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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-07-2015
Replies: 31
Views: 2,183
Posted By HUGOSALT
Re: Annual Long Island Sound Vacation

Dave, Will be in the east end bays mid to late August, leaving boat at North Sea Harbor (about 7 miles west of Sag Harbor) in between.
Would be good to make a meet.
Happy to invite you into North...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-25-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 572
Posted By HUGOSALT
Re: dutchman rigging

Hello David,
Don't know if I am following completely, but as I prepare to lower my dutchman
rigged sail I adjust my topping lift (to tighten vertical mono lines for best results
flaking sail upon...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-20-2015
Replies: 132
Views: 9,279
Posted By HUGOSALT
Re: I'm off! St Martin -> New York

Safe trip to you Mark. We'll have a beer and a mooring waiting for you up here
in New York (western LIS/Manhasset Bay/City Island area.
Water may even warm up a bit by the time you arrive, is now...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-18-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 1,315
Posted By HUGOSALT
Re: Block Island for Memorial Day weekend

Although an arrival on Thursday makes sense for mooring availability, no first hand
experience on holiday weekends as i try to stay away from the crowds, but would
be thinking about the possibility...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-09-2015
Replies: 22
Views: 1,389
Posted By HUGOSALT
Re: encapsulated keel?

If anything, a wood keel shoe is what you might consider, but never bolted on as would be asking for trouble. Thinking a soft wood to absorb/spread impact
if grounding but do research as sure there...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-08-2015
Replies: 24
Views: 2,461
Posted By HUGOSALT
Re: Sail Drives?

No experience with OMC saildrive here...but 30 years experience with Yanmar SD20 sail drive
Did the research when bought boat new in 1985...motor (Yanmar 3GM)and saildrive
live in the aft 3-4 foot...
Forum: North American Yachts   04-29-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 1,318
Posted By HUGOSALT
Re: 78 North American 23 - looking for rudder

Foss Foam Products/New Rudders.com # 352-529-1104 Williston, Fl.
Believe they or their previous companies have made many original rudders
for boat manufacturers over the years.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   04-29-2015
Replies: 28
Views: 1,680
Posted By HUGOSALT
Re: Groton CT to Branford CT

All good advise offered above.
One thing that remained with me with my first unplanned entrance to Branford Harbor,
tired and in the middle of the night, was the approach to Big/Little Mermaids....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-27-2015
Replies: 48
Views: 4,101
Posted By HUGOSALT
Re: 2-blade Flexofold Problems

Have my FOF prop for years now and reverse was one of the pleasant surprises for
me, opened right away and good power...so don't give up quite yet.
Excellent suggestion to try to video when going...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-06-2015
Replies: 52
Views: 3,396
Posted By HUGOSALT
Re: Splash 2015

Actually is a first for me, yard is ready to launch (that means sometime this week)
and I am not...but a productive day off tomorrow at the boat should make all things right.
So based on mid...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-30-2015
Replies: 31
Views: 3,125
Posted By HUGOSALT
Re: Defender's Annual Warehouse Sale!

Took a ride up Thurs. with a few buddies, as was a off year for me to buy any big ticket items I thought I was "safe".
Well so much for that..as i could not resist the free shipping (worth $175.)...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-27-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 1,373
Posted By HUGOSALT
Re: Convert Cooling System to Closed Loop

Appreciate not what you are asking...however my 2 cents worth.
Boat has been in fresh water for 30 years, suggest not converting to
closed loop, I would flush with Rydlyme annually, (see...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-15-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 1,329
Posted By HUGOSALT
Re: NY Harbor area Sail Loft Recommendations?

By far, best for the money, inexpensive and good...call Snow on City Island
7one8 88five 0one37. Her day job is working for premiere national sailmaker on City Is.
making, repairing all kinds of...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-24-2015
Replies: 33
Views: 2,337
Posted By HUGOSALT
Re: What is your favorite sailing Novel?

"Close to the Wind" by Pete Goss who turned back into a hurricane- force headwinds 160
miles in the southern ocean to rescue French sailor Raphael Dinelli during 1996 Vendeé Globe non-stop, single-...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-16-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 813
Posted By HUGOSALT
Re: Presidential quiz

Not aware of a president's involvement but an innovative Nantucket merchant did it
in the early 1800's with the whalers. (thinking read it in The Wreck of the whaleship Essex")
....but would guess...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-07-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 1,912
Posted By HUGOSALT
Re: Get your nose out of your phone!

Remember marine operator well, think it was channel 22 or 23 down here in the Long Island Sound....Was that you anchored close to me all those years ago on the sound!
...was foggy around here a lot...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-07-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 1,912
Posted By HUGOSALT
Re: Get your nose out of your phone!

Subject of original post was not texting smoking hot 25 year old girlfriend, actually he was texting his wife, text went something like this...
"Won't make it home tonight honey, there are just to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-30-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 1,063
Posted By HUGOSALT
Re: Repairing the luff on our jib

Yes, agree with Faster on both accounts,
tape probably to bulky...sailmaker will make short work of repair.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   11-20-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 2,415
Posted By HUGOSALT
Re: Boat slip/mooring CT River

Give Mark Reyher, harbormaster at Deep River on Ct Rver a call. 203-676-5909
Deep River is about 8 miles up from sound, few miles above Essex.
He only has moorings and believe non residents not a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-13-2014
Replies: 53
Views: 4,256
Posted By HUGOSALT
Re: Light-light air!!! Exciting stuff?

Here in western Long Island Sound in summer sure can get "quiet" at times.
so out comes...
large wire luff (think is 1.5 oz) Genoa
lightweight sheets
whisker pole
bottom is cleaned every 2...
Forum: Racing   11-13-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 1,962
Posted By HUGOSALT
Re: Help needed to develop fun sailing events for a small club

I try to do monthly full moon evening sail/raft up, even have a cd full of moon songs.
(we still use cd's no?)
Maybe make it a pot luck night.
Good for 4-5 evenings a season.
And/or a new moon...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-12-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 1,146
Posted By HUGOSALT
Re: More miserable November sailing (southeastern NY)

Brad,
Was planing to be on the water Saturday, will join you if can coordinate timing.
(Opening day for trap shooting also) thinking your boat will be out of range, this year! ;-)

Hoping to sail...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-10-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 1,146
Posted By HUGOSALT
Re: More miserable November sailing (southeastern NY)

Very nice...err yes tough dealing with miserable November sailing
here in SE NY (Long Island Sound) especially with full crew of boat owners
(with boats laid up for season). On water full days...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-10-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 933
Posted By HUGOSALT
Re: Dock Box solution?

Don't know if you will be banned from marina but very low cost, however not triangular.
Plastic drum...30, 55 gallon size...actually a HDPE open head drum can be had
for very low $ especially if...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   10-18-2014
Replies: 91
Views: 7,434
Posted By HUGOSALT
Re: Production buckets and the limits

Yet another example of chain plate failure from a production bucket!

As far as securing your bovine for blue water, basic production type
Holstein just don't cut it, you need something custom for...
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