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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   1 Day Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 1,357
Posted By CharlzO
Re: Lake Ontario rendezvous

Just throwing this out, but my brother is bringing his Oday 23 up either Friday (if all goes well) or Sat morning, and we're planning on making the trip with his and mine together from Fair Haven up...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   5 Days Ago
Replies: 1,406
Views: 501,081
Posted By CharlzO
Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

That looks great, and definitely a creative solution that allows for future access.
Forum: Learning to Sail   1 Week Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 772
Posted By CharlzO
Re: Lake Sailing vs Ocean Sailing

Just to echo a little to what Outbound mentioned - I started last season on Cayuga Lake, and it really was a lot of questionable wind in the lower end when I would leave, the wind would swirl a lot...
Forum: Outboard   1 Week Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 438
Posted By CharlzO
Re: Long or extra-long shaft?

Can attest to that also. I have a long shaft that's mounted in the well on my Ex26, and in heavy weather, the stern rising will lift right out, and I lose momentum. That extra few inches would...
Forum: Electronics   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 250
Posted By CharlzO
Re: In Hull Transducer

Have you tried the wax trick? It might be enough to get you more level, and may still work well to embed it into wax.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 510
Posted By CharlzO
Re: Demand for a self-leveling portable grill?

Sounds like a grill on a gimbal. I can't fault the idea personally, though I wonder the exact practicality of it in the real world, depending on boats and preference. In my experience, any time the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 41
Views: 3,167
Posted By CharlzO
Re: solar recommendations

Standing corrected, I went back and looked at my order history through Amazon (just caught this thread update, might as well make my correction for any future reference)

Amazon.com : Starter Kit...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 1,596
Posted By CharlzO
Re: USCG Stole my wind!

In my case, we dropped the sails since I wasn't really moving too quickly anyway. I can also understand the check, as we were about 7 miles from the "border" line in the middle of Lake Ontario so...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 1,596
Posted By CharlzO
USCG Stole my wind!

We went out Saturday from Fair Haven, and ended up heading up and spending the night anchored near Henderson Bay. Yesterday, we headed back down, and lo and behold, this power boat comes roaraing out...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,101
Views: 282,235
Posted By CharlzO
Re: Lets get some good sunrise/sunset pictures....

Saturday night over Lake Ontario as we sailed towards Henderson Bay
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 462
Posted By CharlzO
Re: Best sailing movie?

Ludicrous Speed, GOOOO!
Forum: Weather   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 998
Posted By CharlzO
Re: New Marine Weather Site

For what it's worth, I have gotten zero results from any searches I tried that I'm familiar with in my area. Zip Codes of my local town and neighboring, not found. Suggested results are in NC, not NY...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   05-19-2015
Replies: 19
Views: 1,965
Posted By CharlzO
Re: Avoiding marinas

Or buy a cheap inflatable "dummy dinghy" to leave floating next to the boat while you row your REAL one ashore. Gives the illusion of someone home. In theory.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-18-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 648
Posted By CharlzO
Re: Volvo in Newport

Went out for the In-port on Saturday with my son, was great to watch, and an unbelievable experience. The crowd was incredible, and I can't say I saw any mishaps in the people that were there....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-13-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 595
Posted By CharlzO
Re: New USCG mobile app

Hence the 'Being released Saturday' bit ;) But I've got it marked to remember to grab on my way out to RI Sat morning.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-13-2015
Replies: 40
Views: 2,866
Posted By CharlzO
Re: How to get free internet on your boats.

Well, the boat just splashed not quite two weeks ago, and I haven't had a chance to go out lately. It's mostly because I stream Pandora at work, and to and fro. Plus I'll watch Flixster movies, or...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-13-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 595
Posted By CharlzO
New USCG mobile app

Being released Saturday:

USCG Mobile App (http://www.uscg.mil/mobile/)
Forum: Electronics   05-12-2015
Replies: 38
Views: 925
Posted By CharlzO
re: Big Cockpit Speakers

The only downfall is it's an extra amperage draw to run an amp. So while it will give you cleaner sound at higher volumes, it'll also come down to what you want to get out of them. There are plenty...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-12-2015
Replies: 19
Views: 667
Posted By CharlzO
Re: Seacock/thru-hull question

Plenty of threads have hit on this, but some people have made backing plates, and recessed bolts into the plate to mount the flange to, instead of coming through the full hull itself. If the plate is...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-12-2015
Replies: 40
Views: 2,866
Posted By CharlzO
Re: How to get free internet on your boats.

I'm on the fence. I've paid for the tethering before, and then ended up dropping the tethering at one point, and then with rooted phones had it built in and never looked back. I use so much data even...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-11-2015
Replies: 31
Views: 2,309
Posted By CharlzO
Re: Bad Survey - Sue for Return of Deposit?

On the one hand, the survey was done after the contract signed. However, even if he "mis-stated" the size of the engine, if there's even an inkling that there was anything misleading about the ad, it...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-05-2015
Replies: 40
Views: 2,866
Posted By CharlzO
Re: How to get free internet on your boats.

Two points to consider: One, it's not necessarily "free" for everyone, as you still need to have a phone plan you're paying for. It's not additional charges over what you currently have, however, so...
Forum: Ranger   05-05-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 1,226
Posted By CharlzO
Re: 1976 Gary Mull Ranger 26' dry weight

Agreed, going to at least need a double axle trailer for that weight, and I've seen pictures of both tandems, and triples being used for those. No way I'd trust a single though.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-05-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 774
Posted By CharlzO
Re: Docking Screw Ups

At least he'll be first to get back off it...
Forum: Extreme Sailing Videos   05-05-2015
Replies: 0
Views: 700
Posted By CharlzO
VOR to Newport, who's going!

Anyone else excited about taking a few days to hit Newport for the Volvo stopover? Taking two of the kids out, who are hooked on sailing with me, and are dying to see the size of the boats, as well...
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