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Forum: Introduce Yourself   1 Week Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 1,030
Posted By CharlzO
Re: Our elusive dream... Found!

My uncle has a place on the Eastern shore, halfway up, and I spent last season based out of Treman in Ithaca, and had a wonderful summer on the lake! Plenty of opportunity for tacking practice too :)...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-21-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 368
Posted By CharlzO
Re: Praise for Taylor Made Products

I have a pair of their adjustable bimini poles that I use as supports for my solar panel off the stern rail. Love em. Didn't even know they had such a catalog (I found my poles through a search for...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-19-2015
Replies: 49
Views: 2,094
Posted By CharlzO
Re: How many times a season do you get to your boat

Last year, my boat was slipped on Cayuga Lake, which was just over an hour each way for me. But it was also a near-perfect season, with almost every weekend I was out being great, sunny, and usually...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-01-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 1,467
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   06-26-2015
Replies: 1,419
Views: 517,321
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   06-19-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 1,368
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   06-18-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 588
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   06-17-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 324
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   06-16-2015
Replies: 19
Views: 564
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   06-15-2015
Replies: 43
Views: 3,696
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)   06-09-2015
Replies: 26
Views: 1,748
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)   06-08-2015
Replies: 26
Views: 1,748
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)   06-08-2015
Replies: 1,130
Views: 287,111
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)   06-08-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 528
Posted By CharlzO
Re: Best sailing movie?

Ludicrous Speed, GOOOO!
Forum: Weather   05-30-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 1,243
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: 2,203
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: 680
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: 630
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: 2,998
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: 630
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: 1,134
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: 749
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: 2,998
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: 2,398
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: 2,998
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...
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