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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-18-2011
Replies: 50
Views: 15,186
Posted By rkfitz
I spoke with Jodi at the Newport boat show, she...

I spoke with Jodi at the Newport boat show, she said she is doing fine and she looked great. With the bad economy, ad revenue is down and they can't afford to finish the Shannon.
Forum: MacGregor   03-15-2010
Replies: 29
Views: 14,024
Posted By rkfitz
Oh, cut it out, it's just in good fun. There are...

Oh, cut it out, it's just in good fun. There are real sailors and fake sailors? OMG, sailors are like boobs! So, if we're all just a bunch of boobs, it really doesn't matter what kind of hull is...
Forum: MacGregor   03-08-2010
Replies: 29
Views: 14,024
Posted By rkfitz
Know why you get ranked on here? 'Cause this is...

Know why you get ranked on here? 'Cause this is Sailnet. If this were Hybridnet, it would be a Mac lovefest, although you guys and the folks who own that Polish hybrid might get testy with each...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   09-25-2008
Replies: 208
Views: 17,078
Posted By rkfitz
Went to the Newport Boat show couple of weeks...

Went to the Newport Boat show couple of weeks ago, scoped everything including the Hunters. I really like the interior design. but the quality of material is similar to a cheap popup camper. When I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-22-2008
Replies: 109
Views: 5,904
Posted By rkfitz
Doesn't all that fresh water freeze over so you...

Doesn't all that fresh water freeze over so you can ice sail?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-18-2008
Replies: 0
Views: 963
Posted By rkfitz
Maretron WSO 100

Has anyone installed one of these? My wind speed indicator is down to one cup, and although I multiply the instrument reading by three, it always comes out to zero. I just know that everything the...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   05-01-2008
Replies: 13
Views: 6,034
Posted By rkfitz
Rope halyards stretch in a blow,cable halyards...

Rope halyards stretch in a blow,cable halyards don't. I hate it when my halyards slap against my mast, so I leave enough length to tie both ends off to a lifeline stanchion base, and I avoid boxers.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-08-2008
Replies: 3,281
Views: 224,554
Posted By rkfitz
tick.tick.tick.tick.

tick.tick.tick.tick.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-08-2008
Replies: 52
Views: 4,144
Posted By rkfitz
Now you too can live the experience!

Now you too can live the experience!
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   04-08-2008
Replies: 60
Views: 5,394
Posted By rkfitz
Stunningly beautiful. Love the green accents,...

Stunningly beautiful. Love the green accents, really love the teak decks. Looks fast just sitting in her slip. Will go down to my Pearson tomorrow and kick it.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-07-2008
Replies: 236
Views: 15,258
Posted By rkfitz
Conn. requires a boating license, but any...

Conn. requires a boating license, but any orangutan can take the course and pass the test. It may be politically impossible to require more rigorous training and testing. There are a lot of dangerous...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-07-2008
Replies: 246
Views: 28,481
Posted By rkfitz
Babe grew up a power boater, our first boats were...

Babe grew up a power boater, our first boats were power. When I brought up sailing she'd crow (yes, actually crow) "I make my own wind!" I already knew that, but didn't know what it had to do with...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-01-2008
Replies: 31
Views: 7,943
Posted By rkfitz
I spent last Thurs. evening with the Defender...

I spent last Thurs. evening with the Defender Cat. and the online Cat. 'cause there are some things that are only online. Wrote down everything I could possibly want including the item # and the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-28-2008
Replies: 41
Views: 3,670
Posted By rkfitz
Sailaway, thanks for the article. I read it when...

Sailaway, thanks for the article. I read it when Mr. Buckley first wrote it, and appreciate the opportunity to see it again. I printed it, and as I write, my wife is reading it for the first time. It...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-19-2008
Replies: 285
Views: 85,104
Posted By rkfitz
Anyone try using dielectric paste on crimp on...

Anyone try using dielectric paste on crimp on terminals? All of the wiring in my P323 is aftermarket, none of it marine grade. Rather than rewire, I thought I'd renew the connections, applying a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-14-2008
Replies: 285
Views: 85,104
Posted By rkfitz
I second sailingdog. The only reason for...

I second sailingdog. The only reason for soldering wires is because marine grade tinned wire is not being used, and it is an attempt to protect the copper wire. Tinning the wire yourself also leaves...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-11-2008
Replies: 16
Views: 5,695
Posted By rkfitz
Can't stop....must post on dead thread.

Can't stop....must post on dead thread.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-11-2008
Replies: 28
Views: 2,912
Posted By rkfitz
Please don't do that.

Please don't do that.
Forum: Provisioning   02-11-2008
Replies: 142
Views: 18,505
Posted By rkfitz
Lets see... Sam Adams comes in bottles,...

Lets see... Sam Adams comes in bottles, Herradurra comes in bottles, Cointro comes in bottles, Champagne comes in bottles, and orange juice comes in cartons. I lead a blissfully can free existence.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   02-11-2008
Replies: 24
Views: 2,482
Posted By rkfitz
Confused about insurance problems. Bought my 1980...

Confused about insurance problems. Bought my 1980 Pearson 323 last Spring, got insurance through the Boat U.S. website cheap, no difficulty, hail from Mystic, Ct.

I love credit, use it all the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-28-2008
Replies: 28
Views: 2,912
Posted By rkfitz
PS Don't trust electricians that drink Bud.

PS Don't trust electricians that drink Bud.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-28-2008
Replies: 28
Views: 2,912
Posted By rkfitz
A lot of good information by knowledgeable folks,...

A lot of good information by knowledgeable folks, but it's almost impossible to troubleshoot over the internet. Anyone who can read a multimeter could likely find the problem in short order (pun...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-26-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 1,446
Posted By rkfitz
I see you live in Ct. The Thames River Yacht Club...

I see you live in Ct. The Thames River Yacht Club has moorings for sale quite often. Downside is the constant ferry traffic. Also, the Noank Shipyard on the lower Mystic River has a huge mooring...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   01-23-2008
Replies: 14
Views: 14,297
Posted By rkfitz
Hope I'm not too late! Absolutely get a good...

Hope I'm not too late! Absolutely get a good surveyor. If you or a friend don't know one, I'll bet if you start a thread asking for references you'll get a number to choose from in your area. Have...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   01-16-2008
Replies: 14
Views: 14,297
Posted By rkfitz
SailorMitch is wise, SailorMitch is true..... I...

SailorMitch is wise, SailorMitch is true.....
I have a 323, and have been out in 10 ft seas and 35kt winds with it, and was very comfortable. Will get up to hull speed (7 kts) in 18kts of wind on a...
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