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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-16-2012
Replies: 103
Views: 16,196
Posted By arja
Re: Buying a 30-40 year old boat - your opinions

27 yrs ago I became the 5th owner of a 1967 Hinckley Bermuda 40 aft cabin yawl which is based in east greenwich, RI. The prior owners from Huntington, LI, NY were mechanically very capable, but had...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-06-2012
Replies: 61
Views: 3,932
Posted By arja
Re: Hurricane leslie coming north, need I be concerned?

You have received good counsel on cancelling a trip along the south side of Long Island from NYC to Montauk given the anticipated sea conditions. A wise man would follow it.

If you do chose to go...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-07-2012
Replies: 48
Views: 7,636
Posted By arja
Re: Gale Sail or just reef the jib in strong winds? (SF Bay)

Respectfully, as you shorten your headsail, remember to move your jib or genoa sheet cars forward to assist with that sail shape issue. Tough to remember and do, especially with strong winds and the...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   05-15-2012
Replies: 846
Views: 117,114
Posted By arja
Re: Full or fin keel?

So, full keel with a retractable centerboard is an great option. I have had a 1967 Hinckley Bermuda 40 yawl since 1988 that needs 4'4" with the board up and 9'7" with the board fully down....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-17-2011
Replies: 18
Views: 5,027
Posted By arja
Gemini 105 MC owner

As a 7 year owner of a 2004 105 MC Gemini, several observations. Living space is delightful and well designed. While these vessels have been taken over the pond and south to the Cape, it would not be...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-31-2009
Replies: 2
Views: 526
Posted By arja
Watch Hill marina

Pull your chart for Fishers Island/Stonington Harbor, Conn. East of Stonington Harbor entrance/breakwater there is a channel heading east towards Watch Hill, RI. This channel is not very wide, nor...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   05-01-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 1,105
Posted By arja
Have Fun!

I have done this (21 years ago) and the counsel from Sailingdog is right on. Only we ended up in Oxford, MD with stops in Atlantic City, Cape May and transiting the Chesapeake/Delaware Canal, then...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   04-30-2009
Replies: 38
Views: 14,136
Posted By arja
An OC is not a Hinckley

Hinckleys come in Pilots (35 ft), Bermuda 40, Southwest 42, a 43 with more competitve design, 49, Southwest 50-51 and 52 plus a 59, now up to 70: all in fiberglass and built with handcrafted wood...
Forum: Living Aboard   01-16-2009
Replies: 20
Views: 3,184
Posted By arja
Can't comment on the first while in a dock, but I...

Can't comment on the first while in a dock, but I have experienced this at anchor from vessels far away. Water transmits sounds is strange ways.

For the second, many masts have electric wires in...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   01-12-2009
Replies: 3,500
Views: 1,050,958
Posted By arja
cruising areas

two sailing areas. West Greenwich, RI to Block, newport RI to Cuttyhunk, MV and nantucket in summers

and from Punta Gorda, Fla to Ft Myers to Sarasota, Fla in Winter. :)
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   05-25-2006
Replies: 12
Views: 1,875
Posted By arja and surveyor

I'd also look under and check out prices, location and type/size of sailboats. You can reference reviews of any boat you are interested in on Sailnet and Before you buy,...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   05-23-2006
Replies: 3,500
Views: 1,050,958
Posted By arja
Smile Punta Gorda and Block Island

I enjoy sailing the Captiva to Punta Gorda(dockage) area in SW Fla on a Gemini 34 cat and North Fork to Block Island to Narragansett Bay(mooring in Warwick) to Cutty Hunk, MV and nantucket on my...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   01-17-2001
Replies: 6
Views: 3,086
Posted By arja
Family Day-Sailor (in Colorado)

I went from a Boston Whaler 17'' with an open cockpit and cuddy with centerboard based in Cherry creek Reseviour to a Capri 22 with wing keel and cabin capable of sleeping 4 when my daugher and son...
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