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Search: Posts Made By: dakine929
Forum: Learning to Sail 12-19-2009
Replies: 13
Views: 1,352
Posted By dakine929
Nice thing about having a fairly simple boat...

Nice thing about having a fairly simple boat design. Easy to get underway in various conditions. We just got 14" of snow. Doesn't sound like much until you see how the folks drive around here. ...
Forum: Learning to Sail 12-19-2009
Replies: 13
Views: 1,352
Posted By dakine929
Winterization

Winterized the boat in the nick of time. Folks at Norton's gave some sage advice. Bought a case of RV Antifreeze (6 gallons).

1. Pulled the SW intake hose to the engine. Stuck the hose in a...
Forum: Hunter 12-06-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 1,411
Posted By dakine929
I scanned the sail plan from my 1994 Hunter 30T...

I scanned the sail plan from my 1994 Hunter 30T as a PDF if you would like.
Forum: Learning to Sail 11-24-2009
Replies: 13
Views: 1,352
Posted By dakine929
Lines and sheets freezing? Frostbite? Thank you...

Lines and sheets freezing? Frostbite? Thank you for the wake-up. I enjoy getting out of the house on weekends but hard to explain frostbite on Monday morning. I will be one of those fairweather...
Forum: Learning to Sail 11-22-2009
Replies: 13
Views: 1,352
Posted By dakine929
We went sailing Saturday and it was worth the...

We went sailing Saturday and it was worth the effort to consider extending the season. At what point does saltwater freeze? I can flush and preserve the potable water system with RV antifreeze. ...
Forum: Learning to Sail 11-21-2009
Replies: 13
Views: 1,352
Posted By dakine929
Partial Winterization for Continued Sailing?

We have been sailing "First Light"every weekend (except last because of Ida fallout) and would like to keep going until a solid freeze begins. We are in the middle Chesapeake at Deltaville. First...
Forum: Learning to Sail 11-10-2009
Replies: 15
Views: 1,521
Posted By dakine929
Billy, Please keep us posted on the...

Billy,

Please keep us posted on the hurricane. Our Sunday afternoon outing went well. We had 2-3 KTS winds and a very uneventful time. I had two of our kids and the missus practice hoisting and...
Forum: Learning to Sail 11-07-2009
Replies: 15
Views: 1,521
Posted By dakine929
All, We ended our 2nd sail in success today....

All,

We ended our 2nd sail in success today. Winds much nicer at 9-13 KTS on the Rappahannock. Sailed to the bridge and back. Hoisted main then jib. Got practice on reefing both. The missus...
Forum: Cruising and Sailing with Children 11-03-2009
Replies: 31
Views: 6,020
Posted By dakine929
Chuck53, Try Tony Tumas in Baltimore at...

Chuck53,

Try Tony Tumas in Baltimore at Great Blue Yachts. Will keep and eye out for the kind of boat you are looking for. Best wishes on your journey.
Forum: Learning to Sail 11-02-2009
Replies: 15
Views: 1,521
Posted By dakine929
All, NOAA just doesn't do it for me. We...

All,

NOAA just doesn't do it for me. We did drive out to Cocomo's and visually checked conditions on the Rappahannock before getting underway. No white caps and a dozen boats. Our mistake...
Forum: Learning to Sail 11-01-2009
Replies: 15
Views: 1,521
Posted By dakine929
All, The anchor locker is sealed from the...

All,

The anchor locker is sealed from the cabin and has great ventilation. The previous owner was considerate in his placement.

With several kids in college, a series of sailing lessons are...
Forum: Learning to Sail 11-01-2009
Replies: 15
Views: 1,521
Posted By dakine929
1st Day Under Sail

Saturday was the first day my wife and I sailed First Light without a deckside chaperone. Plenty of dockside help...thank you John! We cleared our slip at Timber Neck at ~1130 Saturday morning with...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10-31-2009
Replies: 21
Views: 3,849
Posted By dakine929
Kirk, Please keep in mind insuring your...

