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Search: Posts Made By: Mark1948
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 4 Hours Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 521
Posted By Mark1948
Re: First Boat Help: 1984 Hunter 34 or 1983 Catalina 30

Additional questions for evaluation, is the Cat 30 a tall rig? What about electronics etc. I have a H-34, moved up from a Cat 27. The Hunter has fairly good access to all systems. Yes, you can...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 69
Views: 4,067
Posted By Mark1948
Re: Question: Do you close your seacocks when leaving the boat?

I always close all seacocks and only run with the freshwater for the engine open when sailing. If the head or a sink needs to be used we open then close. Just a precaution. I also listen for the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-28-2014
Replies: 133
Views: 10,846
Posted By Mark1948
Re: Don't have to be rich to sail

A key comment in all the responses has been the frugality of the owners. While we are not wealthy we are conservative with our finances and focus on what is important to us. Where else can you get...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-28-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 867
Posted By Mark1948
Re: going big.

I smell a wrongful discharge litigation coming. Wealth does not give someone the row. Assume the same boat was on a port tack and crossing the path of a smaller boat owned buy joe average, should...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 06-30-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 302
Posted By Mark1948
Re: New to sailing, now the questions

I would suggest a sailing school geared to voyaging and then a couple of charters to get a good understanding of what you will be experiencing.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10-13-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 521
Posted By Mark1948
Re: Boat for Learning

The key comment above was lessions. Sign up for some lessons at a local center befor you buy, you may be able to skip the dinghy level and move up to a day boat.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-25-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 855
Posted By Mark1948
Re: Nav light question

My steaming light is out of commission, is it appropriate to substitute the anchor light along with the running lights.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-12-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 544
Posted By Mark1948
Re: Pointing Better

Lots of sail adjustments to play with that will impact pointing on boty genoa and main. Car positioning, backstay in addution to sheeting, outhaul, halyards.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-22-2013
Replies: 49
Views: 2,549
Posted By Mark1948
Re: Need answer to something I've always Wondered About

Breath in through your mouth and out your nose resolves the co2 issue. Being able to suck air in another point.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-22-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 501
Posted By Mark1948
Re: Your boat suggestions?

Depending upon the size of the lake and the amount of chop I would reach as far as a 34 footer from the 80's. A little more comfortable in lake chop and more room for couples.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-09-2013
Replies: 29
Views: 2,265
Posted By Mark1948
Re: Should a Roller Furler be Hard?

Another possibility is that you may need additional tension on the backstay. Insufficient tension allows the foil to sag givinga more difficult motion requiring more energy.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-18-2013
Replies: 62
Views: 3,438
Posted By Mark1948
Re: What do you have for a cannon?

SUB TITLE: Toys for Boys. I am surprised that the use of a potato gun was not included in this fascinating list of boy toys. My son made one several years ago and showed it to my dad. He took...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-06-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 1,989
Posted By Mark1948
Re: Scary Low water on the Great Lakes

Problems continue in Michigan on long term concerns. Low water levels have been good for the repair industry as the "new" crop of rocks takes its share of power boater lower units. Sailing wise...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-05-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 916
Posted By Mark1948
Re: What are these and how to use them?

I go along with Marcus, a friend has something like that on his pontoon boat for the boarding ladder.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-19-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 468
Posted By Mark1948
Re: Mooring in Western Michigan

Check with the local harbor master, some fields are closed. There may be an organization that attempts to regualte the fields also, find the person who does most of the periodic inspections of...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-18-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 1,787
Posted By Mark1948
Re: Basic marine deep cycle battery questions

Didn't as the question, but this is helpful as I would like to do a night sail across Michigan if it ever stops raining and warms up enought to work on the boat. I am thinking I should have a third...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-18-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 2,526
Posted By Mark1948
Re: The number one way to wreck your boat

Yeah, my bottom is sensative as well. Soft washcloth and dial soap.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-05-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 1,091
Posted By Mark1948
Re: Ablative anti-fouling for freshwater

Many boats out of Milwaukee use vc17
Forum: Living Aboard 02-26-2013
Replies: 40
Views: 3,178
Posted By Mark1948
Re: Propane or alcohol

I cannot resist, Go for the alcohol, in an emergency you can even use the 151 for cooking.
Forum: Atomic 4 02-14-2013
Replies: 63
Views: 11,444
Posted By Mark1948
Re: $6,600 to rebuild Atomic 4? replace/rebuild

I am not sure where you are located but I would look for a place that does agricultural or industrial tractor motor repairs, away from the boat yards.
Forum: Lake Huron 02-08-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 1,858
Posted By Mark1948
Re: Low Water

"Glacial isostatic adjustment (the uneven shifts of the earthís crust since the last period of continental glaciations ended) accounts for about 4 to 5 cm (1.6 to 2.0 inches) of the fall"-

Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-08-2013
Replies: 29
Views: 1,626
Posted By Mark1948
Re: Lake Michigan and Huron levels historic low

Agree that irrigation is a minor compared to dredging in the St. Claire. While evaporation is a factor in the normal highs and lows. The erosion of the St Claire river bed has added another 14- 17...
Forum: Learning to Sail 02-08-2013
Replies: 146
Views: 18,752
Posted By Mark1948
Re: How did you get your start in sailing?

Asked my wife what she would like for Christmas. She said sailing lessons might be fun. So I signed both of us up for the SCUM (Sailing Club University Wisconsin Milwuakee), trained on Solings,...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 02-08-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 1,112
Posted By Mark1948
Re: Help choosing a deck-stepped Sailboat

Why not start your search on yachtworld and narrow down your list to give us something to respond to. Parameters are very broad. Not sure you will find a combinating meetng all your parameters...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-26-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 2,419
Posted By Mark1948
Re: Catalina 27 Maintenance - Where to start

If you are still on the water and want to putter, I would spend time rebedding hardware and focus on anything that appears to be leaking. Oil you teak just to keep it fresh and good looking. Oil...
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