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Search: Posts Made By: Scotty C-M
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Hours Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 128
Posted By Scotty C-M
Re: Spinlock Tether Recommendation

I had a bit of trouble understanding your description (sorry). I believe that the YRA Offshore Rules require that the teather has a quick release at the attachment to the harness.

By the way, I...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 115
Views: 7,189
Posted By Scotty C-M
Re: Are we in over our heads?

I agree with TQA. But another idea: Your boat is already going to be moved. Can you just move it further? I don't know what boat transportation costs are, but since it's already being towed,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 628
Views: 42,589
Posted By Scotty C-M
Re: Is flying a pirate flag lame?

Both the hat and the flag are lame. I use both because it (they) appeal to my sense of humor. Which is also lame.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 2,254
Posted By Scotty C-M
Re: Mainsail?

The Doyle loft is right next to Svenson's. Check out what they might be able to do for you. They do excellent work.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 115
Views: 7,189
Posted By Scotty C-M
Re: Are we in over our heads?

Go. Pick good weather windows. Take short hops at first. Find a friend(s) - or make a new one(s) - who can sail, to go with you the first few legs of your journey. Take your time.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 694
Posted By Scotty C-M
Re: Can I reef with this furler

By all means make a lowball offer, there are so many on the market. The reason there are so many is that they are a great boat. Spend some time on the Catalina 34 International Association website....
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 64
Views: 3,394
Posted By Scotty C-M
Red face Re: Coastal sailing without depth finder?

For day-sailing in good visibility, you don't need one. For anything else, they're so cheap, it's prudent to have one. Some areas, like the South San Francisco Bay, it can save you a lot of trouble...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-15-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 928
Posted By Scotty C-M
Re: In-mast furler advice

And remember, it's just like voting: Reef early and reef often!! (Have fun)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-15-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 928
Posted By Scotty C-M
Re: In-mast furler advice

Furl slowly. Give the sail time to roll up with no folds. When you watch how the sail goes into (and out of) the slot, you can get a sense of rythem and timing. Think about it: the boat is moving,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-14-2014
Replies: 80
Views: 4,062
Posted By Scotty C-M
Re: Sorry, you are about to get slammed. First question: bowsprit

Good plan. Also, ask for a good place to buy hardwood. A regular lumber yard probably doesn't carry this. The price of the piece might shock you, but get the correct lumber. Sometimes if you are...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 09-11-2014
Replies: 65
Views: 3,844
Posted By Scotty C-M
Re: Catalina or Hunter?

I've seen a lot of Hunters and Catalinas in that size range. I've always favored the Catalinas, but that is just because I like the way they look and are layed out. Which is the point: they are...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-09-2014
Replies: 98
Views: 6,036
Posted By Scotty C-M
Re: Anyone ever buy bigger or new and regret it?

OK, back to the topic.

I also went through your issue, and decided to get a larger boat. The one thing I learned is to really find your what the wife wants. I ended up letting her pick the boat,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-09-2014
Replies: 80
Views: 4,062
Posted By Scotty C-M
Re: Sorry, you are about to get slammed. First question: bowsprit

Good advice above. By all means give Spalding a call, or ask around the marina where the boat is for the name of a boatwright who works in wood. Even if you end up paying for the advice, you might...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-09-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 1,279
Posted By Scotty C-M
Re: Exceeding Hull Speed in Flat Water: Fantastic Sailing in Ideal Conditions

Whoa ... something must be going on. Sunday, here on the left coast, we also had a super day of sailing. Lisa (my wife) and I went out in 16+ knots and just had a blast moving the boat through the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-04-2014
Replies: 61
Views: 4,828
Posted By Scotty C-M
Re: Docking for Dummies

All the above sound like good advice. The only thing (I might have missed) is to get out there and practice, practice, practice. I like to go out to where there is a mark of some sort and practice...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 09-03-2014
Replies: 44
Views: 4,464
Posted By Scotty C-M
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 09-02-2014
Replies: 44
Views: 4,464
Posted By Scotty C-M
Re: “What’s The WORST Storm You’ve Seen?”

Two stand out. One was in the Gulf of Tejuantapec (spelling) in Central America. I was on a 45' Choy Catamaran. The wind was gusting somewhere about 60 knots. We were close to land so we headed...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-02-2014
Replies: 51
Views: 2,717
Posted By Scotty C-M
Re: 50' Motor Cruiser, powered by 2 6hp outboards.

No disrespect intended. Still, this boat is not safe. That's just sad.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-30-2014
Replies: 51
Views: 2,717
Posted By Scotty C-M
Re: 50' Motor Cruiser, powered by 2 6hp outboards.

Christian, I understand your call for respect. However when a project is this far out of line, respect also requires honesty. Someone without experience could possibly not know the multitude of...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-30-2014
Replies: 51
Views: 2,717
Posted By Scotty C-M
Re: 50' Motor Cruiser, powered by 2 6hp outboards.

He says he "wanted to operate out of ignorance". Looks like he got his wish.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-27-2014
Replies: 61
Views: 2,762
Posted By Scotty C-M
Re: Curse my impulsivity, I'm buying a boat! Taipan 28

This sounds great. One caution: make sure you are emotionally set to walk away if the survey presents big problems in the mast, deck, engine (get a seperate engine survey) or any big suprise! Be...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-27-2014
Replies: 46
Views: 2,201
Posted By Scotty C-M
Re: Husband fell in love with an 1978 Ericson Mark II 35.5

Nancy,
BubbleHead and Krazz and Christian are spot on. The Atomic 4 is a great engine. I do however disagree with one point: The blower is always important. In an emergency part of the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-27-2014
Replies: 39
Views: 1,984
Posted By Scotty C-M
Re: Cruising California. Experiences and advice.

Yes, Night Sailor has a lot of good points.

1. If you are inexperienced in ocean sailing, you should try several - or more - day sails outside the Golden Gate to be sure your stomach is up to it....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-27-2014
Replies: 61
Views: 2,762
Posted By Scotty C-M
Re: Curse my impulsivity, I'm buying a boat! Taipan 28

Nice looking boat! Is the hull fiberglass or wood? A word of caution: Check around to make sure that your surveyor is top notch. Brokers can find surveyors that will sign off on pretty much...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-27-2014
Replies: 46
Views: 2,201
Posted By Scotty C-M
Re: Husband fell in love with an 1978 Ericson Mark II 35.5

Here's the thing. People use gas engines all the time, you just have to be (very) careful. If you like the boat, the fact that it is not diesel should not be a deal stopper. What is a deal stopper...
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