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Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 36
Views: 2,415
Posted By Mark1948
Re: How would you enter this slip?

While I am still gaining experience in backing into a slip, I agree with newhaul. Prop walk is only a major issue if you rev the motor. Pull down develop enough headway for steerage and back in. ...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 563
Posted By Mark1948
Re: Dinghy outboard registration?

Wisconsin requires powered boats to be registered.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   10-07-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 1,100
Posted By Mark1948
Re: 27 vs 29 Feet

I didn't read all the posts, but assuming you will be sailing in Lake Michigan, I would talk to people with experience in a 27 and 29/30 footers. I had a 27 and found the chop on Michigan to be...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-29-2015
Replies: 81
Views: 3,711
Posted By Mark1948
Re: My Attitude Sucks

I don't think your case is unusual. Sounds like a big dose of corporate burnout. Years of pushing hard and working for a company with little if any recognition of a job well done, other than...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   09-28-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 732
Posted By Mark1948
Re: Making the Mooring...

A friend of mine singles all the time and moors from the stern. very easy to catch the line and hook to the stern cleats.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-22-2015
Replies: 53
Views: 1,754
Posted By Mark1948
Re: Mast on or Mast off in winter

Note of caution, when you store with the mast off and have a furling unit, make sure the unit is blocked so that any moisture in the unit can drain out the ends. This prevents damage from any ice...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   09-20-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 633
Posted By Mark1948
Re: Worst Mooring Knot

Hopefully you have alerted boats in neighboring slips as well. By now I suspect that he is unable to untie the plethora of knots and simply reverts to a "convenient" approach.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-25-2015
Replies: 29
Views: 1,934
Posted By Mark1948
Re: Exhaust Steam

Start with the easiest, that being the strainer for water flow, then move on down the line. I would do the impeller second. If you have not replaced it in the last year or so it would be good to do...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   08-25-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 908
Posted By Mark1948
Re: Looking for a good buyer broker

There are several boat yards with owner brokers in the chicago area. Do an internet search. Also go down to Crowley's and see what they have available. Per other comments 40 - 50 foot is not a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-30-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 500
Posted By Mark1948
Re: Where did the air go?

Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-30-2015
Replies: 40
Views: 1,743
Posted By Mark1948
Re: jib track bolts, big phillips?

I found a manual impact driver from homedepot word great for an extra large phillips. it came with two large phillips and two regular bits. The larger diameter gives a better grip and lets one use...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-29-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 1,337
Posted By Mark1948
Re: Repainting non skid only

I have not found a local vender of Kiwi Grip in Wisconsin. Any recommendations on mail orders.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-22-2015
Replies: 40
Views: 1,743
Posted By Mark1948
Re: jib track bolts, big phillips?

I have a hammer driven impact driver from Home Depot that has two large Phillips drivers that work great for removing my stanchion brackets. Using the driver as a short large screw driver given its...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-04-2015
Replies: 25
Views: 1,922
Posted By Mark1948
Re: Questions about borrowing a friend's boat

You need to have an agreement on who pays the costs of equipment that breaks down under your command.
Forum: Diesel   03-29-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 1,385
Posted By Mark1948
Re: Yanmar GM30 Hard to start

Ditto on the throttle, reading of the Yanmar manual says full throttle.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-29-2015
Replies: 47
Views: 5,298
Posted By Mark1948
Re: What's the *second* best way to keep spiders off your boat?

One more comment, make sure you check all your water, fuel and holding tank vents as spiders like to use these areas. Clean out and spray with your favorite bug killer.
Forum: Boat Reviews   03-19-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 1,485
Posted By Mark1948
Re: Review of 1962 chinook 34

The original article on the Falcon was in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. A lot of the restoration work was done by Gene Cramer. Gene has a Chinok 34 and has been in the boat repair and maintenance...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-19-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 1,052
Posted By Mark1948
Re: Rigging

Give Gene Cramer at the Horny Goat Marina in Milwaukee a call. Gene has lots of experience and might have a recommendation. Also you may want to contact the Milwaukee Community Sailing Center and...
Forum: Living Aboard   02-10-2015
Replies: 168
Views: 19,670
Posted By Mark1948
Re: Liveaborders that never leave the slip? I don't get it. Help!

In addition to Montagu, Dr. Don Ardell in "High Level Wellness" wrote on dying as young as you can as old as you can.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-10-2015
Replies: 42
Views: 2,523
Posted By Mark1948
Re: Spreading ashes?

Just do it and know you have made someone happy.
Forum: Learning to Sail   12-27-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 1,770
Posted By Mark1948
Re: How do you start from nothing?

Check with the University for a sailing club or sailing classes.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-23-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 2,157
Posted By Mark1948
Re: Ice damage

I bought a boat which had a significant amount of ice water which caused a few small issues but nothing major. As MikeO said with a larger open bilge as water freezes it has room to expand. In you...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-22-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 551
Posted By Mark1948
Re: ACE Insurance

You guys on the east coast really get hammered on insurance. Here on Lake Michigan for my 85 H-34 I am paying less that $400 through American Family. They tend to avoid Hurricane areas. I did have...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-09-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 872
Posted By Mark1948
Re: Catalina 27 engine access

Make friends with a really skinny,flexible person that is good with a wrench and willing to help.
Forum: Looking for Companionship...   12-09-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 2,173
Posted By Mark1948
Re: looking for female sailing partner in USA

DRF was only attempting to clarify your request. I suggest you contact some of the sailing clubs on the south coast or west coast if you are thinking prior to the month of May as northern sailing is...
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