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Forum: Engines   11-19-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 231
Posted By dreamdoer
volvo mb10a gas inboard-Keep it?

Hi everyone:
I bought a small sailboat that has an inboard volvo mb10a gas engine that was installed in the early 1970s. The boat is 22 feet LOA and 3,150 pounds. It has sat idle for a while, but...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-06-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 846
Posted By dreamdoer
Thumbs up Re: Self made safety lanyard?

Wow I guess I came to the right place for great information. Thank you all. I am thinking instead of sewing my own lanyard, I will buy a lanyard and use the extra time to repair sails.
Regards and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-02-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 846
Posted By dreamdoer
Self made safety lanyard?

Hi All:
I am going to make my own safety lanyard over the long cold winter. I have purchased the proper snap shackles and will use New England Sta-Set line. I am planning on tying bowlines at both...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   09-25-2015
Replies: 164
Views: 8,173
Posted By dreamdoer
Unhappy Professional opinion

Morning everyone:

I am the superintendent of a municipal sewer department and chief operator of the wastewater treatment plant. Last month we received 53,610 pounds of pollutants and discharged...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   10-24-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 948
Posted By dreamdoer
Challenge the norm

So admitting that there are no absolutes and what I am writing about will NOT be right for everyone, I being a trailer sailor came upon an epiphany when I read the book that recounted the...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   09-12-2014
Replies: 64
Views: 6,185
Posted By dreamdoer
Re: Coastal sailing without depth finder?

I am going to buy a depth finder, but not until next spring, in time for the next sailing season. The posts have convinced me that it is prudent and I thank all respondents for taking the time and...
Forum: Electronics   09-12-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 634
Posted By dreamdoer
Re: Which shoot thru hull depth meter to buy?

Thanks for the post. I amended my original post to include that I have a solid fiberglass hull.
Forum: Electronics   09-12-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 634
Posted By dreamdoer
Which shoot thru hull depth meter to buy?

Hello:
I would like recommendations as to what is a good depth finder with SHOOT THROUGH hull transducer to buy. I have a pocket cruiser with a solid fiberglass hull (GRP), and I won't poke any...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   09-11-2014
Replies: 64
Views: 6,185
Posted By dreamdoer
Re: Coastal sailing without depth finder?

Well I see there are a range of answers all the way from absolute necessity to no you do not need one. I plan on sailing within sight of shore, piloting as I go. I fully understand that soft...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   09-11-2014
Replies: 64
Views: 6,185
Posted By dreamdoer
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   09-11-2014
Replies: 64
Views: 6,185
Posted By dreamdoer
Coastal sailing without depth finder?

Good Morning:
I am a lake sailor who is venturing out into coastal waters. I am a minimalist by nature and am wondering about the necessity of installing a depth finder on my boat. I only draft 1...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-19-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 1,873
Posted By dreamdoer
Re: Clawing off the ol'lee shore

Thank you for the input. So in effect the lifting effect of the keel pulls the boat in the opposite direction(more or less) that the wind is trying to blow the boat. It would seem that no matter...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-19-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 1,873
Posted By dreamdoer
Clawing off the ol'lee shore

Good morning everyone:

Compared to a shoal keeled sailboat, is the greater ability of a fin keeled or long/deep keeled sailboat to "claw" off a lee shore due to its higher pointing angle relative...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-03-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 2,413
Posted By dreamdoer
O'Day 22 Coastal Cruise?

I am a sailer with some experience who has a new boat(O'Day 22 shoal keel). What would be the worst conditions encountered (wind and wave) that I could expect to safely sail in? What are the worst...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   03-19-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 736
Posted By dreamdoer
Our Most Perfect Boat

Well collecting and sifting through all the wonderful advice I have mad a preliminary list of the attributes that I feel OUR MOST PERFECT BOAT would possess. I would appreciate any...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   03-16-2013
Replies: 29
Views: 2,013
Posted By dreamdoer
Re: Advice on the Perfect Boat Please

OOps!
Capable of sailing to Bermuda- definitely I
I live in Massachusetts (Big difference than if I lived in Melbourne Australia right? LOL)
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   03-16-2013
Replies: 29
Views: 2,013
Posted By dreamdoer
Red face Re: Advice on the Perfect Boat Please

Thank you all for your advice. More specifics as to what my wife (W) and what I (I) would want in a sailboat;
Full head W
Not tender -W@I
Safe-W@I
Comfortable for 2 for up to a month when...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   03-15-2013
Replies: 29
Views: 2,013
Posted By dreamdoer
Re: Advice on the Perfect Boat Please

Hi Everyone:
Thank you all for offering such great advice and please continue to provide it. Donna, I was not generalizing when I said that the women who had offered advice all talked about the...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   03-14-2013
Replies: 29
Views: 2,013
Posted By dreamdoer
Advice on the Perfect Boat Please

Well I have followed the sage advice given to date and have signed up to take my second USCG approved boating safety/intro to boating class and I have sent for an application to join the Pelagic...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   03-11-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 567
Posted By dreamdoer
Re: sailing newbie in central MA

Hello:
We are in almost the same boat(a pun intended). I live in Phillipston and am determined to get some sea miles sailing this summer. An experienced member of this site suggested that I check...
Forum: Learning to Sail   03-07-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 1,834
Posted By dreamdoer
Sailing in New England for newbie

I am a fresh water sailor who wants to try ocean sailing to see if it suits me. I live in Massachusetts about a 2 hour ride from the coast. I work fulltime and also volunteer regularly during the...
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