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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-19-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 1,525
Posted By mgmhead
Re: Forwar - Neutral - Reverse when sailing??

Read the manual. My Yanmar (3JH3E) specifies sail in neutral. That doesn't mean it's right for your engine/transmission combo. The authority is your owners manual. A thought, check for an online...
Forum: Electronics   09-03-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 598
Posted By mgmhead
Re: iPad Protective Covers

iPad Air, I use the Lifeproof Fre'. Visit LifeProof iPhone, iPad, and Samsung Galaxy Cases | LifeProof (
Forum: Chesapeake Bay   08-23-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 675
Posted By mgmhead
Re: Recommend Marinas for a 2 month stay Summer 2015

Waterside Marina in Norfolk is a favorite. Based on the experience of a UK boat docked next to me this Spring, customs check-in should be no problem. Lots to see and do in Norfolk before moving on.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   08-19-2014
Replies: 42
Views: 4,831
Posted By mgmhead
Re: Moving up in size. Suggestions?

We've found the Catalina 387 to be exceptionally comfortable. Great head room, separate shower, huge cockpit, easy engine access, well laid out galley w/3-burner stove, double S/S sink, refrig &...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-09-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 1,101
Posted By mgmhead
Re: Winterizing Questions?

If you have them, don't forget to drain and/or antifreeze the anchor wash down (raw water) and cockpit shower (fresh water). Whatever is appropriate for your boat. Also, get some Dri-Sorb or other...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   08-01-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 522
Posted By mgmhead
Re: Hi all just dropped anchor!

Ahoy and welcome. Where do you sail?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-01-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 424
Posted By mgmhead
Re: Life is good in Michigan

Patience friend, the wind will blow...even in Michigan. Most any given Fall weekend you'll find plenty of wind (hot air) in East Lansing or Ann Arbor. Often both!

As for Lansing, when the chambers...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-01-2014
Replies: 72
Views: 6,385
Posted By mgmhead
Re: Concussions

While my symptoms were less severe than yours, I was knocked out cold and even got an ambulance ride that I do not remember. In short order my symptoms disappeared, with the possible exception of...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-31-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 1,310
Posted By mgmhead
Re: Business Cards for your boat

Boat Cards are a handy way to swap information. We too note the location and date of our meeting another cruiser on the reverse of the card. Each card is filed in a binder in alphabetical order, by...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-02-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 460
Posted By mgmhead
Re: rigging advice

In my experience many manufacturers just go about sticking extra chain plates and stays for no good reason. Take them all off and walk around the deck unfettered! BWAAAA!

Of course a baby stay is...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   06-30-2014
Replies: 37
Views: 4,971
Posted By mgmhead
Re: Overnight Anchoring

When I'm in a busy anchorage, say a Georgia river that is used by Shrimp Boats, in addition to the traditional anchor light, and a couple of garden variety cockpit LED lamps I hang a Coleman LED...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-13-2014
Replies: 37
Views: 2,287
Posted By mgmhead
Re: violent rig vibration when sitting in the slip

On my boat, when the vibration begins, I find simply relaxing the mainsheet is the solution. Give it a try sometime.
Forum: Cruising and Sailing with Children   06-09-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 3,671
Posted By mgmhead
Re: A life at sea...

Nice post and great to get the Florida Keys update. Family looks great and I too miss the burgers/fries at Burdine's Chiki Tiki.

Rhythm is back on the Chesapeake now and Cath and I are...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-09-2014
Replies: 88
Views: 5,914
Posted By mgmhead
Re: Icw

JonEisberg, of course you're correct... I meant the ICW at those inlets have been dredged. While I'll do selected inlets I certainly don't do most, including Lockwood Folley and Shallotte.

Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-09-2014
Replies: 88
Views: 5,914
Posted By mgmhead
Re: Icw

Good info on the inlets, also note that Shallotte Inlet and Lockwoods Folley Inlet have been dredged as of April 2014. BTW, that's my hermetically sealed cockpit and I assure you I've made the trip...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   06-07-2014
Replies: 33
Views: 5,198
Posted By mgmhead
Re: 1981 - Catalina 30' or Sabre 30'?

About 10-years ago I faced a similar decision and chose to go with a 1977 Sabre 34 over a newer Catalina 30 and never regretted that decision. Today I own a Catalina 387 and love it. The Sabre is a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-16-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 5,486
Posted By mgmhead
Re: Best Cell Phone/Data Coverage East Coast, AT&T or Verizon??

Agree with comments regarding Verizon. There are some spotty service areas in NC, SC & GA. Surprisingly not many, but they exist. Other times I find 4-G service where I least expect. I've no...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-21-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 995
Posted By mgmhead
Re: TV Antenna

I've been very pleased with the Shakespeare 2025 antenna mounted on our arch. Good reception of digital signals from MD to FL (except the Keys).
Forum: Provisioning   07-27-2013
Replies: 46
Views: 3,848
Posted By mgmhead
Re: The lonely Avacodo...

Five pages and no one mentioned a breakfast favorite aboard Rhythm. Ripe avocado halved as described, use a spoon to scrape out some of the flesh making a larger hole in the avocado half. Into this...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   07-04-2013
Replies: 38
Views: 7,005
Posted By mgmhead
Re: Bicycle on Sailboat

We carry two Dahon folding bikes, each with its own storage bag. They are stored in the shower which keeps them out of the way except when we shower aboard then they rest temporarily on the aft berth.
Forum: Chesapeake Bay   07-02-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 779
Posted By mgmhead
Re: So..where will you be....

In the midst of our 'Friends and Family' tour of the Midwest. Indiana on the 4th and Michigan the next day. It will be nearly mid-July before we return to the boat. Sure glad we get to sail year...
Forum: Chesapeake Bay   06-16-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 778
Posted By mgmhead
Re: Chesapeake photo op?

Depending upon the date, Rhythm would like to participate too.

Forum: Chesapeake Bay   06-05-2013
Replies: 286
Views: 14,812
Posted By mgmhead
Re: 2013 5th Annual Sailnet Chesapeake Rondevous- June 8, 2013

Dave, looks like life is getting in the way of a good time for me. We're 'downsizing' again and packing so movers may haul stuff to storage. Very likely I will be unable to attend this year, and if I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-01-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 1,699
Posted By mgmhead
Re: My New Sailing Neighbor

+1 on St Brendans, we've been using them since last September and they've been great. However, our local US Post Office... not so much. Bunch of civil servant dip-wads keep cancelling our temporary...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-22-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 1,796
Posted By mgmhead
Re: Bottom paint tricks

Haven't tried this but spoke with a sailor that was applying his bottom paint for this season. He put a cup of cayenne pepper in a gallon of bottom paint before application. A suggestion he got from...
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