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Search: Posts Made By: svHornblower
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 09-15-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 1,288
Posted By svHornblower
Re: documentation?

Documenting a boat is a pretty painless process. Just go to the web site and download the necessary forums and send in the paperwork with payment. You will get the documentation back and your done!...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-12-2012
Replies: 57
Views: 6,079
Posted By svHornblower
Re: Let's see your pride & joy(boat)!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-10-2012
Replies: 39
Views: 2,239
Posted By svHornblower
Re: Tell me one more time

Why does it have to be either or? Keep the house and buy a smaller boat for now. Go sailing for a week, a month, or more, and then come home. When you are both ready, sell the house buy the "big...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-26-2012
Replies: 17
Views: 4,839
Posted By svHornblower
Re: 1973 Grampian 26' -- Opinions & Questions

Just looking at the adds, I like the Seafarer better. It has a the inboard engine and a 150 genoa. The Genoa on the Grampian looks like it doesn't quit fit and it might have been bought second hand...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-26-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 1,306
Posted By svHornblower
Re: Desperatly looking for an answer

I think you are on the right track. Everything else being equal, it is weight. Either more of it or placement. I wouldn't start pulling stuff off of the boat unless it''s junk that you don't need....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-24-2012
Replies: 33
Views: 2,919
Posted By svHornblower
Re: I've taken your advice...and found a better boat

"I would throw a quick bottom paint job on at you expenss, If the sea trail goes well you can just leave her in the water and move her to your new home. The owner dosent have much of a loss he gets...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 07-24-2012
Replies: 183
Views: 17,247
Posted By svHornblower
Re: Let's talk about anchors some more

I think scope is more or just as important as weight. I coastal cruise and anchor for no more than 3 to 5 nights before moving on. My 25 lbs danforth is my primary. I have never dragged. I do pay...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-22-2012
Replies: 33
Views: 2,919
Posted By svHornblower
Re: I've taken your advice...and found a better boat

I would second the comment about taking all the time you need. It doesn't matter what the purchase price is. You are buying a boat and all that entails. If you put this boat in the water and move...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-11-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 1,239
Posted By svHornblower
Re: Should I tell my friend his Roller boom is just a bit outdated?

I never heard of the towels. Like I said, I try to keep it simple. Wind aft of the beam roll, wind forward reef normally. I will admit that I don't use my roller reefing much. Usually when I reef...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-11-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 1,239
Posted By svHornblower
Re: Should I tell my friend his Roller boom is just a bit outdated?

If the wind is anywhere aft of the beam I still use my roller. It is quicker and easier. If the wind is forward of the beam I reef normally because the shape of the sail is much better but I like...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 06-11-2012
Replies: 18
Views: 1,258
Posted By svHornblower
Re: 20+ months on the Hard: what should be my focus..?

I bought my boat after it had sat on the hard for 5 years. You need new batteries, get rid of the fuel, and check anything that is rubber. You will need to super chlorinate the water system and I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-06-2012
Replies: 32
Views: 3,666
Posted By svHornblower
Re: Video Recovered from Abandoned Boat

There is a difference between sympathy and empathy. I definitely feel empathy for this guy and find the videos compelling. The nature of our sport comes with some risk and while this guy was...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-28-2012
Replies: 57
Views: 5,360
Posted By svHornblower
Re: RIP Michael Calabrese

Originally Posted by Squidd
no sympathy...

This is completely insensitive!

Originally Posted by Squidd
LOL... Never stopped you...

This is just moronic!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-27-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 1,706
Posted By svHornblower
Re: Dismasted: Broken forestay

I am not sure if this will work for you. However, I sail out of Newport in the summer but keep my boat at Barden's Boat Yard in Marion MA during the winter. I like them so much that I make the tip...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 05-24-2012
Replies: 19
Views: 2,283
Posted By svHornblower
Re: Became an Owner Today! CSY 44

Congratulations! I like the green canvas. My uncle, who taught me to sail, maintained that green canvas was the only color to use on a proper yacht.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-23-2012
Replies: 62
Views: 3,502
Posted By svHornblower
Re: Does anyhbody still navigate?

I use paper charts and a hand held GPS.

Having said that, I plan on buying a chartplotter for my boat this summer. I guess I am getting lazy but I don't think easier is necessarily "bad...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-11-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 1,541
Posted By svHornblower
Re: Storm Jib

For what you are describing, you do not need a storm jib. If you get caught in a thunderstorm reef (before you get hit) the main and roll in the jib as much as you need. Your sail shape will stink...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-10-2012
Replies: 82
Views: 7,410
Posted By svHornblower
Re: Closing seacocks

I also close all mine when I leave the boat. Not sure I would as far as banging a dowel into the barb of a closed seacock but that is buy no means a dumb idea. Better safe than sorry.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-10-2012
Replies: 19
Views: 1,450
Posted By svHornblower
Re: kid gets clonked by boom -film - valuable lesson

I have a 21 year old, a 15 year old, and a 3 year old. The first two didn't wear helmets when they learned to sail. I am guessing the 3 year old will. I don't care. It's about the sailing not the...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 03-10-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 7,818
Posted By svHornblower
Re: Rhodes Chesapeake 32

I may be biased but I agree that they are great looking boats. If you like the look and use them for what they are designed for you will not be disappointed. Rhodes made some great boats that have...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-08-2012
Replies: 257
Views: 40,128
Posted By svHornblower
Re: Can I sail to the Bahamas with NO experience?

I am in the "Yes it can be done" column. I also think there has been some good advice given in this thread and some comments that may not have answered your questions but are some things to think...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-27-2012
Replies: 18
Views: 1,010
Posted By svHornblower
Those are fun boats. When I was a teenager my...

Those are fun boats. When I was a teenager my best friends dad owned one and he would let us take it down the ICW for weekend trips. We had a blast. You are going to have a great time with it. ...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 02-18-2012
Replies: 25
Views: 1,984
Posted By svHornblower
You need to focus on the boat, not the owner or...

You need to focus on the boat, not the owner or the broker. Owners want to sell their boat and brokers want to make a sale. What you need to do is evaluate the boat as best you can and see if it...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-18-2012
Replies: 23
Views: 2,021
Posted By svHornblower
My boat sat for 5 years before I bought her. I...

My boat sat for 5 years before I bought her. I put her in the water and took a two day trip to her new home port. It was great! Good luck and don't let the small stuff get you down.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-12-2012
Replies: 25
Views: 1,667
Posted By svHornblower
The A-4 in my boat is original and has never been...

The A-4 in my boat is original and has never been rebuilt. I always start the blower and do the "sniff test" before I start it. Having said that I would not hesitate to start the engine right after...
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