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Forum: Chartering   09-04-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 5,862
Posted By ChicagoNewport27
Re: Latesail.com and other charter companies

Man, sorry gang, I keep forgetting to post my trip report. I'll write up the play-by-play tonight.
Forum: Chartering   10-10-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 5,862
Posted By ChicagoNewport27
Re: Latesail.com and other charter companies

A M A Z I N G

We WILL be going back again soon! Probably in 2014.

I will post more details soon.
Forum: Racing   07-11-2012
Replies: 30
Views: 3,131
Posted By ChicagoNewport27
Re: 104th Running of the Chicago / Mac

I think Tim forgot to mention... For anyone who is interested in showing your support in this way, you can pick up a tshirt, sweatshirt, hoodie, or tote bag here (http://skreened.com/svjulianna)....
Forum: Chartering   03-15-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 5,862
Posted By ChicagoNewport27
Re: Latesail.com and other charter companies

I just booked a trip through Latesail for a bareboat charter in the BVI this summer. They are a small-ish company, very friendly. After speaking to them in person at Strictly Sail Chicago, they...
Forum: SailNet FAQ   02-07-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 1,682
Posted By ChicagoNewport27
There is very little in the way of "services" at...

There is very little in the way of "services" at that marina. There's a little store to buy fishing supplies, a limited selection of boating supplies, candy and pop. No mechanic on duty, you have to...
Forum: SailNet FAQ   02-07-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 1,682
Posted By ChicagoNewport27
Hey Sorry to be contrary Tim, but... NOT...

Hey Sorry to be contrary Tim, but...

NOT TRUE

I am a civilian, and I'm looking at the civilian guest ID I was issued to moor and store my boat there. I moored there for three years ('06, '07,...
Forum: Lake Michigan   03-17-2011
Replies: 40
Views: 7,163
Posted By ChicagoNewport27
Can you connect your Garmin to a computer via USB...

Can you connect your Garmin to a computer via USB or serial cable?

If USB, you can just copy+paste the track information out of its file system onto your computer, and upload directly to Google...
Forum: Lake Michigan   03-17-2011
Replies: 40
Views: 7,163
Posted By ChicagoNewport27
The way I did it, I simply imported my track from...

The way I did it, I simply imported my track from my handheld Garmin into the Garmin MapSource (http://www.garmin.com/garmin/cms/cache/offonce/us/maps/tripplanningsoftware/mapsource) program....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-04-2011
Replies: 1,090
Views: 279,559
Posted By ChicagoNewport27
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3594/3581865948_643...

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3594/3581865948_643fbbb6d0_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/howardroark/3581865948/)
Chicago in our rearview mirror, sailing to Jackson Park Harbor...
Forum: Lake Michigan   03-03-2011
Replies: 40
Views: 7,163
Posted By ChicagoNewport27
You will enjoy it, no matter your destination.

Hi Bryan, thanks for the update. On one hand, sorry you got laid off from your job, but on the other hand, YAY! More time to sail!

I did the trip from Chicago (from Crowley's Yacht Yard) to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-25-2010
Replies: 18
Views: 1,902
Posted By ChicagoNewport27
With this in mind, then, why NOT just go to...

With this in mind, then, why NOT just go to Walmart, buy a couple yoga mats, and start cutting them up? Easy to work with, and this time of year with post-Christmas sales you should be able to get...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-26-2010
Replies: 20
Views: 4,896
Posted By ChicagoNewport27
Use block and tackle to gain mechanical advantage for your lift

I have an 8' Walker Bay hard dink, that I stow upside down on the foredeck. I rigged up a 5:1 block and tackle to handle lifting the dink in and out of the water.

It was inexpensive: $40 worth of...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-30-2009
Replies: 34
Views: 15,585
Posted By ChicagoNewport27
Yes! Give it a try!

You can certainly paint your sails.

Sailrite recommends acrylic from Dick Blick or similar. Read this post:
ASP TALK (http://forum.sailrite.com/oldforum/treplies.asp?message=83&all=True)
"Q:...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-02-2009
Replies: 159
Views: 37,269
Posted By ChicagoNewport27
Here is an example of a guy that repowered his...

Here is an example of a guy that repowered his Newport 28 with a Re-E-Power electric engine:
E-POD 3000+ - Petaris' Photos (http://petaris.smugmug.com/gallery/5176509_LxPyd#P-1-16)

We've been...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-08-2009
Replies: 1,090
Views: 279,559
Posted By ChicagoNewport27
Sailing past Chicago at sunset. ...

Sailing past Chicago at sunset.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3594/3581865948_643fbbb6d0_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/search/show/?q=BOATICUS&w=25253059%40N00&s=rec)
Forum: Atomic 4   09-08-2009
Replies: 2
Views: 1,860
Posted By ChicagoNewport27
There are two styles available here at Moyer...

There are two styles available here at Moyer Marine (http://www.moyermarine.com/cgi-bin/shopper.cgi?search=action&category=MISC&keywords=all&template=Templates/B000_storebuilder.html). One is for...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-08-2009
Replies: 4
Views: 977
Posted By ChicagoNewport27
Moyer usual ships same day, and when you ask for...

Moyer usual ships same day, and when you ask for them to get it to you next day, you will get it next day (costs a bit extra, though).

I've ordered about six different times from them, and never...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-06-2009
Replies: 14
Views: 3,268
Posted By ChicagoNewport27
It comes with the device you purchased, on the...

It comes with the device you purchased, on the driver/software CD. at least, it did when I bought my Colorado recently.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-06-2009
Replies: 55
Views: 5,262
Posted By ChicagoNewport27
Or you could make a simple "poor-man's gimbal"...

Or you could make a simple "poor-man's gimbal" mount for it off your transom or rail with about $40 in supplies. With one hand on <STRIKE>your beer</STRIKE> the tiller, you simply reach over with the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-06-2009
Replies: 23
Views: 4,285
Posted By ChicagoNewport27
To address Cruising Dad's and others concerns...

To address Cruising Dad's and others concerns over the CO issue:

The Heater Buddy I use has a low-oxygen auto shutoff, that supposedly turns off the unit if it has depleted the Oxygen in the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-14-2009
Replies: 436
Views: 57,615
Posted By ChicagoNewport27
I turned 32 June 9th, 2009, and I have a Newport...

I turned 32 June 9th, 2009, and I have a Newport 27. I am the youngest boat owner in the harbor, the next youngest being over 50.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-28-2009
Replies: 3
Views: 1,471
Posted By ChicagoNewport27
I have a similar hull/deck joint cardiacpaul, and...

I have a similar hull/deck joint cardiacpaul, and mine uses this Newport 27 Gunnel rubrail, listed here:

Seals Spars and Rigging: Gunnel rubber (rub rail) catalog...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-21-2009
Replies: 2
Views: 621
Posted By ChicagoNewport27
Wow, thanks for that link! I've been looking for...

Wow, thanks for that link! I've been looking for a rubrail for my Newport 27 for going on 3 years now, and that is the first link that had exactly what I needed. Thanks much!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-17-2009
Replies: 34
Views: 2,812
Posted By ChicagoNewport27
I'd be interested!

I'd be interested!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-03-2009
Replies: 65
Views: 8,760
Posted By ChicagoNewport27
Wow. My yard doesn't use any kind of pads...

Wow.

My yard doesn't use any kind of pads or sheathing on their lift straps, either. Maybe I've just been lucky so far, but so far I'ver gotten no damage to my finish from the lift.
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