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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   1 Week Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 298
Posted By kenr74
Re: New Interior Remodel Idea on my Venture 21

I'm all for a simple interior. I stripped all the carpet and junk out of my Venture 22, painted it white, and called it good. I don't know of any boat with a stanchion support system that spans the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 491
Posted By kenr74
Re: Need roller furling help

I thought I changed my picture. I guess I cchanged my profile picture, not my avatar. I will try that tomorrow....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 491
Posted By kenr74
Re: Need roller furling help

The new boat is a Chrysler 26 (I just changed my picture). The extrusion on the Snapfurl is just a hair under an inch in diameter. Thank you Judy B. for taking the time to give that very informative...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 491
Posted By kenr74
Re: Need roller furling help

Here is a picture of the sail. I think I have figured out it is a wire luff sail, used for a type of roller furling, but not able to be used for reefing. I am in love with the ability to reef the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 491
Posted By kenr74
Need roller furling help

My new to me boat has a roller furler (Snapfurl, no model # I can find). I have a few questions about it, but will start with this: The boat has a nice looking genoa on board which appears intended...
Forum: Apps & Authors   06-04-2015
Replies: 269
Views: 13,960
Posted By kenr74
The privacy issues on this topic are meaningless...

The privacy issues on this topic are meaningless to me. As others have pointed out there is not much real privacy in our digital world. I have no doubt the NSA will be flying mind reading drones over...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-01-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 275
Posted By kenr74
I don't have a direct answer for your boat, but I...

I don't have a direct answer for your boat, but I would err on the side of more tongue weight. I pulled a Chrysler 26 from NY to MI, on an ill fitting trailer, but it had a tremendous amount of...
Forum: Lake Huron   05-29-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 344
Posted By kenr74
Re: My introduction to Lake Huron

2.5 feet should be similar to my C-26. I plan to launch out of Lexington most of the time, but my family has ties to northern Michigan, so we may have the boat up there some time. I don't know what...
Forum: Lake Huron   05-26-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 344
Posted By kenr74
Re: My introduction to Lake Huron

What is your draft with that boat? I have previously trailer sailed a Macgreggor V222, which I can float off in almost any water. I have moved up to a Chrysler 26, and am worried about finding ramps...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-10-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 508
Posted By kenr74
Re: Detroit Sailors Question

As someone who has dealt with land based US Customs in Detroit many times, I would recommend a circumnavigation if necessary to avoid dealing with the people in Detroit. Sail it to Sandusky as...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-10-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 475
Posted By kenr74
Re: Recommendation for cordless LED spotlight?

MARINEBEAM ULTRA LONG RANGE CREE RLT ILLUMINATOR
Sorry, I'm not trying to shout, that is just cut and pasted from their website so you can Google it. I got one for Christmas, and I love it. It is...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-10-2014
Replies: 48
Views: 2,968
Posted By kenr74
And for what it's worth moderators can delete my...

And for what it's worth moderators can delete my dangerous and practically illegal post. I was just trying to contribute something to a community that has helped me out a lot.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-10-2014
Replies: 48
Views: 2,968
Posted By kenr74
Again when the freighter runs me down because he...

Again when the freighter runs me down because he is drawn like a moth to the flame to my less than legally green light, know I died happy.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-10-2014
Replies: 48
Views: 2,968
Posted By kenr74
I'm sure to many everything I do on my boat is...

I'm sure to many everything I do on my boat is ill advised. I taught myself how to sail by launching the boat and figuring out how it all works. If I kept to what some advise I would never leave my...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-10-2014
Replies: 48
Views: 2,968
Posted By kenr74
LED upgrade?

MOD note: The following topic became a bit of a derailment of the 'Low Bucks Project' thread. The posts moved here are now in it's own thread. The other thread can now return to it's very excellent...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-09-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 761
Posted By kenr74
Using the backstay the mast is obviously going...

Using the backstay the mast is obviously going forward. The problem then becomes the side stays. I think most are a bit aft of the mast, so you will have to loosen or disconnect them. Not impossible,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-09-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 761
Posted By kenr74
I'm not familiar with your boat, but may be able...

I'm not familiar with your boat, but may be able to offer some insight. On my V222 I am able to lift the mast by hand. Stepping up onto the cabin top from the cockpit is tough, but I find it doable....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-15-2014
Replies: 53
Views: 3,926
Posted By kenr74
Re: Light-light air!!! Exciting stuff?

I don't have a lot to add, as I am still learning, but I will say that a light air day this summer was an excellent learning experience. Motoring wasn't an option, as I didn't have much gas, and I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-15-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 1,878
Posted By kenr74
Re: Best place to buy a secondhand sailboat

One major variable is what size boat are you looking at. Living in the middle of Michigan, I am only interested in a trailer sailor. My horizon then for a boat was anywhere I would be willing...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   10-18-2014
Replies: 91
Views: 6,603
Posted By kenr74
Re: Production buckets and the limits

I'm relatively new to sailing, but I was meaning to ask, if anyone could give me some advice. I was wondering about taking my Macgreggor Venture 222 around the world. There are six in our family,...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   10-18-2014
Replies: 91
Views: 6,603
Posted By kenr74
Re: Production buckets and the limits

Don't be fooled by high dollar stainless buckets! No kidding, there I was, milking my cow this morning. My 13 quart stainless bucket half full of milk. I pick up the bucket to leave the cow, and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-11-2014
Replies: 60
Views: 3,693
Posted By kenr74
re: Onboard: Electric stove or other?

Yes, a camping stove will work fine on a small boat. Just don't store propane in the cabin, as it is an explosion hazard. On my 22 footer I do most of my cooking in the cockpit, which is where I keep...
Forum: Cruising and Sailing with Children   09-02-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 1,479
Posted By kenr74
Re: We need a bigger boat

I forgot the rule, "It didn't happen if no pictures"
http://i1071.photobucket.com/albums/u512/Ken_renard/2014-08-25163128.jpg
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Forum: Cruising and Sailing with Children   09-02-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 1,479
Posted By kenr74
We need a bigger boat

My family of 6 (4 kids, wife, and self) just got back from an 11 day cruise of Lake Huron's North Channel aboard our 22' Venture 222. We spent 3 nights ashore on Manitoulin Island with family, but...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-28-2014
Replies: 32
Views: 1,966
Posted By kenr74
Re: Help me with my "why wait until retirement" plan

I live a short drive from Lake Huron, and would be all about a boat share. I would buy a boat and give up June and July if someone would pay for a slip and storage. Obviously there is risk in...
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