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Search: Posts Made By: exkma367
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-24-2012
Replies: 64
Views: 3,800
Posted By exkma367
Re: A Sobering Realization

If you look around volleyball beach at Georgetown Exuma you will notice the predominant hair color is grey. We met a couple at Manjack in the Abacos. Both were in there mid 70's. We sailed, dined,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-19-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 595
Posted By exkma367
Re: Refrigeration Conversion Help

Here is what we did, right or wrong, it worked for us.

I used two inches of foam board and spray foam to beef up the insulation in our icebox. The first year out, I took apart a dorm sized...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-08-2012
Replies: 21
Views: 2,243
Posted By exkma367
Re: V berths

Deb and I slept in the v-berth of our Columbia 26 for 14 months. Yes we banged our heads a bit, and were constantly in contact with each other, but sleeping was what we did when we were exhausted...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-05-2012
Replies: 35
Views: 1,998
Posted By exkma367
Re: Advice on removing snapped s/s bolts from alu block

I used to work with a welder who would tig the top of the bolt building it up until you could put vice grip pliers on the buildup. The heat from the tig went a long way toward loosening up the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-03-2012
Replies: 72
Views: 9,064
Posted By exkma367
Re: Anchor light

Do not neglect your masthead light. That said, while cruising we used various cheap solar led lights down low. They did not last long at first with salt water finding a way into the works. We...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-29-2012
Replies: 45
Views: 8,268
Posted By exkma367
Re: Does anyone fit the bill here for being on this Documentary?

S/V Kitty hawk. They are a live aboard full time couple with two kids in diapers. Both were born aboard ship. The youngest was this May while at the marina in Charleston. The local paper did a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-29-2012
Replies: 41
Views: 3,134
Posted By exkma367
Re: can i make more living room on my boat?

We have a 1966 columbia 26. We added a 3 burner propane stove and oven, after removing the alcohol stove and the cabinet below it. We also added two feet of counter space and cabinet beside the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-28-2012
Replies: 52
Views: 6,004
Posted By exkma367
Re: Heating Your Boat

We sailed south from Baltimore in November 2010. Some nights the cabin got down to 27 degrees. Our best friend was our 'Mink' blanket. (check amazon and ebay). We stayed warm but out noses were...
Forum: Learning to Sail 09-28-2012
Replies: 51
Views: 11,871
Posted By exkma367
Re: Free or low cost GPS navigation software?

We have used SeaClear II for the the past two years. Although it is a little clunky to begin with, it becomes second nature with daily use. I loaded the program onto the cheapest netbook Walmart...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 05-09-2011
Replies: 15
Views: 6,623
Posted By exkma367
We are in Marsh Harbor now after departing...

We are in Marsh Harbor now after departing Baltimore MD last Nov in our 1966 Columbia 26. We stayed inside until Lake Worth and crossed to Memory Rock, and have stayed in the Abacos. Our biggest...
Forum: Chesapeake / Central US east coast 02-20-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 1,460
Posted By exkma367
Canton park worked for us back in November but...

Canton park worked for us back in November but only at high tide..
Forum: Chesapeake / Central US east coast 02-20-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 1,460
Posted By exkma367
central pa deep ramp

My best suggestion is Lake Raystown Seven Points. 3 lanes, very steep for my 26 foot full keel. Not great sailing, Glendale lake has better sailing, never launched the big boat there but the ramp...
Forum: Chesapeake / Central US east coast 09-15-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 1,460
Posted By exkma367
Steep and deep is what I am looking for. We...

Steep and deep is what I am looking for. We launch this way at our local lakes. I use 15 feet of chain between the trailer and the tow vehicle and it works like a charm. We always draw a crowd.
Forum: Chesapeake / Central US east coast 09-15-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 1,460
Posted By exkma367
Canton Park MD, Full keel launch?

Has anyone launched at the ramps at Canton Park MD. It is off Boston street, a few miles east of the Inner Harbor. We are looking to trailer launch our Columbia 26 and need at least five feet of...
Forum: Columbia & Coronado 06-16-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 1,147
Posted By exkma367
Just replaced my 1966 Columbia C26 portals

I know this thread is a little old. But I just finished replacing my portals. They were leaking and clouded. I removed the frames and the old glass. I took one of each shape of window and a frame...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-31-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 571
Posted By exkma367
Thanks for the info. I,ll make a few calls and...

Thanks for the info. I,ll make a few calls and post what I find.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-30-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 571
Posted By exkma367
Upper Chesapeake deep trailer launch?

I have a 1966 Columbia 26 that I restored and have been trailering to the local lake here in the middle of PA. I am planning my first sail on the Chesapeake for the first two weeks in June. I am...
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