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Search: Posts Made By: Arpegecap
Forum: Provisioning 04-15-2012
Replies: 292
Views: 34,062
Posted By Arpegecap
Re: Rum enjoyment

Another vote for Ron Zapacca 23 yr old. Drink it neat!
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 04-15-2012
Replies: 6,725
Views: 1,590,233
Posted By Arpegecap
Re: Interesting Sailboats

I love the HD videos and have no issues loading with my cable modem. Smack, you need to get off dial-up:)
Best,
Bob
Forum: Learning to Sail 04-09-2012
Replies: 29
Views: 6,460
Posted By Arpegecap
Re: Boat for Single-Handed

Check out the Harbor 20 and 25 by Schock boats. Great performance and set up for single handing with self tending jibs and all control lines back to the helm. Outstanding quality too. Can be...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 04-08-2012
Replies: 6,725
Views: 1,590,233
Posted By Arpegecap
Re: Interesting Sailboats

On the Island of Providenciales (AKA Provo) Turks and Caicos, West Indies sloops are still built and raced. Pretty things to admire as they sail in the shoal waters.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-19-2012
Replies: 27
Views: 1,495
Posted By Arpegecap
Newport isn't shabby either.

Newport isn't shabby either.
Forum: Florida - Keys 01-23-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 2,547
Posted By Arpegecap
^ exactly! Slack high tide is a must. Did it with...

^ exactly! Slack high tide is a must. Did it with a chartered Hunter 45 and was nervous!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-13-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 962
Posted By Arpegecap
Saw mine inflate when it was being serviced....

Saw mine inflate when it was being serviced. Never had to use it otherwise -thankfully!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-13-2012
Replies: 74
Views: 4,275
Posted By Arpegecap
On a large power boat, maybe. On a sailboat, nah.

On a large power boat, maybe. On a sailboat, nah.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-23-2011
Replies: 18
Views: 1,836
Posted By Arpegecap
Huh!???

Huh!???
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-14-2011
Replies: 21
Views: 4,998
Posted By Arpegecap
The photo shows a Cunningham. It is used to...

The photo shows a Cunningham. It is used to adjust the luff tension on the main which helps controls the draft.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-10-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 942
Posted By Arpegecap
I owned a MIrage 33 - a very well built boat....

I owned a MIrage 33 - a very well built boat. There is a reason they are often priced higher than similar C&Cs. The Mirage sails well with a well balanced helm and a powerful rudder. Handled well in...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-09-2011
Replies: 47
Views: 4,718
Posted By Arpegecap
excess heel also accompanies weather helm. The...

excess heel also accompanies weather helm. The drag of the rudder compensating for excess weather helm is significant. So a bit of heel is good, a lot, not so much :D
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 12-09-2011
Replies: 23
Views: 5,945
Posted By Arpegecap
FWIW, having done a few crossings myself, I'll...

FWIW, having done a few crossings myself, I'll add my 2 cents. My view is that all production boats rated CE for offshore use are bluewater capable. But and it is a big but, the weakness is the crew....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-08-2011
Replies: 63
Views: 4,024
Posted By Arpegecap
My answer, an experienced and competent sailor -...

My answer, an experienced and competent sailor - who will know what tools and spares are needed.
Forum: herSailNet 11-30-2011
Replies: 253
Views: 75,823
Posted By Arpegecap
I never wear a bra or a Speedo - ever :-) ...

I never wear a bra or a Speedo - ever :-)

Best,
Bob
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-30-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 552
Posted By Arpegecap
WD 40 works well. Had the same problem, taped...

WD 40 works well. Had the same problem, taped over holes where instrument head had been stolen. I used duct-tape. When it came time to remove the tape - which had been baked in the sun, the residue...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-24-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 1,407
Posted By Arpegecap
A repeater at the Nav station is a nice to have....

A repeater at the Nav station is a nice to have. I used mine to plot the route (waypoints etc.) while sucking up coffee in the early AM <grin>.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 11-22-2011
Replies: 68
Views: 6,062
Posted By Arpegecap
FWIW, the Harbor 25 (more like 26 feet actually)...

FWIW, the Harbor 25 (more like 26 feet actually) has a huge cockpit, a small cabin room for four easily.with sink, icebox and a fully enclosed head. Still, I think a stock production boat with a...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 11-21-2011
Replies: 68
Views: 6,062
Posted By Arpegecap
I second the Harbor 25 - outstanding day sailer!...

I second the Harbor 25 - outstanding day sailer! Fast, and designed for single handing. Looks great too.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 11-11-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 1,616
Posted By Arpegecap
Amazon has BVI Cruising Guides, You will want...

Amazon has BVI Cruising Guides, You will want one, so buy now.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-10-2011
Replies: 15
Views: 1,647
Posted By Arpegecap
Funny - my boat had an anchor light at the top of...

Funny - my boat had an anchor light at the top of the mast - some 66 feet in the air. I would hang a Davis mega light from my Bimini. Not only did it make a nice cockpit light at anchor but it made...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 11-08-2011
Replies: 120
Views: 22,389
Posted By Arpegecap
There may be some merit in more conservative...

There may be some merit in more conservative designs. The modern European boats all seem to be influenced by the Open 40/60 boats which are built for pure speed driven by pros. Comfort at sea is a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-07-2011
Replies: 40
Views: 4,377
Posted By Arpegecap
I love my Harbor 25. After years of racing...

I love my Harbor 25. After years of racing dinghys and cruising boats (33,39 and 45 feet) I'm back to enjoying sailing for the pure fun of it. Going nowhere except as fast as I can.

Easy to handle...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-06-2011
Replies: 47
Views: 4,838
Posted By Arpegecap
On my Jeanneau 45.2 went from the OEM 3 blade...

On my Jeanneau 45.2 went from the OEM 3 blade fixed prop to a Maxprop. Always towed a dinghy (10 foot RIB with 15 HP outboard). Maxprop was better under sail, much better in reverse and gave us 7...
Forum: Announcements and Suggestions Box 11-04-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 580
Posted By Arpegecap
Admin posted about this earlier today. Problem...

Admin posted about this earlier today. Problem has been resolved. It was the OpenX ad management software which has been removed from the SN servers. Apparently it was Google and Internet Explorer...
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