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Search: Posts Made By: cthoops
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Days Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 650
Posted By cthoops
Re: When can i go sailing????

We were planning on launching during the week of April 27th, but the yard asked if we could go in the week before. Thanks to the great stretch of weather we had Saturday/Sunday/Monday it looks like...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 37
Views: 876
Posted By cthoops
Re: Gasoline with ethanol question (again)

Like AlexW used to do, we replace the gas in the external fuel tank every four weeks. We just dump the extra fuel in our car's gas tank. We also disconnect the fuel line after each sail and run the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 365
Posted By cthoops
Re: At the marina now - could use rebedding advice

We thought from everything we had read that it was standard procedure to dig out some deck core around the chainplate and fill it with epoxy. However, given that there was no sign of goo or softness...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 365
Posted By cthoops
At the marina now - could use rebedding advice

We had a very small leak at the chainplate so we decided to pull them and rebed with butyl. We can't figure out how we're supposed to get the epoxy in the core. The slot is VERY narrow (we have a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 316
Posted By cthoops
Re: Rebedding chainplates with butyl - epoxy or no?

We read a blog where someone used West 105 epoxy resin and West 295 hardener. The West fact sheet says 60-70 minutes for a working time, thin film, 6-8 hours for a solid, thin film, and 1-4 days for...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 316
Posted By cthoops
Rebedding chainplates with butyl - epoxy or no?

We're getting ready to rebed our chainplates using MaineSail's butyl tape. We've read his very detailed and helpful instructions, but were wondering if we need to use epoxy to seal the face of the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 300
Views: 7,136
Posted By cthoops
Re: safe cooking

x2 for checking out eBay for used Origo stoves. We bought ours a few weeks ago - 2 burners, virtually brand new - for $200.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 249
Posted By cthoops
Re: Installing Origo 3000

We are going to pick up the pot holders at the Defender sale this weekend, but we were hoping not to have to get the gimbals just yet. It sounds like that might be the most practical solution...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 249
Posted By cthoops
Installing Origo 3000

We picked up an Origo 3000 on ebay and were looking for suggestions on the best way to mount it. I know it sits on the counter, but what would be the best way to ensure it stays there? Hooks? ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 49
Views: 2,619
Posted By cthoops
re: What made you buy your boat?

We were newbies (well, with only two seasons of sailing as adults I suppose we're still newbies) so we didn't want anything too big. Finances were also a concern so we needed to be able to pay cash...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-10-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 856
Posted By cthoops
Re: Not your typical anchor question

I've been off-line for the past 24 hours (yes, I started going through SailNet withdrawal), so here is the picture that Capta requested.

I'm not sure how much our Danforth weighs. Mr. Cthoops...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-09-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 856
Posted By cthoops
Not your typical anchor question

Mr. cthoops and I were hoping to upgrade our anchor this season so that we could actually - wait for it - anchor overnight. Right now we have a lightweight danforth anchor that is more of a lunch...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-05-2014
Replies: 78
Views: 3,446
Posted By cthoops
Re: What kind of dinghies are de rigeur.

We have an inflatable with a 3.5 hp Tohatsu. It carries Mr. Cthoops and I (combined weight of approx 340 pounds) and our gear. We use it strictly to get to and from the boat, we can row it in a pinch...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-05-2014
Replies: 42
Views: 1,380
Posted By cthoops
Re: GPS Accuracy - how much is actually needed

Yep. I don't know the mechanics behind it, but it's built into the iPad itself.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-05-2014
Replies: 42
Views: 1,380
Posted By cthoops
Re: GPS Accuracy - how much is actually needed

It's my understanding that the iPads with Wifi+cellular have built in GPS, and you don't need a data plan for it to work. We bought a refurb last year, installed InavX and a few other...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-01-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 1,427
Posted By cthoops
Re: Actual costs of cruising/keeping a boat (dollars and cents)

We pay $2,400/year for the mooring (May 1 - October 31) and winter storage, which includes unstepping and stepping the mast. That doesn't include the cost to wrap the boat for the winter which we...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-27-2014
Replies: 124
Views: 8,612
Posted By cthoops
Re: Where should we retire with our boat?

I think that happens to a lot of us that live where there is winter, and that's one of the reasons why there hasn't been a permanent mass exodus from the area. That being said, this has been a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-24-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 676
Posted By cthoops
Re: Rebedding chainplates

Thank you for all of the suggestions. We went back to the boat yesterday and removed the wood covering the chainplates. Things look pretty good overall, so when Maine Sail's butyl arrives this week...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-22-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 676
Posted By cthoops
Rebedding chainplates

Mr. cthoops and I had a great season last year - our first as boat owners.

We were down at the boat today greasing and lapping the sea cocks when Mr. Cthoops noticed that we have some water...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-08-2014
Replies: 30
Views: 1,575
Posted By cthoops
Re: marine head vs. porta potty

We bought our boat last year and replaced the marine head with a portapotti (our first choice was a composting/desiccating head, but there wasn't enough space for one). We spent weekends on the boat...
Forum: Pacific Northwest & Alaska 01-20-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 523
Posted By cthoops
Re: Bristol 27!!!!

Congratulations! Yahoo groups has a Bristol boat owners group which is very active, and a great resource for questions that will come up.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-14-2014
Replies: 235
Views: 9,030
Posted By cthoops
Re: How not to go "camping" while cruising frugally

I think the key to a pleasurable life afloat definitely depends on the person.

Mr. Cthoops and I have done plenty of camping, and we just finished our first year with our boat including spending...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-13-2013
Replies: 30
Views: 2,041
Posted By cthoops
Re: Do you clear the snow from your boat?

I wish I could suggest some yards but the only one I'm familiar with is the one we're at in Groton, and that's quite a bit farther than Norwalk. I have been told by several people that I work with...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-12-2013
Replies: 30
Views: 2,041
Posted By cthoops
Re: Do you clear the snow from your boat?

Thanks for the advice, everyone.

I think given the fact that it's dark around 4:30 p.m. now, unless we get a bunch of snow during the week we'll just head down on the weekends to clear things...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-12-2013
Replies: 126
Views: 3,994
Posted By cthoops
Re: insurance/survey

Yes, I really don't understand why some people are having trouble getting insurance without a survey when they have older, smaller boats (i.e. not very valuable).

Maybe we got lucky, but we have...
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