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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-03-2015
Replies: 31
Views: 1,916
Posted By tweitz
Re: Annual Long Island Sound Vacation

Forgot to mention that I love Essex as well. Mystic is also always a great destination in the area.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-03-2015
Replies: 31
Views: 1,916
Posted By tweitz
Re: Annual Long Island Sound Vacation

Joining the thread a bit late because we were out sailing Long Island Sound. Our home port is Three Mile harbor, and we spend lots of time covering the area around Gardiner's Bay. Some comments: ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-07-2015
Replies: 34
Views: 2,107
Posted By tweitz
Re: slip vs. mooring

Enjoy your choice Barry. As always, there are a lot of differences beyond just mooring versus slip. if the slip is easily accessible and easy to approach with the boat, that is great. If the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-07-2015
Replies: 305
Views: 18,419
Posted By tweitz
Re: 1 rescued, 1 dead, 4 missing in Mobile Bay Regatta

Cheapskate that I am, I still have always felt the investment of a hundred bucks or so on a hand held is well worthwhile. My setup was a handheld plus the masthead VHF. I always monitored the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-05-2015
Replies: 305
Views: 18,419
Posted By tweitz
Re: 1 rescued, 1 dead, 4 missing in Mobile Bay Regatta

I saw the comment that said that some of the boats were monitoring the race committee channel and did not hear the weather. Every modern VHF I have seen is capable of getting weather alerts from...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-30-2015
Replies: 305
Views: 18,419
Posted By tweitz
Re: 1 rescued, 1 dead, 4 missing in Mobile Bay Regatta

What the video does not convey at all is the movement of the boat. I suspect that the whoops that we heard were the result of the sudden motions, which produce reactions like those on a roller...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   04-30-2015
Replies: 28
Views: 1,433
Posted By tweitz
Re: Groton CT to Branford CT

As we all talked about Eldridge's, I just want to mention that what we were all talking about is tidal current, not tide. I have noticed a lot of new (and some old) sailors get the two confused. ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-27-2015
Replies: 305
Views: 18,419
Posted By tweitz
Re: 1 rescued, 1 dead, 4 missing in Mobile Bay Regatta

For Nancy's question: Unfortunately, while it might seem that the wind and waves will come from the same direction, that is often not the case. Especially when there is a squall line like the one...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-26-2015
Replies: 305
Views: 18,419
Posted By tweitz
Re: 1 rescued, 1 dead, 4 missing in Mobile Bay Regatta

While we should try to learn lessons from any incident of this kind, we can't learn lessons until we learns some facts. That will take a couple of days at least. In fact, Fox News report in one of...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-30-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 2,399
Posted By tweitz
Re: Single handed docking...

All good advice. Especially easy on the home dock, where you can set everything up a you wish. Two notes: I actually find it easier singlehanded by myself than with non participating crew. The...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-25-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 1,510
Posted By tweitz
Re: Confession time...

Slightly off topic, but Dale, how did you get those incredible videos?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-22-2015
Replies: 32
Views: 2,147
Posted By tweitz
Re: Diamond in the rough?

I was thinking of buying it, spending a week or two scraping the deck and then setting off for Australia before the winter is over. I thought I would wait for a storm to give me a little extra push....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-25-2015
Replies: 70
Views: 4,219
Posted By tweitz
Greatest fear?

Someone on board having a heart attack or other medical emergency on board. Even at our dock we are a long way from a hospital, and at sea....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-22-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 2,164
Posted By tweitz
Re: Loud hailer/foghorn/PA?

That Beluga is very cool. They always look like they are smiling.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-20-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 2,164
Posted By tweitz
Re: Loud hailer/foghorn/PA?

I debated putting in a speaker when I got my new VHF with loud hailing and fog horn capability. Still thinking about it, but I was not sure where I could put it for an easy mounting and fully out of...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-16-2015
Replies: 80
Views: 7,054
Posted By tweitz
Re: Whats your best bit of kit??

My latest favorite gadget is my Standard horizon VHF with built in AIS. I love checking out boats or ships that I see and instantly having all the info on the vessel, its course and speed, at my...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   01-16-2015
Replies: 2,155
Views: 235,229
Posted By tweitz
Re: Production Boats and the Limits

Our set up does not have a sail drive, but a conventional rudder shaft. Although the twin rudders don't get much prop wash, there is definitely prop walk, to starboard forward, and considerably more...
Forum: Electrical Systems   01-15-2015
Replies: 29
Views: 1,541
Posted By tweitz
Re: chart plotter performance without external antenna?

I have a chartplotter mounted on the binnacle with an internal antenna, and have used a backup portable GPS in the cabin for years. Always got a perfect GPS signal.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   01-15-2015
Replies: 2,155
Views: 235,229
Posted By tweitz
Re: Production Boats and the Limits

On the twin rudder portion of the thread -- my Beneteau 323 had a twin rudder for a very good reason, unrelated to any of the speculation. it is a keel/centerboard version, which enables very...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   01-14-2015
Replies: 2,155
Views: 235,229
Posted By tweitz
Re: Production Boats and the Limits

With all of the talk about rudder failures, I am curious what people think of twin rudder designs. Obviously if something comes off in such a way that it crashes around or causes a hole in the boat,...
Forum: Extreme Sailing Videos   01-04-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 2,610
Posted By tweitz
Re: Has Smack seen this one?

For those who doubt how hard it is to recover a man overboard, imagine trying to get someone who is exhausted back aboard on a boat with that design. It is hard for me to understand why someone who...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-30-2014
Replies: 51
Views: 2,654
Posted By tweitz
Re: Percentage self-taught sailors?

Never took any of the formal ASA type courses on a boat. But as a kid I sailed about once a year with some cousins, who gave me some clue as to what was going on, and I got the bug. Then, in my...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   12-10-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 1,096
Posted By tweitz
Re: My Dog Won't Pee on the Boat

We tried the astroturf trick. When it didn't work, I decided that she needed the smell of some pee on it to get the idea. I think my neighbor was ready to call the asylum when he saw me walking the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-10-2014
Replies: 136
Views: 13,535
Posted By tweitz
Re: Single-handed tips and tricks

My lines are all led to the cockpit, but the main sheet is at the forward end, so when I am behind the wheel, I can't reach it instantly. In puffy weather I will lead the traveler lines back to the...
Forum: Beneteau   12-09-2014
Replies: 87
Views: 11,004
Posted By tweitz
Beneteau Halts Production?

When I bought my new Beneteau, I went to see it while it was still on the trailer on which it arrived. Not that unusual to see it right away. There was a fair amount of work for the dealer --...
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