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Forum: Canadian Maritimes   9 Hours Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 4,292
Posted By DRFerron
Re: Bay of Fundy, Reversing Falls and the St John river

Thank you for that but with only one post he can't read the PM.
Forum: Introduce Yourself   15 Hours Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 216
Posted By DRFerron
Re: Take the plunge?

Welcome to SailNet.

We bought what we could comfortably afford. Twice. Now we're about to buy our third. We're also DINKs and have no desire to have a boat loan.

No boat is "worth" owning...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available   20 Hours Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 280
Posted By DRFerron
Re: Crew for BVI bareboat charter - Dec. 2015

You do not have enough posts to receive private messages. You will either have to provide an email address here or check back periodically.

Duplicate threads are not allowed. I left this one since...
Forum: Canadian Maritimes   21 Hours Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 4,292
Posted By DRFerron
Re: Bay of Fundy, Reversing Falls and the St John river

Welcome to SailNet, Matt. He hasn't been here for almost a year so i doubt he'd respond anyway. Have you tried looking at Active Captain for anchorage areas?
Forum: Learning to Sail   21 Hours Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 481
Posted By DRFerron
Re: partiallyfurlled jib good or bad

Roller furler system vs. reefing furler system

Not all furling systems are made to allow the sail to be partially furled. Systems that do are more substantial than those that don't and the sails...
Forum: Chartering   2 Days Ago
Replies: 49
Views: 9,411
Posted By DRFerron
Re: BVI: Alternative to Full Provisioning

Revisiting this thread now that we're on our way back. We did take a slip at VGYH and yes, the price was surprisingly low compared to Chesapeake Bay prices.

And after doing careful research, The...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   2 Days Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 576
Posted By DRFerron
Re: Planning a distance sail. Need opinions.

Are you asking for opinions on being on the boat for two weeks or being on this particular boat for two weeks?
Forum: Electric/Hybrid   5 Days Ago
Replies: 58
Views: 2,321
Posted By DRFerron
Re: Electric Propulsion, Anyone Using It?

Well, well, well. All I heard when we were doing our research was that EP would destroy its resale potential. Glad to see that that may not be the case (even if this is a sample of one).
Forum: Electric/Hybrid   5 Days Ago
Replies: 58
Views: 2,321
Posted By DRFerron
Re: Electric Propulsion, Anyone Using It?

I always thought it was the opposite. John and I really tried hard to go with EP when we had to get a new engine. But because we have to be at work on Monday morning, we just couldn't rely on waiting...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   5 Days Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 780
Posted By DRFerron
Re: Federal judge blocks new "Waters of the United States" rule

It depends on the path it takes. I see where it might be relevant to boaters but if it turns into a political bashing and food fight, yes, it will be moved. We'll give it a chance first.
Forum: Electric/Hybrid   5 Days Ago
Replies: 58
Views: 2,321
Posted By DRFerron
Re: Electric Propulsion, Anyone Using It?

I moved this thread to where it belongs in the Electric/Hybrid forum. If you poke around you'll find quite a few opinions (probably duplicates of what you'll get in this thread).
Forum: Introduce Yourself   1 Week Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 967
Posted By DRFerron
Re: Hello from Florida ! My first sailboat !

Welcome to SailNet. Congratulations on the new boat.

If your buddy suggests keeping the mast and rigging up for the drive to the ramp because it will save time...find another buddy. :wink
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   1 Week Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 330
Posted By DRFerron
Re: Recycled Fire hose as chafe gear? source available

I got my stash dumpster diving at a fire training facility. Most fire departments will give away the old stuff and even if they'd like a small donation, at least you're supporting something...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   1 Week Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 1,040
Posted By DRFerron
Re: Our elusive dream... Found!

Welcome to SailNet, Cande. I added a link to your post as most people don't think about going to the albums to see pictures. You can also add pictures within your post.

Have fun with your new boat!
Forum: Diesel   1 Week Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 2,123
Posted By DRFerron
Re: Running MD7A for sale

Closing this thread. The item was sold four years ago.
Forum: O'Day   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 816
Posted By DRFerron
JonJon that was not a great beginning. Good luck...

JonJon that was not a great beginning. Good luck with the repair.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 71
Views: 10,600
Posted By DRFerron
Re: Sailnet 2014 Lost at Sea

I moved those posts into Off Topic. None of that belongs here.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 58
Views: 2,378
Posted By DRFerron
Re: Boarding after a Slip

I loves my moms.

Seems a small price to pay for all she's done for me over the years.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 58
Views: 2,378
Posted By DRFerron
Re: Boarding after a Slip

That's not a bad idea at all. I like the idea of a grab handle around the piling. We have a long finger pier and we back the boat in thinking it would be easier for her to board. But if we go in bow...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 58
Views: 2,378
Posted By DRFerron
Re: Boarding after a Slip

Agreed. We're ordering a gangway from this company (http://www.exitengineering.com/index.php) to start with. It's lightweight, easily stored and John and I can continue to use it after mom stops...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 58
Views: 2,378
Posted By DRFerron
Re: Boarding after a Slip

Yes. That's what happened.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 58
Views: 2,378
Posted By DRFerron
Boarding after a Slip

This has been quite a few days for horrible and potentially horrible incidents on the Chesapeake. Shawn saving a family:
...
Forum: Living Aboard   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 453
Views: 33,280
Posted By DRFerron
Re: How poor is the average liveaboard cruiser?

I dove into a dumpster during training at a fire academy. Came up with a lifetime's worth of small diameter fire hose to cut up and use as chafe protection. The looks on their faces when I popped out...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 685
Posted By DRFerron
Re: Please help me not make a mistake:)

I'm sorry but I just don't see how this is going to work without your wife's input, especially into what **she** finds comfortable. Maybe think about chartering a boat together for a couple of...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 254
Posted By DRFerron
Re: New to Sailnet, new to sailing

Welcome to SailNet, Thomas! Don't be afraid to ask questions when you have them (and you will) and also good luck with your studies.
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