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Search: Posts Made By: TomMaine
Forum: Diesel 1 Week Ago
Replies: 45
Views: 1,140
Posted By TomMaine
Re: Repowering with a Tractor Motor

Very nice work! My boats diesel is in fact a marinized version of a fork lift/water pump/generator power- Nissan diesel. The engine was governed to run at industrial rpms but designed for various...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-13-2015
Replies: 91
Views: 5,181
Posted By TomMaine
Re: How Old is Your Boat

The Swiftsure is really nice boat! We'll have to split the prize, so far,...

My boat is 54 years old this season. The fiberglass hull and deck were first painted decades ago when the gelcoat gave...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 03-11-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 1,624
Posted By TomMaine
Re: Cruising Maine JUL2015

Living here, I'm admittedly biased, but with just a week in the area, I would recommend you not go far from Southwest Harbor. In the immediate area, Northeast Harbor and at least some of Somes Sound...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-19-2015
Replies: 37
Views: 2,102
Posted By TomMaine
Re: Major water ingress - best emergency device?

We've dealt with one catastrophic sinking about 15 years ago. I carelessly hit a submerged ledge with our lowered centerboard. Due to poor design, as the board raised, the linkage bound up and lifted...
Forum: Apps & Authors 02-16-2015
Replies: 28
Views: 1,858
Posted By TomMaine
Re: Good writing

I'm working with a friend designing a used bookstore, and she is not a sailor, and no desire to be one.

The theme of her store is, "Simpy good writing". In reading a review of the book, 'Why...
Forum: Cruising and Sailing with Children 12-17-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 642
Posted By TomMaine
Re: Starting them out

Great boat, the P30. Congrats!

Don't set your sights too high on how much your family will get involved in sailing.

I hate to say that but it comes from decades of watching families come...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-29-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 2,466
Posted By TomMaine
Re: Funding retirement boat

Sounds like you have plenty of equity. I'd go with a home equity loan to fund the boat. It should be the lowest cost and has the best tax benefits, until you sell the house.
Forum: US Northeast 09-09-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 384
Posted By TomMaine
Our 3 hour-12 mile sail to Isle Au Haut, was nearly perfect.

Waking up at dawn flanked by mysterious Devil and Bold Islands, is a good start to a memorable sail in my book.

Forum: Cruising and Sailing with Children 08-11-2014
Replies: 51
Views: 3,603
Posted By TomMaine
Re: New Father...Advice needed on sailing with kids

We took our daughter, born in December, sailing that summer season. Same with her brother, born in January, a year later.

We brought them in their car seats,(which are baby carriers, make shift...
Forum: herSailNet 08-01-2014
Replies: 358
Views: 29,230
Posted By TomMaine
Re: Is Sailing Sexist?

I probably did deal with it- the OP question;sexism in sailing, about 30 pages before you posted this new statement above.

For those around the world that have suffered-and continue to suffer...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-29-2014
Replies: 191
Views: 16,559
Posted By TomMaine
Re: We have fallen for the Cheoy Lee 40 Offshore

I agree with that. Old boat designs, foot for foot compared to new designs, are not as efficient to live aboard. Older boats in the 40' range were designed to sail-race with a crew of 4+ adults.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-13-2014
Replies: 80
Views: 9,534
Posted By TomMaine
Re: Before and After Photos - Show Us!

Before's from years ago, my boat is a work in progress, never completely 'finished'. It sails every season.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-21-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 1,553
Posted By TomMaine
Re: Clawing off the ol'lee shore

The idea of sailing off a lee shore gives me nightmares, so I avoid that situation.

But you could get caught. There are places to test yourself and boat. One spot in particular is setting sail...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 04-14-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 2,638
Posted By TomMaine
Re: Convert "wifi only" iPad to backup chartplotter?

I used an Ipad 2 wifi only, last season as a backup CP. I love it! I used the Garmin Glo external antenna. That stayed in the chart drawer below the glass decks and gave a perfect signal anywhere...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-24-2014
Replies: 44
Views: 2,250
Posted By TomMaine
Re: Advice on redesigning cabin layout

I did a redesign of my last boat a 28'er that included converting a settee into a small dinette. A friend asked for some help to do a similar project to his narrow 30'er.

You mentioned CAD which...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-19-2014
Replies: 36
Views: 2,806
Posted By TomMaine
Re: Finally finished my Chameleon nesting dinghy!

The one I saw last summer was launched off the foredeck of a 30' sailboat. The husband and wife lifted and dropped each section gently over the lifelines. It was easy for them.

As to putting it...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-15-2014
Replies: 69
Views: 3,844
Posted By TomMaine
Re: Is sailing intuitive?

Interesting answers to questions about learning to sail. I answered the OP's title question. "Is sailing intuitive?".

That's a unique and important question. The answer is no, not at first. But...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-19-2014
Replies: 42
Views: 5,038
Posted By TomMaine
Re: Do you think there's a philosophical aspect to sailing

Thanks! I have to do some altering. I shoot in RAW format which are huge files which mean they have great detail. But ironically, RAW is pretty bland without some altering.

If the exposure is...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-13-2013
Replies: 26
Views: 1,634
Posted By TomMaine
Re: How Do You Move a Mast Over the Road

Masts quite a bit longer and heavier are moved around here on full sized PU trucks with heavy racks. Standard building contractor sort mostly, that have a forward cross bar extended over the cab.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-07-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 849
Posted By TomMaine
Re: Added Weight?

Weight makes a big difference in performance, to me. The evidence is obvious on smaller boats. Although not as obvious on bigger boats, I know the difference is there so I try to keep extraneous...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-06-2013
Replies: 55
Views: 7,369
Posted By TomMaine
Re: Motor vs Rowing inflatable dinghy...

Good for you. You don't need a motor on a hard dinghy. We've rowed for decades of coastal sailing(from Candada to the Bahamas).

It's good excercise(rowers arms don't do the double wave), it's a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-21-2013
Replies: 24
Views: 2,820
Posted By TomMaine
Re: Solid Fuel Stove Fuel

Thanks! I should have mentioned to HardTac, one of the trickier parts of a solid fuel burning stove on a boat, is keeping a positive draft through the flue pipe to keep smoke out of the cabin.
Forum: herSailNet 05-10-2013
Replies: 358
Views: 29,230
Posted By TomMaine
Re: Is Sailing Sexist?

The existence of sexism isn't debatable. It's undisputable fact, like racism. But that doesn't say an individual is sexist or not. And sexism goes both ways. I don't like being stereotyped by my...
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