and continue to suffer...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   07-29-2014
Replies: 191
Views: 17,093
Posted By TomMaine
Re: We have fallen for the Cheoy Lee 40 Offshore

I agree with that. Old boat designs, foot for foot compared to new designs, are not as efficient to live aboard. Older boats in the 40' range were designed to sail-race with a crew of 4+ adults.
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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-13-2014
Replies: 83
Views: 10,334
Posted By TomMaine
Re: Before and After Photos - Show Us!

Before's from years ago, my boat is a work in progress, never completely 'finished'. It sails every season.

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5478/13886161669_6724b264a1_b.jpg
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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-21-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 1,594
Posted By TomMaine
Re: Clawing off the ol'lee shore

The idea of sailing off a lee shore gives me nightmares, so I avoid that situation.

But you could get caught. There are places to test yourself and boat. One spot in particular is setting sail...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   04-14-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 2,721
Posted By TomMaine
Re: Convert "wifi only" iPad to backup chartplotter?

I used an Ipad 2 wifi only, last season as a backup CP. I love it! I used the Garmin Glo external antenna. That stayed in the chart drawer below the glass decks and gave a perfect signal anywhere...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-24-2014
Replies: 44
Views: 2,367
Posted By TomMaine
Re: Advice on redesigning cabin layout

I did a redesign of my last boat a 28'er that included converting a settee into a small dinette. A friend asked for some help to do a similar project to his narrow 30'er.

You mentioned CAD which...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-19-2014
Replies: 36
Views: 2,917
Posted By TomMaine
Re: Finally finished my Chameleon nesting dinghy!

The one I saw last summer was launched off the foredeck of a 30' sailboat. The husband and wife lifted and dropped each section gently over the lifelines. It was easy for them.

As to putting it...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-15-2014
Replies: 69
Views: 3,916
Posted By TomMaine
Re: Is sailing intuitive?

Interesting answers to questions about learning to sail. I answered the OP's title question. "Is sailing intuitive?".

That's a unique and important question. The answer is no, not at first. But...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-19-2014
Replies: 42
Views: 5,093
Posted By TomMaine
Re: Do you think there's a philosophical aspect to sailing

Thanks! I have to do some altering. I shoot in RAW format which are huge files which mean they have great detail. But ironically, RAW is pretty bland without some altering.

If the exposure is...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-13-2013
Replies: 26
Views: 1,686
Posted By TomMaine
Re: How Do You Move a Mast Over the Road

Masts quite a bit longer and heavier are moved around here on full sized PU trucks with heavy racks. Standard building contractor sort mostly, that have a forward cross bar extended over the cab.
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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-07-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 866
Posted By TomMaine
Re: Added Weight?

Weight makes a big difference in performance, to me. The evidence is obvious on smaller boats. Although not as obvious on bigger boats, I know the difference is there so I try to keep extraneous...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-06-2013
Replies: 55
Views: 7,719
Posted By TomMaine
Re: Motor vs Rowing inflatable dinghy...

Good for you. You don't need a motor on a hard dinghy. We've rowed for decades of coastal sailing(from Candada to the Bahamas).

It's good excercise(rowers arms don't do the double wave), it's a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-21-2013
Replies: 24
Views: 2,907
Posted By TomMaine
Re: Solid Fuel Stove Fuel

Thanks! I should have mentioned to HardTac, one of the trickier parts of a solid fuel burning stove on a boat, is keeping a positive draft through the flue pipe to keep smoke out of the cabin.
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