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Forum: Learning to Sail   04-04-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 1,613
Posted By Sabreman
Re: Use of mainsail

You ask two questions.

Yes, people will sometimes use the the genoa. Sometimes for convenience, sometimes when blowing. With just the genoa beware of lee helm. We don't get much lee helm but...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   03-24-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 2,966
Posted By Sabreman
Re: True and Apparent Wind Question

If you have an iPhone, use iSailor or iNavx. Indispensable for quick navigation.

No. Not even close. Like comparing apples and tubas.
Forum: Chesapeake Bay   03-17-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 980
Posted By Sabreman
Can You Tell Us About the Chesapeake and Annapolis?

Ummmm, don't believe anyone who tells you the Bay is as cold as NY! No way. Yeah it froze during a cold snap but we generally have comparatively short, relatively mild winters. For most people, the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-14-2014
Replies: 32
Views: 1,951
Posted By Sabreman
Re: Buying my first boat please help

Agree with all. While some people hate brokers, on our current boat our broker negotiated MORE off the price than I asked based on the survey results. He was extremely helpful and found us a great...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-12-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 3,171
Posted By Sabreman
Re: Marine Air Conditioning Install

There are a lot of steps involved and while each isn't especially difficult, they are time consuming. You would have to install a through hull and seacock for the cooling water, pump, condenser,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-06-2014
Replies: 48
Views: 5,672
Posted By Sabreman
Re: Tayana 37: Coamings cut off - is this repairable?

Some people shouldn't be allowed to buy tools. Seriously.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-11-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 775
Posted By Sabreman
Re: Bascule bridge, Knapps Narrows, MD question

Some bridges go fully open, others don't. I've been through Knapps Narrows and don't recall any issue. Just stay toward the side where it's most open. Since only one side opens (as opposed to draw...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-26-2014
Replies: 88
Views: 6,414
Posted By Sabreman
Re: "Boat" vs. "Yacht"?

If you can't afford it, then it's a yacht. Otherwise, it's a boat.

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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-29-2013
Replies: 44
Views: 3,717
Posted By Sabreman
Re: What would you do? Caught off guard by storm on the Chesapeake

I'd say that your scenario isn't that hypothetical, it's an inevitability in the mid-Atlantic. I can say from experience that most of not all of us have been it this situation. For my part, I've...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-25-2013
Replies: 32
Views: 3,974
Posted By Sabreman
Re: Help with tired interior

I'm glad that you aren't replacing the veneer. I do a lot of veneering and it will not work for you because a) the stick-on veneers won't work over an oily (i.e., teak) substrate, b) the substrate...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-16-2013
Replies: 72
Views: 5,080
Posted By Sabreman
Re: "Paying" friends wanting to go on the boat.

You mentioned getting back to boat building and that will certainly keep you on the water. How about building a smaller boat? I know that we're all in love with this idea of living aboard and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-12-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 663
Posted By Sabreman
Re: What kind of interior finish

I find that wiping the interior with any oil looks good for a time but eventually needs to be re done. Many oils attract dirt and make the wood look even worse after a number of years. This was...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-02-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 1,095
Posted By Sabreman
Re: Bulkhead refinishing question

I have no idea why people insist on staining wood, especially teak. The only reason to stain a wood is to make it look like another wood, to make a cheaper wood like an expensive one. But why would...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-30-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 1,095
Posted By Sabreman
Re: Bulkhead refinishing question

Why did you put mahogany stain on mahogany? As Siamese said, a satin finish like Minwax Helsman or Minwax wipe-on poly is all that you need. The interior of Victoria is done in satin and gloss...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   06-20-2013
Replies: 71
Views: 5,814
Posted By Sabreman
Re: Initial Offer Question

Interesting responses. All are good and I'll only add one thing that I haven't yet read. Buying or selling an item is not a contest of wills. A successful negotiation is a meeting of goals or...
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