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Search: Posts Made By: mpickering
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 09-11-2014
Replies: 65
Views: 4,336
Posted By mpickering
Re: Catalina or Hunter?

I've owned both. One of my favorite boats is the Catalina 32 Mk II. I loved the layout. It was on my short list of "next boats" due to the headroom. However, my Hunter 340 beat it out in...
Forum: Hunter 09-04-2014
Replies: 42
Views: 2,121
Posted By mpickering
Re: Bet You Didn't Know This About Hunters!

My boat is a 2000, so it is well pre-bankruptcy. And one of the fellows who worked on this called the factory and had a nice, long conversation on this. The individual they spoke to was a carryover...
Forum: Hunter 09-04-2014
Replies: 42
Views: 2,121
Posted By mpickering
Re: Bet You Didn't Know This About Hunters!

Perhaps and I never claimed expertise. My wife and I agonized over the decision on what to put the keel back on with. The problem with 5200 is it is meant to be a permanent adhesive. Yes, it is...
Forum: Hunter 09-03-2014
Replies: 42
Views: 2,121
Posted By mpickering
Re: Bet You Didn't Know This About Hunters!

On the advice of people far more experienced that I. We considered 5200 but there is ever another problem with the keel, getting it off is as bad, if not worse, than an epoxy bed. 5200 gives the...
Forum: Hunter 09-03-2014
Replies: 42
Views: 2,121
Posted By mpickering
Re: Bet You Didn't Know This About Hunters!

We exposed the joint and it appeared to be a hairline crack towards the aft on the port side. Barely visible. There is no evidence of the boat ever having gone aground, we've never been aground...
Forum: Hunter 09-03-2014
Replies: 42
Views: 2,121
Posted By mpickering
Re: Bet You Didn't Know This About Hunters!

Can't do much with bad engineering or a thin layup. O'Day 30s are another boat with a thin layup at the sump.

Here's my sump:

35393
35401
35409

The holes are the #2 and #3 bolt holes...
Forum: Hunter 09-02-2014
Replies: 42
Views: 2,121
Posted By mpickering
Bet You Didn't Know This About Hunters!

My wife and I are the happy owners of a 2000 Hunter 340. Boat surveyed almost flawlessly a year ago. Had a good season, saw a little rough weather on the Chesapeake and spent the winter in the...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 10-30-2013
Replies: 1
Views: 194
Posted By mpickering
Re: Newbie!!!

If the sail is shorter on the forestay than your existing genoa, just fit it to the tack and raise it normally. The head of the sail will simply be lower at the top and that isn't a problem.
...
Forum: Hunter 10-27-2013
Replies: 102
Views: 27,705
Posted By mpickering
re: Why are there so many Hunter haters?

I was a "Hunter Hater" for many years. Like many sailors, I was wary of the non-traditional B&R rig. I fell into the trap that boats had to have conventional backstays. There had to be something...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10-27-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 934
Posted By mpickering
Re: Permanant Resident

I am in that exact situation. Our sailboat was USCG documented when we bought it. Getting it undocumented is easy. Just takes time. Once you become a US citizen, you can redocument under the same...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-10-2011
Replies: 69
Views: 8,909
Posted By mpickering
My wife and I had a ball at the show this year. ...

My wife and I had a ball at the show this year. This was our first show, having skipped the previous two.

We took a "Take the Wheel" workshop which included demo sails of two boats of your choice...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-10-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 1,480
Posted By mpickering
Usually hull or sailing association number. In...

Usually hull or sailing association number. In the case of one-design racing boats, this is usually the hull number used to identify the boat on the course. On regular boats, the assigned number...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-05-2011
Replies: 107
Views: 17,715
Posted By mpickering
Generally agreed. However, many of these boats...

Generally agreed. However, many of these boats were not one step from the salvager. The Tanzer 22s were both very nice boats, clean inside, no evidence of mold, water damage or corrosion, good...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-05-2011
Replies: 107
Views: 17,715
Posted By mpickering
Is the sailboat market really this bad?

I have just had an unreal weekend.

My wife and I attended the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum annual boat auction. We went last year and saw some good deals on various boats. They had listed...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-24-2010
Replies: 88
Views: 10,285
Posted By mpickering
I realistically hope to own any of the boats I...

I realistically hope to own any of the boats I listed. Admittedly, they wouldn't necessarily be new from the factory but within the realm of doable at some point. All depends on model year. An...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-24-2010
Replies: 88
Views: 10,285
Posted By mpickering
Lots of boats on the dream list... On the...

Lots of boats on the dream list...

On the racing, pure rush side:

Pogo2 Mini 6.5
Star keelboat (that's coming next year)
Any Open class boat (Open 40 or Open 60)

On the cruising side, we...
Forum: Racing 11-22-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 967
Posted By mpickering
I'm a keelboat sailor myself and only got into...

I'm a keelboat sailor myself and only got into dinghies this year. I can say they are quite a rush. My club has Snipes, Vanguards and 420s as the dominant 2-person classes with Lasers for the...
Forum: Racing 11-22-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 967
Posted By mpickering
Those of us in the Lasers had a lot of fun...

Those of us in the Lasers had a lot of fun getting out to our course between all the J-boats. "Oh look, what a cute little toy!". :)

And we did the same thing, found a knot or two in the puffs,...
Forum: Chesapeake Bay 11-12-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 897
Posted By mpickering
They are marked on the chart as private buoys for...

They are marked on the chart as private buoys for a measured 1/2 mile. Maybe the owners picked them up and moved them? Shown as valid May to November. I've never noticed them.

Matt
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-11-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 1,221
Posted By mpickering
That's not a sailboat; that's high sculpture. ...

That's not a sailboat; that's high sculpture. Absolutely beautiful!

Matt
Forum: Racing 10-30-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 1,046
Posted By mpickering
Lots and lots of practice. :) I sailed with a...

Lots and lots of practice. :) I sailed with a gentleman who did that with a Beneteau 38. He just spent so much time on his boat that he knew how it handled exactly over the years. Same applies to...
Forum: Learning to Sail 10-27-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 1,909
Posted By mpickering
Annapolis Sailing School would be a place to...

Annapolis Sailing School would be a place to start. If you want to get out and learn by doing, look at local sailing clubs and get involved with casual racing. Admittedly with the winter coming on...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-27-2010
Replies: 19
Views: 5,318
Posted By mpickering
To throw my two cents in... The O'Day 37 is...

To throw my two cents in...

The O'Day 37 is a center cockpit boat. Has good reviews and they are cheap for their size.

Also look at the Gulfstar 36, 41 and 44 center cockpits. Older boats...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-26-2010
Replies: 63
Views: 5,828
Posted By mpickering
I've asked that question. One answer I've gotten...

I've asked that question. One answer I've gotten is because people like to say they own a boat. For a lot of people in casual conversation that is an impressive thing to them. Over the years, I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-26-2010
Replies: 20
Views: 3,921
Posted By mpickering
The top of the mast would have to be in the water...

The top of the mast would have to be in the water for there to be a threat of the boat capsizing. A lot depends on wind and wave conditions but the boat would have to be on its side first.

As to...
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