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Search: Posts Made By: voodooacrobat
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-20-2009
Replies: 20
Views: 18,965
Posted By voodooacrobat
Here's my two cents.... (and I'll probably get...

Here's my two cents.... (and I'll probably get change back).

I have a Westerly Cirrus 22', a very well-built British Pocket Cruiser. My review of it is on this site under "Boat Reviews". I'm...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-08-2008
Replies: 74
Views: 4,703
Posted By voodooacrobat
What DID I do? Sailed!!

Didn't see the thread until after the fact, Melrna.

I sailed for several hours with my gf and oldest son on Friday. Saturday evening my gf, another couple, and I sailed up and down the bay...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-06-2008
Replies: 0
Views: 1,033
Posted By voodooacrobat
Noisy Autohelm - ST1000+

A have a new Raymarine Autohelm ST1000+ that sometimes makes a loud squealing noise. Sounds like there's a dolphin in the cockpit! It doesn't always happen, and it appears to be working in all other...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-24-2008
Replies: 60
Views: 5,200
Posted By voodooacrobat
I bought a few pieces of used hardware from a...

I bought a few pieces of used hardware from a fellow who stripped his boat for the junkyard. I picked up some fenders, a nice camcleat w/fairlead, and a few other baubles that I know I'll need...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-24-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 2,944
Posted By voodooacrobat
Damn. I'm still snickering to myself about...

Damn. I'm still snickering to myself about replying to this ancient post. You'd think I was lonely for conversation, but mostly it's enthusiasm for my new Autohelm. I want everyone - even the dead...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-23-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 2,944
Posted By voodooacrobat
I borrowed a cockpit-type Autohelm last year from...

I borrowed a cockpit-type Autohelm last year from a friend and I went out and bought one of my own before I begain sailing this season. I have the ST1000+ by Raymarine and think it was the best $400...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-23-2008
Replies: 21
Views: 23,306
Posted By voodooacrobat
I painted my interior three seasons ago. My...

I painted my interior three seasons ago. My boat, a 1970 Westerly Cirrus, used to have an upholstered headliner that had become a "mold farm". I ripped it all out, scrubbed and scraped the old glue...
Forum: Learning to Sail 06-03-2008
Replies: 7
Views: 1,893
Posted By voodooacrobat
Stockton Lake

Wampler, I'm not familiar with Stockton Lake but I've found the best way to learn more about sailing is to find other sailors and ask for crewing opportunities. If there's a yacht club, there's a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-03-2008
Replies: 41
Views: 3,376
Posted By voodooacrobat
Talking Right of Way

There's that old saying, "He may have had the right-of-way, but he's still just as dead"....

I can't count the number of times I've altered course to avoid powerboats who appeared to be unwilling...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-08-2008
Replies: 64
Views: 8,408
Posted By voodooacrobat
Turn off the DVD player and go sailing. It's not...

Turn off the DVD player and go sailing. It's not a spectator sport! (Heh heh heh.... Couldn't resist that.)
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-30-2008
Replies: 31
Views: 26,158
Posted By voodooacrobat
Pocket Cruiser Recommendation

Three years ago I bought a 1970 Westly Cirrus. It's 22', but the cabin and cockpit are larger than many 24' boats I looked at. I singlehand most of the time, and it's an easy boat to sail, sturdy as...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-20-2008
Replies: 33
Views: 2,055
Posted By voodooacrobat
My boat barely fits into my slip. Unless I...

My boat barely fits into my slip. Unless I manage to glide in dead straight I slide up against a pylon. Happily, I've got a strong rubrail with a metal scratch guard over it. Not the most...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-15-2007
Replies: 52
Views: 3,298
Posted By voodooacrobat
I'm putting in my two cents as well. Get a...

I'm putting in my two cents as well. Get a Tilley. They ain't cheap, but worth every penny. Check out the web site at Tilley Endurables - The Finest Hats and Travel Clothing in the World...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-14-2007
Replies: 10
Views: 983
Posted By voodooacrobat
Been there, hit that. Mine was a cottonwood tree...

Been there, hit that. Mine was a cottonwood tree coming into Bolles Harbor near Monroe, Michigan last year. I was watching the busy Memorial Day traffic (two outbound powerboats), watching the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-17-2006
Replies: 5
Views: 9,083
Posted By voodooacrobat
007's Sailboat in Casino Royale

I just got home from seeing Casino Royale, the new 007 film. (I liked it a lot, but that's for a post in a different forum.) Does anyone know the make/model of the sailboat Bond and Vesper are...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-05-2006
Replies: 6
Views: 1,297
Posted By voodooacrobat
Problem with pump for manual head

Greetings,

My 1970 Westerly Cirrus has a manual marine head w/holding tank. It has an older plunger-type pump assembly and will not draw water. If I put water in the bowl the pump will move it...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 06-16-2002
Replies: 2
Views: 1,417
Posted By voodooacrobat
Identifying an O''''Day Daysailor

Wow! You may be right! That would explain a lot. Since reading your post I''ve looked at a lot of Mariner photos and they look much closer to the boat I''m buying. I never actually measured it,...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 06-15-2002
Replies: 2
Views: 1,417
Posted By voodooacrobat
Identifying an O''''Day Daysailor

I''m buying what is supposed to be a 16'' O''Day Daysailor. It''s been sitting in a driveway for years, yet will need only minor repairs. The woman''s late husband bought it and she has no idea as...
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