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Search: Posts Made By: sailortjk1
Forum: Cal 01-09-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 1,297
Posted By sailortjk1
Re: Cal 27 T2 Doghouse for a rookie?

Leaky chain plates that lead to bulkhead rot.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-09-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 626
Posted By sailortjk1
Re: Aww, Jeez, the Red Witch is on the Market

Most likely she will be sold and the new owner will continue on in the charter trade either in Chicago or some new location.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-09-2014
Replies: 74
Views: 5,197
Posted By sailortjk1
Re: The most secluded remote boating spots in the U.S.

Northern reaches of Green Bay on Lake Michigan can be very remote and lightly cruised.
Big Bay and Little Bay De Noc with the ports of Escanaba and especially Fayette are the most remote places we...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-05-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 1,269
Posted By sailortjk1
Re: Towing and trailer questions.

Check the towing capacity in the owners manual before any purchase and make sure the towing capacity exceeds the combined weight of the boat trailer and motor.
O'Day 23 weighs how much?
7,000lbs or...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-05-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 999
Posted By sailortjk1
Re: What is this?

So now the question is What is that?
Have you found any more info Freedom Seaker ?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-05-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 999
Posted By sailortjk1
Re: What is this?

Might have to use the Hull No to identify it.
Forum: Apps & Authors 01-04-2014
Replies: 77
Views: 7,506
Posted By sailortjk1
Re: What is the best Sailing book you have read?

There is already an extensive list on this going back several years somewhere round here.

"A Voyage for Madmen."

"The Strange Last Voyage of Donald Crowhurst."
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-01-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 1,613
Posted By sailortjk1
Re: Wondering about furling Asysms

What was the cost for your system?
If you don't mind.
Forum: Chesapeake Bay 01-01-2014
Replies: 528
Views: 21,230
Posted By sailortjk1
Re: 2014 Sailing Season

Sorry to hear of your troubles Chef. I am sure you will get it all sorted out soon.
2013 was a great year for us logging over 1500 Nautical Miles in a Midwestern 6 Month Season.
Here is to looking...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-31-2013
Replies: 34
Views: 2,024
Posted By sailortjk1
Re: Cold Weather Gear Recomendations

I will echo what others have said;
The Base layer is very important. The new synthetics out there perform very well,like the Under Armor line as well as Red Head. Go to Bass Pro or Cabela's and look...
Forum: Pearson 12-30-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 741
Posted By sailortjk1
Re: where does the water go?

My first thought was downstream.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-29-2013
Replies: 67
Views: 6,291
Posted By sailortjk1
Re: How hard is it to sail around the world alone?

Seriously? Have you ever heard of the Southern Ocean?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-29-2013
Replies: 44
Views: 3,388
Posted By sailortjk1
Re: What would you do? Caught off guard by storm on the Chesapeake

I don't know the bay very well, But I always try to head for open water.
Reef Reef and Reef, prepare the boat for crap. Stow every thing and turn the bow to open space and DEEP water.
IF possible...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-16-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 406
Posted By sailortjk1
Two Thumbs Up...


Long time no post here. Busy summer with new career and doing the slow mac race.

I was recently reading a back copy of my BoatUs Magazine.

It had some nice articles...
Forum: Chesapeake Bay 06-06-2013
Replies: 286
Views: 12,774
Posted By sailortjk1
Re: 2013 5th Annual Sailnet Chesapeake Rondevous- June 8, 2013

Unfortunately, I am now officially out.
I was really looking forward to this, but the new gig has me out of town and traveling 90 percent of the time, and I just can't coordinate the weekend in...
Forum: Learning to Sail 04-17-2013
Replies: 37
Views: 6,218
Posted By sailortjk1
Re: Too big for a sunfish?

I am 210 and routinely sail ours.
Recently had it out with myself and my two really tiny twenty something daughters.
Also, have been out with myself and just as big Brother in Law.
Have fun!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-12-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 3,769
Posted By sailortjk1
Re: Pre sail checklist

Not so much of a checklist as a routine.
Pretty much do the same thing every time on and off and it becomes second nature.
That is my list.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-12-2013
Replies: 28
Views: 2,037
Posted By sailortjk1
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-11-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 1,456
Posted By sailortjk1
Re: Chicago to South Manitou Island

yes, of course go ahead and add me to the Fresh water is good part... Or, just ask my wife who is from Florida. First time out on a hot sunny sweltering day and I ask if she want to go for a swim....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-10-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 1,456
Posted By sailortjk1
Re: Chicago to South Manitou Island

Worst!, The winds can be flukey and on your little run from Chicago to South Manitou it is possible to be becalmed for a day or more sitting in the same spot for hours, we don't always have...
Forum: Cal 04-06-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 3,813
Posted By sailortjk1
Re: Cal 25-2 Rigging

Approx 6.3 Knots.
Easy enough to calculate using known specifications. LWL of Cal 25-II = 22 Feet.
Hull Speed = (Sq Rt / LWL) x 1.34
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-06-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 365
Posted By sailortjk1
Re: Chicago River trip

How the hell did you get your boat prepped for the season Outside mast up? Wax & compound do not like cold.
It's still in the 40's although it seems you picked the right day with temps reaching 60...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-05-2013
Replies: 64
Views: 5,031
Posted By sailortjk1
Re: Zebra Mussels - Lakes

Biggest problem is to the speed transducer paddle wheel. They can clog and stop it from properly functioning. Over the years I have found e few broken pieces of shells in my strainer, but NOTHING to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-01-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 2,934
Posted By sailortjk1
Re: Moody 41 AC has no traditional traveler?

When you press the dealer with the question, his likely response will be, "Nobody uses the traveler anymore." Just like the demise of a dedicated full chart table and navigation station, "Nobody...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-01-2013
Replies: 19
Views: 1,367
Posted By sailortjk1
Re: Chapter 1: Our first cruise

What a great story. You even had the balls to set a pretty high goal for your first time out. I personally believe that you have many years ahead of you of fine sailing and quality time with your...
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