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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-22-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 356
Posted By Hookinup
Re: Standing Rigging Kit?

I understand taking the existing rigging, and having new built. I also know you can send measurements to riggers and have them build off of your information sent. I just remember seeing kits sold for...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-21-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 356
Posted By Hookinup
Standing Rigging Kit?

Anyone know of a company that sells a kit for standing rigging based on the model boat?

I remember some years back West Marine or someone sold a kit of pre made shrouds and ect that you ordered...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-17-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 814
Posted By Hookinup
Re: outboard without reverse gear

When i first used my evinrude 2.5hp, it was really frustrating. It was a stubborn 2 stroke that didnt wanna idle when cold, and it never ran enough to warm up, so it always needed to run at least...
Forum: Learning to Sail   12-16-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 501
Posted By Hookinup
Re: Stepping up to a new boat Thread...

Sounds about right.

Thanks for the input.
Forum: Learning to Sail   12-15-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 501
Posted By Hookinup
Re: Stepping up to a new boat Thread...

True, that part im perfectly okay with!

i love your signature, no wife no kid no debt.

Ill be 30 very soon, and i have no substantial amount of any of those. I dont have many peers who can say...
Forum: Learning to Sail   12-15-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 501
Posted By Hookinup
Stepping up to a new boat Thread...

I've had a Siren 17, which i sailed in various weather. I didnt have it long, i sold it, due to having dreams of a bigger boat. I sailed in a small craft advisory on the Chesapeake, on my first...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-17-2014
Replies: 65
Views: 7,002
Posted By Hookinup
Re: Movies with a lot sailing

All is Lost, its a Robert Redford movie. it was pretty good but pretty silent one actor for the most part. and the storm scenes were a little dramatic.
Forum: Learning to Sail   12-02-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 2,135
Posted By Hookinup
locking keel in place mandatory? Siren 17

I sail a little siren 17(18' on title?) On chesapeake bay. Im wondering what issue could arise without using keel lockbolt to lock keel in place? Yes i know water can splash in through the trunk but...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   12-02-2013
Replies: 3,534
Views: 1,126,423
Posted By Hookinup
Re: Sailnet Members from around the world check-in please.

Hookinup sailing a siren 17 in chesapeake bay crisfield to deal island the tangier sound and manokin river. Anyone sailing this area pleasepm me. For sail talk or local sailing info or fleet get...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-18-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 1,522
Posted By Hookinup
Re: sailing on work nights

I sail after work often. In the cool dark nights getting home near midnight isnt a big deal to me. I was only curious if other people are doing similar adventures.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-18-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 1,522
Posted By Hookinup
Re: sailing on work nights

Ive never had a p
roblem with crabpots but i dont often motor much more than off the dock.
Forum: Electrical Systems   10-17-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 1,726
Posted By Hookinup
Re: mount battery in bilge floor?

This was my suspicion as well. Thanks for all the input.
Forum: Electrical Systems   10-17-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 1,726
Posted By Hookinup
Re: mount battery in bilge floor?

Marine battery. Siren 17'. Battery box secures battery with a lid. Just curious if epoxy would hold it since there is nothing to screw it into. My original idea was to fiberglass a pice of 3/4"...
Forum: Electrical Systems   10-17-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 1,726
Posted By Hookinup
mount battery in bilge floor?

When i got my boat the battery and fuel tank is in the bilge under the cockpit floor. They battery tends to slide around down there in its plastic battery box. Would 5200 or epoxy be enough to glue...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-16-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 1,522
Posted By Hookinup
Re: sailing on work nights

I appreciate the responses and the warnings more so. Its not that i havent sailed at night. The last time i sailed my siren 17 it was small craft advisory i sailed it at night everything went well...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-16-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 1,522
Posted By Hookinup
sailing on work nights

The weather is cooling off on the chesapeake its raining on weekends or 30 knot wind and small craft advisories it seems. so on a night with fair weather do you sail past dark or sit home thinking...
Forum: Learning to Sail   12-22-2012
Replies: 16
Views: 16,637
Posted By Hookinup
Re: o'day daysailer III

Many thanks to all who replied i think im going to take the plunge and pick this up. I have wanted to learn for a while and talk myself into waiting another year. It may be a few weeks ill probably...
Forum: Learning to Sail   12-21-2012
Replies: 16
Views: 16,637
Posted By Hookinup
Re: o'day daysailer III

how about problems to look out for on these? ive read the centerboard cables need some convincing once they have sat for a while, what about other issues?

is this boat easy to capsize to the point...
Forum: Learning to Sail   12-21-2012
Replies: 16
Views: 16,637
Posted By Hookinup
Re: o'day daysailer III

i like this answer because its what i *wanted* to hear.:)
Forum: Learning to Sail   12-21-2012
Replies: 16
Views: 16,637
Posted By Hookinup
Re: o'day daysailer III

yep, i've seen that youtube video and was part of the inspiration to go for this one. im not at all interested in racing just learning to sail so i can cruise the bay. i dont want to spend 2k on a...
Forum: Learning to Sail   12-21-2012
Replies: 16
Views: 16,637
Posted By Hookinup
o'day daysailer III

what do you guys think about getting a 1987(?) O'day Daysailer III for the purposes of learning to sail by yourself? Is this a good boat for use on the chesapeake bay coves and covered areas?
Forum: Introduce Yourself   05-09-2012
Replies: 3,534
Views: 1,126,423
Posted By Hookinup
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