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Search: Posts Made By: engineer_sailor
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 22 Hours Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 278
Posted By engineer_sailor
Re: 20mm old winch.

Call or visit Bacons in Annapolis,MD
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Day Ago
Replies: 60
Views: 2,634
Posted By engineer_sailor
Re: The New Generation

We are trying to do our part to inspire the "next next generation".
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My wife and I are under 35 so I'll count us as the "next generation". Hopefully I one day we will cruise beyond the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Days Ago
Replies: 98
Views: 5,597
Posted By engineer_sailor
Re: Anyone ever buy bigger or new and regret it?

We looked at at least 100 boats before buying ranging between 25-40 feet. Had one 2 year old and the second child on the way.

Almost bought a 35' in the upper 5 figure range, but ultimately...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Days Ago
Replies: 75
Views: 5,396
Posted By engineer_sailor
Re: Single handed anchoring questions

With respect to back winding and setting the anchor I am considering modifying my technique.

Back winding our main in 12-15 knots was a chore and barely doable. We ended up tacking back and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Days Ago
Replies: 75
Views: 5,396
Posted By engineer_sailor
Single handed anchoring questions

I break it down into to categories, motoring and under sail:

Motoring:

1. Before arriving at anchorage, engage autopilot, walk forward, cleat rode to bow cleat, and untie line securing anchor...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Days Ago
Replies: 51
Views: 2,619
Posted By engineer_sailor
Re: Lets talk about dinghies y'all

8'6" Saturn Raft with a 2.5 HP Suzuki outboard.

Plenty large for two people and gear. Both are light and can be bought new for around $1300 if you wait for good prices.

Fits on the foredeck of...
Forum: Cruising and Sailing with Children 4 Days Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 681
Posted By engineer_sailor
Re: First Boat for Me and the Family?

Had a similar situation. Kids were 0 and 2 now 4 and 2. We bought a Catalina 27 and love it. Just the right size for a small family. Ours is a 1985 tall rig, fin keel, inboard diesel with a well...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 580
Posted By engineer_sailor
Re: Mainsail Issues

Thanks for all of the advice. Hopefully I can get out to the boat this week and investigate the mystery.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 61
Views: 4,612
Posted By engineer_sailor
Re: Docking for Dummies

After taking the ASA sequence up through 104 I hired the instructor for a half day to just focus on learning to dock my new to me boat. Some of the best money spent. We worked through a range...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 580
Posted By engineer_sailor
Re: Mainsail Issues

Here is a reasonable shot illustrating the issue. I hadn't considered the gooseneck position but that is a great thought. It's currently fixed but probably movable.

I do loosen the main sheet...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 580
Posted By engineer_sailor
Mainsail Issues

I am having some trouble achieving proper mainsail shape on our tall rig Catalina 27.

The symptom is that I have wrinkles along the luff and probably 12 inches of slack at the tack. Its almost...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 1,866
Posted By engineer_sailor
Manson Supreme

Finally bought a Manson Supreme 25 and spent 5 days out on the hook over Labor Day.

Impressed at how quickly it sets. Immediately, everytime.

Sailed into one anchorage and anchored under sail....
Forum: Chesapeake Bay 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 59
Views: 1,581
Posted By engineer_sailor
Re: Labor Day Weekend?

We got a late start Friday and just dropped the hook in Rock Creek. En route to Worton we made a last minute vector over to the Narrows and down to St Michaels. Spent two nights there and now on the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 706
Posted By engineer_sailor
Re: Anchor Bridle Advice

HyLyte

I was unaware of the chain stopper, have never actually seen one of those bit makes sense. Might consider installing one. Thanks for the insight. I always assumed the windlass was a major...
Forum: Chesapeake Bay 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 59
Views: 1,581
Posted By engineer_sailor
Re: Labor Day Weekend?

Looks like we are headed to Wortons Creek tomm afternoon
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 706
Posted By engineer_sailor
Re: Anchor Bridle Advice

Thanks for all the advice. Without a windlass, if the hook falls off, the boat is unanchored.

Leaning towards the Mantus hook with latch

Josh
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 706
Posted By engineer_sailor
Anchor Bridle Advice

Just bit the bullet and bought a Manson Supreme 25, super excited.

Realized recent we've been anchoring "wrong" on our Cat 27 Tall Rig by just tying off the nylon road to one of the bow cleats....
Forum: Chesapeake Bay 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 59
Views: 1,581
Posted By engineer_sailor
Re: Labor Day Weekend?

Debating over two possible plans. Sailing out of Rock Creek with the whole family (kids 4 and 2):

1. The Admiral suggested hanging out in St. Michaels for a few days. Not sure I feel like dealing...
Forum: Cruising and Sailing with Children 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 42
Views: 1,224
Posted By engineer_sailor
Re: New Father...Advice needed on sailing with kids

Haven't installed it yet but we bought our netting at On Deck Sports. Several people on Sailnet and other forums recommended them as a good source:
http://www.ondecksports.com/Marine-Netting

Josh
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 642
Posted By engineer_sailor
X-5 Auto Pilot opinions

Regarding the installation instructions, someone posted this blog which details the issues:
http://www.ericsonyachts.org/infoexchange/entry.php?130-Installing-the-Raymarine-SPX-5-Part-2&

The...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 642
Posted By engineer_sailor
Re: X-5 Auto Pilot opinions

So far My opinion is mixed. Installed the SPX-5 myself. Had to redo parts of the install due to the instructions being wrong.

Have about 400nm in the unit. Steers a decent course. Much louder than...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 1,809
Posted By engineer_sailor
Re: Cruising Finances

Mark

Wasn't implying there was (or looking for) a free ride somewhere/somehow. Just interested in how people make it happen. May help create a longer term plan. Also interested in how people...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 1,556
Posted By engineer_sailor
Re: $1500 Catalina 27

A piece of advice I received while boat shopping was:

"The cheapest boat is usually the most expensive"

I heeded that advice and traded size for condition. Assuming it fits your use case, find...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 1,809
Posted By engineer_sailor
Cruising Finances

The $500/month and $3000/month threads were interesting as are the many blogs with breakdowns of cruising costs by category (food, maintenance, etc.).

I am interested in planning to eventually...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 0
Views: 263
Posted By engineer_sailor
Rocna Anchor on a Catalina 27

Has anyone used a Rocna on a Catalina 27 Tall Rig (has a bowspirit)?

Considering replacing by Danforth style anchor with a Rocna 10 but will have to keep it on the roller as it won't fit in the...
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