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Search: Posts Made By: SecondWindNC
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 793
Posted By SecondWindNC
Re: Do you put holiday lights in the rigging?

We did a candle for the flotilla here one year.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 287
Views: 15,765
Posted By SecondWindNC
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 10-13-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 1,195
Posted By SecondWindNC
Re: What to do what to do :)

Pacific Seacraft 31s have that open layout that would feel more spacious, but again that may be a pricier boat than what you were looking at, at least for one in nice shape.

Most builders have...
Forum: Chartering 10-01-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 1,692
Posted By SecondWindNC
Re: Tips for not getting cheated on fuel when chartering.

You're talking about a fuel bill in the low three digits, at most, on a $2k-$4k charter, with a very small profit margin on the fuel, and they have to do it by lugging 5-gallon jugs? No, I think...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 09-18-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 1,472
Posted By SecondWindNC
Re: Derelict Catalina22 value? (bottom feeding content)

Don't pay for a derelict boat that's been sitting for a decade or more.

If you think you can get something useful out of it, offer to dispose of it for them, maybe even charge a small fee. It's...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 09-13-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 658
Posted By SecondWindNC

I am a member; there's very little activity on the board. The most recent posts are mine from early June.

I dropped a note to admin to let him know you're trying to join.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-22-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 1,460
Posted By SecondWindNC
Re: in mast furling issue

I've had similar issues on an in-mast C36, and it does seem to get worse as the sail ages and gets a little baggy. If you've got a loose furl and it's doubled over on itself inside the mast, that's...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-18-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 937
Posted By SecondWindNC
Re: Pictures os sharks! It's Shark Week!

Do nurse sharks count? This one visited our boat daily at Warderick Wells. Reached down and touched her as she cruised by. But I didn't join her in the water. The nurse sharks at Staniel Cay are...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-04-2014
Replies: 48
Views: 4,175
Posted By SecondWindNC
Re: Creepy sailing stories?

Heading south off the coast of Florida, we passed an inflatable dinghy floating out in the open ocean in the middle of the night. As we passed it was close enough to tell what it was (barely, with...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-04-2014
Replies: 516
Views: 117,202
Posted By SecondWindNC
Re: Pictures: Those perfect moments

Back in May we took my daughter and a friend out sailing for the first time. Perfect day.
Forum: Cruising and Sailing with Children 07-25-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 893
Posted By SecondWindNC
Re: Before and after pics of our girls' cabins

Very cool! I'm sure the girls will appreciate the personalized touches.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-17-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 1,944
Posted By SecondWindNC
Re: What's the *second* best way to keep spiders off your boat?

I always assumed it's a freshwater/saltwater thing. Ours is brackish but more fresh than salt, and we definitely get spiders. OP's location in Oriental is similar but probably a little more salty...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-17-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 1,944
Posted By SecondWindNC
Re: What's the *second* best way to keep spiders off your boat?

These speakers sounded terrible, I wonder why!
Forum: Introduce Yourself 06-02-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 464
Posted By SecondWindNC
Re: Hello from the Carolinas

Yes, coastal NC has a lot to offer with nice sailing weather and neat places to visit. I have friends in and around Charlotte and have always wanted to check out Lake Norman from a Hobie Cat or other...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 05-31-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 1,787
Posted By SecondWindNC
Re: Bought the first sailboat!!

Congrats and welcome to SailNet!
Forum: Introduce Yourself 05-31-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 464
Posted By SecondWindNC
Re: Hello from the Carolinas

Welcome to SailNet! Glad to offer my two cents on any questions you may have about coastal NC.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-08-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 544
Posted By SecondWindNC
Re: Anyone want to be Crockett

Keep an eye out for Elvis when you step aboard!
Forum: Introduce Yourself 04-21-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 333
Posted By SecondWindNC
Re: Dream come true

Congrats! One of the first boats I sailed on my own was a Balboa 20.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-16-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 1,376
Posted By SecondWindNC
Re: need help

It's in a shed.

It hasn't been out of the shed in some time.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-08-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 1,302
Posted By SecondWindNC
Re: Lazarette lid supports - spring or gas?

The gas struts are really nice on larger lockers/lids. They'd get in the way a little if it's a smaller opening. They'll probably need replacement every couple of years in a marine environment, but...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 03-25-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 362
Posted By SecondWindNC
Re: Greetings from Charlotte!

Welcome to the forum!

Do you go sailing on Lake Norman?
Forum: Cruising Articles 03-17-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 15,183
Posted By SecondWindNC
Re: Aquatic Invasive Species

Aquatic invasive species? You mean like Bayliners and Sea Rays?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-11-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 894
Posted By SecondWindNC
Re: Is anyone using a flow meter to know how much water they've used?

A Jeanneau 45 we had in our charter fleet had a flow meter with a display at the electrical panel. I assume it was factory installed but I never had occasion to investigate the unit itself. It seemed...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-26-2014
Replies: 124
Views: 10,717
Posted By SecondWindNC
Re: Where should we retire with our boat?

Is this where we all expound on the virtues of our home waters?

I'll recommend North Carolina. Great protected cruising grounds with interesting towns to visit and countless quiet anchorages....
Forum: Introduce Yourself 02-25-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 347
Posted By SecondWindNC
Re: New member

Welcome, and thank you for your service!
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