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Search: Posts Made By: BlueWaterMD
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-15-2011
Replies: 45
Views: 8,471
Posted By BlueWaterMD
I grew up on Barnegat Bay, and am VERY familiar...

I grew up on Barnegat Bay, and am VERY familiar with that area. There is a large section of rocks BELOW the waterline which extends from the end of the north jetty out to the "Monument." Most of...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-18-2011
Replies: 43
Views: 5,110
Posted By BlueWaterMD
You could always name it after a place you have...

You could always name it after a place you have sailed to. One of my dogs is named Bimini.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-13-2011
Replies: 26
Views: 3,998
Posted By BlueWaterMD
Had the exact same dilema 3 years ago. The...

Had the exact same dilema 3 years ago. The answer was a 1981 ComPac 23 with 2002 Honda 8hp that I bought for 5k.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-23-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 3,668
Posted By BlueWaterMD
Had a Honda 8hp on my 23' and it pushed it 7.5...

Had a Honda 8hp on my 23' and it pushed it 7.5 knots. If I had to do it over agoin I would go with the 6hp as it is more than enough power and there is a significant weight savings with the 6hp
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 11-18-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 2,395
Posted By BlueWaterMD
I had an 81' Com-Pac 23, that I just sold. ...

I had an 81' Com-Pac 23, that I just sold. Compared to many of the production boats on the market, I thought it was built very well. Mine had a solid fiberglass hull, with a cored deck. Internal...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-08-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 1,970
Posted By BlueWaterMD
Thanks for the advice everyone. Never thought...

Thanks for the advice everyone. Never thought about toggle bolts before - that may do the trick.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-08-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 1,970
Posted By BlueWaterMD
Installing a Cleat... Need Help

I just bought a 17 foot fishing boat. Now don't worry, I am still a sailor. I just like to do a little fishing from time to time. That being said, I respect your judgement about boat maintenance...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction 03-30-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 1,265
Posted By BlueWaterMD
Used to ground the SSB There is a great...

Used to ground the SSB

There is a great picture of this at the following website documenting the build of a NorSea 37. Scroll down to the section titled "week 6"

norsea37...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-30-2010
Replies: 16
Views: 1,494
Posted By BlueWaterMD
It was just to add a few interesting designs to...

It was just to add a few interesting designs to the conversation. I agree that the OP is probably not interested in building a boat. That being said, you would probably have significant difficulty...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-30-2010
Replies: 16
Views: 1,494
Posted By BlueWaterMD
I have always been intrigued by the idea of...

I have always been intrigued by the idea of microcruising. While there are several production boats (Potter and Montgomery) that make boats suited for the purpose, there are not many production...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 03-16-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 3,077
Posted By BlueWaterMD
Take a look at the Horizon Cat by Com-Pac. 20'...

Take a look at the Horizon Cat by Com-Pac. 20' w/ available diesel. Easy to trailer and rig. Fits all of your needs, and definitely has classic styling.

Just realized you are in Australia. ...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 03-10-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 797
Posted By BlueWaterMD
For a boat that size, keep it simple! Your...

For a boat that size, keep it simple! Your handheld GPS and a handheld VHF are all you need to start with. If you want something for the wind, get a windex - does NOT need to be electronic. I...
Forum: Chartering 03-10-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 1,666
Posted By BlueWaterMD
I have a pair of portable speakers that cost me...

I have a pair of portable speakers that cost me about $10. If music is that important to you, may be worth it to get a pair just in case the boat speakers don't wotk. The portable cigarette lighter...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-05-2010
Replies: 30
Views: 1,956
Posted By BlueWaterMD
When I was in college, I used to spend my summers...

When I was in college, I used to spend my summers working at a waterfront bar/restaurant. Frequently I would hear guys at the bar talking about their "yacht" only to find out that it was a 33' Sea...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-28-2010
Replies: 21
Views: 2,776
Posted By BlueWaterMD
I have a 23' sailboat and if I had to raise the...

I have a 23' sailboat and if I had to raise the mast every time I went sailing, I would quit all together. Outside of small daysailers, this is just not practical. If you really want to sail, get a...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 02-16-2010
Replies: 62
Views: 5,033
Posted By BlueWaterMD
I couldn't even read that.

I couldn't even read that.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 02-16-2010
Replies: 9
Views: 944
Posted By BlueWaterMD
Really a stupid name for a daysailor......

Really a stupid name for a daysailor... Scandinavian Cruiser. I assume that would be some minimalist cruising.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-14-2010
Replies: 20
Views: 1,436
Posted By BlueWaterMD
I used to live on the Barnegat Bay in NJ. Bay...

I used to live on the Barnegat Bay in NJ. Bay gets very shallow in winter. Bridges open on very limited schedules. No place to get fuel.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 02-04-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 6,657
Posted By BlueWaterMD
For BEST, I second the Nor'Sea 27. Also consider...

For BEST, I second the Nor'Sea 27. Also consider Dana 24 (and other smaller PSC boats). Both are trailerable boats that have circumnavigated. I don't think you are going to realistically be able to...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 02-04-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 966
Posted By BlueWaterMD
I don't know of any specific low spots along the...

I don't know of any specific low spots along the ICW there. What I can say is that the channels along the way are VERY narrow. Often you can see a shelf where the channel has been cut. If you stray...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-04-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 2,249
Posted By BlueWaterMD
I have used mooring whips on my 21ft fishing boat...

I have used mooring whips on my 21ft fishing boat back in NJ for close to 20 years and never had a problem. The boat is docked on the bay and we do get a significant amount of chop especially in the...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-31-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 3,280
Posted By BlueWaterMD
I think quality of the IP is higher than that of...

I think quality of the IP is higher than that of the Bene. That being said, many people routinely take catalinas and beneteaus in that size range to the Bahamas without a problem. For your intended...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-31-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 3,280
Posted By BlueWaterMD
I think the IP 27 is probably a good choice,...

I think the IP 27 is probably a good choice, given your requirements. For its length, it has a very big interior. It draws very little water, but it comes at the cost of speed and pointing ability....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-27-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 1,170
Posted By BlueWaterMD
"Is there anything i should prepare for during my...

"Is there anything i should prepare for during my trip?"

I would be prepared for large fines and possible jail time. You can't just renounce your citizenship and then travel around the globe...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 12-05-2009
Replies: 17
Views: 2,464
Posted By BlueWaterMD
What a shame. Bequia has always been one of my...

What a shame. Bequia has always been one of my favorite places. It is really too bad... the island is so small there is no doubt the locals all know who did it.
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