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Search: Posts Made By: svsirius
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-07-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 1,034
Posted By svsirius
Been using Trinidad for years. Very happy. One...

Been using Trinidad for years. Very happy. One advantage of hard paint is you can scrub and not hurt longevity etc. Ft. Lauderdale based
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-28-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 1,643
Posted By svsirius
The key question you asked is whether you can...

The key question you asked is whether you can leave the boat for 90 days in MD. The answer is yes. MD has a 90 day rule before they try and get tax revenue for boats docked in the state for that...
Forum: Chesapeake Bay 06-22-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 1,336
Posted By svsirius
You can get into LLoyd Creek, Dividing Creek,...

You can get into LLoyd Creek, Dividing Creek, Granary Creek, Quarter Cove, Pickering Creek without a problem - been into all of them with a boat that drew 7'3".. Just stay in the channel up the river...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-26-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 3,233
Posted By svsirius
It depends which model you have. One trick I...

It depends which model you have. One trick I have learned over the years is that sometime you have to prime the pump. Disconnect the fresh water feed coming from the pump to the bowl. Pour some...
Forum: Diesel 03-25-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 1,333
Posted By svsirius
Per PYI that is the proper procedure. It's how...

Per PYI that is the proper procedure. It's how ihave done it for as long as Ihave owned them.
Forum: Diesel 03-23-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 1,333
Posted By svsirius
In my experience with Max Props [15+ yrs, 10K+...

In my experience with Max Props [15+ yrs, 10K+ miles]

One - can't happen. Max Prop is geared and as long as shaft is spinning faster than prop it is in gear. We have motor sailed thousands of...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-05-2011
Replies: 20
Views: 3,051
Posted By svsirius
And that my friends I think is the KEY... we have...

And that my friends I think is the KEY... we have been cruising here in FL now and all up and down the east coast and never had the kind of problems some folks are reporting. Key you vessel looking...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-03-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 2,223
Posted By svsirius
Just factor in how you will do dodger/bimini etc...

Just factor in how you will do dodger/bimini etc before you design mainsheet. While cruising you will want the cover.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-21-2010
Replies: 635
Views: 121,380
Posted By svsirius
This is probably the first post on the boat...

This is probably the first post on the boat having a factor that I agree with. Does not matter how stable the platform or to what degree it was built to the 'old' cruising style, if you have not...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-17-2010
Replies: 635
Views: 121,380
Posted By svsirius
I'm not sure there are many more new points to be...

I'm not sure there are many more new points to be learned on this thread. SVAuspicious, Jon E, Bill T etc. have all nicely pointed out some of the key lessons. While I try and stay out of the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-03-2010
Replies: 635
Views: 121,380
Posted By svsirius
I have not jumped in to this one before now.. but...

I have not jumped in to this one before now.. but to all of those who are defending that we don't know enough to form some conclusions.. listen to Bill Trayfors, S/V Auspicious etc. There is no...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 12-03-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 6,920
Posted By svsirius
There are not many Moody sailors here but they do...

There are not many Moody sailors here but they do make a very viable choice and independent of what has been said there is a reason more Moodys of this size and larger are out cruising as a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-20-2010
Replies: 15
Views: 1,999
Posted By svsirius
I can pretty safely say that a 26yr old dacron...

I can pretty safely say that a 26yr old dacron sail has minimal shape left in from a racing perspective if any. Don't spend another nickel on that sail. Either use it till it self destructs as...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-10-2010
Replies: 30
Views: 1,694
Posted By svsirius
It's doable however I would not want to be going...

It's doable however I would not want to be going in or out of Hillsboro in those conditions unless tide was just right. The Port Everglades inlet would be safer, but then again I have one of those...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-05-2010
Replies: 52
Views: 2,600
Posted By svsirius
I have an iPad for book reading amnonst other...

I have an iPad for book reading amnonst other task [not navigation]. I primarily bought it for the book function and now have significantly expanded use [email/work stuff]. I have four readers on...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-09-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 1,050
Posted By svsirius
Yes it needs to go back but first send pics to...

Yes it needs to go back but first send pics to sailmaker.
Forum: Lake Michigan 10-09-2010
Replies: 40
Views: 5,971
Posted By svsirius
It's been a long time sine I lived there but...

It's been a long time sine I lived there but first crossing was belmont to holland by mistake in 1984 or so before gps or loran. Did it in a Seidleman 299 with a bunch of friends much like you are...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-08-2010
Replies: 9
Views: 965
Posted By svsirius
It's been a while but we kept a boat in Chicago...

It's been a while but we kept a boat in Chicago for about 10 years before moving in 96. Most of that time was in Belmont Harbor before they put in all the slips. We loved sailing out of the city...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-17-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 627
Posted By svsirius
Fair Winds Dodge

Sad News - Dodge was a really interesting guy. I have very fond memories of the last time we met while cruising Maine and anchored off his island. He rowed over and spent a good 3 hours just talking,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-14-2010
Replies: 31
Views: 1,940
Posted By svsirius
Ditto I b Have bought several full sets of...

Ditto

I b
Have bought several full sets of sails from Quantum as well over the years. Great device and support. Dave is great to work with and made sure my sails were correct as well.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-29-2010
Replies: 3
Views: 1,200
Posted By svsirius
Playboy iis a haul only marina you can DIY or...

Playboy iis a haul only marina you can DIY or there are crews that work there full time. I use them and had Danny of Southern Seas do the work.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-16-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 1,941
Posted By svsirius
Ed I think you could have a simpler issue. ...

Ed

I think you could have a simpler issue. I was referring to raw voltage into the system. I would check the voltage levels at the main power input and make sure you are seeing 12+ volts there...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-15-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 1,941
Posted By svsirius
If none of the above works check that you have...

If none of the above works check that you have enough voltage to the unit look for voltage drops in the wiring to the unit and across the shunt terminals
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-14-2010
Replies: 22
Views: 1,530
Posted By svsirius
What he said - go back to the supplier for...

What he said - go back to the supplier for warranty replacement. ;)
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 08-12-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 3,419
Posted By svsirius
it's an easy trip as long as the current...

it's an easy trip as long as the current cooperates. We went over for the 4th of July weekend. Stayed at the Big Game Club and we very happy with the place etc. The only hard thing was getting...
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