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Search: Posts Made By: mgb69
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-30-2013
Replies: 74
Views: 6,820
Posted By mgb69
What is the best way to Tarp a sailboat for winter

I covered my Mirage 24 for the first time last year (about to do it again).
Having looked online I used a variation of the mast down system.
I made 3 braces to support the mast above the deck...
Forum: CS Yachts 10-30-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 600
Posted By mgb69
Buying a CS 30

Here is the listing.
http://m.yachtworld.com/mobile/boats/1986/Cs-30-2254686/Chester-Basin/Canada

Photos are 2 yrs old - it has been stored on the hard since.
I'm pretty excited (and nervous)....
Forum: CS Yachts 10-29-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 600
Posted By mgb69
Buying a CS 30

I have an accepted offer on a CS 30.
1986 boat. It's in pretty good condition but needs some work after 2 yrs on the hard.

Anything specific I should watch out for in a survey?
A prior...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-07-2013
Replies: 30
Views: 1,768
Posted By mgb69
Slip or Mooring Can?

It's all about convenience vs cost.
My club has a tender service that will buzz me out to the boat and back with minimal effort (my dinghy stays roiled up in the lazerette).
But if I return to...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 04-10-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 470
Posted By mgb69
Nova Scotia currents

I live in Halifax area - don't sail outside of the harbor much (yet), but I don't believe tidal currents are an issue.
To my understanding tidal currents are caused by large amounts of tidal water...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-10-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 922
Posted By mgb69
Now THIS is an interesting sailboat. (TED video)

First thought to me - why even bother having it as a keel?
You could easily have a weighted ballast that could slide out over the rail. None of the drag in the water. Extend the mass out as far as...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-20-2013
Replies: 277
Views: 26,443
Posted By mgb69
Smack, or now as I have learned, Steve. I'm so...

Smack, or now as I have learned, Steve.
I'm so sorry for your loss. It's amazing to see how many people, like me, you have touched with your energy and zest for life.
I bought my sailboat last...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 03-17-2013
Replies: 260
Views: 64,549
Posted By mgb69
Local boat buying assistance

After extensive online research and climbing around a local boat I'm hoping I can find someone in the Long Island NY area.

I'd like to get an opinion on a C&C 30 that is in Greenport NY

Thanks...
Forum: C & C 02-15-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 797
Posted By mgb69
C&C 30 interior question

Yes, getting in the boats is the only way to really get a feel for the size.

Looking at diagrams with no reference is difficult. That said, the 29Mk2 looks to be noticeably smaller in the v-berth...
Forum: C & C 02-14-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 797
Posted By mgb69
C&C 30 interior question

Hi,
I'm looking at moving up to a bigger boat (currently own a Mirage 24 - which is small when I have my 4 kids out for anything more than an afternoon)
I have been looking at C&C 29's and 30's...
Forum: Boat Reviews 02-10-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 3,345
Posted By mgb69
C&C 29 - Mark 1 vs 2

To update the discussion.
The C&C 29 Mk 1 that I was trying to see is off the market. No responses from seller when I was asking to see the boat.
I'm guessing it sold.
I'm sitting back a bit...
Forum: Boat Reviews 01-27-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 3,345
Posted By mgb69
C&C 29 - Mark 1 vs 2

FDR - thanks for the insight.
I've not had a chance to see the boat yet but I'll have a better handle on what to look for.
I've read a lot online and was coming to the same conclusion you have...
Forum: Boat Reviews 01-22-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 3,345
Posted By mgb69
C&C 29 - Mark 1 vs 2

Sailingfool,
I see your point. But having looked at the 30' it has one less bunk.
With 4 kids the extra bunk in the 29 actually works better for me.
Plus also about availability and price. Nice...
Forum: Boat Reviews 01-22-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 3,345
Posted By mgb69
C&C 29 - Mark 1 vs 2

Sandusky,
Thanks for the insight. That's exactly the type of info I was looking for. I'll watch for the failure points.
If the condition is comparable then the Mk1 I'm looking at is a great deal...
Forum: Boat Reviews 01-22-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 3,345
Posted By mgb69
C&C 29 - Mark 1 vs 2

Further to my earlier post about comparing boats - I'm looking at a couple local C&C 29's.
One is a 1983 Mark 2
The other is a 1979 Mark 1

The asking price is significantly lower for the Mk 1....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-25-2012
Replies: 22
Views: 1,598
Posted By mgb69
What's with the slime??

Just bought some bottom paint and will re-coat my hull this wkend.
For interest sake the salesman noted that the xxx Bottomcoat (cheapest option - copier based) could only sit on land for 5 days...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-22-2012
Replies: 22
Views: 1,598
Posted By mgb69
What's with the slime??

Further to that - how long do the bottom paints last?
My boat will have max 5 mo in the water/yr - does that mean the ablative paint will last 2 seasons?
Or is it just dependent on my area?
Mark
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-22-2012
Replies: 22
Views: 1,598
Posted By mgb69
What's with the slime??

Trying to figure barnacle issue out myself.
Boat moored in salt water (Halifax Harbour - Nova Soctia Canada). Mirage 24 - new to me this spring.
Surprised to notice this weekend that the whole...
Forum: Learning to Sail 06-19-2012
Replies: 23
Views: 2,478
Posted By mgb69
Roller reefing

Thanks for all the advice.
By keeping tension on my furling line as I pull out the jib I've been able to re-furl fairly easily.
Tension on backstay seems good and the furling line is running...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-15-2012
Replies: 47
Views: 4,492
Posted By mgb69
Navigation Software

Thanks for the info. Few more posts and I'll actually be allowed to see your picture!!!
I'm just running with a single battery on a Mirage 24 - so I don't have the power to keep a laptop up and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-15-2012
Replies: 47
Views: 4,492
Posted By mgb69
Navigation Software

C_witch --- I'm intrigued. I'm a big fan of the open source software movement (OpenOffice, Gimp etc)
I'm also on the Canadian East coast (Halifax area). I bought Nav-x and the Canadian maps for the...
Forum: Learning to Sail 06-11-2012
Replies: 23
Views: 2,478
Posted By mgb69
Roller reefing

Good sail tonight.
Made a point of keeping some tension on the reefing line as I pulled out the jib.
Was able to hand furl the job at the end. Still stiffer than I'd like - but to bad.
I'll...
Forum: Learning to Sail 06-11-2012
Replies: 23
Views: 2,478
Posted By mgb69
Roller reefing

Ok. I'm out tonight so I'll check my halyard tension and I'll have a spare set if hands to keep a good tension on the line as I unfurl the sail.
I'm already a member of the M24 group on yahoo -...
Forum: Learning to Sail 06-10-2012
Replies: 23
Views: 2,478
Posted By mgb69
Roller reefing

I believe the top swivel is turning easily.
I can turn the sail by hand fairly easily and there is no twisting when it does furl.
But I'll check tomorrow - make sure
Forum: Learning to Sail 06-10-2012
Replies: 23
Views: 2,478
Posted By mgb69
Roller reefing

Thx for quick replies.
My first thought was that the furling line was getting fouled (I had wrapped up way too much the first time). Stripped out a bunch - but maybe I need to keep more tension on...
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