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Search: Posts Made By: BarryL
Forum: Electronics 11 Hours Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 125
Posted By BarryL
SailSteer and Equivalent

Hey,

I'm thinking of upgrading my chart plotter. I currently have a Garmin GPSMAP 740S 7" plotter. I have it connected to my instruments and that's kind of cool, but 'm thinking of something like...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Days Ago
Replies: 33
Views: 1,608
Posted By BarryL
Re: When is a dirty bottom hopeless

Hey,

My question is why are you even considering this boat? This boat sounds like a disaster. It's been in the water and hasn't moved in 10 years! Live-aboard renters? What condition will the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Days Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 588
Posted By BarryL
Re: Water heater needed

Hey,

A few years ago I replaced a dead water heater with a Kuuma. It was the cheapest unit I could fine and it worked just fine. I sold the boat last year so I won't know how long it lasted but it...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 3 Days Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 802
Posted By BarryL
Re: Starting to look for a boat

Hey,

Welcome to Sailnet. Excellent post.

With a non sailing wife, a young kid and the potential for more on the way, I would not want to start with a 100K boat. It's possible that you (as a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Days Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 1,277
Posted By BarryL
Re: My new dinghy, thank you

Hey,

A few years ago I bought a used Walker Bay 10.

Good points:
-Rows well (compared to inflatables and things like that).
-Almost indestructable - can be dragged up a sandy beach, bashed...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 5 Days Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 1,325
Posted By BarryL
Re: West Marine BIG sale on line

Where? I usually buy from Defender, who I think has the best prices and shipping. I also buy from Annapolis Performance Sailing (apsltd.com) who also has great prices on rigging. APS is even having a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 5 Days Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 1,325
Posted By BarryL
West Marine BIG sale on line

Hi Guys,

I have no affiliation with West Marine other than being a satisfied customer.

They are having a BIG sale on line - 40% they say. This includes lines like Stayset, MLX, Endura Braid,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 45
Views: 1,723
Posted By BarryL
Re: Which 27 ??

Hey,

There are a LOT of boats in your size and price range. Boats around 27' include the ones you listed plus:
O'day (28, 272, 30), Pearson (27, 30), C&C (27, 30) , Beneteau, Jeanneau, Tartan,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 2,863
Posted By BarryL
Re: Coastal cruising equipment and accessories

Hey,

If you are going to be on the boat for extended periods of time, comfort becomes very important. I would make sure you have things like comfortable cockpit cushions, cockpit shade from a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 569
Posted By BarryL
Re: Hockey where my boat was

Wow,

That's a cool pic. I was playing a little pond hockey today as well. Small local fresh water pond with about 1 foot of ice. After I was done playing I went down to my boat, which is still in...
Forum: Electronics 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 405
Posted By BarryL
Re: In Hull Fishfinder

Hey,

You CAN use the transom mount transducer. Just put it INSIDE the hull and pretend it's a puck. It will work fine (as long as your hull is solid fiberglass). I have done this with two lowrance...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 36
Views: 1,229
Posted By BarryL
Re: Bilge pump switch retrofit

Hey,

I like to have my float switch powered directly from the battery. This way I can leave the panel off (main battery switch set to off) and the float switch will be powered. I can turn on the...
Forum: Electronics 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 336
Posted By BarryL
Re: Repeater Chartplotter Screens

Hey,

Most plotter manufacturers today support wireless apps that run on phones and tablets so that your iPad (or other device) can work like a repeater.

For example, Raymarine, with their A,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 1,123
Posted By BarryL
Re: Jib Sheets yet again

Thanks for the comments.

I haven't washed the sheets and I don't know when / if they were ever washed. I will bring them home and give that a try.

Thanks,
Barry
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 1,123
Posted By BarryL
Jib Sheets yet again

Hi,

My boat (36' C&C 110) has the original jib sheets, which are 1/2" StaSet. I don't really like the StaSet (too thick, too heavy, too stiff) so I am looking to get new sheets and there are LOTS...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 1,165
Posted By BarryL
Re: Sailing a winter sport?

Hey,

I don't like sailing in cold weather. Cool is ok but cold is just no fun for me. Around here (Long Island Sound) the winters are cold enough to require the boat to be winterized. So once...
Forum: Electronics 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 514
Posted By BarryL
Re: Looking for inexpensive autohelm replacement

Hey,

IMHO you really only have two choices for an 'inexpensive' autopilot: Raymarine makes the 'evolution' line which includes the EV 100 wheel pilot. As you listed above, CPT has the belt driven...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 1,113
Posted By BarryL
Re: Winter sailing in Northeast

Hey,

How secure is your mooring?

My boat is on a mooring during the season. In winter (mid november - april) I alternate between wet storage in a slip and haul outs. Even in a slip, with...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 1,113
Posted By BarryL
Re: Winter sailing in Northeast

Hey,

Very nice. I'm jealous.

My boat is spending this winter in the water at a slip. I visited her yesterday. I would have liked to get out, but the engine is winterized and the sails are off....
Forum: Electronics 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 540
Posted By BarryL
Re: Best VHF with a wireless handset option?

Hey

Boat and cheap just don't go along :)

What are you REALLY trying to do? Just writing 'extended range and DSC' doesn't mean much. What you plan on doing with the DSC information? Do you have...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 12-24-2014
Replies: 58
Views: 4,480
Posted By BarryL
Re: Would you work 1 additional year to go from $50k to $150k boat

Hey,

I would NOT want to go cruising in a NEW boat (maybe cursing at it). The cost of adding all the gear, plus the depreciation, plus having to worry about service issues would give me a heart...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-19-2014
Replies: 31
Views: 1,162
Posted By BarryL
Re: Journey or the Destination

Well,

I enjoy both. MOST of the time I just daysail - so it's all about the journey as there isn't really a destination (maybe we plan on anchoring and swimming, or stopping for lunch, or doing a...
Forum: Diesel 12-18-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 707
Posted By BarryL
Re: engine size?....

Hey,

It's really very simple: Sailboats have displacement hulls. Meaning that a sailboat can only go so fast (and not very fast at that). The length of the waterline determines the top speed. My...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-17-2014
Replies: 28
Views: 1,998
Posted By BarryL
Re: Light air/Downwind sail choices

Hi Guys,

I don't have lots and lots of experience with free flying sails and furlers, but I do have some.

I used to race on a c&c 34 that the owner spent lots of $ on. That boat had lots of...
Forum: Boat Reviews 12-17-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 623
Posted By BarryL
Re: Thoughts on S2

Congrats!

Welcome to the world of boat ownership. The Pearson 30 is a sweet sailing boat!

Take care and enjoy.

Barry
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