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Search: Posts Made By: tjr3c
Forum: Outboard 04-01-2008
Replies: 255
Views: 59,394
Posted By tjr3c
Smile Under- powered Tohatsu 6 HP

Underpowered Tohatsu 6 HP. I have the same problem. I bought the motor brand new and it runs great. However, a friend with a 2 hp outboard can go faster than me. My dink is 7'11" v-hull airfloor...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-16-2005
Replies: 55
Views: 25,316
Posted By tjr3c
In-mast furler; to buy or not to buy;

This discussion reminds me of the old discussions in the computer world about the horrible transition from 5.25" floppy disks to 3.5" floppies, to "no" floppy disk. In Mast furling is the shape of...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-16-2005
Replies: 55
Views: 25,316
Posted By tjr3c
In-mast furler; to buy or not to buy;

This discussion reminds me of the old discussions in the computer world about the horrible transition from 5.25" floppy disks to 3.5" floppies, to "no" floppy disk. In Mast furling is the shape of...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-25-2004
Replies: 59
Views: 15,044
Posted By tjr3c
C&C or Catalina

Fishboat,
I stand by my words. I have not had to retract any of them. The facts are the facts. The admitted opinions are the opinions. I have not put any words in their mouths and have not...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-25-2004
Replies: 59
Views: 15,044
Posted By tjr3c
C&C or Catalina

What a bunch of pompous portholes. We are living in a world that rates the products that we use. We, as consumers should be grateful that someone is looking out for us. The plywood we use in our...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-22-2004
Replies: 59
Views: 15,044
Posted By tjr3c
C&C or Catalina

http://www.ays.com/certification.htm

http://www.thehullcompany.com/newyachts.htm

Jeff and Whoosh,
I do understand what you are trying to say. I have visited the website you refer to. It...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-21-2004
Replies: 59
Views: 15,044
Posted By tjr3c
C&C or Catalina

Jeff,
What prompted me to enter the fray to begin with, were your unkind remarks about the seaworthiness of the Catalina 350. Your comments were in direct contradiction to everything I have seen in...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-19-2004
Replies: 59
Views: 15,044
Posted By tjr3c
C&C or Catalina

John,
Your Hunter 26 may be rated for its "At rest" characteristics, but a CE-A rating for Catalinas bigger than 30'' is more about "at sea" characteristics. I have been studying the big 3 for...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-19-2004
Replies: 59
Views: 15,044
Posted By tjr3c
C&C or Catalina

James,
I am glad you aspire to a Cat 27. Unfortunately they are not rated CE -A Ocean. The C350 is rated as such and therefore is built to withstand Force 8 winds and 13'' waves. They are the...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-19-2004
Replies: 59
Views: 15,044
Posted By tjr3c
C&C or Catalina

As you recall, Hunter was the first CE -A rated US sailboat. (All of a sudden CE- A ratings carry some weight) Do you have anything to substantiate that claim? Let''s see it! I am not an expert on...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-19-2004
Replies: 59
Views: 15,044
Posted By tjr3c
C&C or Catalina

Here is further clarification on what it means to be rated CE-A. This comes from a review of Gib-Sea 41. The Beaufort scale is referenced here and I apologize for not being able to remember what...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-19-2004
Replies: 59
Views: 15,044
Posted By tjr3c
C&C or Catalina

This may help explain what the CE rating system is or isn''t. It comes from a website of a Florida dealer of Island Packet yachts.


What are CE standards?
Since June 1996 all boats sold in the...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-19-2004
Replies: 59
Views: 15,044
Posted By tjr3c
C&C or Catalina

Just four days ago, I attended the AC Sail Expo and stood next to a cut -away hull display at Catalina''s display area.. It clearly and plainly stated that the Catalinas (above 30'') were CE - A...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-17-2004
Replies: 59
Views: 15,044
Posted By tjr3c
C&C or Catalina

The statements made by Jeff H are obviously self serving regarding Catalina Yachts. Unless he is the designer, he has no basis other than personal opinion, to make the following statement:

"The...
Forum: Chartering 12-31-2003
Replies: 3
Views: 1,068
Posted By tjr3c
Day Rentals in Tortola?

Planning a trip to BVI in the springtime. Accomodations will be land based. What specific companies are out there that will rent a sailboat on a daily basis?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-31-2003
Replies: 5
Views: 1,331
Posted By tjr3c
looking for new GPS

Dougship,
The garmin gpsmap 182 is a good value. It has a large screen and more pixels that the 162. It has more memory that the 162 also, so you can be sure that your "Bluechart" chip or CD...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 12-31-2003
Replies: 24
Views: 20,322
Posted By tjr3c
Catalina vs Hunter

Ottville,
You have received lots of input, from comments on topic comparing Hunters and Catalinas, to off topic comments about Beneteau''s and MacGregors. Let me tell you what I have learned based...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 10-17-2003
Replies: 11
Views: 2,783
Posted By tjr3c
Delaware River to Barnegat Bay

Thanks to all who responded. This kind of trip/cruise will be a real learning experience and test of skills and equipment. It will involve rivers, bays, canal, ocean, inlets, bridges, ship traffic,...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 10-14-2003
Replies: 11
Views: 2,783
Posted By tjr3c
Delaware River to Barnegat Bay

Slipacre and sherbet,
I have read about the bad temper of the delaware bay and of the treacherous barnegat inlet. Any additional advice on how to cope? i have heard that Beach Haven inlet is much...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 10-14-2003
Replies: 11
Views: 2,783
Posted By tjr3c
Delaware River to Barnegat Bay

Thanks Andy. You are right on target. I would be very interested to hear more about the route, the timing. Where you stayed or anchored. Did you go thru the canal or around the cape? Did you...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-10-2003
Replies: 9
Views: 1,455
Posted By tjr3c
GPS Chartplotters

I have a Garmin GPS Map 162 and I love it. It shows me exactly where i am on the water and in the world. It shows longitude and latitude as well as speed and date and time. It can record tracks...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 10-10-2003
Replies: 11
Views: 2,783
Posted By tjr3c
Delaware River to Barnegat Bay

I am looking for advice and commentary from anyone who has knowledge of what it takes in terms of time, do''s and don''ts, things to be aware of, and anything else needed to make the trip in a fairly...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 08-08-2003
Replies: 53
Views: 4,773
Posted By tjr3c
I suggest you stay in High School and finish. ...

I suggest you stay in High School and finish. While there, try to learn as much as you possibly can. Graduate and go to college. While there, try to learn as much as you can. The data is in,...
Forum: Chartering 06-20-2003
Replies: 6
Views: 3,245
Posted By tjr3c
Charter Certification

Without any formal sailing courses, I have been certified by Moorings to skipper a bareboat up to 40'' in Tortola, Abacos, Baja, Nice, Turkey, Corfu, Tonga, New Zealand, and Australia. This is...
Forum: Chartering 06-05-2003
Replies: 28
Views: 5,658
Posted By tjr3c
How about it Sailmaster 25? Dimitri of Athenian...

How about it Sailmaster 25? Dimitri of Athenian Yachts raises some legitimate questions as to why you have included them.
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