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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   1 Day Ago
Replies: 35
Views: 918
Posted By capecodda
Re: An incredible sail

So, not to jump into the BFS controversy, but you know when someone has a great time out sailing, even if they never get past the breakwater, it's such a pleasure to hear about. Unhook the gimbal...
Forum: Electronics   2 Days Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 404
Posted By capecodda
Re: All in one?

Actually this new Raymarine MFD has WiFi and will allow you to see the display from an iPhone or iPAD. I haven't had much occasion to use it, but I know of one guy who saved putting a nav station...
Forum: Electronics   2 Days Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 404
Posted By capecodda
Re: All in one?

On a small powerboat we recently setup the simplest one screen solution we could.

If you are putting an MFD on a boat, you probably are also putting a VHF radio. We combined a Raymarine MFD with...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   5 Days Ago
Replies: 125
Views: 4,618
Posted By capecodda
Re: Modern convenience and boat size

I have a disabled sister, and have taken disabled people sailing often. Her issues are legs, very strong upper body to compensate.

Interestingly, if your mobility problems are lower extremities,...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   5 Days Ago
Replies: 125
Views: 4,618
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: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   1 Week Ago
Replies: 125
Views: 4,618
Posted By capecodda
Re: Modern convenience and boat size

42 is the answer. Read the hitch hikers guide.

Had 22, 28, 36, 52 now 38. If the issue maybe money, but no matter where you lie on the budget spectrum we all get only so much time on this...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   1 Week Ago
Replies: 52
Views: 2,735
Posted By capecodda
Re: First time I swore at a customer

A friend of mine in the delivery business says he's willing to fire his customers.

Just saying, David. Don't blame you for reacting, and think it was kind of you to continue on this job.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 1,144
Posted By capecodda
Re: How does spending an extra 50,000 on a boat cost

David,

I think you're old enough like me to remember the movie the Graduate. The scene where some old guy says to Dustin Hoffman, I've got just one word to say to you "plastics, it's the key to...
Forum: Sabre   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 786
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: 847
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: General Discussion (sailing related)   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 84
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Views: 6,235
Posted By capecodda
Re: Maine

Nice trip report! Good going. Glad swans was on the money, worked many times for us.

Our favorite stop in Portsmouth (although wicked pricey) is the Wentworth Marina. Nice people, a few good...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 2,064
Posted By capecodda
Re: Best way to make fenders easy to use...

Lots of talk here of fenders on/fenders off when leaving or entering a slip.

If it's a float, and I'm going to land with the fat part of the boat against the float, or depart the same situation,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 923
Posted By capecodda
Re: If you owned more than one sail boat in your life time.

We are on our 5th boat.

I strongly agree with the other posters here who believe there is no one boat that is the right boat for a lifetime. Young and crazy, the need for comfort is low, the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 624
Views: 47,299
Posted By capecodda
Re: 1989 Hunter 40 - A million questions.

I agree, maybe something else got nocked loose when you were pulling the engine...something got loose...intermittent connection.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 624
Views: 47,299
Posted By capecodda
Re: 1989 Hunter 40 - A million questions.

Smack,

I might be wrong, but I don't think connecting the negative leg of the battery to the engine should matter for stuff like lights. I'm assuming there is a bus bar someplace with all the...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 913
Posted By capecodda
Re: Alerion 33, or an alternative for the retiree?

I'm really like the Alerion. My favorite (biased writer) builder also builds the M29 at a similar price point. Expensive and beautiful options.

I'm thinking you want reasonable performance and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 1,062
Posted By capecodda
Re: To Chrome or not Chrome.....

Looks salty the way it is. I vote no chrome
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-29-2015
Replies: 39
Views: 2,710
Posted By capecodda
Re: Argh! - Charter Hull Scratches

As usual, I agree with Jon. I would not have deployed fenders approaching a dock like that, I would have used the rub rail for a temporary tie up. In fact I think your better off on the rub rail,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-29-2015
Replies: 39
Views: 2,710
Posted By capecodda
Re: Argh! - Charter Hull Scratches

As one of the boat owners who failed more than one intelligence test, that means I've owned many boats, and I've loved the ones best with Awlgripped topsides, I'll comment on the cost of the repair. ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-26-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 1,163
Posted By capecodda
Re: Respect the prop

In my neighborhood, you'll see the family out in their sea ray for a cruise. The kids are on the bow with their feet hanging over, enjoying the spray and wave occasionally hitting their feet. ...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   06-26-2015
Replies: 41
Views: 3,365
Posted By capecodda
Re: Boat Shoes

Good thread. Anyone have any recommendations for an aging runner? I don't mean I want boat shoes that I can run in, but every boat shoe I've tried lacks reasonable arch support. I'd rather...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-26-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 807
Posted By capecodda
Re: Dock line arrangement....

One more vote for the arrangement in the photos. Fine IMHO.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-25-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 1,241
Posted By capecodda
Re: volvo engine vs yanmar engine

Had the most luck with Yanmars, least with "westerbreak", hardest to get parts on Volvo. YMMV.
Forum: Learning to Sail   06-21-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 1,194
Posted By capecodda
Re: Lake Sailing vs Ocean Sailing

A high percentage of coastal sailors, more than will admit here (me included), run their engine rather than beat out to the middle of the ocean and back when trying to go the wrong direction. We'll...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-19-2015
Replies: 28
Views: 1,199
Posted By capecodda
Re: Sailing with excess brain power

Being an engineer, I once tried to teach my sister to drive a standard by explaining synchromesh gears and clutch plates. She's still blames me for her bad driving habits.

Just pull on the...
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