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Search: Posts Made By: chef2sail
Forum: Chesapeake / Central US east coast 2 Days Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 433
Posted By chef2sail
Re: Completed 4th recent Cape May trip

Congrats James....great trip.....real good wind this time too. Time to join us going north ( we even stop to get shuteye)..**:**)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 135
Views: 4,832
Posted By chef2sail
Re: Help me plan my cruise North!


Having made this same trip many dozen times, I am curious which inlets you speak of. I my opinion the only safe ones on the Jersey coast are Cape May, Atlantic City, Barnegat (graveyard of...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-22-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 669
Posted By chef2sail
Re: Variable speed polisher recommendation

Well had a 60 dollar Roibi from HD which I used for many years. Took forever to do the job and i thought it was a good job.......thats until.....I read Mainesails sticky and recommendation. Having...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-22-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 900
Posted By chef2sail
Re: Sailing The Point Pleasant Canal

Tempests post is spot on. He should know best as he sails in that area. We have done the first part of the canal and his evaluations of the current are correct. The RR bridge he refers to is a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-16-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 775
Posted By chef2sail
Re: Cape May Canal;Kent Narrows wonder you ran were too far away from the ferries

Having been through the canal dozens of times the part that eventually shoals is behind the ferries on the south side....
Forum: Electronics 03-30-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 431
Posted By chef2sail
Re: TV installation

Consider this Peerless articulating mount. We have our 32 inch HD/DVD TV on it. Flat against the wall when not in use. Allows the TV to be angled when sitting on the setee.


Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-23-2014
Replies: 77
Views: 4,365
Posted By chef2sail
Re: Maiden Voyage Newbie Trainwreck

Great story and congrats on your maiden sail. We all have had experiences like that. Taking a long a more experienced sailor for a few outings may be helpful.

I vote for the redundancy side...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-21-2013
Replies: 454
Views: 28,533
Posted By chef2sail
Re: Apparently I'm not meant to have a boat...

The saga ends and the story begins...Good luck with her Jim.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-10-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 709
Posted By chef2sail
Re: Cost of sole replacement

We are doing this next winter on our C&C35. Luckily it actually has sections which we can unscrew and pul out and use as templates for he new sole. It appeared mine went under the settees but after...
Forum: Diesel 08-10-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 1,140
Posted By chef2sail
Re: Raw water strainer

We have both the inline Graco bronze strainer as well as. Kingston slotted trainer on the hull. Both have caught the eel grass, plastic bags, lids, but the bronze Graco has actually stopped a few...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-08-2013
Replies: 1,053
Views: 164,260
Posted By chef2sail
Re: Mutiny at Dawn - Transpac Race 2013

G .... ..... d.

Great 2nd post, so who called you and suggested the damage control that you felt to join SN now and not before.

This thread has runs its course for me unless someone new from...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-07-2013
Replies: 1,053
Views: 164,260
Posted By chef2sail
Re: Mutiny at Dawn - Transpac Race 2013

I agree...of course off shore racing is much harder and a different skill set than off shore cruising.....I have done both but never a 14 day race off shore. RD and Jake had 0 offshore race...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-07-2013
Replies: 1,053
Views: 164,260
Posted By chef2sail
Re: Mutiny at Dawn - Transpac Race 2013

No one is making facts up except you guys...just reiterating your and his story. So many holes in it, so many questions.

You make it sound like you saved everybody from some terrible fate,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-02-2013
Replies: 1,053
Views: 164,260
Posted By chef2sail
Re: Mutiny at Dawn - Transpac Race 2013

That's I agree with the Captain took his boat out woefully unprepared. This in spite of two other know ocean races that he participated in before .

He increased his burden with Rockdawg. We have...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-01-2013
Replies: 1,053
Views: 164,260
Posted By chef2sail
Re: Mutiny at Dawn - Transpac Race 2013

I have done that already thanks.

That e mail was a Generic e mail for the business. No answer on the cell. Was hoping since Randolf had already spoken directly to him there was an alternative...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-23-2013
Replies: 30
Views: 1,613
Posted By chef2sail
Re: Name on Bow = Charter Boat?

I think you are misinterpreting the brokers answer. One way of identifying some of the boats which were common to both regular ownership and those which came from the Carribean charter fleet was that...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-18-2013
Replies: 29
Views: 904
Posted By chef2sail
Re: Trip planning

We sail that distance to the Sassarass many times for a just a weekend from Rock Creek to Anchor in Betterton or Turner Creek on the Sassafrass. It's only 25 miles. If we leave our slip by 10 we are...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-18-2013
Replies: 29
Views: 904
Posted By chef2sail
Re: Trip planning

James advice and figures are spot on and sound. You want to be to the Miah Maul area by 11:23 when the current changes and heads against you.

Anchoring behind Reedy is easily done, however I would...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-11-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 1,447
Posted By chef2sail
Re: harrowing story

Thank god they are safe. Very lucky.

I would like to hear the actual facts surrounding why they were caught in a storm ( probably a late day thunderstorm we all experienced this week) before we...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-08-2013
Replies: 112
Views: 4,550
Posted By chef2sail
Re: Do you use dinghy lights?


Sorry Minnie you caused the incident. You were traveling unsafe. If your own light blinds you either slow down, or put a plate below the light like we have.
( ours ) is attached to the...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 07-02-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 943
Posted By chef2sail
Re: Sail Trim: Minimizing rolling in sloppy seas

If your boat has a centerboard you can drop that. As Jeff said fin keels have less roll in general. Changing you sailing angle will help and make it easier to time the rudder movement as stated above
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-02-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 637
Posted By chef2sail
Re: Refill Propane?

Ace hardware is where we go. Many have refill stations . If you are near Deale which I think you are try Amerigas, Ferrelgas, ask in your marina. Make sure you have a modern tank with pressure...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-29-2013
Replies: 31
Views: 1,351
Posted By chef2sail
Re: Bought the boat! Location questions NJ/MD/NY


the Delaware is not ideal unless you are only doing day sails..

Remember Rock Hall and Chesapeake are hot for only two months and the sailing season is considerably longer than the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-27-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 1,238
Posted By chef2sail
Re: battery bank dual charger or triple charger?

I beleive the ACR is the more modern day approach and accomplishes the same thing without having to buy the echo charger.:)
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 06-26-2013
Replies: 63
Views: 4,965
Posted By chef2sail
Re: Anchor Setting Woes

To say there is no better anchor than a Danforth, even for the Chesapeake goes against all tests done by Practical Sailor, Mantus and even our own MaineSail'. It simply isn't so. The " new gen"...
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