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Search: Posts Made By: BarryL
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Day Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 1,172
Posted By BarryL
Re: Did a dumb thing (reefing line)

ALL FIXED

My guy was able to fix my screw up. He removed the fitting on the end of the boom. I had attached a hook to the end of a fish tape and he was able to use that to hook the car inside the...
Forum: Electronics 3 Days Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 233
Posted By BarryL
Re: LowLowrance HDS 7 Gen2 Chartplotter

Hello,

I don't have that model. I had an older Lowrance unit and the shoot thru hull xducer worked fine. Mine was the basic transom mount. I just used toilet bowl wax and pressed the xducer into...
Forum: Learning to Sail 4 Days Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 556
Posted By BarryL
Re: How to keep it interesting

Hey,

I have never taken any classes, so I don't know what you're supposed to teach, but I would consider the student to:
-Put a reef in the main
-Assume the wind has increased 5 knots - what...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Days Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 1,172
Posted By BarryL
Re: Did a dumb thing (reefing line)

UPDATE

I was able to grab the line and pull it aft and out of the boom. BUT - I must have screwed something up because the forward line in the boom and the aft line in the boom are no longer...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 5 Days Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 709
Posted By BarryL
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 5 Days Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 701
Posted By BarryL
Re: Boat Survey and Sea Trial Question

Hey,

How big / complicated is the boat? Bigger / complicated boats take longer because there is more stuff to check. ALL surveys should include operation of all ships systems (where possible)....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 1,172
Posted By BarryL
Did a dumb thing (reefing line)

Hello,

Today I figured I would run the reefing lines in my new main sail.

My boat has single line reefing - the reefing line is internal to the boom, exiting at the rear. I am supposed to pull...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 1 Week Ago
Replies: 35
Views: 1,441
Posted By BarryL
Re: Sequence for offer/buying

Hey,

I have never heard of a professional broker who would allow a sea trial before a signed contract. I have bought three boats from three different brokers in three different states and and not...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 68
Views: 2,406
Posted By BarryL
Re: Found This Bristol for Sale - Thoughts for New Sailors?

Hey,

By the time you get the bristol to your lake, you'd be better off with any of the other boats. No offense, but it would take a LONG time to sail the boat there, and shipping costs, including...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 68
Views: 2,406
Posted By BarryL
Re: Found This Bristol for Sale - Thoughts for New Sailors?

Hey,

Before you go any further with this boat, get some prices for shipping it to your lake. That might be a deal killer.

The boat does look very nice.

Good luck,
Barry
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 67
Views: 4,413
Posted By BarryL
Re: Removing Bottom Paint

Hey,

I went through this back in 2008. I NEVER want to go through it again.

I documented my project here:
...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 1,031
Posted By BarryL
Re: Fiberglass Gelcoat

Hey,

Is the name vinyl graphics (good) or painted on (bad). If it's vinyl then you can remove them with heat and a soft scraper. If the name is painted on then it's going to be more difficult. I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 34
Views: 1,809
Posted By BarryL
Update and Conclusion

Hi Guys,

Thanks for the comments and various viewpoints.

After thinking it over and discussing it with my wife, I have decided to turn down the slip and stay on the mooring.

I am on the...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 706
Posted By BarryL
Re: Buoys in action

Hey,

After this past winter, there is a LOT of work for them in the Long Island Sound. The R+W buoy that marks Mt. Sinai got dragged at least 1/2 east by the ice. The west piling that marks the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 34
Views: 1,809
Posted By BarryL
slip vs. mooring

Hey,

My boat is on a mooring. I've had a boat on a mooring for over 10 years. I've also been on the slip waiting list for 10 years. Yesterday the town notified me that I can get a slip if I want...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 1,635
Posted By BarryL
Re: Auto vs manual inflate lifejackets

Hey,

It's a big sailing world with lots of people sailing lots of different type boats in lots of different type climates. I don't believe that there is one type of PFD that is BEST for EVERYONE....
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 1,208
Posted By BarryL
Re: Groton CT to Branford CT

Hey,

Assuming you make the the trip a DELIVERY as opposed to a cruise, it should not take very long at all. I just plotted a simple route from Groton to Branford and it came in at 40 miles. Of...
Forum: Electronics 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 471
Posted By BarryL
Re: VHF with AIS/GPS

Hey,

If you want a VHF with integrated AIS RECEIVER, you have a few choices (that I know of):
Standard Horizon GX2200
Navico - this includes the Simrad RS35, B&G V50, Lowrance Link 8
Raymarine ...
Forum: Diesel 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 39
Views: 865
Posted By BarryL
Re: Raw water question

Hey,

I had installed a NEW oberdorfer pump on my M21 engine. The new pump came with a new impeller. If the raw water line was empty, the engine would NOT suck water at idle. Once I revved the...
Forum: Diesel 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 39
Views: 865
Posted By BarryL
Re: Raw water question

Hey,

My o'day 35 (O'day never made a 36) had a similar issue. In the spring (and in the winter when winterizing the engine) the raw water pump (a new Oberdorfer) would not suck water unless I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 45
Views: 2,398
Posted By BarryL
Re: Splash 2015

Hey,

I had my first sail of the season today. It was cold (55) and windy (15 kts) and only a 2 hour sail, but it was great to be on the boat and sailing. My boat spent all winter in a slip, iced...
Forum: Electronics 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 506
Posted By BarryL
Re: Best handheld GPS/Chartplotter under $400?

Hey,

It DOES seem upside down, but you get used to it.

Barry
Forum: Electronics 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 506
Posted By BarryL
Re: Best handheld GPS/Chartplotter under $400?

Hey,

I like a real GPS for use in the cockpit. I have had a few garmin units, the last one was a GPSMAP 78. It worked great until the boat I was on suffered a knock down during a bad spinnaker...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 04-18-2015
Replies: 42
Views: 3,990
Posted By BarryL
Re: Moving up in size. Suggestions?

Hey,

The C&C 115 is expensive because it's the newest model they made (before Tartan sold the name to US watercraft). Considering it's just about the same size as the 110 (about 1.5' bigger), it's...
Forum: Electronics 04-17-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 431
Posted By BarryL
Re: Best MultiFunction Instrument

Hey,

Some more or less random thoughts on this.....

I would only install NMEA2000 / SeatalkNG / whatever each manufacturer calls it. This will make adding additional devices very easy (just...
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