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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-03-2015
Replies: 19
Views: 956
Posted By mgiguere
Re: Cape Cod Canal

I think Onset is a great stop. (easy in, easy out and an excellent last restaurant and fuel before your long passage).Although just at the entrance, you could pick an early time to not be full...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-04-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 3,121
Posted By mgiguere
Re: Sailing a winter sport?

We sail all year round out of the West River in the Chesapeake in our S&S 37. We have a portable propane heater lashed to the mast that keeps the below decks warm. No traffic, crisp and better air,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-27-2014
Replies: 193
Views: 12,544
Posted By mgiguere
Re: What's your favorite sailing term? One word only, no explanations.

Starboard....spoken with emphasis...usually at another oncoming sailing vessel.

Looward...if on same tack.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-27-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 1,779
Posted By mgiguere
Re: Night Ops

I've done a lot of night sailing over the years and recently out of Galesville on two occasions. First time, it was pitch black and no moon. Used the lighted chart plotter and used IFR (Inst Flight...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-12-2014
Replies: 81
Views: 6,426
Posted By mgiguere
Re: The run aground poll

We're aground right now in front of Skippers Pier in Deal, MD. S&S Apache 37 Draw 6 ft and came in just after high tide. Luckily the wind is blowing hard from the south. Should free us in the am...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-09-2014
Replies: 145
Views: 14,205
Posted By mgiguere
Re: Low vs. high freeboard - benefits and drawbacks

Enjoyed reading all the posts on this topic by obviously some very learned people. I've had my 1967 S&S 37 for almost 30 years and it is just plain a great sailing boat. Have been off shore between...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-30-2013
Replies: 44
Views: 3,612
Posted By mgiguere
Re: What would you do? Caught off guard by storm on the Chesapeake

Gee we were out sailing around Thomas Pt Saturday Dec was a great day. Have experienced the same a number of times. The only thing I would add is to get away from the Ship's Channel, and...
Forum: herSailNet   11-29-2013
Replies: 37
Views: 14,467
Posted By mgiguere
Re: Wrapping a Steering Wheel

After several failures of the thin leather covers you can buy and apply, a friend and I each had an old leather coat we no longer used. I cut inch wide strips and glued them together end to end with...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   07-23-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 3,540
Posted By mgiguere
Re: Cape Cod Canal vs sailing around

This is all true; however, one of my favorite trips when we were in Marblehead was a circumnavigation around Cape Cod coming down thru the canal and out to Nantucket for a jumping off point. We...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-02-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 405
Posted By mgiguere
Re: Ted Hood is no more... :(

We just happen to be passing through Marblehead on our way from Virginia to Maine where we use to live and heard of his passing. Always admired the Little Harbor 38 he designed and which he sailed...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-08-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 1,382
Posted By mgiguere
Re: Mooring pendants for storms

We have been on a mooring at Hartge's until last year. I had two pennants on the mooring, a three strand braided line as the primary, and a chain penant (slightly longer) as the backup. I know this...
Forum: Racing   05-23-2013
Replies: 19
Views: 1,409
Posted By mgiguere
Re: Race to St Michaels

We did the Elf Classic Race to St Michaels last week end and took a 3rd with our 1967 Apache 37 sloop. It's characterized by a LeMans start. It was a beat most of the way. Great fun. All old...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-12-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 724
Posted By mgiguere
Re: Looking for 2 crew Solomons Annapolis this Sunday

Hope you had a good ride. Sailed accross the bay from the west river and back. Fantastic day...double reef in the main and the number 2. Quick trip.

Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-31-2013
Replies: 30
Views: 6,954
Posted By mgiguere
Re: Acoustic Insulation for engine room?

I installed soundown (salem ma) 25 yrs ago around the engine box on my Apache 37 when I replaced the gas engine with a Volvo diesel (much louder). Made huge difference...can hardly hear the engine...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-23-2013
Replies: 51
Views: 5,381
Posted By mgiguere
Re: Fastest route from Annapolis to NYC?

Head north thru the C&D canal, south to Cape May (you'll have to around the bottom because your mast is too tall to go in the back way (where the ferries enter)), then straight to NY Harbor up the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-22-2013
Replies: 49
Views: 3,929
Posted By mgiguere
Re: Send packing the stuffing gland..

The traditional stuffing box is just not such a big deal. After 20 years, we replaced the stuffing material while the boat was in the water....worked fine and the new packing material is working...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-04-2013
Replies: 32
Views: 3,334
Posted By mgiguere
Re: Chesapeake Bay, Western Shore Marinas

Hartge Yacht Harbor...been there 4-5 years. Boatyard, nice people, deep draft for slip or moorings. Nice people. Not fancy, but very functional. Great grounds, lounge chairs on grass overlooking...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-20-2012
Replies: 27
Views: 4,751
Posted By mgiguere
Re: What happens when you fly the spinnaker in heavy air?

We saw the finish of the 2008 Figaro in Brittany and participated in their parade. What a thrill.

Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-18-2012
Replies: 44
Views: 3,883
Posted By mgiguere
Re: If you don't're a freakin' moron.

I agree. Here in the Chesapeake Bay, prime sailing season is just beginning. When it says "small craft warnings", we go out. We have hank on head sails and with the #3 and a double reef in the...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   11-18-2012
Replies: 44
Views: 6,014
Posted By mgiguere
Re: Give me a break: Techniques for Heaving-To

On one occasion when the dingy we were towing flipped over in boisterous conditions, we immediately hove to. This gave us a stable platform to fix the situation. A great technique everyone should...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-04-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 828
Posted By mgiguere
Re: Diesel Additives

In addition to a biocide, I use a product called Stanadyne. It's a diesel fuel cetane enhancer as well as lubricant. Used primarily by truckers, it seems to work great and is not a "Marine"...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-29-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 987
Posted By mgiguere
Re: New method of passing under bridge.

Congrats. We wish you well in Florida and life ashore.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-29-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 987
Posted By mgiguere
Re: New method of passing under bridge.

Hi Larry and /Suzi:

Are you still in Galesville. Hope all is well. We're off to the UK for 3 weeks. House swapping with a family on the Exe River off the English Channel. Maybe see you when we...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   09-29-2012
Replies: 846
Views: 112,900
Posted By mgiguere
Re: Full or fin keel?

If you're a weekend sailor with a couple weeks vacation on the boat in the summer, (90% of us) then a well designed (S&S for example) fin keeled boat is far better. Faster, more maneuverable, less...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-25-2012
Replies: 22
Views: 2,335
Posted By mgiguere
Re: Maine to Chesapeake Fall Passage

Have done the round trip many times. It's really fun. If you have a good crew, you can decide to go non-stop if in a hurry, or stop overnight along the way...probably would not go thru hell's gate...
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