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Search: Posts Made By: Irwin32
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-12-2006
Replies: 22
Views: 2,732
Posted By Irwin32
I seriouslyconsidered the Airhead a year ago. I...

I seriouslyconsidered the Airhead a year ago. I did speak with a friend who had sailed aboard a boat with one and was told there was no odor. I finally decided not to go with it for 2 reasons. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-30-2006
Replies: 53
Views: 12,866
Posted By Irwin32
In theory it should work for a 30 footer, but why...

In theory it should work for a 30 footer, but why bother? It is a lot easier to put a bow line ashore and pull.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 11-28-2006
Replies: 1
Views: 622
Posted By Irwin32
Summer Cruise

Sailortjk1:
Thanks for asking. The cruise was great! I stretched it out to just short of three months. I visited Mac I of course, Hessel, MI and the Les Chennaux Islands at the top Huron. From there...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-27-2006
Replies: 11
Views: 1,201
Posted By Irwin32
Take a look at Shannon Yachts. They have some...

Take a look at Shannon Yachts. They have some spots where they use Treadmaster.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-26-2006
Replies: 11
Views: 1,201
Posted By Irwin32
I have teak and would not have chosed it except I...

I have teak and would not have chosed it except I liked the boat. It gets very hot on warm days and is just one more thing to maintain, but, as we know, has excellent traction in all conditions.
...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-25-2006
Replies: 8
Views: 1,590
Posted By Irwin32
If you have a trailor, try flooding the bilge...

If you have a trailor, try flooding the bilge when the bottom is dry. Look to see if any water is leaking out of the boat and if it is, you have found where it is leaking in.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-23-2006
Replies: 5
Views: 2,350
Posted By Irwin32
The ATN tacker is intended for use with an...

The ATN tacker is intended for use with an asymetrical. It will not help with a symetrical.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-23-2006
Replies: 22
Views: 2,428
Posted By Irwin32
I think seamanship includes a respect for the...

I think seamanship includes a respect for the yachting tradition which is very deep in respect for other mariners. Thus, growing from this respect of other mariners, is flag etiquette.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 11-22-2006
Replies: 10
Views: 1,164
Posted By Irwin32
CS is a good boat. Congratulations. You done...

CS is a good boat. Congratulations. You done good.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-22-2006
Replies: 22
Views: 2,428
Posted By Irwin32
American flag or ensign should be 1" of length...

American flag or ensign should be 1" of length for every foot oal and flown in the place of honor - either the stern or 3/4 up back stay.

In foreign waters fly the country's flag on your...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-22-2006
Replies: 19
Views: 4,164
Posted By Irwin32
Most places will accept shorts, flip flops, a t...

Most places will accept shorts, flip flops, a t shirt.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-20-2006
Replies: 8
Views: 2,044
Posted By Irwin32
Hard to find...

Nassau 34.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 08-22-2006
Replies: 10
Views: 1,257
Posted By Irwin32
Lakefield is a standard lock - it is...

Lakefield is a standard lock - it is Petersborough you are refering to and it is indeed spectacular. I am presently sitting with 50 miles to go (234 total). With a little over 5' draft I have hit...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-14-2006
Replies: 4
Views: 14,092
Posted By Irwin32
The Coronada 25 may be out dated, but it is a...

The Coronada 25 may be out dated, but it is a good boat and has served many Great Lakes sailors well in the past taking them all over the lakes back n the days when a 25 footer was a good sized boat....
Forum: Atomic 4 08-13-2006
Replies: 7
Views: 3,013
Posted By Irwin32
See post below on compression test.

See post below on compression test.
Forum: Atomic 4 08-13-2006
Replies: 7
Views: 3,013
Posted By Irwin32
Excessive cranking when trying to start the...

Excessive cranking when trying to start the engine could be the source of your water in cylinder. If you are having trouble starting it is a good idea to turn off raw water until it runs.

I had...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-13-2006
Replies: 5
Views: 6,229
Posted By Irwin32
Tartans have excellent reputations for being well...

Tartans have excellent reputations for being well built boats suitable for off shore sailing.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-13-2006
Replies: 13
Views: 15,037
Posted By Irwin32
Do you think he is still debating what to do...

Do you think he is still debating what to do about tiller steerring? Some people take a long time to make a decsion. If he waited 3 yrs he must have learned a lot since then and our comments must be...
Forum: Learning to Sail 08-12-2006
Replies: 6
Views: 1,150
Posted By Irwin32
Comaraderie: I get it, now

Comaraderie:

I get it, now
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 08-11-2006
Replies: 10
Views: 1,257
Posted By Irwin32
NEWPort This is what I needed to hear. I...

NEWPort

This is what I needed to hear. I am in Midland right now and ready to Demast. Others I have talked with around here echo your opinion. I am entering early next week as soon as my crew...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-11-2006
Replies: 12
Views: 14,245
Posted By Irwin32
No comparison, in my opinion. Forget the...

No comparison, in my opinion. Forget the Venture. O'Day made a reasonably good coastal cruiser and would be my choice hands down. Ventures are poorly constructed and I am told subject to hull/deck...
Forum: Learning to Sail 08-11-2006
Replies: 6
Views: 1,150
Posted By Irwin32
You need to tell us the actual boat you are...

You need to tell us the actual boat you are considering. Many fine offshore boats were made in that era and many not so fine offshore boats were made then, as well.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-11-2006
Replies: 13
Views: 15,037
Posted By Irwin32
I say keep looking for a boat until you find one...

I say keep looking for a boat until you find one with a wheel that you like. I have sailed tiller boats for 30 years, but I like a wheel for a cruising/day sailor much better. Racing is different,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-11-2006
Replies: 20
Views: 1,841
Posted By Irwin32
Seagulls = Rats With Wings

Seagulls = Rats With Wings
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-11-2006
Replies: 20
Views: 1,841
Posted By Irwin32
Seagulls = Rats With Wings

Seagulls = Rats With Wings
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