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Search: Posts Made By: skygazer
Forum: Learning to Sail 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 1,017
Posted By skygazer
Re: 25lb anchor on 22' boat?

I agree with the quoted posts. I anchor most nights when sailing. I also like to anchor any old time, don't want to make a big deal out of it. Lunch, stop for a painting or swim or just a good look...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 1,811
Posted By skygazer
Re: Hunter 23

Hi Clark, sorry I didn't see your post earlier. Yes, there are several internal lines in the boom, quite hard to figure out. I'll try to remember to look next time I go to my boat, perhaps I can help...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-28-2014
Replies: 81
Views: 3,662
Posted By skygazer
Re: Music Etiquette at the Dock

I would like to emphasize the distinction between actually playing music on an actual acoustic instrument and the misnamed "playing" music as in "playing" the radio.

Flipping a switch on a sound...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-28-2014
Replies: 56
Views: 57,228
Posted By skygazer
Re: Swing Keel or Fixed Wing Keel? Catalina 22 or 25?

Thank you for your post. I read your entire review and found it to be wonderfully detailed and informative. It even gave me insights into other boats I own or have owned or looked at. Probably the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-10-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 1,652
Posted By skygazer
Re: Problem Turning Windward

I see lots of boats sailing with jib only, but I never do it. I think the difference is that I try to never use my motor. I'm guessing the others are relying on their motors - or have special boats...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-31-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 2,192
Posted By skygazer
Re: Inflatable Kayaks

Hi Chesapeake, I'm sure you read my detailed post on page one.


I'm just writing to say that we still like our Sea Eagle 370, and it's still our first choice when going to the sailboat. Last...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-10-2014
Replies: 42
Views: 4,306
Posted By skygazer
Re: Dinghy engine thief caught!! Fake CraigsList Ad

I take a digital photo of all serial numbers and store them in a file called - surprise - serial numbers.

I mostly do it to make it easy to find parts and information, but it's always good to know.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-24-2013
Replies: 115
Views: 24,568
Posted By skygazer
Re: Largest Semi-Trailerable Sailboat ???

Wow!! Long and lean. Never heard of them, look great. I'd love to go to New Orleans and watch, but I have to be here for ice and snow.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-24-2013
Replies: 115
Views: 24,568
Posted By skygazer
Re: Largest Semi-Trailerable Sailboat ???

I have three sitting on trailers under tarps in my yard. I agree, it's great that they aren't "eating", no pressure, just enjoyment.

Don't forget, that when you turn on the interior lights, the...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 12-04-2013
Replies: 5,316
Views: 370,362
Posted By skygazer
Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

:eek: :D

But thought provoking!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-19-2013
Replies: 74
Views: 7,525
Posted By skygazer
Re: What is the best way to Tarp a sailboat for winter

Here is link to the video:
BOAT COVER BOWS / POLES- homemade. - YouTube

With our larger sailboats, a support ridge would be helpful, what is shown won't work up here in Maine, need steepness...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-17-2013
Replies: 74
Views: 7,525
Posted By skygazer
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 11-01-2013
Replies: 5,316
Views: 370,362
Posted By skygazer
Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

:D:D PCP!!

It's not just speed that causes pukeogenesis. The only time in my life I had an inkling of what people must feel when seasick was from slow motion. I was on a small steel (remember this...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 11-01-2013
Replies: 5,316
Views: 370,362
Posted By skygazer
Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

Because I've always liked exploring lakes, I canoed on Lake George a few times, camping on islands, many years ago. I'm happy to say I sailed my canoe downwind there a few times, you could sail a...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10-31-2013
Replies: 5,316
Views: 370,362
Posted By skygazer
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-31-2013
Replies: 74
Views: 7,525
Posted By skygazer
Old Indian trick

Believe it or not, buffalo hides for tipis did NOT come with grommets. So here is a genuine "old Indian trick".

Place a smooth roundish object, a small marble or smooth pebble, behind the fabric...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction 10-31-2013
Replies: 193
Views: 21,733
Posted By skygazer
Re: Modern Hull forms and Motion Comfort

I did not see anyone address or comment on this post, which interested me.

Reading through this site (my favorite) has made me more interested in modern designs. I'm more used to old wooden full...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10-30-2013
Replies: 5,316
Views: 370,362
Posted By skygazer
Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

Batman,
OK, then watch for my call ...........when I'm 115 years old. Of course, I might not study as hard as you, so maybe a bit later than that.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10-30-2013
Replies: 5,316
Views: 370,362
Posted By skygazer
Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

Upon reflection, I often launch with the mast down, and raise it at anchor or on the mooring with gin pole, double block and tackle, and stabilizers.

Particularly if I spend the night on the...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10-30-2013
Replies: 5,316
Views: 370,362
Posted By skygazer
Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

That is scary interesting. Was the purpose to slow the roll or something else?



:) ....:D .........:p
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10-28-2013
Replies: 5,316
Views: 370,362
Posted By skygazer
Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats ??QUESTION??

??QUESTION??

SLIPPERY!! This morning at 27° F. there is glaze ice on the side decks of my boat, everywhere actually. FRP is slippery!!! Only carefully keeping the edge of my foot planted against...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-25-2013
Replies: 25
Views: 2,192
Posted By skygazer
Re: Inflatable Kayaks

Just remember, if you are worried about stability, that the lower your center of gravity, the more stable - by far - you will be.

Since a kayak is low, a raised seat will make you much more tippy....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-23-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 870
Posted By skygazer
Re: 26' Ericson - Need a little help

Look carefully at the first picture of the boat in today's rough condition. See that vertical "wall" on the left (port) side? Look closely at the top left and it looks like the wood is lighter...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-23-2013
Replies: 25
Views: 2,192
Posted By skygazer
Re: Inflatable Kayaks

We use a sea eagle, the larger one (370). We like it. It's better to think of it as an inflatable canoe.

When you get in or out, step in the side-to-side center.

Our boat is on a mooring, we...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-23-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 870
Posted By skygazer
Re: 26' Ericson - Need a little help

I would not get in a strange cheap boat and do a coastal cruise with little experience.

"Coastal cruise" may sound safe and easy, but there are shoals, reefs, rocks, tides, currents, lobster pots...
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