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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   1 Week Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 457
Posted By jimrafford
Re: Kiss Windgens

I've been very happy w/ my Rutland.
Jim
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   1 Week Ago
Replies: 49
Views: 1,955
Posted By jimrafford
Re: How many times a season do you get to your boat

I would suggest keeping the boat somewhere at the end of rt 9. Saybrook, westbrook. Way closer than Mystic.
Jim
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 37
Views: 2,730
Posted By jimrafford
Re: Anchoring Etiquette?

"Blowhards with that attitude often find their mooring has sunk. It is the common law of the sea, perhaps not in NZ, that a mooring reserves no water. It is not a vessel. Vessels reserve water room...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 1,746
Posted By jimrafford
Re: Annual Long Island Sound Vacation

Would suggest avoiding Watch hill on the weekend. We used to go there on 3 day weekends.
The channel between the east end of the island and Napatree pt. opened up to power boat traffic a few years...
Forum: Chartering   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 7,803
Posted By jimrafford
Re: Barefoot Yacht Charters St. Vincent: Never Again

"The first lie relates to the location... "Blue Lagoon". Barefoot Yacht is outside of the protected harbor and waves roll over the reef and slam the boat around making loading and unloading...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 41
Views: 2,148
Posted By jimrafford
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 55
Views: 2,967
Posted By jimrafford
Re: Biggest Decision of my Life - Need Advise

" I guess with my current lifestyle I might not be even able to sail when I am 50. "
Reality check
You won't be here when your 50
Jim
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 41
Views: 2,148
Posted By jimrafford
Re: We just cannot get it apart

My best suggestion would be dry ice on the bronze casting.
Jim
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 1,746
Posted By jimrafford
Re: Annual Long Island Sound Vacation

The thimbals is a beautiful area, it's just very unforgiving. It's kinda like a slice of coastal Maine. A lot of the granite in Manhattan was quarried there. A coworker did $40k in damage to his boat...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 1,746
Posted By jimrafford
Re: Annual Long Island Sound Vacation

I would suggest some research before venturing into the thimbals. The granite comes up hard and fast in there.
But hey, I'm just a local, what do I know.
Jim
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 231
Posted By jimrafford
Re: Need Lewmar 65 bases made

A friend has a milling facility and does work for lewmar. Email the prints to me and i will forward them to you.
pm me for email address
Jim
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 1,746
Posted By jimrafford
Re: Annual Long Island Sound Vacation

Three mile and cockels harbor are nice for quiet and remote. Some of our favorites. Off the boat activity is primarily walking the beach.
If you want civilization sag harbor and greenport will do....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 1,746
Posted By jimrafford
Re: Annual Long Island Sound Vacation

Clinton isn't much of a sailing harbor and no anchoring options. Westbrook is a far better choice. Anchor out at duck island or shore side at brewers. Our yacht club is up the river from pilots...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-25-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 1,219
Posted By jimrafford
Re: volvo engine vs yanmar engine

I currently have a volvo and have had yanmars. I like them both. My only comment would be who is going to service your engine. If it's you either will be fine. If you are going to hire a mechanic go...
Forum: Electrical Systems   06-23-2015
Replies: 68
Views: 4,524
Posted By jimrafford
Re: Dueling Charging Systems; Solar, Engine, Battery Charger

Maine
Thank you for the helpful info in post 10. I added a more solar to our charging system this spring and my tach started acting up. Reprogrammed the regulator to 14.6 volts and the problem went...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-18-2015
Replies: 29
Views: 1,649
Posted By jimrafford
Re: Trouble in Rockland, ME

Unfortunatly that attitude from the gov. is happening thru out the north east. I don't think the future here will be pleasant. I will escape to south carolina very soon.
Jim
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-04-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 730
Posted By jimrafford
Re: Can a windlass work with a shallow anchor locker?

Quick Rider 500 will do the job. I have the 1000.
Jim
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-02-2015
Replies: 29
Views: 1,110
Posted By jimrafford
Re: Sailrite LSZ-1 WANTED

Defenders Barracuda drops right into the sailrite carry case.
Jim
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-13-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 512
Posted By jimrafford
Re: Ainia - back to the USA

The fog has been brutal lately and the water is still very cold from a record cold winter.
If I can be of any assistance while your here let me know.
Jim
Forum: Diesel   05-05-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 328
Posted By jimrafford
Re: Volvo 2003 Air filter

Obsolete parts are available. There is a listing of dealers for old and obsolete parts on the volvo parts website. I would start w/ French Creek Marine in New York. They have a huge inventory of old...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   04-28-2015
Replies: 28
Views: 1,382
Posted By jimrafford
Re: Groton CT to Branford CT

Plan on leaving w/ the start of the flood at the race. Current speeds can easily reach 2kts til your past Madison. Can make a dramatic difference in how long the trip takes.
Jim
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   04-27-2015
Replies: 28
Views: 1,382
Posted By jimrafford
Re: Groton CT to Branford CT

1st. Invest in towboat or seatow before you go. Well worth the investment if you have a problem.
2nd. look at the weather windows carefully. We've had a lot of really windy days this spring.
If you...
Forum: Long Island   04-24-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 399
Posted By jimrafford
Re: Good Rigger/Metal work in CT?

Dan Coan
ConnecticutYachtRigging.com
860-575-6985
Use my name
Jim
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   04-15-2015
Replies: 44
Views: 2,206
Posted By jimrafford
Re: Pogo 50 with in-boom furling.

The sail is a north. We use the battens as our reef points for both the reinforcements and as reference points. The system is a Sailtainer. It uses a spring loaded rigid vang. The angle has to be as...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   04-14-2015
Replies: 44
Views: 2,206
Posted By jimrafford
Re: Pogo 50 with in-boom furling.

I don't see a lot of feed back from owners that actually have in boom furling.
Our current boat came w/ it and I will never look back.
I've had a dutchman, lazy jacks and plain slab flaking on...
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