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Search: Posts Made By: ChuckA
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-27-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 1,508
Posted By ChuckA
HOOD Sailmakers Inc. of RI is in bankrupcy

I was very surprised to see this notice in the Providence Journal this morning.
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8118/8685204871_a6a82126de_c.jpg

Operating assets, including trademarks of HOOD...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-25-2013
Replies: 63
Views: 5,565
Posted By ChuckA
Re: Show us your home port!

A few shots from Barrington, RI on a foggy morning in 2010

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8520/8679259977_a39742af60_c.jpg

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8404/8679260011_eb1ba45aa4_c.jpg
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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-18-2013
Replies: 277
Views: 27,291
Posted By ChuckA
Re: Smackdaddy needs your thoughts/prayers

Adding my prayers for peace & grace.
Steady as she goes friend.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-02-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 2,738
Posted By ChuckA
Re: Downside to leaving outboard motor prop in water?

Actually, you should expect it will grow a beard even if you motor. Guys with fast outboard & sterndrive powerboats also complain they can't keep the growth off their lower units even with...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-02-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 769
Posted By ChuckA
Re: Bought new boat, what to do

Congratulations & best wishes on your new boat. I say, "Damn the superstition, full speed ahead!" I switched the former "Lady of the Wind" to "Heart of Gold" and never looked back. I don't...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-26-2013
Replies: 39
Views: 1,695
Posted By ChuckA
Re: Solent Stay Ideas-Possible hairbrained ideas

I like the idea of being able to carry a smaller headsail without having to change the sail on the roller furling unit, but I would prefer to have the smaller sail in place, ready to deploy. I do a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-26-2013
Replies: 39
Views: 1,695
Posted By ChuckA
Re: Solent Stay Ideas-Possible hairbrained ideas

Did you see the online feature "Convert Your Sloop to a Double-Headsail" posted on Sail Magazine this week?

I give up on this F$%^ing board. I tried editing that link 15 times. The link preview...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-18-2012
Replies: 23
Views: 1,053
Posted By ChuckA
Re: The sailing Gourmet and the legend of the egg banjo

There's nothing like cooking on board. Good show!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-17-2012
Replies: 22
Views: 1,343
Posted By ChuckA
Re: Please recommend sailboat museums NE US

International Yacht Restoration School (IRYS & Museum of Yachting) Newport RI. About the Museum of Yachting (MoY)...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-05-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 403
Posted By ChuckA
Re: Solo bareboat in Newport

Piece of cake! go for it. Rhodes 19 is an easy boat to sail. You can cleat off the main and handle the jib sheets from the helm (with a tiller extension). Here is a link to a photo of the deck...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-27-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 586
Posted By ChuckA
Re: age of Pearson 33 hull number 116

According to sailboatdata.com (http://sailboatdata.com/viewrecord.asp?class_id=1397) they were built from 1970 to 1975

I found a reference in this thread ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-24-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 733
Posted By ChuckA
Re: Pearson 30

Pearson 28's (P-28-1) were made from 1975-1982. The P-28-2 models were made from 1985-89.

Both the 28 & 30 are nice boats, well suited to the protected waters of Narragansett Bay. I sailed both...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-24-2012
Replies: 1
Views: 645
Posted By ChuckA
Re: Yacht Spotters photo contest - a little help?

I didn't mention in my original post that the Grand Prize is a $100 Gift Certificate for the Newport Restaurant Group - Newport Restaurant Group’s portfolio of restaurants includes: Castle Hill Inn,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-24-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 733
Posted By ChuckA
Re: Pearson 30

Great! This brings back memories. I used to own a P-30 back in the late 80's early 90's. she was of the same vintage.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-22-2012
Replies: 1
Views: 645
Posted By ChuckA
Yacht Spotters photo contest - a little help?

Are you on Facebook?
Have you seen the Newport (RI) Yacht Spotters Photo Contest...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-12-2012
Replies: 48
Views: 3,179
Posted By ChuckA
Sea Fever by John Masefield with emphasis added...

Sea Fever by John Masefield with emphasis added for CP, our laughing fellow rover.

I must go down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the sky,
And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-09-2012
Replies: 40
Views: 3,132
Posted By ChuckA
I'ld have to be nuts not to listen to Maine Sail....

I'ld have to be nuts not to listen to Maine Sail. I've learned a lot from him. He is smart, talented and a nice guy.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-22-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 1,120
Posted By ChuckA
[QUOTE=Faster;819263]Here's another current...

[QUOTE=Faster;819263]Here's another current thread on the topic... /QUOTE]

The other thread is here....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-22-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 967
Posted By ChuckA
Any Experience with Revere RescueMax MOB recovery system?

I asked about the RescueMax MOB recovery system in another thread Impressions from the Providence Boat Show...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-22-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 1,685
Posted By ChuckA
I heard back from Defender earlier in the week...

I heard back from Defender earlier in the week about the Revere RescueMax MOB recovery system, and am just getting around to updating on it.

They said it does NOT carry any USCG approval as a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-22-2012
Replies: 55
Views: 3,104
Posted By ChuckA
PB, no rush, FYI, I use Blogger, which is...

PB, no rush,

FYI, I use Blogger, which is free and easy to customize. I've considered switching to WordPress at times, but I can never find the time to switch.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-22-2012
Replies: 55
Views: 3,104
Posted By ChuckA
Thanks, PB. I have a request and a suggestion: ...

Thanks, PB. I have a request and a suggestion:

request - I would appreciate if you would put my blog name next to my Sailnet username: like this:
ChuckA CoastalCafe...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-22-2012
Replies: 55
Views: 3,104
Posted By ChuckA
Good idea. Please count me in. I posted a...

Good idea. Please count me in. I posted a winter photo there yesterday. Link in my signature. I'll add you to my link list as well.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-21-2012
Replies: 17
Views: 1,830
Posted By ChuckA
In CT, try the marine consignment in Mystic: ...

In CT, try the marine consignment in Mystic: 10,000+ Used Marine Items in Stock (http://marineconsignment.com/boat-parts/index.php/a001/home.html)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-21-2012
Replies: 47
Views: 5,079
Posted By ChuckA
It must rely on how the camera is mounted to the...

It must rely on how the camera is mounted to the kite tether line, which naturally must point back to the boat. Kite Hero Mount - GoPro Cameras - Accessories...
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