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Search: Posts Made By: TomMaine
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 23 Hours Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 1,155
Posted By TomMaine
Re: If I were young......

There are more than a few of 'us'. We took off for nearly a year after working hard in our 20's and into our 30's. Bought a modest boat, outfitted it. It was fun and we briefly considered it as a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Day Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 1,155
Posted By TomMaine
Re: If I were young......

Things are different. But I'm not so sure the life style of open ended cruising- is what many of them want, when it comes to sailing.

Growing up with kids, as you know, you grow up with a whole...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Day Ago
Replies: 43
Views: 2,135
Posted By TomMaine
Re: Is it getting more crowded out there?

My daughter, 25, received a BA a year and a half ago and has been at her first real job for one year.

Her benefits are full health care, employer matched IRA, 2 weeks paid vacation, paid sick...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Day Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 1,106
Posted By TomMaine
Re: My 128th good film - and the future of sailing journalism

Another nice vid, Dylan. It's like a series of near stills, that flow with the music. You bring out the mystery in the water and sailing.

When I take photos sailing, I hope to tell something with...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Day Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 1,155
Posted By TomMaine
Re: If I were young......

I have become 25 again(sort of), and it's a little scary. With two kids just approaching the '25' phase of life, the opportunity to 'take off' on a boat, has never looked easier to me.

Ready...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Day Ago
Replies: 43
Views: 2,135
Posted By TomMaine
Re: Is it getting more crowded out there?

Yes. And I think that has always been the case. When people are 'visiting', traveling, sailing, 90% of them will go to 10% of the places(-+).

That's always been the case and cruising guides set...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Days Ago
Replies: 43
Views: 2,135
Posted By TomMaine
Re: Is it getting more crowded out there?

To my eyes, it's about the same. 25 years ago cruising up and down the US eastcoast, in our mid to late 30', we were in the youngest group. There were no 'kids' outside a a group of college students...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 5 Days Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 1,277
Posted By TomMaine
PVC electrical conduit works pretty well.

I used 2 - 10' lengths of 1 1/8" dia(I think) PVC electrical conduit, to support a 10' wide awning over our cockpit and part of the cabin.

Cut the full lengths in half, drill a few holes in the...
Forum: Apps & Authors 1 Week Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 252
Posted By TomMaine
Life on the Coast 2015, is an online magazine, and it's free.

Published by USHarbors, Life on the Coast is a New England based magazine. Harbors, Boats, Homes, plus info on boatbuilders(what they're building) and craftspeople in NE. I have a couple of articles...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 48
Views: 2,079
Posted By TomMaine
Re: Do you have to be wealthy to own a sailing yacht?

We have sailing friends from the UK and they often call themselves 'yachtsmen'. In their case, it's a term of an accomplished all around sailor(not just say, a racer). Their term, 'yachtsmen', is not...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 881
Posted By TomMaine
Re: Toilets, Y valve or not Y valve

Ah! You have 3 - 1 1/2"outlets, so I think you're right.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 881
Posted By TomMaine
Re: Toilets, Y valve or not Y valve

But where does your head empty into the tank?

All I really am saying is, a "T" can replace a Y valve, in most instances. As both the overboard discharge, and the deck outlet have to drain-suction...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 49
Views: 2,349
Posted By TomMaine
Re: Do you make guests wear PFDs?

I make sure we have enough, but I can't recall ever asking a guest to wear a PFD, except underaged(law and smart).

'Guests' are fair weather day trips and our boat is safe and stable in those...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 881
Posted By TomMaine
Re: Toilets, Y valve or not Y valve

I removed a Y valve and simplified my holding system several years ago. Our boat has a Nauta bladder holding tank.

Two outlets are in the bladder-one at the bottom, one at the top. Upper...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 868
Posted By TomMaine
Re: Wanted: The Worlds Greatest Sails.

Sorry, I missed this, Sandy. They sure are. Thin in some areas, thick as candy Jimmies on blue ice cream, in others. It all depends upon how sticky your boat is, but if you sail through them, they're...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 37
Views: 1,642
Posted By TomMaine
Re: Major water ingress - best emergency device?

We've dealt with one catastrophic sinking about 15 years ago. I carelessly hit a submerged ledge with our lowered centerboard. Due to poor design, as the board raised, the linkage bound up and lifted...
Forum: Apps & Authors 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 1,272
Posted By TomMaine
Re: Good writing

I wouldn't either but good writing is enjoyable for the reasons you listed, especially the last part. Made me want to spend a little more time listening, down on the harbor.

For Hellosailer; The...
Forum: Sabre 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 434
Posted By TomMaine
Re: Might buy a Saber 34'

Don't get your hopes up too high. A Sabre 34 is a great boat and that is an unusually low price for one, even if it's a project. These days, the well maintained higher priced examples of a design are...
Forum: Apps & Authors 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 1,272
Posted By TomMaine
Re: Good writing

I enjoyed reading that article, thanks. Good writing.

Pointeast is free if you live on the New England coast and can find the printed version(you do need to subscribe for post delivered).

In...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 764
Posted By TomMaine
Re: An Interview With Dylan Winter!

Great interview. It is interesting and focused.

I've enjoyed Dylan's media on the web. He's a rare combination of a real sailor with enough experience to route out the good stuff of sailing, in...
Forum: Apps & Authors 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 1,272
Posted By TomMaine
Re: Good writing

Editing? On the one hand, a cruising author has his or her vibe while the editors have a magazine style or reputation they want to maintain.

Books aside(another universe of writing),...
Forum: Apps & Authors 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 1,272
Posted By TomMaine
Re: Good writing

I'm working with a friend designing a used bookstore, and she is not a sailor, and no desire to be one.

The theme of her store is, "Simpy good writing". In reading a review of the book, 'Why...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 868
Posted By TomMaine
My current favorite: Slicing Penobscot Bay.

No surprise, this exceptional sail starts in my back yard, Rockport Maine in Western Penobscot Bay.

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7403/16303788688_86ac732050_b.jpg

Conditions on this sail may...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 868
Posted By TomMaine
Wanted: The Worlds Greatest Sails.

Most sailors agree, the miles we cover under sail, are the best.

A few special sails - due to unique factors; a course that follows a beautiful coastline - threads some special islands - a unique...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 58
Views: 3,686
Posted By TomMaine
Re: "New Generation Anchors"

Going back, a few gens, I watched an 80' schooner sail into a fairly crowded anchorage last season. The massive old boat was moving pretty well when the captain turned the bow into the wind and up a...
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