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Search: Posts Made By: aelkin
Forum: Racing 10 Hours Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 844
Posted By aelkin
Re: What do you wish you knew going into your first serious regatta?

Hi Jenna!
Just watched the webinar - it was really good - just about right for first-time skippers and crew!

So you know where I'm coming from - I've been racing for 7 years, the past 5 as a...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 2 Days Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 514
Posted By aelkin
Re: Old survey to new surveyor?

Siamese - I think you could go over it with the 'new' surveyor after he's done. I wouldn't start that conversation with 'look what you missed', but as 'hey - I'd like your opinion - someone else...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 2 Days Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 514
Posted By aelkin
Re: Old survey to new surveyor?

I respectfully disagree with the previous poster, and with your instinct.
What is the benefit to giving the current surveyor the past survey?
If you give it to him, and he finds all the same...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Days Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 803
Posted By aelkin
Re: C&C 35 with Mod Bulb Keel, Effect?

OP - even before you disclosed it, I knew that boat.
I have a C&C 35 Mk 1 in Port Dover, and am very familiar with Scrimshaw.
Due to the extremely shallow Lake Erie waters, cutting your keel down...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 70
Views: 3,681
Posted By aelkin
Re: How Old is Your Boat

Hull laid up in 1971.
She's my third boat, and the best of the bunch so far.
I have no issues with Modern (anywhere between 5-29 years) boats, but this was the only way I could afford a boat that...
Forum: Learning to Sail 03-20-2015
Replies: 36
Views: 2,018
Posted By aelkin
Re: backing into a slip with single screw

Timely post - thanks!
I've been toying with the idea of backing in this year for a couple of reasons:
1 - it's salty as hell.
2 - it should (in theory) make the application of a spring-line...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-19-2014
Replies: 322
Views: 31,964
Posted By aelkin
Re: Shameless plug

Those are great pics, Brian!!

Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10-30-2014
Replies: 33
Views: 2,608
Posted By aelkin
Re: C&C 33 mk1 vs 34 vs Landfall 35


From one racing sailor (who races a CC35 MkI) to another....shhhhh, please!!


Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10-29-2014
Replies: 33
Views: 2,608
Posted By aelkin
Re: C&C 33 mk1 vs 34 vs Landfall 35

Good topic.
I own a C&C 35-1, and race in a fleet that includes a 34, a 33-1, a 33-2, and a number of 25-30 foot C&C's.

In the 90's, this particular 33-1 won everything there was to win...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-16-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 838
Posted By aelkin
Dear Annapolis...

Hi there to all you Annapolis folks!

I'm a Lake Erie Sailor from Port Dover, Ontario, Canada who drove the 9 hours with a buddy to attend the Sailboat show this past weekend.

Just wanted to say...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-09-2014
Replies: 700
Views: 60,764
Posted By aelkin
Re: I hate boats...

Hey Med;
I have no insight, but I'm reading this thread with interest.

Just thought I'd point out that I'm impressed with your conduct in a number of ways - for a guy with a young family, you're...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-02-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 1,285
Posted By aelkin
Re: Boomkicker and winter storage

Hey Delite;
Sorry! My bad...too busy trying to get to the punchline.

Drape the tarp over the MAST.

Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-02-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 1,285
Posted By aelkin
Re: Boomkicker and winter storage

I agree with recent posters.
I live in Port Dover.
Canadian winters on the North Shore of Lake Erie are not as rough as Michigan...

Boom off and inside the boat, or in the rafters at home.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-14-2014
Replies: 42
Views: 2,787
Posted By aelkin
Re: Problem Turning Windward

I think DavidPM answered the questions you had for me...but I'll repeat.

1 - why does fighting with the tiller slow you down? Anytime the rudder is more than 2-3 degrees away from straight fore...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-11-2014
Replies: 42
Views: 2,787
Posted By aelkin
Re: Problem Turning Windward

CCriders just addressed the issue I thought no one was going to - the OP's original statement was something like 'won't sheeting the jib in tight help turn the boat into the wind?'

No - it will...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-04-2014
Replies: 51
Views: 3,733
Posted By aelkin
Re: What do cruisers do?

To get back to the point of the thread, NOB, the thing that keeps popping into my head when I read your comments is the 2 words that keep repeating - 'do' and 'thing'.
I think you're growing towards...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 06-03-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 682
Posted By aelkin
Re: First Cruise

Great looking boat, Dave - easy to see why she was complimented!
Forum: Racing 06-03-2014
Replies: 42
Views: 2,478
Posted By aelkin
Re: Why do you race

Why race? Lots of reasons:
1. I'm competitive, in almost every avenue of my life. I'm too old to play volleyball, football, and some of the other pastimes I used to compete in at the level...
Forum: Learning to Sail 06-01-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 1,109
Posted By aelkin
Re: How to SPINNAKER rig!! HELP!

Don't worry too much about it...I was in the same boat as you 3 years ago. Literally. (Tanzer 22, never flown spinnaker)

So - first thing, congrats on a great boat. T22's are an...
Forum: Learning to Sail 05-22-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 960
Posted By aelkin
Re: around the world in 898

Holy Crap!!

That's the sistership of my boat!!
C&C 35-1 - great boat...

now I have proof that I can take it around the world, swept back spade rudder and all!!

take that, naysayers!!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-21-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 903
Posted By aelkin
Re: What's cradle worth

Not sure I agree so far.
Where I'm at, you pay for the boat storage by square footage, PLUS stand rental.
Stand rental for a 30 footer is $84 for a winter.
Cradle is likely worth about $300,...
Forum: C & C 05-08-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 1,631
Posted By aelkin
Re: C&C 32 vs C&C 35 mk3

OMG...There is NO excuse for not paying the extra $5K for the 35-3...(assuming all other things equal and you actually LIKE the boat)

CC35-3's are terrific boats, and will last you forever if you...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-07-2014
Replies: 114
Views: 14,889
Posted By aelkin
Re: The great things about owning a sailboat that no one tells you about

There is an endless list of things to do!
I love the Marina atmosphere - so any excuse to hang out at the boat - painting, bedding hardware, sanding, varnishing, maintenance, canvas projects.

Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-06-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 442
Posted By aelkin
Re: Awlgrip precautions?

Google is your friend.
I just typed 'Awlgrip product data sheets' into Google, and got an answer in 15 seconds to all your questions.

Good luck.

Forum: Racing 05-05-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 1,428
Posted By aelkin
Re: Can my boat handle racing?

It sounds like you've made a good decision that you're comfortable with. Good for you. Stick with it.
Crewing for someone else is a safe, smart choice.
If you're like me, you'll only be...
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