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Forum: Crew Wanted/Available   11-22-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 1,998
Posted By leonem
Absolutely - details via PM?

Absolutely - details via PM?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-10-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 1,045
Posted By leonem
LOL yes, I'd noticed that. Lots of little issues...

LOL yes, I'd noticed that. Lots of little issues with this boat, which, thankfully, isn't mine to worry about.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-10-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 1,045
Posted By leonem
Yeah, agreed. (Thankfully not my boat but I'll...

Yeah, agreed. (Thankfully not my boat but I'll mention it to the owner.)

Will check if that switch/light is indeed the engine compartment illumination next time I'm on the boat...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-10-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 1,045
Posted By leonem
That's a great guess - thanks - I'll check next...

That's a great guess - thanks - I'll check next week! (This isn't my boat) Anyone know for sure?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-10-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 1,045
Posted By leonem
Help-switch and warning light under companionway steps on Beneteau 390

Good morning,

Can someone help me identify the function of a switch and warning light under the companion way steps, above the engine access panel, in a Beneteau Oceanis 390?

See photo - it's...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   09-27-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 812
Posted By leonem
Hello everyone - we're based in the city but sail...

Hello everyone - we're based in the city but sail on Long Island Sound, out of New Rochelle. Loving the fall sailing!
Forum: US Northeast   09-26-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 975
Posted By leonem
The sailing school in Port Washington has J24s,...

The sailing school in Port Washington has J24s, and the New York Sailing School in New Rochelle (Echo Bay) has an older Beneteau Oceanis 390 for charter. Port Sailing School, Learn to Sail, New York...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-26-2011
Replies: 22
Views: 3,292
Posted By leonem
Funny enough Bill Seifert's book about...

Funny enough Bill Seifert's book about passagemaking advice address this issue specifically in tip #7 -- you can read it in the google books preview:

Offshore Sailing: 200 Essential ... - Bill...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   11-05-2010
Replies: 23
Views: 10,439
Posted By leonem
Thanks for the tip jetboy - you've found the...

Thanks for the tip jetboy - you've found the Vanguard that started it all for me, actually. This one's been on sale for a year or so. $21,500 is expensive for a Vanguard, but I've been thinking about...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   11-03-2010
Replies: 23
Views: 10,439
Posted By leonem
Allied boats are a great idea, but most were...

Allied boats are a great idea, but most were ketches, and I'm more in the market for a sloop or cutter.

tommays - thanks for the advice; I see the dangers of the plywood! I'll take a look @ the...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   11-02-2010
Replies: 28
Views: 8,911
Posted By leonem
First off swadiver's signature is the best thing...

First off swadiver's signature is the best thing I've read all day, second of all perhaps Brezzaaaa07 doesn't mean that he's sending the teenager offshore, but just means that he'd like a very very...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   11-02-2010
Replies: 23
Views: 10,439
Posted By leonem
Thanks everyone for their comments so far. The...

Thanks everyone for their comments so far. The Pearson 323 and the C&C 30 are good suggestions, as is the suggestion to go out and visit some boatyards -- we've got some time until next season to...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available   11-02-2010
Replies: 51
Views: 7,099
Posted By leonem
Best thread on Sailnet I've ever read.

Best thread on Sailnet I've ever read.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   11-02-2010
Replies: 23
Views: 10,439
Posted By leonem
Pearson Vanguard, or other, for first cruising boat

Hi All,

We're a couple in our late 20s, with a few of years of sailing experience, sail training and ASA certification between us. We're based in New York City, sail Sonars with a sailing club and...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   10-31-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 1,556
Posted By leonem
Sure there is hellosailor, we sail out of Echo...

Sure there is hellosailor, we sail out of Echo Bay in New Rochelle all summer, and the passage between red 44A and green 25, just south of Execution Rocks, is the only route that we ever see the tugs...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-30-2010
Replies: 436
Views: 58,195
Posted By leonem
Very cool - good luck! Are you soloing the boat...

Very cool - good luck! Are you soloing the boat or have you got crew?
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   10-28-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 1,556
Posted By leonem
Thank you -- I'm glad I'm not far off base as far...

Thank you -- I'm glad I'm not far off base as far as my original thoughts. (Others reading this please chime in!)

We do not carry dayshapes, but now that you mention it jackdale, I think that's...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   10-28-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 1,753
Posted By leonem
The B-40s are hands-down stunning (and yours...

The B-40s are hands-down stunning (and yours especially, petmac!).

maco: if you're seriously considering the B-40 I would suggest calling Hinckley directly (the number for the office in Southwest...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   10-27-2010
Replies: 21
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Views: 2,517
Posted By leonem
I've never been comfortable with roller-furling...

I've never been comfortable with roller-furling headsails for all of the reasons that've been brought up here, but I have found (on a 33-footer) that rolling the genoa down to 100% or so still lets...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   10-27-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 1,556
Posted By leonem
Procedures following jammed steering

Following up on the previous thread about steering failure, I wanted to see if anyone had any feedback on the proper procedure to follow after a steering malfunction where the rudder sticks in one...
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