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Search: Posts Made By: ambianceack
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Days Ago
Replies: 72
Views: 3,208
Posted By ambianceack
Re: Arthur


The storm came in a little closer than expected, about 45 boats washed up on shore. Most of the boats were less than 20-feet were a few in the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 405
Posted By ambianceack
Re: Suzuki 2.5 security to dink

I don't. I just take the red safety cord and leave it at the dock. This keeps the honest people honest and well the true thieves would get it no matter what lock you put on it. I own some nice...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 429
Posted By ambianceack
Re: Thinking About a Solar Vent

just installed the 4" nicro about a month ago, has made a big difference with moisture problems and has greatly reduced the mildew smell in the cabin when coming back to the boat after being closed...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 136
Views: 4,989
Posted By ambianceack
Re: Help me plan my cruise North!

In the event you do not have it, get the Eldridge Tide and Pilot Book. Use the boston harbor tide for calculating vineyard sound tide.

For moorings: at Cuttyhunk are first come first serve, you...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 1,294
Posted By ambianceack
Re: Mooring Line

Check this video out, if the link works, if not go to It might help answer some of your questions.

NEW VIDEO: What's In a Mooring?

Searsport harbor is similar to where...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 849
Posted By ambianceack
Re: Main sail can be difficult to raise

I was having trouble with my main sail too. I used McLube, and cleaned the track even went as far as painting the mast and having the track in perfect condition. Come to find out the slug on the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 33
Views: 1,402
Posted By ambianceack
Re: Why Are Aluminum Mast Painted?

I cannot really answer your question but I just repainted my 35 year old 50 ft mast this spring. Last year I was seeing a lot of corrosion and minor pitting around all the stainless steel screws and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-02-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 537
Posted By ambianceack
Re: VHF antenna and cable recommendation

I just replaced my 35 year old cable with RG-213 and used connections PL 259 as described in this article Easy VHF Connections Photo Gallery by Compass Marine How To at
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-02-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 943
Posted By ambianceack
Re: budget estimate for adding roller furling???

We installed our own Harken cruiser furler for around $1,100.00. We purchased it from Rigging only in New Bedford. MA. You may want to call Northeast Rigging in Concord, MA Phone (978) 287-0060. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-25-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 266
Posted By ambianceack
Re: Air & Moisture Filter

You might consider a Nicro Day / Night Plus Stainless Steel Solar Vent
Power - 1000 Cubic Feet per Hour
Vent Diameter: 4", Overall Dimensons: 9" Diameter x 2.5" High
Material: Stainless Steel
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-22-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 265
Posted By ambianceack
Re: Gasket?

on my 1979 Sabre, I shaped a gasket using 1/16th inch thick butyl tape, seated it then removed the excess. I also coated the interior (i.e.,the core) with clear epoxy then a thin coat of thickened...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-22-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 847
Posted By ambianceack
Re: canvas stitching

Hood Canvas in Marblehead is a reputable canvas company in your area.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-18-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 253
Posted By ambianceack
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-18-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 253
Posted By ambianceack
BatteryMINDer Parallel or Series

So I have used the BatteryMINDer Model SCC-015: 12 Volt 15 Watt Solar Charger/Maintainer/Desulfator With Panel for the past few years but I have only had it connected to only one of my three bank...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-08-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 290
Posted By ambianceack
Re: Polyurethane Thinner

I have used acetone with polyurethane paints. We are heading to Martinique in October, I'll bring some...:)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-07-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 722
Posted By ambianceack
Re: Question for paint pros

I am not a paint pro but found working with Epifanes 2-part polyurethane for the finish coat on my aluminum mast to be relatively easy to apply. I also used it on a few areas on the deck. I have...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-02-2014
Replies: 38
Views: 2,003
Posted By ambianceack
Re: Structural damage to hull during winter lay-up

Can you use a boat stand to relieve the weight on that side of the cradle then assess any exterior damage?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-01-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 754
Posted By ambianceack
Re: Installing a conduit in the mast--Worth it?

would standard pipe insulation work instead of a plastic conduit, start at the bottom and slide the insulation up the mast and tape the insulation together at each of the butt ends with the wire...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-20-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 363
Posted By ambianceack
Re: How to support mast for easy painting

Thanks, it is a good idea, I will give it a try this weekend. Do you know a Rick Scribner down in Machias?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-18-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 363
Posted By ambianceack
How to support mast for easy painting

I have the 50' aluminum mast off the boat and set horizontally on 6 saw horses about every 8 feet or so on center. the mast is sanded and ready for primer. I am looking for ideas to support the...
Forum: Diesel 03-13-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 529
Posted By ambianceack
Re: Yanmar coolant light on

I am no mechanic... if it were my Yanmar 3jh2e I would verify the coolant was full via the pressure cap (when cool) and the reservoir tank had enough coolant. The opaque reservoir tank should be...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-12-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 1,209
Posted By ambianceack
Re: Vibram "FiveFingers" shoes

I have a pair and found them great for climbing the mast. The shoes offer some toe protection. My wife runs in them wears them all the time on the boat.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-10-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 589
Posted By ambianceack
Re: Chainplate Fabricator Recommendations?

Try Edson. I have had them some stainless steel welding and their work and craftsmanship is outstanding.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-10-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 889
Posted By ambianceack
Re: STUFF to seal leak at mast step

We do something similar to what SloopJohnB does only we use mast boot tape and the bead of sealant usually 4200 or whatever I have opened. I like the inner tube idea though and will try that this...
Forum: Chartering 02-27-2014
Replies: 0
Views: 181
Posted By ambianceack
Dream Yacht Charters - Martinque

We have a chance this October 2014 to charter a boat with Dream Yacht Charters in Martinique. Website has some good information; Has anyone chartered with them and if so, how was the experience?
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