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Search: Posts Made By: TimofBlindSquirrel
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-23-2011
Replies: 23
Views: 3,306
Posted By TimofBlindSquirrel
Vibration

Often this will be caused by the mast pumping in the top third. My C&C 36 did this. You should only notice this in the slip or in very light winds.

The easiest way to correct this is to get a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-08-2011
Replies: 24
Views: 7,780
Posted By TimofBlindSquirrel
As a former instructor, I would recommend...

As a former instructor, I would recommend starting on something smaller. 16' X-Class or a Flying Scott. They are very forgiving boats and it will help you understand what is happening with your...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-26-2011
Replies: 49
Views: 2,603
Posted By TimofBlindSquirrel
Racing is not even close to what cruising is...

Racing is not even close to what cruising is like. I cruised Lake Superior for 15 years and now race in Chicago. Cruising is relaxing. Racing is not.

I race on a Sydney 41 and we do long...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 05-25-2011
Replies: 18
Views: 3,797
Posted By TimofBlindSquirrel
I raced on a Newport 30 MII in 2009 here in...

I raced on a Newport 30 MII in 2009 here in Chicago. Raced is being generous to this boat as it is very heavy, doesn't point, and is extremely slow. The only good thing I can say about it is that...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 05-25-2011
Replies: 140
Views: 30,530
Posted By TimofBlindSquirrel
I have done a serious amount of single handed...

I have done a serious amount of single handed sailing. The best advice I ever got was not to run your jacklines outside the shrouds so that you can walk the length of the boat. This will put you...
Forum: Racing 01-27-2011
Replies: 81
Views: 5,117
Posted By TimofBlindSquirrel
I think it was a media boat. A great video of it...

I think it was a media boat. A great video of it on Youtube. You can see their sprit bend when it hooked their boat. Crazy stuff.
Forum: Living Aboard 01-14-2011
Replies: 14
Views: 5,513
Posted By TimofBlindSquirrel
There is a private marina just south of Harrison...

There is a private marina just south of Harrison on the south branch of the Chicago River. It is privately owned and you can rent a slip from the individual owners durign the winter. I think that...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-10-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 795
Posted By TimofBlindSquirrel
I am willing to go through the hassel and expense...

I am willing to go through the hassel and expense of getting this boat to Chicago because it is rare to find one on the market. Current shipping estimates show that I should be able to purchase it...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-10-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 795
Posted By TimofBlindSquirrel
Thanks for the info. I will am going to have to...

Thanks for the info. I will am going to have to get a quote from them if I can make the deal for the boat.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-10-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 795
Posted By TimofBlindSquirrel
Boat Delivery

Hello,

I am livinig in Chicago and found a boat that I am very interested in Virgin Gorda. Not very convenient, I know. The boat needs a major refit and I would not dare sail it back to the States...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 06-15-2010
Replies: 280
Views: 79,078
Posted By TimofBlindSquirrel
A knockdown happend to me once on Lake Superior...

A knockdown happend to me once on Lake Superior on my C&C 36. It was a beautiful sunny day and was blowing about 15 all day. I could see a puff of wind coming across the water but it looked the...
Forum: Learning to Sail 06-04-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 1,304
Posted By TimofBlindSquirrel
Poltergeist is right on the money. You will need...

Poltergeist is right on the money. You will need to experiment with how far the tiller needs to be to leeward and how much to trim the mainsail. This balance point is critical. This technique...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-21-2010
Replies: 37
Views: 2,392
Posted By TimofBlindSquirrel
Well, it is not my plan, it's Beers. I would...

Well, it is not my plan, it's Beers. I would never drill a hole in my hull for this kind of project. When I did a refit on my boat I had it completly covered. I made a frame from 3 inch PVC pipe...
Forum: Living Aboard 05-20-2010
Replies: 14
Views: 5,513
Posted By TimofBlindSquirrel
Rebourn, Thanks for the feedback. River...

Rebourn,

Thanks for the feedback. River City is privately owned now so you can't rent there in the summer. In the winter, when most people pull their boats, a slip there is pretty reasonable. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-20-2010
Replies: 37
Views: 2,392
Posted By TimofBlindSquirrel
Sorry, I thought you were just worried about rain...

Sorry, I thought you were just worried about rain water sneaking in through leaking ports, mast, etc.

So let me get this straight. You are going to remove all the deck gear and you are worried...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-20-2010
Replies: 37
Views: 2,392
Posted By TimofBlindSquirrel
Remetau is right. If you are doing a refit you...

Remetau is right. If you are doing a refit you should have power so you can run the bilge pumps. If you have them removed for servicing, just use a shop vac to suck water out of the bilge.

I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-05-2010
Replies: 28
Views: 2,085
Posted By TimofBlindSquirrel
I was stuck at a marina on Lake Michigan for 4...

I was stuck at a marina on Lake Michigan for 4 days because of weather. They wouldn't give me a discount so I ended up paying the full amount for each night(there was no anchorage). I would think...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-27-2010
Replies: 2,821
Views: 303,534
Posted By TimofBlindSquirrel
My BFS My truly big freakin’ sailed happened...

My BFS

My truly big freakin’ sailed happened on Lake Superior in the mid 1990’s. I sailed my new to me C&C 36 from Grand Marais, MN to my marina in Bayfield, WI. I was single handing with clear...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-26-2010
Replies: 20
Views: 7,447
Posted By TimofBlindSquirrel
There is a great article in this month's Blue...

There is a great article in this month's Blue Water Sailing magazine about this product. Check it out. It has some great information.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-23-2010
Replies: 51
Views: 7,312
Posted By TimofBlindSquirrel
Dog- This topic we are sharing is way off...

Dog-

This topic we are sharing is way off base for this thread, so I am not going to respond after this.

Do you really think that if you were anchored in a NDZ and emptying your bladder off the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-22-2010
Replies: 51
Views: 7,312
Posted By TimofBlindSquirrel
Urinating off your boat...I hate to bring this up...

Urinating off your boat...I hate to bring this up again, but the truth will set you free

I just exchanged emails with Lt. Commander Rob Griffiths, Systems Engineering Division, USCG, Washington...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-21-2010
Replies: 51
Views: 7,312
Posted By TimofBlindSquirrel
Bad Dog! Directly from the EPA website; ...

Bad Dog!

Directly from the EPA website;

"A "No Discharge Area" is a designated body of water that prohibits the discharge of treated and untreated boat sewage. Federal Law prohibits the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-21-2010
Replies: 51
Views: 7,312
Posted By TimofBlindSquirrel
That means that not only did they die, the...

That means that not only did they die, the probably violated the local discharge laws too.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-21-2010
Replies: 51
Views: 7,312
Posted By TimofBlindSquirrel
I sailed my 1981 C&C 36 in the Apostle Islands...

I sailed my 1981 C&C 36 in the Apostle Islands and much of the south shore of Lake Superior single handed. The only real must have items include a good, reliable auto pilot, a good reefing system...
Forum: herSailNet 04-08-2010
Replies: 70
Views: 16,247
Posted By TimofBlindSquirrel
Denise, I am onboard with your original...

Denise,

I am onboard with your original comment about doing things by yourself. I use to sail my C&C 36 single handed all the time. There were actually a few couples in the marina that would not...
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