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Search: Posts Made By: kwaltersmi
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Days Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 1,009
Posted By kwaltersmi
Re: My Retirement Plan - Finding the Right Boat

Of those listed above (and "all things being equal"), I'd favor the Island 30's and the Cal 3-30. Both are from respected builders and feature diesel power, something keep as a priority.

I suspect...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 409
Posted By kwaltersmi
Re: Bottom paint for summer only fresh water boat?

Here's what Interlux says about using VC over existing antifouling paint:
Removal is best but if this is not possible, start sanding with 80 grade (grit)
paper and progressively sand with finer...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 409
Posted By kwaltersmi
Re: Bottom paint for summer only fresh water boat?

Many of us in the Great Lakes (cold freshwater) use a thin, slick, low-friction copper based product like Interlux VC17m, Pettit SR-21, or West Marine FW-21. It's easy to apply and doesn't require a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 1,150
Posted By kwaltersmi
Re: Mainsail and rigging questions

The other two halyards are essentially spares and nice to have as options. They can be used for a variety of things such as:

- an emergency replacement if one your other two primaries breaks
-...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 1 Week Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 630
Posted By kwaltersmi
Re: Baba 35 information?

Bob Perry lurks here often, so I suspect he'll chime in and be able to answer your questions.

In the meantime, have you seen these B35 related resources?

Baba 35 Review from BluewaterBoats.org...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 1,018
Posted By kwaltersmi
Re: Motion sickness question. Am I crazy?

Nah, you're just crazy. :D

In all seriousness, I think there is a psychological component, but I believe most of it is physiological.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 1 Week Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 1,621
Posted By kwaltersmi
Re: Cruising Finances

I'm going to vaguely generalize and state that I believe most cruisers have paid-for boats and live off of retirement savings, real estate rental income, hard earned & saved cash, inheritance and/or...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 1 Week Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 922
Posted By kwaltersmi
Re: My new web site is up and running

Looking good, Bob.

Love the "Production Boats" page. Now we finally have a definitive list of the boats that bare your name, and maybe more importantly, can now distinguish the wannabe "Perry...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 1,022
Posted By kwaltersmi
Re: Check Your Chainplates

Very solid advice and sobering pictures. Thank you!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 406
Posted By kwaltersmi
Re: finally!!

Congrats! It's all downwind from here.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-24-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 450
Posted By kwaltersmi
Re: Moisture on Boats

Moisture in the hull is a bigger issue to me than moisture in the deck. How bad is it? Lots of delamination or small osmotic blisters? I'm assuming you're talking about a cored hull, correct?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-23-2014
Replies: 37
Views: 1,992
Posted By kwaltersmi
Re: Solo Climbing the Mast- Block and Tackle

I now use the TopClimber (similar to ATN MastClimber) and am very pleased with it. You can see my review of it here (http://www.sailfarlivefree.com/2014/06/climbing-to-top-review-of-topclimber.html).
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 07-22-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 1,124
Posted By kwaltersmi
Re: My New Cruising Blog

Well done Keith. Looking forward to following along and contributing.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-22-2014
Replies: 64
Views: 2,991
Posted By kwaltersmi
Re: Suggestions for 28-32 cruiser?

D\L is displacement to length ratio. Careful with generalizations, but a heavier boat per length of waterline might generally offer less performance. Though that may come with increased sea keeping...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-22-2014
Replies: 68
Views: 3,648
Posted By kwaltersmi
Re: Sailing around the world on a Sunfish - non stop

Even though your plan is for a non-stop circumnavigation, will you bring an anchor? If so, which one and why?
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-07-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 1,451
Posted By kwaltersmi
Re: Catalina 34

So far I'm very happy with our MkI C34. Agree that storage can be an issue, though there's plenty if you don't need easy access (under the v-berth, behind the settee backs, etc.). Galley storage is...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-07-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 556
Posted By kwaltersmi
Battery Wiring

I've finally got some time to go through our boat's system more closely and am trying to figure how our batteries are wired.

All three batteries are linked via the black/neg wires, but all...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-02-2014
Replies: 36
Views: 2,056
Posted By kwaltersmi
Re: solar recommendations

I've got a rollable 14W panel from PowerFilm (http://www.powerfilmsolar.com/) that's durable and well-made. I believe they make rollable panels up to 60W.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-01-2014
Replies: 174
Views: 10,082
Posted By kwaltersmi
Re: Ice on Lake Superior in June

wolffy - What boat is Barefoot? A Pearson 365?
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-01-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 1,481
Posted By kwaltersmi
Re: Catalina 275 sport

Here's what they (Catalina) were thinking:

"It reflects what many sailors have told us Ė they no longer need that big boat, but donít want to give up racing or day sailing. They are spending fewer...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-25-2014
Replies: 28
Views: 1,536
Posted By kwaltersmi
Re: Blue water boat for the Great Lakes?

square wave = short, choppy and steep waves with a short period. They seem to have "sharp" edges that pound a hull unlike the often more rounded swells on the ocean.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-25-2014
Replies: 28
Views: 1,536
Posted By kwaltersmi
Re: Blue water boat for the Great Lakes?

Indeed, the weather on the Great Lakes can produce some rough conditions, but my experience has shown that more times than not (in the summer) you'll be trying to figure out how to deal with the...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 06-24-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 444
Posted By kwaltersmi
Re: O'Day 35 vs Catalina 36

True enough, a C36 in good condition with a scoop will be a tough find for less than $40k. I believe there are a few MkI C36's with the scoop (maybe ~1990), but most are MkII's, which makes them...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-05-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 523
Posted By kwaltersmi
Re: Sailing to St. Martin

Does he have a blog? I'd love to follow it.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-03-2014
Replies: 51
Views: 3,166
Posted By kwaltersmi
Re: What do cruisers do?

Doing nothing is doing something.

Or you could...

...read a book
...write a book
...clean your boat
...fix your boat
...explore the shore on a hike
...take photographs
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