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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-28-2008
Replies: 27
Views: 4,019
Posted By brucelongman
Sailing with Genny only

I have a Catalina 30, Jeanneau 34 and an Elite 32. All three have masthead rigs with 135 Gennys. I have sailed all three boats in 25 plus with Genny only, provided you're on a reach. Rolled the Genny...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-21-2007
Replies: 15
Views: 3,856
Posted By brucelongman
I own a sailing charter company and we own and...

I own a sailing charter company and we own and maintain THREE sailboats. Up until now we have used Cetol light. Problem with Cetol is that is is not hard and with constant use (clients walking over...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   03-16-2004
Replies: 6
Views: 1,700
Posted By brucelongman
Dry Tortugas

Thanks, Stede. That is very useful information.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   03-16-2004
Replies: 6
Views: 1,700
Posted By brucelongman
Dry Tortugas

Sure, but that kinda dates back to the late 1800s and earlier. I''m not superstitius. In fact my boat was renamed without any ceremony (God forebid!) over 20 years ago. 50,000 miles later no ill has...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   03-15-2004
Replies: 8
Views: 4,517
Posted By brucelongman
Begginner sailor, looking for advice on purchasing boat

I have a Hunter 30, 1981, which has sailed over 50,000 miles in 20 years crossing the Gulf many times. It has been to the Bahamas, and up to Texas, Keys, and I personlly brought her from Alabama to...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   03-15-2004
Replies: 6
Views: 1,700
Posted By brucelongman
Dry Tortugas

Sorry for delay in responding, I have been out of town on business (sucky). We are leaving Tampa on April 2 (friday) in three sailboats (cool armada!). Planning to overnight sail there in 50 hours...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-15-2004
Replies: 1
Views: 1,306
Posted By brucelongman
cabin sole sealant

I use cetol on everything. Inside and out and I think it works great!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-15-2004
Replies: 2
Views: 1,962
Posted By brucelongman
Simrad autopilot chatters???

I never thought of that, I''ll try tightening it up!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-15-2004
Replies: 2
Views: 1,962
Posted By brucelongman
Simrad autopilot chatters???

I have a Simrad WP30 Autopilot which I just installed on my Hunter 30. It chatters all the time - 1/8 inch to port, back to starboard. It does this for a while then stops for a while and then starts...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   02-26-2004
Replies: 6
Views: 1,700
Posted By brucelongman
Dry Tortugas

Am cruising with two other boats to the Tortugas in April sailing from Tampa. We plan to sail gulf side direct - estimate 40 hours. Anyone have any recommendations for anchorages and any tips on the...
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