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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 535
Posted By killarney_sailor
Re: RIB Repairs

I have used quick cure 5200 to do repairs on a hypalon dinghy and it was wonderful. I guess the slow cure stuff would be fine too if you can let it sit for several days to get a good set before you...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   06-23-2015
Replies: 39
Views: 2,671
Posted By killarney_sailor
Re: Looking for a boat of live aboard

I think the first thing to check is the availability of a dock in a marina that allows liveaboards in the area where you live. This can be a real problem in some areas since many marinas do not allow...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-23-2015
Replies: 42
Views: 3,222
Posted By killarney_sailor
Re: My new dinghy, thank you

I think that makes much more sense and will meet your needs pretty well (no dinghy meets all needs).
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   01-21-2015
Replies: 141
Views: 9,805
Posted By killarney_sailor
Re: Just Go!

I think there is a problem using a word like 'responsibility' since the opposite is 'irresponsibility' which is generally taken as being a not-very-good thing. i did not start this thread to suggest...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-20-2015
Replies: 40
Views: 3,443
Posted By killarney_sailor
Re: Coastal cruising equipment and accessories

After the talk about outboard sizes I had a look around this anchorage. This is a mix of boats from Europe and ones from North America. The median outboard size is about 5 to 6 hp and lots of people...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-19-2015
Replies: 40
Views: 3,443
Posted By killarney_sailor
Re: Coastal cruising equipment and accessories

Mike, my reactions to your omissions, and I know this is a so far list.



Cheers
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-19-2015
Replies: 40
Views: 3,443
Posted By killarney_sailor
Re: Coastal cruising equipment and accessories

I would not be quite so casual in describing your route intentions. When you say Caribbean where do you mean?

I agree with the idea of spares and general purpose stuff. I would want a raw water...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   01-18-2015
Replies: 141
Views: 9,805
Posted By killarney_sailor
Just Go!

I am currently anchored in a bay with about 100 boats in it in Grenada, ranging from seven figures (a new Amel 54) to a lot less (a Canadian Chrysler 26ish, that I would want to check carefully...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-18-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 1,053
Posted By killarney_sailor
Re: World ARC

We were in Mauritius when the World ARC boats came in and disrupted everything. They had the only good docking area reserved (even before they arrived you couldn't use it. I get a sense that it might...
Forum: Racing   11-14-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 1,709
Posted By killarney_sailor
Re: Help needed to develop fun sailing events for a small club

I think this is called a predicted log. I am sure there would stuff on the internet about it.
Forum: Racing   11-14-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 1,709
Posted By killarney_sailor
Re: Help needed to develop fun sailing events for a small club

Since you are on a river you can have a pursuit race with a difference. You need three marks, with the start in the middle (perhaps two actual marks forming a gate) and an upstream mark and a...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   11-14-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 1,737
Posted By killarney_sailor
Re: Chris Craft Sailboat Question

You don't need to sand it smooth to pain. You just need to prepare the surface to accept the paint. Either a very light sand (you want the pattern for non-skid) or a chemical prep. if there are a lot...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   11-13-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 1,737
Posted By killarney_sailor
Re: Chris Craft Sailboat Question

I don't know about the 35 but I looked fairly seriously at a 42 many years ago and I am pretty sure it had a glass deck but might have had plywood core in places. Good, old S&S design and seemed to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-12-2014
Replies: 40
Views: 1,906
Posted By killarney_sailor
Re: Canadian Maritimes, winter 2015

Mike
one other thing to consider is that as well as the current moving you along, there are a couple of overnights (Gaspe to Magdalen, Magdalen to Port-aux-Basques) that also speed you on your way....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-12-2014
Replies: 40
Views: 1,906
Posted By killarney_sailor
Re: Canadian Maritimes, winter 2015

Mike
Couple of comments. You will not come close to doubling the distances that are listed. From Belleville to the mouth of the river it is pretty much straight-line distance with a really serious...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   11-07-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 4,096
Posted By killarney_sailor
Re: CA-HI Passage and High Swell at sea

I looked at PassageWeather and did not see anything like 10 to 20 m waves. The maximum seemed to 5 to 6 m on Friday and that was in the worst spot north of Hawaii. Waves looked to be pretty much...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   10-30-2014
Replies: 2,142
Views: 226,618
Posted By killarney_sailor
Re: Production Boats and the Limits

Most countries seem to have a limit but we have never seen it enforced. Your alcohol store is taken to be 'ship's stores'. I assume if the customs guy had to walk across cases of booze covering the...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   10-19-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 2,218
Posted By killarney_sailor
Re: Wooden Turkish Gulet? Are they good charter sailboats?

When we were in Indonesia there were large, traditional-looking craft that looked to be good for sailing-dive charters. From our experience you end up motoring a lot since the winds in southern...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-14-2014
Replies: 32
Views: 1,808
Posted By killarney_sailor
Re: Buying my first boat please help

You should be able to get a buyer's broker who is paid for by the seller (like a house the brokers split the commission). Since it is your first boat it would be an even better idea to have a pro...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-14-2014
Replies: 105
Views: 6,696
Posted By killarney_sailor
Re: Turn that frown upside down! Lets talk NEW engines!

You can download the parts manual for your genset from Westerbeke and then could compare with the parts list for a new engine. My guess is probably not much in common because of age and a different...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-14-2014
Replies: 105
Views: 6,696
Posted By killarney_sailor
Re: Turn that frown upside down! Lets talk NEW engines!

Sorry to see you are providing your own version of global economic stimulus. We have a Westerbeke and it has been reliable but the part prices can be nasty. Long time since I had a Volvo so can't...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   09-23-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 2,068
Posted By killarney_sailor
Re: Califonia to Brazil.

Donna, no particular need to worry about Canal speeds. They ask if you can do 8 knots. You say you can't and they say do your best. We came northward along the coast of South America on the way from...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-19-2014
Replies: 63
Views: 17,284
Posted By killarney_sailor
Re: Possible 27' Bluewater Boats

To a large extent you buy boats by the pound rather than the foot. That list has such a wide divergence of displacements (not to mention other factors) that it seems pretty much useless. The safety...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   09-16-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 1,164
Posted By killarney_sailor
Re: Newbie Reef Navigating

I can be intimidating at first but if you use common sense you should be OK. In some ways it is not all the difficult as long as you are good at seeing things and responding quickly in a non-panicy...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-14-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 1,457
Posted By killarney_sailor
Re: In-mast furler advice

My also have a rigid vang and we just let the boom sit on it while we furl. We have electric furling - don't know if that is the case for you. Probably the best advice I could give you is just be...
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