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Search: Posts Made By: apkaplan
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-28-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 610
Posted By apkaplan
Laser stored in Connecticut for 10 years filled with a ton of water

I live in Connecticut, USA and was looking at a laser this weekend to purchase. It was stored outside under a wooden deck, right side up (probably not the best way) for ten years !!!.

The hull is...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-16-2009
Replies: 1
Views: 1,005
Posted By apkaplan
Negotiate Slip price

Given the current economics. Has any heard of any yards offering discounts for slips.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-09-2008
Replies: 228
Views: 29,030
Posted By apkaplan
I'm not afraid of being sued, and will vigorously...

I'm not afraid of being sued, and will vigorously defend the first amendment. When I learned of this horrible breach of our freedom, I purchased the domain "tartansucks" and would be happy to publish...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-08-2008
Replies: 228
Views: 29,030
Posted By apkaplan
I'm not afraid, just purchased the domain...

I'm not afraid, just purchased the domain "tartansucks" send me the thread and I will be happy to post.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-04-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 614
Posted By apkaplan
want to learn how to use a astrolab

Some gave me an astrolab. Does anyone know of any good sites that explain how to use it.

I need something to keep me busy during the cold unsailable months.

Thanks,

Andrew
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-29-2008
Replies: 10
Views: 1,165
Posted By apkaplan
Many thanks for the comments and websites.

Many thanks for the comments and websites.
Forum: Living Aboard 05-28-2008
Replies: 40
Views: 4,298
Posted By apkaplan
Thanks for all the replies, think I will print...

Thanks for all the replies, think I will print out a a sheet with some suggestions on better methods of securing the halyards and laminate them. Then I can pass them out like large business cards.
...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-27-2008
Replies: 10
Views: 1,165
Posted By apkaplan
Another way to live the dream

Iíve been messing around with sailboats a few years and spend an inordinate amount of time at the dock. I notice quite a few sailboats that donít seem to benefit from proper maintenance. I was...
Forum: Living Aboard 05-27-2008
Replies: 40
Views: 4,298
Posted By apkaplan
banging halyards

What's the protocol for dealing with noisy banging halyards when trying to sleep. Many people leave their halyards and others lines to flap in the wind. To be fair many are unaware of the noise.
...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 05-15-2008
Replies: 14
Views: 2,125
Posted By apkaplan
I think it's a mistake to think that the first...

I think it's a mistake to think that the first boat you buy will be your "perfect boat" Because judging from your circumstances you will be quite a different sailor, making dramatic improvements with...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 11-20-2007
Replies: 15
Views: 1,430
Posted By apkaplan
don't forget to check with your insurance company...

don't forget to check with your insurance company they might insist upon a survey
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 11-19-2007
Replies: 14
Views: 2,536
Posted By apkaplan
>>Do you need both staterooms to be closed off...

>>Do you need both staterooms to be closed off from the rest of the cabin by a door?

Yes, but I think this might not be feasible. Thanks for the replies.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 11-19-2007
Replies: 14
Views: 2,536
Posted By apkaplan
Smallest boat with 2 staterooms

I sail out of Westbrook CT and am looking to buy a sailboat to live on during the warmer months. I plan to sail quite a bit with overnights, but would like to get a boat with two staterooms. My...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-15-2007
Replies: 30
Views: 3,103
Posted By apkaplan
>>Thimble Island area get you They were both...

>>Thimble Island area get you

They were both near the entrance to the harbor, past buoy 2
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-14-2007
Replies: 30
Views: 3,103
Posted By apkaplan
Yep that's the one, love the leather chair. And...

Yep that's the one, love the leather chair. And his comparison of celestial navigation is simliar to legal argumentation and debate by proving you are NOT located in a particular spot.

My boat...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-13-2007
Replies: 30
Views: 3,103
Posted By apkaplan
>>Apkaplan where on Long Island Sound is your...

>>Apkaplan where on Long Island Sound is your home port,

Westbrook
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 11-13-2007
Replies: 24
Views: 2,288
Posted By apkaplan
If you are interested in a 1986 27 Catalina with...

If you are interested in a 1986 27 Catalina with a diesel, I would let mine go for a very good price after I fix the leak. How's that for honesty ;-)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-09-2007
Replies: 30
Views: 3,103
Posted By apkaplan
Thanks for all the feedback. I knew I was going...

Thanks for all the feedback. I knew I was going to get some heat for hitting the rocks. Yes a lot of this is new to me, and I am quickly learning how to read charts and navigation, already have a GPS...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-09-2007
Replies: 30
Views: 3,103
Posted By apkaplan
more info

Ok, on two seperate occasions at no more than 3 knots the keel hit some rocks. In both cases the boat bounced and then kept on going. First time hit the front section of the keel about one foot from...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-09-2007
Replies: 30
Views: 3,103
Posted By apkaplan
Do I file insurance claim or pay/do repair myself

This is my first year as a saiboat owner and it's been a great year.

However, my 1987 Catalina is leaking, about a half a gallon in 24 hours. The boat will be pulled next week. Insurance will only...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 11-01-2007
Replies: 14
Views: 2,197
Posted By apkaplan
>>If you have the time, please post your...

>>If you have the time, please post your experiences shopping as I would love to have more info as I shop

Will do. After looking at a bunch of boats, it seems like a 1985/1988 are in the sweet...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10-29-2007
Replies: 14
Views: 2,197
Posted By apkaplan
Thanks to all that replied, will pick up a copy...

Thanks to all that replied, will pick up a copy of "Good Old Boat"

Will post "old" and "newer" boats when I get closer to making a decision.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10-27-2007
Replies: 14
Views: 2,197
Posted By apkaplan
Do I buy an older Catalina and spend money fixing it up or buy a new one

Last year I bought a 1985 Catalina 27 in good condtion. I spent about 50 days sailing, going to Block Island and other nearby locations. I am looking to upgrade to a 30 as I would like to live on the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-24-2007
Replies: 1
Views: 931
Posted By apkaplan
water storage vs. land storage during winter

I have a 1986 Catalina 27, in WestBrook CT. I am taking the boat out of the water to work on the keel, but and considering putting it back in the water for the winter. What are the pros and cons with...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 10-01-2007
Replies: 6
Views: 853
Posted By apkaplan
Wow Block Island was great, thanks for all the...

Wow Block Island was great, thanks for all the info.

But I would hate to anchor during the summer, with all those boats swinging on anchor it must be crazy ;-)
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