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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-13-2009
Replies: 1
Views: 1,943
Posted By cristamd
We used Captain John's Boat Brite Soy stripper a...

We used Captain John's Boat Brite Soy stripper a month or two ago to take old bottom paint off, and it worked well enough. We did wind up needing to use saran wrap to keep it wet long enough for it...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-19-2009
Replies: 436
Views: 57,678
Posted By cristamd
I'm 27 now, and got into sailing about 4 years...

I'm 27 now, and got into sailing about 4 years ago after visiting a friend of mine who had a Club 420. I bartered for a Sunfish the following summer, took a sailing class, and my wife and I recently...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-29-2008
Replies: 14
Views: 4,823
Posted By cristamd
Interesting. Does anyone know if the motors are...

Interesting. Does anyone know if the motors are binned into the 2.5/3.5HP units based on test results or build quality like microprocessors are? Basically in the microprocessor/cpu world, all the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-27-2008
Replies: 14
Views: 4,823
Posted By cristamd
Ah...makes sense. I didn't think of that. Would...

Ah...makes sense. I didn't think of that. Would there be any reason other than cost to go with the 2.5HP Tohatsu over a 3.5HP one? They are exactly the same weight.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-27-2008
Replies: 14
Views: 4,823
Posted By cristamd
I'm inclined to go with either the Tohatsu 3.5 HP...

I'm inclined to go with either the Tohatsu 3.5 HP (also 41lb like the 2.5HP) or the Honda 2HP engine. They are around the same price, but the Honda has a centrifugal clutch instead of a true gear...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-26-2008
Replies: 14
Views: 4,823
Posted By cristamd
Hmm...given that the 2hp Yamaha was able to push...

Hmm...given that the 2hp Yamaha was able to push a C22 (do you mean Catalina 22 here?) at 4.5 knots, I probably could get away with a 2 or 2.5 HP on my boat. Clockwork weighs a lot less than a C22...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-26-2008
Replies: 14
Views: 4,823
Posted By cristamd
So you don't think the lack of reverse and...

So you don't think the lack of reverse and external fuel tank connector on the 3.5 HP outboard will be a problem? I was a little worried about trying to refuel on the water with the .3 gallon...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-25-2008
Replies: 14
Views: 4,823
Posted By cristamd
Gas Outboard Recommendations or should I keep the Trolling Motor

Hopefully this is the right board to post a question like this, if not feel free to move it.

We have a classic 18' Annapolis Columbia which is a centerboard boat that displaces around 800-900 lb...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-27-2008
Replies: 4
Views: 1,092
Posted By cristamd
Yeah.... quality weather forecasting in Buffalo...

Yeah.... quality weather forecasting in Buffalo this summer, eh? We were hoping to take our "new" boat out for our maiden voyage, but decided 20-25 knots wasn't the best idea for a new to us...
Forum: Chartering   06-06-2008
Replies: 0
Views: 2,437
Posted By cristamd
Sailboat Charter/Rental Near Buffalo, NY

Hey everyone,

I was wondering if any of you knew of decent places to rent/charter a sailboat for one day this weekend within say 2 hours drive of Buffalo, NY, ideally on Lake Erie or Ontario...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   05-07-2008
Replies: 4
Views: 939
Posted By cristamd
Interesting, I didn't realize that nexus applied...

Interesting, I didn't realize that nexus applied to boats as well as car traffic. I'm in Buffalo too and sail out of Crystal Beach all the time (trailer my sunfish over there and launch it), I should...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-20-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 2,332
Posted By cristamd
Yeah, eBay has a strange tendency to inflate...

Yeah, eBay has a strange tendency to inflate prices of things well over their actual value. I think it's the "game" of winning the auction.

Corollary to selling your sails on eBay -- don't buy...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-22-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 550
Posted By cristamd
Here's a website for one of the places that makes...

Here's a website for one of the places that makes those things. I think they said somewhere on the website they max out around 45mph.
www dot windline dot net (sorry, still short a few posts to put...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-21-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 2,440
Posted By cristamd
Bob, What software are you using for the...

Bob,

What software are you using for the sail design and pattern printing?

Thanks,
~Matt
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-20-2008
Replies: 48
Views: 3,233
Posted By cristamd
shoes

I really like my Sperry Top-Siders. They're like sneakers, but with a tread designed to hold me on the boat slightly better, they don't mark (so the guy I crew for lets me on his boat :) ) and they...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   02-19-2008
Replies: 14
Views: 1,589
Posted By cristamd
I was planning to get a survey for my next next...

I was planning to get a survey for my next next boat (something in the 27 foot range for cruising around Lake Erie and Ontario) but not for my next boat which will most likely be an 18-foot dinghy...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-12-2008
Replies: 40
Views: 3,965
Posted By cristamd
I believe it is so that the drain cannot flood...

I believe it is so that the drain cannot flood the cockpit when the boat is heeled way too much, but that is mostly a wild guess.

I'm wrong, nevermind. :)

~Matt
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-03-2008
Replies: 9
Views: 1,639
Posted By cristamd
I found a really good online video tutorial on...

I found a really good online video tutorial on the Boat US Foundation Website. I don't think I can post links yet, but try googling "boat us vhf" and you can find it. It's a sales pitch for the newer...
Forum: Living Aboard   01-31-2008
Replies: 33
Views: 2,938
Posted By cristamd
HP Deskjet

I have a cheapo HP Deskjet 3845 on my desk that I use about 5 times a year. Never had issues with clogging like I used to on the epson. Also, the ink for the injets is cheaper than toner.

Can't...
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