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Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   1 Day Ago
Replies: 82
Views: 2,556
Posted By capecodda
Re: Modern convenience and boat size

Since I've been noted as a "reference owner" of a complex 52, I thought I'd add some more detail than might be helpful.

I'm a coastal sailor that does an occasional offshore passage, one or 2...
Forum: Sabre   1 Week Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 749
Posted By capecodda
Re: Sabre 28/30 for a newer sailor?

This is great advice. I've had 5 sailboats, 4 used, 1 new, and 2 power boats one new, one used. Yes, a real glutton for punishment and failing intelligence tests.

I recently refit a power...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 839
Posted By capecodda
Re: Is it possible to travel by (own) ship as a rule?

Yea, we all hate the airports and flying now. The problem is:

Nothing goes to windward like a 747.
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   06-15-2015
Replies: 32
Views: 1,742
Posted By capecodda
Re: Clearing lobster pot tangle

Not affiliated in any way, but this has gotten me out of a jam or 2.

LED lighting, soundproof, Sailor's Solutions Inc. (

Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-31-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 1,028
Posted By capecodda
Re: Is it possible to afford the sailing lifestyle while working an ocean-type job?

Around here, boat yards get $95/hr. Boat yard crew get's paid poorly. Boat yards don't make money either. No one's getting rich in the yacht business that I know, on either side.

The local...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   04-26-2015
Replies: 53
Views: 4,628
Posted By capecodda
Re: How to get back in after falling overboard solo...

Force 4 Flushmount Emergency Ladder (

I have no experience with this product, so I cannot speak for how well it...
Forum: Electronics   03-26-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 497
Posted By capecodda
Re: Harbor 25 - where to mount a chartplotter

Our first boat was a Pearson 22. We mounted a small Loran (ancient history) in the companionway off to one side, sort of angled out (yea, we are getting old). It didn't swing, but it wasn't in...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   03-20-2015
Replies: 41
Views: 2,870
Posted By capecodda
Re: what to check for before boat delivery?

In my experience, this is the number one point. In fact, I'd make at least 2 trips to the boat. The first trip would be a week or more before departure. I'd go sailing locally, run the motor...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   03-16-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 1,179
Posted By capecodda
Re: Should you expect to haul out a boat that is in the water when shopping?

I don't know the yards in your area directly, I can tell you that nearby in RI and MA you'd be paying $90 something/hour for labor. Let's round up to $100 to make the math easy. Let's say 2...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-12-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 884
Posted By capecodda
Re: Survey all of them!

Yes, to backup what your hearing, I don't want to leave the impression that you'll be able to get a surveyor on the phone, who you don't know, and get them to agree to doing this quick look. It...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   03-11-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 1,773
Posted By capecodda
Re: Cruising Maine JUL2015

Get this book:

A Cruising Guide to the Maine Coast: Hank Taft: 9780964924642: Books@@AMEPARAM@@

Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-13-2015
Replies: 57
Views: 4,537
Posted By capecodda
Re: Dinghy theft protection

Around here, dingy theft is rare, so I don't know if this helps or the infrequency of dingy theft has been the solution.

We always have painted state registration numbers directly on the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-02-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 1,067
Posted By capecodda
Re: Minimum Draft

Good question, doesn't sound like Maine does it:D

Around here the mud goes on forever in some bays. People wading in have been know to get sucked in and never been heard from again.

Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   12-21-2014
Replies: 75
Views: 7,303
Posted By capecodda
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-15-2014
Replies: 32
Views: 3,738
Posted By capecodda
Re: Tartan 3700 issues, PLEASE!

Boats are dumb. I am dumb. I keep buying boats. I've never purchased I boat that didn't cause me to drool.

I'm not defending the builder in this case, not enough data; however, boats are...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-24-2014
Replies: 38
Views: 2,408
Posted By capecodda
Re: Rudder Failures

I've experienced one steering failure on a Little Harbor when a sheave broke loose from a bulkhead. Luckily this was near shore on a windy day, so the struggle with the emergency tiller (what a...
Forum: Chartering   07-03-2014
Replies: 28
Views: 2,272
Posted By capecodda
Re: Don't be so hard on the new guys

Nearly 30 years ago, when we started sailing bigger boats, we had days just like you described. They happen less often now, but they still happen.

Good for you, you are out there doing it, and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-30-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 1,691
Posted By capecodda
Re: Climbing into boat on a Mooring

On one of our past boats, the previous owner built a wood step, padded on the boat side with 4 wires in the corners and carabiners to attach to the toe rail. It would hang over the side and lie...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-18-2014
Replies: 165
Views: 9,754
Posted By capecodda
Re: Help me plan my cruise North!


If you decide to leave it someplace for a week or 2, suggest you don't in my neighborhood. Our summer mooring prices and dock prices are crazy high. Too much demand, they all fill up.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-16-2014
Replies: 165
Views: 9,754
Posted By capecodda
Re: Help me plan my cruise North!

Nice plan. My advice is mostly about my neighborhood. I've done the trip back you've described on a delivery, but we didn't stop.

For the trip up I agree an EPIRB and raft cannot hurt. ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-09-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 1,888
Posted By capecodda
Re: Mooring Line

+1 Held me thru topical storm conditions.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-23-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 580
Posted By capecodda
Re: What Vessel Was This In?

This reminds me of something a buddy said to be while his boat was being delivered by hired crew.

"Nothing goes to windward like a 747"
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   05-22-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 1,477
Posted By capecodda
Re: 1st post... Thoughts on Purchase ***Help***

The biggest boat we owned was a 52 for 10 years.

I don't know Irwins, but I know a little about older bigger sailboats. You could easily spend $200K+ getting a "reasonably well found" boat of...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-15-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 1,275
Posted By capecodda
Re: Mooring ball slap damaging my awlgrip topside ?

Maine's advice is right on the money as usual.

One other thought, when cruising you sometimes end up on a nasty barnacle encrusted mooring with the pennant attached through a shackle on the top. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-10-2014
Replies: 624
Views: 47,175
Posted By capecodda
Re: 1989 Hunter 40 - A million questions.

Herreshoff called fiberglass frozen snot, so my guess is he's rolling his eyes at most of us!

It actually doesn't look that bad (or lets just say I've owned boats that were worse when I...
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