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Forum: Learning to Sail   01-14-2010
Replies: 25
Views: 12,593
Posted By redcobra
I am a pretty good sailor. Sailing for nearly 40...

I am a pretty good sailor. Sailing for nearly 40 years. The first 30 were seat-of-the-pants learning.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-16-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 1,241
Posted By redcobra
The Contest is an extremely well built boat. What...

The Contest is an extremely well built boat. What engine is in it? My friend and slip neighbor has a 69 Contest 30 and has had it for 30 years. It has an atomic four and that has been the only...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-11-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 987
Posted By redcobra
I am suprised the patrol boats didn't come...

I am suprised the patrol boats didn't come charging out. Normally if you drift over the demarcation line for APG they come out with lights flashing.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-21-2009
Replies: 26
Views: 4,094
Posted By redcobra
Pearson 39 yawl. All lines led to the cockpit....

Pearson 39 yawl. All lines led to the cockpit. Roller furling 150 and Doyle stackpack full battened main. Windlass and Auto pilot. Biggest hassle with single handing is getting into the slip on...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-21-2009
Replies: 32
Views: 4,957
Posted By redcobra
My yard requires its removal if on the hard, and...

My yard requires its removal if on the hard, and if I stay in the water, I wrap a bungee around it to make sure it doesn't come open at all. Main stays on in its stack pack cover. Mizzen off and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-21-2009
Replies: 17
Views: 1,557
Posted By redcobra
For August, get a 200% Genoa:) I run a 150...

For August, get a 200% Genoa:)

I run a 150 thru September then put the 135 on for Oct and Nov.
Forum: Chesapeake Bay   10-01-2009
Replies: 19
Views: 1,504
Posted By redcobra
I love Middle River at $2100/yr for a 40' slip.

I love Middle River at $2100/yr for a 40' slip.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-19-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 548
Posted By redcobra
So where's the 160% when you need it:)

So where's the 160% when you need it:)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-18-2009
Replies: 28
Views: 2,593
Posted By redcobra
I have Boat US insurance and towing and have been...

I have Boat US insurance and towing and have been very pleased. When my engine died in a blow in a busy channel near the head of Middle River, I dropped the hook and called and they came and got...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-18-2009
Replies: 34
Views: 3,471
Posted By redcobra
I have one box of tools, one box of electrical...

I have one box of tools, one box of electrical stuff (crimps, crimper, soldering iron, shrink wrap) and 1 box of boat parts (spare shackles, small blocks, etc) and screws/bolts.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-18-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 548
Posted By redcobra
How come you had the little jib up?

How come you had the little jib up?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-14-2009
Replies: 94
Views: 11,305
Posted By redcobra
I have a Doyle Stack pack with all halyards and...

I have a Doyle Stack pack with all halyards and reefing lines led to the cockpit. From the cockpit I drop the main to the mark on the main halyard, then crank in the reefing line, and done. I have a...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   09-13-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 7,682
Posted By redcobra
One other note, isn't 11,000 btu's a bit small...

One other note, isn't 11,000 btu's a bit small for a 38' boat? The minimum recommended size for my Pearson 39 is 16,000 btu.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-01-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 1,172
Posted By redcobra
The Yawl's mizzen is substantially smaller as...

The Yawl's mizzen is substantially smaller as well. My Pearson has the same sail area as the sloop, without the mizzen. A Ketch has a smaller main than the equivalent sloop, but has a large mizzen to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-31-2009
Replies: 63
Views: 14,614
Posted By redcobra
I installed a ST4000+ MkII and the rudder sensor...

I installed a ST4000+ MkII and the rudder sensor would have been a major pain so I skipped it. I had called RM and a tech told it would work OK without it. I tracks very well in compass mode and wind...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-31-2009
Replies: 57
Views: 14,202
Posted By redcobra
Love my maxprop. Installation was not that...

Love my maxprop. Installation was not that difficult (sawing off the end of the shaft was scary) and I can change the pitch when I pull it (I think I need a little more). I can now back into the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-31-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 1,172
Posted By redcobra
Hah! So I guess the other is ketch me if you can?

Hah! So I guess the other is ketch me if you can?
Forum: Chesapeake Bay   08-28-2009
Replies: 18
Views: 1,713
Posted By redcobra
You can cross Swan Point Bar at the range if you...

You can cross Swan Point Bar at the range if you draw 5' or less
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   08-24-2009
Replies: 4
Views: 897
Posted By redcobra
Good cockpit cushions that snap on.

Good cockpit cushions that snap on.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-24-2009
Replies: 56
Views: 6,912
Posted By redcobra
Mine

Mine
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-23-2009
Replies: 13
Views: 1,210
Posted By redcobra
I used West Epoxy mixed with filler for my Alberg...

I used West Epoxy mixed with filler for my Alberg 30 delaminated tiller. Worked great. As a wood worker I have tried Gorilla Glue severl times with less than stellar results. I have used titebond III...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   08-20-2009
Replies: 14
  Rules?
Views: 1,272
Posted By redcobra
Anyone know what the law actually says? I am not...

Anyone know what the law actually says? I am not sure where to look it up.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-20-2009
Replies: 48
Views: 6,302
Posted By redcobra
Had lazy jacks on my Alberg, had a dutchman...

Had lazy jacks on my Alberg, had a dutchman system on the Cal, and now have the Doyle Stackpack. LOVE IT!
Release the halyard and into the cover she goes, pull the zip, and done.
All from the...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   08-20-2009
Replies: 14
  Rules?
Views: 1,272
Posted By redcobra
What? Never heard of any such law in MD. What...

What?
Never heard of any such law in MD. What kind of police was it? Were you in the Annapolis Harbor area? Or in the Bay.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-19-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 735
Posted By redcobra
Found a tired neglected boat on the market for...

Found a tired neglected boat on the market for $50k.
A year later I bought it for $20K.
Put $50k in it.
It's now worth about $60k and it's not for sale.
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