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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-17-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 1,604
Posted By snider
Re: Trolling Motor to Battery Bank?

Thanks,
We are generally pretty picky about choosing slips that we can sail into and out of, however the marina's really frown upon it. So yes that is what the motor would be for. Sorry I should...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-17-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 1,604
Posted By snider
Re: Trolling Motor to Battery Bank?

I appreciate all of the input. You guys are right the panel probably isn't rated for that much load. I'll have to double check but I think the two wheelchair batteries are 12V 36amps each. So that...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-16-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 1,604
Posted By snider
Re: Trolling Motor to Battery Bank?

I've been doing some research and do far I've decided on one of two options. Get a stand alone trolling motor battery and connect it to the solar panel via a combiner. This way both banks can charge...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-14-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 1,604
Posted By snider
Trolling Motor to Battery Bank?

I just bought my wife a 1979 Com-Pac 16. The boat didn't come with a motor so I'm going to get a trolling motor for her. I don't know a thing about boat electrical sysyems. The previous owner just...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-26-2012
Replies: 37
Views: 1,921
Posted By snider
Re: The Chicken or the Eggs?

Starwind also makes a 19 footer that is a great boat. I liked it so much I sold my Beneteau First 235 so I could buy a Starwind 223. They sail great under main alone, with the fractional rig it...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-21-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 844
Posted By snider
Re: Planning to sail down to Charleston for good - seeking advice

I know people who live aboard at the City Marina and the Ashley Marina downtown. I'm pretty sure you can also live aboard at Folly marina and the one on the Stono
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-20-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 844
Posted By snider
Re: Planning to sail down to Charleston for good - seeking advice

I like the maritime center but will only dock there if I can get on the pier that runs perpendicular to the shore. I used to work on a tall ship that's berthed their and I saw many boats damaged from...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-20-2012
Replies: 104
Views: 9,302
Posted By snider
Re: engine-less

My first three sailboats where engine-less, starting with a Hobie 16 then a Snipe. When I discovered I could get a 19 foot cruiser for $1,000 less without the engine I went for it. We are lucky here...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-08-2012
Replies: 23
Views: 2,176
Posted By snider
Re: To trail it or second job to pay slip fee?

I've trailer sailed boats, had boats anchored out and had a slip for a couple of years. All have worked well because it fit my need at the time. I will say we used the boat a lot more when we had a...
Forum: Alajuela   05-06-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 12,011
Posted By snider
Re: Looking for an Alajuela 33.

Do you think you could do an extended cruise, say 6 months with the two kids on the Alajuela 33? I've been looking at the Alajuela google group, which I just found, for common issues with the boats. ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-04-2012
Replies: 81
Views: 5,566
Posted By snider
Re: What happened to Chris & Cate?

I'm always a little skeptical when I read a sailing blog or book where everything is happy all of the time. I think there is this perception that if you are out sailing or living aboard that it must...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-30-2012
Replies: 80
Views: 12,071
Posted By snider
Re: Any Albin Nimbus 42 owners out there

Your boat was anchored out off Charleston for awhile. I met the guy who lived aboard with his family of four and went aboard a few times. I also had a boat ached out for awhile before moving into...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-30-2012
Replies: 40
Views: 5,095
Posted By snider
Re: Your favorite sailing superstitions

It's bad luck to be superstitious. ;-)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-29-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 1,696
Posted By snider
Re: Catalina 30 Bahama bound

The water is so very clear there I wouldn't be worried about it. As for the trip down again I wouldn't worry, personally. I think its a waste of time. If you hit something hard enough to damage the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-29-2012
Replies: 316
Views: 21,119
Posted By snider
Re: Bryan Chong's first hand recount of the Low Speed Chase tragedy

I think it would be prudent to place a temporary ban on races around the Farallones until measures were put into place to insure boats rounding are a safe distance from the shoal. After all it was...
Forum: Alajuela   04-28-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 12,011
Posted By snider
Re: Looking for an Alajuela 33.

I haven't had any luck finding the group either. Teresa, good luck. 'I've read through you and Bens blog a few times, it's a good read. Back when I was single and even married before kids we always...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-28-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 1,456
Posted By snider
Re: Changing Tack, Ideas About the Next Boat

What do you guys think about an Alajuela 33? I've always loved these but they are so few and far between. We saw one in MD a few years back and my wife loved it. Seems like a good size with an...
Forum: Alajuela   04-28-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 12,011
Posted By snider
Re: Looking for an Alajuela 33.

I'm still looking. The only one I've seen was in MD a couple of years ago. I'm a few years away from buying a larger boat but when the time comes hopefully I can find one to at least consider. I've...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   04-28-2012
Replies: 21
Views: 17,900
Posted By snider
Re: Baba 35 vs Tayana 37 vs Hans Christian 38

Sail Calculator Pro v3.53 - 2500+ boats (http://www.image-ination.com/sailcalc.html)

This website has a good comparison chart. Just scroll down and choose the two boats you want to compare. I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-28-2012
Replies: 30
Views: 4,723
Posted By snider
Re: Key West to Bimini (Direct)?

I don't see why not, you'll get a good boost from the stream. I've never done that route but have raced from Daytona to Charleston in the stream. As long as you watch the weather you should be fine.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-28-2012
Replies: 316
Views: 21,119
Posted By snider
Re: Bryan Chong's first hand recount of the Low Speed Chase tragedy

Has anyone else noticed that in Bryan's account he doesn't mention if there was any conversation on the boat within the 30 seconds between the first large wave they were able to sail over and the...
Forum: Boat Reviews   04-27-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 9,769
Posted By snider
Re: Snipe or Coronado 15 for first boat?

I owned and raced a Snipe for awhile. Not familiar with a C15. I will say the snipe is the most tactical dinghy out there. It has more sail controls than anything I've ever been on, it is a busy...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-27-2012
Replies: 531
Views: 128,303
Posted By snider
Re: Pictures: Those perfect moments

Dubrovnik Croatia

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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-27-2012
Replies: 316
Views: 21,119
Posted By snider
Re: Bryan Chong's first hand recount of the Low Speed Chase tragedy

I don't know if its an optical illusion but the farthest boat from the camera absolutely looks too close. Like someone else said, this race has been going on for over a hundred years. That's a lot...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   04-26-2012
Replies: 30
Views: 6,336
Posted By snider
Re: Would you buy a boat from eBay??

I know this is an old thread but I got a steal on ebay about a year ago. Paid $1,500 for a Starwind 223 with a motor and trailer down in FL. The boat was turn key, put the mast and sails up and went...
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