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Search: Posts Made By: stoomy
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 1,277
Posted By stoomy
Re: Cost of replacing all lines in Hunter 32

This is an old thread, but this might benefit some folks.

Usually once a year West Marine has a 40% off cordage sale.
My boat uses a lot of 1/2" line for halyards, and sheets. I decided on using...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-06-2015
Replies: 36
Views: 2,071
Posted By stoomy
Re: "Cyclone" mooring

Sort-of...I didn't really think it was you. ;-)


I was in the inner harbor on one of their moorings. The M/V I referenced came barreling into the harbor around sunset just as the wind was really...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-03-2015
Replies: 36
Views: 2,071
Posted By stoomy
Re: "Cyclone" mooring

Thanks Jon,
I was in VineyardHaven for Arthur as well. You weren't driving M/V Daddy's Joy, were you?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-09-2015
Replies: 36
Views: 2,071
Posted By stoomy
"Cyclone" mooring

Last fall, I barely avoided putting my boat on the beach due to a mooring failure in a late-season Nor'Easter.

I had high quality, over-sized lines with good chafe gear, but they eventually chafed...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-26-2015
Replies: 38
Views: 13,085
Posted By stoomy
Re: Is this a real Hinckley?

Hi All,
This was one of the first threads I could find when I was researching OC.
I eventually purchased OC40 Hull #8.

There is some good info in this thread, much of it is fiction.

For...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-23-2014
Replies: 226
Views: 15,866
Posted By stoomy
Re: Why All the Absurd Circumnavigation Threads?

Dreaming is a prerequisite to doing
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-05-2014
Replies: 226
Views: 15,866
Posted By stoomy
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-24-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 1,214
Posted By stoomy
Rigging Tape

Hi All,
I'm a new boat owner and have certainly been learning a lot.
Can someone tell me what the purpose of rigging tape is?

It *seems* to me that it is mostly used for holding in cotter pins....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-06-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 6,865
Posted By stoomy
Re: Micron 66

I live near Boston and have had outstanding results with Micron 66. The guys at the yard said I had the cleanest boat they saw this fall.


I painted it this spring (two coats) I have about half a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-08-2013
Replies: 33
Views: 11,683
Posted By stoomy
Re: Best teak treatment....

I've read a lot about this, but have little practical experience.

My understanding is that the gray stuff, is actually a mold which is feeding on the teak oil.

I'm adding some before and after...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-06-2013
Replies: 1,090
Views: 278,614
Posted By stoomy
Re: Lets get some good sunrise/sunset pictures....

Buzzards Bay Oct 2012


http://deyoungs.org/albums/userpics/10001/P1010630.JPG
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-03-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 1,338
Posted By stoomy
Re: Deck Flood Light

Thanks to ambianceack for the Identification and Seaduction for the links.

While looking at those pictures and back at the one's I'd taken, I had come to the same conclusion which Tom and Deric...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-02-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 1,338
Posted By stoomy
Re: Deck Flood Light

I just got back from the yard.

The steaming light is still working, but the flood light is kaput. (still hanging by the wires, just not lighting up anymore).

I suppose replacing them with LEDs...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-01-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 1,338
Posted By stoomy
Deck Flood Light

Hi All,
My desk flood light is hanging from the wires (see photo).
I'm not going to be able to go up the mast until I take the cover off the boat this spring. I'm just hoping somone is familiar...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-08-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 7,115
Posted By stoomy
Re: hunter 460 vs. 466

I just received image and link posting privileges.

http://deyoungs.org/albums/userpics/10001/normal_NL-Bow.jpg

http://deyoungs.org/albums/userpics/10001/normal_NL-Beam.jpg
...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-07-2013
Replies: 1,090
Views: 278,614
Posted By stoomy
Re: Lets get some good sunrise/sunset pictures....

Cocoa Beach Florida, December 2012.

http://deyoungs.org/albums/userpics/10001/normal_SalidaDel_SolConPelican.JPG
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-07-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 7,115
Posted By stoomy
Re: hunter 460 vs. 466

Wow...what a difference a few years makes.
Thanks to Carib Sailor for waking up this thread. I forgot that I started it.

I shopped and researched for over 5 years. During this time, I also built...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-13-2012
Replies: 1,090
Views: 278,614
Posted By stoomy
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-13-2012
Replies: 1,090
Views: 278,614
Posted By stoomy
Re: Lets get some good sunrise/sunset pictures....

Playa Hermosa Costa Rica,
http://deyoungs.org/albums/userpics/10001/2011-11-05-Costa_Rica-PlayHermosa.jpg
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-13-2012
Replies: 33
Views: 11,683
Posted By stoomy
Re: Best teak treatment....

Hi All,
I know this is an old thread, but I'd like to get some thoughts on this.
I recently purchased an OC40 which had spent an entire summer under it's Fairclough cover. The teak toe rails...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-27-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 397
Posted By stoomy
Leaky Sea Hood

Hi All,
After 15 years or so of shopping, I finally purchased a boat last month.
I had use of it for about 1 week prior to hauling and covering for the winter.

I have a long list of repairs to...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 09-10-2012
Replies: 30
Views: 7,855
Posted By stoomy
Re: Thoughts on Pearson 37 as first boat...?

Hi All,
I've got a 1988 Pearson 37 (37-2) on my short list right now.
I'm trying to find a good independant review of the boat. I have the two volume set of Practical Sailor reviews, but it's...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-09-2008
Replies: 17
Views: 7,115
Posted By stoomy
Thanks T37Chef, those are all good suggestions....

Thanks T37Chef, those are all good suggestions. I'm not stuck on getting a new/newer boat. In fact, I really like the look/layout of the Hardin 45. Which can be found on yachtworld for $100K-$200K...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-09-2008
Replies: 17
Views: 7,115
Posted By stoomy
I've chartered boats from 33-40 ft about a dozen...

I've chartered boats from 33-40 ft about a dozen times and have taken ASA 101-106 courses. I have extensive experience on Day Sailors, including teaching. I don't plan on single handing the boat, but...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-08-2008
Replies: 17
Views: 7,115
Posted By stoomy
more info

Thanks for the replies.
Yes, I am thinking about using the boat to cross oceans.
I have chartered modern Hunters in various sizes and have liked what I've seen. My basis for comparison is...
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