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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-10-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 953
Posted By crichard
Re: Won drawing for mooring on city lake!

It always looked like a fun place to have a boat to me. Enjoy.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-22-2014
Replies: 174
Views: 13,605
Posted By crichard
Re: Ice on Lake Superior in June

I was just watching the Alden cutting a path out of the Duluth harbor a few minutes ago. Open water is about 2-3 miles out. With a couple days of good west winds the ice will get blown to Canada.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-22-2014
Replies: 174
Views: 13,605
Posted By crichard
Re: Ice on Lake Superior in June

Minnesail If your chartering out of the Apostles there's a pretty amazing set of data on the dates of ice out near Bayfield on the web at...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-22-2014
Replies: 174
Views: 13,605
Posted By crichard
Re: Ice on Lake Superior in June

The big freighters are starting the shipping season this week. They've got the power to bust through it. Maybe I need to rethink that repower.......a bigger diesel might do the trick :). I'm with...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-21-2014
Replies: 174
Views: 13,605
Posted By crichard
Re: Ice on Lake Superior in June

Minnesail. Climate change denialists aside......... I've been sailing out of the western end of Lake Superior for over 20 years and have seen ice on the lake Memorial Day only once, maybe...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-08-2013
Replies: 64
Views: 5,490
Posted By crichard
Re: Zebra Mussels - Lakes

As has been noted, zebra mussels can filter huge amounts of water. However, this can (and has) resulted in dramatic changes in the lower Great Lakes. Some nutrient and sediment levels have dropped...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   06-29-2012
Replies: 31
Views: 6,735
Posted By crichard
Re: Looking for a liveaboard, don't want to die in the ocean.

I'm 6'5" and I've always found that the lengths of the berths or sleeping quarters are more important than cabin headroom. Many boats are 6'1 to 6'3 headroom in the cabin/galley area but it seems...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-20-2009
Replies: 2
Views: 1,998
Posted By crichard
watery oil

On my 110s water was getting into the lower unit through the bearings which then caused an oil/water mix to leak through the unit and show up at the base of the transmission around the the rubber...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-01-2008
Replies: 20
Views: 2,422
Posted By crichard
I had a partial replacement last March 15th with...

I had a partial replacement last March 15th with only a few minor complications. I was crawling up the ladder to get my boat ready for launching by May 1st. By late May I was comfortably racing the...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   04-08-2005
Replies: 7
Views: 7,645
Posted By crichard
Average price for sailboat survey

I just paid $22 ft for a good surveyer in Annapolis. To some extent, you get what you pay for. About 3 yrs ago I paid $10 ft on another boat in another part of the country. Turned out it was a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-26-2005
Replies: 1
Views: 1,328
Posted By crichard
ericson 35 II hatch help

The folks that hang out at www.ericsonyachts.org
have a wealth of information and could probably answer your question.

good luck
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   11-02-2004
Replies: 6
Views: 1,125
Posted By crichard
To Tall for my C&C 30MK1

I agree there is a general lack of information about headroom and berth lengths in the general boating literature. Which leaves the virtically challenged among us (I''m 6''5") not knowing what models...
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