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Forum: Racing   06-16-2008
Replies: 13
Views: 2,578
Posted By maestro
what we do

on our boat, we have marked the shaft near the transmission (while the boat is out of the water) where the prop is in the vertical position. Then all we do is set the prop so that the 2 marks line...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   04-25-2007
Replies: 48
Views: 12,532
Posted By maestro
where are you starting from?? Are you going up...

where are you starting from?? Are you going up teh Hudson and erie Canal to Ontario then across the St. Lawrence or is yout boat in Lk. Ontario now?? I'm a bit confused
Forum: Racing   04-18-2007
Replies: 8
Views: 1,120
Posted By maestro
the term is called

"Fat Head" or sometimes "Flat Head" Mainsails.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   04-18-2007
Replies: 6
Views: 1,438
Posted By maestro
S2 7.9

the 7.9 is an excellant boat. handles well, can take a blow, is quick (wins MANY phrf regatts AND has a number of OD fleets across the country) As far as confort is concerned, when you are...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   02-28-2007
Replies: 13
Views: 11,797
Posted By maestro
yes I have

my S.O.'s family ownes an I.B 24 flush deck, lots of room in cabin (for a 24 footer...) great sailing qualities. Initially tender but locks in at around 15-18 degrees of heel and does not move. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-14-2007
Replies: 74
Views: 12,223
Posted By maestro
just don't be captain stupid..........

of all the stupid things to do....he must be a powerboater going for a ride:p
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-14-2007
Replies: 244
Views: 30,977
Posted By maestro
reminding me of summer......

alright.........time to get back in the boat and go sailing.:)
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   01-31-2007
Replies: 6
Views: 1,386
Posted By maestro
the 37 too......

ok....the 37 too. But I've never been on the 37. Is the 37 a fin or centerboard???
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   01-25-2007
Replies: 6
Views: 1,386
Posted By maestro
I love the 28

a very good (and fine sailor) friend ownes a mid 80's Tartan 28. IMHO, it it the finest Tartan made from that decade!!! It is a quick 28 footer, with a very beautiful teak interior. Pointing...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-09-2007
Replies: 28
Views: 2,489
Posted By maestro
look at Merrills

Merrill makes excellant water shoes. They were originally made for white water kayaking and hiking in watery areas. I've got 2 pairs. I too wanted some arch and ankle support and found that these...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   12-24-2006
Replies: 26
Views: 8,603
Posted By maestro

"Although the A28 is probably better constructed, the J is probably not that far behind."

They are both made by TPI in Rhode Island. The quality and craftmanship are about the same (Both are made...
Forum: Racing   12-20-2006
Replies: 6
Views: 736
Posted By maestro
old news/new news

team China (ex Le Defi) is Team China in Name only. There are 4 Chinese sailors aboard (then again, the America's cup is NOT about nationality) The Chinese sailors are mostly 470/ Lazer /small...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   10-18-2006
Replies: 2
Views: 1,099
Posted By maestro
colgate 26

finding a used Colgate is not as hard as you think. Call Offshore sailing School as they use the Colgate as training boats (and are owned by Steve and Doris Colgate!!) thery turn their boats over...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   10-06-2006
Replies: 7
Views: 2,439
Posted By maestro
all in agreement

Catskill's Riverview Marina does a good job. Haverstraw is approx. 10hrs. south and although has great facilities, the wait can be days before Samalot marine can fit you in.
Forum: Chartering   08-07-2006
Replies: 11
Views: 1,961
Posted By maestro
a few good choices

Alan, Liberty Landing Marina is directly across from Manhattan In Jersey City NJ. There is also Liberty Harbor Marina in the same cove (but on the north side of the cove). Water taxis can take you...
Forum: O'Day   05-19-2006
Replies: 4
  Oday 28
Views: 4,889
Posted By maestro
hull 281

Rod...mine is a 1982 model and I believe that my hull number is If 1982 is about the midway point in the production line then roughly 500-600 28's were built

Mike C
O'28 "Da Capo"
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   03-28-2006
Replies: 5
Views: 1,579
Posted By maestro
hudson/champlain canal

from the Battery to Albany figure 20-30 hrs. non stop (although if you've NEVER experienced the Hudson river, shame on you for not stopping) You're then going to need a day to unstep your stick (it...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   03-22-2006
Replies: 5
Views: 6,382
Posted By maestro
Oyster Bay is on my list

I will make it a point to stop in Oyster Bay this summer!!!

Mike C.
O'28 "Da Capo"
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-21-2006
Replies: 2
Views: 3,233
Posted By maestro
rope halyards

less weight (no marked increase in windage as the halyards are right next to the stick)
Easier on the hands.
no "fishhooks" to catch on a sail
the quality of line has improoved so...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   03-14-2006
Replies: 20
Views: 3,365
Posted By maestro
taking issue


I am going to take issue with your against O'Day sailboat (and the 28 in general) I have sailed my 28 for 3 years now, and Yes I bought her at a substancial discount, but it was for...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   03-08-2006
Replies: 5
Views: 6,382
Posted By maestro
best harbor on North shore of Long Island

I'm planning my summer cruise and I want to know what you (LIS sailors) think is the best harbor on the North Shore of Long Island?? I've been to Port Jeff and I wasn't too thrilled with the harbor...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   03-08-2006
Replies: 4
Views: 649
Posted By maestro

knowing that you'll need a very forgiving boat, one that has the room you need for a weekend I can think of a number of boats that would fit the bill.

Catalina 27 (many out there, huge owner's...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   03-01-2006
Replies: 6
Views: 6,089
Posted By maestro
us auctions

Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-01-2006
Replies: 3
Views: 1,013
Posted By maestro
Jack, I have a 28 ft coastal cruiser which I ...

Jack, I have a 28 ft coastal cruiser which I spend the entire summer living on (nice to be a teacher). While at my YC the boat is on a mooring so dock power is not an option. While on vacation it...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-01-2006
Replies: 15
Views: 1,860
Posted By maestro
running rigging C&C24

I re-rigged a C&C 24 last year at the yard I work at in the summers.

We used 5/16 Sta Set X for the Main /Genny and spin halyards. Lower stretch that regular sta set and a bit stronger as well
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