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Search: Posts Made By: ACKward
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-09-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 1,254
Posted By ACKward
Re: Advice re: September trip to Block Island and Newport

Acknowledging Capta's astute word of caution, September is a terrific month for cruising the waters of RI & MA -- so long as Mother Nature doesn't send any unpleasantness barreling up the eastern...
Forum: US Northeast 09-09-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 1,045
Posted By ACKward
Re: Weeklong cruise through the Cape Cod Canal and outer Cape--your suggestions?

I'm sorry not to have noticed your post until some 3 months after you posted it! Would be interested to hear how your cruise itinerary panned out (and what type of boat you were sailing).

Forum: US Northeast 08-29-2013
Replies: 29
Views: 2,659
Posted By ACKward
nantucket sucks

I agree entirely; visit in late Sept. / early Oct. and it's a very different scene. Prices at the Boat Basin cool off a bit too -- from absolutely brutal ($5.75 / ft. during high season) to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-29-2013
Replies: 33
Views: 1,895
Posted By ACKward
Boston By Air

My 2 cents (worth even less after taxes):

-- Make Boston Duck Tours one of your highest priorities. It'll pretty much show you the whole city, giving you a chance to see sample all the city's...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-13-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 1,014
Posted By ACKward
Head Backfill

Curious: did the joker valve prove to be the problem? I'm having a backflow problem myself -- when the boat is at rest! Leave the boat for a few days (this week, for a few hours) and the head is full...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-11-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 293
Posted By ACKward
Marina Recommendations CT/RI ??

If you don't mind trekking a little further north into MA, I definitely recommend checking out some of the marinas along Buzzards Bay. Primo cruising grounds, easy access to the Vineyard, Nantucket,...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 05-07-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 4,228
Posted By ACKward
Re: Financing

Congrats -- on both the vessel and on joining the long line of satisfied USAA boat financing customers. They were terrific when I bought mine 3 years ago; pretty much the definition of no hassle...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-06-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 694
Posted By ACKward
Re: Cape Cod Marine Surveyor

When I bought a boat at a yard in Falmouth 3 years ago, I used Rhode Island Marine Survey. They were more than willing to come up from Newport (twice, actually) and I was very pleased with how...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-06-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 305
Posted By ACKward
Re: Cape Cod Charter

I chartered through Swift repeatedly from 1998-2007 before we purchased our own boat in 2010, and I have nothing but good things to say about all my experiences. She represents a really nice...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-13-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 559
Posted By ACKward
As Silvio notes, rules governing undocumented...

As Silvio notes, rules governing undocumented vessels are ultimately determined on a state-by-state basis. For what it's worth however, I can't think of any state offhand that prohibits a name and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-11-2011
Replies: 16
Views: 2,309
Posted By ACKward
I bought a 1980 Tartan 37 last year and looked at...

I bought a 1980 Tartan 37 last year and looked at Boat U.S., Travelers, Progressive (through USAA), and ACE for an agreed-upon value policy. Progressive would offer me liability coverage only -- no...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 05-11-2011
Replies: 3,390
Views: 813,751
Posted By ACKward
Cape Cod & the Islands (Massachusetts)

Cape Cod & the Islands (Massachusetts)
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 05-10-2011
Replies: 15
Views: 9,245
Posted By ACKward
Dennies -- For what it's worth, I was in...

Dennies --

For what it's worth, I was in almost exactly the same position 18 months ago as it sounds like Shawn was when he bought -- was looking to purchase and drawn strongly to both the B35.5...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-18-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 2,509
Posted By ACKward
Can't thank you all enough for the posts. The...

Can't thank you all enough for the posts. The pre-existing vinyl lettering came off with almost astonishing ease. Used a little bit of "Goof Off" to remove what little adhesive lingered; did so...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-14-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 2,509
Posted By ACKward
I know precious little about Awlgrip (hence my...

I know precious little about Awlgrip (hence my post of this thread). Still, there's a reply that Maine_Sail posted to a thread back in Feb. 2009 that was extremely educational regarding the nature...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-14-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 2,509
Posted By ACKward
Vinyl Lettering Removal from Awlgrip

I'm a first-time boat owner as of this year, so allow me to begin with the standard newbie preamble: "forgive me if this is a ridiculous question".

The time has come for me to change the name on...
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