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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-03-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 856
Posted By Shinook
Re: Sailing to Orlando?

There are some pretty good sized boats in there, so maybe it's been dredged out? We have friends that just put their boat there, they draw close to 6ft.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-02-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 856
Posted By Shinook
Re: Sailing to Orlando?

Cocoa Village marina in Cocoa is probably one of the nicer Brevard County marinas. It's a drive to Orlando, but if you plan on living aboard, you might consider it. It's also not horribly far from...
Forum: Chartering   04-01-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 549
Posted By Shinook
SF Bay Charters

We are visiting SFO for a few weeks in the near future and were thinking about going sailing, preferably with a captain familiar with the area and that can do some instruction (2 of us don't know how...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-18-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 1,047
Posted By Shinook
Re: Sailboat maintenance software

We use Excel to track maintenance items performed.

Considering we rebuilt our last boat from the ground up, pretty much, the many pages of items we handed the new owner with dates, people that...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-17-2015
Replies: 24
Views: 1,790
Posted By Shinook
Re: Is NSA a bad thing?

The difference is that tests on cars are scheduled, regular interval "inspections" and proficiency tests. The cops aren't pulling you over, then performing a safety check of your car simply because...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-11-2015
Replies: 33
Views: 1,955
Posted By Shinook
Re: Navik Windvane Steering

They are heavy, aren't they?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-22-2015
Replies: 88
Views: 5,133
Posted By Shinook
Re: I Paid a Dude. And I Liked It.

I tried that once. I paid an ABYC certified electrician from a nearby yard to rewire my battery bank, somewhere in the realm of $400 to install a battery switch and swap a few cables.

He forgot...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-15-2014
Replies: 96
Views: 5,851
Posted By Shinook
Re: Hopes and dreams. Is this realistic?

Charleston is a wonderful town, I've spent years there, but, fair warning, the job market there can be difficult. It definitely depends on what you want to do, but for a lot of fields, finding a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-10-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 1,056
Posted By Shinook
Re: Blister Repair Conundrum

The most complete way to eliminate them is peel and let the boat dry for several months. If you plan on hauling out for the winter, then I'd just wait and do it then.

If you pay someone to just...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-09-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 1,344
Posted By Shinook
Re: Last one for tonight. Tiller pilots

It's worth pointing out that no unit will overcome poor sail trim. If you trim your sails and just assume the autopilot will handle it, then you are gonna have issues. I usually trim our sails with...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-08-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 1,344
Posted By Shinook
Re: Last one for tonight. Tiller pilots

Simrad has a self contained unit that is rated to 12,600 lbs (TP32)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-08-2014
Replies: 144
Views: 8,302
Posted By Shinook
Re: Help me figure out what kind of boat I want.

Cape Dory made wonderful boats and did many things well, wiring wasn't one of them. Fortunately, the smaller boats are simple enough that it's not a huge deal, but some of the wiring in ours was...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-08-2014
Replies: 80
Views: 5,285
Posted By Shinook
Re: Sorry, you are about to get slammed. First question: bowsprit

Ask on the Cape Dory board, someone there may have drawings or recommendations. I know this one isn't the first to need a new bowsprit.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-02-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 395
Posted By Shinook
Re: Liberty 28

There are 3 in the Melbourne area, at least. Pretty boats.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-01-2014
Replies: 51
Views: 3,173
Posted By Shinook
Re: 50' Motor Cruiser, powered by 2 6hp outboards.

Pretty sure I saw this boat for sale on Craigslist a few months ago
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   08-27-2014
Replies: 46
Views: 2,834
Posted By Shinook
Re: Husband fell in love with an 1978 Ericson Mark II 35.5

It's relative.

In this case, the question was (more or less) a comparison of diesel and gas. In the case of gasoline, special care needs to be taken in boat construction, maintenance, monitoring,...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   08-27-2014
Replies: 46
Views: 2,834
Posted By Shinook
Re: Husband fell in love with an 1978 Ericson Mark II 35.5

The point is risk reduction.

If I can choose between a gas engine, which has a higher risk of safety issues, or diesel, I'll choose diesel. You can't deny or argue that gas engines have a...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   08-27-2014
Replies: 46
Views: 2,834
Posted By Shinook
Re: Husband fell in love with an 1978 Ericson Mark II 35.5

The value of the boat will go up with a diesel, but it won't increase by the value of the labor and diesel you put in. If you plan on keeping the boat for a long time, then the investment can even...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   08-13-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 2,208
Posted By Shinook
Re: $1500 Catalina 27

You'll probably invest more in the boat that it ends up being worth, especially if it has an Atomic 4. You'll hear a lot of responses from people that say they love theirs, but when you turn around...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-29-2014
Replies: 40
Views: 2,634
Posted By Shinook
Re: Another fatal attempt at "Youngest to circumnavigate"

The loss of suction would also cause the autopilot to fail, if they have the KFC-200 that is normal in that era A36, which takes input from the AI.

That said, I'd be surprised if they took that...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-24-2014
Replies: 40
Views: 2,634
Posted By Shinook
Re: Another fatal attempt at "Youngest to circumnavigate"

My CFI used to do that too, then cover up the attitude indicator and make me recover with partial panel :(
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-24-2014
Replies: 40
Views: 2,634
Posted By Shinook
Re: Another fatal attempt at "Youngest to circumnavigate"

Regarding instrument flying...

Flying instruments really isn't that hard, but it takes a lot of proficiency and training to get used to the environment. In general aviation, there are a LOT of...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-16-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 1,749
Posted By Shinook
Re: Building a Quality Boat from a Bare Hull - What's Involved and $$

I evaluated that boat too.

I like the Allegra 24 and the boat you listed definitely caught my eye, but it's not a boat for someone that wants to sail it right away or can't do the work...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-10-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 2,254
Posted By Shinook
Re: Hunter loses rudder

One of the reasons we're rebuilding ours is because we dropped the rudder for unrelated repairs and found the 1 1/2'' shaft to be eaten through with corrosion and filled with seawater. We estimated <...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-09-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 1,094
Posted By Shinook
Re: Weird weird july weather.....

FL has been a complete mess this year.

I haven't lived here long, but the last 2 years it seems like the summer storms we had were mostly small, isolated storms that formed and dissipated...
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