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Search: Posts Made By: maccauley123
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 01-23-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 1,025
Posted By maccauley123
Re: It's Official

Great news Tim, good for you. Sounds like a wonderful plan and one I am envious of, have a great time and the weather gods treat you well.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-22-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 1,528
Posted By maccauley123
Re: Route from Maine to North Carolina

Thanks for all the information, just the input I was looking for from those who have sailed through these areas. You have given me much to think about as I continue planning for this trip. Very...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-20-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 1,528
Posted By maccauley123
Route from Maine to North Carolina

If all goes as planned I will have the boat and have been sailing it all through the summer so any issues will have been addressed. It is new to me and is 12 years old.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-20-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 1,528
Posted By maccauley123
Route from Maine to North Carolina

Later this year, thinking September, I am looking at bringing my new (36 foot) boat from Maine to the Neuse River in North Carolina. I am starting to think about the route to take and looking for...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-20-2014
Replies: 52
Views: 1,962
Posted By maccauley123
Re: need help DESIGNING a manual windlass!

I think it would only work on a boat with a lot of forward deck space but the idea I like is a horizontal winch with a heavy stand up wheel for deploying and retrieving the line. With a heavy wheel...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-20-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 1,057
Posted By maccauley123
Re: replacing fixed windows

I did this 4-5 years ago on my 1971 Ericson 29. The original windows were leaking badly and were one of the worst sources of water inside the cabin. I removed them and replaced them with plexiglass...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10-16-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 1,855
Posted By maccauley123
Re: Hunter 356 - Anyone sailed on one?

Thanks Don, appreciate it, I hadn't found it yet and was still interested. I know the list is very subjective but I still consider it being on this list one more solid recommendation. Many of the...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available 10-06-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 627
Posted By maccauley123
Sabbatical in 2014

Do a search for web site offshore passage opportunities. Hooks people with boats doing ocean passages with those looking to crew.
Forum: Hunter 10-06-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 651
Posted By maccauley123
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10-05-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 1,855
Posted By maccauley123
Re: Hunter 356 - Anyone sailed on one?

Don, I've been looking for the Cruisers World reference you make below and can't locate it. Can you point me to a URL? I have the 2001 best production boat under 200,000 reference but can't find...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10-05-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 1,855
Posted By maccauley123
Hunter 356 - Anyone sailed on one?

Faster, that's why I posted this looking for people who actually sailed the 356 to get their impressions from actual experience. I agree that real experience is the only one I can give any validity...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10-04-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 1,855
Posted By maccauley123
Hunter 356 - Anyone sailed on one?

Thanks Don, that is pretty much what I have heard, just takes learning some different lessons. Whats funny is all of the criticisms I heard about the rig come I think from those who have never sailed...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10-04-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 1,855
Posted By maccauley123
Hunter 356 - Anyone sailed on one?

Thanks for pointer to 21 reviews on Sailboatowners, didn't find that before. Read through and all were positive and very happy with boat. I looked at Legend 35.5 and it is pretty but a review said...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10-03-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 1,855
Posted By maccauley123
Hunter 356 - Anyone sailed on one?

Faster, why are the legend boats better constructed? What specifically makes the 356 of poorer construction?
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10-03-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 1,855
Posted By maccauley123
Hunter 356 - Anyone sailed on one?

I am looking at purchasing a 2002 Hunter 356 which I really like. Everything I can find about the boat says it is well constructed and sails well and my wife and I really like the layout. My wife...
Forum: Hunter 10-01-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 651
Posted By maccauley123
Re: Any Hunter 356 Owners out there?

I have read 3-4 published reviews and all were positive. I also found no owner reviews on Sailnet so was hoping to get real life feedback this way.
Forum: Hunter 10-01-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 651
Posted By maccauley123
Any Hunter 356 Owners out there?

I am looking at purchasing a 2002 Hunter 356 which I really like. Everything I can find about the boat says it is well constructed and sails well and my wife and I really like the layout. I will of...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 07-28-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 287
Posted By maccauley123
Sailing Bug

Good to see another convert. Once bitten you are infected for life. Enjoy
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-18-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 365
Posted By maccauley123
Re: Question on Fuel Filter Replacement

Ok, it definitely sounds like it was air in line. I reviewed my manual and mentions nothing about a bypass back to tank. Sounds real handy. It only talks about cracking the injectors and pushing fuel...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-18-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 365
Posted By maccauley123
Re: Question on Fuel Filter Replacement

From the first racor filter to the fuel pump is at least a few feet of fuel line, plus the volume of fuel in the filters themselves which may be a tenth of a gallon. Trying to get a rough idea of how...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-18-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 365
Posted By maccauley123
Question on Fuel Filter Replacement

I finally got around to changing the fuel filters on my Universal M320B engine this morning. The whole process went well removing old filters, filling new ones with diesel before installing and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-10-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 1,099
Posted By maccauley123
sailing solo

I will go out solo on my Ericson 29 if no one else wants to go. Get everything ready at mooring before you cast off and have anything you might need in reach in the cockpit. I usually just unroll the...
Forum: Chartering 05-27-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 732
Posted By maccauley123
Which Catamaran should I choose?

My family will be chartering in the Abacos in the Bahamas next June or July 2014 and there will be 9 of us (4 adults, 4 young adults and 1 6 year old). At this point we are trying to decide on a...
Forum: Chartering 05-26-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 773
Posted By maccauley123
Bahama Charter Suggestions

My family will be chartering in the Abacos in the Bahamas next June or July 2014. We are working through Ed Hamilton to help us choose the charter boat and they have made some suggestions for us. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-24-2013
Replies: 32
Views: 1,928
Posted By maccauley123
Winter Storage Covers

Made a ridge pole out of 4" PVC that runs the length of my 30 foot boat, about 3 feet above cabin top. Legs and bases made of PVC fittings. 20x40 white poly tarp is spread out evenly. Got it...
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