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Search: Posts Made By: halyardz
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 03-28-2012
Replies: 846
Views: 93,709
Posted By halyardz
Re: Full or fin keel? Depends

I tend to agree with jackdale the full keel is more sea-kindly but doesn't point as well. If you are heading to Bahamas or other shallow waters, a full keel might be a better choice. Years ago,...
Forum: Tartan 03-28-2012
Replies: 0
Views: 965
Posted By halyardz
Tartan 33 Folks-FYI-Spreader brackets

For current owners of Tartan 33s or those considering purchase of one of these solid classics...be sure to have a rigger check your/the brackets holding the spreaders to mast. We had them replaced on...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 04-02-2009
Replies: 19
Views: 2,447
Posted By halyardz
But Some Things are Actually Cheaper in the Bahamas

A friend of mine bought an outboard for his dink in the Abacos at less than US prices and I purchased a new autopilot (old one conked) and the price was at or below the usual "semi-discount" price...
Forum: Cruising Articles 04-02-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 18,334
Posted By halyardz
Abacos--A Few Minor Chart Errors

We generally agree about the consistent improvement of electronic charting software. We used C-Map/Jeppsen with our Standard Horizon plotter with Explorer paper chart backup on our 2008 Abacos trip....
Forum: Tartan 04-01-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 5,518
Posted By halyardz
Tartan Owners Site Review of T33

For those of you interested the Tartan 33, along with other classic Tartans, is reviewed on the Tartan Owners website. See the link below.

Tartan 33 Profile and Perspective...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 01-23-2008
Replies: 15
Views: 4,024
Posted By halyardz
My humble suggestion would be to check out the...

My humble suggestion would be to check out the Keys cruising guide co-authored by Morgan Stinemetz. For updated info you might wish to check http://www.CruisersNet.net and examine the menu to...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 01-23-2008
Replies: 13
Views: 1,722
Posted By halyardz
CForce, any suggestions about a Feburary crossing...

CForce, any suggestions about a Feburary crossing to West End from Lake Worth?
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 01-23-2008
Replies: 29
Views: 21,055
Posted By halyardz
Camaraderie, many thanks for the links. I too...

Camaraderie, many thanks for the links. I too have struggled a bit with the gov sites and decided to just grab the Explorer Chartbook set for our Feb 07 run from FLA to Abacos.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-05-2007
Replies: 4
Views: 1,772
Posted By halyardz
Thanks, I've got the manuals but they aren't...

Thanks, I've got the manuals but they aren't helping in this situation. The unit (and I've "unlocked" the access) will not display the menu for resetting values. It just shows CAL (for calibration...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 12-05-2007
Replies: 83
Views: 12,029
Posted By halyardz
Admiral Rose & self are heading down the ditch...

Admiral Rose & self are heading down the ditch from Solomons, MD, currently docked near Oriental, NC for some engine work. Will resume in January with crossing to Bahamas. Hope to see some of you...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-05-2007
Replies: 26
Views: 2,363
Posted By halyardz
I'm having my Tartan 33 repowered right now with...

I'm having my Tartan 33 repowered right now with a Beta 25. I thought the price was very reasonable.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-05-2007
Replies: 4
Views: 1,772
Posted By halyardz
Autohelm 4000 Problem--Figure 8s

Up until I tried to reduce rudder sensitivity by punching -1/+1 on the control unit, the Autohelm 4000 was working just fine. Shortly after my handiwork, the devil in the machine started the boat on...
Forum: Tartan 10-24-2007
Replies: 5
Views: 5,518
Posted By halyardz
Radiant (our boat) is a Tartan 33 love it, also...

Radiant (our boat) is a Tartan 33 love it, also good for skinny water cruising. You can also grab info by going to Tartanowners.org
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 10-24-2007
Replies: 83
Views: 12,029
Posted By halyardz
Radiant Abacos Bound

We'll be heading to the Abacos after some engine work in NC. Plan to depart around Dec 8. Any ICW tips (Alligator River route)?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-24-2007
Replies: 39
Views: 8,201
Posted By halyardz
Brightwork Misc.

For "bright" woodworking projects (also in the cabin for drawer slides etc) I've used a product called Slipit (use the non-silicon, Woodworkers, green cans). If you put it on your saw blades (or...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-17-2006
Replies: 20
Views: 3,167
Posted By halyardz
If you are looking for a Flordia Keys guide, you...

If you are looking for a Flordia Keys guide, you might try Young & Stinemetz’s Cruising the Florida Keys (2nd edition), I believe it is a relatively recent release and along with other guides, they...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-17-2006
Replies: 4
Views: 628
Posted By halyardz
Need Manasquan NJ Advice Oct

We'll be leaving the Hudson River on the crawl south in several days. Any advice regarding entering Manasquan Inlet (NJ) would be appreciated. It's our first time down the NJ coast, enroute to Cape...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 11-21-2004
Replies: 5
Views: 3,466
Posted By halyardz
hudson river gybe

I believe I''ve seen the Clearwater (Pete S. hudson sloop) do this on the river when wind was sufficient (which its generally not). Or maybe I just interpreted it wrong.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-21-2004
Replies: 17
Views: 3,831
Posted By halyardz
Pilothouses?

But doesn''t the discussion beg the question...Can a "pilothouse" boat be designed to maximize the sailing ability and still do 6-8kts under power?

The raised salon designs aren''t that...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-21-2004
Replies: 8
Views: 1,586
Posted By halyardz
masthead lighting problem

c25 has got a point...3/14 would be better to run to the masthead and also agree that 100'' or larger spools is the way to go.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-19-2004
Replies: 2
Views: 1,290
Posted By halyardz
Origo 2 burner..where to locate used?

I''m on the Hudson and want swap out my old pressure alcohol stove/oven for a safer 2 burner Origo. Where can one locate a used unit in the Northeast?
Forum: Living Aboard 11-19-2004
Replies: 6
Views: 3,261
Posted By halyardz
Bridge Clearance for Ft. Myers

What''s the tide "drop" in Ft Myers area?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-19-2004
Replies: 8
Views: 1,586
Posted By halyardz
masthead lighting problem

I had the same problem on my Tartan 33 (52'' mast). It was very frustrating. So last year we pulled the mast and rewired the rascal with two 3-16 feeds...one to masthead where we also installed a...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 10-22-2004
Replies: 5
Views: 1,154
Posted By halyardz
NYC to Bahamas in November

Jack, would you say the current batch (2002 I think) of Pilot Charts are fairly accurate?

What''s your take on going outside (but inside Gulf Stream, from SC to say, St. Augustine, FL? Jim
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10-22-2004
Replies: 10
Views: 3,081
Posted By halyardz
Quality Cruising Boat

I too am looking at NC as a possible retirement location...but more to your question. In our search for a 34-38 cruising boat, we actually decided on a 1980 Tartan 33...old, solid, little teak,...
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