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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 776
Posted By CarbonSink62
Re: Cheap Blue Tarps

I'm with JimsCAL on this one.

Heavy duty black/silver tarps (I get mine from Tractor Supply Co; 12' x 20' $55) and Gorilla Tape.

I slice where I need to and use the tape to keep the slit from...
Forum: Bristol   04-06-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 857
Posted By CarbonSink62
Re: Bristol 29.9 coaming dimensions

I'm heading up to my boat this Thursday.

I've added 'measure coamings' to my To Do list.

Forum: Bristol   03-22-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 2,096
Posted By CarbonSink62
Re: Bristol Yachts 50th Anniversery 2016

I just saw this. My wife and I will try to make it with our 1978 29.9; I'll let my brother know, he has a 1973 B32.

Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-19-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 1,128
Posted By CarbonSink62
Re: Winterizing a boat

I make a wooden frame with a lot of pitch (steep sides) and throw a couple of tarps over it. Use good quality tarps and tie them snug; flapping in the breeze can damage the boat's finish.

Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   08-18-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 1,680
Posted By CarbonSink62
Re: RI Broker?

I just bought a 1978 Bristol 29.9 from Ken Hilton of Standish Boat Yard in Tiverton, RI.

He made the process very easy for me.

FYI the Bristol 29.9 is a 30ish family cruiser; I think they are...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-30-2014
Replies: 27
Views: 1,891
Posted By CarbonSink62
Re: Ways to Get Boat From Long Island to Upstate NY

Hi Nancy,
Sounds like you've given up on the 22' O'Day, but FYI when I moved my 25' keel boat it was $580 for 60 miles:

($7 per foot to load/unload) + ($6.75 per road mile)

Don't give up on...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-28-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 1,622
Posted By CarbonSink62
Re: What does this do?

Yes. Maybe not from that boat; sometimes gear gets misplaced. I can see it sliding into a squared off strap or milled opening at the end of a control shaft. The little tab would keep it from sliding...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-15-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 1,422
Posted By CarbonSink62
Re: Mooring ball slap damaging my awlgrip topside ?

My thoughts (in no particular order):

My new-to-me boat will need to be painted if it is ever to look nice again. The original gelcoat was patched and the patches have yellowed while the original...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   03-19-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 1,284
Posted By CarbonSink62
Re: Newbie in Del.

Hi Beej! Welcome aboard.

I was also very nervous about docking; especially when I went from my 18' to this huge 25! :laugher

There's nothing to it but to do it. The odds are that it will be...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-27-2014
Replies: 42
Views: 2,964
Posted By CarbonSink62
Re: How do you rate your marina/mooring ?

We love our boat club. 2 years ago I would have been happy with a town mooring and 'at your own risk' dinghy tie up. That's how I grew up; I'd never known different*. Now it will be a huge step down....
Forum: Learning to Sail   06-13-2013
Replies: 29
Views: 6,376
Posted By CarbonSink62
Re: Dinghy Capsize

Please don't let this discourage you from sailing or single-handing. It will take a few trips*, but it feels pretty good to pull off a smartly executed single-hand tack.

It's even better if...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-12-2013
Replies: 189
Views: 28,623
Posted By CarbonSink62
Re: Pictures of your boat

A few months after launch last year:

<a href="" title="ZA 2012-06-30a by CarbonSink62, on Flickr"><img...
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