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Search: Posts Made By: mattstamour
Forum: Cruising and Sailing with Children 02-21-2011
Replies: 37
Views: 5,509
Posted By mattstamour
My daughter and son grew up sailing on our boats....

My daughter and son grew up sailing on our boats. One of our family memories is when Nicole was maybe 3 or 4, on an overnight in Block Island when we had the 25' cape Dory. I had anchored to close...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-06-2011
Replies: 47
Views: 4,939
Posted By mattstamour
I say the Siren looks like a blast to learn on...

I say the Siren looks like a blast to learn on because it appeared to me to be big enough to camp on, the cockpit looks large enough for friends. For me, a big part of sailing is watching the stars...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-04-2011
Replies: 47
Views: 4,939
Posted By mattstamour
Alcapown, That boat looks like it would be a...

Alcapown,
That boat looks like it would be a blast to learn on.

I am not familiar with any of those rivers, but if you see other sailboats that size and bigger there I'm sure it would be great....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-20-2011
Replies: 53
Views: 5,347
Posted By mattstamour
Dude, I feel your pain. Learning is...

Dude,
I feel your pain. Learning is expensive.

You may be able to google up a copy of the parts manual for your model that gives you a blow up with each part listed. That helped me gain the...
Forum: Electronics 01-06-2011
Replies: 26
Views: 4,642
Posted By mattstamour
I bought a 12v TV from: 12 Volt TV, RoadTrucker...

I bought a 12v TV from: 12 Volt TV, RoadTrucker for 12 Volt Products, Truck Accessories, Travel Gifts & 12 Volt Appliances (http://www.roadtrucker.com/).

Its worked great for me.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-01-2010
Replies: 21
Views: 2,393
Posted By mattstamour
I have hull #222, which I got in 2009. We love...

I have hull #222, which I got in 2009. We love this boat and it's easy to understand why it is so popular. Mine has it's original Atomic4 which has been trouble free so far. This is my first...
Forum: SailNet FAQ 11-02-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 2,130
Posted By mattstamour
A good friend of mine has had this boat for over...

A good friend of mine has had this boat for over 20 years. His is a '68 I think.
I can tell you it is a solid boat. Beautiful lines, solid hull. I'm not certain but I think Cape Dory bought the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-22-2010
Replies: 105
Views: 21,926
Posted By mattstamour
.............thats what I'm talkin 'bout

.............thats what I'm talkin 'bout
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-13-2010
Replies: 20
Views: 2,634
Posted By mattstamour
15 Watt Solar Battery Charger Kit - 8500020 |...

15 Watt Solar Battery Charger Kit - 8500020 | Tractor Supply Company (http://www.tractorsupply.com/generators-accessories/solar-energy-systems/15-watt-solar-battery-charger-kit-8500020)
I'm planning...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-13-2010
Replies: 43
Views: 3,577
Posted By mattstamour
You can look forward to the sense of...

You can look forward to the sense of accomplishment of troubleshooting and resolving the issues you have as they come up. Not to mention the confidence gained in your boat and systems as it becomes...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-26-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 613
Posted By mattstamour
We go to Block Island most every weekend from...

We go to Block Island most every weekend from Mystic. I have never gone via the Race to get there. Current in Fishers Island sound can really help, or hinder your progress as it can run over...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-06-2010
Replies: 14
Views: 2,009
Posted By mattstamour
I have a two battery bank with a 3 position...

I have a two battery bank with a 3 position switch. How would I hook the low cost solar charger up to that?
Forum: Atomic 4 08-02-2010
Replies: 2
Views: 787
Posted By mattstamour
Bilge Blower/A4

Should I leave the blower on when the motor is running? Or is it used only to insure gas vapors haven't built up prior to starting?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-06-2010
Replies: 9
Views: 6,046
Posted By mattstamour
I downloaded this app after reading this thread. ...

I downloaded this app after reading this thread. Used it yesterday and I can't be more pleased. Its not a chart plotter, but for $12 its very cool. If you have a Droid its a must have along with...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-01-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 6,248
Posted By mattstamour
I use a bungy cord to secure mine while under way.

I use a bungy cord to secure mine while under way.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-14-2009
Replies: 28
Views: 3,828
Posted By mattstamour
The Buc18 was my first "real" sailboat. Its the...

The Buc18 was my first "real" sailboat. Its the one I learned on. After my first season, we named it "Adrenalin" 'cause thats the way she sailed. Bob summed it up perfectly.

Have fun, wear a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-22-2009
Replies: 25
Views: 15,599
Posted By mattstamour
Kiwi Grip update?

I'm considering the Kiwi Grip product for my '76 Catalina. Are there opinions of durability now that this thread is 2 years old?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-09-2009
Replies: 24
Views: 3,817
Posted By mattstamour
I'm happy PilotAl got his problem resolved. The...

I'm happy PilotAl got his problem resolved. The mea culpa by Garmin is satisfying to hear as a consumer. Good for Garmin.

I am envious of many of you who can afford these wonderful electronics. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-19-2009
Replies: 41
Views: 3,633
Posted By mattstamour
Based on reading this thread, I bought a pair of...

Based on reading this thread, I bought a pair of coccon fit overs a couple of months ago. This is the best sunglass solution I have ever had. Complete eye enclosure, including along the top of the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-06-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 3,353
Posted By mattstamour
My Catalina 25 had the old style unsafe...

My Catalina 25 had the old style unsafe gatevalves on the thru hulls for the sinks. I closed the gate valves, then filled the holes from the outside of the hull with marinetex. The holes were less...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 02-19-2009
Replies: 35
Views: 3,447
Posted By mattstamour
Hi Nikka, I have had a town mooring in...

Hi Nikka,

I have had a town mooring in Mystic Harbor (Noank) for many years. Iíve sailed Fishers Island Sound, Block Island sound on a Cape Dory 25, Pearson 26, Catalina 25 and this year have...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-17-2009
Replies: 22
Views: 1,847
Posted By mattstamour
I have an 18 year old fiberglass Pilot dinghy. ...

I have an 18 year old fiberglass Pilot dinghy. Among other abuse, its survived my kids running it over the rocks, bieng hauled up rocky shores, hit and sunk by a 50' Hans Christian. My brother...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 02-11-2009
Replies: 3
Views: 304
Posted By mattstamour
Smile Thank you very much. I understand exactly...

Thank you very much.

I understand exactly what you mean. Changing the spacer sounds like the way for me to go if I chose this boat.

I'm going to look at the boat again this Saturday, and I'll...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 02-10-2009
Replies: 3
Views: 304
Posted By mattstamour
Ascaird of my first Inboard

Greetings SailNet community,

Iíve been sailing around Fishers Island Sound (CT)/ Block Island Sound (RI) for the past 20 or more years. It amazes me how much I have to learn, but Iím happy to...
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