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Search: Posts Made By: algee
Forum: Racing 1 Week Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 279
Posted By algee
Re: Bayview Mac Race recap

Nice report of a great race! It sure brings back memories. I sailed on GRAND SLAM, a C&C 35 back in the late 80's. We won our class 3 years straight.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-12-2014
Replies: 28
Views: 1,513
Posted By algee
Re: Is it a crazy thought?

Nice boat and it sounds like a great trip, but I am confused, are you talking about single handing from NYC to Lake Champlain? That is over 300 miles and the mast will have to be unstepped and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-21-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 572
Posted By algee
Re: refurbishing wooden oars

Perfect timing for this thread. I just bought a pair of wooden oars on Craigslist for $19 to use on my dinghy. They are old and cracked, and beat up, and there are traces of at least 4 paint...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-20-2014
Replies: 55
Views: 3,116
Posted By algee
Re: Defend Defender!

I am not defending Defender or any other marine retailer, but, I think it's asking the impossible for a retailer who has thousands of items in inventory to be an expert at everything. I feel the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-18-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 551
Posted By algee
Re: USCG Documentation Fee Question

It is amazing that when you call a real person answers on the 2nd or 3rd ring. BUT it can still take 3 months (or more) to get your papers back, and if you don't dot an I or cross a T, you will go...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-15-2014
Replies: 54
Views: 4,300
Posted By algee
Re: What is the worst sailing or marine invention ever?

Wheel Steering for a 22' sailboat!!
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 04-18-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 1,044
Posted By algee
Re: Is this a good deal?

Don't forget to get a valid title!!!!!!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-06-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 1,535
Posted By algee
Re: How much paint will I need to do the bottom of a 30 footer

Listen to Sandusky Sailor!!! He knows what he's talking about.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-04-2014
Replies: 38
Views: 1,420
Posted By algee
Re: PFD with harness

Maybe my point should be that the combintion of a harness and a Pfd, regular or inflatable, may not be the best option.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-04-2014
Replies: 38
Views: 1,420
Posted By algee
Re: PFD with harness

1. Boat capsizes

2. Tether holds them to the boat

3. Pfd inflates and and forces them into the bottom of boat

4. They can't release from tether

5. They drown
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-04-2014
Replies: 38
Views: 1,420
Posted By algee
Re: PFD with harness

In the 2011 Chicago to Mackinac race 2 sailors were killed when the boat Wingnuts capsized in a storm. They were trapped under the boat and died of head injuries and drowning when they were unable...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-11-2014
Replies: 35
Views: 1,815
Posted By algee
Re: Cam or Clam Cleats, re: Jib sheets

I used the open type clam cleat for racing and cruising for many years and always liked them. Be sure they are sized right for your sheets, and they have a fair lead from the winch. They are fast...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-11-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 591
Posted By algee
Re: Sparkman & Stephens trivia game

I remember the game, but I don't remember playing it. The price tag on the box says $1.99, so you got a great deal. My guess is that the more wine that is consumed, the more fun this game will be!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-08-2014
Replies: 34
Views: 2,395
Posted By algee
Re: Notice To Mariners: New Reef off Key West

I think I see a weekly reality show coming out of this.....or maybe a great movie.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 03-02-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 750
Posted By algee
Re: Canada to USCG Documentation...What's the process???

Be aware that the USCG documentation process can take almost 3 months to complete, and if there are any problems with the paperwork your application goes to the bottom of the pile for processing. ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-26-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 959
Posted By algee
Re: Trip S Florida to Galveston Bay

The rail bridge at Port Mayaca on the Okeechobee Waterway has a fixed vertical clearance of plus or minus 49 feet, so this might decide which route you take, depending on your mast height. Either...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-23-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 395
Posted By algee
Re: Perkins 4.236 low RPM

Don't forget to make sure the prop is clean and straight. A fouled prop can cut RPM's and speed way back. Of course this doesn't explain why you can only get 1500 RPM with no load.
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 02-11-2014
Replies: 175
Views: 9,351
Posted By algee
Re: Bounty captain Robin Walbridge's 'reckless decision' blamed for sinking

The main engines, generators, pumps, and other gear, all apparently suffered from lack of repair and maintainance. This, along with lack of spare parts,and knowledge of systems, probably...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-09-2014
Replies: 96
Views: 3,999
Posted By algee
Re: Viking Sunstone Found In 16th-Century Shipwreck

Weather rocks and sex stones are still easy to find.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-05-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 451
Posted By algee
Re: Starting weeknight races for the first time.

I don't know what the rules are where you are going to race, but where I am, single handing is not allowed in our races. Plus, you will learn a lot with an experienced crew on board.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-13-2014
Replies: 57
Views: 3,721
Posted By algee
Re: "Open the pod bay doors, Hal..."

What did they do with the kid that was on the boat???
Forum: Apps & Authors 01-05-2014
Replies: 55
Views: 3,485
Posted By algee
Re: What is the best Sailing book you have read?

Herb Payson's books are fun to read.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-20-2013
Replies: 35
Views: 2,274
Posted By algee
Re: SILICONE to mount in-hull transducer?

There is a product called Duct Seal Compound. It costs less than $5 at the big box hardware stores. I going to try it. Have any of you tried it?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-13-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 606
Posted By algee
Re: Raw water intake

PlumBing has always been my least favorite DIY thing to do. If anyone has a douBt just look at the BBBBB. Here is the ruB--- when you start with a 3/4 threaded fitting and connect to a 3/4 hose...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-11-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 1,384
Posted By algee
Re: Cheap sewing machine that takes a binding feeder?

I recently bought a Pfaff 332 machine. What do you think of these?
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