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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-18-2008
Replies: 4
Views: 683
Posted By SollaSollewSails
Fiberglass Repair

I was hit on Block this summer. One yard was going to fill and apply gel coat for $450. Another told me the glass mat had been crushed slightly and wanted to do a full grind out job to the tune of...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   10-22-2008
Replies: 23
Views: 3,398
Posted By SollaSollewSails
Getting a bigger riding sail is probably a better...

Getting a bigger riding sail is probably a better idea.

EG
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   10-21-2008
Replies: 23
Views: 3,398
Posted By SollaSollewSails
Sailing at Anchor

The link to the Don Jordon article is very instructive with regards to the issue of sailing around at anchor. The Bavaria mast is rather far forward and may indeed act as the feathers on a arrow (as...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   10-21-2008
Replies: 23
Views: 3,398
Posted By SollaSollewSails
Yes, the boat is a Bavaria and yes, on a stbd...

Yes, the boat is a Bavaria and yes, on a stbd tack the wheel needs to be at 3 o'clock (that's actually optimistic) to point up into the 'wind'.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-17-2008
Replies: 2
Views: 456
Posted By SollaSollewSails
We keep our boat in the water during the winter...

We keep our boat in the water during the winter for about $1200 at Brewer's in Stamford. We hope to sail till the middle of November at least and then get started again in early April. We short...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-16-2008
Replies: 2
Views: 456
Posted By SollaSollewSails
Mooring for Summer 2009 on LIS

We are looking for ideas about where one might find a seasonal mooring for Summer 20009. We'd like to be east of Stamford and west of the CT River on the north side of LIS. We'd like a...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   09-04-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 1,618
Posted By SollaSollewSails
Blistering on Modern Boats

I have a 2006 Bavaria which, I believe, was fabricated with Vinyl Ester resin. From the Bavaria Website (http://www.bavaria-yachtbau.com/index.php?id=749&L=1):

"A layer of isophtal acid resin in...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-08-2008
Replies: 13
Views: 5,390
Posted By SollaSollewSails
I don't have depths for the pond north of the...

I don't have depths for the pond north of the Seaport handy nor a chart to show distances from the Mason's Island anchorage to the village (charts are on the boat). We draw 5.5. We're comfortable...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-29-2008
Replies: 31
Views: 2,395
Posted By SollaSollewSails
I don't really understand the question. We keep...

I don't really understand the question. We keep our boat slightly over 90 minutes from our house. Why?, the wind is much better, we're out in the country and a short distance from where the places...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   07-28-2008
Replies: 73
Views: 28,976
Posted By SollaSollewSails
I would strongly urge you to consider a Bavaria...

I would strongly urge you to consider a Bavaria 38. If these yachts are more expensive than the Catalina and Beneteau it's not by much. We have a Bavaria 33 and compared to the Catalina's and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-24-2008
Replies: 8
Views: 7,853
Posted By SollaSollewSails
Thanks much to all. I was particularly...

Thanks much to all. I was particularly interested in the Genesis but what folks said about the Odyssey speaks to WB's overall quality. My outboard is a 6hp four stroke which will get my mercury 310...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-23-2008
Replies: 8
Views: 7,853
Posted By SollaSollewSails
Walker Bay Gensis

Our dinghy is giving up the ghost and I am looking for user reports on the new Walker Bay Genesis line. Specifically, I am interested in:

-Overall build quality. Will this thing hold up? How is...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   10-23-2007
Replies: 12
Views: 2,178
Posted By SollaSollewSails
Thanks for the photo. We can't wait. EG

Thanks for the photo. We can't wait.

EG
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   10-22-2007
Replies: 12
Views: 2,178
Posted By SollaSollewSails
Any information you could send me about your...

Any information you could send me about your Belize/Placencia charter would be greatly appreciated. I was going to use a place called Peckish Deli, here's their website:

peckishbelize dot com...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   10-17-2007
Replies: 12
Views: 2,178
Posted By SollaSollewSails
Belize Advice

We will be chartering in Belize this winter and are interested in information on provisioning. We're going with the Moorings and find $30 per person off the map. Replies from those familiar with the...
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