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Search: Posts Made By: Hudsonian
Forum: Chartering 4 Hours Ago
Replies: 0
Views: 74
Posted By Hudsonian
Four to six week Charter out of Grenada

I'd like to explore a longer bareboat charter-- at least four weeks, maybe eight. I'm thinking Jan-Feb, 2016. My first thought is Grenada but I'm open to alternatives. Do any of you have...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 3 Days Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 490
Posted By Hudsonian
Re: May be getting a free Thistle

My first sailboat was a Thistle. My wife and I would take it out after work -- jamming our infant son's car seat between the centerboard trunk and a flotation tank. Fifteen years later I crewed for...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Days Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 708
Posted By Hudsonian
Re: Land sickness ?

One night when driving home from a multiday race, I found myself accelerating up nonexistent hills and braking while going down nonexistent descents. It's funny looking back on it but I consider...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 5 Days Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 490
Posted By Hudsonian
Re: May be getting a free Thistle

The Thistle is a responsive boat. Our local club has Thistlers from 15 to 85 years old but the crew has to be nimble and attentive You'll get a great reward for your effort. If you get the boat...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 62
Views: 3,484
Posted By Hudsonian
Re: Rotten Deck

As stated earlier, a Fein Multimaster or other oscillating tool will be helpful to cut the top deck. A rigid scraper blade on the Multimaster will clean out the old core quickly. Wear ear plugs.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 33
Views: 3,015
Posted By Hudsonian
Re: What is the best sailing movie ever?

Wind?, You've got to be kidding. Favorite lines:
"In this final and deciding race both sides have agreed to set aside the rules."
"Break out the whomper."
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 2,448
Posted By Hudsonian
Re: Ideas for a small, simple, offshore, family cruiser.......

Since your "vision is to go as small and simple as simple as possible, without losing seaworthiness" try a Tartan30. I just saw a very nice example go for <$10K.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 853
Posted By Hudsonian
Re: Convert Cooling System to Closed Loop

Consider using an electric pump to circulate the coolth; they're kits built with reservoirs. This arrangement eliminates adding another pulley and mounting and alignment problems.

Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-23-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 668
Posted By Hudsonian
Re: Lingering effect of Sandy

I think the operators have increased their fees to try to meet their costs with a diminished number of customers. Several smaller operations have gone out of business or changed their business model...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-21-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 668
Posted By Hudsonian
Lingering effect of Sandy

I recently heard that 70% of those who lost boats in Sandy have not returned to boating. Do any of you have hard numbers on this? I have read that 32,000 boats were lost I New York alone. If these...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-03-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 1,294
Posted By Hudsonian
Re: PFD Flotation vs Body Weight

Typically Type III PFD's have about 14 pounds of buoyancy. They don't have nearly the buoyancy of modern inflatables. Type III PFD provide better insulation -- particularly, in the boat -- but...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-08-2015
Replies: 24
Views: 837
Posted By Hudsonian
Re: 12 volt hifi numpty needs MP 3 help

My crew ripped my cd collection to a usb drive for me. No CD's to store. No moving parts. The audio quality may not be tops but I'm old enough that I can't hear the highs any longer and the...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 02-08-2015
Replies: 25
Views: 1,918
Posted By Hudsonian
Re: Anybody ever go too big?

My wife insists on being able to single-hand any boat we cruise, which I believe is reasonable. Therefore, our limit is not what I can handle but what she can handle. She thinks that she can handle...
Forum: Learning to Sail 02-07-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 5,173
Posted By Hudsonian
Re: Any reviews of Don Guillette's "Sail Trim Chart" or "Sail Trim User's Guide"?

The best bang for your buck on sail trim is the laminated pamphlet:
Sail Trim and Rig Tuning: A Captain's Quick Guide Aug 5, 2005 by Bill Gladstone
It's less than $8.00 at Amazon. I give to all my...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-06-2015
Replies: 33
Views: 3,015
Posted By Hudsonian
Re: What is the best sailing movie ever?

The opening scenes from Mountains of the Moon, John Hanning Speke and Sir Richard Burton sailing down the East Coast of Africa in a felucca.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-06-2015
Replies: 19
Views: 1,269
Posted By Hudsonian
Re: To stop pitching, no not horseshoes.

Good idea; wrong location. The 1,000# of stones needs to be at the head of the mast.
Forum: Chartering 02-04-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 1,684
Posted By Hudsonian
Re: small boat BVI

I've enjoyed charters in the VI aboard a 31' and 32' sloops. I concur that you don't need anything bigger.
Forum: Chartering 12-30-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 645
Posted By Hudsonian
Re: Martinique: Sail North or South?

The response to a recent inquiry regarding Dominica was overwhelmingly positive by those who have cruised there. Perhaps you should search the thread. When my wife and I cruised the Saintes and...
Forum: Diesel 12-28-2014
Replies: 47
Views: 2,211
Posted By Hudsonian
Re: Engine diagnosis Yanmar 7.5 hp...

Congratulations on your progress. In response to two of your questions:
1. The triangular thing at the base of the furler is a "pre-feeder". When you are raising the sail you feed the luff tape...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 12-18-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 605
Posted By Hudsonian
Bowsprits and bobstays at a mooring

We're considering buying a new boat with a bobstay and bowsprit but we will keep the boat on a mooring and I'm concerned that during Sandy the boats with a bobstay and bowsprit broke away more...
Forum: Electronics 12-06-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 675
Posted By Hudsonian
Re: Tiller pilot ?

Additional plusses:
+ the TP will "learn" how to respond to sea state. In a few minutes its steering action becomes more refined. It'll steer a straighter course than you.
+if maintain a constant...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 12-03-2014
Replies: 36
Views: 4,457
Posted By Hudsonian
Re: Best Coastal Cruiser under 37 ft

Perhaps you should look at the J/112E when it's out this spring. The small jib and fractional rig should make it easy to depower. Rather than furling main sail -- ugh --, think Dutchman flaking on...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-21-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 2,155
Posted By Hudsonian
Re: Prices for everything

Professional rebuild of Yanmar 2GM and inspect alignment = $1,511.42 The job was done of a time and material basis and included new rings and bearings, one piston, one exhaust valve, fresh paint,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-09-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 1,582
Posted By Hudsonian
Re: Painting a boat trailer

Coal tar epoxy. Rustoleum makes one but there are others.
Forum: Chartering 10-02-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 1,422
Posted By Hudsonian
Re: Dominica

Sailing out of Guadeloupe we stopped at Portsmouth -- pronounced poorsmuff -- do four days. Jerome led the major "boat boy" collaborative, the Cobras. Their service was sterling -- bread,ice,...
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