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Search: Posts Made By: Selkie60
Forum: Mass Bay Sailors 1 Week Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 213
Posted By Selkie60
Question Looking for a full-service boat yard near Boston

I have a variety of work I need done over the winter and am looking for recommendations for a full-service boat yard that can do the work and store the boat over the winter. It seems like all "boat...
Forum: US Northeast 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 242
Posted By Selkie60
Re: Yanmar parts in Massachusetts

Also, where do I buy marine diesel lube oil (e.g Rotella, Delvac)? Chandleries don't sell it, can I buy it at car parts stores?
Forum: US Northeast 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 242
Posted By Selkie60
Question Yanmar parts in Massachusetts

I just bought a sailboat with a Yanmar engine and am discovering the joys of buying Yanmar spare parts. I'll spare you the rant, you've probably heard it all before. So, where does a Massachusetts...
Forum: US Northeast 07-17-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 349
Posted By Selkie60
BoatUS vs SeaTow in the Northeast

I'm familiar with the general differences between the two but am interested in differences specific to the northeast US: response times, number of bases, etc. My home port is Boston and my cruising...
Forum: Hunter 07-08-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 286
Posted By Selkie60
Re: Welded mast on a Vision 32?

Thanks Jeff, that sounds very similar to what the surveyor said. He thought the rake might change a little at the weld as well.
Forum: Hunter 07-08-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 286
Posted By Selkie60
Welded mast on a Vision 32?

I'm considering buying a 1992 Vision 32. The surveyor said the mast appears to be two pieces that were welded together. The weld is in the upper section of the mast. He said it was a very clean weld...
Forum: US Northeast 06-26-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 253
Posted By Selkie60
Re: Surveyor recommendations for Groton, CT?

Thanks for your responses. Captainrated doesn't really have enough reviews yet to be terribly helpful, at least for New England surveyors. Nonetheless, Hitchcock did get one good review. A...
Forum: US Northeast 06-26-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 253
Posted By Selkie60
Surveyor recommendations for Groton, CT?

I'm looking for recommendations for a surveyor in the Groton CT area. I may need a survey and sea trial for a Hunter Vision.
Forum: Hunter 06-20-2014
Replies: 1
Views: 283
Posted By Selkie60
Hunter Vision Upwind performance

How well do these boats sail upwind or hove-to?
Forum: C30 06-15-2014
Replies: 0
Views: 240
Posted By Selkie60
C30 pricing data?

I'm in the market for a C30 and was wondering if anyone here would be willing to share any recent actual sale prices they know of. I'm in New England and I'm particularly interested in very clean...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-12-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 938
Posted By Selkie60
Re: How get reefing line back thru boom?

Fish tape: Klein Tools Depthfinder 25 ft. Steel Fish Tape-56005 at The Home Depot (http://www.homedepot.com/p/Klein-Tools-Depthfinder-25-ft-Steel-Fish-Tape-56005/100660167?N=5yc1vZbm6i)
Forum: Racing 04-19-2014
Replies: 36
Views: 2,550
Posted By Selkie60
Re: When do coast guard regulations not apply?

Yelling "Port" baffles them even more.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-24-2014
Replies: 35
Views: 5,954
Posted By Selkie60
Re: In case of apocalypse what sailboat and how to use it?

Whatever boat you use, make sure you have a sea anchor. According to the canon, zombies can climb anchor rodes.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-13-2014
Replies: 39
Views: 2,544
Posted By Selkie60
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-12-2013
Replies: 19
Views: 867
Posted By Selkie60
Re: Anyone use ships bells for time

Straight 4 hour watches.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-12-2013
Replies: 19
Views: 867
Posted By Selkie60
Re: Anyone use ships bells for time

I'm a Navy Brat and grew up with a living room clock that rang ships bells. I now have an app on my smartphone that rings ships bells because I find it comforting and it confuses the hell out of...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-11-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 2,787
Posted By Selkie60
Re: Wiring schematic app?

Another vote for Visio. I use it and Eagle schematic capture regularly and would use Visio myself for this task.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-20-2013
Replies: 33
Views: 1,601
Posted By Selkie60
Re: Boston By Air

The BSC Learn to Sail class includes a 35 day student membership. That's one way to get some soling sailing in while you are visiting.
Learn To Sail at the Boston Sailing Center on Boston Harbor...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 07-09-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 2,065
Posted By Selkie60
Re: Who does a lot of fishing from or near their boat?

Whenever speed & traffic permit, I drag a "deep diver" lure using an inshore rod and 20# line. I'd estimate that I score a Bluefish every couple of days this way. I don't make any effort to find...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-03-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 828
Posted By Selkie60
Re: Anyone know a good place to buy a marine flag?

Here's where I get my flags: First US Navy Jack Flags (http://www.gadsdenandculpeper.com/fiusnajafl.html).
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-26-2013
Replies: 139
Views: 7,653
Posted By Selkie60
Re: Cruising with livestock -- any anchoring issues?

Boston Common is actually a common pasture, so while you are in Boston you should be able to walk Bessie over to the Common for some fresh grass.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-24-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 1,240
Posted By Selkie60
Re: Would this forecast keep you in port?

When I'm dodging pop-up thunderstorms, I find these android apps helpful:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=de.mdiener.rain.usa.plus...
Forum: US Northeast 06-20-2013
Replies: 38
Views: 1,951
Posted By Selkie60
Re: 10 days south of Cuttyhunk

Minnewaska: When you anchor at Cuttyhunk, are you north of the line between G9 and G5? I didn't want to anchor outside those markers because I was concerned about transiting vessels.
Forum: Learning to Sail 06-18-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 1,690
Posted By Selkie60
Re: Adjusting from Water to Land

I used to have that problem. Now I only drink rum at sea and scotch on land. My body is now trained to recognize that single malt means we are on land. Multiple drams may be required after longer...
Forum: US Northeast 06-18-2013
Replies: 38
Views: 1,951
Posted By Selkie60
Re: 10 days south of Cuttyhunk

As a result of 3 big storms during our 10 day cruise, I ended up with a more conservative itinerary:

Marion (mooring)
Cuttyhunk (mooring)
Newport (mooring)
Newport (mooring) (Tropical Storm)...
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