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Search: Posts Made By: mlc101
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-04-2003
Replies: 7
Views: 1,717
Posted By mlc101
Behind mast roller reefing

I have a behind the mast mainsail furler and like it, but cannot imagine it on a wooden mast. I concur that many people who have lazy jacks seem to like them, though some have ripped them off also. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-04-2003
Replies: 7
Views: 2,221
Posted By mlc101
Tillerpilot Behavior

There have been documented cases of terminal corrosion (mentioned in previous message) that have caused similar problems. That is, wire connections or ends. During diagnostics or for most of the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-04-2003
Replies: 3
Views: 886
Posted By mlc101
sat phone vs. SSB radio

Biggest issues are cost. Sat Phone requires that you know who you want to talk to, and you pay by the minute, or according to the plan you have.
On SSB, once you have installed the radio, which...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-04-2003
Replies: 27
Views: 3,204
Posted By mlc101
Gas Grill

I currently own both the large magma and large force 10 and have used both extensively. I find both excellent and both roughly equivalent.
I do think the magma stays lit a little better in strong...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 06-04-2003
Replies: 5
Views: 1,705
Posted By mlc101
Insurance For Blue Water Cruising

Talk to Al Golden.
Al Golden []

He is an insurance agent and past long-distance cruiser with a good reputation.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-02-2003
Replies: 3
Views: 2,682
Posted By mlc101
self tacking solutions

Most self tacking refers to staysail. At the last Miami boatshow, there were perhaps a dozen manufactuers represented that had self-tacking staysails, with almost as many different methods. Most...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-02-2003
Replies: 8
Views: 1,695
Posted By mlc101
The cost of sailing?

The book Voyaging on a Small Income is by Annie Hill and is excellent. Beth Leonard also has some fairly recent (90''s) info in her book. We are planning on 1500 per month, but we have a large 43''...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-02-2003
Replies: 12
Views: 5,430
Posted By mlc101
Rebedding leaking lexan ports

We just went through this exercise on 9 hatches and 11 portlights in our boat. (And two new hatches for a total of 22 openings). Though we were bedding into a metal frame. Experts recommended...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 06-02-2003
Replies: 3
Views: 5,086
Posted By mlc101
Yankee 30

Funny you should ask. I used to own one quite some time ago. Obviously they were built in the early 70''s, most of them, so you should get a good survey.
I thought it was one of the best 30 foot...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 05-20-2003
Replies: 6
Views: 1,565
Posted By mlc101
Charts for the Bahamas

We are headed for the Bahamas this fall, and have purchased both the Maptech and Explorer charts. After comparing them in detail, the Explorer are clearly superior. Lots more detail, better...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 05-20-2003
Replies: 4
Views: 1,315
Posted By mlc101
Middle age crazy or what????

A friend once said, "Once you''re done, you''ll know how to do it." Previous posts were right. My first cruising--cut way too short--was in a 30'' boat with no refrigeration, minimal electronics. ...
Forum: Living Aboard 04-22-2003
Replies: 24
Views: 13,695
Posted By mlc101
Living aboard? Where to start?

My wife and I are in our 50''s now. When we were in our 20''s, we had a 30'' Offshore-capable sailboat (a fiberglass, S&S design, "Yankee 30"). Raced to Bermuda and did serious coastwise cruising. ...
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