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Search: Posts Made By: Coquina
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 8 Hours Ago
Replies: 91
Views: 3,176
Posted By Coquina
Re: Boat Us conducts anchor tests

I was only on an anchor in a hurricane once. We had 200 feet of rode out in 12 feet of water. It was like being on a giant bungee and as I said before, we had to get the CG to help pull the anchor...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 17 Hours Ago
Replies: 91
Views: 3,176
Posted By Coquina
Re: Boat Us conducts anchor tests

My FX-16 is easy to recover. I just pull the dinghy along the line until I am exactly overhead and it pops right up every time. This is why I bought it ;)

If 40 knots is near storm condition and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 19 Hours Ago
Replies: 91
Views: 3,176
Posted By Coquina
Re: Boat Us conducts anchor tests

Total complete utter bullcrap.
I have no financial interest in anything to do with forums or anchors.
I have owned an FX-16 for over a decade.
I know VERY WELL what it is good at and what it...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 22 Hours Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 479
Posted By Coquina
Re: West Marine & SCUBA Gear?

I think it would be GREAT. I would be 5 minutes from an air fill instead of 30-45 minutes.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Day Ago
Replies: 91
Views: 3,176
Posted By Coquina
Re: Boat Us conducts anchor tests

I *have a Fortess anchor*! I have no doubt it sticks better than anything in Chesapeake mud. I also found it behind me ON THE SURFACE when it failed to set and the boat took off downwind. I love it...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Day Ago
Replies: 91
Views: 3,176
Posted By Coquina
Re: Boat Us conducts anchor tests

I have a Fortress. The holding power is incredible ONCE SET. It is a light enough anchor that it will plane on the surface. I would NEVER leave a boat unattended on a Fortress. If the wind shifts and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 33
Views: 11,256
Posted By Coquina
Re: Spade Rudders vs. Skeg Hung

Bob Perry wrote a great article about how the spade rudder is superior in every way to the skeg-hung rudder. I wish I could find it, but the funniest thing was that for a fiberglass boat it is likely...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 621
Posted By Coquina
Re: Centrifigal fuel water separator

When I was aboard the Torsk - a diesel electric submarine - they had one of these units. It is about the size of a washing machine. It is not going to fit aboard the average sailboat. Here is a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 2,129
Posted By Coquina
Re: Are you a dock person or a mooring person?

It does sound like a good idea, but unless your boat is very small I can't see making a decent mooring for that. Mine cost me 4-5 times that.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 2,129
Posted By Coquina
Re: Are you a dock person or a mooring person?

I have been in a slip - then a slip - then a mooring - then a slip - then a mooring - and now both :D
1st slip was a community slip - cheap and nice. Then we moved and the second community marina...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 1,013
Posted By Coquina
Re: Sailing to NYC

In general, anyplace in the USA, on 7-4 I would be on a mooring in a 6 MPH zone, on land, or in a large steel vessel. Anything else is asking to be run over by drunk idiots with no lights that have...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 1,013
Posted By Coquina
Re: Sailing to NYC

The Hudson would be the west side, wouldn't it?
Last time I went through the east side - AKA Hells Gate - there was no way you were going ot anchor in there. We went at the wrong time and were doing...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 1,401
Posted By Coquina
Re: Annapolis live-aboard

Frustration is it. I used to sell and install Lecta-Sans back in the day and they worked as well or better than the city systems that are always "oopsie it rained here is 10,0000/100,000/1,000,00...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 1,401
Posted By Coquina
Re: Annapolis live-aboard

Hawaii is FAR from perfect. I used to work out there and could not wait to get back to Annapolis. As for winter, Annapolis winters are highly variable. Some years there is plenty of good sailing in...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 1,401
Posted By Coquina
Re: Annapolis live-aboard

Annapolis has a very vibrant live-aboard community, so plenty of people have decided that they don't have to be in Florida to stay on a boat. If you can affford it, there is nothing quite like being...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 1,633
Posted By Coquina
Re: High speed ferry vs. race fleet

Starboard!
Scheduled service!
:laugher
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 1,633
Posted By Coquina
Re: High speed ferry vs. race fleet

The ferry is exactly the same thing as Uncle Bob in a Boston Whaler as far as COLREGS go. The Oxford (MD) ferry skipper will suggest people please not anchor so close to his pier he has to do a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 2,615
Posted By Coquina
Re: Dinghy and Engine Choices

I have less issues with my used 2 stroke than many people have with new 4 strokes ;)
We have 15 HP Tohatsu 4 strokes at our club that do well, but I sure like my Evinrude better.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 2,615
Posted By Coquina
Re: Dinghy and Engine Choices

Work backwards from the ONE most important thing:
I will be going offshore and need to have the boat on deck:
YES
NO
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 2,615
Posted By Coquina
Re: Dinghy and Engine Choices

The 2 stroke Johnson/Evinrude 15 is the same block and weight as the 9.9. You have 2 issues with a dinghy - HP and WEIGHT. My dinghy is rated for 25 HP, but there is no 4 stroke 25 that would make it...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 2,615
Posted By Coquina
Re: Dinghy and Engine Choices

I have an Avon 340 (3.4 meters, about 11.2 feet) RIB with an Evinrude 15 HP 2 stroke and I am extemely happy with it. We can easily fit 4 people and a couple dogs. 6 people would be tight and bit...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 902
Posted By Coquina
Re: Mooring question

FYI you should never attach a mooring painter to a mooring ball. Either attach it to the chain under the ball or use the kind of ball the chain passes through. The mooring ball itself should never do...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 09-08-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 799
Posted By Coquina
Re: Thoughts on the C&C 115?

The C&C will be WAY more fun to sail. I can't imagine how it would be cheaper to maintain though on average. A nice C&C is cheaper to maintain than a wrecked Catalina and vice versa, but there is no...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-07-2014
Replies: 125
Views: 5,313
Posted By Coquina
Re: Why do people still use depth sounders?

I didn't wade through the whole 12 pages, but I cannot imagine not having a depth finder where I sail. Sandbars move and I have been aground where the chart plotter swears there is 10-12 feet of...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-26-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 1,085
Posted By Coquina
Re: East Coast Marina or Mooring

I pretty much have spent much of my life in the Bay. Since I was a kid our sailing schedule has been go south first and move north to avoid the nettles. I wouldn't swim in Baltimore Harbor, but other...
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