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Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   10-16-2003
Replies: 13
Views: 3,115
Posted By tho52mas
Input from Cruisers please.

I have a 37'' Irwin. Two items. In under 10 knots everyone (34'' or less)can keep up with me. Above 20 I go about 7 to 7.5 knots. Between 10 and 20, it depends on which way we sail. Everyone says...
Forum: Chartering   09-28-2003
Replies: 4
Views: 1,039
Posted By tho52mas
Sunset Sailing Business

You need nothing but guts and a licence. the licence dictates what equipment you will need. I''d keep everything low key. A friend has been begging me to do this in the Ft. Myers area.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-13-2003
Replies: 10
Views: 2,294
Posted By tho52mas
everyone - need keel solution

I have a problem. My boat -a 37'' Irwin Centerboard model circa 1976. The problem - the bilge leaks into the keep, which leaks onto the ground. In other words the boat was built with sand as the...
Forum: Living Aboard   03-20-2003
Replies: 8
Views: 2,299
Posted By tho52mas
Liveaboard Training Available

Next you will want an outrigger for your sailboat! For pete''s sake man (and woman), don''t embarrass yourself by payin for somthing that you can get for free! Did someone have to train you to camp...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   02-15-2003
Replies: 3
Views: 2,153
Posted By tho52mas
Irwin 37 CC

I bought my 37 Irwin last year. The previous owner did nothing but drink on it, so it needed a LOT of work. The bowsprit was cracked and the crack was 1 inch in height difference. I rough sanded...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   01-23-2003
Replies: 15
Views: 3,051
Posted By tho52mas
Pearson vs Whitby

I have an Irwin 37'' cc. You can go from one end of the boat to the other with no problem. She heals 30 degrees vs a aft cockpit doing 20. (so you just reef). There is tons of room below so sail...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   01-23-2003
Replies: 15
Views: 2,446
Posted By tho52mas
To buy or not?

Just came from the Cleveland Boat Show. the worst boats by far: Hunter. Beneteau was next. C&C Yikes. THe best was a Tartan. In our marina there is a Pearson Vanguard. Super boat. I don''t know...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   01-23-2003
Replies: 34
Views: 8,862
Posted By tho52mas
Project Boats -- Where Do You Find Them?

Maine? Wooden Boat! Call or email them and ask for the list of freebies. Also they have to know who has something. Lastly, I traveled Maine a few years ago looking for a boat. Go to every...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-08-2003
Replies: 17
Views: 4,424
Posted By tho52mas
Describe Sailing

Every sail was my best memory because everyone was different. Facing the elements from the wind to the waves and returning safely was what put a smile on my face.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   01-08-2003
Replies: 15
Views: 2,070
Posted By tho52mas
Erie Canal System

I did 35 miles into the canal in Oct 02. Get the mast down at Worrel''s. He is like the soup nazi so shut up and do what he says (he knows his stuff). CALL CALL CALL in advance to let him know you...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available   01-08-2003
Replies: 2
Views: 1,294
Posted By tho52mas
Crewing out of South Side of Lake Erie/Michigan..

Pittsburgh is a dirty word up here but sailing is the equalizer. We sail from Cleveland. Cannot promise anything but take my email and keep in touch. I have a 37'' Irwin, Larry a 34'' Pearson, and...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   12-26-2002
Replies: 2
Views: 825
Posted By tho52mas
Inexpensive Wooden hulled Boats?

Less than 1% want a woodie.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   12-26-2002
Replies: 7
Views: 1,567
Posted By tho52mas
please: any advice on this yacht?

My first sailboat was a woodie, 12'' Penguin. It needed a rebuild, and it was made of plywood and Mahogany. I did it and knew what I was doing. My next was a 19'' Mouette, which is a daysailer. ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-26-2002
Replies: 13
Views: 5,888
Posted By tho52mas
anyone have used whisker pole 4 sale?

I might have one. Since I don''t know what I am going to be looking at, what should I be looking at when viewing one? there is one in Florida that is part of a trailer of stuff. A part is a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-13-2002
Replies: 21
Views: 2,578
Posted By tho52mas
Read any good books lately?

Just finished "Jesse Martin LionHeart" read it in one sitting. VERY enjoyable if you have ever sailed solo for a distance.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-13-2002
Replies: 2
Views: 607
Posted By tho52mas
Chart Information

the government does, if you can download them. I remember its NOAA.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   12-13-2002
Replies: 1
Views: 945
Posted By tho52mas
Boot Key Harbor

There is only one bar, across from the golf course. You an see all the boats in the harbor from there.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-30-2002
Replies: 21
Views: 2,578
Posted By tho52mas
Read any good books lately?

Blind Man''s Bluff, Gentlemen Never Sail To Weather,
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-30-2002
Replies: 9
Views: 1,733
Posted By tho52mas
Center cockpits +''''s & -''''s

37" Irwin CC here. My Irwin vs. 34'' Pearson. Pearson heals at 20-25, Irwin 20-30. Mine goes slower. Room inside is HUGE on mine. On trips on Lake Erie in 6''ers, everyone slept in the aft...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-24-2002
Replies: 11
Views: 1,082
Posted By tho52mas
x-mas gift

My wife is getting ten new ports, nine blocks for pulling, 8 oz. of 5200, 7% Heinekin, in a 6 pack, 5 O''clock shadow on her hubby, me, 4 more feet of boarding ladder so she will stop complaining...
Forum: Living Aboard   11-16-2002
Replies: 4
Views: 2,073
Posted By tho52mas
Marina Ettiquette

give me some hints and I will put a top ten list together.
Forum: Living Aboard   11-16-2002
Replies: 18
Views: 12,046
Posted By tho52mas
Suggestions for good liveaboard/Cruise boats?

From my gleenings:
AVERAGE BOAT SIZE 37''
MOST POPULAR KEEL SHOAL DRAFT
MOST REQUESTED MOTOR - DIESEL
PERCENTAGES 75 DOCK/25 SAILING
I bought a tank...a 37'' Irwin. She sails at 20 to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-10-2002
Replies: 3
Views: 1,479
Posted By tho52mas
dancing stick figure

ope, that wasn''t it, but it did have some good stuff on it.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-09-2002
Replies: 15
Views: 7,888
Posted By tho52mas
Fresh water tank slime

Our research indicates that Hydrogen Peroxide, the cheap stuff sold at all stores, will or shold keep the water in the tank free from bacteria, and not harn you if you ingest it. I am not sure of...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-09-2002
Replies: 6
Views: 1,580
Posted By tho52mas
folding mast

Let me see if I have this correct: the mast is lowered FORWARD in the tabernacle to lower it. As that happens, the boom rises to a vertidal position after the mast is on the horizontal. Then the...
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