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Search: Posts Made By: nk235
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 06-14-2010
Replies: 13
Views: 1,448
Posted By nk235
I agree with DS and the others. In some bodies of...

I agree with DS and the others. In some bodies of water timing the current is the only way to do it. Heading East or West in Long Island Sound is one of those times.

If you do time it right...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-08-2010
Replies: 34
Views: 4,036
Posted By nk235
I sail in the Long Island Sound as well (out of...

I sail in the Long Island Sound as well (out of Mt. Sinai which is pretty far east) but have to disagree with the above poster(no offense, just my experience). I get great cell phone service while on...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 06-08-2010
Replies: 9
Views: 2,460
Posted By nk235
I'm no expert on light transitioning glasses but...

I'm no expert on light transitioning glasses but my mother as well as a few of my friends wear them and they do not transition in the blink of an eye. They take a few seconds to transition from light...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-07-2010
Replies: 16
Views: 2,334
Posted By nk235
I just actually stripped and painted my mast 4...

I just actually stripped and painted my mast 4 weeks ago so I have some recent experience. It is about a 46' mast (on a 32" boat). It took two full days with myself and another. Day 1 we used an...
Forum: Living Aboard 05-29-2010
Replies: 22
Views: 3,104
Posted By nk235
It's great your into sailing and wanting to live...

It's great your into sailing and wanting to live aboard a boat at your age. I'm young (25) like you and I hardly ever run into people my age that have an appreciation for sailing like I do so its...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-27-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 951
Posted By nk235
Brian Port Jeff is great but can get a...

Brian

Port Jeff is great but can get a little busy during a nice weekend - especially Memorial Day. I wrote a pretty long post about the harbor, where to anchor, eat, etc. it in the past when...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-26-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 951
Posted By nk235
Barry, I'm hoping to get out on the boat...

Barry,

I'm hoping to get out on the boat also this weekend. Originally we were planning on driving up to Maine but I think we're going to push it back and just go on the boat instead. I should...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-26-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 951
Posted By nk235
Droptop - John, Barry and I all sail out of Mt....

Droptop - John, Barry and I all sail out of Mt. Sinai harbor, just east of Port Jeff. I may be in Port Jeff also a night or two this Memorial Day weekend. I spent two nights there last weekend for...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-26-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 951
Posted By nk235
John - Beautiful description. I must have just...

John - Beautiful description. I must have just missed you. I went out yesterday late afternoon and had an amazing sail as the wind was around 10-15 out of the South East. It was such a nice evening....
Forum: Long Island 05-23-2010
Replies: 50
Views: 4,522
Posted By nk235
That sounds like it was quite the trip LOL! I...

That sounds like it was quite the trip LOL! I actually kept my first boat, a Mark 25 (25' sloop similar to a C&C) on the Great South Bay in Patchogue 4 years ago. As crazy as it sounds, that Sea Tow...
Forum: Long Island 05-20-2010
Replies: 50
Views: 4,522
Posted By nk235
Michael, Block is a great - you will have a...

Michael,

Block is a great - you will have a real fun time. There is nothing extremely crucial that you need other than an Eldridge Tide and pilot guide for LI Sound as well as good charts of the...
Forum: Long Island 05-08-2010
Replies: 50
Views: 4,522
Posted By nk235
Yeah I'll let you know the next time I go down...

Yeah I'll let you know the next time I go down there. Part of my training for a new job I just took is down there so I should be making another trip sometime in the summer. This trip was just in and...
Forum: Long Island 05-06-2010
Replies: 50
Views: 4,522
Posted By nk235
Dave, I remember chatting a few months ago...

Dave,

I remember chatting a few months ago when it was cold and bleek outside about your trip up to the Sound. I'm so glad sailing season is now here! Just wanted to wish you a good start to the...
Forum: Long Island 05-06-2010
Replies: 50
Views: 4,522
Posted By nk235
Barry - Sounds like a great trip. I am most...

Barry - Sounds like a great trip. I am most likely headed east a little later in the season, prob around August. Since we went to Block the past 3 years we're thinking of skipping it this time and...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 05-05-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 2,186
Posted By nk235
Ha I never realized that but your right it does...

Ha I never realized that but your right it does look like the guy in the picture is about to go a few rounds with my rudder lol. That's actually the yard worker in the picture - not me so I don't...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 05-03-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 2,186
Posted By nk235
Thank you very much for the compliment. She is my...

Thank you very much for the compliment. She is my pride and joy.
Forum: Introduce Yourself 05-03-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 2,186
Posted By nk235
I can't offer much about the motor situation but...

I can't offer much about the motor situation but I can add a bit about Morgans in general since I own a 1983 Morgan 323. No offense to anyone who owns an Out Island Morgan but they were designed and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-29-2010
Replies: 30
Views: 2,008
Posted By nk235
I couldn't have said it better. I feel the same...

I couldn't have said it better. I feel the same exact way.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-29-2010
Replies: 9
Views: 2,401
Posted By nk235
Paul Your trip sounds great! I actually did...

Paul

Your trip sounds great! I actually did the same trip (circumnavigating Long Island) 4 years ago with my first boat a 25' Mark 25 which is similar to a C&C25. I was 22 at the time and not too...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-29-2010
Replies: 30
Views: 2,008
Posted By nk235
I sail up in those waters about two or three...

I sail up in those waters about two or three times a year so for me it is not that crucial but I do wish they wouldn't go through with the wind farm. I am all for taking care of the planet and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-28-2010
Replies: 14
Views: 11,855
Posted By nk235
While your opinion may certainly be good advice...

While your opinion may certainly be good advice it does not mean it is the only way to do things. Teak is a great type of wood for the marine environment and while it does resist decay better than...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-27-2010
Replies: 14
Views: 11,855
Posted By nk235
I just use regular old orange oil and it comes...

I just use regular old orange oil and it comes out looking and smelling great. I tried buying expensive special teak oil at the marine store and it doesn't work half as good. Also I don't know about...
Forum: Long Island 04-26-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 757
Posted By nk235
Barry, Congrats on getting her in the water....

Barry,
Congrats on getting her in the water. I'm sure you will have her ready to go in no time. I'm planning on staying in my slip in Smithtown till possibly Memorial Day or at least till May 15th...
Forum: Long Island 04-26-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 757
Posted By nk235
Anyone going sailing this weekend? (5/1)

Got my boat all cleaned up, loaded and ready to go. Will probably take her out for a quick shakedown sail after work one day this week but then hoping to do a little overnight cruise somewhere in the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-25-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 2,908
Posted By nk235
Where on the Sound are you located? I'm out of...

Where on the Sound are you located? I'm out of Smithtown and Mt. Sinai. As for the Cal I looked at the same model 4 years ago and it seemed like a very nice boat. The one I looked at had some crazing...
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