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Search: Posts Made By: JimMcGee
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Day Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 687
Posted By JimMcGee
Re: Annapolis Sailboat Show

There are always reasonable rooms around BWI and it's and easy ride down 97 into Annapolis.

I'm not a fan of the buses. We usually get into town early in the morning and grab breakfast before the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 5 Days Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 4,647
Posted By JimMcGee
Re: Lost a dear friend to Odile

Zee, did you come through OK?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 114
Views: 23,912
Posted By JimMcGee
Re: Very Good Vendor Thread

Someone in another thread was asking about boat covers. I just wanted to mention how impressed I've been with my cover from Fairclough Sailmakers (http://www.fairclough.com/) in New Haven, CT.
...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 1 Week Ago
Replies: 65
Views: 3,473
Posted By JimMcGee
Re: Catalina or Hunter?

And I can remember quite a few threads trashing Island Packet. Go figure. :rolleyes:

This is what I hate about SailNet:
- Ask about a production boat -- some troll will say all production boats...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 1 Week Ago
Replies: 65
Views: 3,473
Posted By JimMcGee
Re: Catalina or Hunter?

Jeff, that's an interesting observation as we found the opposite to be true.

We were looking at mid-90's boats back in '08 and visited dealers on the Chesapeake that had 30-32 foot Hunters,...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 1 Week Ago
Replies: 65
Views: 3,473
Posted By JimMcGee
Re: Catalina or Hunter?

Smart to have a hefty percentage of your budget put aside for upgrades. One example is the foam in the cushions will be shot on most boats this age. New interior cushions in the berths and salon...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 1 Week Ago
Replies: 65
Views: 3,473
Posted By JimMcGee
Re: Catalina or Hunter?

If I was looking at 34-36 footers in the $50K range as a liveaboard I'd be concerned with the following:

How comfortable is the boat both down below and in the cockpit. Are there "nooks" where you...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 132
Views: 4,082
Posted By JimMcGee
Re: How does the marine industry price?

Get as familiar with RV suppliers as you are with West Marine and Defender. You can often find the same part with the same item number for considerably less.

Our fresh water pump is also used in...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 681
Posted By JimMcGee
Re: Boat registration NY/NJ

Regor, don't make it more complicated than it needs to be. If the boat will be berthed in NJ you need to register the boat in NJ.

When you register the vessel you will either need to pay the sales...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 60
Views: 2,493
Posted By JimMcGee
Re: Marina Electrical Problems

We had similar problems at our marina after hurricane Sandy submerged the whole marina for several days.

Same thing, the marina blamed the boats, didn't want to spend the money.

Let me ask you...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 98
Views: 5,837
Posted By JimMcGee
Re: Anyone ever buy bigger or new and regret it?

As for bashing Catalina, there are a few on SailNet who get some weird satisfaction bashing other's boats.

My personal experience is that we're on our second Catalina. Support from the company -...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 98
Views: 5,837
Posted By JimMcGee
Re: Anyone ever buy bigger or new and regret it?

I don't think you'll have any problems single handing or docking a boat this size.

My personal experience is my wife enjoys being on board MUCH more since we went from a 22 foot Catalina to our...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 98
Views: 7,104
Posted By JimMcGee
Re: wall sized TV, on a sailboat

OK, here's the 19" on our boat. The mount is through bolted to the bulkhead with 3/8" stainless bolts. It's not going anywhere, even in rough conditions.

http://njlakefront.com/images/12v_tv.jpg
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 1,269
Posted By JimMcGee
Re: Repowering a Pearson 31

A friend of mine has been looking at this option for his 27 O'Day for a little over a year now. The problem is a real turn key electric is about the same all-in cost as a turn key diesel, but it then...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 1,269
Posted By JimMcGee
Re: Repowering a Pearson 31

It sounds like a diesel re-power would be more than you want to spend. But if you want to get an idea what the cost would be for your boat - and what exactly your boat would require check out Beta...
Forum: Chartering 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 34
Views: 2,178
Posted By JimMcGee
Re: Dismasted in the Aegean - lessons to learn

No way any rig should fail in 20 knots. I would think any modern rig would be built to withstand MUCH higher loads. Think about what you can see in a squall.

Charter boats see a lot more time on...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 1,107
Posted By JimMcGee
Re: Best North American boat show?

We do AC every year for the mid-winter boat break.

But Annapolis hands down; we usually go to Annapolis for a couple of days...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 45
Views: 1,957
Posted By JimMcGee
Re: Avoid "diegoscustommarine" on eBay for custom canvas

I think sometimes the answer is "it depends".

On our boat the Sunbrella and glass on the dodger had seen better days. Some friends told us about a retired canvas guy who took in work to stay busy....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 47
Views: 3,941
Posted By JimMcGee
Re: Important boat stuff you forget

Wow, that brings back memories of when I was looking at day sailors. A lot of trailer boats that had been on the hard for a while. It's amazing what's living in some of them.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-19-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 1,516
Posted By JimMcGee
Re: Want to SAIL OFF and live on a deserted island?

If there's no beachside bar it's too deserted for me :laugher
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-19-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 2,217
Posted By JimMcGee
Re: Should a Roller Furler be Hard?

If you suspect the jib halyard has wrapped around the forestay you should either drop the rig and inspect it or have someone go up and check its condition as the wire in the forestay can become...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-17-2014
Replies: 52
Views: 1,906
Posted By JimMcGee
Re: The WTF challenge!

BTW, these problems are always more fun when they're on someone else's boat!

:D

Best of luck and post pics if you can.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-17-2014
Replies: 52
Views: 1,906
Posted By JimMcGee
Re: The WTF challenge!

SVAuspicious raises a good point.

I was thinking of something like this Drill Guide Attachment (http://www.homedepot.com/p/General-Tools-Drill-Guide-and-Chuck-36-37/100349264) and using a hole saw...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-16-2014
Replies: 156
Views: 6,739
Posted By JimMcGee
Re: Give AIS a rest

Three observations:
I learned to sail on the Delaware River in a 22 footer. Lot's of commercial traffic that's moving faster than you are. Lesson #1 was stay well clear of commercial traffic because...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-15-2014
Replies: 156
Views: 6,739
Posted By JimMcGee
Re: Give AIS a rest

I have to agree with Minne and Capta.

We're a LOT more maneuverable and have a LOT more to lose. How hard is it to tack or alter course a few degrees?

Can you imagine a tanker trying to slalom...
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