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Search: Posts Made By: cranki
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-25-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 468
Posted By cranki
Re: My chart question again

There are still marine stores that will print charts for you. Landfall navigation in Stamford, CT does this. I am sure they would mail it to you if you can't find a place close to home.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-21-2014
Replies: 125
Views: 7,740
Posted By cranki
Re: Headed for LI Sound and Beyond

I anchored there in about 9' of water last year, just for an afternoon snack and swim on a run from Block Island to drop off some guests at Dodson's in Stonington. I thought I had set the anchor,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-19-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 1,240
Posted By cranki
Re: Tomorrow we move aboard and set off

Are you heading down the Hudson or out the St. Lawrence? I am guessing the latter as I am not sure there is enough water for you in the river.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-14-2014
Replies: 33
Views: 1,881
Posted By cranki
Re: The Talk

I have not one but two thread veering questions:

Do you pump out the holding tank after every day the head is used?

How well does your vacuflush system work?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-13-2014
Replies: 123
Views: 4,452
Posted By cranki
Re: What do you do for food on a day cruise?

Dinty Moores Beef Stew. Kidding. A can or 2 are rusting away in a locker somewhere in case I get blown out to sea or something.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-12-2014
Replies: 33
Views: 1,881
Posted By cranki
Question Re: The Talk

I'm your captain, listen to me, I'm your captain, yeah yeah yeah.... lol

My talk is mostly about where the PFDs are kept, fire extinguishers and cold beverages and watching out for booms. I also...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-12-2014
Replies: 79
Views: 2,575
Posted By cranki
Re: I Equate it to Driving in a Bad Snow Storm!

I reef more often than most as I know a few things. The first being that it will be a more comfortable ride and more easily manageable main if reefed. The second is that if the wind lightens it is...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-12-2014
Replies: 33
Views: 1,881
Posted By cranki
The Talk

We have had similar discussion here before I think. It's the head thing. I was talking sailing with a friend the other day and he related a story about he and his wife taking another couple sailing...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 08-10-2014
Replies: 60
Views: 4,952
Posted By cranki
Re: Interesting little video

Nice video. That will be me in about 4 years...only about 30 years older and on a bigger boat with refrigeration and a shower!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-09-2014
Replies: 125
Views: 7,740
Posted By cranki
Re: Headed for LI Sound and Beyond

I always like to put in a plug for Watch Hill, RI. I much prefer it over Fisher's Island and it is worth the 2 mile channel. I hope this beautiful weather we have been experiencing up here holds...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 08-06-2014
Replies: 123
Views: 10,838
Posted By cranki
Re: Liveaboard woman alone

From what I hear everyone living aboard in NYC is living across the river in NJ. It costs me around 7K per year for a 41' boat in Southwestern CT. I am a half mile from a train station and can get...
Forum: Chartering 08-06-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 897
Posted By cranki
Re: Newbie renting a keelboat - dumb idea?

It's a different animal from a sunfish as you would be dealing with 2 sails. Otherwise it still has pointy end and a tiller and would be a zillion times less tippy so if they will rent you one I...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 07-31-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 1,718
Posted By cranki
Re: Size vs. Condition/Amenities?

More to consider. The larger boat will likely have a more kindly motion and not just at anchor. I used to sail a pearson 30 which was a lot more fun to sail than my current boat, a roomy, 41'...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 07-31-2014
Replies: 54
Views: 3,529
Posted By cranki
Re: 12V refrig units and power

I am in Stamford - practically neighbors.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-30-2014
Replies: 66
Views: 4,739
Posted By cranki
Re: The trend in new cruising boats....

And why all the dual wheels? I asked at a local boat show and the salesman told me it was for easier access to the stern and swim platform. Not sure if this way true or not but we charted a 50'...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-30-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 733
Posted By cranki
Re: Winch whoops..what'd I do?

depends on the winch and the angle. I have a mast winch where you really have to watch it to avoid a wrap like that and have sailed on several boats where that is the case. I find it to be a lot...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 07-30-2014
Replies: 54
Views: 3,529
Posted By cranki
Re: 12V refrig units and power

Where are you moored?

I have a solar panel and a wind generator that are connected to 2 batteries that are dedicated to just running the fridge/ice box. I am at the dock though, in Connecticut,...
Forum: Long Island 07-18-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 415
Posted By cranki
Re: Westbrooke CT

I spend a night or so anchored at Duck Island every season. Will have to dink in to check out Bills. Thing is I usually do a long day from Stamford to Westbrook on the way to points further east...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-23-2014
Replies: 165
Views: 8,321
Posted By cranki
Re: Help me plan my cruise North!

We blew out a seam on an old main years ago when we sailed through a thunderstorm in Buzzards Bay. Found a sailmaker on MV and had it sown up the next day. You could always hoist a jib where the...
Forum: Long Island 06-19-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 323
Posted By cranki
Re: Essex Ct

We used to tie up at the yacht club for a few hours, grab dinner, walk up and down the main street, shop, etc. Then get back onboard and motor up to Hamburg cove to anchor for the night.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-18-2014
Replies: 165
Views: 8,321
Posted By cranki
Re: Help me plan my cruise North!

Couple of things. BLock Island is great and I spend time there, usually anchored out, just about every summer. Time your time there for midweek - the place fills up like you wouldn't believe on a...
Forum: Long Island 06-16-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 344
Posted By cranki
Re: Blackrock CT

We spent a few night at Captain's Cove last July and took cabs back and forth to the gathering of the Vibes music festival. We left the dock during the day and anchored off seaside park and took...
Forum: US Northeast 06-03-2014
Replies: 33
Views: 1,440
Posted By cranki
Re: Best embarkation point for my wife and son

Gonna throw another $0.02 into the mix. I often pick people up at Dodson's boat yard in Stonington, CT. You can park there for free and it is a quick and easy sail to Block and even closer to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-18-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 405
Posted By cranki
Re: A cold trip back from the Baltic...

Very nice. I enjoyed it thank you.
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 04-17-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 1,762
Posted By cranki
Re: 1 Dead, 1 injured in Beer Can Race on SF Bay

My understanding is - you drink beer... it's a less serious race than a weekend regatta would be. Also shorter, just a fun evening's sail around the buoys. I used to do a series in Newport Beach,...
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