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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   2 Days Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 500
Posted By jvlassak
Re: Painting Mast

I suppose you could treat it with alumiprep and alodine (taking the necessary precautions). I painted my boom last year and applied a chromate conversion coating before painting. Meanwhile the paint...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   2 Days Ago
Replies: 84
  Maine
Views: 6,194
Posted By jvlassak
Re: Maine

We had a good time in Rockland - nice little village with a very friendly harbor master and the ruins of an old lime furnace.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   2 Days Ago
Replies: 84
  Maine
Views: 6,194
Posted By jvlassak
Re: Maine

We just returned from our trip to Maine - we had a wonderful time. I got a lot of information from this thread (and a few others), so I figured I'd add some of my experiences.

We left from Salem...
Forum: Boat Reviews   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 535
Posted By jvlassak
Re: ComPac 23 or ?

We had a Precision 23 for several year - shoal keel with a centerboard. The boat was a pleasure to sail and would have better performance than the CP23. It's easy to trailer and rig. The CP23...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 393
Posted By jvlassak
Re: new member from croatia

We chartered in Croatia a few years ago - got the boat in Castel Gomilica and spent the first night in Split. Wonderful town, but crowded with tourists. Too many places to visit, Maslinica, Milna,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 84
  Maine
Views: 6,194
Posted By jvlassak
Re: Maine

I've been told that one can anchor on either side of that peer depending on the conditions - have you ever tried anchoring at the other side?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 84
  Maine
Views: 6,194
Posted By jvlassak
Re: Maine

Thanks for the report - it was very helpful. We're leaving for Penobscot on Sunday. Idea is more or less the same: go straight to Penobscot from Salem, spend time there (Camden, Castine, North...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 512
Posted By jvlassak
Re: Zinc chromate applied to mast base?

You could use a zinc chromate primer. Alternately, you can first use Alumiprep 33 after cleaning the aluminum, followed by Alodine 1201. The alumiprep removes the aluminum native oxide; the alodine...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 874
Posted By jvlassak
Re: That was fun!

Our PSC didn't come with a asymmetrical, but I'm considering getting one next season. Can anyone enlighten me on what rigging is required? The boat is currently sloop-rigged and we have a spare...
Forum: Electronics   06-25-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 636
Posted By jvlassak
Re: Internet connection

Have a good and safe trip. We'll be heading for Penobscot in about a month or so.
Forum: Electronics   06-23-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 636
Posted By jvlassak
Re: Internet connection

I looked at the Wirie website and it seems that it only works with carriers in the US that use a particular format (GSM) - the main two are AT&T and T-Mobile (and a number of semi-independent smaller...
Forum: Electronics   06-21-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 636
Posted By jvlassak
Re: Internet connection

Thanks - I was thinking of some cell option - anything to do with satellites would be too expensive. I suppose I can use a cell phone to create a local hotspot. I've also heard about mifi - would...
Forum: Electronics   06-21-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 636
Posted By jvlassak
Internet connection

I'm sure this questions has been answered before, but technology changes all the time, so here goes.

We're planning on spending a couple of weeks cruising in Maine this summer. I can take the...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   05-02-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 1,553
Posted By jvlassak
Re: PacificSeacraftOwners.org

Thanks Bob, I just got the notification by email. Let's hope the board will be more active in the future. Didn't realize you were in Salem also.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-27-2015
Replies: 33
Views: 1,233
Posted By jvlassak
Re: BBB or type 54 - what's the difference?

I want to reiterate PorFin's point - if that welding shop uses stainless with too much carbon in it, the stainless will get sensitized in the heat affected zone and start corroding along the grain...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-15-2015
Replies: 61
Views: 6,260
Posted By jvlassak
Re: Worst Event During a Sail

Losing the rig in a little over twenty knots of wind while sailing close hauled. Note to self - check head stay before taking out a chartered boat.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-15-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 870
Posted By jvlassak
Re: One day in Vancouver what to do?

The UBC anthropology museum (not too far from that nude beach) is worth a visit, if you're interested in that sort of thing.
Forum: US Northeast   04-03-2015
Replies: 26
Views: 1,559
Posted By jvlassak
Re: Maine bound & back

Yup, activecaptain is such a treasure trove of information.
Forum: US Northeast   04-03-2015
Replies: 26
Views: 1,559
Posted By jvlassak
Re: Maine bound & back

No, never been there. I was under the impression that it is possible to anchor near Smuttynose Island, or are moorings the only option? I suppose Kittery Point would be a good backup if no moorings...
Forum: US Northeast   04-03-2015
Replies: 26
Views: 1,559
Posted By jvlassak
Re: Maine bound & back

Thanks, guys. I went through the Annisquam a few years ago in a smaller boat and very much enjoyed it. My concern this time around is losing too much time trying to time the passage through the...
Forum: US Northeast   04-02-2015
Replies: 26
Views: 1,559
Posted By jvlassak
Re: Maine bound & back

I'm thinking of doing the same trip this summer - we're also moored in Salem. I was wondering what you wound up doing? Going through Annisquam or around Cape Anne? What are some good stops before you...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-11-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 534
Posted By jvlassak
Re: Boston Area Recommendations?

I've got a long list of things to do - it runs to about two pages or so. At least I was able to repair some of the canvas over the winter - gave me something nautical to do.

NE riggers does a lot...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-10-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 534
Posted By jvlassak
Re: Boston Area Recommendations?

I used North East Rigging to replace the standing rigging last year - they were very responsive and the price was reasonable. I think they're located in Concord.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-08-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 588
Posted By jvlassak
Re: water based bottom paint

Thanks HR - I'm moored in Salem also. If it works for you, it should work for me too.

Omatako, you're right, it probably doesn't make that much of a difference in clean up, but I'd still prefer...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-07-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 588
Posted By jvlassak
water based bottom paint

If the snow ever melts here in the northeast, I can finally get started on getting the boat ready. I've been using Interlux ACT as bottom paint for years and am wondering if I shouldn't switch to a...
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