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Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   07-28-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 2,218
Posted By chucklesR
Re: Size vs. Condition/Amenities?

For comfort and living aboard, nothing beats size. Amenities can be added and elbow grease is free.

You can't add head room, or extra hull thickness or even more motion comfort.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-12-2014
Replies: 36
Views: 2,408
Posted By chucklesR
Re: Sudden inability to sail upwind

Back up to the ball instead of nosing in. You'll be able to see it, and with the low free board of a C22 you can reach over in a leisurely manner pick up the pennant then stand and walk to the bow...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-17-2014
Replies: 63
Views: 4,156
Posted By chucklesR
Re: Battery consumption. It's a mystery.

No, this tells you voltage and current draw when you look, the BMV 600 series tells you over time what you've put in and taken out (not a snap shot in time). So, in a nutshell one is a display, the...
Forum: Racing   05-17-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 1,824
Posted By chucklesR
Re: First Race

20kt winds gusting to over 30? Really? Water looks like under 15kts (no white).
Forum: Electronics   05-12-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 615
Posted By chucklesR
Re: Ethernet cable to Garmin radar yanked apart

Better safe than sorry on day 2 of a foggy passage, yes- either new ends or since they are buying (or should be) a new cable.
Forum: Introduce Yourself   02-19-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 1,003
Posted By chucklesR
Re: New to sailing in Maryland.

Since you are learning to sail I reckon it likely you'll be watching the weather and it won't be likely you'll need to motor against a 25kt wind.

Keep your eye on craigs list, deals are out there...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-31-2014
Replies: 184
Views: 22,478
Posted By chucklesR
Re: Embedded Chain plate maint/replacement

The new plates will be in the exact same positions and angles as the old plates. Through bolted and not glassed in.
I've worked out various redesigns on the interior to make it so they can be...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-06-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 574
Posted By chucklesR
Re: Recommended Instruments

Tough price curve Randy. Especially if you need the sensors as well.
Look at the Raymarine e7d series with a i70.

The e7d plotter can show the wind, depth, speed all by itself on half the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-22-2013
Replies: 49
Views: 6,908
Posted By chucklesR
Re: Teak Deck Replacement with Nonskid

Wonderful project and accomplishment.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-22-2013
Replies: 184
Views: 22,478
Posted By chucklesR
Re: Embedded Chain plate maint/replacement

Just to let folks know what the reason for all the madness is.
Note the crack
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-21-2013
Replies: 58
Views: 4,883
Posted By chucklesR
Re: Thinking of Losing My Inboard

The only good part of having an outboard powered sailboat is you can take the motor off if it needs service.
Of course you'll have to take the motor off when it needs service.

Cruising with an...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-16-2013
Replies: 184
Views: 22,478
Posted By chucklesR
Re: Embedded Chain plate maint/replacement


The nut at the bottom of the forward (actually the center) plate is used to fasten a ground wire, it goes from there to the keel.

The plates stop at the heavy glass strip, they do not...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-16-2013
Replies: 184
Views: 22,478
Posted By chucklesR
Embedded Chain plate maint/replacement

I promised in this thread to start a new thread on the steps going forward.
This is my attempt at doing so.

Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-01-2013
Replies: 26
Views: 2,327
Posted By chucklesR
Re: Inexpensive slip in Western Chesapeake?

First you have to have realistic expectations.
On the Magothy River Ferry Point and Fair winds and Cypress creek marina's all have what are reasonable costs, but will run you from 1.8k to 2.2k a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-11-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 1,722
Posted By chucklesR
Re: Outboard no water through tell tale

Maybe a thermostat is closed?

You need to check your manual / parts list and read here:
Forum: Chartering   09-06-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 1,555
Posted By chucklesR
Re: first bareboating for a weekend sail from Annapolis to Baltimore

Annapolis to Baltimore? That's more of a light day say not a weekend. I'm right in the middle on the Magothy river.
Type of boat, size etc. matters more than company - and for that you have to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-04-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 2,069
Posted By chucklesR
Re: Cheap boat parts?

You don't want or need cheap, you want or need inexpensive.

Used may not be as inexpensive as you think - you don't know the history and can't do non-destructive testing (x-ray's and acid tests)...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   09-04-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 1,810
Posted By chucklesR
Re: My First Cruiser: Pearson Triton

I'm hung up on the 'and find out the hull number' part -

if you own it you have the title, if you have the title it has the hull number on it.
Forum: Chesapeake Bay   08-23-2013
Replies: 28
Views: 1,367
Posted By chucklesR
Re: 2 last minute questions

For docking - teach them safety - no part of the body goes between the boat and the dock, then teach them how to cleat a line and do it outside (under) the life lines. Put whichever one seems to...
Forum: Chesapeake / Central US east coast   08-14-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 2,140
Posted By chucklesR
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-05-2013
Replies: 728
Views: 60,106
Posted By chucklesR
Re: 1989 Hunter 40 - A million questions.

Butyl tape - safe, easy to reopen the tank and reclean and put it right back on again.
Being as it leaks when 1/3 full it's probably a valve/fitting.

I'll remind you of my old trick for finding...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   07-02-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 1,509
Posted By chucklesR
Re: Sail Trim: Minimizing rolling in sloppy seas

I run a preventer on the main going forward, then another going aft - prevents the main from moving at all.
Then a vang to hold it down.
It's better than nothing.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-02-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 994
Posted By chucklesR
Re: Bent Stanchions- repair or replace?

Try Prism or Spotless Stainless - both do an excellent job of making stainless look like new.
The other thing you can do is either mix and match the new ones around the boat randomly, or just put...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-25-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 1,049
Posted By chucklesR
Re: Joker valve?

Denise, I just changed out both of mine - simple, ten minute job.
The new and improved is a cross hatch on the valve - truly is better.

Flush your tanks first or at least pump a gallon of clean...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-17-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 541
Posted By chucklesR
Re: Out of the Dungeon and Back into the Light

Good to see you back. You know you could have stayed and gotten a vicarious boat fix here.
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