Kirk,

Please keep in mind insuring your boat. I spent three months looking for a boat in the Chesapeake before finding a "above-average sail-away" 1994 Hunter 30T @ reduced price of $34k. Had...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 10-27-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 913
Posted By dakine929
We found the right boat. A well-maintained 1994...

We found the right boat. A well-maintained 1994 Hunter 30T. A bit more coinage than anticipated but below the market value. There aren't that many nice boats on the market (at a reasonable,...
Forum: Electronics 10-27-2009
Replies: 17
Views: 1,447
Posted By dakine929
Looks like I missed out on a stimulating...

Looks like I missed out on a stimulating discussion this last week. We navigated our Hunter 30T from Sara Creek on the York to Broad Creek in Deltaville this last weekend using charts, and our...
Forum: Cruising and Sailing with Children 10-27-2009
Replies: 31
Views: 6,020
Posted By dakine929
I'm not that well versed in what a broker should...

I'm not that well versed in what a broker should do, but our transaction was smooth and took less than 10 days from deposit to close. Our broker was at Annapolis Yacht Show a good portion of that...
Forum: Electronics 10-18-2009
Replies: 17
Views: 1,447
Posted By dakine929
Navigational Aids for the Chesapeake

We just finalized our purchase of "First Light" - 1994 Hunter 30T last week. We have paper charts and Plastimo compass. Binoculars. Raymarine ST40 Depth/Speed Indicator. VHF. Autohelm ST4000. ...
Forum: Cruising and Sailing with Children 10-14-2009
Replies: 31
Views: 6,020
Posted By dakine929
Ray Walden completed a thorough survey of the...

Ray Walden completed a thorough survey of the Hunter 30. We completed a short-haul at Yacht Haven in Glouchester, VA. Had the few barnacles scraped and hull power-washed for inspection. The hull...
Forum: Cruising and Sailing with Children 10-09-2009
Replies: 31
Views: 6,020
Posted By dakine929
We discovered the boat in Gloucester through...

We discovered the boat in Gloucester through Norton Yachts. We were planning on keeping the boat at Powell's on Jackson Creek. Stingray is a nice marina.

Took the boat out on a "sea trial"...
Forum: Cruising and Sailing with Children 10-07-2009
Replies: 31
Views: 6,020
Posted By dakine929
I have just placed a deposit on a 1994 Hunter...

I have just placed a deposit on a 1994 Hunter 30T. Survey should be completed Monday, and we close NLT Friday of next week. Very excited!! Any suggestions on an inexpensive chartplotter?
Forum: Cruising and Sailing with Children 10-05-2009
Replies: 31
Views: 6,020
Posted By dakine929
'91 Catalina 30 didn't work out. To many small...

'91 Catalina 30 didn't work out. To many small things about this particular boat. We did find a '94 Hunter 30 that appears to be in meticulous shape. Will be checking it out this weekend.
Forum: Cruising and Sailing with Children 10-04-2009
Replies: 31
Views: 6,020
Posted By dakine929
We will sailing out of the Deltaville area. I...

We will sailing out of the Deltaville area. I have a deposit on a Catalina 30 at the moment. Besides negotiating a fair price, I have a concern about a crack on the deck that runs-under the mast...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 09-20-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 913
Posted By dakine929
Thank you for your sage advice. Some folks put...

Thank you for your sage advice. Some folks put in alot of thought and effort developing the buying SOP. Save a copy to take with us next time. Are folks really kind enough to look at boats for you...
Forum: Cruising and Sailing with Children 09-20-2009
Replies: 31
Views: 6,020
Posted By dakine929
BarryL, Thank you for your thoughts. So far...

BarryL,

Thank you for your thoughts. So far we have looked at:

1. 1978-J/24 for daysailing. No go with wife.
2. 1989-O'Day 302.
3. 1988-Pearson 31.
4. 1982-Cherubini Raider 33.
5. ...
Forum: Cruising and Sailing with Children 09-19-2009
Replies: 31
Views: 6,020
Posted By dakine929
I would like to keep our total cost including 1st...

I would like to keep our total cost including 1st year slip rental at <$30,000. The Catalina 30 appears to offer the best bang for the buck. Two of my kids are busy with college and part-time jobs,...
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