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Search: Posts Made By: chuckg
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 05-14-2008
Replies: 69
Views: 6,535
Posted By chuckg
Try an FJ

Club FJ's are cheap and plentiful. Many college and high school programs use them and are popular among sailing camps, too. I learned on these when I was a young kid and bought one later in life ...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-22-2007
Replies: 39
Views: 15,071
Posted By chuckg
I am trying to foget already..

I am trying to foget already..
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-22-2007
Replies: 39
Views: 15,071
Posted By chuckg
The Oday Osprey which was roughly 15ft overall...

The Oday Osprey which was roughly 15ft overall had a very small cuddy, could be trailered, and was a small version of the Oday Daysailor. If a person can call a Lightning, Flying Scot, or Snipe a...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-22-2007
Replies: 34
Views: 4,361
Posted By chuckg
This debate can go beyond simply steering the...

This debate can go beyond simply steering the boat however. If a person wants to mount one of the current offerings of Marine Electronics such as chartplotter/radar, etc. at the helm, a tiller...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-22-2007
Replies: 39
Views: 15,071
Posted By chuckg
Most likely a West Wight Potter 15

Most likely a West Wight Potter 15
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-11-2006
Replies: 32
Views: 14,987
Posted By chuckg
You may want to read a book call "The Coast of...

You may want to read a book call "The Coast of Summer" about a couple who cruised the Cape and Islands around Southeastern Mass on a Tartan 27. The author's name is Anthony Bailey and used to write...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-11-2006
Replies: 13
Views: 14,632
Posted By chuckg
Another plus for wheel steering is for novice...

Another plus for wheel steering is for novice sailors operating the boat for the first time. The boat will steer in a more familiar fashion, especially during docking manuvers.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-11-2006
Replies: 7
Views: 758
Posted By chuckg
The best thing you can do is to get rid of the...

The best thing you can do is to get rid of the old Yacht Specialties pedestal. They have been out of business for 18 years and new parts are nearly nonexistant
Forum: Introduce Yourself 05-04-2006
Replies: 3,302
Views: 578,444
Posted By chuckg
Buzzards Bay, Narragansett Bay, Vineyard Sound

Buzzards Bay, Narragansett Bay, Vineyard Sound
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-22-2004
Replies: 2
Views: 922
Posted By chuckg
wheel steering repair

The tension on the steering cables on a PS 27 Orion utilizes two stainless steel take up eyes that attach to a 10" bronze Quadrant. The take up eyes have a tensioning and locking nut threaded onto...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-20-2004
Replies: 6
Views: 1,892
Posted By chuckg
Throttle lever on steering column

Many Edson pedestals have a set screw in the form of a hex bolt that threads through the throttle shaft boss on the engine control cylinder. This screw provides tension on the white bushing that the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-05-2004
Replies: 6
Views: 1,123
Posted By chuckg
Emergency steering hole in rodder for rope?

Rudders such as those from Island Packet have holes drilled on the aft upper corner specifically for that reason. I can suggest that to provide steering redundancy, you use a linear drive auto pilot...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-26-2003
Replies: 1
Views: 794
Posted By chuckg
ramarine gps 300 in navpod 142 ?

FYI the person who makes Navpods is the West Coast Raymarine distributor so he would know if his products fit together.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 09-26-2003
Replies: 4
Views: 846
Posted By chuckg
new used boat

Howdy,
Being a former Colorado sailor, I can extend the following info: when you see large clouds approaching from the west, start your engine and be prepared to either reef or take down your sails....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-28-2003
Replies: 4
Views: 821
Posted By chuckg
Steering Wheel Hub

Edson makes a cast bronze hub (part# 667) that is available either in bronze or chromed that is specifically designed for people making their own wooden yacht wheels. They make three sizes of these...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-28-2003
Replies: 3
Views: 956
Posted By chuckg
Radar advice

JRC makes a very reasonably priced black and white radar that meets or excedes most people''s expectations of what a radar should do. If you are looking to buy an instrument that combines...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-22-2003
Replies: 9
Views: 1,543
Posted By chuckg
C&C 33

C&C outfitted many of their racer/cruisers with a baby stay as has been noted. Having any stay on the foredeck means that you either have to walk the clew around the stay when tacking (as a bowman...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-21-2003
Replies: 3
Views: 1,795
Posted By chuckg
wheel/binnacle

May the buyer Beware! Used steering components are subjected to huge loads during the life of a yacht along with corrosion issues. Unless the components are well maintained and adjusted properly,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-14-2003
Replies: 13
Views: 14,632
Posted By chuckg
Tiller to wheel conversion costs?

There are trade offs for sure with wheel steering but room in the cockpit isn''t one of them. Usually having a wheel on a smaller boat opens up the aft portion of the cockpit that used to be...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-06-2003
Replies: 10
Views: 6,817
Posted By chuckg
Dinghy boarding ladder

If all else fails, It is preferable to board a small boat, inflatable or rigid, over the transom as the boat is much more stable fore and aft than it it is athwartships. The one step ladder can...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-05-2003
Replies: 10
Views: 6,817
Posted By chuckg
Dinghy boarding ladder

Bruce,
Edson makes a really nice boarding ladder called a one step that makes it much easier to get in and out of a dinghy. It is basically a cast aluminum step that comes with some ropes and snap...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-05-2003
Replies: 10
Views: 3,631
Posted By chuckg
Depth Sounder Tranducer

I am replacing a faulty Depth sounder transducer on a Signet Marine 172 Depth sounder on my C&C 25. Or at least attempting to do so.. The previous installer has bonded the transducer through the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-24-2001
Replies: 3
Views: 1,248
Posted By chuckg
Yamaha Outboard?

Yamaha outboards are well made and should be a good investment if indeed it is in good working order. A few things to consider when purchasing an outboard is that although 4 stroke engines are...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-06-2001
Replies: 7
Views: 864
Posted By chuckg
Yacht-friendly towns on NJ coast?

Dave,
Manasquan Inlet is reasonable as long as you can find a slip east of the railroad bascule bridge otherwise it can be quite challenging navigating during a busy weekend. I worked as a Marine...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-06-2001
Replies: 8
Views: 1,889
Posted By chuckg
Sail brands

Jim,
I purchased a C&C 25 this year myself and the boat was outfitted with an old somewhat tired main from Newport Sails and a rather nice Dacron mainsail from Thurston sails in Bristol, RI. Since...
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